Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Over 9 lakh tests done in the past 24 hrs, says Centre; COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 8% – Health News , Firstpost


Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The restoration charge rose to 73.64 p.c, whereas the COVID-19 case fatality charge fell to 1.91 p.c, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: With a document 60,091 individuals recovering from the novel coronavirus in a day, the entire recoveries on Wednesday crossed 20 lakh, pushing the restoration charge to 73.64 p.c, whereas the COVID-19 case fatality charge fell to 1.91 p.c, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned.

The variety of energetic circumstances within the nation stands at 6,76,514, accounting for 24.45 p.c of the caseload as the entire recoveries have surged to 20,37,870, it mentioned.

The entire caseload elevated to 27,67,273 as 64,531 individuals examined constructive in 24 hours whereas the toll climbed to 52,889 with a spike of 1,092 deaths, the well being ministry mentioned in its morning replace. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August.

India assessments over Eight lakh samples for second consecutive day

In line with the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR), a cumulative complete of three,17,42,782 samples have been examined until 18 August with 8,01,518 samples being examined on Tuesday.

“Specializing in the “check, observe and deal with” technique, India has examined greater than eight lakh samples for COVID-19 for the second consecutive day,” mentioned the well being ministry in an announcement. “The Exams Per Million too have seen a pointy rise to 23,002,” the ministry mentioned.

“It is just by aggressive testing that constructive circumstances could be recognized, their contacts tracked and remoted in addition to immediate remedy could be ensured by well timed medical care. The sustained degree of excessive testing has performed a key function in India’s growing charge of restoration, widening hole between the recovered and energetic circumstances, and in addition progressively declining fatality charge,” the ministry mentioned.

Dr Reddy’s launches Avigan (Favipiravir) tablets

In one other growth, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd introduced the launch of Avigan (Favipiravir) 200 mg tablets in India.

The launch is a part of the worldwide licensing settlement with Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Co. Ltd. that grants the Indian drug maker the unique rights to fabricate, promote and distribute the tablets in India, Chief Govt Officer of Branded Markets (India and Rising Markets), Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, MV Ramana instructed information company PTI.

Avigan(Favipiravir) has been accredited by the Medication Controller Common of India (DCGI) for the remedy of sufferers with delicate to reasonable signs of COVID-19.

Avigan is available in an entire remedy pack of 122 tablets with a two-year shelf life. Ramana mentioned that as of now, the corporate is importing the drug from Japan however will begin manufacturing it in India quickly.

Replying to question, he mentioned they’ve already approached regulatory authorities of two or three nations together with the US in search of approvals to promote the drug and search quick observe approvals from them as soon as trials are accomplished. Dr Reddy’s is ready to launch one other COVID-19 remedy drug, Remdesivir within the first week of September, he added.

Vaccine’s emergency authorisation could possibly be thought-about if govt decides: ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) Director Common Balram Bhargava instructed members of the parliamentary standing committee on house affairs that phase-two scientific trial of two indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates have virtually been accomplished and emergency authorisation of a vaccine could possibly be thought-about if the Centre decides to take action.

He knowledgeable the committee that the vaccine candidates developed by Bharat Biotech, Cadila and the Serum Institute of India are at completely different phases of trial, an MP current within the assembly instructed information company PTI.

The COVID-19 vaccine candidates coordinated by Bharat Biotech and Cadila are nearing completion of phase-two trails. The one being dealt with by the Serum Institute of India and developed by Oxford College will enter phase-2 (b) trials this weekend for which 1,700 sufferers have been recognized at 17 centres throughout the nation, the MP mentioned.

In line with MPs who attended the assembly, when requested how lengthy individuals must stay with the pandemic, Bhargava replied that usually the ultimate trial takes about six to 9 months but when the governments decides, an emergency authorisation could possibly be thought-about.

Responding to queries by the panel concerning the saliva check cleared by the US FDA for the fast detection of SARS-CoV-2, Bhargava mentioned that taking samples from gargled water is already into account and additional particulars can be obtainable quickly, mentioned one other MP who attended the assembly.

DDMA offers nod to reopening resorts, weekly markets

The Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) gave its approval for the opening of resorts and weekly markets however refused to permit gyms to reopen, mentioned a Delhi authorities assertion.

The choice was taken in a gathering of the DDMA which was additionally attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by video convention.

The proposal to open gyms was not accredited within the assembly headed by Lt Governor Anil Baijal. The LG mentioned gyms could be allowed to open within the coming days. The weekly markets can be first opened on trial foundation to evaluate the scenario on the bottom.

Resorts, weekly markets and gymnasiums had been closed within the metropolis with the announcement of the lockdown in March within the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Within the final week of July, the AAP authorities had determined to permit resorts and gymnasiums to reopen within the metropolis, and begin weekly markets on a trial foundation for seven days with social distancing and all different COVID 19 measures in place.

Nonetheless, on 31 July the Lt Governor Anil Baijal “rejected” the Delhi authorities’s choice, citing the delicate scenario as a consequence of coronavirus pandemic within the metropolis. The state authorities then despatched a contemporary proposal to the LG, arguing that the situation of Delhi was bettering and the variety of COVID-19 circumstances had been coming down.

Delhi on Wednesday reported 1,398 contemporary coronavirus infections, taking the case depend within the metropolis to over 1.56 lakh, whereas the toll mounted to 4,235 with 9 fatalities.  The positivity charge stood at 6.7 p.c whereas the restoration charge was over 90 p.c, mentioned a bulletin issued by the state authorities.

Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh report document new circumstances

Maharashtra noticed its highest single-day spike of 13,165 new COVID-19 circumstances, taking its tally to six,28,642, whereas 346 contemporary deaths pushed the toll to 21,033 Additionally, 9,011 sufferers had been discharged from hospitals, taking the depend of recovered coronavirus sufferers to 4,46,881. There are 1,60,413 energetic circumstances within the state at current.

Arunachal Pradesh added a document 133 COVID-19 new circumstances to its tally, taking the entire caseload to 2,875. Twenty-nine paramilitary personnel and a well being employee had been amongst these discovered constructive on Wednesday, mentioned State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa. Fifty-five extra individuals have been cured of the illness, taking the entire variety of recoveries to 1,949, the official mentioned. Arunachal Pradesh, which had reported its first COVID-19 case on 2 April, has 921 energetic circumstances at current. 5 sufferers have died to date, he mentioned.

Sikkim reported its third fatality because of the novel coronavirus an infection as a 57-year-old man succumbed to the illness whereas below remedy. Director Common (DG)-cum-secretary within the division of well being, Pempa T Bhutia mentioned that the sufferer, a local of Pelling was admitted to STNM hospital on 14 August for cellulitis in his proper leg with multi-organ dysfunction syndrome. He examined constructive within the RT-PCR check and died on Wednesday.

In Uttar Pradesh, one other state minister was among the many 5,156 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances. The cumulative case depend within the state rose to 1,67,510. whereas the toll climbed to 2,638 with 53 fatalities. Minister of State for MSME, Khadi and Village Trade, Chaudhary Udaybhan Singh, examined constructive for coronavirus and was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the institute’s director Prof. RK Dhiman mentioned.

Minister of State for Well being and Household Welfare, Atul Garg, is presently present process remedy in a Ghaziabad hospital for coronavirus. Apart from, two different state ministers Kamal Rani Varun and Chetan Chauhan had not too long ago died of COVID-19

With inputs from PTI


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