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August 27, 2020 / 10:57 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights | India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 76.24%, case fatality rate down to 1.83%

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases have risen to 33.1 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 76.2 percent.

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Today is the 157th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 33,10,234 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 60,472 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh
and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 76.2 percent. 'Unlock 3.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 2.41 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 8.24 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
  • August 27, 2020 / 10:34 PM IST
  • August 27, 2020 / 10:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh LIVE Updates | State Health Department: Himachal Pradesh reports 55 new COVID-19 cases, active cases and deaths stand at 1,418 and 31 respectively.

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  • August 27, 2020 / 10:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 9,386 new COVID-19 cases, 7,866 discharges & 141 deaths reported in Karnataka in last 24 hours, taking active cases to 84,987 & death toll to 5,232. Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 3,09,792, including 2,19,554 recoveries. (ANI) 

  • August 27, 2020 / 09:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: The European Commission has made a 336 million euros ($396 million) downpayment to British drug maker AstraZeneca to secure at least 300 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine, a spokesman said on August 27. The deal covers development, liability and other costs faced by the vaccine maker. The EU has also secured an option to buy 100 million additional doses of the vaccine under development. (Reuters)

  • August 27, 2020 / 09:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttarakhand LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 728 new COVID19 cases detected in the state today till 8pm. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 17,277 including 5,215 active cases, 11,775 recoveries and 228 deaths. (ANI)

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  • August 27, 2020 / 08:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates | CM Pinarayi Vijayan: 2,406 new COVID-19 cases, 2,067 recoveries & 10 deaths reported in Kerala today. There are 22,673 active cases and 43,761 recovered cases so far in the state. (ANI)

  • August 27, 2020 / 08:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Health Department: 22 deaths and 1,840 fresh infections reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,67,604 including 13,208 active cases, 1,50,027 recoveries and 4,369 deaths. 

  • August 27, 2020 / 08:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 5,981 new COVID-19 cases, 5,870 recoveries and 109 deaths reported today in Tamil Nadu. Total tally of COVID cases rises to 4,03,242 including 52,364 active cases, 3,43,930 recovered cases and 6,948 deaths till date. (ANI)

  • August 27, 2020 / 08:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson: The allegation raised in the letter of the Health Minister of Delhi Govt dated August 27, 2020, which is addressed to Union Home Secretary, to the effect that MHA is putting pressure on Delhi Govt officers not to increase testing in Delhi is false and baseless. In this context, it may be recalled that it was after the intervention of the Union Home Minister that the daily tests in Delhi, which were averaging around 4,000 per day till mid June, 2020, have gone up to around 18-20,000 per day in a calibrated manner. The marked improvement in the COVID-19 situation in Delhi has been possible due to this enhanced testing and other containment measures. The letter of the Delhi Health Minister has annexed a note of the officers of the Delhi Govt. It may be noted that this note has made no mention whatsoever of any instruction of MHA on the matter of increase in testing in Delhi. The note has only proposed that the views of an Expert Committee headed by Dr V.K Paul may be taken on the proposed enhancement in testing in Delhi, for technical guidance on various issues such as mix of RT-PCR & Rapid Antigen, categories of geographical areas & demographics etc.

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  • August 27, 2020 / 07:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan Live Updates | State govt: As a precautionary measure, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has cancelled all pre-scheduled meetings after 10 staff of Chief Minister's Office and residence tested positive for COVID-19. (ANI)

  • August 27, 2020 / 07:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 14,718 new COVID-19 cases and 355 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of positive cases now stands at 7,33,568 including 5,31,563 recoveries and 23,444 deaths. Number of active cases 1,78,234.

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