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BULLETIN ON COVID-19

PIB Delhi

India reports low Daily New Cases of 1.52 Lakh maintaining the continuous trend of declining new cases Daily New Cases are lowest in last 50 days

  • As part of continued decline in the daily new cases, India has reported lowest Daily New Cases in last 50 days with 1.52 Lakh cases.The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 4 continuous days now.
  • 1,52,734 Daily New Cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
  • India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 18th consecutive day. 2,38,022 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
  • Out of the people infected since beginning of the pandemic 2,56,92,342 people have already recovered from COVID-19 &2,38,022 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 91.60%.
  • Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 9.04% while the Daily Positivity rate has reduced and is at 9.07% today. It has remained less than 10% for 7consecutive days now.
  • A total of 21,31,54,129 vaccine doses have been administered through 30,28,295sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

For details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723043

More than 23crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

Government of India has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 23crore vaccine doses (23,11,68,480) to States/UTs.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 21,22,38,652 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 1.75 crore COVID Vaccine doses (1,75,48,648) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

For details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723045

Additional 30100 vials of Amphotericin-B allocated to all States/UTs and Central Institutions – Shri D.V SadanandaGowda

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri D.V SadanandaGowda announced that additional 30100 vials of Amphotericin-B have been allocated to all the States/UTs and Central Institutions today.

For details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723086

EPFO allows its members to avail second COVID-19 advance

To support its subscribers during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, EPFO has now allowed its members to avail second non-refundable COVID-19 advance. The provision for special withdrawal to meet the financial need of members during pandemic was introduced in March 2020, under Pradhan MantriGaribKalyanYojana (PMGKY). An amendment to this effect was made by Ministry of Labour& Employment in Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 by inserting therein sub-para (3) under paragraph 68L, through notification in the Official Gazette.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723083

NTPC Unchahar Handovers Oxygen Plant to District Administration of Raibareli

NTPC , a Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power in its continued efforts to help in fight against COVID has set up an oxygen plant by NTPC Unchahar. The plant was handed over to the district administration of Raibareli, UP. The necessary equipment and resources were made available by NTPC to the executing body for smooth functioning of this plant. With the establishment of this oxygen plant, oxygen facility will be made available regularly to the needy people with immediate effect.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723114

NTPC supports local administration to strengthen health infrastructure to fight against COVID at its coal Mining Projects

NTPC , a Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power and it’s PakriBarwadih Coal Mining Project, Hazaribagh under CSR initiative has come forward for installation Centralised Manifold Oxygen Support system for 300 beds ITKI TB Sanatorium, a dedicated COVID Care hospital located in the outskirts of Ranchi.

The hospital is one of the covid cluster care centre intends to increase the treatment of covid patients to minimise the load on the city hospitals during ongoing COVID second wave. NTPC is improving the existing infrastructure facility to mitigate COVID-19.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723113

INPUTS FROM PIB FIELD OFFICES

Kerala:Considerable relaxations in the lockdown came into effect in the State on Monday. The government has also lifted the triple lockdown in Malappuram. With the lifting of the triple lockdown, restrictions applicable to the rest of the State till June 9, will be extended to Malappuramalso. Kerala has been under lockdown since May 8 to check the rapid spread of Covid-19. The State Secretariat has resumed functioning with 50 per cent of its total staff strength. A decision on resuming the functions of other State and Central government offices is expected on Monday. The curbs on inter-district travel will continue. Police surveillance and checking will continue as usual despite relaxing the lockdown. The government has directed the police to act stringently against those violating the lockdown norms. Meanwhile, the state confirmed 19,894 Covid-19 cases yesterday. While the death toll has mounted to 8641, TPR has dipped to 15.97 %. A total of 93,37,951 people has so far been vaccinated in the state. Out of this, 72,76,075 had first dose and 20,61,876 second dose.

Tamil Nadu: TN Health Minister Ma Subramaniam in a statement on Sunday said that the State is running out of vaccines and has sought the help of the Central government to overcome this crisis. The Minister said the State has six lakh doses of vaccines and it would be exhausted in a day or two. With more cases of Mucormycosis surfacing, the demand for antifungals Amphotericin B and Posaconazole API have been soaring even as Health officials urged the public not to panic, claiming not all fungal cases require drugs. Over 1,800 metric ton of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) have so far been delivered to Tamil Nadu through 31 oxygen express trains. The number of fresh Covid-19 cases fell to 28,864 on Sunday, bringing down the total number of active cases in Tamil Nadu to 3,05,546. However, the State reported 493 deaths, taking the toll to 23,754.

