Coronavirus India Live News Update: PM Modi Launches "High-Throughput" Testing Facilities In 3 Cities

COVID-19 Live Updates: More than 9.1 lakh patients have recovered so far and the recovery rate stood at 63.92 per cent this morning. 

Coronavirus India Live News Update: PM Modi Launches 'High-Throughput' Testing Facilities In 3 Cities

COVID-19 India Updates: India is world's third worst hit country, after US and Brazil (File)

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Coronavirus Live Updates: A record 49,931 fresh infections in the last 24 hours has taken India's COVID-19 tally past the 14-lakh mark. The country's coronavirus tally stood at 14,35,453, the Union Health Ministry said this morning, adding that 708 COVID-19 patients died since yesterday, taking the total number of Covid-linked deaths to 32,771. More than 9.1 lakh patients have recovered so far and the recovery rate stood at 63.92 per cent this morning. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch "high-throughput" COVID-19 testing facilities in three cities -- Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata -- via video conferencing.

Speaking at a virtual programme, PM Modi said the death rate in India from coronavirus is far lower than that of the other large nations. "The recovery rate is better than most countries and already getting better," he added.

"The world is praising us because of the efforts of the foot soldiers. We don't lack awareness," the Prime Minister said.

India is the world's third worst hit country by the virus, after United States and Brazil.

Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:

Jul 28, 2020 06:19 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 114,000, death count exceeds 8,890
Newly-released data on COVID-19 cases in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec indicate that the total number of infections for the country has surpassed 114,000 cases.

On Monday, 119 new cases were reported in Ontario and 145 in Quebec, pushing Canada's tally to 114,175.

One new virus-related fatality in Ontario raised the country's death count to 8,891, ANI reported. 

Jul 28, 2020 05:35 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Belgian port city decrees curfew as virus cases surge
Belgium's second city Antwerp announced a nighttime curfew on Monday as the country toughened social-distancing and mask wearing rules to stem a flare-up in coronavirus cases.

In the city, a major business hub and sea port, bars and restaurants will close at 11:00 pm and citizens will be obliged to get home by 11:30 pm and to stay there until 6:00 am.

Everyone over 12 years old will have to wear a face mask in public places and crowded areas, contact and adult team sports will be banned and teleworking will be compulsory for anyone whose employment allows it.

Antwerp governor Cathy Berx said in a statement that the situation in her city was such that she had decided to supplement the measures already taken on a national level, AFP reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 05:11 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Second COVID-19 wave forces new travel curbs around the globe
Nations in Asia imposed new restrictions on Monday, while an abrupt British quarantine on travellers from Spain threw Europe's summer reopening into disarray, as the world confronted the prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. In the United States, still dealing with its first wave as infection rates have climbed since June, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, became the most senior official to test positive, Reuters reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 04:57 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Indore records 73 fresh COVID-19 cases
As many as 73 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Indore on Monday, taking the district tally to 7,058.

According to the official data, two deaths were reported in a day, pushing the count to 306, ANI reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 04:30 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Over 1,500 new cases push Odisha's COVID-19 tally to 26,892; death count climbs to 147
Odisha's COVID-19 tally shot up to 26,892 with 1,503 fresh cases, while the death count rose to 147 as seven more people died due to the virus, a health department official said on Monday.

Three deaths were reported from Ganjam district and one fatality each was recorded in Sundergarh, Khurda, Cuttack and Malkangiri districts, he said.

Four of the victims were suffering from either diabetes or hypertension, PTI reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 04:12 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Train cancelled due to lockdown in Bengal
The Howrah-Mumbai CSMT special train, which was earlier rescheduled to leave Howrah on July 29, will short originate from Rourkela on July 30, a South Eastern Railway official said on Monday.

Service of the 02810 Howrah-Mumbai CSMT special will remain suspended between Howrah and Rourkela on July 29 as per the new schedule, the official said.

The decision has been taken owing to complete lockdown in West Bengal on July 29, the official said.

