“Please watch your October, November, December,” the government warns  of the increase in covid during the festival and wedding season

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“We cannot take the current stable situation for granted. We have to be mindful of the fact that the pandemic is going on and can take an untoward turn if we are not careful,” an official said at a joint press conference.

“Please watch your October, November, December,” a senior Health Ministry official warned  Thursday of the risk of COVID19 resurgence during the upcoming festival and wedding season, advising them to avoid crowded venues and hold festivals virtually. . The government repeatedly claimed that the second wave of the pandemic was not over yet, saying that even though the situation was stabilizing, the country  still reports up to 20,000 new infections per day.

We cannot take the current stable situation for granted. We have to be mindful of the fact that the pandemic is going on and can take an untoward turn if we are not careful,” an official said at a joint media conferencing.

Health Ministry Deputy Secretary Lav Agarwal warned people about the threat of COVID19 resurgence during the upcoming festival and wedding season, saying, “Please watch your October, November, December.”

He advised people to avoid crowded places and unnecessary travel and to stay home, celebrate festivals virtually, and explore online  shopping.

The government said  Kerala recorded 50 percent of  total coronavirus cases in the country last week.

Kerala currently has more than lakh of active cases  and the number in four other states ranges from 10,000 to 50,000.

The five states of Mizoram, Kerala, Sikkim, Manipur, and Meghalaya report a weekly positivity rate of more than five percent. 4,444 34 districts in nine states and union territories report a weekly positivity rate of more than 10 percent, according to the government.

28 districts in 12 states and UTS report a weekly positivity rate of between 5 and 10 percent.

According to the government, 71 percent of India’s adult population has received at least one dose of the COVID19 vaccine, while 27 percent have received both doses.

Listed its preparations to combat a surge in coronavirus infections, the government said there are currently 8.36 lakh of hospital beds  available in the country for COVID19 patients, in addition to nearly a million isolation beds in  care facilities. dedicated.

He said there were 4.86 oxygen assisted beds and 1.35 lakh ICU beds  available. “We are prepared for a daily increase of 4.55 lakh in COVID19 cases,” said an official.

The official said that there is currently no problem with the availability of vaccines in the country.

With 22,431 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in one day, the total number of COVID19 cases in India rose to 3,38,94,312, according to  Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll rose to 4,49,856, with 318 new deaths, according to  data updated at 8a.m.

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