Centre and the state governments have once again come together to manage the escalating Covid situation in the national capital which is on the third wave of the pandemic
New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry stated on Thursday that India has witnessed a fresh spike of 45,576 Coronavirus cases bringing the country’s Covid tally to 89,58,484. With the deaths of 585 more people in the past 24 hours took the death toll to 1,31,578.
According to the government data, the active case count of the nation has further witnessed a dip by 3,502 since Wednesday and presently there are 4,43,303 active cases of the Covid contagion across the country. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 12,85,08,389 tests have been carried out as of now across the country.
Meanwhile, the total number of those who got cured of the disease has now reached 83,83,603 after adding 48,493 people who were cured during the last 24 hours. In the past day, the maximum number of COVID deaths have been recorded across the nation in Delhi, where 131 lives were claimed by the virus in a day.
Centre and the state governments have once again come together to manage the escalating Covid situation is the national capital which is on the third wave of the pandemic.
Active Covid caseload dips below 5 per cent
A total of 45,576 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. However, there were 48,493 new recoveries ensuring a net reduction of 2,917 cases from the active caseload.
According to an official release, an overwhelming 79.49 per cent of the 585 case deaths reported in the past 24 hours were from 10 states/Union Territories. The national capital Delhi led with 22.39 per cent of the new fatalities reported, recording 131 deaths.
India’s active caseload dipped below the 5 per cent mark today. Following a contraction of India’s active caseload, the country’s present active caseload of 4,43,303 consisted of just 4.95 per cent of India’s total positive cases.
New recoveries outnumbering the daily new cases every 24-hour cycle has also improved the recovery rate to 93.58 per cent.
There were 83,83,602 recovered cases in total and the gap between recovered cases and active cases stood at 79,40,299. Altogether 77.27 per cent of the new recovered cases were contributed by 10 states/UTs.
With 7,066 persons recovering from Covid, Kerala saw the most number of recoveries. Delhi registered another 6,901 daily recoveries while Maharashtra reported 6,608 new recoveries. Ten states/UTs have contributed 77.28 per cent of the new cases.
Delhi again topped with maximum new cases, reporting 7,486 cases in the past 24 hours followed by Kerala and Maharashtra which recorded 6,419 and 5,011 new cases respectively on Wednesday.
Delhi to get 1400 ICU beds, Centre increases another 750 ICU beds
Delhi government is working on to add more than six hundred ICU beds swiftly, while the centre is to provide for 750 more ICU beds in the capital in a short time period. Central agencies are also contributing to Delhi’s fight against the disease in various ways.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited Wednesday the GTB hospital of Delhi government. He reviewed the preparations and facilities in the wake of increasing Covid cases in the national capital.
The Chief Minister said in a review meeting held with the doctors and the hospital administration, doctors have agreed to increase the strength of ICU beds by 232, which means that the total number of ICU beds in GTB hospital will become 400. He said that the doctors and nurses of Delhi are doing a commendable job for the treatment of Covid patients even with a huge spike in cases.
About 663 beds will be increased in other hospitals of Delhi government in the next few days. Moreover, around 1400 beds will be increased across hospitals in Delhi in the next few days as the Centre assuring 750 additional ICU beds.
The Delhi Chief Minister said, ”The Central government has assured us that DRDO will increase another 750 ICU beds in Central government hospitals, which means that we will have 1400 additional ICU beds in the next few days”.
While Delhi recorded 131 deaths, Maharashtra also saw a three-digit fatality count of 100 and West Bengal reported 54 new deaths, the release said.