The train will commence its journey for Mumbai from Rourkela at 2.11 am on July 30, PTI reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 03:17 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Washington DC imposes 14-day quarantine for people coming from 27 states
The US capital city's health agency on Monday imposed a 14-day quarantine on people travelling from 27 states with surging COVID-19 cases.

"Beginning Monday, July 27, anyone coming into Washington DC from a high-risk state (within the prior 14 days) who was travelling for non-essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in the district," the statement read.

The list includes states such as California, Florida, North and South Carolinas, Texas, Washington, Georgia and Delaware.

The Washington DC Department of Health will update the list on August 10, ANI reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 03:04 (IST)
Coronavirus news: SC seeks compliance report from states over proper treatment of COVID-19 patients
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the states to file a compliance report within two weeks time in connection with its directions in the suo motu cognisance (SMC) case in which it had directed the parties for proper treatment of COVID-19 patients and dignified handling of dead bodies in various hospitals.

A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, and also comprising Justices R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah granted two weeks' time to the state governments to file the compliance report, ANI reported.
Jul 28, 2020 02:44 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Rajasthan reports 9 more COVID-19 deaths, over 1,100 new cases
Rajasthan recorded nine more fatalities due to COVID-19 on Monday, as the death count mounted to 633, while 1,134 fresh infections brought the tally to 37,564, officials said.

A total of 25,663 people have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the infection, leaving 9,997 active cases in the state.

Four new deaths were reported in Bikaner, three in Ajmer and two in Bharatpur, a health department official said.

In Jaipur alone, the death count from COVID-19 has reached 182, followed by 79 in Jodhpur, 51 in Bharatpur, 38 in Ajmer, 34 in Bikaner, 33 in Kota, 24 in Pali, 23 in Nagaur and 15 in Dholpur.

Of the fresh cases, 247 were recorded in Alwar, 184 in Jodhpur, 80 in Jaipur, 79 in Ajmer, 65 in Kota, 44 in Rajsamand, 43 in Pali, 42 in Sirohi, 39 in Barmer, 38 in Nagaur, 36 in Jhunjhunu, 33 in Sikar, 26 in Bhilwara, 23 in Jalore, 22 in Udaipur, 19 in Bundi, 16 in Ganganagar, 14 in Dholpur, 12 in Bharatpur, 11 in Bikaner, 10 in Banswara, PTI reported.
Jul 28, 2020 02:03 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Virus surge a major blow for Spain tourist sector

As one of the world's top tourist destinations, Spain was hoping to salvage the summer by billing itself as a safe haven from the pandemic but with infections surging, all bets are off.

Britain's decision late Saturday to impose quarantine on all travellers coming from Spain represents a huge setback -- British tourists are the largest national group of visitors, with 18 million of them taking a Spanish holiday in 2019.

"It's a very tough blow" given that the tourist sector "had hoped to be able to turn things around in August," Ximo Puig, the Valencian regional president told Cadena Ser radio.

For some resorts like Benidorm, British tourists constitute 40 percent of visitors, AFP reported.

Jul 28, 2020 01:40 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Irish schools to reopen at the end of August, says Prime Minister
Ireland's schools will reopen at the end of August as the nation navigates its way out of coronavirus lockdown, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Monday.

Ireland's blueprint for reopening schools for the first time since mid-March includes 370 million euros ($435 million) in spending to ensure safety.

The package will allow schools to hire 1,000 more post-primary teachers to reduce class sizes and enable social distancing, the government said.

"There is no zero-risk scenario, but we can dramatically limit the risk of the spread of the virus through our schools," Martin said.

The new money will also cover the costs of protective equipment and cleaning supplies, and make special provisions for those deemed vulnerable to COVID-19.

Psychologists and other forms of emotional support will also be mobilised, AFP reported.

Jul 28, 2020 01:14 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh curbs
Officials around the world reintroduced a raft of restrictions Monday -- from beach closures to quarantine measures -- to try to damp down coronavirus hotspots as the official death toll passed 650,000.

