News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:06 AM IST
Corona virus havoc in India
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According to the updated data on Saturday morning, the death toll has risen to 55,794 with 945 deaths in the last 24 hours. Cases of infection have increased to 29,75,701 in the country, of which 6,97,330 people are undergoing treatment and 22,22,577 people have recovered from the disease after treatment. Foreign citizens are also involved in total cases of infection.
More than 1 million samples tested in the last 24 hours
According to data released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 3,44,91,073 samples were tested across the country till August 21, of which 10,23,836 samples were tested on a single day on Friday.
Corona epidemic will remain for less than two years – WHO chief
The World Health Organization (WHO) has hoped that the corona epidemic will last longer than the Spanish flu of 1918. WHO chief Trados Edhonom Ghebreyes said on Friday that the epidemic could end within two years. However, for this, he stressed the need to unite with countries around the world and succeed in becoming a universal vaccine.
Tredos said it took two years for the 1918 Spanish flu to be eradicated. During a briefing in Geneva, he said that in today’s situation, due to more technology and connectivity, the virus has a lot of chance to spread. It can run faster because we are more connected to each other, but at the moment we have the technology to stop it and also the knowledge that can be dealt with. In such a situation, we have disadvantages from globalization, intimacy, connectedness, but also better technology.