After actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for the coronavirus, now the latter's wife and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan have contracted COVID-19. However, Jaya Bachchan has tested negative for the virus. The information was revealed by Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Twitter.
While speaking to media in Mumbai on July 08, the Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope spoke on reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days amid coronavirus outbreak in the state. He said, "Hotels have re-opened in Maharashtra, likewise, we will consider reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days." "We are positive about it. If social distancing norms are strictly followed, then there is no problem in reopening these two," Health Minister added.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope expressed his concern over the deaths occurring in the state due to COVID-19. He said, "We are leaving no stones unturned for the testing in Maharashtra. As testing is done at optimum level, we are finding more number of cases. I am not afraid of the numbers but I am concerned about the deaths that are happening." Rajesh Tope further said that there is no community spread in the state. He said, "We cannot say that there is community spread because most of the cases that are coming positive right now also, they are from the containment zones or from the quarantine area only. Less than 1% of people were seen positive in the total SWABS or tests which were conducted. But we should take precautions that this does not happen."
The summer months are shaping up to be full of harrowing Covid-19 milestones. Unfortunately, autumn could look a lot like March and April if the US doesn't respond quickly. Records for daily cases are being set and ICUs are reaching capacity, reports CNN. Most states are seeing spikes again, recalling the fear and uncertainty of earlier this year. In order to prevent the outbreak from spinning out of control again, US residents must focus.
(CNN) While the Covid-19 mortality rate may be on the decline, the nearly 3 million cases and ICUs at capacity show the US is still in the grips of a pandemic with no signs of slowing. "It's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned in a press conference Tuesday with Sen. Doug Jones, an Alabama Democrat.
Amid the ongoing battle with COVID-19, AIIMS Jodhpur in collaboration with Iscon Surgical Limited has designed a protection box named 'Abhedya - The aeroshield' to protect the healthcare workers from getting infected. They showcased the protection box in AIIMS Auditorium. The protection box has a self-selectable hand port for physicians.This production box can be installed for the patients admitted in the operation theater, ICU and through this, the doctors will be able to treat the patient in a proper manner."Healthcare workers face constant risk while administering anaesthesia or performing suctioning on patients. The device comes with required apparatus inside the box. It will provide safety to doctors and healthcare workers," said AIIMS Jodhpur Director Dr Sanjeev Misra.
Amid COVID-19 increasing cases in the country, police is taking different steps to aware people. Madurai Police is creating awareness among the people regarding COVID-19, with the help of three drones with speakers from which announcements are being made. Tamil Nadu has recorded over 48199 active cases with over 2030 deaths due to COVID-19 till yet.
The Health Ministry on July 14 reported that India's national recovery average is 63%, taking the cured/discharged figure in the country over 571459. With 4,500 cases discharged on July 14, recovered cases in Maharashtra reached 1,49,007. Recovered cases in the national capital reached 93,236. 5,650 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 15,413 Rapid antigen tests were conducted in the state on July 14. Tamil Nadu reported total of 97,310 discharged patients.
Health Ministry OSD, Rajesh Bhushan on COVID-19 cases said that 86% of the total cases are confined to 10 states. He said, "Two of these have 50% of these cases - Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu - and eight other states have 36% cases." On recovery rate, Health Ministry said, "There are 20 states that have a recovery rate which is more than the national average. India's national average is 63%. Of these states Uttar Pradesh has a recovery rate of 64%, Odisha 67%, Assam 65%, Gujarat 70%, Tamil Nadu has a recovery rate of 65%."