Maintenance work being done at the Covid care Centre in College of Engineering hostel in Shivajinagar, Pune.

Coronavirus Live updates: Days after testing negative for Covid-19, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to AIIMS after complaining of “fatigue and body aches”, the premier hospital said in a statement. He had tested negative for the viral infection on August 14. “He has been admitted to AIIMS for post COVID care. He is comfortable and is continuing his work from hospital,” the statement added.

Shah had even hoisted the national flag at his residence on Independence Day. He was advised by doctors to stay in home isolation for a few days.

With India reporting 55,079 cases and 876 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in India Tuesday rose to over 27 lakh (27,02,743) including 51,797 deaths, 6,73,166 active cases and nearly 20 lakh (19,77,780) recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With today’s data, the recovery rate rose to 73.18 per cent and fatality rate stands at 1.92 per cent.

The health ministry declared that a  “new landmark” has been achieved as the country crossed the 3-crore mark of tests conducted. A total of 3,00,41,400 samples have been tested until August 16 with 7,31,697 being examined on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Parliament’s monsoon session may begin from the first week of September and is unlikely to see the two Houses assembling simultaneously, as one is expected to use both the chambers for its sitting in view of the coronavirus pandemic. A new sitting plan is expected for both Houses based upon social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Globally, 21,826,342 people have been infected so far, 773,152 have died while 13,830,466 have recovered.

Coronavirus India LIVE news updates: The health ministry declared that a  “new landmark” has been achieved as the country crossed the 3-crore mark of tests conducted.

Coronavirus India LIVE news updates

The ministry in a statement said the high recovery rate is the result of successful and coordinated implementation of an effective containment strategy, aggressive and comprehensive testing coupled with standardised clinical management of critical patients.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said the atmosphere of development in the state has not suffered despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to an official release. He said the progress on some of the projects was slow due to the coronavirus lockdown but the state government did not let the work stall. 

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