COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | With 4,328 new cases in 24 hours, Tamil Nadu tally inches towards 1.5 lakh mark

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 death toll crossed 2,000-mark after the state recorded 66 fresh deaths on Monday.

Published: 12th July 2020 01:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2020 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

Man spotted wearing a mask near Central railway station in Chennai.

Man spotted wearing a mask near Central railway station in Chennai. (Photo | R Satish Babu, EPS)

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India saw yet another record single-day jump of 28,701 COVID-19 cases, pushing its tally to 8,78,254 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 23,174 with 500 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The number of recoveries stands at 5,53,470, while there are 3,01,609 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country and one person has migrated, the updated data at 8 am showed.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 death toll crossed 2,000-mark after the state recorded 66 fresh deaths on Monday. The state tally now stands at 1,42,798 with more 4,328 people testing positive for the virus.

11:29 Jul 13

No return to old normal in foreseeable future: WHO Chief

The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally and things won't return to "the old normal" for some time.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (File photo| AFP)

12:11 Jul 14

IN PICS | The rush before the lockdown

12:08 Jul 14

‘She was an absolute gem’: A COVID warrior who lost battle to virus in Tiruchy

Theirs was an unconventional love story. Fifty-eight-year-old Pitchaimani, the first COVID warrior to succumb to the virus in Tiruchy, believed in getting what she wanted. Whether it was leaving her hometown of Thanjavur for nurse training in Tiruchy, making sure her son got a good education, asking for help when she needed it, or marrying the man she loved, Pitchaimani did what she wanted.

11:00 Jul 13

Around 12 lakh people found ‘COVID- vulnerable’ in UP's Meerut division

The 11-day door-to-door screening exercise undertaken across six districts of Uttar Pradesh, including Noida and Ghaziabad of NCR, has revealed that around 12 lakh people fall in the category of ‘vulnerable to COVID-19’ owing to their co-morbidities. The campaign in the division ended on July 12.

10:32 Jul 13

The daily COVID-19 figures from the following states:


  • Total positive cases: 21, 929
  • Patients recovered/discharged: 16,637
  • Total number of deaths: 308


  • Total Number of positive cases: 8178
  • Patients recovered/discharged: 5586
  • Total number of deaths: 204


  • Total Number of positive cases: 588
  • Patients recovered/discharged: 423
  • Total number of deaths: 08

Himachal Pradesh

  • Total Number of positive cases: 1217
  • Patients recovered/discharged: 926
  • Total number of deaths: 09

(Inputs from ENS)

10:28 Jul 13

Death toll rises to 365 in Telangana

10:26 Jul 13

Mumbai logs COVID-19 recovery rate of 70 per cent; tally reaches 93,894 in city

In a good news for Mumbaikars amidst COVID-19 gloom, the case recovery rate in the city has risen to 70 per cent now from the 50 per cent recorded on June 22, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said on Monday.

09:47 Jul 13

WATCH | Wheels of Worry: Life of Ambulance drivers during coronavirus

09:46 Jul 13

'No mask, no OPD entry': Chhattisgarh hospital board, IMA issue advisory

The Chhattisgarh Hospital Board and the state unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) have issued an advisory to all hospitals to ensure no patients or their relatives be allowed in the Outpatient Department (OPD) for treatment if they refuse to wear a face mask.

09:22 Jul 13

575 new cases: Madhya Pradesh records highest single-day spike

09:18 Jul 13

Mumbai's COVID-19 cases up by 1,174 to 93,894

  • Mumbai's COVID-19 cases rose by 1,174 to 93,894 on Monday while the death toll went up by 47 to 5,332: BMC
  • With 750 more patients being discharged from hospitals in the day, the number of the recovered cases mounted to 65,622
  • Mumbai now has 22,939 active cases while 934 suspected patients have been admitted in hospitals, the BMC said
  • The city had recorded its first coronavirus positive case on March 11 and the first death on March 17

(Inputs from PTI)

09:05 Jul 13

COVID deaths in Tamil Nadu cross 2000-mark with 66 fresh fatalities, state tally at 142798

Chennai alone recorded 1,140 cases and 24 deaths increasing its tally to 78,573 and toll to 1,277. Meanwhile, an analysis of the media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Public Health showed that the mortality rate of Chennai was 1.6 per cent.

09:00 Jul 13

IN PICS | No hustle-bustle on streets of Mahatma Gandhi commercial complex in Vijayawada

08:38 Jul 13

Uttarakhand likely to slash university exams' duration to half

The decision comes after the UGC announced a standard operating procedure which includes separate rooms for students suffering from cough, cold or mild symptoms of common flu.

08:28 Jul 13

West Bengal: 1,435 fresh positive case in last 24 hours

  • Total positive case: 31,448
  • Active cases: 11,279
  • Death toll: 956
  • Discharged cases: 19,213
  • Total tests: 6,27,438

(Inputs from ENS)

08:25 Jul 13

Maharashtra: 6,497 new cases, 193 deaths and 4,182 recovery in last 24 hours

08:24 Jul 13

19 states have COVID-19 recovery rate higher than national average of 63.02 per cent: Centre

Nineteen states and union territories have a COVID-19 recovery rate higher than the national average of 63.02 per cent, the Centre said on Monday, asserting that coordinated steps taken by it along with state governments have contributed to a "gradual surge" in the recovery of patients. 