European countries trying to repair the economic damage caused by the earlier lockdowns, struggled to balance keeping the lifeline of tourism open while guarding against fresh flare-ups of infection.

Spain's tourism industry faced fresh misery after British travellers -- and one major tour operator -- cancelled flights there following London's decision to reintroduce quarantine for travellers returning from the country.

Hong Kong ordered the mandatory wearing of masks in public in response to a new wave of infections, AFP reported.
Jul 28, 2020 00:50 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 2,112 new coronavirus cases in West Bengal
A total of 2,112 new COVID-19 cases were reported in West Bengal on Monday taking the state's total count to 60,830.

According to data provided by the State Health Department, the total number of active and discharged cases in the state is 19,502 and 39,917 respectively. The cumulative death count has reached 1,411.

India's COVID tally on Monday crossed the 14-lakh mark on Monday, ANI reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 00:38 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Delhi records 613 fresh cases, lowest in two months
As the national capital recorded 613 fresh coronavirus cases on Monday, the lowest in the last two months, and recovery rate improved to 88 per cent, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said while other cities are re-imposing lockdown, there was no such need in Delhi.

Mr Kejriwal, who claimed that the city's virus management model is being discussed around the world, launched a job portal to help people who have lost their livelihood due to the COVID-19 pandemic and his government passed an order to allow street vendors and hawkers to resume their work, PTI reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 00:17 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Jharkhand reports four more COVID-19 deaths; count rises to 90

Four persons died due to COVID- 19 on Monday in Jharkhand, taking the death count due to the disease in the state to 90, a government bulletin said.

It said that 324 people also tested positive for coronavirus infection, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 8,803, PTI reported. 
Jul 28, 2020 00:02 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Five Army jawans among 94 new coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh; active cases tally crosses 1000-mark

Himachal Pradesh reported 94 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including four Army jawans and two CAPF personnel, taking the state's tally to 2,271, officials said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 1,025, PTI reported. 
Jul 27, 2020 23:09 (IST)
10 new COVID-19 cases in Sikkim; tally rises to 555
Sikkim on Monday reported 10 new COVID-19 cases, taking the Himalayan state's tally to 555, an official said.

Director General (DG)-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr Pempa T Bhutia said that all new cases have been admitted to various hospitals and Covid care facilities.

Of the total 555 COVID-19 cases, 380 are active cases as 174 patients have recovered and one has died, he said.
Jul 27, 2020 22:54 (IST)
Dharavi Coronavirus Plasma Therapy: 500 Recovered Patients From Dharavi, Once A Covid Hotspot, To Give Plasma
Mumbai's Dharavi, once a COVID-19 hotspot, soon tackled coronavirus effectively and has it under control - for now. The sprawling slum has now taken the lead in plasma donation as well to fight the pandemic. A primary screening was organized in the densely populated slum for an upcoming plasma donation camp in the area where 25 per cent of recovered patients have registered as donors and many have already donated.
Jul 27, 2020 22:31 (IST)
Maharashtra Adds 7,924 COVID-19 Cases In Day, 8,706 Recover
The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra increased to 3,83,723 on Monday with addition of 7,924 new cases while the death count mounted by 227, including 39 fatalities in Mumbai region, to 13,883, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.
Jul 27, 2020 21:59 (IST)
With 789 COVID-19 Cases, Madhya Pradesh Tally Rises To 28,589

Madhya Pradesh on Monday recorded 789 new coronavirus cases, 189 of them from Bhopal, taking the infection count in the state to 28,589, health officials said.

With nine more people succumbing to the viral infection, the death toll went up to 820, they said.

Of them, two deaths occurred in Jabalpur and Rewa while one patient died each in Bhopal, Gwalior, Barwani, Singrauli and Ashoknagar.

At 189, Bhopal reported the highest number of cases in the state, followed by 127 in Indore and 59 in Gwalior, officials said.
Jul 27, 2020 21:40 (IST)
Gujarat Records 1,052 COVID-19 Cases; 22 Die, 1,015 Recover

Gujarat reported 1,052 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the statewide tally to 56,874, while 22 more patients succumbed to the infection, the health department said.

