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    Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count to over 36,500. Death count remains highest is United States of America (153,314). Cases continue to surge in Andhra Pradesh (9276) and Maharashtra (9,601). However, recovery rate of India has improved to over 64 percent. Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally rises to 23.29 lakh with 60,963 new cases

    India on August 12 reported single-day spike of 60,963 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 834 people lost their lives because of pandemic yesterday during the same period. According to Ministry of Health, the COVID19 tally rose to 23,29,639 including 6,43,948 active cases. 46,091 lost their lives due to the deadly virus so far. Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 7,33,449 COVID-19 samples were tested on August 11. 2,60,15,297 COVID-19 samples have been tested so far, according to ICMR. Coronavirus in India: Total tally rises to 23.29 lakh with 60,963 new cases

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

    "On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19," Mukherjee tweeted.

    India's Covid-19 tally rises to 24,61,191 with 64,553 new infections

    India on August 14 witnessed single-day spike of 64,553 cases and 1007 deaths in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rose to 24,61,191 including 6,61,595 active cases, 17,51,556 discharged/migrated and 48,040 deaths.India's Covid-19 tally rises to 24,61,191 with 64,553 new infections

    Covid-19: India tally rises to 23.96 lakh with 66,999 new cases

    India on August 13 reported 66,999 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 942 people lost their lives because of pandemic yesterday. According to Ministry of Health, the COVID19 tally rises to 23,96,638 including 6,53,622 active cases in the country.Covid-19: India tally rises to 23.96 lakh with 66,999 new cases

    PM Modi discusses coronavirus situation with CMs of 10 most affected states

    PM Modi noted on Tuesday that 10 states account for over 80% of active COVID-19 cases, and asserted if the virus is defeated in these states, then the country will also emerge victorious in its fight. At a video conference with chief ministers and representatives of these 10 states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, Modi said the recovery rate has gone up which, he added, meant that govt efforts have proved to be effective. "Our experience so far is that containment, contact tracing & surveillance are the most effective weapons against the pandemic with experts of the view that if positive cases are identified within 72 hours of onset, then infection slows down to great extent," PM Modi said.PM Modi discusses coronavirus situation with CMs of 10 most affected states

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari advocates learning 'art of living' with coronavirus

    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari admitted that coronavirus-enforced lockdown has resulted in an economic crisis and added that the Centres revenue has also slipped. Lockdown for a longer duration will give rise to more severe crisis than the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18.5 lakh mark with 52,050 new cases; recoveries surge to 12.3 lakh

    ndia reported a single-day spike of 52,050 in last 24 hours taking the country’s tally to 18,55,746. So far, the country has 5, 86, 298 active cases. With 803 new deaths, the death toll rises to 38938 deaths. The Indian Council of Medical Research reported the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 3rd August is 2,08,64,750. 6,61,182 samples were tested on August 03.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18.5 lakh mark with 52,050 new cases; recoveries surge to 12.3 lakh

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18 lakh mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

    India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday, just a day after it went past 17 lakh, with 52,972 cases reported in a day while the number of recoveries surged to over 11.86 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of COVID-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the 2 crore-mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The total coronavirus cases surged to 18,03,695, while the death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,135 with 771 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed. There are 5,79,357 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country at present while the recoveries have increased to 11,86,203.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18 lakh mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

    Union home minister Amit Shah tests negative for Covid-19

    Union home minister Amit Shah has tested negative for Covid-19. the home minister shared the information on his Twitter handle. Shah thanked all the medical practitioners and all the individuals associated with his health care. Union home minister Amit Shah tests negative for Covid-19

    Maharashtra: Nagpur observes ‘Janta Curfew’ on weekend in wake of Coronavirus outbreak

    'Janta Curfew' imposed in Nagpur city on July 25 and July 26, to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection. However, essential services will remain functional in the city. Maharashtra reported 9,615 new COVID-19 positive cases and 278 deaths last day (July 24). The total number of positive cases in the state rose to 3,57,117 including 1,99,967 discharged cases and 13,132 deaths so far.Maharashtra: Nagpur observes ‘Janta Curfew’ on weekend in wake of Coronavirus outbreak

    Salary contribution by Uttarakhand MLAs to fight COVID-19 made mandatory

    "According to the ordinance every MLA will have to contribute 30 per cent of his salary and perks towards the fight against the Corona crisis with effect from April 2020 to March 2021," state government spokesman and cabinet minister Madan Kaushik told reporters after the meeting.

