COVID-19 | Key takeaways from Health Ministry’s daily briefing

India has been witnessing quite a rapid rise in figures lately and in correspondence, the government and the concerned authorities have been taking the steps needed to break the spread.

Here are the key takeaways from the Health Ministry’s briefing on Tuesday-

-Fresh 1,211 coronavirus cases and 31 deaths reported in last 24 hours

-Till now 1036 people have been cured

– 602 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals having 1,06,719 isolation beds and 12,024 ICU beds have been readied in India.

– 5.29 crore beneficiaries have been given free ration of food grains under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana: Rajesh Malhotra, Ministry of Finance

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– For COVID-19, 2.3 lakh samples have been tested so far, says ICMR

– Free ration and food grains distributed to 5.29 crore beneficiaries under Garib Kalyan Yojna.

-Additionally, we are ordering close to about 33 Lakh kits for RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction) and 37 Lakh rapid kits are expected to come at any point in time: R Gangakhedkar, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

-We have received another installment for RT-PCR kits which are far more sufficient in numbers: R Gangakhedkar, (ICMR)


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