Coronavirus Live Updates: 91 Lakh COVID-19 Tests Conducted In India, Says Harsh Vardhan

COVID-19 Live Updates: More than 3.5 lakh patients have recovered so far.  The country's average positivity rate stood at 8.34 per cent this morning; recovery rate stood at 59.51 per cent. 

Coronavirus Live Updates: 91 Lakh COVID-19 Tests Conducted In India, Says Harsh Vardhan

The recovery rate has reached almost 60%, doubling rate 21-22 days: Harsh Vardhan (Representational)

New Delhi:

Coronavirus Live Updates: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that around 91 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted across India so far and soon this figure will touch the one-crore mark. "We have done around 91 lakh tests in the country. Soon this figure is going to reach one crore. All these statistics prove in themselves that India has fought very strongly in the fight against COVID-19 and has succeeded in it," said Mr Vardhan.

"The people of the country need not panic, the number of cases is six lakhs in a country of 135 crore people. Out of these 6 lakh people, 3 lakh 60 thousand people have recovered and gone home. Most of the patients are in a position to recover and go home. The death rate is the lowest in the world at 2.94 per cent," he added.

The recovery rate has reached almost 60 per cent and our doubling rate has reached 21-22 days, the Minister said.

India's coronavirus tally has crossed the six lakh-mark after more than 19,000 new infections and 434 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. More than 3.5 lakh patients have recovered so far. The country's average positivity rate stood at 8.34 per cent this morning; recovery rate stood at 59.51 per cent. 

Around 90 per cent of total infections in India are from ten states -- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka.

The spike comes amid a gradual relaxation of the restrictions imposed since March. On Monday, the government had announced "Unlock 2", where the containment zones will remain under lockdown.

Here are the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases In India Live Updates:

Jul 03, 2020 05:02 (IST)
Thane Maharashtra MLA, Husband Test Positive For Coronavirus
A woman MLA has tested positive for coronavirus in Thane district of Maharashtra, becoming the fourth legislator from the area to contract the disease, a senior civic official said on Thursday.
Jul 03, 2020 04:44 (IST)
Tamil Nadu sees new high of 4,300 plus cases in a single day, tally nears a lakh
Coronavirus cases crossed the 4,000 mark in a single day for the first time in Tamil Nadu on Thursday as the state's overall tally mounted to 98,392 and 57 more deaths pushed the count to 1,321.

Of the 4,343 new cases, Chennai''s share alone was 2,027, taking its cumulative numbers to 62,598 while the remainder spread across the state. Seventythree of those tested positive on Thursday were from other states and abroad, a health department bulletin said.

Jul 03, 2020 04:21 (IST)
Karnataka reports biggest single day spike of 1,502 COVID-19
Karnataka on Thursday recorded a biggest single day spike of 1,502 new COVID-19 cases and 19 related fatalities, taking the infection count to 18,016 and the death count to 272, the health department said.

The day also saw 271 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of 1,502 fresh cases reported today, a whopping 889 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.

The previous biggest single-day spike was recorded on July 1 with 1,272 cases.

Jul 03, 2020 04:14 (IST)
1,213 new COVID-19 positive cases, 8 deaths reported in Telangana
A total of 1,213 new COVID-19 cases and eight fatalities were reported in Telangana on Thursday.

Among 5,356 samples tested, 1,213 resulted in COVID-19 positive on Thursday.

So far, the total number of fatalities reported were 275, said the state government.

According to the Telangana Government''s Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, the total number of positive cases recorded in the state is 18,570.
Jul 03, 2020 03:58 (IST)
COVID-19 death count rises to 27, Odisha plans plasma therapy
The death count due to COVID-19 in Odisha rose to 27 after two more died of the disease, while the tally climbed to 7,545 with 229 fresh cases, a health department official said on Thursday.

At least 149 COVID-19 patients recovered on Thursday, taking the total number of cured people to 5,502, which is 72.92 per cent of the total COVID-19 positive cases in the state, the official said.

