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COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Third elected representative from Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam tests positive

Poompuhar MLA S Pavunraj, who had attended an opinion hearing event in Mayiladuthurai on July 30, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday night.

Published: 05th August 2020 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2020 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

Sanitation workers leaving after spraying disinfectant at Arumbakkam in Chennai

Sanitation workers leaving after spraying disinfectant at Arumbakkam in Chennai. (Photo | Debadatta Mallick, EPS)

By Online Desk

India witnessed a single-day spike of 52,509 COVID-19 cases and the total cases in the country crossed 1.9 million, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. 

The death toll mounted to 39,795 with 857 new fatalities were reported on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, gyms across the country reopened today after several months under the 'Unlock 3.0' guidelines and people practised social distancing and other precautionary measures while heading back to their workout spaces.

Earlier today, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also discharged from a Bhopal hospital after recovering from coronvirus.

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