08:22 Jul 13

WATCH | All the Kerala COVID-19 updates you need to know today

08:21 Jul 13

Be role models and take up COVID-19 frontline work, Madras High Court tells teachers

However, the petitioners argued that the 200 graduate teachers picked up for the programme are only trained to provide education to students and not provide counselling to COVID patients.

08:12 Jul 13

Karnataka: COVID-19 tally crosses 41,000 with 2,738 new cases in last 24 hours

08:12 Jul 13

Left gasping since COVID lockdown: The distressed Khes weavers of UP's ceramic city

The lesser-known Khes weavers in UP, who earn their livelihood solely by churning blankets out of yarns of cotton, have been rendered jobless since the great lockdown began in March.

07:58 Jul 13

No proposal to extend lockdown in Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

  • There is no proposal to extend the week-long lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural districts to be enforced from July 14 night to check rising COVID-19 case, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Monday
  • BS Yediyurappa appealed to the people to cooperate and not pay heed to rumors
  • The clarification seeks to put at rest speculations that lockdown may be extended beyond July 22
  • The rumours gained momentum as some Ministers had also indicated such a course

(Inputs from PTI)

07:45 Jul 13

Bengaluru under lockdown till July 22: Here are the new guidelines

07:38 Jul 13

Scientists identify two antibodies from llamas that can neutralise coronavirus

Scientists have demonstrated that two small, stable antibody variants derived from the South American mammals llamas can neutralise the novel coronavirus in lab-cultured cells, an advance which may lead to the development of new therapeutics against COVID-19.

07:36 Jul 13

Uttarakhand: Total number of COVID-19 positive cases stands at 3,608

07:32 Jul 13

TN mulling affordable rental homes for migrant workers after Centre gives nod

"It is at the nascent stage," a labour department official said. It is learnt that there are more than four lakh migrant workers in Tamil Nadu from other states including Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and Uttar Pradesh and most of them have left for their homes following the COVID-19 pandemic.

07:08 Jul 13

Dharavi adds six new COVID-19 patients; active cases below 100

Six new cases of coronavirus were reported from Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi, taking the tally to 2,381 on Monday, the city civic body said. A senior BMC official said the half-a-dozen fresh infections took the tally to 2,381, but Dharavi has only 96 active COVID-19 cases.

07:07 Jul 13

Theatre artistes in Bengal face lockdown blues

As the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown led to closure of theatre halls with stage shows forced into a halt, actors and others associated with the industry have settled for activities such as selling fish or conducting online classes during these troubled times.

07:07 Jul 13

CCRS to soon begin research on Siddha as stand alone treatment for COVID-19 patients

The Central Council for Research in Siddha will soon commence a study on Siddha as 'stand alone' treatment to cure COVID-19 patients. CCRS is the apex body pertaining to research in Siddha system of medicine.

07:06 Jul 13

Andhra Pradesh reports 37 COVID-19 deaths, nearly 2,000 cases

A record 37 COVID-19 deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, the highest single-day tally so far, taking the toll to 365 as the overall infection count jumped up to 31,103 with the addition of a new record high of 1,935 positive cases.

07:05 Jul 13

Private nursing home in Jammu sealed after inpatient tests positive for COVID-19

A private nursing home here was sealed for sanitisation on Monday after a pregnant woman admitted to the facility tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. All medical staff and patients of the nursing home located in the Tallab Tillo area of the city are being tested for the disease as a precautionary measure, the officials said.

07:05 Jul 13

Battle against coronavirus could be long-drawn-out: Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday warned that the battle against coronavirus could be a long-drawn-out process in which caution and awareness would serve as the most effective weapons.

07:04 Jul 13

18,850 people recovered in the last 24 hours: Government of India

18,850 people recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative number of recovered cases among #COVID19 patients to 5,53,470. The recovery rate has further improved to 63.02% today. 19 states have a recovery rate higher than the national average: Government of India

06:58 Jul 13

Some people are spreading lies regarding Kerala's COVID-19 related activities: Kerala CM

Some people are spreading lies regarding Kerala's COVID-19 related activities. Another allegation is that Kerala is not doing enough tests. Test Positivity Rate is 2.27% in Kerala which is better than that of the country: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

06:57 Jul 13

12,972 active cases and 955 deaths: UP Health Department

06:54 Jul 13

Fatality rate in Kerala is 0.39% which is better than that in other states: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

06:14 Jul 13

Red Cross volunteers carry body of a man, who had COVID-19

06:12 Jul 13

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Updates

06:11 Jul 13

Kerala COVID-19 Updates

05:30 Jul 13

Public and private transport barred across Tamil Nadu till July 31

Public and private transport barred across Tamil Nadu till July 31 to prevent the spread of Corona infection: TN Government

05:29 Jul 13
05:28 Jul 13
05:27 Jul 13

Mandatory FIRs shall be filed against those found violating rules: Punjab CMO

Mandatory FIRs shall be filed against those found violating the curb on public gatherings, which now stand strictly disallowed: Punjab Chief Minister's Office

05:26 Jul 13
05:25 Jul 13

Eastern Railway coming up with new facility for serious COVID-19 patients

The Eastern Railway is cominp up with a new unit for serious COVID-19 patients at the B R Singh Hospital here, a senior official said on Monday. The city-headquartered zonal railway, which at present treats patients with non-severe symptoms at its Howrah Orthopaedic Hospital, is likely to set up the unit by next week, medical director of B R Singh Hospital, D C Bhuniya said.