    Telangana crosses 70,000-mark in Covid cases, death toll reaches 576

    The state suffered 13 Covid deaths afresh to take the total death toll to 576 so far, translating into a case fatality rate of 0.81% as against the national average of 2.1%. Of the deceased, 46.13% died of Covid and 53.87% due to comorbidities.

    Coronavirus outbreak: Roads wear deserted look during weekend lockdown in UP

    Amid increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state, Uttar Pradesh has decided to observe complete lockdown during weekend to curb the spread of the dreadful virus. Less traffic was witnessed during the weekend lockdown. Uttar Pradesh has recorded over 21,000 active cases and over 1,200 deaths due to COVID-19 till now.Coronavirus outbreak: Roads wear deserted look during weekend lockdown in UP

    COVID-19 moving 'efficiently' between urban-rural India, says worried WHO

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is concerned about COVID-19 moving into India's rural areas, where 'shaky' healthcare systems can easily get overwhelmed, leading to higher mortality rates. ET's Divya Rajagopal reports. (Text: ET Bureau)COVID-19 moving 'efficiently' between urban-rural India, says worried WHO

    Congress MP Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus

    Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram tested positive for COVID-19. Junior Chidambaram experiencing mild symptoms and is under home quarantine. Earlier on August 02, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa also tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID. Congress MP Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus

    India among 20 countries interested in obtaining Covid-19 vaccine from Russia

    RDIF has seen strong global interest in the vaccine and plans to conduct Phase 3 clinical trials in different countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Brazil, India and Philippines, and start mass production in other countries in partnership with local sovereign wealth funds, including India, South Korea and Brazil, as well as, in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Cuba, according to the statement.

    India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after coronavirus lockdowns

    Annual sales of about 5 million tickets usually make up roughly half the revenue of the park, located about 40 km (25 miles) from the southern city of Chennai, but it has been shut since March 16, with no prospect of reopening in sight.

    Covid-19: India’s Case Fatality Rate drops to 2.25%, recovery rate stands at 64%

    The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India. However, India’s Case Fatality Rate is currently at 2.25%. Recovery rate is more than 64% as on today. With 35,176 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries stand at 9,52,743. Maharashtra reported 7,717 new COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths on July 28. The total number of cases in the state rises to 3,91,440 including 1,44,694 active cases and 2,32,277 discharged cases. Delhi recorded 10,887 active cases, with 1,056 cases today. 4,843 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 13,701 Rapid antigen tests were conducted across the national capital. Southern state Tamil Nadu reported 6,972 new COVID-19 cases and 88 deaths today. Meanwhile, lockdown (2 days in a week) in state of West Bengal has been extended till 31st August. Covid-19: India’s Case Fatality Rate drops to 2.25%, recovery rate stands at 64%

    One-third of high-risk Covid-19 patients fully recover in Karnataka

    According to the data compiled by the government, there have been 18,779 high-risk cases, as of July 20, and 6,639 patients have been discharged. Most of these patients are in government hospitals.

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

    India's COVID-19 tally reached 15.31 lakh on July 29. The COVID-19 active cases stand at 5,09,447. With 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 34,193. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 28 is 1,77,43,740 including 4,08,855 samples were tested yesterday. India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 52,123 cases pushes total tally to 15.83 lakh

    The single-day increase of coronavirus cases crossed the 50,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, pushing India's COVID-19 caseload to 15,83,792, while the recoveries surpassed 10 lakh. The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 52,123 cases pushes total tally to 15.83 lakh

    Covid-19 recoveries surpass new positive cases in Kerala on Thursday

    Of the cases detected on Thursday, 375 are contact cases and the source of infection in 29 cases is unknown; 31 have returned from abroad and 40 from other states; 37 healthcare workers had also been infected.

