New Delhi, May 3
As the second wave of coronavirus continues to engulf a number of components of the nation, the Centre on Monday mentioned some states are showing very early signs of plateauing in daily new COVID-19 circumstances, whereas some stay a trigger of concern.
Addressing a information briefing, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal mentioned 13 states, together with Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Punjab, are showing early signs of plateauing, whereas states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal are showing an growing pattern in daily circumstances.
Amid a scarcity of medical oxygen in the nation, he mentioned the federal government is exploring the feasibility of changing present nitrogen crops to provide oxygen.
“There are some early signs of plateauing or decrease in new COVID-19 cases in some states,” Agarwal mentioned.
Chhattisgarh, the place 15,583 circumstances had been reported on April 29, recorded 14,087 recent circumstances on May 2. Similar was the case with Delhi, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
With regards to districts, Agarwal mentioned Durg, Gariyaband, Raipur, Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh; Chhindwara, Guna, Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh, Leh in Ladakh; Nirmal in Telangana are showing signs of decline in circumstances in the final 15 days. Agarwal mentioned 12 districts of Maharashtra are additionally showing signs of a decline for the reason that final 15 days.
“However, these are very early signals and this is too early to analyse the situation. It is important to have continued efforts of containment at district and state level so that we can preserve these gains and reduce cases further,” he mentioned.
“There are some causes of concern,” Agarwal cautioned.
He mentioned there are 12 states the place lively circumstances are greater than a lakh. They are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
There are seven states the place the lively circumstances are in the vary of 50,000 to 1 lakh circumstances and 17 states the place the lively circumstances 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 fifteen 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 showing an growing pattern in daily circumstances.
“Today, it is important to analyse the cases at micro-level and continue with the efforts in the areas from where the cases are being reported,” he mentioned.
On vaccine protection, he mentioned up to now 12.07 crore (first dose for 10.53 crore folks 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 circumstances of delicate COVID-19, saying there are negative effects and it will probably find yourself doing extra hurt than good.
“One CT scan is equivalent to 300 to 400 chest X-rays. According to data, repeated CT scans in younger age groups increases the risk of cancer in later life. Exposing yourself to radiation again and again may cause damage. So there is no point in doing CT scan in mild COVID-19 cases if oxygen saturation is normal,” he mentioned. —PTI