COVID: Lockdown in Maha Extended Till 31 Aug; Biggest Spike in AP
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The Maharashtra government on Wednesday, 29 July, extended lockdown in the state till 31 August. However, relaxations have been granted, with the government allowing opening of malls and market complexes without theatres, food courts and restaurants between 9 am and 7 pm from 5 August.
The coronavirus tally in the state crossed the 4 lakh-mark, as 9,211 new cases were reported on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh recorded 10,093 new COVID-19 cases, in what is the biggest one-day spike in the state.
The Union Home Ministry has issued guidelines under ‘Unlock 3’, which would be implemented from 1 August.
- According to the Health Ministry figures released earlier on Wednesday, India had reported over 15 lakh cases of COVID-19 so far, with the death toll standing at 34,193
- The Centre on Wednesday said that the total number of recovered cases is fast approaching 1 million, with the recovery rate standing at 64.51 percent
- CM Arvind Kejriwal ordered delinking of hotels attached with hospitals, in view of the improving COVID-19 situation in Delhi.
- Madhya Pradesh Water Resources Minister Tulsi Silawat and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19
11 New Cases Reported in Mizoram
At least 11 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Mizoram in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 395 including 198 cured/discharged cases and 197 active cases.
US Daily Virus Death Toll Reaches 1,600
US daily virus death toll reached nearly 1,600, highest rate in 2.5 months, AFP reported quoting the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
1,77,43,740 Samples Tested Nationwide Till Date: ICMR
The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 28 July is 1,77,43,740 including 4,08,855 samples tested yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
COVID-19 Patient Dies by Suicide in MP
A patient died allegedly by suicide at a COVID-19 centre in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh last night, ANI reported.
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