Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to affect Indians as people cope with the news of increasing deaths and rising numbers of infections in large parts of the nation. Major cities in India reel from crumbling hospital infrastructure as lack of medical oxygen and hospital beds drive families of those infected to despair.
PM Narendra Modi held two meetings with chief ministers of states which have been severely affected in the second wave and also held another virtual meeting with leading oxygen manufacturers to address the oxygen shortage in several cities.
source: Hindustan Times.
A Covid-19 patient wearing an oxygen mask waits inside a specialized COVID-19 hospital in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi.
Kerala's active cases ascended up to 1.98 lakh on Saturday as the state reported 26,685 fresh COVID-19 infections, 73 of them were health workers.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged people to exercise caution and not let down their mask or precautions against the virus to halt the spread of the infection.
Covid-19 second wave continues to take lives of Indians, infections continue to get worsened.
The government held discussions with the management of private hospitals today and all cooperation have been assured to the government, Vijayan inform the reporters. As many as 7,067 people have been cured of the infection. The total recoveries have touched 11,73,202. Presently, 1,98,576 people are undergoing treatment for the infection. In the last 24 hours, 1,31,155 samples were tested and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) shot up to 20.35 per cent. So far, 1,49,89,949 samples have been tested, a government press release said