Coronavirus news highlights: Sharjeel Imam tests positive for Covid-19

India on Tuesday recorded a single-day spike of 37,148 fresh cases and 587 deaths taking the tally over 11.55 lakh with the toll climbing to 28,084. The number of active cases stands at 4,02,529 active cases while 7,24,578 have been discharged/migrated so far. As per ICMR figures, 1,43,81,303 samples have been tested to date with over 3.33 lakh being tested on Monday. Stay tuned for more updates.
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  • 21:06

    Goa recorded 174 new Covid-19 cases today

    Taking total cases to 4,027 out of which 1,552 cases are active and 2449 are recovered. A total of 26 patients have died due to the disease in the state till date.

  • 20:53

    25 new Covid-19 cases reported in the state today, taking the total number of positive cases to 330. The number of active cases in the state is now 222. Till date, 108 people have been cured & discharged, reportsSikkim Health Department.

  • 20:41

    West Bengal reports 2,261 new Covid-19 positive cases and 35 deaths today

    Total number of cases rise to 47,030 including 17,813 active cases, 28,035 discharged cases and 1,182 deaths.

  • 20:26

    995 new Covid-19positive cases, 905 discharges and 62 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases rises to 1,03,262 including 23,893 active cases, 73,555 discharged patients and 5,814 deaths, saysBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

  • 20:24

    BMTC will operate its services from tomorrow for general public

    BMTC will operate 1500 services in Bangalore city on major routes between 6am to 8pm, excluding containment zones. Passengers without face masks not allowed.

  • 20:23

    25 new Covid-19 cases in Sikkim, tally 330, active cases 222

  • 20:09

    Sharjeel Imam has tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI quoting sources

    Delhi Police Special Cell had applied for his production warrant in Assam as he is lodged at Guwahati Central Jail andhe was going to be presented before a Delhi Court on 25th July, but will not be produced now, reports ANI quoting sources.

  • 20:06

    Maharashtra Covid-19 updates- July 21

    1. 7188 patients discharged today; 1,82,217 Covid-19 patients discharged after full recovery until today; Recovery rate in the state is 55.72% 8369 new cases in the state today
    2. 246 Covid-19 deaths reported in the state today. Case fatality rate in the state: 3.75%
    3. Out of 16,40,644 laboratory samples, 3,27,031 have been tested positive (19.93%) forCovid-19 until today.
    4. Currently, 7,79,676 people are in home quarantine and 45,077 people are in institutional quarantine.
  • 19:50

    In order to ramp up testing in containment zones, 2 lakh rapid Antigen test kits procured & supplied to all districts. 50,000 antigen tests will be conducted in Bengaluru Rural & Urban Districts. Our target is to conduct 35,000 Antigen tests per day, saysKarnataka Minister for Medical Education K Sudhakar.

  • 19:38

    Karnataka reports 3,649 new Covid-19 cases & 61 deaths today

    Total positive cases in the State stand at 71,069 and the death toll is at 1,464. There are 44,140 active cases.

  • 19:18

    Medical teams will be sent to 8 districts which have many Covid-19 cases: Rajasthan health minister

    Today, we are conducting 27,000 tests per day. Covid-19 death rate in the state is 1.87% which is lower than the national average: Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma

  • 19:09

    IPL 2020 will now be held in the UAE. We have applied for government's permission. We will discuss the further course of action in IPL General Council, says Brijesh Patel, IPL Chairman  

  • 19:05

    Daily Covid-19 confirmed cases cross 1000-mark for the first in Gujarat

    With this the state's tally also breaches 50,000 mark, death toll reaches 2201 with 34 deaths, one of the highest in 24 hours.

  • 18:57

    1349 Covid-19 positive cases, and 27 deaths reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. Total number of positive cases in the national capital rises to 1,25,096 & 3690 deaths: Government of Delhi  

  • 18:53

    14 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Chandigarh today, taking the total number of positive cases to 751, says Chandigarh's Health Department

  • 18:52

    Number of Covid-19 cases reaches 1,656; active cases stand at 561: Himachal Pradesh Health Department

  • 18:50

    Tamil Nadu recorded 4,965 new Covid-19 cases and 75 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 51,344 and death toll to 2,626

  • 18:48

    Number of Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh reaches 1,656; active cases stand at 561

  • 18:45

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates - July 21

    Total infected so far: 13,994
    Now under treatment : 8,056
    Recovered so far :5,890
    44 died
    720 fresh cases today
    274 recovered today
    1.62 lakh in home and institutional quarantine
    5,277 in hospital observation
    5.65 lakh samples tested so far
    7,410 results pending

  • 17:59

    Segregation of Covid-19 biomedical waste must to avoid further contamination, says National Green Tribunal

  • 17:46

    Delhi court allows 121 foreigners who were a part of Tablighi Jamaat from Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan to walk free on payment of different fines

  • 17:30

    Action will be taken against those who do not wear masks: CM BS Yediyurappa

  • 17:28

    Lockdown is not the only solution, not just in Bengaluru but in all parts of the state there will be no more lockdowns. Restrictions in containment zones will be implemented more stringently than before, says CM BS Yediyurappa. "I request with folded hands, children and those above 60 years of age not to go out," he adds.

  • 17:26

    Covid-19 patients need a strong community support system. Measures being taken to ensure ambulances are deployed at the grassroots level: CM BS Yediyurappa

  • 17:22

    No lockdown in Bengaluru  or anywhere in Karnataka, says CM B S Yediyurappa.

  • 17:17

    Media should give confidence, courage to people, says CM BSY

    The media has played an important role in the Covid-19battle. I seek cooperation from the media and the Opposition. Our officials are working around the clock, going beyond their call of duty, says CM B S Yediyurappa.

  • 17:13

    Not a single rupee of funds for Covid-19 has been misappropriated: CM Yediyurappa.

    I appeal to Opposition to give us constructive criticism and not hinder the government's measure by putting across false allegations. I ask the Opposition, DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah,to seek any information you need and will ensure it reaches you in 24 hours.

  • 17:10

    It is true there was delay in getting test reports earlier, measures have been taken to ensure test reports will be delivered within 24 hours: CM BS Yediyurappa

  • 17:07

    I ask you with folded hands, not to resort to suicide: CM Yediyurappa

    The governmentis takingmeasures to contain spread of Covid-19. There are reports of Covid-19positive patients attempting suicide, I ask youwith folded hands, not to resort to that, says Karnataka CM Yediyurappa. Adding that 98% of patients recover without any hiccups.

  • 17:06

    A real time dashboard has been put in place to track beds for Covid-19 patients, says CM Yediyurappa

  • 17:01

    Lockdown is not a solution with for Covid-19, as much as people wear masks and follow other measures, we can reduce Covid-19 infections, says Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

  • 16:55

    India's two Covid-19 vaccines are in phase 1 and 2 of trials. Discussions have already begun how will the vaccines be made available to all those who need it: Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog

  • 16:42

    Karnataka govt decides to allow even asymptomatic Covid-19 candidates to write KCET 2020. Quarantine rules relaxed for students from other states.

  • 16:21

    Covid-19 case fatality rate has dropped to 2.43%; effective clinical management leading to decrease in fatality rate: Union Health Ministry

  • 16:14

    Aggressive testing is necessary to bring down Covid-19 positivity rate; the aim is to maintain this level of testing so as to bring down positivity rate below 5%: Health ministry

  • 16:13

    Number of Covid-19 deaths per million population in India continues to be among the lowest in the world, says Rajesh Bhushan, health ministry.

  • 16:11

    30 States/Union Territories have positivity rate lower than India average: Health Ministry on Covid-19 situation in the country, says the health ministry

  • 16:10

    19 States and Union Territories are performing more than 140 tests per day per million population, says health ministry in daily briefing.

  • 15:53

    BMC removes poster declaring actor Rekha's residence in Mumbai as containment zone. A security guard at the premises had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier. (ANI)

  • 15:52

    Iran records new single-day record death toll from from coronavirus of 229 

  • 15:21

    431 new Covid-19 cases have been reported so far on 20th July in Bihar. 678 cases of 19th July and before have been reported in the system. Total cases stand at 28,564, reports the state's health department.

  • 15:10

    Possible but not certain Covid-19 vaccine could be rolled out this year: Oxford developer

    The University ofOxford's possible Covid-19 vaccine could be rolled out by the end of the year but there is no certainty that will happen, the lead developer of the vaccine said on Tuesday.

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  • 15:07

    Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa to address state at 5 pm today

    Yediyurappa is likely to tell citizens what the way forward will be in fighting theCovid-19pandemic. His address will coincide with the end of the seven-day lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts.

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  • 11:58
  • 11:30

    Recovery rate in India reaches 62.61%

  • 10:05

    Number of people recovered from coronavirus crosses seven lakh mark in India, case fatality rate continues to decline reaching 2.43%

  • 09:48

    1,43,81,303 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 20th July. Of these 3,33,395 were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • 09:39

    Spike of 37,148 cases and 587 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total Covid-19 positive cases stand at 11,55,191 including 4,02,529 active cases, 7,24,578 cured/discharged/migrated and 28084 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • 08:59

    The three-member team led by Joint Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Ministry Lav Agarwal has instructed Bihar government to enforce guidelines strictly in the containment zones and limit people's movement in order to contain the spread of Covid-19.

  • 08:39

    Scaled-down hajj pilgrimage to start from July 29 amid Covid-19 crisis: Saudi Arabia officials

    "The stand of pilgrims on Mount Arafat, the peak of the hajj ritual, falls on Thursday," the official Saudi Press Agency cited the Supreme Court as saying, indicating that Wednesday would be the first day of the annual event.

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  • 07:14

  • 07:07

    Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases, deaths on July 21

    Here’s the tally of Covid-19 positive cases in India and the state-wise impact:

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  • 03:15

    India adding new infections fast, active Covid-19 cases may double in a fortnight

    India is adding new Covid-19 cases at a much faster pace than a fortnight ago as total infections crossed 11.18 lakh, signaling the shortcomings in implementing the containment measures to combat the spread of infection.

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  • 03:09

    Experts suspect flaws in antigen test behind decreasing Covid-19 figures in Delhi, Ahmedabad

    The national capital that reported 31 per centpositivity rate (out of 100 tests, 31 was Covid-19 positive) in the second week of June, now has a positivity rate of less than 10 per cent. The same has dipped in Ahmedabad too in the recent weeks though the Gujarat capital was considered one of the hotspots in June.

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  • 03:05

    Government struggles as coronavirus erupts in 'Bengaluru Triangle'

    A triangular area spread across three zones— East, West, South— is powering the Covid-19 caseload in Bengaluru, with officials blaming uncontrolled movement of inter-state travellers and a lack of administrative oversight over key wards for thespurt in cases.

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  • 02:59

    Covid-19: Jubilant Generics gets nod to manufacture, market anti-viral drug Remdesivir

    After Hetero, Cipla and Mylan, another pharmaceutical major Jubilant Generics Ltd, Uttar Pradesh was given permission by India's drug regulator on Monday to manufacture and market anti-viral drug Remdesivir for "restricted emergency use" on hospitalised Covid-19 patients, official sources told PTI.

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  • 22:51

    11 army, 18 ITBP jawans among record 110 new Covid-19 cases in HP

    Himachal Pradesh on Monday recorded 110 Covid-19 cases, its highest single-day spike in infections, bringing the virus count to 1,632 in the state, officials said.

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  • 22:09

    Jammu and Kashmir reports 751 new Covid-19 cases

    751 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today, 240 from Jammu division and 511 from Kashmir division. A total number of cases stands at 14650. Death toll rises to 254 after 10 deaths were reported today: Govt of Jammu and Kashmir

  • 21:27

    West Bengal sees highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases

    Highest single-day spike of 2,282 Covid-19 cases takes West Bengal tally to 44,769; toll mounts to 1,147 with 35 more fatalities: Health dept

  • 21:25

    Rajasthan reports 956 new Covid-19 cases

    956 new Covid-19 positive cases and 9 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 8:30 PM today. A total number of cases rise to 30390 including 7627 active cases and 568 deaths: State Health Department

  • 21:00

    Karnataka's Covid-19 cases cross 60,000

  • 20:58

    Lockdown won't be extended in Pune beyond July 23: District Collector

    Ongoing strict lockdownin Punewill not be extended beyond July 23, but there will be some restrictions in place to curb Covid-19 spread: District collector

  • 20:50

    Telangana's Covid-19 tally reaches 46,274

    Telangana recorded 1,198 new Covid-19positive cases and 7 deaths today. Total number of cases rise to 46,274 including 11,530 active cases and 422 deaths: Government of Telangana

  • 20:17

    Covid-19 cases in Haryana reach 26,858

    694 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Haryana today, taking the total number of cases to 26858: State Health Department

  • 20:16

    Gujarat sees record one-day spike of 998 Covid-19 cases, taking tally to 49,439; toll up by 20 to 2,167: Health department

  • 20:15

    Maharashtra reports 8,240 new Covid-19 cases

    Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rises to 3,18,695 with 8,240 fresh cases; 176 new deaths take toll to 12,030: Health department

  • 19:51

    ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

    ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held October – Nov 2021 with the final on 14 Nov 2021.ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held Oct –Nov 2022 with the final on 13 Nov 2022. ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in India Oct-Nov 2023 with the final on 26 Nov: ICC

  • 19:50

    Health Min writes to states to ramp up Covid-19 testing

  • 19:42

    Sikkim govt decides to impose complete lockdown in the state from July 21-27 amid rising Covid-19 cases: Officials

  • 19:01

    Andhra Pradesh records 4074 new Covid-19 cases

    In the last 24 hours, 4074 new Covid-19 positive cases and 54 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total number of cases rise to 53724 including 28800 active cases, 24228 discharged cases and 696 deaths: State Covid-19 Nodal Officer

  • 18:33

    Himachal Pradesh govt decides to increase bus fares by 25%, minimum fare for first 3 km increased from Rs 5 to Rs 7: Official

  • 18:31

    Odisha announces monetary incentives for doctors, paramedics

    Odisha government announces monetary incentives for doctors, paramedics and Class lV employees deployed at dedicated Covidhospitals/health centres in the state. Rs 1000 per day for doctors, Rs 500 per day for paramedics and Rs 200 per day for Class lV employees.

