Indore's cumulative COVID count inches closer to 1.1 lakh with 1,789 new cases on Thursday!

2,342 recoveries were recorded in Indore on Thursday, the highest since the start of the pandemic!

While residents in Indore managed a comparatively protected journey through the first year of the pandemic spread, they have been severely affected by the second COVID wave now. Adding to the tallies of active patients, 1,789 fresh cases were recorded in the city on Thursday. With the continual rise in new cases, the progressive count of COVID-affected individuals stands at 1,09,029 currently and it is expected to breach the 1.1 lakh mark today.


More than 2,300 recoveries recorded in Indore on Thursday!

While the tallies of new detections have been significantly high in the city for two weeks now, the sustained count of high recoveries, points to a brighter side in the current times of flickering hope. 2,342 recoveries were recorded in Indore on Thursday, the highest since the start of the pandemic. Because of this, the weekly average count of recovered individuals shot up to 1,825 and it is anticipated that this graph would further take an upward trajectory.

On the grim side, 10 individuals in Indore succumbed to the deadly virus for the second day in a row. As of now. 1,133 lives have been lost to the highly contagious disease, the highest amongst all districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Vaccination rate fluctuates after the onslaught of the second COVID wave!

Due to the fear and chaos propelled by the second COVID wave, the number of daily inoculations has been adversely affected in Indore. While the city witnessed the immunisation of 1,21,540 individuals on April 4, the graph sloped downwards and the vaccination rate has been on the lower side since then. Notably, only 402 doses of the life-saving vaccine were administered on Thursday.

Drive-in testing centres to amplify COVID tests in the city!

With an objective to augment COVID testing in the city, two drive-in diagnostic centres at Nehru Stadium and Dushehra Maidan are conducting tests for Indore dwellers. An initiative of the Indore Municipal Corporation, these sites are offering the facility of RT-PCR tests at a cost of ₹600.

All individuals willing to undertake COVUD tests at these centres have to get themselves registered at the online portal in advance. After the test is conducted, the report will be made available through SMS or Whatsapp message. This scheme attempts to alleviate the burden on the current testing facilities in the city.

Stepping out for COVID vaccination? Here are 5 measures you should keep in mind!

Make sure to not get the virus back home from the vaccination site itself by following these 5 simple steps!

When COVID infection rates are exploding all across the country, vaccination seems to be the only respite for the citizens. With the launch of extensive drives for all individuals above the age of 18, inoculation of a humongous count of individuals will be witnessed in the upcoming days and weeks. While we are all planning to get our slots booked on an urgent basis, we must not forget that the immunisation centres can also turn into contagion hotspots, if proper precautions are not undertaken. So, here are the 5 things to keep in mind as you step out to get your immunity booster jab, that will prevent you from getting the virus back home!

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Strictness to scale at containment zones in Kanpur amid alarming rise of COVID-19 infections!

Authorities can penalise and take other strict actions against people who violate the COVID restrictive protocols.

In a bid to curtail the volatile spread of coronavirus infections in Kanpur, district authorities on Friday, announced to increase surveillance at all containment zones in the territory. As per reports, fresh instructions have been issued to station police officials and beat officers round the clock, at each such restricted areas in the city. These officials will be further assisted by the patrolling officers. Additionally, the Deputy Commissioner of the Police has directed to ensure that no one, except for essential services personnel are allowed entry in places that nurse over one COVID case.

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Hackathon by Lucknow's AKTU to find inventive solutions for the ongoing oxygen crisis!

All interested individuals can apply through the registration portal on the university website by May 10 (5 PM).

Amid heightening oxygen demands across the country, the APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University in Lucknow, is going to organise a hackathon aimed at finding optimal solutions for the LMO crisis. Inviting participation from students, teachers and research fellows, the event will be a race to devise innovative and optimal solutions for reducing wastage, leakage and losses. All interested individuals can apply through the registration portal on the university website by May 10 (5 PM).

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Domestic borders sealed in Jaipur & other Raj districts ahead of blanket lockdown from May 10

Rajasthan Police strictly monitor public movement across districts ahead of state lockdown from May 10.

Ahead of Rajasthan's blanket lockdown from May 10 to May 24 in view of the rampant surge of COVID-19, the state police has increased deployment and surveillance at local borders to track public movement, strictly. Reportedly, this restriction has been implemented under the ambit of 'Red Alert- Jan Anusashan Pakhwara' to break the chain of infection. The police nakabandi bans the passage of vehicles from one district to another without necessary work.

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'Breathe India' initiative by IIT Kanpur alumni racks up over 3 cr for tackling rife LMO crisis!

After successful operations in Delhi, they are expanding their reach to UP with the help of a Lucknow based NGO.

When citizens across the country are grappling due to a dire shortage of oxygen amid the second wave of the pandemic, a group of alumni from IIT Kanpur have taken it upon their shoulders to assure enhanced supplies of the medical necessity. Through a crowdfunded initiative, 'Breathe India', the group has raised more than 3 crores and ordered oxygen concentrators for medical centres across Delhi. Now, they are expanding this scope of help to Uttar Pradesh with the help of a Lucknow-based NGO.


Right Walk Foundation in Lucknow to support 'Breathe India' in UP

After remarkable triumphs in the first week of the campaign, the alumni collective has now associated with Lucknow's Right Walk Foundation for its programs in Uttar Pradesh. Here, the group aims to distribute concentrators, oxygen cylinders, oximeters and other equipment among the underprivileged individuals. With this, the net target of the campaign has been augmented to ₹4 crores and the initiators anticipate that they would reach this goal soon.

Working on the lines of 'social inclusion', Right Walk Foundation assures support and assistance to slum-dwelling communities across 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Highlighting the need for public advocacy, the organisation attempts to create an ecosystem of equity and sustainability.

Successful in assuring widespread relief

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As per the information provided on their campaign page, over 250 concentrators are being provided through this program to hospitals and COVID care centres. Marking collaborative efforts with SaveLife Foundation, this group of samaritans have been successful in assuring relief in a much greater measure, than their initial expectations. All of the resources are being delivered across Delhi, working in alignment with the requirements observed by the Delhi Government.

The facilitators consist of Ashutosh Ranka, Isha Agarwal, Nikhil Asati, Kavya Eluru, Randhir Shah- each one from a different batch of IIT-K. Together, they have embarked on a journey to help scores of citizens and save hundreds of Life.

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