India witnessed a dip in COVID-19 cases after the country reported 3,66,161 new infections in last 24 hours. With 7,45,237 active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,26,62,575. 3,754 new deaths in last 24 hours took the toll to 2,46,116. So far, 1,86,71,222 people won the battle against COVID-19. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, till date 30,37,50,077 samples have been tested for COVID-19 virus. Vaccination drive is underway and 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
Amid crippling COVID-19 situation in national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 09 announced that metro rail services will remain suspended till 5 am on May 17. Delhi entered into an extended period of lockdown with strict restrictions to further curb the COVID surge. Positivity rate of Delhi dipped to 23% from 35% amid lockdown restrictions.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tamil Nadu and in view of it, a two-week lockdown has been imposed in the state to contain the spread of infection. On May 10, streets in Coimbatore remained silent and deserted. However, all grocery shops will continue to work until 12 noon during the lockdown period. On May 09, TN Govt in its first meeting stressed on strict COVID-19 containment measures to rein in the virus. With 28,897 new COVID cases, Tamil Nadu reported highest-ever single day spike on May 09.
Top doctors explain how Covid affects patients with diabetes. Dr Naval K Vikram of AIIMS explains the dos and don’ts for diabetic patients. Doctor also explains the use of steroids in some Covid cases. This comes at a time when vaccination in the country has been opened for 18-44 years of age. Watch the full video for more details.
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AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria had warned against CT scans in mild Covid cases linking its radiation to cancer risk. Backing Dr Guleria, Dr Naval Vikram, Dept of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Jagadish Hiremath, Founder, ACE Healthcare also cautioned against the overuse of CT scans. They pointed out its harmful effects and urged everyone to be very careful. Watch the full video for more.
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Even as India struggles against the second wave of Covid-19 infections, the Union government's principal scientific advisor K. VijayRaghavan on May 5 said that a third Covid wave is inevitable. VijayRaghavan said that more waves are likely to occur. In this episode of In Focus, top doctors, Dr Naval Vikram, Dept of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Jagadish Hiremath, Founder- ACE Healthcare discuss how India can be prepared for the third wave of Covid-19. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Navy ships are bringing medical oxygen from various foreign destinations. INS Talwar reached Mangaluru with 40 metric tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain. INS Kolkata is en route from Kuwait with similar cargo. INS Airavat is bringing oxygen cylinders and ISO tanks from Singapore. Meanwhile, India's defence tech firm DRDO, set up an oxygen plant at AIIMS, Delhi. Four more plants are planned at hospitals in and around the national capital. India is facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Watch the full video for more.
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Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital stood at Rs 91.53 and Rs 82.06 per litre, respectively on May 10. The petrol prices were increased by 26 paise per litre and diesel by 33 paise in Delhi. Petrol prices witnessed a minor surge across country and differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax. In Mumbai, the price of petrol and diesel stood at Rs 97.86 and Rs 89.17 per litre respectively. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 93.38 and Rs 86.96 per litre respectively and Rs 91.66 and Rs 84.90 per litre in Kolkata.
ITBP IG, Anand Swaroop visited Delhi's Sardar Patel Covid care centre on Friday. Swaroop reviewed ground arrangements at the covid centre in Chhatarpur. Senior ITBP officials regularly visit the centre..
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