  • 18:30

    Tamil Nadu reports nearly 5,000 fresh Covid-19 cases, 70 new deaths

  • 18:06

    Mumbai's Dharavi slum sprawl adds 12 new Covid-19 cases, taking tally to 2,492: BMC

  • 18:04

    Kerala reports 794 new Covid-19 cases

    Kerala reported 794 new Covid-19 cases today, taking active cases to 7,611. A total of 5,618 patients have been discharged so far in the state: CMO

  • 18:03

    In a first, 2 private hospitals in Patna get nod for Covid-19 treatment: Official

  • 17:37

    Community transmission of Covid-19 recorded in a few areas in West Bengal: Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay

  • 17:36

    Delhi reports 954 new Covid-19 cases

    954 new Covid-19positive cases, 1784 recovered/discharged/migrated & 35 deaths reported in Delhi today. The total number of positive cases now rises to 1,23,747 including 1,04,918 recovered/discharged/migrated and 3,663 deaths: Government of Delhi

  • 17:09

    West Bengal govt announces total lockdown across state for two days every week amid spike in Covid-19 cases

    There'll be a 2-day complete lockdown every week from this week. In current week, on Thursday & Saturday the state govt imposes, in addition to running broad-based containment zone approach, a complete lockdown all over the state: West Bengal Home Secy Alapan Bandyopadhyay

  • 16:22

    Not much evidence about community transmission in India, says AIIMS Director

    There is not much evidence that there is community transmission happening at a national level. But there are hotspots, even in cities where there is a spike of cases & it very likely that local community transmission in those areas is happening: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria

  • 16:19

    India's morality rate much lower than other countries: AIIMS

    If you look at the data from Southeast Asia, not just India, the mortality rate is much lower than what happened in Italy & Spain or what is happening in the United States: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria

  • 16:14

    Vaccine trial will be done on people aged 18-55 years: AIIMS Director

    Phase 1 of the vaccine trial will be done on healthy people aged 18-55 years who have no co-morbidity. A total of 1125 samples have been collected of which 375 will be studied in first phase&in second phase 750 ppl will be recruited between 12-65 years: Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director

  • 15:57

    1076 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar, taking the total number of cases to 27455: State Health Department

  • 15:54

    Covid-19 in UP can't be controlled by 'jugad', says Mayawati

    Covid-19 assuming horrible shape in UP, it's a matter of serious concern; the pandemic can be controlled not by 'jugaad', but by making proper arrangements: BSP president Mayawati

  • 15:23

    2 private hospitals in Patna get nod for Covid-19 treatment as cases surge

    Two private hospitals in Patna were given the approval on Monday to treat Covid-19 patients amid the rising number of cases in the city.

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  • 15:21

    France says up to 500 coronavirus clusters but no 'second wave' yet

    French authorities have reported 400 to 500 active coronavirus outbreak clusters but there are no signs of an imminent "second wave," Health Minister Olivier Veran said Monday.

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  • 15:01

    As COVID cases rise, Ker gears up to treat 50K patients at a time

    Kerala has made arrangements to treat around 50,000 COVID-19 patients at a time, doubling the first line treatment centres to 56 as it battles the third wave of the infections that has pushed the active cases to over 7,000 in the last over two months.

    State Health Minister K K Shailaja said experts have forecast a surge in the number of cases next month but sounded confident that the government can manage any such situation with the measures being taken by it.

  • 14:39

    Mylan launches generic version of Remdesivir in India for COVID-19 patients

    Pharma major Mylan on Monday said it has commercially launched the generic version of Remdesivir drug under the brand name 'Desrem'in India for treatment of coronavirus patients.

    The company had earlier said thatits Remdesivirwill be availablein July in India at a price of Rs 4,800 per 100 mg vial.

  • 14:14

    COVID-19 tally crosses 50,000-mark in Pune

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's Pune district crossed the 50,000-mark after 473 more people tested positive for the disease, a health official said on Monday.

    The district now has total 51,885 COVID-19 cases, while the death toll due to the disease has reached 1,343, the official said.

    Out of the total cases, over 37,000 have been reported from Pune city, as per the figures.

  • 13:44

    Indian Commercial Pilots' Assoc. writes to Air India CMD

    Indian Commercial Pilots' Assoc. writes to Air India CMD stating that "any unilateral change by AI from agreed-upon wage settlement would be illegal & won't be in the interest of our national carrier... Such a situation has the potential to flair to an unprecedented magnitude"

  • 13:42

    Bengaluru's Victoria hospital contract workers demonstrate against improper facilities.

    Victoria hospital contract workers who have been on Covid duty for months have not been given proper facilities, workers allege. Workers have tested positive, their houses are small and can't get home quarantined, they say.

  • 13:41

    Former Tirupati Temple head priest succumbs to Covid-19

    The former head priest of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) that manages the famous Lord Venkateswara temple at nearby Tirumala, died due to coronavirus at a Covid care facility here on Monday, a hospital official said.

  • 13:37

    No lockdown will be imposed in Belagavi to fight Covid-19: Ramesh Jarkiholi

    Water Resources and District Incharge Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi said that lockdown will not be implemented in Belagavi district as it was no solution to prevent the spread of Covid-19. People have to take precautionary measures and follow social distancing guidelines announced by the government to prevent the spread of the pandemic, he added.

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  • 12:12

    Sharad Pawar's statement is against Lord Ram, not against PM Modi: Uma Bharti

    This statement is against Lord Ram, not against PM Modi: BJP leader Uma Bharti on NCP leader Sharad Pawar's remark, 'We are thinking of how to fight coronavirus while some people think that corona will go by building a temple' (ANI)

  • 12:01

    Bihar is gradually going to become a global hotspot of Covid-19: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

    "Bihar is gradually going to become a global hotspot of Covid-19, as state govt is not worried about the rising number of cases. They are doing nothing to increase testing. The number of COVID deaths is also increasing in Bihar," says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

    "Different Covid-19 numbers are being given for Bihar by Centre&state. Ppl are receiving test report even when they have not given any sample for test. Medical staff at COVID centres do not have PPE kits. We demand that state govt must give a clear picture," he said. (ANI)

  • 11:39

    Devotees offer prayers at Shiv temple on the occasion of Sawan Shivaratri, in Muzzaffarnagar, Sunday, July 19, 2020. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 11:38

    Covid-19 crisis: Assam struggles to stay afloat

    "On one hand, people are troubled due to Covid-19 & on the other hand, there are challenges arising out of #AssamFloods. Still, the people of our state continue to fight the battle. Central&state govt is providing all kinds of assistance to the people: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

  • 11:26

    WATCH | Karnataka: Asymptomatic Covid-19 positive patients organise a flash mob at a COVID care centre in Bellary where they are admitted.

  • 09:47

    India's Covid-19 case tally crosses 11 lakh mark with highest single day spike of 40,425 new cases & 681 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Total cases stand at 11,18,043 including 3,90,459 active cases, 7,00,087 discharged & 27,497 deaths

  • 09:25

    1,40,47,908 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 19th July. Of these 2,56,039 were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • 08:31

  • 08:23

    Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases, deaths on July 20

    Here’s the tally of Covid-19 positive cases in India and the state-wise impact:

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  • 03:27

    Bengaluru adds 2,156 new coronavirus cases

    The new numbers increase the city’s total cases to 31,777, out of which 76.52% (or 24,316 cases are active). The new deaths increase the fatality total to 667.

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  • 03:24

    Inside Johnson & Johnson's hunt for Covid-19 vaccine

    Each workday morning in March, Noe Mercado drove through the desolate streets of Boston to a tall glass building on Blackfan Circle, in the heart of the city’s biotech hub. Most residents had gone into hiding from the coronavirus, but Mercado had an essential job: searching for a vaccine against this new, devastating pathogen.

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  • 03:18

    Will the approaching festival season turn out to be a washout?

    The Covid-19 situation is showing no signs of receding in the volume of damage it has done. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has predicted that Covid cases will peak in November which means one of India’s money-spinners - the festival season - will be whitewashed.

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  • 22:38

    Harsh Vardhan urges recovered Covid-19 people to donate plasma

    Despite India having one of the highest Covid-19recovery rates, plasma donations yet to pick up, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, urging recovered people to come forward to help fight the pandemic

  • 22:34

    Telangana records 1,296 new Covid-19 cases

    Telangana recorded 1296 new Covid-19positive cases and 6 deaths today. Total number of cases rise to 45,076 including 12,224 active cases, 415 deaths and 32,438 recovered cases: State Government

  • 22:33

    Coronavirus cases in J&K near 14,000

    701 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today of which 100 from Jammu division and 601 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases stand at 13899 including 5844 active cases, 7811 recovered cases and 244 deaths: J&K Govt

  • 22:28

    Rajasthan reports 934 new Covid-19 cases

    934 new Covid-19have been reported in Rajasthan till 8:30 pm today, taking the total number of cases to 29434 including 7145 active cases. Death toll rises to 559 after 6 deaths were reported today: State Health Department.

  • 21:03

    West Bengal reports 2,278 new Covid-19 cases

    2,278 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in West Bengal today, taking the total number of cases to 42,487. Death toll rises to 1112 after 36 deaths were reported today: State Health Department

  • 20:20

    Maharashtra reports nearly 10k new Covid-19 cases

    9,518 new Covid-19 positive cases, 258 deaths and 3906 discharged in Maharashtra today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 3,10,455 including 1,69,569 discharged and 11,854 deaths: State health department

  • 20:18

    With 4,120 new Covid-19 cases, Karnataka's tally rises to 63,772

    4120 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Karnataka today, of which 2156 cases are from Bengaluru. A total number of cases rise 63772 including 39370 active cases. Death toll rises to 1331 after 91 deaths were reported today: State Health Department

  • 20:17

    Andhra Pradesh reports 5,041 new Covid-19 cases

    In last 24 hours, 5041 new Covid-19 positive cases and 56 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total number of cases rise to 49650 including 26118 active cases, 22890 discharges and 642 deaths: State Covid-19 Nodal Officer

  • 19:59

    70 Covid-19 cases reported in Assam Raj Bhavan

    Seventy Covid-19 cases have been reported from Assam's Raj Bhavan here, already declared a containment zone, an official said on Sunday.

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  • 19:31

    Punjab reports 310 new Covid-19 cases

    310 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Punjab today, taking the total of cases to 10,100. Number of active cases stand at 3311. Death toll rises to 254 after 8 deaths were reported today: Punjab Govt

  • 19:29

    Priority on reviving economy in state: Sharad Pawar

    We are thinking of how to fight the battle against coronaviruswhile some people think that corona will go by building a temple, there might be a reason behind it. But our priority is to see how to improve the economy which has been affected due to lockdown: Sharad Pawar, NCP

  • 18:30

    Kerala reports 821 new Covid-19 cases

    821 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Kerala today. There are 7063 active cases and 5373 patients have recovered till date: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

  • 18:22

    Delhi reports 1,211 new Covid-19 cases

    1211 new Covid-19positive cases, 1860 recovered/discharged/migrated & 31 deaths reported in Delhi today. The total number of positive cases now rises to 1,22,793 including 1,03,134 recovered/discharged/migrated and 3,628 deaths: Government of Delhi

  • 18:20

    BJP has 'institutionalised lies' over Covid-19 deaths, GDP figures and Chinese aggression at the border: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

  • 18:13

    Tamil Nadu records 4,979 new Covid-19 cases

    4,979 new Covid-19positive cases and 78 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases rise to 1,70,693 including 50,294 active cases and 2,481 deaths: State Health Department

  • 17:46

    Covid-19 cases may rise during monsoon: IIT-AIIMS Study

    The spread of coronavirusmay pick up the pace during monsoon, winter with fall in temperatures: Study conducted jointly by IIT-AIIMS researchers in Bhubaneswar

  • 17:45

    Covid-19 cases in Bihar rise to 26,379

    1412 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Bihar, taking the total number of cases to 26,379: State Health Department

  • 17:11

    Covid-19 community transmission in India has begun: Dr Arvind Kumar

    Community transmission has been there from quite some time. It was localised to pockets, for instance- in Dharavi & several areas of Delhi. I 100% agree with IMA that there is community transmission in India: Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

  • 17:09

    Not the time to play blame game over waterlogging in parts of Delhi as all agencies have been busy combating coronavirus. All have to fulfil their responsibilities together: CM Arvind Kejriwal

  • 16:50

    PM Modi speaks to Tamil Nadu CM on Covid-19 prevention

    PM Narendra Modi spoke to Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami on Covid-19prevention measures and aspects related to treatment in the state: Statement

  • 16:36

    109 new Covid-19 cases in Puducherry, tally 1,999, active cases 817: Health Dept

  • 16:34

    Arunachal Pradesh extends lockdown in Itanagar for two more weeks

    Arunachal Pradesh govt extends total lockdown in Capital Complex, including Itanagar, for another two weeks till August 3 amid rising Covid-19 cases: Chief secretary

  • 15:58

    Covid-19 fatality rate 'progressively falling' and it's 2.49% currently in India, one of the lowest in the world: Health Ministry

  • 15:33

    Uttar Pradesh reports 2,250 new Covid-19 cases

    2,250 new Covid-19positive cases reported in the state in the last 24 hours. Total active cases now stand at 18,256. A total of 19,845 people have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The death toll is at 1,146: Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad

  • 15:15

    A Christian Pastor offers prayers during a Sunday service at Wesley Church in Hyderabad on July 19, 2020.

    A Christian Pastor offers prayers during a Sunday service at Wesley Church in Hyderabad on July 19, 2020. - Coronavirus cases inIndiapassed one million on July 17, official data showed as authorities struggle to check the spread of the deadly pandemic across the world's second-most populous nation. Credit: AFP Photo

  • 14:45

    Meet Shanthi, one of the 75 women auto rickshaw drivers in Chennai

  • 14:32

    2,532 personnel of Delhi Police got infected with Covid-19 while dozen died due to it: Harsh Vardhan

    2,532 personnel of Delhi Police got infected with Covid-19 while dozen died due to it. Those recovered have donated their plasma here. I thank these Corona Warriors, they have now become 'Plasma Warriors'. A COVID recovered person can donate plasma twice a month, saidUnion Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (ANI)

  • 14:18

    India’s CFR for Covid-19 falls below 2.5%

    India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) for Covid-19 falls below 2.5% for the first time.

