UNION MINISTRY OF HEALTH
In highest single-day spike, nearly 23,000 test positive for Covid; death toll rises to 18,655
With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 3,94,226 and one patient has migrated. There are 2,35,433 active cases of coronavirus presently in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed.
18,522 fresh cases take India's COVID-19 tally to over 5.6 lakh
The number of active cases stands at 2,15,125, while 3,34,821 people have rec...
COVID-19 recovery rate in 21 states, UTs higher than national average of 60.77%: Health Ministry
Collective and focused efforts for containme...
India's COVID-19 case fatality rate dips to 2.72 percent: Health Ministry
The ministry said with the support and guidance of the Central government, the states and union territories have taken many steps like mapping of communities to focus on high-risk groups like the elderly/aged and population with comorbidities, and providing special care to them.
COVID-19: Health Ministry issues revised home isolation guidelines
Patients under home isolation will stand discharged after 10 days of onset of symptoms and no fever for three days, the guidelines stated.
ASI monuments to be reopened for public from July 6
As many as 3,691 Centrally-protected monuments and archaeological sites maintained by the ASI were shut from March 17 in view of the coronavirus crisis. According to sources, wearing of masks might be made the norm at such sites for visitors.
India's recovered COVID-19 cases more than active cases per million: Govt
India has 315.8 recovered cases per million, while the active cases per million in the country is at a "low level" of 186.3."This shows that while the total number of positive cases might be high, the recoveries are fast catching up, thereby keeping the active cases low. This has also ensured that COVID healthcare facilities are not under pressure and are not stretched," the ministry said
Health Ministry adds steroid dexamethasone in COVID-19 treatment protocol
The updated protocol includes the advice to use dexamethasone as an alternative choice to methylprednisolone for managing moderate to severe cases of COVID-19. The change has been made after considering the latest available evidence and expert consultation, the ministry said.
Allow all doctors to prescribe COVID tests, Centre to states; Individuals will need to fulfil ICMR criteria for testing
They also pointed out that it has been observed that some states and UTs have mandated the need of a prescription from a government doctor for making an individual eligible to undergo COVID-19 test.
COVID-19: India has not yet reached community transmission stage, says govt
The Centre's assertion came on a day India registered a record single-day surge of 24,879 COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload to 7,67,296.
Evolving situation, keeping abreast with info from WHO: Health ministry on if coronavirus may be airborne
Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said it is an "evolving situation" and the government is "keeping abreast" with information coming from the WHO.
With Delhi's recovery rate at 72 pc, no need to panic as COVID-19 numbers reach one lakh: Arvind Kejriwal
The national capital's COVID-19 cases are also nearing the 1-lakh mark with 99,444 coronavirus cases and 3,067 deaths, according to the Union Health ministry.
Record 24,850 coronavirus cases in single day in India
The number of recoveries stands at 4,09,082 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,44,814 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed.
Number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals down, 9,900 beds free: Arvind Kejriwal
According to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Delhi's COVID-19 tally has reached 94,695. Out of the total cases, 26,148 are active, 65,624 have been cured and 2,923 have died so far after contracting the infection.
India's COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Health ministry
Chile has witnessed 15,459.8 COVID-19 cases per million population, while Peru has 9,070.8 cases per million people. The US, Brazil, Spain, Russia, the UK, Italy and Mexico have 8,560.5, 7,419.1, 5,358.7, 4,713.5, 4,204.4, 3,996.1 and 1,955.8 cases per million, respectively, according to the WHO report.
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