Coronavirus Highlights: Amitabh Bachchan Stable With Mild Symptoms, Says Nanavati Hospital

Coronavirus: Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with as many as 2,38,461 COVID-19 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi. 

Coronavirus Highlights: Amitabh Bachchan Stable With Mild Symptoms, Says Nanavati Hospital

Actors Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan were tested coronavirus positive (Representational)

New Delhi:

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in the isolation unit at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai, said in a statement today. Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan who were on Saturday admitted to a city hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 have undergone rapid antigen testing, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday. Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital.  

Mr Tope said that the test results of other members of the Bachchan family including Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who were also tested for novel coronavirus will be out on Sunday.

"I have tested CoviD positive ..  shifted to Hospital  .. hospital informing  authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !t," Amitabh Bachchan tweeted. 

With a record single-day increase of 27,114 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past the eight-lakh mark on Saturday, just four days after crossing the seven-lakh post, according to the Union Health ministry data. The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 8,20,916 on Saturday while the number of deaths reached to 22,123 with 519 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the updated data at 8 am showed. 

This was the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country increased by more than 22,000. The rise in the number of coronavirus cases has gained pace significantly. It took 110 days for the number of cases in the country to reach one lakh but just 53 days more to race past the eight-lakh mark.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the efforts of the Centre, state and the local authorities in containing the COVID-19 situation in Delhi, and directed that a similar approach be replicated in checking the pandemic in the entire NCR area.

"Priority is close monitoring and guiding the containment works in regions where the infection rate is high," the prime minister wrote on Twitter after holding a review meeting to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in various parts of the country and the preparedness of various states.

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

Jul 13, 2020 05:27 (IST)
TPCC working president requests Union Health Minister to visit, review COVID-19 situation Telangana

Former MP Karimnagar and TPCC working President Ponnam Prabhakar has written to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan requesting him to visit Hyderabad to review the COVID-19 cases.

In his letter to Union Health Minister, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) working president Ponnam Prabhakar on Sunday alleged that the State government had failed to curtail the spread of the deadly virus and provide central assistance accordingly.

"Telangana state government had failed to curtail the spread of the deadly virus because of its inefficiency and lethargy. The State government had failed to curb the spread of the virus which had affected the frontline warriors'' medical fraternity, police personnel, media personnel and others. The medical personnel treating the patients at Gandhi hospital were denied PPE kits also." he wrote in the letter.
Jul 13, 2020 04:51 (IST)
658 new COVID-19 cases in Haryana, tally at 21,240

Haryana on Sunday reported 658 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 21,240.

According to the state's health department, the total figure includes 15,983 recoveries and 4,965 active cases.

The state's COVID-19 number of deaths now stands at 301. 

Jul 13, 2020 04:24 (IST)
Vande Bharat Flight repatriates 175 Indians from Kuwait

A special flight under Vande Bharat Mission brought back 175 Indian stranded in Kuwait to Chandigarh.

GoAir Flight No. G8 7320 carrying Indians from Kuwait landed at Chandigarh International Airport on Sunday. The flight with 175 passengers arrived at Chandigarh at 1940 hours.

All repatriated persons, who mostly belong to different parts of Punjab and nearby states, will reach their districts under the supervision of the respective State Government representatives where they will be quarantined as per Government guidelines.


Jul 13, 2020 03:58 (IST)
4,244 fresh COVID cases, 68 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu

With 4,244 fresh COVID-19 cases and 68 deaths reported the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu''s COVID count now stands 1,38,470 cases, informed the state''s health department on Sunday.

The total figure includes 46,969 active cases and 89,532 recoveries.

1,966 fatalities have been reported from the state so far.

Jul 13, 2020 03:30 (IST)
COVID-19: 735 new cases reported in Assam, tally rises to 16,806

Four more COVID-19 patients have died and 735 new cases pushed the tally in Assam to 16,806 on Sunday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

A total of 41 COVID-19 patients have died in the state so far. But the fresh deaths will be officially added to the state''s coronavirus toll, which is now 36, only after the Death Audit Board ascertains whether the "underlying cause of death is COVID-19", he said.

