India logs 37,875 new Covid cases, 369 deaths in a day

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New Delhi, Sep 8 | After witnessing decline in daily Covid cases for the last two consecutive days, India saw a slight surge in both cases and fatalities in the last 24 hours.

According to the Union Health Ministry, India registered 37,875 new Covid cases, 21.3 per cent higher than previous day. On Tuesday, India had registered 31,222 Covid cases.

With 369 Covid related deaths in the last 24 hours, the total death tally rose to 4,41,411, Ministry’s data shows. India has reported 290 deaths on Tuesday.

At the same time, in the last 24 hours, a total of 39,114 Covid-infected patients were recovered pushing the country’s total Covid recovery numbers to 3,22,64,051. As per the data, the Covid recovery rate stood at 97.48 per cent. The total active cases rose to 3,91,256.

While the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.29 per cent, which remained below the 3 per cent mark for the last 75 days, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.16 per cent for the last seven days.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 53,49,43,093 samples for Covid-19 so far have been tested in the country, of which 17,53,745 tested in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, India has so far administered 70.7 crore doses of Covid vaccines, out of which 78,47,625 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

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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