Central team to visit TS as Covid cases reach 920, Railways cancel trains

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A Central Team from Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will visit Telangana state owning to the high number of positive cases with 920 reporting in one single day today, especially from Hyderabad.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the central team led by its Joint Secretary Luv Aggarwal will also visit Gujarat and Maharashtra on 26th-29th June 2020. The team will interact with the State officials and coordinate with them to strengthen ongoing efforts for management of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Railway announced the cancellation of all its passenger train services in the country till August 12 and decided to return the money for the tickets booked between July 1st – August 12. The Railway Board announced that the cancellation would be in vogue till further orders. The decision has come in the wake of the spate of positive cases being reported from across the country in the second successive term.

TELANGANA STATE

Though the state government refuses to own up the responsibility for the ongoing spike citing the low death rate in the state, the numbers continued to surge far ahead of all other states including its neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh only to reach top 3 in the country.

Today, the number of Covid positive cases reached 11,364 cases with 920 reporting out of 3,616 samples tested today. However, the active cases remained 6,446 while 5 dead and 327 patients have been discharged.

In a surprise move, out of 920 cases 737 cases were reported from GHMC alone while 86 from Ranga Reddy, 60 from Medchal and 13 from Karimnagar besides one or two each from other districts.

NATIONAL SCENARIO

The ministry, however, declared that positive cases per lakh in India currently stands at 33.39 against the world’s 120.21 cases per lakh. Also, death per lakh in the country is currently amongst the lowest in the world with 1.06 deaths per lakh against the world average of 6.24 deaths per lakh.

The number of Covid tests conducted in the last 24 hours stands at 2,07,871 today taking the cumulative tests to more than 75 lakhs at 75,60,782.

During the last 24 hours, a total of 13,012 COVID-19 patients have been cured. Thus, so far, a total of 2,71,696 patients have been cured of COVID-19. The recovery rate is 57.43% amongst COVID-19 patients.

Presently, there are 1,86,514 active cases across the country and all are under active medical supervision.

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