A Sub Inspector in Andhra Pradesh Sandeep performed last rites of a 72-year-old COVID-19 patient, who had committed suicide. Police higher officials and villagers appreciated Sandeep for his good samaritan act.
With 54,044 new COVID-19 cases, the infection has now affected 76,51,108 people in India on October 21. As many as 717 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,15,914. Total active cases stands 7,40,090, after a decrease of 8448 in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), total 9,72,00,379 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 20th October. Of these, 10,83,608 samples were tested yesterday (October 20).
A Houston police officer died on Tuesday after being shot while another officer who responded to the same incident was being treated for injuries in the hospital, according to a statement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.