Hindustan Times (East UP)

‘Covid cases rising, travellers should avoid going to India’

Ten states account for 77.67 per cent, ten states account for 82.74 per cent of the new fatalities

- HT Correspond­ent letters@hindustant­imes.com

NEW DELHI: As the Covid-19 cases in India spurt to unpreceden­ted levels, the United States has asked its citizens to avoid travelling to India.

“Even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading variants and should avoid all travel to India. If you must travel to India, get fully vaccinated before travel,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an advisory.

This comes a day after the US state department said that it would issue specific warnings against travelling to roughly 80% of the world’s countries due to pandemic risks.

It also asked Americans to reconsider their internatio­nal travel plans before proceeding in view of the viral infection resurfacin­g in many countries.

“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose unpreceden­ted risks to travelers. In light of those risks, the Department of State strongly recommends US citizens reconsider all travel abroad,” it said.

However, the department has not revealed which countries will fall under which category.

NEW DELHI: Ten states, including Maharashtr­a, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, account for 77.67 per cent of the new COVID-19 infections reported in a day, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The daily COVID-19 positivity rate (7 day moving average) continues to show an upward trend and currently stands at 15.99 per cent, it said.

Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisga­rh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan are among the other states in the list of 10.

India’s daily new cases are showing a rising trend and a total 2,59,170 new cases were registered in a span of 24 hours.

Maharashtr­a has reported the highest daily new cases at 58,924. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 28,211 while Delhi reported 23,686 new cases.

India’s total active caseload has reached 20,31,977 and now comprises 13.26 per cent of the country’s total infections. A net increase of 1,02,648 cases recorded in the total active caseload in a day.

Maharashtr­a, Chhattisga­rh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulative­ly account for 62.07 per cent of India’s total active cases. “The daily positivity rate (7 day moving average) continues to show an upward trend, currently stands at 15.99 per cent.

India’s cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,31,08,582 with 1,54,761 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours.The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.18 per cent, the ministry said. It said that 1,761 deaths were reported in a span of 24 hours.

Ten states account for 82.74 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtr­a saw the maximum casualties (351). Delhi follows with 240 daily deaths.

The cumulative number of vaccine doses administer­ed in the country has crossed 13 crore as part of the world’s largest vaccinatio­n drive, the ministry said in the afternoon.

A total of 12,71,29,113 vaccine doses (10,96,59,181 first doses and 1,74,69,932 second doses) have been administer­ed through 18,83,241 sessions, as per the provisiona­l report till 7 am.

These include 91,70,717 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 57,67,657 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,14,32,732 FLWs who have received the first dose and 56,86,608 FLWs who have taken the second dose.

Besides, 4,66,82,963 and 47,04,601 beneficiar­ies more than 60 years old have been administer­ed the first and second dose respective­ly and 4,23,72,769 and 13,11,066 beneficiar­ies aged 45 to 60 have taken the first and second dose respective­ly.

Eight states account for 59.33 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the ministry said. Over 32 lakh vaccinatio­n doses were administer­ed in a span of 24 hours. As on day-94 of the vaccinatio­n drive (April 19), 32,76,555 vaccine doses were given. A total of 22,87,419 beneficiar­ies were vaccinated across 45,856 sessions for the first dose and 9,89,136 beneficiar­ies received the second dose.

 ??  ?? Health workers process Covid-19 antigen test samples as cases continue to surge across the country, in Srinagar, Tuesday.
Health workers process Covid-19 antigen test samples as cases continue to surge across the country, in Srinagar, Tuesday.

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