Coronavirus Live Updates: India Records 20,903 COVID-19 Cases In A Single Day, Death Count Reaches At 18,213

India's COVID-19 tally touched 6,25,544 with the biggest single-day increase of 20,903 cases, while the death count rose to 18,213, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows.

Coronavirus Live Updates: India Records 20,903 COVID-19 Cases In A Single Day, Death Count Reaches At 18,213

India has over 6 lakh coronavirus cases (File)

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Coronavirus Live Updates: India's COVID-19 tally touched 6,25,544 with the biggest single-day increase of 20,903 cases, while the death count rose to 18,213, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows.

The Drug Controller General of India has approved pharmaceutical firm Zydus Cadila to start Phase I and Phase II human clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine. This is the second vaccine after Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN to get the approval. Drug manufacturers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus; a novel virus is one that has never previously been identified in humans, making the task of creating a vaccine that much harder.

Maharashtra reported over 6,000 cases in the last 24 hours in a record high for the first time since the global coronavirus outbreak. The state, which has been the worst hit by the pandemic, reported 6,330 cases today, taking the total count to over 1.86 lakh.

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

Jul 04, 2020 05:52 (IST)
Eight deaths, 1,892 new COVID-19 cases in Telangana
Telangana reported eight more COVID-19 deaths on Friday, taking their number to 283 as 1,892 fresh cases of the infection, the highest single-day spike so far in the state, pushed the tally to 20,462.

Out of the 1,892 fresh cases, 1,658 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area, the epicentre of the virus spread in the state, followed by Ranga Reddy district, neighbouring Hyderabad, with 56 cases.

A bulletin issued late Friday night said 10,195 people have been discharged so far, while 9,984 patients were under treatment.
Jul 04, 2020 05:32 (IST)
Assam reports 365 new COVID-19 cases; total mounts to 9,799
As many as 365 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam on Friday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 9,799, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Of the new cases, 134 were reported from Guwahati city, which falls under Kamrup (Metro) district, where a complete lockdown has been imposed for 14 days from June 28.
Jul 04, 2020 05:15 (IST)
COVID-19: 8,800 booth level task force committees to be set up in Bengaluru
Amid the rising COVID-19 cases, Karnataka government has announced to set up 8,800 booth level task force committees on Friday.

Detailed guidelines were released for home isolation of asymptomatic cases and funeral of the dead bodies during the State COVID task force meeting held on Friday at Vidhan Soudha.

Speaking to the reporters, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said, "Local management will be strengthened for effective monitoring and surveillance of COVID-19 cases. Booth level task force committees will be formed and this will be the basic structural and functional unit for COVID-19 management. These committees will include BBMP or Municipal Administration staff in urban areas and Gram Panchayat staff in rural areas.
Jul 04, 2020 04:50 (IST)
Over 5 Lakh Stranded Indians Brought Back Under Vande Bharat Mission
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that over 5 lakh stranded Indians have returned safely to India from 137 countries under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM).
Jul 04, 2020 04:09 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Director Anand Opens Grocery Store To Earn Money Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
With disruption in the film business due to the coronavirus crisis, a Chennai-based film director Anand opened up a grocery store to make his ends meet during the pandemic.
Jul 04, 2020 03:46 (IST)
Case against two COVID-19 patients for jumping home quarantine in Himachal
Police have registered FIRs against two COVID-19 patients in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district for jumping home-quarantine, officials said on Friday.

The duo are from the Bhoranj area of the district and the FIRs were registered under sections 188, 269, 270 and 271 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for jumping home-quarantine guidelines despite being COVID-19-positive, the police said.

The FIRs were registered on the basis of reports filed by the surveillance committees of Bhoranj, they added.

Jul 04, 2020 03:24 (IST)
Jyotiradtiya Scindia urges people to wear masks, wash hands
BJP MP Jyotiradtiya Scindia on Friday urged people to take necessary precautions such as wearing masks, and washing and sanitising hands in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

While addressing citizens of the state (virtually) on the occasion of completion of 100 days of BJP-led government in the state, he advised people to take necessary precautions while sharing his personal experience.

