Active Covid cases under 50 in Gautam Budh Nagar, a first this year

According to data from the health department, the number of fresh cases recorded everyday had crossed the 100-mark on January 2 this year for the first time since the first wave of infections was reported in 2020
So far, the district has recorded 98,565 cases, 490 fatalities and 98,027 recoveries. A total of 2,011,770 tests have also been administered. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
So far, the district has recorded 98,565 cases, 490 fatalities and 98,027 recoveries. A total of 2,011,770 tests have also been administered. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 12:56 AM IST
Copy Link

The number of active coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases has reduced to below 50 for the first time this year since cases started increasing during the third wave of the pandemic, officials said Wednesday. According to health officials, there are 48 active cases in Gautam Budh Nagar; six new cases were reported on Tuesday.

So far, the district has recorded 98,565 cases, 490 fatalities and 98,027 recoveries. A total of 2,011,770 tests have also been administered. According to officials, around 10-20 fresh cases are still being recorded everyday in the district. However, they said that it is not a concern as the positivity rate is less than 0.1%.

Officials added that even though the district targets the administration of around 7,000 tests everyday, including RT-PCR and rapid antigen tests, only about 3,000 are actually administered.

According to data from the health department, the number of fresh cases recorded everyday had crossed the 100-mark on January 2 this year for the first time since the first wave of infections was reported in 2020. The number of daily cases had peaked on January 12 this year when 2,230 cases--the highest single daily tally of new cases reported in Gautam Budh Nagar since the beginning of the pandemic--were recorded. Meanwhile, the highest number of active cases was reported on January 16 when the district recorded 12,705 active cases. Cases then started reducing mid-January onwards.

“Even when other districts have zero cases, Gautam Budh Nagar continues to report some cases because it is closer to Delhi and there is a lot of intercity travel and communication between the two. Now that government restrictions have been lifted, people should continue to be more careful and follow all Covid norms,” said Dr Sunil Sharma, chief medical officer.

As cases continue to reduce in the region, however, doctors are sounding caution since cases are on the rise again the world over.

“We have not seen many new cases in the past two months. However, once a wave starts, cases will definitely increase and not much can be done. People must be cautious by ensuring hygiene, wearing masks and continuing to ensure social distancing wherever possible,” said Brigadier Dr Rakesh Gupta (retired), director, Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), Greater Noida.

Meanwhile, vaccination for the 12-15 age group has also picked up pace in the district. With school examinations over and the number of centres for this age group having been increased, the number of children who have been vaccinated has also shot up in the past few days. In the first week when the Corbevax vaccine was introduced for the 12-15 age group, 90 children had taken the shot. In the second week, 4,906 children were jabbed. This is the third week since the vaccine was launched and 9,896 children have already taken the shot in the first five days. While the district’s target for this age group is 69,814, 21% of it has been achieved in less than three weeks as 14,892 children have taken the shot.

Gautam Budh Nagar has also achieved 100% fully vaccinated status in all other age groups. A total of 3.969 million doses have been administered, which include 2.227 million first doses, 1.69 million second doses and 51,188 booster doses. Additionally, 147,000 doses have also been administered to the 15-18 age group.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • In 2018, the scheme was stalled after the LG did not approve it.

    Govt may challenge HC order scrapping ration delivery plan

    The Delhi government may challenge a decision by the Delhi high court to scrap the contentious doorstep delivery of ration scheme, which was aimed at providing specific food articles to the homes of Public Distribution System beneficiaries. There are around 1.7 million ration card holders in the national capital who currently go to fair price shops to get the food articles they are entitled to.

  • Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam as the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44) reopens after it was closed following the landslide that occurred recently, at Samroli, in Udhampur on Friday. (ANI)

    Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopened, stranded vehicles allowed towards Kashmir

    Banihal/Udhampur/Jammu Hundreds of vehicles, stranded for four days, were allowed towards Kashmir on Friday night as one way was restored on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway after freshly building a road stretch to replace the one washed away in flash floods, officials said. Senior Superintendent of Police national highway, Shabir Ahmad Malik said while all blockades were removed and traffic cleared, the major problem of washing away of the road patch at Dewal bridge near Samroli on June 21 took three-and-half-days to be cleared.

  • The cinema takes its name from the family that ran it.

    Delhiwale: This way to Golcha

    As part of our 'Walled City dictionary' series that explores the names of Old Delhi places. Despite being a mere courtesan, Anarkali dares Emperor Akbar with a spunky dance. Golcha cinema, in Daryaganj, is screening the digitally coloured version of the classic Mughal-e-Azam. The single-screen hall shut down six years ago (last movie screened was Kahani 2). Golcha came up in 1954. The theatre is now a ghost of its recent past.

  • The territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been selected by the ministry for external affairs (MEA) for G-20 meetings during the summit of the high-profile grouping to be hosted by India in 2023. (HT File Photo)

    Jammu and Kashmir to host G20 summit next year, 5-member panel formed

    The Jammu and Kashmir government has constituted a five-member high-powered panel for overall coordination of G20 meetings to be held in the union territory next year. Acting upon a communique from the Union ministry of external affairs dated June 4, the principal secretary to the J&K government, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi accorded sanction for the constitution of the five-member panel.

  • NIA conducts searches in Jalalabad bomb blast case

    NIA conducts searches in Jalalabad bomb blast case

    The National Investigation Agency on Friday conducted searches at multiple locations in Punjab in the last year's Jalalabad bomb blast case. The NIA conducted searches at 6 locations in the districts of Ferozepur, Fazilka and Tarn Taran and digital devices (mobile phones, SIM cards, memory cards, DVRs) , ammunition and other incriminating documents/materials were seized.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, June 25, 2022