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Covid-19 India Update: No Symptoms Or Not At ‘High Risk’, Don’t Get Tested, Says ICMR

The Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has issued fresh guidelines stating that all private offices should be closed barring those who fall under ‘exempted category’. A day before DDMA also directed restaurants and bars to be closed in the city.

India reported 1,68,063 fresh Covid-19 cases, 6.4% lower than the previous day figure. 69,959 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. The recovery rate reaches at 96.36%. The daily positivity rate reaches at 10.64%. India’s active caseload currently stands 8, 21,446, active cases stand at 2.29%.

Relatively four states namely Kerala, Gujarat Karnataka and Tamil Nadu reported maximum Covid-19 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, with all four recording 5,797, 6,097, 11,698 and 13,990 cases respectively.

According to the data given by Health Ministry, A total of 4,461 Omicron cases were reported in India so far.

The three states that recorded more than 15,000 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours are Maharashtra, West Bengal and Delhi.

Maharashtra reported 33,470 new Covid-19 cases, 29,671 recoveries, and 08 deaths in the last 24 hours. Mumbai recorded 13,648 Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours. West Bengal reported 19,286 new Covid-19 cases, 8,187 recoveries, and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Delhi logged 19,166 fresh Covid-19 cases, 14,076 recoveries, and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press conference on Covid-19 at 12 noon today. The Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has issued fresh guidelines stating that all private offices should be closed barring those who fall under ‘exempted category’. A day before DDMA also directed restaurants and bars to be closed in the city.

In a bid to ramp up the vaccination process, India has administered the cumulative figure of 152.89 crore vaccine doses.

Diu district has achieved 100% first dose Covid-19 vaccination coverage for its eligible teenage population (15-18 years age group) on Monday.

In a meeting held by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, 5 states and one Union Territory namely Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu were advised to undertake a regular review of health infrastructure strengthening, monitor the oxygen infrastructure ensuring it is in an operational or functional state and establish teleconsultation hubs in every district.

Amid a steep rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, the Indian Council of Medical Research has issued a new advisory waiving off testing requirements for many categories including contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases unless they are identified as “high-risk” based on age or co-morbidities. The advisory explained that the asymptomatic individuals in community settings, patients discharged from a Covid-19 facility and individuals undertaking inter-state domestic travel need not be tested.

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Days after ICMR Chief Dr. Balram Bhargava said that Molnupiravir has major health safety concerns, leading Covid-19 task force members suggest that the Covid-19 antiviral drug is reducing hospitalization by 30-50 %, as well as the severity of the disease thus the benefits of the drug outweigh the potential risks.

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