Nearly 9,000 people have been infected with mucormycosis or Black Fungus across the country, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda said today. In view of the rapid surge, the government has sent over 23,000 additional vials of a key drug used for the treatment of the fungal infection to the affected states, he added.
India on Saturday recorded new cases of coronavirus infection at over 2.57 lakh, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,62 crore according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country saw a new record with 20,66,285 samples tested since yesterday.
The COVID-19 active caseload is 29,23,400 which now comprises 11.63 per cent of the total infections.
After recording over 3 lakh cases for nearly three weeks, India's daily cases dropped below the mark earlier this week. Nearly 30,000 Covid patients have died since May 15.
Worldwide, over 16.61 crore cases have been logged since the pandemic broke; 34 lakh people have died.
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Coronavirus vaccination centres run by Mumbai's civic body will be shut today, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced on Saturday adding that the details for Monday will be shared by them on Twitter on Sunday.
"Dear Mumbaikars. There will be no vaccination at any of the centres tomorrow. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. The details for Monday will be shared tomorrow by this handle & the respective wards too," the civic body tweeted.
Kerala airlifted three tankers to the Tata Steel Plant at Burnpur in West Bengal and brought them back by road to Kochi with oxygen.
Deputy Transport Commissioner Reji P Varghese said, "Oxygen was brought from Bengal due to lack of oxygen here. Three tankers were used for this. From here it was airlifted to Bengal. Returned safely by road. A tanker contains 9 tons of oxygen. The total oxygen reached today is 18 tons. There was a pilot vehicle from Cuttack to here."
One tanker had reached Kochi earlier on Thursday.
Coronavirus vaccination centres run by Mumbai's civic body will be shut tomorrow, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced today adding that the details for Monday will be shared by them on Twitter on Sunday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday provided financial assistance of Rs one crore to the family of late "Corona warrior" Dr Anas Mujahid.
The coronavirus positivity rate has dropped from 24.83 per cent on May 10 to 12.45 per cent on May 22, NITI Aayog member VK Paul said. He said the coronavirus situation in the country is stabilising.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean passed 1 million people on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic worsening in the part of the world with the highest per capita death rate.
Delhi's positivity rate has dropped to 3.58 per cent, lowest since April 1, as the more contagious and dangerous wave of the coronavirus infections continued to recede. The national capital on Saturday logged 2,260 new Covid cases, lowest since March 31. At 182, even the single-day spike in death count saw a major dip.
Nearly 9,000 people have been infected with mucormycosis or Black Fungus across the country, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda said today. In view of the rapid surge, the government has sent over 20,000 vials of a key drug used for its treatment."
After a detailed review of rising no. of cases of #Mucormycosis in various states, a total of 23680 additional vials of #Amphotericin- B have been allocated to all States/UTs today.- Sadananda Gowda (@DVSadanandGowda) May 22, 2021
The Allocation has been made based on total no. of patients which is approx. 8848 across country. pic.twitter.com/JPsdEHuz0W
A total of 23,680 additional vials of Amphotericin-B have been allocated to all States/UTs today. The Allocation has been made based on total number of patients which is approx. 8,848 across country: Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers pic.twitter.com/yAikWVkoU4- ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2021
Observing that the ongoing "catastrophic" 2nd wave of COVID-19 in India is a sign that the worst may be yet to come, the IMF said the situation in India is a warning of the possible events in low-and middle-income nations."
India recorded 2.57 lakh fresh Covid cases and 4,194 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country saw a new record with 20,66,285 samples tested since yesterday. The overall case count surged past 2.62 crore-mark this morning."
Two police constables and a home guard in Uttar Pradesh 's Unnao district have been suspended and a case registered against them after a 17-year-old boy died on Friday after being allegedly thrashed by the cops in custody for "violating curfew"."
A 120-year-old woman has become an inspiration for people living in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district after she took a lead in her remote hamlet to get vaccinated against COVID-19, prompting Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Y K Joshi to felicitate the centenarian at her home on Friday.
In an environment where vaccine hesitancy has been witnessed among sections of the public, 120-year-old Dholi Devi got herself the shot on May 17 that has been able to transform the mindset of the local population, an army officer said.
"Dholi Devi represents the voice of hope during the pandemic gloom and the entire village has now voluntarily come forward for inoculation inspired by her," he said.
Speaking to reporters, Ms Devi said she is 120-years-old and took the vaccination and faced no problem at all.