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Coronavirus India News highlights | All religious places in J&K to open from August 16

Coronavirus India highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to over 18 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 66.31 percent.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 134th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 18,55,745 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 38,938 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 66.31 percent. 'Unlock 3.0' is underway.

Globally, there have been over 1.8 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 6.9 lakh people have died so far. Catch the highlights here:
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  • August 04, 2020 10:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in J&K LIVE Updates | Rohit Kansal, J&K Principal Secretary (Information): All religious places and places of worship to open in Jammu & Kashmir from August 16, 2020. Religious processions and large religious gatherings remain strictly prohibited. 

  • August 04, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mizoram LIVE Updates | Mizoram bans entry of paramilitary personnel till Aug 15 as COVID-19 cases spike

    The Mizoram government has decided not to allow paramilitary personnel enter the state till August 15 in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases among the forces, an official said on Tuesday.

    The decision was taken at a meeting between officials of the state government and the paramilitary forces on Monday, he said.

    It was agreed at the meeting, which was chaired by Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, that a decision on allowing the security personnel to enter the state would be taken after August 15 based on the prevailing coronavirus situation, the official said.

  • August 04, 2020 10:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | 1,124 COVID-19 cases, 781 recovered and 13 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, as of 8:30 pm. Total number of cases in the state is now at 46,679, including 32,832 recovered, 13,115 active cases and 732 deaths. 

  • August 04, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Thane LIVE Updates | Thane dist sees sub-1000 case spike after long time

    Thane district reported 947 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a welcome dip from four-figure spikes during earlier days, taking the infection count to 91,102, while 35 deaths took the toll to 2,516, an official said.

    Among the deaths was that of a 46-year-old policeman, the 13th in the force in Thane so far, he added.

    Neighbouring Palghar's count reached 16,282 as 344 cases were detected on Tuesday, while six deaths increased the toll to 315. 

  • August 04, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Rajendra KV orders that all liquor shops in the district will remain closed from 6.00 pm of 4th August to 9.00 AM of 6th August.

  • August 04, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE Updates | Mumbai has reported 709 fresh COVID-19 cases and 56 deaths. The recovery rate in Mumbai now stands at 77 percent while the overall growth rate of COVID cases in Mumbai from July 28 to August 3 stands at 0.87 percent. The doubling rate of the city is now at 80 days.

  • August 04, 2020 08:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LIVE Updates | Andhra Pradesh reports 9,747 COVID-19 cases, 67 deaths

    Andhra Pradesh's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,76,333 on Tuesday as 9,747 cases were added as districts like East Godavari, Anantapuramu and Kurnool continued to report peak load of infections.

    The state also registered 67 coronavirus casualties while another 6,953 patients got cured in the last 24 hours, a government bulletin said.

  • August 04, 2020 08:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra has reported 7,760 fresh COVID-19 cases and 300 deaths. Over 12,326 people have also been discharged after recovering from the disease.

  • August 04, 2020 08:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Donald Trump says coronavirus under control, 'It is what it is'

    President Donald Trump said the coronavirus outbreak is as under control as it can get in the United States, where at least 155,000 people have died amid a patchy response to the public health crisis that has failed to stem a rise in cases.

    The Republican president continued to press for US schools to reopen in an overnight Twitter post, and defended his administration's response to the virus in an interview with the Axios news website released late on Monday.

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  • August 04, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Goa LIVE Updates | 259 new COVID-19 cases and 238 recovered cases reported in Goa today. Total number of cases till date is 7,075, out of which 1,901 are active cases, 5,114 are recovered cases and 60 deaths.