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Coronavirus Live Updates: Over 64,000 Cases In India In Biggest 1-Day Spike, Total Over 21,50,000

Over 42,000 patients have died since the first case of coronavirus was reported in India in January this year.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Over 64,000 Cases In India In Biggest 1-Day Spike, Total Over 21,50,000

Over 14.27 lakh COVID-19 patients have recovered so far in India (Representational)

New Delhi:

Home Minister Amit Shah has tested negative for coronavirus, his BJP colleague and MP Manoj Tiwari tweeted today, nearly a week after the Home Minister was hospitalised with the highly contagious COVID-19. Mr Shah is recovering at Medanta hospital in Haryana's Gurugram near Delhi.

However, Home Ministry sources said nothing other than the official health bulletin released either by the hospital, the government or the minister's own Twitter account should be referred to, after which Manoj Tiwari deleted the tweet.

This morning, India reported a record spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's Covid tally past 21 lakh-mark. Over 14.8 lakh people have recovered so far, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. Maharashtra has 1,47,355 active coronavirus cases, the highest in the country.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,19,364 samples were tested on August 8 while over 2.41 crores samples so far have been tested in the country. 

For the fourth consecutive day on Saturday, India recorded more cases of coronavirus in a single day than the United States or Brazil, World Health Organization data showed. With over 61,000 cases in a single day, India's coronavirus tally has rushed passed 20.88 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. Over 14.27 lakh COVID-19 patients have recovered so far across the country, it said.

Over 42,000 patients have died since the first case of coronavirus was recorded in India in January this year.

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

Aug 10, 2020 04:13 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Assam To Provide Free Pulse Oximeter, First-Line Supportive Medicine To COVID Patients In Home Isolation
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday announced that the state government will provide COVID-19 patients preferring to stay in home isolation a pulse oximeter and first-line supportive medicine completely free in Guwahati, reported news agency ANI. The state government has also activated Tele Medicine service for COVID-19 patients through 104, which will be expanded to other places soon.

"From tomorrow, we will provide patients preferring to stay in home isolation a pulse oximeter and first-line supportive medicine completely free in Guwahati. We have also activated Tele Medicine service for them through 104, will expand it to other places soon," Mr Sarma said.
Aug 10, 2020 03:34 (IST)
Coronavirus News: US Crosses 5-Million Coronavirus Cases, Report Shows
The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University's real-time tally showed Sunday, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease.
Aug 10, 2020 02:21 (IST)
Coronavirus News: With 1,300 New Cases, Delhi's COVID-19 Tally Reaches 1,45,427
With 1,300 new positive cases, Delhi's COVID-19 count reached 1,45,427 on Sunday, according to the health bulletin issued by the government, reported news agency ANI. The count includes 10,729 active cases, while 1,30,587 patients have been cured and discharged so far in the national capital. With 13 deaths being reported on Sunday, the death count due to the infection has reached 4,111. According to the bulletin, of the total 13,527 beds for COVID patients in hospitals, 3,084 are occupied while 10,443 are lying vacant.
Aug 10, 2020 00:25 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh minister Vishvas Sarang tests positive for COVID-19

Madhya Pradesh Minister Vishvas Sarang said that he has tested COVID-19 positive and is in home isolation.

He also urged those who came in contact with him in recent times to get themselves tested.

"My second report came today, which is Covid-19 positive. I am in home isolation since my first report came negative. Request everybody that those who came in contact with me may get them tested for COVID-19 as well," the state's medical education minister tweeted.
Aug 10, 2020 00:25 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 246 New Cases Of Coronavirus Reported From Punjab's Ludhiana With 10 Deaths In 24 Hours
Punjab's Ludhiana district has reported 246 new cases of coronavirus and 10 fatalities in the last 24 hours, a statement from the District Public Relations Office said on Sunday, reported news agency ANI. Quoting Deputy Commissioner Varinder Singh, the statement informed that under the "Mission Fateh", the number of COVID-19 patients who are being cured in Ludhiana are increasing with each passing day.

