New Delhi, June 30
As India enters Unlock-2 on Wednesday, Covid-19 tally has jumped to 5,66,840, with 66 per cent (3,76,305) cases reported in June alone. At 18,522 cases, the country saw over 15,000 cases for the seventh day in a row.
Recording nearly 4,000 cases in the 24 hours, Tamil Nadu surpassed Delhi to regain the second spot among the list of worst-hit states. Maharashtra, TN, Delhi and Gujarat account for two-thirds of the total cases.
The recovery rate in the Capital was 66.03 per cent on June 29 as against the national rate of 59.07 per cent.
Lakhs of doctors continue to risk their lives daily at the frontline. Nearly 70 Indian doctors are feared dead so far. Health experts say the government must launch infection control audits across hospitals to determine the scale of dangers healthcare workers face. “It is perhaps no coincidence that 2020 is ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’, the World Health Day theme. Healthcare workers face the greatest risk. It’s time the government analysed data and conducted infection control audits,” says Rajib Dasgupta of JNU’s Community Health Department. — TNS/PTI
Another flu strain found in China
Beijing: A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been found in China by scientists, the media reported. Scientists said the new virus (G4 EA H1N1) was similar to one that caused the 2009 swine flu, but with some new changes. IANS
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