India recorded 42,015 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3,998 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, total cases have risen to 3,12,16,337. Nearly 37,000 recoveries were reported yesterday, as per the Union Health Ministry. The daily positivity rate at 2.27 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 30 consecutive days.
A doctor in Assam was found to be infected by two different coronavirus variants of concern, both Alpha and Delta. But her condition is nothing to be alarmed about, according to officials.
“It will be similar to any other mono-infection of the virus, nothing to worry that the dual infection will cause the severe disease, it is not like that,” Dr. BJ Borkakoti, Senior Scientist, Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh, told ANI.
Inoculation centers in Delhi and Mumbai are running on a tight stock of Covid-19 vaccines. While Delhi has less than a day’s stock left, with nearly 30,000 doses administered on July 19, vaccination has been stalled in BMC and government-run hospitals in Mumbai.
According to a bulletin issued on late Tuesday, Delhi had a balance stock of 2,63,170 coronavirus vaccines, out of which 1,95,290 doses are of Covishield and 67,880 of Covaxin as on Tuesday morning. However, only 20 per cent of the Covaxin stock is to be used, since its stock is limited and has irregular delivery cycles, it noted.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar informed Rajya Sabha that no death due to lack of oxygen has been specifically reported by the states and union territories, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar informed Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The government, however, said there was an “unprecedented surge” in demand for medical oxygen during the second wave of Covid-19