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The Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Dr. Vinod K. Paul addressing a press conference on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on COVID-19 (Including Vaccination), in New Delhi on August 10, 2021. The Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri Jaideep Bhatnagar and the Joint Secretary, MoHFW, Shri Lav Agarwal are also seen.

More than 51 crore 45 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far; Recovery Rate stands at 97.4 per cent

New Delhi;10/8/21:More than 51 crore 45 lakh COVID vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The Union Health Ministry said, more than 54 lakh 91 thousand vaccine doses were administered during the last 24 hours.

The Government has said the daily new COVID-19 cases continued to show a decline during the 2nd wave in the country. Briefing media in New Delhi today, Joint Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Lav Agarwal has said, the daily new cases recorded on the 7th of May was around four lakh 14 thousand.  Mr. Agarwal said, more than 51 percent of the total cases were reported in Kerala last week.

Mr. Agarwal said, 37 districts in nine States had reported, an increasing trend in daily new cases during the last two weeks. The States are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Meghalaya, and Mizoram.

Mr. Agarwal said that India is registering a significant decline in active caseload and currently it is around three lakh 88 thousand. He said Kerala is the only state in the country where the active cases were above one lakh. He said, 27 States have less than ten thousand active cases. Mr. Agarwal said, the country is also witnessing a consistent increase in recovery rate, which is 97.4 percent as of today.

Mr. Agarwal appealed to the people to continue to follow Covid’s appropriate behavior like wearing masks and maintaining social distance as they are very effective tools in giving protection from Covid-19.

The Director of National Centre for Disease Control, Dr. S K Singh said, a total of 86 cases of Delta Plus variants have been reported in the country. He said the highest number of 34 cases were reported in Maharashtra. Dr. Singh said, however, there has been no exponential increase in the spread of COVID19 infection due to Delta Plus variant so far. He added, Rapid Response Team will be constituted by Health Department in each State and Union Territory to deal with the mutation.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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