India’s COVID-19 death count crossed one lakh on Friday night, while the caseload climbed to over 64 lakh and recoveries surged to 54,15,197, according to data from states and union territories.
A PTI tally showed India’s COVID-19 caseload at 64,64,012, death count at 1,00,768 and recoveries at 54,15,197. The tally has been compiled as per information provided by the states and union territories.
India is in the number one position in terms of the number of recovered coronavirus cases followed by Brazil and the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump was hospitalised and given an experimental Covid-19 treatment, but said he was “well,” following bombshell news that the Republican had contracted the virus, knocking him off the campaign trail a month from the US election.
After having not been seen in public since his shock announcement that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, the president walked out of the White House Friday evening, wearing a mask, and flew by helicopter to the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington.
Here are the LIVE updates on Coronavirus Cases:
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has tested positive for COVID-19. The minister asked everyone, who came in his contact in the last few days, to get themselves tested for COVID-19 and quarantine themselves.
Mr Maurya, 51, who holds the portfolio of PWD ministry, said in a tweet: “After the initial symptoms of corona infection, I got myself tested. My report has come positive today.”
Donald Trump moved to hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis
US President Donald Trump moved to a military hospital for treatment on Friday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 as his administration and re-election campaign scrambled to adjust to an extraordinary twist in his turbulent presidency.
Roughly 17 hours after he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump walked slowly from the White House to a waiting helicopter to be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He wore a mask and business suit and did not speak to reporters.
“I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” Trump said in a brief video posted to Twitter.
76% Active COVID-19 Cases From 10 States, Union Territories: Centre
At least 76.62 per cent of the active coronavirus cases have been reported from 10 states and union territories (UTs), the Union Health Ministry said.
According to the ministry, Maharashtra is leading the states’ tally with more than 2.5 lakh cases. Karnataka follows with more than 1 lakh cases.
The government informed that active cases contribute only 14.74 per cent to the positive caseload of the country.