Highlights
  • It’s pure for a virus to mutate: Dr Guleria
  • New strains have emerged within the nation: Maharashtra COVID Process Power
  • COVID-appropriate behaviour must be maintained on a regular basis: Dr Guleria

New Delhi: In response to the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW), the nation has been recording a spike in each day energetic instances of COVID-19 since February 18. On Monday (February 22), energetic coronavirus instances elevated by 4,421 in 24 hours – a spike of three per cent – to cross the 1.5 lakh mark for the primary time in 17 days and register the steepest general enhance since end-November. The spike in nationwide numbers comes as 5 states – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, report a rise in each day numbers, says the central authorities. The explanation behind this spike might be new strains of mutated coronavirus which were rising throughout the nation and nearly 240 such variants have come into the view, says the Maharashtra COVID Process Power. In order witnessed in UK and different European nations is that this a second wave of the pandemic for India?

Additionally Learn: N440K And E484Q, Two New Variants Of Novel Coronavirus Detected In India: Well being Ministry

Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi highlights that coronavirus, like all different viruses, tends to mutate because it multiplies. Whereas some mutations are inconsequential, some might make the virus extra contagious or harmful or each, he stated. Nonetheless, he additionally stated that the negligence on a part of individuals in following preventive measures like not sporting masks, washing fingers and sustaining social distance, may additionally result in a surge in instances.

Within the final many months, we now have seen that the coronavirus has been mutating and we now have seen strains turning into very infectious like those that emerged in United Kingdom, South Africa and in Brazil. However I believe the surge can be associated to a number of components together with the COVID acceptable behaviour which has additionally come down. Due to this, we’re seeing a spike in numerous locations within the nation. That is one thing we have to be involved about and take aggressive actions in order that we’re capable of comprise it proper now slightly than having an growing variety of instances in the remainder of the nation, stated Dr Guleria.

Speaking concerning the rising instances in Amravati, Maharashtra and different districts the place clusters of persons are testing constructive and the positivity charge (proportion of people that check constructive out of all the assessments accomplished) in these areas have gone up exponentially, Dr Guleria stated,

Clusters of instances happen when individuals don’t observe the preventive measures correctly. In case you are not sporting a masks or not sustaining bodily distance or not washing fingers recurrently, then you’ll have a excessive threat of getting the an infection. And in case you are giving an opportunity to the virus to unfold, it’ll trigger clusters of instances.

Emphasizing the necessity for adopting COVID-19 norms with a purpose to stop the unfold of recent strains, Dr Guleria stated,

I believe we have to return to the issues we had been doing in the course of the early days of the pandemic- aggressive measures of testing, contact tracing and isolating infections in order that the chain of transmission is damaged. It isn’t being accomplished as aggressively because it was being accomplished prior to now. Now we have to know that the virus goes to vary and we should always not take issues casually.

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Explaining that such setbacks within the combat in opposition to the pandemic are anticipated Dr Guleria stated that complacency needs to be averted in any respect price. He busted the parable of “herd immunity creating within the nation” and asserted,

Even in the event you have a look at the information collected throughout sero-surveillance research throughout the nation, it clearly means that the quantity of people that have gotten the immunity throughout the nation remains to be not sufficient to trigger herd immunity. Solely 20-25 per cent of the inhabitants in India has developed immunity in opposition to COVID-19, nonetheless, you want not less than 80 per cent of individuals have the antibodies to say that we’re reaching herd immunity.

Dr Guleria additional defined that herd immunity needs to be given a lot significance as a result of it’s dependent upon the immunity developed in opposition to the unique virus however when there are quite a few mutations which have occurred within the virus, then the immune response will fall and thus the one who already has the antibodies will get reinfection.

Now we have to search for different methods to defeat the pandemic slightly than ready for herd immunity, he stated.

As one of many methods, Dr Guleria recommends growing genome sequencing of the coronavirus which is the method of learning the genetic make-up of the virus to establish mutations. He emphasised on having extra information on virus genomes to have the ability to discover what all strains of coronavirus are floating in numerous components of the nation. This information won’t solely assist the policymakers and well being authorities in making efficient methods to comprise the transmission however will even present very important insights for creating environment friendly vaccines that may cowl the brand new variants, he stated.

