Coronavirus Highlights: India's Covid-19 Recovery Rate Reaches 61.5%

COVID-19 India Updates: India now trails only the United States and Brazil in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus Highlights: India's Covid-19 Recovery Rate Reaches 61.5%

COVID-19 Cases India Updates: India has crossed 7 lakh coronavirus cases.(File)

New Delhi:

India's coronavirus caseload increased to 7,42,417 on Wednesday with a single-day rise of 22,752 COVID-19 cases, even as the recovery rate further improved to over 61.5 per cent, according to Union Health Ministry data.

The death count climbed to 20,642 with 482 new fatalities, government data this morning showed

The number of recoveries stands at 4,56,830, while there are 2,64,944 active cases of the coronavirus infection currently in the country.

India now trails only the United States and Brazil in the number of COVID-19 cases and it has recorded eight times as many cases as China, where the virus was first identified in late 2019.

Meanwhile, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee played down the new lockdown that will come into force from 5 pm tomorrow across containment zones of the state, saying there is no need to make a mountain out of molehill. The lockdown will be in force for seven days and extended if necessary, she said. She also rejected the list of new containment zones for the South 24 Parganas district, because too many areas were included.

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

Jul 09, 2020 05:52 (IST)
Staggered Amarnath Yatra Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, 500 Pilgrims Per Day
New Delhi: The Amarnath Yatra will be conducted in a staggered manner this year, with no more than 500 pilgrims allowed per day, as a result of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, the government said Wednesday evening.
In a high-level meeting at government offices in North Block in Delhi, it was decided that the yatra to a shrine sacred to devotees of Lord Shiva would be allowed for a fortnight starting July 21.

"This year only 500 pilgrims will be allowed in a day and that too in a staggered manner," a senior functionary in the Home Ministry told NDTV. Read
Jul 09, 2020 05:01 (IST)
6,603 COVID-19 Cases, 198 Deaths In 24 Hours In Maharashtra
Maharashtra reported 6,603 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday to take the total number of cases in the worst-hit state to nearly 2.24 lakh, of which 91,084 are active cases and 1,23,192 those who have recovered from the virus.

Over 4,600 people were discharged on Wednesday after receiving treatment. The health department also said 198 deaths were recorded in the same time, taking the total number of deaths to 9,448.

State capital Mumbai, which was the worst-affected metro city till national capital Delhi took that dubious distinction, reported 1,347 new cases and 62 deaths on Tuesday, taking its total to nearly 90,000 cases and more than 5,000 deaths. Read


Jul 09, 2020 03:46 (IST)
7-Day Lockdown For Now In Bengal, Will Extend If Needed: Mamata Banerjee
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee played down the new lockdown that will come into force from 5 pm tomorrow across containment zones of the state, saying there is no need to make a mountain out of molehill. The lockdown will be in force for seven days and extended if necessary, she said. She also rejected the list of new containment zones for the South 24 Parganas district, because too many areas were included.  

"You can't lock down a whole district," she said after examining the list at a televised meeting with her officials and doctors from government hospitals. "Who has prepared this list? Has it been done on the basis of the voters list? You have included entire civic wards. Very bad! Review it!" she said.

The chief minister cleared the redrawn containment zone list for Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and Howrah districts and said there should be a focus on Siliguri in north Bengal as well as Malda, which have seen a sharp rise in coronavirus numbers. Read


Jul 09, 2020 00:01 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Shop Selling Special Sweet As "COVID-19 Cure" Sealed, Says Official
 A sweet shop selling ''special mysurpak'' with 19 herbal ingredients claiming that it would cure coronavirus in just three days was sealed on Wednesday by Food Safety Department officials.

The shop owner had put out advertisements through pamphlets, saying that the ''photo speed corona cure mysurpak'' with 19 herbs would cure COVID-19 patients in three days and a daily consumption by others would boost their immunity. Several people had purchased the sweet, priced at Rs 800 for one kg, over the past two days, officials said.
Jul 08, 2020 23:48 (IST)
Coronavirus: Private hospitals have agreed to provide 3,500 beds for COVID-19 treatment, says Karnataka Minister
Karnataka Medical Education K Sudhakar on Wednesday said the managements of private hospitals have agreed to provide 3,500 beds for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The Minister's office in a release said the government was preparing to conduct one lakh antigen tests from this weekend.

The minister today held discussions with managements of private hospitals on making beds available for treatment of COVID patients.

