Coronavirus India lockdown Day 149 live updates | India conducts more than 9 lakh tests in single day; recovery rate improves to 73.91%


With a document 60,091 folks recuperating from coronavirus (COVID-19) an infection in a day, the full recoveries on Wednesday crossed two million pushing the restoration charge to 73.64%, whereas the COVID-19 case fatality charge hit a brand new low of 1.91%, the Union Well being Ministry stated.

You may monitor coronavirus circumstances, deaths and testing charges on the nationwide and State ranges right here. A listing of State Helpline numbers is accessible as effectively.

Listed here are the newest updates:

1:35 p.m. | Washington

Ambassador Sandhu urges college students to not panic as COVID-19 pandemic is short-term

India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has given a pep discuss to Indian college students right here and urged them to not panic over the “uncertainties” surrounding their educational classes, saying the COVID-19 pandemic is short-term.

Talking to over 50 Indian college students in a digital interplay, Sandhu stated such unprecedented conditions ought to as an alternative encourage them to work tougher and contribute in the direction of a self-reliant fashionable, affluent and glad India.


1:25 p.m. | Port Blair

75 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances in Andamans push its tally to 2,604

Seventy-five extra folks have examined constructive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking its tally to 2,604, a well being official stated on Thursday.

All the brand new circumstances have been detected throughout contact tracing, he stated.

The contemporary infections have pushed the full variety of lively circumstances within the Union territory to 1,045, the official stated.


 1:15 p.m.

India conducts greater than 9 lakh assessments in single day; restoration charge improves to 73.91%

In line with ICMR, Delhi — India achieved a record number of 9,18,470 COVID-19 tests in a single day on August 19. The positivity charge has additionally declined beneath 8%. “Nationwide Restoration Charge  is now 73.91% because the variety of sufferers cured to date is 20,96,664 The entire variety of lively circumstances within the nation is 6,86,395,” tweeted Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

1:05 p.m. | Mumbai

MSRTC resumes inter-district bus companies after 5 months

Inter-district bus companies of the Maharashtra State Street Transport Company (MSRTC) resumed on Thursday morning after a spot of virtually 5 months, officers stated.

The Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday permitted the state-owned enterprise to re-start inter-district bus operations, which have been stopped in March after the enforcement of lockdown to include the unfold of COVID-19.


12:55 p.m. | Odisha

Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rises to 70,020; toll mounts to 380

Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload crossed the 70,000-mark on Thursday as 2,898 extra folks examined constructive for the an infection, whereas eight contemporary fatalities pushed its coronavirus dying toll to 380, a well being official stated.

The contemporary infections reported from all of the 30 districts have taken the state’s COVID-19 tally to 70,020, he stated.


12:50 p.m. | Puducherry

Document single day excessive 554 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances pushes tally in Pondy previous the 9,000 mark

Puducherry on Thursday reported a document single day spike of 554 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances taking the general tally within the union territory previous the 9,000 mark, a prime Well being division official stated.

The 554 new infections took the cumulative quantity to 9,292, Director of Well being and Household Welfare S. Mohan Kumar stated in a launch.


12:40 p.m. | Telangana

Telangana reviews 1,724 new COVID-19 circumstances, 10 deaths

Telangana reported 1,724 new COVID-19 circumstances, pushing the state’s general tally of constructive circumstances to 97,424.

The dying toll rose to 729 with 10 extra fatalities, a state authorities bulletin stated on Thursday, offering information as of Eight pm on August 19.

The Better Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) recorded 395 contemporary infections, adopted by Rangareddy (169), Medchal-Malkajgiri (105) and Karimnagar (101) districts.


12:30 p.m. | Delhi

COVID-19: Antibodies present in 29% folks in August sero-survey

Antibodies towards COVID-19 an infection have been present in 29.1% of individuals within the newest sero-prevalence survey within the nationwide capital, Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain stated on Thursday.

Interacting with reporters, he stated, 15,000 consultant samples have been taken within the August 1-7 survey from 11 districts right here, and the subsequent train will start from September 1.


