The case trajectory of Covid-19 in India has registered substantial decline, from over 4 lakhs per day on the peak of the second wave to 30,549 on August 3, mentioned Joint Secretary within the Union Health Ministry, Luv Agrawal, at a press convention right here on Tuesday.
Stating that recent Covid instances are being reported from restricted areas, Agrawal mentioned that final week Kerala reported 40.95 per cent of whole caseloads in India, adopted by Maharashtra (19.43 per cent) and Karnataka (5.94 per cent).
Analysing the district-wise Covid knowledge, Agrawal mentioned that in whole, 279 districts reported over 100 instances within the first week of June. However, after one month, such districts’ numbers have been confined to 107 and presently solely 57 districts are reporting over 100 instances.
A complete of 18 districts throughout the nation have confirmed the rising tendency on Covid trajectory from final 4 weeks, he added.
It consists of 10 districts from Kerala, 3 from Maharashtra, 2 from Manipur and one every from Arunachal, Meghalay and Mizoram.
Agrawal mentioned that solely these 18 districts contribute 47.5 per cent of each day Covid instances. The 10 districts of Kerala have reported round 40.6 per cent of Covid instances.
India’s energetic caseload has considerably declined and stands at 4 lakh presently. Kerala has over 1.65 lakh of energetic instances. In whole 9 states have over 10,000 energetic covid instances as of now.
A complete of 60 per cent Covid instances are being reported from Kerala and Maharashtra solely, he mentioned.
India continues to maintain optimistic traits of restoration charge at 97.3 per cent.
“Overall declining trend observed across India in weekly positivity since week ending May 10. Weekly positivity less than 2 per cent for the first time in past three months have been noticed,” mentioned Agrawal.
However, he mentioned that 44 districts have over 10 per cent of positivity charge.
In whole, 5 crore vaccine doses have been administered within the final 5 days, he added.
Talking about Kerala, Aggarwal mentioned that the group despatched to Kerala has submitted its report. Covid instances are rising at a charge of 17 per cent in Mallapuram district. The group has really useful strengthening testing and call tracing in 10 districts of the state. The group has additionally really useful increasing the variety of ICU beds within the state. Instead of 1:5 tracing, it ought to be 1:20, the group has really useful.
Talking about R values (replica values), Agrawal mentioned, “We have observed increasing reproductive values in limited trajectory.”
He mentioned that in whole, eight states have proven reproductive charges of over 1. He expressed concern over rising R values in Himachal Pradesh, including that the second wave of Covid is way from over now.
“Growth rate and active cases are also assessed using Reproduction (R) Number. It is the average number of new infections generated by one infected individual during the entire infectious period. Whenever R number is above one, it means that the case trajectory is increasing and it needs to be controlled. US, Canada, Australia and India have 1.2 R number, on average. This means one infected individual is infecting more than one person. R number is high in 8 states of India,” mentioned Agrawal.
Niti Ayog Member (Health) VK Paul mentioned that trials on kids’s vaccines are occurring. An try has been made to point out the nationwide perspective within the Sero-survey. In 80 per cent of the instances, there are not any signs of Covid, and it shouldn’t be linked to the demise charge.
He mentioned, “We have observed increasing tendency in eight states. Only contact tracing can stop the Covid-19 infection”.