"Sincere efforts are being made to keep people safe from COVID 19. Till date, 71,998 samples have been taken, out of which reports of 70,579 samples has been received. 64,960 samples have tested negative and reports of 1,419 samples are pending," he said.
Aug 09, 2020 23:08 (IST)
Aug 09, 2020 22:50 (IST)
Maharashtra adds over 12,000 COVID-19 cases, total count rises to 5,15,332

Maharashtra recorded the second highest single-day spike of 12,248 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total count to 5,15,332, the state health department said.

With 390 deaths being recorded today, the death count in the state went up to 17,757, an official said.

A record 13,348 patients were discharged in the day, taking the count of recoveries to 3,51,710, the official added.
Aug 09, 2020 22:31 (IST)
Tamil Nadu observes another Sunday lockdown to fight COVID-19

Tamil Nadu observed an intense lockdown with only health care services and milk supply continuing as usual while roads wore a deserted look as
people stayed indoors.

To effectively implement the complete shutdown as part of efforts to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, check posts were set up by police at all important locations in the state.
Aug 09, 2020 22:13 (IST)
Karnataka records 5,985 COVID-19 cases, 107 deaths

With 5,985 new COVID-19 cases and 107 deaths, the number of those infected by the coronavirus in Karnataka reached 1.78 lakh today, the health department said.

According to the health bulletin, 5,670 patients were discharged which took the total number of recoveries to 93,908 whereas there were 80,973 active cases including 678 in the ICU.
Aug 09, 2020 22:02 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh records 10,820 new COVID-19 cases 

A total of 10,820 new COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 2,27,860 in the state, State COVID-19 Nodal Officer informed.

According to the official data, the total number of COVID-19 cases includes 87,112 active cases, 1,38,712 recovered cases, and 2,036 deaths.

As many as 9,097 people recovered in the last 24 hours.
Aug 09, 2020 21:42 (IST)
Over 7 lakh COVID-19 tests in a day in India: Health Ministry

India has scaled the peak of COVID-19 testing with more than seven lakh tests in a single day, the country has conducted nearly 500 tests per minute in the last 24 hours, a senior health ministry official said.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, India has done about 2,41,06,535 total tests so far.

According to the health ministry, the nation has been doing more than six lakh tests in a single day for the last several days. In the past 24 hours, India has done about 7,19,364 tests.
Aug 09, 2020 21:10 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh COVID-19 case count more than 39,000

The coronavirus count in Madhya Pradesh crossed the 39,000-mark today with the addition of 868 cases, health officials said.

The case count now stands at 39,025, they said. 

The death count went up to 996 after 19 people died due to the infection in the last 24-hours.
Aug 09, 2020 20:46 (IST)
Assam Announces Free Oxygen Monitors For COVID-19 Patients At Home
The Assam government will provide COVID-19 patients in Guwahati who opt for home isolation with free medication and pulse oximeters, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Sunday evening"
Aug 09, 2020 20:27 (IST)
Gujarat reports 1,078 new COVID-19 cases

Gujarat reported 1,078 new coronavirus positive cases today, taking the total in the state to 71,064, the health department said.

The number of patients, who died due to COVID-19, rose to 2,654 with 25 new deaths today, it said. The number of recovered patients rose to 54,138 as 1,311 of them were discharged.

With this, there are now 14,272 active cases in Gujarat, of which the condition of 73 patients is critical, the department said in a release.
Aug 09, 2020 20:03 (IST)
US hits five million COVID-19 cases: Report

The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University's real-time count showed, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease.

The US count reached 5,000,603 cases on Sunday morning and 162,441 deaths -- both totals by far the highest of any country in the world.

Polls have showed a large majority of voters unhappy with President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis, ahead of the November election that could see him ousted from office.
Aug 09, 2020 19:21 (IST)
Devendra Fadnavis favours RT-PCR tests over antigen tests for COVID-19 in Maharashtra

Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said the state should use its full capacity for RT-PCR testing to detect coronavirus positive cases, and opposed the dominance of antigen tests in the total number of tests conducted.

He said the state's COVID-19 prevention strategy must be scientific and not be based on "mere data management or data suppression."

The former chief minister tweeted: "Out of total 78,711 COVID19 tests done on August six, 50,421 were antigen tests (64%) & only 27,440 were RT-PCR (34%) 850 tests using other methods. This ratio has to be 1:1 and not 1:2."
Aug 09, 2020 19:03 (IST)
Telangana reports 1,982 new COVID-19 cases

As many as 1,982 COVID-19 and 12 deaths were reported in Telangana on August 8, taking the total number of cases to 79,495 in the state.

