Delhi on Thursday reported 3,231 new cases of coronavirus in its lowest single-day rise since April 1. The city logged 233 deaths due to the infection in the last 24 hours.
The union Health Ministry on Thursday asked states to make post-Covid complication mucormycosis, or “black fungus”, a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.
The office of the principal scientific adviser to the Centre issued new guidelines to stop the transmission of the coronavirus. Apart from physical distancing and the use of masks, the advisory highlighted how better ventilation can decrease the risk of transmission from one infected person to the other.
India on Thursday recorded 2,76,110 new coronavirus cases, taking the total count of infections to 2,57,72,440 since the pandemic broke out in January 2020. The country’s toll rose to 2,87,122 as it registered 3,874 deaths in the last day.
Globally, the coronavirus has now infected over 16.46 crore people and killed over 34.13 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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