"The Assam government has constituted a four-member Death Audit Board for #COVID19 in accordance with @ICMRDELHI guidelines. Officially a death will be attributed to #Covid_19 only after the Board has ascertained it. We shall update our figures accordingly", the minister tweeted.

Jul 13, 2020 03:15 (IST)
152 people brought back to MP from UAE in special flight

A total of 152 people, including a child, who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a long time due to COVID-19, returned to Madhya Pradesh on Sunday night, an official said.

Under the Vande Bharat mission, an Air India flight from Sharjah landed here at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport at 8.40 pm, nodal officer for the prevention of COVID-19 in Indore district, Amit Malakar said.

"A total of 152 passengers, including a child, came back to their home country through this special flight," he said.
Jul 13, 2020 02:42 (IST)
Delhi's LNJP hospital likely to start plasma therapy

The Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital is likely to start plasma therapy for coronavirus patients after another state-run GTB Hospital also set the ball rolling to conduct the procedure at the facility, an official said on Sunday.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday visited the facility to review the preparedness and also held a meeting with doctors.

He directed them to ensure that patients coming for plasma donation were made to feel "secure" and "safe", and there should be confidence instilled in them about the process.

"Visited LNJP Hospital and met the team to thank for their untiring efforts. Delhi has seen a reassuring decrease in number of new cases in past few weeks. Credit goes to the #CoronaWarriors, doctors & medical teams all over Delhi! #DelhiFightsCorona," Mr Sisodia tweeted.


Jul 13, 2020 02:12 (IST)
Pune records highest single-day spike of 1,088 COVID-19 cases

Pune district in Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day spike of 1,088 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall count to 38,502, a health official said on Sunday.

The number of deaths has risen by 39 to 1,075, he said. "Of the 1,088 fresh cases, 559 cases were reported from the limits of the Pune Municipal Corporation, which now has 27,227 patients.

"Another 320 cases were reported from Pimpri Chinchwad township, which now has 7,515 cases. The number of coronavirus positive cases in rural areas, civil hospital and from areas under the Pune Cantonment Board has risen to 3,707," he said.

A total of 486 patients were discharged from hospitals, the official said.

Jul 13, 2020 01:45 (IST)
COVID-19 tally in Nashik crosses 7,000-mark; deaths 332

Nashik district in Maharashtra reported 218 coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, taking its count to 7,002, officials said. The death of 14 more patients took the fatality count to 332, they said. 

Of the total number of deceased, 79 were from Malegaon, 169 from areas under the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), 70 from other parts of the district, while 14 others from outside the district, who were receiving

treatment. Out of the total 7,002 positive cases, 1,151 came from Malegaon, 4,084 from Nashik city and 1,630 from other parts of the district, an official statement said. The number of recovered patients in the district has reached 4,519, it said.
Jul 13, 2020 01:15 (IST)
644 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, 7 deaths

The novel coronavirus tally rose to 24,392 in Rajasthan on Sunday with 644 new cases, while seven more deaths took the toll to 510, the Health Department said.

There are 5,779 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 18,103 people have recovered so far, the department said.

Three out the seven new COVID-19 fatalities were from Nagaur, while there was a death each in Jaipur, Sirohi, Tonk and Udaipur districts, it said.

The highest number of 156 new cases were from Jodhpur, followed by 93 in Alwar, 70 in Pali and 53 in Jaipur.

Jul 13, 2020 00:39 (IST)
64 new cases push Noida's COVID-19 tally to 3,410; over 4,100 tests in a day

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Sunday recorded 64 new patients of COVID-19 which pushed its tally of cases to 3,410, the highest for any district in the state so far, official data showed.

The district has so far recorded 33 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus, it added.

The number of active cases, however, came down to 893 from 918 on Saturday as 88 more patients got discharged after recovery, according to the data released by the Uttar Pradesh Health Department for a 24-hour period.