05:12 Jul 13

WATCH | COVID-19 reaches Big B's home; Uttarakhand Speaker does 'Ganga Puja' for him

05:08 Jul 13

After Bengaluru, Dharwad and Dakshina Kannada districts announce lockdown

After Bengaluru urban and rural, lockdown has been announced in Dharwad and Dakshina Kannada districts by the administrations there on Monday, aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19. While Dharwad will be under lockdown for nine days from July 15, in Dakshina Kannada it will be for a week from Wednesday night.

05:08 Jul 13

Deputy magistrate dies of COVID-19, first senior Bengal govt officer to succumb to disease: Official

A deputy magistrate in West Bengal died due to COVID-19 on Monday, the first senior government officer to have succumbed to the infection in the state, a health department official said. Debdutta Ray, who was posted in Hooghly district, died at a private hospital in Serampore.

05:06 Jul 13

More people recovering daily from COVID-19 in Delhi than contracting it

The first 12 days of July have largely reported more cases of people recovering daily from the coronavirus than the fresh ones added to Delhi's COVID-19 count, according to the Delhi government data.

04:50 Jul 13

Punjab bans public gatherings, tightens restrictions on marriage functions

The Punjab government issued revised guidelines on Monday, completely disallowing public gatherings and restricting social gatherings to five attendees and marriages and other functions to 30 instead of the current 50.

04:50 Jul 13

SC refuses to entertain plea for restrictions on Amarnath Yatra due to COVID

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking restrictions on devotees in the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage this year due to COVID-19 pandemic, saying the issue has to be left with the local administration to look into.

04:49 Jul 13

West Bengal Higher Secondary Council​​​​​​​ to distribute certificates by maintaining social distancing norms

The West Bengal Higher Secondary Council is actively weighing the proposal if mark sheets and certificates of Class 12 examination can be distributed on the day of the results by following all social distancing norms. As indicated by Education Minister Partha Chatterjee recently, the results will be out by July 31, a top council official told PTI on Sunday.

04:48 Jul 13

1,654 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in UP; 21 dead

Uttar Pradesh reported a record 1,654 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the total to over 38,000, a senior official said Monday. At least 21 more people too died due to COVID-19, he told reporters.

04:48 Jul 13

Two April COVID-19 deaths revealed now by Indore authorities

Health authorities in Indore in Madhya Pradesh have disclosed two COVID-19 deaths more than three months after they occurred.

04:47 Jul 13

Bank branch closed after 2 employees test COVID-19 positive

A branch of a nationalised bank in Bowbazar area of the city has been closed after two of its employees tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Monday. The Bowbazar branch of Bank of India has been closed for Monday and Tuesday as sanitisation work is being undertaken, he said, adding that the two employees tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

04:46 Jul 13

Passenger demand for air travel to contract by 49 pc for Indian airlines in 2020: IATA

The passenger demand for air travel will contract by 49 per cent this year for Indian carriers in comparison to last year due to the COVID-19 crisis, said global airlines body IATA on Monday. In a statement, the International Air Transport Association said the Indian carriers' revenues will decrease by USD 11. 61 billion this year in comparison to last year due to the pandemic.

04:45 Jul 13

Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi court grants bail to 85 Kyrgystan nationals

A Delhi court Monday granted bail to 85 Kyrgyzstan nationals who were chargesheeted for attending the Tablighi Jamaat congregation here allegedly in violation of visa norms, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines issued in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.

04:44 Jul 13

No patient should be denied treatment over COVID-19 scare, Odisha government tells hospitals

Amid reports that patients were being denied treatment in some non-COVID hospitals of Odisha over fears of virus transmission, the state on Monday issued an order, asking all healthcare facilities to ensure necessary medical services are provided to those in need.

04:43 Jul 13

Kerala's first plasma bank set up at Manjeri

Kerala's first Plasma Bank has been set up at the Government Medical College Hospital at nearby Manjeri, where two critically-ill COVID-19 patients have recovered after undergoing plasma therapy. Two more people, who undertook the therapy, are now out of danger and would be discharged soon.

03:53 Jul 13

Judicial & administrative works of Calcutta HC suspended till 19th July

Judicial & administrative works of Calcutta High Court suspended till 19th July, 2020 on account of new phase of lockdown in Kolkata & constant increase in the containment zones and rapid increase of COVID-19 patients in Kolkata & its suburbs: High Court of Calcutta

03:52 Jul 13

The first cured patient discharged today from Sardar Patel COVID-19 Care Centre

The first cured patient discharged today from Sardar Patel COVID-19 Care Centre, Radha Soami Beas, Chhatarpur. Total 147 positive patients admitted to the centre till date. ITBP is looking after the facility: Indo-Tibetan Border Police

03:52 Jul 13

AMC increases penalty for not wearing mask

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation increases penalty for not wearing mask to Rs 500 from Rs 200

03:51 Jul 13

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa holds a meeting with the District Collectors

03:42 Jul 13

Assam forms board to ‘audit’ death of COVID-19 patients

The death of every COVID-19 patient in Assam will be audited from now on. The Assam government has constituted a medical board that will examine the cause of deaths of COVID-19 patients. This is in deference to fresh guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research. (READ MORE)

