Coronavirus India Highlights: 40,134 Fresh Coronavirus Cases, 422 Deaths In India In A Day

COVID-19 Highlights: The cumulative number of vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 47 crore, the Union health ministry said.

Coronavirus India Highlights: 40,134 Fresh Coronavirus Cases, 422 Deaths In India In A Day

COVID-19 Highlights: The active cases climbed to 4,10,952 on Sunday.

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:

Aug 03, 2021 05:26 (IST)
Japan To Tighten Arrival Norms For Finland, US, Other Countries: Report
The Japanese government on Monday informed it will tighten the borders for travellers coming from several countries, including US and Finland, according to news agency ANI. The changes have been made to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. Travellers from Georgia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Luxembourg and five Russian oblasts including Astrakhan would also have to go through the same process after their arrival in Japan, Kyodo News reported. Travellers coming from these regions would have to stay in government-designated facilities for three days after arrival and take additional virus tests on the third day. The set of changes to border control measures will take effect from Thursday.
Aug 03, 2021 04:48 (IST)
US Recommends Avoiding Travel To Greece, Ireland, Iran Over Virus Risk
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.
Aug 03, 2021 04:10 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Telangana Reports 591 New Cases, 2 Deaths
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%.
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Aug 03, 2021 00:54 (IST)
COVID-19 News: UAE Okays Sinopharm Covid Vaccine For 3-17 Age Group: Report
The UAE on Monday approved the use of the Sinopharm vaccine for the 3-17 age group against COVID-19 virus, reported news agency ANI. The decision is taken based on the clinical studies, the strict assessment to approve the emergency use of this vaccine and the local evaluation that complies with the approved regulations, Gulf News reported. This decision will help UAE to further ramp up its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 03, 2021 00:37 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Kerela Reports 13,984 New Cases, 118 Deaths
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%.
Aug 03, 2021 00:12 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Assam Reports 19 Virus Deaths, 1,275 New Cases
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.
Aug 03, 2021 00:04 (IST)
Maharashtra Relaxes Covid Curbs In Some Districts; Malls, Gyms Can Open
The Maharashtra government today relaxed the restrictions put in place to stem the spike in Covid cases, allowing malls, gymnasiums and salons to open up. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, too, eased several curbs in the city.

The relaxations will not apply to 11 districts where the caseload continues to be high. These districts are Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Beed, Raigad and Palghar.
Aug 02, 2021 15:23 (IST)
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.
Aug 02, 2021 14:49 (IST)
India Covid news: Kerala Reported 20,728 Cases, 80 Deaths

Kerala is contributing over 50 per cent of India's total cases. The southern state reported 20,728 Covid cases in a day and 80 deaths over the same period.
Aug 02, 2021 14:36 (IST)
Aug 02, 2021 13:16 (IST)
India To Postpone 2022 Car Show Due To COVID-19 Uncertainty

India's biennial car show scheduled to be held in February has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming threat of a third wave of infections, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said on Monday
Aug 02, 2021 13:05 (IST)
Puducherry Reports 54 New Cases, Overall Tally Rises To 1,21,059

The union territory of Puducherry logged 54 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,21,059, news agency PTI reported quoting a senior official of the Health Department.

No fresh fatality was reported from any of the four regions-Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam-, the Director of the Department of Health S Mohan Kumar said.

The death toll in the union territory remained at 1,795, he added.
Aug 02, 2021 12:48 (IST)
Bhubaneswar Becomes First City To Achieve 100% COVID-19 Vaccination: Civic Body
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."
Aug 02, 2021 11:38 (IST)
Aug 02, 2021 11:26 (IST)
US Authorities Scramble To Unlock Aid As Millions Face Eviction
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."
Aug 02, 2021 10:26 (IST)
India Covid updates: Andaman & Nicobar Reports 2 New Infections

Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported only two new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which pushed the tally in the union territory to 7,539, news agency PTI reported quoting a health official said on Monday.

Three more persons recuperated from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 7,403, the official said.

The union territory now has seven active COVID-19 cases and all seven patients are in the South Andaman district. The other two districts - North and Middle Andaman and Nicobar - are now COVID-19 free, the official said.

Aug 02, 2021 09:53 (IST)
India Coronavirus: Maharashtra's Thane District Logs 290 New Cases, 5 More Deaths

With the addition of 290 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has reached 5,45,051, an official said on Monday.

These new cases were reported on Sunday, he said.

The virus claimed the lives of five more people, pushing the death toll in the district to 11,039, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 2.02 per cent.
Aug 02, 2021 09:39 (IST)
Coronavirus: 40,134 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India, 4% Lower Than Yesterday
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."
Aug 02, 2021 09:22 (IST)
JUST IN: 40,134 fresh coronavirus cases in India, 4% lower than yesterday
Aug 02, 2021 09:15 (IST)
India Covid-19 Cases May Spike This Month, Peak Likely In October: Report
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. 
Aug 02, 2021 08:42 (IST)
Australia Coronavirus Cases: Army Patrols Sydney Streets, Brisbane Extends Lockdown To Stop Delta Surge

Australian officials on Monday extended a snap three-day lockdown in the city of Brisbane and some neighbouring regions while hundreds of army personnel began patrolling Sydney to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown rules.

Sydney, Australia's largest city, is into its sixth week of a lockdown as it struggles with a spike in infections that added nearly 3,500 cases since the first one was detected in a limousine driver who transported overseas airline crew. (Click here for full story)
Aug 02, 2021 08:19 (IST)
Aug 02, 2021 08:13 (IST)
Delhi Zoo Reopens In 2 Shifts With Online Ticket Facility After 105 Days
The zoo was temporarily shut due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital during the second wave."
Aug 02, 2021 05:56 (IST)
Karnataka Makes RTPCR Test Must For Those Coming From Maharashtra, Kerala
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.