COVID-19 cases rise by over 50,000 for 6th day in a row; Dharmendra Pradhan, Siddaramaiah test positive, hospitalised

COVID-19 cases rise by over 50,000 for 6th day in a row; Dharmendra Pradhan, Siddaramaiah test positive, hospitalised

COVID-19 instances rise by over 50,000 for sixth day in a row; Dharmendra Pradhan, Siddaramaiah take a look at optimistic, hospitalised

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In a press briefing on Tuesday, the well being ministry mentioned that the variety of recovered sufferers is now double than the variety of lively instances of coronavirus

India’s COVID-19 tally rose by over 50,000 for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, taking the full instances to 18,55,745. Prior to now 24 hours, 52,050 new instances have been reported. In the meantime, the recoveries crossed the 12-lakh mark, in accordance with the Union Well being Ministry’s information.

The toll attributable to COVID-19 climbed to 38,938 with 803 new fatalities being reported in 24 hours, the info up to date at Eight am confirmed.

A complete of 12,30,509 folks have recovered, whereas there are 5,86,298 lively instances of coronavirus an infection within the nation presently.

The restoration fee amongst COVID-19 sufferers has risen to 66.31 %, whereas the fatality fee has additional dropped to 2.10 %, the info acknowledged.

The well being ministry additionally mentioned that the variety of recovered sufferers is now double than the variety of lively instances.

In keeping with the ICMR, a cumulative whole of two,08,64,750 samples have been examined as much as 2 August with 6,61,892 samples being examined on Monday, the best accomplished in a day up to now, scientist and media coordinator at ICMR, Dr Lokesh Sharma, mentioned.

“A complete of 1,05,32,074 exams for detection of coronavirus an infection have been carried out with per day common of three,39,744 exams in July, the best variety of exams carried out in a month up to now,” Sharma mentioned.

There are 917 labs within the authorities sector and 439 labs within the non-public sector for conducting COVID-19 exams.

Dharmenda Pradhan, Siddaramaiah exams COVID-19 optimistic

Union Minister of Petroleum and Pure Gasoline, Dharmendra Pradhan knowledgeable that he has examined optimistic for COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Pradhan mentioned that he has been hospitalised as per physician’s recommendation and is in a wholesome situation.

“I made a decision to get myself examined after noticing some signs of COVID-19 and my report got here again optimistic. As per the physician’s recommendation, I’ve admitted myself in a hospital and I’m in wholesome situation,” his tweet learn.

Union Minister Amit Shah additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Sunday.

Different politicians testing optimistic for COVID-19 embody Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.

Earlier on Tuesday, former Karnataka chief minister and Chief of Opposition within the state Meeting, Siddaramaiah mentioned that he has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and admitted himself to a hospital.

“I’ve been examined optimistic for COVID-19 and in addition been admitted to the hospital on the recommendation of docs as a precaution. I request all those that had are available in contact with me to take a look at for signs and to quarantine themselves,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.

Centre says 68% males, 32% girls make up COVID-19 casualties

The Union Well being Ministry mentioned that of the individuals who died attributable to coronavirus within the nation, 68 % are males and 32 % are girls.

Union Well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan gave mortality evaluation for COVID-19 — gender and age-wise respectively.

“These are cumulative figures. In case you see the mortality evaluation i.e. the deaths attributable to the coronavirus, you’ll discover that 68 % deaths are reported amongst male sufferers. And 32 % of deaths are amongst feminine sufferers. That is broadly according to the worldwide situation additionally, though the chances could differ,” he mentioned.

“In case you take a look at age-wise mortality evaluation, 50 % of deaths have been reported in sufferers above 60 years and above; 37 % deaths have been seen in amongst sufferers with the age group of 45 to 60 years. Because of this on one facet — we now have to save lots of lives of our senior residents, they need to not exit pointless — and, alternatively, we now have to see that individuals between 45 to 60 years age group are additionally susceptible too. Most significantly, those that are co-morbid ought to comply with pointers and everybody ought to put on masks, keep distance and hand hygiene,” Bhushan mentioned.

In keeping with the well being ministry, about 11 % mortality was seen in sufferers with 26 to 44 years of age. Just one % fatality was noticed in sufferers within the age group between 18 to 25 years and under 17 years of age.

