WHO's Chief Scientist Praises India For Low COVID-19 Cases And Deaths

Soumya Swaminathan said it is not just enough to develop and test the vaccine, but it is also crucial to manufacture it, scale-up procurement and get health systems to vaccinate populations.

WHO's Chief Scientist Praises India For Low COVID-19 Cases And Deaths

COVID-19 India: The number of coronavirus cases is 67,152 in India (File)

New Delhi:

World Health Organization's Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan today praised India for keeping the coronavirus cases and deaths very low compared to other countries and said it will play an important role in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.

She said the whole world has to be prepared for the ongoing transmission of infection for "many many months and for perhaps years to come".

Ms Swaminathan said it is not just enough to develop and test the vaccine, but it is also crucial to manufacture it, scale-up procurement and get health systems to vaccinate populations.

Speaking on the National Technology Day, she said, "I would like to commend and congratulate the minister and colleagues for having contained so far the COVID pandemic in India and having kept both the number of cases and the number of deaths very low compared to other countries."

All participants, including Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan, addressed the conference online.

"However, we know it is the marathon that we are running. It is not the sprint, and India and in fact the whole world has to be prepared for the ongoing transmission of infection for many many months and for perhaps years to come," she said.

According to the World Health Organisation, today there have been 39,76,043 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2,77,708 deaths. In India, the death count due to COVID-19 stands at 2,206. The number of cases is 67,152 in the country.

Ms Swaminathan, who served as Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research, said there are many challenges in India in terms of over-population, over-crowding in many of the urban areas and poor access to healthcare facilities in some of the rural areas.

"This is the time, actually, for us to strengthen public health surveillance, primary health care delivery, and strengthening of the health workforce," she said.

On vaccine development, Ms Swaminathan said many vaccine candidates are being developed in India, some in partnership with other groups and some on their own.

"India will play an important role in vaccine development. The world cannot have enough vaccines for everyone if India is not part of the process," she said.

It usually takes 10 years to develop a vaccine, but in the case of Ebola, it was done in five years.

"The aim is to get a (coronavirus) vaccine out in a year or so. Or even less if possible," she said, adding that the process of developing vaccine will need global collaboration like sharing of knowledge, resources, tools and pooling of ideas to perform clinical trials more effectively.

"I am very optimistic that some of these will be successful," she said.

She added that the most vulnerable people to whom the vaccines should be first administered must be identified. This includes frontline worker and people with co-morbidities. Prioritization framework needs to be developed, she added.

World

66,33,042Cases
33,70,946Active
28,70,975Recovered
3,91,121Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 188 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 66,33,042 and 3,91,121 have died; 33,70,946 are active cases and 28,70,975 have recovered as on June 5, 2020 at 9:14 am.

India

2,26,770 9851Cases
1,10,960 4223Active
1,09,462 5355Recovered
6,348 273Deaths
In India, there are 2,26,770 confirmed cases including 6,348 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,10,960 and 1,09,462 have recovered as on June 5, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Akola618
Aurangabad1602
Dhule164
Jalgaon757
Mumbai40746
Mumbai Suburban4089
Nagpur574
Nashik1265
Palghar1022
Pune8419
Satara561
Solapur973
Thane11173
Yavatmal137
Ahmednagar127
Amravati246
Beed48
Bhandara32
Buldhana77
Chandrapur27
Hingoli187
Jalna142
Kolhapur545
Latur127
Nanded137
Nandurbar38
Parbhani72
Raigad1242
Ratnagiri301
Sangli119
Gadchiroli38
gondia67
Osmanabad82
Sindhudurg51
Wardha9
Washim11

77793 2933

41402 1458

33681 1352

2710 123

DistrictCases
Chittoor265
Guntur453
Krishna508
Kurnool781
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*247
Anantapur357
East Godavari282
Prakasam76
Srikakulam149
Visakhapatnam79
West Godavari143
Y.S.R.168
Vizianagaram17

4223 143

1613 67

2539 73

71 3

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Rural20
Bengaluru Urban418
Mysuru103
Bagalkote94
Ballari52
Belagavi251
Bidar178
Chikkaballapura145
Dakshina Kannada133
Dharwad52
Gadag37
Kalaburagi433
Mandya294
Tumakuru40
Uttara Kannada86
Vijayapura138
Chamarajanagara0
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga13
Davangere164
Hassan171
Haveri19
Kodagu4
Kolar26
Koppal4
Raichur275
Ramanagara2
Shivamogga52
Udupi490
Yadgir295

