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Coronavirus live updates: Total coronavirus cases over 25 lakh, deaths 49,036

India, the third-most-affected country by total cases and fourth by death toll, has added 438,179 cases in the past 7 days alone.

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Coronavirus in Odisha: Single-day high of 1,602 COVID cases

India’s Covid-19 caseload crossed 25 lakh on Friday, just eight days after going past the 20-lakh mark, even as more than 65,000 fresh infections were reported for the third straight day while the daily death toll from the virus remained close to 1,000.

India, the third-most-affected country by total cases and fourth by death toll, has added 438,179 cases in the past 7 days alone.

Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (560,126), Tamil Nadu (326,245), Andhra Pradesh (264,000), Karnataka (196,494), and Delhi (150,000).

As many as 21,335,828 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. While more than 14,125,686 have recovered, 762,429 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 5,476,117 cases. It is followed by Brazil, which has 3,278,895.

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3:32PM 15 Aug, 20
Over 57 Thousand Patients Recovered From COVID-19 In Last 24 Hours: Health Ministry

India has recorded another peak of posting the highest recoveries of COVID-19 cases in a single day with 57,381 patients being cured and discharged in the past 24 hours, stated the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said that with such high level of recoveries, India's recovery rate has soared past 70 percent.
"About 32 states/UTs have exceeded the 50 percent mark. 12 states/UTs have exceeded the national Recovery Rate. With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), the total recoveries have crossed the 18 lakh mark today (18,08,936)," the ministry said in a press statement.

12:55PM 15 Aug, 20
K'taka CM vows to build 'Kalyana Rajya', asks people not to fear COVID-19

B S Yediyurappa on Saturday called on the people not to worry or be afraid of COVID-19 infection, as he vowed to build a "welfare state" with development as the only mantra, while fighting the pandemic.In his message to the people of the state on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, the Chief Minister, while pointing out the challenges faced by rain, floods and drought along with Covid-19, also defended the reforms brought in by his administration.

12:44PM 15 Aug, 20
Telangana continues to see surge in Covid-19 cases; 1,863 additions

Telangana continued its upward spiral with 1,863 fresh Covid-19 cases and 10 more fatalities, pushing the total infection count in the state to 90,259.

11:07AM 15 Aug, 20
Hard-Hit Countries Step Up Virus Measures As Cases Mount

Countries among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic unveiled further measures on Friday to battle rising infections, as the number of cases worldwide passed 21 million. 
The US Department of Homeland Security said it was extending a ban on non-essential travel through border crossings with Canada and Mexico throughout most of September "to slow the spread" of the disease.

10:05AM 15 Aug, 20
PM hails corona warriors in Independence Day speech

"We are going through distinct times. I cannot see young children in front of me today (at Red Fort). Corona has stopped everyone. In these times of Covid-19, Corona warriors have lived the mantra of 'seva parmo dharma' (service is the main duty) and served the people of India. I express my gratitude to them," he said.

10:05AM 15 Aug, 20
Total confirmed cases of coronavirus in India now 25,26,192 as per the latest health ministry update

The number includes 6,68,220 active cases, 1,808,936 cases in which the patients have recovered and 49,036 cases in which the patient have died

9:03AM 15 Aug, 20
From LoC to LAC, no one can challenge India’s sovereignty, says PM Modi

PM Modi says, "Today neighbour is not just the one with whom we share border but also those with whom our heart stays connected, where there is harmony in relations. I'm happy that in past some time India has further strengthened its relations with all countries in 'extended neighbourhood'."

"From LoC to LAC, whoever tried to raise their eyes towards the sovereignty of our country, our soldiers responded to it in the same manner," the PM adds.

9:01AM 15 Aug, 20
Work to begin new projects in some islands is underway: PM Modi

"There are more than 1300 islands in our country. Keeping in mind their geographical location and their significance in the development of the nation, work to begin new projects in some of these islands is underway," says PM.

8:40AM 15 Aug, 20
India's COVID-19 Recovery Rate Highest Among All Countries: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that India has done its best to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and that the country's recovery rate among COVID-19 patients is the highest in the world while the fatality rate is the lowest. India, the second-most populous country in the world with over 130 crore people, is the world's third worst-affected country by the pandemic after US and Brazil, reports PTI.

8:38AM 15 Aug, 20
Telangana Takes Over 50 Per Cent Private Hospital Beds For Covid Care

Telangana has taken over 50 per cent beds in all private hospitals of the state and reserved them for coronavirus patients after the K Chandrashekar Rao-led government received as many as 1,039 complaints of malpractices by private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment, including overcharging. 

8:34AM 15 Aug, 20
Assam reports 2,706 new Covid-19 cases on Friday

Assam reported 2,706 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the total number of cases in the state to 74,501, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The total number in the state include 49,383 recoveries, 24,940 active cases and 175 deaths, the minister added

8:33AM 15 Aug, 20
India's share in world economy should increase: PM Modi

India's share in world economy should increase for which we have to be self-reliant.

# We have to go beyond reducing our imports. For how long India will export raw materials and import finished products; country has to become self-reliant.

# I am confident that measures like opening up space sector will generate many new employment opportunities for our youth.

# FDI inflows have risen by 18 per cent in past year.

# Today, many big companies of world are turning to India

8:01AM 15 Aug, 20
Confident that India will realise the dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi

PM Modi also says, "I am confident that India will realise this dream. I am confident of the abilities, confidence and potential of my fellow Indians. Once we decide to do something, we do not rest until we achieve that goal."

7:58AM 15 Aug, 20
Dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat is turning into a pledge: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "Amid COVID-19 pandemic 130 crore Indians took the resolve to be self-reliant and 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is on the mind of India. This dream is turning into a pledge. Aatmanirbhar Bharat has become a 'mantra' for the 130 crore Indians today."

7:55AM 15 Aug, 20
We're going through distinct times, Covid-19 has stopped everyone: PM Modi

PM Modi says, "We're going through distinct times. I can't see young children in front of me today (at Red Fort). Corona has stopped everyone. In these times of COVID, Corona warriors have lived the mantra of 'Seva Parmo Dharma' and served the people of India. I express my gratitude to them."

7:53AM 15 Aug, 20
Mexico's registers 511,369 coronavirus cases, 55,908 deaths

Mexico's health ministry on Friday reported 5,618 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 615 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 511,369 cases and 55,908 deaths.The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

7:52AM 15 Aug, 20
We will enter the 75th year of independence: PM Modi

PM Modi says, "The festival of independence is an opportunity for us to remember the heroes of freedom and to energize new resolutions. It brings new enthusiasm and inspiration for us. We will enter the 75th year of independence next year."

7:50AM 15 Aug, 20
PM Modi pays tributes to freedom fighters, Covid-19 warriors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins Independence Day address by paying tributes to freedom fighters, security forces and Covid-19 warriors

7:49AM 15 Aug, 20
I salute the corona warriors who have worked relentlessly for the nation: PM Modi

PM Modi says, "I salute the corona warriors who have worked relentlessly for the nation. I extend my condolences to families that have lost loved ones in this battle against coronavirus."


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