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(Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB)



12 States/UTs have Recovery Rate more than the National Average; India registers more than 60 thousand recoveries each day, 6th day in a row; Recoveries exceed active cases by more than 2.1 million

The total recoveries in India have crossed 29 lakh (29,01,908) as of today.Last 10 lakh recoveries have been recorded in only 17 days in comparison to preceding 10 lakh recoveries which were recorded in 22 days.A significant feature of India’s management of COVID-19 cases is the growing rate of recovered patients. As India continues to sustain its progressively increasing rate of recoveries, a higher number of patients are recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation.Since May 2020, there has been a 58 times hike in the number of recovered patients.As the daily recoveries increase, India registers more than 60 thousand recoveries each day, 6th day in a row. With the recovery of 62,026 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients has further improved to 76.98%. This figure is demonstrating a continuous progress.The number of recovered cases has overtaken the active cases by more than 21 lakhs. There has been more than 4 times jump in the average weekly recoveries from the first week of July to last week of August.

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One of the lowest globally, India’s Case Fatality Rate 1.76% and sliding

India continues to report one of the lowest COVID Case Fatality Rates (CFR) when compared to several other countries. While the global CFR stands at 3.3% as on date, the comparative figure for India is 1.76%. The deaths per million population in India is one of the lowest in the world. While the global average is 110 deaths /million population, India is reporting 48 deaths /million population. The comparative figure for Brazil and the UK is 12 and 13 times higher, respectively. Collaborative efforts of the Union and State/UT governments have resulted in strengthening of the health facilities across the country. 1578 Dedicated COVID Hospitals are providing quality medical care. A unique initiative to build the capacities of the ICU doctors in clinical management of critical patients towards reducing the fatality, e-ICU has been started by AIIMS, New Delhi. Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, tele/video -consultation sessions are held by knowledge and domain experts for the doctors manning ICUs in the State hospitals. These sessions started from 8th July 2020. Till date, 17 tele-sessions have been held, and 204 institutions have participated in them. To further build the ICU/clinical management capacities of doctors for treatment of critical patients, AIIMS New Delhi in collaboration with the Health Ministry has developed FAQs. These have been posted on the MoHFW website. They can be accessed at: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/AIIMSeICUsFAQs01SEP.pdf

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Supply of free food grains to about 95% of the total 2.8 Crore Migrants / Stranded Migrants estimated by States/UTs under AtmaNirbhar Bharat Scheme

In wake of the situation created by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India in May, 2020 had announced a set of economic measures under the AtmaNirbhar Bharat Package (ANBP) to help mitigate the problems of the migrant workers across the country.To meet their food-security requirements amidst the crisis situation, hereafter referred as ‘target group’, the Department of Food & Public Distribution on 15th May 2020 had liberally allocated a total quantity of about 8 LMT of food grains to all States/UTs which was communicated to all States/UTs for free-of-cost distribution to all migrants / stranded migrant persons at a scale of 5 Kg per person per month for a period of 2 months i.e. 4 LMT each for the months of May and June 2020. As per the reports available from States/UTs, a total quantity of about 2.65 LMT food grains has been successfully distributed under the scheme up to 31.08.2020 by all States/UTs combined, covering 2.35 Cr. persons in May 2020, over 2.48 Cr. persons in June 2020, about 31.43 Lakh persons in July 2020 and nearly 16 Lakh migrant persons in August 2020(About 2.65 Crore persons on an average per month for the months of May and June respectively). Therefore, having served all identified and deserving ‘target group’ the scheme has been very successful in serving about 95% of the total 2.8 Cr. migrants/stranded migrants’ population estimated by the States/UTs. About 17 States/UTs were able to utilize 80% or more food-grains in relation to their assessment.