"I request each and everyone to wear mask, wash and sanitise their hands. We have to take precautions for ourselves, our families, and our people. I am saying this to you because I have suffered myself. It took me 30 days," said Jyotiradtiya Scindia.
Jul 04, 2020 02:30 (IST)
Coronavirus: West Bengal's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 20,000-Mark With Record One-Day Spike Cases
The number of COVID-19 cases in West Bengal crossed the 20,000-mark as the state reported its highest single-day spike of 669 new infections on Friday, according to a bulletin issued by the Health Department.
Jul 04, 2020 02:12 (IST)
Chartered flight from Dubai with 172 passengers lands in Jaipur
A chartered flight from Dubai, carrying 172 people of Rajasthan, landed at the Jaipur International Airport  on Friday, authorities said.

The flight was arranged by the Rajasthan Business and Professionals Group (RBPG) in Dubai, officials said.

"A chartered flight from Dubai carrying 172 passengers landed at Jaipur airport today afternoon," Jaipur airport director J S Balhara said.
Jul 04, 2020 01:38 (IST)
Single-day spike of 561 COVID-19 cases in Odisha, tally rises to 8,106
Odisha on Friday reported its highest single-day spike of 561 COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 8,106, while the death count climbed to 29 with two more fatalities, a health department official said.

Of the 29 deaths in the state, Ganjam, the worst-hit district, accounts for 17, followed by five in Khurda, four in Cuttack, and one each in Bargarh, Puri and Angul, he said.

Eight other coronavirus patients had died earlier but their deaths were attributed to "non-COVID reasons", the official said.

The state had reported its first COVID-19 fatality in Bhubaneswar on April 6.


Jul 04, 2020 01:20 (IST)
Centre Revises Dosage Of Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir To COVID-19 Patients
The Union health ministry on Friday revised the dosage of anti-viral drug remdesivir to be administered to coronavirus patients in the moderate stage of illness from the earlier six days to five days as it issued an updated ''Clinical Management Protocols for COVID-19''.
Jul 04, 2020 01:06 (IST)
People coming to Punjab from other states to register on government portal or COVA app from July 7
The Punjab government on Friday issued an advisory for people coming from other states, asking them to register either on the state government''s portal or the COVA app.

Besides, people entering Punjab by road, rail or air, will also be medically screened, as per an advisory.

Barring frequent travellers, people will also have to follow home quarantine guidelines, it said.

The advisory was issued for incoming persons to Punjab in view of the rising number of COVID cases. The advisory will be applicable from July 7.
Jul 04, 2020 00:52 (IST)
Coronavirus: 2,520 COVID-19 Cases In A Day Takes Delhi Tally To Over 94,000
Delhi recorded 2,520 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the tally in the city to over the 94,000-mark, while the death count from the disease mounted to 2,923, authorities said.
Jul 04, 2020 00:39 (IST)
Nashik: 280 test positive in a day, death count rises by 13
Nashik reported 280 COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the infection count to 4,864, while the samples of 13 people who died recently tested positive during the day, increasing the count from the infection to 262, an official said.

The number of people who have been discharged so far stands at 2,747, including 153 on Friday, he added.
Jul 03, 2020 23:18 (IST)
Puducherry govt asks outsiders, returnees from abroad to register themselves with PHCs

Puducherry District Collector T Arun on Friday asked all those from other states who had settled down in the union territory and those who had returned from abroad to register themselves with nearby Primary Health Centres (PHCs).

In a press release issued by the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, the Collector also directed that such persons should also remain in home quarantine for 14 days. 

The houses where they are staying would also have stickers pasted on the main door for easy identification, he said adding these persons should remain at home and should not come out or move about.
Jul 03, 2020 22:50 (IST)
COVID-19: Goa reports 2nd highest single-day spike of 94 cases

Goa reported the second-highest single-day surge in the number of COVID-19 patients so far on Friday with 94 new cases, taking its tally beyond the 1,500-mark, the state health department said.

On Thursday, the state had reported 95 cases, its highest single-day spike so far. The number of cases in the state now stands at 1,576, of which 800 are active ones, the department said.

It added that 38 people recovered from the infection during the day.

Of the 3,320 samples tested on Friday, 2,609 were found negative, while the results of 617 others are awaited, the bulletin reads.
Jul 03, 2020 22:31 (IST)
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani to tour Surat on Saturday as COVID-19 numbers rise

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani will visit Surat on Saturday to take stock of the COVID-19 situation there since the diamond hub is emerging as the second outbreak hotspot in the state after Ahmedabad.
Over 5,400 COVID-19 cases have been reported so far in Surat, 200 people have succumbed to the infection, and the daily caseload has been rising over the past two weeks.