Centre says 96% of 60,000 ventilators being procured are indigenous

In a briefing on the coronavirus scenario within the nation, the Union well being ministry on Tuesday mentioned that 96 % of the 60,000 ventilators being procured by the federal government are indigenous and most of them have been sponsored by the PM-CARES fund.

Well being Ministry secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned 60,000 ventilators are being procured and 18,000 have already been equipped to states and union territories.

“Of the 60,000 ventilators, 50,000 are being funded by PM-CARES fund which involves about Rs 2,000 crore in financial phrases,” Bhushan mentioned in the course of the briefing.

He additional mentioned all of the ventilators which can be being procured underneath PM-CARES and people by the budgetary allocation of the Well being Ministry have GPS chips embedded that may be tracked.

“The ‘Make in India’ (indigenous) ventilators have a share of greater than 96 % by quantity and greater than 90 % by worth,” he mentioned.

Delhi’s LNJP information ‘zero deaths’ on two days in every week

The LNJP Hospital, the Delhi authorities’s largest COVID-19 therapy facility, didn’t report any dying as a result of illness on two days in every week, signalling enchancment within the pandemic scenario.

The two,000-bed hospital’s medical director Suresh Kumar mentioned on Tuesday the variety of folks on ventilator on the facility has come down by almost 25 %, in comparison with the determine a month in the past.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on 28 July that LNJP Hospital had not reported any dying on 27 July, a feat, docs mentioned, recorded for the primary time within the final couple of months.

“After that day, on two extra days, our hospital noticed no dying from COVID-19…. It’s undoubtedly a great signal for all of us who’re preventing this case,” Kumar instructed PTI.

WHO chief scientist says India’s COVID-19 testing fee is low

Noting that lockdown was a brief measure to include the unfold of coronavirus, a senior official of the World Well being Organisation on Tuesday mentioned India has a low testing fee when in comparison with a number of the nations which can be efficiently attempting to curb it.

WHO chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, in an interactive session by means of video convention mentioned, as of now about 28 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are underneath medical trial, of which 5 are coming into Section-II and over 150 candidates are in pre-clinical trials throughout the globe.

“(In) India as a complete, the testing charges are a lot decrease in comparison with a number of the nations, who’ve accomplished nicely like Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan. Even the USA is testing an enormous variety of folks. So we have to have some benchmark and each public well being division must have benchmarks on what’s the fee of testing per lakh or per million, what’s the take a look at positivity fee,” she mentioned.

With out enough variety of exams, preventing the virus is like “preventing hearth blindfolded,” she identified. In keeping with Swaminathan, the variety of exams being carried out just isn’t enough if the COVID-19 take a look at positivity fee is above 5 %.

State-wise instances and deaths

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state because it has a complete of 1,47,324 lively instances and 15,842 deaths. A complete of 4,50,196 coronavirus instances have been recorded within the state as much as Monday, in accordance with Union Ministry of Well being.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,063 COVID-19 instances, 6,501 discharged and 108 deaths on Tuesday. Complete variety of instances within the state is now at 2,68,285, together with 2,08,784 discharged, 55,152 lively instances and 4,349 deaths.

Delhi reported 674 COVID-19 instances, 972 recovered/discharged/migrated instances and 12 dying. The entire optimistic instances right here rises to 1,39,156 together with 1,25,226 recovered/discharged/migrated instances and 4033 deaths.

4,108 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat exams and 5,187 Fast antigen exams carried out.

As many as 390 instances, 824 recovered and 10 deaths have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the full variety of instances within the Union Territory to 22,396, together with 7,123 lively instances, 14,856 recovered and 417 deaths.

Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reported 9,747 new COVID-19 instances with 67 deaths. The state authorities mentioned that the full depend of instances has gone as much as 1,76,333 with 79,104 are lively instances, 95,625 recovered sufferers and 1,604 deaths as a result of illness.

A complete of 1,124 new COVID-19 instances and 13 deaths have been reported from Rajasthan until 8.30 pm on Tuesday.

State Well being Division mentioned the depend of instances within the state stands at 46,679 together with 13,115 lively instances and 732 deaths. A complete of 32,832 individuals have recovered from the viral an infection within the state up to now.

Gujarat reported 1,020 new COVID-19 instances and 25 deaths within the final 24 hours, knowledgeable the state well being division on Tuesday.

“With this, state tally has risen to 65,704 together with 14,811 lively instances, 48,359 cured/discharges and a couple of,534 deaths,” the State Well being Division mentioned.

With inputs from companies

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