Till date 88,91,549 have been vaccinated across TN, of which 68,72,673 received first dose and 20,18,876 received second dose.

Karnataka:As per the State Government bulletin released for 30-05-2021, New Cases Reported: 20,378; Total Active Cases: 3,42,010; New Covid Deaths: 382; Total Covid Deaths: 28,679. Around 51,679 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 1,33,96,169 have been vaccinated in the state till now. Vaccinations in Karnataka have picked up steam over the last 10 days, with the health minister stating that the programme is on track with more than 24 lakh doses administered in Bengaluru alone. Karnataka tops the list among highest vaccinated states in South India. Also, it is the 6th most vaccinated state in the country with 1.32 crore vaccines. Union minister Pralhad Joshi said that enough Black fungus medicine will be available in two days and Central government has made necessary arrangements in this regard.

Andhra Pradesh:State reported 13,400 new Covid-19 cases after testing 84,232 samples with 94 deaths, while 21,133 got discharged during the last 24 hours. A total of 97,66,778 doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the state as on yesterday, which include 72,82,314 first doses and 24,84,464 second doses.  The overall Covid-19 recoveries in the state shot past 15 lakh on Sunday, resulting in a drop in the number of active cases as fresh positives too continued their downslide for more than a week now. However, the state decided to extend the curfew until June 10.   Union Minister for Petroleum and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan has said the Sri City Special Economic Zone in Andhra Pradesh will soon become a major cryogenic tanker manufacturing hub.  On Sunday, he virtually inaugurated a jumbo Covid care facility with 300 oxygen beds in the first phase, set up by Visakhapatnam Steel Plant at its Steel City Township.  Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh High Court, to curtail indiscriminate exploitation by private hospitals, has directed that cash payments of patients should be made under the auspices of the Covid Nodal Officer.

Telangana:The State Government has decided to extend the lockdown in the state by 10 more days from today with more relaxations. It has also decided to vaccinate the students who got admissions in foreign universities on priority basis as getting vaccinated is a must for allowing students in many universities. The State Health Department has decided to set up Special Out Patient Counters in all Govt and Teaching hospitals to treat infections in Covid-recovered patients as the cases of Mucormycosis/Black Fungus are on the rise in the state. The special drive to vaccinate super spreaders/high risk groups like journalists/street vendors/auto and cab drivers/Road Transport Corporation drivers and conductors is under way. The Health Department has revoked the Covid treatment permission of 10 private hospitals in Khammam for collecting exorbitant charges and violating treatment protocol. Meanwhile, a total of 1801 new cases and 16 fatalities were reported yesterday taking the cumulative number of positive cases in the state to 5,75,827 and fatalities to 3263. The total number of Active Cases in the state now stands at 35,042 and the recovery rate is reported to be at 93.34 percent.

Assam: 55 more Covid patients died during last 24 hours even as the state saw 3,245 new infections during the day out of 71,598 tests done. The positivity rate was 4.53 percent. Kamrup Metro saw 422 new cases.The State Health Department has decided to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination for onsite registration and appointment for the people of 18-44 year age group in the government vaccination centres, only for time being. This is exclusively for the tea garden areas that don’t have access to smartphones for appointment/slot booking. The district authorities will conduct special vaccination drives in prisons, old age homes, mental health institutions and rehabilitation centres for the 18+ age group.CM HimantaBiswaSarma visited Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and took stock of the Covid treatment infrastructure and other related issues.

Manipur:The state on Sunday recorded 17 deaths from Covid-19 along with registering the highest ever single day spike of 1032 new cases and single day positivity rate of 16 percent. CM launched scheme to aid Covid orphaned kids.The number of people who have been administered COVID-19 vaccine in Manipur reached 3,82,352, as per the latest update.

Meghalaya:For the third straight day, the recoveries on Sunday bettered the number of new cases indicating a possible waning of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Meghalaya. However, the positivity rate in the state continues to be around four per cent higher than the national average.With 974 recoveries on Sunday, the total number of people cured/discharged has risen to 27,130.The Meghalaya government will open the slot in CoWIN for vaccination of people above 18 years by next week.

