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NEW DELHI: Increasing testing capacity, more than seven lakh of samples have been examined for Covid-19 in one day, bringing the cumulative tests performed so far to 2.41,06,535, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. the Union.
The number of recoveries has also risen to 14,80,884 with 53,879 coronavirus patients having recovered and discharged in 24 hours, the highest in a day so far, bringing the recovery rate to 68.78 percent. . The death rate has dropped further to 2.01 percent, he said.

Here are the main developments:


  • The high level of testing will also lead to a high number of daily positive cases, the Health Ministry said, adding that states have been advised to firmly focus on comprehensive follow-up, rapid isolation and effective treatment, following the Center-led strategy for ‘test, track and treat’.
  • With a record rise of 64,399 cases in a single day, India’s Covid-19 count jumped to 21.53 lakh, while the death toll rose to 43,379 with 861 new deaths reported in one day, data from the Ministry of Education showed. Health.
  • Union Interior Minister Amit Shah has not undergone any new Covid-19 test, an official said on Sunday, a clarification that came after BJP’s Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari tweeted about the proof. Shah is recovering in a Gurgaon hospital after testing positive for coronavirus last week.
  • On Sunday, the Indian military gifted 10 fans to the Nepalese military to support their efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed 75 lives in the Himalayan nation. India’s Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed the fans over to Nepal’s army chief Purna Chnadra Thapa on Sunday, the Indian mission said in a statement.
  • Indians with valid visas for the UAE will soon be able to travel there under the special arrangements that India is working with various countries. India’s Ambassador to the UAE, Pavan Kapoor, tweeted on Saturday: “I understand that the MHA has made a decision to this effect. This will come into effect only after formal notification from the (Indian) aviation ministry in the next few days. Please book your tickets to the United Arab Emirates only after that. “


  • Andhra Pradesh: At least ten people died after a fire broke out at a hotel converted into a Covid-19 care facility by a private hospital in Vijayawada on Sunday. The short circuit was suspected to be the cause of the fire that engulfed the ground and first floor of the Swarna Palace Hotel which was rented by Ramesh Hospitals.
  • Karnataka: Health Minister B Sriramulu said he tested positive for coronavirus and was hospitalized. “After the fever, I got tested and found out that I was infected with the coronavirus,” Sriramulu tweeted.
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu reported 5,994 new cases of Covid, bringing the count to 2,926,901, while 119 deaths brought the death toll to 4,927. Today is the seventh day of more than 100 deaths in Tamil Nadu.
  • J&K: An increase of 507 coronavirus cases raised the Covid-19 count in Jammu and Kashmir to 24,897, while there were 13 deaths due to the viral illness in the past 24 hours. With the new fatalities, the death toll in Union territory rose to 472, of which 437 were from the valley and 35 from the Jammu region.
  • Delhi: With 1,300 new cases in the last 24 hours, Delhi’s Covid-19 count rose to over 1.45 lakh, while the death toll from the disease rose to 4,111. The number of daily cases after falling to three figures last weekend has again shown an increase in recent days, exceeding 1,000.
  • Goa: Goa witnessed its highest peak in a single day with 506 Covid-19 cases detected, State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said. He chaired meetings with health officials and medical experts during the morning.
  • ABOVE: Uttar Pradesh reported 4,571 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total in the state to 1,22,609, as 41 more deaths brought the death toll due to the disease to 2,069. The count of active Covid-19 cases in the state is 47,890
  • Jharkhand: The second plasma therapy center in Jharkhand will be established at the state-run Patliputra Medical College and Hospital in Dhanbad. Prime Minister Hemant Soren inaugurated the state’s first plasma therapy facility at the Rajendra Institute for Medical Sciences in Ranchi on July 28.
  • Mizoram: Forty-three people, including 17 Border Security Force personnel, tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram, bringing the number of cases from the northeastern state to 608. The new patients also include a dedicated doctor. the collection of samples, two policemen and 18 truck drivers and their assistants.
  • Tripura: Four more people, including two BSF staff members, have succumbed to Covid-19 in Tripura, bringing the death toll due to the disease to 41, while 147 new cases brought the infection count to 6,164.
  • Rajasthan: Rajasthan recorded six more deaths due to Covid-19, bringing the death toll to 784, while the virus count rose to 51,924 with the detection of 596 new cases, authorities said. The number of active Covid-19 cases in the state is 13,847.
  • Puducherry: Seven more people, including four women, succumbed to the coronavirus in Puducherry, bringing the death toll to 87 while 264 new cases were detected. The overall count of Covid-19 infections reported so far in Puducherry was 5,382 of which 2,094 (including 712 patients in home quarantine) were active cases.
  • Odisha: Odisha recorded the highest peak in a single day of 13 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the death toll in the coastal state to 272, a health department official said. At least 1,734 new cases were recorded in 29 districts of the state, bringing the coronavirus count to 45,927
  • Bihar: Up to 3,934 more Covid-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in Bihar, bringing the total positive cases in the state to 79,720.
  • Telangana: Up to 1,982 Covid-19 and 12 deaths were reported in Telangana, bringing the total number of cases to 79,495 in the state. According to the state health department, the total number of cases includes 55,999 recoveries and 627 deaths so far.
  • Nagaland: Nagaland reported 93 new cases of Covid-19, including 42 military personnel, bringing the northeastern state’s tally to 2,781. Of the total of 2,781 Covid-19 cases, 1,866 are active, as 904 people have recovered from the virus, eight have died and three have migrated to other states.


  • The new coronavirus has killed at least 727,288 people since it emerged in China last December. At least 19,674,290 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in 196 countries and territories.
  • New Zealand marked 100 days without national transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday. New Zealand’s successful fight against Covid-19 has made the Pacific island nation of 5 million people one of the safest places in the world right now. New Zealand has 23 active cases in managed isolation facilities, and so far, 1,219 Covid-19 cases in total.
  • The United States is the most affected country with 162,425 deaths out of 4,998,105 cases. At least 1,643,118 people have been declared recovered.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the reopening of schools in September was a social, economic and moral imperative and insisted they could operate safely despite the constant threat of the pandemic. His comments follow a study earlier this month that warned Britain is at risk of a second wave of Covid-19 this winter twice as large as the initial outbreak if schools open without an improved test and trace system.
  • Vietnam’s Health Ministry reported 31 new Covid-19 cases and one additional death on Sunday, bringing the country’s total count to 841, with 11 deaths.
  • The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Russia has risen from 5,189 to 887,536 in the past 24 hours, the response center said. So far, 14,931 people have succumbed to the disease.
  • The early-stage clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine started in Singapore, with the first vaccines expected to be administered to volunteers next week, according to a media report, as the country’s coronavirus count surpassed 55,000. . Called Lunar-Cov19, the vaccine is developed by the Duke-NUS School of Medicine and the American pharmaceutical company Arcturus Therapeutics.
  • Hong Kong reported 72 new coronavirus cases, of which 63 were transmitted locally, as authorities continued efforts to contain a resurgence of infections in the global financial center over the past month. More than 4,000 people have been infected in Hong Kong since January.
  • Australia’s second most populous state, Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the Covid-19 outbreak on Sunday, with 17 people dying, as police thwarted a planned anti-mask rally in Melbourne. Victoria reported 394 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, compared to a daily average of 400-500 over the past week. The new deaths bring the state’s total to 210.

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