India reports 2,151 cases of COVID, Highest in five months

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Guwahati: The heath ministry reported that 2,151 COVID-19 cases were reported nationwide in India in the past 24 hours with a daily positive rate of 1.51 percent.

11,336 vaccination doses in all were given out, it continued.

Notably, this is the biggest increase in five months.

The ministry added that a total of 1,42,497 tests were carried out, bringing the overall recovery rate to 4,41,66,925.

There have already been 120.65 billion vaccine doses provided as part of the nationwide vaccination drive (95.20 billion second doses and 22.86 billion precaution doses).

India now has 11,903 active cases with a recovery rate of 98.78% and a caseload growth rate of 0.03 percent every day.

The weekly positive rate was reported to be 1.53%.

Following an increase in incidents, the ministry released updated instructions for Covid-19 that must be rigorously adhered to.

“Antibiotics should not be used unless there is clinical suspicion of bacterial infection. The possibility of coinfection of COVID-19 with other endemic infections must be considered Systemic corticosteroids are not indicated in mild disease,” revised guidelines said.

As per the revised Covid-19 guidelines, maintain “Physical distancing, indoor mask use, hand hygiene, Symptomatic management (hydration, antipyretics, antitussive) Monitor temperature and oxygen saturation (by applying a SpO probe to fingers) Stay in contact with the treating physician.

“Seek immediate medical attention if difficulty breathing, High-grade fever/ severe cough, particularly if lasting for more than 5 days. A low threshold is to be kept for those with any of the high-risk features,” guidelines discussed and prepared in January said.

Additionally, in moderate or severe diseases at high risk of progression, the guidelines recommend, “Consider Remdesivir for up to 5 days (200 mg IV on day 1 followed by 100 mg IV OD for the next 4 days)”.

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