Odisha’s COVID-19 death count climbs to 103 with 6 more fatalities
Use of N95 masks with valves should be stopped immediately: Health ministry
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
Singapore reports 399 new COVID-19 cases; total 48,434 cases
Over a period of time the case fatality rate has dropped significantly to 2.43% and this is a tribute to our front-line health care workers: Health Ministry
Scientific study ‘Sero-prevalence’ on COVID-19 infection was done in Delhi to assess the extent of spread of infection: NCDC Director
Aim to bring down India’s positivity rate to below 5%: Health Ministry
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%.
COVID-19 deaths per million population in India among the lowest in the world: Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Health Ministry
Maharashtra: Pune reports highest single day spike of 2,601 cases in 24 hours; total case count reaches 54,013
South Korea reports 45 new cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours; total reported 13,816 cases, 296 deaths
COVID-19: With 1,093 new cases, Assam cross 25,000 case mark
Assam conducts more than 20K COVID tests on Monday; over 6.7 Lakh tests conducted so far
Total COVID-19 cases soar to 1,155,191 in India
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.