Health workers wearing protective gear collect swab samples from residents to test for Covid-19 in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 4.

Public well being authorities in India are persevering with to struggle excessive numbers of new Covid-19 cases.

Authorities reported one other 366,161 cases of Covid-19 on Monday, the primary time the day by day determine has dipped under 400,000 since May 6, based on figures launched by the Health Ministry. However, case numbers from Monday — that are reported on Sunday — are sometimes decrease than on weekdays as a result of fewer individuals are examined.

To date, 22,662,575, Covid-19 cases have been recognized in India. At least 246,116 individuals have died.

More than 3,000 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in India each day since April 28. Another 3,754 have been reported Monday, authorities stated.

To date, 170,153,432 vaccine doses have been administered in India. At least 35,759,005 individuals having acquired their second dose, which suggests 2.75% of India’s 1.3 billion-strong inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated, based on a press launch issued by the Health Ministry on Sunday.

Ventilators and oxygen help: 902,291 Covid-19 sufferers in India are on oxygen help and one other 170,841 are on ventilators, Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated Saturday.

He added that 488,861 sufferers out of the energetic caseload have been in intensive care.

Curfew in Jammu and Kashmir: India’s northernmost union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has imposed curfew till May 17 throughout all its districts as a result of of the rising number of coronavirus cases there.

The administration additionally imposed a cap of 25 individuals at weddings beginning Sunday.

Jammu and Kashmir reported a whole of 4,788 recent cases Saturday night and 60 Covid-19-related deaths, based on the day by day authorities bulletin.


Lockdowns in Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh: The Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat prolonged their statewide lockdowns as the huge surge of Covid-19 cases throughout India.

Uttar Pradesh is dwelling to about 200 million individuals and is India’s most populous state. Its authorities stated in a assertion Thursday that the lockdown will proceed till May 15.

 “Only medical related work, vaccinations, commercial activities which are providing essential services will be allowed,” learn the assertion. 

Gujarat has prolonged its lockdown of 36 totally different cities till May 12. Only companies which the federal government considers important will likely be allowed to function till then.

Uttarakhand will go into lockdown Tuesday for a week. The state’s vaccination drive will go on as deliberate, and people will likely be “required to show the registration proof of vaccination” to have the ability to journey.

This is the primary time throughout India’s second wave that Uttarakhand has imposed statewide restrictions. Earlier, curbs have been put in place in districts with excessive case numbers.

Covid-19 infections in Uttarakhand have been spiking since Kumbh Mela in April, a competition when Hindu pilgrims throughout the nation collect alongside the banks of the Ganges River to supply their prayers.