Coronavirus Updates: Karnataka reports 7,040 new cases; health minister B Sriramulu discharged after recovery

Coronavirus Updates: Sriramulu was admitted to Bengaluru's Bowring hospital on 9 August after testing positive for COVID-19

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Coronavirus Updates: Karnataka reports 7,040 new cases; health minister B Sriramulu discharged after recovery


12:48 (ist)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

98-year-old war veteran defeats COVID-19

Indian Navy on Sunday said that a 98-yr-old retired war veteran Sepoy Ramu Laxman Sakpal has defeated the novel coronavirus, reports ANI.

"Sepoy Ramu Laxman Sakpal (Retd), a 98-yr-old war veteran, residing at Nerul was admitted to Naval Hospital Ship Asvini in a critical state. He was diagnosed with Pneumonia due to COVID a few weeks ago. His condition was successfully managed, leading to freedom from COVID-19," the statement from the Indian Navy read.

Sakpal (Retd) was accorded a warm farewell at INHS Asvini, the primary naval healthcare centre in the war against COVID-19 and managing the care of serving and retired COVID-19 patients from Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard.


Aug 16, 2020 - 23:50 (IST)

Coronavirus in Meghalaya LATEST Updates

Four-day complete lockdown in Mizoram

The Mizoram government on Sundaym imposed a four-day complete lockdown in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area to curb the spread of COVID-19, an official said. The lockdown will come into effect from the midnight of Sunday and will remain in force till 4.30 am on August 21, he said. The decision in this regard was taken during a meeting chaired by Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana during the day, the official said.
He said a massive secondary contact tracing exercise will be launched and frontline workers will be tested duringthe lockdown period. Besides, random sampling will be done, the official said. Mizoram registered its highest single-day spike of 64 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Aug 16, 2020 - 23:29 (IST)

Coronavirus in Meghalaya LATEST Updates

Night curfew in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district extended till  24 Aug 

The night curfew imposed in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district, under which Shillong falls, has been extended till August 24, officials said on Sunday. The night curfew has been in force from 9 pm till 5 am every day, they said.
East Khasi Hills district has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the northeastern state at 388. "The order was issued to put in place preventive and mitigation measures and to identify and take stringent steps so that the spread of COVID-19 is contained," District Magistrate Matsiewdor War Nongbri said.

Aug 16, 2020 - 23:06 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Pune reports 2,800 fresh infections

Pune district in Maharashtra reported 2,800 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the overall number to 1,25,197, a health official said on Sunday. The toll in the district crossed the 3,000-mark to reach at 3,022 after 65 patients succumbed to the infection, he said."Of the 2,800 cases, 1,522 were from areas within the limits of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), where the infection count has gone up to 74,098," the official said. As many as 1,412 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, he added.


Aug 16, 2020 - 22:47 (IST)

Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh  LATEST Updates

90 inmates of govt shelter home for girls in Bareilly test positive

 Ninety inmates of a government shelter home for girls in Bareilly have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Sunday.Deputy Director of Women Welfare Department Nita Ahirwar said, "In the past two days, 90 inmates of Nari Niketan here have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them have been isolated."How the inmates got contracted the coronavirus infection is being investigated, he said.


Aug 16, 2020 - 22:10 (IST)

Coronavirus in West Bengal LATEST Updates

West Bengal registers 51 deaths, 3,066 new cases

West Bengal's COVID-19 toll rose  to 2,428 with 51 more patients losing their lives on Sunday, as per an official bulletin. The state also reported 3,066 new cases of coronavirus infection, taking the tally to 1,16,498, the bulletin issued by the Health Department said. Total 2,935 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, improving the discharge rate to 74.48 percent. There are 27,299 active cases in the state at present, it said 

Aug 16, 2020 - 21:47 (IST)

Coronavirus in Kerala LATEST Updates

Kerala reports 1,530 new case; CM, 7 other ministers test negative

Kerala on Sunday reported over 1,500 COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day, taking the tally to 44,415 while Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and seven of his cabinet colleagues along with top officials tested negative, several of them for the second time. As many as 53 health workers were among the 1,530 fresh cases, 1,351 of them through contacts, and ten COVID-19 deaths took the toll due to the disease to 156, Health Minister KK Shailaja said in a health department release.  Vijayan, Shailaja and others, who went into self- quarantine on Friday after the Malappuram District Collector contracted the virus days after accompanying them to the air crash site there, tested negative for coronavirus, sources in the Chief Minister's office said.


Aug 16, 2020 - 21:18 (IST)

Coronavirus in Karnataka LATEST Updates

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu thanks colleagues, doctors after recovery

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu said he has been discharged from Bengaluru's Bowring Hospital after recovering from COVID-19. The minister had tested positive on 9 August. "It is owing to the dedicated service of the doctors and medical staff there that I have recovered quickly and I am indebted and grateful to them for the same," the minister said on Twitter.

