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Coronavirus India LIVE updates: Home Minister Amit Shah, UP BJP chief test Covid-19 positive

Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Uttar Pradesh BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh tests positive for Covid-19. He has been advised by the doctors to stay in home quarantine.

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CCoronavirus in Telangana: Daily Covid count breaches 2,000 mark

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19.  “On getting the initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request those who came in contact with me in the last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves,” Amit Shah tweeted.

Total coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 17-lakh mark, with a surge in cases from the southern states. Active cases in India are now 567,730, with over 10 lakh recoveries so far as per the latest data. Over 37,000 people have succumbed to the virus so far in India.

With 764 new deaths in 24 hours, the health ministry put total fatalities at 36,511, giving India the world’s fifth-highest death count behind the United States, Brazil, Britain and Mexico. This is the third consecutive day that more than 50,000 new cases have been reported in 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh on Friday surpassed Delhi to become the third worst coronavirus-hit state in the country. The state has added over 30,000 cases to its tally in the last three days, taking its total of those infected by the deadly virus to 1,40,933, including 1,349 fatalities.

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8:02PM 02 Aug, 20
Rahul Gandhi wishes Amit Shah speedy recovery

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday wished Home Minister Amit Shah a speedy recovery, after he was found to be suffering from Covid-19.

7:32PM 02 Aug, 20
Akshay Kumar has given fitness trackers to Mumbai cops: Aaditya Thackeray

Actor Akshay Kumar equipped the Mumbai Police with health-tracking devices which will help them deal better with the COVID-19 situation, Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said in a tweet on Saturday.

"Earlier today, Akshay Kumar ji handed over fitness-health tracking devices to Mumbai Police. It gives a constant reading of oxygen, body temp, and heart rate, helpful in COVID battle. Last month, Akshay ji gave it to Nashik Police," the tourism minister tweeted.

6:12PM 02 Aug, 20
Two-day-old baby dies of Covid-19 in Tripura

A two-day-old baby has died due to Covid-19 in Tripura, becoming the state's youngest coronavirus fatality, a Health Department official said.

The baby was born on Thursday at the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and her swab sample was collected as her mother was a coronavirus patient.

"The two-day-old girl tested positive for coronavirus and succumbed to the disease at the hospital on Saturday," the official said.

6:11PM 02 Aug, 20
Babul Supriyo in self isolation after Amit Shah tests Covid-19 positive

Union Minister and singer Babul Supriyo goes into self-isolation after Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for Covid-19.

5:50PM 02 Aug, 20
BJP leader Swatantra Dev Singh tests COVID-19 positive

Uttar Pradesh BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh has been tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. He gave the information on his Twitter handle.

5:47PM 02 Aug, 20
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests COVID-19 positive

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been tested positive for COVID-19 in Chennai. He is asymptomatic and clinically stable according to a statement issued by the hospital.

5:07PM 02 Aug, 20
Amitabh Bachchan recovers, Jr Bachchan still COVID positive

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been tested negative for coronavirus on Sunday. Meanwhile, Abhishek Bachchan has been tested positive again. He will be in the hospital for further treatment.

5:01PM 02 Aug, 20
Home Minister Amit Shah tests COVID-19 positive

Home Minister Amit Shah has been tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. He gave the information on his Twitter handle. 

3:16PM 02 Aug, 20
Hyderabad International Airport gets 'mass fever screening system'

"The new thermal scanner is capable of scanning, detecting and tracking febrile persons with elevated skin temperature. The system automatically adjusts and adapts to the surrounding ambient temperature without any human intervention," read an official press note by the airport. With its Intuitive User Interface and Dual-Displays (Day Camera + Infra-Red), the scanner provides easy identification of passengers with elevated temperature while simplifying operations and minimising handling.

2:35PM 02 Aug, 20
Coronavirus recovery rate rises to 65.44%, case fatality rate drops further to 2.13%: Health Ministry

Recoveries among COVID-19 patients in India crossed the 11 lakh-mark on Sunday with over 51,000 patients recuperating in a 24-hour span, the highest recorded so far, pushing the recovery rate to 65.44per cent, the Union health ministry said on Sunday.
 
There are5,67,730 active cases of the coronavirus infection, which is the "actual caseload" of COVID-19 for the country presently and account for 32.43 per cent of the total cases, it said. All active cases are under medical supervision either in hospitals or in home isolation.

2:07PM 02 Aug, 20
Israeli minister for Jerusalem tests positive

An Israeli Cabinet minister says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Minister for Jerusalem and Heritage Rafi Peretz tweeted late Saturday that he received a positive result after being tested the previous day. He said he felt well. Peretz is the second Israeli minister to have been infected with the virus. Israel's former health minister, Yaakov Litzman, also contracted it and later recovered.

