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Covid cases in India jumped from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in 21 days. Then it took 16 more days to race past 30 lakh, 13 days more to cross the 40-lakh mark & 11 days to go past 50 lakh.
The remarks come amid reports that some patients of coronavirus are contracting the disease after recovery, raising questions over the protection offered by antibodies.
According to the health ministry data, there are 9,90,061 active cases of Covid in India which comprises 20.08 per cent of the total caseload. The death toll stands at 80,776.
Health ministry has asked for regular updates from states & UTs for schemes under National Infrastructure Pipeline that Modi announced on Independence Day 2019.
The country's coronavirus cases rose to 48,46,427, while the death toll climbed to 79,722 with 1,136 more people succumbing to the infection in a day.
The 7 states asked to take this step are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
The health ministry said some states are trying to curb free inter-state movement of oxygen supplies by asking suppliers to restrict supply only to hospitals of the state.
According to the revised SOP, the candidate should be referred to the nearest health centre and given a chance to take exam through other means, or the university shall arrange a later date.
While the country's death toll climbed to 76,271 with 1,209 fatalities in a day, the recoveries crossed 35 lakh on Friday.
According to the health ministry, there are currently 9.1 lakh active Covid cases. The fatality rate has dropped to 1.68 per cent while recovery rate was recorded at 77.74 per cent.