4320 257

2653 157

1610 96

57 4

DistrictCases
North Goa38
South Goa31

166 87

109 87

57

0

DistrictCases
Chengalpattu881
Chennai17957
Kanchipuram398
Madurai290
Namakkal98
Ranipet107
Thanjavur137
Thiruvallur643
Thiruvarur52
Tiruppur115
Vellore48
Virudhunagar158
Ariyalur422
Coimbatore174
Cuddalore479
Dharmapuri11
Dindigul146
Erode72
Kallakurichi290
Kanniyakumari85
Karur81
Nagapattinam73
Perambalur117
Pudukkottai39
Ramanathapuram95
Salem235
Sivaganga41
Tenkasi89
The Nilgiris16
Theni121
Tiruchirappalli95
Tirunelveli417
Tirupathur35
Tiruvannamalai397
Tuticorin261
Villupuram484
Krishnagiri32

27256 1384

12134 786

14902 586

220 12

DistrictCases
Kannur330
Kottayam59
Alappuzha53
Idukki35
Kasaragod304
Kollam80
Kozhikode71
Malappuram104
Palakkad160
Pathanamthitta59
Thiruvananthapuram80
Thrissur71
Ernakulam54
Wayanad30

1588 94

884 52

690 39

14 3

DistrictCases
Raipur20
Korba47
Balod28
Baloda Bazar14
Balrampur15
Bastar2
Bemetara20
Bijapur1
Bilaspur63
Dantewada0
Dhamtari6
Durg15
Gariyaband6
Janjgir-Champa15
Jashpur40
Kabirdham13
Kanker19
Kondagaon0
Korea29
Mahasamund21
Mungeli83
Narayanpur0
Raigarh19
Rajnandgaon37
Sukma0
Surajpur8
Surguja9

756 88

541 63

213 25

2

DistrictCases
Hyderabad1973
MedchalMalkajgiri58
Ranga Reddy161
Suryapet87
Vikarabad39
Warangal Urban32
Adilabad22
Jagitial69
Jangoan8
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Jogulamba Gadwal41
Kamareddy10
Karimnagar11
Khammam22
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad7
Mahabubnagar21
Mancherial40
Medak11
Nalgonda29
Narayanpet3
Nirmal21
Nizamabad76
RajannaSircilla14
Sangareddy20
Bhadradri Kothagudem4
Mahabubabad10
Mulugu3
Nagarkurnool6
Peddapalli4
Siddipet7
Wanaparthy1
Warangal Rural3
YadadriBhuvanagiri37

3147 127

1455 90

1587 31

105 6

DistrictCases
Baleshwar150
Bhadrak117
Jajapur283
Dhenkanal22
Kalahandi26
Kendrapara138
Khordha162
Koraput8
Sundargarh68
Anugul21
Balangir94
Bargarh11
Boudh34
Cuttack113
Deogarh32
Gajapati40
Ganjam456
Jagatsinghapur83
Jharsuguda7
Kandhamal23
Kendujhar26
Malkangiri20
Mayurbhanj29
Nabarangpur2
Nayagarh69
Nuapada52
Puri98
Rayagada0
Sambalpur12
Sonepur8

2478 90

1055 90

1416

7

DistrictCases
Barwani54
Bhopal1627
Dewas107
Dhar126
East Nimar253
Gwalior132
Indore3625
Jabalpur256
Ujjain769
Agar Malwa13
Alirajpur3
Betul28
Burhanpur306
Chhindwara14
Dindori21
Harda4
Hoshangabad37
Khargone155
Mandsaur110
Morena93
Raisen68
Ratlam35
Sagar189
Shajapur10
Shandol13
Sheopur14
Tikamgarh12
Vidisha31
Anuppur17
Ashoknagar12
Balaghat8
Bhind57
Chhatarpur30
Damoh26
Datia9
Guna5
Jhabua13
Katni2
Mandla13
Narsinghpur12
Neemuch233
Niwari0
Panna20
Rajgarh17
Rewa38
Satna23
Sehore12
Seoni2
Shivpuri11
Sidhi18
Singrauli11
Umaria7

8762 174

2748

5637 192

377 6

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad14307
Anand105
Arvalli124
Banas Kantha125
Bhavnagar132
Gandhinagar313
PanchMahals90
Surat1854
Vadodara1206
Bharuch49
Botad55
Chhotaudepur33
Dang3
Dohad40
GirSomnath46
Jamnagar55
Kachchh79
Kheda81
Mahesana119
Mahisagar123
Narmada19
Naysari29
Patan87
Rajkot119
SabarKantha94
Surendranagar42
Tapi6
Valsad38
Amreli12
DevbhumiDwarka12
Junagadh29
Morbi4
Porbandar12

