Coronavirus Cases India: India's recovery rate is at 63.34 per cent.
Coronavirus Live Updates: India's coronavirus tally surged to 10.38 lakh cases this morning after 34,884 new patients were registered in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. In the last 24 hours, 671 deaths linked to the highly contagious illness were reported, taking the COVID-19 death count to 26,273. The recovery rate stood at 62.93 per cent this morning.
With the cases surging, lockdowns are being re-imposed in several parts of the country after the easing of restrictions easing in recent weeks as officials hoped the outbreak was under control.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.
India is the third country to record more than one million coronavirus cases, behind only the United States and Brazil.
Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
Tripura's COVID-19 death count rises to 5, total cases climb to 2,380
Tripura's COVID-19 death count rose to five with two more people dying of coronavirus on Saturday, state minister Ratan Lal Nath said.
A 73-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man died of COVID-19 at the Agartala Government Medical College, he said.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state is 2,380 of which active cases are 679.
Bihar COVID-19 case count rises to 24,967
With four new deaths, the number of COVID-19 deaths climbed to 177 in Bihar while the count of positive cases neared the 25,000 mark, a 2.5 times jump in just 18 days of this month.
The recovery rate in Bihar has also dropped to 63.17 per cent from 77.52 per cent on July 1.
As per the health department's bulletin, the state reported 1,667 positive cases today taking the total count to 24,967.
Assam prohibits inter-district movement from July 22 to prevent COVID-19 spread
The Assam government has prohibited inter-district movement of individuals from July 22 till further orders to prevent community spread of COVID-19 in the state, Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna has said.
In medical and funeral emergencies, movement will be allowed only with written permission from the deputy commissioner of the originating district, he added.
Movement of goods and essentials, however, will continue uninterrupted, he said.
Covid First-Line Treatment Centres being set up across Kerala: Chief Minister
With coronavirus positive cases on the rise, the Kerala government is setting up Covid First-Line Treatment Centres across the state to strengthen the medical infrastructure facilities, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.
"Covid First-Line Treatment Centres are public health centres specially designed to combat the Covid outbreak. These are used as regional centres with essential facilities that do not affect the functioning of the existing public health system in the event of a community spread," he said.
17 more COVID-19 deaths in Haryana, total cases cross 25,000-mark
Haryana has reported 17 more deaths due to COVID-19, the state's second highest death count in a day, even as another big spike of 750 fresh cases took the infection tally to 25,547, according to Health department's daily bulletin.
Hardest-hit Faridabad and Gurgaon districts, which fall in the National Capital Region, reported five and two deaths, respectively, the bulletin said.
Delhi COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 1 Lakh, 1,475 New Cases In A Day
Delhi on Saturday reported a single-day coronavirus spike of 1,475 cases which took its aggregate to 1,21,582 cases. This is the eighth consecutive day that the national capital has recorded the daily COVID-19 increase within the range of 1,000-2,000 cases. The city's total recoveries stood at 1,01,274 with 1,973 people getting cured in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra coronavirus cases cross 3-lakh mark
Maharashtra's COVID-19 case count crossed the 3-lakh mark today with addition of 8,348 cases. The state health department said 144 people died of coronavirus today.
The total case count in Maharashtra rose to 3,00,937 and the death count has reached 11,596.
In the last 24 hours, Mumbai added 1,186 new COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths.
Coronavirus reveals "fragility of our world": United Nations
Coronavirus has revealed the "fragile skeleton" of societies and could push 100 million people into extreme poverty, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.
Speaking on the 102nd birthday anniversary of the late Nelson Mandela -- South Africa's first black president -- Mr Guterres said coronavirus was "shining a spotlight" on global injustice.
"We have been brought to our knees -- by a microscopic virus. The pandemic has demonstrated the fragility of our world."
Tamil Nadu records highest single-day spike with 4,807 new COVID-19 cases
Tamil Nadu has reported the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 infections with 4,807 new cases while over 3,000 people were discharged after recovery.
About 88 people died today taking the death count in the state to 2,403.
With the addition of the new COVID-19 cases, the infection count has gone up to 1,65,714.
Over 11,600 COVID-19 cases in Kerala
Kerala's COVID-19 case count has reached 11,659 with 593 fresh cases being reported today as the death count climbed to 39 with two new deaths today.
As many as 6,416 people are presently under treatment in various hospitals and 204 people have recovered from the disease in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram divides coastal areas into three "critical containment zones"
Thiruvananthapuram District Collector has declared and divided coastal areas of the district into three "critical containment zones."
"The zones will be kept under complete lockdown from 12 midnight of July 18 to midnight of July 28," the order reads.
Complete weekend lockdown begins in four districts of Uttarakhand
A complete weekend lockdown began in four districts of Uttarakhand with Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat observing that the decision was taken in view of the recent surge in cases of COVID-19.
According to an order issued late on Friday night, the districts of Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar that have reported the highest number of coronavirus cases over the past few days will observe complete lockdown till Sunday in a bid to break the cycle and contain the spread of the infection.
Increase rapid-antigen testing in state: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
People who have shown suspected symptoms of COVID-19 during house-to-house screenings should either undergo the rapid-antigen test or the RT-PCR test, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath said.