Of the 27 deaths so far in Odisha, Ganjam, the worst-hit district, accounts for 15, followed by five in Khurda, four in Cuttack, and one each in Bargarh, Puri and Angul.
Jul 03, 2020 03:33 (IST)
Karnataka issues new guidelines for home isolation of asymptomatic, mild symptomatic patients
Karnataka Government on Wednesday issued the guidelines for home isolation of COVID-19 patients in the state.

After the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the state government has permitted the persons tested with COVID-19 to be under home isolation with some conditions.

According to the government, only asymptomatic or mild symptomatic people shall be allowed to be in isolation at home.

The health team from district health authority will be visiting the house of COVID-19 positive patient to assess the suitability for home isolation and triage of the patient.

They have mandated the regular check-up, tele-consultation for COVID-19 patients while the patient has to report to the physician or health authorities about their health status every day.

Jul 03, 2020 03:19 (IST)
Vande Bharat flights to land at four other places in Rajasthan soon
Rajasthan people being brought back from abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak under the Centre's Vande Bharat Mission will soon be able to land at four other places in the state, an official said on Thursday.

Currently, such flights are coming to Jaipur only.

Additional Chief Secretary Dr Subodh Agarwal said the state government is making arrangements in this regard at Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner.

Jul 03, 2020 02:50 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister releases COVID-19 manual for healthcare workers
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday released a COVID-19 manual for all healthcare providers.

The Punjab COVID-19 clinical management manual has an overall aim of reducing the mortality rate through a cohesive and coordinated approach dealing with all facets of the pandemic.

Describing the manual as a force multiplier for his government''s ''Mission Fateh'', the Chief Minister said it will serve as a bridge between the national protocol and the state''s requirements on COVID management.

It will give healthcare providers dealing with the care and management of coronavirus positive patients easy access to the tools needed for better handling of the pandemic, he added.


Jul 03, 2020 02:11 (IST)
Manipur reports 19 new cases of COVID-19
A total of 19 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Manipur in the last 24 hours taking the count of coronavirus cases in the state to 1,279.

The state Health Department said on Thursday that 37 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours and a total of 616 patients have recovered in the state. The number of active cases stands at 663.
Jul 03, 2020 01:48 (IST)
Chandigarh reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 450
As many as four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Chandigarh on Thursday, taking the total number of people infected with the virus in the union territory to 450.

"Four new COVID-19 cases reported in Chandigarh today, taking the union territory's COVID-19 case tally to 450," said the Chandigarh Health Department.

Jul 03, 2020 01:16 (IST)
1,264 new coronavirus cases in Pune, 18 deaths
Pune district reported the highest single-day incease of 1,264 coronavirus cases since previous evening on Thursday, taking the case count to 24,944, a health official said.

The death count went up by 18 to 806, he added.

"Of the 1,264 new cases, 855 were found in the Pune Municipal Corporation limits where total of 19,011 patients have been detected so far," he said.
Jul 03, 2020 00:49 (IST)
COVID-19: Aurangabad crosses 6,000-mark with 261 fresh cases
The number of coronavirus cases in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra rose to 6,043 on Thursday with the addition of 261 fresh infections, while eight more patients succumbed to the disease, an official said.

As many as 261 fresh cases were found in Aurangabad - 181 in city limits and 80 from rural areas of the district - taking the tally to 6,043, he said.

Jul 03, 2020 00:34 (IST)
Nine more NBA players test positive for coronavirus
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) on Thursday announced that nine more players have tested positive for the coronavirus.

A total of 351 players were tested and results of nine have come out to be positive.

"In tests conducted of 344 NBA players between June 24-29, an additional nine players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Twenty-five of 351 players have tested positive since testing began on June 23," the NBA said in an official statement.
Jul 03, 2020 00:30 (IST)
ICMR selects 12 institutes for clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine
The ICMR has selected 12 institutes, including one from Odisha, for clinical trial of the country's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, an official said on Thursday.

Bhubaneswar-based Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital under the SOA Deemed to be University, has been chosen by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for undertaking human clinical trials of India's first coronavirus vaccine, an official of the institute said.

ICMR has developed the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine (BBV152 COVID vaccine) partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL).

