New Delhi. The Centre has written to States — Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and J&Okay — that are witnessing a day by day surge within the variety of day by day COVID-19 circumstances directing a rise in proportion of RT-PCR checks whereas making certain that these testing detrimental with Rapid Antigen be retested by RT-PCR.
For third day, nil case in Arunachal
Arunachal Pradesh didn’t report any recent COVID-19 case previously three days, a senior well being official mentioned on Monday.
The whole caseload within the northeastern state remained at 16,836, State Surveillance Officer Lobsang Jampa mentioned.
Arunachal Pradesh now has 5 energetic circumstances, whereas 16,775 individuals have recovered from the illness. A complete of 56 sufferers have succumbed to the virus.
Altogether, 4,03,485 samples have been examined for COVID-19, together with 196 on Sunday, Jampa mentioned.
Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer (SIO) Dimong Padung mentioned 18,697 well being and frontline employees have obtained vaccine photographs up to now.
The well being division has been finishing up the inoculation drive 4 days every week — Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Active coronavirus circumstances surge to over 1.5 lakh
India’s whole tally of COVID-19 circumstances surpassed 1.10 crore with 14,199 new infections being reported in a day, whereas energetic circumstances registered a rise for the fifth consecutive day, based on the Union Health Ministry knowledge up to date on Monday, February 22, 2021
The whole coronavirus circumstances have elevated to 1,10,05,850, whereas the loss of life toll elevated to 1,56,385 with 83 day by day new fatalities, the information up to date at 8 am confirmed.
The quantity of people that have recuperated from the illness surged to 1,06,99,410 which interprets to a nationwide COVID-19 restoration fee of 97.22 per cent and the case fatality fee stands at 1.42 per cent.
Active coronavirus infections within the nation elevated to 1,50,055 which contains 1.36 per cent of the entire caseload, the information said.
Maharashtra surge worrisome, says CM
Remarking that Maharashtra’s sudden and steep surge in Covid-19 circumstances was worrisome certainly, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray mentioned that the federal government would come to know throughout the subsequent fifteen days whether or not or not the State was going through a ‘second wave’ of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Minister Yashomati Thakur mentioned Amravati district in Vidarbha area can be positioned underneath a lockdown from 8 p.m. on Monday to eight a.m. on March 1.
Mr. Thackeray additional warned that the administration can be taking strict punitive motion in opposition to residents and companies not adhering to pandemic rules.
Many docs get ‘confusing’ messages on vaccination date
Many docs who have gotten vaccinated are reporting that they’re getting “confusing” messages about one other vaccination date. While they assume that it might be the date for the second vaccination, they are saying that it’s too near their first dose, leaving little or no hole between the 2 doses.
A niche of 28 days is really useful between the primary and second dose.
Daily vaccination fee will quickly enhance exponentially, says activity pressure member
As on February 20, practically 10.1 million healthcare employees and frontline employees have been vaccinated. The goal is to vaccinate 300 million individuals with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine by July, for which the day by day vaccinations must be over 1 million. However, the seven-day common is presently solely 0.38 million vaccinations per day.
On January 16, when the mass COVID-19 vaccination programme started in India, solely 3,352 classes had been held and 0.19 million individuals had been vaccinated.
Mental well being amid pandemic
Mental well being points triggered by COVID-19 pose a problem, say docs
The variety of COVID-19 infections might have come down in some States however docs throughout government-run well being establishments are seeing a spike in sufferers complaining of psychological well being points triggered by the virus. Among the psychological well being issues are melancholy, anxiousness, post-traumatic stress dysfunction, and trauma brought on by near-death expertise.
“While we are trying to contain the novel coronavirus, we have to be prepared to deal with a new pandemic caused by the COVID-19 impact on mental health. Handling of such mental health cases may continue for the next few years even after vaccination is completed,” Basudeb Das, director, Central Institute of Psychiatry, mentioned.
(With inputs from our Correspondent and companies)