The lockdown was prolonged until 24 May in Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir, whereas the Punjab authorities prolonged the restrictions until 31 May
As India noticed the bottom rise in daily COVID-19 instances after a spot of 25 days on Sunday, with 3.11 lakh new instances being reported, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir extended lockdown restrictions in a bid to curb the COVID-19 unfold.
A complete of three,11,170 new instances had been reported in a day, taking India’s COVID-19 caseload to 2,46,84,077, the Union well being ministry mentioned. The final time the nation recorded a low single-day spike in new instances was on 21 April, when 2,95,041 new instances had been reported.
Nine days later, on 30 April, India grew to become the primary nation to report greater than Four lakh each day instances for the reason that pandemic started in 2020.
On Sunday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal introduced that the lockdown shall be prolonged for the fourth time until 24 May.
Making the announcement, he mentioned, “We have been witnessing good recovery following the lockdown. coronavirus instances have been on a decline. We do not need to lose the achieve that now we have made in the previous few days. We are extending the lockdown for another week. Instead of tomorrow, lockdown is prolonged until subsequent Monday, 5 am in Delhi.”
The restrictions imposed underneath the lockdown, together with suspension of metro practice providers, will stay in drive until morning on 24 May.
“There is no relaxation as of now and all the restrictions that were enforced in this week will continue,” Kejriwal added, stating that the positivity price in Delhi has additional diminished to just about 10 %.
The lockdown was additionally prolonged until 24 May in Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir, whereas the Punjab authorities prolonged the restrictions until 31 May.
Additionally, Maharashtra, Kerala, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Haryana had been among the many states which have reported some enchancment when it comes to each day COVID instances, although the demise toll stays a reason behind concern, PTI reported.
Meanwhile, Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav died on Sunday, days after recovering from coronavirus , PTI reported. Satav (46) was present process remedy at a personal hospital in Pune after testing coronavirus constructive final month, and was on ventilator assist.
A media launch by the Jehangir Hospital mentioned Satav succumbed to “secondary pneumonia with multi-organ dysfunction syndrome” round 5 am. He had develop into “RT-PCR swab negative” on 9 May, it added.
Citing a examine printed in peer-reviewed medical journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, the vaccine producer famous that vaccination with Covaxin produced neutralising titres towards all key rising variants examined, together with B.1.617 and B.1.1.7, first recognized in India and the UK, respectively.
Also on Sunday, the Union well being ministry clarified that already booked on-line appointments for second dose of Covishield vaccine will stay legitimate and the identical is not going to be cancelled on Co-WIN platform, reported PTI.
It, nevertheless, mentioned requisite adjustments have now been achieved within the Co-WIN digital portal, on account of which additional on-line or on-site appointments is not going to be potential if the interval after first dose date for a beneficiary is lower than 84 days.
The Centre had on 13 May prolonged the hole between the primary and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks primarily based on the suggestions by the COVID Working Group chaired by NK Arora.
The clarification comes amid experiences suggesting that individuals who had pre-booked their appointment for the second dose in lower than 84 days on CoWIN are being turned again from vaccination centres with out getting the second dose of Covishield, reported Live Mint.
‘No new virus pressure behind spate of COVID-19 deaths in AMU’
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which has flagged a excessive variety of COVID-19 deaths amongst its school and non-teaching workers, was instructed by officers that genome sequencing of COVID-19 samples has not discovered any proof pointing to a brand new pressure circulating on the AMU campus.
At least 38 AMU lecturers together with 17 serving ones, have died of COVID-19 or COVID-like signs within the final month, triggering doubts if any new lethal pressure of the virus has been in circulation on the campus.
These doubts additionally prompted the varsity’s JNMC authorities to ship COVID-19 samples from the AMU campus and its neighbouring Civil Lines space for genome sequencing to the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi.
“No new strain of coronavirus has been detected in samples despatched for genome sequencing to the CSIR in New Delhi,” mentioned a senior JNMC official, in a aid to the hospital’s beleaguered workers who’ve been on the sting following numerous deaths of the serving and retired AMU workers.
India’s COVID-19 energetic caseload decreases by 55,344 in 24 hours
India’s COVID-19 energetic instances depend has decreased to 36,18,458 with a web decline of 55,344 instances being recorded within the energetic caseload in a span of 24 hours. The each day positivity price dropped to 16.98 %, the Union well being ministry mentioned on Sunday.
The complete energetic caseload now contains 14.66 % of the nation’s complete infections, it mentioned.
Ten states — Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh — cumulatively account for 74.69 % of the nation’s complete energetic instances, the ministry mentioned.
A declining pattern within the positivity price can also be noticed which has dropped to 16.98 % (16 May) from 24.47 % recorded on 3 May, it mentioned.
India’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,07,95,335 with 3,62,437 sufferers recuperating in a span of 24 hours. It outnumbers the nation’s each day COVID-19 instances for the fifth time within the final six days, the ministry mentioned.
Ten states account for 70.94 % of the brand new recoveries.
The ministry famous that Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Haryana reported 74.7 % of the three,11,170 new instances registered in a span of 24 hours.
Karnataka has reported the best each day new instances at 41,664 adopted by Maharashtra with 34,848 instances and Tamil Nadu with 33,658 new instances. The nationwide mortality price at the moment stands at 1.09 %.
BMC shifts 580 COVID-19 sufferers in view of Cyclone Tauktae warning
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation shifted 580 sufferers from Covid care centres within the metropolis as a precautionary measure after India Meteorological Department warned that Cyclone Tauktae is prone to move near town.
The BMC on Saturday night time shifted 580 sufferers from BKC (243), Dahisar (183) and Mulund (154) jumbo Covid care services to state and civic-run hospitals in Mumbai.
The BMC had alerted metropolis hospitals to keep away from last-minute confusion over beds and availability of oxygen gadgets.
COVID-19 caseload particulars
With 3.11 lakh recent coronavirus infections, India noticed the bottom rise in each day COVID-19 instances after a spot of 25 days, whereas the demise toll rose to 2,70,284 with 4,077 new fatalities, in keeping with the Union Health Ministry knowledge up to date on Sunday.
A complete of three,11,170 new instances had been reported in a day, taking India’s complete tally of COVID-19 instances to 2,46,84,077.
A complete of two,95,041 instances had been reported in a span of 24 hours on 21 April.
The energetic instances have diminished to 36,18,458 comprising 14.66 % of the overall infections, whereas the nationwide COVID-19 restoration price has improved to 84.25 %, the info up to date at eight am confirmed.
The quantity of people that have recuperated from the illness surged to 2,07,95,335, whereas the case fatality price was recorded at 1.09 %, the info acknowledged.
According to the ICMR, 31,48,50,143 samples have been examined as much as May 15 with 18,32,950 samples being examined on Saturday.
The 4,077 new fatalities embody 960 from Maharashtra, 349 from Karnataka, 337 from Delhi, 303 from Tamil Nadu, 281 from Uttar Pradesh, 216 from Punjab, 197 from Uttarakhand, 149 from Rajasthan, 144 every from Haryana and West Bengal, 129 from Chhattisgarh.
A complete of two,70,284 deaths have been reported to date within the nation together with 80,512 from Maharashtra, 21,434 from Karnataka, 21244 from Delhi, 17,359 from Tamil Nadu, 17,238 from Uttar Pradesh, 13,137 from West Bengal, 11,693 from Punjab and 11,590 from Chhattisgarh.
With inputs from PTI