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Only 0.45% of India’s currently positive COVID-19 patients on ventilator support: Government data

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As the COVID-19 cases in India see an overall decline, according to government data, only 0.45% of the current COVID-19 positive patients are currently on ventilator support. The data also shows that majority of the active coronavirus cases in the country are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. 

While 0.45% cases are currently on ventilator support, almost 4.09 per cent of the cases are on oxygen support, 2.73% are in intensive care units and approximately 7% of the total active COVID-19 cases are in severe condition and may have to undergo oxygen therapy.

Even has the overall daily cases in India are on a decline, there are states like Delhi, which are experiencing a second wave of severe cases. Keeping this and the festive season in mind, the centre has advised states to strictly follow the COVID-19 guidelines and take even stricter actions against for the ones violating them. 

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that COVID-19 appropriate behaviour will be the best solution against fighting the global pandemic and help containing its spread in the country. 

The Prime Minister has addressed the nation on various issues of COVID-19 several times. He has held intense discussions with all CMs and Heads of UTs. His latest address was only for ten minutes but had the important message of continued adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and its transformation to a Jan Andolan, Vardhan said, during a virtual conference. 

The health minister, who has been regularly monitoring the COVID-19 outspread in the country, said that although the number of active cases in Maharashtra has declined, the state continues to have a high fatality rate at 2.6%. He also pointed out that the fatality rate increases to 3.5% in and around Mumbai.

During his interaction with the state Chief Ministers, Vardhan urged them to focus on effective clinical management of the cases to reduce the fatalities in the first 24-72 hours.

Notably, India’s COVID-19 fatality rate is low compared to the current global fatality rate, which is around 3%.

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

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An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

Also read: ‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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