The very best variety of samples had been examined COVID-19 on 13 August, the Centre stated, including that 8,48,728 samples had been examined
As many as 64,553 new coronavirus instances and 1,007 deaths had been reported in India within the final 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare stated on Friday, taking the entire tally to 24,61,191, contains 6,61,595 energetic instances, 17,51,556 discharged/migrated and 48,040 deaths.
With an growing variety of recoveries, whereas the restoration charge has crossed 70 %, the case mortality amongst COVID-19 sufferers has additional regressed to 1.96 % and “is steadily declining”, the ministry stated.
The ministry additionally stated that India examined 8,48,728 samples, the highest quantity to date for COVID-19, on 13 August. Over 2.76 crore samples have been examined to date, in response to the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR).
On Thursday, the Union Well being Ministry stated that the week-wise common every day checks performed noticed a pointy improve from round 2.three lakh within the first week of July 2020 to greater than 6.three lakh within the present week.
Lav Agarwal checks COVID-19 optimistic
Union well being ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal, who used to handle every day media briefings on the COVID-19 outbreak when it was selecting up tempo within the nation, has examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus.
A 1996-batch IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, Agarwal was the Centre’s official spokesperson at nationwide media briefings to supply updates on the COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation all through April and Might.
“Pricey all, simply to tell that I’ve examined optimistic for Covid-19 and initiating residence isolation as per tips. Requesting all my buddies, colleagues for self monitoring. Contact tracing will likely be completed by Well being Crew. Hoping to see everybody quickly,” the 48-year-old stated in a tweet on Friday.
Well being ministry media briefings at the moment are addressed by Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan with Agarwal additionally remaining current.
In the meantime, House Minister Amit Shah stated that he has examined detrimental for COVID-19, however he’ll keep in residence isolation for a number of extra days on the recommendation of medical doctors. Shah had examined optimistic for coronavirus on 2 August and was beneath remedy in Medanta Hospital, Gurugram.
“At the moment, my corona check report has come detrimental. I thank God and in the mean time I specific my heartfelt gratitude to all those that have blessed me and my household by wishing me nicely. Will keep in residence isolation for a number of extra days on the recommendation of medical doctors,” he stated.
“I additionally thank all of the medical doctors and paramedical employees of Medanta Hospital who helped me in preventing Corona an infection and who’re treating me,” he added.
Pinarayi Vijayan undergoes COVID-19 check after Malappuram DC checks optimistic
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and three different ministers on Friday examined detrimental for coronavirus, hours after quarantining themselves as they got here within the main contact of an official who has contracted the virus, PTI reported.
The outcomes of antigen checks of Vijayan and Well being Minister KK Shailaja returned detrimental, PTI quoted sources on the Kerala CMO, as saying. Ministers AC Moideen and VS Sunil Kumar additionally examined detrimental.
No less than three different ministers, Meeting Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan, Chief Secretary Dr Vishwas Mehta and DGP Loknath Behera additionally went into self-quarantine on Friday after they got here within the main contact checklist of Malappuram district collector Ok Gopalakrishnan who examined optimistic for COVID-19.
EP Jayarajan, Ramachandran Kadanapally and KT Jaleel are the opposite three ministers beneath self-quarantine.
Evening curfew restrictions prolonged in Punjab
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday introduced extension of the night time curfew in all cities from 9 pm to five am, together with a slew of different measures to regulate the unfold of the pandemic.
The night-time curfew will now be relevant to all cities, with the exemption of industries, Amarinder stated, whereas asserting sector-based division of huge cities, with a nodal officer to be appointed in every sector for contact tracing to help well being groups.
On 7 August, Singh had ordered night time curfew from 9 pm to five am within the worst-affected cities of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Patiala. At present, night time curfew within the state stays in power from 11 pm to five am.
Singh additionally introduced weekends as ‘keep at residence’ with a purpose to keep away from pointless motion and socialising in Ludhiana, Patiala and Jalandhar for the following fortnight after which the state of affairs will likely be reviewed, an official assertion stated.
In one other main choice, it was determined that in each marriage palace, restaurant, workplace, the place greater than 10 individuals collect, a ‘COVID-19 Monitor’ can be appointed to make sure full compliance of sporting masks, sanitisation and social distancing, stated the chief minister at his weekly Fb reside session. He warned that groups will examine these locations and violators will likely be penalised.
Well being staff are ‘nationwide heroes’, says Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appreciated the “super-human efforts” in containing the magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic within the nation and stated these are “price emulating” globally.
In his handle to the nation on the eve of the 74th Independence Day, the president complimented the ‘COVID-19 warriors’ and stated the nation is indebted to medical doctors, nurses and different well being staff who’ve been constantly on the forefront of the nation’s struggle towards this virus.
“All corona warriors deserve excessive reward,” Kovind stated in his televised handle. He stated it’s “very reassuring” to notice that the Centre had “responded successfully and nicely in time.”
“For a rustic so huge and numerous with excessive inhabitants density, assembly this problem requires super-human efforts,” the president stated. He lauded all state governments for taking measures in accordance with native circumstances.
“Folks additionally supported wholeheartedly. With our dedicated efforts, we now have succeeded in containing the magnitude of the pandemic and saving numerous lives. That is price emulating by the broader world,” he stated.
The nation is indebted to medical doctors, nurses and different well being staff who’ve been constantly on the forefront of our struggle towards this virus, he stated.
“Sadly, lots of them have misplaced their lives battling the pandemic. They’re our nationwide heroes. All corona warriors deserve excessive reward. They go a lot past their name of obligation to save lots of lives and guarantee important companies,” Kovind stated.
These medical doctors, well being staff, members of catastrophe administration groups, police personnel, sanitation staff, supply employees, transportation, railway and aviation personnel, suppliers of varied companies, authorities staff, social service organisations and beneficiant residents have been scripting inspiring tales of braveness and selfless service, he stated.
Bollywood celebrities want speedy restoration for SP Balasubrahmanyam
A number of Bollywood celebrities, together with filmmakers Boney Kapoor, Shekhar Kapur, and singer Shankar Mahadevan, prayed for the speedy restoration of famend singer SP Balasubrahmanyam as he was positioned beneath life help on Friday after his situation deteriorated. Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to hospital on 5 August, and had examined optimistic for coroanvirus.
“Praying for the Speedy restoration of Legendary Thiru S P Balasubrahmanyam. #SPBalasubrahmanyam” tweeted Kapoor.
Mr India director Kapur additionally took to Twitter and stated, “Praying for the good singer #SPBalasubrahmanyam on a ventilator with #Covid_19.”
Music composer and singer Mahadevan, alternatively, requested everybody to hope for the restoration of the seasoned singer. “Let’s all pray for SPB sirs well being situation ! Let’s pray that he recovers quickly and comes again to normalcy (sic),” he tweeted.
“Please pray for SPB sir,” tweeted southern star and Raanjhana actor Dhanush.
Virtually every week after he was admitted to Chennai’s MGM healthcare following coronavirus prognosis, Balasubrahmanyam was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as his situation deteriorated on Friday.
As per the most recent well being bulletin by the hospital, the singer is on life help and his situation stays vital.