Coronavirus India Cases: 28,39,882 patients have recovered from the infection in the country.
Coronavirus India Live Updates: India now has over 36.91 lakh coronavirus cases, after 69,921 infections were reported in the last 24 hours. 28,39,882 patients have recovered from the infection in the country.
In the last 24 hours, 819 Covid-linked deaths were reported, pushing the total death count to 65,288.
Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic, with 7,92,541 COVID -19 cases, including 24,583 deaths. Maharashttra is followed by three southern states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.
Global coronavirus infections have soared past 2.54 crore, as countries tighten restrictions to halt the health crisis that has upended life for most of humanity.
The US remains the country hit hardest by far by the health crisis gripping the world, with 1,83,203 deaths, the Baltimore-based university's tracker showed.
Here are the Live Updates On Coronavirus Pandemic:
Europe crosses four million coronavirus cases: Report
More than four million people have been infected with the coronavirus in Europe, according to a tally by AFP at 1640 GMT Tuesday using official data from across the continent.
In total, there have been 4,006,077 cases, with Russia, Spain and Britain recording the highest number of infections, while 216,080 people have died and 2,281,959 have recovered, the data showed.
Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra cross eight lakh-mark
Maharashtra reported 15,765 new cases of coronavirus infection, taking the case count in the state to 8,08,306, said a health official.
With 320 new deaths, the death count due to the pandemic reached 24,903.
The number of active cases in the state is 1,98,523 while 10,978 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the number of recovered cases to 5,84,537.
Mumbai recorded 1,142 new cases and 35 deaths. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the city rose to 1,46,947 and death count to 7,693.
Haryana records 17 deaths, 1,694 new coronavirus cases
Seventeen more people died from coronavirus in Haryana as the state reported a record daily spike in cases for the second consecutive day with 1,694 new infections.
The state had reported its highest single-day spike in cases on Monday with 1,450 infections.
So far, the state has recorded 706 deaths and 66,426 cases, according to a Health Department bulletin.
Ruling BJP's Jind MLA Krishan Middha is among those who contracted the infection today. "I have been found COVID positive," he said in a video message while appealing to all those who came in his contact to get themselves tested.
Two more MLAs test COVID-19 positive in Odisha
Two more MLAs in Odisha have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, raising the number of lawmakers infected with the disease to 16 in the state.
Bari MLA Sunanda Das, who tested positive for the viral infection, on twitter said: "I have tested Covid positive. Now I am in home isolation and stable. Those who have come in contact with me in the last few days are requested to get themselves tested if required."
Susant Kumar Rout, first time legislator from Bhubaneswar-North, said that he was also under home isolation and his condition was stable.
Tamil Nadu records 5,928 new COVID-19 cases
Tamil Nadu reported 5,928 new COVID cases pushing the count to 4,33,969, while the death count stood at 7,418 with 96 more deaths.
With 6,031 recoveries, the active cases stood at 52,379 and in total 3,74,172 people have been cured, a health department bulletin said.
Out of the over 5,900 new infections, the state capital shared 1,084 and the remainder was scattered across Tamil Nadu.
Jammu and Kashmir records 525 new COVID-19 cases
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 14 more COVID-19 deaths today, taking the death count to 717, while 525 new cases pushed the infection count in the Union territory to 38,223, officials said.
They said 241 new cases of the infection were detected in Jammu region and 284 were from the Kashmir Valley.
Schools, colleges reopen after months of COVID-19 lockdown in England
Wearing masks, hundreds of thousands of children and young people across England returned to their classes at schools and colleges after over five months of lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Students were seen queuing up outside their schools ahead of their classes, as new rules are in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Department for Education earlier said pupils will return to school environments with a "system of controls" in place to keep all students, teachers and staff safe by minimising direct contacts and maintaining social distancing wherever possible.
Delhi records highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in 2 months
Delhi has recorded 2,312 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in around two months, taking the count to over 1.77 lakh, while the death count mounted to 4,462, authorities said.
According to the bulletin issued by the Delhi health department, 18 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
On July 1 and July 2, the city had recorded 2,442 and 2,373 cases respectively. On July 3-4, the single-day spikes were over 2,500. It had dipped to 2,244 on July 5, according to official figures.
India registers 65,081 recoveries in a day, recovery rate stands at 77%: Centre
India registered 65,081 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered patients to 28,39,882 and the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients to further high of 77 per cent, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today.
The number of recovered patients has overtaken the active cases by 3.61 times, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, India's cumulative COVID-19 tests crossed 4.3 crores on Tuesday, 1,22,66,514 tests were done in the last two weeks alone, it said.
Indian Scientists Find Higher Viral Load In Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients: Report
Indian scientists have observed a higher association between asymptomatic COVID-19 cases and viral load, or the amount of virus in an infected person''s bodily fluid, in a study of over 200 patients with SARS-CoV-2 virus in Telangana, a "surprise" finding that may better inform the policymakers about the spread of the novel coronavirus infection.
