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COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | In a highest single-day spike, 9386 test positive in Karnataka

The state recorded 141 deaths in a single day while Bengaluru alone registered 3,357 cases on Thursday.

Published: 26th August 2020 08:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2020 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

A health worker collects swab samples from a woman for the COVID-19 test. (Photo| ANI)

A health worker collects swab samples from a woman for the COVID-19 test. (Photo| ANI)

By Online Desk

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 33 lakh mark on Thursday with 75,760 fresh infections and 1,023 deaths, in the last 24 hours.

The total caseload in the country rises to 33,10,235 including 7,25,991 active cases, 25,23,772 cured/discharged/migrated & 60,472 deaths, as per the latest Ministry of Health Data.

According to the ICMR upto 3,85,76,510 samples including 9,24,998 ones on Wednesday (August 25) alone, have been tested till August 26 for coronavirus.

07:26 Aug 27

WATCH | Why India's highest single-day case spike should worry you

11:03 Aug 27

Attempts to reach herd immunity naturally dangerous: WHO

At least two-thirds of a population needs to develop the immunity for it to matter, and that, in turn, needs the vaccine to happen safely and effectively, the health official said. (READ MORE)

10:24 Aug 27

Mizoram holds rural, local body polls amid Covid-19

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Mizoram held elections to village councils and local councils on Thursday but by maintaining the Covid-19 protocol, including social distancing. (READ MORE)

10:16 Aug 27

Punjba reports 1746 cases

A total of 1746 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Punjab on Thursday, taking the state’s total tally to 47,836.

10:13 Aug 27

Two more Tamil Nadu MLAs test positive for COVID-19

An AIADMK MLA and a DMK MLA were confirmed to be COVID-19 positive just hours before they were to participate in Chief Minister's event in Nagapattinam on Thursday. (READ MORE)

09:44 Aug 27

Health workers collect swab samples

09:32 Aug 27

Coronavirus hits isolated Great Andamanese tribe, 10 infected

Ten members of India's dwindling Great Andamanese tribe have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Thursday, fuelling concerns about the safety of the group and other indigenous people in the remote archipelago. (READ MORE)

08:41 Aug 27

Phase 6 of Vande Bharat Mission to begin from September 1

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said the phase 6 of the Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indians stranded abroad due to COVID-19 pandemic will begin on September 1. (READ MORE)

08:38 Aug 27

Virus strengthens grip on Delhi

08:21 Aug 27

BJP MP, MLA test positive for coronavirus in Gujarat

Ahmedabad West BJP MP Kirit Solanki and the party's MLA from Surat, Harsh Sanghvi, announced on Thursday that they have contracted coronavirus.(READ MORE)

07:51 Aug 27

Highest one-day spike in Karnataka

In a highest single-day spike, Karnataka records 9,386 fresh cases and 141 deaths on Thursday. Bengaluru alone registered 3,357 cases.
07:49 Aug 27

Maharashtra records 14718 cases

07:44 Aug 27

Refine strategies to cut down mortalities, says Centre

Flagging that 89% of the Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the country from 10 states over the last two weeks, the Centre on Thursday asked these states to take immediate steps to cut down the mortalities due to the infectious disease. (READ MORE)

07:17 Aug 27

SC to decide on conduct of final year exams tomorrow

Supreme Court to pronounce tomorrow its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging University Grants Commission's July 6 circular and seeking cancellation of final term examination in view of COVID-19 situation.

07:15 Aug 27

Five-day lockdown imposed in J-K's Samba to check spread of coronavirus

The lockdown from August 28 to September 1 midnight was ordered by Samba District Magistrate Rohit Khajuria, officials said. Quoting an order issued by Khajuria, the officials said the step was taken in view of the spurt in COVID-19 cases.

07:10 Aug 27

JIPMER, private medical colleges asked to ramp up beds for COVID-19 patients in Puducherry

District Collector cum District Magistrate T Arun has directed JIPMER to dedicate 700 beds for severe COVID-19 cases. Five private medical colleges have also been directed to allot 300 beds each for treating COVID-19 patients. The ramping up will lead to a total bed strength of 3150 in the Puducherry region.

FULL REPORT HERE

07:08 Aug 27

Tamil Nadu records 5981 new infections and 109 deaths

07:08 Aug 27

32 areas of Puducherry to go under 'localised lockdown' from August 31 to contain COVID-19

In the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases, there has been an immediate exigency to enforce a cluster containment strategy and localised lockdown to contain the disease within a defined geographic area by early detection of cases, breaking the chain of transmission and thus preventing its spread to new areas.

