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Standing committee on health to meet on Aug 4 to discuss pandemic

July 31, 2020 05:16 PM

NEW DELHI: Amid the rising number of coronavirus infections in the country, the department-related Standing Committee will meet on August 4 to discuss the pandemic situation.

As per the committee agenda, it will "hear the views of Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, and Secretary of Department of Health Research on the status of the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic and related contingent and mitigation plan."

India has reported a single-day spike of 55,079 coronavirus cases and 779 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total cases to 16,38,871 and 35,747 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

More than one million people have recovered till now, over 1.9 times the number of active cases. As many as 10,57,805 patients have been cured and discharged, while 5,45,318 still remain under treatment.

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