India’s COVID-19 case tally has crossed 53 lakh-mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths in the last 24 hours, as of Saturday morning.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 53,08,015 out of which 10,13,964 are active cases, 42,08,432 have been cured, and discharged while 85,619 COVID patients have died due to the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total samples tested up to September 18 are 6,24,54,254 out of which 8,81,911 samples were tested on Friday.
Meanwhile, the AYUSH Ministry stated that 247 proposals of Ayurveda interventions received under the modified Extra Mural Research Scheme for SARS CoV-2 infection and COVID disease.
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Out of 247 proposals, 21 research proposals recommended by authority on Ayurveda for SARS/COVID cases approved for funding, it added.
Also, the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, on Friday, wrote to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs, urging them to ensure uninterrupted movement of medical oxygen and set up multi-disciplinary teams to continuously monitor the availability of medical oxygen.
On the other hand, the Haryana government said that in an order to strengthen the home isolation care of COVID-19 patients across the state, the state Health Department has issued new guidelines, wherein emphasis has been laid on in-person visits by ‘District Home Isolation Monitoring Team’ on every alternate day.