"...3,000-3500 beds in their hospitals will be managed by us through centralised allotment system, every bed will have an allotment number and it will be real time," Mr Sudhakar told reporters after the meeting.

In addition to the beds, the hospitals will also run COVID-care centres in collaboration with hotels to treat asymptomatic and people with mild symptoms, reported news agency PTI.
Jul 08, 2020 23:36 (IST)
COVID-19: ''Complete lockdown'' on Sundays in Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to enforce a complete lockdown across the state on Sundays after a spike in COVID-19 cases in some districts during the past one week.

In a new initiative, police will provide face masks to people who step out of homes without the protective gear, and recover its cost from them, a minister said.

Besides, the government also decided to increase vigil in border districts, claiming the spike in coronavirus cases has been caused due to entry of people from adjoining states, reported news agency PTI.
Jul 08, 2020 23:19 (IST)
Coronavirus: 7.14 lakh N-95 masks, 2.41 lakh PPE kits provided to Telangana, says Minister
The Centre has given to Telangana 7.14 lakh N-95 masks, 2.41 lakh PPE kits, 23 lakh hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets and other items to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said on Wednesday.

A total of about 28,000 people were infected with COVID-19 in Telangana and about 310 of them have died to the virus so far.

"Central government has provided Telangana with 7,14,000 N-95 Masks, 2,41,000 PPE Kits, 23 lakh HCQ tablets, 2,90,427 RTPCR Kits, 1,22,764 RNA Kits and 52,000 VTM Kits until date. It has also been decided to send 1220 ventilators immediately," Mr Reddy tweeted.
Jul 08, 2020 23:03 (IST)
2,033 fresh COVID-19 cases takes Delhi tally to 1,04,864
The national capital recorded 2,033 fresh COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours, authorities said on Wednesday.

The total number of COVID-19 patients in the capital now stands at 1,04,864 while the death count due to the disease has mounted to 3,213, according to the latest Delhi health department bulletin.

As many as 78,199 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while there are 23,452 active cases, it said.

As many as 9,461 RTPCR tests and 12,567 rapid-antigen tests were conducted, reported news agency PTI.

A total of 7,01,859 tests have been conducted till date -- 36,939 tests per million population, it said.
Jul 08, 2020 22:49 (IST)
Coronavirus: Jammu and Kashmir COVID-19 tally surpasses 9,000 with 330 fresh cases
Civil Defence Directorate office on the fifth floor of Jawahar Bhawan in Lucknow has been closed for two working days for sanitisation after a person working in the same building was tested COVID-19 positive, an official said.

"Civil Defence Directorate on the fifth floor of Jawahar Bhawan has been closed for two working days on July 9 and 10, 2020 (Thursday and Friday) for sanitisation purpose on account of a corona patient having been found in LIU Lucknow office placed on the same floor," Amitabh Thakur, Joint Director, Civil Defence, Lucknow said on Wednesday.
Jul 08, 2020 22:30 (IST)
Coronavirus: Jammu and Kashmir COVID-19 tally surpasses 9,000 with 330 fresh cases
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 330 COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection count past the 9000-mark in the Union Territory on Wednesday, while the death toll reached 149 with six new fatalities in the last 24 hours, officials said.

"Six people, who were COVID-19 positive, have died over the past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir," the officials said.

All of these deaths were reported in Kashmir, they said.

Of the total coronavirus-linked fatalities in the UT, 14 belonged to Jammu province and 135 were from the Kashmir division.

The fresh COVID-19 cases brought the infection tally to 9,261 in Jammu and Kashmir, reported news agency PTI.

While 59 of the new cases were from Jammu region, 271 were from the valley.
Jul 08, 2020 22:13 (IST)
COVID-19: Biggest one-day spike takes Madhya Pradesh tally beyond 16,000
Madhya Pradesh recorded the biggest single-day spike of 409 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, due to which the count of patients in the state crossed the 16,000-mark, a health official said.

The state's tally now stands at 16,036, he said. Of the 409 new cases, Morena alone accounted for 115, the official said.

With the death of seven COVID-19 patients, the count in the state reached 629, he said.

Indore recorded three deaths, while two persons died in Bhopal and one each in Neemuch and Tikamgarh, the official said.
Jul 08, 2020 21:58 (IST)
COVID-19: Uttarakhand reports 28 new cases, 29 recoveries
Uttarakhand reported 28 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while three people died due to the disease, taking the total positive cases to 3,258 and death count to 46, according to official figures.