    The reported case fatality rate (CFR) is a measure of the severity of a disease and is defined as the proportion of reported cases of a specified disease or condition which are fatal within a specified time, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • 13:36

    India releases world's most affordable Covid-19 kit

    Giving Make In India a new lift, here's all you need to know about Corosure, world's most affordable Covid-19 kit.

  • 13:17

    Bihar: A three-member team, including Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal, arrives in Patna to assess the Covid-19 situation in the state. (ANI)

  • 12:58

    The Congress govt in Punjab is a great example of how to run an empathetic & determined govt. during a national crisis: INC

  • 12:46

    PM took stock of floods, Covid-19 situation in state: Assam CM

    "Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji took stock of the contemporary situation regarding #AssamFloods2020, #COVID19 and Baghjan Oil Well fire scenario over phone this morning.Expressing his concern & solidarity with the people, the PM assured all support to the state," saidAssam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.

  • 12:23

    193 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths reported in Rajasthan

    193 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 am today, taking total cases to 28,693 including 21,266 recoveries and 556 deaths: State Health Department

  • 12:08

    In Pics | Karnataka observes complete lockdown today. Visuals from Chennamma circle, Hubli.

    Karnataka observes complete lockdown today. Visuals from Chennamma circle, Hubli. State govt is imposing complete lockdown every Sunday till August 2 due to Covid-19.

    Weddings already fixed on Sundays&essential activities allowed during night curfew permitted on Sunday lockdown. (ANI)

  • 11:32

    23,672 recoveries from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as on 19th July, 8 am

  • 11:15

    India's recovery rate is 62.86% amongst Covid-19 patients: MoHFW

  • 11:05

    Kasimedu Fish Market: Chennai's new Covid-19 super-spreader in the making?

  • 10:48

    A security personnel punishes people for not wearing face masks during the total lockdown imposed by the state government due to surge in COVID-19 cases, in Patna. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 10:34

    15 Mantras to overcome Covid-19 pandemic.

  • 10:10

    US records 60,207 cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

    The United States on Saturday recorded 60,207 newcoronaviruscases in the previous 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally.

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  • 09:47

    Total number of confirmed positive cases in India reaches 10,77,866; death toll stands at 26,821 as of July 19 at 10:00 am

  • 09:40

    Highest single day spike of 38,902 new Covid-19 cases and 543 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours.

  • 09:32

    What if antibody is taken from a recovered patient whose body has already produced it to fight the virus?

    As body takes time to form #antibodies, Covid-19 virus may get enough time to spread itself more & worsen a person's health

    What if antibody is taken from a recovered patient whose body has already produced it to fight the virus?

    Watch video here to know more

  • 09:20

    India’s focus on early case detection & saving lives: MoHFW

    The 11 most Covid-19 affected countries in the world (U.S, Brazil, Russia, Peru, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, U.K, Iran, Pakistan, Spain) together reported 8 times more cases and 14 times more deaths than India: MoHFW

  • 09:09

    In Pics | Complete lockdown being observed in the Lucknow, UP, this weekend, to curb the spread of Covid-19 (ANI)

  • 08:52

    IIT-B scientist predicts Covid-19 toll may peak in hotspots in 2.5 months but others disagree

    A disease prediction model proposed by a Nobel laureate and tailored for India by an IIT Bombay professor suggests that the peak of Covid-19 death count in Indian hotspot states would be over in another 2-2.5 months barring Karnataka where the toll has begun to rise.

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  • 08:24

    A woman holds a rose during the funeral procession of Honduran journalist David Romero

    A woman holds a rose during the funeral procession of Honduran journalist David Romero, the head of Globo radio and TV station who was sentenced in 2019 to nearly 11 years in prison for defamation, in Tegucigalpa on July 18, 2020. Romero died of complications from COVID-19 at the Thorax Hospital to where he was transferred from jail earlier in the month, local media informed. Credit: AFP Photo

  • 08:20

    Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says coronavirus restrictions kill economy

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday saidthat lockdown measures used to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus "kill" and have "suffocated" the country's economy.

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  • 07:52

    In Pics | Himachal Pradesh:Vegetable traders in Shimla say they are facing difficulties due to Covid-19 pandemic.

    Himachal Pradesh:Vegetable traders in Shimla say they are facing difficulties due to Covid-19 pandemic.A vegetable trader says,"There is shortage of labourers,so production is low. Sudden decisions by authorities&imposition of lockdown in other states are also affecting us." (ANI)

  • 03:10

    Coronavirus: Herd immunity with just 10% infections?

    As Karnataka battles to contain Covid-19, an interesting new study suggests that herd immunity can be achieved if only 10% of the effective population is infected, a marked departure from the commontheorythat a wide section of the population needs to be infected to develop immunity.

    Read more here

  • 03:08

    Are these the leaders who will usher in a new world post-Covid?

    Christiane Amanpour started off the Friday edition of her absolutely brilliant show Amanpour with a segment on the pandemic in Brazil with this telling comment: “America, Brazil and India are now the top three countries in the world with Covid-19 cases. The common link between the three countries – their populist leaders!”

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  • 03:05

    Bihar emerging as new Covid-19 hotspot, Karnataka third in daily new cases

    India’s Covid-19 numbers have been galloping after crossing the 10 lakh mark as new patients were being reported from across the country at rising speed with Bihar emerging as the latest hotspot adding in excess of 1800 cases every day.

    Read more here

  • 03:00

    Bharat Biotech announces commencement of phase 1 clinical trials of India's first Covid-19 vaccine

    It may be recalled that Bharat Biotech International Limited has, on 29 June, announced that it had “successfully developed Covaxin, India’s first vaccine candidate for Covid-19”, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV).

    Read more here

  • 22:53

    441 new Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, tally 13,198, active cases 5,797; toll rises to 236 with 5 more deaths: Officials

  • 22:50

    750 new Covid-19 cases in Haryana, tally 25,547; active cases 5,885; toll rises to 344 with 17 more deaths: Health Dept

  • 22:04

      Assam govt prohibits inter-district movement of individuals from July 22 till further orders to contain Covid-19 spread: Chief secretary

  • 21:24

    Madhya Pradesh's Covid-19 tally reaches 21,763

    682 Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 21,763 including 14,864 recoveries and 706 deaths. 5,83,655 samples have been tested in the state till date: State Health Department

  • 21:23

    Goa records 180 new Covid-19 cases

    Goa recorded 180 new Covid-19 cases today, taking total cases to 3,484 out of which 1,425 cases are active. A total of 21 patients have died due to the disease in the state till date: State Health Department

  • 20:50

    West Bengal's coronavirus cases cross 40,000-mark

    2,198 Covid-19 cases & 27 deaths have been recorded in West Bengal in last 24 hours, taking total cases to 40,209 including 23,539 recoveries & 1,076 deaths. Recovery rate among Covid-19 patients stands at 58.54%. 6,89,813 samples have been tested so far: State Health Department

  • 20:33

    Gujarat reports highest one day rise of 960 Covid-19 cases, taking count to 47,476; toll up by 19 to 2,127: Health department

  • 20:31

    Karnataka reports 4,537 new Covid-19 cases

  • 20:12

    Maharashtra reports 8,348 new Covid-19 cases

    8,348 new Covid-19positive cases, 144 deaths and 5,307 discharged in Maharashtra today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 3,00,937 including 1,65,663 discharged and 11,596 deaths: State health department

  • 20:08

    Calcutta High Court to remain suspended from July 20 to July 22

    All judicial and administrative works of the Calcutta High Court shall remain suspended from July 20 till July 22 and also on July 24: Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court

  • 20:06

    8 BESCOM helpline staff test Covid-19 positive

    Eight BESCOM (Bangalore Electricity Supply Company) 24x7 helpline staff have tested positive for Covid-19, so the BESCOM helpline 1912 is completely sealed down and will not be operational for 48 hours: BESCOM

  • 19:47

    Punjab reports 350 new Covid-19 cases

    Punjab reported 350 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state now stands at 9,792 including 6,454 recoveries 246 deaths: State Health Department

  • 19:16

    22 new Covid-19 cases in Nagaland, tally 978, active cases 573: Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom

  • 19:15

    Kerala govt to implement 'cluster care' method to contain Covid-19 spread

    Kerala govt to implement 'cluster care' method to contain Covid-19spread; testing, treatment and quarantining will be strengthened inside clusters: Health Minister KK Shailaja

  • 19:13

    Recovery rate among Covid-19 patients stands at 63%

    Recovery rate among Covid-19 patients stands at 63%. 3,61,024 samples have been tested in the country in the last 24 hours; the cumulative number of 1,34,33,742 samples tested has raised the testing per million for India to 9734.6: Govt of India

  • 19:06

    Tamil Nadu reports 4,807 new Covid-19 cases

    4,807 new Covid-19 positive case, 88 deaths and 3,049 people discharged today in Tamil Nadu. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 1,65,714 including 2,403 deaths and 1,13,856 discharged: Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu

  • 19:05

    Delhi records 1,475 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 1,21,582; death toll increases to 3,597: Authorities

  • 19:04

    Covid-19 situation in West Bengal under control: Rajiva Sinha

    Covid-19 situation in West Bengal under control. Death rate that was very high earlier has come down to 2.7%, which is very close to national average of 2.5%: Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha

  • 18:25

    Kerala reports 593 new Covid-19 cases, tally in the state rises to 11,659

    Kerala reported 593 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 11,659 out of which 6,416 patients are undergoing treatment. 173 cases have been reported in Thiruvananthapuram in the last 24 hours: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

  • 18:22

    Devotees from outside MP won't be allowed to enter Mahakal temple

    Devotees from outside Madhya Pradesh will not be allowed to enter Mahakal temple in Ujjain from Monday in view of risingcases: Temple administrator

  • 18:20

    Gujarat govt decides on Covid-19 treatment protocol

    On the second day of a 2-day visit to Gujarat, the central team held discussions with officials, doctors from across the state on Covid-19 treatment protocol: Health commissioner

  • 17:55

    Himachal Pradesh reports 2 new COVID-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of cases to 1,430 including 383 active cases, 1,021 recoveries and 9 deaths: State Heath Department. (ANI)

  • 17:15

    State government announces toll-free number 1800313444222 for home isolation service, for the people living in West Bengal: West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha

  • 17:12

     Ahmedabad Medical Association has moved Gujarat HC seeking direction to the state govt to ramp-up Covid-19 testing

  • 16:52

    Scientists identify six distinct 'types' of Covid-19 with particular clusters of symptoms in patients

    Scientists have claimed that there are six distinct 'types' of Covid-19, each distinguished by a particular cluster of symptoms in patients, findings, if validated, can help physicians better diagnose and monitor those infected with the novel coronavirus.

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  • 16:26

    No plan for further lockdown in West Bengal: Rajiva Sinha

    The state government has no plans for introducing lockdown in the state but there will be strict lockdown only in containment zones. There is no plan for further lockdown: West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha.

  • 16:23

    Andhra Pradesh records 3,963 new Covid-19 cases

    Andhra Pradesh reported 3,963 new Covid-19 cases and 52 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 44,609 including 21,763 recoveries and 586 deaths: State Health Department

  • 15:50

    Uttar Pradesh records 1,986 new Covid-19 cases

    1,986 new Covid-19positive cases reported in the state in the last 24 hours. The total active cases now stand at 17,264. A total of 28,664 people have been discharged after recovering from the disease, death toll 1,108: Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad

  • 15:26

    JD(U) legislator Khalid Anwar says he has tested Covid-19 positive and under home quarantine in Patna

  • 15:25

    Bihar reports 739 new Covid-19 cases today, taking the total number of positive cases to 24,967: State Health Department

  • 14:59

    Bachchan family responding well to Covid-19 treatment: Hospital sources

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan are responding well to the treatment to Covid-19, hospital sources said on Saturday.

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  • 14:52

    Patients at CWG village COVID-19 Care Centre, near Akshardham in New Delhi, Saturday, July 18, 2020. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 14:35

    New studies clarify drugs that do and don't work against Covid-19

    Fresh studies give more information about what treatments do or don't work forCovid-19, with high-quality methods that give reliable results.

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  • 14:03

    Coronavirus: Donald Trump says he will not consider a national mask mandate

    USPresident Donald Trump said he would not consider a national mandate requiring people to wear masks to combat the spread of thecoronavirus.

    Read more

  • 13:28

    Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple's Aadi Mulaikathu

    Aadi Mulaikathu festival to be held from July 20 to July 30 at Meenakshi Amman temple. The entry of devotees not allowed at the temple due to Covid-19 pandemic, said the Temple management, Madurai

  • 13:03

    27 States and Union Territories testing more than the WHO norms

    27 States and Union Territories testing more than the WHO norms of 140 tests per million per day Major focus on testing so as to aid early identification of cases, according to the MoHFW.

  • 12:51

    We are trying to break the chain of transmission from one cluster to another. We are thoroughly locking the clusters. We need to give more attention to coastal areas: Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja

    Today, there are 84 clusters in Kerala. Inside the clusters, local transmission is more than 50%, but outside the clusters it is below 10%. We should prevent cluster forming & community spread of infection, said Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja.

    We are trying to break the chain of transmission from one cluster to another. We are thoroughly locking the clusters. We need to give more attention to coastal areas, she said.

  • 12:28

    591 Covid-19 cases, 453 recovered and 3 deaths reported in Odisha

    591 Covid-19cases, 453 recovered and 3 deaths reported in Odisha on 17th July (yesterday). Total number of cases in the state is now at 16,701, including 5,259 active cases, 11,330 recovered and 86 deaths: State Health Department

  • 12:14

    184 Covid-19 cases, 88 recovered/discharged & 4 deaths reported in Rajasthan

    184 Covid-19 cases, 88 recovered/discharged & 4 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, as of 10:30 am. Total number of cases in the state is now at 27,973, including 6,737 active cases & 550 deaths: State Health Department

  • 11:26

    Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan spotted at Andheri, in Mumbai, Friday, July 17, 2020. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 11:23

    World records 1 million coronavirus cases in 100 hours

    Global coronavirus infections passed 14 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time there has been a surge of 1 million cases in under 100 hours.

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  • 11:06

    United States passenger flights to India can resume starting July 23

    The government of India has agreed to allow US air carriers to resume passenger services in the US-India market starting July 23, the US Transportation Department said on Friday.

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  • 10:19

    Karnataka: Ranebennur wedding turns super-spreader; 32 test Covid-19 positive

    A wedding at Marutinagar in Ranebennur of Haveri district, held a fortnight ago, has turned tragic for a family. After the parents of the groom succumbed to Covid-19 in July first week, as many as 32 of the groom’s relatives have tested positive for novel coronavirus on Friday.

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  • 09:58

    Total number of confirmed positive cases in India reaches 10,39,166; death toll stands at 26,275 as of July 18

  • 09:28

    India's recovery rate further increases to 63.33% while the actual caseload of Covid-19 in the country is less than 35%: MoHFW

  • 09:16

    Covid-19 testing in Bihar lowest in the country: Tejashwi Yadav

    Covid-19 testing in Bihar is the lowest in the country. The situation is bad. The state govt is also manipulating COVID19 numbers. Centre is sending a 3-member team to Bihar to review the situation as cases are rising, saysRJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. (ANI)

  • 08:51

    US divided over masks, schools as coronavirus cases rise by over 70,000 again

    Americans debated mask mandates and the reopening of schools during the coronavirus pandemic on Friday as state and local officials imposed conflicting orders and cases rose by more than 70,000 across the nation for the second day in a row.

    The United States recorded a total of at least 70,674 new Covid-19 infections on Friday after climbing by a record 77,499 a day earlier, the largest increase posted by any country since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally.

    USdeaths on Friday rose by at least 912, the fourth day in a row that fatalities have exceeded 900 a day. (Reuters)

  • 08:50

    Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

    G20 finance ministers and central bankers are set to hold talks Saturday aimed at spurring global economic recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession amid growing calls to widen debt relief for crisis-hit poor countries.

    The virtual talks, hosted by Saudi Arabia, come as the surging pandemic continues to batter the global economy and campaigners warn of a looming debt crisis across poverty-wracked developing nations.

    The ministers and bankers will "discuss (the) global economic outlook and coordinate collective action for a robust and sustained global economic recovery," G20 organisers in Riyadh said in a statement. (AFP)

  • 08:41

    Mexico says its COVID-19 deaths surpass 7,200

    Mexico has registered 736 more Covid-19 deaths and 7,257 more confirmed cases of coronavirus infections.

    Mexico now has 7,257 deaths from the pandemic, the fourth highest total in the world. It also has recorded over 324,000 cases, somewhere around the seventh-highest level. (AP)

  • 08:36

    People wearing face masks worship at the Buddhist Jing'an Temple in Shanghai as it reopens following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, China July 18, 2020. Credit: REUTERS

  • 08:27

    Dexamethasone trial results confirm Covid-19 benefits but also risks

    The keenly-awaited full results from a UK trial of the steroid dexamethasone were published Friday, confirming its life-saving benefits for Covid-19 patients on ventilators but suggesting it may cause harm if given too early.

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  • 08:13

    Passenger flights to Kolkata from six coronavirus hotspot cities banned till July 31

    The ban on passenger flights to Kolkata from six cities -- all Covid-19 hotspots -- has been extended till July 31 in view of raging coronavirus cases, airport sources here said on Friday.

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  • 08:11

    Which country will triumph in the post-pandemic world?

    Imagine a country, a major Western economic power, where the coronavirus arrived late but the government, instead of denying and delaying, acted early. It was ready with tests and contact tracing to “flatten the curve” swiftly and limited its death rate to orders of magnitude lower than that of any other major Western industrial nation. Containing the virus allowed for a brief and targeted lockdown, which helped limit unemployment to only 6 percent. Amid a shower of international praise, the country’s boringly predictable leader experienced a huge spike in popular approval, to 70 percent from 40 percent.

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  • 07:48

    J&K's Covid-19 screening & sampling centre

    Jammu and Kashmir: A Covid-19 screening & sampling centre has been established at Qazigund in Anantnag for migrant labourers coming from outside Kashmir valley. Presently, only migrant labourers who are working at brick kilns in Kashmir valley are allowed to enter.

  • 07:26

    Close to 23,000 cases cured in the last 24hrs in India

    Less than 1.94 per cent of the 3.42 lakh active COVID-19 cases inIndiaare in ICU, 0.35 per cent on ventilators and 2.81 per cent are on oxygen support, while the recovery rate has improved to 63.33 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

    The actual COVID-19 caseload in the country was 3,42,756, while6,35,756 patients haverecoveredtill date, with 22,942 being cured and discharged in the last 24 hours, according to a health ministry data updated at 8 am.

    The recovery rate improved to 63.33 per cent withIndiawitnessing a steady rise in the number of patients recuperating from the disease, the ministry highlighted.

    On Thursday, the recovery rate was 63.25 per cent. (PTI)

  • 07:14

    Border of Haridwar district with adjoining UP sealed

    Border of Haridwar district with adjoining state of Uttar Pradesh has been sealed from today till 20th July in view of Covid-19 cases. Taking dip in rivers/bathing at ghats will not be allowed on 'Somvati Amavasya': Senthil Avoodai K Raj, SSP #Haridwar, Uttarakhand

  • 03:08

    Dexamethasone trial results confirm Covid-19 benefits but also risks

    The keenly-awaited full results from a UK trial of the steroid dexamethasone were published Friday, confirming its life-saving benefits for Covid-19 patients on ventilators but suggesting it may cause harm if given too early.

    Read more here

  • 03:04

    Coronavirus lockdown tests couples as divorce queries rise

    Marriageshave come under severe strain during lockdowns, suggests data available with online legal tech companies, with firms witnessing a huge uptick in queries related to divorce, domestic abuse and other matrimonial matters.

    Read more here

  • 03:03

    Passenger flights to Kolkata from six coronavirus hotspot cities banned till July 31

    "The restriction on arriving flights to #KolkataAirport from 6 cities viz Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad has been extended up to 31st July," the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport tweeted.

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  • 03:01

    4,169 new coronavirus cases take Karnataka's tally above 50,000

    With atotal of51,422 cases, Karnataka now stands fourth in the country, only behind Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.The number of active cases is30,655 while the toll in the state is 1,032, apart from six patients dying due to non-Covid reasons. There have been 19,729 discharges so far.

    Read more here

  • 22:34

    Jammu and Kashmir reports 601 new Covid-19 cases

    601 new positive cases of Covid-19have been reported from Jammu & Kashmir of which 137 from Jammu division & 464 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases rise to 12757: Govt of J&K

  • 22:11

    Goa's Covid-19 cases reach 3,304

    196 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Goa, taking the total number of cases 3304 including 1946 recovered cases, 1337 active cases and 21 deaths: Directorate of Health Services, Goa

  • 22:10

    Mumbai: Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan admitted at Nanavati Hospital. Earlier, she was home quarantined after she tested positive for Covid-19.

  • 21:16

    Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan near 28,000-mark

  • 21:09

    Gujarat records highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases

    Gujarat reports its highest single-day spike of 949 coronavirus cases taking state's tally to 46,516, death toll rises to 2,108 with 17 more fatalities: health department

  • 21:08

    Manipur reports 36 new Covid-19 cases

    In the last late 24 hours, 36 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Manipur, taking the total number of cases to1800 of which 637 are active cases and 1163 recovered cases: State Govt

  • 21:07

    IITs to relax admission criterion this year in view of partial cancellation of class 12 exams by various boards: HRD Minister

    Candidates clearing JEE-Advanced to be eligible for admission to IITs irrespective of class 12 marks, says HRD Ministry

  • 21:05

    Covid-19 severely tested resilience of all nations: PM Modi

    Covid-19 pandemic has severely tested the resilience of all nations. In India, we have tried to make the fight against the pandemic a people's movement, by combining the efforts of Government and civil society: PM Modi

  • 19:53

    Kolkata's ban on arrival flights from 6 cities extended till July 31

    The temporary restriction on the arrival of flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad has been extended upto July 31Kolkata Airport

  • 19:51

    West Bengal reports 1,894 new Covid-19 cases

    West Bengal reports 1,894 new Covid-19cases and 26 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 38,011 including 22,253 recoveries and 1,049 deaths. Discharge rate in the state stands at 58.54 per cent: State Health Department

  • 19:48

    Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra near 3 lakh

    8,308 new Covid-19positive cases and 258 deaths have been reported in Maharashtra today. Total number of positive cases rise to 2,92,589 including 1,60,357 recovered cases, 1,20,480 active cases and 11,452 deaths: State Health Department

  • 19:46

    Karnataka reports 3,963 new Covid-19 cases

  • 19:32

    Uttarakhand reports 120 new Covid-19 cases

    120 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Uttarakhand today, taking the total number of cases to 4102: State Govt Room Covid-19

  • 19:31

    Jharkhand revises quarantine guidelines for people coming back to state

    Every person coming/returning to Jharkhand by air/rail/road shall stay in home quarantine for a period of 14 days observing guidelines issued by Department of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education in this regard: Jharkhand Govt

  • 19:30

    Tamil Nadu's coronavirus cases rise to 1,60,907

    4,538 new Covid-19 positive cases and 79 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases rise to 1,60,907 including 47,782 active cases, 1,10,807 discharged cases and 2,315 deaths: State Health Department

  • 18:37

    19.84 lakh domestic passengers in India travelled in June: Aviation Min

    19.84 lakh domestic passengers in India travelled in June, 83.5% lower than the corresponding period last year: Directorate General of Civil Aviation

  • 18:30

    Covid-19 cases in Delhi crosses 1,20,000-mark

    1462 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Delhi, taking the total number of cases 120107. Death toll rises to 3571 after 26 deaths were reported today. There are 17235 active cases and 99301 patients have recovered to date: Delhi Govt

  • 18:27

    Woman raped at quarantine centre in Navi Mumbai tests Covid-19 positive

    A 40-year-old woman raped at a quarantine centre in Navi Mumbai last night. She is Covid-19 positive. Case registered: Police Officer Ashok Rajput, Panvel Police Station.

  • 18:26

    Kerala records 791 new Covid-19 cases

    791 new Covid-19 positive cases, 133 recoveries and one death have been reported in Kerala today: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

  • 18:24

    Bakri Eid prayers should not be offered in mosques: Maharashtra govt

    Bakri Eid prayers should not be offered in mosques or Eidgahs or public places but should be done at home only. Currently, all operating livestock markets will remain closed. If citizens want to buy animals, they should buy it online or by phone: Maharashtra Govt

  • 17:29

    Mumbai's Dharavi reports 10 new Covid-19 cases

    10 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today; taking the total number of cases to 2438 including 102 active cases: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

  • 17:26

    1,919 new Covid-19 cases in UP, tally 45,363, active cases 16,445; toll rises to 1,084 with record 38 more deaths: Health Dept

  • 16:26

    Human trial of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine begins in Haryana

    Human trial of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19vaccine begins at Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij

  • 15:42

    Uttarakhand govt imposes lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays in state

    To curb the spread of Covid-19, it has been decided to impose lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays in the state. Guidelines for the same to be issued soon: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

  • 15:39

    Madhya Pradesh Assembly's monsoon session, which was scheduled to begin from July 20, postponed due to coronavirus pandemic: Official

  • 15:00

    To curb the spread of #COVID19, it has been decided to impose lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays in the state. Guidelines for the same to be issued soon: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

  • 14:45

    Andhra Pradesh reported 2,602 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 40,646 including 20,298 and 534 deaths: State Health Department

  • 14:34

    Human trial with Corona vaccine (COVAXIN) of Bharat Biotech started at PGI Rohtak today. Three subjects were enrolled today. All have tolerated the vaccine very well. There were no adverse efforts: Anil Vij, Haryana Health Minister

  • 14:32

    Varavara Rao undergoing treatment at St George Hospital

    Jailed writer and activistVaravara Rao, undergoing treatment at St George Hospital aftertesting positive for Covid-19, is also suffering fromneurological problem and specialist doctors have been calledto treat him: hospital officials

  • 14:04

    No plans to stop public darshan at Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple: TTD top official

    People can continue to visit the famous Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple, the top official of the temple's board said.

    There are no plans to stop publicdarshanat Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple, said YV Subba Reddy, chairperson of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Board, according to multiple media reports.

    As many as 140 staff members of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) that governs Lord Venkateswara's shrine at Tirumala, near here, have tested positive for COVID-19 since June 11. The temple was re-opened on that date due to the coronavirus lockdown, a top functionary of TTD said.

  • 13:21

    BBMP starts around 200 mobile labs

    Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) starts around 200 mobile labs to conduct antigen tests in containment zones & Covid-19 hotspots in Bengaluru. Bengaluru has reported 25,288 Covid-19 cases and 507 deaths so far, as per the health bulletin released last night.

    People are still not aware and wandering outside their houses aimlessly. Keeping this in view, government may extend the lockdown by a week to contain the spread of Covid-19, said Bengaluru Mayor Gautham Kumar

  • 13:07

    PM to address High-Level Segment of ECOSOC today

    "At 8:30 this evening, I would be addressing the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC. Would be speaking on various issues including this year’s theme of multilateralism after COVID-19, at a time when we mark 75 years of the @UN," said PM Modi in a tweet.

  • 12:44

    Puducherry reported 91 new COVID-19 cases

    Puducherry reported 91 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 1,832 including 1,014 recoveries and 25 deaths: Puducherry Health Department

  • 12:06

    A 60-year-old female Covid-19 patient died by hanging herself in Bengaluru

    A 60-year-old female Covid-19 patient died by hanging herself at KC General hospital, Malleshwaram around 5 am today, says the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru (North) (ANI)

  • 11:43

    Here's how a struggling company won $1.6 billion to make a coronavirus vaccine

    Executives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which helped found and finance the nonprofit, were on the line, enthusiastic about Novavax.

