Covid-19: 141 fresh cases in Delhi, 129 of them Tablighi members
Thursday, 2 April 2020 In a huge upsurge in Covid-19 cases, Delhi recorded 141 new ones on Thursday, among them a senior resident at AIIMS and his pregnant wife. The Tablighi Jamaat evacuees accounted for 129 of the fresh cases. The state’s total count of Covid-19 cases has now climbed to 293, the third highest in the country after Maharashtra (338) and Tamil Nadu (309).
INTENSIFYING ITS BATTLE AGAINST COVID 19, THE ODISHA GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED A 48-HOUR TOTAL SHUTDOWN LIKE A CURFEW, IN THE STATE CAPITAL BHUBANESWAR AND BHADRAK TOWN FROM 8 PM TONIGHT. UTTAR PRADESH GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN A SERIOUS VIEW OF THE REPORTS ALLEGING SOME TABLIGHI JAMAAT MEMBERS MISBEHAVED...
With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 case count crossed seven lakh on Tuesday while 467 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry, the total count of cases reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday and the death toll has gone up to 20,160. Of the total count of cases, 2,59,557 are active cases and 4,39,948 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. The total count has increased from six to seven lakh in five days. The Health Ministry said that the number of recovered patients reached 4,39,947 today and the number was 1,80,390 more than the active cases. India's recovery rate has gone up to 61.13 per cent. Maharashtra continued to remain the worst-affected state, 5134 new positive cases and 224 deaths were reported on July 07. Tamil Nadu, being second in the tally, reported 3616 fresh COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths today. 2008 new COVID-19 positive cases and 50 deaths were reported in Delhi. The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092.
Journalists staged silent protest outside Press Club of India in Delhi on July 07 and demanded judicial inquiry into death of a journalist who jumped off AIIMS building on July 06. In accordance with Union Health Minister's order, a high-level committee has been set up that'll submit report within 48 hours.
Deputy Director-General of IMD, Anand Sharma on July 07, informed that Delhi-NCR will receive moderate thundershower for next 24 hours and after that light rain thundershowers for the next 48 hours. He said, "For next 24 hours, we expect a moderate thundershower in Delhi-NCR and after that for the next 48 hours we expect light rain thundershowers. This will lead to normal and below normal temperatures but we don't expect heavy showers at the moment." He further said, "We have a cyclonic circulation over Saurashtra and Kutch, another cyclonic circulation on Jharkhand has weakened and another cyclonic circulation is present over coastal Andhra Pradesh."
, In a video conference with BJP's GVL Narasimha Rao over coronavirus, Dr Harsh Vardhan said enough has been discussed and debated about Tablighi Jamaat event when BJP's GVL Narasimha Rao asked, "If Tablighi Jamaat event was a take off point for corona in India? "Enough has been discussed and debated about it. I feel bad to raise this issue every now and then," answered Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel who have recovered from coronavirus, donated plasma for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients. Speaking on it, Commandant 31st Battalion of CRPF, Deependra Rajput said, "139 CRPF jawans had tested positive for COVID-19 here. Out of 139, 138 have fully recovered and have returned to duty. Till now, three jawans have donated plasma and more are willing to do so. This is another way to serve the country." DIG of BSF, Lalit Kumar said, "We are preparing list of those who have recovered from COVID-19 and the list is with AIIMS hospital so whenever they'll feel need of plasma of BSF personnel, we will donate it to them."
Former cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar on July 8 inaugurated a plasma donation center at Seven Hills Hospital, for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai. While speaking to ANI the 'Master Blaster' congratulated BMC and administration of Seven Hills Hospital for the initiative. Maharashtra has so far 89,313 active cases and 9250 deaths.
National Centre for Ageing in Chennai has been turned into a 750-bedded COVID hospital. Fully-equipped hospital is set to open today in Guindy area. It is likely to be inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. Several beds in the hospital are fitted with oxygen and ventilators. To ease patients' stress level, hospital authorities has build special rooms consisting of library, yoga centre. Over 20,000 active cases exist in Tamil Nadu's capital.
India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 7,19,665 including 2,59,557 active cases, 4,39,948 cured/discharged/migrated 20,160 deaths, according to Ministry of Health. Maharashtra continues to be the most impacted state from the infection with 2,11,987 cases and 9,026 fatalities due to the virus. While, Tamil Nadu stands at second place with a total of 1,14,978 cases and 1,571 fatalities. The national capital's COVID-19 cases have also crossed 1- lakh mark with 3,115 deaths. The total number of samples tested up to July 6 is 1,02,11,092 of which 2,41,430 samples were tested yesterday, as per Indian Council of Medical Research.
Chief Secretary of West Bengal, Rajiva Sinha informed that out of 105 deaths reported, 33 people died in state due to COVID-19 while 72 other people who died of COVID-19 were the cases of comorbidity...