Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Andhra Pradesh reports 10,820 new cases, 97 deaths; total cases cross 2.27 lakh

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Andhra Pradesh reports 10,820 new cases, 97 deaths; total cases cross 2.27 lakh


21:29 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

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Maharashtra records 12,248 new cases, 390 deaths

Maharashtra on Sunday reported its second highest single-day spike of 12,248 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 5,15,332, state Health department said. With 390 fatalities reported on Sunday, the toll in the state went up to 17,757, a Health official said. At the same time, a record 13,348 patients were discharged in the day, taking the count of recoveries to 3,51,710, the official added. The state now has 1,45,558 active cases compared with 1,47,048 of Saturday, he said.

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Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Updates

Andhra Pradesh reports record daily jump of 10,820 new cases

Andhra Pradesh registered 10,820 new COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths, propelling the total number of cases now to 2,27,860 including 87,112 active cases, 1,38,712 recoveries and 2,036 deaths, reports ANI. The current positivity rate is over 16 percent as the state has been reporting cases in excess of 10,000 per day in the last five days. "What we are witnessing is a peak curve. Our infection positivity rate was less than one per cent till May (during lockdown), which increased to 2.16 percent in June and 12.33 percent in July (post-lockdown). Now it is about 16.24 percent," Special Chief Secretary (Health) KS Jawahar Reddy told news agency PTI.

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Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LATEST Updates

Madhya Pradesh minister Vishvas Sarang tests COVID-19 positive

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vishvas Sarang in  Twitter post said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection. "Today my second COVID-19 test report came back positive. I have been in home isolation since the first test report came negative," he said in Hindi.

The minister also urged those who came into contact with him to get themselves tested.

20:27 (IST)

Coronavirus in Telangana LATEST Updates

Telangana to ramp up testing to 40,000 tests per day, says KT Rama Rao

The Telangana government is presently conducting 23,000 COVID-19 tests per day and the number would soon be scaled to 40,000, state Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao said on Sunday. "Tests are being carried out in 1,200 plus centres. Our fatality rate is less than one percent and recovery rate one of the best in the country at 72 percent. Of course there is more to do," he noted.

Rao was responding to a query posed by a twitter user on whether testing in Telangana was low compared to states like Maharashtra, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

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Coronavirus in US LATEST Updates

Confirmed COVID-19 cases cross 50 lakh

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the US crossed 50 lakh on Sunday, by far the highest in the world, reports news agency The Associated Press, quoting data recorded by the Johns Hopkins University. However, health officials believe that for every reported case, there are roughly 10 times as many people infected, given the limits on testing and the large number of mild infections that have unreported or unrecognised. The bleak milestone was reached as new cases in the US are averagingat about 54,000 a day. While that figure is down from a peak of well over 70,000 in the second half of July, cases are rising in nearly 20 states, and deaths are climbing in most. Many Americans have resisted wearing masks and social distancing

20:04 (IST)

Coronavirus in Punjab LATEST Updates

Principal secy to Punjab governor tests COVID-19 positive

 JM Balamurugan, the principal secretary to Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been home quarantined, an official spokesperson told news agency PTI. However, Badnore, who is also the administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, has tested negative for the infection.
A two-day COVID-19 testing exercise with rapid-antigen kits was carried out at the Raj Bhawan in which 336 people, including security personnel, officers and staff members, were tested for the disease, the spokesperson said. Besides Balamurugan, four other people at the Raj Bhawan were found to be positive for COVID-19, he said. All precautions have been taken as per health advisories and the entire Raj Bhawan is being sanitised, he added

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Dharavi reports five new cases

 The Dharavi slum in Mumbai has recorded just five new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of cases to 2,617 of which 88 are active cases, reports ANI quoting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

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Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir LATEST Updates

Jammu and Kashmir reports 507 new cases

An increase of 507 coronavirus cases took the COVID-19 case count in Jammu and Kashmir to 24,897, while 13 deaths due to the viral disease were recorded in the last 24 hours, reports PTI quoting officials.Of the new deaths, 12 occurred in the Kashmir Valley and one in the Jammu region, they said. With the fresh fatalities, the toll in the Union Territory rose to 472, of which 437 were from the Valley and 35 from the Jammu region. Among them, 64 had returned to the Union Territory recently.