Mr Rupani will be accompanied by deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, who is also state health minister, state chief secretary Anil Mukim and CM's chief principal secretary K Kailasnathan.

"Rupani will review the condition of public health facilities of Surat when the cases of coronavirus have risen and will review preparedness of the district administration by conducting various meetings during the day," a CMO statement said.
Jul 03, 2020 22:14 (IST)
Authorities begin process of conducting rapid antigen tests outside COVID containment zones in Delhi

Authorities in Delhi on Friday started the process of conducting rapid antigen tests outside the COVID-19 containment zones, a move that will scale up the city's capacity to check the spread of coronavirus in the national capital, officials said. Until now, the rapid antigen test was only being conducted in containment zones.

The Delhi government has given the task to every district magistrate in the city to conduct 2,000 rapid antigen tests every day in their respective areas.

South Delhi, West Delhi, East Delhi and Shahdara were among the districts where the administration started the process of conducting rapid antigen tests outside containment zones, an official said.

Around 25 to 30 teams have been constituted in each district to conduct more antigen tests, he said.
Jul 03, 2020 21:53 (IST)
Coronavirus: 2-year-old among 7 new COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh

Seven more people, including a two-year-old child, tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, bringing the state's tally to 1,022, officials said.

Three of the fresh cases were reported from Hamirpur, two from Chamba and one each from Solan and Mandi districts, senior official (Health) RD Dhiman said.

In Hamirpur, a two-year-old Delhi returned kid from Lagmavi village, a 10-year-old Ghaziabad returned child from Pansai village in Nadaun subdivision and a 52-year-old Pune returned woman from Koti Tal village in Bhoranj tehsil tested positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr Archana Soni said.

In Kangra, two residents of McLeodganj in Dharamshala tehsil including a 26-year-old Delhi returned woman and a 60-year-old man tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati said.
Jul 03, 2020 21:34 (IST)
Ahmedabad registers 204 new coronavirus cases; tally 21,543

Ahmedabad district in Gujarat reported 204 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which pushed its overall tally to 21,543 on Friday, the health department said.

Of the total number of fresh cases, 195 were from Ahmedabad city, while nine others from parts of the district, it said in a statement. The virus claimed the lives of 10 patients in the district in the last 24 hours, due to which number of deaths rose to 1,466, it added.
Jul 03, 2020 21:14 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh's COVID-19 count grows to 14,297, number of deaths 593

The number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh touched 14,297 on Friday as 191 people tested coronavirus positive, while the overall death toll reached 593 as four people died during the day, an official said. 

While Indore reported two deaths, Bhopal and Harda registered one fatality each, he said.

A total of 234 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the recovery count to 11,049, he added.

"Of the 191 new cases, 49 were from Bhopal, 23 from Indore and 18 from Gwalior. Indore now has 4,776 cases, including 238 deaths. The number of cases in Bhopal is 2,933, and 105 have died of the infection," the official said.
Jul 03, 2020 21:03 (IST)
Noida: Active COVID-19 cases cross 1,000-mark; tally rises to 2,569

Ninety-six more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar, pushing the tally of infections to 2,569, the highest for any district in the state, official data on Friday showed.

One more death was recorded in the district, taking to 23 the figure of fatalities due to COVID-19 so far, the data issued by the UP Health department for a 24-hour period showed.

Fifteen more patients have been discharged since Thursday, while the number of active cases rose to 1,005 on Friday, it stated.

So far, 1,541 patients have been discharged after treatment, while the recovery rate has dropped to 59.98 per cent from 61.60 per cent on Thursday, according to the official statistics.

The mortality rate of patients in the district stands at 0.89 per cent, it showed.
Jul 03, 2020 20:36 (IST)
COVID-19 helpline in Noida receives around 400 calls daily

An estimated 47,600 phone calls have been made so far on the dedicated helpline for queries related to COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar, officials said on Friday.

On an average, 400 calls are received daily on the helpline number - 1800 419 2211 - at the integrated control room which was launched on April 4, the officials said.

Gautam Buddh Nagar has so far recorded 2,477 positive cases of COVID-19, the highest for any district in the state, and it has 929 active patients, according to official figures updated till Thursday.

The district, adjoining Delhi, has also recorded 22 deaths due to the disease, with a mortality rate of 0.88 per cent and a recovery rate of 61.60 per cent, according to official statistics.
Jul 03, 2020 20:10 (IST)
COVID-19: Flying squad to keep check on Maharashtra's Bhiwandi hospitals

Newly-appointed Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation Commissioner Pankaj Ashiya on Friday said a flying squad had been formed to keep watch on hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak.

He told news agency PTI complaints were coming in from people that hospitals were either closed or turning away patients, while some were allegedly overcharging.

"After receiving a complaint, the flying squad will reach the concerned hospital and carry out an on-the-spot probe. People can call the civic corporation on a toll free number and lodge complaints. If need be, we will raise more such squads to help people amid the outbreak," he said.




Jul 03, 2020 19:49 (IST)
Senior Akali leader asks Punjab Chief Minister to raise stipend of resident doctors

Senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to raise the stipend of resident doctors who are working in medical colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Majithia said resident doctors working in medical colleges in the state are being charged "very high" fee and given a "nominal" stipend vis a vis their counterparts in Delhi and neighbouring states including PGIMER, Chandigarh.

While resident doctors in Punjab medical colleges of Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot are charged a fee of Rs 2 lakh per annum, those in neighbouring states have to pay between Rs 20,000 and Rs 40,000 only, said Mr Majithia.

He said the resident doctors in Punjab receive Rs 49,000 monthly stipend against Rs 80,000 to Rs 99,000 per month received by those in neighbouring states.
Jul 03, 2020 19:32 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh reports 982 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Uttar Pradesh reported 982 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, said Amit Mohan Prasad, State Principal Secretary (Health) on Friday.

Mr Prasad said, "In the last 24 hours, 982 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 7,451 active cases, 17,557 discharges so far and 749 patients have succumbed to the infection."

He said the door-to-door survey has started in Meerut division since Thursday.

Jul 03, 2020 19:18 (IST)
4 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland; count rises to 539

Four more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland, taking the state's tally to 539 on Friday, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

Three new patients are from quarantine centres in Mon district and one is from Peren district, he said.

Thirty-one people, 10 each from Peren, Kohima and Dimapur and one from Phek district, have recovered from COVID-19, the minister said. Of the 539 cases, 311 are active while 228 people have recovered, Phom said.
Jul 03, 2020 18:53 (IST)
Maharashtra government taking all steps to break coronavirus chain: Rajesh Tope

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that the state government has been making all efforts to break the chain of coronavirus transmission.

He said this during a visit to Thane on Thursday evening, during which he held talks with senior officials from the district and took stock of the COVID-19 situation.

"The government has been making all efforts to break the chain of coronavirus transmission in the state. Within 10 days, all the facilities related to COVID-19 will be made available in Thane district. Five testing centres would be set up for Badlapur Ambernath rural areas in the district," Mr Tope said.
Jul 03, 2020 18:34 (IST)
Delhi Police sub-inspector dies due to COVID-19

A Delhi Police sub-inspector died due to COVID-19 at a hospital in Noida on Friday, officials said.

Sub-inspector Dharamvir Singh was admitted to the Kailash Super Speciality Hospital in Noida on June 13 for a bypass surgery, a senior police officer said. He tested negative for coronavirus when he was admitted to the hospital.

On June 22, his bypass surgery was done and since then he was kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, a senior police officer said.

On Thursday, the hospital informed his family that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and on Friday morning, they pronounced him dead, the officer said. D
Jul 03, 2020 18:19 (IST)
ICMR aims to launch indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by Aug 15

Contemplating launching an indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by August 15, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has written to select medical institutions and hospitals to fast-track clinical trial approvals for the vaccine candidate Covaxin being developed in collaboration with Bharat Biotech.

Twelve clinical trial sites have been identified and the top health research body has asked the medical institutions and principal investigators to ensure that the subject enrolment is initiated no later than July 7.

COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin, developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the ICMR and the National Institute of Virology (NIV), had recently got the nod for human clinical trials from the DCGI.

Noting that this was the first indigenous vaccine being developed by India, ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava in his letter to principal investigators of the 12 sites said that it is one of the "top priority projects which is being monitored at the top-most level of the government".

Jul 03, 2020 17:59 (IST)
Do not bring labourers from outside the state till July 31: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation orders business establishments

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has ordered that business organizations, within its municipal limits, shall not bring any workers or labourers from ouitside the state till July 31.

BMC said that business organizations like industrial, construction, hotel, hospitality and contractors shall not bring any workers. Further, advising them to ensure the 14-days quarantine for the workers from date of their arrival, in case some business establishment have brought workers or labourers from outside.

The decision has been taken after, 34 of such workers brought by one industrial organization found COVID-19 positive in quarantine, BMC said.

Jul 03, 2020 17:36 (IST)
Tamil Nadu government extends free ration to family cardholders for July

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced that the free ration for family cardholders will be continued for July, too, and that tokens for obtaining the essential commodities will be distributed at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries from July 6 to 9.

This is in view of the lockdown to contain COVID-19 having been extended till this month-end.

The essentials could be obtained from the respective fair price shops from July 10 at the time stipulated on the tokens.

However, for the benefit of those in the containment zones, arrangements have been made to deliver the essential commodities at their doorsteps, an official release said.
Jul 03, 2020 17:03 (IST)
Mumbai can celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi safely during COVID-19

Ganesh Chathurthi - the biggest celebration of Mumbaikers - is drawing close. The annual celebration brings together lakhs of faithful to the streets.

The conduct of the festival needs elaborate planning on the part of the government and administration. This is especially important in the context of COVID-19, which demands social distancing for the general health and well-being of the people.

"We're offering eco-friendly Ganesh idols, pooja articles, sweets, flowers and other things needed for the festival at the click of a button. People can even engage the services of a pundit in the same manner. The idea is to ensure contactless delivery of products and services required for the festival for the overall well-being and health of the people," said Chirag Palande, Founder EcoGanehsa.
Jul 03, 2020 16:47 (IST)
Delhi returnee tests positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya

A Delhi returnee has tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya's hilly town of Tura in West Garo Hills district, taking the state's total tally to 59.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed that the figure includes 15 active cases and 43 recoveries. One person in the state has succumbed to the infection.
Jul 03, 2020 16:23 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal hands over Rs 1 crore compensation to the family of Delhi doctor who died battling COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday visited the family of LNJP Hospital's Dr Aseem Gupta, who passed away due to COVID-19. The Chief Minister handed over a compensation amount of Rs 1 crore to his family.

The doctor, a consultant anaesthesiologist died at Saket's Max Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 private facility.

"He was a frontline anaesthesia specialist who contracted COVID-19 infection while on duty. He tested positive on June 6, when he had mild symptoms and was shifted to a quarantine facility. His symptoms aggravated on June 7 and he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the LNJP Hospital," the LNJP Hospital had said in a statement.

He was shifted to Max Hospital, Saket on June 8 on his request, it said.
Jul 03, 2020 15:41 (IST)
231 more COVID-19 cases in Bihar, state tally reaches 10,914

231 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Bihar, taking the state's total coronavirus cases to 10,914, said the Bihar Health Department on Friday.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 6,25,544, of which 2,27,439 are active cases while 3,79,892 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated.

A total of 18,213 people have lost their lives to the infection.
Jul 03, 2020 15:40 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 count reaches 1,016

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 1,016, informed the State's Health Department on Friday.

The official figure includes 356 active cases, 637 recoveries and 8 deaths.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India now has a total of 6,25,544, of which 2,27,439 are active cases while 3,79,892 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated.

A total of 18,213 people have lost their lives to the infectious virus.
Jul 03, 2020 15:15 (IST)
Single-day spike of 561 COVID-19 cases in Odisha

Odisha reported its highest single-day spike of 561 COVID-19 cases, taking the state''s tally to 8,106, while the death climbed to 29 with two more fatalities, a health department official said.

Two men, aged 66 and 40, died of the disease at a COVID hospital in Ganjam district, he said.

"Regret to report the demise of two COVID positive patients. One was suffering from hypertension and the other was a diabetic patient. They died during treatment," the health department official said.
Jul 03, 2020 14:28 (IST)
Don't mislead people on Coronil: Maharashtra Minister warns Patanjali

Maharashtra FDA Minister Rajendra Shingne warned of action against yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved Ltd if the firm confuses the people of the state on the Coronil drug manufactured by the firm.

The Food and Drugs Administration Minister said action will be taken with the help of the state''s home department under the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, if any false claims are made by producers of Coronil.

The coronavirus cannot be treated using the Coronil drug brought in by Patanjali. Action will be taken with the help of the home department under the act if Patanjali creates confusion among people or misleads the people claiming the drug cures coronavirus (COVID-19), an official statement quoted Mr Shingne as saying.
Jul 03, 2020 14:08 (IST)
Jul 03, 2020 13:04 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Meets Dr Aseem's Family

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Dr Aseem Gupta's family, a doctor at LNJP hospital who died due to coronavirus.
Jul 03, 2020 12:08 (IST)
COVID-19: Health Ministry issues revised home isolation guidelines

With a large number of people showing no symptoms testing positive for COVID-19, the Union Health ministry has revised home isolation guidelines to include asymptomatic positive patients in the list of mild or pre-symptomatic coronavirus infection cases, reports PTI.
Jul 03, 2020 11:31 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 123 new COVID-19 positive cases and 5 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan

123 new COVID-19 positive cases and 5 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 am today. Total number of cases stand at 18785 including 3307 active cases and 435 deaths: State Health Department
Jul 03, 2020 10:25 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Mylan Labs Gets Nod To Manufacture Remdesivir For COVID-19 Patients

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission to Mylan laboratories to manufacture and market the anti-viral drug remdesivir for ''restricted emergency use'' on hospitalised COVID-19 patients, a senior government official said on Thursday, reports ANI.
Jul 03, 2020 10:15 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 4 Fresh COVID-19 Cases Reported In Nagaland

Four fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Nagaland today, taking the total number of cases to 539 including 342 active cases, 197 recoveries and no deaths so far: State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom
Jul 03, 2020 10:04 (IST)
Maharashtra Sets New Record With Biggest Jump Of 6,330 Coronavirus Cases

Maharashtra reported over 6,000 cases in the last 24 hours in a record high for the first time since the global coronavirus outbreak. Read Here
Jul 03, 2020 09:44 (IST)
India's First Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Launched By August 15

The country's first made-in-India coronavirus vaccine may be launched by August 15, with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) fast-tracking efforts to develop "Covaxin" in partnership with Bharat Biotech International Limited. Read Here
Jul 03, 2020 09:42 (IST)
Latest Coronavirus News: Over 20,000 New Infections In Last 24 Hours

India's COVID-19 tally touched 6,25,544 with the biggest single-day increase of 20,903 cases, while the death count rose to 18,213, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows.
Jul 03, 2020 09:03 (IST)
Jodhpur Police in Rajasthan, along with local artists, yesterday carried out a display to create awareness among the people regarding COVID-19.
Jul 03, 2020 08:57 (IST)
8-12 Hour Containment Zone Shifts For Delhi Cops As COVID-19 Deaths Rise

Policemen wearing coronavirus safety gear found it hard to control their emotions on Wednesday as they paid their last respects to their colleague, Delhi Police Inspector Sanjeev Yadav, a braveheart who died fighting COVID-19. Read Here
Jul 03, 2020 08:25 (IST)
US Records Over 53,000 Coronavirus Cases In 24 Hours: Report

The US notched more than 53,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Thursday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record as infections surge around the country, reports AFP.
Jul 03, 2020 08:06 (IST)
Facebook To Remind People To Wear Masks Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Facebook said Thursday it would offer reminders to its users to wear protective masks, responding to the latest surge in US coronavirus cases, which has sparked renewed fears of containing the pandemic, reports AFP. 
Jul 03, 2020 06:28 (IST)
Delhi Reviews Setting Up Of COVID-19 War Room

Amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in the national capital, top government authorities have reviewed setting up of a COVID-19 war room in Delhi, officials said on Thursday.

The Kejriwal government has been emphasising on ramping up health infrastructure to meet the projected bed requirements for patients, as part of which it has already acquired several hotels, banquet halls and attached them with hospitals and nursing homes.

The Delhi heath department in its bulletin on Thursday said Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev has "reviewed setting up of a COVID-19 war room".

The move comes amid rising cases of coronavirus in the national capital.
Jul 03, 2020 05:57 (IST)
COVID-19 Claims 16 More Lives In Bengal; 649 Fresh Cases

The COVID-19 death count climbed to 699 in West Bengal after 16 more people succumbed to the disease on Thursday, while 649 fresh cases pushed the state's infection tally to 19,819, a health department bulletin said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state crossed the 6,000-mark to reach 6,083, it added.

Since Wednesday evening, 509 people have recovered from the disease in the state, the bulletin said.

According to the bulletin, 15 of the dead coronavirus patients suffered from other ailments too.

Eight people died in Kolkata; three in North 24 Parganas; two each in Howrah and Hooghly; and one in South 24 Parganas, the bulletin said.

Kolkata saw the highest single-day spike with 218 fresh cases while 162 infections surfaced in North 24 Parganas; 58 in South 24 Parganas; and 56 in Howrah, the bulletin said.