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

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India reported 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

According to the Health Ministry Friday morning update, total confirmed cases in the country now climbed to 7,93,802. There are now 2,76,685 active cases and 4,95,513 people have cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll now stands at 21,604.

1. The Uttar Pradesh government will impose fresh restrictions in the state from 10 pm Friday till 5 am on Monday (July 13). However, essential services will be allowed and trains will continue to operate.

2. Health Ministry on Thursday said India has not yet reached the community transmission stage of COVID and asserted that there have been localised outbreaks in some geographical areas.

3. On an average, India is testing more than 2.6 lakh samples per day for COVID-19, an ICMR official said at a Health Ministry briefing on Thursday.

4. 6875 new COVID19 positive cases, 219 deaths, 4067 recovered in Maharashtra on Thursday. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 2,30,599 including 1,27,259 recovered, 93,652 active cases and 9,667 deaths: Public Health Department, Maharashtra

5. 2187 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Delhi on Thursday, 4027 recovered/discharged/migrated and 45 deaths also reported. The total number of positive cases in the national capital rises to 1,07,051 including 82,226 recovered/discharged/migrated and 3,258 deaths: Delhi Government

6. India’s COVID cases and deaths per million population are among the lowest in the world: Health Ministry

7. In continuation of measures undertaken to augment COVID-19 testing, it has been decided that Rapid Antigen Detection tests will be offered by all Delhi Govt dispensaries and polyclinics from 9 am to 12 noon on all days to all eligible individuals with immediate effect: Delhi Government

8. Gujarat reported its highest single-day rise of 861 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, which pushed its overall tally beyond the 39,000-mark, the state health department said.

9. Kerala on Thursday recorded the biggest single-day spike of 339 infections, taking the count to 6,534, as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan cautioned that the state was “very close” to the threat of community spread.

10. 2,228 new COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths reported in Karnataka in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 31,105 and death toll to 486: State Health Department

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