Additionally Learn: ‘Informal And Careless’ Behaviour Of Folks Resulted In Rise In COVID-19 Circumstances: Indore Well being Official

Immune Escape Mechanism Of New Strains Is A Trigger Of Concern

In response to Dr Guleria, new variants of coronavirus develop immune escape mechanism which helps the virus to bypass the immune response that the human physique has already developed due to earlier COVID-19 an infection or vaccines. Due to this, the virus is ready to trigger reinfections regardless of the physique having antibodies. He additional stated,

Knowledge means that a number of the vaccines should still be efficient though the efficacy might come down. We have to be cautious as a result of extra of the brand new strains might emerge after we begin vaccinating increasingly more individuals which might trigger it to mutate and try to develop immune escape mechanism.

Dr Guleria added that there’s at all times a chance of one other wave of an infection going through the nation. He stated,

We’re at a very good positing proper now but when we now have new strains that may trigger reinfections, there’s a likelihood of one other wave of infections.

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World

11,21,05,593Circumstances

4,63,33,994Lively

6,32,86,507Recovered

24,85,092Deaths

Coronavirus has unfold to 192 nations. The whole confirmed instances worldwide are 11,21,05,593 and 24,85,092 have died; 4,63,33,994 are energetic instances and 6,32,86,507 have recovered as on February 24, 2021 at 4:02 am.

India

1,10,30,176 13742Circumstances

1,46,907 -399Lively

1,07,26,702 14037Recovered

1,56,567 104Deaths

In India, there are 1,10,30,176 confirmed instances together with 1,56,567 deaths. The variety of energetic instances is 1,46,907 and 1,07,26,702 have recovered as on February 24, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Particulars

