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

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India reported 582 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 29,429 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

According to the Health Ministry Wednesday morning update, total confirmed cases in the country now climbed to 9,36,181. There are now 3,19,840 active cases and 5,92,032 people have cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll now stands at 24,309.

1. The Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the 20 states/UTs have a higher recovery rate than the national average of 63%. It also said that the total recovered cases of COVID-19 are about 1.8 times the number of active cases.

2. It also assured that there has been a progressive decline in the daily growth rate of new COVID-19 cases.

3. There are 2 Indian indigenous candidate vaccines. They have undergone successful toxicity studies in rats, mice and rabbits. Data was submitted to DCGI following which both these got clearance to start early phase human trials early this month: Balram Bhargava, DG-ICMR.

4. 86% of the total cases are confined to 10 states. Two of these have 50% of these cases – Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu – and eight other states have 36% cases: Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Ministry of Health

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5. 1606 COVID-19 positive cases, 1924 recovered/discharged/migrated and 35 deaths reported in Delhi on Tuesday. The total number of positive cases in the national capital rose to 1,15,346, including 93,236 recovered/discharged/migrated and 3,446 deaths.

6. Lockdown to be imposed in Bihar from July 16 to 31 to curb the spread of Covid-19. Guidelines are being prepared, deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi said on Tuesday

7. Lockdown imposed in containment zones of West Bengal extended till 19th July 2020, in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

8. 6741 new COVID-19 positive cases, 4500 cases of discharge and 213 deaths reported in Maharashtra on Tuesday. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 2,67,665, including 1,49,007 recovered cases, 10,695 deaths and 1,07,665 active cases: Public Health Dept, Maharashtra

9. Karnataka reported 2,496 new COVID-19 cases and 87 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 25,839 and death toll to 842. Bengaluru reported highest 1,267 cases today, followed by Mysuru at 125 cases: State Health Department

10. 4,526 people tested positive for COVID-19 and 67 patients died in Tamil Nadu today, taking total cases to 1,47,324 including 97,310 recoveries and 2,099 deaths. 41,357 samples were tested today for the disease: State Health Department

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