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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Union Minister Arjun Meghwal tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to AIIMS

The death toll of the nation reached 42,518 as 933 deaths were reported in the last one day.

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Coronavirus in Kerala: Covid cases continue to rise as 2,476 more test positive

After Union Ministers Amit Shah and Dharmendra Pradhan, Arjun Ram Meghwal has also tested positive for Covid-19. The MoS for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Parliamentary Affairs has been admitted to AIIMS-Delhi for treatment.

The coronavirus cases in India crossed the 20 lakh mark on Friday. India recorded more than 60,000 positive cases for the second straight day on Saturday as 61,537 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 20.88 lakh, according to health ministry data.

The death toll of the nation reached 42,518 as 933 deaths were reported in the last one day.

The ten states with the highest number of coronavirus cases in India are Maharashtra (4.9 lakh cases, Tamil Nadu (2.85 lakh cases), Andhra Pradesh (2.06 lakh cases), Karnataka (1.64 lakh cases, Delhi (1.42 lakh cases), Uttar Pradesh (1.13 lakh cases), West Bengal (89.66 thousand cases), Telangana (77,513) cases), Bihar (71,304 cases) and Gujarat (68,0000 cases).

In Maharashtra, flying squads will inspect if hospitals and ambulances are taking exorbitant charges from COVID-19 patients, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Friday.

“To check if the decisions are being implemented, flying squads have been set up. Divisional commissioners, district collectors and municipal commissioners have been told that inspection reports should be submitted in three days,” Tope said.

Meanwhile, Serum Institute, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, has set a ceiling price of $3 per dose for the proposed Covid-19 vaccine for India and low-and middle-income countries.

India has become the third country in the world to cross 20 lakh coronavirus cases after the United States and Brazil. The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 19.2 million, while the deaths have increased to over 7,19,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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9:26PM 08 Aug, 20
Union Minister Arjun Meghwal tests positive for Covid-19

After Union Ministers Amit Shah and Dharmendra Pradhan, Arjun Ram Meghwal has also tested positive for Covid-19. The MoS for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Parliamentary Affairs has been admitted to AIIMS-Delhi for treatment.

6:36PM 08 Aug, 20
Kerala records 1,420 fresh COVID-19 cases

Kerala recorded 1,420 new cases, 1,715 recoveries & 4 deaths in the last 24 hours. 485 cases reported in Thiruvananthapuram today, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said today.

5:17PM 08 Aug, 20
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Union Minister Kailash Choudhary tests COVID-19 positive, hospitalised

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Vande Bharat Mission

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Odisha records 1,643 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Kozhikode plane crash: One passenger killed in crash tests COVID-19 positive

One of the 18 passengers who died when the Air India Express flight from Dubai crash landed at the airport in Kozhikode, has tested positive for coronavirus. 18 people, including two pilots of the flight were killed in the crash. 

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UP CM Yogi inaugurates 400-bedded Covid-19 hospital in Noida

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurates the 400-bedded Covid-19 hospital in Sector 39, Noida (Gautam Buddha Nagar). 

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Rajasthan records 499 new COVID-19 cases

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