On July 04, India reported 442 deaths and highest single-day spike of 22,771 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, positive cases stand at 6,48,315 including 2,35,433 active cases, 3,94,227 cured/discharged/migrated and 18,655 deaths. As per the Government of India, the recovery rate has further improved to 60.80 percent. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 95.48 percent : 4.52 percent now. The total number of samples tested up to July 03 is 95,40,132 of which 2,42,383 samples were tested yesterday, informed the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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."
In disturbing incident in Delhi, a car ran over a woman near Chilla Village in Delhi on July 03. It is reported that the accused cop was under the influence of alcohol at the time of incident. He has been arrested. The injured woman is undergoing treatment at hospital.
President Ram Nath Kovind on July 04 addressed the nation on the occasion of Asadha Poornima in Delhi. He said, "India is proud of being the land of the origin of the Dhamma. It was from India that it began to spread in neighbouring regions. There, in new fertile soil and new climate it grew organically, eventually branching off into various offshoots."
Delhi Police busted a fake salt manufacturing racket. Police have recovered over 3,000 kg of fake salt and a manufacturing machine from their possession. The police team conducted a raid at a shop and recovered 5 bags each of 50 kg and 1 bag of 13 kg of fake salt from there. Firm owner was apprehended and a criminal case under provisions of Copyright Act has been registered. The arrested accused was examined at length about source of the fake products. It was revealed that a manufacturing unit is running at village Karala. On the tip, the team acted swiftly and conducted raid at the premises and recovered the cache of fake salt and a machine.
India reported marginal dip in fresh COVID-19 cases on July 1. 18,653 new COVID-19 cases and 507 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll has risen to 17,400 in the country. Positive..