The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 27,114 to cross the eight lakh mark on Saturday, 11 July, in what is the biggest one-day spike. The death toll increased by 519 to 22,123.
According to the Union Health Ministry’s data, there are now 2,83,407 active cases in the country, while 5,15,386 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.
Earlier, the drug controller of India, cleared Itolizumab, a drug used to cure skin ailment psoriasis, for “restricted emergency use” to treat COVID-19 patients, officials told PTI.
- Lockdowns have been announced in various states to curb the spread of coronavirus; UP govt has announced a two-day lockdown, while a lockdown has been implemented in the containment ares of West Bengal
There Might Be Issues of Trust Between Nations in Post-COVID World: Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that countries might behave more ‘nationalistically’ in post-COVID world and there might be trust issues between nations
“A lot of trends that we saw before Coronavirus, they could accelerate in the post COVID world. Even in response, in six months, for example, we have seen a lot of countries behaving more nationalistically,” he said, as quoted by ANI.
“I see a world where arguments will sharpen. I think there will be issues of trust which has been raised. There will be questions on resilient supply chains. It is going to be a more difficult world,” he added.
Mamata Banerjee Writes to PM Modi Over Final Exams
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has written to PM Modi on revised guidelines to conduct the terminal examinations in colleges and universities and requested him to get the matter re-examined.
11 New Cases in Dharavi
At least 11 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today. Total number of cases in the area is now at 2370, including 122 active cases and 2002 discharges: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
Jharkhand CM Tests Negative for COVID-19
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has tested negative for COVID-19, ANI reported quoting the CM’s office.
Rapid Antigen Tests to be Conducted for Air Passengers to Assam
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Rapid antigen tests will be done for incoming air passengers to the state.
“Rapid antigen tests will be done for incoming air passengers and they will be quarantined based on the results,” he said, as quoted by ANI.
1,813 COVID-19 Cases in Andhra Pradesh
At least 1,813 COVID-19 cases, were reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state is now at 27,235, including 12,533 active cases, 14,393 discharged and 309 deaths.
Total Recoveries Cross 5-Lakh Mark
Total recovered cases among COVID-19 patients crossed the 5 lakh mark today, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. At least 5,15,385 COVID-19 patients have so far been cured. The recovery rate has further improved to 62.78%, the ministry said.
1,403 Cases Reported in Uttar Pradesh
1,403 cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the state stand at 11,490, reported ANI quoting State Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad.
Meghalaya Records Highest Single-Day Spike
76 cases reported in Meghalaya which is the highest single-day spike. The total number of cases are at 312.
PM Modi Reviewed COVID-19 Situation in the Country
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the country. The meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and other senior officials of the central government.
Goa CM Rules Out Possibility of a Lockdown in the State
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has ruled out the possibility of imposing further lockdowns in the state where the number of coronavirus cases have been rising, reported PTI.
Over 8 Lakh Cases in India
COVID-19 cases cross 8 lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 27,114. The total number of cases stand at 8,20,916, while the number of cured/discharged patients is at 5,15,386.
Itolizumab Allowed For 'Restricted' COVID Treatment
Itolizumab, used to cure skin ailment psoriasis, has been approved by drug regulator for ‘restricted use’ to treat COVID-19 patients, reported PTI.
The approval comes after the clinical trials were found satisfactory by the expert committee, comprising pulmonologists, pharmacologists and medicine experts from AIIMS, the news agency quoted the official as saying.
Over 1 Crore Samples Tested for COVID-19 Till 10 July
1,13,07,002 samples were tested for COVID-19 till 10 July, says Indian Council of Medical Research.
Lockdown in 5 Districts in Bihar
Lockdown has been imposed in five districts of Nalanda, Vaishali, Begusarai, Jamui and Gopalganj in Bihar.
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