According to the state health department, the total number of cases includes 55,999 recoveries and 627 deaths so far.
Aug 09, 2020 18:47 (IST)
Noida's COVID-19 case count nears 6,000

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded 77 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the district's count to 5,945, official data showed.

The number of active cases in the district stood at 929, with 85 more patients getting discharged since Saturday, according to the data released by the UP health department.

So far, 4,973 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, the second highest in the state after Lucknow (6,531), it said.
Aug 09, 2020 18:27 (IST)
Record jump of 506 COVID-19 cases in Goa: Minister

Goa witnessed its highest single-day rise with 506 COVID-19 cases being detected, said state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.

He chaired meetings with health officials and medical experts through the morning.

"The increase in the number of cases by 506 on Sunday is the highest spike in a single day in the state. We are discussing the issue with the chief minister, who has already  announced that Goa will get a second COVID-19 hospital," Mr Rane said.
Aug 09, 2020 18:16 (IST)
Aug 09, 2020 18:08 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh reports 4,571 new COVID-19 cases

Uttar Pradesh reported 4,571 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total in the state to 1,22,609 as 41 more fatalities pushed the the death count due to the disease to 2,069.

The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 47,890, and 72,650 patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.

"The case fatality rate, which was at three per cent till last month, has now further dipped to 1.68 per cent," Mr Prasad said.
Aug 09, 2020 17:21 (IST)
Delhi's COVID-19 case count crosses 1.45 lakh-mark, death count rises to 4,111

With 1,300 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, Delhi's COVID-19 case count rose to over 1.45 lakh while the death count due to the disease mounted to 4,111, authorities have said. At least 13 people died of coronavirus in the city in the last 24 hours, they added.

A total of 5,702 RT-PCR and 18,085 rapid-antigen tests were conducted in the said period, the authorities said.

The total number of cases in the national capital stands at 1,45,427.

As many as 1,30,587 patients have either recovered from the disease or migrated while there are 10,729 active cases, of which 5,462 are in home isolation, the officials said.
Aug 09, 2020 17:06 (IST)
Process claims under insurance scheme for COVID-19 health workers: Centre to states

The Centre has asked states and Union Territories to quickly process claims under the Rs 50-lakh insurance scheme for frontline healthcare workers engaged in COVID-19 duties as the cover is available till September.

In a letter to the states and UTs, Union Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked them to accord top priority to the security and well-being of healthcare providers, medical staff and frontline workers.

He also told them to initiate deterrent action against the perpetrators of violence against frontline COVID-19 workers under the Epidemic Disease (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.
Aug 09, 2020 16:49 (IST)
Jharkhand to get second plasma therapy centre in Dhanbad

The second plasma therapy centre in Jharkhand will be set up at the state-run Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad, an
official has said.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren had inaugurated the state's first plasma therapy facility at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi on July 28.

Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner Uma Shankar Singh, also the chairman of the district Disaster Management Department, issued a directive to set up a plasma therapy centre at the PMCH, after meeting the hospital's director Dr Shailendra Kumar and civil surgeon Dr Gopal Das on Saturday evening, the official said.
Aug 09, 2020 16:30 (IST)
New Zealand marks 100 days without coronavirus community transmission

New Zealand marked 100 days on Sunday with no recorded cases of the coronavirus in the community but health officials warned there was no room for complacency. 

There are still 23 active cases but all were detected at the border when entering the country and are being held in managed isolation facilities.

"Achieving 100 days without community transmission is a significant milestone, however, as we all know, we can't afford to be complacent," director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield said.
Aug 09, 2020 16:10 (IST)
Delhi Health Minister attributes rise in COVID-19 cases to "patients from outside getting tested"

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain attributed the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital to "patients from outside getting tested here".

On Saturday, 1,404 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths were reported in Delhi, taking the national capital's tally to 1,44,127.

