Because the second wave of coronavirus continues to engulf a number of components of the nation, the centre on Monday mentioned some states are displaying very early indicators of plateauing in day by day new COVID-19 instances, whereas some stay a explanation for concern.
Addressing a information briefing, Joint Secretary within the Well being Ministry Lav Agarwal mentioned 13 states, together with Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Punjab, are displaying early indicators of plateauing, whereas states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal are displaying an growing pattern in day by day instances.
Amid a scarcity of medical oxygen within the nation, he mentioned the federal government is exploring the feasibility of changing current nitrogen crops to supply oxygen.
“There are some early indicators of plateauing or lower in new COVID-19 instances in some states,” Mr Agarwal mentioned.
Chhattisgarh, the place 15,583 instances had been reported on April 29, recorded 14,087 recent instances on Could 2. Comparable was the case with Delhi, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
As regards to districts, Mr Agarwal mentioned Durg, Gariyaband, Raipur, Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh; Chhindwara, Guna, Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh, Leh in Ladakh; Nirmal in Telangana are displaying indicators of decline in instances within the final 15 days. Mr Agarwal mentioned 12 districts of Maharashtra are additionally displaying indicators of a decline because the final 15 days.
“Nonetheless, these are very early alerts and that is too early to analyse the state of affairs. It is very important have continued efforts of containment at district and state stage in order that we will protect these beneficial properties and cut back instances additional,” he mentioned.
“There are some causes of concern,” Mr Agarwal cautioned.
He mentioned there are 12 states the place lively instances are greater than a lakh. They’re Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. There are seven states the place the lively instances are within the vary of 50,000 to 1 lakh instances and 17 states the place the lively instances are greater than 50,000.
There are 22 states the place the positivity fee is greater than 15 per cent and in 9 states the positivity fee is between 5 to 15 per cent and 5 states it’s lower than 5 per cent.
He mentioned states and union territories like Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Odisha, Pudcherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal are displaying an growing pattern in day by day instances.
“Right now, you will need to analyse the instances at micro-level and proceed with the efforts within the areas from the place the instances are being reported,” he mentioned.
On vaccine protection, he mentioned to date 12.07 crore (first dose for 10.53 crore individuals and second dose for 1.54 crore) above the age of 45 years have been vaccinated.
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria warned towards dashing for CT scans in instances of gentle COVID-19, saying there are unintended effects and it will probably find yourself doing extra hurt than good.
“One CT scan is equal to 300 to 400 chest X-rays. In keeping with knowledge, repeated CT scans in youthful age teams will increase the danger of most cancers in later life. Exposing your self to radiation many times could trigger injury. So there isn’t a level in doing CT scan in gentle COVID-19 instances if oxygen saturation is regular,” he mentioned.