India has recorded 40,134 fresh COVID-19 cases - 4 per cent lower than yesterday - and 422 deaths in the last 24 hours. So far, 4.24 lakh people have died of Covid in the country while the total caseload stands at 3.16 crore.
The country's test positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per 100 - stands at 2.81 per cent, much below the worrying mark of 5 per cent.
Here are the LIVE updates on India coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday issued an advisory placing Greece, Ireland, Iran, Kazakhstan and the US Virgin Islands in the category of highest risk for COVID-19 and advising Americans not to travel there, reported news agency ANI.
The updated advisory also recommends avoiding travel to Isle of Man in the United Kingdom, which has been on the "Do not travel" list of countries since July 19. According to the CDC advisory, if a country is found on the highest, fourth level of the coronavirus risk, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk of getting and spreading the coronavirus variants.
A total of 591 new COVID-19 cases, 643 recoveries, and two deaths were recorded in Telangana on Monday till 5.30 pm, said the State Health Department, according to news agency ANI. With the new cases, the cumulative number reached 6,45,997. The total number of recoveries now stands at 6,33,371 while the death count reached 3,807. In a report given by the State Health Department, the number of active cases currently stands at 8,819. Telangana's recovery rate stood at 98.04% and the case fatality rate was 0.58%.
Tamil Nadu: A man in Chennai has modelled a scooter depicting COVID-19 vaccines & syringes in a bid to encourage people to take vaccine shots- ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2021
"I am going to J&K riding this scooter. From J&K, I'll go to Kanyakumari. I appeal to everyone to take their jabs," Aarumugam said y'day pic.twitter.com/V8Uk9XR7Ya
51 passengers from Maharashtra & Kerala who came to Karnataka's Mangaluru by trains without RT-PCR negative certificates have been taken to a temporary quarantine centre. Their swabs have been taken & results are awaited: Hariram Shankar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru pic.twitter.com/srWOkARS5s- ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2021
Kerela recorded 13,984 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and 118 deaths, reported news agency ANI. According to the state health bulletin, Kerala has 1,65,322 active cases. The state reported 32,42,684 recoveries and the death count has mounted to 16,955. The total positivity rate of the state is 10.64%.
Assam reported 19 COVID-19 deaths while 1,275 new positive cases were detected, with the total cases in the state rising to 5,68,257 on Monday, the National Health Mission, Assam said, according to news agency PTI. The total death count increased to 5,294. The number of active cases in the state stood at 11,082. The number of COVID-19 positive patients dying due to other causes is 1,347. Meanwhile, 1,469 recovered patients were discharged during the day with the total recoveries rising to 5,50,534 and the current recovery rate is 96.88 per cent. The cumulative total beneficiaries vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines in the state so far is 1,11,15,789 which include 91,29,299 receiving the first dose and 19,87,490 the second dose.
Scoring a new milestone, Bhubaneswar has become the first city to achieve 100 per cent COVID-19 vaccination, including the nearly nine lakh people who are above 18 years of age."
Eviction protections expired Sunday for millions of Americans who could face homelessness within days, triggering a scramble to unlock billions in stalled rental aid and provoking blame trading in Washington."
India has recorded 40,134 fresh COVID-19 cases - 4 per cent lower than yesterday - and 422 deaths in the last 24 hours. So far, 4.24 lakh people have died of Covid in the country while the total caseload stands at 3.16 crore."
India is likely to see a rise in Covid-19 infections building into a new -- though smaller -- virus wave that may peak in October, according to a mathematical model by researchers who accurately predicted the tapering of a brutal surge of cases earlier this year.
Chhattisgarh: Some schools in Raipur re-open today after over a year, amid relaxations in #COVID19 restrictions.- ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2021
A class 12th student of Holy Cross School says, "We are excited to meet our friends & teachers. We are going to the school after such a long time, it feels so good." pic.twitter.com/Fh9ZIr2mgI
Karnataka today revised its Covid guidelines to make a negative RTPCR result not older than 72 hours mandatory for those entering the state from neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra. This is irrespective of the visitors' vaccination status, according to a circular issued by the government. Read here.