07:00 Aug 27

Dolling up in the times of COVID-19

06:58 Aug 27

Manipur adds 140 new cases to its COVID tally

140 new COVID19 cases and 128 recovered cases reported in the last 24 hours in Manipur. Total number of cases rises to 5,725 in the state, including 1,743 active cases, 3,957 recovered cases & 25 deaths till date: State Health Department, Manipur

06:54 Aug 27

Kerala records over 2400 new infections and 10 deaths

06:53 Aug 27

J&K direction to private clinics

J&K govt today directed private clinics/nursing homes to report all COVID-19 cases & cases suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection(SARI)/ Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) or having radiological findings suggestive of COVID-19 infection for COVID-19 testing with CMOs.

06:47 Aug 27

29 Punjab MLAs test positive for coronavirus

06:34 Aug 27

WATCH: EPS inspects repair works at Koyambedu market

06:34 Aug 27

655 new cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir

655 new COVID19 cases (158 from Jammu & 497 from Kashmir) 528 recoveries & 14 deaths reported in Jammu & Kashmir today. Total cases stand at 35,135, including 7,743 active positive cases, 26,721 recoveries & 671 deaths: State Health Department, Govt of J&K
06:32 Aug 27

Vande Bharat Mission phase 6 to begin on September 1

Phase 6 of Vande Bharat Mission scheduled to begin on Sept 1, based on an assessment of demand by our missions abroad, flights are being rescheduled by Air India group & pvt carriers. Bubble arrangements with different countries will continue as per schedule in next phase 2: MEA

06:30 Aug 27

Monsoon Session of Parliament

The Lok Sabha Speaker instructed the officials to ensure that arrangements are made in a timely manner to ensure social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols during the session. He directed for making proper arrangements for security & sanitisation: Sources Quote Tweet

06:30 Aug 27

89% of cases reported from 10 states and UTs in last 15 days

FULL REPORT HERE

06:26 Aug 27

IIT Madras pitches in to help create video lectures for rural students hit by lockdown

Around 300 hours of video lectures have already been created under this initiative, the statement said, adding that the first broadcast is scheduled for August 28. This new content will be broadcast on NPTEL Channel 11-18 until August 31 and rescheduled on Channels 11-16 from September 1.

FULL REPORT HERE

06:18 Aug 27

Tea shop in Chennai serves free beverages to COVID warriors

06:16 Aug 27

HCL offers support to Chennai zoo, Crocodile Bank as visitors dry up amid COVID-19 pandemic

IT major HCL is extending support to help with animal feed and care at the two facilities, while also providing salaries to the caretakers involved in sanitisation and maintenance for a period of six months.

06:11 Aug 27

Protests during pandemic

06:10 Aug 27

Hospital in Uttarakhand closed after pharmacist tests positive for COVID

The District Hospital, Pithoragarh was closed for two days on Thursday after a pharmacist working at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. "We have closed the hospital for two days as a precautionary measure. The pharmacist tested positive on Wednesday evening," Chief Medical Officer, Pithoragarh, Harish Pant said. However, the emergency ward of the hospital will remain operational with doctors attending to patients telephonically, he said. 

05:29 Aug 27

Andhra Pradesh records over 10600 cases in last 24 hours

05:04 Aug 27

TN attracted highest number of investments during pandemic: EPS

04:54 Aug 27

Koyambedu wholesale market to reopen in phases from September starting with vegetable trade

Sources said the temporary market in Thirumazhisai, which was allocated to 240 wholesale traders, would be shut immediately after the vegetable wholesale traders move into the Koyambedu market.

04:48 Aug 27

COVID impact on GST collection

GST collection has been severely impacted this year, due to COVID19 pandemic. As per GST Compensation Law, states need to be given compensation: Finance Secretary on 41st meeting of GST Council

04:23 Aug 27

Nagaland reports 6 new cases

Six new COVID19 cases, 124 recoveries reported in Nagaland today. Recovered patients shall be kept under surveillance: S Pangnyu Phom, Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Nagaland
04:20 Aug 27

NEET, JEE exams during COVID

NTA DG told me that 7.5 lakhs out of 8.58 lakhs candidates in JEE have downloaded admit cards. For NEET, over 10 lakhs out of 15.97 lakhs candidates downloaded admit cards in 24 hrs. It shows that students want that exams are held at any cost: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

04:09 Aug 27

UP chief minister inaugurates 300-bedded COVID hospital in Gonda

04:08 Aug 27

COVID situation in UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directs officials to maintain special vigil in the four districts of Lucknow, Kanpur Nagar, Gorakhpur and Shahjahanpur and further strengthen the medical facilities there in view of the COVID-19 situation.