03:37 Jul 13

Vellore tally crosses 3,000, officials step up fever surveillance

Following a spike in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the month, Vellore district's tally crossed the 3000 mark on Monday with 209 more patients, according to official sources. (READ MORE)

03:32 Jul 13

Karnataka II PUC results out on Tuesday, supplementary exams for I PUC called off

Minister for primary and secondary education S Suresh Kumar said the supplementary exams for I PUC students, scheduled for July 16-27, have been called off in view of COVID-19. (READ MORE)

03:29 Jul 13

Kerala News Updates

03:21 Jul 13

CA's May exam cancelled, to be merged with November cycle: ICAI tells SC

The counsel appearing for ICAI told a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar that now the May cycle examination will be merged with the November 2020 cycle of the CA exam. (READ MORE)

03:08 Jul 13

PM Narendra Modi, Google CEO Sundar Pichai discuss how tech can transform lives, emerging work culture in pandemic


Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and discussed issues such as leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India's farmers and youths and the importance of data security. During the interaction, they also spoke about the new work culture that is emerging in the times of COVID-19.

03:07 Jul 13

CA's May examination cancelled, to be merged with November cycle: ICAI tells SC

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) Monday informed the Supreme Court that the May cycle of CA examination, scheduled between July 29 and August 16, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

03:06 Jul 13

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviews COVID-19 situation in his constituency

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in his Lok Sabha constituency Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The meeting, held via video conference, was attended by Gandhinagar Collector Kuldeep Arya, District Development Officer (DDO) Shalini Duhan and Gandhinagar Municipal Commissioner Ratankanvar Gadhvicharan.

03:06 Jul 13

Three COVID-19 deaths in Goa on Monday, official tests positive

A senior health official assisting in a COVID-19 facility in Goa has tested positive for novel coronavirus on Monday morning. It is the first instance of a state government functionary being detected with the infection since the outbreak began in Goa, an official claimed.

03:06 Jul 13

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rises to 359

Arunachal Pradesh reported 19 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's COVID-19 tally to 359, a senior Health department official said here on Monday. Eleven cases were reported from the Capital Complex comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa, seven from Changlang district while one case was detected from Namsai district, he said.

03:06 Jul 13

Top cop welcomes police personnel back to duty after COVID treatment

Chennai Police Commissioner Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal on Monday welcomed 72 police personnel back to duty here after their recovery from COVID-19. The top official interacted with 72 personnel who joined duty today after recovery from the coronavirus infection and enquired about their wellness in the premises of the office of city police commissioner.

03:06 Jul 13

Tripura's COVID-19 tally mounts to 2,068 with 105 fresh cases

Tripura's COVID-19 count has shot up to 2,068 with 105 more people testing positive for the disease, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said. Among the fresh cases, 37 were reported in West Tripura, 29 in Gomati district and 18 in Sepahijala district, officials said.

03:05 Jul 13

Puducherry reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, overall tally rises to 1,468

Puducherry on Monday reported 50 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,468. Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao told reporters here that the 50 cases were identified at the end of testing of 384 samples showing 13 per cent positivity rate while the fatality rate was 1.2 per cent.

03:05 Jul 13

38-year-old policeman dies of COVID-19 in Maharashtra's Palghar

A 38-year-oldpoliceman died of COVID-19 in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Monday, a police official said. The deceased, a police naik, was a resident of Murbad taluka in neighbouring Thane district. He was attached to the Valiv police station at Vasai in Palghar.

01:11 Jul 13

No new cases in Himachal in last 24 hours

Himachal Pradesh reports no new COVID-19 positive case today till now. Total number of positive cases in the state stands at 1,213 including 266 active cases, 923 recoveries and nine deaths.
01:01 Jul 13

Kottayam records first COVID-19 death as 72-year-old succumbs to virus; Kerala toll rises to 32

Salam, who contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus from an unknown source, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Government Medical College hospital, Kottayam, with severe fever and viral pneumonia on July 6 and was diagnosed positive for the infection on July 9. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:52 Jul 13

Update from Odisha

12:51 Jul 13

Odisha-based Institute of Life Sciences establishes stable cultures of coronavirus

Seventeen virus cultures have been established from swab samples originating from different locations of the country with varying virus loads by the ILS, an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, officials said. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:48 Jul 13

Glenmark Pharma cuts price of COVID-19 drug by 27 per cent to Rs 75 a tablet

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals had launched FabiFlu last month at a price of Rs 103 per tablet. In a regulatory filing Glenmark announced a price reduction of 27 per cent for FabiFlu. The new maximum retail price (MRP) is Rs 75 per tab, it said. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:18 Jul 13

Majore news from Delhi

12:14 Jul 13

Two more Coimbatore cops test positive

11:50 Jul 13

Jharkhand tally nears 4000

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand rise to 3,774 including 1,433 active cases, 2308 recovered/discharged and 33 deaths.
11:08 Jul 13

95 new cases in Rajasthan

10:43 Jul 13

Panic buying in Pune ahead of 10-day lockdown

10:43 Jul 13

Kochi's LuLu Mall closed

10:42 Jul 13

616 new cases in Odisha in last 24 hours

09:47 Jul 13

Deve Gowda suggests one week Karnataka lockdown

09:24 Jul 13

India continues to register its daily higher case loads

28,701 new COVID19 cases and 500 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,78,254 including 3,01,609 active cases, 5,53,471 cured/discharged/migrated and 23,174 deaths: Ministry of Health.

