Highlights: Chandigarh's Covid-19 toll rises to 19, tally mounts to 1,117
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) at an emergency meet said that Covid-19 is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come.
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India on Sunday reported 54,735 cases, taking the country's Covid-19 tally to over 1.75 million and the death toll to 37,364. The country’s recovery rate stands at 65.44% as per the health ministry's dashboard. The ministry pointed out that India’s fatality rate which is at 2.13% at present, has been the lowest since the first lockdown which was imposed on March 24.
Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu which were once seeing an upward trend in the infection tally have now seen a reduction in the number of cases registered per day.
States such as Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh are emerging as the new coronavirus hotspots in India.
According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, United States continues to remain the worst hit from the pandemic followed by Brazil. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) at an emergency meet said that Covid-19 is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come.
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Plasma therapy for Covid-19 patients begins in Goa: Minister
The Goa government on Sunday said that plasma therapy treatment for critical patients of Covid-19 has begun in the state.
State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane made this announcement on Twitter.
"As committed to the people of Goa, we have started Plasma Therapy in the state for treatment of critical Covid-19 patients. Happy to announce that two patients have been successfully administered with Plasma under the compassionate use of Convalescent Plasma against #Covid-19," he said.
18 new Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya
Eighteen more people including a doctor tested positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 874, officials said.
A doctor at the Covid ward of the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) tested positive for coronavirus, the officials said.
Kerala crosses 25,000 Covid-19 cases
Kerala on Sunday crossed 25,000 Covid-19 cases with another day of 1,000 plus infections while Andhra Pradesh saw a dip in its numbers and Tamil Nadu and Karnataka sustained their 5,000 plus aggregates.
Against the 9,276 cases on Saturday after three days of 10,000 odd infections, AP's numbers further slid to 8,555, taking the overall tally to 1.58 lakh.
Goa reports 337 fresh 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.
Karnataka reports 5,532 new Covid-19 cases
A total of 5,532 new cases of Covid-19 and 84 deaths were reported in Karnataka in the last 24 hours, the state's health department informed on Sunday.
With this, the Karnataka's Covid-19 tally now stands at 1,34,819 positive cases, including 74,590 active cases and 57,725 discharges.
237 Covid-19 cases added in Surat, 207 recover
Surat in Gujarat reported237 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which pushed the overall tally of the district to 14,162, the state health department said.
With the death of 12 patients, the highest for any district in the state on Sunday, the district's toll reached 621.
Chandigarh's Covid-19 toll rises to 19, tally mounts to 1,117
The toll due to Covid-19 in Chandigarh rose to 19 on Sunday as one more person succumbed to the disease, while the union territory's case count climbed to 1,117 with 38 fresh infections, a medical bulletin said.
Haryana reports 761 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hrs
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.
Mumbai reports 1,105 fresh Covid-19 cases, 49 deaths
1,105 Covid-19 cases, 393 recovered and 49 deaths reported in Mumbai today. 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.
Bihar health department doctors and workers to be provied 'encouragement incentive'
Bihar health department doctors and workers to be provided 'encouragement incentive' equivalent to their one month's basic salary. It will cost the state ₹252.54 crores, reports ANI quoting Bihar government.
Andhra Pradesh reports fresh 8,555 Covid-19 cases
Another 8,555 fresh Covid-19 cases added taking Andhra Pradesh's tally to 1,58,764. Toll rises to 1,474 with 67 new casualties while 6,272 more patients recover.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for Covid-19
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for Covid-19, advised home isolation, news agency PTI said quoting hospital buelltin.
Amitabh Bachchan arrives at his residence Jalsa, after testing negative for Covid-19
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan arrives at his residence Jalsa in an ambulance, after testing negative for Covid-19.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for coronavirus
कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है परन्तु डॉक्टर्स की सलाह पर अस्पताल में भर्ती हो रहा हूँ। मेरा अनुरोध है कि आप में से जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में मेरे संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया स्वयं को आइसोलेट कर अपनी जाँच करवाएं।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 2, 2020
Two-day-old baby dies of Covid-19 in Tripura
A two-day-old baby has died due to Covid-19 in Tripura, becoming the state's youngest coronavirus fatality, a Health Department official said on Sunday.
The baby was born on Thursday at the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and her swab sample was collected as her mother was a coronavirus patient.
First published: Aug 02, 2020 07:00 IST