Coronavirus News: 2.04 lakh people cured from COVID-19 in India, recovery rate stands at 53.79%, says Govt | Highlights
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With the number of coronavirus cases in India surging at an alarming rate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the country is not going to "sit and wail" over the COVID-19 crisis and will "win the battle" and "move forward". He has also said that howsoever big the crisis might be, the country is determined to turn it into an opportunity.
"This coronavirus crisis has given India lessons in being Atmanirbhar, that is, Self-Reliant!," he said.
In India, the deadly coronavirus has affected 3,80,532 people and claimed the lives of 12,573 while 2,04,711 people have been cured of the deadly pathogen and discharged from the hospitals from across the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Here are the highlights of the day on coronavirus pandemic:
16:54 pm: His latest CT scan report shows that the pneumonia patches in his lungs have increased. He experienced increased giddiness and tiredness today. The advice of doctors will be followed: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Health Minister Satyendar Jain
16:11 pm: With 10,386 patients having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hrs, the total number of recovered patients is now 2,04,710. The recovery rate is 53.79%: Health Ministry
16:10 pm: Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain being shifted to Saket's Max Hospital, where he will be administered Plasma therapy for COVID19, reports ANI.
15:47 pm: Praying for the speedy recovery of Shri Satyendra Jain, Health Minister of Delhi who is battling with COVID-19 infection, says Union Home Minister Amit Shah
15:24 pm: Radha Soami Satsang Beas centre will be a COVID care centre with 10,000 beds out of which 10% will be oxygenated beds. We are working on its air conditioning. The cardboard beds are lightweight, reusable and have 2 years of warranty, says South Delhi District Magistrate BM Mishra
14:51 pm: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who has tested positive for COVID19, put on oxygen support after his lung infection increases: Office of Delhi Health Minister
13:58 pm: Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today officials to prepare a plan for setting up coronavirus testing labs in all districts of the state, reports PTI
13:22 pm: Himachal Pradesh reports no new COVID-19 positive case. Total number of positive cases in the state stands at 595 including 200 active cases, 376 recoveries and 6 deaths, says state Health Department
12:39 pm: Sample testing has been doubled immediately in pursuance of decisions taken by HM Amit Shah in series of meetings. A total of testing samples of 27,263 have been collected in Delhi from 15 to 17 June 2020 against the daily collection which varied between 4,000-4,500 earlier: Home Ministry
12:38 pm: To provide relief to the common man in Delhi, HM Amit Shah constituted a committee under Member of NITI Aayog to fix rates charged by Pvt hospitals in Delhi for isolation beds, ICUs without ventilator support and ICUs with ventilator support: Home Ministry
12:38 pm: Committee has recommended Rs 8000-10000, 13000-15000 and 15000-18000 including PPE costs for isolation bed, ICUs without and with ventilator respectively to all hospitals as compared to the current charges of Rs 24000-25000, 34000-43000 and 44000-54000 (excluding PPE cost): Home Ministry
11:55 am: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to meet officials at 12:30 pm today to hold discussion on increasing number of ICUs in the national capital. Minister Satyendar Jain, who is currently admitted at hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, to participate via video conferencing, reports ANI.
11:34 am: 52 COVID-19 positive cases, 1 death, 59 recovered and 54 discharged till 10:30 am in Rajasthan. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 13,909, including 331 deaths, 10,801 recovered and 10,538 discharged, says state Health Department
Tamil Nadu: Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan & other Police officers monitor the situation in Chennai with using drones. Lockdown to remain imposed till June 30 in Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts in the wake of rise in #COVID19 positive cases pic.twitter.com/kqrNXCOK8T— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2020
11:06 am: We have started enforcing the lockdown measures. In many areas of the city not only monitoring through drones but even announcement through drone speakers are being made. Except for permitted purposes, vehicles will not be allowed, says Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan
10:46 am: 165 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Odisha in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 4,677 out of which 1,519 cases are active, says state Health Department
10:23 am: China has reported 37 new coronavirus cases including 25 in Beijing where 183 patients are undergoing treatment, with the city implementing wartime measures to arrest the COVID-19 spread.
10:21 am: 20,000 samples were tested in Delhi yesterday, ANI quoted Delhi government sources as saying.
10:01 am: Meanwhile, the recovery rate in India stands at 53.79 per cent as 2,04,711 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
9:43 am: According to Union Health Ministry, there are 1,63,248 active coronavirus cases in India.
9:29 am: The number of coronavirus cases in India as increased to 3,80,532 while the death toll has increased to 12,573, says Health Ministry
9:16 am: Meanwhile, PM Modi on Tuesday and Wednesday held a meeting with all the chief ministers and representatives of states and union territories to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country.
8:55 am: "29 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ambala. The total number of cases in Ambala is 237 now including 122 active cases," says Ambala Civil Surgeon Dr Kuldeep Singh
8:26 am: Lockdown will continue in Tamil Nadu's Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur till June 30. Visuals from NSK Nagar (Anna Arch) area in Chennai.
7:49 am: Meanwhile, "maximum restricted lockdown" has been enforced in Tamil Nadu's Chennai and three other districts from today to control coronavirus crisis.
7:23 am: "India will not only fight against coronavirus, but will also win the battle and move forward. India is not going to sit and wail over the crisis," PM Modi had said yesterday.
7:22 am: Amid the rise in coronavirus cases, PM Modi has said that India is not going to "sit and wail" over the coronavirus crisis.
7:22 am: Meanwhile, 1,94,325 people have been cured of the deadly pathogen and discharged from the hospitals from across the country.
7:21 am: According to Union Health Ministry, there are 1,60,384 active coronavirus cases in India.
7:21 am: The deadly coronavirus has affected 3,66,946 people and claimed the lives of 12,237 in India so far.
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