Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: India’s COVID-19 case fatality drops to 2.15%, lowest since Lockdown 1 in March

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Coronavirus cases, covid19 tracker Lockdown news Unlock 3 news: Total COVID-19 cases in India have jumped to 16,95,988 including 5,65,103 active cases, 10,94,374 cured/discharged & 36,511 deaths, the Health Ministry said today. Single-day spike of 57,117 positive cases and 764 deaths was recorded in India in the last 24 hours.

On Friday, India recorded 55,079 fresh Covid19 Coronavirus cases. With this, the present coronavirus tally stands at 16,38,871. In the last 24 hours, 779 COVID19 related deaths have been recorded taking the total death toll to 35,747. There are 5,45,318 active cases Coronavirus active cases and 10,57,806 have been discharged. The recovery rate was 64.54 per cent and the fatality rate was at 2.21 per cent.

Several states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and West Bengal have issued Unlock 3 guidelines extending lockdown in the month of August. While the central government in its Unlock 3.0 guidelines had announced a number of relaxations and lifted the night curfew, the state governments have laid their separate norms to check the spread of Coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Centre wants to raise Coronavirus COVID19 testing capacity to 10 lakhs tests per day in the medium term. Over 6 lakh tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The central government continues to implement a strategy of comprehensive testing, tracking, and treatment to effectively tackle pandemic, the Health Ministry said.

 

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    13:20 (IST)01 Aug 2020
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    11:35 (IST)01 Aug 2020
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    11:25 (IST)01 Aug 2020
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    11:15 (IST)01 Aug 2020
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    11:06 (IST)01 Aug 2020
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    10:55 (IST)01 Aug 2020
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    10:45 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Coronavirus Latest Updates: Biggest single-day spike of 107 COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh

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    10:35 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Coronavirus Latest Updates: India records highest one-day jump of 57,118 COVID-19 cases

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    10:25 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Coronavirus Latest Updates: Pune Mayor alleges 400 unaccounted suspected COVID-19 deaths

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    10:13 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Coronavirus Latest Updates: Chanting of mantras, temple prayers in Goa to fight COVID-19

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    10:05 (IST)01 Aug 2020
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    09:59 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Coronavirus Latest Updates: 818 COVID-19 cases take Pune city count past 54,000

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    09:51 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Coronavirus Latest Updates: Naveen Patnaik's home district Ganjam first in Odisha to record 10,000 COVID-19 cases

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    09:50 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Coronavirus Latest Updates: 1,862 new COVID cases in Assam, 4 deaths

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    09:49 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Coronavirus Latest Updates: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload crosses 31,000-mark

    Odisha's COVID-19 caseload crossed the 31,000-mark on Friday with 1,499 more people testing positive for the infection, while eight more fatalities pushed the death toll due to the disease to 177 in the state, a health official said. The fresh cases were reported from 29 of the state's 30 districts, he said. (PTI)

    09:47 (IST)01 Aug 2020
    Total COVID-19 cases in India jump to 16,95,988

    Total COVID-19 cases in India have jumped to 16,95,988 including 5,65,103 active cases, 10,94,374 cured/discharged & 36,511 deaths, the Health Ministry said today. Single-day spike of 57,117 positive cases and 764 deaths was recorded in India in the last 24 hours.

    Around the world, 1,72,38,832 people have been infected by the Coronavirus. The US, Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa have recorded the maximum number of coronavirus cases. The global death toll stood at 6,71,983. The US, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and India have reported the maximum number of deaths.
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