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Coronavirus Updates: Assam reports 1,123 new cases in 24 hrs; positivity rate at 4.58%, says health minister

Coronavirus Updates: Assam has 18,098 active COVID-19 cases at present while 145 persons have succumbed to the infection, said state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

FP Staff August 10, 2020 00:08:49 IST
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Coronavirus Updates: Assam reports 1,123 new cases in 24 hrs; positivity rate at 4.58%, says health minister

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Aug 09, 2020 - 23:44 (IST)

Coronavirus in West Bengal LATEST Updates

West Bengal's toll up by 54 to 2,059

 
West Bengal reported 54 more COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday, raising the toll to 2,059, the state's health department said in a bulletin. A total of 2,939 fresh infections increased the caseload to 95,554, it said. Kolkata accounted for the highest number of 21 deaths, followed by neighbouring North 24 Parganas district
(15). Of the 54 fatalities, 53 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, the department said. Kolkata also topped the list of fresh cases (615), while North 24 Parganas reported 588 infections.
 
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Aug 09, 2020 - 23:25 (IST)

Coronavirus in Meghalaya LATEST Updates

Night curfew in East Khasi Hill extended till 17 August

 
The East Khasi Hills district administration has extended night curfew in the entire district from Monday till 17 August in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Sunday. The night curfew will be from 9 pm to 5 am, they said. The state capital Shillong is in the East Khasi Hills district The District Magistrate said that the order will not apply to security forces, medical teams on duty, wholesale and retail pharmacies and essential government departments.
 
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Aug 09, 2020 - 23:05 (IST)

Coronavirus in Assam LATEST Updates

Assam reports 1,123 new cases in 24 hrs

Aug 09, 2020 - 22:41 (IST)

Coronavirus in AssamLATEST Updates

Assam to provide free pulse oximeters to COVID-19 patients in home isolation in Guwahati

"From tomorrow, we'll provide patient preferring to stay in home isolation a pulse oximeter and first-line supportive medicine completely free in Guwahati. We've also activated Tele Medicine service for them through 104, will expand it to other places soon," said Assam health minister Himanata Biswa Sarma.

Aug 09, 2020 - 22:18 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

At 35%, Kolhapur's COVID-19 positivity rate highest in state, claims health minister

 
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope expressed concern over the high positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in Kolhapur district after reviewing the situation there and Satara along with NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday. He said Kolhapur's positivity rate was 35 per cent. "No other district in Maharashtra has that kind of rate. We will have to increase testing large-scale. We will have to trace people, and isolate co-morbid people by doing house to house survey," he said.
 
Tope said a "jumbo COVID facility" can be constructed in Satara if need be, adding that a new testing lab was being set up there to ensure results are received within 24 hours. He said Satara and Kolhapur were witnessing spike in cases but expressed confidence that the outbreak would be contained in the two places.

Aug 09, 2020 - 22:08 (IST)

Coronavirus in Goa LATEST Updates

Mandatory COVID-19 test before admission in GMCH: Goa health minister

 
The state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) will conduct rapid antigen tests on people before they are admitted in the facility, said state health minister Vishwajit Rane on Sunday. He said an RT-PCR test would be done as a second layer of confirmation before surgery. Rane said, to ensure smooth functioning of GMCH amid rising cases, all HODs have been instructed to reduce Out Patient Department (OPD) services to bare minimum with all non-essential services to be slowed down in a phased manner.
 
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Aug 09, 2020 - 21:49 (IST)

Coronavirus in Gujarat LATEST Updates

1,078 new cases in Gujarat

 
Gujarat reported 1,078 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, taking the total in the state to 71,064, the health department said. The number of patients, who succumbed to COVID-19, rose to 2,654 with 25 new fatalities on Sunday, it said. The number of recovered patients grew to 54,138 as 1,311 of them were given discharge. With this, there are now 14,272 active cases in Gujarat, of which the condition of 73 patients is critical, the department said in a release.
 
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Aug 09, 2020 - 21:29 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Maharashtra records 12,248 new cases, 390 deaths

 
Maharashtra on Sunday reported its second highest single-day spike of 12,248 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 5,15,332, state Health department said. With 390 fatalities reported on Sunday, the toll in the state went up to 17,757, a Health official said. At the same time, a record 13,348 patients were discharged in the day, taking the count of recoveries to 3,51,710, the official added. The state now has 1,45,558 active cases compared with 1,47,048 of Saturday, he said.
 
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Aug 09, 2020 - 21:07 (IST)

Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Updates

Andhra Pradesh reports record daily jump of 10,820 new cases

Andhra Pradesh registered 10,820 new COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths, propelling the total number of cases now to 2,27,860 including 87,112 active cases, 1,38,712 recoveries and 2,036 deaths, reports ANI. The current positivity rate is over 16 percent as the state has been reporting cases in excess of 10,000 per day in the last five days. "What we are witnessing is a peak curve. Our infection positivity rate was less than one per cent till May (during lockdown), which increased to 2.16 percent in June and 12.33 percent in July (post-lockdown). Now it is about 16.24 percent," Special Chief Secretary (Health) KS Jawahar Reddy told news agency PTI.

