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India’s COVID-19 count on Friday crossed two grim milestones of 10 lakh cases and 25,000 deaths, according to official data from states, even as the Centre said active cases now constituted one-third of the total infections. The total coronavirus caseload stood at 10,00,202 while there were 25,553 deaths from the disease.
India is ranked third in the global COVID-19 tally after the US and Brazil. According to the Union Health Ministry, India has 3,31,146 active COVID-19 cases, which is around a third of the country’s infection tally. It credited targeted measures for the steady decline in the active caseload. Just two states — Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu — account for 48 per cent of the country’s total active caseload, the health ministry said. Ten states including Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu reported 84.62 per cent of the total active caseload.
Of the total COVID-19 cases, 63.25 per cent have recovered so far. Simultaneously, there has been a steady dip in the number of active cases, from around 45 per cent in mid-June to around 34.18 per cent as of now.
Here are the LIVE Updates of July 17:
7:40 am: 23 people have been rescued so far and 6 people have lost their lives in the incident where a part of Bhanushali building at Fort, Mumbai collapsed on 16th July. Rescue operation underway.
7:30 am: Bengaluru: Karnataka Medical Education Min K Sudhakar held a meeting through video conference with private/govt establishments involved in testing&treatment of COVID-19 in State, y’day. Total 51,422 cases including 19,729 recoveries&1032 deaths were reported in State till y’day.
7:20 am: Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves for Leh on a two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu&Kashmir. He is being accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane. He will visit Ladakh today and Srinagar tomorrow.
7:10 am: Telangana: State Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav visited Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad yesterday, following the incident wherein rainwater had entered the hospital.
7:00 am: Leaving for Leh on a two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu&Kashmir. I shall be visiting the forward areas to review the situation at the borders and also interact with the Armed Forces personnel deployed in the region. Looking forward to it: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
Posted By: Talib Khan