New Delhi: So far, a total of 40,845 new cases of black fungus or mucormycosis have been reported in the country, while 3,129 people have died due to this infection. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan gave this information on Monday.
Harsh Vardhan, who chaired the 29th meeting of the high-level group of ministers on Kovid-19, told the members that out of the total infected, 34,940 (85.5 percent) had corona virus infection and 26,187 (about 64.11 percent) patients had diabetes while 21,523 (52.69 percent). percent) steroids were given to the infected.
The health ministry said in a statement that 13,083 (32 per cent) people were in the age group of 18-45 years and 17,464 (42 per cent) were in the age group of 45-60 years while 10,082 (24 per cent) were above 60 years of age. .
India overtakes America in vaccination
Regarding the Kovid-19 vaccination campaign, Harsh Vardhan said, ‘India has overtaken the US in terms of doses applied so far, achieving another achievement in Kovid-19 vaccination. America started vaccination against Kovid from December 14, 2020, while vaccination started in India on January 16.
A statement quoted him as saying that under the new policy of Kovid vaccination, the central government is supplying 75 percent of the vaccines free of cost to the states and union territories by purchasing the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country. Till 8 am on Monday, 32,36,63,297 vaccines have been given to people under different categories.
46,148 new cases of corona infection in last 24 hours
Harsh Vardhan also told about India’s efforts to prevent Kovid-19. He said that only 46,148 new cases of infection were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, while the number of patients under treatment has come down to 5,72,994. The rate of recovery from the infection has increased rapidly to 96.80 percent and 58,578 people have been cured in the last 24 hours.
Harsh Vardhan said that today for the 46th consecutive day, the number of people recovering was more than the new infected. He said that the mortality rate in the country has been 1.30 percent, daily infection rate is 2.94 percent and weekly infection rate has also been 2.94 percent, which is below 5 percent continuously for 21 days. According to the statement, the GoM stressed on the adherence to the guidelines and proper conduct related to Kovid-19.
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