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  • 11:21

    Patients break out of Covid care centre in Assam; block highway over food, water

    Around hundred patients broke out of a Covid Care Centre in Assam's Kamrup district and blocked National Highway 31 on Thursday, alleging that they were not provided with proper food and water, officials said.

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  • 11:06

    It will be better if we get more time to tackle Covid-19 cases, we wish for the extension lockdown of lockdown for one more week. We have given the proposal to government: M Gautham Kumar, BBMP Mayor

  • 10:35

    Odisha reported 718 Covid-19 cases yesterday, taking total number of cases to 16,110 out of which 5,124 cases are active. A total of 3,69,738 tests were conducted in the state till yesterday: State Health Department

    Odisha reported 718 Covid-19 cases yesterday, taking total number of cases to 16,110 out of which 5,124 cases are active. A total of 3,69,738 tests were conducted in the state till yesterday: State Health Department

  • 10:10

    Brazil on Thursday passed the 2 million mark for confirmed coronavirus cases, a grim milestone in the country with the worst outbreak after the United States. (Reuters)

  • 09:48

    India to see over 2 lakh cases by August 10: Rahul Gandhi

    "TheCOVID19 10,00,000-mark is crossed. By August 10, more than 20,00,000 will be infected in the country. The Government should take concrete, planned steps to prevent the epidemic," says Rahul Gandhi.

  • 09:39

    Total number of confirmed positive cases in India reaches 10,05,999; death toll stands at 25,604 as of July 17 at 9:00 am

  • 09:04

    Under Vande Bharat Mission, total number of citizens repatriated is 687,467 as on 15.07.2020.

  • 09:02

    Covid-19 Vaccine ZyCoV-D designed & developed by Zydus, begins Adaptive Phase1/ Phase2 clinical trials. Representative image/Credit: AP/PTI Photo

  • 08:39

    Did this hospital show wrong bed occupancy details?

    On a surprise visit to CV Raman General hospital, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar found that the hospital was showing incorrect bed occupancy details as far as high flow oxygen beds were concerned. The hospital, however, refuted all allegations.

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  • 08:32

    Covid-19: K Sudhakar holds meeting through video conference

    Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar held a meeting through video conference with private/govt establishments involved in testing and treatment of Covid-19 in State, yesterday.

    Total 51, 422 cases including 19,729 recoveries&1032 deaths were reported in the state.

  • 07:21

    India crosses 10 lakh Covid-19 cases

    For the second consecutive day, India added more than 30,000 new cases as theDH Covid-19 Trackerput the total infections reported across the country at 10,01,504 at 9:00 p.m. The disease had also claimed 25,565 lives so far.

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  • 07:16

    US coronavirus cases shatter records and rise by 75,000 in single day

    The United States reported at least 75,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a record daily increase for the seventh time this month, according to a Reuters tally.

    USdeaths are also rising and have recently reached the highest levels since early June, led by Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, according to the tally.

    More than half of all states - 30 out of 50 - have reported record one-day increases in cases this month. Infections are rising in almost all states, based on a Reuters analysis of cases the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks. (Reuters)

  • 22:32

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) writes to all states and UTs to apply to obtain district-wise login credentials for data entry of testing data into ICMR portal

  • 22:05

    Rajasthan reports 737 new Covid-19 cases

    737 new Covid-19 positive cases and 8 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases stand at 27174 including 6666 active cases and 538 deaths: State Health Department

  • 20:58

    Odisha govt announces 14-day complete lockdown from July 17

    Odisha government has announced 14-day complete lockdown in Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur district and Rourkela Municipal Corporation area from 9 pm of July 17 to July 31 midnight: State Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy

  • 20:56
  • 20:24

    Covid-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh cross 20k

    735 new Covid-19positive cases reported in Madhya Pradesh today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 20378, of which 5562 are active cases. The death toll stands at 689: State Health Department

  • 19:56

    Coronavirus cases in Manipur rise to 1,764

    In the last late 24 hours, 64 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Manipur, taking the total number of cases to 1764 including 635 active cases and 1129 recoveries: Manipur Govt

  • 19:41

    Karnataka records 4,169 new Covid-19 cases

    4,169 new Covid-19 cases and 104 deaths reported in Karnataka today, taking a total number of cases to 51,422 cases including 19,729 recoveries and 1032 deaths. Bengaluru reported 2344 new cases and 70 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department

  • 19:36

    Maharashtra records 8,641 new Covid-19 cases

    Maharashtra reported 8,641 new Covid-19 cases and 266 in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 1,14,648 and death toll to 11,194. A total of 1,58,140 patients have recovered so far. Mumbai has the highest number of cases at 97,950: State Health Department

  • 19:32

    Jammu and Kashmir records 490 fresh Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours: Officials

  • 19:29

    Accused in Bhima Koregaon violence tests Covid-19 positive

    Varavara Rao, an accused in a case related to Bhima Koregaon violence, has tested positive for Covid-19. He was admitted in Mumbai's JJ Hospital on Monday night & will be shifted to St George Hospital which has a Covid-19 treatment facility: JJ Hospital Dean Dr Ranjeet Mankeshwar

  • 19:28

    Haven't been paid 70% of our salary since April: Commercial Pilots write to Air India CMD

    Indian Commercial Pilots' Association writes a letter to Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal over a proposed cut in payments to pilots. "We have not been paid 70 per cent of our pay since April 2020," the letter reads.

  • 19:25

    Delhi records 1,652 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to 1,18,645; death toll mounts to 3,545: Authorities

  • 19:05

    EC decides not to extend postal ballot facility to citizens above 65 yrs in Bihar

    EC decides not to extend postal ballot facility to citizens above 65 yrs of age in Bihar & other impending by-polls. But specially-abled voters who are above 80 yrs&those in essential services&the Covid-19positive patients in-home/institutional quarantine, can vote by postal ballot

  • 18:58

    With 2,083 new Covid-19 cases in UP, tally in state rises to 15,720

    2083 new Covid-19 patients reported and 932 persons discharged in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours. The total number of Covid-19 active cases in the state is 15,720: State Health Department

  • 18:57

    Tamil Nadu reports 4,549 new Covid-19 cases

    4,549 new Covid-19 positive cases and 69 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases rise to 1,56,369 including 46,714 active cases, 1,07,416 discharged cases and 2,236 deaths: State Health Department

  • 18:56

    6,87,467 Indians returned home as of July 15: MEA

    As of 15th July, 687467 Indian nationals have returned to India; 1,01,014 nationals have returned from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh by land borders: Anurag Srivastava, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

  • 18:55

    Uttar Pradesh assembly to hold its next session on August 20: Senior official

  • 18:54

    UP govt says it has cancelled UG and PG exams of all state universities, except those of final year and last semester

  • 18:53

    Andhra Pradesh records another highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases

    Andhra Pradesh witnessed yet another day's new high of 2,593 coronavirus cases as aggregate reaches 38,044. Forty more casualties raise the toll to 492: Government bulletin

  • 18:52

    India's active cases around a third of country's total tally

    India has 3,31,146 active Covid-19 cases, which is around a third of country's tally of 9.68 lakh infections, says Union Health ministry, credits targeted measures for steady decline in active caseload

  • 17:13

    Punjab govt fixes rates for Covid-19 treatment

    Punjab govt has fixed rates for Covid-19 treatment. For moderate sickness requiring isolation beds, including supportive care & oxygen, rates per day of admission are fixed at Rs 10,000 for all private medical colleges & Rs 9,000 for NABH accredited hospitals: State govt

  • 17:09

    Covid-19 cases increasing in India due to huge population: AIIMS Director

    The number of Covid-19cases is increasing in India because of the huge population of our country. But, we have a good recovery rate and the mortality rate is also very low: Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director

  • 16:34

    UP reports over 2,00 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

    UP reports its highest one-day jump of 2,061 Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 43,444, death toll reaches 1,046 with 34 more fatalities; active case count 15,723: Official

  • 16:16

    Over 650 Kolkata Police personnel diagnosed with Covid-19 in past 4 months

    Over 650 Kolkata Police personnel diagnosed with Covid-19 over the past 4 months, around 512 of them recovered, several others undergoing treatment at hospitals: Senior officer

  • 16:14

    By Diwali we will have 55-60% of Covid-19 domestic flights operating in India: Aviation Min

    We are assuming that by Diwali this year, we will have 55-60 per cent of pre-Covid-19 domestic flights operating in India: Aviation Minister

  • 16:12

    Oppn spreading fake news over Covid-19: Goa CM

    Goa CM Pramod Sawant accuses opposition parties of spreading incorrect information about Covid-19through mainstream media, social media platforms

  • 15:49

    Air France to operate 28 flights between Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru: Civil Aviation Min

    Our negotiations are at an advanced stage with 3 countries. Air France will operate 28 flights from July 18 to Aug 1 b/w Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Paris. The US will be flying 18 flights b/w July 17-31 but this is an interim one. We have a request from Germany too: Civil Aviation Min

  • 15:16

    147 new Covid-19 cases take tally to 1,743 in Puducherry; death toll mounts to 22: Officials

  • 15:14

    14 priests of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams test Covid-19 positive

    Andhra Pradesh: 14 priests of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams have tested positive for Covid-19. Anil Kumar Singhal, Executive officer of TTD today held a meeting with temple priests, health and vigilance officials.

  • 15:12

    Till July 13, Air India & Air India Express operated 1103 flights to bring back stranded Indians

    As on July 13, Air India & Air India Express operated 1103 flights, bringing back 2,08,000 Indians under Vande Bharat Mission.On many of these flights, we ferried back 85289 passengers to various countries across the world: Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal

  • 14:22

    Either God can, or people should make themselves aware: B Sriramulu, Karnataka Minister for Health and Family on Covid-19 situation in state

    "Blaming ministers and govt & allegations of a divide between cabinet ministers leading to mismanagement of Covid-19, are baseless. Who can help us at this time? Either God can, or people should make themselves aware," saidB Sriramulu, Karnataka Minister for Health and Family.

    "Congress is involved in political mudslinging. It's not fine & it won't help them. It's a crucial time. I request Congress leaders to not indulge in loose talk about the issue. It leads to panic among people. We're ready for punishment if we did anything wrong," he said.

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  • 14:19

    Pakistan's coronavirus cases reach 257,914

    Pakistan's coronavirus cases on Thursday reached 257,914 after 2,145 more people tested positive for the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry reported.

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  • 14:03

    Total number of confirmed positive cases in India reaches 9,69,888; death toll stands at 24,923 as of July 16

  • 14:00

    China firm uses workers to 'pre-test' Covid-19 vaccine in global race

    In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, a state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees, including top executives, received experimental shots even before the government approved testing in people.

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  • 13:58

    Indian pharma industry capable of producing Covid-19 vaccines for entire world: Bill Gates

    India's pharmaceutical industry will be able to produce Covid-19 vaccines not just for the country but also for the entire world, according to Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.

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  • 13:18

    Body of Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, who died due to coronavirus arrives for his last rites at Smruti Temple premises in Ahmedabad

    Devotees wearing personal protective equipment pray as the body of Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, head priest of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), arrives for his last rites at Smruti Temple premises in Ahmedabad, India, July 16, 2020. Credit: REUTERS

  • 13:11

    BJP's irresponsible attitude endangered the lives of the entire country, slams Congress

    "Corona cases are increasing day by day. The forthcoming estimates are frightening. At that time, the BJP's irresponsible attitude endangered the lives of the entire country," said Congress in a tweet.

  • 12:43

    Puducherry reports 147 new Covid-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of cases to 1743 including 774 active cases, 947 discharged cases and 22 deaths: Puducherry Health Department

  • 12:38

    In just 15-days, Covid-19 deaths double in J&K; Govt bars hospitals from issuing coronavirus info to media

    The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir in July as the deadly virus has claimed 108 lives in the Union Territory in the last fortnight.

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  • 12:16

    DH Sparks webinar: Managing your finances in the time of coronavirus

    Market indices have tanked, and then rallied. Mutual funds are struggling against headwinds. Investors have moved their money into bank deposits. Gold has spiked and bond yields have crashed. Indians are struggling with pay cuts and job cuts.

    Click here to know more

  • 12:03

    In Pics: Bihar: Shops closed & streets deserted as lockdown is being observed in Patna today. The state government has imposed a lockdown in the state from today till 31st July due to rise in Covid-19 cases.

  • 11:49

    A passenger who had arrived in Kolkata from Delhi via Guwahati on a SpiceJet flight on July 14 was found to be carrying his test report showing him to be Covid-19 positive. During thermal screening, his temperature came out normal: Kolkata Airport Dept

  • 11:09

    Walloped by pandemic and controversy, Trump faces political turmoil

    Pummeled from all sides, US President Donald Trump appears increasingly desperate to turn the page on the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic eating away at his prospects for re-election in November.

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  • 10:25

    Doubts raised over govt data credibility amid Covid-19

    A State Bank of India research has questioned the government’s data credibility and said the extrapolation of certain macro-economic numbers due to non-availability of data in Covid-19-related lockdown has led to a “distortion” and “underreporting” of a crucial data on retail inflation, which forms the basis of setting interest rates by the RBI.

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  • 10:07

    Centre and states to work together to scale up mobilisation of 1 crore volunteers to help in India’s fight against Covid 19.

  • 09:29

    Highest single day spike of 32,695 Covid-19 cases and 606 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in India.

  • 09:09

    1,27,39,490 samples tested for Covid-19 till 15th July, of these 3,26,826 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • 09:05

    US coronavirus cases hit new record high 24-hour spike with 67,632 fresh infections, south and west worst hit

    Johns Hopkins University, which tracks the spread of the disease, said late Wednesday that 67,632 new cases of the disease had been reported across the country in the previous 24 hours, a new national record.

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  • 08:24

    DH Podcast | The Lead: The state of Covid-19 pandemic in Bengaluru

    In this episode, Ahmed Shariff talks to DH Journalist Suraksha P about the state of the pandemic in Bengaluru.

