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Coronavirus India News Highlights: India’s recovery rate improves as 14.2 lakh beat infection, stands at 68%

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to 20.8 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 68.3 percent.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the 138th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 20,88,611 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 42,518 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Assam and Karnataka. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 68.3 percent. 'Unlock 3.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 1.94 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 7.20 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
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  • August 08, 2020 07:06 PM IST

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  • August 08, 2020 06:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates | 5,883 fresh COVID-19 cases take state’s tally to 2,90,907; death toll climbs to 4,808

    5,883 new COVID-19 positive cases and 118 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases now at 2,90,907 including 53,481 active cases, 2,32,618 discharged cases and 4,808 deaths: State Health Department.

  • August 08, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Country’s recovery rate continues to improve, stands at 68%, says government

    India’s total recoveries cross 14.2 lakh as recovery rate continues to improve. It stands at 68.32 percent today. National case-fatality rate has further dipped to 2.04 percent, says Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

  • August 08, 2020 06:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates | 1,404 fresh COVID-19 cases take Delhi tally to 1, 44,127; death toll climbs to 4,098

    Delhi recorded 1,404 fresh coronavirus cases on August 8, taking the tally in the city to over 1.44 lakh, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 4,098, authorities said. The number of daily cases after dipping to three-figure count last weekend has again shown a rise in the last few days, recording in excess of 1,000, reports PTI.

  • August 08, 2020 05:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Centre advises 13 districts with high COVID-19 mortality to address low testing, ensure timely hospitalisation

    Thirteen districts in eight states and Union Territories reporting COVID-19 mortality higher than the national average were advised by the Centre on August 8 to address the issues of low testing and delay in test results, and ensure timely hospitalisation.

    In view of reports from some areas that patients were dying within 48 hours of being admitted to health facilities, the Union health ministry asked them to ensure timely referral and hospitalisation of people afflicted with COVID-19. In a high-level virtual meeting chaired by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, the eight states were directed to ensure availability of ambulances and maintain zero tolerance for their refusal, the ministry said.

    (Input from PTI)

  • August 08, 2020 05:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Zimbabwe cancels T20I series against Afghanistan due to COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on international cricket with hosts Zimbabwe calling off their upcoming five-match T20I series against Afghanistan on August 8. The T20 series was scheduled in August and Zimbabwe Cricket had also sought permission from its government to organise the series in a controlled environment.

    However, the Sports and Recreation Commission suggested the country was not still ready to host visiting teams due to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, Zimbabwe Cricket said in a tweet.

    (Input from PTI)

  • August 08, 2020 04:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates | COVID-19 doubling rate in Thane city improves to 69 days

    The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's Thane city has improved from 24 days in June to 69 days presently, Thane municipal commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma said on August 8, reports PTI.

    As many as 21,514 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Thane city so far.

  • August 08, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Country records 61,537 new cases, 933 fresh deaths as tally reaches 20, 88,611

    As India registers 61,537 more cases, the coronavirus tally reaches 20, 88,611 on August 8, while 14, 27,005 people have so far recuperated from COVID-19 pushing the recovery rate to 68.32 percent, the Union health ministry said.

    The death toll due to the disease rose to 42,518 with 933 fresh fatalities being reported in a day, data updated at 8 am showed.

    There are 6,19,088 active cases of COVID-19, comprising 29.64 percent of the caseload. The case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.04 per cent.  This was the 10th day in a row that the COVID-19 tally increased by more than 50,000. (Input from PTI)

  • August 08, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Plasma therapy to start in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam soon

    Steps are being taken to launch plasma therapy in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district to treat coronavirus patients, district collector J Nivas said on Saturday (August 8).

    "Steps are being taken to launch plasma therapy in the district. Plasma can be collected from cured patients after 28 days of recovery from COVID-19 and used in treatment," Nivas told reporters. (Input from ANI)

  • August 08, 2020 04:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | IMA says nearly 200 doctors in India have succumbed to Covid so far, requests PM’s attention

    A total of 196 doctors in the country, majority of them being general practitioners, have succumbed to COVID-19 so far, said the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on August 8, requesting the prime minister for his attention on the issue. "As per the latest data collected by the IMA, our nation has lost 196 doctors, out of which 170 of them are above the age of 50 years, with general practitioners attributing to around 40 percent of it," the IMA said expressing concerns over the safety of doctors losing their lives in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis. (Input from PTI)