The 12 institutes have been asked by the ICMR to fast track clinical trials of the vaccine as it is being considered as one of the top priority projects which are being monitored at the topmost level of the government.
Jul 02, 2020 23:55 (IST)
Bihar reports highest single-day spike of 479 COVID-19 cases; five deaths

Bihar reported its highest single-day spike of 479 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the tally to 10,683, while five people died due to the disease, rasing the death toll to 78, the health department said.

The state capital experienced mayhem following explosion of more than 90 cases across the city, besides a fresh casualty in the district. One death each was also reported from Bhojpur, Kishanganj, Muzaffarpur and Rohtas districts.

Patna has been the worst affected so far, accounting for 10 fatalities.

The city reported 63 cases in just three police station areas of Patna sub-division, prompting the district administration to set up 18 containment zones.
Jul 02, 2020 23:32 (IST)
61 deaths, 2,373 new COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi

As many as 61 deaths, 2,373 new COVID-19 cases, and 3,015 discharges were reported in the national capital on Thursday, as per information provided by the Delhi Health Department.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 92,175, including 26,304 active cases. While 63,007 patients have been recovered/discharged/migrated, 2,864 deaths due to the virus have been reported in Delhi so far.

The number of patients in home isolation are 16,129.
Jul 02, 2020 22:50 (IST)
With record 681 cases, Gujarat's COVID-19 tally nears 34,000

Gujarat on Thursday recorded its highest one-day increase of 681 coronavirus cases, taking the case count to 33,999, the state health department said. This is the sixth straight day when more than 600 new coronavirus patients have come to light in the state.

Nineteen patients succumbed to the infection since Wednesday evening, taking the number of deaths to 1,888, the health department said in its statement.

563 COVID-19 patients were discharged from different hospitals in the state, taking the total of recovered patients to 24,601. As per the health department, 161 patients recovered in Ahmedabad district alone, followed by 205 in Surat, 103 in Vadodara and 14 in Bharuch.

Of the 681 new cases which emerged in the past 24 hours, 211 cases were reported from Ahmedabad district alone, including 202 cases from the city. The total case count of Ahmedabad district has now reached 21,339.
Jul 02, 2020 22:32 (IST)
COVID-19: 23 ITBP soldiers among 32 test COVID-19 positive in Himachal Pradesh

Thirty-two people, including 23 ITBP soldiers, tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 1,012, officials said. Of the 23 ITBP soldiers, 17 were found positive in Kinnaur district while six in Shimla district, they said.

Kinnaur Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Sonam Negi said that ITBP Battalion, stationed at a camp in Jangi of Kinnaur district, was sealed to check the spread of the infection as 17 ITBP jawans tested positive for COVID-19 there.

The CMO said that all the 17 jawans had come to Kinnaur in an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) vehicle from Jammu and were already quarantined.


Jul 02, 2020 22:12 (IST)
Ahmedabad registers 211 new coronavirus cases; 7 more die

With the detection of 211 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the tally in Ahmedabad district of Gujarat rose to 21,339 on Thursday, while seven more patients died due to the infection, the Health Department said.

Among the fresh cases, 202 were reported from Ahmedabad city and the remaining nine from rural parts of the district, said a release by the department.

Seven COVID-19 patients also died in Ahmedabad in the last 24 hours, taking the toll in the district to 1,456, it said. 

The release said 161 patients, who were undergoing treatment at different hospitals, have recovered from the disease and given discharge in the last 24 hours.
Jul 02, 2020 21:47 (IST)
2,373 fresh COVID-19 cases in Delhi take tally to over 92,000

Delhi recorded 2,373 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the tally in the city to over 92,000-mark, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 2,864, authorities said.

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

Recently, Delhi had eclipsed Mumbai as the city worst-hit by the pandemic in the country.

Sixty-one deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, the Delhi health department bulletin said on Thursday. The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 2,803 on Wednesday.
Jul 02, 2020 21:31 (IST)
Dharavi's COVID-19 case count grows by 19 to 2,301

The number of coronavirus patients in Dharavi, Mumbai's biggest slum sprawl, increased to 2,301 on Thursday with the addition of 19 cases, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The civic body, however, has not been disclosing the number of deaths due to the infection from the slum since the last few days without specifying the reason. Till last week, Dharavi's COVID-19 death toll was 82.