    Listen here

  • 08:08

    BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in home quarantine after elder brother Snehasish tests positive for Covid-19

    Snehasish, a former Bengal first-class player, has been admitted to the Belle Vue hospital in Kolkata after his COVID report came positive.

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  • 07:49

    29 new Covid-19 positive cases confirmed in the state in last 24 hours: Mizoram

    29 new Covid-19 positive cases confirmed in the state in last 24 hours, taking the total positive cases' tally to 267 including 159 cured/discharged: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram

  • 22:58

    Telangana reports 1,597 new Covid-19 cases

    1597 Covid-19 positive cases, 1159 discharged and 11 deaths in Telangana today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 39,342 including 25,999 discharged and 386 deaths: Government of Telangana

  • 22:57

    40 Indian fishermen, who were stranded in Iran due to coronavirus lockdown, return home: Tamil Nadu govt

  • 21:38

    West Bengal Assembly premises to remain closed for 10 days after an employee tested Covid-19 positive

  • 21:10

    Deputy CM Nitin Patel says Gujarat's Covid-19 mortality rate, which was 6.5 per cent in March-April, has now fallen to 1.5 per cent

  • 21:09

    Manipur reports 28 new Covid-19 cases

    In the last late 24 hours, 28 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Manipur, taking the total number of cases to 1700 including 620 active cases and 1080 recovered cases: Manipur Govt

  • 20:34

    West Bengal records highest single-day tally of Covid-19 cases

    Bengal Covid-19 death toll reaches 1,000 with 20 more fatalities; state records highest single-day rise of 1,589 cases: Health dept

  • 20:32

    India's first fully indigenously developed vaccine against pneumonia gets DCGI approval: Union Health Ministry

  • 20:31

    11 more test positive for Covid-19 in Sikkim, taking state's tally to 209; number of active cases stands at 12: Health official

  • 20:28

    With 1,647 new Covid-19 cases, Delhi's tally rises to 1,16,993

    1647 new Covid-19positive cases and 41 deaths have been reported in Delhi today. Total number of cases rise to 116993 including 17807 active cases, 95699 Recovered/Discharged/Migrated cases and 3487 deaths: Delhi Govt

  • 20:26

    Bengaluru records nearly 2,000 new Covid-19 cases

    3176 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Karnataka today of which 1975 cases are from Bengaluru, taking the total number of cases to 47253. Death toll rises to 928 after 87 deaths were reported today: State Health Department

  • 20:25

    Gujarat reports 925 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths

    Gujarat reported 925 Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, state tally has risen to 44,648 including 31,346 discharges and 2,081 deaths: State Health Department

  • 20:23

    Coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh nears 20,000

    638 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths have been reported in Madhya Pradesh today, taking active cases to 5,053 and death toll to 682. 18,783 samples have been tested for the disease today: State Health Department

  • 20:13

    Uttarakhand reports 104 new Covid-19 cases

    104 new Coronavirus cases reported in Uttarakhand today, taking total cases in the state to 3785 including 2948 recovered and 754 active cases: State Health Department

  • 19:31

    Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra near 3 lakh with 7,975 new cases

    233 deaths & 7975 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra state today, taking the total no. of positive cases in the state to 2,75,640. 3606 patients discharged today; 1,52,613 Covid-19 patients discharged after full recovery until today; Recovery rate in the state is 55.37%: State Health Dept

  • 19:30

    Punjab's Covid-19 case tally rises to 8799 with 288 new positive cases reported today.

  • 19:28

    With 4,496 new Covid-19 cases, Tamil Nadu's tally crosses 1,50,000

    4,496 new Covid-19 positive cases and 68 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases rise to 1,51,820 including 47,340 active cases, 1,02,310 discharged cases and 2,167 deaths: State Health Department

  • 19:27

    Jammu and Kashmir HC asks Amarthnath Shrine Board to take urgent decision on holding annual pilgrimage in view of Covid-19 pandemic

  • 18:37

    Uttarakhand govt denies reports of complete lockdown in state

    Uttarakhand govt denies reports of complete lockdown in state from July 16 to July 31, says no such decision has been taken yet

  • 18:36

    Meghalaya borders to be sealed from July 24

    Government has decided to close all entry points of the State (Byrnihat, Ratacherra, Bajengdoba, Tikrikilla, Mirjumla & Hallidayganj) fromJuly 24-31 2020: Conrad Sangma, Meghalaya Chief Minister.

  • 18:35

    IIT Delhi launches "Corosure" claimed to be world's most affordable Covid-19 diagnostic kit

  • 18:34

    Kerala reports 623 new Covid-19 cases

    623 new Covid-19positive cases have been reported in Kerala today of which 157 cases are from Thiruvananthapuram. Total number of cases rise to 9553 including 4880 active cases: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

  • 18:22

    Tripura registers 90 fresh Covid-19 cases, virus count rises to 2,184; number of active cases now 630: Officials

  • 18:20

    Nagaland reports 6 new Covid-19 cases

    Nagaland reports 6 new Covid-19cases, taking the tally to 902, active case count stands at 554: Health and Family Welfare minister S Pangnyu Phom

  • 18:19

    29 more Covid-19 deaths take toll to 1,012 in UP, 1,659 fresh cases raise infection tally to 41,383; active case count now 14,628: Official

  • 17:41

    Sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 patients recovering, says Govt

    The last 24 hours have seen a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 patients recovering. 20,572 people were cured which has taken the total number of recovered cases among Covid-19 patients to 5,92,031. The recovery rate has climbed up to 63.24% today: Government of India

  • 17:39

    Andhra Pradesh reports 2,432 new Covid-19 cases

    A new day's record of 2,432 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh as Covid-19 tally crosses 35,000-mark. Also, 44 deaths confirmed, pushing the toll to 452. Government bulletin

  • 17:37

    Covid-19: Karnataka makes it mandatory for private hospitals to display bed allocation boards

  • 16:23

    ICMR tested more than 3.2 lakh samples for Covid-19

    More than 3.2 lakh samples tested for Covid-19,the highest so far on a day, taking the cumulative number of tests conducted in the country till July 14 to1,24,12,664: ICMR

  • 16:20

    Puducherry reports 67 new Covid-19 cases

    Puducherry reports 67 new Covid-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of cases to 1596 including 686 active cases and 21 deaths: Puducherry Health Department

  • 15:22

    'Ishqbaaz' star Shrenu Parikh tests positive for Covid-19

    TV actor Shrenu Parikh, best known for featuring on the hit showIshqbaaz, on Wednesday said she has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently in a hospital in Gujarat.

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  • 14:56

    The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) gives approval to Serum Institute of India, Pune, to manufacture domestically developed first fully indigenously developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine.

  • 14:44

    Bihar reported 1,320 more Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total number of cases to 20,173. So far, 13,019 persons have recovered, says the State Health Department.

  • 14:41

    BMTC staff who worked during lockdown to get incentive

    The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) said in a circular the incentive will be given to 3,397 employees who worked between March 26 and April 20 by risking their lives to provide bus services to thousands of people working in the essential services sector.

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  • 14:25

    Hospitals in Karnataka are henceforth directed to display at the counter: the total number of beds at the hospital and the total number of beds allocated for Covid-19.

  • 14:14

    'Janta Curfew' to be observed in Goa from 8 pm to 6 am till August 10 in the view of rising Covid-19 cases. Only medical services will be allowed, says CM Pramod Sawant.

  • 13:58

    Masks prevent major coronavirus outbreak at US hair salon: Study

    Two US hairstylists who wore masks while infected with the coronavirus did not pass on Covid-19 to nearly 140 clients they saw over the course of several days, a study said Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released the report, said the findings added weight to universal face-covering policies as a means of slowing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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  • 13:41

    Hetero Healthcare starts supply of generic remdesivir

    Hetero Healthcare Ltd is supplying 60,000 vials of Covifor, generic version of remdesivir injection in the country from July 13 to 20, the company website said. Covifor is the first generic brand of remdesivir, which is meant for treatment of Covid-19 patients that are adults and children, hospitalised with severe symptoms of the disease. The drug is available in 100 mg vial (Injectable). It needs to be administered intravenously in a hospital, critical care setting, under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner. (PTI)

  • 13:37

    Rajasthan records three more Covid-19 deaths

    Three more deaths due to coronavirus infection were recorded in Rajasthan on Wednesday, taking the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the state to 527, an official said. With 235 new cases reported, the total number of people infected with this deadly virus in the state has increased to 25,806. (PTI)

  • 13:36

    Odisha's Covid-19 death toll mounts to 77; infection tally rises to 14,898

    Odisha's death toll due to coronavirus mounted to 77 with three more patients succumbing to the disease on Wednesday, while the infection tally rose to 14,898 with 618 fresh cases, a health department official said. Two men from Ganjam district, aged 65 and 86 years, and a 72-year-old man from Bhubaneswar city, died of the disease, he said. (PTI)

  • 13:14

    Millions are back in coronavirus confinement, but hope on US vaccine

    With countries and cities across the globe reimposing restrictions in the face of new outbreaks of the disease, infections in India have continued to soar.The country of 1.3 billion people had been easing its lockdown to lessen the economic impact -- particularly on vast numbers of poor Indians who lost their jobs.

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  • 13:08

    Covid-19: 10-day lockdown begins in Dharwad district

    Police officials of various ranks have been deployed on major roads to restrict the movement of vehicles and public moving around unnecessarily. Barricades have been erected on main roads and only government vehicles on Covid duty have been allowed to ply.

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  • 12:17

    Kejriwal says the Covid-19 situation is under control, but we do not have to be complacent. "We will continue our preparations," he adds.

  • 12:12

    If the Delhi Government had decided to battle Covid-19 alone, we would have failed. That is why we went to everyone including the central government, NGOs and religious organisations. I thank all parties including the BJP and the Congress, says CMArvind Kejriwal.

  • 12:10

    There are 18,600 active cases of Covid-19 in Delhi, says Kejriwal.

  • 12:07

    As per estimates, 2.25 lakh cases were predicted by July 15 in Delhi but after united efforts, the cases today are half of the prediction. Today we have 1.15 lakh cases, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • 12:03

    Around 20 staff members at Governor's house in Bihar tested positive for Covid-19.

  • 11:42

    In the latest development in the race for Covid-19 vaccine, the US biotech firm Moderna said Tuesday it would enter the final stage of its human trials for its Covid-19 vaccine on July 27, after promising early results were published in a journal. The Phase 3 trial will recruit 30,000 participants in the US, with half to receive the vaccine at 100 microgram dose levels, and the other half will receive a placebo.

  • 11:29

    PM Modi says skill is timeless. "It keeps getting better with time and it makes you different from others."

  • 11:23

    "I extend my best wishes to youngsters on World Youth Skill Day today. During this time of coronavirus pandemic, along with work culture, the nature of the job has also changed and the ever-changing new technology has also been affected, but youth is gaining new skills in the changing times," says PM Modi.

  • 11:17

    Skill, reskill & upskill, PM Modi's mantra to stay relevant amid Covid-19

    People ask me that in these times when businesses and markets are changing so fast how to stay relevant. This question is even more important during this Covid-19 pandemic. Mantra to be relevant is to skill, reskill & upskill, says Prime Minister Modi at an address on World Youth Skills Day. The day marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of Skill India Mission.

  • 10:59

    Daily growth rate of coronavirus cases declined to 3.24%: Government

    Despite being the second-most populous country in the world, the daily growth rate of novel coronavirus cases in India has been coming down continuously from around 31 percent in March to 3.24 percent on July 12, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Addressing a press briefing, Rajesh Bhushan, officer on special duty in the ministry, said: "There has been a progressive decline in the daily growth rate of new cases."

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  • 10:57

    Asian shares jumped on Wednesday as optimism about a coronavirus vaccine bolstered risk appetite while the euro rose to a four-month top on the prospect of stimulus ahead of a crucial EU summit.

  • 10:41

    Odisha reports 618 Covid-19 cases and 609 recoveries on July 14. The total number of cases in the state stood at 14,898, including 9,864 recovered and 4,933 active cases.

  • 10:34

    DH Sparks webinar: Managing your finances in the time of coronavirus

    Market indices have tanked, and then rallied. Mutual funds are struggling against headwinds. Investors have moved their money into bank deposits. Gold has spiked and bond yields have crashed. Indians are struggling with pay cuts and job cuts. The economy is shrinking and volatility is here to stay. How to manage your finances to stay afloat, and then make some money, in this difficult environment? Watch the best in the financial industry discuss this in the next edition of our webinar series, DH Sparks: Managing your finances in the time of Covid-19.

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  • 10:05

    First human trials of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows early promise

    Moderna’s vaccine, developed by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was the first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in humans, and the company announced on Tuesday that large Phase 3 tests of it would begin on July 27, involving 30,000 people. Half of the participants will be a control group who will receive placebos.

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  • 10:03

    Rajasthan Police has launched a campaign, ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ in Jodhpur, against the spread of Covid-19. Jodhpur Commissioner Police says, "Under this campaign, policemen will visit residences of the citizens infected with the virus and check if quarantine norms are followed or not."

  • 09:50

    In Maharashtra, shops are closed, and police personnel are checking vehicles in Pune. Municipal Corporation has ordered lockdown in Pune in two phases till July 18, to control the spread of Covid-19.The second phase of lockdown will commence from July 18 till July 23. Medical stores, dairies, hospitals and essential services will be allowed to remain open as per Shekhar Gaikwad, Commissioner of Pune Municipal Commission.

  • 09:29

    The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients has increased to 63.20%. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.05:3.95 now, says the Ministry of Health.

  • 09:27

  • 09:18

    India records a spike of 29,429 Covid-19 cases and582 deaths in the last 24 hours in India, according to the Ministry of Health. The total number of positive cases in the country stands at 9,36,181 including 3,19,840 active cases, 5,92,032 cured/discharged/migrated and 24,309 deaths.

  • 09:14

    At least 1,24,12,664 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till July 14, of these 3,20,161 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

  • 09:00

    Maharashtra is the worth-affected state in India with 2,67,665 Covid-19 positive cases and 10,695 deaths. Tamil Nadu, the second worst-hit state, has 1,47,324 positive coronavirus cases and 2,032 deaths.

