7 PM Daily Bulletin on COVID-19 as on 15.07.20

Advisory for Corona virus
Advisory for Corona virus
  • Chandigarh: The Administrator, UT Chandigarh, directed Secretary Labour to ensure that no person, who was treated and cured of COVID, is denied from returning to his job in the private or the government sector.  He stated that such people are quite safe, since they are not likely to contact corona again.
  • Punjab: Those coming to Punjab for less than 72 hours are now exempt from the mandatory home quarantine, and only need to submit a formal undertaking at the border check post. It had been decided to provide this concession to facilitate students wishing to come for examinations or business travellersetc, whose stay in the state is less than 72 hours from the time of their arrival. During this period, they shall commit to monitoring their health and maintaining distance from those around, and also interact with the assigned surveillance team in case they suffer from any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and will immediately call at 104.
  • Haryana: Chief Minister said that the State Government has taken the COVID-19 challenge as an opportunity and has introduced various industrial and economic reforms during this period as a result of which more than 60 big companies have shown keen interest in making investments in Haryana. Apart from this, the State Government has also prepared a road-map to revive the state economy in the post-Corona period under which a number of task groups,having prominent personalities from different walks of life, have been constituted.
  • Himachal Pradesh: Chief Minister, during the review meeting with the senior officers of the Health Department, said that the State Government is taking effective steps for containment of COVID-19 in the State. He said that trading and economic activities have started in the state after the process of unlock. The return of industrial labourers has also begun from other states. However, keeping in view the increase of COVID-19 patients due to people coming from other states, it has been decided by the State Government to keep the industrial labourers in either institutional quarantine or in home quarantine. The contractor and industrial institutions would be completely responsible for it. They would be allowed to work after their report for COVID-19 is found negative.
  • Maharashtra:  With 6,741 news Covid 19 cases reported during the last 24 hours, the state tally of total reported cases has touched 2,67, 655.  Out of these,  1.49 lakh patients have recovered while the number of active cases in the state stands at 1,07,963.  In Mumbai, 969 positive patients have been identified on Tuesday, apart from 1011 recoveries and 70 deaths. With this, the COVID-19 count in Mumbai has gone up to 94,863; while the total number of recovered patients now stands at 66,633 and the death toll at 5402. Presently, there are 22,828 active patients in the city. The doubling rate of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has slowed down to 52 days.
  • Gujarat: 951 new cases have been reported from Gujarat, taking the total cases in the state to 43,723. 14 patients lost their lives on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 2071.  Surat district reported the highest number of 291 cases, followed by Ahmedabad at 154.In view of rising number of Covid 19 cases, many shops, markets and industrial units in the textile and diamond hub of Surat have voluntarily shut their businesses or cut their working ours. About 25 textile markets with more than 35,000 shops have announced total shut down till 20th July.
  • Rajasthan: The COVID-19 tally of the state has gone up to 25,806 with the report of 235 new positive cases this morning. The number of total recoveries has gone up to 19,199, while active cases are only 6,080. The death toll in Rajasthan is 527.
  • Madhya Pradesh: In a new highest single day spike, 798 positive cases have been reported on Tuesday, which takes the state COVID-19 tally to 19,005. While there are 4757 active patients in M.P., the count of recovered patients is 13,575 and the death toll is 673. The maximum cases, that is, 190 new patients were reported from Gwalior, followed by Bhopal reporting 103 patients and then Morena with 98 patients.
  • Chhattisgarh: 105 new positive patients have been identified which takes the state tally of COVID-19 to 4,379. Also, the present count of active patients is 1,084.
  • Goa: 170 new patients have tested as positive on Tuesday which takes the state tally of to 2,753. The current count of recovered patients is 1,607 and the COVID-19 death toll is 18. The number of active patients is 1,128. A three-day lockdown with stricter provisions will be enforced in Goa from Friday in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state, Chief Minister PramodSawant said on Wednesday. ‘Janta Curfew’ will be observed in Goa from 8 pm to 6 am till 10th August, in view of rising COVID-19 cases. Only medical services will be allowed.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: In Arunachal Pradesh, the Namsai district administration  has imposed a nine day lockdown from today 10 pm to 23rd July (5am) to  check the spread of Covid -19.  Arunachal Pradesh’s Health Secretary says that proposed quarantine centre at New MLA Apartments in Itanagar is meant  for all type of critical patients and not only for the Covid -19 patients.