    Coronavirus in India: 61,537 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 21 lakh mark

    While a total of 61,537 people tested positive for Covid-19, another 933 lost their lives to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday. India remains the third worst-hit country with a total of 20,88,611 cases so far. The ministry stated that so far 14,27,005 people have recovered from the deadly virus and in the last 24 hours 48,900 people were discharged from various hospitals and quarantine centres. The recovery rate stands to 67.98 per cent.Coronavirus in India: 61,537 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 21 lakh mark

    New states contribute to surge in coronavirus cases as India overtakes US

    States such as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu — which saw high growth earlier — have seen some moderation. A look at the spread in 20 states that account for about 98% of the cases.

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for coronavirus

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee tested coronavirus positive on August 10. Mukherjee had gone to the hospital for separate procedure, where he was diagnosed with coronavirus. He announced the news on his Twitter handle. Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah is also undergoing treatment for coronavirus.Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for coronavirus

    India's coronavirus mortality rate may retreat below key threshold. Here's what it means

    Daily deaths have almost doubled over the past month to around 1,000, but relative to new cases, fatalities are declining. Here’s what this means.

    Coronavirus in India: 62,064 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs; recoveries cross 15 lakh mark

    New cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, however, to a relief, India’s COVID-19 recoveries crossed the 15 lakh mark. Single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours on August 10. Active COVID cases rose to 6,34,945 and the country has seen 44,386 deaths so far. Infection still remains concentrated in 10 states that contribute more than 80% of the new cases. The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 9th August stands at 2,45,83,558 including 4,77,023 samples tested alone on August 09.Coronavirus in India: 62,064 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs; recoveries cross 15 lakh mark

    Covid-19 lockdowns may worsen obesity epidemic, escalate emotional stress & economic anxiety

    The rates of obesity may explode because of measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

    The last doctor standing: Coronavirus pandemic pushes Bihar hospital to brink

    As infections slow in many other countries, India is still reporting more than 50,000 cases per day. Its total of more than 2 million cases trails only the United States and Brazil, and cases show no signs of slowing. Since the pandemic struck India, more than 46,000 people have died.

    Watch: Kerala celebrates ‘Eid al-Adha’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

    ‘Eid al-Adha’ festival is being celebrated in Kerala on July 31. Prayers were being offered at a mosque in Thiruvananthapuram. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing norms were followed at the mosque. On July 30, state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had announced that the prayers can be offered in mosques of the state, with limited number of persons in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.Watch: Kerala celebrates ‘Eid al-Adha’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

    Chennai reports under 1000 coronavirus cases for the first time in weeks

    However, the rise in deaths in the State continued with Tamil Nadu reporting the highest ever number of deaths on Friday as 119 people succumbed to the infection. Earlier, the highest ever number of deaths were reported on Wednesday with 112 people succumbing to Covid-19 in the State.

    COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 68.32 per cent, fatality rate declines to 2.04 per cent: Health Ministry

    According to the ministry, effective surveillance and improved testing network have ensured early detection of cases and consequentially leading to timely clinical management of severe and critical cases.

    Coronavirus in India: 53,601 new infections take total COVID tally to 22.68 lakh

    As many as 53,601 new coronavirus cases and 871 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The COVID-19 tally has risen to 22,68,676 including 6,39,929 active cases, 15,83,490 cured/discharged/migrated and 45,257 deaths. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,98,290 samples were tested on August 10 and over 2.52 crore samples have been tested so far.Coronavirus in India: 53,601 new infections take total COVID tally to 22.68 lakh

    Coronavirus Vaccine Race: Most of the Covid-19 vaccines are already reserved

    ET takes a look at how the European Union, the Unites States, other OECD nations, and, more importantly, India are placed in the race to secure vaccine supplies.

    Coronavirus in India: 56,282 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 2 million mark

    India reported single-day spike of 56,282 cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 19,64,537 including 5,95,501 active cases, 13,28,337 cured/discharged/migrated. With 904 deaths reported in last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 40,699. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to Aug 05 is 2,21,49,351 including 6,64,949 samples tested yesterday. Coronavirus in India: 56,282 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 2 million mark

    India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    India on August 02 reported a spike of 54,736 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed number of infections to 17,50,724. According to the data of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the deadly disease claimed the lives of 853 people in the last 24 hours, and now the casualties have reached the figure of 37,364. 5,67,730 cases of coronavirus are active in the country, whereas, 11,45,630 people have overcome the invisible virus. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 4,63,172 samples were tested for COVID-19 on August 02. The total samples till August 02 are 1,98,21,831. India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    Bihar to become coronavirus ‘global hotspot’: Tejashwi Yadav

