News Desk, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Tue, 18 Aug 2020 04:46 PM IST
Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health (File photo)
– Photo: ANI
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Rajesh Bhushan said, 'A record number of Corona virus samples have been tested in India in the last 24 hours. Their number was nine lakhs. He informed that the rate of recovery from Corona virus in the country is increasing at a rapid pace. The number of patients recovering is more than 19.70 lakh. This number is 2.93 times higher than active corona patients.
– ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2020
Dr. VK Paul said, 'As far as the vaccine is concerned, the Prime Minister assured the countrymen on Independence Day. He has stated that three vaccines are being developed in India and are in different levels of trials. One of these will be included in the third phase of the trial today or tomorrow. A vaccine is in the first stage and a vaccine is in the second stage.
Bhushan said, in the first week of July, about two lakh 30 thousand average tests were held all over the country. Now this number has increased to eight lakh eight thousand average tests per week.
NITI Aayog member Dr. Pal said, a new dimension of disease is coming out. The scientific and medical communities are monitoring this. We have to be aware that it may have some impact later also. But far-reaching consequences or effects are not dangerous.
Regarding cases of symptoms appearing after infection in some patients, he said, as we have understood it, we will use the available resources of treatment. It is being learned and studied right now. The medical community is responding to this.