09:23 Jul 13

News on school admissions in Haryana

Students who've passed class X from Board of School Education Haryana and want to enrol in class XI in government schools of State can send their class X result and necessary documents to principal of concerned school through WhatsApp. Also, they're not required to submit their fee: Haryana CMO.
09:22 Jul 13

Kerala gold smuggling case accused test COVID-19 negative

09:21 Jul 13
09:21 Jul 13

News from Indore

A Vande Bharat Mission flight from Sharjah, UAE carrying 152 passengers including an infant arrived at Indore Airport (MP). All passengers were found to be asymptomatic and will remain under institutional quarantine as per norms of govt: Amit Malakar,Indore nodal officer.

09:20 Jul 13

Weekend lockdown: A new normal in India

09:19 Jul 13

Karnataka Minister CT Ravi tests positive

09:18 Jul 13

ICMR on tests done in last 24 hours

1,18,06,256 samples tested for COVID-19 till 12th July, of these 2,19,103 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
01:02 Jul 13

IN PIC | Mask becomes a necessity


A man in Bengaluru seen sitting idle during COVID-19 lockdown. (Photo | Pandarinath B, EPS)

12:38 Jul 13

COVID-19 tally in Nashik goes beyond 7,000-mark

  • Nashik district in Maharashtra reported 218 coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, taking its count to 7,002, officials said
  • The death of 14 more patients took the fatality count to 332, they said
  • Of the total number of deceased, 79 were from Malegaon, 169 from areas under the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), 70 from other parts of the district, while 14 others from outside the district, who were receiving treatment

(Inputs from PTI)

12:31 Jul 13

Delhi's LNJP hospital likely to start plasma therapy for COVID-19

The Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital is likely to start plasma therapy for coronavirus patients after another state-run GTB Hospital also set the ball rolling to conduct the procedure at the facility, an official said on Sunday.

12:13 Jul 13

Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir to be reopened in phase manner from 14 July

12:01 Jul 13

Fresh lockdown in Latur district from July 15: Maharashtra Minister Amit Deshmukh

  • Latur district in Maharashtra will be under lockdown from July 15 to 30, district guardian minister Amit Deshmukh said on Sunday
  • A district official said many relaxations were given under 'Unlock 2.0' during which outsiders from red zones entered the district, fuelling the rise in COVID-19 cases
  • "Considering the rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the district, a decision has been taken to re-impose the lockdown from July 15 to 30," Deshmukh said

(Inputs from PTI)

11:45 Jul 12

Chandigarh reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

11:29 Jul 12

West Bengal coronavirus tally crosses 30,000-mark with record 1,560 new cases

West Bengal's COVID-19 tally crossed the 30,000-mark on Sunday with record 1,560 new cases reported from different parts of the state, according to a bulletin issued by the health department.

11:27 Jul 12

Global update: 5,65,363 people reportedly died due to COVID-19 in China

11:17 Jul 12

Lockdown effect? Daily cases in Chennai drop by 53 per cent in July

While the early trends look positive, the city corporation is expected to strengthen its contain strategies by moving it's fever camps to work places and crowded areas.

10:59 Jul 12

Andhra Pradesh reports first COVID-19 death in media fraternity

A senior cameraman working in Tirupati for a Telugu news channel died of COVID-19 on Sunday, making it the first death reported from the media fraternity in Andhra Pradesh. The 46-year-old started his career as a video journalist in a local cable channel and later went to joing mainstream vernacular news channels in the state. He was working as a video jouranalist for the past 25 years and was survived by wife and two children.

10:57 Jul 12
10:08 Jul 12

46-year-old Telugu scribe succumbs to COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh

  • A 46-year-old journalist working for a Telugu TV channel died of COVID-19 in a Tirupati hospital
  • The scribe with fever and breathing problems was admitted to the facility designated as a COVID-19 centre on Saturday evening and tested positive for the virus, an official said

(Inputs from PTI)

10:01 Jul 12

Jammu and Kashmir

  • New cases: 357
  • Total cases: 10,513
  • Active cases: 4,355
  • Recovered: 5,979
  • Total deaths: 179


  • Total cases: 16,305
  • Active cases: 4,226
  • Recovered: 11,953
  • Deaths: 126

West Bengal

  • Total positive cases: 30,013
  • Active cases: 10,500
  • Recovered: 18,581
  • Death: 932
  • Total tests done: 6,17,079

(Inputs from ENS)

09:44 Jul 12

A whopping 10 lakh people attend Chennai Corporation’s fever camps

Most number of camps - 1759 - have been held at the Royapuram zone, where 78,880 people have attended. However, in the 1489 camps held in Kodambakkam, 1,11,880 people have attended and in the 1514 camps held at Thiruvika Nagar, 1,08,672 people took part.

09:42 Jul 12

COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh now stands at 1,231

09:39 Jul 12

COVID-19 lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram city Corp limits extended till July 20

Thiruvananthapuram district has 548 COVID-19 cases, the highest in the state with 18,280 people under home quarantine and 1,794 under institutional quarantine.