12:00 p.m. | Mumbai

Cop dies of COVID-19, toll in Mumbai Police drive reaches 60

A 35-year-old sub-inspector of Mumbai Police died of COVID-19 on Thursday, an official stated. With this, the COVID-19 dying toll within the Mumbai Police drive has gone as much as 60, he stated.

The sub-inspector, who was posted at Deonar police station, underwent a take a look at on August 9 and it got here out constructive for coronavirus.


11.30 am

Kerala reaches a dismal milestone of over 50,000 circumstances

Kerala’s engagement with COVID-19 crossed a significant milestone when the cumulative case burden of the illness reached 50,231 within the State on Wednesday.

The exponential case graph of the State put up lockdown has been no completely different from that of the remainder of the world, indicating that not one of the public well being interventions might cease and even decelerate the epidemic tide.

10.30 am | Maharashtra

Pune’s doubling charge improves to 41 days

Whilst Pune continues to report a median every day surge of over 1,100 COVID-19 circumstances, a silver lining is that the town’s doubling charge has improved to 41 days — the very best because the outbreak of the pandemic in March.

Rubal Agarwal, Extra Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Company (PMC), and chief govt officer (CEO) of the Pune Good Metropolis Improvement Company Ltd. (PSCDCL), stated the variety of days it took for constructive circumstances to double had improved to 41.83 days.


10.00 am

Accommodations, weekly markets to reopen in Delhi

The Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday gave approval for reopening of motels and weekly markets within the metropolis. The weekly markets will likely be opened on a trial foundation to evaluate the scenario on the bottom.


9.30 am | Tamil Nadu

Stricter quarantine for folks visiting Chennai

Tehnicians segregating samples collected for COVID-19 testing in Puducherry on August 19, 2020.  
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The Better Chennai Company is ready to accentuate measures to quarantine individuals who attain the town from different districts and States.

Municipal Administration and Water Provide Secretary Harmander Singh on Wednesday ordered civic officers to accentuate efforts to stop the unfold of COVID-19 in zones with an increase in variety of guests from different elements of the nation.


9.00 am | Maharashtra

MSRTC to renew inter-district companies in the present day

A worker sprays disinfectant at an MSRTC bus stand in Karad.

A employee sprays disinfectant at an MSRTC bus stand in Karad.
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The Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday introduced the resumption of inter-district bus companies of the Maharashtra State Street Transport Company (MSRTC) from Thursday. Transport Minister Anil Parab stated passengers wouldn’t require an e-pass for journey and ticket charges will stay unchanged.

8.30 am | Andhra Pradesh

Half of inmates in Kadpa central jail take a look at constructive

Virtually half of the full inmates of the Kadapa Central Jail have been examined constructive for coronavirus.

Because the authorities have made testing obligatory for each inmate after pattern assessments performed a fortnight in the past discovered signs in lots of. Now, 337 of the full 700 inmates have been confirmed constructive for the an infection through the second spherical of testing.

8.00 am

Maharashtra information highest single day spike in COVID-19 circumstances

Maharashtra reported its highest single-day case bounce on Wednesday. With 13,165 new COVID-19 circumstances, the State’s the full case tally has risen to six,28,642 of whom 1,60,413 are lively circumstances.

That is the primary time the State has recorded over 13,000 circumstances in a single day. The sooner highest spike was 12,822 circumstances reported on August 8.


7.00 am | Karnataka

New portal guarantees to cut back ready time to know COVID-19 take a look at outcomes

AAP volunteers spray disinfectant and check temperature of Auto rickshaw drivers at Seshadri road, in Bengaluru on August 19, 2020.

AAP volunteers spray disinfectant and examine temperature of Auto rickshaw drivers at Seshadri street, in Bengaluru on August 19, 2020.  
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The State authorities has developed the portal the place folks can examine their take a look at outcomes by feeding the 13-digit specimen referral kind (SRF) ID. The portal, https://www.covidwar.karnataka., has been developed by senior IAS officer Munish Moudgil and his crew on the State COVID-19 Battle Room. This process permits public to entry their outcomes with out comprising their privateness.



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