India on Saturday recorded 65,002 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 25,26,192. The country also recorded 996 deaths.
With this, the total fatalities due to the disease now stand at 49,036 deaths. A total of 18,08,936 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease taking the recovery rate to 71.60%.
Maharashtra continues to lead in the number of cases. It has 1,51,865 active cases while 4,01,442 patients have recovered in the state. The toll due to the disease is 19,427.
Active cases in Tamil Nadu stands at 53,716, while the death toll is 5,514. Andhra Pradesh has 89,907 active cases and 2,475 deaths while Delhi has 11,366 active cases and 4,178 deaths.
India has tested 2,85,63,095 samples for COVID-19 of which 8,68,679 samples were tested on Friday.
Delhi not to open schools
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Delhi government will not open schools unless it is fully convinced about COVID-19 situation in the city.
Kejriwal in his Independence Day speech said that COVID-19 situation in Delhi was under control compared to two months back. He thanked everyone including ‘corona warriors for their efforts.
“Citizens have told me not to open schools. I want to assure them that we care about their children as much as they do. Unless fully convinced, we are not going to open the schools,” he said.
Order of COVID-19 symptoms decoded
Scientists have found the most likely order in which COVID-19 symptoms first appear. This they believe may help doctors rule out other diseases.
A study, published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health said the likely order of symptoms for COVID-19 is fever, followed by cough, muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting, and diarrhoea.
Study co-author Peter Kuhn, a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) in the US was quoted by the media as saying that this will help doctors know what to do to take care of patients, and prevent their condition from worsening.