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Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 23:34 [IST]

New Delhi, Aug 12: Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 12,712 new coronavirus patients and 344 deaths, which took the case tally to 5,48,313 and death count in the state to 18,650, a health official said.

The spike in the cases was the second highest, he said. The record one-day spike in cases in the state to date was recorded on August 8 at 12,822.

13,804 patients were discharged from hospitals on Wednesday, which took the number of recovered coronavirus patients to 3,81,843.

There are 1,47,513 active cases in the state, the official added.

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4,593 OVID cases detected out of 1,43,109 tests conducted today. Total cases stand at 68,999 including 45,073 recovered cases, 23,762 active cases and 161 deaths: State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

679 COVID19 cases and 8 deaths reported in Jharkhand today. The total number of cases in the State is now at 20,257, including 12,197 recovered/discharged, 7,858 active cases, and 202 deaths

With four patients succumbing to the infection, the death toll went up to 1,644, it said. A total of 222 patients were discharged in the day, raising the number of recoveries to 23,038. While 147 of 159 cases were reported from Ahmedabad city, 12 patients were found in rural areas, the department said.

The number of Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad district rose by 159 to 28,351 today, the Gujarat health department said.

Gujarat reported 1,152 new coronavirus positive cases today, pushing the overall tally of the state to 74,390, the health department said. With the death of 18 patients, its fatality count rose to 2,715.

797 fresh COVID19 cases reported today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 44,024 including 6,827 active cases, 36,694 recovered/discharged cases and 503 deaths. Recovery rate in the state is 83.35%: Haryana Government

1,132 new COVID-19 cases and 50 deaths reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases now at 1,26,371 including 1,00,070 recovered/discharged cases, 19,064 active cases and 6,940 deaths: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

West Bengal reports 2,936 new COVID19 cases and 54 deaths today. The total number of cases rises to 1,04,326 and the death toll is at 2,203. There are 26,003 active cases.

Goa today reported 480 new coronavirus patients, which took the tally of new cases to 9,924, the state health department said. 161 people recovered from the infection in the state, taking the number of recovered patients to 6,641, it added.

Total COVID19 active cases rise to 656 in Meghalaya while total recoveries stand at 517 in the state: Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister, Meghalaya.

Madhya Pradesh reports 870 new COVID19 cases and 15 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 41,604 including 1,048 deaths and 9,317 active cases.

12,712 new COVID-19 cases reported in Maharashtra taking the total number of cases in the State to 5,48,313 There are 1,47,513 active cases and the death toll is at 18,650. 13,408 people discharged today, total recoveries stand at 3,81,843.

81 new COVID19 cases, 1 death reported in Chandigarh today, taking the total number of cases to 1,751, including 700 active cases, 1,023 recovered cases & 26 deaths

4,583 new COVID19 cases, 4,073 recovered cases & 55 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh. Total number of active cases till date stands at 49,347 while total 84,661 people have recovered & 2,230 have died so far: State Health Department, Uttar Pradesh

Karnataka reported 7,883 new COVID-19 cases, 7,034 recoveries & 113 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 1,96,494, including 80,343 active cases, 1,12,633 recovered cases & 3,510 deaths till date. 2802 cases reported in Bengaluru.

Jammu & Kashmir reported 482 new #COVID19 cases (106 in Jammu & 376 in Kashmir), 544 recoveries and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 26,413 till date, including 7,392 active cases, 18,523 recovered cases & 498 deaths.

41 new COVID19 positive cases, 76 recovered cases reported in Manipur in the last 24 hours. The state’s total cases tally now stands at 3,982 including 1,739 active cases, 2,231 recovered cases and 11 deaths.

Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Y Naik announces he has tested positive for COVID19.

9,597 new COVID19 positive cases, 6,676 recoveries & 93 deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh today, taking the total number of cases to 2,54,146, including 90,425 active cases, 1,61,425 recovered and 2,296 deaths so far: State Health Department, Andhra Pradesh

1,212 new COVID19 cases and 5 deaths reported in Kerala. Of these new cases, 1,068 contracted the infection through local transmission: Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister

Tamil Nadu reports 5,871 new COVID19 cases and 119 deaths today taking the total number of cases to 3,14,520 including 5,278 deaths and 52,929 active cases.

82 new COVID19 cases & 48 recovered cases reported in Himachal Pradesh till 5 pm today, pushing the tally in the state to 3,579, including 1,214 active cases, 2,321 recoveries and 16 deaths till date.

Odisha relaxes weekend shutdown imposed in Ganjam, Khorda, Gajapati, Cuttack & Rourkela municipal corporation areas on Aug 15 up to 11 am to allow citizens to unfurl flag at their premises subject to condition that not more than 10 persons shall congregate at a place: State Govt

In view of COVID19, Air India (AI) has decided to close down its stations in Vienna, Milan, Madrid, Copenhagen, & Stockholm. AI would immediately initiate action for closure in consultation with local lawyers & advise the timelines by which the stations will be closed: Air India

9 new COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 2,643, including 87 active cases and 2298 discharges: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID19 met for the first time today and deliberated on a strategy to ensure COVID-19 vaccines’ availability and its delivery mechanism. The meeting was chaired by Dr V K Paul, Member Niti Aayog: Ministry of Health, Govt of India

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh’s wife Veena Singh has been tested positive for Covid-19.

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate soared past 70 per cent today with 16,39,599 people having recuperated from the disease so far in the country, while active cases comprise 27.64 pc of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said.

