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New Delhi Updated on: August 03, 2020 0:14 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 18 million, including more than 688,000 fatalities. More than 11,325,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine.

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  • 11:35 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Jharkhand: 371 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    371 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Jharkhand today, taking the total number of cases to 12,559. The death toll rises to 118 after 3 deaths were reported today. 

  • 11:34 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Assam: 1,178 new COVID-19 cases detected

    1,178 new COVID-19 cases detected out of 19,943 tests conducted in last 24 hrs. We have been able to maintain a low positivity rate consistently (today- 5.91%). The total number of cases now at 42,904 including 11,354 active cases and 105 deaths. 

  • 10:47 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Bihar floods: 13 dead, 53,67,182 people affected

    13 dead and 53,67,182 people affected due to floods across 14 districts of Bihar. 31 National/State Disaster Relief Force teams deployed to carry out rescue operations. 

  • 9:56 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Gujarat: 1,101 COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths reported

    1,101 COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. The state tally rises to 63,675 including 46,587 discharges and 2,478 deaths. 

  • 9:53 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Madhya Pradesh: 921 COVID-19 cases, 581 recovered, 10 deaths reported

    921 COVID-19 cases, 581 recovered and 10 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 33,535, including 23,550 recovered, 9,099 active cases and 886 deaths. 

  • 9:51 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Uttarakhand: 146 COVID-19 cases, 107 recovered reported

    146 COVID-19 cases and 107 recovered reported in Uttarakhand today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 7,593, including 4,437 recovered, 3,032 active cases and 86 deaths. 

  • 9:49 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Mumbai: 1,105 COVID-19 cases, 393 recovered, 49 deaths reported

    1,105 COVID-19 cases, 393 recovered and 49 deaths reported in Mumbai today. The total number of cases in the city is now at 1,16,451, including 88,299 recovered, 21,412 active patients and 6,444 deaths. 

  • 9:47 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    West Bengal reports 2,739 new COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths

    West Bengal reported 2,739 new COVID-19 cases and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 75,516 including 52,730 discharges and 1,678 deaths. 

  • 9:44 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Haryana reports 761 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths

    Haryana reported 761 new Coronavirus cases and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking 36,519 cases including 29,690 discharges and 433 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 6,396. 

  • 9:42 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Rajasthan records 1,167 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

    Rajasthan recorded 1,167 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths today, taking total cases to 44,410 out of which 12,488 cases are active. A total of 31,216 patients have been discharged after treatment. 

  • 9:41 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Goa records 337 COVID-19 cases

    Goa recorded 337 COVID-19 cases today, taking total cases to 6,530 including 4,668 recoveries and 53 deaths. There are 1,809 active cases in Goa. 

  • 5:36 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Himachal Pradesh: COVID-19 cases rises to 2,654

    The number of COVID-19 cases rises to 2,654 in Himachal Pradesh out of which 1,117 cases are active. 

  • 5:05 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19. He is being admitted to the hospital.

  • 5:04 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Amitabh Bachchan recovers from COVID-19

    Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan discharged from hospital after testing negative for COVID-19, announces his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan. 

  • 3:11 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Apple's iPhone contract manufacturer to shift 6 production lines from China to India

    Apple's iPhone contract manufacturer is eyeing India for re-location of its production lines from China, a move that may generate more than 55,000 jobs in the country and boost Make in India initiative. READ MORE

  • 3:10 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Adar Poonawalla hopes to announce their own corona vaccines by 2021 end, launch Covishield by 2020 end

    Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII) which is manufacturing 20 crore — 200 million — doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and seeking phase 3 human trial approval from India's drug controller, says they hope to announce their own vaccine by the end of 2021. READ MORE

  • 3:09 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Delhi University begins second phase of mock tests ahead of first Open Book Exams

    The Delhi University on Saturday began second the second-phase of mock tests for students, almost 10 days ahead of the final-year first Open-Book Exams (OBE). DU's first OBE will be conducted from August 17 and end on September 8. READ MORE

  • 2:35 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 65.44 pc, case fatality rate drops further to 2.13 per cent

    Recoveries among COVID-19 patients in India crossed the 11 lakh-mark on Sunday with over 51,000 patients recuperating in a 24-hour span, the highest recorded so far, pushing the recovery rate to 65.44 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Sunday.

     

  • 1:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh

    Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 case tally rises to 2,643. There are 1,109 active cases, 1,505 recovered cases and 12 deaths in the state

  • 12:48 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Pakistan

    Pakistan has recorded 553 more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s COVID-19 caseload to 279,699, officials said on Sunday.

  • 12:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Saddened by the loss of lives in Punjab due to illicit liquor, says Kejriwal

    The Delhi CM said: "Saddened by the loss of lives in Punjab due to illicit liquor. State govt needs to immediately take necessary steps to curb such mafias. The case should be handed over to CBI immediately as none of illicit liquor cases from last few months has been solved by local police."

  • 10:34 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID tally crosses 17 lakh mark with 54,736 positive cases & 853 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total COVID-19 cases stand at 17,50,724 including 5,67,730 active cases, 11,45,630 cured/discharged/migrated and 37,364 deaths

  • 10:33 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun passes away in Lucknow

    Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun passes away in Lucknow

  • 10:33 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Yogi Adityanath's today's visit to Ayodhya cancelled

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's today's visit to Ayodhya, to review preparations for Ram Temple foundation laying ceremony, stands cancelled.

  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Armies of India and China to hold Corps Commander-level talks at Moldo on Chinese side of LAC today

    Armies of India and China to hold Corps Commander-level talks at Moldo on the Chinese side of Line of Actual Control today. In the meeting scheduled to start at 11 am today, India side will focus on complete disengagement by China in the Finger area

  • 8:28 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rain/thundershowers and lightning very likely during next three hours over several parts of UP: IMD

    Rain/thundershowers & lightning very likely during next three hours at isolated places over Bareilly, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Balrampur, Siddharth Nagar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Amethi, Raebareli, Pratapgarh districts and their adjoining areas

  • 8:01 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga lessons to control thyroid problems

    Swami Ramdev reveals yoga lessons and tips to control thyroid problems | WATCH NOW 

  • 7:07 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from International Space Station (ISS) for return to Earth

    SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from International Space Station (ISS) for return to Earth. SpaceX Dragon Endeavour has exited the “approach ellipsoid” around the International Space Station (ISS) and is on a safe trajectory, says National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • 7:06 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 18 million, death toll crosses 6.88 lakh

    Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of coronavirus news in India and across the world, with me, Sushmita Panda and my colleagues  Himanshu Shekhar, Shashwat  Bhandari, Vani Mehrotra, Priya Jaiswal,  Sidhant Mamtany and Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on twitter​​​​ ​​@sushmitapanda, @himaanshus, @ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @priyajais, @SidMamtany, and  @rashihardaha for news, tips, photos, questions and comments. Stay tuned to Indiatvnews.com (@indiatvnews) for all the latest updates on what's happening around the world. 

    Here's a quick overview: 

    The total number of global cases has surpassed 18 million, including more than 688,000 fatalities. More than 11,325,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    •  USA 4,705,889
    •  Brazil 2,666,298
    •  India 1,697,054
    •  Russia 839,981
    •  South Africa 493,183 ​​ ​​

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