With the death of 22 COVID-19 patients, fatalities rose to 2,348, it said.

The number of recovered cases rose to 41,380 after 1,015 patients were discharged from hospitals across the state, the department said.

Jul 27, 2020 21:29 (IST)
Total Lockdown Extended To Mon District In Nagaland

Total lockdown has been extended to Nagaland's Mon district which became the third in the state to have the regulation clamped on it on Monday to contain the spread of coronavirus, an official bulletin said.

The lockdown in Mon district in interior Nagaland will continue till August 2, it said.

The lockdown protocol will be followed and all shops, business establishments, offices, schools will be closed except pharmacies and there will be total ban on movement of people barring medical emergencies, it said.

However, trucks from Assam carrying essential commodities were permitted entry into the district only for Monday so that the general people can get them during the lockdown, officials said.
Jul 27, 2020 21:17 (IST)
Human Clinical Trial Of COVID-19 Vaccine ''Covaxin'' Begins At Odisha Hospital

The human clinical trial of indigenously developed Covaxin, a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus, began at an institute here on Monday, a senior official said.

The much-awaited trial of BBV152 COVID-19 vaccine or Covaxin commenced at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, one of the 12 centres selected by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting phase one and two of the process, the official at the facility said.

Jul 27, 2020 21:04 (IST)
Coronavirus: Chhattisgarh Government Extends Lockdown Till August 6

The Chhattisgarh government on Monday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in coronavirus-hit areas, including capital Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg, till August 6 to check the deadly infection's spread, an official said.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of cabinet ministers and senior officials chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence , the public relations department official said.

Jul 27, 2020 20:41 (IST)
Active COVID-19 Cases In Noida Drop Below 700, Recovery Rate Nears 85 Per Cent

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded 44 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday as the number of active cases in the district plummeted below 700-mark, official data showed.

A total of 125 patients were discharged after treatment on Monday, it said.

So far, 4,792 people have tested positive for the infection in the district while the number of active cases came down to 692 from 773 on Sunday, according to the data released by the UP Health Department for a 24-hour period.
Jul 27, 2020 20:05 (IST)
702 COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours In Kerala, 89 Fewer Than Delhi
Kerala reported 702 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours, nearly 100 more than Delhi reported in the same period, comparative data from the two regions showed Tuesday evening. Read more

702 COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours In Kerala, 89 Fewer Than Delhi
Jul 27, 2020 19:43 (IST)
Donald Trump's National Security Advisor Tests Positive For COVID-19: White House

Donald Trump's National Security Advisor Tests Positive For COVID-19: White House

US President Donald Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien, has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said Monday.

O'Brien, who holds a key role in the administration, "has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site," the White House said in a statement.
Jul 27, 2020 19:30 (IST)
UK Pet Cat Tests Positive, No Evidence It Can Spread COVID, Say Doctors

A pet cat has become the first UK animal to be infected with coronavirus, health officials said Monday, insisting there was "no evidence" it could pass on the disease.

The case was confirmed by the UK's chief veterinary officer after laboratory tests carried out earlier this month in Surrey, near London.

Officials said that "all available evidence" indicated the cat likely contracted the disease from its owners who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Jul 27, 2020 19:11 (IST)
India's Coronavirus Fatality Rate Progressively Falling: Government

India's COVID-19 fatality rate has been progressively falling and currently stands at 2.28 per cent which is among the lowest in the world, the government said on Monday, attributing the dip to factors like aggressive testing and an effective containment strategy.

It also said that the recovery rate has been improving consistently and the total recoveries have now crossed the nine lakh-mark.

Jul 27, 2020 18:45 (IST)
WHO Says Travel Bans Cannot Be Indefinite; Countries Must Fight Virus

Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

A surge of infections has prompted countries to reimpose some travel restrictions in recent days, with Britain throwing the reopening of Europe's tourism industry into disarray by ordering a quarantine on travellers returning from Spain.

