COVID-19 | Top 10 developments in India this Tuesday morning

1. India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed the 49-lakh mark with a spike of 83,809 new cases & 1,054 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 49,30,237 including 9,90,061 active cases, 38,59,400 cured/discharged/migrated & 80,776 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

2. Over 80,700 people have lost their lives to COVID-19, while more than 38,59,000 people have recovered.

3. Over 5,83,12,200 samples tested up to 14th September as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

4. As of now, India’s recovery rate stands at 78 per cent.

5. India has consistently maintained a low & declining Case Fatality Rate (1.64%). This is lowest compared to global average of 3.2% and many countries. The aim is to achieve a national CFR of less than 1%. Many States/UTs even today have CFR less than 1%: Ministry of Health.

6. Urban Development Minister of Karnataka, Byrati Basavaraj has tested positive for COVID-19. “I have been confirmed COVID positive today. I have no health issues. On the advice of the doctors I have got admitted to hospital and undergoing treatment,” he tweeted.

7. Delhi Metro’s peak hours are from 8AM – 12 noon and from 4PM – 8PM. To facilitate passengers, a headway of 2 min 45 sec to 6 min will be maintained from 8AM to 8PM. Please stagger your journeys so that adequate social distancing can be maintained in the Metro: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)

8. As per Johns Hopkins University data, on Monday, India registered the highest number of Covid-19 recoveries in the world at 37,80,107.

9. Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on the central government over the centre’s remark on migrant deaths. “The Modi government doesn’t know how many migrants lost their lives or jobs during the lockdown. If you didn’t count, does it mean there were no deaths? It’s sad that it didn’t affect the government. The world saw the deaths of migrants in our country, only the Modi government is unaware of it,” read Rahul’s tweet.

10. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh are the top 5 states affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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