As the second wave of coronavirus continues to engulf a number of elements of the nation, the Centre on Monday stated some states are exhibiting very early indicators of plateauing in day by day new COVID-19 circumstances, whereas some stay a explanation for concern.
Addressing a information briefing, Joint Secretary within the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal stated 13 states, together with Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Punjab, are exhibiting early indicators of plateauing, whereas states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal are exhibiting an rising development in day by day circumstances.
Amid a scarcity of medical oxygen within the nation, he stated 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 stated.
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 stated Durg, Gariyaband, Raipur, Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh; Chhindwara, Guna, Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh, Leh in Ladakh; Nirmal in Telangana are exhibiting indicators of decline in circumstances within the final 15 days. Agarwal stated 12 districts of Maharashtra are additionally exhibiting indicators 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 stated.
“There are some causes of concern,” Agarwal cautioned.
He stated 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, Tamil Nadu. There are seven states the place the lively circumstances are within 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 charge is greater than 15 per cent and in 9 states the positivity charge is between 5 to 15 per cent and 5 states it’s lower than 5 per cent.
He stated 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 exhibiting an rising development in day by day 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 stated.
On vaccine protection, he stated up to now 12.07 crore (first dose for 10.53 crore individuals and second dose for 1.54 crore) above the age of 45 years have been vaccinated.
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria warned in opposition to speeding for CT scans in circumstances of delicate COVID-19, saying there are unwanted effects and it will possibly 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 stated.