West Bengal on Friday, 14 May, reported 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, highest so far in single day and 136 fatalities.
Meanwhile, India reported 3,43,144 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,40,46,809. The death toll increased by 4,000 to 2,62,317.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 37,04,893 active cases across the country, while 2,00,79,599 patients have been discharged so far, with 3,44,776 discharges reported in the last 24 hours. The active caseload dropped by 5,632 on Friday.
- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that around 8,500 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the national capital, with the positivity rate having come down to 12%
- Maharashtra on Thursday, 13 May, reported 42,582 new coronavirus cases and 850 deaths
- More than 17.92 crore vaccine doses have been administered since India’s inoculation drive began on 16 January
Karnataka Congress Unveils 100 Crore Plan to Procure Vaccines Directly, Seeks Permission
The Karnataka Congress announced on Friday that it has prepared a 100 crore plan to procure vaccine directly from manufacturers and administer them to the people of Karnataka, state president DK Shivakumar said in a press conference. Further, it has demanded permission from the government for procurement of the said vaccines.
Union Min Gadkari Inaugurate Drive-In COVID Vaccine Facility in Nagpur for People Aged 60 and Above
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a drive-in COVID19 vaccination facility in Nagpur earlier today, for people above 60 years of age. The facility has begun at Glocal Square Mall in Sitabuldi.
296 Patients With Mucormycosis Admitted in Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad: Medical Superintendent
296 patients with mucormycosis have ben admitted in Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, informed Dr JV Modi, Medical Superintendent of the hospital. Dr Modi further said:
“A separate ward opened. If needed, we'll increase beds. Government t provides us medicines - amphotericin and oral anti-fungal drugs - for its treatment, daily as per need.”
Guv Koshiyari Reviews COVID Situation in Goa During Virtual Meeting With CM
Maharashtra and Goa Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, on Friday, reviewed COVID-19 situation in Goa during his meeting with Goa CM Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane, via video conference, reported ANI.