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Cabinet approves “Mission Karmayogi”- National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri NarendraModi has approved launching of a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB)with the following institutional framework:-

  1. Prime Minister’s Public Human Resources (HR) Council,
  2. Capacity Building Commission.
  3. Special Purpose Vehicle for owning and operating the digital assets
    and the technological platform for online training,
  4. Coordination Unit headed by the Cabinet Secretary.

NPCSCB has been carefully designed to lay the foundations for capacity building for Civil Servants so that they remain entrenched in Indian Culture and sensibilities and remain connected, with their roots, while they learn from the best institutions and practices across the world. The Programme will be delivered by setting up an Integrated Government Online Training-iGOTKarmayogiPlatform.

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Shri PiyushGoyal calls for taking the Indo-US trade to greater heights; says the two nations can be resilient trusted partners in the global value chain

Commerce and Industry Minister Shri PiyushGoyal has invited the US business and industry to work with their Indian counterparts to take the bilateral trade to greater heights. Addressing the US-India Strategic Partnership Forumthrough a virtual conference yesterday, ShriGoyal said that the two democracies share deep commitment with each other, at the Government, Business and people to people levels. Both countries believe in free and fair trade, and the US is India’s largest trading partner. He said that going beyond the trade, in this interconnected world, the two nations can be the resilient trusted partners in global value chain. He said that economic activity in the country had suffered due to pandemic but there have been indications of sharp revivals. The Minister said that the early and strong steps taken by India to check the spread of Covid has stood the country in good stead, as the fatality rate is less that 2% and the recovery rate is above 75%. The Minister said that despite large population, people of India showed great ability to adjust with the time. He said that the lockdown period was used by the country to strengthen the health infrastructure, and the stimulus/relief package has helped the people fight the pandemic.

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Economy Instructions Related To Printed Activities

Given the prevailing circumstances in which the world is increasingly moving towards adopting digital force-multipliers for productivity, the Government of India has decided to follow this best practice. There is to be no activity towards printing wall calendars, desktop calendars, diaries and other such material for use in the coming year by any Ministries/Departments/PSUs/PSBs and all other organs of the government. All such activity shall go digital and online.

