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Close to 2 million cases in August, Central teams deployed in 4 states & more

NEW DELHI: India reported near 2 million Covid-19 cases in August, the best recorded in any nation throughout any month because the outbreak of the pandemic. The nation additionally noticed a surge in deaths from the virus, with 28,859 fatalities reported in August, a 50% bounce from the earlier month’s toll.

The 19,87,705 instances recorded throughout August in India, as per TOI’s information collated from state governments, made it the worst outbreak of the virus in any nation throughout a single month — greater than the variety of infections reported within the US in July (19,04,462).

Listed here are the highest developments:

  • Indian scientists have noticed the next affiliation between asymptomatic Covid-19 instances and viral load, or the quantity of virus in an contaminated particular person’s bodily fluid, in a research of over 200 sufferers with SARS-CoV-2 virus in Telangana, a “shock” discovering that will higher inform the policymakers in regards to the unfold of the novel coronavirus an infection. The researchers advise testing asymptomatic main and secondary contacts adopted by surveillance.

  • India’s cumulative Covid-19 checks crossed 4.three crore on Tuesday, together with 1,22,66,514 checks, which have been achieved within the final two weeks alone, knowledgeable Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare. The states, that are contributing most to the general variety of checks embody Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra amongst others. These three states account for practically 34 per cent of the overall testing. Over 10 lakh checks have been performed within the final 24 hours, the well being ministry knowledgeable.

  • The well being ministry will deploy central groups in 4 states — Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha — after a sudden surge in Covid-19 instances in these states, with some reporting extra variety of fatalities.

  • Of those 4 states, UP has probably the most variety of lively instances pegged at 54,666, adopted by Odisha (27,219), Chhattisgarh (13,520) and Jharkhand which has 11,577 lively instances. When it comes to cumulative instances until date, UP has 2,25,632, Odisha (1,00,934), Jharkhand (38,435) and Chhattisgarh with 30,092 instances.

  • “The groups will help the states’ efforts in direction of strengthening containment, surveillance, testing and environment friendly medical administration of constructive instances,” the well being ministry mentioned.

  • Union Ayush minister Shripad Naik, present process remedy at a personal hospital in Goa after testing constructive for coronavirus, was on Tuesday shifted out of the Covid-19 ward, a well being division official mentioned. An actual-time RT-PCR take a look at performed on Naik confirmed weak constructive outcome after which a choice was taken to maneuver him to the final ward of the hospital, the official mentioned.

  • The Union housing and concrete affairs ministry is more likely to difficulty detailed commonplace working procedures for the functioning of metro trains allowed below the ‘Unlock 4’ tips, an official mentioned. Ministry secretary Durga Shanker Mishra held a gathering with all managing administrators of metro rail companies on Tuesday to finalise the SOPs. Metro trains can be allowed to operated in a graded method.

  • 5 states — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh — have accounted for over half of the overall Covid-19 instances and near 60 per cent of the recoveries reported within the final 24 hours, the Union well being ministry mentioned on Tuesday.

  • With 69,921 folks testing constructive for coronavirus an infection on Tuesday, India’s Covid-19 tally mounted to 36,91,166, whereas recoveries surged to 28,39,882, pushing the restoration charge to 76.94 per cent, based on Union well being ministry information.

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