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‘Casual And Careless’ Behaviour Of People Resulted In Rise In COVID-19 Cases: Indore Health Official

After registering a drop in COVID-19 cases for some weeks, Indore is witnessing a spike in cases. The city has sent 96 samples of coronavirus patients to identify the strain of COVID-19

'Casual And Careless' Behaviour Of People Resulted In Rise In COVID-19 Cases: Indore Health Official
Highlights
  • Indore has reported seven deaths so far in the month of February
  • Indore has a COVID-19 death rate of less than 1.6 per cent
  • People are not wearing masks and not using sanitizer: COVID Nodal Officer

Indore: As many as 96 samples of coronavirus patients have been sent to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), New Delhi and 4 samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune to identify the strain of COVID-19, amid the recent surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Indore, an official said on Monday (February 22). Dr Amit Malakar, COVID Nodal Officer, Indore speaking to ANI said that “casual and careless” behaviour of people have contributed to the recent increase in COVID cases in the city.

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I have seen that people are not wearing masks and not using sanitiser. The target of testing the coronavirus samples have been reduced after a January 3 order of the Madhya Pradesh government asking to reduce the number of casual and temporary staff in the health department, he said.

“The death rate is still less than 1.6 per cent. In Indore, we have reported 7 deaths in the month of February. We have sent 96 positive samples from Indore to NCDC, Delhi and four samples to NIV Pune to identify the strain, whether they are the old strain of COVID-19 or a new strain of COVID-19,” he added.

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The official said that the samples which have been sent are COVID-19 positive samples of last week.

The samples which have been sent include- mild symptoms, moderate symptoms and higher symptoms of COVID-19, he added.

Dr Malakar said that the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination is being administered to those health care and frontline workers who have taken the first dose of the vaccine. Around 35,000 health care and frontline workers have taken the first jab, he said. On being asked, if there will be a lockdown in Indore due to COVID-19, he said,

Such a decision will be taken at the state level and if the public becomes aware then there will be no need to take such action.

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After registering a drop in COVID-19 cases for some weeks, Indore is witnessing a spike in cases. With 104 new cases on Sunday (February 21), Indore’s caseload went up to 58,860 including 57,269 recovered, 931 deaths and 660 active cases. Indore was one of India’s COVID-19 hotspots, contributing nearly 50 per cent of all cases reported in Madhya Pradesh in May last year.

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World

26,10,35,501Cases
22,18,42,204Active
3,39,98,278Recovered
51,95,019Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,10,35,501 and 51,95,019 have died; 22,18,42,204 are active cases and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 3:39 am.

India

3,45,72,523 8,774Cases
1,05,6911,328Active
3,39,98,278 9,481Recovered
4,68,554 621Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,72,523 confirmed cases including 4,68,554 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,05,691 and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

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