India on Tuesday registered 47,703 new cases and 654 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours. With this, the country’s tally is now 14,83,156 and toll stands at 33,425. More than 9.5 lakh people have recovered so far.
Here are the top 10 developments in India this morning:
1. More than 5 lakh daily tests have been conducted for two consecutive days in India, says the health ministry. On July 26, India tested 5,15,000 samples and on July 27, as many as 5,28,000 samples were tested.
2. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients has increased to 64.23 per cent. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.6%:3.4% now, according to the Government of India.
3. Total reported active cases in the country stand at 4,85,114. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are the worst-affected.
4. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday decided to allow home quarantine of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with no comorbidities, provided they can have a separate room for themselves in the house and download the Aarogya Setu app, officials said.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam to review COVID-19 mitigation measures in Jammu and Kashmir.
5. 1,215 new coronavirus cases reported in Odisha, taking the total number of cases to 28,107 including 17,373 recoveries and 10,545 active cases, says Information & Public Relations Dept.
6. DMK MLA N Suresh Rajan has tested positive for the coronavirus. He has been admitted to the Nagercoil Government Medical College Hospital.
7. The Delhi government allows street vendors and hawkers to resume business in the national Capital, except in containment zones, reports NDTV. They can operate from 10 am to 8 pm daily. However, weekly bazaars are still banned.
9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “high-throughput” testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata via video conferencing on Monday. At the launch via videoconference, Modi said India was in a much better position than other countries in fight against the pandemic.
10. With over 42.4 lakh reported cases till date, the United States is the worst-affected country in the world. The US is followed by Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa.