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Coronavirus: India positive cases cross 46K mark, death toll reaches 1,568

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Covid-19 curve relatively flat as of now, says Health Ministry

The JEE main exam will be held on July 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23 and noted that JEE (advance) may be held in August. A little over 10,000 people have now been cured.

24 people in the Indian Army's RR hospital in Delhi tested positive for coronavirus. "After this, the cases have been reported and there is a sudden spike in deaths reported in the past 24 hours". She added that those wishing to return from overseas must follow the protocols of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Maharashtra continues to be the state hit hardest by COVID-19 with a total number of 14,541 patients and 583 deaths. He said the doubling rate of cases in the country has been showing regular improvement and stands at over 12 days now as against three days before March 25, when the nationwide lockdown began.

Amitabh Kant, Chairman Empowered Group dealing with civil society, NGOs, industries and worldwide partners, said in 112 aspirational districts, "we worked with the collectors and in these 112 districts only 610 cases have been reported which is 2 per cent of the national level infection".

Meanwhile, Akola district has reported nine new cases since Monday to take the district's tally to 64. "Lockdown has yielded very positive results".

Eighty six of these cases are said to be in a critical condition.

Addressing the daily briefing, Joint secretary at the health ministry Lav Agarwal said the total number of cases stand at 46,433 and the death toll at 1,568. Over the next 45 days, while the number of cases increased, the contagion seemed to be in check as the tally was a little over 50 cases. This also included 32,138 active cases and 12,726 people who have recovered.

The situation posed by the Covid-19 pandemic can be seen as an opportunity to shore up health infrastructure and indigenous production of medical equipment and protective gear under the "Make in India" initiative, the minister explained. Nodal officers have been asked to submit the report to the Head of Office.

"By now we know that fighting coronavirus is no rocket science". "It is not a blanket approval that anyone can take it". India, which was not manufacturing even a single personal protective equipment (PPE) kit, has now achieved an nearly unrealistic goal of producing 2.06 lakh PPE kits daily within two months after the coronavirus outbreak. 3. The in-charge must ensure sufficient availability of masks and sanitisers.

In all, 553 persons from the district have been discharged thus far, said Dr. Pawar.

Tuesday's increase is also the steepest since the beginning of the outbreak.

The death toll reached 30 in Tamil Nadu and 29 in Telangana, while Karnataka has reported 25 fatalities due to COVID-19.

Covid-19 cases in the national capital are rapidly inching toward the 5,000-mark.

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