The Kumbh Mela is the largest pilgrim of Hindus, but this year Kumbh Mela became the matter of concern due to deadly viruses. As many as 2,167 people were found positive for the virus in the KumbhMela in Haridwar.
According to the Uttarakhand State Control Room, there were 254 Covid-19 positive cases on 10 April, 386 on 11 April, 408 on 12 April, 594 on 13 April and 525 on 14 April.
Total 2,36,751 tests were conducted over the five-day period in the mela site. Out of these, 1,701 came out positive for Covid-19. The numbers include both RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Test reports of devotees and different akharas over the five-day period in the entire mela site extending from Haridwar to Devprayag.
Despitethe surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, the Kumbh Mela will continue till 30 April, the malaria is spread over 670 hectares covering parts of Haridwar, Tehri and Dehradun districts, including Rishikesh.
Around 14 lakh devotees took a holy dip in the River Ganga at the Haridwar Mahakumbh on Wednesday on the occasion of Baisakhi Shahi Snan, the third royal bath in this Kumbh. There no COVID protocols were seen to be followed.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat had said earlier that there is no comparison between the event held at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi last year and Kumbh in Haridwar as the former was held in a closed space while the latter is being held in a vast open area. Devotees take bath in different Ghats at different times. But due to the rising cases of corona virus in the country, the Kumbh Mela has become a matter of concern.