The state health department also said in a bulletin that 29 patients recovered from the disease on Wednesday.

It said the deceased include a 79-year-old man who breathed his last at the Susheela Tiwari Memorial Forest Hospital Haldwani, Nainital; and a 52-year-old man who died at the Himalayan Institute, Jolly Grant, Dehradun.

A third patient, a 51-year-old male, was brought dead at the Kotdwar Base Hospital. Pauri Garhwal, it said.
Jul 08, 2020 21:37 (IST)
Coronavirus: Biggest single day spike of 2,062 COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths in Karnataka
Karnataka on Wednesday reported a biggest single day spike of 2,062 new COVID-19 cases and a record 54 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 28,877 and the death count to 470, the health department said.

The day also saw 778 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the fresh cases reported today, a whopping 1,148 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone, while among 54 deaths, 22 are from this capital city, reported news agency PTI.

The previous biggest single day spike was recorded on July 5 with 1,925 cases.

As of July 8 evening, cumulatively 28,877 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 470 deaths and 11876 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.
Jul 08, 2020 21:23 (IST)
Coronavirus: Transgender members of an NGO conducts COVID awareness campaign in Tamil Nadu slum areas
The transgender members of a Chennai-based non-government organisation (NGO) have joined hands with Chennai corporation to conduct coronavirus awareness campaign in slum areas of Teynampet, Chennai.

Sahodaran, an NGO in collaboration with the Chennai corporation, has started an awareness campaign to aware the people living in the slum areas of Teynampet about COVID-19.

Kirti, a member of Sahodaran told ANI, "This is the most important thing in the world now. We know all the precautionary measures but we have to follow them properly. We have to cover our nose and mouth properly to protect ourselves from the virus."
Jul 08, 2020 21:06 (IST)
COVID-19 cases cross 3,000-mark, less than a third active in UP's Noida
The number of COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad rose by 156 to 22,418 on Wednesday, state Health department said.

With five more patients succumbing to the viral infection, the death count in the district has crossed the 1,500-mark and reached 1,501, it said.

A total of 170 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking the number of recovered cases in the district to 17,363, reported news agency PTI.

Of the 156 new cases, 149 cases were reported from the limits of the Ahmedabad municipal corporation and rest 7 from rural areas, the department said.
Jul 08, 2020 20:42 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Two nonagenarian women in Telangana, Karnataka recover from COVID-19
Beating the coronavirus infection against all odds, two nonagenarian women in Telangana and Karnataka have recovered from the disease and got discharged from the hospitals where they were admitted.

Bringing cheers to the medical fraternity and people alike, a 94-year-old woman from Hyderabad conquered COVID-19 and was discharged from the state-run Gandhi hospital, a hospital official said on Wednesday.

The woman was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for the virus on June 17, he said.

The woman, who was asymptomatic, was discharged from the hospital on July 6, reported news agency PTI.

In Chitradurga district of Karnataka, a 96-year-old woman recovered from the coronavirus infection, the second such instance of a nonagenarian in the state getting cured of the disease.
Jul 08, 2020 20:36 (IST)
COVID-19 cases up by 156 to 22,418 in Gujarat's Ahmedabad
The number of COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad rose by 156 to 22,418 on Wednesday, state Health department said.

With five more patients succumbing to the viral infection, the death count in the district has crossed the 1,500-mark and reached 1,501, it said.

A total of 170 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking the number of recovered cases in the district to 17,363, reported news agency PTI.

Of the 156 new cases, 149 cases were reported from the limits of the Ahmedabad municipal corporation and rest 7 from rural areas, the department said.
Jul 08, 2020 20:19 (IST)
Complete lockdown in Patna from July 10-16 as COVID-19 cases surge
A complete lockdown has been ordered in Patna from July 10 to July 16 due to a sudden spurt in novel coronavirus cases, officials said on Wednesday.

An order to this effect was issued by Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi.

Except for the essential services, markets, offices and other commercial activities will be prohibited during the lockdown period in the state capital, the order said.

The decision comes on a day Bihar reported its highest single-day spike of 749 COVID-19 cases, of which Patna alone accounted for 235.
Jul 08, 2020 19:55 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 500-bed COVID care centre opens in Delhi's Commonwealth Games village
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday inaugurated a 500-bed COVID care centre at the Commonwealth Games village in Delhi.

