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by Joseph K. Clark

Several states have reported deaths of patients due to a shortage of medical oxygen in the last few days. (Photo source: PTI)

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases and Death Toll in India April 27 Highlights: With 3,23,144 people testing positive for the coronavirus in a day, India’s infection tally has climbed to 1,76,36,307, while the national recovery rate further dropped to 82.54 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll mounted to 1,97,894 with 2,771 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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There has been a slight dip in the daily cases compared to the number of new infections reported in the past few days. The active case count has increased to 28,82,204, comprising 16.34 percent of the total conditions, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 82.54 percent, from 82.62 percent reported on Monday.

With no let-up in the second wave, the Centre has asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) to take strict measures at the local level to snap the chain of coronavirus infection. In a communication to all states and UTs, the government said they must implement an intensive, regional, and focused containment framework. Several states have started imposing stricter restrictions considering the unprecedented spike, with Karnataka announcing a 14-day shutdown. Delhi and Jharkhand have already announced such limits and several other conditions to ensure strict night curfew and lockdown-like restrictions.

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The government has also urged people to get vaccinated during the third phase of the vaccination drive and observe appropriate Covid-19 behavior. The government has expanded the vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 years of age to get vaccinated from May 1.

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Meanwhile, the Centre has assured that there’s an adequate stock of oxygen and the issues related to transportation are being resolved. “There is absolutely no need to panic for oxygen,” said Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Piyush Goyal. The assurance comes as several states have reported deaths of patients due to a shortage of medical oxygen in the last few days. The government has already banned the use of liquid oxygen for non-medical purposes. However, it later allowed ampules and vials, pharmaceutical, and defense forces to use the commodity.

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