HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 49 people died in a single day causing the death count rises up to 2,149 in West Bengal
  • West Bengal government has set some guideline for the arrival of passengers to the state and the departure to other states to curb the infection
  • WB conducted more than 27,000 samples tests in a single day.
  • North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Murshidabad, South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Dakshin Dinajpur, Darjeeling, and Purba Medinipur are most infected districts in WB
  • The five most affected states in India by number of cases are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi
  • The human trials of the developed Covid-19 vaccine candidate for ‘Covaxin’ at AIIMS Delhi have shown positive results and show early promises

KOLKATA: The COVID caseload in West Bengal has reached its new highs breaching to 1lakh landmark. In a single day, West Bengal has recorded 2,931 new infections, taking the total toll to 1,01,390. 49 people died today causing the death count to rise up to 2,149. Since yesterday more than 3,067 patients were discharged from the health care centres and isolation wards taking the total number of recoveries to 73,395. Reportedly more than 27,000 samples were taken in a single day.

The West Bengal government has set some guideline for the arrival of passengers to the state and the departure to other states to curb the transmission of the infection. All the passengers are supposed to follow precautionary measures such as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and social distancing norms during boarding and travel. Health screening at the point of departure is done compulsorily and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to board. North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Murshidabad, South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Dakshin Dinajpur, Darjeeling, and Purba Medinipur districts are the most affected in the state accounting with maximum deaths.

Nationwide more than 60,000 cases were recorded in 24 hours, taking the tally to 23,28,405. As many as 46,188 have died from the disease. The five most affected states by number of cases are Maharashtra (5,35,601 ), Tamil Nadu (3,08,649 ), Andhra Pradesh (2,44,549 ), Karnataka (1,88,611 ) and Delhi (1,47,391 ).

Previously, PM stated that more than 80% of the caseload constitutes in 10 states. The recovery rate of India has drastically gone up to 70%. Government is making continuous efforts in curbing and suppressing the virus following the international guidelines. Gujarat, Bihar, West Bengal and Telangana has been advised to pace up it’s testing as the rate is very low compared to the positively affected rate.

Delhi over the past few months have seen a surge in the cases at a large number on a daily basis, however, the active cases seem to have dipped over the past few weeks. The human trials of the developed Covid-19 vaccine candidate for ‘Covaxin’ at AIIMS Delhi have shown positive results and show early promises.

The collaborative efforts of all States & UTs for house-to-house surveys, contact tracing, surveillance of containment and buffer zones, perimeter control activities, aggressive testing and timely diagnosis has resulted in early identification of the infected persons. Which has helped in early treatment too and keep the spread in check while identifying the vulnerable population like the elderly, pregnant women and those with co-morbidities?

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