18584 484

4762

12667 455

1155 33

DistrictCases
Ajmer372
Banswara98
Bharatpur129
Jaipur2050
Jhalawar293
Jodhpur1519
Kota472
Nagaur462
Alwar57
Barmer30
Bhilwara215
Bikaner111
Chittorgarh219
Churu24
Dausa50
Dholpur40
Dungarpur294
Hanumangarh30
Jaisalmer52
Jhunjhunu64
Karauli14
Pali264
Rajsamand121
SawaiMadhopur23
Sikar86
Tonk170
Udaipur666
Baran43
Bundi1
Ganganagar9
Jalore121
Pratapgarh14
Sirohi96

9862 210

2545

7104 360

213 4

DistrictCases
Faridabad494
Sonipat249
Ambala58
Bhiwani42
CharkiDadri16
Fatehabad29
Gurugram1770
Hisar55
Jhajjar144
Jind37
Kaithal29
Karnal61
Kurukshetra36
Nuh68
Palwal55
Panchkula53
Panipat63
Rohtak66
Sirsa16
Yamunanagar8
Mahendragarh41
Rewari26

3281 327

1123

2134 1045

24 1

DistrictCases
Agra918
Aligarh163
Amroha77
Bareilly15
Bijnor109
Bulandshahr117
Firozabad181
Gautam Buddha Nagar813
Kanpur Nagar276
Lucknow347
Mathura106
Meerut442
Moradabad231
Muzaffarnagar86
Rae Bareli76
Rampur185
Saharanpur285
Sant Kabeer Nagar111
Varanasi202
Auraiya34
Ayodhya115
Azamgarh94
Baghpat37
Bahraich69
Balrampur45
Banda26
Basti166
Bhadohi38
Budaun22
Etah37
Etawah38
Ghaziabad600
Ghazipur138
Gonda48
Gorakhpur124
Hapur176
Hardoi46
Jalaun40
Jaunpur182
Jhansi40
Kannauj62
Kasganj10
Kaushambi5
Mainpuri42
Mau32
Mirzapur24
Pilibhit15
Pratapgarh13
Prayagraj23
Sambhal98
Shamli32
Shravasti24
Sitapur30
Sultanpur88
Unnao26
Ambedkar Nagar76
Amethi155
Ballia52
Barabanki155
Chandauli34
Chitrakoot4
Deoria100
Farrukhabad30
Fatehpur1
Hamirpur3
Hathras34
Kanpur Dehat4
Kheri64
Kushi Nagar32
Lalitpur3
Maharajganj65
Mahoba1
Shahjahanpur17
Siddharth Nagar122
Sonbhadra5

9237 508

3553 229

5439 263

245 16

DistrictCases
Central3850
East1550
New Delhi3460
North2487
North East1381
North West3889
Shahdara1244
South1613
South East1659
South West1767
West3468

25004 1359

14456 959

9898 356

650 44

DistrictCases
Dhubri15
Goalpara14
Marigaon27
Baksa9
Barpeta10
Biswanath14
Bongaigaon10
Cachar70
Charaideo20
Chirang6
Darrang11
Dhemaji19
Dibrugarh37
Dima Hasao8
Golaghat159
Hailakandi45
Hojai81
Jorhat20
Kamrup27
Kamrup Metro252
KarbiAnglong14
Karimganj57
Kokrajhar30
Lakhimpur48
Majuli1
Nagaon63
Nalbari22
Sivasagar17
Sonitpur26
South SalmaraMancachar4
Tinsukia53
Udalguri27
West KarbiAnglong0

1988 316

1542 287

442 29

4

DistrictCases
East District0
North District0
South District1
West District0

2

2

0

0

DistrictCases
Buxar128
Gaya81
Munger163
Patna253
Rohtas249
Arwal45
Aurangabad67
Banka114
Begusarai180
Bhagalpur203
Bhojpur95
Darbhanga134
Gopalganj104
Jehanabad173
Kaimur (bhabua)81
Lakhisarai63
Madhepura80
Madhubani189
Nalanda112
Nawada87
PurbiChamparan118
Purnia75
Saran81
Siwan76
Vaishali86
Araria48
Jamui43
Katihar139
Khagaria137
Kishanganj64
Muzaffarpur68
Pashchim Champaran51
Saharsa68
Samastipur92
Sheikhpura111
Sheohar9
Sitamarhi49
Supaul55

