By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi |
Upgraded: August 4, 2020 8: 35: 45 pm
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India on Tuesday included 52,050 new cases of coronavirus, taking the nation’s total caseload to 18,55,745, information from the Union Health Ministry showed. The death toll due to the virus touched 38,938, with 803 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Presently, there are 5,86,298 active cases, while as many as 12,30,509 people have actually recuperated from the infection. The health ministry data mentioned that at least 50 percent deaths due to COVID-19 have occurred amongst the age of 60 years or above while 37 per cent deaths happened in the age group between 45-60 years.
Tuesday marks the sixth consecutive day when brand-new cases have actually increased by over 50,000
A cumulative total of 2,08,64,750 samples have actually been evaluated up until now, with almost 6,61,892 samples being evaluated on Monday, the greatest performed in a single day so far, stated Dr Lokesh Sharma, scientist and media planner at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Here are some advancements from throughout the nation
Dharmendra Pradhan evaluates positive of COVID-19, confessed to Medanta
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus and has actually been confessed to Medanta Health center.
In a tweet, Pradhan stated he has been confessed to healthcare facility after testing favorable of COVID-19 “After seeing signs of COVID-19, I got checked. The report has actually come positive,” he tweeted. “On the guidance of physicians, I have actually been admitted to health center and I am healthy.”
Pradhan, 51, had established COVID-like signs on Monday and was evaluated on Tuesday.
Sources stated Pradhan had last week met Home Minister Amit Shah, who was confessed to Medanta on Sunday after testing favorable of coronavirus.
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan Tuesday said India’s testing rate is low when compared to some of the nations such as Germany, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan that are effectively attempting to curb the coronavirus, adding that without appropriate screening, combating the virus is like “combating fire blindfolded”, PTI reported.
In an interactive session through video conference, Swaminathan said, “India as a whole, the screening rates are much lower compared to a few of the countries, who have succeeded like Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan.”
” Even the United States is testing a huge number of individuals. So we require to have some standard and every public health department requires to have standards on what is the rate of screening per lakh or per million, what is the test positivity rate,” she was priced quote as stating by PTI.
Swaminathan stated the variety of tests being performed is not adequate if the Covid-19 test positivity rate is above five percent. According to Health Ministry stats, India’s positivity rate 8.89 per cent.
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja Tuesday dismissed charges that the state is covering up COVID-19 deaths, clarifying that not all deaths identified as COVID-positive in the initial evaluation can be taped as part of the main tally.
Deaths arising as an outcome of coronavirus infection in the state are accredited in consonance with the International Standards for Accreditation and Classification (Coding) of COVID-19 as cause of death of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the health minister stated in a declaration. These guidelines have been established as part of the International Statistical Category of Diseases. A COVID-death, according to these standards, can only be one where a patient catches coronavirus infection in an important condition as a result of extreme damage to his internal organs. An expert group of the health department takes the decision in this regard.
Health Ministry: Death rate at lowest because very first lockdown
Resolving a press conference, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health, stated the recuperated cases are now double of the active cases, adding that the case fatality rate is least expensive since the first lockdown at 2.
Bhushan stated numerous states have increased their testing capacity, consisting of Goa, Delhi, Tripura, and Tamil Nadu. He said 28 states and UTs performing more than 140 tests each day per million population.
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He likewise stated that the nation’s cumulative positivity rate has actually fallen to 8.
Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), stated that the Oxford vaccine, being made by Serum Institute of India, has actually got approval for stage 2 and 3 scientific trials, which are starting within a week at 17 websites.
Karnataka: Siddaramaiah checks favorable for Covid-19
Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly and former chief minister Siddaramaiah Tuesday became the current prominent leader in the state to test positive for the novel coronavirus. The 71- year-old Congress leader was admitted to a health center on the suggestions of doctors.
(PTI Image: Shailendra Bhojak)
” I have been checked favorable for #Covid19 and likewise been confessed to the hospital on the advice of doctors as a safety measure.
