Coronavirus Live Updates: India on Friday saw a record single-day spike of 49,310 COVID-19 cases while the death count mounted to 30,601 with 740 new fatalities, the government data said.
Meanwhile, for the third day in a row, the number of COVID-19 recoveries in a 24-hour span saw another record high, with 34,602 patients having recuperated, pushing the recovery rate to 63.45 per cent, the Union health ministry said.
The case fatality rate has further declined to 2.38 per cent, it said. The total recoveries have climbed to 8,17,208, while there are 4,40,135 active cases of coronavirus in the country at present, the ministry said as the COVID-19 tally surged to 12.87 lakh.
The ministry said as a result of constantly growing number of recoveries, the recovered patients outnumber the active cases of coronavirus infection by 3,77,073. “This difference is showing a progressively growing upward trend.”
Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has suspended the import license of Mumbai-based company–Transasia Bio-Medicals which is providing COVID-19 IgG ELISA kit.
The move comes when the USFDA removed the manufacturer from their list of the product of serology test kits for COVID- 2019.
On July 17, the company was issued a show-cause notice from the top drug regulator asking why its import licence shall not be cancelled since the rapid diagnostic kit of the manufacturer has been removed by USFDA with the direction that it should not be distributed from the list of the product of serology test kits for coronavirus disease.
“And whereas your response to the show-cause notice has not been found satisfactory with respect to removal of said kit, by USFDA from their list mentioning not to distribute. However, it has been mentioned by you to not to cancel your said import for the above product,” stated the order, a copy of which is with ANI.
Delhi’s COVID-19 recovery rate improved to over 86 per cent and active cases dipped to 13,681, lowest in the last seven weeks, even as 1,025 fresh instances were recorded on Friday, the health bulletin said.
With 32 fresh fatalities, the death count climbed to 3,777.
The Friday bulletin said 1,866 patients recovered from the deadly virus. The number of people recovered from the infection now stand at 1,10,931. The coronavirus count in the city now stands at 1,28,389.
The recovery rate has improved to 86.4 per cent, said a tweet by the Chief Minister’s Office. The national recovery rate stands at 63.45 per cent.
The active cases have been lowest since June 4, which had recorded 14,456 active cases.
Of the 15,475 dedicated beds in the city for coronavirus patients, 12,265 are vacant. Similarly, of the 9,554 beds in dedicated COVID Care Centres, 8,032 are vacant.
The number of containment zones in the city stand at 702.
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Friday reviewed the management of COVID-19 in nine states with the high active caseload and asked them to urgently ramp up testing, augment health infrastructure and ensure effective clinical management.
The high-level virtual review meeting Mr Gauba with the Chief Secretaries and Health Secretaries of the nine states that are driving the present spurt of the active caseload in the country.
The nine states that participated in the meeting include Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
In keeping with the ”Test Track Treat” strategy, the states were advised to ramp up the testing with a special focus on containment zones. “The areas of concern with respect to low testing in certain states were highlighted. It was reiterated that sustained and aggressive testing is crucial for early identification of cases and to prevent the spread of infection,” the Health Ministry said in an official release.
The global cumulative coronavirus tally increased by a record high of 284,196 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total count to over 15.2 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its daily situation report on Friday.
The daily increase in coronavirus-related deaths worldwide has for weeks been steadily around 4,000. Over the past day, 9,753 people died, taking the global toll to 628,903, according to the WHO.
The cumulative global count of confirmed cases has now reached 15,296,926, as stated in the report.
Almost half of all cases are concentrated in three countries — the United States with 3.9 million cases and over 142,000 deaths, Brazil with 2.2 million cases and nearly 83,000 deaths and India with 1.3 million cases and over 30,000 deaths