Dharavi now has only 551 active COVID-19 cases, as 1,664 patients have been discharged post recovery, the BMC official said.

Jul 02, 2020 21:20 (IST)
Karnataka's COVID-19 tally crosses 18,000-mark with 1,502 new cases

As many as 19 deaths and 1,502 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Karnataka till 5 pm on Thursday, as per information provided by the State Health Department.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 18,016, including 9,406 active cases.

While 8,334 patients have been discharged after treatment, 272 people have succumbed to the virus.

Jul 02, 2020 21:05 (IST)
Coronavirus Maharashtra: 10-day lockdown in Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai
A 10-day complete lockdown has been enforced from Thursday in Thane and two other civic administration limits adjoining Mumbai city to contain the spread of coronavirus, officials said. A similar lockdown will come into force in Navi Mumbai from Friday.

Essential services and medical emergencies are exempted from the lockdown, while inter-city buses, autorickshaws and taxis will not be allowed to operate in these civic limits, they said.

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, all part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), jointly decided on the complete lockdown for next 10 days in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in these areas, the officials said.

The lockdown came into force from 7 am on Thursday and will continue till 7 am on July 12, they said.
Jul 02, 2020 20:49 (IST)
Karnataka Health Minister launches ICU Telecard to protect doctors treating COVID-19 patients

Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Thursday launched the ICU Telecard, developed by CISCO to address the concerns of doctors treating coronavirus patients.

Wi-Fi networks and Cisco Health platform help to protect the entire medical team dealing with the infected person by ensuring that doctors do not have to be inside isolation wards and COVID ICUs.

The ICU Telecard has been installed at Victoria and KC General hospital.

"This technology is a necessity to safeguard health of our doctors and it should be implemented in all hospitals. We will discuss about this in the task force meeting and decide regarding the use of this technology in all COVID hospitals in the state. For now, we have installed one at Victoria and KC General hospital" said the minister.
Jul 02, 2020 20:32 (IST)
Swab tests, quarantine stay no longer free for returnees to Arunachal Pradesh

Returnees to Arunachal Pradesh now have to pay for swab tests to check if someone currently has COVID-19, and services availed at quarantine facilities, Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang said on Thursday.

Over 16,000 people have returned to the state since lockdown was imposed in late March and the expenses for their swab tests and stay in quarantine centres were borne by the state government, Libang told news agency PTI.

According to the new system which came into effect from Wednesday, returnees will bear these costs, he said.

Earlier, swab tests were free, while inmates of quarantine centres, set up mostly in private hotels and guest houses, paid a nominal amount for the services availed there as the rates were highly subsidised, officials said.
Jul 02, 2020 20:12 (IST)
Odisha to start plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 patients

The Odisha government on Thursday decided to start plasma therapy for treatment of critically-ill COVID-19 patients in the state, official sources said.

According to the sources, the decision was taken at a meeting chaired by the state''s Health and Family Welfare Minister N K Das, who asked the department officials to constitute a technical team to prepare a line of treatment for critically-ill COVID-19 patients through plasma therapy.

The minister also asked the officials to set up a plasma bank to facilitate the treatment, they said. The state took the decision keeping in view the high rate of recovery of patients.

Earlier, the Odisha government had also procured essential medicines like remdesivir and favipiravir for the treatment of moderate to severe COVID-19 patients in the state.
Jul 02, 2020 20:04 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 reaches 1,011

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh stood at 1,011 on Thursday, as per the State Health Department.

Out of the 1,011 coronavirus cases, 359 cases are active while 629 patients were cured and eight people have succumbed to the infection, it said.

India''s COVID-19 tally breached the 6 lakh cases mark with 19,148 new coronavirus cases being reported in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

The total cases now stand at 6,04,641 of which there are 2,26,947 active cases while 3,59,860 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. 434 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours taking the number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 17,834. 
Jul 02, 2020 19:21 (IST)
High Court Asks Jails To Follow ICMR Rules To Contain COVID-19 Spread

The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed Maharashtra prison authorities to follow all guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to contain the spread of COVID-19 in jails across the state and to ensure safety of all inmates currently lodged there.