Aug 09, 2020 - 20:40 (IST)

Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LATEST Updates

Madhya Pradesh minister Vishvas Sarang tests COVID-19 positive

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vishvas Sarang in  Twitter post said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection. "Today my second COVID-19 test report came back positive. I have been in home isolation since the first test report came negative," he said in Hindi.

The minister also urged those who came into contact with him to get themselves tested.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: Yet another record high per day cases of 10,820 saw Andhra Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rocket further up to 2.27 lakh on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,994 fresh COVID cases, taking the cumulative total to 2,96,901 while 119 fatalities pushed the toll to 4,927.

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu said he has tested positive for coronavirus. Since the beginning of the outbreak, I have had the opportunity to visit the 30 districts and work towards fulfilling the government's wish to ensure good treatment to people. It is on this backdrop that I am going to be hospitalized and get myself treated," he tweeted. The minister also urged all those who had come into contact with him to take adequate precautionary measures.

Delhi reports 1,300 new coronavirus positive cases and 13 deaths today, pushing the total number of cases to 1,45,427 and toll to 4,111, according to a bulletin issued by the state government.

Speaking at the inauguration of a hospital in Ambedkar Nagar, Arvind Kejriwal said in case the situation takes a turn for the worse, the government is fully prepared to deal with it.

The number of recoveries surged to 14,80,884 with record 53,879 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 68.78%. The case fatality rate has dropped 2.01%.

India on Sunday reported a rise of 64,399 cases, taking its total to 21,53,010. The toll increased by 861 to 43,379.

Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. Seven people have lost their lives and 30 have been rescued, according to the Vijaywada Police.aR

With a spike of 61,537 new COVID-19 cases and 933 deaths India's COVID-19 tally surged to 20,88,612 on Saturday, as per the Union health ministry.

The death toll due to the disease now stands at 42,518 in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The COVID-19 tally of 20,88,612 cases includes 6,19,088 active cases, 14,27,006 cured/discharged/migrated.

COVID-19 confirmed cases had crossed the 10 lakh mark in India on July 17 when the tally reached 10,03,832.

Compared globally, India has one of the lowest cases per million at 1,469 as against the global average of 2,425 and added that the Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.04 per cent.

With 48,900 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, India's total recoveries from COVID-19 has reached 14,27,005. The recovery rate stands at 68.32 per cent.

Meanwhile, 12,822 COVID-19 cases and 275 deaths due to the disease were reported in Maharashtra, the worst affected state by the pandemic, making the tally of the state cross the five lakh mark on Saturday. The state now has 5,03,084 confirmed cases, including 1,47,048 active cases and 17,367 deaths, according to the state health department.

Tamil Nadu, the second-worst affected by the pandemic reported 5,883 positive cases and 118 deaths from across the state today, according to the state health department. The total number of cases now stand at 2,90,907 in the state, including 53,481 active cases, 2,32,618 discharged patients and 4,808 deaths.

As per the health department of national capital 1,404 new coronavirus cases, 1,130 recoveries and 16 deaths were reported today. The total number of cases in Delhi now stands at 1,44,127, including 1,29,362 recoveries, 10,667 active cases and 4,098 deaths.
A total of 1,101 new corona cases were reported in Gujarat today, alongwith 1,135 discharges and 23 fatalities. The state has 14,530 active cases, out of which 82 patients are on ventilator.

In Andhra Pradesh 10,080 new COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths were reported, according to the COVID-19 Nodal Officer in the state. The total number of case in the state are now at 2,17,040 including 85,486 active cases, 1,29,615 recovered cases and 1,939 deaths.
Meanwhile, Kerala on Saturday recorded a spike of 1,420 positive cases, with 485 cases being reported from state capital Thiruvananthapuram alone. Four deaths were also reported from across the state due to the disease today, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The state now has 33,120 confirmed cases, including 12,109 active and 20,862 recovered patients.

According to the daily COVID bulletin of the Punjab government 998 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours, making the state tally rise to 22,928. The tally includes 7,506 active cases, and 14,860 cured/discharged patients, apart from 562 deaths being reported due to the disease.

The number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir reached 24,390 on Saturday, including 7,264 active cases. While Jammu has 1,756 active cases, Kashmir has a larger share of 5,508 active cases. A total of 16,667 patients have been cured and discharged in the union territory and a total of 459 deaths have been reported due to the disease.

Further, 169 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 3,635 including 1,697 active cases, 1,927 discharges and 11 deaths, according to the state government today.

268 new coronavirus cases, 109 discharges and 5 deaths were reported from Puducherry today. The total number of cases in the union territory now stands at 5,087 including 1,953 active cases, 3,054 recovered patients and 80 deaths due to the infection.

The union territory of Chandigarh reported 52 new corona cases today. Taking the total number of cases to 1,426. The death toll due to the disease rose to 24 with one death being reported today. The number of active cases now stands at 529 in the union territory.

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