There was a joint press conference of the Ministry of Health and Home Affairs on Friday to deal with the coronavirus and lockdown situation in the country. Speaking on occasion, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, Love Agarwal said that since April 1, the rate of increase of infection of the Corona has decreased by 40 per cent. Compared to other countries, 80 per cent of Corona patients are recovering here. India is better at preventing corona infection than other countries.
Ministry of Health
He said that the rate of doubling of COVID19 cases before the lockdown was talking about three days, as per the data of the last seven days, the price of increasing of affairs is now 6.2 days. The rate of doubling in 19 states and union territories is less than the speed of increase in the country.
In 19 states and union territories where the rate of doubling is less than the price of doubling of the country, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh. Chandigarh, Ladakh, Puducherry, Delhi, Bihar, Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra The states include UP, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Assam and Tripura.
He said that five lakh kits distributed to states for the rapid test. There will be one million rapid tests by May. Compared to other countries, 80 per cent of Corona patients are recovering here. So far, 1919 hospitals have built in the country. 1.73 lakh isolation beds prepared.
Coronavirus Cases In India
He said that we have to fight Corona on every front; it tried that its vaccine should be ready soon. He said that 1749 people had been cured by now. The total number of cases in the country is 13,387. There have been 1007 new cases on the last day. 23 recent deaths have also occurred in the previous 24 hours.
Ratan Gangakhedkar of ICMR said that 3,19,400 tests of COVID-19 had done so far. Twenty-eight thousand three hundred forty tested on Thursday. He said that the virus is in India for three months; the mutation does not happen very quickly. Any vaccine that comes out now will also work in the future (if the virus mutes).
On the question of the use of BCG vaccine to fight COVID19, he said that ICMR would start a study next week. Till we do not have its definite results, we did not recommend it to health workers either.