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July 24, 2020 / 07:02 AM IST

Coronavirus India News highlights: Karnataka reports 5,030 fresh COVID-19 cases, 97 deaths

Coronavirus India news highlights: Total confirmed COVID-19 cases have surged past the 12 lakh-mark. India's recovery rate stands at 63.2 percent.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 122nd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 12,38,635 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 29,861 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and
Assam. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 63.2 percent. Globally, there have been over 1.52 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 6.25 lakh people have died so far. Catch the highlights here:
  • July 23, 2020 / 10:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh LIVE Updates | Second highest single-day spike of 109 COVID-19 cases in Himachal

    Himachal Pradesh on Thursday recorded 109 COVID-19 cases, its second highest single-day spike in the number of cases, bringing the state's tally to 1,835.

    Three days ago, the state recorded the highest of 110 fresh cases on a single day. The state's active COVID-19 case count now stands at 671.

  • July 23, 2020 / 10:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates | 18% covered under study in Ahmedabad have COVID-19 antibodies

    Out of over 30,000 people covered under a heath study conducted by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) of Gujarat, over 5,000 persons, or 17.61 percent, were found to have developed antibodies for the coronavirus, official said.

    The 'antibody prevalence study' was conducted by the AMC to find out if herd immunity exists against coronavirus in Ahmedabad city, which accounts for a large share of the total 52,563 cases registered across Gujarat till now.

    However, the AMC has maintained that 17.61 percent positivity rate is not enough to prove the presence of herd immunity, a form of indirect protection that occurs when a large percentage of a population becomes immune to an infection, whether through vaccination or previous infections. (PTI)

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  • July 23, 2020 / 10:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Pune LIVE Updates | 1.16 lakh COVID-19 tests done in Pune in 4 weeks: Authorities

    The Pune district administration on Thursday said that it adopted an aggressive approach to curb the spread of COVID-19, as part of which it conducted over 1.16 tests in the city in the last four weeks.

    A senior official said that over 27,000 people tested COVID-19 positive during the tests conducted during this period.

    He said that from June 25 to July 1, a total of 22,800 tests were done in Pune city and total 4,451 cases were detected.

  • July 23, 2020 / 09:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | 886 new COVID-19 positive cases and 11 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan reported till 8.30 pm today. Total number of cases stands at 33220 including 8811 active cases and 594 deaths.

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  • July 23, 2020 / 09:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jharkhand LIVE Updates | Not wearing face mask in public will attract Rs 1 lakh fine in Jharkhand

    The Jharkhand government on July 23 announced that a fine of Rs 1 lakh will be slapped on any person found not wearing a mask in public places. Flouting lockdown guidelines may additionally attract a two-year jail term.

    The Jharkhand government, led by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, issued the Infectious Diseases Ordinance (IDO) 2020 on July 22, wherein the actions that would be taken against lockdown violators were listed in detail.

    Read more here.

  • July 23, 2020 / 08:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | 1,041 COVID-19 positive cases, 1,415 recovered/discharged/migrated and 26 deaths reported in Delhi today. 1,27,364 total positive cases, 1,09,065 recovered/discharged/migrated and 3,745 deaths reported in the national capital so far.

  • July 23, 2020 / 08:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE Updates | State Health Dept: 2,436 new COVID-19 positive cases and 34 deaths have been reported in West Bengal today. The total number of cases now stands at 51,757 in the State including 18,846 active cases, 31,656 discharged cases and 1,255 deaths.

  • July 23, 2020 / 08:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | 9,895 fresh COVID-19 cases and 298 deaths reported in the state today. Over 6,484 recovered patients were also discharged. 

  • July 23, 2020 / 08:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | State Health Dept: Karnataka reports 5,030 new COVID-19 positive cases of which 2,207 cases are from Bengaluru Urban. Total number of cases now at 80,863 and death toll rises to 1,616 after 97 deaths were reported today.

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  • July 23, 2020 / 07:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra legislature's monsoon session could be deferred further

    Monsoon session of the Maharashtra legislature is likely to be postponed further in view of the coronavirus pandemic, a government official said. 

    "The cabinet in today's meeting discussed the possibility of holding the monsoon session towards the end of August," he said. 

    The session was originally slated to begin from June 22, but it was postponed to August 3.

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