India witnessed a dip in COVID-19 cases after the country reported 3,66,161 new infections in last 24 hours. With 7,45,237 active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,26,62,575. 3,754 new deaths in last 24 hours took the toll to 2,46,116. So far, 1,86,71,222 people won the battle against COVID-19. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, till date 30,37,50,077 samples have been tested for COVID-19 virus. Vaccination drive is underway and 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tamil Nadu and in view of it, a two-week lockdown has been imposed in the state to contain the spread of infection. On May 10, streets in Coimbatore remained silent and deserted. However, all grocery shops will continue to work until 12 noon during the lockdown period. On May 09, TN Govt in its first meeting stressed on strict COVID-19 containment measures to rein in the virus. With 28,897 new COVID cases, Tamil Nadu reported highest-ever single day spike on May 09.
India reported highest single-day death on May 08 ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began. With 4,187 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll reached 2,38,270. The country reported 4,01,078 new COVID-19 infections on May 07 taking the total COVID caseload to 2,18,92,676. Currently there are 37,23,446 active cases in the country. In last 24 hours, 3,18,609 people have won the battle against the virus. Vaccination drive is underway across country and so far 16,73,46,544 vaccine doses have been inoculated. According to Indian Council of Medical Research 30,04,10,043 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till May 07.
Top Doctors Dr MS Kanwar (Apollo Hospital) and Dr Amit Thadani (Niramaya Hospital) explain the merits of CT-Scans for Covid-19 positive patients in this latest edition of InFocus.. Earlier on Tuesday, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had issued a new Covid-19 testing advisory that recommends using more rapid antigen tests. This came in the wake of the massive surge in cases that has put huge pressure on India’s healthcare system. ICMR has also suggested reducing RT-PCR tests to take the load off the existing laboratories. Watch the full video for more details.
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