Of the 507 new COVID-19 o farcases, 129 were reported from the Jammu region and 378 persons were from the Valley, officials said. The Union territory now has 7,422 active cases while 17,003 patients have recovered from the infection.

18:56 (IST)

Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LATEST Updates

Tamil Nadu reports 5,994 new cases, 119 deaths

Tamil Nadu on Sunday recorded 5,994 fresh infections while 119 more succumbed to the coronavirus infection, taking the total number of cases to 2,96,901 and toll to 4,927, reports ANI quoting the state health department. The state now has 53,336 active cases as a total of  2,38,638 persons have been discharged till date.Of the new cases, a total of 989 were from Chennai.

18:43 (IST)

Coronavirus in Kerala LATEST Updates

Kerala records 1,211 new cases, two deaths

As many as 1,211 new coronavirus cases, 970 recoveries and two fatalities were reported in Kerala in the last 24 hours, ANI quotes state health minister KK Shailaja as saying. The state now has 12,347 active cases as 21,836 persons have recovered so far while the toll stands at 108, the minister further said..

18:21 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India's recovery rate now 68.78%, claims health ministry

 The number of recoveries has surged to 14,80,884 with 53,879 coronavirus patients having recuperated and discharged in 24-hours, the highest in a day so far, pushing the recovery rate to 68.78 percent, said the health ministry. The fatality rate has further dropped to 2.01 percent, it said.  Recoveries are over twice the number of active cases (6,28,747) of coronavirus infection at present.

"The number of recovered cases has touched another high of 2.36 times the active cases. All patients are all under medical attention either in home isolation or in hospitals," the ministry said.  From 7.69 percent on 5 April, the recovery rate improved to 26.59 percent on 3 May, 48.37 percent on 7 June and to 68.78 percent as on date, it said.

18:12 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Record 7,19,364 samples tested for COVID-19 on Saturday, says ICMR

Scaling up testing capacity, over seven lakh samples have been examined for COVID-19 in a day taking the cumulative tests conducted so far to 2,41,06,535, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. The ministry said the number of single-day tests has been growing exponentially and India has been testing over six lakh samples daily for several days.
"A record 7,19,364 samples have been tested on Saturday, the highest in a day so far. India is conducting around 500 tests for detection of COVID-19 per minute and the per-day testing capacity has increased over five lakhs," Scientist and media coordinator at ICMR, Dr Lokesh Sharma said.

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Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LATEST Updates

Barracks of Muzaffarnagar jail sealed as inmates contract coronavirus

All barracks of the district jail in Muzaffarnagar were sealed as over 90 inmates have contracted coronavirus in the past some days, reports PTI. According to Jail Superintendent AK Saxena, all 25 barracks have been sanitised and the inmates are not being allowed to come to the jail compound to prevent the spread of the disease.  Around 2,250 inmates are lodged in the jail. A compounder of the jail hospital and a guard have also been found infected with the virus. The jail authorities said most infected inmates have recovered.

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Coronavirus in Karnataka LATEST Updates

Karnataka health minister tests positive

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu said he has tested positive for coronavirus. Since the beginning of the outbreak, I have had the opportunity to visit the 30 districts and work towards fulfilling the government's wish to ensure good treatment to people. It is on this backdrop that I am going to be hospitalized and get myself treated," he tweeted. The minister also urged all those who had come into contact with him to take adequate precautionary measures.

The minister later tweted that he had been admitted to the state-run Bowring hospital in Bengaluru.

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Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LATEST Updates

Uttar Pradesh's cases up by 4,571 to 1,22,609

Uttar Pradesh reported 4,571 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total cases in the state to 1,22,609 as 41 more fatalities pushed the toll due to the disease to 2,069. The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 47,890, and 72,650 patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said. "The case fatality rate, which was at three per cent till last month, has now further dipped to 1.68 per cent," Prasad said.

The number of COVID-19 cases stood at 1,18,038 on Saturday, while the toll was at 2,028. However, the government said 4,687 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. It did not mention which 24-hour period it was referring to.

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Coronavirus in Jharkhand LATEST Updates

Jharkhand to get its second plasma therapy centre in Dhanbad

The second plasma therapy centre in Jharkhand will be set up at the state-run Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad, reports PTI quoting an official Chief Minister Hemant Soren had inaugurated the state's first plasma therapy facility at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi on 28 July.  Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner Uma Shankar Singh, also the chairman of the district Disaster Management Department, issued a directive to set up a plasma therapy centre at the PMCH, after meeting the hospital's director Dr Shailendra Kumar and civil surgeon Dr Gopal Das on Saturday evening, the official said.

16:27 (IST)

Coronavirus in Delhi LATEST Updates

Delhi reports 1,300 new cases, 13 deaths

Delhi reports 1,300 new coronavirus positive cases and 13 deaths today, pushing the total number of cases to 1,45,427 and toll to 4,111, reports ANI quoting the state government. As many as 1,225 patients also recovered, taking the number of such cases to 1,30,587 and  active cases to 10,729.

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Coronavirus in Bihar LATEST Updates

Bihar records 3,934 new cases

Bihar registered a spike of 3,934 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total positive cases in the state rise to 79,720, reports ANI quoting the Bihar Health Department. Patna has reported the highest number with 781 fresh cases.

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Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LATEST Updates

Efforts on to bring positivity rate down to 6%, says Chennai Corporation Commissioner

The COVID-19 test positivity rate in Chennai may drop to about six percent by the end of this month and concerted efforts were on to accomplish it, Greater
Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash has said. The positivity rate, gradually has dipped to about 8.50 percent to 9.50 percent now from 14-15 percent last month, he said.

 Another good outcome to several efforts was that the doubling time has improved to 72.2 days in Chennai from 65 days a week ago and in divisions under north Chennai, it was a welcome 140-150 days, he said.


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Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Updates

742 TTD staffers have tested positive, three have died of COVID-19

As many as 743 staff of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) including including some priests of the Lord Venkateswara shrine at Tirumala have tested positive for COVID-19 and three have succumbed to the virus since June 11,  TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal told reporters Of the 743 infected, three employees succumbed to the dreaded contagion and about 402 personnel have recovered so far from infection while 338 people were undergoing treatment at different COVID care facilities, he said.
The famous Lord Venkateswara temple in nearby Tirumala governed by the TTD had re-opened on 11 June for public after being close for two and a half months owing to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, he said.

15:11 (IST)

Coronavirus in Tripura LATEST Updates

Two BSF personnel among four new COVID-19 deaths in Tripura

Four more persons, including two BSF personnel, have succumbed to COVID-19 in Tripura, taking the death toll due to the disease to 41, while 147 new cases pushed the infection tally to 6,164, an official said today. A total of 700 BSF jawans have infected with the disease in the state, he said.

The COVID-19 tally in Tripura has increased to 6,164 with 147 new cases, the official said. Tripura now has 1,929 active cases, while 4,176 people have recovered from the disease and eighteen patients have migrated to other states

15:00 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India hands over a batch of ten ventilators to Nepal

14:44 (IST)

Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh LATEST Updates

Himachal reports 40 new cases, takes total to 3,304

40 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Himachal Pradesh today, taking the total confirmed cases to 3,304. This includes 2,118 recoveries and 13 deaths, reports ANI

14:05 (IST)

Coronavirus in Jharkhand LATEST Updates

Jharkhand reports over 1,000 new cases today

1,084 COVID19 cases were reported in Jharkhand in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases in the state is now at 17,626, including 9,067 active cases, 8,391 recoveries and 168 deaths, reports ANI.

13:38 (IST)

Coronavirus in Puducherry LATEST Updates

Seven more succumb to COVID-19 in Puducherry as UT reports 264 new cases

Seven more people including four women succumbed to coronavirus in Puducherry taking the toll to 87 while 264 fresh cases were detected, a top Health department official said on Sunday.

Most of the patients died of severe Covid pneumonia, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said, adding the deceased were in the range between 38 and 80 years.

The seven deaths in the last 24 hours ending 10 am Sunday took the number of fatalities to 87, he said.

13:14 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

No test done on Amit Shah since last week, says MHA

The COVID-19 test of Home Minister Amit Shah has not been conducted since last week, a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official has told ANI. This clarification comes after BJP leader and MP Manoj Tiwari tweeted saying that Shah had tested negative for coronavirus. 

