Highlights: Record 1,282 Covid-19 cases take Gujarat tally to 93,883
New Covid-19 cases in India have been rising at an alarming rate. The country's doubling rate — the rate at which the total cases in the country would double was 32 days on Friday against 96 days in the United States and 68 in Brazil.
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India on Saturday logged its highest ever single-day spike of 76,472 Covid-19 cases and 1,021 deaths, pushing the country's tally to over 3.46 million. This is the third consecutive day where more than 75,000 cases have been registered. The total cases include 752,424 active cases, over 2.6 million recoveries and 62,550 deaths.
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu continue to be worst affected by the pandemic. Maharashtra, which has the highest caseload in the country, has recorded over 718,000 cases out of which active cases are at 173,195 and the death toll has crossed 23,000.
Meanwhile, Delhi which has seen a sudden rise in single-day tally over the past few days will increase the working hours of its dispensaries and clinics by two hours so that more Covid-19 tests can be carried out, state health minister Satyendar Jain said. On an average, 18,361 samples have been tested for the infection in the national capital during last week.
New cases in India have been rising at an alarming rate. The country's doubling rate — the rate at which the total cases in the country would double — was 32 days on Friday against 96 days in the United States and 68 in Brazil.
1,299 new Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand
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Rajasthan reports 1,407 new Covid-19 cases
Rajasthan reports 1,407 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths, taking the total positive cases and deaths in the state to 78,777 and 1,030 respectively. Total active cases in the state are 14,776, informed state health department.
Karnataka detects 8,324 fresh Covid-19 cases
Authorities in Karnataka detected 8,324 fresh Covid-19 positive cases and 115 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total positive cases to 3,27,076 including 5,483 deaths, 2,35,128 discharges and 86,446 active cases, said state health department.
International air travel still suspended
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Record 1,282 Covid-19 cases take Gujrata tally to 93,883
Gujarat recorded its highest single-day spike of 1,282 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking its total count to 93,883, state health department said.
With 13 deaths, the toll rose to 2,991, it said.
State, UT to not impose any local lockdown outside containment zone: Govt
State and UT governments shall not impose any local lockdown (State/ District/ sub-division/City/ village level), outside the containment zones, without prior consultation with the Central Government, said govt as it announced new guidelines for Unlock 4.
Lockdown will continue in containment cones till September 30
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Metro rail will be allowed to operate with effect from Sept 7: Govt
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Covid-19 cases in Goa on rise since Ganesh Chaturthi: Sawant
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday claimed that coronavirus cases in the coastal state were on the rise since Ganesh Chaturthi and this was because people violated safety norms during the festival.
There has been a spike in cases, as people did not wear masks or follow social distancing norms during the festivities, Sawant said.
Kota under lockdown from today midnight
Authorities in Rajasthan's Kota district imposed lockdown in the area from today midnight to September 6 amid rising Covid-19 cases.
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj put under 14-day home quarantine
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261 new Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh
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UP records 62 more Covid-19 fatalities
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Tamil Nadu reports 6,352 new Covid-19 cases
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Puducherry PCC president A V Subramanian tests positive for Covid-19
Puducherry PCC president A V Subramanian tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday and has been advised home quarantine, health department sources said.
Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar told PTI that samples collected from Subramanian had tested positive.
Subramanian, the former Speaker of the Puducherry assembly, has been placed under home quarantine.
First published: Aug 29, 2020 05:41 IST