Aug 16, 2020 - 21:06 (IST)

Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LATEST Updates

Madhya Pradesh records highest single-day rise of 1,022 new cases

Madhya Pradesh reported its  highest single-day spike of 1,022 coronavirus cases on Sunday, pushing the state's overall count to 45,455, reports PTI quoting state health officials. The toll rose to 1,105 as 11 patients succumbed to the infection, the officials said.  Of the new cases, the highest number of 214 were reported in Indore, followed by 126 in Jabalpur, 123 in Bhopal and 65 in Gwalior. The number of cases in Indore, the worst-hit district in the state, climbed to 9,804 of which 342 people have died.
A total of 685 patients were discharged from hospitals in the state after recovery during the day.

Aug 16, 2020 - 20:44 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Mumbai reports 1,010 new cases, 49 deaths and 719 recoveries

Mumbai's coronavirus case count went up to 1,28,726 with 1,010 more testing positive today, reports ANI quoting the  Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation  (BMC). With  47 deaths, the toll rose to 7,130 while 719 recoveries took the active caseload to 17,828 active cases.

Aug 16, 2020 - 20:29 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Toll in Maharashtra climbs to 20,037

The tolld ue to COVID-19 in Maharashtra breached the 20,000-mark on Sunday after 288 patients succumbed to the infection, a state health official said. The state reported 11,111 new positive cases during the day, which pushed its overall tally to 5,95,865, he said. The number of deaths caused by the infection now
stands at 20,037. A total of 8,837 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on Sunday, taking the count of such persons to 4,17,123. There are 1,58,395 active cases in the state now, the official added.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: Karnataka reported 7040 new cases (including 2,131 cases from Bengaluru Urban), 6680  124 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 2,26,966 and toll to 3,947.

Former India opener Chetan Chauhan died on Sunday due to COVID-19 related complications after being put on life support for nearly 36 hours, his brother Pushpendra Chauhan said.

With a sharp fall in the case fatality rate to below 2 percent, India has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality globally, according to the health ministry.

Over the last 24 hours, 303 new positive cases and one death were recorded in the Maharashtra Police force.

The reported active COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 6,77,444 with as many as 18,62,258 COVID-19 patients discharged so far, the Union Health Ministry has said in its latest update.

A spike of 65,002 cases took India’s COVID-19 tally past 25 lakh on Saturday, just a day after it crossed the 24 lakh mark, while the number of fatalities neared 50,000 with 996 deaths, Union Health Ministry data showed.

According to figures from the ministry, 18.08 lakh people have so far recuperated from the disease, pushing the recovery rate to 71.61 per cent.

India has been reporting over 60,000 cases daily since August 7, barring August 11 when the country registered 53,601 new instances of the infection.

The COVID-19 caseload stood at 25,26,192, while the death-toll climbed to 49,036, data updated on Saturday at 8 am showed.

Case fatality rate has declined to 1.94 per cent.

There are 6,68,220,active cases of coronavirus infections in the country, which is 26.45 per cent of the total caseload, while the number of recoveries has risen to 18,08,936.

India''s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 2,85,63,095 samples have been tested up to August 14. Of these, 8,68,679 were examined on Friday, the highest in a day so far.

Of the 996 fresh deaths reported, 364 are from Maharashtra, 117 from Tamil Nadu, 104 from Karnataka, 97 from Andhra Pradesh, 60 from West Bengal, 55  from Uttar Pradesh, 25 from Punjab, 16 each from Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, 15 each from Gujarat and Jharkhand, 13 from Rajasthan, 11 each from Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir and 10 each from Kerala, Odisha and Telangana.

Besides, seven fatalities have been reported from Haryana, six from Assam, four each from Puducherry, Tripura and Uttarakhand, two each from Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Goa while Arunachal Pradesh and Chandigarh have registered one fatality each.

Of the total 49,036 deaths, Maharashtra counts for the maximum with 19,427, followed by 5,514 in Tamil Nadu, 4,178 in Delhi, 3,717 in Karnataka, 2,746 in Gujarat, 2,475 in Andhra Pradesh, 2,335 in Uttar Pradesh, 2,319 in West Bengal and 1,081 in Madhya Pradesh.

So far, 846 people have died of COVID-19 in Rajasthan, 731 in Punjab, 684 in Telangana, 520 in Jammu and Kashmir, 518 in Haryana, 442 in Bihar, 324 in Odisha, 224 in Jharkhand, 175 in Assam, 147 in Uttarakhand and 139 in Kerala.

Chhattisgarh has registered 130 deaths, Puducherry 106, Goa 93, Tripura 50, Chandigarh 28, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 24, Himachal Pradesh 19,   Manipur 13, Ladakh nine, Nagaland eight, Meghalaya six, Arunachal Pradesh five, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu two and Sikkim one.

According to the Health Ministry, more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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