03:45 Aug 27

UP Cabinet Minister Sidharth Nath Singh tests positive for COVID-19

03:41 Aug 27

WATCH: Cambridge University kicks off vaccine race to fight all coronaviruses

03:40 Aug 27

385 new COVID-19 cases in Tripura push tally to 9,927

At least 385 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Thursday, pushing the state's tally to 9,927, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 85 with two more persons succumbing to the infection, he said. A total of 123 people were discharged from Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) on Wednesday, following their recovery.

03:20 Aug 27

Four undertrial prisoners, undergoing treatment for coronavirus, escape from Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital

FULL REPORT HERE

03:19 Aug 27

Carbon emissions down due to COVID lockdown: Ministry

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown across India, this year's carbon emissions are predicted to fall by around eight per cent: senior environment ministry official.

03:16 Aug 27

Bengaluru Metro Services

Metro services in Bengaluru will be restarted soon as normalcy is slowly being restored in public life: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa

READ HERE

02:51 Aug 27

Warriors in COVID times

02:43 Aug 27

Five Delhi HC's benches to start holding physical courts from September 1

Delhi High Court's 5 benches, on rotational basis, will start holding physical courts from September 1 while remaining benches will continue to take up matters through video conferencing. Court also extended suspension of its functioning till Sep 30: HC's Registrar General Manoj Jain

FULL REPORT HERE

01:56 Aug 27

India gifts medical supplies to St Lucia

01:54 Aug 27

Himachal tally increases to 5365

Himachal Pradesh's COVID19 case tally stands at 5,365 including 3,865 recoveries, 1,426 active cases and 30 deaths: State Health Department 

01:52 Aug 27

DKS' followers pray for his speedy recovery

01:35 Aug 27

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee still in deep coma, ventilator support: Hospital

Former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to be in a deep coma and on ventilator support, the hospital where he is admitted said on Thursday. According to the doctors treating 84-year-old Mukherjee, he is haemodynamically stable. Doctors say a patient is haemodynamically stable when the blood circulation parameters - blood pressure, heart and pulse rate, are stable and normal.

 

01:32 Aug 27

Jugal Kishore Sharma, BJP MP from Jammu-Poonch, has tested positive for coronavirus

01:31 Aug 27

PM CARES funds case

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court dismisses PIL seeking declaration of funds received by PM CARES, a charitable trust created by the Union government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

FULL REPORT HERE

12:49 Aug 27

106 police personnel test positive for virus, two succumb in Maharashtra

12:31 Aug 27

COVID-19 can affect almost all organs, symptoms maybe unrelated to lungs: Experts

Experts from AIIMS stressed that classification of cases into mild, moderate and severe categories based just on respiratory symptoms should be relooked to include other organ involvement.

12:18 Aug 27

Rajasthan update

12:13 Aug 27

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar tests positive for virus

11:47 Aug 27

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine on track? Vital health parameters of volunteers normal, says medical official

Vital health parameters of the two volunteers, who have been administered the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate at a medical college in Pune as part of the phase II clinical trial, are normal, says senior official from the medical facility.

11:36 Aug 27

Odisha cases near 91,000

11:12 Aug 27

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urges PM Modi to postpone JEE (Main) NEET in view of COVID-19, flood situation

10:38 Aug 27

Telangana COVID-19 cases reach 1,14,483 with almost 2,800 fresh ones

10:32 Aug 27

Four day shutdown till August 30 in Odisha's Dhenkanal as virus cases spike

The residents of the town said the declaration of the shutdown in haste will only lead to rise in number of positive cases in the municipality areas. (READ MORE)

10:31 Aug 27

COVID-19 recovery rate in Andhra Pradesh reaches 75 per cent

Recovery rate in Andhra Pradesh stood at 75 per cent with the discharge of another 8,473 Covid patients from hospitals on Wednesday. (READ FULL REPORT)

09:55 Aug 27

Schools, colleges in Odisha to remain closed till Durga Puja: State government

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the decision was taken keeping the safety and interests of students and parents in mind.Educational institutions in the state have been closed since third week of the March.

