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Coronavirus Updates: Bihar aims to conduct over 1 lakh COVID-19 tests daily after PM says state lags behind in testing

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state plans to boost testing fee for COVID-19 to over one lakh per day.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state plans to boost testing fee for COVID-19 to over one lakh per day.

Kumar, who was joined by his counterparts in 9 different states on the video convention assembly on coronavirus state of affairs, stated the state was at current testing greater than 75,000 samples each day although the variety of RT-PCR examinations, which he referred to as “an important”, remained as little as about 6100 per day.

“The RT-PCR facility will quickly be launched at 5 extra medical faculty hospitals which might assist in elevating the each day common by about 2300. Furthermore, we’ve plans to buy 10 RT-PCR and RNA extraction machines which might increase our capability by one other 5,000”, he stated.

The state authorities has set a goal of conducting a couple of lakh assessments each day, he stated.

Earlier on Monday, Modi had tweeted itemizing Bihar as one of many states with insufficient testing.

Urdu poet Rahat Indori on Tuesday handed away in a hospital after he examined optimistic for coronavirus.

“He suffered two coronary heart assaults right this moment and couldn’t be saved. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing optimistic for COVID-19. He had 60 p.c pneumonia,” stated Dr Vinod Bhandari, Sri Aurobindo Hospital.

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Well being Ministry secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated, “For the primary time, COVID-19 fatality fee in India has fallen beneath 2 p.c and is at the moment at 1.99 p.c.”

“Greater than 2.5 crore assessments carried out prior to now week, greater than 15 lakh recoveries have been recoded to date,” he added.

He says these states want to extend testing, a matter that was mentioned within the assembly.

An skilled committee on vaccine administration will meet on Wednesday to think about “logistics and moral points” of procurement and administration of vaccines towards COVID-19.

The committee shall be chaired by NITI Aayog’s Dr VK Paul. The coronavirus illness has contaminated greater than 2.2 million individuals and killed over 44,000 in India.

Narendra Modi to carry a video convention with Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh right this moment, to debate corona associated state of affairs

The COVID-19 tally included 6,39,929 lively circumstances, 15,83,490 cured/discharged/migrated and 45,257 deaths.

In yet one more staggering landmark, the loss of life toll is predicted to surpass 750,000 in a matter of days as the worldwide well being disaster that started late final yr in China rages on

The overall variety of coronavirus circumstances in India crossed 22 lakh with an increase of 62,064 new circumstances on Monday, whereas the toll rose to 44,386 with 1,007 new deaths, the Union well being ministry stated.  The overall tally consists of 6,34,945 lively circumstances.

India’s COVID-19 recoveries crossed 1.5 million with the restoration of 15,35,743 sufferers prior to now 24 hours, the ministry stated, including that the achievement was doable “due to the coverage of testing aggressively, monitoring comprehensively and treating effectively”.

“Higher ambulance companies, concentrate on commonplace of care and use of non-invasive oxygen have given the specified outcomes,” the ministry stated.

With the highest-ever single-day variety of recoveries of 54,859, the restoration fee is sort of at 70 p.c.

The ministry added that the document variety of recoveries “have ensured that the share of the lively circumstances have diminished and at the moment comprise solely 28.66 p.c of the entire optimistic circumstances”.

Early identification of circumstances has additionally led to a steep fall within the share of lively circumstances, it stated.

“Early identification helps to make sure well timed and immediate isolation of the delicate and average circumstances and hospitalisation of the extreme and demanding circumstances thereby resulting in efficient administration of circumstances,” the ministry stated.

Nonetheless, that is the fourth consecutive day that the COVID-19 circumstances have elevated by greater than 60,000.

As many as 4,77,023 samples had been examined on Sunday, taking the entire to 2,45,83,558, in line with the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR).

Pranab Mukherjee assessments COVID-19 optimistic

Former president Pranab Mukherjee stated that he examined optimistic for coronavirus and requested individuals who lately got here in his contact to get examined for the virus.

“On a go to to the hospital for a separate process, I’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 right this moment. I request the individuals who got here in touch with me within the final week, to please self isolate and get examined for COVID-19,” Mukherjee tweeted.

The octogenarian chief is the most recent amongst many political figures in India to have been examined optimistic for coronavirus.

A number of Union ministers together with House Minister Amit Shah, Minister of State Arjun Ram Meghwal, MoS for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary have examined optimistic for the virus.

Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Karnataka well being minister B Sriramulu are amongst those that received contaminated with coronavirus.

PTI quoted that former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya as saying that he and his spouse Medha had been detected with the coronavirus an infection and have been hospitalised.

Moreover, earlier on Monday, Maharashtra Legislative Council member from Osmanabad, Sujitsingh Thakur, stated he and a few of his relations had examined optimistic.

The Superintendent of Police (Rural) in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, Harendra Kumar Singh, additionally examined optimistic for coronavirus on Monday.

BS Yediyurappa ‘fully’ cured of COVID-19

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has recovered ‘fully’ from COVID-19 and was discharged from a personal hospital 9 days after being admitted, the state authorities stated.

The 77-year previous chief was admitted to the Manipal Hospital on 2 August after he examined optimistic for coronavirus.

“After recovering from COVID-19 fully, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has been discharged from the Manipal Hospital,” an official assertion stated. Later, the chief minister himself tweeted about his discharge.

“Thanks everybody in your needs and prayers. I’ve been discharged from the hospital and shall be in self-quarantine. Deeply grateful in your affection and assist. I sit up for getting again to the routine very quickly,” he stated.

