Record spike in COVID cases, deaths in several states; Opposition corners BJP over 'mishandling' of pandemic
Meanwhile, seers announced the end of the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar amid fears of the religious congregation emerging into a super spreader event with nearly 2,000 reportedly testing positive for coronavirus in the Kumbh area
Kumbh Mela and election rallies: How two super spreader events have contributed to India’s massive second wave of COVID-19 cases
As India battles a second COVID-19 wave and states go for lockdown, election rallies and the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar continue, compromising all efforts to curb spread of COVID-19
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the gap between official figures and the bodies coming for a funeral is because the funeral of suspected patients is also being done as per COVID-19 protocols
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said he would hold a meeting on Monday on working out a financial package for the sections whose livelihood will be impacted by the lockdown
COVID-19 update: Streets, markets deserted as first weekend lockdown comes into force in Maharashtra
The first weekend lockdown in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by the novel coronavirus, began at 8 pm on Friday and it will continue till 7 am on Monday
However, the pandemic also saw a marginal reduction in food expenditures per capita in both rural and urban households between June 2019 to June 2020
The toll increased to 1,62,927 with 459 daily new fatalities, the highest in around 116 days, the health ministry's data updated at 8 am showed
The ministry said Maharashtra reported the highest number of daily cases at 31,643, followed by Punjab with 2,868 cases and Karnataka with 2,792 cases
The country reported 13,203 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the overall count to 1,06,67,736 and the toll rose by 131 to 1,53,470
Coronavirus Vaccine India updates: 10,500 people receive jab in Gujarat, around 6,000 didn't turn up, say authorities
Coronavirus Vaccine India LIVE updates: Gujarat authorities said day one of the COVID-19 inoculation drive went smoothly in the state with around 10,500 healthcare workers — against expected 16,000 — receiving the vaccine dose
Coronavirus Updates: Jharkhand's minority welfare minister Haji Hussain Ansari dies of COVID-19, say reports
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The PTI report added that he had been undergoing treatment for the infection when he passed away
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
Despite Delhi govt capping COVID-19 treatment prices, complaints of private hospitals overcharging persist
The authorities, for their part seem reluctant to fix the flaws in the government order or take the violators to task despite repeated interventions from civil society organisations.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department said that 11,514 COVID-19 cases and 316 deaths were reported in the state on Thursday. Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,79,779, including 1,46,305 active cases, 3,16,375 recovered and 16,792 deaths.
Centre releases COVID-19 funds to 22 states, UTs as tally nears 20 lakh; Kuwait approves repatriation flights to India
Thursday was the eighth consecutive day when daily COVID-19 cases increased by more than 50,000, and fourth consecutive day India reported more cases than the US, the worst hit country in the world.
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Coronavirus updates: Karnataka minister BC Patil tests COVID-19 positive; 5,483 new cases in state today
Coronavirus LIVE updates: The Sikkim government on Friday extended the complete lockdown in the state till 3 August in view of a spurt in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said.
Maharashtra extends lockdown till 31 Aug as cases cross 4 lakh; malls, market complexes to open from 5 Aug
While further easing the restrictions imposed as part of the COVID-19-induced lockdown, the govt said that theatres and food courts in malls and market complexes will continue to remain shut
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: As COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Tripura, the state government on Wednesday extended the 'complete lockdown' till 4 August.
Coronavirus Updates: Two CBI officers probing Tamil Nadu extrajudicial deaths test COVID-19 positive; state reports 6,472 cases
Coronavirus Updates: The Assam government will release 376 prisoners in the next few days to decongest jails across the state after 535 inmates tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Thursday.