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New Delhi Updated on: August 10, 2020 23:36 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 19.8 million, including more than 729,000 fatalities. More than 12,719,000 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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  • 11:25 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Assam: 1,123 COVID-19 cases detected

    1,123 COVID-19 cases detected out of 24,492 tests in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is at 4.58%. The total number of cases now at 58,837 including 40,591 discharged cases, 18,098 active cases, and 145 deaths. 

  • 9:09 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Haryana: 792 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths reported

    792 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths have been reported in Haryana today, taking the total number of cases to 41,635. The death toll stands at 483. 

  • 7:58 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Andhra Pradesh: 10,820 new COVID-19 cases, 97 deaths reported

    10,820 new COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. The total number of cases now at 2,27,860 including 87,112 active cases, 1,38,712 recovered cases and 2,036 deaths. 

  • 7:49 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Gujarat: 1,078 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths reported

    1,078 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in Gujarat. The state tally rises to 71,064 including 14,272 active cases 54,138 cured/discharged and 2,654 deaths. 

  • 7:45 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Chandigarh: 89 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported

    89 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Chandigarh today, taking the total number of cases to  1,515. The death toll rises to 25 after 1 death was reported today. The number of active cases now at 585. 

  • 7:43 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Manipur reports 118 new COVID-19 positive cases

    In the last 24 hours, Manipur reported 118 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of cases to 3,753.

  • 7:42 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Uttarakhand: 230 new COVID-19 positive cases detected

    230 new COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Uttarakhand today, taking the total number of cases to 9,632 including 3,334 active cases, 6,134 recoveries, and 125 deaths. 

  • 7:40 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Punjab: 987 new COVID-19 positive cases, 24 deaths reported

    987 new COVID-19 positive cases and 24 deaths have been reported in Punjab today. The total number of cases now at 23,903 including 7,998 active cases, 15,319 discharges, and 586 deaths. 

  • 6:54 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Kerala: 1,211 new COVID-19 cases, 970 recoveries, 2 deaths reported

    1,211 new COVID-19 cases, 970 recoveries and 2 deaths reported in Kerala in the last 24 hours. There are 12,347 active cases and 21,836 have recovered so far. The death toll stands at 108. 

  • 6:12 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Jammu and Kashmir: 507 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    507 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today, 129 from Jammu division, and 378 from Kashmir. The total number of cases at 24,897 including 7,422 active cases, 17,003 recoveries, and 472 deaths. 

  • 6:10 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Mumbai: 5 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi

    5 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the Dharavi area of Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 2,617 including 88 active cases. 

  • 6:09 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Tamil Nadu: 5,994 new COVID-19 positive cases, 119 deaths reported

    5,994 new COVID-19 positive cases and 119 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. The total number of cases now at 2,96,901 including 53,336 active cases, 2,38,638 discharged cases and 4,927 deaths. 

  • 5:57 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Karnataka Health Minister tests positive for COVID-19

    Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu tested positive for COVID-19.

  • 5:56 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Himachal Pradesh: COVID-19 cases rises to 3,334

    Total COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh rises to 3,334 including 2,128 patients cured and 13 deaths. 

  • 3:57 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    One terrorist killed as Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in JK's Poonch

    One terrorist was killed and two others were seriously injured as an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir was foiled, the Army said on Sunday.

  • 2:59 PM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Kozhikode crash: Mortal remains of 16 passengers handed over to families

    Air India Express said on Sunday that the mortal remains of the 16 passengers who lost their lives in the Kozhikode plane crash had been handed over to their families. The mortal remains of pilot-in-command Deepak Vasanth Sathe have already been taken to the Cochin International Airport, from where it would be taken to Mumbai later in the day, the airline said in a statement.

    The mortal remains of co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar were cremated on Sunday "with attendance from all family members as well as with the officials of Air India and Air India Express present to mark respect to the departed soul at Mathura, his hometown", it said.

  • 1:44 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control: Kejriwal

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is under control and the recovery rate is improving. Speaking at the inauguration of a hospital in Ambedkar Nagar, he said in case the situation takes a turn for the worse, the government is fully prepared to deal with it.

  • 1:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Jharkhand

    1,084 COVID-19 cases reported in Jharkhand. Total number of cases in the state is now at 17,626, including 9,067 active cases, 8,391 recoveries and 168 deaths

  • 1:36 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Puducherry

    Puducherry detects 264 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total positive cases to 5,382 including 2,094 active cases, 3,201 recoveries and 87 deaths

  • 12:23 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    MD issues red, orange and yellow alert for rainfall in various districts of Kerala

    IMD issues red, orange and yellow alert for rainfall in various districts of Kerala

    • Red alert- Alapuzha, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur & Kasargod.
    • Orange alert- Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur & Palakkad.
    • Yellow alert- Thiruvananthapuram.

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

    Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for COVID-19

    Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for COVID-19, tweets BJP MP Manoj Tiwari 

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

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi⁩ launches financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi⁩ launches financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and releases benefits under PM-KISAN scheme via video conferencing.

  • 10:49 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Andhra Pradesh govt announces Rs 50 lakhs ex gratia each to families of those who lost their lives

    Andhra Pradesh government announces Rs 50 lakhs ex gratia each to the families of those who lost their lives in the fire at a hotel, being utilised as a #COVID19 facility in Vijayawada.

  • 10:16 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's major anouncements | HIGHLIGHTS

    • Ministry of Defence (MoD) is now ready for a big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. MoD will introduce import embargo on 101 items beyond given timeline to boost indigenisation of defence production
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion call for a self-reliant India based on the 5 pillars Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography & Demand and announced a special economic package for Self-Reliant India named  ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’
    • Taking cue from that evocation, the Ministry of Defence has prepared a list of 101 items for which there would be an embargo on the import beyond the timeline indicated against them. This is a big step towards self-reliance in defence
    • Embargo on imports is planned to be progressively implemented between 2020 to 2024. Our aim is to apprise the Indian defence industry about the anticipated requirements of the Armed Forces so that they are better prepared to realise the goal of indigenisation
    • The list of 101 embargoed items comprises of not just simple parts but also some high tech weapon systems like artillery guns, assault rifles, corvettes, sonar systems, transport aircraft, LCHs, radars & many other items to fulfil needs of our Defence Services
  • 10:13 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Anguished by the fire at a COVID Centre in Vijayawada: PM Modi

    Anguished by the fire at a COVID Centre in Vijayawada. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. I pray that the injured recover as soon as possible. Discussed the prevailing situation with AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy ji & assured all possible support, says PM Modi

  • 10:07 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    Single-day spike of 64,399 cases and 861 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rises to 21,53,011 including 6,28,747  active cases, 14,80,885 cured/discharged/migrated and 43,379 deaths

  • 10:06 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan Prime Minister

    Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaka was sworn in on Sunday as the country’s new prime minister at a historic Buddhist temple, days after his party won a landslide victory in the General Election.

  • 8:02 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga lessons to cure slipped disc

    Yog guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga lessons to cure slipped disc | WATCH NOW

  • 7:48 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Fire breaks out at a hotel in Vijayawada

    Fire breaks out at a hotel in Vijayawada, fire tenders rushed to the spot. The hotel was being used as a #COVID19 facility by a hospital. More details awaited.

     

  • 6:59 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 19.5 million, death toll crosses 7.22 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 19.8 million, including more than 729,000 fatalities. More than 12,719,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    • USA 5,149,723
    • Brazil 3,013,369
    • India 2,152,020
    • Russia 882,347
    • South Africa 553,188

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