New Delhi: There is good news for a country that is suffering from the Corona epidemic. Addressing the media, Joint Secretary of the Union Ministry of Health, Luv Agarwal said that the cases of those recovering since May 3 have been increasing and in the last 2 weeks, there has been a decline in the cases of 187 districts.
Love Aggarwal said that in the last one week the country-wide positive rate has come down from 21.95 percent to 21.02 percent. There has been an upsurge in death cases for the last 3 days, while there are more than 1 lakh active cases in 12 states.
25 percent COVID-19 positive rate in 10 states
There are 10 states where the COVID-19 positive rate is 25 percent or more. So far, 17.72 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to the public.
Stating that stricter prevention is the key to breaking the chain of viruses, the joint secretary cited the example of Raipur in Chhattisgarh, where the positive rate had earlier reached 54.6 percent, but after strict prevention measures, the cases were controlled and now positive The rate is 19 percent.
NITI Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul said, “Around 18 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in India.” In the US, this number is around 26 crores. Therefore, India ranks third after China. ”
Paul said that all vaccines are procured by the central government and made available to states / union territories for free or directly available for vaccination within the states.
He said, “States are given an advance indication of a free vaccine that will be available to them from the central government for the next 15 days as well as supply of the vaccine throughout the month. States and private hospitals can purchase directly from manufacturers. States / Such advance notice for the Union Territories facilitates easy procurement and effective planning by the state for vaccine supplements. ”