Health & Wellness

COVID Updates: India's Total Over 55 Lakhs, Race For Vaccine Continues

BP World Bureau | Sep 22 2020 12:50:35 PM
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NEW DELHI: India has recorded 75,083 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 55,62,663, and out of that, 9,75,861 are active cases, 44,97,867 people have recovered and 88,935 people died. 

The Union health ministry’s disease surveillance initiative revealed that hypertension and diabetes are the most common comorbidities found in Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, with 5.74% and 5.20% of the patients reporting it respectively. 

In Tamil Nadu, a state government-appointed expert committee formed to study the pandemic’s impact on the economy, the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 has left the state in a bad shape the financial crisis will probably last longer. 

In Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) attributed this dip in CFR to weekly monitoring at private and municipal hospitals as part of its ‘Mission Save Lives.'

Mumbai’s overall CFR has gone down from 5.5% to 4.5% between August 20 and September 20.

Delhi, the national capital, has recorded nearly 249,259 cases of the coronavirus disease so far.  Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) fined more than 2,000 people for not wearing a facemask.

Delhi and Mumbai are reporting a low number of cases. 

In Uttar Pradesh, the RT-PCR sample test is likely to get a boost with three new laboratories that will be set up by the end of September. 

Globally, there are 3,05,15,530 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 87,50,435 are active cases, 2,08,25,172 people have recovered and 9,39,923 people died. 

American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, in coordination with German drugmaker BioNTech, may get the first approval.