Doctors For You, a not-for-profit organisation, supported the Delhi government in setting up the facility which is attached to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital.

"Inaugurated 500 bedded CWG Village Covid Care Center with CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia...My appreciation for DDMA & ''Doctors For You'' (Volunteer group of Doctors NGO) for establishing this centre in record time of 6 days," Mr Baijal tweeted.
Jul 08, 2020 19:39 (IST)
Coronavirus: AIIMS begins tele-consultation for states to reduce COVID-19 mortality
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has started tele-consultation of expert guidance and knowledge support to state doctors in a bid to boost the Centre's efforts to reduce COVID-19 mortality, the health ministry said in an official statement on Wednesday.

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has now involved specialist doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi to provide expert guidance and knowledge support to doctors manning ICUs in state hospitals through tele-consultation sessions, which will be held twice every week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Ten hospitals, including nine from Mumbai (Maharashtra) and one from Goa, with more than 1,000 beds participated in the first session, which began today. The further sessions under this program will, however, be conducted on Tuesday and Fridays in the coming week, reported news agency ANI.
Jul 08, 2020 19:24 (IST)
Coronavirus: Centre's guidelines being followed in disposal of bodies of those who died of COVID-19, Tamil Nadu tells HC
The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday informed the Madras High Court that protocol and guidelines issued by the Centre are followed by the state in disposing bodies of those who died due to COVID-19.

A submission to the above effect was made by the Government Pleader Jayaprakash Narayan when the PIL, taken up by the court on its own, came up before the Division Bench, comprising of Justice MM Sundresh and R Hemalatha, reported news agency PTI.
Jul 08, 2020 19:03 (IST)
COVID-19: 278 more cops test coronavirus positive in Maharashtra, tally 5,713
With 278 more police personnel testing positive for novel coronavirus in Maharashtra, the number of the infected cases in the police force has gone up to 5,713, an official said on Wednesday.

A total of 71 police personnel have succumbed to the viral infection so far, he said.

At 43, the highest death count of police personnel has been reported from Mumbai, he added.

The number of police personnel who have recovered from the infection so far stands at 4,531, reported news agency PTI.
Jul 08, 2020 18:44 (IST)
COVID-19: 3 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra's Dharavi; tally now 2,338
Three new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi, taking the tally to 2,338 on Wednesday, the city civic body said.

On Tuesday, just one COVID-19 patient was found in Dharavi, once a hotspot which has seen a dramatic improvement in the coronavirus situation.

With the addition of three new COVID-19 cases, the tally in Dharavi has gone up to 2,338, a senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.

The civic body has, however, stopped disclosing the number of deaths, if any, in the slum-dominated area since the past few days, reported news agency PTI.
Jul 08, 2020 18:26 (IST)
Coronavirus: 749 new COVID-19 cases in Bihar
A total of 749 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Bihar, informed the State Health Department.

With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state reaches 13,274, including 9,338 recovered cases said the health department, reported news agency ANI.

Meanwhile, on the orders of District Magistrate, Patna will remain under lockdown from July 10 to July 16, in view of the CVOID-19 pandemic
Jul 08, 2020 18:11 (IST)
COVID-19 Testing To Be Increased In Bengaluru Amid Spike In Cases
The spike in COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, particularly in Bengaluru, has taken the state government by surprise with its timing. Amid the surge in number of infections, the BS Yediyurappa-led government has said that the testing in the city will be ramped up." itemprop="description
Jul 08, 2020 17:55 (IST)
Only 500 pilgrims to be permitted daily for Amarnath Yatra amid pandemic: Officials

The annual Amarnath Yatra in the Himalayas will be conducted in a staggered manner and not more than 500 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the sacred cave shrine of Lord Shiva daily due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

The issue of pilgrimages to the Amarnath and Vaishnodevi shrines, both located in Jammu and Kashmir, was discussed at a high-level meeting attended by Union ministers G Kishan Reddy and Jitendra Singh and senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

The Amarnath Yatra is likely to commence on July 21.
Jul 08, 2020 17:39 (IST)
7-Day Lockdown For Now In Bengal, Will Extend If Needed: Mamata Banerjee
Lockdown in Bengal's containment zones will be continue for seven days and will be extended further if needed, Chief Minister Mamata Banejee said today, after clearing lists redrawn containment zones in state capital Kolkata and its neighbouring Howrah and the north 24 Parganas districts."
Jul 08, 2020 17:28 (IST)
Patna to go into lockdown for a week

Bihar's Patna will remain under lockdown from July 10 to July 16, says District Magistrate.