The BJP leader has now deleted his tweet.

13:06 (IST)

Coronavirus in Delhi LATEST Updates

COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control, says Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is under control and the recovery rate is improving. Speaking at the inauguration of a hospital in Ambedkar Nagar, he said in case the situation takes a turn for the worse, the government is fully prepared to deal with it.

"The hospital was conceived in 2013. It is a 600-bed hospital. We are inaugurating the first 200 beds which will be used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients," Kejriwal said at the launch event.

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."

12:55 (IST)

Coronavirus in Delhi LATEST Updates

Cases in Delhi rising due to outsiders getting their tests done in Capital, says Satyender Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain claims the Capital’s coronavirus cases are rising because people from other places are getting their tests done here, ANI reports."Otherwise, the trend of COVID19 cases in Delhi is decreasing," he adds.

On Saturday, 1,404 new COVID19 cases and 16 deaths were reported in Delhi, taking the total to 1,44,127. Over 1,100 people recovered yesterday from the infection and there are 10,668 active cases. The toll has risen to 4,098.

12:41 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Over 17,000 cr deposited into bank accounts of over 8 cr farmers, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Rs 17,000 crore from the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi have been deposited into the bank accounts of over 8 crore farmers.

12:32 (IST)

Coronavirus in Odisha LATEST Updates

Odisha reports 13 deaths, as toll rises to 272

Odisha recorded the highest single-day spike of 13 COVID-19 fatalities, which pushed the death toll in the coastal state to 272 on Sunday, reports PTI. At least 1,734 fresh cases were registered in 29 districts of the state, raising the coronavirus tally to 45,927, he said.

12:17 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Amit Shah tests negative for COVID-19, says Manoj Tiwari

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manoj Tiwari on Sunday in a tweet announced that Home Minister Amit Shah has tested negative for the coronavirus. Nearly a week after saying he had tested positive for coronavirus, Shah was the first member of the Union Cabinet to test positive for the disease.

11:58 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India's recovery rate now at 68.78%

The number of recoveries surged to 14,80,884 with record 53,879 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 68.78 percent,. The case fatality rate has dropped 2.01 percent, according to the ministry data.

There are 6,28,747 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), comprising 29.20 percent of the total caseload in the country. The total coronavirus cases have mounted to 21,53,010, including 43,379 deaths, it said.

This is the third consecutive day that the COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 60,000. India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on Friday.

11:47 (IST)

Coronavirus in Telangana LATEST Updates

Telangana reports 1,982 new cases; 12 deaths push toll to 627

Telangana reported 1,982 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall infection tally to 79,495, while the death toll mounted to 627 with 12 more fatalities, reports PTI.

The declining trend in new positive cases (observed during the last several days) continued in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) with 463 new cases being reported.

According to the bulletin, the case fatality rate in the state was 0.78 percent, while it was 2.03 percent at the national level. The total number of people who have recovered from the infectious disease so far was 55,999, while 22,869 were under treatment.

The recovery rate was 70.44 percent in the state, while it was 68.32 percent in the country.

11:40 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

IMA says 196 doctors succumbed to Covid-19, requests PM to pay attention

A total of 196 doctors in the country, majority of them being general practitioners, have succumbed to Covid-19 so far, said the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday, requesting the prime minister for his attention on the issue, reports PTI.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the IMA requested him to ensure adequate care for doctors and their families who are a special risk group and extend the state-sponsored medical and life insurance facilities to doctors in all the sectors.

11:32 (IST)

Coronavirus in Rajasthan LATEST Updates

Rajasthan reports close to 600 new cases, 6 deaths today

596 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths have been reported in Rajasthan on Sunday, taking the total confirmed cases in the state to 51,924. Active cases stand at 13,847.

11:19 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

ICMR says over 2.41 crore samples tested so far

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that 2,41,06,535 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country till yesterday (August 7). Of these, 7,19,364 were tested yesterday.

10:17 (IST)

Coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh LATEST Updates

36 out of 68 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal are security personnel

At least 68 more people, including 36 security personnel and a healthcare professional, have tested positive for coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state's total count to 2,117, reports PTI.