State-wise circumstances and deaths

Of the 1,007 new deaths on Monday, 390 are from Maharashtra, 119 from Tamil Nadu, 107 from Karnataka, 97 from Andhra Pradesh, 54 from West Bengal, 41 from Uttar Pradesh, 24 every from Gujarat and Punjab, 22 from Jharkhand, 19 from Madhya Pradesh, and 13 every from Delhi, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir.

Of the entire 44,386 deaths, Maharashtra has reported the utmost of 17,757, adopted by 4,927 in Tamil Nadu, 4,111 in Delhi and three,198 in Karnataka.

There have been 2,652 fatalities in Gujarat, 2,069 in Uttar Pradesh, 2,059 in West Bengal, 2,036 in Andhra Pradesh and 996 in Madhya Pradesh.

A complete of 789 individuals have died in Rajasthan as a result of pandemic, adopted by 637 in Telangana, 586 in Punjab, 483 in Haryana and 472 in Jammu and Kashmir. There have been 387 COVID-19 deaths in Bihar, 272 in Odisha, 177 in Jharkhand, 145 in Assam, 125 in Uttarakhand, 108 in Kerala.

Chhattisgarh has registered 96 deaths, adopted by 87 in Puducherry, 75 in Goa, 42 in Tripura and 25 in Chandigarh. Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported 20 deaths, Himachal Pradesh reported 15, Manipur reported 11, Ladakh reported 9 and Nagaland reported eight.

There have been six coronavirus deaths in Meghalaya and three in Arunachal Pradesh, whereas Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu reported two and Sikkim reported one.

The well being ministry said that greater than 70 p.c of the deaths occurred because of comorbidities.

Maharashtra reported 9,181 contemporary circumstances of COVID-19, taking its tally to five,24,513. Additionally, 6,711 sufferers had been discharged from hospitals, pushing up the restoration tally to three,58,421.

There are 1,47,735 lively circumstances within the state at current.

In the meantime, Mumbai reported 925 new coronavirus circumstances and 46 deaths, taking the tally to 1,24,307 and the toll to six,845. The variety of lively circumstances in Mumbai stood at 19,172.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,914 new circumstances, taking the entire variety of circumstances within the state to three,02,815. The state reported greater than 100 deaths for the eighth consecutive day, taking the toll to five,041, a authorities COVID bulletin stated.

The state took simply 16 days to succeed in the three lakh-mark in comparison with the 22 days it had taken for the 2 lakh milestone on 25 July. The one lakh tally was recorded on three July. The 6,037 recoveries on Monday eclipsed the contemporary infections and cumulatively 2,44,675 individuals have gotten cured to date.

There are 53,099 lively circumstances within the state.

Karnataka noticed a dip in each day circumstances, with the numbers dropping from the constant 5,000-plus infections for the previous few days to over 4,000 on Monday.

The state on Monday reported 4,267 new circumstances of COVID-19 and 114 associated fatalities, taking the entire variety of infections to 1,82,354 and the toll to three,312, the well being division stated.

Andhra Pradesh additionally noticed a pointy fall from the over 10,000 circumstances on Sunday to 7,665 contemporary circumstances on Monday “on the again of slimmer testing numbers,” PTI reported.

The state had reported over 10,000 every for 5 consecutive days.

The most recent bulletin stated 46,999 assessments, together with 24,331 speedy antigens, had been carried out in 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday as towards 62,000-plus assessments per day over the previous few days. No purpose was cited for the drop in variety of assessments, PTI reported.

Kerala reported 1,184 COVID-19 circumstances on Monday and 7 fatalities that pushed the general deaths to 115. As many as 22,620 individuals have recovered from the illness.

Telangana noticed 1,256 new circumstances on Monday, taking the entire an infection rely within the state to 80,751.

West Bengal noticed the very best single-day discharge of three,208 COVID-19 sufferers taking the variety of recovered individuals to 70,328, whereas 2,905 new coronavirus infections had been registered, state well being division stated.

The division in a bulletin additionally stated that 41 sufferers succumbed to the illness elevating the toll to 2,100. The state’s caseload has gone as much as 98,459, whereas the lively circumstances stood at 26,031.

Delhi recorded 707 contemporary coronavirus circumstances, taking the town’s tally to over 1.46 lakh, at the same time as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that with a present restoration fee of over 90 p.c, “individuals of the town are slowly and steadily defeating COVID-19.”

The overall tally rose to 1,46,134, whereas the toll from the illness mounted to 4,131, the bulletin stated, including that twenty fatalities have been recorded within the final 24 hours.

Antonio Banderas assessments COVID-19 optimistic

Hollywood star Antonio Banderas stated he examined optimistic for coronavirus on Monday, his 60th birthday. The Oscar nominee, who shared his prognosis on social media, stated he feels “comparatively good” moreover being extra drained than ordinary.

“I wish to make it public that right this moment, 10 August, I’m compelled to have fun my 60th birthday in quarantine, having examined optimistic for the COVID-19 illness, attributable to the coronavirus,” Banderas wrote in Spanish alongside his childhood picture on Instagram.

“I want to add that I really feel comparatively good, just a bit extra drained than ordinary, and am assured that I’ll get better as quickly as doable following medical directions that I hope will permit me to beat the infectious interval that I’m struggling, and that has effects on so many individuals across the planet,” he added.

With inputs from businesses

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