Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia targeted the Centre for not allowing to form a committee regarding the alleged deaths of the people due to oxygen constrain on July 21. Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry stated that the other states and Union Territories reported zero deaths due to oxygen shortage. “The Centre wants to hide the truth about the mismanagement it brought on,” said Sisodia.
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Taking into account the RTI data, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has alleged that the UP govt is hiding the actual death figures of Covid-19. He took to Twitter on June 22 and said, ''the death count in 24 districts of UP in 9-month of the pandemic till march is up to 43-time higher than the govt figures.'' However as per government data, the death count is 22,224 so far.
After the US, Brazil surpassed half a million deaths due to COVID-19 according to Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga's tweet. The third wave of COVID-19 has hit the country into a frenzy as more than 80% of the intensive care unit beds still remain occupied. Although in the cities, life has come back to normal, and 19 out of 27 states of the country are in critical condition.
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Former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief Ajit Singh died of COVID-19 at 82 on May 6. Singh had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 20 and was admitted to a hospital in Gurugram following a lung infection. PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and several other leaders expressed their grief through Twitter over the veteran leader's death.
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A team of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru researchers have predicted that approximately 4,04,000 deaths can occur by June 11, if the current COVID-19 trend continues. Projecting over double the death toll than current level, forecasters recommended urgent need to accelerate testing and follow COVID protocols. Another mathematical model by Washington University’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation extrapolated 1,018,879… read-more
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Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee has died of COVID-19 on April 30. He breathed his last at the age of 91. A Padam Vibhushan awardee, Sorabjee was a two-time Attorney General of India and a well-known human rights advocate. He also rendered his services to the United Nations and served as a Special Rapporteur for Nigeria. He had stood in the Supreme Court for several landmark cases.
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The Karnataka government on April 21 allowed the cremation of COVID-19 victims on private lands, which are owned by the family members and relatives of the deceased. However, the government has strictly mandated that the transporters should wear surgical masks and aprons, and the dead bodies should be transported in a dignified and hygienic manner. Further, for inter-district and inter-state transport, a death certificate should be produced… read-more
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India on April 22 recorded 3.14 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike in the world. Reportedly, the country's total number of COVID-19 cases has now increased to 1.59 crore, of which over 22.91 lakh are active. India has also witnessed 1.84 lakh coronavirus-related deaths till now. Meanwhile, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the five worst-affected states in India.
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After sustaining months of pandemic, Mizoram reported its first death due to COVID-19 on October 28. Reportedly, the deceased was hospitalised for over 10 days and was 62 years old. He is also said to have been suffering from other co-morbidities. Mizoram has also reported one reinfection case and was the only state in India to have not witnessed a death due to the coronavirus.
A 62-year-old Covid-19 deceased's autopsy report suggested that Covid-patient bodies can be infectious. The first post-mortem of Covid-19 patient in Karnataka, found virus-strains in nasal and throat swabs even after 18 hours of death. However, the deceased lungs became hard as leather, and his air-sacks bursted with clots in blood-vessels. "The post-mortem found the virus strains different from US and Italy," says report conducted by Dr… read-more
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