Arunachal Pradesh now has 684 active cases, while 1,430 people have recovered from the infection and three died of it, he said.

10:14 (IST)

Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Updates

PM mourns deaths cause by Vijayawada fire 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mourns the deaths in a fire at the facility. “Discussed the prevailing situation with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured all possible support.”

09:55 (IST)

Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Updates

'Deeply anguished' by fire at COVID-19 facility, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said he is “deeply anguished” about the fire at a COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh.

09:41 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India reports highest single-day spike of over 64,000 new cases

India on Sunday reported a rise of 64,399 cases, taking its total to 21,53,010. The toll increased by 861 to 43,379. The reported active COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 6,28,747, according to the Union Health Ministry.

09:23 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Union minister, who claimed 'papad' helps fight COVID-19, tests positive

Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to AIIMS in Delhi.

The minister of state for heavy industries and parliamentary affairs, after developing COVID-19 symptoms, said he was tested twice and was found to be positive in the second report.

In late July, a video of Arjun Ram Meghwal had gone viral in which he claimed that a papad brand has the capacity to develop anti-bodies against coronavirus in the body.

09:18 (IST)

Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Updates

Jagan Mohan Reddy condoles deaths caused due to fire

Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday expressed shock and grief over the fire mishap and inquired about the cause of the accident. He directed the concerned officials to take up the rescue measures and admit the injured in nearby hospitals, according to the Andhra Pradesh CM's Office.

09:01 (IST)

Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Updates

Fire caused due to short circuit as per initial report, building evacuated

According to ANI, the fire broke out around 5 am on Sunday morning. Around 22 patients are being treated in hospital. "We are evacuating the entire building. The reason of fire appears to be a short circuit, as per the preliminary report, but we will have to ascertain," Krishna DC Mohammad Imtiaz told the news agency.

08:54 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

PM to launch financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted people on 'Balram jayanti', 'Hal Chhath' and 'Dau janmotsav', and said to mark the occasion, he would launch a financing facility of Rs one lakh crore under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund.

In a series of tweets in Hindi, he extended greetings, especially to the farming community on the occasion. Hal chhath is a festival dedicated to Balaram, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. On Sunday, Modi will also release the sixth instalment of funds of Rs 17,000 crore to 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme.

The scheme has also been instrumental in supporting farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic, he noted.

08:15 (IST)

Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Updates

Fire breaks out at hotel used as COVID-19 facility in Vijayawada

Fire broke out at a hotel being used as a coronavirus facility in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada on Sunday morning, news agency ANI reported. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.

Seven people have lost their lives and 30 have been rescued, according to the Vijaywada Police.

08:06 (IST)

Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir LATEST Updates

J&K introduces rapid antigen tests for people entering UT

08:03 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Centre asks states to conduct COVID-19 test of grocery shop workers, vendors

Expressing concern that grocery shops, vegetable and other vendors can be potential spreaders of coronavirus infection to a large number of people, the Union health ministry has advised states and UTs to take up testing of such people to ensure early detection of cases which can lead to reduction in mortality rate, reports PTI.

In a letter to states and UTs, secretary in the health ministry, Rajesh Bhushan, also stressed on the need for operationalising ambulance transport system with oxygen facility and quick response mechanism.

07:58 (IST)

Coronavirus in Brazil LATEST Updates

Brazil nears 1,00,000 deaths from COVID-19

Brazil was leaping toward a grim milestone — 1,00,000 deaths from COVID-19 — on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case, the country had not shown signs of crushing the disease, reports ANI.

Brazil, a nation of 210 million people, has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May.

07:51 (IST)

Coronavirus in US LATEST Updates

Confirmed cases in US cross 50-lakh mark

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States have crossed the 50-lakh mark. The total stands at 50,01,126, according to a Reuters tally. This includes a death toll of 1.6 lakh. US continues to be the worst-affected country.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: Yet another record high per day cases of 10,820 saw Andhra Pradesh’s COVID-19 tally rocket further up to 2.27 lakh on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,994 fresh COVID cases, taking the cumulative total to 2,96,901 while 119 fatalities pushed the toll to 4,927.

