Coronavirus situation turning from bad to worse, says Centre | 10 points

The Centre on Tuesday stated that the coronavirus situation in India is “turning from bad to worse” and is a big reason for fear, particularly for some states. The central authorities careworn that the entire nation is in danger and no one must be complacent. NITI Aayog member (Health) VK Paul stated, “Covid-19 situation is turning from bad to worse. In the last few weeks, especially in some states, it is a huge cause for worry. No state, no part of the country should be complacent.”

(*10*)Here are the 10 points about Covid-19 situation in India:

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At a press convention, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that eight of the highest 10 Covid-19 high-burden districts of the nation are from Maharashtra and that Delhi, taken as one district, can be on the checklist. The 10 districts with most lively Covid-19 instances are Pune (59,475), Mumbai (46,248), Nagpur (45,322), Thane (35,264), Nashik (26,553), Aurangabad (21,282), Bengaluru Urban (16,259), Nanded (15,171), Delhi (8,032), Ahmednagar (7,952).

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“We are facing an increasingly severe and intense situation, more so surely in some districts. But the whole country is potentially at risk and therefore all efforts to contain and save lives should be taken,” Rajesh Bhushan stated.

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About the surge in case positivity charges, Bhushan stated Maharashtra final week had a mean positivity charge of 23 per cent, adopted by Punjab 8.82 per cent, Chattisgarh 8.24 per cent, Madhya Pradesh 7.82 per cent, Tamil Nadu 2.5 per cent, Karnataka 2.45 per cent, Gujarat 2.22 per cent, and Delhi 2.04 per cent. The common nationwide positivity charge throughout final week was 5.65 per cent.

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The day by day rise in Covid-19 instances in Maharashtra has elevated from 5,493 on February 17 to 34,456 on March 24. The common day by day deaths have additionally elevated from 32 on February 10 to 118 on March 24. This means, easy public well being response actions aren’t being adopted, Bhushan stated.

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About the coronavirus situation in Punjab, Bhushan stated within the second week of February 332 day by day new instances had been recorded which elevated to 2,742. The common day by day deaths had been eight in February which has risen to 52. “This signifies that neither are you doing an adequate number of tests nor are you able to promptly isolate (Covid-19) positive people,” the well being secretary stated.

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Karnataka presently has 23,800 lively instances. In the second week of February, 399 new instances had been being reported which rose to 2,594 in March. The common day by day deaths rose from 4 in February to 11 on March 24. “There is a need to increase tests, identify and isolate close contacts of the infected in Karnataka,” Bhushan stated. A gathering was held with these states on Saturday.

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“We also spoke to 47 districts. We requested them to increase the number of tests with a special focus on RT-PCR tests. Rapid antigen tests must be used for screening and in densely populated areas from where cases are being reported in clusters,” he stated.

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Bhuhan stated the states have been suggested to strengthen their healthcare assets. “Those hospitals which were made non-Covid facilities must be converted to dedicated Covid facilities. There should be no delay in strengthening private as well as public health facilities,” he stated.

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The states have additionally been requested to implement Covid-appropriate behaviour, Bhushan stated whereas asserting that in districts the place the surge in instances have been noticed, “saturation coverage” of vaccination for age-specific precedence teams have to be performed. “In most states, people are not being properly isolated. Their close contacts must be traced within three days. Close contact does not just the family but all those an infected person came in contact with,” Bhushan stated.

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A complete of 6,11,13,354 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered until Tuesday 10 am. As many as 81,74,916 healthcare staff bought the primary dose of vaccine and 51,88,747 the second dose. As many as 89,44,742 frontline staff bought the primary dose and 37,11,221 the second dose. At 48.39 per cent, Telangana tops the checklist of states with the best Covid-19 vaccine doses given in personal services. Delhi got here second with 43.11 per cent vaccinations in personal services, he stated.

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