Bihar reported its highest single-day spike of 749 COVID-19 cases today, the state health department said. The state's count has risen to 13,274, the department added.
Jul 08, 2020 16:59 (IST)
Need To Enhance Global Cooperation To Tackle Coronavirus Effectively: President

Asserting that India was at the forefront of the ongoing international efforts to defeat the coronavirus, President Ram Nath Kovind said enhancing global cooperation to effectively tackle the pandemic was the need of the hour.

At a ceremony during which President Kovind accepted credentials from heads of mission from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan, he said that India has deep-rooted ties with all the three countries and was privileged to share with them a common outlook on key global issues.
Jul 08, 2020 16:21 (IST)
Jul 08, 2020 16:04 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal Seeks Report From Health Secretary On Factors Behind COVID-19 Deaths In Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed Delhi Health Secretary to share a detailed analysis of factors behind all COVID-19 deaths in the national capital in the last two weeks."
Jul 08, 2020 15:37 (IST)
Assam has over 13,000 COVID-19 cases: Minister

Assam reported five more COVID-19 deaths today, taking the state's death count due to the disease to 21 while the total number of cases stood at 13,336, Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Four patients died at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and one at Tezpur Medical College and Hospital (TMCH), he said.

All the four men who died at GMCH were aged above 60, with the oldest being 75. They were on invasive ventilation and had severe pneumonia, urosepsis and septic shock, the minister added.
Jul 08, 2020 15:13 (IST)
Tripura To Start Door-To-Door Rapid Antigen Covid Test From Monday

Tripura will start phase-wise door-to-door rapid COVID-19 antigen testing across the state from Monday. The announcement comes a day after the Assam government adopted a similar strategy in view of rising coronavirus cases. Read Here
Jul 08, 2020 15:07 (IST)
Mumbai hotels resume services after the Maharashtra government allows them to operate at 33% capacity.
Jul 08, 2020 15:00 (IST)
COVID 19: Ease In Restrictions From 7-11 AM Amid 'Triple Lockdown'' In Thiruvananthapuram

The state government on Wednesday gave relaxations to local vegetable shops to open from 7-11 am, amid the ''triple lockdown'' (more restrictions) in Thiruvananthapuram, reports ANI.

Jul 08, 2020 14:37 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Bihar reports 749 New COVID-19 Cases

Bihar reports 749 new COVID-19 positive cases taking the total number of cases to 13,274. Number of recovered cases stands at 9,338: State Health Department

Jul 08, 2020 13:58 (IST)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Quarantines Self After Minister Tests Positive

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has placed himself under home quarantine, also requested all officers and staff of CMO to undergo home quarantine. Entry to Chief Minister residence prohibited. Chief Minister had come in contact with state minister Mithlesh Thakur who tested positive for coronavirus yesterday.
Jul 08, 2020 13:34 (IST)
COVID-19 News: Puducherry Raj Nivas Closed For 48 Hours

Puducherry Raj Nivas being disinfected and will remain closed for 48 hours after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 today. 
Jul 08, 2020 13:21 (IST)
Coronavirus: As Melbourne Braces For Lengthy Lockdown, Panic-Buying Makes A Return

Shoppers in Australia's second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for a return to virus lockdown, with warnings the new restrictions could prompt a mental health crisis, reports Reuters.
Jul 08, 2020 13:11 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: 527 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Odisha

Odisha reported 527 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state reaches 10,624, reports ANI.
Jul 08, 2020 13:07 (IST)
Three flights scheduled to travel to India from Oman. Check-in underway for: Muscat - Kochi and Muscat - Delhi.
Jul 08, 2020 12:49 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Trapped Illegal Workers In Saudi See Pandemic As Only Escape Route

Jobless and broke, Sudanese electrician Hatem is stranded in limbo in Riyadh like countless other illegal workers, but he hopes the fast-spreading coronavirus will offer a chance for escape, reports AFP.
Jul 08, 2020 11:56 (IST)
7.42 Lakh Coronavirus Cases In India So Far, Over 61% Recovery Rate

India reported 22,752 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total so far to 7,42,417, government data shows. The number of death has risen to 20,642 with 482 deaths in the last 24 hours. Read Here
Jul 08, 2020 11:25 (IST)
Indian Man In Covid Isolation Runs Away In Auckland, Visits Mall; Faces $4,000 Penalty, Jail

