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New Delhi Updated on: August 05, 2020 3:21 IST
Breaking news LIVE: Top Headlines This Hour

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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 18.4 million, including more than 697,000 fatalities. More than 11,671,000 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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  • 11:21 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Uttarakhand: 208 COVID-19 cases, 309 recoveries reported

    208 COVID-19 cases and 309 recoveries reported in Uttarakhand today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 8,008, including 4,847 recovered, 3,028 active cases and 95 deaths. 

  • 11:18 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Maharashtra: 7,760 COVID-19 cases, 12,326 discharged, 300 deaths reported

    7,760 COVID-19 cases, 12,326 discharged and 300 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 4,57,956, including 1,42,151 active cases, 2,99,356 discharged and 16,142 deaths. 

  • 11:17 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    West Bengal: 2,752 COVID-19 cases, 2,066 discharged, 54 deaths reported

    2,752 COVID-19 cases, 2,066 discharged and 54 deaths reported in West Bengal today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 80,984, including 22,315 active cases, 56,884 discharged and 1,785 deaths. 

  • 11:15 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Jharkhand: 399 COVID-19 cases, 383 recovered, 1 death reported

    399 COVID-19 cases, 383 recovered/discharged and 1 death reported in Jharkhand today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 14,070, including 8,742 active cases, 5,199 recovered/discharged, and 129 deaths. 

  • 10:37 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Haryana: 623 COVID-19 cases, 756 recovered, 8 deaths reported

    623 COVID-19 cases, 756 recovered/discharged and 8 deaths reported in Haryana today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 37,796, including 31,226 recovered/discharged, 6,122 active cases, and 448 deaths. 

  • 10:35 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Mumbai: 709 COVID-19 cases, 873 recovered, 56 deaths reported

    709 COVID-19 cases, 873 recovered/discharged and 56 deaths reported in Mumbai today. The total number of cases in the city is now at 1,18,130, including 90,962 recovered/discharged, 20,326 active cases and 6,546 deaths. 

  • 10:34 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Rajasthan: 1,124 COVID-19 cases, 781 recovered, 13 deaths reported

    1,124 COVID-19 cases, 781 recovered and 13 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, as of 8:30 pm. The total number of cases in the state is now at 46,679, including 32,832 recovered, 13,115 active cases and 732 deaths. 

  • 10:33 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Chhattisgarh: 280 COVID-19 cases, 357 discharged, 8 deaths reported

    280 COVID-19 cases, 357 discharged and 8 deaths reported in Chhattisgarh today, as of 9 pm. The total number of cases in the state is now at 10,109, including 7,613 discharged, 2,427 active cases, and 69 deaths. 

  • 10:30 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    RBI approves Sashidhar Jagdishan's appointment as MD, CEO of HDFC Bank

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approves the appointment of Sashidhar Jagdishan as Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Bank. The appointment is for a period of 3 years beginning October 27, 2020, and is subject to the approval of the Bank's board and shareholders.

  • 7:11 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Jammu & Kashmir: 390 COVID-19 cases, 824 recovered, 10 deaths reported

    390 COVID-19 cases, 824 recovered and 10 deaths reported in Jammu and Kashmir today. The total number of cases in the Union Territory is now at 22,396, including 7,123 active cases, 14,856 recovered, and 417 deaths. 

  • 7:09 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Tamil Nadu: 5,063 COVID-19 cases, 6,501 discharged, 108 deaths reported

    5,063 COVID-19 cases, 6,501 discharged and 108 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 2,68,285, including 2,08,784 discharged, 55,152 active cases, and 4,349 deaths. 

  • 6:17 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Delhi reports 674 COVID-19 cases, 972 recovered, 12 deaths

    Delhi reported 674 COVID-19 cases, 972 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 12 deaths today. The total positive cases here rises to 1,39,156 including 1,25,226 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 4,033 deaths. 

