Covid Roundup: Curbs to Continue in 11 Karnataka Districts; Maharashtra sees slight increase in new cases and more | India News
The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, on Wednesday revised its total number of Covid-19-related deaths to more than 9,400 from roughly 5,400.
Karnataka The lockdown will continue in 11 districts, restrictions were relaxed until 2pm in Bangalore from June 14
Karnataka Minister of Health K Sudhakar on Thursday he announced some relaxations of the Covid lockdown in the states. However, the night curfew will continue. Also, the weekend curfew will start from Friday at 7pm. Until Monday at 5 a.m. M. And it will continue until June 21.
“Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Rural Bengaluru, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu are fully closed until June 21. Starting June 14, these 11 districts will have some relaxation as the opening of essential stores “. Sudhakar said. The minister said that there will also be relaxation for the parks until 10 in the morning.
At 12,207, Maharashtra reports a slight increase in daily Covid cases
Maharashtra reported 12,207 positive coronavirus cases and 393 deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s infection count to 58,76,087 and the death toll to 1,03,748, the health department said.
Thursday’s case count is slightly higher than what the state had been reporting for the past three days. The number of daily cases in the state had dropped to around 10,000 in recent days. The state had reported 9,927 cases on March 9 of this year.
A total of 11,449 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, raising the recovery count to 56,08,753
Centers ask states to prepare plans to accelerate second-dose coverage among healthcare workers
Calling the low Covid vaccination coverage among healthcare and frontline workers, especially for the second dose, a cause of “serious concern,” the Center advised Union states and territories on Thursday to sharpen their focus and prepare effective plans to accelerate the second dose coverage among these priority groups.
In a high-level meeting chaired by the Union Health Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan, with the states to review the progress of vaccination, it was highlighted that while the national average for the administration of the first dose among workers of the health (TS) is 82 percent, for the second dose, it is only 56 percent, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Health.
Additionally, coverage in 18 Union states and territories, including Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Assam, is below the national average in this regard.
More than 24.58 crore of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far: Government
The cumulative number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered in the country exceeded 24.58 million rupees, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
It said that 18,64,234 and 77,136 beneficiaries in the age group 18 to 44 received their first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday.
In total, 3,58,49,328 individuals in the 18-44 age group in all states and union territories have received their first dose and 4,84,740 recipients have received their second dose since the start of Phase 3 of the vaccination campaign on May 1.
Bihar’s revised Covid death data of 9,429 sparks a long line
The latest data released by the Bihar government on Covid deaths in the state has sparked a lot of controversy and put the Center in an uncomfortable situation.
Bihar’s health department has reported 9,429 deaths due to the coronavirus. Data released Wednesday night reveals 3,951 more deaths compared to the previous day. The total deaths as of Tuesday due to Covid in Bihar was 5,458.
The country will have 200 doses of Cr Covid vaccine by December: Nadda
Bharatiya Janata Party Chairman JP Nadda on Thursday praised the central government’s preparations to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that by December, 19 companies in India will make vaccines and the country will have 200 crore doses of the vaccine. Covid.
Nadda, inaugurating the new BJP office building in Arunachal Pradesh via video conference, said: “Last year we had a testing laboratory and our testing capacity was 1500. Today 25 lakh of samples are analyzed daily and we have 2,500 labs. The readiness of the Government of India to combat Covid is commendable and reflects the strength of the country. ”
Total Covid Testing in India Outperforms US Population, Says Minister of K’taka
The total number of Covid-19 tests conducted in India has exceeded the entire population of the United States of America, Karnataka’s health minister. K Sudhakar he said Thursday.
“Has anyone noticed that India’s Covid test numbers have outpaced the entire US population?” he asked in a tweet.
“So far a total of 37 crore of tests have been carried out, of which 13 crore have been carried out in the last 3 months alone.” Sudhakar said.
India’s Covid Vaccination Policy Leads to Avoidable Deaths – Experts
The Indian government’s Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritized people and is therefore causing large numbers of preventable deaths, warns a team of nine experts from research institutes in the UK and India. .
The government’s current approach to vaccination, which focuses on the younger age groups, “is causing large numbers of preventable deaths and is profoundly inequitable, both between and within age groups,” argue doctors and researchers. in a comment published in the British medical journal fro BMJ on Wednesday.
Advising States to Obtain Approval Before Sharing Vaccine Stock Data to Prevent Misuse:
The government said Thursday that its advice to states and union territories to obtain permission before sharing eVIN data on vaccine stocks and storage temperature is to prevent any misuse of this information by various agencies. For commercial purposes.
The clarification from the Ministry of Health comes in the wake of media reports about the Center writing to states and UT, warning them not to share Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) data on vaccine stocks and temperature. storage of vaccines in public forums without prior consent, and declaring that it is “sensitive information and that it will be used only for the improvement of the program.”
Covid-19 ‘Delta’ variant found to be predominant despite complete partial vaccination: AIIMS study
A preliminary study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Delhi stated that the presence of the Covid-19 Delta variant (B1.617.2) is predominantly found even after receiving a single dose or both doses of the Covid-vaccine. 19.
The study included 63 people who contracted breakthrough infections; of which 36 patients received two doses, while 27 had received one dose of vaccine.
India on Thursday called on China to allow Indian nationals to travel to that country, especially those who work or study there, and said essential round trips should be facilitated, especially given the fact that citizens Chinese can travel to India.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) also said that he was in contact with the Chinese side to seek an early resumption of travel by Indian nationals to China.
(With inputs from agencies)