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Coronavirus India Highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to 29.7 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 74.7 percent.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the 152nd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 29,75,701 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 55,794 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 74.7 percent. 'Unlock 3.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 2.30 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 7.98 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
  • August 22, 2020 / 08:11 PM IST

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  • August 22, 2020 / 08:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE Updates

  • August 22, 2020 / 08:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Goa LIVE Updates | 306 COVID-19 cases take tally to 13,790

    Goa on Saturday reported 306 new COVID-19 cases, taking the cumulative count of infections to 13,790, state health department said. With five deaths, the toll mounted to 140, it said. A total of 479 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of recoveries to 10,019. Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 13,790, new cases 306, deaths 140, discharged 10,019, active cases 3,631, samples tested till date 1,79,836. (PTI)

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | State Health Department:Karnataka reports 7,330 cases (2,979 in Bengaluru), 7,626 discharges and 93 deaths, taking total cases to 2,71,876 including 1,84,568 discharges and 4,615 deaths.

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttarakhand LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 483 new COVID-19 cases reported in Uttarakhand today taking the total number of cases to 14,566. There are 4,296 active cases and the death toll stands at 195.

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 1,226 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh today. The total number of cases now at 51,866 including 11,261 active cases, 39,399 recoveries and 1,206 deaths.

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 14,492 new COVID-19 cases and 297 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of positive cases now stands at 6,61,942 including 4,80,114 recoveries and 1,69,516 active cases.

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates | Kerala records 2,171 cases; tally crosses 55,000 mark, toll reaches 218

    Kerala recorded 2,171 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the infection count to 56,353 while 15 deaths took the toll to 218, Health minister K K Shailaja said. Fifty four health workers, including 14from Palakkad and 11 from Malappuram, were among those who tested positive. While Thiruvananthapuram recorded 464 cases, Malappuram 395, Kozhikode 232, Palakkad 184, Thrissur 179, Kasaragod 119, Ernakulam 114and Kottayam 104 cases. Of the positive cases, 52 had come from abroad and 102 from other states, the minister said.

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jharkhand LIVE Updates | Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rises to 28,231; toll mounts to 297

    Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally shot up to 28,231 on Saturday as 990 more people tested positive for the infection, while six fresh fatalities pushed its coronavirus death toll to 297, a health bulletin said. The fresh infections have pushed the number of active cases in the state to 9,562, while 18,372 people have recovered from the disease, it said. A total of 11,047 samples have been tested for COVID- 19 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin added. (PTI)

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Anti-fibrotic drugs effective in COVID-19 patients: Army

    For the first time in the country, anti-fibrotic drugs have been used to treat patients suffering from COVID-19-related lung fibrosis and breathlessness which has helped in the recovery of four such patients in Maharashtra's Pune, the Army has said. "The researchers at the Pune-based Army Institute of Cardiothoracic Sciences (AICTS) have found this therapy very effective in this subset of COVID-19 patients and they were safely tolerated as well. This is a novel strategy to tackle the lung fibrosis to treat subset of COVID-19 patients," the release said. It said these are early results and more research is being undertaken in this field to identify the patients who are likely to benefit from the therapy. "Scientists have achieved a breakthrough in management of severe cases by commencing anti-fibrotic therapy in four such patients who were difficult to wean from oxygen due to extensive lung fibrosis. The patients have been discharged from the hospital after the recovery," it said. It said a breakthrough in management of severe cases has been achieved by pulmonologists at the Pune-based AICTS by commencing anti-fibrotic therapy (tablet Nintedanib) in four such patients. (PTI)

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Chandigarh LIVE Updates | Chandigarh Administration: Chandigarh reports 145 new COVID-19 cases, taking total cases to 2,776 including 1,471 recoveries and 33 deaths.

  • August 22, 2020 / 07:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Odisha LIVE Updates | Ganesh Chaturthi festival a low-key affair in Odisha amid COVID pandemic

    In a departure from the past, Ganesh Chaturthi festival was celebrated without the usual pomp and fanfare across Odisha on Saturday because of the COVID-19 pandemic. People observed the Ganesh puja only at home as the administration denied permission for holding community puja in pandals in public places to contain the spread of the disease. This apart, a week-end shutdown on Saturday and Sunday is also in force in districts like Ganjam, Khurda, Gajapati and Cuttack with restrictions on the movement of people. Hundreds of pandals are erected every year to celebrate the Ganesh puja with much fanfare in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. No organisation, club or group is allowed to celebrate the puja in public places, Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police Umashankar Dash said. (PTI)

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