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Coronavirus news updates: Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19, Shah tests positive, Amitabh Bachchan discharged

Coronavirus news updates: Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19, Shah tests positive, Amitabh Bachchan discharged

Coronavirus news updates: Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19, Shah tests positive, Amitabh Bachchan discharged
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Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor, who had undergone tests at Kauvery Hospital today, has been advised home isolation since his infection is mild. As per the medical bulletin by Kauvery hospital, Purohit is asymptomatic and clinically stable.

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Tamil Nadu logs 5,875 fresh COVID-19 cases, 98 deaths


Tamil Nadu recorded 5,875 new COVID-19 cases aggregating to 2.57 lakh till date, while 98
more people succumbed to the virus, health department said on Sunday. The number of those discharged on Sunday stood at 5,517 with cumulative recoveries leading to 1.96 lakh so far.
Active cases in Tamil Nadu were 56,998, the bulletin said. Chennai registered 1,065 fresh cases taking the tally to 1.01 lakh cases.
With continued focus on sample testing, the bulletin said 60,344 specimens were tested today while overall number of samples was 27.79 lakh.

 

Aug 2, 2020 8:26 PM

UP's COVID-19 tally reaches 92,921 with 3,853 more cases


 

The COVID-19 tally of cases in Uttar Pradesh increased to 92,921 on Sunday with 3,853 more people testing positive for the disease, while 53 new fatalities took the death toll in the state to 1,730.
However, in a statement issued here on Sunday, the state government said that in the past 24 hours, 3,953 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state.
On Saturday, the total count of coronavirus infection cases stood at 89,068.
Of the 53 COVID-19 new deaths, 14 were reported from Lucknow and 11 from Kanpur.
Aug 2, 2020 8:22 PM

Kerala crosses 25,000 COVID-19 cases as 1,169 test positive


Kerala on Sunday crossed the 25,000 mark in COVID-19 cases as 1,169 more people tested positive, the state government said.
With the fresh cases, which included at least 29 health workers -- 11 from here, the state's tally rose to 25,905 while 688 people were cured, taking the cumulative recoveries to 14,467.
The death toll due to the disease stood at 82. The state capital continued to account for the highest number of daily cases with 377 new cases on Sunday, taking the total count to 3,472.

Aug 2, 2020 8:20 PM

Amitabh Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital


 

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday said that he has tested negative for COVID-19 and will now be quarantining at home.
The 77-year-old actor, who was admitted to Nanavati hospital along with son Abhishek after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 11, expressed his gratitude to well-wishers for their continued support and prayers. 
"I have tested COVID - have been discharged. I am back home in solitary quarantine. 
Grace of the Almighty, blessings of Ma Babuji, prayers, duas of near and dear and friends fans EF and the excellent care and nursing at Nanavati made it possible for me to see this," Amitabh wrote on Twitter.  
Minutes before the screen icon, Abhishek shared on the microblogging site that his father has tested negative for the virus.
The 44-year-old actor, however, said he is still COVID-19 positive and will remain under medical care
Aug 2, 2020 7:47 PM

Amitabh Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital


 

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday said that he has tested negative for COVID-19 and will now be quarantining at home.
The 77-year-old actor, who was admitted to Nanavati hospital along with son Abhishek after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 11, expressed his gratitude to well-wishers for their continued support and prayers. 
"I have tested COVID - have been discharged. I am back home in solitary quarantine. 
Grace of the Almighty, blessings of Ma Babuji, prayers, duas of near and dear and friends fans EF and the excellent care and nursing at Nanavati made it possible for me to see this," Amitabh wrote on Twitter.  
Minutes before the screen icon, Abhishek shared on the microblogging site that his father has tested negative for the virus.
The 44-year-old actor, however, said he is still COVID-19 positive and will remain under medical care
Aug 2, 2020 7:47 PM

Liquor sales decline up to 60% in May-June in states with high Corona cess: Report

 

