Today, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will attend a high-level conference with the Health Ministers of the southern states and union territories to discuss the country's escalating corona infection. During this time, he will also develop a critical plan to halt the expansion of Corona and Omicron. This meeting will begin about 2:30 p.m.
Health ministers from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands are expected to attend the meeting. In addition, key authorities will be present during the conference. Earlier on Tuesday, Mandaviya held a similar meeting with officials and health ministers of nine northern states. During this, he reviewed the corona test and vaccination and also gave instructions to increase the corona test. He asked to keep a close watch on the hotspot areas and was also instructed to follow 'Test-Track-Treat-Vaccination'.
Omicron variant patients have been found in 94% of samples from Kerala sent for genome sequencing. The delta variant has been found in the rest of the samples. Talking to newshounds in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Health Minister Veena George stated that genome sequencing of Covid effective patients is being done continuously. Omicron changed into observed in 94% of patients and a delta variant in 6% Along with this, he also said that the 1/3 wave in Kerala is 'Omicron wave', it is not clear.
The Kerala minister said that less than 4% of the state's Covid patients needed to be hospitalised. Of those admitted, less than 1% required oxygen. Only 3.6 per cent of the total positive cases in Kerala are hospitalised. Of these, 0.7 per cent required oxygen beds and only 0.6 per cent required ICU.
George said that out of the total active cases in the state, 3.6% were admitted to the hospital. Of these, 0.7% required oxygen and 0.6% needed ICU. According to the Union Health Ministry, till January 27, there were a total of 22,02,472 active cases in the country. The positivity rate of samples was 17.75% last week. There were more than 50 thousand active cases in 11 states. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala had more than 3 lakh active cases. The Joint Secretary of the Ministry, Lav Aggarwal said that 14 states had 1 lakh to 50 thousand active cases, while 11 states had less than 10 thousand active cases.