Falling progressively, fatality rate in India now below 2.5%
Sunday, 19 July 2020 () India’s Covid-19 fatality rate is “progressively falling” and is now below 2.5% for the first time, the health ministry said on Sunday, underlining that efficient clinical management of hospitalised patients and contact tracing had helped keep the death rate at one of the lowest in world. Currently, India’s case fatality rate (CFR) is at 2.49%.
India recorded the biggest single-day spike of 40,425 fresh cases in 24 hours. While there are 'success stories' like Delhi that seem to have to have turned the clock on Coronavirus, there are new hotspots that are emerging around the country. Covid projections in the coming month looks dismal as the...
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda attended 'bhoomi pujan' programme of nine district-level party offices in Telangana via video-conferencing on August 10. While addressing the gathering, Nadda said, "I condemn Telangana government's COVID-19 management. Prime Minister's Ayushman Bharat scheme gave benefit to 55 crore families but Telangana government kept its people deprived of it, by not implementing it."
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was released from the hospital on Monday. The actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital after he complained of breathlessness and uneasiness in the chest. Dutt also tested negative for Covid-19. Hospital officials said the actor is “absolutely fine”. On Saturday, Sanjay tweeted that he had tested negative for Covid-19 but would be kept ‘under medical observation’. “Just wanted to assure everyone that I’m doing well. I’m currently under medical observation and the Covid-19 report is negative as well. With the help and care of the excellent doctors, nurses, and staff at Lilavati hospital, I should be home in a day or two. Thank you for your well wishes and blessings. Please stay safe, everyone,” he had written.
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Former President Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for Covid-19. 84-year-old Mukherjee took to Twitter and announced the news. He found out about his positive status when he went for routine check up. Mukherjee has requested people who have come in contact to self-isolate. Leaders, cutting across party lines, have wished Mukherjee a quick recovery. Union Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis wished Mukherjee a speedy recovery. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wished the former president a quick recovery. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the development. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also wished for a speedy recovery. Pranab Mukherjee had cancelled all his engagements and stopped going out for public functions for the last few months. In the wake of raging coronavirus epidemic, the government had asked all senior citizens to stay at home. Mukherjee, President between 2012 and 2017, was invited for the at home programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan. However, he will not attend the event in the wake of this development. Last year, Mukherjee was awarded Bharat Ratna - country's highest civilian award. He is a Congress veteran with stints in the Indira Gandhi cabinet as well.
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The Reserve Bank of India left the repo rate unchanged at 4% and reverse repo rate at 3.35%. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das also said that they would maintain an accommodative stance in view of the Covid..
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The Reserve Bank of India left the repo rate unchanged at four per cent after the meeting of its six-member Monetary Policy Committee. The reverse repo rate was also kept unchanged at 3.3 per cent. The..
India's Covid-19 tally went past 15 lakh on Wednesday, two days after it crossed the 14-lakh mark, with 48,513 fresh cases recorded in a day while the recoveries... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Mid-Day