COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | 3274 fresh cases take West Bengal virus tally to 138870

With a single-day spike of 69,239 infections, the country's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 30,44,940, while the death toll climbed to 56,706 with 912 fatalities.

Published: 23rd August 2020 08:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2020 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

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A doctor wearing PPE kit. (Photo| ANI)

By Online Desk

India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past the 30-lakh mark, just 16 days after it crossed 20 lakh, while 22,80,566 people have recuperated in the country so far pushing the recovery rate to 74.90 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

With a single-day spike of 69,239 infections, the country's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 30,44,940, while the death toll climbed to 56,706 with 912 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.86 per cent.

There are 7,07,668 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 23.24 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India is the third worst-hit nation in terms of COVID-19 cases after the US and Brazil.

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Chaos in Karnataka's Kundapur after body mix-up by hospital, DC seeks report

Family members and locals staged a flash protest against the district administration and demanded that the DC arrive at the spot. (READ MORE)

07:07 Aug 24

Karnataka’s COVID curve improves, recovery rate reaches 68 per cent

While the recovery rate has shot up to 68.23 per cent, the mortality rate has dipped to 1.68 per cent, according to the state war room. (READ MORE)

06:53 Aug 24

New hurdle: Hospitals in Karnataka run short of oxygen support

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06:11 Aug 24

Kalamassery sees spike, no containment zone yet

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05:51 Aug 24

Kerala government lifts ban on property registration at homes

The ban, introduced as a COVID-19 precautionary measure in April, hit senior citizens who needed to transact their properties. (READ MORE)

05:44 Aug 24

Kerala private bus operators plan to slam the brakes

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05:40 Aug 24

COVID-19 outbreak: Two die, 50 kids among infected

Among the fresh cases, 309 persons contracted the disease through local transmission with the sources of infection of 56 persons remaining unknown. (READ MORE)

05:02 Aug 24

Special strategy to keep in check intra-hospital transmission of COVID-19 in Kerala

The department will investigate cases in which healthcare workers and patients get infected on a case-to-case basis. (READ MORE)

04:30 Aug 24

Avoiding test result errors is health department’s priority over finding new ways of testing

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03:24 Aug 24

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02:46 Aug 24

Chennai model would help control COVID in Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar

Claiming that the Chennai model would help control the spread of Covid-19 in Coimbatore, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on Sunday said that the district administration would go for aggressive testing strategy. (READ MORE)

12:43 Aug 24

After Sprinklr controversy, C-DIT unveils Koode for data management

Nearly three months after the government dumped American company 'Sprinklr' over the data breach controversy, the state-owned Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) has come up with its own application called 'Koode' to collate the details of people under observation for Covid-19 on a daily basis. (READ MORE)

12:01 Aug 24

Global update | 'China approves emergency usage of COVID-19 vaccines'

China has authorised emergency usage of COVID-19 vaccines developed by some select domestic companies, a Chinese health official has said. An emergency use authorisation, which is based on Chinese vaccine management law, allows unapproved vaccine candidates to be used among people who are at high risk of getting infected on a limited period. (READ MORE)

11:44 Aug 23

Pigs roam in Raichur COVID hospital, complaint filed against owner


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11:19 Aug 23

Bengal Environment Minister tests COVID-19 positive

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10:31 Aug 23

West Bengal registers 3274 cases of virus infection

West Bengal on Sunday recorded 3,274 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 1,38,870 including 28,069 active cases and 2,794 deaths. The state now has 1,08,007 recoveries, the state health department said.

10:27 Aug 23

A COVID-19 hospital themed Ganesh pandal in Nagpur

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Over 1000 fresh cases in Rajasthan

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09:24 Aug 23

Goa registers 209 fresh cases

08:41 Aug 23

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08:35 Aug 23

Soren directs action after criminal seen celebrating with liquor inside COVID-19 ward

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08:06 Aug 23

Chorus grows for postponing entrance exams amid pandemic

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07:59 Aug 23

Karnataka reports 5,938 new cases

07:55 Aug 23

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07:52 Aug 23

1134 new cases reported in Punjab

07:18 Aug 23

1908 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala

06:43 Aug 23

Delhi reports 1450 new cases

06:40 Aug 23

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06:10 Aug 23

Tamil Nadu reports 5975 new cases

05:49 Aug 23

Himachal Pradesh reports 13 new cases

05:44 Aug 23

Kejriwal requests Centre to allow re-opening of Delhi Metro in a phased manner

05:04 Aug 23

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04:01 Aug 23

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03:15 Aug 23

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02:17 Aug 23

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12:33 Aug 23

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11:27 Aug 23

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08:31 Aug 23

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