New Delhi: The 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament began on Monday. This is the first sitting of Parliament after the outbreak of deadly Coronavirus.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addressed the house today and impressed upon the members about pandemic situation in the country and also briefed about govt’s preparedness and bold steps to contain the coronavirus spread further.
Health Minister asserted that India has managed to control the Covid-19 cases and deaths per million to among lowest in the world.
“With our endeavour to manage COVID-19, India has been able to limit its cases and deaths to 3,328 cases and 55 deaths per million population respectively, which is one of the lowest in the world as compared to similarly affected countries,” the Health Minister told Parliament.
He also said that 13 states are among most affected and are reporting maximum number of coronavirus cases on daily basis.
“Maximum cases and deaths are primarily reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, UP, Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Kerala and Gujarat. All these reported more than 1 Lakh cases,” Dr Harsh Vardhan informed.
Apprising about the Covid-19 situation, the Minister said, “77,512 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours in India taking the total number of recoveries to 37,80,107 and recovery rate to 78 per cent. More than 60% of active cases are concentrated in 5 states- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.”
Coronavirus cases near 50 lakh cases in India
As per latest official figures, the coronavirus count in the country stands at 48,46,428 with 92,071 fresh cases. The toll rose by 1,136 to 79,722 while as many as 37,80,108 people have recovered from the infection.