According to Karnataka Health Department, there 218 Covid-19 recovered individuals or their close contacts who have been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB). The state Health Department has ramped up screening to avoid such outbreaks. As per Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, 133 people recovered from Covid-19 and 85 household contacts of such people have tested positive for TB across the Karnataka till September 20.
Punjab on Tuesday reported 37 Covid-19 cases and one death due to the deadly virus. This pushes the active cases toll to 6,01,359 and death toll to 16,501. Among the new cases, Mohali reported eight, followed by seven in Sangrur and three in Amritsar.
Gautam Adani, on Tuesday stated the struggle of India during Covid-19 pandemic first and second wave. He said, “India had nothing to do with the virus, but sustained some of the most drastic consequences and criticism on the global stage. There was not a single major international voice of understanding.”