COVID-19: India Crosses 8-Lakh Mark; Lockdown in Several States
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The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 27,114 to cross the eight lakh mark on Saturday, 11 July, in the biggest one-day spike. The death toll increased by 519 to 22,123.
According to the Union Health Ministry’s data, there are now 2,83,407 active cases in the country, while 5,15,386 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.
Earlier, the drug controller of India, cleared Itolizumab, a drug used to cure skin ailment psoriasis, for “restricted emergency use” to treat COVID-19 patients, officials told PTI.
- Lockdowns have been announced in various states to curb the spread of coronavirus; UP government has announced a two-day lockdown, Pune announced a 10-day lockdown starting 13 July, while a lockdown has been implemented in the containment ares of West Bengal
1,403 New Cases in UP
Uttar Pradesh reported 1,403 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 35,092 including 22,689 recoveries and 913 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 11,490, ANI reported quoting the State Health Department.
Complete Lockdown in Bengaluru from 14-22 July
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced a complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts from 8 pm on 14 July to 5 am on 22 July. Essential services will be open and available in this period, a release by the Chief Minister's Office confirmed.
872 New COVID Cases in Gujarat
At least 872 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the state is now at 41,027, including 28,685 cured/discharged and 2,034 deaths, ANI reported quoting the State Health Department.
Lockdown Shillong for Two Days
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma has declared a total lockdown in Shillong for two days.
“Government has decided to observe the next two working days, on 13 and 14 July as total lockdown in Shillong City agglomeration. During this time, Shillong city and surrounding areas shall be under curfew till 6 AM of the 15th of July,” he said, s quoted by ANI.
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