Public well being authorities in India are persevering with to combat excessive numbers of recent Covid-19 instances.
Authorities reported one other 366,161 instances of Covid-19 on Monday, the primary time the each day determine has dipped beneath 400,000 since Might 6, in keeping with figures launched by the Well being Ministry. Nevertheless, case numbers from Monday — that are reported on Sunday — are sometimes decrease than on weekdays as a result of fewer individuals are examined.
So far, 22,662,575, Covid-19 instances have been recognized in India. A minimum of 246,116 individuals have died.
Greater than 3,000 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in India day by day since April 28. One other 3,754 had been reported Monday, authorities mentioned.
So far, 170,153,432 vaccine doses have been administered in India. A minimum of 35,759,005 individuals having obtained their second dose, which implies 2.75% of India’s 1.3 billion-strong inhabitants is totally vaccinated, in keeping with a press launch issued by the Well being Ministry on Sunday.
Ventilators and oxygen assist: 902,291 Covid-19 sufferers in India are on oxygen assist and one other 170,841 are on ventilators, Indian Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan mentioned Saturday.
He added that 488,861 sufferers out of the lively caseload had been in intensive care.
Curfew in Jammu and Kashmir: India’s northernmost union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has imposed curfew till Might 17 throughout all its districts due to the rising variety of coronavirus instances there.
The administration additionally imposed a cap of 25 individuals at weddings beginning Sunday.
Jammu and Kashmir reported a complete of 4,788 contemporary instances Saturday night and 60 Covid-19-related deaths, in keeping with the each day authorities bulletin.
Lockdowns in Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh: The Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat prolonged their statewide lockdowns as the large surge of Covid-19 instances throughout India.
Uttar Pradesh is residence to about 200 million individuals and is India’s most populous state. Its authorities mentioned in a press release Thursday that the lockdown will proceed till Might 15.
“Solely medical associated work, vaccinations, business actions that are offering important companies will probably be allowed,” learn the assertion.
Gujarat has prolonged its lockdown of 36 completely different cities till Might 12. Solely companies which the federal government considers important will probably be allowed to function till then.
Uttarakhand will go into lockdown Tuesday for per week. The state’s vaccination drive will go on as deliberate, and people will probably be “required to point out the registration proof of vaccination” to have the ability to journey.
That is the primary time throughout India’s second wave that Uttarakhand has imposed statewide restrictions. Earlier, curbs had been put in place in districts with excessive case numbers.
Covid-19 infections in Uttarakhand have been spiking since Kumbh Mela in April, a competition when Hindu pilgrims throughout the nation collect alongside the banks of the Ganges River to supply their prayers.