Total cases soar to 1,155,191 in India; death toll 28,084; 724,577 cured/discharged. Stay with EastMojo for the latest updates, particularly from Northeast India
The Union ministry of health has warned the people against the use of N95 masks with respirator valves in them. In a letter issued by director-general of health services Rajiv Garg, it said: "It is to bring to your knowledge that the use of valved respirator N95 masks is detrimental to the measures adopted for preventing the spread of coronavirus as it does not prevent the virus from escaping out of the mask."
As per the rules and regulations during the pandemic outbreak in the country, everyone must wear a mask when going out in public places as this prevents the spread of novel coronavirus among people. But, the recent finding by the health ministry suggests the wearing of a valved N95 mask can actually be harmful and may not protect against the novel coronavirus. READ MORE
Union health ministry said that aggressive testing is necessary to bring down COVID-19 positivity rate. The aim is to maintain this level of testing so as to bring down positivity rate below 5%.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 1,155,191 on Sunday (July 21), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 28,084.
According to the latest updates provided by the Union health ministry, there are 402,529 active cases with 28,084 deaths so far in the country. As many as 724,577 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.