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Highlights: DDMA fixes rates of Covid-19 RT-PCR test in Delhi at 2400

Along with ensuring more people get tested for Covid-19, the government also plans to increase awareness about the disease. The health ministry has drafted an elaborate awareness campaign material.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jun 28, 2020 15:45 IST
Highlights: DDMA fixes rates of Covid-19 RT-PCR test in Delhi at ₹2400
People undergo thermal screening

Coronavirus cases in India crossed the 3.6 lakh-mark and the death toll reached 12,237, according to the health ministry website on Thursday. There are 160,384 active cases in the country, while 194,324 people have been cured of the disease or discharged, according to the government portal. Click here for full Covid-19 coverage

Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu are three states with the highest number of fresh coronavirus cases recorded everyday. To arrest this spike, rapid testing of suspected patients will take place vigorously, the government said on Wednesday. Antigen-based rapid tests recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will be expanded across the country, ICMR officials said.

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11:12 PM IST

Satyendar Jain's health is now improving: Office of Delhi Health Minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain is now being given oxygen support only at times when it is needed, his fever has also reduced. His health is improving: Office of Delhi Health Minister

10:50 PM IST

23 more Covid-19 cases, 47 recoveries and 1 death reported in Jharkhand today

23 more Covid-19 cases, 47 recoveries and 1 death reported in Jharkhand today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1,919, including 710 active cases, 1,198 recovered/discharged & 11 deaths: State Health Department

10:36 PM IST

DDMA fixes rates of Covid-19 RT-PCR test in Delhi at 2400

Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) fixes rates of Covid-19 RT-PCR test in Delhi at 2400 per test inclusive of GST/taxes, if any, with immediate effect.

10:28 PM IST

Satyendar Jain's condition has improved but fever has not subsided: Officials

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's condition has improved but fever has not subsided; he is being kept on oxygen support on and off as per requirement: Officials

10:06 PM IST

54 Covid-19 cases reported in Manipur in last 24 hours

54 Covid-19 cases reported in Manipur in the last 24 hours, all returnees from other states. Total number of cases in the state is now at 606, including 407 active cases & 199 recovered: State Health Department

08:51 PM IST

Maharashtra records 3,752 Covid-19 cases, taking tally to 1,20,504

Maharashtra added 3,752 new Covid-19 cases, highest ever single day jump, taking tally to 120,504. It also recorded 100 fatalities taking toll to 5751. Mumbai saw 1288 fresh cases and addition of 67 deaths

08:41 PM IST

315 more Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths and 275 recovered in Rajasthan today

315 more Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths and 275 recovered in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 13,857, including 2,785 active cases, 10,742 recovered & 330 deaths: State Health Department

08:20 PM IST

118 fresh Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths reported in Punjab today

118 fresh Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths have been reported in the state today. Total number of cases stand at 3615 and death toll is at 83: Department of Information and Public Relations, Punjab

07:57 PM IST

Govt lifts export ban on hydroxychloroquine API and its formulations

Govt lifts export ban on hydroxychloroquine API and its formulations: DGFT notification, reports PTI.

07:51 PM IST

435 Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths and 468 discharged today in West Bengal

435 Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths and 468 discharged today in West Bengal. Total number of cases in the state is now at 12,735, including 7,001 discharged, 5,216 active cases, & 518 deaths: State Health Department

07:21 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 2141 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 52,334

Tamil Nadu reports 2141 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 52,334. Death toll is at 625 after 49 deaths were reported today: State Health Department

07:05 PM IST

Total Covid-19 positive cases in Karnataka stand at 7,944

210 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 12 deaths have been reported in Karnataka. Total positive cases stand at 7944 and death toll is at 114: State Health Department

06:35 PM IST

97 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Kerala today

97 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Kerala today. Death toll rises to 21 after one death was reported today. Total cases in the state stand at 2794 cases, of which 1358 are active cases: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

05:58 PM IST

Nearly 500 medics died from Coronavirus in Russia

The head of the state health watchdog said that 489 medics in Russia who tested positive for Covid-19 died due to the infection, a far higher figure than given before. Previously a health ministry official on May 26 gave a death toll of 101, reports AFP.

05:49 PM IST

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launches mobile laboratory for Covid-19 testing

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan launched a mobile laboratory for Covid-19 testing which can be deployed in rural areas and help in promoting last-mile testing. The mobile lab, also called I-Lab or Infectious Diseases Diagnostics Lab, can run 50 RT-PCR and about 200 ELISA tests in a day, reports PTI.

First published: Jun 18, 2020 06:33 IST