Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that of the planned oxygen plants to be installed in hospitals, 1,595 or about 47% have already been commissioned.
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The ministry, however, expressed concern over high incidence of Covid cases in Kerala and Maharashtra and underlined the need for strengthening pandemic control and management in these states.
Comparison of August 2020 and 2021 shows Kerala pattern of cases, deaths differs sharply from the other states
Virologist T Jacob John said estimates showing big Covid numbers in coming weeks may be reflecting only 'fear and speculation', rather than basing projections on a scientific model.
All set to reopen from September 1, colleges are busy churning up ideas that can help their students make up for lost learning time.
"I am sceptical about there being a big third wave simply because the sero-surveillance shows about two-thirds of the people in India are already exposed to the virus," said virologist Shahid Jameel.
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Also, the state has registered major success administering 4 crore doses whereby over one crore people in the state have now got both doses.
While the farmers continue to be affected by issues like crop disease, rising seed price and shortage of manpower, small onions have been cultivated over 3,000 hectares in the district this season.
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The city has been witnessing a steady decline in daily mortality since July 10, when five deaths were reported.
Though hospitals are gearing up for a possible surge in paediatric Covid-19 cases during the third wave, more than just infrastructure planning will be needed, feel doctors.