    RJD leader and Leader of Opposition in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav on increasing COVID-19 cases in the state said that Bihar is gradually going to become a global hotspot of COVID-19. He said, “As state government is not worried about the rising number of cases. They are doing nothing to increase testing.Bihar to become coronavirus ‘global hotspot’: Tejashwi Yadav

    Are local lockdowns slowing the spread of coronavirus? Here's what the data says

    Various cities and districts recently imposed new restrictions. ET looks at data from five metros: Two cities that didn’t impose fresh hard local lockdowns after the national unlock began, and three cities that did.

    COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control, recovery rate improving: Arvind Kejriwal

    On the COVID-19 situation in Delhi, the chief minister said, "The situation is under control, all parameters good, recovery rate is improving, positivity ratio reducing and deaths have reduced."

    More than 2 crore Covid-19 tests conducted, including over 6.6 lakh tests in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

    More than 2 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including more than 6.6 lakh tests in the last 24 hours. Recovered cases are now double of the active cases. The case fatality rate is lowest since the first lockdown: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of HealthMore than 2 crore Covid-19 tests conducted, including over 6.6 lakh tests in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

    Coronavirus: India crosses 15-lakh case mark; fatality rate declines to 2.25%

    The Case Fatality Rate reduced from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.25 per cent on Tuesday. While the total count of COVID-19 cases is 15,83,156, the country has reported 33,425 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases reported in last 24 hrs

    India reported a record jump of 45,720 in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking its total number of cases to 12,38,635. 1,129 new fatalities also reported for Wednesday, taking the death toll to 29,861. India has the third-highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil. Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases reported in last 24 hrs

    Coronavirus in India: 37,724 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 12 lakh

    India added 37,724 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday pushing the country's tally to 11,92,915, while recoveries surged to 7,53,049 with 28,472 people having recuperated in a day, the highest so far. The death toll due to the disease rose to 28,732 with 648 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. There are 4,11,133 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, while 7,53,049 people have recovered so far. Thus 63.13 per cent people have recovered.Coronavirus in India: 37,724 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 12 lakh

    As India nears 24 lakh cases, Rahul Gandhi says coronavirus curve 'frightening, not flattening'

    Taking a swipe at the prime minister over his remarks that India is in a better position compared with other countries, the former Congress chief tweeted in Hindi, "If this is PM's 'more stable situation', then what would one call 'deteriorated situation'?"

    Bengaluru accounts for 24% of 6,257 new coronavirus cases in Karnataka

    As many as 6,473 people recovered on Tuesday and 1,508 of them were from Bengaluru. The state also reported 86 Covid deaths, of which 17 were from Bengaluru. The number of deaths to be reported in the IT city too has seen a decline in the last few days.

    Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi government over India's COVID-19 tally crossing 20-lakh mark

    He also tagged a July 17 tweet of his urging the government to take concrete steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He had said that if the viral infection keeps spreading at the current pace then there would be more than 20 lakh cases by August 10.

    Maharashtra: Lockdown extended till Aug 31; malls, market complexes allowed to re-open from August 5

    Maharashtra Government on Wednesday extended the lockdown in the state till August 31 in view of rising coronavirus cases, which crossed the four- lakh mark in the day. As part of the Mission Begin Again initiative, malls and market complexes without theatres, food courts and restaurants will be operational between 9 am and 7 pm from August 5Maharashtra: Lockdown extended till Aug 31; malls, market complexes allowed to re-open from August 5

    Our fight on economic front is as important as fight against coronavirus: Nitin Gadkari

    Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Nitin Gadkari interacted with members from Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal on 39th Rashtriya Vyapari Diwas via video conferencing on August 09.“Our fight on economic front is as important as the fight against COVID-19. We have to accomplish the mission of making India a USD 5 trillion economy and we have that potential. We have young, talented and skilled manpower,” Nitin Gadkari.Our fight on economic front is as important as fight against coronavirus: Nitin Gadkari

    COVID-19 situation: PM Modi interacts with CMs of around 10 states

    The meet assumes significance as these 10 states have a high populaton density and the idea is to bring down the virus caseload.

