coronavirus live updates may 11 2021

An early development of decline in day by day new COVID-19 circumstances and deaths has been famous within the nation, the federal government stated on Could 11, indicating that the devastating second wave of the pandemic is on the wane.

In response to the federal government, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh had been amongst 18 States and Union Territories exhibiting continued plateauing or lower in day by day new COVID-19 circumstances.

Addressing a press convention, a senior official, nonetheless, stated Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Punjab had been amongst 16 States and Union Territories exhibiting continued rising development in day by day new COVID-19 circumstances.

13 States have greater than 1 lakh lively COVID-19 circumstances every and 26 States have a positivity price of over 15%, the federal government stated.

New circumstances of coronavirus in India fell to three.29 lakh after 14 days, taking the an infection tally to 2,29,92,517, in accordance with the Union Well being Ministry information up to date on Could 11. A complete of three,29,942 infections had been reported in a span of 24 hours, whereas the demise toll climbed to 2,49,992 with 3,876 contemporary fatalities, the information up to date at Eight a.m. confirmed.

You’ll be able to observe coronavirus circumstances, deaths and testing charges on the nationwide and State ranges right here. A listing of State Helpline numbers is offered as effectively.

Listed here are the newest updates:



Vaccine provide

Lav Agarwal: Based mostly on scientific method, GOI has to supply vaccines to States for precedence age teams, which embrace well being care, frontline employees and other people above 45 years of age. About 17 crore free doses have been supplied to the States to scale back mortality.

As well as, a direct buy facility has additionally been supplied to the States or personal entities. The Central authorities will guarantee a rational availability of vaccines to all of the States/UTs.

ICMR chief Balram Bhargava: In the course of the first and second wave, we have now seen there’s not a lot age distinction, folks above 40 are extra susceptible for opposed final result, hospitalised mortality is about 9.6/9.7%.

Youthful persons are getting extra concerned as they’ve all of a sudden gone out and there are variants which can be affecting youthful folks as effectively.

Agarwal: We’re in continued talks with vaccine producers, we’re additionally working with them to extend manufacturing capability. There was capability growth. On Cowin, the slots are getting stuffed swiftly, extra vaccination websites will probably be opened in future.


RAT and RT-PCR exams

ICMR chief Balram Bhargava:  The nationwide positivity price is about 21%. 310 of the 734 districts reporting positivity equal to or above the nationwide common, RT-PCR testing capability is now about 16 lakh per day, Speedy Antigen Check capability additionally about 17 lakh per day.

On April 30, a complete of 19,45,299 exams carried out, the very best ever on the planet, 30 crore exams had been concluded on Could 7.

Within the second wave, RT-PCR exams have been rationalised, RAT testing elevated for early detection, isolation and residential care,  Covid-19 Checks accredited by reputed international businesses accorded advertising permission by DCGI.

RT-PCR should not be repeated in people who’ve examined optimistic as soon as, both by RAT or RTPCR. No testing required for recovered people on the time of hospital discharge, no want for RT-PCR in wholesome people endeavor inter-State home journey, non-essential journey and inter-State journey of symptomatic people needs to be basically averted.

All asymptomatic people endeavor important journey should observe Covid approprivate behaviour, cell testing labs are to be deployed.

We’ve to, within the discipline stage and rural areas, begin utilizing RAT extra aggressively.

RATs to be allowed in any respect authorities and personal well being care services. RAT cubicles are to be arrange with the neighborhood in faculties, schools, neighborhood centres, RWA workplaces. Public-private partnership fashions are being inspired to ascertain modern and handy testing centres.

RATs have to be carried out in accordance with RAT algorithm outlined by ICMR. All RTPCR  and RAT take a look at outcomes needs to be uploaded on ICMR portal.

In case you are having fever with or with out headache, sore throat, breathlessness, physique ache, latest lack of style/scent, fatigue, diarrhoea, all such people needs to be examined instantly, however not look ahead to take a look at outcomes. Instantly isolate and observe pointers.


Oxygen standing

House Ministry Further Secretary Piyush Goyal provides standing of oxygen provides: Oxygen era crops have been arrange and liquid oxygen additionally being imported.

Nitrogen and Argon tankers are being transformed to facilitate oxygen transportation, tankers are additionally being imported and manufactured domestically. rail and air transportation of tankers will scale back turn-around time. The supply of cryogenic tanks at hospitals additionally being enhanced..oxygen being allotted rationally, oxygen digital monitoring system getting used for actual time monitoring. digital central management room for 24*7 actual time monitoring.