A 32-year-old man, who recently returned from India and tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, will be charged with missing from a managed isolation facility in Auckland to go to a supermarket, according to media reports, reports PTI.
Jul 08, 2020 11:07 (IST)
People buy goods and vegetables at shops and markets in Thiruvananthapuram amid 'Triple lockdown' (more restrictions) imposed in the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation area for a week, starting July 6.
Jul 08, 2020 10:54 (IST)
WHO Acknowledges "Emerging Evidence" Of Airborne Spread Of Coronavirus

The WHO pointed Tuesday to "emerging evidence" that the coronavirus might spread by air further than previously thought, and warned the pandemic was still accelerating, reports AFP.
Jul 08, 2020 10:46 (IST)
Former cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar inaugurates a plasma donation center at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai, for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Jul 08, 2020 10:16 (IST)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa holds an emergency meeting with Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan and other ministers over coronavirus situation in Bengaluru.
Jul 08, 2020 09:43 (IST)
Coronavirus latest news: 22,752 Fresh Cases, 482 Deaths Reported In 24 Hours

India's coronavirus count has reached 7.42 in India, 22,752 fresh cases and 482 deaths in the last 24 has pushed the total cases in the country to 7,42,417 and the death count to 20,642, figures from the Union Health Ministry this morning show. 4,56,831 patients across the country have recovered so far, taking the recovery rate to 61.53 per cent. 

Jul 08, 2020 09:37 (IST)
Coronavirus testing update
Jul 08, 2020 08:59 (IST)
COVID-19: Rajasthan Government Directs Private Schools Not To Charge Fees Till Schools Reopen

The School Education Department, Government of Rajasthan, informed that private schools have been directed not to charge fees till schools reopen. On April 9, the state government had directed private schools not take an advance fee for three months (till June 30), in view of COVID-19 pandemic, reports ANI.

Jul 08, 2020 08:48 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Central Drug Agency Warns Of Black Marketing Of COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) has raised concerns over black marketing and profiteering of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug prescribed for treatment of suspected or severe lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The DGCI has written to all states and union territories asking them to keep "strict vigil" and prevent sale of the drug above MRP. Read Here 
Jul 08, 2020 08:30 (IST)
Children studying in government schools in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, are allegedly not being provided with mid-day meals in view of closure of schools due to coronavirus.
Jul 08, 2020 08:23 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 1,378 Samples Tested In Tripura

Out of 1,378 samples tested for COVID-19, 24 people have tested positive in the state, said Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday. According to latest data available on the website of Ministry of Health Affairs, there are 460 active cases of coronavirus in state with 1219 cured/migrated/discharged and 1 death, reports PTI.
Jul 08, 2020 07:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: US Awards $1.6 Billion To This Firm For COVID-19 Vaccine

The US on Tuesday announced it was providing $1.6 billion in funding for the development and manufacture of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate produced by biotech firm Novavax, the largest amount awarded under Operation Warp Speed, reports AFP.
Jul 08, 2020 07:36 (IST)
COVID-19 News: Dharavi, A Mumbai Coronavirus Cluster, Reports Just One Fresh Case

From being a coronavirus cluster to a successful containment model - Mumbai's slum, Dharavi, has come a long way in its fight against the pandemic. The 2.5 square kilometre area that packs nearly 6.5 lakh people, on Tuesday, reported just one fresh case, inching closer toward flattening the curve even as the Maharashtra capital continues to record a steady growth in COVID-19 figures. Read Here
Jul 08, 2020 06:25 (IST)
2,008 Fresh COVID-19 Cases Take Delhi Tally To 1,02,831

Delhi recorded 2,008 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.02 lakh, while the death count from the disease mounted to 3,165, authorities said.
Fifty fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi health department bulletin.

On June 23, the national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947, till date.

However, in the last few days, the number of fresh cases have oscillated, not showing a particular trend in figures.

The number of cases reported from June 28-July 6 are - June 28 (2,889), June 29 (2,084), June 30 (2,199) and July 1 (2,442), July 2 (2,373), July 3 (2,520), July 4 (2,505), July 5 (2,244) and July 6 (1,379), with steady rise in death figures.

The death count from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 3,115 on Monday.

The bulletin on Tuesday said the death cont from coronavirus infection has risen to 3,165, and the total number of cases has mounted to 1,02,831. Read