    Coronavirus in India: 37,148 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 11,55,191

    India recorded 37,148 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 11,55,1917, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday. The death toll rose to 28,084 with 587 fatalities reported in a day. There are 4,02,529 active cases of the coronavirus infection currently in the country, while 7,24,577 people have recovered till now. Thus, 62.72% people have recovered so far.Coronavirus in India: 37,148 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 11,55,191

    Tamil Nadu reports over 6000 Covid-19 positive cases for the first time

    This comes a day after the State reported an all-time high on Wednesday with 5849 people testing positive for Covid-19. Further, 444 deaths were added to the tally which was the reconciled figure from March 1st to June 10th which were first thought to be due to other causes but now attributed to coronavirus, the Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar said on Wednesday.

    Sharp spike in smuggling of goods amid coronavirus pandemic: FICCI CASCADE

    "The perpetrators of illicit trade are always looking at innovative ways to deceive the system to carry out their activities. This deeply harms the economic interests of the nation and the society ends up paying a huge cost," FICCI CASCADE Chairman Anil Rajput said in a statement.

    COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 70.77 pc, record high of over 8.3 L tests conducted

    In pursuance of the "test, track and treat" strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of 10 lakh tests per day, the ministry said. According to health ministry, "record high" recoveries have led to a decline in the "actual caseload" of the country, which is the number of active cases, and currently is only 27.27 pc of the total cases.

    Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    India has reported a spike of 22,752 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to 7,42,417 on Wednesday. Out of the total cases reported, 4,56,830 patients have been cured/discharged from the disease while one patient has been migrated. There are 2,64,944 active cases in the country. 482 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 in the country, taking India's death toll to 20,642.Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    Lockdown dates changed in West Bengal for the second time

    The order issued by state chief secretary Rajiva Sinha saidWe have taken this decision to partially modify the order keeping in view of the requests received and in due consideration of the public sentiment.

    India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 16 lakh mark; 779 deaths reported in 24 hours

    India's COVID tally crossed 16 lakh mark on July 31. The country recorded the highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases today. The total coronavirus cases stand at 16,38,871 including 5,45,318 active cases. With 779 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 35,747. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 30 is 1,88,32,970 including 6,42,588 samples tested yesterday. India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 16 lakh mark; 779 deaths reported in 24 hours

    Telangana crosses 73,000 mark in Covid cases, death toll reaches 589

    Telangana announced 1,289 recoveries over the past 24 hours to take the total recoveries to 52,103 persons, constituting a recovery rate of 71.3% as against the national average of 67.19%.

    Covid-19 in Kerala: Thiruvanathapuram under strict lockdown till July 28

    With no reduction in the COVID-19 cases in Kerala, the entire Thiruvananthapuram Corporation has been shut down till midnight of July 28. The capital region has recorded a height in corona positive cases, thus implemented a strict lockdown decision to avoid further consequences. Kerala has reported 12,480 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which 7067 are active. Bulk of the cases has come from capital Thiruvananthapuram. Covid-19 in Kerala: Thiruvanathapuram under strict lockdown till July 28

    With few checks in place for regulation, ambulances fleece desperate COVID-19 patients

    A Bangalore resident was charged Rs 15,000 to transport his 54-year-old mother to a private hospital less than 6-km away. In Kolkata, private ambulances are charging Rs 6,000-8,000 for ferrying Covid patients for about 5km.

    COVID-19: Herd immunity can't be strategic choice or option in India, says health ministry

    "In a country with the size of the population like India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic choice or option. It can only be an outcome, and that too at a very high cost as it means lakhs of people would have to be infected, get hospitalised and many would die in the process," Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said.

    Coronavirus in India: With spike of 47,704 cases in 24 hrs, total tally nears 15-lakh mark

    India on Tuesday reported 47,704 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's count of coronavirus cases to 14,83,157. Out of the total cases, there are 4,96,988 active cases in the country while the number of patients cured/discharged stands at 9,52,744. With 654 deaths due to COVID-19 in the country reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 33,425. The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 64.23%.Coronavirus in India: With spike of 47,704 cases in 24 hrs, total tally nears 15-lakh mark

    India records biggest daily jump of 52,123 COVID-19 cases as recoveries cross 10 lakh

    The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

    COVID-19 in India: 48,916 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 13.36 lakh

    India reported a spike of 48,916 coronavirus cases on Saturday. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 13,36,861 including 4,56,071 active cases and 8,49,431 recovered. With 757 deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached 31,358. According to ICMR, 4,20,898 samples were tested for coronavirus on Friday and overall 1,58,49,068 samples have been tested so far.COVID-19 in India: 48,916 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 13.36 lakh

    Amarnath Yatra called off amid coronavirus crisis; 'Aarti' to be broadcast live

    "Based upon the circumstances, the Board decided with heavy heart that it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year's Shri Amarnathji Yatra and expressed its regret to announce the cancellation of Yatra 2020," the SASB said in a statement.

