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Coronavirus Updates: Bengal reports 2,341 new cases, 40 deaths; BJP leader tests positive in Himachal

Coronavirus Updates: Former Nadaun MLA Vijay Agnihotry stated in a Fb publish that he had examined constructive and appealed to all his current contacts to residence quarantine themselves.

Coronavirus Updates: The COVID-19 toll in West Bengal rose to 1,372 on Sunday with 40 new fatalities, whereas the depend of circumstances rose to 58,718 with 2,341 extra folks getting contaminated with the virus in 24 hours, a Well being division bulletin stated.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 case depend rose to 3,75,799 as 9,431 extra examined constructive within the state on Sunday. The fatality depend rose to 13, 656 with 267 deaths, stated the state well being division.

Tamil Nadu registered a spike of 6,986 contemporary infections and 85 deaths on Sunday, taking the case depend to 2,13,723 and toll to three,494.

As many as 36,145 sufferers recuperated from COVID-19 in 24 hours, taking the full variety of recoveries to eight,85,576, stated the well being ministry.

The Sikkim authorities has prolonged the statewide lockdown until August 1 to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus, in keeping with a notification.

Not less than 3,338 individuals who have examined constructive for coronavirus, are “untraceable”, in keeping with media studies. A search is presently underway to find them.

On Sunday, Sikkim reported its first COVID-19 dying — a 74-year-old with comorbidities from East Sikkim. In the meantime, India’s restoration fee is now at 63.92%.

“Everytime you really feel like taking off your masks, consider frontline troopers. