Significantly, the survey observes that many urban poor and rural population households lack basic medical equipment to gauge vital health parameters related to COVID.

For the 34th consecutive day, the Daily positivity rate in India was reported to be less than 3 per cent; 2.31 per cent.

As per the health ministry, the weekly positivity rate remained below 5 per cent and stood at 2.22 per cent, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was at 97.35 per cent.

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has projected that the third wave is likely to hit India by the end of August and said that it isn’t inevitable.

The healthcare workers (HCWs) have been on the frontline in combating the pandemic and were prioritized for vaccination when COVID-19...

According to Dr BJ Borkakoti, Senior Scientist, Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh, the double infection will be similar to any other mono-infection.

As the highly contagious delta variant spreads unvaccinated populations remain the most vulnerable and among them are young children below age 18 who are not yet eligible for vaccination.

Dr Pawar highlighted that the medical oxygen demand in the country during the second wave peaked to nearly 9000 Metric Tonnes (MT) as compared to 3095 MT during the first wave.

India witnessed 45,254 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery tally to 3,11,74,322.