Catch up on Covid-19 developments across Indian States and UT's : Sep 8
Chandigarh: The Administrator, UT Chandigarh, appealed to the citizens, Market Associations, Volunteers and Municipal Councillors to advise people to immediately approach the Administration for medical help in case of initial covid symptoms. Adequate beds, medicines and facilities are available for treatment of corona patients.
Punjab: To encourage testing for COVID, Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh announced distribution of free food packets to poor families who do not want to get themselves tested for fear of isolation impacting their meagre earnings. He also said that there is no shortage of beds in the hospitals and Punjab Government has made all the necessary arrangements in advance to combat Covid19.
Arunachal Pradesh: In Arunachal Pradesh, 86 new COVID-19 positive cases detected. Currently, there are 1,520 positive cases in the state.
Assam: In Assam, 1,763 patients were discharged yesterday taking total discharged patients to 96,823 & active patients are 28,273, Assam Health Minister tweeted.
Manipur: The state of Manipur has recorded 2 more deaths due to COVID-19 & 139 more persons test COVID-19 positive. There were 189 recoveries with 72 per cent recovery rate. There are total 1,820 active cases.
Meghalaya: In Meghalaya, total COVID-19 active cases are 1,433, total BSF and Armed Forces cases are 314, total others are 1,119 while total recovered are 1,556.
Mizoram: 21 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mizoram yesterday. Total cases 1,114, active cases 382.
Nagaland: Of Nagaland's 4,178 confirmed cases, security forces account for 1,786 cases & returnees 1,296. Currently, 773 persons are in Govt. quarantine. More areas sealed in Kohima following detection of new cases. Sealed areas include prime locations including houses in Officers Hill, Potterlane, Chandmari colonies, SIB Guest House etc.
Sikkim: With one more death report, total casualty stands at 6 in Sikkim; cured & discharged 1,380, active cases 554 & new cases 29.
Kerala: Metro service in the state was resumed as part of Unlock4. Meanwhile Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the final stretch of Kochi Metro 1st phase via video conferencing. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri delivered the Presidential address during the inaugural function. A health inspector who molested a woman, who approached him seeking a Covid negative certificate after her quarantine period ended, was arrested in Thiruvananthapuram today. Meanwhile, Police will file a plea seeking custody of the ambulance driver who was booked for molesting a Covid-19 patient inside an ambulance in Aranmula on Saturday night. Covid-19 was confirmed in 3,082 persons in Kerala yesterday. At present there are 22,676 patients undergoing treatment and a total of 2,00,296 people are under observation in various districts. The death toll so far is 347.
Tamil Nadu: In Puducherry, 292 persons tested positive for Covid-19 and 11 died in the last 24 hours ending at 10 AM. So far, 17316 persons have been infected by the virus in the UT of which 12135 were treated and discharged and 280 died leaving 4865 active cases. Bus, train services resume between districts across Tamil Nadu; safety arrangements have been made at railway stations and bus termini, officials said. Covid-19 norms violated across Tamil Nadu on lockdown-free Sunday; many throng public places without wearing masks.
Karnataka: Metro train services resumed in Bengaluru today after gap of over 150 days; very few passengers were seen even during peak hours. After five months of corona crisis, tourism sector is picking-up in the State. Several govt. employees hit hard by salary delays, reports media; while the delay in payment is not entirely new, an official said it has been more severe amidst the pandemic. As many as 9,319 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Karnataka on Sunday. With this, the total number of positive cases stands at 3.98 lakh in the State.
Andhra Pradesh: State on Monday released Unlock 4.0 guidelines in line with the Central government regulations. The government has issued permission to run schools for classes 9 and 10 and Intermediate from September 21. However, the government has made the written consent of parents mandatory. Government has also allowed skill development centers to open. However, it has recommended to hold social, educational, sports, religious and political meetings with a participation not exceeding 100 people and decided to allow 50 people for weddings and 20 for funeral service from Sept 20. Open air theatres were allowed to function from Sept 21, but cinema halls, swimming pools and entertainment parks were denied permission. High recoveries for the third straight day ensured that the active cases fall below one lakh mark in the state. Whereas, the aggregate Covid-19 cases in the State is now just short of the five-lakh mark.
Telangana: 1802 new cases & 09 deaths reported in the last 24 hours; out of 1802 cases, 245 cases reported from GHMC. Total cases: 1,42,771; Active cases: 31,635; Deaths: 897; Discharges: 1,10,241. As many as 2,711 persons have recovered by Sunday, pushing the overall Covid-19 recoveries in the State to 1,10,241 with a recovery rate of 77.2 percent while the countrywide recovery rate is at 77.25 per cent. Over five months after they were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, metro rail services have resumed in the city with protective measures.
Maharashtra: The number of active Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra has been rising steadily. With 126,523 cases and 2,205 fatalities reported in the last seven days, the state now has 235,857 active patients, more than a fourth cases in the country. Meanwhile, to prevent deaths due to corona across Maharashtra, the state health department is mulling over the expansion of its Tele-ICU project. A tele-ICU setup consists of a critical care team which uses IT and communication tech to guide doctors treating patients in rural areas and inaccessible hospitals. It is expected to make up for the shortage in medical specialists across Maharashtra, provide treatment to critically ill patients and reduce mortality,
Gujarat: The State Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today flagged off five Covid Vijay Raths to promote awareness creation among masses. The project is being implemented by the Government of Gujarat Health Department and Ministry of I&B Media Unites in Gujarat in collaboration with UNICEF. Gujarat has 16,475 active cases as on date.
Rajasthan: All the religious places in Rajasthan, including those in urban areas reopened today. However, devotees are not allowed to bring flowers, fruits and sweets. Maintenance of safe distancing and wearing of masks have been made mandatory. There are 14,958 active Covid cases in Gujarat.
Madhya Pradesh: In one of its kinds of initiative, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College and Hospital in Jabalpur in the state has established live interaction with families to curb depression and suicidal tendencies among COVID-19 patients. The experiment began after two coronavirus positive patients tried to kill themselves at the hospital. Dean Dr PK Kasar informed that a glass partition that separates patients from kin is in place for the interaction. Already, more than ten patients have talked to their families. Currently, 260 people are undergoing treatment for the infection in the hospital.