Only with strict adherence to health measures, from wearing masks to avoiding crowds, would the world manage to beat the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said at a virtual news briefing in Geneva.
Jul 27, 2020 18:17 (IST)
Restrictions In Andamans To Prevent COVID-19 Spread Among Vulnerable Tribes

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration has decided to restrict the number of vehicles passing through Jarawa tribal reserve in South Andaman district with immediate effect to prevent the spread of coronavirus among its indigenous population, officials said on Monday.

The district administration in Nicobar has made it mandatory for people seeking to enter its islands to produce COVID-19 test certificates, in order to protect the Nicobarese tribal population from the infection, they said.
Jul 27, 2020 17:57 (IST)
Belgium Sees 'Worrying' Rise In Coronavirus Cases

Belgium is seeing a "worrying" rapid rise in coronavirus cases, health authorities warned Monday, with almost half of the new infections recorded around the port city of Antwerp.

There have been 1,952 new cases around Belgium over the past week, up more than 70 per cent on the previous week, officials announced, as the country's national security committee met to consider tougher measures to slow the spread of the virus.

"The rapid growth in the number of cases is worrying," Frederique Jacobs, professor of infectious diseases and a spokeswoman for Belgium's federal COVID-19 taskforce, told reporters.

Jul 27, 2020 17:26 (IST)

PM Modi launches high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities via video conferencing.
  • West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh will benefit massively in the fight against COVID-19 after the launch of these high throughput COVID testing facilities
  • These centres also have a lot of economic ability and these hi-tech labs will help increase their testing capabilities immensely.
  • In the future, these labs can be used in Hepatitis B, Dengue and other dangerous diseases.
  • The number of people to have recovered in India is reaching 10 lakh. In this long-drawn fight against COVID, it was important that Coronavirus-specific health infrastructure was developed at rapid speed
  • Thus, we had announced a package worth Rs 15,000 crore very early. India has very swiftly increased its capabilities. 
  • Today, India has over 11,000 COVID facilities and over 11 lakh isolation beds
  • At one point, India did not produce even one PPE a day. Today, it is the second highest producer of PPE kits globally. 
  • Six months back, there was no manufacturing of PPE kits. Today, over 1200 manufacturers are producing over 5 lakh kits per day
  • We need to ensure that the benefits of PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana reaches every poor family timely
Jul 27, 2020 17:05 (IST)
JustIn| Unlock3: Government considering opening of cinema halls, gyms with restrictions, schools and colleges to stay shut: sources

Jul 27, 2020 17:03 (IST)
Indonesia Virus Cases Pass 100,000 Under 'New Normal' Policy

Indonesia confirmed its 100,000th coronavirus case on Monday as the Red Cross warned that the health crisis in the world's fourth most populous country risked "spiralling out of control".

The vast archipelago -- home to more than a quarter of a billion people -- has been recording 1,000-plus new infections daily after relaxing movement restrictions this month in a bid to head off a collapse of Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

As of Monday, Indonesia had reported a total of 100,303 COVID-19 cases and 4,838 deaths. But with some of the world's lowest testing rates, the true scale of its toll is widely believed to be much greater.
Jul 27, 2020 16:40 (IST)
Telangana Reports 1,473 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths

As many as 1,473 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths and 774 recoveries were reported from Telangana in the last 24 hours, the state government informed on Monday.

With 1,473 new cases, the total COVID-19 count in the state has reached 55,532 including 12,955 active cases. While 42,106 recoveries have been reported in the state so far, the number of deaths stands at 471. A total of 9,817 samples were tested, it added.
Jul 27, 2020 16:16 (IST)
101 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Maharashtra Police Force

As many as 101 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Maharashtra Police Force, informed the police on Monday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the force rose to 8,584 including 6,538 who have recovered and 94 deaths.

