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Coronavirus Latest News: India’s Covid recoveries near 26 lakhs, active cases at 22%

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Economic Times | 29 Aug, 2020 | 12.18AM IST

The total number of positive cases now stands at 7,47,995, including 1,80,718 active cases, 5,43,170 recoveries and 23,775 deaths.

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Wrap Up: All you need to know about the outbreak today

  • Delhi reports 1,808 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths
  • 14,361 new COVID-19 cases and 331 deaths reported in Maharashtra
  • Andhra Pradesh crosses 4 lakh mark in COVID-19 cases; Recoveries reach 3 lakh
  • Karnataka detects 8,960 fresh COVID-19 positive cases
  • No power tariff hike in Delhi for 2020-21: DERC
  • Punjab reports 1,555 new COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths
  • H Vasanthakumar was admitted on August 10 with COVID-19 infection
  • 696 new Covid cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today
  • 1,298 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths reported in Haryana today
  • Punjab reports 1,555 new COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths
  • 2,982 new Covid cases, 3,286 recovered cases & 56 deaths reported in West Bengal
  • 7 Air India passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand
  • Wrestler Vinesh Phogat tests positive for COVID-19
  • 1,355 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths reported in Rajasthan
  • Spain reports 3,829 coronavirus infections in past 24 hours
  • EPFO settles 46 lakh COVID-19-related claims worth Rs 920 crore
  • Punjab chief minister has decided to go into 7-day self quarantine
  • 1,355 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths reported in Rajasthan
  • 604 new COVID-19 cases & 9 deaths reported in Puducherry
  • Andaman & Nicobar reports 32 new COVID-19 cases
  • Jharkhand reports 1,137 new COVID-19 cases
  • 48 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death reported in Ladakh
  • 2560 new COVID-19 cases detected in the last 24 hours

2560 new COVID-19 cases detected in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state rise to 1,01,367, including 79,307 recovered patients and 286 deaths. Active cases stand at 21,771: Government of Assam

48 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death reported in Ladakh. 74 patients cured and discharged. Total number of deaths in UT Ladakh has gone up to 28: Department of Information & Public relations, Ladakh

Jharkhand reports 1,137 new COVID-19 cases, 639 recoveries and 11 deaths, taking total cases to 35,813 including 24,138 recoveries and 389 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 11,286

Andaman & Nicobar reports 32 new #COVID19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 3,050 including 564 active cases, 42 deaths and 2,444 recoveries

604 new COVID-19 cases & 9 deaths reported in Puducherry today. Total number of cases stands at 13,024, including 4,745 active cases, 8,080 recovered cases & 199 deaths till date

Government of Jharkhand orders extension of lockdown related restrictions currently in place in the state within the containment zones up to September 30 due to COVID-19

Government of Jharkhand orders extension of lockdown related restrictions currently in place in the state within th… https://t.co/xgRxXHc8Nm

— ANI (@ANI) 1598632599000

As per Odisha CM’s direction, State Govt will provide free transport & accommodation to JEE & NEET exam candidates. Transport facilities from district headquarters to exam centre to be provided free of cost. Candidates requested to contact Nodal Officers: I&PR Department, Odisha

1,355 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases now at 77,370 including 14,320 active cases and 1,017 deaths

Passengers with negative test results will have to undergo 7 days home quarantine while those with positive results will have to undergo institutional quarantine. Symptomatic & those travelling to tribal areas continue to be tested through a free RT PCR. RAT costs Rs 500: AAI

Passengers with negative test results will have to undergo 7 days home quarantine while those with positive results… https://t.co/Q2cGCBBgo9

— ANI (@ANI) 1598631110000

Punjab chief minister has decided to go into 7-day self quarantine, as per government protocol and the advise of his doctors, after two MLAs who met him in the Vidhan Sabha tested positive for COVID19

EPFO settles 46 lakh COVID-19-related claims worth Rs 920 crore

Spain reports 3,829 coronavirus infections in past 24 hours, bringing total to 439,286

1,355 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases now at 77,370 including 14,320 active cases and 1,017 deaths: State Health Department

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat (in file photo) tests positive for COVID-19. She says, “I am doing well and hoping to recover soon.”