Andhra government hires over 1,350 ambulances to cope with COVID-19 workload
Over 1,350 ambulances have been hired by the Andhra Pradesh government in 13 districts to cope with the increased COVID-19 workload, a statement from the state health department said.
"It is mandatory for collectors to hire at least two additional ambulances per mandal. If necessary, collectors have been given the right to hire as many as needed, depending on the workload. In certain mandals, even 5-6 additional ambulances have been hired in order to provide better services to the citizens," it added.
Germany "can and will" avoid second coronavirus lockdown: Minister
Germany can avoid imposing a second lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, the economy minister said Tuesday, voicing confidence that measures in place to limit transmission can keep case numbers under control.
"I am convinced that we can and will prevent a second general shutdown," Peter Altmaier said.
All 13 members have tested negative for COVID-19: Chennai Super Kings CEO
All 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, who tested positive for COVID-19 early last week, have come out negative in the latest tests, the IPL team's CEO KS Viswanathan said today.
India seamer Deepak Chahar and India A batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad were among the 13 who tested positive for COVID-19 and are in a 14-day quarantine.
"Yes, all 13 members have tested negative for COVID-19. They will have to undergo another test on Thursday, September 3. We are likely to start training on Friday, September 4," Mr Viswanathan said from Dubai where the team is based right now.
Third round of sero-survey begins in Delhi
Delhi's third round of monthly sero-prevalence survey began today to analyse the COVID-19 situation in Delhi, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.
In the serological survey, blood samples of the people are taken to check for the presence of antibodies for COVID-19 in their body. If the report comes positive for antibodies, it proves that those patients had been infected but have been cured of the viral infection.
The sample size this time will be 17,000 and the exercise will be carried out for seven to ten days.
Spain concerned over rise in coronavirus infections in Madrid
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says his government is concerned about a spike in coronavirus infections in the capital Madrid.
"We are worried about the state of public health and the evolution of the virus in Madrid," Sanchez said in an interview.
Spain registered over 23,000 new Covid-19 cases since Friday, health emergency chief Fernando Simon told a news conference on Monday, bringing the total to 462,858.
Of the 1,656 hospitalisations from the disease during the last seven days, 420, or 25 percent, were in Madrid, according to health ministry figures.
Five states report maximum new COVID-19 cases in a day: Health Ministry
The Health Ministry said that five states -- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh -- have registered the highest number of COVID-19 cases in 24 hours.
The five states have reported 536 deaths which accounts for 65.4 per cent of the deaths added to the national total mortality (819).
According to the health ministry, Maharashtra has reported 11,852 new coronavirus cases, Andhra Pradesh reported 10,004, Karnataka recorded 6,495, Tamil Nadu had 5,956 and Uttar Pradesh recorded 4,782 in the past 24 hours. Together they account for 56 per cent of the confirmed cases added in the last 24 hours.
65 New COVID-19 Cases In Meghalaya; Tally Rises To 2,433
Sixty-five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Tuesday, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 2,433, a Health Department official said.
Two elderly persons, who tested positive for COVID-19 have also died due to comorbidity issues, pushing the coronavirus death count to 12 in the state, he said.
India registered 65,081 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered patients to 28,39,882 & recovery rate among COVID-19 patients to further high of 77%. Number of recovered patients has overtaken the active cases by 3.61 times: Ministry of Health
Record 509 Fresh Cases Push Tripura's COVID-19 Tally To 12,156; Death Count Mounts To 113
Tripura registered its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as 509 more people tested positive for the infection, while a record 10 fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death count to 113, a health official said.
The fresh infections have taken the state's COVID-19 caseload to 12,156, he said.
Tripura had registered 509 coronavirus cases also on August 28, the official said.
Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Given Plasma Therapy After Condition Deteriorates
Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who is suffering from COVID-19, was administered plasma therapy after his condition deteriorated late on Monday night, doctors said.
Mr Gogoi's condition, however, is stable on Tuesday, they said.
His condition had deteriorated due to a sudden fall in oxygen saturation levels, a spokesperson of the team of doctors attending to the senior Congress leader said.
Mr Gogoi had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 25 and was admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on the next day.
He was administered one unit of plasma and two litres of oxygen since midnight and his oxygen saturation level is being maintained, the spokesperson said.
"Ex CM @tarun_gogoi who is admitted in GMCH for COVID-19 had a sudden fall in Oxygen saturation to 88% at 11.30 pm. The team of doctors supervising his health immediately decided to give 1 unit of plasma with 2 litres of oxygen on Mask. O2 saturation now is maintained between 96 and 97%," Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
Tripura Government Launches COVID-19 Testing Drive In Agartala
The Tripura government has launched a special COVID-19 testing drive at various municipal wards in Agartala as the COVID-19 random testing positivity Rate in the state capital reached 21 per cent.
