India logs 2,151 new Covid cases amid reviews
In the last 24 hours, India has logged 2,151 new corona cases in the country. During this period, four infected people died and 1,222 patients recovered. So far 4,41,66,925 patients have been cured of Coronavirus. The recovery rate is 98.78 percent, which is quite encouraging. According to the data released by the union Health Ministry on Wednesday morning, the number of active patients in the country has increased to 11,903.
Similarly, the daily infection rate is 1.51 percent. 11,336 doses were given in the last 24 hours. So far 220.65 crore doses of vaccine against corona have been given in the country. In the last 24 hours, 1,42,497 people were screened., while a total of 92.13 crore people have been screened so far since the outbreak of the pandemic.
In view of the rising Covid and Influenza cases in several parts of the country, the Union Health Ministry reviewed the public health preparedness and vaccination progress. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting with states and UTs a day before yesterday, cautioning them against any complacency. He also advised them to follow up on the priorities listed in the joint advisory.
The Centre has also stressed on ramping of testing with higher proportion of RT-PCR, and whole genome sequencing of positive samples. The Government of India has also urged everyone to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour at all times, stressing the need to increase administration of precautionary doses among people, especially for the vulnerable population group.
States have also been advised to undertake mock drills across all health facilities on the 10th and the 11th of April to ensure operational readiness of hospital infrastructure, including Oxygen cylinders, PSA oxygen plants, ventilators, logistics and human resources. States have also been urged to ensure availability of sufficient designated beds and health workers, enhance community awareness regarding disease and regularly update Covid data in Covid India Portal.