A bench disposed of a bunch of petitions seeking medical safeguards for jail inmates after the state submitted a list of its draft guidelines on their safety and on implementing norms of the state and ICMR on COVID-19 testing, treatment and other safeguards in prisons across Maharashtra.

The bench accepted the state government's assurances. It, however, directed the government to conduct immediate test of any inmate who showed symptoms for COVID-19. The bench also directed the state to conduct random testing and screening of inmates for coronavirus.
Jul 02, 2020 18:50 (IST)
Over 46,000 ASHAs in Odisha working closely with local communities to fight COVID-19

As India is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, about 46,627 ASHAs in Odisha have emerged as "champions" against the virus in rural and urban areas by addressing local health needs during these challenging times.

ASHAs have been working closely with Gaon Kalyan Samitis in the rural areas and Mahila Arogaya Samitis in the urban areas, community collectives within which ASHAs are embedded.

They have used these forums to facilitate COVID preventive actions by promoting the use of masks/face covers when stepping out in public spaces, being attentive towards frequent hand washing, following physical distancing and enhancing awareness of COVID symptoms.
Jul 02, 2020 18:21 (IST)
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir, Adesh Gupta visit railway coach isolation centre in Delhi

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir, party's Delhi chief Adesh Gupta and Vishwas Nagar MLA Om Prakash Sharma visited the railway coach isolation centre at Anand Vihar railway station on Wednesday.

"Railway coaches have been converted into isolation coaches and Anand Vihar terminal is a big terminal. With the help of Railways, the arrangement has been made for around 4,500 beds here. Each coach consists of an oxygen cylinder and all the primary facilities are available here," said Mr Gupta.

He asserted that in April, Delhi Chief Minister had asserted that arrangement for 30,000 beds will be made here and people need not panic but government could not do it on the ground level.
Jul 02, 2020 18:02 (IST)
Amit Shah meets Chief Ministers of UP, Haryana, Delhi, discusses COVID-19 situation

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday held a meeting with the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the national capital and its adjoining areas, located in the two neighbouring states.

Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) have seen a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, leading to the Home Minister stepping in to handle the situation and improve the health infrastructure.

Mr Shah reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Delhi-NCR with the three chief ministers, a home ministry official said.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan was also present in the meeting.
Jul 02, 2020 17:47 (IST)
Maharashtra's Amravati records 10 fresh COVID-19 cases

As many as 10 persons, including an 18-month-old boy, tested positive for coronavirus infection in Maharashtra's Amravati district on Thursday, an official said.

With the detection of the new cases, the district's COVID-19 tally now stands at 602, the official said.

According to a release issued by the district administration, of the 10 fresh cases, six were reported from Ashoknagar locality and remaining from other parts of the district.

The infected persons included a one-and-half-year-old boy from Om Colony, he added. With 81 cases, Badnera town is one of the worst-affected areas in the district.
Jul 02, 2020 17:33 (IST)
COVID-19 death rate in Madhya Pradesh's Indore higher than national average

The COVID-19 date rate in Indore continues to be higher than the national average even as official figures show a dip in the virus infection rate in the Madhya Pradesh district.

In the last 24 hours, 1,259 samples were sent for testing and reports of 19 of them came out positive, Indore's Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Praveen Jadia said on Thursday.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the district has gone up to 4,753, he said.

Besides, four more deaths, including of a 68-year-old woman, were reported from different hospitals here, taking the number of deaths to 236, he said.
Jul 02, 2020 17:11 (IST)
India's COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 59.52 per cent

A total of 11,881 COVID-19 patients have been cured during the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative figure to 3,59,859, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

This further takes the recovery rate to 59.52 per cent. As on date, there are 1,32,912 recovered cases more than the active COVID-19 cases.Presently, there are 2,26,947 active cases and all are under medical supervision.

