Recovery rate among COVID-19 patients stands at 63%.
3,61,024 samples have been tested in the country in the last 24 hours; the cumulative number of 1,34,33,742 samples tested has raised the testing per million for India to 9734.6, informed the Government of India.
8348 new COVID-19 patients were reported positive of coronavirus in Maharashtra on July 18.
4,807 new COVID-19 positive case, 88 deaths and 3,049 people discharged today in Tamil Nadu.
1475 COVID-19 positive cases, 1973 recovered and 26 deaths reported in Delhi today.
Kerala reported 593 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours.
Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport.
A 33-year-old woman patient allegedly went missing from COVID-19 jumbo hospital in Maharashtra's Pune. Patient's kin staged protest against hospital authorities. Her mother said, "My daughter has been missing since August 29.The hospital authorities say she was never admitted to the hospital. I have lodged police complaint."
From the CEO of the world's largest vaccine manufacturer commenting on the possible timeline of the final vaccine reaching every person on the planet, to the World Health Organisation warning that the months of October and November 2020 could be 'tougher' - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of Serum Institute of India reportedly said that it might take 4-5 years for the vaccine to reach everyone. He estimated that around 1,500 crore vaccine doses would be required to inoculate everyone if the final vaccine is a 2-dose drug. Meanwhile, the Government of India banned the export of onions after a 30% jump in export of the kitchen staple in the April-July 2020 period. Over a dozen Members of Parliament were found to be Covid positive on the day the central legislative body convened for its monsoon session. In Delhi, the deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, tested positive on the day that the Chief Minister of neighbouring Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, finally recovered from the disease. Watch the full video for the other top updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Ministry of External Affairs on September 24 held a press brief in Delhi. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on reports about Pakistan's announcement to hold elections in Gilgit Baltistan. He said, "Any action by Pakistan to alter the status of the military occupied so-called 'Gilgit-Baltistan' has no legal basis whatsoever and totally void."
Ministry of External Affairs on September 24 held a weekly press brief in Delhi. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava informed about the virtual bilateral summit between India and Sri Lanka. He said that the virtual bilateral summit will be held on September 26th. The summit will be hosted by India.
A 70-yr-old woman from Kerala has dedicated her life to end homelessness and suffering of stray dogs. Rukminiamma has built a safe haven for stray dogs near her roadside house. Rukminiamma lives in a small house in Kodimatha Kottayam with her daughter who works at a petrol pump. Most of the stray canines Rukminiamma shelters are injured and handicapped. On multiple occasions, she woke up to dogs being dropped at her doorstep. Rukminiamma and her daughter run on a limited income but her love for dogs is unmatched. As author Orhan Pamuk says in his book My name is Red, "Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."
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A 70-year-old poor lady pets more than 60 dogs in Kerala's Kottayam irrespective of her low income. Rukminiamma lives near Kodimatha Kottayam on road side in a small house. Her daughter works at a petrol pump, and with the little income they manage the living of both dogs and themselves. She brought these dogs from the street, and they mainly include injured and handicapped. Multiple times, she woke up to dogs dropped by people at her doorstep.
Two labourers dead after explosion at a quarry in Malayattoor area of Ernakulam district in Kerala on September 21. The blast took place in a building where explosives were stored for the purpose of blasting rocks. Further details awaited.
Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor on September 20 hit out at the Central government over the COVID-19 handling and management of the economy. "We have the worst of both worlds. We have neither managed to limit the spread of the virus nor have we managed to keep the economy afloat. GDP for the first time in 41 years has actually shrunk," said Tharoor in Lok Sabha.
Members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha held a protest march in Thiruvananthapuram against state Minister KT Jaleel. They demanded resignation of state Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the Gold smuggling case. They staged protest in Thiruvananthapuram on Sep 15.
The workers of BJP Mahila Morcha in Thiruvananthapuram blocked the road outside state secretariat on Sep 14 as they demanded resignation of state Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the gold smuggling case. Police also got involved to stop the protesters. On July 05, customs had seized 30 kg gold from consignment that came in name of an official of UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.
The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India but on a brighter side, India recorded highest ever, more than 4.4 lakh samples in a single day on July 26. Moreover, 36,145 patients recovered from..