Coronavirus Updates: After Bengal, MP announces two-day lockdown every week in districts with high caseload – Health News , Firstpost

Coronavirus Updates: After Bengal, MP announces two-day lockdown every week in districts with high caseload – Health News , Firstpost

Coronavirus Updates: All activities, except essential services, will be restricted during the lockdown, said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: There will be lockdown for two days every week, including Sundays, in districts with high
incidence of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday.

 The International Cricket Council has postponed this year’s T20 World Cup which was scheduled to be held in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IBC Board will also continue to evaluate the situation with regards to the 2021 women’s World Cup in New Zealand in February. In the meantime, planning for this event continues as scheduled.

 Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.

Stressing that a large number of asymptomatic coronavirus patients are still hiding their infection, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday asked officials to allow home quarantine only if all protocols related to the disease are followed.

Pune district now has total 51,885 COVID-19 cases, while the toll due to the disease has reached 1,343, the official said.

The lockdown will stay effective till 28 July in both the areas, according to Raipur District Administration. Essential services, however, will be exempted during this phase.

India’s COVID19 case total crosses 11 lakh mark with the highest single-day spike of 40,425 new cases and 681 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total cases stand at 11,18,043 including 3,90,459 active cases, 7,00,087 cured/discharged/migrated & 27,497 deaths, said health ministry.

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aslam Shaikh has tested positive for COVID-19. ‘I’m currently asymptomatic and isolating myself. I request all those who have come in close contact with me to get themselves tested,’ Shaikh said in a tweet.

India’s COVID-19 case fatality rate is “progressively falling” and is currently at 2.49 percent, which is one of the lowest in the world, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. This statement came even as coronavirus cases in the country rose by more than 30,000 for the fourth consecutive day.

The focused efforts of the Centre and state and UT governments on efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases have ensured that India’s case fatality rate has fallen below 2.5 percent, the ministry said.

The country reported 38,902 COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing its tally to 10,77,618 on Sunday, while the total number of recoveries increased to 6,77,422, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The toll due to the disease rose to 26,816 with new 543 fatalities even as 23,672 patients have recuperated in the past 24 hours, the highest so far in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed.

There are 3,73,379 active cases presently in the country. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

Case fatality rate falling, says govt

From 2.82 percent over a month earlier, India’s COVID-19 case fatality rate declined to 2.72 percent on 10 July and has further reduced to 2.49 percent presently.

Under the guidance of the Centre, the state and UT governments have ramped up testing and hospital infrastructure by combining public and private sector efforts, the ministry said.

Many states have conducted the population surveys to map and identify the vulnerable population like the elderly, pregnant women and those with co-morbidities.

This, with the help of technological solutions like mobile apps, has ensured keeping the high-risk population under continuous observation, thus aiding early identification, timely clinical treatment and reducing fatalities, the ministry said.

“At the ground level, frontline health workers like ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) and ANMs (Auxiliary Nursing Midwives) have done a commendable job of managing the migrant population and to enhance awareness at the community level.

“As a result, there are 29 States and UTs with CFR lower than India’s average. This shows commendable work done by the public health apparatus of the country,” the ministry said.

Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands have zero case fatality rate.

States and Union Territories having a CFR below the national average include Tripura (0.19 percent), Assam (0.23 percent), Kerala (0.34 percent), Odisha (0.51 percent), Goa (0.60 percent), Himachal Pradesh (0.75 percent), Bihar (0.83 percent), Telangana (0.93 percent), Andhra Pradesh (1.31 percent), Tamil Nadu (1.45 percent), Chandigarh (1.71 percent), Rajasthan (1.94 percent), Karnataka (2.08 percent) and Uttar Pradesh (2.36 percent).

State-wise cases and deaths

Of the 543 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 144 are from Maharashtra, 93 from Karnataka, 88 from Tamil Nadu, 52 from Andhra Pradesh, 27 from West Bengal, 26 from Delhi, 24 from Uttar Pradesh, 17 from Haryana, 16 from Gu

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