So far, 2,484 COVID-19 patients have got discharged in the district, the data showed.

The recovery rate rose to 72.84 per cent, up from 71.58 per cent on Saturday, according to official statistics.

District Magistrate Suhas LY said a special testing drive was conducted in "mission mode" across Gautam Buddh Nagar on Sunday and a total of 4,177 tests done.
Jul 13, 2020 00:16 (IST)
879 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths reported in Gujarat

A total of 879 COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths were reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours.

According to the state's health department, Gujarat now has a total of 41,906 positive cases, including 10,661 active cases and 2,047 deaths.

India's count of coronavirus cases on Sunday reached 8,49,553 cases while the death toll due to the disease stood at 22,674.


Jul 12, 2020 23:56 (IST)
Chandigarh's COVID-19 tally reaches 559
Ten more people tested positive for coronavirus in Chandigarh on Sunday, taking the tally to 559 in the union territory, according to a medical bulletin.

Four members of a family were found infected at Sector 45, while two members of another family tested positive for the disease at Sector 21, it said.

Sector 32, Sector 19, Sector 63 and Sector 7 reported one case each, the bulletin said.

Four patients were discharged on Sunday after they recovered from the infection. So far, 417 people have been cured of the disease, it said.

Jul 12, 2020 23:41 (IST)
91 Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams employees test positive for COVID-19
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal held "Dial your EO" program at TTD administrative building conference hall wherein the EO addressed the devotees and media and informed that 91 TTD employees have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.

He said: "Corona tests are conducted for 1865 TTD employees at Tirumala, 1704 TTD employees at Aliiri, and for 631 devotees till July 10. 91 of TTD employees at Tirumala are detected corona positive. A special menu is made available at employees'' canteen for the sake of employees'' health."

"None of the devotees have any health issues. We have been enquiring over the phone with the devotees after their return to houses. We called 700 devotees between June 18 to 24 and called 1,943 devotees between July 1 to 7. All of them replied that they are healthy," he added.
Jul 12, 2020 23:22 (IST)
4 more die of COVID-19 in Haryana, 658 new cases push total infections to 21,240
Haryana on Sunday reported four more coronavirus deaths as 658 fresh cases took the caseload in the state to 21,240.    
    
Two fatalities were reported from Sonipat, while one death each was reported from Nuh and the hardest-hit Gurgaon district, according to the state health department''s daily bulletin.     
   
The state's COVID-19 death count has risen to 301, it said.   

Some of the districts which reported fresh cases were Faridabad (222), Gurgaon (112), Sonipat (101), Palwal (35), Rohtak (26) and Karnal (25) among others, the bulletin said.    

Jul 12, 2020 23:16 (IST)
Gujarat's highest single-day spike of 879 COVID-19 cases takes tally to 41,897; death of 13 more patients pushes count to 2,047: Health department.
Jul 12, 2020 23:15 (IST)
Goa: 85 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths today
Goa reported 85 COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday, taking the infection count to 2,453 and the death count to 14, an official said.

An 80-year-old woman and 49-year-old man died in ESI Hospital in Margao, he informed.

Sunday also saw 59 people getting discharged, leaving the state with 952 active cases, he said.

Jul 12, 2020 23:01 (IST)
Telangana records 1,269 new COVID-19 cases; Governor tests negative
Telangana continued to witness a surge in COVID-19 cases with 1,269 new infections being reported on Sunday taking the tally in the state to 34,671.

Eight related deaths were reported, raising the death count to 356.

Meanwhile, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, who tested for COVID-19 reported negative.

Twenty-eight police personnel (deployed at Raj Bhavan) tested positive and were sent to isolation immediately, while 10 Raj Bhavan staff and their 10 family members also tested positive.
Jul 12, 2020 22:45 (IST)
Four more test positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim
Four more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim, taking the total tally in the state to 151, the health department said on Sunday.

The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 70, while 81 have recovered from the disease so far, the department said in its bulletin.