As per the Union Health Ministry, there are 3,75,799 COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra including 1,48,905 active cases, 2,13,238 cured/discharged/migrated and 13,656 deaths.

Jul 27, 2020 15:55 (IST)
613 Covid Cases: Delhi's Lowest Daily Increase In 2 Months
Delhi reported 613 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, its lowest daily increase in the last two months, as its COVID-19 tally surged to 1,31,219 cases, the state health department said this afternoon. Read more

613 Covid Cases: Delhi's Lowest Daily Increase In 2 Months
Jul 27, 2020 15:19 (IST)
Case against BJP councillor for not allowing Covid man's cremation in Kerala

A day after protests against the cremation of the body of an 83-year-old man who was confirmed positive for the coronavirus after his death in Kerala's Kottayam, the police have registered a case against a BJP councillor and locals for unlawful assembly and violating COVID-19 protocols. They reportedly feared health risk because of the cremation of a Covid-positive man.

This was the first COVID-19 death in the district. (Read full story here)
Jul 27, 2020 14:36 (IST)
Coronavirus: Team Of Elite Contact Tracers Shows World How To Beat COVID-19

In May, when a coronavirus outbreak hit nightclubs in the South Korean capital of Seoul, health officials quickly unleashed their version of the Navy Seals -- elite teams of epidemiologists, database specialists and laboratory technicians."
Jul 27, 2020 13:56 (IST)
Coronavirus: Delhi Recovery Rate At 88%, Only 9% Still Infected By Covid: Arvind Kejriwal
There is a significant improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the national capital with the recovery rate standing at 88 per cent and only nine per cent are still infected, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday."
Jul 27, 2020 13:08 (IST)
85% deaths reported from 7 states

27,979 COVID-19 related deaths or 85.38 per cent of the 32,771 fatalities reported in India have come from seven states. While Maharashtra -- the worst-hit state -- reported 13,656 deaths, Tamil Nadu recorded 3,320 deaths, Delhi (3,827), Gujarat ( 2,326), Karnataka (1,878), UP (1,426) and West Bengal (1,372) fatalities respectively
Jul 27, 2020 12:51 (IST)
Delhi Doctor, 27, dies of Covid; Colleagues had raised funds for treatment

A 27-year-old doctor in Delhi, who was on the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus, died on Saturday night after a month-long battle against the highly infectious disease.

Dr Joginder Chaudhary worked at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, dedicated for the treatment for coronavirus patients. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 27. (Read full story here)
Jul 27, 2020 12:22 (IST)
Jul 27, 2020 11:44 (IST)
82% of COVID cases from 10 states

Over 11 lakh cases or 82.71 per cent of the 14,35,453 infections reported in the country have come from 10 states. With 3,75,799 cases, Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases in the country. It is followed by Tamil Nadu (2,13,723), Delhi (1,30,606),  Andhra Pradesh ( 96,298), Karnataka ( 96,141), West Bengal (56,377), Gujarat (55,822), Telangana ( 54,059), Bihar (38,919) and Uttar Pradesh (23,921).
Jul 27, 2020 11:25 (IST)
Over 1,500 COVID-19 beds available in Delhi: Health Ministry

Over 1,500 COVID-19 beds are available in four government hospitals in Delhi, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

"Visible results of the Union Govt''s effective intervention in managing #COVID19 situation in Delhi are apparent in number of COVID beds available in the 3 Central Govt hospitals and #AIIMS, New Delhi," the Union Health Ministry said in a tweet.

According to the Ministry, there are 404 COVID-19 beds vacant in Safdarjung hospital, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College. AIIMS has 1,283 beds available.

"In Dr RML, Safdarjung and LHMC hospitals, against a total of 529 COVID beds, 404 COVID beds are vacant today morning at 7 am," said the Ministry in a tweet.

"Against a total number of 1,515 COVID beds in AIIMS, New Delhi, 1,283 beds are vacant today at 7 am," it said.
Jul 27, 2020 10:58 (IST)
32 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal; count rises to 1,158

Thirty-two more people, including six ITBP personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state's caseload to 1,158 on Monday, news agency PTI reported.

