According to the Health Ministry's Covid bulletin, India recorded 188 new covid cases and zero deaths in the last 24 hours. Total active cases were 3468, bringing the total number of covid cases to 4.46 crore, with 5,30,696 fatalities in the last three years of the pandemic. So far, Rajasthan has 83, Maharashtra has 162 active cases, Odisha has 89, Tamil Nadu has 55, Uttar Pradesh has 50, and West Bengal has 53 active cases. Karnataka reported 1248 active cases, while Kerala reported 1358.
In protection from Covid breakdown, a mock drill was held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at MB Hospital and Hiran Magri Satellite Hospital in Udaipur. The availability of oxygen cylinders as well as the amenities offered to patients were evaluated. The mock drills concentrated on bed capacity, such as isolation beds, oxygen and ventilator-assisted isolation beds, and ICU beds. Apart from that, the availability of physicians and nurses were checked.
The focus areas included RT-PCR testing with the availability of kits, laboratories, and other important equipment, the availability of essential drugs, PPE kits, BiPAP machines, SPO2 systems, oxygen cylinders, N-95 masks, PSA plants, medical gap pipeline systems, as well as a tele-medicine facility.
In the previous 24 hours, the country has done approximately 1,34,995 tests, bringing the total number of covid tests completed to 91.01 crore. So far, more than 220.07 crore vaccine doses have been provided to individuals across the country as part of the covid vaccination drive. Approximately 90,529 vaccination doses were provided in the previous 24 hours.
Meanwhile, INSACOG, which is overseen by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), is keeping a close eye on the country's covid situation and continues to do continual genome sequencing to track any new variants.
"I recently discussed the status, readiness, prevention, and management of covid-19 with state health ministers. Mock drills are being held around the country today to evaluate hospital preparation for the management of Covid-19, for which clinical readiness is critical. Today, both public and private hospitals are conducting mock drills. The drills in their various states are being reviewed by state health ministries." Mansukh Mandaviya, Health Minister