    Tamil Nadu Covid-19 tally crosses 1 lakh mark

    As many as 4329 new cases of Coronavirus were reported on Friday, while the number stood at 4343 on Thursday. The total number of cases in the State stands at 1,02,721. The death toll too rose to 1385 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on Friday. Of the 63 deaths, Chennai accounted for 33.

    Expertise of over 50 NGOs to help Bengaluru manage rising coronavirus cases

    BBMP officials say streamlining them will ensure the work does not overlap, and there is a clear and concerted effort to address Covid-related issues at micro-level.

    Coronavirus in India: 52,509 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally crosses 19 lakh mark

    India's COVID-19 tally crossed 19-lakh mark on August 05 after the country reported single-day spike of 52,509 new cases. The total number of positive cases in India stands at 19,08,255 including 5,86,244 active cases. With 857 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll reaches 39,795. Indian Council of Medical Research reported 2,14,84,402 samples tested till August 04. Coronavirus in India: 52,509 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally crosses 19 lakh mark

    Second wave of coronavirus in Asia prompts fresh lockdowns

    Mainland China is battling the most aggressive return of COVID-19 in months, confirming 57 new locally transmitted cases on Sunday, the highest level since early March, driven by fresh infections in the far western region of Xinjiang.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 14-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases

    With a record single-day jump of 49,931 COVID-19 cases, India's caseload climbed to 14,35,453 on Monday, while recoveries surged to 9,17,567. The country's death toll rose to 32,771 with 708 fatalities being recorded in a day.There are 4,85,114 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, while 9,17,567 patients have recovered. The recovery rate stands at 63.92 per cent, according to the data.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 14-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases

    Covid-19: Mathura’s ISKCON Temple sealed after 22 members test positive

    Vrindavan’s famous ISKCON Temple has been sealed after 22 people from the temple tested COVID-19 positive. The priests of the temple also tested coronavirus positive ahead of Janmashtami. “Movement of people has been restricted and the temple has been sealed,” an official told media persons. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in UP has reached 1,26,722. Covid-19: Mathura’s ISKCON Temple sealed after 22 members test positive

    Renowned Urdu poet Rahat Indori dies of heart attack after testing positive for Covid-19

    A day after testing positive for coronavirus, legendary Urdu poet and lyricist Dr Rahat Indori, 70, passed away at Indore's Aurobindo Hospital on Tuesday. Chairman of the hospital, Dr Vinod Bhandari said that Indori was hit by two heart attacks earlier in the day and he was also suffering from pneumonia.Renowned Urdu poet Rahat Indori dies of heart attack after testing positive for Covid-19

    COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    India recorded its highest single-day spike of 28,701 coronavirus cases and 500 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 8,78,254 cases with a total of 23,174 deaths, the Health Ministry's data stated on Monday. According to the data, of the total cases, as many as 5,53,470 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,01,609. The rate of recovery of the Covid-19 patients has touched 62.93 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    Young people who smoke or vape vulnerable to increased risk of coronavirus

    Those who vaped were 5-7 times more likely to be infected than non-smoker.

    India's Covid-19 fatality rate drops to 2.43% from 3.36% on June 17: Health Ministry

    Thirty states and Union Territories have COVID-19 positivity rate lower than that of the national average which stands at 8.07 per cent, Rajesh Bhushan, officer on special duty in the Union health ministry, told a press conference here.

