7 PM DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19 as on 09.07.20

Advisory for Corona virus
Advisory for Corona virus
  • Kerala: The triple lockdown which has been imposed in Thiruvananthapuram city has entered the fourth day. The authorities are taking necessary measures in Poonthura fishing village by implementing a special action plan drawn out to contain the spread. Three wards have been designated as critical containment zones and four others as buffer zones; fishing has been banned and testing ramped-up. The situation in Pathanamthitta is also getting serious with 4 more cases with unknown source being reported. With contact cases increasing, government has decided to give more focus to stepping up treatment facilities and reverse quarantine. 301 new active cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the state yesterday, the highest single-day tally so far. Of this 90 are cases of local transmission.
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Palaniswami asks Kerala CM to permit TN fishermen to resume fishing in Kerala from August 1; about 350 mechanised fishing boats and 750 traditional boats belonging to TN fishermen are presently berthed in various fishing harbour/fish landing centres in Kerala. Madras High Court reserves order on plea over higher power bills during lockdown in TN. The State on Wednesday recorded 3,756 fresh cases, of which 1,261 were in Chennai —a substantial dip after breaching the 2,000-mark earlier this month. 3051 recoveries & 64 deaths were also reported yesterday. Total cases: 1,22,350 Active cases: 46,480 Deaths: 1700 Active cases in Chennai: 21,766.
  • Karnataka: In view of increasing Covid-19 cases, state cabinet has approved Rs 207 crore for all district and taluk hospitals to install high-flow oxygen systems and also to increase beds. State also sanctioned Rs 81crore for PHCs to purchase medical equipment and furniture. Private hospitals to run Covid Care Centres in collaboration with hotels to treat asymptomatic and people with mild symptoms. Together with hospital beds and Covid Care Centres, private hospitals will add 6000 to 7000 beds in coming days. 2062 new cases, 778 discharges & 54 deaths reported yesterday. Total positive cases: 28,877 Active cases: 16,527 Deaths: 470.
  • Andhra Pradesh:State fixes ceiling rates for various packages of Covid-19 treatment in hospitals. Orders issued to include 15 Covid–19 procedures under Aarogyasri scheme. Private hospitals classified into three categories for: Category A – exclusively for Covid-19 treatment; Category B – for both Covid-19 and other cases; and Category C – for non-Covid-19 cases. With the increase number of cases in Kurnool district, officials have transformed the Kurnool Government Medical Center into a Covid-19 hospital. State releases new curriculum schedule to conduct live lessons for classes 1-10 on Doordarshan from July 13 to 31. 1555 new cases, 904 discharged and 13 deaths reported during last 24 hours. Total cases: 23,814 Active cases: 11,383 Discharged: 12,154 Deaths: 277.
  • Telangana: Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao said long lockdowns are not suitable for the people in the country. Even as Covid-19 testing through antigen kits began in Hyderabad, Medchal and Rangareddy districts on Thursday, the government is still reluctant in pushing for more number of RT-PCR tests. Total cases reported till yesterday: 29,536 Active cases: 11,933 Deaths: 324 Discharges :17,279.
  • Chandigarh: The Administrator, UT Chandigarh, directed Principal Secretary Health to ensure that all bio-medical waste, particularly PPEs are scientifically disposed off. He further directed health officials to ensure that the teams going for screening should carry oximeter, so that oxygen level could be checked instantly. This could help in detecting severity of infection, if any.
  • Punjab: Keeping in view the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the Punjab Government has extended the timings of eSanjeevaniOPD from 8:00 A. M. to 2:00 P. M. (Monday to Saturday) for Gynaecology OPD and General OPD services. This step has been taken to provide the online tele-consultation facilities utilizing specialist doctors to be available virtually in real time for patients and to ensure the safety of people across the State.
  • Haryana: Haryana Chief Secretary said that proactive strategies are being made to effectively combat the spread novel Corona virus in the State. She directed the Deputy Commissioners to further ramp up COVID-19 management preparations coupled with aggressive surveillance, stringent containment, swift contact tracing, focused clinical management along with proactive Information Education and Communication (IEC) activities. She said that Police had also been directed to monitor the entry and exit of the Containment Zones.
  • Himachal Pradesh: Chief Minister said that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to think differently and work accordingly. He said that the Anganwari workers were grassroot functionaries who have played a crucial role in these testing times. He said that Anganwari workers have ensured that the coronavirus does not spread at community level. He said that they not only sensitized the people about social distancing and use of masks, but also helped in effective implementation of home quarantine norms.
  • Maharashtra:  With the identification of 6,603 new positive patients the count of COVID-19 patients in the state has gone up to 2,23,724.  The number of recovered patients to 1,23,192.Total number of active patients is 91,065.Mumbai reported 1,381 new cases on Tuesday.
  • Gujarat: In Gujarat, 783 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours. The total cases of COVID-19 in the state have reached up to 38,419. Also, 16 patients have lost their lives, which takes the death toll due to COVID-19 in the state to 1,995.  The maximum number of new cases, that is, 215 patients are from Surat, while Ahmedabad recorded 149 new cases. More than 4 lakh 33 thousand tests have been carried out in the state till date.
  • Rajasthan:  The total number of COVID-19 positive cases has crossed 22,000. With the report of 149 new cases today morning and 659 cases on Wednesday, the state tally of COVID-19 stands at 22,212. Most of the new cases are from Nagaur, that is, 29 cases, followed by Jaipur reporting 25 cases and Alwar reporting 21 cases.
  • Madhya Pradesh: With the report of 409 new cases on Wednesday, the state tally of COVID-19 has gone up to 16,036. While there are 3420 active cases, 11987 patients have recovered and 629 have lost their lives due to COVID-19 so far. A record 115 new cases are from Morena district, followed by 70 from Bhopal, then 68 from Gwalior and 44 from Indore.
  • Chhattisgarh: 100 new positive cases have been reported taking the state tally of COVID-19 patients to 3,526. The number of active patients is 677.
  • Goa: 136 new positive samples have been identified on Wednesday. The state tally of COVID-19 has gone up to 2,039 and the number of active cases is 824.

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