PM Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on the COVID-19 prevention measures and angles identified with treatment in the state, where the disease check has crossed 1.65 lakh, thegovernment said. During the telephonic discussion, Palaniswami advised Modi that 48,000 coronavirus tests – a national high – were being done every day (normal) in Tamil Nadu, an official discharge said here.
The Prime Minister was advised about the COVID avoidance measures and data identified with treatment for individuals who have tried positive. The state government has been making all strides for anticipation of infection spread and to encourage an early come back to commonality, the announcement cited Palaniswami as having told Modi. Tamil Nadu has been seeing increment in COVID-19 cases with the all out arriving at 1,65,714 and the loss of life ascending to 2,403 as of Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said that India’s case fatality rate (CFR) is “progressively falling” and is currently at 2.49 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world. “The CFR is progressively falling and currently, it is 2.49 per cent. India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world,” the ministry said.
With nearly 39,000 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus infections rose to over 10.7 lakh. At least 543 deaths were reported, taking the casualties to 26,816. While 3,73,379 are active patients, as many as 6.7 lakh patients have already recovered.
Maharashtra, the worst-affected state, crossed the three-lakh mark on Saturday with Mumbai reporting over 1 lakh coronavirus cases so far. The state now has more cases than the United Kingdom, which has till now reported over 2.95 lakh infections. Globally, over 14 million people have been infected with the virus and 602,656 have died. It has taken just four days to climb to 14 million cases from 13 million recorded on July 13.