    COVID-19 pandemic: 'no question in my mind' virus will go away, says Trump

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday doubled down on claims that the coronavirus will "go away like things go away," without elaborating on what he meant. "No question it will go away. Hopefully sooner rather than later," Trump said.COVID-19 pandemic: 'no question in my mind' virus will go away, says Trump

    Delhi has reported 10,072 active coronavirus cases so far: Satyendar Jain, Health Minister

    There are 10,072 active coronavirus cases in Delhi, out of which 1076 were reported yesterday, informed Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on August 06. "Yesterday, 1076 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi, taking the total tally to 1,40,232. 890 people were recovered yesterday from infection and 10,072 are currently active, including 2,095 receiving treatment in the hospital," said Jain on coronavirus situation in the national capital.Delhi has reported 10,072 active coronavirus cases so far: Satyendar Jain, Health Minister

    Covid-19 in India surpasses 10 lakh mark; 34,956 new cases reported in 24 hours

    India's COVID-19 count crossed the grim milestone of 10 lakh cases on July 17, Friday. A record single-day spike of 34,956 coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 10,03,832. According to the union health ministry of health and family welfare, the country has 3,42,473 active cases and 6,35,756 coronavirus patients have been cured/discharged so far. Covid-19 in India surpasses 10 lakh mark; 34,956 new cases reported in 24 hours

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh: 10-day lockdown announced in Bhopal from July 24

    While addressing the media in Bhopal on July 22, the Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Narottam Mishra spoke on imposing complete lockdown in Bhopal. He said, “Lockdown to be imposed in Bhopal for 10 days from 08:00 pm on July 24. It will be a complete lockdown in the city as the number of cases is rising.” There are over 7,080 active cases of COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh. Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh: 10-day lockdown announced in Bhopal from July 24

    Covid-19 outbreak: West Bengal imposes total lockdown across State for two days every week

    West Bengal imposes complete lockdown on this Thursday and Saturday. 2 days complete lockdown in the State every week.Covid-19 outbreak: West Bengal imposes total lockdown across State for two days every week

    Near-6,000 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka; state tally rises to 1.78 lakh

    Bengaluru that has become an epicentre of Covid, accounting for 1,948 cases and 1,837 discharges on Sunday. The number of active cases in the city is now fewer than the recoveries.

    Why the coronavirus is more likely to ‘superspread’ than the flu

    Since the start of the pandemic, many comparisons have been drawn between COVID-19 and the flu, both of which are diseases caused by viruses that attack the respiratory tract. But plenty of differences exist, and in many ways the coronavirus is more formidable.

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra: NCP MP Fauzia Khan and Sena Minister Abdul Sattar test COVID-19 positive

    NCP Rajya Sabha MP Dr Fauzia Khan and Maharashtra Minister Shiv Sena's Abdul Sattar test positive for Covid-19. Times NOW's Kajal Iyer with details.Coronavirus in Maharashtra: NCP MP Fauzia Khan and Sena Minister Abdul Sattar test COVID-19 positive

    Coronavirus is making it tough to breathe, even for Indian pharmaceuticals

    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries’ domestic sales were Rs 2,388 crore in April-June compared with Rs 2,364 crore in the previous quarter. Lupin’s domestic business fell 6% from the same quarter last year.

    Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

    Malls in Haryana’s Gurugram are all set to open their gates for customers as the state government allowed them to resume operations from July 1. The management at malls in Gurugram have been gearing up to ensure all safety precautions. Malls in the city are closed since mid March after imposition of COVID-induced lockdown. While speaking to ANI, Rinki, manager of a store at MGF Metropolis Mall said, “We will take all precautions against COVID-19 and not allow more than 5 customers to enter the store at a time." Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Haryana has reached 13829.Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

    Expert committee on COVID-19 vaccine administration to meet on Wednesday

    The phase-1 human clinical trials of the two COVID-19 vaccine candidates, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and Zydus Cadila Ltd, have been completed and the trials have moved to phase 2, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said last Tuesday.

    Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls to 2.43%, confirms Health Ministry

    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday asserted that India's coronavirus fatality rate is one of the lowest in the world and thanked health care workers and doctors for their tremendous effort in bringing down the COVID-19 deaths in the country. Health Ministry's OSD Rajesh Bhushan confirmed that 19 states and Union Territories are performing more than 140 tests per million population every day in order to keep the virus contamination in check. "Aggressive testing is necessary to bring down COVID-19 positivity rate. The aim is to maintain this level of testing so as to bring down the positivity rate below 5 per cent," he added.Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls to 2.43%, confirms Health Ministry

    Covid-19 outbreak: Punjab announces fresh fines for violators of govt rules

    Coronavirus patients violating home isolation rules in Punjab will now have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 from the earlier Rs 2,000, according to new guidelines issued by the state government. At present, 951 patients are in home isolation across the state.Covid-19 outbreak: Punjab announces fresh fines for violators of govt rules

    Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

    The Maharashtra government on Monday announced that it has extended the lockdown till July 31 in view of the steadily increasing Covid-19 cases in the state. While all existing lockdown conditions will continue, the government will gradually ease restrictions over the next month.Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

    Coronavirus pandemic: West Bengal announces complete lockdown on July 23, 25 and 29

    The West Bengal administration has decided to impose total lockdown in the entire state on two days every week till August. The shutdown would be clamped on Thursday and Saturday this week. The measure will also be enforced on Wednesday next week and the second day will be announced later. "On the lockdown days (July 23, 25 and 29), petrol pumps will remain open to serve the vehicles that are allowed to ply. Work in factories and construction sites having on- site workers will also be allowed on complete lockdown days," the official said.Coronavirus pandemic: West Bengal announces complete lockdown on July 23, 25 and 29

    Covid-19: India crosses 20-lakh mark; death toll mounts to 41,585

    With highest single-day spike of 62,538 cases of COVID-19, India has crossed 20 lakh mark on Aug 07. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 20,27,075 with 6,07,384 active cases and the cumulative death toll reached to 41,585.Covid-19: India crosses 20-lakh mark; death toll mounts to 41,585

    Amit Shah has not undergone any fresh COVID-19 test, Government official clarifies

    A Home Ministry official said when a test will be done, everyone will be informed. He also asked everyone not to speculate on the home minister's health. Soon, Tiwari also deleted his tweet that stated Shah has tested negative for coronavirus.

    Health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal tests positive for coronavirus

    A 1996-batch IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, Agarwal was the central government's official spokesperson at the national media briefings to provide updates on the COVID-19 situation in the country throughout April and May.

    Telangana crosses 80,000 mark in Covid cases, death toll reaches 637

    Telangana announced 1,587 recoveries over the past 24 hours to take the total recoveries to 57,586 persons, constituting a recovery rate of 71.31% as against the national average of 68.78%.

    Home Minister Amit Shah says he has tested negative for coronavirus

    "Today, my corona test report has come and it is negative. I thank God and also express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who wished for my recovery and gave strength to my family. I will be in home isolation for a few more days on the advice of doctors," he tweeted in Hindi.

    Covid-19: India cases near 17 lakh mark with record one-day jump of over 57,000 cases

    India on Aug 01 reported steepest spike of 57,117 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed infections to 16,95,988, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The active cases increased to 5,65,103 whereas 10,94,374 people have been discharged or cured. With 764 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll is now 36,511. The Indian Council of Medical Research said the country tested 5,25,689 samples on July 31, taking the total number of samples tested to 1,93,58,659. Covid-19: India cases near 17 lakh mark with record one-day jump of over 57,000 cases

    WHO in contact with russia on new coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V

    Russia has approved a coronavirus vaccine but the World Health Organisation is wary of it. "We are in close contact with Russian health authorities and discussions are ongoing with respect to possible WHO prequalification of the vaccine, but again prequalification of any vaccine includes the rigorous review and assessment of all required safety and efficacy data," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told.WHO in contact with russia on new coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V

    Andhra Pradesh reports over 10K Covid cases again, nears 2-lakh mark; death toll reaches 1,753

    The state over the last 24 hours suffered 72 Covid deaths, which takes the total death toll to 1,753 so far. The state reported 8,516 recoveries over the last 24 hours to take the total recovered so far to 1,12,870 persons while it saw 82,166 active cases by Thursday.

    Covid-19 Unlock 3: No night curfew, shops to operate till 8 pm in Gujarat

    In keeping with the Centre's guidelines, the state government has decided not to allow schools, coaching classes, and cinema halls to open in the month of August. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had on Wednesday said the state government's aim was to ensure that the deadly infection does not spread even as economic activities continue in the state.

    Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital

    The 71-year-old leader of opposition in the state assembly has requested all those who have come into contact with him to quarantine themselves.

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