Eleven fresh cases were reported in Seppa, the district headquarters of East Kameng, eight in Changlang district, six in Upper Siang, five in the Capital Complex region and one each in East Siang and Lower Subansiri districts, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa was quoted as saying by PTI.
Jul 27, 2020 10:41 (IST)
Jul 27, 2020 10:31 (IST)
India Crosses 14 Lakh Covid Cases, Nearly 50,000 New Infections In A Day

A record 49,931 fresh infections in the last 24 hours has taken India's COVID-19 tally past the 14-lakh mark. The country's coronavirus tally stood at 14,35,453, the Union Health Ministry said this morning, adding that 708 COVID-19 patients died since yesterday, taking the total number of Covid-linked deaths to 32,771. More than 9.1 lakh patients have recovered so far and the recovery rate stood at 63.92 per cent this morning. (Read full story here)
Jul 27, 2020 09:57 (IST)
Top 5 states with highest number of cases and deaths in last 24 hours


Maharashtra: 9431
Andhra Pradesh: 7627
Tamil Nadu: 6986
Karnataka: 5199
UP: 3246


Maharashtra: 267
Tamil Nadu: 85
Karnataka: 82
Andhra Pradesh: 56
West Bengal: 40
Jul 27, 2020 09:36 (IST)
India crossed 14 lakh cases in 179 Days

19 May : 1,01139 cases : 110 Days

Positivity Rate : 4.89%

03 June : 2,07,615 cases  

Positivity Rate : 6.49%

13 June : 3,08,993   

Positivity Rate : 7.97%

21 June : 4,10, 461 

Positivity Rate : 8.08%

27 June : 5,08,953 

Positivity rate : 8.41%

02 July : 6,04641

Positivity rate : 8.34%

07 July : 7,19,665

Positivity : 9.21%

11 July : 8,20,916

Positivity rate : 9.59%

14 July : 9,06,752

Positivity Rate : 9.95%

17 July : 10,03832

Positivity rate : 10.49%

20 July : 11,18043

Positivity rate : 15.79%

23 July : 12,38,635

Positivity rate : 13.03%

25 July : 13,36,861

Positivity rate : 11.62%

27 July : 14,35,453

Positivity rate: 9.68%
Jul 27, 2020 09:30 (IST)
Just In: 49,931 cases in India in 24 hours, total cases cross 14-lakh mark
Jul 27, 2020 08:29 (IST)
Sikkim extends lockdown till August 1

Sikkim has extended the statewide lockdown till August 1 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a notification.

A complete, six-day lockdown, imposed by the hilly state, was scheduled to end on Sunday.

"After careful consideration of the situation, it has been decided to extend the period of lockdown in the entire state of Sikkim till 6 am of August 1, 2020," a notification issued by Chief Secretary S C Gupta said.
Jul 27, 2020 07:44 (IST)
Jul 27, 2020 07:03 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Morocco to restrict movement in 8 cities amid spike in COVID-19 cases
Moroccan authorities announced a ban on entry and exit from eight cities of the kingdom due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Entrance into the cities of Casablanca, Tangier, Tetouan, Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, Berrechid and Settat is prohibited starting Monday night, according to a press release from the Moroccan Interior Ministry and Health Ministry received by Sputnik.

Jul 27, 2020 06:34 (IST)
Coronavirus news: US adds over 55,000 cases in 24 hours
The United States on Sunday recorded 55,187 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally.

The world's hardest-hit country now has a total caseload of 4,229,624, the Baltimore-based university showed at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Monday).

An additional 518 deaths brought the overall death count to 146,909, AFP reported.
Jul 27, 2020 06:14 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 35 fresh COVID-19 cases in Chandigarh
A total of 35 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chandigarh on Sunday, the health department informed.

With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the Union Territory stands at 887, including 302 active cases and 572 recoveries.

So far, 13 deaths have been reported from Chandigarh, ANI reported.