He also asked doctors to study the case history of patients who have recovered from COVID-19. "This will help in developing an effective method of treatment."
Bengaluru hospitals asked to admit patients with moderate or severe symptoms only
Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru, hospitals have been directed to admit only patients with moderate or severe symptoms. Mild and asymptomatic cases are to be referred to COVID-19 care centres or encouraged to stay in home isolation, the government said.
Bengaluru has seen a major spike in cases this month, with total numbers crossing 25,000 late Friday evening. Both Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts have been locked down for a week starting July 14.
China rolls out mass testing in Xinjiang after new coronavirus cases
China launched mass health screenings in Xinjiang after a spike in coronavirus cases raised fears of a fresh outbreak in the far western province.
The new cases illustrate the continuing difficulty China faces in stamping out the contagion, which emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year before spreading around the world.
The new testing regime comes a day after authorities curtailed most flights into regional capital Urumqi and shut down local subway and public transport services.
Ask Gujarat to increase coronavirus testing: Ahmedabad medical body to court
The Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) has moved the Gujarat High Court seeking a direction to the state government to increase the testing for coronavirus.
Labs that can conduct coronavirus tests should be set up in every district, it demanded.
The AMA has filed a civil application to be heard with a public interest litigation (PIL) about the handling of the coronavirus situation in the state, taken up by the court on its own.
35 million more in Iran may face coronavirus infection: Iran President
Iran President Hassan Rouhani said that 35 million Iranians may contract the coronavirus, as the country still did not have herd immunity although a quarter of the popualtion may be infected.
It appears to be the first time a senior Iranian official has indicated the country is seeking to defeat COVID-19 via herd immunity.
Iran has been battling a resurgence of COVID-19, with figures showing a rise in both new infections and deaths since a two-month low in May. Officially, the virus has so far killed close to 14,000 people and infected more than 269,400 in the country with a population of more than 80 million.
Karnataka people dying of COVID-19 due to "unavailability of ventilators": Congress
Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar accused the Karnataka government of corruption in the purchase of ventilators.
"Tamil Nadu government buys a ventilator for Rs 4.78 lakh but Karnataka Government buys it for Rs 18.20 lakh. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, answer us on this corruption by your government," said Mr Shivakumar.
The Congress leader alleged that the people of Karnataka are "dying because of the unavailability of ventilators".
Mumbai's COVID-19 recovery rate better than national: Data
India's financial capital, Mumbai, is witnessing a recovery rate of nearly 70 per cent, which is seven per cent more than the national average, official data has revealed.
A release issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Friday said that there were 3,42,756 COVID 19 cases in the country (till Friday) and the number of of recovered patients was approximately 6.35 lakh, which was 63 per cent of the reported cases.
Mumbai''s recovery rate is nearly 15 per cent more than that of Maharashtra, which is 55.62 per cent, it said.
COVID-19 took "gigantic form" in UP as govt didn't pay attention to testing: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the rapid rise in coronavirus cases, alleging that the disease has taken a "gigantic form" as the Yogi Adityanath governmentn did not pay attention to key containment measures such as testing and contact tracing.
The Congress general secretary has been criticising the state government''s response to the COVID-19 crisis, alleging that it is indulging in propaganda, instead of dealing with the pandemic.
"Despite almost three months of lockdown and all claims of the UP government, coronavirus cases have increased sharply in 25 districts of UP in July," she said in a tweet in Hindi.
What Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said on COVID-19 crisis in Kerala
- Today, there are 84 clusters in Kerala. Inside the clusters, local transmission is more than 50%, but outside the clusters it is below 10%. We should prevent cluster forming and community spread of infection.
- We are trying to break the chain of transmission from one cluster to another. We are thoroughly locking the clusters. We need to give more attention to coastal areas.
Lockdown imposed in Andhra Pradesh's Narasaraopet due to rise in COVID-19 cases
A complete lockdown has been imposed in Narasaraopet town of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh from Friday.
"The decision was taken as the number of coronavirus cases are increasing in the town since the past ten days," Narasaraopet MLA Gopireddy Srinivas Reddy said.
The total lockdown might continue for seven to 10 days, he added.
Over 8,000 cases in Maharashtra in 24 hours
With the single-day spike of 8,308 new cases in Maharashtra, the tally of patients in the state went up to 2.9 lakh.
This is the third time that the number of single-day cases breached the 8,000-mark in the state.
Pune and Thane continue to register more cases with Pune inching towards the 50,000-mark.
Pune is currently under lockdown while neighbouring cities of Mumbai- Thane , Kalyan Dombivali also continue to see a surge in cases
COVID-19 testing in Bihar is the lowest in the country": Tejashwi Yadav
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav stepped up his attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the coronavirus crisis in the state.
"COVID-19 testing in Bihar is the lowest in the country, RJD. The situation is bad. The state govt is also manipulating COVID19 numbers. Centre is sending a 3-member team to Bihar to review the situation as cases are rising," Mr Yadav was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
JUST IN: 34,884 coronavirus cases in India in 24 hours, 10.38 lakh total cases so far, 26,273 deaths
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