The top 15 States in terms of absolute numbers of COVID-19 recovered cases are - Maharashtra (93,154), Delhi (59,992), Tamil Nadu (52,926), Gujarat (24,030), Uttar Pradesh (16,629), Rajasthan (14,574), West Bengal (12,528), Madhya Pradesh (10,655), Haryana (10,499), Telangana (8,082), Karnataka (8,063), Bihar (7,946), Andhra Pradesh (6,988), Assam (5,851) and Odisha (5,353).
Jul 02, 2020 16:47 (IST)
Delhi starts plasma bank; Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asks people to donate plasma to save COVID-19 patients

A plasma bank to treat novel coronavirus started functioning in Delhi on Thursday, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that COVID-19 patients can donate their plasma 14 days after recovery.

Mr Kejriwal said the eligibility for being a plasma donor is "very strict", and hoped that with this bank the number of COVID-19 deaths will decrease in the national capital.

The government has set up the plasma bank at the state-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).

The chief minister said people who have recovered from the virus can contact 1031 and WhatsApp number -- 8800007722 -- where they can get details for plasma donation. The donor will also be given an appreciation letter.
Jul 02, 2020 16:22 (IST)
Coronavirus India: 845 new COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 845 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the state's Health Department on Thursday.

The total number of positive cases in Andhra Pradesh is now 16,097, including 8,586 active cases and 198 COVID-19 fatalities.

India's COVID-19 tally breached the 6-lakh mark today with 19,148 new coronavirus cases being reported in the last 24 hours, as per the data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Around 434 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours taking the number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 17,834.
Jul 02, 2020 16:04 (IST)
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chairs COVID-19 meeting

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chaired a meeting on Thursday with the ''COVID-19 management Team-11'' officers regarding the prevailing coronavirus situation in the state.

According to the data of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Uttar Pradesh has a total of 24,056 coronavirus cases including 6,709 active cases, 718 deaths and 16,629 recoveries. 

Jul 02, 2020 15:44 (IST)
115 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, state tally reaches 18,427

As many as 115 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths were reported in Rajasthan, the state government said on Thursday. The total number of positive cases in the state is 18,427, including 3,358 active cases and 14,643 recoveries.


Jul 02, 2020 14:53 (IST)
Army Brigadier Dies Of COVID-19 In Kolkata

An Indian Army Brigadier posted at the Eastern Command in Kolkata died due to COVID-19, a spokesperson said. India's COVID-19 tally breached the 6 lakh mark today with 19,148 new coronavirus cases being reported in the last 24 hours, as per the data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, reports ANI.
Jul 02, 2020 14:51 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 188 More COVID-19 Cases In Bihar

188 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Bihar, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 10,393, said the State Health Department on Thursday, reports ANI.

Jul 02, 2020 14:04 (IST)
India's First Plasma Bank Opens In Delhi: Who Can Donate, Other Rules

India's first plasma bank was inaugurated in Delhi this afternoon by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he appealed to all those who can donate plasma to come forward and help others. Read Here
Jul 02, 2020 13:58 (IST)
The situation of the state is such that we will have to take loan to pay next month salaries of government employees, says Maharashtra Minister Vijay Wadettiwar.
Jul 02, 2020 13:55 (IST)
AAP MLA Praises Arvind Kejriwal's Decision On Plasma Bank
Jul 02, 2020 12:43 (IST)
If you have recovered from coronavirus and your age is between 18 and 60 and your weight is above 50 kg, then you may donate plasma for COVID-19 patients, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Jul 02, 2020 12:02 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 5 More COVID-19 Deaths, 115 Fresh Cases In Rajasthan

Rajasthan reported deaths of five coronavirus patients and 115 fresh cases of the disease on Thursday, taking the total number of fatalities and infections to 426 and 18,427 respectively, according to an official, reports PTI.
Jul 02, 2020 11:02 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Kolkata Family Forced To Keep Man's Body In Ice Cream Freezer For 2 Days

A family in Kolkata was forced to hire an ice-cream freezer to keep the body of a 71-year-old man who died at home on Monday, hours after being tested for coronavirus. The body was removed by civic authorities after 48 hours of horror and helplessness. Read Here
Jul 02, 2020 10:29 (IST)
COVID-19: Thailand Reports 6 New Coronavirus Cases

Thailand on Thursday reported six new coronavirus cases, all of which were imported from abroad, marking 38 successive days without any domestic transmission, reports Reuters.