7 Air India passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand 3 days after arrival from Delhi — PTI

2,982 new Covid cases, 3,286 recovered cases & 56 deaths reported in West Bengal today. Total number of COVID cases stands at 1,53,754

Punjab reports 1,555 new COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths, taking total cases to 49,378 including 33,008 recoveries and 1,307 deaths: State Health Department

1,298 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths reported in Haryana today, taking total cases to 60,596 including 49,710 recoveries and 661 deaths: State Health Department

696 new Covid cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today; 202 from Jammu division and 494 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases now at 35,831 including 7,781 active cases, 27,372 recoveries and 678 deaths

H Vasanthakumar was admitted on August 10 with COVID-19 infection. He was treated in Critical Care Unit for severe COVID pneumonia. Despite all active medical measures his condition deteriorated gradually due to COVID complication & passed away today: Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

H Vasanthakumar was admitted on August 10 with #COVID19 infection. He was treated in Critical Care Unit for severe… https://t.co/MuMr82SpXC

— ANI (@ANI) 1598625734000

Punjab reports 1,555 new COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths, taking total cases to 49,378 including 33,008 recoveries and 1,307 deaths

No power tariff hike in Delhi for 2020-21: DERC

Karnataka detects 8,960 fresh COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total positive cases to 3,18,752 including 136 deaths, 7,464 discharges and 86,347 active cases

Andhra Pradesh crosses 4 lakh mark in COVID-19 cases; Recoveries reach 3 lakh

14,361 new COVID-19 cases and 331 deaths reported in Maharashtra today

  • The total number of positive cases now stands at 7,47,995
  • This includes 1,80,718 active cases, 5,43,170 recoveries and 23,775 deaths
  • The number of active cases stands at 1,78,234

COVID strikes IPL: CSK player, multiple staff members test positive

Delhi reports 1,808 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths, taking the total number of positive cases in the national capital to 1,69,412 including 1,51,473 recoveries, 13,550 active cases and 4,389 deaths

Centre’s decision to hold JEE, NEET exams in Sep will expose 25L students to health risks: Partha Chatterjee

Kerala recorded 2,543 new COVID-19 cases and 2,097 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 23,111 and recoveries to 45,858: State Health Department

COVID-19 has posed a major challenge for the functioning of democratic institutions across the world. We hope that the members will cooperate in the smooth functioning of the (Monsson) session by following COVID-19 related guidelines: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Congress MP Vasanthkumar battling COVID-19 is ‘critical’: Hospital

Nepal’s coronavirus tally crosses 36,000-mark

NEET-JEE exam: NSUI activists stage fast demanding postponement due to COVID-19

Will request MPs to get tested for coronavirus 72 hours before start of Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Total number of COVID-19 cases in the state is now 5,566 including 1,473 active cases, 4,018 recoveries and 31 deaths: Himachal Pradesh Health Department

Maharashtra: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and former CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated a COVID19 Centre in Pune today

Maharashtra: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and former CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated a COVID19 Centre in Pune… https://t.co/BMWWzGZoCZ

— ANI (@ANI) 1598615309000

Former Karnataka Minister H D Revanna tests positive for coronavirus

Total COVID-19 tests near peak of 4 crore; over 1 crore samples tested in past 2 weeks

  • The cumulative tests for detection of COVID-19 have reached 3,94,77,848 in the country
  • More than one crore samples have been tested in the past two weeks
  • The Tests Per Million have increased to 28,607

J&J’s Janssen to begin Phase II COVID-19 vaccine trials next week in Spain

NEET and JEE examinations must be conducted on time so that one year of our students doesn’t get wasted. It is about their future: Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan

To contain further spread of COVID19 in Haryana, shopping malls & shops, except those dealing with essential goods & services, will remain closed on Monday & Tuesday in urban areas. There is no bar on the opening of shops & shopping malls on Saturday & Sunday.