  • Assam: CM of Assam Shri SarbanandaSonowal met people residing at a flood relief camp at TeokRajabari HS school today. Around 44,000 people are currently at 198 relief camps set up by Assam government in various flood hit areas of the state.
  • Manipur: Awareness programme on COVID-19 organised by the Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol Kakching District Committee in association with the United People’s Administrative Council at Pallel Bazar, Kakching, Manipur.
  • Mizoram: Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) declared the results for Class 12th yesterday. 78.52 per cent students passed the exam.
  • Kerala:Kerala High Court today banned all the protests, strikes and marches in the state until July 31. It also urged the state government to strictly impose the instructions given by the Centre with regard to Covid-19 pandemic. In the wake of increasing Covid cases in Kozhikode, the district Collector has issued an order for total lockdown on Sundays until further notice. A day after 53 Covid cases were reported in Thuneri in Kozhikode – where triple lockdown is in force- 43 more cases has been reported today. Two harbours have also been shut down. One more Covid death was reported in the state today, taking the toll to 35. The state reported a record 608 new cases yesterday of which 396 were contact cases. Currently, 4,454 patients are under treatment and 1,81,847 people under surveillance in various districts.
  • Tamil Nadu: Three more succumb to Covid as Puducherry reports 67 fresh cases; total tally reach 1,596. TN govt gives consent to BCG trial at ICMR’s Chennai institute. Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said that it is hoped that vaccinating the elderly with the time tested BCG would help reduce the intensity of Covid-19, admissions at hospitals and mortality rates. Covid cases in Chennai under control as cases spike in rest of TN; Madurai, Tiruvallur and Virudhunagar recorded 450, 360 and 328 cases respectively, yesterday. 4526 new cases & 66 deaths reported yesterday. 1078 cases from Chennai. Total cases till now : 1,47,324; Active cases: 47,912; Active cases in Chennai: 15,814.
  • Karnataka:  Seven days lockdown is being enforced strictly in Bangalore urban and Bangalore rural districts. Shivamoga district also goes into lockdown starting from tomorrow until further orders. State government ordered display of bed allotment board mandatory in private hospitals; non-compliance of the order to attract punishment. Karnataka HC asks state whether there is special facility to conduct Covid test for public servants on duty during lockdown. State to fill up 1419 nurses, 506 lab technicians, 916 pharmacists and D-group vacant positions soon. 2496 new cases, & 87 deaths reported yesterday; 1267 cases in  Bangalore city. Total positive cases: 44,077; Active cases: 25,839; Deaths: 842.
  • Andhra Pradesh:With more than forty of its staff including medical and paramedical personnel infected with Covid-19, SVIMS Super-speciality Hospital, Tirupati has closed its out-patient service for five days.   With more than 100 cases reported daily, Tirupati civic authorities have imposed complete lockdown in 18 divisions. With the concern from the working class, APSRTC withdraws Conductor-less bus services in the state introduced to encourage digital transactions to contain the spread of coronavirus spread.  26 members of APSP constables on duty at Gannavaram airport in Vijayawada have been identified as covid positive.  They are being treated in various hospitals. 1916 new cases, 952 discharged and 43 reported yesterday.  Total cases: 33,019; Active cases: 15,144; Deaths: 408.
  • Telangana: District hospitals and Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences to start Covid-19 treatment. Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad starts the process of conducting clinical trials for coronavirus vaccine, COVAXIN. The country’s first home-grown Covid-19 COVAXIN vaccine is developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the ICMR and the National Institute of Virology. Total cases reported yesterday: 37,745; Active cases: 12, 531; Deaths 375; Discharged :24,840.

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