State Circumstances Lively Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

DistrictCircumstances

Mumbai45,478

Thane13,660

Pune9,920

Mumbai Suburban5,363

Aurangabad1,974

Nashik1,575

Raigad1,462

Palghar1,421

Solapur1,291

Jalgaon1,039

Akola757

Nagpur692

Kolhapur646

Satara629

Ratnagiri350

Amravati291

Dhule228

Hingoli208

Jalna201

Ahmednagar190

Nanded176

Yavatmal150

Sangli145

Latur139

Osmanabad125

Sindhudurg114

Buldhana88

Parbhani78

gondia69

Beed54

Nandurbar42

Gadchiroli42

Bhandara41

Chandrapur32

Washim13

Wardha11

21,12,312 6,218

54,604 298

20,05,851 5,869

51,857 51

Kerala

DistrictCircumstances

Kannur357

Kasaragod333

Palakkad224

Malappuram119

Kollam118

Thrissur106

Thiruvananthapuram104

Pathanamthitta98

Kozhikode90

Alappuzha76

Kottayam73

Ernakulam60

Idukki40

Wayanad36

10,40,903 4,034

54,949 803

9,81,835 4,823

4,119 14

Karnataka

DistrictCircumstances

Udupi1,176

Kalaburagi669

Yadgir538

Bengaluru City529

Raichur369

Mandya346

Belagavi337

Bidar219

Hassan205

Davangere204

Vijayapura201

Dakshina Kannada179

Chikkaballapura149

Mysuru107

Bagalkote103

Uttara Kannada95

Shivamogga67

Dharwad61

Ballari60

Gadag45

Bengaluru Rural40

Tumakuru36

Kolar29

Haveri24

Chikkamagaluru19

Chitradurga14

Koppal5

Kodagu4

Ramanagara3

Chamarajanagara0

9,48,849 383

6,081 1

9,30,465 378

12,303 4

Andhra Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Kurnool795

Krishna557

Guntur511

Anantapur428

East Godavari356

Chittoor319

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296

Y.S.R.205

West Godavari199

Srikakulam183

Prakasam104

Visakhapatnam103

Vizianagaram23

8,89,409 70

575 15

8,81,666 84

7,168 1

Tamil Nadu

DistrictCircumstances

Chennai23,324

Chengalpattu1,314

Thiruvallur774

Villupuram509

Kanchipuram503

Tiruvannamalai496

Cuddalore477

Ariyalur444

Tirunelveli433

Tuticorin333

Kallakurichi324

Madurai322

Salem258

Coimbatore188

Virudhunagar185

Dindigul175

Perambalur133

Ranipet133

Thanjavur130

Theni129

Tiruchirappalli119

Ramanathapuram119

Tiruppur116

Kanniyakumari110

Tenkasi103

Nagapattinam99

Karur88

Namakkal83

Erode75

Vellore71

Thiruvarur67

Pudukkottai53

Sivaganga46

Tirupathur45

Krishnagiri43

The Nilgiris17

Dharmapuri15

8,49,166 442

4,074 17

8,32,620 453

12,472 6

Delhi

DistrictCircumstances

North West5,463

Central4,817

West4,768

New Delhi3,405

North3,059

East2,472

South East2,446

South West2,391

South2,329

North East1,914

Shahdara1,580

6,38,173 145

1,009 32

6,26,261 175

10,903 2

Uttar Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119

Agra933

Ghaziabad794

Meerut504

Lucknow386

Saharanpur298

Kanpur Nagar286

Moradabad252

Varanasi243

Hapur225

Aligarh215

Basti214

Amethi206

Rampur203

Jaunpur194

Firozabad190

Barabanki168

Gorakhpur166

Bulandshahr166

Siddharth Nagar159

Ghazipur159

Bijnor157

Deoria143

Azamgarh138

Sant Kabeer Nagar132

Mathura129

Ayodhya120

Muzaffarnagar117

Sambhal116

Sultanpur97

Ambedkar Nagar92

Maharajganj85

Amroha80

Rae Bareli78

Bahraich73

Kheri72

Kannauj69

Baghpat68

Kushi Nagar67

Bhadohi60

Ballia60

Gonda59

Etah52

Hardoi49

Balrampur49

Mau48

Mainpuri46

Etawah46

Hathras43

Unnao42

Jalaun41

Jhansi41

Shamli40

Chandauli38

Auraiya37

Farrukhabad36

Sitapur32

Prayagraj30

Banda27

Shahjahanpur25

Shravasti23

Budaun23

Mirzapur22

Bareilly17

Kasganj16

Pratapgarh15

Pilibhit15

Sonbhadra10

Kaushambi6

Kanpur Dehat4

Chitrakoot4

Lalitpur3

Hamirpur3

Mahoba3

Fatehpur3

6,02,975 106

2,268 98

5,91,989 202

8,718 2

West Bengal

DistrictCircumstances

Kolkata2,777

Howrah1,435

24 Paraganas North1,031

Hooghly604

24 Paraganas South281

Maldah235

Dinajpur Uttar216

Coochbehar210

Birbhum206

Medinipur West159

Medinipur East153

Nadia139

Purba Bardhaman130

Murshidabad125

Bankura116

Darjeeling97

Jalpaiguri88

Paschim Bardhaman70

Purulia66

Dinajpur Dakshin50

Alipurduar39

Kalimpong18

Jhargram9

5,74,099 189

3,399 41

5,60,447 228

10,253 2

Odisha

DistrictCircumstances

Ganjam581

Jajapur322

Khordha238

Baleshwar190

Kendrapara164

Cuttack155

