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Nation Current Affairs 13 Jul 2020 Record spike of COVI ...

Record spike of COVID19 cases in India continues as count nears 9 lakhs

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 13, 2020, 10:49 am IST
Updated Jul 13, 2020, 10:49 am IST
The government has indicated Parliament’s monsoon session could be held by September if the situation improves further
A cop stands guard outside a containment zone in Kolkata. PTI photo
 A cop stands guard outside a containment zone in Kolkata. PTI photo

India on Sunday registered a record 28,701 new coronavirus cases, taking the nation’s overall tally to 8,78,254, while the death toll reached 23,174 with 500 new fatalities.

India’s recovery rate has reached 63.01 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 19,235 persons were discharged, taking total recovered numbers to 5,34,620, while 3,01,609 active cases are still under medical attention.

 

This was the fourth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country have increased by more than 26,000.

According to the ICMR, 1,18,06,256 samples had been tested for COVID-19 till July 12, of these 2,19,103 samples were tested on Sunday.

Despite the huge number of cases, home minister Amit Shah sounded optimistic, saying India was on a strong pedestal in the fight against Covid-19. The government has indicated Parliament’s monsoon session could be held by September if the situation improves further.

“Today India is leading a successful fight in managing the pandemic in the country. At a time when the health services of even the most developed countries were collapsing under its impact, the whole world was concerned how would India fight this pandemic. But today the most successful fight against this pandemic has been fought in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Mr Shah said.

 

Several cases related to prominent people in Mumbai were detected on Sunday. Besides superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek, who were found Covid-positive on Saturday, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya have also tested positive. All his four bungalows were sealed and all his staff are being tested. Actor Anupam Kher is himself negative but his entire clan, including his mother, tested positive. Actress Rekha’s bungalow was sealed after her guard tested positive; while 18 staffers at Mumbai’s Raj Bhavan were also found to have Covid-19.

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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