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Total Covid recoveries surged to 24.04 lakh

Globally, India is the third worst-hit nation from the pandemic. India may overtake Brazil sometime in the next two weeks if the cases continue to grow at the same pace.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Aug 29, 2020 05:36 IST
Total Covid recoveries surged to 24.04 lakh

India reported 60,975 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 848 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 3,167,323, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. Globally, India is the third worst-hit nation from the pandemic. India may overtake Brazil sometime in the next two weeks if the cases continue to grow at the same pace.

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Meanwhile, the global coronavirus tally has gone up to 23,827,049 cases and 817,252 deaths, according to worldometer.

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10:37 PM IST

1,973 out of 34307 samples found positive for Covid-19 in Assam

1,973 out of 34307 samples found positive for Covid-19 in Assam in the last 24 hours. With this, total number of cases rises to 94,592 including 73,090 recovered patients and 260 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 21,239: State Health Department

08:57 PM IST

With 1,148 new Covid cases, Haryana's tally reaches 56,608

1,148 new Covid-19 cases, 1,091 recoveries and 10 deaths reported in Haryana today, taking total cases to 56,608 including 46,496 recoveries and 623 deaths: State Health Department

08:43 PM IST

Mumbai's Dharavi reports 12 coronavirus cases

12 new Covid-19 cases reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today. With this, total number of cases rises to 2,725 including 2,375 discharges and 90 active cases: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra

08:27 PM IST

Delhi reports 1,544 new Covid cases

Delhi reports 1,544 new Covid-19 cases, 1,155 discharges/recoveries/migrated and 17 deaths today. Total number of cases now at 1,64,071 including 1,47,743 recovered cases, 11,998 active cases & 4,330 deaths: Delhi Government

07:33 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports 9,927 new Covid-19 cases, 92 deaths

9,927 new Covid-19 cases, 9,419 recoveries and 92 deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh today. Total number of cases rises to 3,71,639 including 2,78,247 recoveries and 3,460 deaths. 89,932 cases are active: State Health Department

07:25 PM IST

Chirag Paswan writes to CM Nitish Kumar, urging him to postpone NEET and JEE examinations

Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan writes to chief minister Nitish Kumar, urging him to request the Central government to postpone NEET and JEE examinations amid Covid-19 outbreak.

07:08 PM IST

In the past six months, more than 2,000 health personnel have got infected with Covid-19: Dr Srinivas Rao

In the past six months, more than 2,000 health personnel have got infected with Covid-19, & around 16 people have died due to it. We're giving medical treatment to infected & helping families of the deceased: Dr Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health & Family Welfare, Telangana

06:34 PM IST

Manipur reports 82 new Covid-19 cases

82 new Covid-19 cases reported in Manipur including 8 personnel from CAPF. The total number of cases in the State stands at 5,444 including 1,431 central security personnel. The recovery rate is 70.02%: State Health Department

05:18 PM IST

We read report on re-infection of one case in Hong Kong: ICMR Director

We have read report on re-infection of one case in Hong Kong. It can depend on several factors. It could be related to the patient's immune status, whether the virus has mutated. We need to closely follow it up, but at the same time we don't need to be alarmed: ICMR Director

04:18 PM IST

Of the total Covid active cases in India, only 2.7% patients on oxygen suport: Health ministry

Out of the total Covid-19 active cases in India, only 2.7% patients are on oxygen support, 1.92% patients are in ICU and 0.29% patients are on ventilator support: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

04:01 PM IST

Telangana reports 2,579 new Covid-19 cases, nine deaths

As many as 2,579 Covid-19 positive cases and nine deaths were reported in Telangana on August 24, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,08,670, according to the State Health Department on Tuesday.

03:37 PM IST

Total Covid recoveries surged to 24.04 lakh, pushing recovery rate to 75.92%

Total Covid recoveries have surged to 24.04 lakh, pushing recovery rate to 75.92 per cent, while active cases comprise only 22.24 per cent of total cases: Union Health Ministry

02:36 PM IST

Bihar detected 1,444 new Covid-19 positive cases on August 24

Bihar detected 1,444 new Covid-19 positive cases on 24th August. Active cases in the state are 22,837: State Health Department

02:02 PM IST

Nainital High Court closes for sanitisation purpose after an employee tests positive for Covid-19

Uttarakhand: Nainital High Court closes for sanitisation purpose after an employee tests positive for Covid-19. Court to re-open on August 27.

01:04 PM IST

351 more police personnel found Covid-19 positive and 3 died in last 24 hours in Maharashtra

351 more police personnel found Covid-19 positive and 3 died in the last 24 hours in Maharashtra. Total number of coronavirus positive police personnel in Maharashtra reaches 14,067 including 2,569 active cases, 11,356 recoveries and 142 deaths till date: Maharashtra Police

First published: Aug 25, 2020 06:39 IST