Kalyan, Navi Mumbai have over 3,000 active COVID-19 cases

Philippines reports 3,999 novel coronavirus cases, 91 more deaths

Rajasthan reports 557 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths

Daylong Punjab Assembly session begins under COVID-19 shadow

India’s COVID-19 recoveries near 26 lakhs, active cases at 22%

After 60,177 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 recoveries are nearing 26 lakh and there are only 22 per cent active cases in the country, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) informed on Friday.

Second round of serological survey launched in Bhubaneswar

  • Five teams will collect 1,500 samples from various locations in the city, an official said
  • Second round of serological survey has been launched to assess prevalence of COVID-19 among people in the city as the Odisha capital is witnessing a rise in coronavirus cases this month.

US-based BCM ties up with India’s BE for COVID-19 vaccine production

  • Texas-based Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has entered into a licensing agreement with Indian pharmaceutical company Biological E Limited (BE) for the development of a safe, effective and affordable vaccine.
  • According to BCM, Hyderabad-headquartered BE has licenced the recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed at Baylor.
  • The company engaged in licence negotiations with the BCM Ventures team after initial discussions on Baylor’s technology and how it could possibly inform a vaccine to address the current global pandemic.
  • The company will leverage its past experience for the further development and commercialisation of the vaccine candidate, which is currently produced using a proven yeast-based expression technology, the Texas-based BCM said.

Sinovac’s Covid vaccine candidate approved for emergency use in China

Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s coronavirus vaccine candidate CoronaVac was approved in July for emergency use as part of a programme in China to vaccinate high-risk groups such as medical staff, a person familiar with the matter revealed.

-Supreme Court tags petition filed by lawyer Vishal Tiwari, with the earlier one filed by Gajendra Sharma, in connection with rate of interest in moratorium issue during COVID-19 pandemic.-Petitioners are seeking a direction to all banks to extend moratorium period till 31st Dec

India’s Covid recoveries are nearing 26 lakh

India's #COVID19 recoveries are nearing 26 lakh. 60,177 have recovered in the last 24 hours & recovery rate has tou… https://t.co/ITYe3TdwRD

— ANI (@ANI) 1598599604000

Complete lockdown will be observed in West Bengal on 7th, 11th Sep & 12th September. As per State Government’s directives, no flight operations will be scheduled on these days from Kolkata airport: Kolkata Airport

346 more police personnel found COVID-19 positive & 2 died in the last 24 hours in Maharashtra.

Total number of Corona positive police personnel in the state reaches to 14,641 including 2,741 active cases, 11,752 recoveries & 148 deaths till date: Maharashtra Police

Bengaluru’s Covid-19 positivity rate at 15.55% : Official

Punjab CM directs DGP to sternly enforce closure of liquor vends by 6:30 pm

Govt permits meals on flights; airlines can put flyers on no-fly list for refusing to wear mask

  • The government has permitted the airlines to serve pre-packed snacks, meals and beverages on domestic flights and hot meals on international flights, according to an official order.
  • Any passenger who refuses to wear a face mask in a flight can be put on the no-fly list by the airline.
  • Airlines may serve pre-packed snacks/meals/pre-packed beverages on domestic flights depending on the duration of flight.”
  • The ministry said only single-use disposable trays, plates and cutlery should be used while serving food or beverages in domestic and international flights.
  • “Crew shall wear a fresh set of gloves for every meal/beverage service
  • The ministry also permitted the aircraft operators to let passengers use the in-flight entertainment system on international as well as domestic flights wherever available.
  • “Disposable earphones or cleaned and disinfected headphones will be provided to passengers at the start of the journey,” it noted.
  • A passenger who refuses to wear a face mask can be put on no-fly list by the airline.”

Telangana reports 2,932 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

If we keep raising the matter, Centre will have to consider the demands of people and postpone JEE_NEET examinations.

– Sachin Pilot, Congress in Jaipur

3,682 fresh positive cases reported in Odisha on August 27. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 94,668 including 65,323 recoveries and 28,836 active cases: State Government

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