17 Per Cent Dip In Average New Covid Cases Since Second Corona Wave Peak In May, Says Union Health Ministry


17% Dip In Average New Covid Cases Since Peak Of Second Wave In May: Centre

Collectively, 33.11 crore individuals have been vaccinated in India thus far. (Representational)

(*17*)New Delhi:

The variety of COVID-19 instances has declined repeatedly since India reported its peak of the second wave on May 7, an Union Health Ministry official mentioned on Tuesday.

“With continued efforts of containment, there has been a constant decline in cases since India reported a peak on May 7, including a progressive decrease in cases in districts. Recovery rate stands at 96.9 per cent,” the Joint Secretary of Health Ministry Lav Agarwal mentioned.

“17 per cent decrease in the average new cases has been noticed and now only 111 districts in India report over 100 COVID-19 cases daily. There has been a noticeable reduction in the cases ever since,” Mr Agarwal mentioned whereas addressing media.

Mr Agarwal additionally knowledgeable that presently, solely 5.5 lakh lively instances have been reported, which signifies that the unfold of an infection is much less, and due to this fact, the pressure on healthcare can also be much less.

Talking of COVID-19 testing for early detection of the unfold of an infection, he added that roughly 21 lakh samples have been examined day by day through the peak of the second wave, and even now after the decline within the day by day variety of Covid instances, roughly 18 lakh samples are being examined day by day.

Elaborating on the Covid vaccination standing of the nation, he mentioned, “A total of 27.27crore people have been covered with the first dose of vaccine, whereas 5.84 crore people have been covered with the second dose of the vaccine.”

Collectively, 33.11 crore individuals have been vaccinated in India thus far.

The Union Health Ministry added that India has taken a definite lead within the complete vaccine doses administered on this planet.

“Surpassing the US, India took 163 days to reach the 32 crore benchmark. The US took 193 days,” the ministry added.

The Union Health Ministry additional added {that a} complete of 51 Delta plus variant instances reported in India.

In regard to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Dr VK Paul, Member-Health of Niti Aayog mentioned, “New drug permission has been granted to Moderna, the first internationally developed vaccine. This new drug permission is for restricted use.”

“There are four vaccines now Covaxin, Covishield, SputnikV and Moderna. We will soon close the deal on Pfizer as well,” he added.

Dr Paul additionally talked about that each one 4 vaccines (Covaxin, Covishield, SputnikV, and Moderna) are protected for lactating moms and that they don’t have any affiliation with infertility.

“Advisory for pregnant women with regards to vaccination will be released soon. The vaccine is safe for pregnant women, and the Health Ministry is examining it further,” he mentioned.


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