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PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 12 JUL 2020 6:30PM by PIB Delhi

(Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB)

 

Updates on Covid-19 from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:More than 5.3 lakh recover from COVID-19; active cases at 2.9 lakh; 2.4 lakh more Recovered Cases than Active Cases; More than 19000 people recovered in the last 24 hours; Testing per million reaches 8396.4

In the last 24 hours, a total of 19,235 were cured of COVID-19. This has resulted in the cumulative total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients rising to 5,34,620 today. The recovery rate has presently improved to 62.93%. As more people are recovering due to all-round efforts, the recovered cases exceed active cases by 2,42,362. Medical attention is being provided to all the 2,92,258 active cases. During the last 24 hours 2,80,151 samples have been tested. The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now is 1,15,87,153. As a result of these efforts, the testing per million for India is presently 8396.4. Country-wide diagnostic lab network has been expanded to comprise 850 labs in the government sector and 344 private labs (total of 1194 labs).

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan Visits Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre & Hospital at Chhattarpur, Delhi

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, visited the Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre (SPCCC) at Chhattarpur, New Delhi here today and reviewed the status of COVID-19 management at the Centre. A 10,200-bedded “Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre” has been developed at RadhaSoamiSatsang Beas (RSSB) in Chhatarpur, Delhi as part of coordinated efforts of the Centre and Delhi Government to bolster the containment measures. The Minister was informed that out of 10200 beds which are ready at SPCCC, right now 2000 are in use. There are 88 enclosures each with 100-116 beds capacity with two enclosures supervised by 1 Nursing Station. As on date, SPCCC is ready with 20 Enclosures and 10 Nursing Stations. 10% of the beds comprise the Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC) with oxygen support. As on date, 123 patients are admitted out of which 5 patients with co-morbidities have been shifted to hospitals for tertiary care.

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AatmaNirbhar Bharat Package – Progress So Far

Special economic and comprehensive package of Rs. 20 lakh crores - equivalent to 10% of India’s GDP – to fight COVID-19 pandemic in India was announced by the Prime Minister on 12th May. Following the call of the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. NirmalaSitharaman laid down the details of the AatmaNirbhar Bharat Package in a string of press conferences from 13th May to 17th May 2020.The Ministries of Finance & Corporate Affairs have immediately started implementation of the announcements related to the Economic Package under AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan. Regular reviews and monitoring of the implementation of economic package is being overseen by the Finance Minister personally.In the latest review taken by the Finance Minister SmtNirmalaSitharaman the substantive progress has been reported.

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Vice President urges people to introspect if right lessons were learned from life in corona times

Seeking to engage with the people on the causes and consequences of COVID-19 pandemic, Shri Naidu posted on Facebook today, “Musings of Life in Corona Times”. Writing in a conversational format, he posed 10 questions, the answers to which would help in assessing the lessons learned and the transformation brought about by the demands of life in confinement over the last four months. This 10-point matrix, Shri Naidu said would also help in knowing if the people have equipped themselves with necessary understanding so as to help prevent recurrence of such adversities in future.The Vice President stressed that the pandemic needs to be looked at not only as a disaster but also as a ‘corrector’ for making necessary changes in the perspectives and practices of living, so as to live in harmony with the nature and culture and the attendant guiding principles and ethos

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Shri PiyushGoyal addresses the valedictory session of FICCI Frames

The Minister said that the Indian Film and Advertising Industries have the potential and talent to be global players. They can churn out quality products, win awards, and invite more investment and capital in the industry. He called upon the industry to grow beyond the national boundaries. Shri Goyal lauded the role of the Indian Cinema for its contribution in fight against Covid, and playing an important role in spreading the awareness about various health precautions.Shri Goyal said that Covid is a crisis before us, and like many others in the past, it will also pass by. He said that let us prepare ourselves for the opportunities in the post-Covid world, which is going to see new ways of working and living. For staying ahead of the curve, out-of-the-box thinking is necessary, there has to be continuous innovation. He said that adequate precaution is necessary but fear is not going to take us further.

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasises Family Planning as a human rights issue on World Population Day

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare chaired the virtual meeting on the occasion of World Population Day, yesterday. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Commemorating World Population Day is important as it emphasizes the importance of population stabilisation and its vital role in the future of the masses and their health.”It is even more critical now to recognise the importance of providing reproductive health services due to the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic, he added.

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Come, Innovate in India, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan appeals to Indian students from across the globe

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has appealed to the Indian students from various top global universities to come and innovate in India, to explore the emerging opportunities. He was interacting with a vibrant group of young overseas Indian scholars, students and friends, yesterday on last-mile energy access in India.On the current pandemic, Shri Pradhan said, "We are in the midst of an outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic that challenges the fundamental assumptions of our lives. While the immediate economic impact may slow us down, we are presented with an opportunity to pause, rethink, and redesign.”

