Several steps for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 are being taken by Government of India along with the States/UTs. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.

The implementation of the Action Plan is yielding good results in 23 States/UTs across 47 districts. Kodaggu (Karnataka) is a new district that has been added to this list along with Mahe (Puducherry) that has not reported any fresh cases during the last 28 days. 22 new districts in 12 States have not reported any fresh cases during the last 14 days, which include:

  • Lakhisarai, Gopalganj, Bhagalpur in Bihar
  • Dholpur& Udaipur in Rajasthan
  • Pulwama in J&K
  • Thoubal in Manipur
  • Chitradurga in Karnataka
  • Hoshiarpur in Punjab
  • Rohtak & Charkhi Dadri in Haryana
  • Lohit in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Bhardak, Puri in Odisha
  • Karimganj, Golaghta, Kamrup Rural, Nalbari & South Salmara in Assam
  • Jalpaiguri and Kalimpong in West Bengal
  • Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

As of now, the mortality rate for COVID-19 is of 3.3%. Further analysis of the data indicates that out of the deceased:

  • 14.4% of people are 0-45 years age group
  • 10.3% 45 -60 years age group
  • 33.1% 60-75 years age group
  • 42.2% are from 75 years and above age group

The data shows that 75.3% of the cases belong to above 60 yrs age category. Also it is seen that 83% of cases had co-morbidities. This brings to fore the earlier highlighted facts that elderly people and people with co-morbidities are at higher risk.

After reviewing the worldwide testing methodology, National Taskforce of ICMR has issued a Guideline to all states. Detailed Guideline can be seen at:

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/ProtocolRapidAntibodytest.pdf

Additionally, before starting any Rapid Test, States should register any data related to tests for COVID-19 on ICMR website (covid19cc.nic.in/ICMR).

A total of 14,378 confirmed cases are reported for COVID-19 in the country. As many as 1992 persons i.e. is 13.82% of total cases have been cured/discharged after recovery.

(Source: PIB)

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