– globalbihari bureau
The Kerala government has decided to ease the criterion of making Covid certificate mandatory for returning expats. Expats from countries where Covid tests cannot be done, will be allowed to return wearing PPE kits and the airlines will make facilities to provide the PPE kits. The government is also mulling over extending the date to bring in effect the Covid negative certificate.
Meanwhile, about 40 children have been admitted in the quarantine center in Kochi, after a nurse who vaccinated the children was tested positive. Eight more Keralites succumbed to the virus outside the state. The state had confirmed 141 new coronavirus positive cases and one death yesterday. 1,620 patients are still under treatment across the State.
Puducherry saw biggest Covid-19 spike in Puducherry with 59 cases in 24 hours. The tally has since risen to 461 there.
In Tirupur, the 22-year-old 108 ambulance staffer became the first Covid-19 victim. With this State’s case tally rose to 2,516; 39 more deaths in last 24 hours took toll figures to 833. 1380 cases were recorded from Chennai yesterday.
Total cases: 64603, Active cases: 28428, Deaths: 833, Discharged: 35339, Active cases in Chennai: 18889.
In an effort to control Covid 19, Directorate of Health and Family Welfare has issued order to open fever clinics and swab collection centres in private hospitals and medical colleges. The State Health minister said that based on expert committee recommendation, the state will decide on imposing lockdown again.
Around 8.5 lakh students will write SSLC (10th Std) which will commence from tomorrow all over state following all precautionary measures. Meanwhile KSRTC will start AC buses operations from June 25 in a phased manner. 322 new cases, 274 discharges & eight deaths reported yesterday. Total positive cases till now: 9721, Active cases: 3563, Deaths: 150.
Confusion reigned after the State government withdrew the orders of Vijayawada lockdown within an hour of its announcement. On Tuesday night, Krishna District Collector passed the orders announcing seven-day lockdown in Vijayawada, starting from June 26 due to the rise in coronavirus cases. In the overall cases, Kurnool district topped the list with 1483 cases, followed by 1132 in Krishna district, 1028 in Anantapur. 497 new cases, 146 discharged and ten deaths reported during last 24 hours after testing 36,047 samples; of the 497 new cases, 37 are inter-state cases and 12 from abroad. Total cases: 10,331, Active cases: 5423, Discharged: 4779, Deaths: 129.
Private hospitals urge asymptomatic Covid-19 patients and those with mild symptoms to stay at home, citing shortage of beds. Telangana reported three deaths and 879 new cases logging biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases. Total cases 9553, Active cases: 5109, Deaths: 220, Recovered: 4224, Samples tested: 63,249.
The state on Wednesday saw a marginal dip in COVID-19 cases. The state reported 3,214 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of Covid cases to 1,39,010. The mortality rate climbed to 4.70, with 75 more deaths reported on Tuesday. After several weeks, Mumbai reported less than 1,000 cases at 824. The total number of Covid infections in the city now stands at 68,481. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has initiated Mission Universal Testing, under which it will use ICMR-approved antigen testing kits that provide results within 15 to 30 minutes. BMC has decided to procure 1 lakh antigen testing kits to ensure speedy results for suspected COVID-19 patients. These will be used at all civic, state-run hospitals and COVID-19 treatment facilities to test suspected patients and ensure timely treatment
The number of Covid-19 cases has gone up to 28,429, after 549 new cases came up on Tuesday. Also, 26 patients lost their lives in the state on Tuesday, taking the total death to 1,711. Meanwhile, 604 patients have been discharged from various hospitals, taking the total number of patients recovered from Covid19 in the state to 20,521. Maximum new cases- 230 cases were reported from Ahmedabad. Apart from this, 152 new cases are from Surat, while 38 cases have been reported from Vadodara. More than 3 lakh 34 thousand Covid-19 tests were carried out in the state till date.
182 new positive cases and 7 deaths have been reported Wednesday morning, taking the state tally of COVID-19 to 15,809. While 12424 patients have recovered, 372 deaths have also occurred till date. There are 3013 active cases in the state at present. Maximum number of positive cases- 63 cases, have been reported from Dholpur, followed by 53 cases from Jaipur and then 23 cases from Bharatpur. Excise Commissioner, Rajasthan has issued guidelines to be followed in the wake of reopening of hotels and restaurants & sale of liquor in the state.
183 new cases have been reported, taking the state tally of positive cases to 12,261. Out of this, 2401 are active cases, while 9335 patients have recovered and 525 deaths have occurred so far. In Madhya Pradesh, the state government has decided to promote all the college students. Hotspot Indore has reported 54 new cases, which took the total cases in the city till date to 4427. Bhopal has reported 29 new cases and Morena district had 23 new cases on Tuesday. The total positive patients in Bhopal till date are 2,556.
83 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported on Tuesday, taking the state tally of coronavirus infection to 2385. Out of this, 846 are active cases. Also, 40 patients have been discharged after recovery from various hospitals in the state on Tuesday, thereby taking the total number of recoveries to 1527. Korba district has reported maximum COVID-19 cases, followed by Raipur and then Balodabazaar and Janjgir-Champa districts in the state.
45 new COVID-19 infections have been identified on Tuesday, taking the state tally of positive cases to 909. Out of this, 702 are active cases. Also, 53 patients have reportedly recovered on Tuesday, thereby taking the total number of recoveries to 205.
The Administrator, UT Chandigarh, directed Commissioner, Municipal Corporation and Deputy Commissioner, UT to ensure that all residents, who have been kept in quarantine centres are properly taken care off. Basic facilities of proper food, water and clean toilets should be ensured through regular supervision.
In a bid to curtail spread of corona virus in specific areas, Punjab Government has implemented a stringent containment strategy under which 19 containment zones have been established in 8 districts, containing a population of about 25000 so far.
Containment as well as micro containment zone is depending upon the total number of the COVID-19 cases in specific area so as to ensure the proper utilization of manpower to conduct the activities such as screening, tracing, testing and counseling of all high risk contacts.
While taking yet another step towards further improving health care facilities in the State in view of COVID-19 Pandemic, Haryana Chief Minister has accorded administrative approval for engaging 110 Technical Apprentices of Pharmacist at all 22 District Civil Hospitals in the State. Five Technical Apprentices Pharmacy per district hospital would be engaged under the Apprentices Act 1961 from the National Apprenticeship Training Program.
The State Chief Minister, while addressing the ASHA workers, said that the State Government has decided to provide an incentive of Rs. Two thousand per month for June and July to all the ASHA Workers of the State. He said that the Corona pandemic has taken the whole world by a surprise and caught the medical fraternity unprepared. He said that Himachal Pradesh has effectively fought this virus and ASHA workers of the State have played a pivotal role in controlling this virus. He said that ASHA workers not only helped in detecting the people with ILI symptoms, but also helped in motivating the people in strictly following the quarantine norms.