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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

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

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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