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July 01, 2020 / 11:02 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Section 144 extended in Noida till July 31

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 5.85 lakh. India’s recovery rate stands at 59.4 percent.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the ninety-ninth day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 5,85,493 lakh cases, which includes 17,400 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 59.4 percent. 'Unlock 2.0', guidelines

for which were issued earlier, begins today.

Globally, there have been over 1.05 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5.1 lakh people have died so far. Catch the LIVE updates here:
  • July 01, 2020 / 10:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which bans assembly of four or more people, extended till July 31 in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

  • July 01, 2020 / 10:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates | BMC: Mumbai's COVID-19 tally rises to 78,708 with addition of 1,511 new cases; 75 deaths take toll to 4,629

  • July 01, 2020 / 09:59 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate nears 60%

    With number of coronavirus cases in India rising by the thousand every day, government data released on the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate indicates a ray of hope.

    India's coronavirus patient recovery rate as of July 1 is 59.43 percent and it may soon touch 60 percent. This means, of the 5,85,493 coronavirus cases that have been registered in the country, 3,47,978 COVID-19 positive patients have recovered already. India’s total coronavirus death toll is 17,400.

    The government announced the news through its official handle for coronavirus updates on July 1. The tweet mentioned the current COVID-19 situation in the country, including the recovery path of coronavirus patients, which has improved steadily since the lockdown was imposed on March 25.

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  • July 01, 2020 / 09:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: The Delhi government has directed all district magistrates to ramp up testing for COVID-19 and ensure 2,000 rapid-antigen tests are conducted every day in their respective areas (PTI)

  • July 01, 2020 / 09:50 PM IST
  • July 01, 2020 / 09:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates: Maharashtra's COVID tally mounts to 1,80,298 with the addition of 5,537 new cases; death toll rises by 198 to 8,053. 

  • July 01, 2020 / 09:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: Delhi records 2,442 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 89,802; Death toll mounts to 2,803

  • July 01, 2020 / 08:31 PM IST

    Govt trying to manage perceptions, give sense that COVID-19 problem not as bad: Rahul Gandhi

    Governments are trying to "manage the perception" about coronavirus infections and give a sense that the problem is not as bad as it is, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, asserting that it is important to accept the problem and fight it.

    On Doctor's Day, he expressed solidarity with health workers and described them as "a nonviolent army" risking their lives to save people from the coronavirus pandemic.

    He was in conversation with four Indian nurses working in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and India and heard their experiences and said people stood with them in these times of crisis.

    Gandhi, in his 30-minute conversation with Anu Ragnat (working in New Zealand), Narendra Singh (Australia), Sherlymol Puravady (the UK), and Vipin Krishnan (working in AIIMS, Delhi) -- discussed the impact of working in a COVID-19 environment on their family lives.

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  • July 01, 2020 / 07:55 PM IST

    Healthcare workers need PPE to prevent COVID-19 infection, not HCQ: Study

    A study conducted in India recently has revealed that healthcare workers are less prone to contracting the novel coronavirus disease if they have adequate PPE kits. The same study has found that the use of malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) does not have any significant contribution towards preventing the infection.

    The study titled ‘Prevalence of flu-like symptoms and COVID-19 in healthcare workers from India' was conducted between March 2020 and May 2020, with the aim to assess the risks that coronavirus frontline workers are exposed to. It was published in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India (JAPI).

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  • July 01, 2020 / 07:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Health Secretary Preeti Sudan and ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava write to states and Union Territories to increase testing. The letter states,"It is strongly advised that you should take all possible steps to ensure full capacity utilization of all COVID-19 testing laboratories in the State/UTs."

  • July 01, 2020 / 07:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates | Home Minister Anil Deshmukh: 4,938 police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra so far and 60 of them have succumbed to the virus.

  • July 01, 2020 / 06:43 PM IST