East Sikkim has reported the maximum number of COVID-19 cases at 87, followed by 41 in South Sikkim, 22 in West Sikkim and one in North Sikkim.

Jul 12, 2020 22:25 (IST)
Maharashtra coronavirus: Palghar nears 10,000-mark, Kalyan's record rise continues
The number of COVID-19 cases in Palghar district reached 9,349 on Sunday as 308 people tested positive for novel coronavirus, while the death count reached 178 as 23 people died due to the infection during the day, an official said.

Vasai-Virar municipal limits account for 7,613 cases, while the rural parts have 1,736.

In Thane district, Kalyan continued to be the prime contributor in the rise with a single-day record spike of 661 cases reported on Sunday.
Jul 12, 2020 22:05 (IST)
Maharashtra Reports 7,827 New COVID-19 Cases In A Single-Day
Maharashtra's COVID-19 cases rose by 7,827 to 2,54,427 on Sunday, state Health department said."
Jul 12, 2020 21:59 (IST)
Mumbai adds 1,263 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 92,720; death count up by 44 to 5,285: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Jul 12, 2020 21:56 (IST)
Tamil Nadu reports 4,244 COVID-19 cases and 68 fatalities, pushing tally to 1,38,470 and death count to 1966: health department.
Jul 12, 2020 21:43 (IST)
One more COVID-19 case in Mizoram, tally rises to 277
A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel posted in Mizoram has tested positive for COVID-19,
taking the state's tally to 227, officials said on Sunday.

A statement issued by state Information and Public Relations department said the newly infected person was a cook in border guarding force, who has been quarantined at the BSF camp at Melte in south Mizoram's Lunglei district.

He tested positive at Lunglei Civil hospital on Saturday night, it said.
Jul 12, 2020 21:15 (IST)
West Bengal's COVID-19 tally crosses 30,000-mark with record 1,560 new cases, death count rises to 932: Health department.
Jul 12, 2020 20:01 (IST)
1,266 new COVID-19 cases in Bihar, tally at 16,305
A total of 1,266 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Bihar on Sunday, taking the tally of positive cases in the state to 16,305, the health department said.

According to the official data, 10,991 patients have been recovered in the state so far.

Jul 12, 2020 20:01 (IST)
3 more COVID-19 patients die in Assam
Three COVID-19 patients who were in critical condition died at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in Assam on Sunday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

With the fresh fatalities, a total of 40 COVID-19 patients have died in the state so far.

However, the fresh deaths will be officially added to the state''s coronavirus toll only after a Death Audit Board ascertains whether the "underlying cause of death is COVID- 19", Mr Sarma said.

The minister had said on Saturday that all deaths where COVID-19 is the "underlying cause will be certified by a Death Audit Board, as per the Indian Council Medical Research''s guidelines".
Jul 12, 2020 19:57 (IST)
Maharashtra: Lockdown in Thane's Bhiwandi town extended by week
The Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) in Thane district of Maharashtra
on Sunday extended till July 19 the ongoing lockdown in the township.

Civic Commissioner Dr Pankaj Ashiya issued this order. The ongoing lockdown in Bhiwandi had started on July 2 and was to end Sunday midnight.

The lockdown in other civic corporation limits and rural parts of Thane district has already been extended till July 19.
Jul 12, 2020 19:56 (IST)
9 new COVID-19 cases in Himachal, tally reaches 1,192
Nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 1,192, officials said. 

According to additional chief secretary (health) R D Dhiman, six of the fresh cases were reported from Kangra, two from Chamba and one from Mandi. 

In Kangra, two men and as many women and children tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, deputy commissioner Rakesh Prajapati said. 
Jul 12, 2020 19:53 (IST)
Kerala reports 435 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 7,873
Kerala on Sunday reported more than 400 positive coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day, taking the tally of infections in the state to 7,873.

State Health Minister K K Shailaja said 435 fresh cases were reported with Palakkad (59) topping the list.

