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Mumbai sero-survey shows 57% COVID-19 prevalence in slums; nationwide tally at 14.8 lakhs

The well being ministry mentioned that COVID-19 Case Fatality Fee (CFR) declined to 2.25 %, and that ‘India now’s amongst international locations with the bottom fatality charges’

Even because the Union well being ministry introduced that India is among the many “international locations with the bottom COVID-19 fatality charges”, a serological surveillance carried out in Mumbai confirmed that over half the individuals within the metropolis’s slums are more likely to have been contaminated by the virus.

The survey outcomes, which included 6,936 samples in three wards of the municipal coporation and included each slum and non-slum areas, confirmed sero-prevalence of 57 % in slum areas and 16 % in non-slum areas.

Of them, asymptomatic infections are more likely to be a excessive proportion of all infections, the  Municipal Company of Larger Mumbai (MCGM) mentioned in a press launch. ‘Sero-prevalence’ is outlined because the “total incidence of a illness or situation inside an outlined inhabitants at one time, as measured by blood exams),” Aids Data mentioned.

The MCGM added that the upper prevalence in slums might be probably as a consequence of inhabitants density and shared widespread amenities (bogs, water factors and many others), whereas, decrease prevalence in non-slums might be as a consequence of higher social distancing and entry to higher hygiene.

In the meantime, the Covid-19 tally in Maharashtra inched nearer to Four lakh (3,91,440 as on Tuesday) with with addition of seven,717 new circumstances whereas the toll rose to 14,165 with 282 (121 fatalities in Mumbai area) new deaths, well being minister Rajesh Tope mentioned.

Maharashtra’s Tuesday figures had been decrease than the latest highs which noticed the state reporting over 10,000 circumstances final Tuesday.

Stating the Tuesday’s figures as a “main reduction”, Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray, nonetheless, warned individuals to not let their guards down. “Warning: Do not let the guard down! Do not let your masks down! Solely get numbers down,” he added.

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India case fatality fee at 2.25%

Amidst this, India reported 47,000 new circumstances of coronavirus throughout the nation within the final 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 14,83,157 whereas the toll, based on figures launched by Union well being ministry, rose to 33,425 with 654 new deaths.

Out of the overall circumstances, there are 4,96,988 energetic circumstances, whereas the variety of sufferers cured/discharged and migrated stands at 9,52,744. The restoration fee amongst COVID-19 sufferers has elevated to 64.23 %.

The ministry added that greater than 5 lakh COVID-19 exams had been carried out in a single day for 2 consecutive days. On 26 July, India examined a complete of 5,15,000 samples and on 27 July, a complete of 5,28,000 samples had been examined.

The whole variety of COVID-19 samples examined as much as 27 July is 1,73,34,885, together with 5,28,082 samples examined on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) mentioned.

The well being ministry additionally mentioned that the COVID-19 Case Fatality Fee (CFR) declined to 2.25 %, and that “India now’s amongst international locations with the bottom fatality charges”. The CFR lowered from round 3.33 % in mid-June to 2.25 % on Tuesday.

Figures in different states

As many as 3,490 new COVID-19 circumstances had been reported in Uttar Pradesh within the final 24 hours, based on the state well being division. The COVID-19 energetic circumstances within the state stand at 27,934. To date, 44,520 discharges and 1,497 deaths have been reported within the state.

Tamil Nadu reported 6,972 new COVID-19 circumstances and 88 deaths on Tuesday, the state authorities mentioned. The whole variety of circumstances stands at 2,27,688 together with 57,073 energetic circumstances, 1,66,956 discharges and three,659 deaths.

As many as 5,536 new COVID-19 circumstances and 102 deaths had been reported in Karnataka on Tuesday, based on the state well being division. With these new circumstances of coronavirus, the overall variety of optimistic circumstances within the state stands at 1,07,001 together with 64,434 energetic circumstances, 40,504 discharges and a couple of,055 deaths.

Delhi on Tuesday witnessed 1,056 new COVID-19 circumstances taking the overall variety of circumstances within the nationwide capital to 1,32,275, mentioned Delhi authorities in a bulletin. Based on the bulletin, 28 deaths as a consequence of COVID-19 had been reported as we speak, taking the dying toll to three,881 deaths.

As many as 1,135 sufferers had been recovered/discharged/migrated taking the overall variety of such sufferers to 1,17,507 recovered/discharged. The energetic circumstances dropped to 10,887 on Tuesday as in comparison with 10,994 on Monday.

Bengal govt extends partial lockdown until 31 Aug

On Tuesday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee introduced that the lockdown within the containment zones of the state will proceed until 31 August as additionally the biweekly restrictions in place to examine the unfold of the coronavirus illness.

Addressing a press convention, Banerjee mentioned colleges and schools will stay closed until 31 August and a call on their reopening will probably be taken in September.

“The lockdown in containment zones will proceed until 31 August. The biweekly complete lockdown throughout the state may also stay in place until the tip of subsequent month,” Banerjee mentioned. Whole lockdown will probably be imposed on 2, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 23, 24, and 31 August, she mentioned.

“The biweekly lockdown will probably be carried out totally on Saturdays and Sundays. However since festivals like Eid as additionally Independence Day are taking place on Saturdays, lockdown will probably be enforced on another day,” she added.

Nevertheless, afterward Tuesday, the state authorities withdrew the lockdown on 2 and 9 August as a consequence of “festivals and necessary neighborhood events”.

No deaths in Delhi’s LNJP reported on 27 July, says Kejriwal

LNJP Hospital, the Delhi authorities’s largest COVID-19 therapy facility, didn’t report any dying as a consequence of coronavirus on Monday, for the primary time in a few months, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned on Tuesday.

The two,000-bed hospital’s medical director attributed the feat to “intensive ICU care, plasma financial institution facility, prime heathcare amenities and dedication of medical doctors and different heathcare staff”.

Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal introduced, “No dying in our largest COVID hospital LNJP yesterday.”

At the very least one dying as a consequence of COVID-19 was recorded each day prior to now couple of months, however “yesterday no fatality occurred at LNJP”, Medical Director Suresh Kumar mentioned.

Until Tuesday night about 389 of the hospital’s 2,000 beds had been occupied by COVID-19 sufferers, of whom 88 had been in ICU and two on ventilators, he mentioned.

Delhi recorded 1,056 recent coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the tally to over 1.32 lakh, whereas the dying toll from the illness climbed to three,881, authorities mentioned.

Two accused in Thoothukudi custodial deaths case check COVID-19 optimistic

Head constable Murugan and constable Muthuraj, two accused within the Thoothukudi custodial deaths case examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Madurai Central Jail sources had been quoted by ANI as saying.

“The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers probing the case additionally examined optimistic on Friday, together with one other accused Sub-Inspector Pauldurain,” Jail Deputy Inspector Common Palani knowledgeable.

Final month, P Jeyraraj (55) and his son J Benicks (31), had been allegedly tortured within the police station, resulting in their deaths.

5 policemen have been arrested within the case and have been transferred to the Madurai Central Jail from Thoothukudi. A district police court docket had earlier ordered a 15-day remand for 3 police officers within the case.

With inputs from businesses


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