India’s COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 14.2 Lakh, Recovery Rate 68.32%

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India’s total COVID-19 recoveries cross 14.2 lakhs as recovery rate continues to improve, stands at 68.32%, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Saturday, 8 August. National case-fatality rate has further dipped to 2.04%, said the ministry, according to ANI.

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary on Saturday, 8 August, said he has tested positive for COVID-19, according to PTI.

India’s COVID-19 case tally reached 20,88,612 with a single-day spike of 61,537 cases on Saturday, 8 August.

India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 20,88,612 including 6,19,088 active cases, 14,27,006 cured/discharged/migrated and 42,518 deaths , according to Ministry of Health Affairs.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 719,805 on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

India's Total Recoveries Cross 14.2 Lakh: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total recoveries cross 14.2 lakhs as recovery rate continues to improve, stands at 68.32%, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Saturday, 8 August. National case-fatality rate has further dipped to 2.04%, said the ministry, according to ANI.

5,883 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Tamil Nadu

5,883 new COVID-19 positive cases and 118 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today, reported ANI. According to the State Health Department, total number of cases now at 2,90,907 including 53,481 active cases, 2,32,618 discharged cases and 4,808 deaths

Smaller Places of Worship Can Reopen: Tamil Nadu Govt

Tamil Nadu government has announced that smaller places of worship within the city corporation limits across Tamil Nadu can reopen for the public.

Small places of worship in rural areas were already permitted to reopen.

Temples, churches and mosques that earn an annual revenue of less than Rs 10,000, subject to approval of the respective district collectors can open from Monday.

Centre Directs States to Focus All Efforts on Reducing COVID-19 Mortality

According to the PIB, Centre has directed the States to focus all efforts on reducing COVID-19 mortality. The Government has said that states “reporting high COVID deaths need optimal utilisation of resources to improve clinical management.”

The circular pointed out that the Case Fatality Rate presently stands at 2.04% and said, “Coordinated, graded and pro-active management of COVID-19 by the Union and State/UT governments has ensured the national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is on the slide”. It further added:

"“As part of the continuous process of review and handholding of States/UTs for collaborative management of COVID-19, two high level virtual meetings were chaired by Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Health Secretary on 7 and 8 August to engage with the States reporting with high case load and higher CFR than the national average, in order to advise and support them on efforts to prevent and reduce mortality due to COVID-19.” "

Abishek Bacchan Discharged from Hospital, Tests COVID-19 -ive

Actor Abhishek Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital.

Union Minister Kailash Chaudhary Tests COVID-19 Positive

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary said he has tested positive for COVID-19, reported PTI

With Single Day Spike of 61,537 Cases India's COVID-19 Tally Reaches 20,88,612

India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 20,88,612 including 6,19,088 active cases, 14,27,006 cured/discharged/migrated and 42,518 deaths , according to Ministry of Health Affairs.

OCI Card Holders From the US, UK, Germany & France Can Visit India

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders from the US, UK, Germany and France, with whom India has signed ‘air bubble’ arrangements, will be allowed to visit the country, the Union Home Ministry announced on Friday, 7 August.

India’s COVID-19 Case Tally Crossed 20 Lakh Mark on Friday

India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed 20 lakh-mark with highest single-day spike of 62,538 cases on Friday, 7 August.

The COVID-19 tally rose to 20,27,075 including 6,07,384 active cases, 13,78,106 cured/discharged/migrated & 41,585 deaths, according to Ministry of Health Affairs.

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