64,531 New COVID-19 Cases in India; Delhi Hotels Allowed to Open
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India on Wednesday, 19 August, reported 64,531 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally in the country to 27,67,274. The death toll increased by 1,092 to 52,889.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 6,76,514 active cases across the country, while 20,37,870 patients have been discharged.
Meanwhile, in a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday, approval was given for the reopening of hotels in the national capital. Weekly markets can also reopen on a trial basis, but gymnasiums will remain closed.
- Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 13,165 new COVID-19 cases in what is the biggest one-day spike in the state
- The Maharashtra government has allowed the resumption of inter-district bus services of the state transport corporation
- The US on Wednesday handed over 100 ventilators to India, as part of President Trump’s offer of assistance to New Delhi in the fight against COVID-19, PTI reported
- Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday tweeted saying that India is negotiating with 13 more countries to establish air travel arrangements
India's COVID-19 Tally Rises to 27.67 Lakh
With spike of 64,531 cases in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 tally in the country on Wednesda rose to 27,67,274 including 6,76,514 active cases, 20,37,871 discharged/migrated and 52,889 deaths.
3.17 Crore Samples Tested in India Till Date: ICMR
The total number of samples tested up to 18 August is 3,17,42,782 including 8,01,518 samples tested yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
699 New Cases in Rajasthan
Rajasthan reported at least 699 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The total number of cases in the state stands at 64,676.
Approval Given for Reopening of Hotels in Delhi
In a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday, approval was given for the reopening of hotels in the national capital. Weekly markets can also reopen on a trial basis, but gymnasiums will remain closed.
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