Live Coronavirus Updates: A huge peak of 18,522 new coronavirus patients has been recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing India’s toll to 5,666,840 cases. A total of 16,893 patients have died since the start of the pandemic, the Union’s Department of Health said this morning, adding that 418 deaths from the highly infectious disease have been reported in the past 24 hours.
A total of 3.34.822 patients have so far recovered in India. The average positivity rate – the ratio of positive cases to the number of tests performed – was 8.80% this morning. India has seen a steady increase in the positivity rate over the past week.
About 90% of total infections in India come from ten states – Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka. The government announced on Monday the second phase of the country’s gradual emergence of restrictions in a set of guidelines developed for “Unlock2”.
While the containment areas – the areas most affected by the pandemic – will remain subject to strict restrictions, more activities will be opened outside of these neighborhoods.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India Live updates:
A US health expert warned Congress on Tuesday that new cases of coronaviruses could more than double to 100,000 a day if authorities and the public did not take action to end the pandemic.
Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, said the United States was headed in the “wrong direction” on the pandemic and demanded that Americans wear masks and avoid crowds after lax behavior has spurred new outbreaks.
“I am very worried and I am not satisfied with what is happening, because we are going in the wrong direction,” he told a Senate panel.
Alarming peaks in new cases in South Texas and Florida hot spots are pushing the national total of new cases to more than 40,000 a day, and they must be compiled quickly to avoid dangerous outbreaks elsewhere in the country, pointed out Fauci.
The United States has approved four candidate coronavirus vaccines for clinical trials, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Stephen Hahn told reporters.
“Four vaccines have been approved for clinical trials … and six more are under review,” said Hahn at a press briefing on Tuesday.
The U.S. Administration launched Operation Warp Speed, a joint health and defense project in May, which aims to deliver 300 million doses of a vaccine for COVID-19 by January 2021.
The country’s top pandemic expert, Anthony Fauci, however warned on Tuesday that there is no certainty that the United States will be able to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 that works and will be safe.
He added that vaccine effectiveness data may be available in winter or early next year.
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– ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2020
More than 75 percent of the total coronavirus cases in the national capital were reported in June, when the brakes were relaxed during Unlock1, according to data from the Delhi government’s Ministry of Health.
According to the data, 66,526 cases of fresh coronavirus were reported from June 1 to June 30.
The city’s current coronavirus count is 87,360, which is the highest among cities in the country.
Among the States and Union territories, Delhi has the highest number of cases after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. There are 26,270 active cases, while the number of deaths is 2,742.
The Delhi Medical Council worked with New Delhi authorities to train community health workers in the aftermath of the coronavirus epidemic.
In a statement, the DMC said that as part of the Swasthyadhoot program, it would provide motivated and committed doctors to train community health workers.
“The training will raise awareness of the basic health care needs of COVID-19 patients. This collaboration will try to overcome the shortage of health professionals through better use of limited resources,” the news agency said. PTI.
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was “growing angry with China” over the spread of the coronavirus, while US health officials warned that they did not “fully” control the pandemic.
“As I watch the pandemic spread worldwide, including the enormous damage it has caused in the United States, I am becoming increasingly angry with China,” Trump tweeted.