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INPUTS FROM PIB FIELD OFFICES

  • Punjab: The Punjab Chief Minister has written to the Prime Minister seeking permission to let the State Government adhere to its July 3 decision of cancellation of university/college examinations in view of the exponentially rising Covid cases in the state. The Chief Minister has urged the Prime Minister to advise the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) to reconsider its decision on mandatory conduct of final term exams by September.
  • Himachal Pradesh: After allowing the entry of tourists to visit Himachal Pradesh, the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation has issued the standard operating procedure for opening of tourism units in the State. The tourists who wish to visit Himachal Pradesh have to adhere to the guidelines issued by the state government. They have to register themselves on “Covid-19 e-pass.hp.gov.in” web portal 48 hours before visiting Himachal under tourist category. The tourists have to carry COVID test certificate (RTPCR) issued by ICMR certified laboratory with a negative report and this should not be more than 72 hours old. In addition, the tourists must have downloaded AarogyaSetu App on their mobiles.
  • Kerala: An Idukki native woman, who was suffering from Covid-19 died at a private hospital in Ernakulam this morning. Health department has urged the people not to believe the propaganda against the Antigen test.  488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the state yesterday. 234 of these were through contact. Presently, 3,442 patients are undergoing treatment and 1.82 lakh 1,82,050 people under surveillance in various districts.
  • Tamil Nadu:Puducherry reports 81 new Covid-19 cases, total count rises to 1,418; presently 661 persons are undergoing treatment. TN Government issues SOP for textbook distribution to students across State. CM urged the Centre to give States the freedom to work out their “own assessment methods” for the final semester exams. Madurai lockdown extended by two days until July 14; after that lockdown regulations that were in force until June 24, will come into effect till end of July. 3965 new cases & 69 deaths reported yesterday. Total cases: 1,34,226; Active cases: 46,410; Deaths: 1898;  Active cases in Chennai: 17,989.
  • Karnataka: Sunday lockdown being enforced all over the state today. State government decides to enforce lockdown in Bangalore Urban and Bangalore Rural districts from July 14 to July 22; guidelines to be issued tomorrow. State health department has justified purchase of PPE kits, Sanitizers and IV fluids at costs higher than the current market rates, saying the prices are ‘dynamic’ during pandemic. Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi tests positive for Covid-19. 2798 new cases, & 70 deaths reported yesterday; 1533 cases in Bangalore city. Total cases: 36,216; Active cases: 20,883; Deaths: 613.
  • Andhra Pradesh:  A total of 91 TTD personnel were diagnosed Covid-19 positive among the 1704 tests conducted at Alipiri and 1,865 at Tirumala. State identifies 97 areas as Red Zones, which have reported the highest number of positive cases. The government has instructed the authorities to implement the guidelines issued by the Central government from July 20. State has revealed that colleges are likely to start from August 3, with a total of 196 working days; 30 per cent reduction in CBSE-style curriculum in 2020-21 academic calendar. 1933 new cases, 846 discharged and 19 deaths reported during last 24 hours after testing 17,624 samples. Total cases: 29,168; Active cases: 13,428; Deaths: 328; Discharged: 15,412.
  • Telangana: Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Sunday visited the designated Covid-19 Gandhi Hospital and took stock of the ground situation, assuring doctors and others of the Centre’s support in the fight against the pandemic. State launches Home Isolation Kits as nearly 83 per cent of Covid-19 patients in the State are either asymptomatic or mild and are under home isolation. Total cases reported till yesterday: 33,402; Active cases: 12,135;  Deaths 348;  Discharges: 20,919.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Detailed  guidelines for Itanagar Capital Complex lockdown till 20th July issued in Arunachal Pradesh. No movement of vehicles and opening of commercial establishments allowed except for identified essential services. All religious establishments closed and no permission will be given for any religious congregation till 20th July in Itanagar Capital Complex.
  • Assam: 3 COVID-19 patients admitted in GMCH COVID ICU succumbed to their infections today.
  • Manipur: 100 bedded COVID Care Centre inaugurated at Thoubal, Manipur. The Centre will cater to the immediate COVID care requirement in the district.
  • Meghalaya: In Meghalaya, total number of COVID-19 active cases reached to 248, including 178 from BSF, while 45 have recovered so far.
  • Mizoram: Governor  of Mizoram donated Rs.1,05,000/- (30% of his June, 2020 salary) to the CM Relief Fund.
  • Maharashtra: For the last 25 days, the toll due to Covid-19 in Maharashtra has been rising by 1,000 deaths every fifth day. Casualties in the state, at 10,116 are now ahead of many countries.  8,139 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours taking the state tally 2,46,600. The number of active cases is 91,457. Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's Dharavi containment strategy has come in for praise by the World Health Organization - WHO.
  • Gujarat: The state reached 10,000-plus active cases of Covid-19 with 10,308 on Saturday evening, when 872 new cases were added taking the total number of reported cases to 41,027. Gujarat now has 25% of the total cases as active cases – taking treatment either at hospital setting or at their homes. Share of discharged and deceased patients is now at 70% and 5% respectively.
  • Rajasthan: 153 COVID-19 cases reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 23,901, including 5,492 active cases and 507 deaths, says state Health Department. Maximum number of new cases, that is, 42 is from Alwar District.
  • Madhya Pradesh: 544 new cases reported in the highest single day spike of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. This takes the state tally of above 17,000 mark. The total cases are now 17,201. While the number of active cases is 3878, total recoveries till date is 12,679. Maximum cases were reported on Saturday from Morena (101) cases, followed by Indore (89 cases), Bhopal (72 cases) and Gwalior (58 cases)
  • Chhattisgarh: 65 new positive cases have been identified which takes the state tally of COVID-19 to 3,897. The number of active cases is 810.
  • Goa: 117 new persons tested positive for COVID-19 taking the state tally of corona virus infections to 2,368. The mortality count in the state is 12, while the number of active cases stands at 928.

 

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