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Some states showing very early signs of plateauing in daily new Covid-19 cases: Govt | India News


New Delhi: A second wave of coronavirus is sweeping across many parts of the country, with the Center on Monday saying that some states are showing early signs of forming plates in 19 new covid cases daily, while some are cause for concern.
Addressing a news briefing, Love Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, said the signal was showing early in 13 states, including Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Punjab, while states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal. Demonstrating a growing trend in daily cases.
Amid the shortage of medical oxygen in the country, he said the government was looking into the possibility of converting existing nitrogen plants to produce oxygen.
Agarwal said that in some states, there are some early signs of plating or reduction in new cases of Covid-19.
In Chhattisgarh, where 15,583 cases were reported on April 29, 14,087 fresh cases were reported on May 2, in Delhi, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. But that was the case. Uttarakhand.
With regard to districts, Agarwal said that in Chhattisgarh, Durg, Gariaband, Raipur, Rajnandgaon; Chhindwara, Guna, Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh, Leh in Ladakh; Telangana’s Nirmal is showing signs of declining in the last 15 days. Agarwal said that even in 12 districts of Maharashtra, there are signs of decline in the last 15 days.
“However, these are very early signs and it is too early to analyze the situation. It is necessary to try to maintain constant control at the district and state level so that we can maintain these benefits and further reduce the case.”
“There are some reasons for concern,” Agarwal warned.
He said there are 12 states where the active case is more than one lakh. They are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. There are seven states with active cases in the range of 1,000,000 to 1 lakh cases and 17 states with more than 50,000 active cases.
There are 22 states where the positivity rate is more than 15 per cent and in nine states the positivity rate is 5 to 15 per cent and in five states less than five per cent.
He said that states like Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan and Union Territories. . Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal are witnessing a growing trend in daily cases.
“Today, it is important to analyze cases at the micro-level and continue the efforts from where the cases are reported,” he said.
Regarding vaccine coverage, he said that so far 07/12 crore (first dose for 10.53 crore people and second dose of 1.54 crore) vaccines have been given for more than 45 years.
AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria warned against rushing for CT scans in mild Covid-1 cases, saying there were side effects and could do more harm than good.
“A CT scan is equivalent to 300 to 400 chest X-rays. According to the data, repeated CT scans in younger age groups increase the risk of cancer later in life. Re-exposure to radiation can cause damage. So there is no oxygen saturation.” Indicates CT scan in mild covid-19 cases if normal. ”

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