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  • 9,284 oxygen concentrators, 7,033 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants, 5,933 ventilators/ Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and 3.44 lakh Remdesivir vials have been delivered/dispatched through road and air from April 27 to May 11.

  • The Union Health Ministry has set up a dedicated cell for regular monitoring of the entire process of allocation and streamlined delivery to the recipient states/UTs.

New Delhi: The country's active caseload declined for the second consecutive day on Wednesday to 37,04,099. It now comprises 15.87% of the country's total Covid positive cases. A net decline of 11,122 cases was recorded in the active caseload in the last 24 hours.

As per the Union Health Ministry, 13 states cumulatively account for 82.51 per cent of India's total active cases. These states are Karnataka (5,87,472), Maharashtra (5,61,342), Kerala (4,24,309), Uttar Pradesh (2,16,057), Rajasthan (2,05,730), Andhra Pradesh (1,95,102), Tamil Nadu (1,62,181), Gujarat (1,31,673), West Bengal (91,27,673), Chhattisgarh (1,21,836), Madhya Pradesh (1,11,366), Haryana (1,08,997) and Bihar (91,02,100).

The country's cumulative recoveries stood at 1,93,82,642 on Wednesday. The National Recovery Rate was 83.04 per cent with 3,55,338 recoveries in the last 24 hours. New recoveries outshone new daily cases for the second consecutive day.

Ten states account for 71.58 per cent of the new recoveries.

They are Maharashtra (71,966), Kerala (32,976), Uttar Pradesh (29,358), Karnataka (22,358), Tamil Nadu (19,182), West Bengal (18,994), Haryana (15,728), Gujarat (15,198), Andhra Pradesh (14,502) and Bihar (13,852).

COVID Management: Centre Continues Dispatching Global Aid To States, UTs

The Central government continues to dispatch global aid to states and Union Territories (UTs) across the country for Covid-19 management.

The Union Health Ministry said, "Various ministries and departments of Indian government are seamlessly collaborating through a streamlined and systematic mechanism under the "Whole of Government" approach, for expeditiously delivering the incoming global aid from different countries/organisations to augment India's efforts in fighting the unprecedented surge in Covid-19."

Cumulatively, 9,284 oxygen concentrators, 7,033 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants, 5,933 ventilators/ Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and 3.44 lakh Remdesivir vials have been delivered/dispatched through road and air from April 27 to May 11.

"Major items received on May 11 from the UK, Egypt, Kuwait and South Korea include "80 oxygen concentrators, 1590 oxygen cylinders and 20 ventilators"," the Ministry said.

The Union Health Ministry has set up a dedicated cell for regular monitoring of the entire process of allocation and streamlined delivery to the recipient states/UTs. The coordination cell has started functioning from April 26. A Standard Operating Procedure has been framed and implemented by the Union Health Ministry since May 2.

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