'Zero Oxygen deaths' report given to HC was preliminary, made in a day: Delhi minister Satyendar Jain
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had said there have been many deaths due to oxygen shortage in Delhi and other places across the country during the second wave of Covid.
When asked about O Panneerselvam’s comment on Thursday that Chief Minister MK Stalin had written to the Prime Minister on May 7,
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'There are no deaths in the state due to shortage of medical oxygen. Such deaths may have occurred in other states,' Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.
The number of active cases has declined to 4,05,513, accounting for 1.3 per cent of the total caseload, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.36 per cent.
The investigating team questioned the institute’s director about the party which Bidya had hosted for her friends on April 11.
The gross coronavirus positives rose to 19,48,592 from 2.39 crore sample tests, recoveries to 19,11,812 and toll to 13,209, a health department bulletin said.
At 31 deaths, the state recorded its second lowest daily toll after July 20 when 29 fatalities were reported.
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“India follows ICMR guidelines based on WHO-recommended ICD-10 codes for correct recording of all Covid-19 deaths,” the Centre said.
About 4 lakh deaths have been confirmed due to Covid in India thus far, but some researchers estimated that the actual deaths due to the infectious disease could be anywhere between 25-50 lakhs.
Fifty-six people were also discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the infection, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.
An 11-year-old boy from Gurugram, Haryana had died of the disease 10 days back, prompting the Centre to launch an epidemiological investigation in the case.
The highest number of such children was reported from Uttar Pradesh at 158 followed by Andhra Pradesh at 119, Maharashtra at 83 and Madhya Pradesh at 73.
Odisha's cumulative positivity rate stood at 6.26 per cent.