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Coronavirus news highlights: India's single-day count more than that of US, Brazil in past 7 days; virus resurfaces in New Zealand after 102 days

Coronavirus news highlights: India's single-day count more than that of US, Brazil in past 7 days; virus resurfaces in New Zealand after 102 days

Coronavirus news highlights: India's single-day count more than that of US, Brazil in past 7 days; virus resurfaces in New Zealand after 102 days
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Coronavirus news highlights: COVID-19 cases in India dipped below 55,000 in a single day on Tuesday after the country recorded over 60,000 cases daily for four days on the trot. With the fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally rose to 22.68 lakh, while the recoveries have surged to 15,83,489, pushing the recovery rate to 69.80 percent.

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Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates: 5,834 new infections reported, 6,005 patients discharged

A total of 6,005 Covid-19 recovered patients were discharged from various hospitals in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday while 5,834 persons tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, said the State Health Department. In a statement issued here the department said 6,005 Covid-19 recovered patients were discharged from different hospitals in the state taking the tally to 250,680. The total number of persons who tested positive for coronavirus went up by 5,834 to 308,649. The number of active Covid-19 cases in the state after taking into account the cured and dead stands at 52,810. The state recorded the death of 118 Covid-19 patients taking the total tally till date to 5,159. The number of infected children in the state in the age group 0-12 went up to 15,113.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Goa records new 415 COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 9,444

At least 415 persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in Goa on Tuesday, taking the coastal state's tally to 9,444, an official from the health department said. With the death of a 45-year-old man and five senior citizens, the toll in the state now stands at 86, the official said. As many as 272 patients were discharged following their recovery from the infection, taking the recoveries to 6,480, he said. "Of the 3,320 samples tested on Tuesday, reports of 2,036 came out negative, while 415 returned positive and reports of 869 are awaited," the official said. Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 9,444, new cases 415, deaths 86, discharged 6,480, active cases 2,878, samples tested till date 1,53,792.

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates: 917 cases reported in Mumbai, 1,154 recover

Mumbai recorded 917 COVID-19 cases as the tally climbed to 1,25,239 on Tuesday while the death toll went up by 48 to 6,890, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. A total of 1,154 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of recoveries to 99,147, it said. Mumbai's case recovery rate stands at 79 per cent at present while the average growth rate of cases has fallen to 0.79 per cent, the BMC said. The case doubling rate has improved to 88 days. The metropolis now has only 18,905 active cases, the BMC added. A total of 6.13 lakh tests have been conducted so far in the city, it said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Odisha MLA SR Patnaik tests positive for COVID-19

Ruling Biju Janata Dal MLA and editor of Odia daily 'Sambad' S R Patnaik on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19. Patnaik, the BJD MLA from Khandapada in Nayagarh district, in his twitter post informed about him being detected as COVID-19 positive. In his twitter post in Odia language, Patnaik, who is also the son-in-law of former chief minister J B Patnaik and younger brother of OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik, said he came to know about the infection on Tuesday. He further said that his condition is stable and advised those who had come in contact with him last week to consult doctors. Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal wished speedy recovery of Patnaik. "Honble Governor wishes Honble MLA, Khandapada Sri SoumyaSambad who has tested positive for #Corona, a speedy recovery and good health," Governor Odisha twitter handle said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Punjab reports record 32 COVID deaths, over 1k fresh cases

Punjab on Tuesday reported a record 32 fatalities due to COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 636, while 1,002 fresh cases took the state's infection tally to 25,889. Eleven fatalities were reported in Ludhiana, four in Sangrur, three each in Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar and Mohali and one each in Gurdaspur, Bathinda, Kapurthala, Muktsar and Tarn Taran, according to a medical bulletin. Among districts which reported new cases are Ludhiana (252), Patiala (118), Amritsar (118), Mohali (83), Hoshiarpur (77), Pathankot (64), Jalandhar (54) and Bathinda (38). A total of 1,055 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from the infection. So far, 16,790 people have been cured of the infection. There are 8,463 active COVID-19 cases in the state, the bulletin said. Twenty-one patients are critical and on the ventilator, while 139 are on oxygen support, it said. The state has till now tested 6,97,327 samples for COVID-19, it said.

Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LIVE Updates: 9,024 fresh COVID-19 cases in AP, 87 deaths

Andhra Pradesh's COVID-19 tally went up to 2,44,549 on Tuesday as 9,024 fresh cases were added, while 87 more deaths pushed the overall toll to 2,203. According to the latest bulletin 9,113 patients were discharged from hospitals in the state after recovering from the disease. More positive cases were detected in rapid antigen tests as compared to RT-PCR, TruNat and other tests in the last 24 hours in the state. In all, 30,908 rapid antigen tests were conducted, of which 5,132 turned positive, according to the bulletin. The other 27,407 tests turned out 3,892 positive cases. The infection positivity rate rose further to 9.43 percent after a total of 25,92,619 tests were completed till date, the bulletin said.

Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates: 8 deaths, 1,257 fresh cases reported in 24 hours

The national capital recorded 1,257 fresh coronavirus cases, and eight deaths, the lowest in over two months, in the last 24 hours, authorities said on Tuesday. This is the first time in over two months that the daily number of deaths has dropped below 10, according to the Delhi government's health bulletin. On August 5, Delhi had recorded 11 COVID-19 deaths, indicating a significant improvement in the situation in the city. The city has so far recorded a total of 1,47,391 cases, of which 1,32,384 people have recovered, been discharged or have migrated. There are 10,868 active cases, of which 5,523 are under home isolation. The death toll due to the disease is 4,139, according to the latest Delhi health department bulletin.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 1,417 cases in Kerala; 36 health workers test positive

Kerala continued to witness a spike in COVID-19 infections reporting 1,417 cases on Tuesday, including 36 health workers, as the death toll climbed to 120 with five more fatalities. As many as 1,426 people recovered from the infection today, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters here. At least 1,242 had been infected through contact and the infection source of 105 people was not known, he said. Three deaths were from Thiruvananthapuram district and one each fromKannur and Ernakulam. Of the positive cases, 62 had come from abroad and 72 from other states, the Chief Minister said. In the last 24 hours, 31,625 tests were conducted. Two districts --Thiruvananthapuram and Malappuram -- accounted for 297 and 242 cases respectively, while Kozhikode 158), Kasaragod (147), Alappuzha (146), Palakkad (141) and Ernakulam (133) reported over 100 cases. Meanwhile, with positive cases rising in Malappuram, District Collector K Gopalakrishnan decided to impose a complete lockdown on Sundays in the district.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 8 more test positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi area

The tally of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi rose to 2,634 on Tuesday after eight more persons tested positive for the infection, the city civic body said. A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said 2,295 patients have already recovered from the infection, leaving just 81 active cases in the densely populated slum-dominated area. The civic body has stopped sharing death figures from the area, which falls under the BMC's G-north ward. According to the official, G-north ward has recorded a total of 6,613 COVID-19 cases so far. Besides Dharavi, the G-north ward has two other prominent areas, Dadar and Mahim, which have registered 2,076 and 1,908 COVID-19 cases, respectively. Spread across 2.5 square km, Dharavi has a population over 6.5 lakh.

Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LIVE Updates: Record 5,041 fresh cases in UP, 56 COVID-19 deaths reported

Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike of 5,041 COVID-19 cases, while 56 more people died due to the infection. The total number of cases in the state now stands at 1,31,763 and fatalities at 2,176, Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters here. However, the state health bulletin put the number of fresh cases at 5,130 in the past 24 hours. On Monday, the state's COVID-19 tally stood at 1,26,722. So far, 80,589 of the infected have been treated and discharged. There are now 48,998 active COVID-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, 12 deaths were recorded in Lucknow, five in Kanpur, four each in Prayagraj and Deoria among others. Kanpur has reported the maximum number of deaths at 278, followed by Lucknow 161, Meerut 119, Varanasi 107 and Agra 101, it said. Among the fresh cases, the maximum 831 were reported in Lucknow, 252 in Prayagraj, 248 in Kanpur, 201 in Gorakhpur, 198 in Bareilly and 169 in Varanasi. Of the 48,998 active COVID-19 patients, 20,818 are in home isolation and 1,535 in private hospitals, Prasad said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: States must not get overawed by increase in daily positive cases, says Health Ministry

The Health Ministry on Tuesday said states should not get overawed by a "mere increase" in daily positive cases of COVID-19 and should keep pursuing the policy of aggressive testing, comprehensive tracing and tracking and efficient treatment of cases. Addressing a press briefing, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the active cases of COVID-19, which comprised 88.83 per cent of the total caseload on March 31, have reduced to 28.21 per cent as on date. "Of the total active cases of COVID-19, less than 1 per cent of patients are on ventilator, less than 3 per cent of the people are on oxygen support and less than 4 per cent of the people are in ICU," he said. "We should not lose sight of the bigger picture that is why we say that mere increase in daily positive cases must not overawe the states. They must keep on pursuing the policy of aggressive testing, comprehensive tracing and tracking and efficient treatment," he added.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Inaugural Lanka Premier League postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to unavailability of top foreign players who would have had to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine owing to rising cases of COVID-19 in the island nation. The T20 League was scheduled to start on August 28, subject to approval from the government and Ministry of health but the 14-day compulsory quarantine period turned out to be an issue with regards to foreign players. "We had a discussion with the health authorities and the 14 day quarantine period for anyone entering the country is compulsory. So it's difficult to play the tournament at the end of August," SLC President Shammi Silva told NewsWire. "We will play the tournament in mid-November after IPL," Silva's information indicated that they are looking at roping in the best T20 freelancers.

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