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Arunachal Pradesh reports 100 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said that more than 4.33 crore samples have been tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease so far out of which 10,16, 920 samples were tested on Monday.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 08, 2020 05:59 IST
Arunachal Pradesh reports 100 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
A health worker gears up to collect swab samples for coronavirus rapid antigen testing.

According to the union health ministry’s dashboard, India on Tuesday logged 69,921 new cases, 819 deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, which has taken the overall tally to nearly 3.7 million. The total cases include 785,996 active cases, over 2.83 million recoveries and 65,288 deaths.

India on Sunday registered 78,761 cases, the highest ever across the globe. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that over 4.33 crore samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far out of which 10,16, 920 samples were tested on Monday.

India’s GDP contracted by almost 24% in from April-June in 2020 as compared to 2019. This indicates that the Covid-19 lockdown during the initial months took a severe toll on economic activity. India observed a hard lockdown during the initial months of the outbreak in April and May. According to experts, lockdown was not a problem but what made matters worse was the way in which it was implemented.

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India stands as the third worst-affected nation from the Covid-19 pandemic. The United States, which is the worst affected topped six million cases on Monday, adding a million infections in three weeks. The country had recorded its five millionth case on August 9, which was just 17 days after it hit four million.

02:31 PM IST

Delhi govt's next round of sero-survey begins; to be done ward-wise

Delhi's next round of monthly sero-prevalence survey began on Tuesday covering all 272 municipal wards to analyse the Covid-19 situation in Delhi at "micro-level", health minister Satyendar Jain said. The sample size this time will be 17,000 and the exercise will be carried out for seven days, he told reporters, reports PTI.

02:16 PM IST

India logs over 65k recoveries from Covid in last 24 hrs, says Centre

The union health ministry on Tuesday said 65,081 people recovered from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease in the last 24 hours in India, taking the total number of recoveries to 28,39,882 and recovery rate to 77 per cent, reports ANI.

02:00 PM IST

Tripura logs highest single day-spike of 509 Covid-19 cases

Tripura registered its highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases on Tuesday as 509 more people tested positive for the infection, while a record 10 fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death toll to 113, a health official said. The state's tally has crossed 12,000, he added, reports PTI.

01:40 PM IST

LIVE: 3,483 new cases push Philippines Covid-19 tally to nearly 225,000

The Philippines' health ministry on Tuesday reported 3,483 additional coronavirus cases and 39 deaths. In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections had reached 224,264, more than half of which were reported in the past 30 days, while deaths had increased to 3,597, reports Reuters.

12:58 PM IST

Bars, pubs in Karnataka allowed to resume service from Sept 1

The Karnataka government has allowed bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants in the state to serve liquor from Tuesday with 50 per cent of their seating capacity. There were restrictions on serving liquor since March, when the lockdown was enforced first, and until now only takeaways were allowed at these establishments, reports PTI.

12:51 PM IST

32 members of extended family detected positive for coronavirus

Thirty-two members of an extended family living in the same locality were found positive for coronavirus in the Banda city of Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Tuesday. "44 new patients of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the district on Monday evening, including 32 members of the same family living in Phuta Kuan locality of Banda city," Chief Medical Officer (CMO) ND Sharma said, reports PTI.

12:26 PM IST

Andaman registers 3,132 Covid-19 cases; 46 deaths

28 new cases pushed of Andaman and Nicobar Islands' Covid-19 tally to 3,132 on Tuesday, while one more fatality took the Union territory's death toll to 46, a health official said. Eight of the new patients have travel history, while 20 infections were detected during contact tracing, he added, reports PTI.

12:04 PM IST

Pakistan registers 300 more coronavirus cases, tally reaches 296,149

Pakistan has registered 300 more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 296,149, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Another four patients died overnight due to the disease, pushing the Covid-19 death toll to 6,298, it said, reports PTI.

11:41 AM IST

Chinese students begin full return to school

Chinese students on Tuesday began a full return to regular classes following two weeks without new cases of local transmission in the country. About 75% of students had already returned to school and the remainder will return beginning from Tuesday, reports AP.

11:00 AM IST

3,025 new cases push Odisha's Covid-19 tally to 1,06,561

As many as 3,025 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours, pushing the total cases in state to 1,06,561. Eleven more fatalities have taken the death toll to 503, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

10:57 AM IST

Rajasthan’s Covid-19 tally crosses 82,000; death toll at 1,062

Rajasthan's Covid-19 tally on Tuesday climbed to 82,363 after 670 cases, 117 recovered cases and six deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The total cases now include 14,372 active cases, 66,929 recoveries and 1,062 deaths, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

10:21 AM IST

Over 2,700 new cases push Telangana's Covid-19 tally to 1.27 lakh

Telangana posted 2,734 new Covid- 19 cases and 9 related fatalities, taking the tally of those infected by the virus in the state to 1.27 lakh. With nine more deaths, the toll rose to 836, reports PTI.

09:59 AM IST

Over 4.33 crore samples tested for Covid-19 so far, says ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said that more than 4.33 crore samples have been tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease so far out of which 10,16, 920 samples were tested on Monday.

09:41 AM IST

69,921 cases in last 24 hrs push India’s Covid-19 tally close to 3.7 mn

India on Tuesday logged 69,921 new cases, 819 deaths due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has taken the overall tally to nearly 3.7 million. The total cases include 785,996 active cases, over 2.83 million recoveries and 65,288 deaths.

<p>69,921 cases in last 24 hrs push India’s Covid-19 tally close to 3.7 mn</p>
09:32 AM IST

Covid-19 deepened gender inequality, says UN chief

The coronavirus pandemic has deepened inequality between men and women and reversed “decades of limited and fragile progress on gender equality and women’s rights,” the United Nations chief said on Monday. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also mentioned that the outbreak has impacted physical and mental health, education, and labor force participation, reports AP.

First published: Sep 01, 2020 06:15 IST