COVID-19: India's national recovery average is 63%, says Health Ministry
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COVID-19: India's national recovery average is 63%, says Health Ministry
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.
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India on August 12 reported single-day spike of 60,963 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 834 people lost their lives because of pandemic yesterday during the same period. According to Ministry of Health, the COVID19 tally rose to 23,29,639 including 6,43,948 active cases. 46,091 lost their lives due to the deadly virus so far. Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 7,33,449 COVID-19 samples were tested on August 11. 2,60,15,297 COVID-19 samples have been tested so far, according to ICMR.
The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India, however, fatality rate dipped to 1.99 %, informed Health Ministry. National Expert Group on vaccine administration has also been constituted by Centre. Maharashtra continues to witness surge of over 10,000 COVID-19 cases taking total tally in the state to 5,35,601. Delhi reported 1257 COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths on Aug 11. Karnataka recorded 6,257 COVID-19 cases today. While, Tamil Nadu reported 5,834 COVID-19 cases and 118 deaths so, total number of cases in the state is now at 3,08,649, including 2,50,680 discharged, 52,810 active cases and 5,159 deaths. Andhra Pradesh recorded 9024 cases. Country has conducted over 2.5 crore sample tests so far.
Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a press conference on August 11 announced that National Expert Group has been constituted for vaccine administration. He said, "Government has constituted National Expert Group for vaccine administration which will meet tomorrow. Their terms of reference constitute all matters related to logistics of vaccines, ways to address issues of equity etc. This expert group will continue its engagement with all state governments and vaccine manufacturers in India."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of ten states to discuss the Covid situation. PM Modi said that everyone is working as a team to beat the Covid pandemic. PM Modi added that the rate of testing has increased drastically and now stands at about 7 lakh. He added that the fatality rate has also come down in a major way and said that the aim now should be to bring the fatality rate to below 1%. PM Modi also asked states to adhere to the 72 hour formula, where if anyone is diagnosed, then all his contacts should be traced and isolated within 72 hours. This he said would help in a major way in curbing the pandemic. So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours:The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh on August 11. The review meeting was conducted to discuss corona related situation. During his address, PM said, "The average fatality rate has been continuously decreasing while the recovery rate is increasing every day, this shows that measures being taken by us are in the right direction." "Experts are saying now that if within 72 hours, a person is diagnosed, then the spread can be controlled to a great extent. So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours," he added.
Last rites of Captain DV Sathe were performed in Mumbai on August 11. Maharashtra government accorded state funeral to late Wing Commander (Retd) Sathe. Earlier, his mortal remains were brought to his residence. Captain Sathe was flying the Air India Express flight which crash-landed at Kozhikode airport on August 7. Flight crash claimed 18 lives.
On the occasion of Janmashtami, 'Mangal abhishek' was performed at Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura on August 12. Nation is dipped in the festive mood, devotees across the country are offering prayers. The birth of Lord Krishna, believed to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu is being celebrated in the country as Krishna Janmashtami on August 11 and 12.
Priests and their family members offered prayers at Radha Krishna Temple on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad. They were seen celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna with great enthusiasm. They were seen singing 'bhanjan' inside the temple premise. The temple was decked up on the occasion. Some devotees offer prayers outside the temple as public entry is prohibited in view of COVID-19. Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 11 and 12 across the country.
Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a press conference over COVID-19 situation in India on August 11 informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the video conferencing with 10 states on August 11 asked them to increase their testing rate. Rajesh Bhushan said, "PM referred to the fact that there are states - Bihar, Gujarat, UP, West Bengal and Telangana where there's need to increase testing rate as positivity rate at present in these states is on higher side."
A 4-feet-long cobra was found in drain in Odisha's Jajpur. A rescue team rushed to the spot. The snake, covered with drain garbage, was rescued. It was put in a plastic jar and was later released in a forest.
The villagers in Gujarat's Ganjam district are forced to cross river by walking on a 60-feet-high canal with their bikes and cycles. Several accidents have been taken place here. More than 200 families including children, old man and patients live in the village. There is no bridge on the river. Villagers put their lives at risk to cross the river as the whole village is depended on Bhanjanagar from the doctor's office to the daily routine works. The distance from this most to Bhanjanagar is near about 20 kilometer. Due to the lack of bridge, villagers of both side of the river were forced to cross the canal in case of urgent works.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting on August 10, through video-conference with Chief Ministers of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala to review their preparedness to deal with south-west monsoon and current flood situation in the country. The meeting was also attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Health Minister Harshvardhan, both the Minister of State in Home Affairs and senior officers of the concerned Central Ministries and organisations
A couple died after fire broke out at an automobile repairing shop in Assam's Jorhat on August 09. Many got severely injured and were rushed to the nearby hospital. At least three fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Reason behind fire is yet to be ascertained.
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) on July 30 successfully conducted engine train trial run between New Palanpur to Durai stretch. 342.5-km-long New Palanpur-Durai stretch of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) will be beneficial for Gujarat ports. DFCCIL was established with an objective to undertake planning, development, mobilization of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of the dedicated freight corridor.