India logs 19,740 new Covid cases, 248 deaths in a day

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New Delhi, Oct 9 | India on Saturday reported 19,740 fresh Covid cases and 248 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.

The recovery of 23,070 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,32,48,291.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.98 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload is presently at 2,36,643, which is the lowest in 206 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.70 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

Meanwhile, the fresh deaths have taken the toll to 4,50,375, as per the Health Ministry data.

The weekly positivity rate, at 1.62 per cent, remains less than 3 per cent for the last 106 days now, while the daily positivity rate is 1.56 per cent, having remained below 3 per cent for the last 40 days and below 5 per cent for 123 consecutive days now.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 12,69,291 tests being conducted, taking the cumulative total to over 58 crore tests.

With 79,12,202 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage nears 94 crore mark as per provisional report till 7 a.m. on Saturday. This has been achieved through 91,40,316 sessions.

Over 95.51 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs so far through the Centre as well as the direct state procurement category. However, more than 8.51 cr unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs to be administered, the Health Ministry data said.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

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The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police have ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Emergency rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.

 Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Confirming about General Rawat’s presence, Indian Air Force said, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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