09:09 Jul 12

Latest Uttarakhand COVID-19 updates

  • Total 3,537 cases have surfaced in Uttarakhand out of which 2,786 have recovered while 47 lives were lost due to fatal infection and 30 migrated out of the state 
  • Doubling rate in last seven days have been recorded at 46.89 days while recovery rate stood 78.77 per cent
  • Total samples taken for testing stands at 94,121 out of which 83,089 have been found negative

(Inputs from ENS)

08:50 Jul 12

IN PICS | Police on duty to check unwanted movement during lockdown

08:48 Jul 12

Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy faults people for COVID spread, lays onus on citizens to contain it

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy blamed the people for the spike in COVID-19 cases, after 17 persons who attended a wedding tested positive for the virus.

08:38 Jul 12

COVID-19 cases cross 23,000 mark in Ahmedabad

  • The number of COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad mounted by 172 to 23,095 on Sunday, state Health department said
  • With four more patients succumbing to the viral infection, the death toll in Ahmedabad district has gone up to 1,519, it said 
  • A total of 133 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of the recovered cases to 17,822
  • Out of 172 new cases, 152 cases were reported from the limits of the Ahmedabad municipal corporation

(Inputs from PTI)

08:24 Jul 12

To-let boards spring up across city as workers leave Chennai due to COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has left several houses and commercial establishments vacant with To-let boards springing up in many localities. Every street in suburbs has at least one such notice informing about a vacant space available for rent.

08:22 Jul 12

1,263 COVID-19 cases, 1,441 discharged & 44 deaths reported in Mumbai today

08:19 Jul 12

Over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Bihar for first time; death toll rises to 125

Bihar registered the highest single-day spike of 1,266 novel coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 16,305 on Sunday, while seven more deaths took the toll to 125, the Health Department said. There are 4,227 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 11,953 people have recovered from the infection so far, the department said.

07:56 Jul 12

Karnataka: 2,627 new COVID-19 cases and 71 deaths in last 24 hours

07:51 Jul 12

Gujarat records 879 new COVID-19 cases

  • 879 positive cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours 
  • State's COVID-19 case tally rises to 41,906 including 29,198 cured/discharged and 2,047 deaths

(Inputs from PTI)

07:35 Jul 12

Cop escorting Vikas Dubey from Ujjain to Kanpur tests positive for COVID-19

The constable was part of the escort team of UP STF and state police which was bringing the gangster, Vikas Dubey, back to Kanpur from Ujjain, where he was arrested from Mahakat temple on Thursday.

06:54 Jul 12

Maharashtra records 7827 new cases and 173 deaths due to COVID-19

06:38 Jul 12

India's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 62.93 per cent: Health Ministry

Focussed and coordinated action by the Centre along with states and UTs, effective clinical management of coronavirus and timely diagnosis led to a consistent increase in the number of recovered cases in the country, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. The number of recovered cases exceeds active COVID-19 cases by 2,42,362 as on date, it said. "The recovery rate has improved to 62.93 per cent," the ministry said.


06:33 Jul 12

TN records 4244 new cases of COVID-19

06:33 Jul 12

Uttar Pradesh records 1384 fresh cases of coronavirus

Death toll due to COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh reaches 934 after 21 more people succumb to the disease, while 1,384 fresh cases push infection tally to 36,476: Health officials 

06:06 Jul 12

1573 new cases detected in national capital

06:05 Jul 12

Accused in Kerala gold smuggling case to be tested for Covid

Kerala gold smuggling case: Special NIA court has sent accused Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair to 14-day remand. They will now go to quarantine centres. Their COVID-19 test results will be received tomorrow. If they test negative, the court will consider their custody. 

05:57 Jul 12

Kerala reports 435 new cases, tally reaches 3743

05:44 Jul 12

Five new cases reported in Dharavi

Five new COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi today, taking total number of cases in the area to 2,375 in the area. 38 new cases have been recorded in Dadar while Mahim saw a rise of 10 cases today: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra 

05:42 Jul 12

Idol makers in Bengaluru face COVID heat

05:42 Jul 12

BMC update on Bachchans' COVID status

All four bungalows - Jalsa, Pratiksha, Janak and Vatsa - of actor Amitabh Bachchan's family have been sealed after sanitization. 30 people working at the bungalows have been tested for COVID-19 & the results are awaited: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation  

05:32 Jul 12

Coronavirus lockdown impact

05:25 Jul 12

Srinagar COVID udpates

  • Since the lifting of lockdown, there has been a spike in COVID19 positive cases and deaths here. Today, there are 1611 positive cases including 1100 active cases. We've increased fine for not wearing a mask Rs 1000 from Rs 500 to: Shahid Choudhary, Dist Magistrate Srinagar
  • Till now, around 47,000 tests have been conducted here. We need to increase COVID19 testing. There are 99 containment zones in Srinagar
04:56 Jul 12

A new vigilante in town!

04:30 Jul 12

Karnataka's COVID-19 tally may double in next 15-30 days: Health Minister

The number of coronavirus cases in Karnataka may double in the next 15 to 30 days and the coming two months would emerge as a big challenge for the government in tackling the pandemic, state Health Minister B Sriramulu has said. However, there was no need for any panic and people should follow the COVID-19 related regulations to stay safe, he said in a series of tweets. 

