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India Reports Over 2.67 Lakh New COVID Cases, More Than 4k Deaths

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India on Wednesday, 19 May, reported 2,67,334 new coronavirus cases, 3,89,851 discharges, and 4,529 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry. The total cases in the country now stands at 2,54,96,330, while the death toll is at 2,83,248.

Former National Security Guard (NSG) chief JK Dutt, who led the commandos during the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, PTI reported.

Snapshot
  • Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 34,031 new coronavirus cases and 594 fatalities
  • Tamil Nadu reported 34,875 new coronavirus infections and 365 deaths
  • Karnataka reported 34,281 new cases and 468 deaths

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9:58 PM , 19 May

Ex-NSG Chief, Who Led Commandos During 2008 Mumbai Attack, Dies of COVID

Former National Security Guard (NSG) chief JK Dutt, who led the commandos during the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, PTI reported.

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9:58 PM , 19 May

34,031 New COVID Cases in Maharashtra; 34,281 in Karnataka

Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 34,031 new coronavirus cases and 594 fatalities.

Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 34,281 new cases and 468 deaths.

9:58 PM , 19 May

34,875 New COVID Cases in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported 34,875 new coronavirus infections and 365 deaths.

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9:54 AM , 19 May
KEY EVENT

AP Frames Policy to Double Oxygen Manufacturing Capacity

Faced with rising demand for oxygen amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh government has come out with a policy aimed at nearly doubling the state's oxygen manufacturing capacity.

Accordingly, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday unveiled the AP Industrial Gases and Medical Oxygen Manufacturing Policy 2021-22.

The policy has been prepared by the Department of Industries in consultation with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, taking into account the need for medical oxygen at this hour of crisis.


Published: 19 May 2021, 9:48 AM IST
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