India | report New Covid Cases Drop Below 3L First Time After April 21 | 2021 may17|

India | report New Covid Cases Drop Below 3L First Time After April 21 | 2021 may17|

News Highlights

  • Daily figures dropped below the 3-lakh mark for the first time in nearly a month.
  • India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,49,65,463.
  • A total of 18,29,26,460 people have been vaccinated so far

New Delhi: Covid numbers brought a heave of relief as the daily figures dropped below the 3-lakh mark for the first time in nearly a month.

Covid numbers brought a heave of relief as the daily figures dropped below the 3-lakh mark for the first time in nearly a month.

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In the last 24 hours, 2,81,386 new corona cases were reported — lowest in 25 days, and 4,106 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

On May 12, India recorded 4,205 fresh Covid deaths, the highest ever, while on May 7, the country had recorded its highest ever cases of 4,14,188.

India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,49,65,463 with 35,16,997 active cases and 2,74,390 deaths so far.

Odisha Report |

Number of cases of increase daily infections in the country: 242,034 cases detected in 24 hours, 4,104 deaths.

The number of daily infections in the country has decreased. In 24 hours, 2,41,034 new cases were detected. In one day, 3,691 people were cured, while 4,106 people lost their lives in the epidemic. The total number of infected people in the country has reached 2.65 million. Similarly, the total death toll in the country is 2,3,380. Including the daily healthy rate, 2,11,19,07 people have recovered in the country. There are still 35.14 million people infected and treated in the corona.

The number of cases of Kamila daily infections in the country. In 24 hours, 2,82,034 cases were reported and 4,109 deaths

In the last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus-related infections in the country was 2.91 lakh, while the death toll was 8,108.

As of 9 a.m. Monday, 2,41,38 new coronavirus-infected infections and 4,106 deaths had been recorded across the country as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to the Union Ministry of Health. Including this data, the total number of cases of Covidium infections in India has reached 2,7,45,93 and the number of deaths has reached 2,7,380.

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Oxygen updated | Coronavirus | Odisha Has Sent 90 Oxygen Tankers To Other States So Far: CB ADG

Bhubaneswar: Amid shortage of medical oxygen across the country, Odisha, so far, has sent 90 tankers of the life-saving gas to other States, said Crime Branch ADG Yashwant Jethwa on Tuesday.

Odisha has been sending O2 tankers to neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Haryana as these States are grappling with acute shortage of the gas for the treatment of Covid patients, Jethwa who is supervising the supply added.

“90 tankers carrying 1676 MT medical oxygen has been sent from Odisha. Special arrangements have been made so that the gas-tankers can reach hospital with ease,” the top cop said.

Arrangements have been made to fill the empty cylinders and a special corridor has been formed for the smooth movement of the these tankers, he informed.

Odisha Police is in contact with their counterparts in other States so that the life-saving can be easily sent to maximum hospitals.

Notably, Odisha is producing 6,700 tons of oxygen daily at its 24 steel plants. While Tata Plant in Kalinga Nagar, Utkal Alumina, Jindal and Bhushan plants are producing 6000 tons, the remaining 700 tons are being produced by other plants.

Last week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had extended his gratitude towards Odisha for supplying oxygen during the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

Through a tweet, Kejriwal also thanked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who assured him of all support in facilitating lifting of oxygen quota from Odisha. Patnaik has engaged a special officer on the job, the Delhi CM had tweeted.

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Today Coronavirus updated | 2021 | Covid-19 Second Wave: World Joins Hands To Rescue India

New Delhi: Nations across the world have come forward to help India in its fight against the raging second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which is extremely virulent and has ravaged the country in the past few weeks.

As per official sources, the US, the UK, France, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, the UAE, Kuwait and Russia have assured medical aid to India with much of the support on its way.

The UK is sending 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 manual ventilators this week. Out of these, 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators have already arrived on Tuesday.

France is sending relief material in two phases. In the first phase, eight large oxygen generating units that can be installed quickly, liquid oxygen, 28 respirators and their consumables and 200 electric syringe pushers are arriving this week. In the second phase, five liquid oxygen containers will arrive next week.

Similarly, Ireland is sending 700 oxygen concentrators this week.

Sources said that Germany is sending a mobile oxygen production unit which will be made available for three months along with 120 ventilators and 80 million KN95 masks.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday that his government will send 500 ventilators, one million surgical masks, 500,000 P2 and N95 masks, 100,000 goggles, 100,000 pairs of gloves and 20,000 face shields to India.

Kuwait and Russia have also committed to send medical supplies.

Some of the medical supplies are also coming through private channels from various countries. For example, Singapore is sending 500 BiPAPs, 250 oxygen concentrators, four Cryogenic oxygen containers and other medical supplies.

Saudi Arabia’s aid of 80 MT of liquid oxygen is enroute via the sea route, Hong Kong is sending 800 oxygen concentrators, while Thailand is sending four Cryogenic oxygen tanks. India will also get six Cryogenic oxygen containers from the UAE.

Also, India’s Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) is importing 23 mobile oxygen generation plants from Germany.

After US President Joe Biden spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone on Monday, the US has committed to provide a range of emergency assistance, including oxygen-related supplies, vaccine materials and therapeutics.

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