Oxygen manufacturing capability has elevated from 6,817 tons to 7,314 tons now.

There was seven fold enhance in provide of liquid medical oxygen from 1,320 MT in March to eight,943 MT on Could 9.

Further measures to extend oxygen availability embrace 630MT per day manufacturing by the Metal sector, 683 MT per day from air separation models of SME sector, Jumbo Hospitals with 12,400 beds being arrange with gaseous oxygen from refineries and energy crops and metal crops, one lakh oxygen concentrators being procured underneath PM Cares Fund, provide of oxygen for non-essential industrial functions prohibited since April 22, leading to 1,000 MT of further oxygen availability.

1,619 strain swing adsorption crops are being established to enhance oxygen provide, 5,805 MT being imported from UAE, Kuwait, France, Singapore and Bahrain.

Explaining the logistical problem in transporting oxygen throughout the nation, Mr. Goyal says oxygen tankers elevated from 1,040 in March 2020 to 1,681 with 23,056 MT capability. Railway and Air Drive serving to transport empty tankers to scale back time taken to ferry oxygen.

157 oxygen specials run to move 637 tankers, 389 loaded tankers taken from manufacturing crops to numerous locations by railways, 248 empty tankers additionally taken to manufacturing plant by the railways. In all, 374 tankers with 7049 MT capability airlifted in home routes. 81 containers with 1407 MT capability imported by way of Air Drive, 1252 oxygen cylinders, three oxygen era crops, 835 oxygen concentrators imported by way of Air Drive.

For oxygen storage, cryogenic tanks at hospitals have been elevated from 609 in March 2020 to 901 in Could 2021, capability elevated from 5959 to 9,233 kL. Oxygen cylinders elevated from 4.35 lakhs in March 2020 to 11.19 lakh in Could 21.

Earlier, hospitals used to obtain oxygen from suppliers immediately. In April, because of enhance in variety of circumstances there was a spike within the demand for oxygen. We seen that an allocation course of needed to be developed to make sure rational distribution. Allocation of greater than 10,000 MT has been carried out by way of mapping of supply and vacation spot of oxygen. This plan is modified as per requirement each day.

A digital central management room with senior officers of GOI and States/UTs has been set as much as share data/issues and discover instant options around the clock.


How is Mumbai containing COVID-19?

Not too long ago Mumbai earned reward of Supreme Courtroom for managing the COVID-19 disaster. Well being Ministry spokesperson Lav Agarwal explains the Mumbai Mannequin.

In Mumbai, central struggle room was abolished to create a decentralised citizen communication method. Check outcomes shared with administration to speak the outcomes to the residents and information. On the ward stage, struggle rooms had been arrange, BMC acted as a hub for receiving near 10,000 take a look at outcomes day-after-day from 55 labs and sorting them based mostly on wards. These outcomes had been then shared with respective struggle rooms. This led to a discount of caseload on every struggle room. every struggle room was geared up with 30 phone strains and 10 dashboards highlighting data relating to availability of beds. Medical employees had been invited to work in struggle rooms and had been offerred a stipend and resort lodging. 800 SUVS had been refurbished and was makeshift ambulances. A software program platform was created with Uber’s assist to trace and handle these ambulances. A centralised dashboard of 172 hospitals and Covid services was created to maintain a tab on accessible sources.


Pune case evaluation

After April 27, the case positivity has declined from 19% to 18% for the nation, says  Well being Ministry spokesperson Lav Agarwal.

About 17.01 crore vaccine doses supplied totally free by GOI to States, which individuals already have. In collaboration with the States, 25.59 lakh doses given to the 18-44 age group, he says.

Case evaluation of Pune revealed that when about 69.7 case positivity was recorded within the week starting March 1, on the time curbing measures like evening curfew was applied. Subsequently, extra stringent step was applied for 15 days, there was a decline in progress trajectory, containment measures for subsequent 15 days, we seen profit by way of decline in positivity from 41.8% to 23.4%.

Evening curfew coupled with restrictions on mass gathering and non important actions for a restricted interval is important to make sure discount in an infection unfold, he says.


18 States present lower in new circumstances

Union authorities is in dialogue with States to include the unfold of covid-19, says  Well being Ministry spokesperson Lav Agarwal.

State sensible, probably the most variety of lively circumstances are in Maharashtra (5,93,150); adopted by Karnataka (5,71,026), then Kerala (4,20,076), UP (2,25,271), Rajasthan (2,03,017), Andhra Pradesh (1,89,367), and Tamil Nadu (1,52,389).

