India reports 909 fresh cases of COVID-19, count hits 8,356 says Lav Agarwal

Sallie Anderson

New Delhi:

As lots of as 909 COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths have actually been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall number of such cases to 8,356 in the nation, the Union Health Ministry stated on Sunday, while asserting that the federal government is “extra prepared” if there is a rapid rise in the number of coronavirus clients.

Attending to a press rundown, Health Ministry’s Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal stated the federal government is broadening the COVID-19 screening capability in state-run along with private medical colleges.

“The total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 8,356. A total of 909 new cases and 34 deaths have been reported since Saturday. The good news is that 716 people have recovered and have been discharged so far. Seventy-four people have been cured since Saturday. The government is extra prepared if the number of cases rises exponentially,” he stated.

“We are working on an urgent basis to expand the capacity for COVID-19 testing in government and private medical colleges across the country. Fourteen mentor institutes, including the AIIMS and NIMHANS, have been identified to mentor the medical colleges and expand the coronavirus testing capacity,” Agarwal added.

Agarwal stated: “On March 29, we had 979 favorable cases and 20 percent of these cases (196) required vital care and oxygen. That time, 41,900 devoted Covid beds were offered in 163 state-run health centers. On April 4, when we required 580 beds, we had 67,500 beds, on April 9, 1,100 beds were required however there were 85,000 beds offered in the nation.

Agarwal likewise stated: “In AIIMS Delhi, there are 250 beds including 50 ICU beds. There are high dependent units attached with few beds and there are 70 ventilators. In Safdarjang (Hospital), one complete block has been converted into Covid block and has 500 beds. We have provided 1,680 beds to Andhra Pradesh. As on today there were 148 ventilators available, we provided 444 additional ventilators. One special medical officer is appointed in every state.”

He likewise added that 9,000 beds were determined by the army and 7,000 beds are offered in military health centers. Water resistant camping tents are likewise offered in far flung locations and 2 clients can be kept in one camping tent, he stated.

According to ICMR authorities, an overall of 1,86,906 samples have actually up until now been evaluated throughout the nation, of which 7,953 have actually been discovered favorable for COVID-19

“In the last five days, on an average, 15,747 samples were tested per day and 584 of those were found to be positive per day,” an Indian Council of Medical Research Study (ICMR) official stated at journalism rundown.

Reacting to a concern about advancement of vaccines, he stated, “There are 40 plus candidate vaccines that are under development but none of them has reached the next stage.”

The Health Ministry likewise notified that 20,000 train coaches will be transformed into seclusion wards.”In the first phase, 5,000 coaches are being converted,” Agarwal stated.

According to federal government representative KS Dhatwalia, the Group of Ministers (GoM) has actually authorized the release of hydroxychloroquine to 13 countries after an evaluation of stocks.

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