12:49PM 02 Aug, 20
Hospital issues statement on death of UP minister Kamala Rani Varun

Mrs. Kamla Rani, Honourable Cabinet Minister, Government of UP, 62 -year-old female suffering with fever, cough and breathlessness was admitted to SGPGI after being detected COVID positive on 18.07.2020. She also had comorbidities in form of Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, and hypothyroidism. She had bilateral pneumonia at admission and was shifted to ICU on the day of admission itself because of high oxygen requirement. Later she required non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with high oxygen requirements. On evaluation she had all the features of severe disease and she was given Inj. Remdesevir followed by Tocilizumab following which she had transient improvement in her clinical status for few days but again her condition started deteriorating with progressively increasing NIV and oxygen requirements. She was immediately transfused with convalescent plasma and steroid doses were hiked. Expert advice form Prof. Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS and Prof Ritesh Agarwal, PGIMER, Chandigarh was also taken. However, she had progressive severe disease unresponsive to maximal medical therapy. She was put on mechanical ventilator on 1/8/20 but she continued to deteriorate with hypotension and multiorgan dysfunction and succumbed to her illness on 2.8.20 morning at 9:30 am (Statement from SGPGI hospital)

11:55AM 02 Aug, 20
1891 fresh cases were reported in Telangana yesterday, taking the total number of cases to 66,677

The numbers of active and recovered cases in the state are 18,547 and 47,590, respectively. Death toll 540

11:43AM 02 Aug, 20
200 fresh Covid19 cases detected in Puducherry

200 fresh Covid19 cases detected today till 10am, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 3806 including 1445 active cases, 2309 recovered cases and 52 deaths: Puducherry Government

11:13AM 02 Aug, 20
Covid spread can be contained in US universities with students testing every 2 days: Study

The study conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital was published in JAMA Network Open, the Washington Post reported. The study used computer simulations to show how the virus might spread among a hypothetical group of 5,000 students. In the simulation, it was assumed 4,900 students are coronavirus free while 100 were assumed to be infected.

11:11AM 02 Aug, 20
Police beat ice-cream parlour owner in Indore for violating lockdown norms, demand 'bribe'

An ice-cream parlour owner accused a police sub-inspector of allegedly beating him up and misbehaving with him at a police station for violating lockdown norms of keeping his shop open one hour post the sanctioned time. The owner of the ice-cream parlour was taken to the police station as he closed the parlour at 10 o'clock against 9 o'clock timing. 

10:39AM 02 Aug, 20
UP Minister Kamla Rani Varun dies due to coronavirus

Uttar Pradesh minister Kamla Rani Varun, who had earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus, died due to the infection in Lucknow on Sunday.

9:55AM 02 Aug, 20
Global Covid-19 cases top 17.7mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 17.5 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 683,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 17,791,377 and the fatalities rose to 683,988, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 4,620,182 and 154,360, respectively, according to the CSSE. Brazil came in the second place with 2,707,877 infections and 93,563 deaths.

9:12AM 02 Aug, 20
Mexico coronavirus death toll exceeds 47,000

The coronavirus death toll in Mexico has surpassed 47,000 mark, the country's Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has announced. "On August 1, 2020 there are 434,193 confirmed cases and 87,771 suspected cases of # COVID19. There have been 477,733 negative tests, 47,472 confirmed deaths and 284,847 people recovered," Lopez-Gatell said on Twitter on Saturday. On Friday, Mexico surpassed the United Kingdom in the coronavirus death toll count, becoming the country with the third-largest number of COVID-19 fatalities, after the United States and Brazil. 

8:25AM 02 Aug, 20
Mainland China reports 49 new coronavirus cases for August 1: Reuters

China reported 49 cases of the new coronavirus in the mainland for Aug. 1, up from 45 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Sunday. Of the new infections, 30 were in the far western region of Xinjiang, three were in the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the remaining 16 were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

7:30AM 02 Aug, 20
With 738 new cases, Jharkhand Covid-19 tally over 12,000, reports ANI

Jharkhand reported 738 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 12,104, said State Health Department.

7:29AM 02 Aug, 20
Indore reports 107 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 7,555, reports ANI

With 107 new COVID-19 positive cases reported on Saturday, Indore has recorded 7,555 COVID-19 cases so far. According to the official data, three deaths have been reported here, taking the total deaths to 315. Total 1,671 samples were tested in Indore on Saturday while 71 patients were discharged in the district. India reported 57,117 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the country's coronavirus case count to 16,95,988.

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