Several States, districts witnessing decline in COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that several states and districts are witnessing a decline in the COVID-19 cases. However, the Ministry expressed concern over the rise in the coronavirus cases in few States and Union Territories.

Briefing media in New Delhi today, Additional Secretary in the Health Ministry, Arti Ahuja said that there are 12 States wherein active cases are above one lakh. She said, over 16 crore 50 lakh beneficiaries have been administered doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the country so far. Of this, over 13 crore 21 lakh have received the first dose whereas, three crore 29 lakh have received the second dose.

Ms Ahuja said, officials of different Ministries and group of experts are reviewing the aid received from various countries. She said, received items are being processed on the priority basis. It refuted media reports wherein it was alleged that aid is still struck.


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