According to the latest reports, amidst the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, there are no new cases in 149 districts. The statement was given by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a conference on Friday.
The Union Minister of Health, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, said, “149 districts have seen no new Covid-19 cases in the last week, eight districts have not registered any new infection in a fortnight, three districts since 21 days and 63 districts since the last 28 days!”. Moreover, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also announced that the national fatality rate has dropped to 1.28.
As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, around 131,968 new cases emerged since Thursday. Certainly, various Indian states have witnessed a steep rise in the cases. Dr. Harsh Vardhan stated, “With the renewed focus on collective efforts for effective adherence of the Health Ministry’s SOPs for containment and management of Covid, and individual discipline in following oft disseminated Covid Appropriate Behavior, India shall be able to overcome the recent surge.”
According to the officials, “11 states contribute 54 percent of the Covid-19 cases and 65 percent of the deaths in the country and that disproportionately higher fatalities in Maharashtra and Punjab have risen during the last 14 days.”
However, between all this, the Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan celebrated the success of the COVID-19 vaccination drive. He mentioned that more than 30 million vaccine jabs have been provided to senior citizens. He said, “India has also supported the global community through ‘Vaccine Maitri’, under which 6.45 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been sent to 85 countries. While 3.58 crore doses have been supplied to 25 countries under commercial contracts, 1.04 crore doses have been sent to 44 nations as grants, and 1.82 crore to 39 countries under Covax,”
Certainly, the Health Minister has praised the increasing number of people getting vaccinated, calling the drive “Tika Utsav.”