India Reports 2.57 Lakh Fresh COVID Cases, Death Toll at 2.95 Lakh
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India on Saturday, 22 May, reported 2,57,299 new coronavirus cases, 3,57,630 discharges, and 4,194 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,62,89,290, while the death toll is at 2,95,525.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday announced complete lockdown with no relaxations for one week from 24 May.
- Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa extended the statewide lockdown by two weeks and it will be in place till 7 June
- The coronavirus curfew in Leh has been extended from 24 May till 7 June
- The lockdown in Kerala will be extended till 30 May, CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Friday
- Delhi on Friday reported 3,009 new coronavirus cases and 252 deaths. The active cases in the capital stand at 35,683 and the death toll at 22,831
Rare Cases of Black Fungal Infection in Intestines Found in Ganga Ram Hosp
Rare cases of mucormycosis of small intestine has been reported at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
A biopsy confirmed Black Fungus of small intestine in a 56-year-old man and a 68-year-old man, both of whom succumbed to the infection. Both these patients had COVID and diabetes but only one of them had received steroids.
Tamil Nadu CM Announces Complete Lockdown For a Week
On Saturday, 22 May, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announced complete lockdown with no relaxations for one week from 24 May.
According to The Hindu, while addressing a panel of all-party leaders at the Secretariat, he said, “The lockdown was announced for the benefit of people and to save their lives. A lot of people have died and their deaths have raised question marks over the future of their families. There is a fear in the speech of people, but their actions have not reflected it.”
He further said that a medical experts team had also suggested a lockdown with no relaxations.
Sonia Gandhi Writes to PM Modi on Scarcity of Mucormycosis Medication
On Saturday, 22 May, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to take action on acute scarcity of Liposomal Amphotericin-B in the market.
She further said that Mucormycosis is covered under Ayushman Bharat and other health insurances products and requested PM Modi to take immediate action on the matter.
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