04:28 Jul 12

Indian students concerned about deportation, dropping out semester as US announces new visa rules

Fear of deportation in the middle of a global crisis, unpaid loans, rising risk of COVID-19 infection, dropping out a semester and the possibility of never being able to return to campus are among the concerns of Indian students in the US after announcement of the new visa regulations. In a move that is expected to adversely impact thousands of Indian students, the US immigration authority has announced that foreign students will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only classes in this fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. 


04:27 Jul 12

1266 new cases of coronavirus detected in Bihar

1,266 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Bihar today taking the total number of cases in the state to 16,305. So far, 10,991 patients have recovered in the state: State Health Department 

04:26 Jul 12

Delhi CM's praise for self-checkers of Coronavirus

04:22 Jul 12

Army man pitches tent in his field in Karnataka's Khandenahalli to follow quarantine

 The 37-year-old Havildar Yogesh working in Artillery unit of the Indian Army at Jhansi cantonment is on a 30-day leave and has been staying in the temporary tent planted in his farm located at the border village. He arrived at his village on July 5 has not only has taken up self-isolation from the family members, but also works regularly in the agricultural land where he is growing cucumber creepers and happily interacts with friends, COVID-19 front line workers who visit him regularly to enquire about his health.


03:49 Jul 12

Containment zones demarcation in Srinagar

03:47 Jul 12

Lockdown deserts Tiruchy roads

03:46 Jul 12

No lockdown in Jammu

No lockdown will be imposed in Jammu from tomorrow. The news regarding this is baseless and just a rumour: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu. 

03:28 Jul 12

Uttar Pradesh unlock guidelines

  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issues fresh Unlock guidelines for the state; all markets are allowed to remain open from Monday to Friday, sanitization process in markets will be done on weekends. 
  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also ordered to conduct 50,000 COVID19 tests per day in the state.


03:26 Jul 12

Andhra Pradesh coronavirus tally

03:16 Jul 12

BMC seals four bungalows of the Bachchans

03:13 Jul 12

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, daughter test positive for COVID-19

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan test positive for COVID19. Jaya Bachchan tests negative: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope 

03:12 Jul 12

Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi tests positive for COVID-19

Karnataka's Tourism Minister CT Ravi has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first minister from the State to be infected by the virus. CT Ravi took to Twitter on Saturday to confirm that he had tested positive. He asserted that he has no symptoms and is in-home quarantine.

02:05 Jul 12

I am fine and will discharge my duty: Maharashtra governor after testing negative for COVID-19


02:04 Jul 12

Delhi restaurants open but grapple with decreased sales, few dine-in customers

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, many restaurants have not commenced dine-in facilities and are relying on takeaways to drive their business. According to Rohit Aggarwal, director, Lite Bite Foods, post 'Unlock', the situation has not been "very motivating, walk-in numbers are extremely low and the operational cost is soaring".


01:40 Jul 12

Chennai under intensified lockdown

01:32 Jul 12

Weekend lockdown to be implemented in UP

UP govt to implement lockdown on weekends to stop spread of COVID-19: Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi  


01:04 Jul 12

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher's mother, brother test positive for COVID-19

Sharing a video on Twitter, Kher said his mother wasn't eating for the past few days and even got her blood tests done, which showed nothing alarming. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

01:02 Jul 12

Latest Puducherry numbers

Number of COVID-19 cases reaches 1,418 in Puducherry; active cases rise to 661 while death toll stands at 18.


01:02 Jul 12

Two new cases in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh detects two new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 1184 including 262 active cases, 898 recoveries and nine deaths.
01:01 Jul 12
12:59 Jul 12

Government updates self-declaration form for passengers as COVID-19 recovery improves

On May 21, the government had made it mandatory for all passengers to submit the self-declaration form before a flight stating that they did not test positive for COVID-19 during two months prior to the departure date. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:41 Jul 12

Constable who was in car transporting gangster Vikas Dubey tests positive for COVID-19

"The report came in late on Saturday. The cop has now been admitted to an isolation ward," Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Medical College principal Dr R B Kamal said. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:18 Jul 12

WATCH | Rapid testings begin in Bengaluru

11:59 Jul 12

Maharashtra Governor Koshiyari quarantines self after 16 Raj Bhavan staffers test COVID-19 positive

Raj Bhavan has also cancelled its scheduled programs and restricted the entry of the people into the premises. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:58 Jul 12

Jharkhand tally nears 6700

11:57 Jul 12

Hiccups in NIMS Covaxin clinical trial due to lack of required equipment

“The work on the human clinical trial has begun. However, before administering the drug, some things have to be put in place. Ensuring good health of the candidates is our priority. We need the best equipment in place to do that which has caused a short delay,” said a senior NIMS official. (READ THE FULL STORY HERE)

11:55 Jul 12

Bollywood under corona grip: Rekha's bungalow sealed after guard tests positive; security heightened at Nanavati Hospital, Bachchans' home

The guard at the 65-year-old 'Umrao Jaan' actor's bungalow 'Sea Springs' tested positive on Tuesday, the official said. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:54 Jul 12

WATCH | Chennai man trims his own hair as Tamil Nadu capital goes under another Sunday lockdown

11:29 Jul 12
11:29 Jul 12

153 new cases in Rajasthan

11:28 Jul 12

Another police station in Coimbatore also sealed

11:15 Jul 12

'Wear a mask and carry sanitizers...': A street protest in the time of COVID

The big metro cities, where individual voices often fizzle out, witnessed months-long 24-hour sit-in protests led by women. Shaheen Baghs sprang up at more than one location. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:11 Jul 12

Parliament Monsoon session will certainly happen: Pralhad Joshi

Earlier in March, the Parliament had passed 12 bills during the curtailed budget session with Lok Sabha passing 15 bills and Rajya Sabha 13. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:09 Jul 12

Shah salutes corona warriors

11:07 Jul 12

595 new cases in Odisha

10:32 Jul 12

18 people test positive for COVID-19 at Maharashtra's Raj Bhavan: Sources

The civic body will get them tested again, sources added. More details are awaited in this regard. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

10:28 Jul 12

Amit Shah lauds India's corona fight

10:25 Jul 12

Barred from entering home upon return from Delhi, Bengal family spends night in crematorium

A family who returned from Delhi to their home in West Bengal's Howrah district had to spend a night at a crematorium after locals stopped them from entering the area, fearing they might spread coronavirus, officials said on Saturday. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

10:24 Jul 12

Police station in Coimbatore closed

10:10 Jul 12

Views outside Amitabh Bachchan's residence

10:10 Jul 12

Maharashtra Raj Bhavan under virus grip

At least 18 people tested COVID-19 positive at Raj Bhavan (Governor's residence) in Mumbai, after they got themselves tested on their own. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to get them tested again: BMC Sources.
10:09 Jul 12

WATCH | Another Sunday, another lockdown in Chennai

09:57 Jul 12

28,637 new COVID-19 cases, 551 deaths in last 24 hours

28,637 COVID-19 cases & 551 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,49,553 including 29,22,58 active cases, 5,34,621 cured/discharged/migrated 22,674 deaths: Ministry of Health.

09:52 Jul 12

WATCH | WHO praises efforts to contain COVID-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi slums

09:50 Jul 12

With proactive strategy, Dharavi tamed COVID-19 spread, won WHO's praise

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a virtual press conference on Friday that there were places around the world where the initial intense outbreak was brought under control. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

09:33 Jul 12

Idol makers in Guwahati hit hard by lockdown

09:33 Jul 12

Rajasthan government's SOP on inter-state travel

09:32 Jul 12

65 new cases in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh reported 65 new COVID-19 positive cases on July 11; taking the total number of positive cases to 3897. Number of active cases stand at 810 and death toll is at 17: State Health Department.
09:32 Jul 12

535 new cases in Assam

535 new COVID positive cases have been reported cases in Assam on July 11 of which 410 are from Guwahati. Total number of cases now at 16071 including 5607 active cases, 10426 discharged cases and 35 deaths: State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
09:31 Jul 12

Telangana software engineer does his bit in COVID fight

09:30 Jul 12

WATCH | Unique way to spread awareness about wearing masks

09:29 Jul 12
09:29 Jul 12

Mango traders in Meerut face lockdown woes

09:28 Jul 12

Some respite for Amitabh Bachchan fans

09:27 Jul 12

Horrifying scenes from Telangana

09:26 Jul 12

Complete lockdown in Karnataka's Kalaburagi

09:22 Jul 12

Lockdown scenes from UP

09:21 Jul 12

ICMR begins first COVID-19 serial serosurvey in Bhubaneswar as Odisha capital becomes virus hotspot

Five teams from the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) here collected the blood samples of people in different identified clusters using multistage random sampling method. The survey will be conducted in two rounds. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

09:20 Jul 12

Children in 62 per cent surveyed homes discontinued education amid COVID-19: Report

The assessment found that the discontinuation of children's education was reported by three-fifths (62 per cent) of the surveyed households with the highest number was recorded in north India at 64 per cent and the least in south India at 48 per cent. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

09:19 Jul 12

Former Bengal cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla's wife tests COVID-19 positive

Smita Sanyal Shukla, a deputy secretary in the state Health and Family Welfare Department, was found infected with the virus on Friday. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

09:18 Jul 12

Bengal horror: 18-year-old diabetic COVID patient dies after three hospitals refuse him admission

When contacted, Director of Health Services Ajoy Chakraborty said that the matter would be definitely looked into. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

08:57 Jul 12

COVID-19: Karnataka, Arunachal, Meghalaya reimpose partial lockdowns as India tally nears 8.3 lakh mark

A number of states on Saturday reimposed or extended lockdowns in several areas, including in Bengaluru, as part of cluster containment plans in the wake of alarming rise in coronavirus cases with the duration of one of these restrictions as brief as two days. (READ FULL STORY HERE)


01:15 Jul 12

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane wishes Amitabh Bachchan speedy recovery

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday wished speedy recovery to Amitabh Bachchan, who has tested positive for coronavirus infection. "I join the whole nation in wishing Shri @SrBachchan a quick recovery. All of India will be praying for your speedy recovery from COVID19. Get well soon!" Rane tweeted.

01:15 Jul 12

Amitabh Bachchan is asymptomatic and stable, says Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope


 Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope (Photo | Rajesh Tope Twitter)

01:12 Jul 12

Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Aradhya test negative

01:10 Jul 12

Mamata wishes Amitabh Bachchan speedy recovery

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed concern following hospitalisation of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan after he tested positive for COVID-19. Expressing her sadness on hearing the news, Banerjee, who shares a great rapport with Bachchan, prayed for his speedy recovery.

01:08 Jul 12

Earlier today both my father and I tested positive: Abhishek Bachchan


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