A per Dr Debashish Das, Chief Medical Officer of the West Tripura district, compared to the month of March and April, the coronavirus was spreading very fast in Tripura, and out of the total positive cases, two-thirds are from the West Tripura district with a majority from the Agartala Municipal area.
"The capital has several big markets and people are reluctant to wear masks or maintain social distancing which is why the number of cases is so high. There is a possibility of community transmission which is very worrisome for the State Health Department. This is the third day of the 10-day drive," Mr Das told ANI.
28 New Cases Push COVID-19 Tally Of Andamans To 3,132: Death Count Mounts To 46
Twenty-eight new cases pushed the COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to 3,132 on Tuesday, while one more fatality took the Union territory's coronavirus death count to 46, a health official said.
Eight of the new patients have travel history, while 20 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
A 72-year-old COVID-19 patient, who was also suffering from chronic kidney disease, hypertension and diabetes, has died, the official said.
The new infections have taken the number of active coronavirus cases in the archipelago to 439, while the total number of recoveries rose to 2,647 as 61 more people were cured of the disease, he said.
A total of 32,674 samples have so far been sent for COVID-19 tests, of which 32,470 reports were received and 204 are awaited, the official added.
12 More Die Due To COVID-19 IN Puducherry, 363 Fresh Cases Reported
Puducherry on Tuesday registered 12 deaths, including two women, due to COVID-19, pushing up the count in the union territory to 240.
Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that eight men and two women patients died of the viral infection in hospitals in Puducherry and Yanam regions.
With 363 new cases being reported at the end of examination of 1,323 samples, the overall coronavirus hit patients were 14,766 after transferring eight cases to Tamil Nadu, the Director said.
He said 341 patients recovered and were discharged during the last 24 hours.
Of the total 14,766, there were 4,851 active cases while 9,675 patients recovered and were discharged.
670 new COVID-19 cases, 117 recovered cases & 6 deaths reported in Rajasthan in the last 24 hours. Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 82,363 including 14,372 active cases, 66,929 recovered cases & 1,062 deaths so far: State Health Department, Rajasthan
2,734 New COVID-19 Cases In Telangana; 9 More Deaths
Telangana posted 2,734 new COVID- 19 cases and 9 related fatalities, taking the tally of thosebinfected by the virus in the state to 1.27 lakh.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 347, followed by Rangareddy 212, Nalgonda 191, Khammam 161 and Medchal Malkajgiri 121 districts, a government bulletin said on Tuesday, providing data as of 8 pm on August 31.
As many as 58,264 samples were tested on August 31.
Cumulatively, 14.23 lakh samples have been tested till date. The samples tested per million population was 38,351, the bulletin said.
Single-day spike of 69,921 new positive cases & 819 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours.
COVID19 case tally in the country stands at 36,91,167 including 7,85,996 active cases, 28,39,883 cured/discharged/migrated & 65,288 deaths: Health Ministry
Jharkhand reports 3,218 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths today, taking total cases to 41,656 including 27,143 recoveries and 417 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 14,096: State Health Department
Schools, Colleges Reopen After Months Of Covid Lockdown In England
Hundreds of thousands of children and young people across England are set to resume their classes at schools and colleges from Tuesday after months of lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus since March.
The Department for Education said pupils will return to school environments with a "system of controls" in place to keep all pupils, teachers and staff safe by minimising direct contacts and maintaining social distancing wherever possible.
Face coverings will be mandatory in communal areas and corridors at schools and colleges within areas of the country deemed at high risk of Covid-19 infections.
"For many, today marks the first day of a new school year, with thousands of children set to walk through their school gates again as schools across the country begin to reopen for full-time education for all pupils," said UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.
Odisha Reports 2,602 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 More Deaths
At least 2,602 people, including a minister and an MLA, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Monday, taking the tally in the coastal state to 1,03,536, a health department official said.
The death count rose to 492, after 10 more people died due to the infection, he said.
The state also registered the highest single-day recovery of 4,053 COVID-19 patients taking the total number of people cured of the disease to 77,286.
The recovery rate improved to 74.64 per cent from 72.55 per cent on Sunday.
Ban On International Passenger Flights Extended Till September 30
The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till September 30, said Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Monday.
"However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis," noted the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a circular. Read more
Unlock4: West Bengal Allows Bars To Reopen From Today
The West Bengal government has allowed bars in the state to reopen from today with strict adherence to social distancing and other COVID-related protocols.
An order issued by the Excise Department today said that services have to be kept within the stipulated hours of opening of the outlets.
Restaurants serving liquor can do so by allowing only 50 per cent occupancy at a time and following all COVID-19 guidelines, it said.
No Country Can "Just Pretend" Coronavirus Pandemic Is Over: WHO
The World Health Organization called on countries to persevere with restrictions to tackle COVID-19, director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, saying opening up without control of the virus would be a "recipe for disaster".
Tedros recognised that many people are getting tired of restrictions and want to return to normality after eight months of the new coronavirus.
"We want to see children returning to school and people returning to work places, but we want to see it done safely," Tedros told a news conference.