Sunday’s Covid count hits 40,000 mark, 21% of all cases came in past week
Sunday, 19 July 2020 More than 40,000 fresh Covid-19 infections were reported on Sunday, capping India’s deadliest week of the Covid-19 pandemic so far during which 2.38 lakh cases were reported, accounting for 21% of all cases detected in the country so far. As many as 673 deaths were reported on Sunday, taking the week’s toll to 4,285 — 16% of all Covid-19-related fatalities so far.
The number of coronavirus infection is increasing day by day across the nation. The nation is about to touch the 10 lakh mark in terms of positive cases recorded so far. Till date, India has reported 96,8876 positive cases. Fortunately, the country is observing good recovery rate, more to this, the...
India on August 14 witnessed single-day spike of 64,553 cases and 1007 deaths in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rose to 24,61,191 including 6,61,595 active cases, 17,51,556 discharged/migrated and 48,040 deaths. The total number of COVID-19 samples tested till August 13 stands at 2,76,94,416. Of these, 8,48,728 samples were tested yesterday.
India gears up to celebrate the nation's 74th Independence Day on August 15. Security has been put on high alert in the national capital. Strict checking on vehicular movement is being done across the city. This year, curtailed celebrations have been planned in view of Covid pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the Tricolour flag at Delhi's Red Fort to mark Independence Day. The Prime Minister will also address the nation on August 15. It will be PM Modi's second Independence Day speech of his second consecutive term in office. In Jammu and Kashmir, a full dress rehearsal was held in Doda ahead of the Independence Day. The Tricolour flag was unfurled by Additional Dy Commissioner, Doda, Kishori Lal. A march past also took place by cadets at the Sports Stadium. Jammu and Kashmir Police, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) took part in the dress rehearsal. Students of educational institutions also participated and presented cultural program at the event.
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