States which imposed more than 50 percent COVID-cess on liquor after the resumption of retail trade post lockdown witnessed an average 59 percent decline in sales in May and June due to higher tariffs, a report by trade association CIABC claimed. 
States as Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, J&K and Pudducherry, which had imposed a COVID-cess of 50 per cent and above reported a decline of 66 per cent in May and 51 per cent in June compared to the year-ago period, the report by Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) said.
While, states as Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Kerala and Jharkhand, which had imposed a COVID-cess between 15-50 per cent reported an average decline of 34 per cent in sales, the report stated.
However, states where up to 15 per cent additional cess was imposed, witnessed only 16 per cent decline in May and June, which includes Uttarakhand, UP, Telangana, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Assam, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Punjab.
Aug 2, 2020 7:41 PM

Lowest single-day COVID deaths in Delhi since July 1


 

Delhi registered 15 deaths due to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the lowest number of fatalities in a single-day since July 1.
The number of coronavirus cases in Delhi rose to 1,37,677, while the death toll mounted to 4,004 on Sunday.
On July 26, there were 21 deaths due to the pathogen, the previous lowest fatality count since July 1. .
The corresponding figures on successive days were -- July 27 (26), July 28 (28), July 29 (25), July 30 (29) and July 31 (27) and August 1 (26).
On June 23, Delhi had recorded the highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases so far.
There were 613 COVID-19 cases on July 27, the lowest in the last two months. It, however, increased to 1,056 the next day and slightly declined to 1,035 on July 29, only to rise to 1,093 and 1,195 on July 30 and 31 respectively.
Aug 2, 2020 7:37 PM

Home Minister Amit Shah tweets that he has tested positive for coronavirus and will admit himself to the hospital on doctor's advice.

Aug 2, 2020 5:01 PM

U.S. records over 25,000 coronavirus deaths in July

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of quickly reopening the economy.

The United States recorded 1.87 million new cases in July, bringing total infections to 4.5 million, for an increase of 69%. Deaths in July rose 20% to nearly 154,000 total.

The biggest increases in July were in Florida, with over 310,000 new cases, followed by California and Texas with about 260,000 each. All three states saw cases double in June.

Cases also more than doubled in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, according to the tally.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York had the lowest increases, with cases rising 8% or less.

The United States shattered single-day global records when it reported over 77,000 new cases on July 16. During July, 33 out of the 50 U.S. states had one-day record increases in cases and 19 set records for their rise in deaths in 24 hours, according to a Reuters tally.

After a rapid acceleration in cases, the outbreak appears to be stabilizing in Arizona, Florida and Texas. Health officials are now concerned the outbreak has migrated to the Midwest from summer travel.

(Source: Reuters)

Aug 2, 2020 11:31 AM

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Jammu & Kashmir government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown guidelines until 5 August. The Union Territory yesterday recorded 613 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths, taking the total cases in the Union Territory to 20,972, reports ANI.

Aug 2, 2020 11:24 AM

I express my deepest condolences to the family of Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun. She was #COVID19 positive & was receiving treatment at SGPGI Hospital. She was a popular public leader & a social worker. She worked efficiently while being the part of the Cabinet: CM Adityanath.

Aug 2, 2020 11:16 AM

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamla Rani Varun dies in Lucknow. She had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on 18 July, reports ANI.

Aug 2, 2020 11:03 AM

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: In a bid to augment the testing facilities, Odisha government on Saturday allowed private hospitals, nursing homes and laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests through Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR methods, a notification issued by the health and family welfare department, reports PTI.

Aug 2, 2020 10:53 AM

738 new COVID19 cases reported in Jharkhand today. Total number of cases rises to 12,104 including 7,477 active cases, 4,513 recovered and discharged cases and 114 deaths: State Health Department

Aug 2, 2020 10:40 AM

State Highlights:

- 9 States Report More Recoveries Than New Cases
- Andhra Reports Drop In Active Cases After An Increase For 9 Consecutive Days
- Bihar Sees The Biggest Single-day Rise In Active Cases Amongst All States
- Only 3 States (Bihar, Karnataka & UP) Report An Increase Of More Than 1,000 In Active Cases 
- Overall 29 States Have Recovery Rate Of More Than 50%
- 19 States Have Death Rate Of Less Than 1%, 10 Have 1-2% & 6 Have Above 2%

Aug 2, 2020 10:23 AM

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