The state also reported two COVID-19 deaths after the test results of 63-year old Thrissur native who passed away on July 5 and a 52-man from Alappuzha who passed away on July 7, came positive on Sunday.

The state has reported 31 deaths so far.
Jul 12, 2020 19:48 (IST)
Delhi records 1,573 fresh coronavirus cases, tally rises to 1,12,494; 37 deaths take toll to 3,371: Authorities.
Jul 12, 2020 19:47 (IST)
Nine more test positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh
Nine more people tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 1,086, officials said on Sunday.

Five fresh cases were detected in Leh district and four others in Kargil district, the officials said.
The total number of active cases in the region has gone up to 157 -- 109 in Leh and 48 in Kargil, they said, adding that the condition of all of them is stated to be "stable".

Ladakh had recorded one COVID19-related death, while 928 patients, including 677 in Kargil, have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Jul 12, 2020 19:40 (IST)
UP's COVID-19 tally reaches 36,476; death count rises to 934
The death count due to COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday mounted to 934 after 21 more people died due to the disease, while 1,384 fresh infections pushed the tally to 36,476, health officials said.

Additional Chief Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad said 23,334 of the total infected have been discharged. The state now has 12,208 active COVID-19 cases, he said.

On Saturday, 39,623 samples were taken for testing, Mr Prasad said during a daily media briefing on COVID-19.
Jul 12, 2020 19:03 (IST)
26 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, tally rises to 774
Nagaland has reported 26 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the northeastern state to 774, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Penny Phom said on Sunday.

Dimapur district has the highest number of 18 fresh cases, followed by Phek four, Tuensang three and Kohima one, he said.

Phom said 14 patients recovered from the disease on Sunday. Eight of them are in Phek, five in Peren and one in Kohima. So far, 327 patients have been cured.

The state now has 447 COVID-19 cases.
Jul 12, 2020 18:01 (IST)
17 new coronavirus cases in UP's Muzaffarnagar
Seventeen people tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, including six employees of UP Power Corporation Limited and two policemen, taking the number of active patients in the district to 123, officials said.

According to health department sources, district authorities had received 528 results of samples in which 17 came out positive for the virus while eight infected persons recovered.

All 17 patients who tested positive are being shifted to a COVID hospital.
Jul 12, 2020 17:39 (IST)
Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,963; death count mounts to 2
Tripura's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,963 on Sunday with 32 more people testing positive for the infection, while one more coronavirus fatality pushed the death count to two, officials said.

West Tripura district registered 12 new cases, followed by five each in Sepahijala and Gomati, four in North Tripura district, two each in Khowai and Unokoti and one each in Dhalai and South Tripura districts, they said.

The state registered its second COVID-19 fatality after a 72-year-old patient died at the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) on Saturday evening, Health Secretary Sanjay Kumar Rakesh said.
Jul 12, 2020 17:32 (IST)
COVID-19: All markets to remain closed in UP on weekends, Yogi Adityanath orders to conduct 50,000 tests daily
In the view of coronavirus outbreak, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that all markets will remain closed on weekends in the state.

He said that all markets will be allowed to open from Monday to Friday and the sanitisation process in markets will be carried out on Saturday and Sunday.

The directions came from the Chief Minister while he was reviewing the Unlock process in the state.

He has also ordered to conduct 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day in the state.
Jul 12, 2020 16:40 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh records new single-day high of 1,933
Andhra Pradesh records new single-day high of 1,933 COVID-19 cases, taking the aggregate tally to 29,168. A record 19 deaths in a day escalate the count to 328: Government bulletin.
Jul 12, 2020 16:12 (IST)
Sunday curfew brings Karnataka to a standstill
Roads wore a deserted look and shops remained shut during the second Sunday curfew to help
fight COVID-19, bringing Karnataka to a virtual standstill.

Most vehicles stayed off roads today including city buses, autorickshaws, cars and two-wheelers with only essential activities permitted.

Policemen on duty were seen enforcing the curfew in a strict manner.