  • 4:09 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Govt addresses media over COVID-19 situation in India

    Union Health Ministry officials on Tuesday addresses the media over COVID-19 situation in the country. Here are some highlights:

    • More than 2 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including more than 6.6 lakh tests in the last 24 hours. Recovered cases are now double the active cases. The case fatality rate is lowest since the first lockdown.
    • This is the first time after the first lockdown that the fatality rate is at the lowest, at 2.10%. The fatality rate has seen a progressive decline and it is continuing, which is a good sign.
    • Many states have increased their testing capacity, both RT - PCR & Rapid Antigen tests. 28 states & union territories performing more than 140 tests per day per million population. Goa, Delhi, Tripura, and Tamil Nadu have increased their testing capacity.
    • Currently, 5,86,298 active COVID-19 cases are in India and over 12 lakh people have recovered. 50% deaths due to COVID-19 have taken place among the age group of 60 yrs or above and 37% deaths took place in the age group between 45 to 60 yrs.
    • Oxford vaccine, being manufactured by Serum Institute of India got approval for phase 2 and 3 clinical trials, which are starting within a week at 17 sites.
    • The cumulative positivity of India is 8.89%. States with positivity less than 10% are Punjab, Rajasthan, MP, UP, Haryana, Assam, West Bengal, and Karnataka. Last week's positivity of India was 11% which means a few states are showing rise in COVID-19 cases.
    • In 2019, the Indian ventilator market was roughly estimated as 8,510 units valued at Rs 444.74 Crore. Because of COVID-19, in March domestic manufacturers imported various components. It wouldn't have been possible to make ventilators without import then.

    • Share of 'Make in India' ventilators, in 60,000 ventilators which we'll get, is 96% by volume and over 90% by value. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Andhra Med-Tech Zone (AMTZ) played major role. BEL giving 30,000 and AMTZ giving 13,500 ventilators.

    • At the present moment, we have 3 Indian vaccines which are in different phases of clinical testing. The 2 vaccines- Bharat Biotech vaccine & DNA vaccine of Zydus Cadila have completed phase 1 and will begin phase 2 while third is the Oxford vaccine.

  • 3:27 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rain lashes parts of Belagavi in Karnataka

    Rain lashes parts of Belagavi; India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted,'generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers' for the day.

  • 12:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    RSS chief reaches Lucknow on way to Ayodhya

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat reached Lucknow on Tuesday morning en route to Ayodhya to participate in the 'Bhumi Poojan' for the construction of the Ram temple on August 5.

  • 11:09 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan: Saints from Ujjain immerse in devotion of Ram Lalla

    Saints from Ujjain immerse in devotion of Ram Lalla as Ayodhya gears up for Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan'.

     

     

  • 11:03 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    'Ramarchan Puja' begins at Ram Janambhoomi site

    'Ramarchan Puja' - a prayer to invite all major gods and goddesses, begins at Ram Janambhoomi site, ahead foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple on August 5

  • 11:02 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Sushant Singh's father requests Bihar CM to order CBI investigation

    Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh speaks to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, requests him to order CBI investigation into the actor's death case.

  • 11:01 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan

    551 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths reported in Rajasthan today till 1030 hours, taking the total number of cases to 46,106; death toll 727. 107 patients discharged from hospitals after being cured today. Total active cases now stand at 13,222

  • 9:41 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    Single-day spike of 52,050 positive cases and 803 deaths in India in the last 24 hours. India's COVID-19 tally rises to 18,55,746 including 586298 active cases, 1230510 cured/discharged/migrated and 38938 deaths.

  • 8:36 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Maharashtra: Western Express Highway blocked at Makar, following heavy rainfall overnight

    Maharashtra: Western Express Highway blocked at Makar, following heavy rainfall overnight

  • 8:03 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga lessons, Ayurvedic tips to boost immunity

    Yoga guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga lessons and Ayurvedic tips to boost immunity | WATCH NOW 

  • 7:31 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    6,61,715 COVID-19 tests conducted in India in the last 24 hours

    According to the Health Ministry, 6,61,715 COVID-19 tests conducted in India in the last 24 hours.

  • 7:00 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Mizoram

    13 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mizoram. The total number of cases now stands at 495 including 266 cured/discharged and 229 active cases

  • 7:00 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Waterlogging in Mumbai's Lower Parel following incessant rainfall in the area

    Waterlogging in Mumbai's Lower Parel following incessant rainfall in the area

  • 6:52 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 18.4 million, death toll crosses 6.97 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 18.4 million, including more than 697,000 fatalities. More than 11,671,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    • USA 4,813,647
    • Brazil 2,733,677
    • India 1,804,702
    • Russia 850,870
    • South Africa 511,485

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