Sikkim:Three deaths and 246 new cases took Sikkim past 15K confirmed cases and 250 fatalities. The figure of recovered cases further improved to 10,746 with the discharge of 130 more
people from home isolation after they made full recoveries. There are currently 3,961 active
cases of coronavirus in Sikkim.

Tripura:More Oxygen cylinders arrived with IAF aircrafts carring Oxygen and other medicines touching down twice in a single day in MBB Airport of Agartala. Meanwhile 854 new cases were detected while 873 recovered with 6 deaths.

Nagaland:Nagaland registered 192 new Covid cases and 13 deaths on Sunday. Active cases are 5049 while tally goes up to 21,563.Church leaders expressed dismay over reports of some churches in Kohima and elsewhere in the state for violating Covid norms and holding congregation while the rest of the country was facing an unprecedented Covid 2nd wave.

Maharashtra: Maharashtra government extended the lockdown till June 15 for corporations of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, PimpriChinchwad, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik, Vasai Virar, Nagpur – all civic bodies with more than one million population. In the urban areas where the total positivity rate is less than 10 per cent and total oxygen beds occupancy is less than 40 per cent, essential shops can be allowed to operate from 7 am to 2 pm instead of 7 am to 11 am. All government offices will be allowed to function at 25 per cent attendance instead of 15 per cent earlier.Maharashtra’s daily caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) fell to 18,600 on Sunday, taking the state’s infection tally to 5,731,815. Also on the day, 402 people succumbed to the viral disease, taking Maharashtra’s related death toll to 94,844.

Gujarat: Gujarat recorded 1,871 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, its lowest one-day infection count since March 25 this year. These new cases took the state’s overall tally to 8,07,488. The number of daily cases fell below the 2,000-mark for the first time since March 26, when the state had recorded 2,190 cases, while the March 25 count was 1,961.
1,83,070 people got vaccinated for COVID-19 on Sunday, the total number of doses administered so far in the state rose to 1,68,94,303. As many as 1,11,843 people in the age group of 18-44 were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Sunday, which took the overall number of such beneficiaries to 14,78,897.

Rajasthan:Mucormycosis cases in the state have risen to 1,300 with 500 more being detected in the past four days. While the maximum number of cases have been reported from Jaipur, districts like Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur too have reported Mucormycosis.
Health department’s teams are currently conducting door-to-door surveys in all districts to identify suspected mucormycosis cases. The department has allowed 28 hospitals across the state to provide treatment for the deadly fungus since the ailment has been declared as a notifiable disease.Rajasthan’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 9,38,460 on Sunday with 2,298 fresh infections while the death toll climbed to 8,317 as 66 more people succumbed to the viral disease. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan stands at 49,224.

Madhya Pradesh: In Madhya Pradesh, the Covid Test Positivity rate has come down below three percent. The number of new patients is steadily decreasing in the state.
The unlock process in Madhya Pradesh is beginning from June 1st. For this, the state government has issued a guideline. According to the state government, there will be separate unlock guidelines for the districts with more than 5 percent infection and less than 5 percent infection in the state. Indore, Bhopal, Sagar and Morena districts of the state have more than 5 percent infection, Shops selling essential items may be opened, but only 25 percent of these can remain open. At the same time, 50 percent shops will be opened in urban areas with less than five percent positivity rate.

Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh government on Sunday announced an assistance of ₹5 lakh for families of media persons who lost their life due to Covid-19. The government said it will also reimburse their expenses incurred for Covid treatment at hospitals under the Chhattisgarh Media Representative Welfare Assistance Rules.

Goa: Goa on Sunday reported 645 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 28 fatalities, taking the tally of infections to 1,55,064 and the toll to 2,625.

Punjab: The total number of patients tested Positive is 565415. Number of active cases is 39263. Total Deaths reported is 14432. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 902070. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 252267. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose is 2813549. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose is 477554. Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose is 453987.

Haryana: Total Number of Samples found positive till date is 755389. Total active COVID-19 patients is 21087. Number of deaths is 8221. Cumulative number of people vaccinated till date is 5660777.

Chandigarh: Total Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases is 59922. Total number of Active Cases is 2134. Total number of COVID-19 deaths till date is 745.

Himachal Pradesh: Total number of patients tested Covid positive till date is 189465. Total number of Active Cases is 14940. Total deaths reported till date is 3111.

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