Coronavirus Live Update: Delhi cases reached 36,000; Shahid Afridi tested Positive
Coronavirus Live Update: A total of 9,195 COVID-19 patients have died so far, according to the government’s report. This is the second consecutive day that India has recorded more than 11,000 new infections in one day.
Highest single-day spike, including 311 more fatalities. The total number of cases has now gone up to 3,20,922, and the death toll is at 9,195. The reported active COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 1,49,348 with as many as 1,62,378 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far.
The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the world stand at 77.6 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University CSSE. This figure includes COVID-19 patients who have recovered and the overall global death toll which stands at 4.2 lakh.
Coronavirus cases have increased in India massively due to ignorance of social distancing safety standards and opening liquor shops in the city in the mid of the ongoing Lockdown. Migrant workers are constantly returning to their villages by special trains.
Top-notch meeting was held to discussed how to give better treatment facilities to Covid19 patients in the country.
Prime Minister Modi suggested that the home minister and the health minister should convene an emergency meeting with the Lt Governor and the Chief Minister of Delhi, along with senior officials of the central and the NCT governments and with the officials of municipal corporations of Delhi, to plan a “coordinated and comprehensive response” to the pandemic.
The meeting focussed on augmenting testing as well as the number of beds and services to effectively handle the peak surge of daily cases, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Amit shah suggested: Number of beds to be increased for Covid19 patients
Union Home Minister Amit Shah had a meeting with Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others on Sunday to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the National Capital. The meeting comes in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in Delhi. The tally has reached 36,000 and more than 1,200 people have died due to the virus in the city.
During the meeting, Home Minister Amit Shah said: Coronavirus Testing In Delhi To Be Tripled In Next 6 Days. To handle the challenges being faced, particularly by the large cities, it was discussed to enhance testing as well as the number of beds and services to effectively handle the peak surge of daily cases.
Highlights from the meeting
- In Delhi’s containment zones coronavirus testing will be conducted at all polling stations.
- Aarogya Setu app will be downloaded in the phones of the area’s residents.
- The Centre will provide 500 railway coaches to Delhi in view of the shortage of beds for COVID-19 patients.
For the treatment of COVID-19 in private hospitals in Delhi, a committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Dr. Paul (of Niti Aayog) to provide 60% of the COVID beds in private hospitals at a low rate, to fix corona treatment & COVID testing which will submit its report by tomorrow, said Home Minister Amit Shah after meeting with Arvind Kejriwal.
Delhi LG ordered to set up 10,000 beds in Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus in Chhattarpur
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal inspected the Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus in Chhattarpur, where the government plans to set up 10,000 beds.
The AAP-led Delhi government said that in the next one week.
- Hotels to have 4000 beds,
- banquets halls to have 11000 beds
- nursing homes to have 5000 beds
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that 56,58,614 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country till 9:00 am today. Of these, 1,51,432 were tested in the last 24 hours.
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India surged past three lakh COVID-19 cases on Saturday with the country recording the biggest daily jump of 11,458 new infections. According to figures released by the Union Ministry of Health And Family Welfare at its 8 am briefing, the nationwide tally stood at 3,08,993 while the number of deaths reached 8,884 with 386 fatalities reported in 24 hours.
According to coronavirus statistics website Worldometer, India is currently the fourth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. It had surpassed the United Kingdom on Thursday.
Maharashtra has also reported the maximum number of cases at 1,01,141 followed by Tamil Nadu (40,698), Delhi (36,824), Gujarat (22,527), Uttar Pradesh (12,616), Rajasthan (12,068) and Madhya Pradesh (10,443).
Loss of smell and taste among new symptom shown in Covid19 patients
The ministry said that coronavirus-infected patients have been reporting symptoms like fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, expectoration, myalgia, rhinorrhea, sore throat and diarrhoea.
The health ministry released the revised clinical management protocols in which it said that loss of smell (anosmia) and loss of taste (ageusia) have also been reported as symptoms of the novel coronavirus infection.
The ministry said that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) should be used in the early course of the disease to achieve any meaningful effect and should be avoided in severe cases. In the new set of protocols, the ministry has removed its earlier recommendation of using hydroxychloroquine in combination with azithromycin in severe cases and requiring ICU management.
It also recommended the use of anti-viral drug remdesivir under emergency use authorisation and off-label application of immunomodulator tocilizumab and convalescent plasma therapy for treating COVID-19 patients in moderate stage of criticality. Meanwhile, the ministry’s data updated on Sunday showed active cases at 3,20,922 and those who have recovered at 1.62,379. The toll stands at 9,195.
Coronavirus is increasingly infecting people of all religions, castes, and divergences. All treatments are not getting hundred percent success rate in eradication of Covid19.
Pakistani player Shahid Khan Afridi announced that he is Coronavirus infected
Afridi tweeted about his health on his twitter account, I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately, I’m COVID positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah.
(Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, popularly known as Boom Boom, is a Pakistani international cricketer, former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team.)
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