Jul 02, 2020 10:23 (IST)
Over 6 Lakh Coronavirus Cases In India So Far, 17,834 Deaths, 59.5% Recovery Rate

India's coronavirus tally has crossed the six lakh-mark after more than 19,000 new infections and 434 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. More than 3.5 lakh patients have recovered so far.  The country's average positivity rate stood at 8.34 per cent this morning; recovery rate stood at 59.51 per cent. Read Here
Jul 02, 2020 10:18 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 2 More COVID-19 Deaths In Jammu And Kashmir

Two more COVID-19 positive patients in Jammu and Kashmir died at a hospital here on Thursday, taking to 107 the number of coronavirus-related fatalities in the union territory, officials said. Two COVID-19 positive patients died at SKIMS hospital during the night, the officials said, reports PTI.
Jul 02, 2020 10:13 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 4 Test Positive In Arunachal Pradesh

Four more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, raising the state's tally to 195, an official said, reports PTI.
Jul 02, 2020 09:59 (IST)
Coronavirus latest news: India's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 6 Lakh-Mark

India's coronavirus tally has crossed the six lakh-mark after more than 19,000 new infections and 434 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. More than 3.5 lakh patients have recovered so far.  The country's average positivity rate stood at 8.34 per cent this morning; recovery rate stood at 59.51 per cent. 

Jul 02, 2020 09:39 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Flight With 177 Stranded Indians From Kuwait Arrives In Chandigarh

A flight from Kuwait, carrying 177 Indians, arrived in Chandigarh on Wednesday. All repatriated persons will reach their districts under the supervision of respective state government representatives where they will be quarantined as per the government guidelines, said Chandigarh International Airport Limited, reports ANI.
Jul 02, 2020 09:03 (IST)
Delhi's Commonwealth Games Stadium Turned To Covid Centre With 600 Beds

A COVID-19 care centre with 600 beds has been set up at the Commonwealth Games stadium in Delhi amid a surge in coronavirus cases. The nation capital has logged more than 87,000 infections since the beginning of the pandemic, the highest in India after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Read more

Jul 02, 2020 08:47 (IST)
Total COVID-19 positive cases in the state stand at 160, cured/discharged 123, active cases 37 and 0 deaths: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram
Jul 02, 2020 08:18 (IST)
Coronavirus News: US Records Over 52,000 Coronavirus Cases In Highest Single-Day Spike

New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating, reports ANI.
Jul 02, 2020 07:33 (IST)
Coronavirus news: With 6 Lakh Coronavirus Cases, India Just 50,000 Behind Russia

India has crossed the 6-lakh mark in coronavirus cases, with the addition of a chunk of new patients from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. The total is now 6,00,032 -- roughly 50,000 cases behind Russia, which is the third worst sufferer from coronavirus. Russia is preceded by Brazil, which has more than 14 lakh cases and the US, which has over 26 lakh cases. Read Here
Jul 02, 2020 06:29 (IST)
With 6 Lakh Coronavirus Cases, India Just 50,000 Behind Russia
India has crossed the 6 lakh mark in coronavirus cases, with the addition of a chunk of cases from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. The total is now 6,00,032 -- roughly 50,000 cases behind Russia, which is the third worst sufferer from coronavirus. Russia is preceded by Brazil, which has more than 14 lakh cases and the US, which has over 26 lakh cases."
Jul 02, 2020 06:29 (IST)
AIIMS Doctor Along With IIT-Delhi Students Launch App To Track Plasma Donors

AIIMS doctor along with a team of IIT-Delhi students have developed an app -- COPAL-19 -- that enables users to track willing plasma donors who have recovered from coronavirus.

"There''s a shortage of blood. Through ''COPAL-19'', we'll have a list of donors and patients will be able to demand blood as per their blood group for plasma therapy," Dr Abhinav Singh Verma, AIIMS doctor, told ANI.

He further said that till now about 70 donors have been roped in "but more will come as they get to know about the app."

The app was launched on the occasion of Doctor's Day.