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Highlights: WB withdraws complete Covid-19 lockdown announcement for Aug 2 and 9

The United States continues to be worst affected due to the coronavirus disease, followed by Brazil and India. Follow latest updates on Covid-19 here

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Jul 28, 2020 23:52 IST
Highlights: WB withdraws complete Covid-19 lockdown announcement for Aug 2 and 9
Plasma Donation by people who have recovered from Covid-19 in Navi Mumbai, on Monday. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 cases in India surged past 14.83 lakh with a single day spike of 47,703 cases, according to figures released by the Union health ministry on Tuesday. Of the total 1,483,156 cases, 496,988 are active while 952,743 people have recovered from the disease. Even as the country’s recovery rate climbed to 63.92%, the virus has so far claimed 33,425 lives.

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As many as 65% of the cases are coming from states and Union Territories other than Delhi, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu, which, together, used to account for 65% of the cases in the country not so long ago.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the world were close to 16.4 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University's dashboard. The United States continues to be the hardest hit with 4,286,663 cases, followed by 2,442,375 cases in Brazil. The global from the disease has gone up to 651,902.

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11:31 PM IST

West Bengal withdraws complete lockdown announcement for August 2 and 9

West Bengal government withdrew complete lockdown announcement on Tuesday, in view of the upcoming festival in the country.


"Respecting the sentiments of the people we are withdrawing complete lockdown announcement for 2 August and 9 August," the state department said on Twitter.


"After announcing the state-wide complete lockdown dates in the state the government has been receiving request and appeal from different quarters not to observe state-wide lockdown on certain dates coinciding with festivals and important community occasions," it also said.

10:59 PM IST

India's Covid-19 tally races past 15 lakh mark

India's Covid-19 tally raced past the 15 lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the data from the states and union territories.

10:49 PM IST

686 Covid-19 cases, 179 recovered/discharged and 1 death reported in Jharkhand today

686 Covid-19 cases, 179 recovered/discharged and 1 death reported in Jharkhand today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 9,563, including 5,485 active cases, 3,984 recovered & 94 deaths: State Health Department

10:45 PM IST

1,371 new Covid-19 cases detected in Assam in last 24 hours

1,371 new Covid-19 cases detected in Assam out of 22,876 tests done in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate continues to be low at 5.9%. Total cases at 34,947, including 25,042 discharged, 9,454 active cases & 88 deaths: Himanta Biswa Sarma, State Health Minister

10:26 PM IST

259 people test Covid-19 positive in Uttarakhand; tally rises to 6,587

The Covid-19 tally in Uttarakhand increased to 6,587 on Tuesday with 259 people testing positive for the disease, while the death toll rose to 70 with four more fatalities, according to a health department bulletin.

10:23 PM IST

Kerala's Covid-19 tally crosses 20,000 mark; Toll climbs to 67

Kerala reported its highest single day spike of 1,167 Covid-19 cases so far of 1167, taking the infection tally to 20,894 while the death toll climbed to 67 with four more fatalities on Tuesday.

10:05 PM IST

277 Covid-19 cases, 267 discharged and 1 death reported in Chhattisgarh today

277 Covid-19 cases, 267 discharged and 1 death reported in Chhattisgarh today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 8,257, including 2,772 active cases, 5,439 discharged & 46 deaths: State Health Department

09:15 PM IST

Covid-19 death toll in West Bengal rises to 1,449 with 38 fatalities

Covid-19 death toll in West Bengal rises to 1,449 with 38 fatalities; cases rise to 62,964 after 2,134 test positive: Health department

09:07 PM IST

1,072 fresh Covid-19 infections reported in Rajasthan today till 8.30 pm

1072 fresh Covid-19 infections reported in Rajasthan today till 8.30 pm. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 38,636 including 10,675 active cases, 27,317 recovered and 644 deaths: State Health Department

08:42 PM IST

With 1,108 new cases of coronavirus, Gujarat's tally rises to 57,982

With 1,108 new cases of coronavirus, Gujarat's tally rises to 57,982; toll up to 2,372 as 24 patients die: Health department.

08:08 PM IST

Maharashtra records 391,440 total Covid-19 cases, with 7,717 new cases

Maharashtra records 391,440 total Covid-19 cases, with 7,717 new cases

Total Deaths : 14,165 ( 282 today)

People recovered so far: 232,277 (10333 today)

Total Tested: 1968559

In Mumbai

Total Cases: 110,882

New Cases: 700

Total Deaths: 6,187 (55 today)

08:03 PM IST

Manipur reports 31 new Covid-19 cases today

Manipur reports 31 new Covid-19 cases today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,317. The number of active and recovered cases are 702 and 1,615 respectively: State Government

07:12 PM IST

Karnataka reports 5,536 new Covid-19 cases and 102 deaths

Karnataka reports 5,536 new Covid-19 cases and 102 deaths. The total number of cases in the state stands at 1,07,001 including 64,434 active cases and 2,055 deaths: State Health Department

06:52 PM IST

489 Covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today

489 Covid-19 cases reported in J&K today, 134 from Jammu division & 355 Kashmir division. Total number of cases in the Union Territory is now at 18,879, including 7,661 active cases, 10,885 recovered & 333 deaths: J&K Government

06:17 PM IST

Fine for not wearing mask increased from 200 to 500, effective across the state from August 1: Gujarat CMO

Fine for not wearing mask increased from 200 to 500, effective across the state from August 1: Gujarat Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

First published: Jul 28, 2020 06:11 IST