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August 15, 2020 / 05:08 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights | India cases cross 25 lakh mark

Coronavirus India LIVE: Total confirmed cases have risen to 24.6 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 71.2 percent.

Coronavirus India LIVE: Today is the 145th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India officially crossed the 25 lakh-mark on August 15 -- the day when the country celebrated its 74th Independence Day. According to the data last updated on the Union Health Ministry’s website at 8.00 am o

n August 15, the total known cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, reached 25,26,192. The death toll in the country due to the pandemic reached 49,036. While 18,08,936 patients had recovered, 6,68,220 cases were still categorised as ‘active’. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are the worst affected states. Globally, there have been over 2.10 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 7.62 lakh people have died so far.

Celebrations for the 74th Independence Day celebrations are expected to proceed under multi-layered security arrangements and with social distancing norms in place at the Mughal-era Red Fort this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, will be placed around the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. Over 300 cameras have been installed for security and their footage is being monitored round-the-clock. There will be around 4,000 security personnel at the Red Fort and they will stand in adherence with social distancing norms, police said. Catch the latest updates here:
  • August 15, 2020 / 03:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus world updates | New outbreaks are the norm' says Spain as COVID-19 travel curbs pile up
    Outbreaks of the coronavirus are happening across Europe and each country has to make its own decisions on how to halt them, Spain's foreign minister said on Friday as Germany declared most of her country a risk region. Germany's decision followed a move by Britain to impose quarantine on people returning from Spain, dealing a further blow to hopes of a swift revival for tourism, which usually accounts for around 12% of the Spanish economy.
    "New outbreaks are the norm, they are not the exception, in Spain or any other country in the European Union," Arancha Gonzalez Laya told Reuters in an interview. "Every country is taking measures to fight COVID ... that they think are necessary to protect their citizens. We don't question the measures other countries take." Spain recorded almost 3,000 new cases on Friday, about double the average in the first 12 days of August, bringing the cumulative total to 342,813 - the highest in Western Europe.

  • August 15, 2020 / 03:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus world update | Indonesia reports 2,354 new coronavirus cases, 50 more deaths
    Indonesia on August 15 reported 2,345 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infections to 137,468, according to data from Indonesia's COVID-19 task force. The data showed 50 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 6,071: Reuters

  • August 15, 2020 / 03:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE | Bihar detects 3,536 more confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours. Active cases in the state stand at 36,237, says State Health Department: ANI

  • August 15, 2020 / 03:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus world update | Russia starts production of COVID-19 vaccine, says Interfax
    Russia has started manufacturing its new vaccine for COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the health ministry. Russia has said the vaccine, developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute and the first for the coronavirus to go into production, will be rolled out by the end of this month. Some scientists said they fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety (Reuters)

  • August 15, 2020 / 02:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus India Live Updates | India faces 'twin challenges' of COVID-19, aggression at borders: Indian envoy to China

    Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri on Saturday said that 2020 has been a very unusual year for India as it had to face the "twin challenges" of COVID-19 as well as aggression on the country's borders. Addressing a large gathering of Beijing-based Indian community at the India House here on the country's 74th Independence Day, Misri talked about the problems faced by the Indian expatriates in China.

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  • August 15, 2020 / 02:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus India Live Updates | Ministry of Health

  • August 15, 2020 / 02:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE | Kite sales have been dismal this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic: ANI

  • August 15, 2020 / 02:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra Live Updates | Health Minister Rajesh Tope: Rise in COVID-19 cases in rural areas worrying

    Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Saturday expressed concern over the rise in COVID-19 in rural areas of the state due to the influx of migrants from Mumbai. Speaking at an Independence Day function at the collectorate, the minister said despite the rise in infections, the recovery rate in the state was high. While the COVID-19 tally in Jalna had reached 3,000, more than 2,000 patients had recovered from the infection, said Tope, who is also the guardian minister of the district. (PTI)

  • August 15, 2020 / 02:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Odisha Live Updates | Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 57,126 with record 2,496 new cases; nine more fatalities push toll to 333.

  • August 15, 2020 / 02:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE | Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa vows to build 'Kalyana Rajya', asks people not to fear COVID-19
    Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday called on the people not to worry or be afraid of COVID-19 infection, as he vowed to build a "welfare state" with development as the only mantra, while fighting the pandemic. In his message to the people of the state on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, the Chief Minister while pointing out the challenges faced by rain, floods and drought along with COVID-19, also defended the reforms brought in by his administration. He also remembered and paid tributes to all corona warriors, including the government machinery, private establishments, industrialists and volunteers who have been working relentlessly in these trying times. Read more here