09:34 Aug 27

India tally crosses 33 lakh-mark with record high 75,760 cases; death toll mounts to over 60,000

09:09 Aug 27

Reopening schools in Maharashtra amid COVID-19 could worsen crisis: CM Uddhav Thackeray

He further said that that's the reason why the state cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray wrote a letter to the Prime Minister demanding a delay of the educational session, and starting it from January 2021. (FULL REPORT HERE)

08:57 Aug 27

Over 3,85,76,000 COVID samples tested till August 26: ICMR

08:50 Aug 27

Unlock 4.0: Religious places in Rajasthan to reopen from September 7

All religious places in Rajasthan to reopen for public from September 7, state government said.

08:44 Aug 27

Pregnant women avoid checkups to avoid exposure to virus risk, may add complications

Doctors have found that pregnant women are not making frequent visits to hospitals for antenatal care and regular screenings, due to the fear of contracting Covid-19. This may lead to complications and put lives of both the mother and child in danger, doctors warned.

08:33 Aug 27

IN VISUALS | Bi-weekly lockdown being observed throughout West Bengal today

08:04 Aug 27

Here's a graphical explanation of COVID-19 transmission

07:52 Aug 27

Six-city flight ban to West Bengal to be partially lifted from September 1

07:40 Aug 27

Robots to the rescue? 'Zafira' in Tiruchy store to ensure COVID norms compliance

07:33 Aug 27

Health Ministry on India's low COVID-19 case fatality rate

07:29 Aug 27

Mizoram records seven new cases, tally reaches 974

11:26 Aug 26

Assam reports 2,179 fresh cases

2,179 new COVID-19 cases detected today out of 36,225 tests done in the last 24 hours. Total cases now at 96,771 including 21,680 active cases and 274 deaths: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

10:18 Aug 26

Woman constable raped by colleague at Covid-19 centre

A woman constable, deployed at the Sidgora Covid-19 centre in Jamshedpur, was allegedly raped by one of his colleagues during duty hours. Accused Anil Kumar has been arrested after a written complaint was lodged by the victim on Tuesday. (READ MORE)

10:07 Aug 26

Health workers collect swab samples

09:23 Aug 26

No mask, no ration and petrol in Raipur

09:10 Aug 26

Punjab reports 1513 cases

09:09 Aug 26

Virus cases surge in West Bengal

West Bengal records 2,974 new COVID-19 cases and 55 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 1,47,775 including 26,954 active cases, 1,17,857 recoveries and 2,964 deaths: State Health Department.

08:45 Aug 26

Maharashtra records 14888 cases, 295 deaths

08:41 Aug 26

23 Punjab MLAs test positive ahead of Assembly session

Twenty-three MLAs in Punjab have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far. The development comes just two days before the beginning of the monsoon session of the Assembly. Of the infected MLAs, 14 are from the ruling Congress, six from the Shiromani Akali Dal, and three from AAP. (READ MORE)

08:39 Aug 26

Kin switch to firewood as electric crematorium shut down

Amidst a surge in COVID-19 deaths, the electric crematorium here has been shut down for three days as it developed a technical snag, forcing bereaved families to switch to the traditional firewood method to cremate bodies. (READ MORE)

08:29 Aug 26

1693 fresh cases in Delhi

08:17 Aug 26

SPB stable, communicated with son Charan through gestures

Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who is being treated for Covid-19 in the Intensive Care Unit of MGM Healthcare Hospital, is stable and conscious, according to a statement from the city hospital on Wednesday. (READ MORE)

07:58 Aug 26

A tribute to COVID warriors

07:57 Aug 26

Vaccine likely by early 2021: WHO chief scientist

By early 2021, we should have some good news on a COVID-19 vaccine, said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization, on Wednesday. (READ MORE)

07:53 Aug 26

Andhra reports spike of 10,830 cases, state tally reaches 3,82,469

07:53 Aug 26

Book directly with airlines, no need to apply: Ministry tells intl passengers

 

Passengers taking international flights from India need not apply to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and can directly book their tickets with the airlines, said an official statement on Wednesday. (READ MORE)

07:48 Aug 26

Global update | Gaza reports first community virus death

Gaza health officials have reported the first death from COVID-19 since authorities detected community transmission of the coronavirus earlier this week. (READ MORE)

07:39 Aug 26

Maharashtra State Public Service exams postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

07:24 Aug 26

Jharkhand allows residents of state for darshan at Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple

07:22 Aug 26

Tax exemption for commercial and goods vehicles in Maharashtra from April 1 to September 30

07:16 Aug 26

Only 2% of the 1.4 lakh who attended fever camps in Chennai's Ambattur zone had ILI symptoms

In the Ambattur zone of the city corporation, only 2% of those who attended fever camps between May 8 and August 25 were found to have ILI (Influenza Like Illnesses) symptoms. Of the 1.4 lakh people who attended fever camps during this period, only 2438 were found to have symptoms.(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:13 Aug 26

With 12 new COVID-19 cases,Dharavi's tally rises to 2,737: BMC

For the second day in row, Dharavi slum colony on Wednesday reported 12 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 2,737, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said. With 2,380 of the total 2,737 patients already recovered from the infection, the slum sprawl is now left with only 97 active cases, he said.