While a majority of people abided by the curfew order and remained indoors, there were instances of violations too.

The policemen were seen questioning the violators.
Jul 12, 2020 15:49 (IST)
COVID-19: G Kishan Reddy visits Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Sunday visited Gandhi Hospital, the largest dedicated COVID-19 facility in Hyderabad.

"As coronavirus cases in Hyderabad city are increasing, I have been visiting different COVID-19 centres across the city, meeting doctors there, patients and paramedical staff. I am trying to build confidence among them. I request the Telangana government to increase the number of coronavirus centres in the city," Mr Reddy said while speaking to ANI.

"Everyone residing in containment zones should be tested. For this, the Telangana government must increase the COVID test centres. A person who develops symptoms or gets tested positive should be given proper treatment," he added.

Jul 12, 2020 15:31 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Hungary imposes border checks, quarantine to prevent spread of virus

Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Sunday. Under the new rules, Hungarian nationals returning from high risk countries listed as "yellow" and "red" will have to go through health checks at the border and will have to go into quarantine, Reuters reported. 
Jul 12, 2020 15:02 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Russia reports 6,615 new cases of coronavirus
Russia on Sunday reported 6,615 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide tally of infections to 727,162.

The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said 130 people had died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 11,335.

Russia said 501,061 people have recovered from the virus, Reuters reported. 
Jul 12, 2020 14:15 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Indonesia military academy hit by virus outbreak

Nearly 1,300 people at a military academy in Indonesia have tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said, as the country struggles to contain the epidemic.

The Indonesian Army Officer Candidate School in the country's most populated province of West Java has been quarantined and 30 people were initially hospitalised with mild symptoms, the army's chief of staff, General Andika Perkasa, said late Saturday.

Of the 1,280 confirmed infections, 991 were cadets and the rest were staff and their family members, he said. Most had no symptoms.

Seventeen were still in hospital on Saturday, AFP reported.
Jul 12, 2020 13:28 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Tokyo confirms 206 new cases of coronavirus infections on Sunday

Tokyo officials confirmed 206 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK reported, as Japan's capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted a state of emergency. The total marks the fourth straight day of more than 200 cases, Reuters reported. 

Jul 12, 2020 13:00 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Hemant Soren prays for speedy recovery of Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday expressed concern over Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek testing positive for COVID-19 and prayed for their speedy recovery.

Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek on Saturday said they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been admitted to a Mumbai hospital, PTI reported. 
Jul 12, 2020 12:04 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Brazil sees over 1,000 new coronavirus deaths, cases top 1.8 million

Brazil, the world's No 2 coronavirus hotspot after the United States, recorded 1,071 new deaths from the outbreak on Saturday, with a total of 1,839,850 confirmed cases, the Health Ministry said. Brazil has now recorded a total of 71,469 deaths, Reuters reported. 

Jul 12, 2020 11:38 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Union Minister visits COVID-19 hospital in Hyderabad; Assures all support from Centre

Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Sunday visited the designated COVID-19 Gandhi Hospital and took stock of the ground situation, assuring doctors and others of the Centre's support in the fight against the pandemic, PTI reported.
Jul 12, 2020 11:07 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Need to sanitise buses to check COVID-19 spread, says Goa minister

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Sunday said public transport buses and bus stands in the coastal state need to be sanitised in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

