The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 93,57,464 and the toll rose to 1,43,019 with 391 new deaths
The active caseload remained below four lakh for the third consecutive day while the toll rose to 1,41,360 with 402 new deaths
The toll due to the virus climbed to 1,36,696 with 496 new fatalities, as per the data updated at 8 am
Parliamentary panel red flags rapid antigen tests: A look at what makes the testing method contentious
While experts say that rapid antigen tests can help countries with out-of-control outbreaks, India’s practice of conflating the data from rapid tests and RT-PCR tests risks painting an incomplete picture of its infection rates
The toll due to the coronavirus has now climbed to 1,23,611 after 514 more fatalities were reported, as per the health ministry data update at 8 am
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
'Protection is must': Experts urge public to strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines as India reports over 5 lakh cases
Medical experts told ANI that the rise in cases in India is still not high as compared to other countries but said that people should follow COVID-19 guidelines such as wearing face masks. Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital said that urban mobility is a likely cause in the spike in cases.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian medical device-makers battle supply snags, labour shortages in race to build affordable ventilators
Indian medical device makers, racing to churn out ventilators as domestic COVID-19 cases spike, have been beset by supply bottlenecks, cost overruns and labour shortages that are delaying their efforts to produce an affordable device.
Coronavirus Outbreak: With only one active COVID-19 case, Goa may become first state to enter green zone by 20 April
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday retweeted BJP national general secretary BL Santhosh's post on Twitter, indicating that Goa might be the first state to enter the green zone of the COVID-19 pandemic by 20 April.
Maharashtra govt orders action against 2 scribes for 'false' news reports on Jitendra Awhad's daughter testing positive for COVID-19
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has said action has been ordered against a reporter and an anchor of a news channel for allegedly running a 'false story that state minister Jitendra Awhad's daughter tested coronavirus positive at the time of return from Spain.