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India's battle against Covid-19

India has reported only 1 death per million population in the last seven days.

India’s battle against Covid-19: Where do we stand now

In the battle against Covid-19, India continues to be among countries with the lowest new cases and new deaths per million population in the last 7 days. The daily recovered cases in India continue to surpass the daily new cases. The daily recoveries have overtaken the daily new cases since last 20 days, according to the Union Health Ministry.

13,320 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. The national recovery rate has further grown to 96.91%. The total cumulative recoveries stand at 1,03,59,305 today.

With a sustained, pro-active and calibrated strategy of the Centre based on ‘whole of government’ and ‘whole of society’ approach, the daily new cases have seen a consistent decline

There has been continued focus of the Union and State/UT governments on improved and effective clinical treatment in hospitals, supervised home isolation, use of non-invasive oxygen support, use of steroids, anticoagulants, and improved services of the ambulances for ferrying patients for prompt and timely treatment. The Union Government has supported the State/UTgovernments with sufficient quantity of ventilators, PPE kits, drugs, etc. Tireless efforts of ASHA workers have ensured effective surveillance and tracking progress of the patients in supervised home isolation.

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The ‘eSanjeevani’ digital platform has enabled telemedicine services which have been successful in containing the spread of COVID while simultaneously enabling provisions for non-COVID essential healthcare. The Centre has also focussed on building the clinical management capacities of the doctors manning the ICUs. The ‘National e-ICU on COVID-19 Management’exercise conducted by domain experts from AIIMS, New Delhi has substantially helped in this.

India’s battle against Covid-19

As on 27 January 2021, till 8.00 a.m., more than 20 lakh (20,29,480) beneficiaries have received the vaccination. In the last 24 hours, 5,671people were vaccinated across 194 sessions. 36,572 sessions have been conducted so far.

84.52% of the new recovered cases are in 9 States/UTs

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 5,290 newly recovered cases. 2,106 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 738 in Karnataka.

84.73% of the new cases are from 7 States and UTs

Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,293. It is followed by Maharashtra with 2,405, while Karnataka reported 529 new cases.

Seven States/UTs account for 83.94 % of the new deaths

Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (47). Kerala follows with 19 daily deaths and Chhattisgarh with 14. India has reported only 1 death per million population in the last seven days.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said the world is on the verge of defeating the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board meeting, the union health minister said, “2020 was the year of science when the best of humanity was shown through the gloom that descended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation demanded the setting up of major global collaboration so that scientists could share their expertise. For these governments, business and philanthropic organisations got together to start committing resources.”