Coronavirus: India’s tally nears 17 lakh; Andhra surpasses Delhi, is now third worst-hit state - ToP NewS

Coronavirus: India’s tally nears 17 lakh; Andhra surpasses Delhi, is now third worst-hit state

8 am: Andhra Pradesh, which has seen a surge in cases over the past two weeks, surpasses Delhi as the third-most affected region in India. As of Saturday evening, Andhra had 1,50,209 infections, while Delhi had 1,36,716 cases.

7.55 am: The Centre decides to allow export of indigenous ventilators as Covid-19 fatality rate falls, PTI reports.

7.50 am: West Bengal on Saturday reported its highest single-day rise in deaths – 48 – and cases – 2,589. The state now has 72,777 total infections and the toll rose to 1,629, according to PTI.

7.45 am: Senior Jharkhand BJP leader Chandreshwar Prasad Singh recovers from Covid-19 and has been discharged from a hospital in Ranchi, PTI reports.

7.40 am: The Odisha government issues guidelines to private hospitals, nursing homes and labs to conduct Covid-19 tests through Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR methods, according to a notification issued by the health and family welfare department.

7.35 am: The global coronavirus count crosses 1.76 crore, and the number of deaths rise to 6,82,931, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As many as 1.04 crore people have recovered.

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