Bhadrak137

Balangir129

Puri103

Sundargarh102

Jagatsinghapur91

Nayagarh86

Mayurbhanj73

Nuapada69

Gajapati61

Dhenkanal36

Boudh34

Kendujhar34

Deogarh33

Kalahandi33

Sonepur29

Kandhamal28

Anugul26

Malkangiri20

Bargarh16

Koraput16

Sambalpur16

Jharsuguda8

Nabarangpur2

Rayagada2

3,36,767 62

610 15

3,34,243 77

1,914

Rajasthan

DistrictCircumstances

Jaipur2,177

Jodhpur1,748

Udaipur724

Bharatpur563

Kota503

Nagaur500

Ajmer379

Dungarpur374

Pali352

Jhalawar329

Bhilwara250

Sikar231

Chittorgarh188

Tonk171

Jalore164

Rajsamand140

Sirohi130

Bikaner112

Banswara91

Alwar90

Churu81

Jhunjhunu64

Dausa61

Dholpur60

Baran59

Jaisalmer53

Barmer34

Hanumangarh31

SawaiMadhopur26

Karauli17

Pratapgarh14

Ganganagar8

Bundi5

3,19,702 76

1,195 11

3,15,722 87

2,785

Chhattisgarh

DistrictCircumstances

Bilaspur100

Korba100

Mungeli87

Baloda Bazar85

Jashpur77

Janjgir-Champa56

Mahasamund54

Rajnandgaon52

Kabirdham52

Raigarh47

Raipur46

Balod41

Korea39

Durg31

Bemetara21

Kanker19

Balrampur17

Surguja14

Gariyaband10

Surajpur9

Dhamtari6

Bijapur2

Bastar2

Dantewada0

Kondagaon0

Narayanpur0

Sukma0

3,11,433 274

2,977 21

3,04,647 292

3,809 3

Telangana

DistrictCircumstances

Hyderabad2,475

Ranga Reddy183

Suryapet87

Jagitial77

Nizamabad76

MedchalMalkajgiri75

Mancherial43

YadadriBhuvanagiri40

Jogulamba Gadwal40

Vikarabad40

Nalgonda33

Warangal City32

Mahabubnagar30

Sangareddy26

Khammam26

Adilabad22

Nirmal21

Karimnagar17

RajannaSircilla16

Medak11

Kamareddy11

Mahabubabad10

Jayashankar Bhupalapally9

Nagarkurnool8

Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8

Jangoan8

Siddipet7

Peddapalli5

Bhadradri Kothagudem5

Warangal Rural4

Mulugu3

Narayanpet3

Wanaparthy1

2,98,057 196

1,745 48

2,94,683 146

1,629 2

Haryana

DistrictCircumstances

Gurugram2,950

Faridabad867

Sonipat404

Rohtak145

Palwal120

Jhajjar114

Karnal104

Hisar98

Ambala93

Panipat78

Nuh68

Bhiwani60

Rewari56

Kurukshetra55

Sirsa50

Kaithal48

Mahendragarh47

CharkiDadri43

Panchkula39

Fatehabad38

Jind38

Yamunanagar19

2,69,967 131

908 34

2,66,017 97

3,042

Gujarat

DistrictCircumstances

Ahmadabad17,125

Surat2,311

Vadodara1,555

Gandhinagar410

Mahesana159

Banas Kantha147

Bhavnagar146

Rajkot135

Arvalli134

Mahisagar125

Anand107

PanchMahals107

Patan105

SabarKantha101

Kachchh99

Kheda98

Jamnagar63

Bharuch56

Botad55

Surendranagar55

Valsad47

GirSomnath45

Dohad43

Chhotaudepur37

Naysari35

Junagadh31

Narmada25

DevbhumiDwarka22

Amreli16

Porbandar11

Tapi6

Dang5

Morbi4

2,67,767 348

1,786 54

2,61,575 294

4,406

Bihar

DistrictCircumstances

Patna279

Bhagalpur266

Rohtas256

Khagaria253

Begusarai243

Madhubani199

Munger188

Jehanabad178

Katihar175

Darbhanga143

Samastipur139

Siwan139

PurbiChamparan138

Purnia135

Banka134

Buxar134

Nalanda123

Gopalganj123

Nawada122

Sheikhpura118

Gaya115

Kaimur (bhabua)105

Bhojpur103

Saran101

Muzaffarpur96

Saharsa88

Supaul87

Vaishali87

Madhepura82

Kishanganj75

Aurangabad75

Sitamarhi73

Lakhisarai72

Araria68

Pashchim Champaran57

Arwal52

Jamui47

Sheohar20

2,62,303 59

548 13

2,60,218 71

1,537 1

Madhya Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Indore3,839

Bhopal1,880

Ujjain799

Burhanpur351

Neemuch319

Jabalpur276

East Nimar266

Sagar228

Gwalior211

Khargone196

Dewas140

Dhar132

Mandsaur112

Morena109

Bhind87

Raisen71

Barwani60

Ratlam51

Rewa39

Shajapur39

Hoshangabad37

Vidisha37

Chhatarpur35

Betul35

Rajgarh31

Dindori29

Sheopur26

Damoh26

Satna24

Anuppur22

Panna20

Tikamgarh18

Sidhi17

Narsinghpur17

Chhindwara16

Agar Malwa15

Mandla15

Shivpuri15

Jhabua14

Shandol14

Singrauli13

Ashoknagar13

Datia12

Sehore12

Umaria10

Balaghat9

Guna8

Harda4

Alirajpur3

Katni3

Seoni2

Niwari0

2,59,969 248

2,151 47

2,53,963 200

3,855 1

Assam

DistrictCircumstances

Kamrup Metro276

Golaghat203

Nagaon143

Hojai89

Dima Hasao86

Karimganj85

Tinsukia84

Cachar80

Dibrugarh61

Hailakandi57

Lakhimpur57

Marigaon50

Dhemaji47

Kamrup42

Kokrajhar37

Dhubri30

Charaideo29

Barpeta28

Udalguri28