06:58 Aug 26

SP Balasubrahmanyam conscious and responsive, but still on ventilator, ECMO support: Hospital

 In an evening medical bulletin, the private hospital where the singer is being treated has said that SPB continues to be in the ICU on ventilator and ECMO support. His current clinical condition is stable. He is conscious and responsive.

06:50 Aug 26

Tamil Nadu reports 5958 new cases, 118 deaths

06:49 Aug 26

To contain COVID-19, Chennai's Koyambedu market may have its own odd-even formula

It is learnt that traders are working on various solutions to contain the spread of the virus including opening of shops on alternate days. An association leader said this could help to ease congestion in the market. He said the traders committee will also monitor the opening of shops and the arrival of vehicles. A log book will also be maintained. 

(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

06:02 Aug 26

Kerala reports highest one-day spike of 2476, 13 deaths recorded

06:00 Aug 26

Current lockdown measures extended till September 20, complete lockdown on September 7, 11, 12: West Bengal CM

05:54 Aug 26

Where is social distancing?

05:50 Aug 26

Major updates of the day

  •  Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi tests positive, asks people, who came in contact with him during the last few days, to immediately get themselves tested.
  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated two new Medical Colleges at Bharatpur & Bhilwara, Rajasthan & also Superspeciality Blocks in Govt Medical Colleges at Udaipur, Bikaner & Kota, via video conferencing.
  • Recovery rate is more than 90% in the national capital, there has been an increase in cases in the last few days, number of tests will be doubled in coming days: Delhi CM Kejriwal
  • Health condition of Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik admitted to Manipal Hospital for last 14 days is better. A team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi visited him again & said he's not required to be shifted to AIIMS, Delhi: Goa CM Pramod Sawant
  • Bihar reports 2163 new cases, state tally rises to 21,814
  • Himachal tally rises to 5206
 
05:36 Aug 26

Phase II human trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine begins in Pune

The Phase II clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, being manufactured by the city-based Serum Institute of India (SII), began at a medical college and hospital here on Wednesday. Two male volunteers were administered the vaccine at Bharti Vidyapeeth's Medical College and Hospital, a senior office-bearer of the hospital said. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

12:48 Aug 26

Odisha government slashes school syllabus

12:39 Aug 26

511 new cases in Puducherry

12:37 Aug 26

Negligible cornea retrievals, shortfall in donations: Eye banking system among worst-hit non-emergency medical activities in lockdown

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who addressed the 35th National Eye Donation fortnight celebrations and presided over the interactive webinar organised by AIIMS, Delhi and the National Eye Bank, reiterated the advice of the medical community that "it is highly unlikely for the virus to be transmitted via donor corneas", a health ministry statement said. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:31 Aug 26

Update on Union Minister Shripad Naik's health

Health condition of Union Minister Shripad Naik has improved with all his vital parameters within limits. He tested COVID-19 positive on RTPCR test conducted by GMC on Tuesday. Test to be repeated after 24-48 hours: Dr Shekhar Salkar, Manipal Hospital, Goa.
12:20 Aug 26

Ex-Assam CM and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi tests positive for COVID-19

Gogoi, who represents the Titabor assembly constituency in Jorhat district, is the 13th Assam legislator to be diagnosed with COVID-19. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:45 Aug 26

Andhra Pradesh: Senior Congress leader kills self after contracting COVID-19

The senior leader, aged 55, was the vice-president of Kadapa district Pradesh Congress Committee and hails from Chilamkuru in Errakuntla mandal. Recently, he tested positive for coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Proddutur town. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:36 Aug 26

122 Maharashtra cops infected, two dead in last 24 hours

11:36 Aug 26

No need to be alarmed immensely over COVID-19 reinfection case reported in Hong Kong: ICMR

At a press briefing, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Balram Bhargava said the Hong Kong case is a stray example and the reinfection can depend upon various factors. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:32 Aug 26