  • 08:15

    86% of active coronavirus cases confined to 10 states; Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu account for 50% of them: Govt

    With the number of Covid-19 cases crossing the nine lakh-mark on Tuesday, the health ministry said that 86 percent of the total active cases are confined to 10 affected states with Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu accounting for 50 percent of them.

    Despite being the second-most populous country of the world, the daily growth rate of new Covid-19 cases in India has been coming down continuously from around 38.2 percent in March to 3.24 percent on July 12, Rajesh Bhushan, the officer on special duty in the Health Ministry, told a press briefing. He said Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are the two most affected states contributing to 50 percent of the total active cases (amounting to 1,54,134 cases). PTI

  • 08:11

    New studies say coronavirus outbreak will peak by mid-August and plateau

    The evolving assessment comes even as scientists and epidemiologists across institutes are divided about when the potential peak will happen and what will be the shape of the curve in the aftermath.

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  • 07:54

    22 states doing over 140 Covid-19 tests per day per million: Health Ministry

    Explaining if India was testing adequately, Rajesh Bhushan, officer on special duty in the Health Ministry, said a guidance note by the World Health Organization underlined the need for comprehensive surveillance and testing of suspected cases.

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  • 07:48

    Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases, deaths on July 15

    The total number of confirmed positive cases in India reaches 9,33,073; death toll stands at 24,136 as of July 15.

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  • 07:45

    DH Podcast | The Lead: Helpline for mental well-being amid Covid-19

  • 07:17

    Mathematical model points to Covid-19 outbreak extending into 2021

    The new mathematical model considers various parameters such as new infections, spread, impact of quarantine, government policies, health infrastructure, recovery and deaths, but hinges upon one key parameter — how well people follow social distancing norms.

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  • 07:11

    Mizoram reports 5 new Covid-19 positive cases. The total number of cases in the state stands at 238 including 79 active cases and 159 cured/discharged: State Chief Minister, Zoramthanga.

  • 07:05

    Good morning readers and welcome to our live coverage of coronavirus cases in India. Yesterday, India saw over 28,000 new Covid-19 cases, which took the country's tally to 9.3 lakh-mark. Many states including Karnataka have opted for selective lockdown in cities, districts with a high number of coronavirus cases.Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 23:32

    170 new Covid-19positive cases and 67 recovered cases reported in Goa today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 2753 including 18 deaths: Government of Goa

  • 22:41

    757 patients discharged today in Assam. The total Covid-19 positive cases in the state stand at 17,807 including 12,173 discharged and 46 deaths: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • 22:40

    1524 Covid-19 positive cases, 1161 discharged and 10 deaths in Telangana today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 37,745 including 24,840 discharged and 375 deaths: Government of Telangana

  • 22:25

    247 Covid-19 positive cases, 3 deaths and 77 recovered cases reported in Jharkhand today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 4,225 including 36 deaths and 2428 recovered cases: Government of Jharkhand

  • 22:16

    Covid-19: Thinking of traveling in the US? These states have travel restrictions

    Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.

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  • 21:55

    9 more Covid-19 deaths in Punjab push toll to 213, infection count reaches 8,511 with 340 fresh cases; active case count stands at 2,635

  • 21:45

    Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy has announced Rs 15,000 for the last rites of Covid-19 deceased patients in AP

  • 21:43

    Dharavi slum sprawl adds 11 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 2,392: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

  • 21:43

    Tami Nadu records 4,526 new Covid-19 cases, 67 fatalities, bringing infection tally to 1,47,324 and death count to 2,099; number of active cases stands at 47,912

  • 21:35

    635 Covid-19 positive cases, 6 deaths, 539 recovered and 488 discharged in Rajasthan today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 25,571 including 524 deaths, 19169 recovered and 18687 discharged

  • 21:29

    346 Covid-19 positive cases and 128 cases of recovery reported in Jammu and Kashmir today. The total number of positive cases in the union territory rises to 11,173 including 6223 recovered cases and 195 deaths: Government of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir

  • 21:00

    969 new Covid-19 cases reported in Mumbai, Maharashtra today, taking active cases to 22,828. Death toll has reached 5,402, with 70 more patients losing their lives in the last 48 hours in Mumbai. Recovery rate stands at 70 per cent: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

  • 20:54

    Lockdown imposed in containment zones of West Bengal extended till 19th July  

  • 20:35

    Four more Covid-19 deaths in Haryana, toll rises to 312, record one-day jump of 699 cases pushes infection tally to 22,628; active case count now 5,226

  • 20:04

    1,390 Covid-19 positive cases, 718 dischargesand 24 deaths reported in West Bengal today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 32,838 including 19,931 cases of discharge and 980 deaths.

  • 19:55

    Covid-19 death toll in West Bengal rises to 980 with 24 more fatalities; 1,390 fresh cases take tally to 32,838, reports the health department.

  • 19:54

    Gujarat reported 915 cases of Covid-19 & 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking state's tally to 43,723 including 30,555 discharges & 2,071 deaths

  • 19:53

    6741 new Covid-19positive cases, 4500 cases of discharge and 213 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 2,67,665 including 1,49,007 recovered cases, 10,695 deaths and 1,07,665 active cases

  • 19:53

    Number of Covid-19 active cases has risen to 144 in Chandigarh. Ten patients have succumbed to the infection so far in the Union Territory: Chandigarh Administration

  • 19:40

    Delhi Covid-19 Update July 14

    Fresh Cases 1606
    Total 115346
    In July: 29294 (25.39% of total)

    Deaths 35
    Total 3446

    Discharged 1924
    Total 93236

    Under treatment 18664 (10695 in home isolation)

    Samples tested 713908 (21603 fresh samples - 5650 RTPCR etc/15413 Rapid tests)

  • 19:39

    Punjab recorded 340 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 8,511 and death toll to 5,663 recoveries and 213 deaths.

  • 19:38

    78 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Uttarakhand today, 11 cured. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 3,686 including 2,867 recovered and 50 deaths, saysUttarakhand State Covid-19 Control Room

  • 19:35

    Odisha govt to start plasma therapy to treat critically ill patients in 3 dedicated Covid-19 hospitals in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack from tomorrow: Officials

  • 19:06

    Srisailam temple will be closed for darshan for a week, beginning tomorrow, as 31 persons including the staff, their family members test Covid-19 positive

  • 19:05

    Karnataka reports 2,496 new cases, Bengaluru records 1,267 cases

  • 19:04

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates - July 14

    Total infected so far: 8930
    Now under treatment : 4454
    Recovered so far :4438
    34 have died so far
    608 fresh cases today
    181 recovered today
    1,80,594 in home and institutional quarantine
    4,376 in hospital observation
    3.76 lakh samples tested so far
    7,745 results pending

  • 18:30

    IIT Delhi's low-cost Covid-19 test kit to launch on July 15

    A low-cost Covid-19 test kit developed by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi that uses an alternative testing method will be launched on Wednesday, according to the IIT director here.

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  • 18:19

    Number of Covid-19 cases reaches 1,302 in Himachal Pradesh out of which 345 cases are active, says the state's health department

  • 18:16

    608 new Covid-19 positive cases and one death reported in Kerala today. Total number of positive cases rises to 8930, active cases stand at 4454, says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

  • 17:59

    ITBP releases the Helpline number Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Call Centre at Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre & Hospital, Chhatarpur (New Delhi). Those who can't maintain social distancing at home or any help related to admission at Covid Care Centre, please contact:-

    011- 26655547
    011- 26666949
    011- 26655549
    011- 26655548
    011-26655959
    011-26655969

    Adm Control Room: 011- 26655530
    E-mail id: spcccdelhi@itbp.gov.in

  • 17:46

    UP reports 28 more Covid-19 deaths, 1,594 new cases, bringing toll to 983 and virus count to 39,724; number of active cases stands at 13,760, says the state's health department

  • 17:46

    Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally rises to 387 with 27 more people, including 10 ITBP personnel, testing positive, another fatality pushes death toll to 3: Health official

  • 17:16

    BJP general secretary Ram Madhav quarantines self

  • 17:15

    BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekar quarantines self

  • 17:13

    The Covid-19 toll mounts to 408 in Andhra Pradesh with record 43 deaths in a day. Another 1,916 positives take coronavirus aggregate to 33,019. Government bulletin

  • 16:55

    Covid-19 is a droplet infection. There have been hypotheses & suggestions by several scientists that there may be some airborne transmission with microdroplets. What remains key is physical distancing and use of masks, says ICMR DG Balram Bhargava.

  • 16:41

    Mos Jitendra Singh in self quarantine

  • 16:27

    WHO says if you're testing 140 people per day, per 10 lakhs, that would be indicative of comprehensive testing. There are 22 states who test 140 or more tests per day, per million. We advise the states/UTs to increase testing to meet WHO criteria, says Rajesh Bhushan, Ministry of Health

  • 16:24

    There are 2 Indian indigenous candidate vaccines. They have undergone successful toxicity studies in rats, mice and rabbits. Data was submitted to DCGI gollowing which both these got clearance to start early phase human trials early this month, says Balram Bhargava, DG-ICMR.

  • 16:13

    Of the states with a high recovery rate, Uttar Pradesh has a recovery rate of 64%, Odisha 67%, Assam 65%, Gujarat 70%, Tamil Nadu has a recovery rate of 65%, says health ministry OSD

  • 16:11

    There are 20 states that have a recovery rate which is more than the national average. India's national average is 63%, says Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Ministry of Health

  • 16:08

    86% of the total cases are confined to 10 states. Two of these have 50% of these cases - Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu - and eight other states have 36% cases: Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Ministry of Health.

  • 15:53

    Lockdown to remain imposed in Dakshina Kannada district from 8 pm of 15th July 2020 to 5 am of 23rd July 2020 in the wake of Covid-19: Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada.

  • 15:42

    432 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar

    Taking the total number of cases to 18853. So far, 12364 patients have recovered in the state, says the state's Health Department

  • 15:35

    Karnataka's Yadgir district Deputy Commissioner Kurma Rao M orders lockdown for one week in the district, starting July 15

  • 15:33

    WB didn't handle migrants' issue properly says Bombay HC

    West Bengal didn't handle migrants' issue properly in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government at one point of time even refused to permit labourers from other parts of country to return to their homes, says Bombay High Court

  • 15:15

    BMTC suspends bus services from July 15 to July 21 in lockdown period, essential services for permitted activities will be operated. (ANI)

  • 15:09

    Bihar to impose lockdown from July 16 to July 31: DyCM Sushil Kumar

  • 14:53

    Plasma bank inaugurated at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital

    The chief minister had inaugurated the first such facility at the state-run Institute of Liver and BiliarySciences on July 2.

    "Plasma therapy is really helpful in saving lives.We cannot say it is 100 percent successful... but the death ratehas reduced in Delhi and plasma has a role in it," the chief minister said at the launch.

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  • 14:17

    Over 80 labourers working on the Nagavara-Gottigere lane of Namma Metro phase two in Bengaluru have tested positive for coronavirus.

  • 14:11

    Silent screams: Japan rollercoaster virus guide wins hearts

    It might be the unlikeliest instructional video ever, but footage of two Japanese amusement park executives demonstrating how to "scream inside your heart" to avoid spreading Covid-19 while on a rollercoaster has been a roaring success.

    Read more here

  • 13:43

    States and UTs must prepare database of children who have left local areas during COVID-19 pandemic: HRD Ministry (PTI)

  • 13:37

    Covid-19 has hit poor children and their education very hard

    We are collectively witnessing a crisis that has turned the world upside down. The Covid-19 pandemic has infected nearly 12 million people worldwide and taken the lives of around 5,50,000. As I finish writing this article, that number may be inaccurate.

    Read more here

  • 13:10

    Scientists find a common element in human antibodies that neutralises coronavirus

    While multiple vaccine candidates have entered clinical trials, the researchers, including those from the Scripps Research Institute in the US, said the features of human antibodies which contribute to the most effective immune response against the novel coronavirus -- SARS-CoV-2 -- remain unclear.

    Read more here

  • 12:52

    Rahul Gandhi predicts India's coronavirus tally will cross 10 lakh-mark this week

    Gandhi also tagged a news report quoting the WHO chief who had said that if concrete steps were not taken, the coronavirus situation in the world would turn from bad to worse.

    Read more here

  • 11:54

    543 new Covid-19 positive cases and 505 recoveries have been reported in Odisha. The total number of cases now at 14,280 including 4,929 active cases, 74 deaths and 9,255 recoveries: State Health Department.

  • 11:38

    Paradise regained then lost: Mediterranean mammals mourn lockdown end

    When Europeans retreated into their homes to observe strict stay-at-home rules to contain the coronavirus, dolphins and whales on the Mediterranean coast basked and thrived in a hitherto unknown calm.

    But the return of tourists, noisy boats and heavy sea transport with the end of lockdowns in France and other Mediterranean littoral countries has signalled the return of danger and harm caused by human activity for underwater creatures.

    Read more here

  • 10:54

    Puducherry reports 63 new Covid-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of cases to 1,531 including 684 active cases and 18 deaths: Puducherry Health Department

    Puducherry reports 63 new Covid-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of cases to 1,531 including 684 active cases and 18 deaths: Puducherry Health Department

  • 10:43

    33 new Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed today, taking the total number of cases to 878 including 538 active cases and 340 recoveries: S Pangnyu Phom, Nagaland Health Minister.

  • 10:40

    98 new Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 am today. Total number of positive cases stands at 25,034 including 5,759 active cases and 521 deaths: State Health Department.

    98 new Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 am today. Total number of positive cases stands at 25,034 including 5,759 active cases and 521 deaths: State Health Department.

  • 10:19

    What are the penalties for violating Bengaluru lockdown rules?

    Any persons found violating lockdown will be booked under Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, which states that an individual may be imprisoned up to one year or fines for failure to comply with directions given by the state government.

