New Delhi: India witnessed a dip in contemporary COVID-19 instances however new deaths elevated within the final 24 hours, as per the info launched by Union Well being Ministry on Sunday (Could 16, 2021) morning.
There have been 3,11,170 new COVID-19 instances and 4,077 deaths within the final 24 hours in India.
Up to now, the nation has recorded a complete of two,46,84,077 coronavirus infections, of which, 2,07,95,335 folks have recovered, whereas 2,70,284 have died of the deadly virus. There are nonetheless 36,18,458 energetic instances in India.
Earlier on Saturday, there have been 3.26 lakh new infections, moreover 3,890 coronavirus-related deaths.
The second wave of coronavirus in India has resulted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi always reviewing the scenario with the newest high-level assembly happening on Saturday. Through the assembly, PM Modi was briefed that COVID-19 testing has gone up quickly within the nation, from round 50 lakh checks per week in early March to round 1.Three crore checks per week now. Officers additionally knowledgeable the Prime Minister concerning the progressively reducing check positivity fee and rising restoration fee.
PM Modi instructed the officers that localised containment methods are the necessity of the hour particularly for states the place TPR in districts is excessive. He instructed that testing must be scaled up additional, with the usage of each RT-PCR and Fast Assessments, particularly in areas with excessive check positivity charges.
PM Modi stated that states ought to be inspired to report their numbers transparently with none stress of excessive numbers exhibiting adversely on their efforts and requested for augmentation of healthcare assets in rural areas to give attention to door to door testing & surveillance.
In the meantime, the cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 18.21 crore. The overall contains over 96.42 lakh Healthcare Employees (HCWs) who’ve taken the first dose and 66.40 lakh HCWs who’ve taken the 2nd dose.
Over 1.44 crore Frontline Employees (FLWs) have additionally taken the primary dose, whereas 81.86 lakh FLWs have taken the second vaccine shot.
Round 5.71 crore folks within the 45-60 age group have taken the primary dose, whereas 90.63 lakh have taken the second shot. 5.44 crore folks above 60 years have been administered the primary dose and 1.77 crores have gotten the second dose. Round 48.21 lakh folks within the 18-44 age group have acquired the primary shot.