While the second wave of coronavirus continued to engulf several parts of India, the Union Health Ministry on Monday said that some states were showing very early signs of decline in daily new COVID-19 cases.
Lav Agarwal, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary, said that the overall cumulative fatality of the country is around 1.10 percent.
Even as he said that some states including Delhi, Madhya Pradesh were showing early signs of plateauing/decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases.
“We’re seeing a positive approach in recoveries too,” he said, adding that on May 2, the recovery rate was at 78 percent and on May 3 it climbed up to almost 82 percent.
“These were early gains on which we have to work on regularly,” Lav Agarwal said.
Adding, the Centre said that some states were showing increasing trends in COVID-19 cases and that these states should take required precautionary measures.
“Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Haryana, Karnataka Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya are among those states,” the Health Ministry added.
Amid a shortage of medical oxygen in India due to the second wave of coronavirus, Lav Aggarwal said that the government was exploring the feasibility of converting existing nitrogen plants to produce oxygen.
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