As India continues to see a surge of COVID-19 cases, the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund has allocated Rs 2,000 crore for supply of 50,000 ventilators to government-run COVID-19 hospitals in all states and Union Territories. All these ventilators will be ‘Made in India’, said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a press release issued on 23 June.
India registered its biggest single-day spike yet again on Sunday with 14,821 patients testing positive for Covid-19. The country’s caseload stands at 425,282, as per the latest health ministry update.
As many as 17 inmates were tested positive for coronavirus at Delhi’s Mandoli Jail on Monday.
Testing was done following the death of a 62-year-old inmate on Sunday. A total of 29 inmates were tested.
With 14,821 new cases, the infections in India rose to over 4.25 lakh. Of the 4,25,282 cases, 1,74,387 are active infections, while 2,37,196 patients have been discharged. The toll stands at 13,699.
Globally, the infections are inching towards the 9 million-mark. Over 8.9 infections have been reported worldwide, while the virus has killed at least 4.6 lakh people. The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours.
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