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu said he has tested positive for coronavirus. Since the beginning of the outbreak, I have had the opportunity to visit the 30 districts and work towards fulfilling the government’s wish to ensure good treatment to people. It is on this backdrop that I am going to be hospitalized and get myself treated,” he tweeted. The minister also urged all those who had come into contact with him to take adequate precautionary measures.

Delhi reports 1,300 new coronavirus positive cases and 13 deaths today, pushing the total number of cases to 1,45,427 and toll to 4,111, according to a bulletin issued by the state government.

Speaking at the inauguration of a hospital in Ambedkar Nagar, Arvind Kejriwal said in case the situation takes a turn for the worse, the government is fully prepared to deal with it.

The number of recoveries surged to 14,80,884 with record 53,879 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 68.78%. The case fatality rate has dropped 2.01%.

India on Sunday reported a rise of 64,399 cases, taking its total to 21,53,010. The toll increased by 861 to 43,379.

Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. Seven people have lost their lives and 30 have been rescued, according to the Vijaywada Police.aR

With a spike of 61,537 new COVID-19 cases and 933 deaths India’s COVID-19 tally surged to 20,88,612 on Saturday, as per the Union health ministry.

The death toll due to the disease now stands at 42,518 in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The COVID-19 tally of 20,88,612 cases includes 6,19,088 active cases, 14,27,006 cured/discharged/migrated.

COVID-19 confirmed cases had crossed the 10 lakh mark in India on July 17 when the tally reached 10,03,832.

Compared globally, India has one of the lowest cases per million at 1,469 as against the global average of 2,425 and added that the Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.04 per cent.

With 48,900 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, India’s total recoveries from COVID-19 has reached 14,27,005. The recovery rate stands at 68.32 per cent.

Meanwhile, 12,822 COVID-19 cases and 275 deaths due to the disease were reported in Maharashtra, the worst affected state by the pandemic, making the tally of the state cross the five lakh mark on Saturday. The state now has 5,03,084 confirmed cases, including 1,47,048 active cases and 17,367 deaths, according to the state health department.

Tamil Nadu, the second-worst affected by the pandemic reported 5,883 positive cases and 118 deaths from across the state today, according to the state health department. The total number of cases now stand at 2,90,907 in the state, including 53,481 active cases, 2,32,618 discharged patients and 4,808 deaths.

As per the health department of national capital 1,404 new coronavirus cases, 1,130 recoveries and 16 deaths were reported today. The total number of cases in Delhi now stands at 1,44,127, including 1,29,362 recoveries, 10,667 active cases and 4,098 deaths.
A total of 1,101 new corona cases were reported in Gujarat today, alongwith 1,135 discharges and 23 fatalities. The state has 14,530 active cases, out of which 82 patients are on ventilator.

In Andhra Pradesh 10,080 new COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths were reported, according to the COVID-19 Nodal Officer in the state. The total number of case in the state are now at 2,17,040 including 85,486 active cases, 1,29,615 recovered cases and 1,939 deaths.
Meanwhile, Kerala on Saturday recorded a spike of 1,420 positive cases, with 485 cases being reported from state capital Thiruvananthapuram alone. Four deaths were also reported from across the state due to the disease today, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The state now has 33,120 confirmed cases, including 12,109 active and 20,862 recovered patients.

According to the daily COVID bulletin of the Punjab government 998 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours, making the state tally rise to 22,928. The tally includes 7,506 active cases, and 14,860 cured/discharged patients, apart from 562 deaths being reported due to the disease.

The number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir reached 24,390 on Saturday, including 7,264 active cases. While Jammu has 1,756 active cases, Kashmir has a larger share of 5,508 active cases. A total of 16,667 patients have been cured and discharged in the union territory and a total of 459 deaths have been reported due to the disease.

Further, 169 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 3,635 including 1,697 active cases, 1,927 discharges and 11 deaths, according to the state government today.

268 new coronavirus cases, 109 discharges and 5 deaths were reported from Puducherry today. The total number of cases in the union territory now stands at 5,087 including 1,953 active cases, 3,054 recovered patients and 80 deaths due to the infection.

The union territory of Chandigarh reported 52 new corona cases today. Taking the total number of cases to 1,426. The death toll due to the disease rose to 24 with one death being reported today. The number of active cases now stands at 529 in the union territory.


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