While 1,130 people recovered from the infection on Saturday, there are 10,668 active cases. The number of deaths linked to Covid has surged to 4,098, Mr Jain said. "There have been reports that coronavirus cases are increasing in the national capital. Many patients from outside Delhi are getting tested here, hence the rise in the number of cases. There is otherwise a decline in cases here."
Aug 09, 2020 15:39 (IST)
COVID-19 cases in Bihar rise to 79,720

3,934 more COVID-19 cases were reported today in Bihar. The total number of positive cases in the state rose to 79,720, said Bihar Health Department.
Aug 09, 2020 15:20 (IST)
Coronavirus: 40% Covid Cases Have No Symptoms, May Be Key To Ending Pandemic, Says Report
When researcher Monica Gandhi began digging deeper into outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, she was struck by the extraordinarily high number of infected people who had no symptoms."
Aug 09, 2020 15:10 (IST)
Kashmir Doctor Mohammd Ashraf Mir Dies Of Covid, Had Treated Infected Patients For 4 Months

A doctor at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus in Kashmir died Sunday morning after contracting the virus that has infected over 21.5 lakh people across the country".
Aug 09, 2020 14:57 (IST)
UP Assembly To Begin On August 20, MLAs To Sit One Seat Apart

UP Assembly will begin a three-day session on August 20, Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dikshit said today. In view of the COVID-19 protocols, MLAs will be seated leaving a seat between them vacant and occupying the visitors' gallery to maintain social distancing, he said (Read full story here)
Aug 09, 2020 14:45 (IST)

As many as 7,19,364 samples were tested on Saturday, the highest in a day. A total of 2,41,06,535 samples have been tested so far, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

"India is performing around 500 tests for detection of COVID-19 per minute and the per-day testing capacity has increased over five lakhs," scientist and ICMR media coordinator Lokesh Sharma was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Aug 09, 2020 14:24 (IST)
40 more COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh

As many as 40 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from Himachal Pradesh today, said the State Health Department.

With these new cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state reached 3,304 including 1,145 active cases.

While the recoveries stand at 2,118, the death toll in the state due to the infection is 13, the State Health Department added. 
Aug 09, 2020 13:50 (IST)
Aug 09, 2020 13:29 (IST)
Seven more COVID-19-related deaths, 264 fresh cases in Puducherry

Seven more people including four women succumbed to coronavirus in Puducherry taking the toll to 87 while 264 fresh cases were detected, a top Health department official said.

Most of the patients died of severe Covid pneumonia, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said, adding the deceased were in the range between 38 and 80 years.

The seven deaths in the last 24 hours ending 10 am Sunday took the number of fatalities to 87, he said.
Aug 09, 2020 13:13 (IST)
2,639 new coronavirus cases in Pune district

Pune district reported 2,639 new coronavirus cases since previous evening, taking its case count to 1,05,523 on Saturday, a health official said.

The number of dead due to the pandemic, on the other hand, reached 2,414 with 70 patients dying in the district since Friday evening, he said.
Aug 09, 2020 12:35 (IST)
Home Minister Amit Shah Tests Negative For COVID-19, Tweets His Colleague Manoj Tiwari

Home Minister Amit Shah has tested negative for coronavirus, his BJP colleague and MP Manoj Tiwari tweeted today, nearly a week after the Home Minister was hospitalised with the highly contagious COVID-19. 

Mr Shah is recovering at Medanta hospital in Haryana's Gurugram near Delhi.
Aug 09, 2020 10:28 (IST)
Aug 09, 2020 10:11 (IST)
68 fresh cases take Arunachal's COVID-19 tally to 2,117

At least 68 more people, including 36 security personnel and a healthcare professional, have tested positive for coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state''s total count to 2,117, a Health Department official said on Sunday.

Of the fresh cases, 10 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 20 from East Kameng district, 12 from West Siang, five each from Tirap and Lower Siang, four each from West Kameng and Namsai, three each from East Siang and Tawang, two from Papumpare and one from Changlang, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.
Aug 09, 2020 09:43 (IST)
JUSt IN: 64,399 cases in India in 24 hours, total cases at 21,53,010
Aug 09, 2020 07:41 (IST)
Aug 09, 2020 06:25 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Brazil Surpasses 1 Lakh Coronavirus Deaths, Say Officials
Brazil on Saturday surpassed 100,000 coronavirus deaths and three million cases of infection, according to the latest tally from the Ministry of Health.