156 Covid-19 cases reportedly detected at Guyto Monastery, Dharamshala

Gyuto Tantric Monastery, Dharamshala. (Photo courtesy: Gyuto)

(TibetanReview.net, Mar02’21) – In a significant outbreak of Covid-19 cases in a Tibetan community, a total of 156 have tested positive at Gyuto Monastery in Dharamshala, according to a indiatvnews.com report Mar 1, citing Kangra Chief Medical Officer Dr Gurdarshan Gupta. Most of them were stated to be asymptomatic, requiring no hospitalization.

Across India, Covid-19 cases have been rising in six states, namely Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. They contributed 87.25% of the daily new infections yesterday, reported dailypioneer.com Mar 1, citing the country’s Health Ministry.

And the latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 12,286 new Covid-19 cases and 91 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Mar 02 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,124,527 cases and 157,248 deaths respectively. The daily numbers of new reported cases and deaths were significantly lower than those reported the day before as is routine on this day of the week due to less testing on weekends.

A total of 10,798,921 or 97.07%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 168,358, or 1.51% of the total. The case fatality was at 1.41%.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 12,286, was slightly less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 12,464 leading to a marginal drop in the number of active cases by 269.

Fourteen states – one less than yesterday – have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (6,397), Kerala (1,938), Punjab (633), Karnataka (349), Tamil Nadu (474), Gujarat (427), Madhya Pradesh (336), Chattisgarh (256), West Bengal (198), Delhi (175), Haryana (166), Telangana (163), Himachal Pradesh (132) and Rajasthan (119). 

Six states have reported 5 or more Covid-19 deaths each in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (30), Punjab (18), Kerala (13), Chattisgarh (7), Karnataka (5), and Tamil Nadu (5). The rest of the states have reported 2 or less deaths.

India is currently the country with the world’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases and the fourth highest number of deaths in cumulative numbers.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 114,499,553 and the deaths 2,540,340, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 3:53 PM on Mar 02, 2021.


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