As many as 9,542 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while there are 13,497 active cases, the health department said.
The World Health Organization will resume recruiting Covid patients for the hydroxychloroquine arm of a global trial called Solidarity.
Between infected doctors, examinations and deployment of doctors to other facilities, LNJP is looking at a ‘severe shortage’ of healthcare workers.
The new order includes direct and high-risk contacts of a confirmed case to be tested between day 5 and day 10 of coming into contact with the patient.
Questions have been raised on the Lancet HCQ study over dataset and methodology. Another journal has issued similar concern over a study that used same data.
According to the Health Ministry, the death toll has risen to 5,815 while the number of Covid positive cases stood at 2,07,615 Wednesday
The suspension of WHO’s hydroxychloroquine clinical trial was to be taken up by an expert committee last week, but the discussions were eventually ‘deferred’.
Despite a Modi govt order in April to ensure polio immunisation drive continues, states have either not resumed it yet or have done so in an erratic fashion.
In a letter to the AIIMS' director on 29 May, the Union said it was 'extremely disturbed and dismayed' by the hospital's 'state of affairs' during the pandemic.
The number of active Covid-19 cases climbed to 97,581, while 95,526 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry.