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COVID-19 highlights: Caseload in Andhra Pradesh breaches 19-lakh mark

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Coronavirus News Live Updates: India saw a single-day rise of 43,071 new coronavirus infections, raising its tally to 3,05,45,433, while the death toll climbed to 402,005, with 955 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The active cases dropped by 10,183 and remained below five lakh at 485,350. The national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 97.09 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

COVID-19 highlights: Caseload in Andhra Pradesh breaches 19-lakh mark
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  • COVID-19 caseload in Andhra Pradesh breaches 19-lakh mark

    The cumulative coronavirus tally in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 19-lakh mark and reached19,02,923 with the addition of 3,175 fresh cases on Sunday. That the infection spread has slowed down further in the state was evident in the fact that the last one lakh cases came in 22 days, double the time it took for the previous lakh and seven days for the lakh before that. (PTI)

  • 176 new cases push Sikkim's tally to 21,131

    Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 21,131 on Sunday as 176 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 308 as no fresh fatality was reported. South Sikkim registered the highest number of new cases at 87, followed by 58 in East Sikkim and 31 in West Sikkim. (PTI)

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  • Odisha reports 2,870 fresh COVID-19 cases, 42 more fatalities

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    Only three districts logged active cases above 2,500 and have been categorized as 'Red Zone' - Khurda (5,144), Cuttack (4,387) and Balasore (3,000). Deogarh in the western part registered the lowest at 41. Of the fresh infections detected in all the 30 districts, 1,652 are from quarantine centres and the remaining are local-contact cases, he said.

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    Six new patients have travel history, while the remaining 237 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing. The state now has 3,897 active cases, while 17,254 more people have recovered from the disease so far, including 355 in the last 24 hours.

  • Ladakh records nearly 98 per cent recovery rate, 14 new cases

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    Leh district recorded recovery of 16,253 persons out of the total 16,607 Covid patients, while 3,416 people were cured out of the total 3,508 in Kargil district, they said. Of the new cases, 10 were reported from Leh and four from Kargil.

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    "The 'Indian Doctor' should receive Bharat Ratna this year. 'Indian Doctor' means all doctors, nurses and paramedics. It will be a true homage to all martyred doctors. It will be an honour of those who have been serving without caring for their lives and families. The whole country will be glad at this," Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi. As many as 730 doctors have succumbed to coronavirus infection during the second wave, according to data available by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in mid-June.

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    The occupancy in the hotels has increased in the past few days but it has yet to reach its peak, said Mohinder Seth, president of Tourism Industry Stakeholder Association. The occupancy in the hotels remains between 60 and 90 percent during weekends, while on other days it remains around 40-45 percent, Seth told PTI.

  • Delhi stadium, sports complexes allowed to reopen

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    The 172 new cases were spread over Puducherry (137), Karaikal(23), Yanam (5) and Mahe (7), he said. The number of active cases stood at 2,006 (305 in hospitals and the remaining 1,701 in home isolation).

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    COVID-19 highlights: Caseload in Andhra Pradesh breaches 19-lakh mark
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    The archipelago now has only 20 active COVID-19 cases, of which 18 are in the South Andaman district and two in the North and Middle Andaman district. The Nicobar district of the union territory is now COVID-19 free, the official said. Five more persons recuperated from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,330.

    The COVID-19 death toll remained at 128 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, he said. The administration has so far tested 4,12,361 samples for COVID-19 and the cumulative test positivity rate is 1.81 percent, he said.

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    Australia's most populous state recorded 16 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, data showed on Sunday, of which 13 were already in isolation. That was down from 35 new cases on Friday - the highest number of daily cases so far this year for that state - and 31 on Thursday.

  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 365 new COVID-19 cases

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  • Karnataka to ease restriction from July 5 

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    All activity will be permitted except the opening of theatres, pubs. However, swimming pools and sports complexes can open but only for training.

    Schools and colleges will remain closed while religious places can open only for darshan. 

    The new guidelines will be in place till July 19. 

  • Here are data highlights on COVID-19 as on July 4 

    - 43k new cases, 955 new deaths, 52.3k new recoveries, 10.2k dip in active cases

    - Deaths below 1k for the 3rd consecutive day

    - New cases below 50k for the 7th day

    - Kerala reports 12.5k new cases, Maharashtra 9.5k, Tamil Nadu 4k

    - Maharashtra reports 371 new deaths, Kerala 135, Tamil Nadu 115

    - 6 states/UTs report rise in active cases

    - Lakshadweep, Kerala, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya have reported the highest number of cases per lakh population over the last 7 days

    - Difference between new cases reported in the last 7 days and the preceding 7 days is -11% (world average is +3%)

    - 63.88 lakh new vaccinations. 35.12 crore total. 42.09 lakh received their first dose yesterday, 21.79 lakh second dose

    - Daily vaccinations over 50 lakh after 4 days  

    - 18.38 lakh new tests. Test positivity rate: 2.34% (2.35% the previous day)

    - Daily tests below 20 lakh for the 23rd day

    - India's tests per million population now over 3 lakh. 3,00,124/tests per 10 lakh population (according to current population estimates) 

    - Test positivity rate below 3% for the 13th consecutive day

    - Test positivity rate: Sikkim 17.93%, Manipur 13.62%, Meghalaya 12.18%. Uttar Pradesh 0.04%, Madhya Pradesh 0.06%, Delhi 0.13%

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  • Tripura extends COVID curfew till July 9

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    COVID-19 highlights: Caseload in Andhra Pradesh breaches 19-lakh mark
  • India records 44,111 new COVID-19 infections; active cases drop below 5 lakh after 97 days
    The active cases, 4,95,533, were recorded below five lakh after 97 days and comprised 1.62 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 97.06 percent
    COVID-19 highlights: Caseload in Andhra Pradesh breaches 19-lakh mark
  • Active cases below 5 lakh in 97 days

    The active cases, 4,95,533, were recorded below five lakh after 97 days and comprised 1.62 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 97.06 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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Coronavirus News Live Updates: India saw a single-day rise of 43,071 new coronavirus infections, raising its tally to 3,05,45,433, while the death toll climbed to 402,005, with 955 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The active cases dropped  by 10,183 and remained below five lakh at 485,350. The national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 97.09 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.