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  • Chandigarh: The Administrator, UT Chandigarh, directed doctors to focus on symptomatic patients and to take special care of their health.  He also mentioned that covid positive persons staying in home isolation should be regularly monitored.  They should be brought to hospital in case there is deterioration or aggravation of their medical condition.  The Control Room must check their status everyday over phone and ambulance should be in readiness to shift them to hospital.  Such facility should be available round-the-clock.
  • Himachal Pradesh: Chief Minister said that State Government was contemplating to open temples in the State soon for which SOP would be prepared to facilitate the devotees. He said that Deputy Commissioners have been directed to simplify the process of entry to the State but at the same time the process of e-pass would remain in force. He said that the Government was ensuring that development in the State does not get affected due to Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Kerala:  A study held by Union Health Ministry – as part of implementing Unlock 4 – has revealed that the Covid crisis in Kerala is alarming. It is shown that Kerala tops in increasing rate of daily Covid cases at 4.3 percent and is in second place after Maharashtra when it comes to the rate of people testing positive. The rate of testing is only 6.23% in Kerala and is in the last spot in this category, according to the study report. Meanwhile, five more Covid deaths were reported in the State today taking the toll to 303. Kerala’s Covid case count reached 76,525 yesterday, with 1,140 fresh cases. 22,512 patients are undergoing treatment and 1.96 lakh people under observation.
  • Tamil Nadu: The number of Covid-19 cases crossed 15,000 and the toll went past 250 in Puducherry on Wednesday. 397 fresh cases and 13 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the Union territory. Passenger trains, inter-district buses to resume operations in Tamil Nadu from September 7. The announcement came amid complaints from the public about difficulties faced in travelling long distances within the state since the govt had only allowed intra-district bus operations from 1st September.
  • Karnataka: Bengaluru has witnessed substantial improvement in Covid situation. Fatality rate has reduced to 0.9% in last 15 days meeting the Union Govt’s target to keep it under 1%. Positivity Rate has reduced to 10.2% from 23% in July despite increasing testing to 25,000/day from 4000/day. KSRTC gets nod to fill all seats in buses under Unlock 4. After slow start pubs await till weekend. Kempegowda International Airport complete 100 days of post lockdown operations, 84% of pre-covid domestic network reconnected. Karnataka yesterday reported 9000 Covid cases for the second time.
  • Andhra Pradesh:To deal with surging Covid-19 cases, State government hired over 1,350 ambulances, exclusively to be used for transportation of patients to hospitals and Covid care centres. Call centres set up in mandals will coordinate with health workers, doctors and hospitals, and assign ambulances. Special Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, KS Jawahar Reddy said the State govt is laying emphasis on reducing the number of deaths.  He warned private hospital of severe action if they collect excess charges for Covid treatment.
  • Telangana: 2892 new cases, 2240 recoveries & 10 deaths reported in the last 24 hours; out of 2892 cases, 477 cases reported from GHMC. Total cases: 1,30,589; Active cases: 32,341; Deaths: 846; Discharges: 97,402. A stronger sub-strain of the novel coronavirus which spreads faster is now sweeping across Telangana, said the city-based Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), one of India’s top research organisation.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: In Arunachal Pradesh 100 new Covid positive cases detected during last twenty four hours. Current recovery rate is 70.72 % in the state.
  • Assam: In Assam 1434 COVID-19 patients discharged on Tuesday. The total active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 24514 while 86892 patients were discharged.
  • Manipur: In Manipur 130 more persons test Covid19 positive. There were 120 recoveries with 69 percent recovery rate. There are 1903 active cases in the state.
  • Meghalaya: In Meghalaya, 73 individuals have recovered from Coronavirus today. The total active cases in the state stands at 1193. Out of them 304 are from BSF and Armed Forces.
  • Mizoram: Eight fresh Covid-19 cases detected in Mizoram yesterday. Total cases in the state reached to 1020 out of them 410 are active cases.
  • Nagaland: In Nagaland odd-even traffic system to continue in Dimapur&Kohima. Dimapur’s major markets – New Market, Hazi Park &Hongkong Market are likely to open this week. Dimapur DC says modalities being worked out.
  • Sikkim: In Sikkim a total of 41558 COVID-19 tests were done till today.
  • Maharashtra:  The Maharashtra government has extended by three months its directive to to reserve 80 per cent beds in private hospitals and nursing homes across the state to treat Covid-19 patients. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that with the availability of beds, the rate of treatment will also be controlled.  Meanwhile, with 15,765 new Covid cases reported on Tuesday, the case count in the state crossed the 8 lakh mark.  The number of active cases has climbed up to 1.98 lakhs.
  • Rajasthan: Spurt in Covid-19 cases has prompted the State government to consider converting more government hospitals into dedicated Covid hospitals. In addition, facilities at the existing dedicated Covid care centre, RUHS Hospital, will be upgraded. The government will add a 100-bed Covid care centre on RUHS premises for patients with mild or moderate symptoms.  Rajasthan has 13,970 active cases as on date.
  • Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh witnessed the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases in a single-day with 1,514 people testing positive on Tuesday, taking the tally to 33,017, while 10 more patients died, pushing up the fatalities to 287. Raipur district, the worst-hit by the pandemic in the state, with 453 new cases, Durg district (226) and Rajnandgaon district (149) were the biggest contributors to the tally
  • Goa: The Goa Airport has done away with a rule which laid down that all domestic travelers must submit COVID-19 negative certificates on arrival.  This follows the Unlock 4.0 guidelines issued by the Central Government.  The restaurants and bars in the state have also opened.  Meanwhile, Goa Chief Minister PramodSawant has tested positive for Covid.  The 47 year old  Sawant, said he is asymptomatic and under home isolation.






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