Sonitpur27

Jorhat24

Nalbari23

Darrang20

Sivasagar20

Goalpara19

Biswanath16

Baksa14

KarbiAnglong13

Bongaigaon12

Chirang6

West KarbiAnglong5

South SalmaraMancachar4

Majuli2

2,17,427 21

1,604 1

2,14,732 20

1,091

Punjab

DistrictCircumstances

Amritsar485

Jalandhar297

Ludhiana293

Tarn Taran163

Gurdaspur154

Hoshiarpur140

S.A.S Nagar137

Patiala132

Sangrur107

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99

Pathankot86

Rupnagar (Ropar)74

Faridkot74

Sri Muktsar Sahib71

Moga65

Bathinda60

Fatehgarh Sahib57

Fazilka53

Firozepur50

Kapurthala44

Mansa31

Barnala25

1,79,261 414

3,295 128

1,70,187 276

5,779 10

Jammu And Kashmir

DistrictCircumstances

Anantnag395

Srinagar300

Kulgam295

Baramulla271

Shopian255

Kupwara231

Bandipora175

Udhampur155

Ramban151

Jammu138

Budgam110

Pulwama108

Kathua53

Rajouri39

Ganderbal37

Poonch35

Doda27

Reasi26

Samba25

Kishtwar10

Mirpur0

Muzaffarabad0

1,26,019 94

766 31

1,23,298 62

1,955 1

Jharkhand

DistrictCircumstances

East Singhbum170

Ranchi148

Hazaribagh110

Garhwa80

Ramgarh75

Koderma58

Simdega48

Dhanbad32

Gumla28

Palamu27

West Singhbhum21

SaraikelaKharsawan20

Giridih19

Bokaro16

Latehar14

Khunti10

Lohardaga8

Deoghar5

Dumka5

Pakur4

Jamtara2

Godda2

Chatra1

Sahebganj0

1,19,687 50

447 1

1,18,154 51

1,086

Uttarakhand

DistrictCircumstances

Dehradun370

Nainital323

Tehri Garhwal110

Haridwar94

Udam Singh Nagar83

Almora71

Champawat45

Pithoragarh43

Chamoli36

PauriGarhwal36

Bageshwar31

Rudraprayag30

Uttar Kashi24

97,031

491 1

94,850

1,690 1

Himachal Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Hamirpur117

Kangra105

Una41

Solan32

Chamba29

Bilaspur21

Mandi21

Sirmaur11

Shimla10

Kullu4

Kinnaur2

Lahaul And Spiti0

58,423 20

218 9

57,210 29

995

Goa

DistrictCircumstances

South Goa69

North Goa57

54,648 57

479 15

53,381 41

788 1

Puducherry

DistrictCircumstances

Pondicherry111

Mahe4

Karaikal2

Yanam0

39,628 28

179 5

38,784 21

665 2

Tripura

DistrictCircumstances

Dhalai196

Sepahijala174

Gomati74

South Tripura53

Unakoti49

West Tripura45

Khowai24

North Tripura14

33,400 2

47 2

32,962

391

Manipur

DistrictCircumstances

Churachandpur32

Kangpokpi26

Imphal West21

Thoubal18

Imphal East10

Tengnoupal9

Bishnupur7

Senapati6

Chandel5

Kamjong5

Ukhrul4

Jiribam3

Pherzawl3

Kakching2

Tamenglong2

Noney1

29,243 3

36 13

28,834 16

373

Chandigarh

DistrictCircumstances

Chandigarh313

21,500 37

227 22

20,923 15

350

Arunachal Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Changlang31

Papum Pare8

Lohit3

Namsai2

West Siang1

East Siang1

Higher Siang1

Tawang1

PakkeKessang1

West Kameng0

Higher Subansiri0

Tirap0

Siang0

Shi Yomi0

Anjaw0

Decrease Subansiri0

Decrease Dibang Valley0

Longding0

Leparada0

KurungKumey0

KraDaadi0

Kamle0

East Kameng0

Dibang Valley0

Decrease Siang0

16,836

4 1

16,776 1

56

Meghalaya

DistrictCircumstances

East Khasi Hills22

West Garo Hills5

South West Garo Hills4

North Garo Hills1

West Jaintia Hills1

West Khasi Hills1

East Garo Hills0

East Jaintia Hills0

Ribhoi0

South Garo Hills0

South West Khasi Hills0

13,955 1

20 2

13,787 3

148

Nagaland

DistrictCircumstances

Dimapur20

Mon8

Kohima7

Kiphire3

Tuensang3

Peren2

Phek1

Longleng0

Mokokchung0

Wokha0

Zunheboto0

12,192

12 0

12,089

91

Ladakh

DistrictCircumstances

Kargil77

LehLadakh43

9,796 9

45 8

9,621 1

130

Sikkim

DistrictCircumstances

East District3

South District3

North District0

West District0

6,132

47 2

5,950 2

135

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

DistrictCircumstances

South Andamans33

Nicobars1

North And Center Andaman1

5,016 1

5 1

4,949

62

Mizoram

DistrictCircumstances

Kolasib11

Aizawl10

Mamit8

Lawngtlai2

Lunglei2

Saitual1

Champhai0

Hnahthial0

Khawzawl0

Saiha0

Serchhip0

4,413 3

24 3

4,379

10

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

DistrictCircumstances

Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,402

2 2

3,398 2

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