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India's Covid-19 recovery rate at 76.61%, fatality rate dips to 1.79%: Govt

The government said that over 4.14 crore samples have been tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) so far out of which nearly 10,55,027 samples were tested on Saturday.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 01, 2020 06:15 IST
India's Covid-19 recovery rate at 76.61%, fatality rate dips to 1.79%: Govt
A health worker holds collected samples for coronavirus testing in a test-tube.

According to the union health ministry’s dashboard, India on Sunday logged 78,761 cases, 948 deaths due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The total cases have climbed to 3,542,733 which includes 765,302 active cases, over 2.7 million recoveries and 63,498 deaths.

This is the fourth consecutive day where the daily Covid-19 tally has been more than 75,000. The government said that over 4.14 crore samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far out of which nearly 10,55,027 samples were tested on Saturday.

The Centre on Saturday issued guidelines for Unlock 4 which will come into effect from Tuesday, and stated that metro rail services can resume from a graded manner from September 7 while public gatherings - political, social, religious - will be allowed with crowds of not more than 100 people.

The home ministry said the aim of Unlock 4 is to reopen more economic activities outside containment zones. However, the ministry has extended lockdown in containment zones till September 30.

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Meanwhile Delhi, which had set an example of successfully combating the outbreak, has been witnessing a spike in daily coronavirus tally for the past few days. Delhi on Saturday logged nearly 2,000 cases, the highest since July 10, pushing the national capital’s tally to over 171,366. The total cases include 4,404 deaths and nearly 153,000 recoveries.

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06:39 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports over 10,000 Covid-19 cases

Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported over 10,000 Covid-19 cases for the consecutive fifth day taking the state tally to 4,24,767, the state health department said.

06:20 PM IST

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announces 100-day action plan to mitigate Covid-19 suffering

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday announced a 100-day action plan for mitigating sufferings faced by people due to coronavirus pandemic, news agency ANI reported.

06:11 PM IST

Russia reports 4,980 new coronavirus cases

Russia recorded 4,980 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 990,326, Sputnik reported citing the country's coronavirus response centre.

05:55 PM IST

Rajasthan minister Pratap Khachariyawas tests Covid-19 positive

Rajasthan cabinet minister Pratap Khachariyawas on Sunday tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

05:48 PM IST

Essentials 'taking precedence' over luxury: Nestle

Nestlé India chairman Suresh Narayanan on Sunday brought notice shift in consumer behaviour and attributed it to the coronavirus pandemic.

Necessary purchases are taking precedence over luxury spending, he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

05:29 PM IST

Hong Kong health workers, activists urge boycott of mass testing

A Hong Kong pro-democracy union of healthcare workers and several activists, including Joshua Wong, called on Sunday for a boycott of the government's universal coronavirus testing plan, in which medical staff from mainland China are set to assist, news agency Reuters reported.

05:08 PM IST

Health experts decry Trump's shunning of virus rules

Public health experts expressed have raised concerns over US president Donald Trump's largely mask-free, socially un-distanced Republican convention event on the White House lawn, saying some of his 1,500 guests may have inadvertently brought and spread the coronavirus to others.

04:40 PM IST

Odisha reports 3,014 new Covid-19 cases

According to Odisha's state health department, 3,014 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours taking the state's infection tally over one lakh.

Of the 1,00,934 cases in the state, 29,685 are active, while 70,714 people have recovered from the disease and the toll stands at 482.

04:11 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 603 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths

Rajasthan on Sunday reported 603 new cases of the coronavirus disease taking the state's tally to 79,380, according to the state health department.

While the active cases stand at 14,730, the death toll has gone up to 1,037.

03:29 PM IST

India's Covid-19 recovery rate at 76.61%, fatality rate dips to 1.79%: Govt

India's Covid-19 recoveries on Sunday crossed 27 lakh, the health ministry said. With the recovery of 64,935 cases in the last 24 hours, recoveries in the country today exceeded active cases by 3.55 times, it added.


According to the ministry, India's recovery rate improved to 76.61% while Case Fatality Rate has dipped to 1.79%.

03:02 PM IST

Uttarakhand lifts restrictions for inbound travellers

The Uttarakhand government has decided to lift the travel restriction imposed in the state, barring the entry of more than 2,000 persons into the state a day, but said that those inbound will still have to register on smart city portal.


"This is to inform you that the upper limit fixed for certain categories for inbound people to Uttarakhand is removed and wherever RT-PCR test is mentioned may be read as RT-PCR test by ICMR authorised lab or TrueNAT test," an official order said on Sunday, according to ANI.

02:45 PM IST

Singapore to offer free Covid-19 tests to taxi drivers, food delivery workers, hawkers

Singapore's health ministry on Sunday said that it would offer free Covid-19 tests to community groups such as taxi drivers, food delivery workers and hawkers so as to increase testing to contain the spread of the disease.

02:36 PM IST

10 Gujarat ATS personnel test Covid-19 positive

Ten Gujarat ATS personnel, who were involved in an investigation into the alleged attempt to kill BJP leaders, have so far tested positive for the coronavirus disease, an official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI on Sunday.

02:17 PM IST

Philippines records 4,284 more coronavirus infections, 102 deaths

The Philippines on Sunday confirmed 4,284 more coronavirus infections and 102 additional deaths. The department of health said that the country's tally has climbed to 217,396 while the death toll stands at 3,520, reports Reuters.

02:04 PM IST

Himachal’s Covid-19 tally nearing 6,000; recoveries over 4,000

Himachal Pradesh has till now registered 5,799 cases due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. The total cases include 1,433 active cases, 4,289 recoveries and 33 death, reports ANI.

First published: Aug 30, 2020 06:17 IST