6 lakh Covid cases in July, more than in all past months together
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 () India has recorded more Covid-19 cases in July so far than in all previous months put together. July’s count crossed 6 lakh on Tuesday, going past the cumulative caseload of 5.9 lakh recorded in the country till June 30. The death toll this month also topped 11,000, accounting for nearly 40% of all fatalities since the pandemic’s outbreak in India.
A new study reveals a high body mass index raises the risk for severe COVID-19 and admission to intensive care units among African Americans. According to UPI, BMI is a calculation based on a person's height and weight and identifies whether they are overweight or obese. Novel coronavirus COVID-19 intensive care unit patients had a higher average body mass index than those who weren't admitted to the ICU.