4493 103

2254

2210 133

29 4

DistrictCases
24 Paraganas North765
24 Paraganas South204
Darjeeling46
Howrah1201
Jalpaiguri16
Kalimpong7
Kolkata2279
Maldah157
Medinipur East116
Medinipur West43
Hooghly311
Murshidabad105
Nadia102
Paschim Bardhaman54
Purba Bardhaman111
Alipurduar12
Bankura56
Birbhum174
Coochbehar126
Dinajpur Dakshin34
Dinajpur Uttar173
Jhargram9
Purulia20

6876 368

3753 170

2768 188

355 10

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

33

0

33

0

DistrictCases
Pondicherry75
Karaikal2
Mahe4
Yanam0

82

57

25

0

DistrictCases
Anjaw0
Changlang16
Dibang Valley0
East Kameng0
East Siang0
Kamle0
KraDaadi0
KurungKumey0
Leparada0
Lohit1
Longding0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0
Lower Subansiri0
Namsai1
PakkeKessang1
Papum Pare2
Shi Yomi0
Siang0
Tawang1
Tirap0
Upper Siang1
Upper Subansiri0
West Kameng0
West Siang0

42 4

41 4

1

0

DistrictCases
Dimapur4
Kiphire0
Kohima0
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Mon0
Peren0
Phek0
Tuensang3
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

80 22

80 22

0

0

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli5

12 4

11 4

1

0

DistrictCases
Ranchi142
Bokaro17
Deoghar5
Dhanbad18
Garhwa62
Giridih18
Hazaribagh75
Jamtara3
Koderma43
Simdega14
Chatra2
Dumka3
East Singhbum113
Godda2
Gumla23
Khunti5
Latehar10
Lohardaga5
Pakur4
Palamu20
Ramgarh25
Sahebganj0
SaraikelaKharsawan4
West Singhbhum15

793 41

433 7

354 33

6 1

DistrictCases
Gomati31
North Tripura7
Dhalai172
Khowai14
Sepahijala32
South Tripura8
Unakoti3
West Tripura21

644 176

471 176

173

0

DistrictCases
Kargil61
LehLadakh38

90

41

48

1

DistrictCases
Anantnag298
Bandipora144
Shopian135
Srinagar236
Baramulla197
Budgam74
Ganderbal28
Jammu62
Kathua45
Kulgam203
Kupwara188
Rajouri25
Ramban137
Reasi15
Samba17
Udhampur93
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0
Doda25
Kishtwar8
Poonch17
Pulwama67

3142 285

2059 243

1048 41

35 1

DistrictCases
Chamba24
Hamirpur110
Kangra88
Sirmaur4
Solan33
Una38
Bilaspur18
Kinnaur0
Kullu2
Lahaul And Spiti0
Mandi14
Shimla8

383 24

199

179 29

5

DistrictCases
Jalandhar283
Ludhiana262
Patiala126
Amritsar424
Barnala24
Faridkot68
Firozepur50
Gurdaspur149
Hoshiarpur136
Kapurthala42
Mansa32
Moga63
Pathankot64
S.A.S Nagar126
Sangrur102
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)98
Sri Muktsar Sahib68
Tarn Taran173
Bathinda54
Fatehgarh Sahib49
Fazilka52
Rupnagar (Ropar)71

2415 39

325 25

2043 14

47

DistrictCases
Haridwar71
Dehradun253
Nainital254
Almora73
Bageshwar23
Chamoli14
Champawat33
PauriGarhwal28
Pithoragarh27
Rudraprayag40
Tehri Garhwal82
Udam Singh Nagar77
Uttar Kashi22

1153 68

846 51

297 15

10 2

DistrictCases
Bishnupur2
Chandel4
Churachandpur21
Imphal East5
Imphal West6
Jiribam0
Kakching0
Kamjong3
Kangpokpi3
Noney0
Pherzawl0
Senapati3
Tamenglong0
Tengnoupal2
Thoubal1
Ukhrul0

124 6

86 6

38

0

DistrictCases
Chandigarh302

301

82

214

5

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills20
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
North Garo Hills1
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Garo Hills4
South West Khasi Hills0
West Garo Hills3
West Jaintia Hills0
West Khasi Hills1

33

19

13

1

DistrictCases
Aizawl2
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Kolasib11
Lawngtlai0
Lunglei0
Mamit0
Saiha0
Saitual0
Serchhip0

17 3

16 3

1

0

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

0

0

0

0