The current state of the covid-19 pandemic in India

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The covid pandemic in India seems like slowing down with time being, and the number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country has decreased by less than 100,000 a day in the past few days. According to data from the Federal Ministry of Health, the total number of Covid-19 cases in India on Wednesday was 2,96,33,105. After 70 days, the number of active cases in the country also fell below 900,000. 3,79,573 people and 2,542 people have died recently.

The number of active cases with covid in India has drastically dropped to 8,65,432 it is now 2.92% of the total number of infected people. The country’s recovery rate rose to 95.80%. the number of daily cases also decreased. As India slowly unlocks, health experts warn that if proper Covid-19 behaviour is not followed, the third wave of outbreaks may occur.

Several states have begun to gradually lift the lockdown, while some states are relaxing Covid-19 restrictions and allowing more activities as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to decline. Vaccination is the key to fighting this epidemic. So far, 26 million people in India have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, the vaccination rate needs to be increased to achieve the year-end goal of vaccinating all people over the age of 18 in the country.

In a key event on Tuesday, the government made it clear that “pre-registration for vaccination through online does not require to have an access for vaccination services”. This will further strengthen the vaccination campaign, especially in rural areas where mobile phone and Internet penetration rates are low. The government addressed the doubts and clearly said the one needs no prior registration for vaccination. If you are over 18, you can go directly to the nearest vaccination centre, where the local vaccination specialist will register and vaccinate you during the same visit. He said this is also commonly referred to as “inbound.” On Tuesday, a government committee confirmed India’s first death after being vaccinated with Covid-19.

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, have developed an inexpensive sterilization box to disinfect small household items by combining heat and ultraviolet radiation to prevent COVID-19. The results of their research were also recently published in Environmental Research (2021). According to the team, the products available in the market only use UV-C irradiation equipment to disinfect items for Rs 13,000-15,000, while the developed device has UV-C and heat irradiation equipment to disinfect items 3,500 rupees.

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