India's COVID-19 total case count has reached 7,42,417 on July 08.Total active cases reached 2,64,944 and death toll has gone up to 20,642 today. As per Government of India, the rate of recovery among COVID-19 patients continues to increase over the days. It has touched 61.53% today. Presently, there are 2,64,944 active cases under medical supervision. Maharashtra reported 6,603 new COVID-19 cases and 198 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 2,23,724 including 1,23,192 recoveries and 9,448 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 91,065. Tamil Nadu reports 64 deaths and 3,756 new COVID-19 positive cases today. The total number of positive cases stands at 1,22,350 including 46,480 active cases and 1,700 deaths. 2,033 COVID-19 cases, 3,982 recovered, and 48 deaths reported in Delhi today. Total number of cases in the national capital is now at 1,04,864, including 78,199 recovered, discharged, migrated, 23,452 active cases and 3,213 deaths. 22,028 COVID-19 tests conducted in the national capital today-9,461 RTPCR tests and 12,567 Rapid antigen tests. Delhi government's new 500-bed COVID care centre at Commonwealth Games Village will serve people of East Delhi. New centre aims at providing medical care to patients mild symptoms.
Around 2000 beds made of polypropylene (a recyclable material) by BubbleGuard Division Nilkamal Limited have been donated for Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Delhi amid coronavirus outbreak in the national capital. While speaking to ANI, the Executive Director of company, Mihir Parekh said, "When pandemic began, we began creating a range of COVID-19 solutions, including beds and virus-guard partitions for offices and buses, using polypropylene (a recyclable material). It can be assembled in less than three minutes." "We have supplied over 4000 beds to hospitals in Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Jharkhand and several other locations. We have donated 2000 beds to Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre in Delhi," he added.
Dead bodies of two patients belonging to two different communities were swapped at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on July 06. Daughter of the deceased said, "We received a call from AIIMS, and the staff member told us that by mistake they have given someone else's body to us. My mother's body was still in the hospital. The body which we received belonged to a Muslim family." The body of the Muslim woman was cremated following Hindu customs.
Director General of CSIR, Shekhar C Mande said that there is emergent evidence that COVID-19 is air-borne which can risk many people at once even if one person is infected. He said, "Few days ago, about 200-odd scientists wrote to WHO to reconsider it and says it's air-borne. The difference is that when you sneeze or cough, it releases aerosols in air. WHO thought it spreads through touching the infected surface. There is emergent evidence in the world that when we speak or sing even then we release particles, even they are smaller in size and because they are not large, they keep floating in the air. And, when it suspended in the air even in a crowded place one person is infected, there is potential risk that these individuals can risk others because there are suspended particles in the air."
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Swarm of locusts attacked Sirmathura area of Dholpur district on July 06. People clanged utensils to divert locusts in the area. Because of the flow of air, locusts swarm was stuck in the area. People clang utensils to shoo them away.
A youth allegedly raped a girl in Bundi district of Rajasthan on July 05. The incident took place at Chautra Ka Khera village in Gendoli area of Bundi. While speaking to ANI, the police official said, "A youth allegedly raped a girl at Chautra Ka Khera village in Gendoli area of Bundi district in Rajasthan yesterday night (July 05). Perturbed over the incident, she set herself on fire early morning today (July 06).""An FIR will be registered against the accused,"he added.
Around three men who were arrested in connection with Kanpur encounter case were produced before the District Court in Haryana's Faridabad on July 08. They were arrested after a raid was conducted at a house on receiving inputs of presence of Vikas Dubey, main accused in Kanpur encounter case. Earlier today, a man suspected to be history-sheeter Vikas Dubey was also spotted outside a shop in Faridabad, according to police sources. Vikas Dubey is absconding since Kanpur encounter, where 8 cops were killed. Reward on the head of Vikas Dubey has been increased to Rs 5 lakh.
: Amid the continuous developments in Kanpur shootout in which gangster Vikas Dubey escaped after an encounter in which eight police personnel were killed cold bloodedly, the history-sheeter's close aide Shyamu Bajpai has been arrested by Chaubepur Police. Bajpai, who carried Rs 25,000 reward on his head, has been arrested following an encounter. However, Bajpai denied the closeness with Dubey. Recently, Uttar Pradesh Police gunned down close aide of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey in Hamirpur during an encounter. The person is identified as Amar Dubey. UP Special Task Force (STF) had performed the operation. In another development, two persons have been detained in Haryana's Faridabad on July 8. The police are searching for Vikas Dubey in different states.
Amid the continuous developments in Kanpur shootout in which gangster Vikas Dubey escaped after an encounter in which eight police personnel were killed cold bloodedly, Uttar Pradesh Police gunned down close aide of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey in Hamirpur during an encounter. The person is identified as Amar Dubey. UP Special Task Force (STF) has performed the operation. In another development, two persons have been detained in Haryana's Faridabad on July 8. The police are searching for Vikas Dubey in different states. Vikas Dubey is the main accused in the Kanpur encounter case, in which he and his men allegedly opened fire on the police team which came to arrest him on Thursday late night and eight policemen including circle officer Devendra Mishra were killed in the incident.
The cricket lovers celebrated birthday of legend Sourav Ganguly in West Bengal's Siliguri on July 08. Siliguri Cricket Lovers Welfare Organization cut cake on the occasion. The 'Prince of Kolkata' and current BCCI president turned 48 today.
While speaking to media in Mumbai on July 08, the Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope spoke on reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days amid coronavirus outbreak in the state. He said, "Hotels have re-opened in Maharashtra, likewise, we will consider reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days." "We are positive about it. If social distancing norms are strictly followed, then there is no problem in reopening these two," Health Minister added.
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India on June 20 yet again recorded highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases (14,516) taking the tally to 3,95,048. Death toll has crossed 12,500 mark. Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with over 1.2 lakh cases. Record 1,89, 869 tests were converted on June 20, according to ICMR. Mumbai's Dharavi recorded dip in daily cases (7) on June 20. Tamil Nadu reported 2396 fresh cases, pushing up active cases to 24822. Delhi surpassed Tamil Nadu in terms of active cases (27512). DDMA meeting was held in Delhi over surging cases in national capital. Lt Governor Baijal today rolled back decision of 5-day mandatory institutional isolation for COVID-19 patients.
Residents of Asia's largest slum, Dharavi queued up outside the slum after the government announced that they will be making arrangements to send the migrant workers to their hometowns. Everyday migrants come in large numbers on the streets to board buses arranged by the authorities and send them to the respective stations to catch homebound trains. Social distancing norms were flouted as they failed to maintain an arm distance.