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Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 6,857 new cases, 286 deaths

Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 6,857 new cases, 286 deaths

Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 6,857 new cases, 286 deaths
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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India logged 43,654 fresh COVID-19 cases taking its tally to 3,14,84,605, while 640 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,22,022, according to Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday. The number of active cases stood at 3,99,436, an increase of 1,336 in a span of 24 hours, and comprises 1.27 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.39 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed. The daily positivity rate increased to 2.51 percent from 1.73 percent on Tuesday. The weekly positivity rate stood at 2.36 percent, the data showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,06,63,147, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent, it stated.

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With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then stay safe and good night.
 
 
Jul 29, 2021 12:13 AM

2021 outlook grows murky for insurers as COVID surges

Surging COVID cases are blurring the view for health insurers of how 2021 will play out. Medicare Advantage coverage specialist Humana said Wednesday that it was maintaining its 2021 earnings forecast, citing heightened uncertainty about the ongoing pandemic. That came a day after another insurer, Centene, also maintained its forecast for the year instead of raising it like rivals UnitedHealth Group and Anthem Inc. when they reported second-quarter results earlier this month.

Jul 28, 2021 10:18 PM

Assam reports 1,276 new cases, 21  deaths 

COVID-19 | Assam reports 1,276 new cases, 1,791 recoveries, and 21  deaths. Active cases at 13,152 and total positive cases at 5,62,731

Jul 28, 2021 10:15 PM

COVID: Odisha govt to allow re-opening of medical colleges, allied medical science courses

Odisha Govt to allow re-opening of Medical Colleges & other Institution of teaching like Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy & Occupational therapy, Public Health and other Paramedical/AIIied medical science courses in the State while following COVID guidelines.

Jul 28, 2021 10:11 PM

Blinken announces $25 million for India's Covid vaccination programme

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday announced that his country will provide $25 million to support India's vaccination programme as the two sides held wide-ranging talks on further boosting cooperation in dealing with the pandemic and its adverse impacts. At a media briefing after talks with Blinken, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar thanked the US for its "truly exceptional" support to India during the second wave of the pandemic and for keeping the supply chain for raw material open for vaccine production in India. Jaishankar also said that the travel challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic were also discussed.

Jul 28, 2021 9:38 PM

Doctors observe rise in tuberculosis cases among post-Covid patients

Doctors at two private facilities have seen a rise in cases of tuberculosis (TB) among people who have recently recovered from COVID19, and have attributed the rise in such instances to diabetes, altered immunity and use of steroids. Moolchand hospital has had a turnout of around 10 cases of active TB patients in the OPD in the last four to six weeks, according to a statement from the hospital.

Jul 28, 2021 9:36 PM

Isolated Myanmar calls for international help as COVID cases surge

Myanmar's military ruler is looking for greater cooperation with the international community to contain the coronavirus, state media reported on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with a surging wave of infections. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing called in a speech for more cooperation on prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, including with fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and "friendly countries", the Global New Light of Myanmar reported.

Jul 28, 2021 9:33 PM

Mumbai reports 404 new COVID cases, 6 deaths

Mumbai reported 404 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, up 61 from a day ago, and six fresh fatalities, while 382 patients recovered from the infection, a civic official said. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official, with this, the tally of COVID-19 cases jumped to 7,35,165, while the death toll increased to 15,795. Mumbai has reported a spike in daily COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row. On Monday, the financial capital had registered 299 coronavirus infections, the lowest since April 2020.The city has reported a marginal rise in the daily COVID-19 cases and fatalities as compared to Tuesday, when it had witnessed 343 infections and five deaths.

Jul 28, 2021 9:30 PM

Maharashtra reports 6,857 new COVID cases, 286 deaths 

COVID19 | Maharashtra reports 6,857 new cases, 286 deaths, and 6,105 recoveries today

Jul 28, 2021 9:26 PM

Collaborative efforts of BRICS nations can lead world to fight COVID: Mansukh Mandaviya 

Collaborative efforts of BRICS nations can definitely lead the world to fight the #COVID19 pandemic with 'One World, One Health' approach: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Jul 28, 2021 9:20 PM

Gujarat govt relaxes night curfew in 8 cities by one hour, as COVID cases drop 

In light of the significant drop in fresh cases of coronavirus, the Gujarat government on Wednesday decided to relax the night curfew timings by an hour in eight major cities from July 31. As per an official release, the state government has also decided to permit celebrations for the upcoming Ganesh Utsav in public places, with a condition that the idol will have to be less than four feet in height. The decisions were taken by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in a core committee meeting held in Gandhinagar, it was stated.

Jul 28, 2021 9:16 PM

Maha to provide Rs 50 lakh insurance cover to employees of civic bodies who died doing COVID duties

Maharashtra Cabinet also decides to provide insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs to the officers and employees of Municipal Corporations, Nagar Panchayats and Nagar Parishads in the state who died while performing #COVID19 duties.

Jul 28, 2021 8:24 PM
Covishield 93% effective, recorded 7 deaths among fully vaccinated, says armed forces medical services
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Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 6,857 new cases, 286 deaths
Jul 28, 2021 8:19 PM

UP reports just one new COVID death as 89 more test positive

Uttar Pradesh Wednesday reported just one COVID-19 death and 89 fresh cases, pushing the overall figures to 22,755 fatalities and 17,08,313 infections, officials said. The lone death was reported from Kushinagar, the state government said in a statement Lucknow. Of the 89 fresh cases, maximum 22 were reported from Kanpur, it said. As many as 116 COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease since Tuesday, taking the number of patients discharged from hospitals so far in the state to 16,84,790, the statement said.

Jul 28, 2021 8:18 PM

Devdutt, Ruturaj among four debutants as Covid-hit India bat first against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bowl against a Covid19 hit India, who have been forced to field four debutants in the second T20 International, here on Wednesday. The match, which was postponed after India allrounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID19, also led to isolation of eight visiting team players who however were found negative after RTPCR tests.

Jul 28, 2021 8:16 PM