Coronavirus Highlights: India Logs 16,299 New Covid Cases, 53 Deaths In 24 Hours

India COVID-19 Live: India's active caseload currently stands at 1,25,076 and accounts for 0.31 per cent of the total cases.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Logs 16,299 New Covid Cases, 53 Deaths In 24 Hours

India COVID-19: The recovery rate in India is currently at 98.5 per cent. (Representational)

New Delhi:

India recorded a total of 16,299 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 4,42,06,996, according to the Union Health Ministry.

With 53 new fatalities due to Covid today, the overall Covid-related death count has reached 5,26,879.

India's active caseload currently stands at 1,25,076 and accounts for 0.31 per cent of the total cases.

The recovery rate is currently at 98.5 per cent. As many as 19,431 recoveries from the infection were logged in the last 24 hours thereby increasing the total recoveries to 4,35,55,041.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Aug 11, 2022 23:10 (IST)
West Bengal Reports 598 New Covid cases, 4 Deaths

West Bengal reported 598 new Covid cases on Thursday, taking the overall count to 21,01,075.

The overall death count rose to 21,414 after 4 more deaths were reported due to the disease.

At least 802 people recovered from Covid, taking the total number of recoveries to 20,73,223.

West Bengal currently has 6,438 active cases.
Aug 11, 2022 23:07 (IST)
Delhi Reports 2,726 New Covid Cases, 6 Deaths

Delhi on Thursday reported 2,726 fresh COVID-19 cases and six fatalities due to the viral disease, while the positivity rate stood at 14.38 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here.

This is the ninth consecutive day when the capital logged more than 2,000 cases in a day.

The city on Wednesday had reported eight fatalities due to the coronavirus infection, the highest in nearly 180 days, and 2,146 cases with a positivity rate of 17.83 per cent.

The national capital on February 13 had recorded 12 deaths due to the viral disease.
Aug 11, 2022 20:45 (IST)
Jammu and Kashmir Reports 637 New Covid Cases

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 637 new Covid cases on Thursday that pushed its tally to 4,72,011, officials said.

The Union Territory also reported one fresh death due to Covid, they said. The death count due to the viral disease has reached 4,777, they said.

Of the new cases, 112 were reported from the Jammu division and 525 cases from the Kashmir Valley, the officials said.

There are 4,893 active cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,62,341, the officials said. 
Aug 11, 2022 19:52 (IST)
Mizoram Reports 178 New Covid Cases

Mizoram reported 178 new cases of Covid on Thursday, 43 more than the previous day but there was no fatality, a health department official said.

The total case count increased to 2,34,700 and the death count remained at 715, the official said. The state now has 870 active cases.

The single-day positivity rate dipped to 16.38 per cent from 25.30 per cent on the previous day as the fresh cases were detected from 1,087 samples tested on Wednesday.

The official said, 218 people were discharged from various Covid care centers on Thursday increasing the total number of recoveries to 2,33,115.
Aug 11, 2022 19:20 (IST)
Mumbai Reports Drop In Daily Covid Cases; 683 New Cases In 24 Hours

Mumbai on Thursday reported 683 new Covid cases, 169 less than the previous day, while one patient died to the infection, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

With this addition, the Mumbai's infection tally surged to 11,29,968 and the death count to 19,662.

On Wednesday, the city had recorded 852 Covid cases, the highest daily rise after July 1.

There are now 3,818 active Covid cases in the city.
Aug 11, 2022 18:10 (IST)
Ladakh Reports 12 New Covid Cases

Ladakh reported 12 new Covid cases on Thursday, raising the tally to 29,038, officials said. All the positive cases were detected in Leh district.

So far, 228 people have died to Covid in Ladakh. Of these, 168 deaths have taken place in Leh and 60 in Kargil district, the officials said.

The number of active cases has risen to 112 -- 104 in Leh and eight in Kargil.

As many as 11 more patients were discharged from a hospital in Leh after they were cured of the disease, the officials said.

The total number of recoveries stands at 28,699, they said. 
Aug 11, 2022 18:07 (IST)
Delhi Imposes Rs 500 Mask Fine Amid Rising Covid Cases, Positivity Rate

With Covid cases and the positivity rate rising in Delhi, the district officials have started forming teams to strictly enforce the mask mandate and issue a fine of Rs 500 to violators, officials said.

The district magistrates have been instructed to ensure that the laxity that had set in due to reduction in cases is corrected and wearing masks in public places is strictly enforced, a senior Revenue department officer said.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has noted that the positivity rate of Covid infection has increased in Delhi over the past fortnight, according to an order issued by the South Delhi district.

The fine will not be applicable to persons travelling together in private four-wheelers, it said. Read more
Aug 11, 2022 15:23 (IST)
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana Asks Lawyers To Wear Masks In Courtrooms

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana today advised lawyers to wear masks in courtrooms, saying staffers and judges were contracting COVID-19 infection.

"Please wear a mask. The majority of our staff and colleagues are getting it (COVID-19). Judges are also getting it," the Chief Justice of India told the lawyers at the start of court proceedings.

While hearing a plea on freebies, the bench, which also comprised Justice Krishna Murari, asked the lawyers to wear masks.

"I tested negative," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, adding that senior advocate AM Singhvi has tested positive.

"Oh! I wish you a speedy recovery," the Chief Justice of India said.

The number of COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the country.
Aug 11, 2022 15:21 (IST)
Assam Reports 214 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

Assam today reported 214 new COVID-19 cases, while one more person died, an official bulletin said.

The state has so far reported 7,42,320 cases and 6,674 deaths, it said.

The new death was reported from the Sonitpur district, while the new cases were detected after testing 5,891 samples, recording a positivity rate of 3.63 per cent.

Dibrugarh reported most of the new cases at 28, followed by Tinsukia (23) and Cachar (19).

In the last 24 hours, 395 patients recovered, taking the total recoveries to 7,30,725.

There are 3,572 active cases in the state at present.
Aug 11, 2022 15:19 (IST)
Maharashtra' Thane Records 212 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

As many as 212 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Maharashtra's Thane district, raising its infection tally to 7,35,817, a health official said today.

With the addition of the latest cases on Wednesday, the district currently has 1,150 active COVID-19 cases, he said.

The death count in the district stood at 11,936, while the recovery count has reached 7,23,270 he said.
Aug 11, 2022 15:17 (IST)

India records 16,299 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Number of deaths due to COVID-19 in last 24 hours: 53

India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 1,25,076

25,75,389 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in last 24 hours

207.29 crore total vaccine doses (93.69 crore second dose and 11.49 crore booster dose) have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive

Active cases stand at 0.28%

Recovery rate currently at 98.53%

19,431 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,35,55,041

Daily positivity rate (4.58%)

Weekly positivity rate (4.85%)

87.92 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,56,153 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
Aug 11, 2022 06:19 (IST)
2,146 New Covid Cases, 8 Deaths In Delhi, Positivity Rate Spikes To 17.83%
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi stands at 8,205, down from 8,506 the previous day.