Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has recorded just 25 new Covid cases across 17 districts in the past 24 hours.Forty-eight districts have recorded zero cases.Ten districts in the state are already free from the pandemic with active cases touching zero.According to the health department release, the state has now 646 active cases with Mainpuri (52) and Kushinagar (50) accounting for the maximum burden.The release said that 56 districts in the state have 20 or fewer active cases. This includes 38 districts with less than five active cases.Officials pointed out that prevention was crucial despite the sustained decline in cases as the risk of infection and its complications remained high.Ten states in the country are already witnessing a fresh surge in cases.In wake of this, officials said individual alertness towards symptoms and isolation of people coming to Uttar Pradesh from outside, especially the high burden states, was of paramount importance.The state was conducting a high number of tests despite extremely low positivity rate to keep the virus at bay in view of the impending third wave.--IANSamita/dpb
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Only 36 new Covid cases have been registered in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours with 52 districts reporting not even a single case of Covid.The number of active cases has come down to 664.Ten districts -- Aligarh, Amroha, Etah, Farrukhabad, Hathras, Kasganj, Kaushambhi, Mahoba, Pratapgarh and Shravasti -- have been declared Covid-free.At least 23 districts reported new cases but in single digit.In view of the possibility of the third wave of Coronavirus pandemic, the number of oxygen plants and ventilator beds have been ramped up in the state. Out of the 541 sanctioned oxygen plants, 254 have become functional. The government also claimed to have readied 156 beds for children in Lucknow of which 56 beds are equipped with ventilators."The remaining beds have oxygen support through pipelines and the paediatric Covid ward is ready for use," a government statement said."Ventilator unit with 40 beds for children is also ready at Lucknow's Balrampur Hospital and an oxygen generation plant is functional to fulfil the oxygen requirement of 100 beds," it said.The daily positivity rate in the state stands at 0.01 per cent which is the lowest in the country.The government spokesman said that daily fresh cases have been limited to less than 100 for nearly 20 days now.With a density of 690 people per square kilometre, Uttar Pradesh is also the only state in the country to have tested more than three lakh samples a day and over 6.5 crore samples so far.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has again urged the people to continue following safety protocols and take advantage of the mega vaccine drive.--IANSamita/dpb
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India recorded 44,230 fresh Covid-19 cases with 555 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed on Friday.On Tuesday, India had registered 29,689 new Covid cases, less than the 30,000-mark in 132 days, and 415 deaths.The total number of deaths has reached 4,23,217 as per the government data and active cases number 4,05,155.According to the government, 42,360 people were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,07,43,972 till date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 52 days.According to the health ministry data, a total of 45,60,33,754 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, including 51,83,180 in the last 24 hours.The total number of samples tested so far has reached 46,46,50,723 as on July 29, including 18,16,277 samples tested on Thursday.--IANSaks/dpb
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) International travellers from Europe, the US and the Middle East, who are landing at the Chennai international airport, have to wait for hours in long queues to get their swab samples tested.Even for passengers who are reaching the country after taking two doses of vaccine are not exempted from swab test in Chennai. The passengers complain that they have to stand in two queues, one to make the payment and the second for the swab sample.Mohammed Aslam, a passenger who reached Chennai on Tuesday from Europe, told IANS, "I had to wait for more than two hours in the queue. One queue is to make payment for RT-PCR test and the second one is for giving the swab."The passenger also alleged that the room where the passengers are made to stand in queue is a tiny one where no Covid protocols are followed.At the Chennai international airport, at least five flights are arriving daily from abroad, leading to large queues. While other airports like in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi have adequate space, the Chennai airport does not have proper space for the passengers to stand in queue.Basheer from the air travel agents' association told IANS, "The solution is to increase the number of counters. While there are four counters at the Chennai airport, these are not enough to cater to the large flow of passengers to the airport. The number of passengers arriving from Europe is also more and hence the queues are also long. We got information that the Airport Authority of India will take effective measures to solve the issue."Officials in the Airport Authority of India (AAI) said that there are around 20 staff members who collect swab samples from the passengers. The officials, however, said that crowd control is in place and that the department would look into the complaints, if any.The AAI is also planning to increase the number of counters at the airport to ensure smooth exit for the passengers.--IANSaal/arm
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India on Sunday recorded 39,742 cases of Covid-19 and 535 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.The country now has 4,08,212 active cases and has witnessed a total of 4,20,551 deaths so far.According to the government, a total of 39,972 people were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,05,43,138 till date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 47 days.According to the health ministry data, a total of 43,31,50,864 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, including 51,18,210 in the last 24 hours.The total number of samples tested so far has reached 45,62,89,567 as on July 24, including 17,18,756 samples tested on Saturday.--IANSaks/skp/
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday recorded 3,998 deaths due to Covid in just 24 hours after it logged 374 deaths.
There was also 42,015 new cases -- 11,922 more than what was reported on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.
On Tuesday, India had recorded lowest fatalities in almost four months.
The country has 4,07,170 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,18,480 deaths so far.
According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 36,977 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 3,03,90,687 till date from hospitals and health centres as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 43 days.
According to the health ministry, a total of 41,54,72,455 Covid vaccine doses were administered in India, including 34,25,446 in the last 24 hours.
The total number of samples tested so far has reached 44,91,93,273 on July 20 including 18,52,140 samples tested on Tuesday.
Dear Patron, Please provide additional information to validate your profile and continue to participate in engagement activities and purchase medicine.