    Read more here

  • 09:56

    The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 63.02%. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.01%:3.99% now: Government of India

  • 09:42

    India's Covid-19 case tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases and 553 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

    Total positive cases stand at 9,06,752 including 3,11,565 active cases, 5,71,460 cured/discharged/migrated and 23,727 deaths: Ministry of Health

  • 09:37

    1,20,92,503 samples tested for Covid-19 till 13th July, of these 2,86,247 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

  • 09:27

    US grapples with coronavirus pandemic as WHO warns 'no return to normal'

    “It's going to get worse and worse and worse.” Meanwhile, two WHO experts were in China for a mission to trace the origin of the pandemic. The virus was first detected in central China's city of Wuhan late last year. Beijing had been reluctant to allow a probe but relented after scores of countries called on the WHO to conduct a thorough investigation.

    Read more here

  • 09:26

    United States' coronavirus testing programme biggest in world: President Donald Trump

    The United States has the biggest Covid-19 testing programme in the world, better than big countries like Russia, China, India and Brazil, President Donald Trump said on Monday, asserting that America has "just about the lowest mortality rate" due to the disease in the world.

    Read more here

  • 08:59

    Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong Disney park closes again after new restrictions

    For the second time this year, Hong Kong Disneyland Park is closing temporarily following the city's decision to ban public gatherings of more than four people because of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney officials said Monday.

    Read more here

  • 08:52

    Coronavirus lockdown: WHO urges against politicising school reopenings

    The World Health Organisation says decisions to reopen schools should be part of a broad strategy for the fight against Covid-19, adding: “we can't turn schools into yet another political football in this game.”

    Read more here

  • 08:40

    Fast walkers may have lower risk for severe Covid-19; Coronavirus inflammatory syndrome now seen in adults

    How quickly people generally walk may be linked to their risk of developing severe Covid-19, a new study suggested. Researchers analyzed data on more than 400,000 participants in the UK Biobank, a British registry that closely tracks people's health over many years. Overall, 973 participants developed a coronavirus infection severe enough to require hospitalization.

    Read more here

  • 08:30

    Anthony Fauci blames coronavirus surge on US not shutting down completely

    He stressed basic protections including physical distancing, wearing masks, avoiding crowds and washing hands. "Those things, as simple as they are, can turn it around. I think we can do that and that's what we've got to do," he said.

    Read more here

  • 08:22

    Global coronavirus infections top 13 million: AFP tally

    More than 13 million coronavirus infections have now been recorded across the world, with more than half in the United States and Latin America, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 2000 GMT on Monday.

    At least 13,000,166 cases and 569,990 deaths have been recorded and the United States is the worst-hit country with 3,341,838 cases and 135,425 deaths, the tally showed.

    Read more here

  • 08:16

    DH Podcast | The Lead: Squash player Joshna Chinappa on status of sports amid coronavirus pandemic

    In this episode, DH Journalist Roshan Thyagarajan talks to Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa about the sport and its status during the pandemic.

    Listen to the entire podcast here

  • 07:54

    Bengaluru lockdown from July 14: What is allowed and what is not

    Bengaluru will be under lockdown from July 14 till July 22 to contain the spread of coronavirus. However, the government has allowed some relaxations during the period.

    Here is what will remain open:

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  • 07:47

    Real-time data key to fighting Covid-19: Kant

    Amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said real-time data would be key in fighting coronavirus, as it helps in contact tracing which is essential for preventing further spread of the disease.

    Read more here

  • 22:58

    Andhra Pradesh govt issues new guidelines for quarantine of people coming from other states

    Andhra Pradesh govt issues fresh guidelines for quarantine of people coming into the state from other parts of the country, abroad as measures to fight Covid-19; categorises Telangana, Karnataka as 'high-risk' states

  • 22:57

    J&K reports 314 new Covid-19 cases

    Jammu and Kashmir records 314 fresh Covid-19cases, taking UT's tally to 10,827, eight more fatalities push toll to 187; active case count stands at 4,545: Officials

  • 22:54

    Odisha govt allows home isolation for Covid-19 patients with mild or no symptoms: Chief Secretary A K Tripathy

  • 21:57

    Lockdown in Karnataka's Raichur to remain imposed from July 15 to July 22

    Lockdown to remain imposed in Raichur city and Sindhanur taluk of Raichur district fromJuly 15 to July 22 in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic: R Venkatesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Raichur

  • 21:53

    Rajasthan reports 544 new Covid-19 cases

    544 Covid-19cases and 8 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, as of 8:30 pm. Total number of cases in the state is now at 24,936, including 5,788 active cases & 518 deaths: State Health Department

  • 21:52

    Rail Bhawan headquarters of India Railways to stay shut on July 14, 15

    Rail Bhawan, headquarters of Indian Railways in central Delhi, will remain shut on July 14, 15 as some more Covid-19 cases have been detected on its premises, according to an order issued today

  • 21:50

    No Ganesh pandals, mass Eid prayers this year in Madhya Pradesh

    No public Ganesh pandals, mass Eid prayers this year due to Covid-19 outbreak, says MP govt, also lays down attendance restrictions for functions like marriages and funerals

  • 21:49

    12 more BSF personnel test Covid-19 positive

    12 more people, including 10 BSF personnel, test positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya, raising state's virus count to 319; active case count now 271: Health Minister A L Hek

  • 21:48

    UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar records 90 new Covid-19 cases

    UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar district records 90 new Covid-19 patients, tally now 3,495, highest for any district in state so far, number of active cases stands at 872: Official data

  • 21:46

    Haryana reports 7 new Covid-19 cases

    Haryana reports 7 more Covid-19 deaths, pushing the toll to 308, while 689 fresh cases raise infection tally to 21,929; active case count stands at 4,984: Health department

  • 21:00

    Delhi reports 1,246 new Covid-19 case

    1246 Covid-19positive cases, 1344 recovered/discharged/migrated and 40 deaths in Delhi today. The total number of positive cases in the national capital rises to 1,13,740 including 91,312 recovered/discharged/migrated and 3,411 deaths: Government of Delhi

  • 20:05

    CRPF Sub-inspector posted in Kulgam dies due to Covid-19

    A CRPF Sub-Inspector posted in Kulgam died due to Covid-19. Cremation will take place in Srinagar. This is the 12th death in CRPF due to Covid-19: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

  • 20:00

    Covid-19 death toll in West Bengal reaches 956 with 24 more fatalities; 1,435 new cases push tally to 31,448: Health dept

  • 19:48

    Gujarat's Covid-19 tally nears 43,000-mark with 902 new cases

    902 Covid-19 cases & 10 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state is now at 42,808, including 29,806 cured/discharged and 2,057 deaths: State Health Department

  • 19:47

    71 new Covid-19 positive cases detected in Uttarakhand today

    The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the state stands at 3,608 after 71 positive cases were reported and 70 patients were cured today. Total death toll stands at 49: Uttarakhand State Control Room Covid-19

  • 19:40

    Maharashtra reports 6,497 new Covid-19 cases, 193 more deaths

    6,497 Covid-19 cases, 4,182 discharged & 193 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 2,60,924, including 1,44,507 discharged, 1,05,637 active cases & 10,482 deaths: State Health Department

  • 19:39

    Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath asks officials to ramp up Covid-19 testing capacity to 50,000 per day

  • 19:09

    GoAir repatriates over 18,000 Indian citizens in 1 month

    Budget carrier GoAir on Monday said it operated over 100 international charter flights and repatriated 18,195 stranded Indians in one month amidst thecoronaviruspandemic.

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  • 19:08

    Delhi govt allows restro-bars, hotels and clubs in city to sell their beer stock expiring by July 31 to liquor shops: Official

  • 19:01

    18,850 people recovered from Covid-19 in last 24 hrs: Govt

    18,850 people recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative number of recovered cases among Covid-19 patients to 5,53,470. The recovery rate has further improved to 63.02% today. 19 states have a recovery rate higher than the national average: Government of India

  • 18:58

    Maharashtra CM's focus on containing Covid-19: Balasaheb Thorat

    Coordination between Maha Vikas Aghadi constituents good, the focus of administration under CM Uddhav Thackeray entirely on containment of Covid-19outbreak: Maharashtra Revenue Minister and state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat

  • 18:40

    People spreading lies about Kerala's Covid-19 related activities: CM

    Some people are spreading lies regarding Kerala's Covid-19related activities. Another allegation is that Kerala is not doing enough tests. Test Positivity Rate is 2.27% in Kerala which is better than that of the country: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

  • 18:39

    Kerala reports 449 new Covid-19 cases

    449 new Covid-19cases and two deaths reported in Kerala today. The fatality rate in Kerala is 0.39% which is better than that in other states: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

  • 18:14

    Volunteers carry Covid-19 patient's body to burial ground

  • 18:08

    4,328 new Covid-19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu

    4,328 Covid-19cases, 3,035 discharged & 66 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1,42,798, including 92,567 discharged, 48,196 active cases & 2,032 deaths: State Health Department

  • 18:06

    Lockdown won’t be extended in Bengaluru: CM

    Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday made it clear that the government had no plans to extend the lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts beyond July 22.

  • 18:04

    Sikkim reports 2 more Covid-19 cases

    Two more testpositive for Covid-19 in Sikkim, raising infection tally to 153 in the state, the number of active cases stands at 71: Health department

  • 18:02

    TN govt extends suspension of bus services till July 31

    Tamil Nadu extends suspension of bus services till July 31 in view of a spike in Covid-19 cases. Earlier, bus services were suspended till July 15.

  • 17:50

    'Dakshina Kannada to be under complete lockdown from July 16'

    We have decided to impose complete lockdown in Dakshina Kannada district from July 16for one week. Lockdown norms will be issued soon by Deputy Commissioner: Kota Srinivas Poojary, District in-charge Minister

  • 17:43

    Andhra reports highest single-day spike of 37 Covid-19 deaths

    Andhra Pradesh reports record single-day high of 37 Covid-19 deaths, taking the toll to 365. Coronavirus tally touches 31,103 with the addition of 1,935 more cases, also a new high: Govt

  • 16:48

    Deputy magistrate in WB dies of Covid-19

    A deputy magistrate in West Bengal dies of Covid-19; first senior government official to succumb to the disease in the state: Health department

  • 16:43

    Karnataka govt orders 'strict isolation' for people awaiting Covid-19 test results

    Karnataka Health Department issues circular advising 'strict isolation/quarantine at home' for people who have undergone Covid-19testing until their results are declared.

  • 16:37

    Covid-19 cases in UP cross 38,000

    Record 1,654 Covid-19cases in past 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh push count to over 38,000, death toll reaches 955 with 21 more fatalities; the number of active cases 12,972: Official

  • 16:09

    Karnataka Dy CM urges CM to cancel licence of pvt hospitals which didn't hand over 50% beds to govt

    Karnataka Deputy CM Dr CN Ashwath Narayan urged CM BS Yediyurappa to cancel the licence of private hospitals and private medical colleges which did not hand over their 50% beds, which needed to be given, to the govt: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister's Office

  • 16:08

    Punjab govt puts complete bar on all public gatherings

    Punjab government has put a complete bar on all public gatherings while restricting social gatherings to five and marriages/other social functions to 30 instead of the current 50: Punjab Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

  • 16:06

    39-yr-old Covid-19 patient becomes first patient to recover from Sardar Patel Covid-19 care in Delhi

    Delhi: 39-year-old man discharged from newly set up Sardar Patel Covid-19 care centre becomes the first patient to be completely recovered of the disease at the facility.

  • 15:56

    Thailand plans $3.2 bn soft loans to boost tourism

    Thailand plans 100 billion baht ($3.2 billion) of new soft loans to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourist and services sector hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on Monday.

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  • 15:55

    Actor Amit Sadh tests negative for coronavirus

    On Sunday, Sadh tweeted that though he was feeling "perfectly fine", he would be undergoing a precautionaryCovid-19test, a day after megastar Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan tested coronavirus positive.

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  • 15:12

    SC refuses to entertain a plea seeking restriction on Shri Amarnath Yatra 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic

  • 15:09

    India at good position in Covid-19 battle, asks Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:48

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds meeting to review Covid-19 situation in his Lok Sabha constituency Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

  • 14:37

    India's GDP to contract 7.5% if Covid-19 vaccine is delayed, 4% in base case: Report

    A longer wait for a vaccine against Covid-19 virus may lead to a contraction of up to 7.5 per cent in the Indian GDP in FY21, a foreign brokerage said on Monday.

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  • 14:24

    Include yoga and meditation to reduce the stress: Govt

    Taking care of your mental health is the most important, especially during the lockdown period.

    Let us be kind to ourselves and try to include yoga and meditation to reduce the stress.

    For concerns related to mental health, call NIMHANS 08046110007.

  • 14:19

    1st cured patient discharged from Sardar Patel Centre: ITBP

    The first cured patient discharged today from Sardar Patel Covid-19 Care Centre, Radha Soami Beas, Chhatarpur. Total 147 positive patients admitted to the centre till date. ITBP is looking after the facility: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) (ANI)

  • 13:49

    Karnataka CM holds meet with District Officers, Police Superintendents

    "A video conversation was held today with the District Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Police Superintendents of various districts including Bengaluru City, Kalaburgi and Mysore. Senior ministers and officials were present," said Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa.

  • 13:45

    Second 'Plasma Bank' at Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital: Sisodia

    Preparations are underway to set up a second 'Plasma Bank' at Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital. It will begin operations soon, says Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

  • 13:39

    Himachal Pradesh reports no new Covid-19 positive case today till now. Total number of positive cases in the state stands at 1,213 including 266 active cases, 923 recoveries and 9 deaths: State Health Department

  • 13:34

    Congress slams PM over PM CARES Fund

    "Only the BJP could think it's okay to receive thousands of crores in donations & then shut off all scope for inquiry into the fund," says Congress in a tweet.

  • 13:26

    Covid-19: PM Modi and Sundar Pichai interact over leveraging the power of technology

    "During our interaction, @sundarpichai and I spoke about the new work culture that is emerging in the times of COVID-19. We discussed the challenges the global pandemic has brought to areas such as sports. We also talked about the importance of data security and cyber safety," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet.

    "I was delighted to know more about the efforts of @Google in several sectors, be it in education, learning, @_DigitalIndia, furthering digital payments and more," he said.