On Saturday, Goa reported 117 new COVID-19 cases, taking the count to 2,368, PTI reported. 
Jul 12, 2020 10:56 (IST)
Coronavirus update: 18 Test Coronavirus positive at Maharashtra Raj Bhavan
At least 18 people at Maharashtra's Raj Bhavan, the official residence in Mumbai of the Governor, have tested positive for coronavirus. The people who tested positive also include staff working in close proximity to the Governor. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari is self-isolating after the developments. Around 100 Raj Bhavan staff members took the COVID-19 test.
Jul 12, 2020 10:09 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 28,637 COVID-19 cases and 551 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours
28,637 COVID-19 cases and 551 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,49,553 including 2,92,258 active cases, 5,34,621 cured/discharged/migrated 22,674 deaths, Ministry of Health said. 
Jul 12, 2020 09:41 (IST)
Coronavirus news: BMC officials reach outside Amitabh Bachchan’s residence
Jul 12, 2020 09:18 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 248 to 198,804
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 248 to 198,804, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday. The reported COVID-19 death count rose by three to 9,063, the tally showed. 
Jul 12, 2020 08:38 (IST)
Coronavirus news: West Bengal records biggest single-day jump of 1,344 cases
West Bengal recorded the highest single-day spike of 1,344 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 28,453, while 26 more fatalities pushed the toll to 906, the health department said.

At 16, Kolkata recorded the maximum number of deaths, followed by five in North 24 Parganas, four in Howrah four and one in South 24 Parganas, the health department said in a bulletin.

Out of these, 24 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, PTI reported. 
Jul 12, 2020 07:14 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 535 new COVID-19 cases in Assam
Two COVID-19 patients have died and 535 new cases were reported in Assam on Saturday, taking the tally to 16,071, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

A 40-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man died, but Mr Sarma said these could be added to the total only after the death audit board ascertained whether the "underlying cause of death is COVID-19".

Addressing a press conference, the minister said all deaths where COVID-19 is the underlying cause will be certified by a death audit board according to the Indian Council Medical Research's guidelines.

The two who died at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital were COVID-19 patients, with the woman having a history of pneumonia, type-2 diabetes and hypothyroidism, while the man had a history of kidney ailment who had been intubated and ventilated, Mr Sarma said.

Out of the 37 deaths, 23 were reported this week with the single highest of eight deaths on Friday, PTI reported. 
Jul 12, 2020 06:54 (IST)
Odisha Chief Minister appreciates dedication, commitment of health professionals, COVID-19 warriors

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appreciated the dedication and commitment of health professionals and COVID-19 warriors whose "relentless work ensured record number of recoveries in last three days".

"CM Patnaik appreciated the dedication and commitment of health professionals and Covid Warriors whose relentless work ensured record number of recoveries in last three days. Odisha has recorded its highest 565 recoveries in a single day i.e. 10th July, 2020," a press release from Odisha government read.

"Anu Garg, Covid Observer, Bhubaneswar and Principal Secretary, Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti and Prem Chandra Chaudhary, Commissioner, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation briefed the Press about steps taken by Government of Odisha for prevention of COVID-19,"read the release.
Jul 12, 2020 06:40 (IST)
US see record 66,528 new virus cases in 24-hours: Study

The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Saturday posted 66,528 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

The country has now recorded a total of 3,242,073 infections, the Baltimore-based university said in its latest data as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday).

Jul 12, 2020 06:19 (IST)
COVID-19: Rajasthan issues regulations on inter-state movement of persons

Rajasthan government on Saturday imposed restrictions on inter-state movement of persons, in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases in the State.

As per an order issued on Saturday, those going out of Rajasthan will have to obtain passes from authorities. People travelling by road shall be screened at check post to be established on state borders.

"Those arriving at airports, railway stations and bus stands within Rajasthan will be screened. All persons who intend to move outside the State shall be required to obtain a pass from the nearby government offices," read the order by the state''s home department.

Also, people travelling by scheduled flights, trains and state roadways buses on July 12, with a prior confirmed reservation, will be exempted from the requirement of passes, the order said.
Jul 12, 2020 05:53 (IST)
West Bengal reports 1,344 new COVID-19 cases

A total of 1,344 new COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths reported in West Bengal on Saturday, according to the bulletin of State's health department.

As per the bulletin, there are 9,588 active COVID-19 cases in the state and the total tally stands at 28,453

A total of 611 persons have been discharged after treatment, taking the total number of discharged patients to 17,959 in the state.

The number of deaths due to COVID-1 stands at 906 after 26 deaths reported on Saturday.