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Coronavirus live updates: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests COVID-19 positive, hospitalised

Worldwide, the pandemic has now taken nearly 7 lakh lives, with 18 million confirmed cases.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: India records 69,652 new COVID-19 cases

Authorities of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Tuesday announced that flight operations at the airport will remain suspended on all the revised seven days of total lockdown in West Bengal this month starting from August 5.

Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan has been tested positive for coronavirus and is admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. After Home Minister Amit Shah, Pradhan is the second union minister in PM Modi’s cabinet to test positive for Covid-19 and both are getting treatment at the same hospital.

The total coronavirus cases in India have surged to 18,03,695, while the death toll has climbed to 38,135 with 771 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, as per the data released by the Health ministry. Worldwide, the pandemic has now taken nearly 7 lakh lives, with 18 million confirmed cases.

Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (4,50,196), Tamil Nadu (251,738), Andhra Pradesh (1,66,586), Karnataka (1,39,571) and Delhi (136,716).

Among leaders, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Karnataka chief minister Yediyurappa and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan have tested corona positive and have been hospitalised.

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8:08PM 04 Aug, 20
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests COVID-19 positive, hospitalised

Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan has tested positive for the Coronavirus and has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Haryana's Gurugram. Amit Shah has also been admitted to the same hospital.

4:47PM 04 Aug, 20
50% deaths among people above 60 yrs of age: Health Ministry

50% deaths due to COVID-19 have taken place among the age group of 60 years or above and and 37% deaths took place in the age group between 45 to 60 years, said Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Health Ministry.

4:43PM 04 Aug, 20
No flight operations at Kolkata airport on revised total lockdown days

Authorities of Netaji Subha Chandra Bose International Airport Tuesday announced that flight operations at the airport will remain suspended on all the revised seven days of total lockdown in West Bengal this month starting from August 5. "As per the state government order dated 03.08.2020 flight operations at #KolkataAirport will remain suspended o the revised lockdown days: 5th, 8th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th 31st August 2020," the Kolkata airport said in a tweet.

4:41PM 04 Aug, 20
Uttar Pradesh CM directs officials to arrange 50,000 additional beds in hospitals

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to arrange 50,000 additional beds in hospitals, PTI reported. 

4:40PM 04 Aug, 20
6.6 lakh tests conducted in last 24 hours, says Secretary to Health Ministry

At a press conference, Secretary to Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan claimed that more than 2 crore tests have been conducted so far, with 6.6 lakh of them being done in the last 24 hours.

4:38PM 04 Aug, 20
Positivity rate 8.89 percent in India: Health Ministry

Cumulative positivity rate in India is 8.89 percent. States with positivity less than 10 percent are Punjab, Rajasthan, MP, UP, Haryana, Assam, West Bengal and Karnataka. Last week's positivity of India was 11 percent which means a few states are showing rise in COVID-19 cases. The fatality rate has also been continuously falling and is 2.10 percent, which is a good sign, said the health ministry.

4:32PM 04 Aug, 20
Jharkhand CM tested again as 17 staffers found COVID-19 positive

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has been tested for COVID-19 again on Tuesday as 17 staffers has been infected by the coronavirus. The Jharkhand chief minister, his wife and other family members had undergone the test for the first time on July 11, the results of which came negative.

3:19PM 04 Aug, 20
Senior CPI(M) leader Sunnam Rajaiah, has died due to COVID19

Senior CPI(M) leader and former MLA in Telangana, Sunnam Rajaiah, has died due to covid19: Party sources, reports PTI

2:22PM 04 Aug, 20
Coronavirus test certificate compulsory for Ayodhya invitees

All invitees to the August 5 foundation stone-laying function for the new Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh will have to carry a mandatory coronavirus-negative certificate, one of the organisers said on Tuesday.
 
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust General Secretary Champat Rai said that the step was taken as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus situation in the country.

2:18PM 04 Aug, 20
Indian mission in Israel extends essential support to communities amid Covid-19 movement restrictions

The Indian embassy staff have been travelling to various parts of the country once a week so that Indians and Israelis of Indian-origin looking for consular support do not face problems with urgently required documents. “The idea of regular consular camps grew out of our internal exercise to set quarterly goals for ourselves in the wake of COVID-19. Given the uncertainties and restrictions flowing from COVID-19, we thought it'll be better to take the consular services closer to those who need them in these trying times, and all over Israel,” India's Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Singla said.

1:43PM 04 Aug, 20
Early to say high altitude can protect against Covid-19: Study

Despite recent reports of lower Covid-19 incidence among high-altitude populations, current data is insufficient to conclude that high altitude could protect against contracting the Coronavirus, say researchers.
 
"The reported lower incidence of Covid-19 among high-altitude residents is quite intriguing, but epidemiological observations presented so far from high-altitude regions are preliminary," said study researchers Matiram Pun from the University of Calgary and Erik Swenson from the University of Washington in the US.

12:31PM 04 Aug, 20
US doing 'very well' against coronavirus, India has a 'tremendous problem': Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that as compared to big countries, America is doing "very well" in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, while India is having a "tremendous problem" battling the disease and China is witnessing a "massive flare up" in infections.
 
India's COVID-19 tally increased to 18,55,745 on Tuesday with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day.
 

12:30PM 04 Aug, 20
Tripura CM tests negative for coronavirus as two family members contract disease

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday tested negative for COVID-19 even as two members of his family have contracted the disease.
 
Deb, however, has quarantined himself at his residence for the next seven days.
 

11:20AM 04 Aug, 20
1,286 new cases, 1066 recovered & 12 deaths reported in Telangana yesterday

Total number of cases in the state at 68,946, including 49,675 recovered, 18,708 active cases, & 563 deaths

11:16AM 04 Aug, 20
Rajasthan coronavirus update: 551 new Covid-19 positive cases, 8 deaths reported till 10:30 am

551 new Covid-19 positive cases and 8 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 am today. Total number of cases now at 46,106 including 13,222 active cases and 727 deaths: Rajasthan Health Department

10:21AM 04 Aug, 20
Health ministry releases new number on India's Covid cases

Total cases:1,855,745: Active:5,86,298; Discharged:1,230,509; Deaths:38,938

8:16AM 04 Aug, 20
Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

I have been tested positive for Covid-19 and also been admitted to hospital, he said on Twitter.

7:56AM 04 Aug, 20
Madhya Pradesh coronavirus update: 89 new corona cases in Indore

89 new corona cases reported in Madhya Pradesh's Indore yesterday, taking the total number of cases in the district to 7,735. Death toll in the district stands at 320: Chief Medical and Health Officer, Indore district

7:35AM 04 Aug, 20
Record 53 single-day Covid-19 deaths in Bengal; 2,716 fresh cases reported

The number of single-day Covid-19 fatalities in West Bengal crossed 50-mark on Monday after 53 people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 1,731, the health department said.
 
The states coronavirus caseload also mounted to 78,232 after the highest one-day spike of 2,716 fresh cases was reported from different districts.

7:34AM 04 Aug, 20
Gujarat records 1,009 coronavirus cases; deaths cross 2,500-mark

Gujarat reported 1,009 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking its tally to 64,684, while the death toll crossed the 2,500-mark, the state health department said. With 22 COVID-19 patients dying in the lat 24 hours, statewide fatalities rose to 2,509, it said

7:34AM 04 Aug, 20
US adds 46,321 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

The United States added 46,321 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The world's largest economy also added 532 deaths, the Baltimore-based institution's tracker showed at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Tuesday). The US has now recorded 4,711,323 total cases, with 155,366 deaths, making it by far the worst-hit country in the world.

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