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Upgraded: September 20, 2020 2: 19: 44 pm
National Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune staff disinfects the container bring swab samples outside the primary gate before they get in the lab for testing on Saturday. (Express picture by Ashish Kale)
Coronavirus India Updates: India’s Covid-19 caseload breached the 54 lakh mark after 92,605 brand-new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. With 1,133 clients succumbing to the infection because the other day, the death toll has actually climbed to 86,752 Of the 54,00,620 infections in the nation, 10,10,824 are active cases, while 43,03,044 patients have already been treated.
India performed a record 12,06,806 tests on September 19, according to data launched by the Union Health Ministry. With this, the overall number of Covid-19 tests performed in the country considering that the onset of the pandemic has increased to over 6.36 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a conference with the chief minister’s of seven states next week to examine the Covid-19 situation, PTI reported. The chief ministers of some of the worst-hit states– consisting of Maharashtra, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh– are expected to go to the conference, sources told PTI
A take a look at the top advancements today:
DGCI approves industrial launch of Tata group’s low expense Covid-19 test ‘Feluda’
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has actually approved the commercial launch of India’s very first CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) Covid-19 test, dubbed ‘Feluda’, established collectively by the Tata Group and CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology).
” The Tata Group has worked closely with CSIR-IGIB and ICMR to create a premium test that will help the nation increase COVID-19 screening rapidly and financially, with a ‘Made in India’ item that is safe, dependable, budget-friendly and accessible,” a statement by the CSIR read.
India’s first CRISPR Covid-19 test FELUDA, established by @IGIBSocial and @TataGroup has been authorized for use in India by @DCGI Congratulations to the whole team! @PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @PrinSciAdvGoI @shekhar_mande @ICMRDELHI @AnuragAgrawalMD @Debojyo04532898
— CSIR (@CSIR_IND) September 19, 2020
Covid-19 screening at a municipality dispensary in Nimoni Baug in Mumbai. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)
Week-long lockdown in Raipur as cases surge
In the middle of a surge in Covid-19 cases in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur, regional authorities on Saturday revealed a lockdown in the district between September 21 and 28, PTI reported.
Raipur Collector S Bharathi Dasan issued an order declaring Raipur district as a containment zone and limited numerous activities from 9 pm on September 21 till midnight of September 28, according to a state public relations department authorities.
” Raipur district has so far reported over 26,00 0 COVID-19 cases and 900-1000 cases are being tape-recorded daily. To break the chain of transmission, it has become necessary to declare the whole district a containment zone. Inter-district borders in Raipur will remain sealed during this duration,” the order states, according to a PTI report.
Gujarat records third highest variety of Covid-19 deaths among medical professionals
Gujarat tape-recorded the third-highest number of Covid-19 deaths amongst doctors in the country– after Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, according to information tabulated by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
As lots of as 38 physicians between the ages of 34 and 82 have succumbed to the fatal infection in the state, until September10 A 34- year-old paediatrician in Vapi, who had earlier evaluated favorable for Covid-19, passed away on Friday.
The high variety of deaths amongst physician appears to be in sharp contrast with Gujarat’s cumulative death toll which ranks the state at the eighth position throughout India with a total of 3,286 deaths. In regards to cumulative cases too, Gujarat ranks 12 th among other states with 1.22 lakh cases till date.
People stand in a queue near a Covid-19 testing van in New Delhi on Saturday. (Express Image by Praveen Khanna)
Social distancing, digital cheerleaders, canned applause, couple of lapses: IPL is on
It was befitting that the very first IPL video game in the pandemic age was started by a cricketer who has simply recuperated from Covid-19 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Deepak Chahar, who bowled the first ball this season, had actually tested positive for the unique coronavirus within days of landing in the UAE earlier this month.
Near the end of the Mumbai Indians innings, Chahar was seen cramping.
At the end of the match, which it lost to CSK by 5 wickets, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said, “We are used to people cheering for us however we knew that this was on the cards. Anyway, this is the new normal and I hope things improve soon.”
Retired law enforcement officers implicates Panchkula medical facility of falsely stating him Covid favorable
A 68- year-old retired law enforcement officer has implicated Paras Medical facility in Panchkula, Haryana of cheating by falsely declaring him to be Covid positive. The health center, which earlier came under fire for apparently overcharging clients, has been brought up by district authorities.
As per the problem accessed by The Indian Express, retired cops officer Vijay Mehta had actually been confessed to Paras hospital of Panchkula on June 3 for heart treatment and was to be discharged on June 5. All of an unexpected, they took me back to the space and prohibited me from leaving,” he told The Indian Express.
After numerous demonstrations and arguments, the hospital agreed to get him re-tested from a civil health center in Panchkula on June 8. The test had declared him negative on June 9.
Chandigarh: 10,185 people challaned for not using masks, Rs 52.02 lakh fine collected
As many as 10,185 individuals have been challaned for not using face masks in Chandigarh in the last six months. Fine worth Rs 52.02 lakh has been collected from violators previously. Face masks were made mandatory for everybody in Chandigarh on April 10 and not using it was made a punishable offence.
Apart from police workers, the administration also authorised certain staff members of MC, estate office for releasing the challans for this offence.
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