The Prime Minister’s meeting is expected to focus on a graded exit strategy from the 40-day lockdown.
A week before the scheduled end date of the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to speak to Chief Ministers for the third time since the COVID-19 outbreak, with possible focus on a graded exit from the 40-day lockdown. Meanwhile, India recorded the highest one-day rise of 1,975 coronavirus cases on Sunday.
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Here are the latest updates:
Patient ends life in COVID-19 ward
Patient number 466, a 50-year-old auto-rickshaw driver from Bengaluru, who was being treated in the COVID-19 ward at Emergency and Trauma Care Centre on Victoria Hospital premises ended his life on Monday morning.
Sources in the hospital said the patient, who had suffered renal failure and was on dialysis, was depressed after the death of Patient number 475 in the ward on Sunday.
(Those in distress or those having suicidal tendencies can call Arogya Sahayavani on Ph. 104 for help.)
In Bihar, 16 more COVID-19 positive cases have been detected, taking the total figure to 290. All cases have come from Jamalpur in Munger district.
More details awaited.
Over 27,300 positive cases in India: Health Ministry
The Union Health Ministry, in its daily update of the coronavirus cases in India, said that the country has registered 27,333 COVID-19 positive cases so far, of which 20,835 are active.
As many as 872 people have died of the infection. The country’s recovery rate is 21.9%, as 6,184 people have recovered from the disease so far.
Five new cases in Odisha
Five new COVID-19 cases were detected in Odisha’s Balasore district taking the State’s total to 108, the State government said on Monday.
While 72 patients are under treatment at different COVID-19 hospitals, 35 patients have recovered and one has died in the State till date.
The five new cases in include four females aged between 22 years and 55 years and a 27-year-old male. All had mild symptoms and were under home quarantine, the government said.
India puts its recovery rate at 21.9%
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan noted that 5,913 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far, placing India’s recovery rate at 21.9%.
“The situation is improving in India as Hotspot Districts are moving towards becoming Non Hotspot Districts,” said the Minister. Dr. Vardhan said people should observe the lockdown in letter and spirit and treat it as an effective intervention to cut down the spread of COVID-19.
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