Visuals from Kejriwal's residence

11:25 Aug 26

Meeting starts at Kejriwal's residence

11:24 Aug 26

Nearly 3400 cases in Odisha

11:20 Aug 26

Second national COVID-19 sero survey to be completed by September first week: ICMR

The study will involve testing 28,000 samples for antibodies against SARS CoV-2, with 400 samples collected from every district surveyed. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:06 Aug 26

610 new cases in Rajasthan

10:59 Aug 26

67,151 new COVID-19 cases; 1,059 deaths take India's tally past 32 lakh mark

According to the ICMR, a total of 3,76,51,512 tests have been conducted so far, including 8,23,992 samples on Tuesday. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

10:34 Aug 26

COVID-19: Telangana records highest single-day spike, active cases cross 25000-mark

Telangana detected a record number of COVID cases with 3018 new infections of COVID-19 found. The state conducted 61,040 tests to detect these many cases. This is the highest single day spike seen. With this the state's overall tally is 1.11 lakh cases. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

10:10 Aug 26

Padmanabhaswamy temple reopens in Kerala

09:36 Aug 26

Huge spike in India tally after two days

09:34 Aug 26

More than 3000 new cases in Telangana's highest single day spike

FULL REPORT HERE

09:28 Aug 26

More updates from Delhi

  • Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a high-level meeting to discuss the rising number of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi, sources said on Wednesday.
  • Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and senior officials will attend the meeting, which will take place at 11 am, according to sources.
  • The city recorded 1,544 more COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths on Tuesday. It was the first time in over a month that the number of new infections crossed the 1,500 mark.
09:27 Aug 26

Uttarakhand CM tests negative

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has isolated himself for three days as a precautionary measure despite his novel coronavirus test report coming negative.
  • Sharing this information on the social media on Tuesday, Rawat said he and his family underwent a COVID-19 test along with the staff and the security personnel at the CMO as a precautionary measure.
  • "With the grace of God and your blessings the report is negative. However, as a precaution, I will remain in isolation for the next three days and discharge my duties from my residence telephonically or by using virtual platforms," he tweeted.
  • The chief minister chose to undergo a coronavirus test after an officer on special duty tested positive for the infection recently.
09:23 Aug 26

WATCH | Tamil Nadu: Tribal students climb a hill to access internet for online classes

09:23 Aug 26

COVID-19: Manohar Khattar, Shibu Soren to be treated at same Gurugram hospital

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and former Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren, both found infected with Covid-19, will be treated at the same hospital as the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) president was being shifted to Gurugram’s Medanta on Tuesday, a day after the BJP leader was admitted to the same the hospital. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

09:14 Aug 26

WATCH | COVID19 Impact: Global tourism lost USD 320 Billion in five months

09:13 Aug 26

Plasma therapy: Docs await ICMR trial results as confusion grows

Many doctors say the lack of a clear scientific signal, coupled with the tedious process of procuring plasma even as the expectations of patients and their relatives are high once they receive it, make the choice of therapy difficult. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

09:06 Aug 26
09:06 Aug 26

Kejriwal calls for meeting amid high number of cases in national capital

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (in file pic) has called for a meeting today over the increase in number of COVID-19 cases. Delhi Health Minister and other officials to attend the meeting.
08:37 Aug 26

Patients from outside, reopening of economy behind rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Experts

Co-incidentally, the number of examinations for the detection of COVID-19 conducted on the days the capital recorded cases less than 1,000 were below the average 20,000 tests being conducted daily, according to data. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

08:33 Aug 26

Chhattisgarh tally

1287 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths reported in Chhattisgarh on August 25; 308 discharged. Total positive cases in the state rise to 23,341, including 221 deaths and 13,732 discharges. Active cases stand at 9388: State Control and Command Centre, Chhattisgarh
08:32 Aug 26

Social distancing goes for a toss in Bihar market

08:32 Aug 26

Diamond industry feels COVID heat

08:31 Aug 26

14 new cases in Mizoram

08:30 Aug 26

Haryana Assembly today amid COVID scare

08:28 Aug 26

Mores tests conducted daily

India has exponentially scaled its testing from one in January to 10 lakhs/day in August 2020. With Positivity Rate progressively falling, testing has worked as an effective tool to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection: Ministry of Health, Government of India.
08:27 Aug 26

Decline in COVID-19 positivity rate despite increasing tests exponentially: Centre

The testing for the disease has been increased from 363 tests per million per day on August 1 to more than 600 tests per million per day at present, Bhushan said, with India having tested nearly 3.7 crore cumulative COVID-19 samples so far. (READ FULL STORY HERE)


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