In 13 States, there are greater than 1 lakh circumstances, in six States, there are 50,000 to 1 lakh lively circumstances and in 17 States, there are lower than 50,000 circumstances.

In 26 States, positivity is over 15%,  in six States the positivity is from 5 to 15%, in 4 States it’s under 5%. In 10 States, the positivity ranges from 20 to 25%.

18 States/UTs exhibiting continued plateauing/lower in day by day new circumstances, they embrace Maharashtra, UP, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Telangana, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Andaman Nicobar


Lockdown in Telangana from tomorrow

Telangana has imposed lockdown from tomorrow. The State Cupboard, which met this afternoon, determined to impose lockdown for 10 days from 10 a.m. on Wednesday. There will probably be leisure from lockdown on a regular basis from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Madhya Pradesh

Instances declining in Madhya Pradesh: Minister

The graph of COVID-19 infections in Madhya Pradesh is on the decline, state House Minister Narottam Mishra stated on Tuesday, Could 11, 2021, a day after the day by day infections dropped to 9,715.

“It’s a matter of reduction to see that the brand new circumstances fell to 4 digits from the 5 digits. Since final three to 4 days, circumstances are exhibiting a downward development within the state,” Mr. Mishra, additionally a spokesperson of the state authorities, advised reporters.

He stated Madhya Pradesh recorded 9,715 new circumstances on Monday whereas greater than 8,400 folks recovered from the viral an infection on the identical day.

“The an infection is declining in cities. An infection continues in rural areas however it’s being introduced underneath management because of the efforts undertaken by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” Mr. Mishra stated.

The State House Minister additional stated 150 doses of COVID-19 vaccine wasted as a result of members from the age group of 18 to 44 years who had booked slots did not flip up for inoculation.

He did not point out the date and site of the vaccine wastage incident.

“I attraction to youths with folded palms that they need to come for vaccination after reserving a slot. I additionally request to these individuals who wrote letters syaing that 100 slots within the preliminary section (of the evaccination drive) are very much less, to attraction to youths to make sure that no jab is wasted within the state,” Mishra stated in a veiled reference to the Congress.

These folks ought to tweet to encourage the youthful lot as an alternative of criticising the federal government on the difficulty, he added.

Mr. Mishra alleged the Congress did nothing to assist folks within the pandemic besides tweeting.

“This illness has unfold from Congress-ruled states like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Rajasthan to different states,” he stated.


Rahul slams PM Modi

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Covid scenario within the nation, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, Could 11, 2021, stated he ought to take away his rose tinted glasses by way of which he can see nothing however the Central Vista mission.

The Congress has been demanding that the mission, together with a brand new Parliament constructing and a brand new residence for the Prime Minister, be dropped and the cash be used on bettering medical services and infrastructure within the nation. “Numerous lifeless our bodies flowing within the rivers. Miles of strains in hospitals. Robbed folks of their proper to life. PM, take off these rose tinted glasses by way of which nothing is seen besides the Central Vista,” Mr. Gandhi stated in a tweet in Hindi.

The previous Congress president additionally requested folks to hitch the ‘SpeakUpToSaveLives’ marketing campaign to strengthen the battle in opposition to COVID-19, and urged them to supply a serving to hand to the needy in “these distressing occasions.


Biocon chief expresses concern over vaccine scarcity

Biocon Government Chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has expressed concern over scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines and sought higher transparency from the federal government relating to their availability in order that residents may patiently wait for his or her flip.

India has introduced growth of its COVID-19 vaccination drive by permitting its giant inhabitants aged over 18 to get inoculated from Could 1.

“Very involved about why vaccines are in such quick provide. Can we please know the place the 70 million doses are being deployed each month? @MoHFW_INDIA We’d like higher transparency to keep away from the suspense. If a timetable of provides is made public folks can patiently wait their flip,” Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw stated in a tweet on Tuesday whereas tagging the Well being Ministry.


India information 3.29 lakh contemporary COVID-19 circumstances, 3,876 fatalities

The only day rise in new coronavirus infections in India fell to three.29 lakh after 14 days taking the entire tally of COVID-19 circumstances to 2,29,92,517, in accordance with the Union Well being Ministry information up to date on Tuesday, Could 11, 2021.

A complete of three,29,942 infections had been reported in a span of 24 hours, whereas the demise toll climbed to 2,49,992 with 3,876 contemporary fatalities, the information up to date at Eight am confirmed.   After registering a gentle rise for 2 months, the lively circumstances have diminished to 37,15,221 comprising 16.16 per cent of the entire infections, whereas the nationwide COVID-19 restoration price was recorded at 82.75 per cent.

