Also, in a presentation at the meeting, Sujeet K. Singh, director, National Centre for Disease Control, made a granular analysis of the Covid trajectory. Singh said the apparent shift of Covid19 towards lower age groups is driven by the fact that higher age groups had been vaccinated in considerable proportion by now.
India has recorded a dip in the active cases for the second consecutive day. There’s a decline of 11,122 cases from the previous active case load. Around 348,000 new cases were registered as on Wednesday morning against 3,55,338 single-day recoveries. “We have to keep up this pace with renewed and stringent focus on containment measures for addressing the present surge. Stringent adherence to implementation of micro-containment zones has helped,” the health minister said.
Vardhan said the government had supported states by providing them PPE kits, drugs such as Remdesivir, N95 masks and ventilators. “We will continue to do this. We are with you in your needs. Make sure these things get utilised well,” he said while praising the states for their dedication and patience in their fight against the pandemic.
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