7,717 New COVID Cases in Maha; Lockdown Extended in WB Till 31 Aug

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Updated29 Jul 2020, 05:26 AM IST
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Maharashtra on Tuesday, 28 July, reported 7,717 new COVID-19 cases and 282 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to over 3.91 lakh and the death toll to 14,165. Meanwhile, 1,056 new infections were recorded in Delhi, which took the tally in the national capital to 1,32,275. Notably, in both states, the number of recovered patients on Tuesday surpassed the number of new cases.

Meanwhile, lockdown in West Bengal for select days has been extended till 31 August, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Tuesday, adding there will be no lockdown on special occasions. Later, the state government’s Home Department stated that they are also withdrawing the complete lockdown announcement for 2 and 9 August.

7,717 New COVID Cases in Maha; Lockdown Extended in WB Till 31 Aug
Snapshot
  • Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray pointed that only 700 COVID-19 cases were reported in Mumbai on Tuesday, the day when it also saw the highest daily testing numbers
  • According to the Health Ministry figures announced earlier on Tuesday, India’s COVID-19 case count stood at 14.83 lakh and the death toll at 33,425
  • According to the Centre, the country’s case fatality rate stands at 2.25 percent, while the recovery rate is more than 64 percent

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Published: 28 Jul 2020, 02:38 AM IST