Uttar Pradesh reported today 4,475 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, while 54 more people died due to the infection. Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said the total number of cases in the state now stands at 1,36,238 and fatalities at 2,230. He put the number of fresh cases in the past 24 hours at 4,583. On Tuesday, the state’s Covid-19 tally was 1,31,763.

Trade across the India-Bhutan border through Jaigaon in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district was suspended after a lockdown was imposed to curb the rise in Covid-19 cases in the Himalayan kingdom, an official said today.

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Had an extensive review regarding preparedness on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Different ministries & states are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 3, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked people to remain calm and do not panic. He also advised people to take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection from the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he held an extensive review on the preparedness for novel coronavirus.

Government launches helpline numbers,
Coronavirus India helpline number: +91-11-23978046
Coronavirus India helpline email: ncov2019@gmail.com

Travel advisory on COVID-19 said, “All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visa (including VoA for Japan&S Korea) granted to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan& issued on or before 3 March and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect.”

In view of the emerging global scenarios regarding COVID19 disease, in supersession of all earlier advisories, the government issued the new travel advisory.

Reserve Bank of India has stated that globally, financial markets have been experiencing considerable volatility, with the spread of the coronavirus triggering risk-off sentiments.

Hotels and tourists sites in Agra have been instructed to inform the office of the Chief Medical Officer as soon as visitors from Italy, Iran or China arrive, so that they can be screened for coronavirus infection.

India restricted exports of 26 pharma formulations and drugs in the wake of Coronavirus.

Jaipur: Union Health Ministry held a meeting with the Rajasthan Health Dept officials over #coronavirus. RK Singh, ACS Health says, “All the hotels where the Italian tourist stayed are being sanitized. People who came in contact with the infected person, their samples taken”. pic.twitter.com/BNusj4Tvnp

— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2020

Union Health Ministry held a meeting with the Rajasthan Health Department officials over coronavirus outbreak. RK Singh, ACS Health says, “All the hotels where the Italian tourist stayed are being sanitized. People who came in contact with the infected person, their samples taken”.

Meanwhile, Telangana government has issued advisory for people amid the outbreak of a positive case of the COVID-19 in the state.

Telangana government has also launched a 24/7 helpline service to assist the people who are experiencing symptoms related to the virus.

Anurag Bhargav, Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar: We are also sanitizing the school bus in which the children travelled. https://t.co/y5Ey2iz2Xt

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 3, 2020

Anurag Bhargav, Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar said regarding the Noida school that has been closed, “Several schoolmates of children of a COVID-19 infected man came into contact with him at a party. We have closed down the school to sanitize it. The infected man is admitted to a hospital in Delhi.”

The Bengaluru techie working in Hyderabad has been quarantined and is being treated at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, following strict screening protocols.

The Civil Aviation Ministry conducts a review meeting with all airports to guide the preparations to prevent the spread of the infection in the country.

40 students of Noida school sent to isolation for 28 days after parent tests positive for Coronavirus.

Iran reports 11 new coronavirus deaths, death toll reaches 77.

The Hyatt Regency Delhi on Tuesday asked its employees to self-quarantine for 14 days after it came to light that a COVID-19 patient had dined at a restaurant in the hotel on February 28. Health Ministry officials were seen sanitising the hotel, the report said. The hotel management issued a statement saying that it is taking precautionary measures.

Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) restricts export of 26 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) in its revised export policy.

Telangana Health Minister E Rajendra said,”Till now not a single person has been affected by #COVID19 in the state, except the youth who arrived from Dubai. 88 people have been identified who came in contact with him,45 of them are being tested, others will also be tested.”

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the 14th edition of Art Dubai, which was scheduled to be held on March 25-28, has been “postponed” till further notice, organisers announced on Tuesday. In a statement signed by Benedict Floyd, Pablo del Val, and Chloe Vaitsou, the CEO, artistic director, and international director of the fair respectively, a new Dubai-focused programme has been announced in place of the international fair.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia: Chief Minister was informed about the one positive case. In 25 hospitals, the process of setting up of isolation wards is underway. We have to take care of personal hygiene & develop a habit of washing our hands frequently.

IndiGo statement: The Coronavirus affected passenger in Hyderabad travelled on IndiGo flight 6E 96 (Dubai-Bangalore) on Feb 20. All 4 cabin crew who operated this flight have been placed on home observation. We’re following all prescribed Airport Health Organization guidelines.

Navy’s Milan multilateral naval exercise planned to be held from March 18 in Visakhapatnam may be cancelled in view of Coronavirus. Govt has asked Army, Navy and Air Force to be prepared for quarantine facilities for over 2500 suspected cases in coming days.

CISF provides sanitisers, gloves and masks to its airport-guarding troops

Wuhan closes makeshift hospital as new coronavirus cases in China drop sharply

New dates are being worked out for the Milan exercise in which around 40 countries were supposed to participate.

24 people including 3 Indians and 21 Italian nationals residing in a hotel of South Delhi have been shifted to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp for testing of Coronavirus. Their test results will come tomorrow.

Uttar Pradesh: Six suspected cases of COVID19 found in the state. All suspected patients have been admitted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. Samples have been sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing.

Haryana Police has issued an advisory instructing its field units to take immediate action to safeguard on-duty police personnel from potential Coronavirus infection by equipping them with masks, gloves and hand sanitizers etc.

Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported Tuesday, as Italy battles Europe’s worst outbreak. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni did not respond to a request for comment on the report in the Messaggero newspaper.

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