India in inches to 70 Lakh COVID-19 cases


11.6 lakh tests were conducted in 24 hours on Saturday (file)

New Delhi:

India’s COVID-19 tally has approached the 70 lakh mark, with the country reporting 73,272 new coronavirus cases and 926 deaths on Saturday, data from the Ministry of Health showed. 82,753 people succeeded in fighting the viral disease and were released.

India’s cure rate increased slightly to 85.8%, the death rate remained stable at 1.5%, and the daily positivity rate increased slightly to 6.3%, over 11.6 lakh tests having been performed in 24 hours.

According to the government’s “test, track and treat” policy, more than 8.5 crore of testing has been conducted in India so far, the health ministry tweeted.

Here are the updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

Mini Libraries Installed in COVID-19 Departments of District Hospital and Sagara Taluk Subdivision Hospital in Shivamogga. “Reading helps patients relax and take their attention away from illness,” says Dr Sridhar, director of the Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences.


Update | Recoveries in India cross the 60 lakh mark. The top five states with maximum caseloads (61% of active cases) also contribute more than half (54.3%) of total recoveries: Union Ministry of Health

Veteran Bengal actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Covid +, in intensive care

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee is currently in intensive care with complications from Covid-19. The octogenarian was admitted to Belle Vue hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday, having tested positive the day before. His daughter said Mr Chatterjee suffered from Covid encephalopathy and was disoriented and restless.

According to hospital sources, the actor may require an MRI of the brain to investigate the encephalopathy, which led to “an acute confusional state”. Read more
Veteran Bengal actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Covid +, in intensive care

Trump “no longer a risk of transmission,” says White House doctor

Washington: President Donald Trump is no longer contagious, nine days after being stopped in his tracks by Covid-19, his doctor said in a statement released Saturday evening.

“Tonight, I am pleased to report that in addition to the President meeting CDC criteria for safe termination of isolation, this morning’s COVID PCR sample demonstrates, by currently recognized standards, that it is no longer considered a risk of transmission to others, ”the president said. doctor Sean Conley said in the statement.


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