The quantity of people that have recuperated from the illness surged to 1,90,27,304, whereas the case fatality price was recorded at 1.09 per cent, the information acknowledged.


Our bodies of suspected victims retrieved from Ganga

Movies of a number of our bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims floating on the Mahadeo ghat (financial institution) of the Ganga at Chausa village in Bihar, have gone viral on social media, sparking outrage and shock. Officers who visited the positioning stated the our bodies may need floated in from adjoining districts of japanese Uttar Pradesh.

Chausa is about 10 kms from the headquarters of the border district of Buxar, adjoining japanese Uttar Pradesh.



Hindu temple ships oxygen assist to crisis-hit India

As India’s authorities scrambles for provides of oxygen and different emergency assist to regulate the raging coronavirus outbreak, donors around the globe have come to the rescue — together with a Hindu temple within the United Arab Emirates.

On Monday, volunteers from the nation’s Hindu neighborhood gathered on the Jebel Ali Port, right here on the northern finish of Dubai, to haul a whole lot of cylinders of liquid oxygen and big containers of compressed oxygen onto a ship, the place it is going to head to crisis-wracked India.



Vaccination for 18-44 group sees good turnout at centres

Vaccination for these between 18 and 44 years, that started in all main authorities hospitals and medical schools from Monday, noticed a very good turnout with many who had not registered on the CoWIN portal additionally turning up on the centres.

In Bengaluru, the vaccination for this group was held at Okay.C. Common Hospital, Jayanagar Common Hospital, Sir C.V. Raman Common Hospital, authorities medical schools, ESI hospital and NIMHANS. The demand was so excessive that the slots bought stuffed up in a jiffy. Nodal officers of the vaccination centres stated the slots for the following day bought booked in a couple of minutes quickly after the positioning was open for registration. In response to the information from the Well being Division, 10,300 beneficiaries within the 18-44 age group took the jab until 8.30 p.m.



India variant is of worldwide concern: WHO

The World Well being Organziation stated on Monday that the B.1.617 variant first recognized in India final 12 months was being categorized as a variant of worldwide concern. “We classify it as a variant of concern at a worldwide stage,” Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on COVID-19, advised a briefing. “There may be some accessible data to counsel elevated transmissibility.”

Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held near report day by day highs on Monday, rising requires the federal government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most populous nation.



Vaccine manufacturing steadily ramped up, says Centre

The Centre knowledgeable the Supreme Courtroom that the manufacturing capability of COVID-19 vaccines had been “steadily ramped up” within the mild of the immunisation drive.

“In occasions of grave and unprecedented disaster when the nation is preventing a catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude, the manager functioning of the federal government wants discretion to formulate coverage in bigger curiosity. It’s submitted that in view of the unprecedented and peculiar circumstances underneath which vaccination drive is devised as an govt coverage, the knowledge of the manager needs to be trusted,” it famous.


Tamil Nadu

Received 5.16 lakh vaccine doses for 18-44 age group: TN govt.

The State authorities on Monday advised the Madras Excessive Courtroom that it had acquired 5.16 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines for inoculating folks within the 18-44 age group.

Stating that it had paid 100% advance quantity to 2 home vaccine producers for procuring 13.85 lakh doses allotted by the Centre within the first section, the federal government stated it was but to obtain the remainder of the 8.68 lakh doses.



U.S. authorises Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for youngsters aged 12 to 15

U.S. regulators on Monday authorised Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to be used in kids as younger as 12, widening the nation’s inoculation program as vaccination charges have slowed considerably.

The vaccine has been accessible underneath an emergency use authorisation (EUA) to folks as younger as 16 in america. The vaccine makers stated they’d began the method for full approval for these ages final week. The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration stated it was amending the EUA to incorporate the tens of millions of kids aged 12 to 15.



1,952 workers have died because of COVID-19: Railways

As many as 1,952 workers of the Indian Railways have died because of COVID-19 since March 2020, and practically 1,000 are getting contaminated day by day on a mean, Railway Board Chairman and CEO Suneet Sharma stated on Monday.

“It [the COVID-19 situation] is a problem. Railways aren’t any totally different from another State or territory…we even have COVID circumstances…We’re within the enterprise of transportation. We have to run trains to move important objects, passengers in addition to freight,” Mr. Sharma stated throughout a press convention. The Railways are one of many nation’s largest employer with round 12 lakh workers.


(With inputs from our Correspondents and businesses)

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