There was a press conference on Tuesday by the Union Ministry of Health and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) regarding the status of Covid-19 epidemic in the country. Here, Health Ministry Secretary Prashant Bhushan said that 94 deaths per 10 lakh population have been recorded due to corona in India. He said that there are many developed countries where between 500 and 600 deaths per 10 lakh population have been recorded. The recovery rate from Corona has exceeded 93 percent.
The Ministry said that 76.7 percent of the total cases of the country are from 10 states. These states include Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Kerala and West Bengal. The remaining states account for 23.3 percent of the country’s total cases. Maharashtra has 18.83 per cent, Kerala 15.67, Delhi 8.85, Bengal 6.15, Karnataka 5.67, UP 4.99, Haryana 4.27, Rajasthan 4.12, Chhattisgarh 4.10 and Andhra Pradesh 3.95 per cent.
Rajesh Bhushan said that there are 6430 cases of Corona virus infection per 10 lakh population in the country. He said that in the last seven days, 211 new cases have been reported in the country per 10 lakh population. In many countries this number is more than 2500. So far, 12 crore 65 lakh corona investigations have been done in the country. Bhushan said the overall positivity rate (positivity rate) is seven percent. At the same time, the recovery rate (recovery rate) of corona virus is more than 93 percent.
The Secretary of the Ministry of Health said that there has been an increase in the number of cases recovering from corona virus infection in the country in the last 45 days and a decrease in active cases. Emphasizing the need for investigation, he said that in view of the epidemic, people should ensure in every situation that if they see any symptoms of a corona virus epidemic, then they should get their investigation done. He said that do not hesitate to get the inquiry done and do not hesitate.
In the talks, Bhushan spoke on the steps taken by the central government to stop the spread of Corona virus infection in the national capital. He said that the Center has decided that the number of beds including ICU beds will be increased to control the situation in Delhi. An attempt will be made to double the number of corona probes and this will be done from one to 1.2 lakh probes daily. Along with this, the guidelines related to Corona will be ensured.
Rajesh Bhushan said that following the standard operating procedures set by the government, manpower will be increased in about 4000 container zones of Delhi. Let us know that Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently had a meeting with the Health Ministry and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. In this meeting decisions were taken to deal with the situation of Corona in the capital, one of which was that the teams constituted by the Ministry would inspect all the private hospitals in Delhi.
The Secretary of the Ministry of Health said that the average of daily investigations of corona virus in New Delhi had increased since June. Along with this, a decrease in cases of corona infection was recorded in mid-August. However, a record increase in new cases of corona virus infection was seen in Delhi since October. He said, although very few new cases of corona infection have been reported in the last 48 hours but only on the basis of this we cannot reach a conclusion.
At the same time, Dr. VK Paul, member of the NITI Aayog present at the press briefing, informed about the arrangements to deal with the corona infection in New Delhi and said that 3500 ICU beds are currently available here. The number of ICU beds will be increased to 6000 in the coming days. He informed that there will be door to door survey in all the container zones of Delhi. This survey will also be done in other zones serious about the epidemic. He said that a total of seven to eight thousand teams will be engaged in this work.