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

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India on Tuesday reports 22,252 coronavirus cases and 467 deaths in the past 24 hours. This takes the overall total to 7,19,665 and the toll to 20,160. More than 4.39 lakh people have recovered.

Here are the top 10 developments in India this morning:

1. India on Tuesday reports 22,252 coronavirus cases and 467 deaths in the past 24 hours. This takes the overall total to 7,19,665 and the toll to 20,160. More than 4.39 lakh people have recovered. India is now the third worst-affected nation in the world, crossing Russia. Only the United States and Brazil have more cases.

2. As many as 872 employees of the Central Railway and Western Railway, their family members and retired personnel have so far tested positive for coronavirus and 86 of them have died, officials told PTI.

All of them were admitted to the Western Railways Jagjivan Ram Hospital here which was in April declared as a facility to treat COVID-19 patients, they said. Of the total cases, 559 were reported from the Central Railway and 313 from the Western Railway, officials said.

3. The West Bengal government on Monday advised all COVID-19 hospitals in the state to issue death certificates according to the guidelines set by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The department also advised the hospitals that “before putting hypoxic patients on ventilators, high flow nasal oxygen therapy should be tried as per the guideline”.

Earlier, it had advised all COVID-19 hospitals to opt for “prone awake ventilation” as and when possible before putting a patient on conventional mechanical ventilation.

4. Karnataka Minister JC Madhuswamy said there are fears of community transmission of the virus in the state, reports ANI. “Medical condition of eight infected with coronavirus admitted in Tumkur Covid Hospital is critical,” Tumakuru district-in-charge minister Madhuswamy said. “There is no guarantee of their lives as per the information. We somewhere feel we are worried that coronavirus is spreading at the community level.”

5. India has so far tested 1,02,11,092 samples, said the Indian Council of Medical Research. Of this, 2,41,430 samples were tested on Monday alone, reports ANI.

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