No flight ops at Kolkata airport on revised total lockdown days
Authorities of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport Tuesday announced that flight operations at the airport will stay suspended on all the revised 7 days of overall lockdown in West Bengal this month beginning with August 5.
The airport had suspended flight operations on July 25 and 29 due to overall lockdown announced by the state government.
” According to the state government order dated 03.082020, flight operations at #KolkataAirport will remain suspended on the revised lockdown days: 5th, 8th, 20 th, 21 st, 27 th, 28 th & 31 st August 2020,” the Kolkata airport stated in a tweet.
The West Bengal government had actually previously decided to enforce a biweekly complete lockdown in the state to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
Puducherry COVID-19 death toll touches 57
A 55- year-old woman died of coronavirus at health center in Puducherry while 168 nee cases of the infection were reported, pressing the overall case tally in the union territory to 4,146, reported PTI
The female was confessed to JPIMER Health center on Monday early morning with progressive onset of breathlessness and she had pumonary embolism, a release from the Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar stated, adding she passed away 4 hours later on.
The Director stated there were nearly 1,552 active cases in the UT and 96 patients had been released during the last 24 hours.
Self-reliance day celebrations to be suppressed in Sikkim
Events for the 74 th Independence Day will be subdued in Sikkim due to Covid-19 break out, PTI estimated authorities as saying on Tuesday.
The occasion will be hung on a smaller scale with minimal guests and will be live-streamed across numerous digital platforms, an authorities stated,
Sikkim has actually reported 688 coronavirus cases till date, out of which 390 are active.
A health employee collects Swab sample of a policeman for Covid-19 test in New Delhi on Monday. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)
Odisha death toll crosses 200
The death toll due to coronavirus crossed 200 in Odisha, with 10 more casualties on Monday, PTI quoted a Health Department authorities as stating.
With 1,384 brand-new confirmed cases, the state tally touched 36,297, with at least 207 deaths, the official stated.
As many as 1,119 clients recovered from the illness, the greatest single-day increase up until now, taking the total variety of those who have been treated to 23,074
The state government, on the other hand, directed closure of dining establishments in a customized order, simply 2 days after they were permitted to reopen. Restaurants can, however, deliver takeaway/home shipment of food items, similar to they had actually been doing earlier.
Corona screening in development at a property structure in Mumbai on Monday.
60 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal; tally rises to 1,758
Sixty more individuals, consisting of 13 security workers and four health workers have actually checked positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state’s caseload to 1,758 on Tuesday, PTI reported. The state now has 692 active cases, while 1,063 individuals have actually recuperated from the illness and three have passed away.
Of the 60 new cases, 14 were reported from East Siang followed by Namsai (13), Changlang (9 ), Lower Siang (6 ), 5 each from East Kameng and Capital Complex, 3 each from Papum Pare and West Siang and one each from Longding and West Kameng districts respectively, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.
” Thirteen security workers of various main paramilitary forces– six in Changlang, 4 in Lower Siang and three in West Siang districts– are among fresh patients,” he told PTI.
4 health care workers were also contaminated by the infection in East Siang district, Jampa stated. Four asymptomatic clients and have been moved to COVID Care Centres, he said.
Sixty-seven individuals consisting of 45 from the Capital Complex area, seven from Lohit, Upper Siang (6 ), Papum Pare (5) and one each from Changlang, Lower Dibang Valley, Lower Siang and Kamle have recovered from COVID-19 and were discharged from medical facilities on Monday, he stated.
Punjab gathers Rs 15 crore in Covid fines, primarily from non-mask wearers
THE PUNJAB federal government has actually gathered a tremendous Rs 15 crore in fines amid the Covid-19 pandemic for infractions varying from not wearing masks, to spitting in public locations to flouting house quarantine and social distancing guidelines.
The lion’s share of the amount (Rs 14.90 crore) originated from those not wearing masks in public locations (till July 31), showed official information accessed by The Indian Express As many as 3,54,173 people were fined in the state and 1,460 FIRs were signed up for this violation.
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