COVID-19: Lockdown in Bihar; Punjab Minister Tests Positive
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28,498 New COVID-19 Cases Take India’s Tally to 9.06 Lakh; 23,727 Deaths
The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 28,498 to 9,06,752 on Tuesday, while the death toll increased by 553 to 23,727.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 3,11,565 active cases across the country, while 5,71,459 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.
1,20,92,503 Samples Tested for COVID-19 Till Now: ICMR
As many as 1,20,92,503 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till 13 July, of which 2,86,247 samples were tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday.
Recovery Rate Improves to 63.02%: Centre
The Centre on Tuesday said that the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has improved to 63.02 percent, with the recoveries/death ratio standing at 96.01:3.99.
Positivity, Death Rates Coming Down, But Shouldn't be Complacent: Delhi CM
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that while the positivity and death rates in the national capital are coming down, people should not get complacent.
"You never know, COVID-19 may surge again. The use of masks, sanitisers and washing of hands is very important. Increased testing and working in unison is to credit for the betterment in situation," he was quoted by ANI as saying.
TN CM Tests Negative for COVID-19 for Second Time
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has tested negative for COVID-19 for the second time in nearly a month, the government said on Tuesday.
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