Covid Impacted Several Things But Not India’s Aspirations: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Covid-19 pandemic is testing the world's collective resilience and the present situation demands a fresh mindset. "A mindset where the approach to development is human-centric," PM Modi said in his address in US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).

Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat said that “people who are deployed on the frontline, flying our aircraft, deployed at our ships at sea, none of them are affected due to Covid-19, so far.”

India on Thursday, 3 September, reported 83,883 new cases of coronavirus, in what is the biggest one-day spike yet, taking the tally in the country to 38,53,407. The death toll increased by 1,043 to 67,376.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 8,15,538 active cases across the country, while 29,70,492 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated.

Snapshot
  • Delhi Disaster Management Issues SOPs for Opening Bars in Delhi. Bars in containment zones to remain closed.
  • Karnataka JD(S) leader and former MLA Appaji Gowda passed away on Wednesday night. He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to hospital after complaints of chest pain, reported ANI
  • Over 11.70 lakh samples were tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total number of tests to 4.55 crore
  • Globally, over 25.9 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded till now, with the death toll at over 8,61,000

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4:15 AM, 03 Sep

4.55 Crore Samples Tested for COVID-19 Till Now: ICMR

A total of 4,55,09,380 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to 2 September, of which 11,72,179 samples were tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

"High levels of testing sustained over a period of time in widespread areas enable to diagnose cases early and facilitate seamless isolation and hospitalisation. It eventually leads to low mortality rate," the health ministry said.

4:15 AM, 03 Sep

Karnataka JD(S) Leader Passes Away After Testing COVID-19 Positive

Karnataka JD(S) leader and former MLA from Bhadravathi in Shivamogga, Appaji Gowda, passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 67. He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the hospital after complaints of chest pain, reported news agency ANI.

4:38 AM, 03 Sep
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83,883 New COVID-19 Cases Take India’s Tally to 38.5 Lakh; Biggest One-Day Spike

India on Thursday reported 83,883 new cases of coronavirus, in what is the biggest one-day spike yet, taking the tally in the country to 38,53,407. The death toll increased by 1,043 to 67,376.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 8,15,538 active cases across the country, while 29,70,492 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated.

Covid Impacted Several Things But Not India’s Aspirations: PM Modi
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8:36 AM, 03 Sep

3,631 New COVID-19 Cases in Odisha

Odisha on Thursday reported 3,631 new COVID-19 cases and eight fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 1,13,411 and the death toll to 522


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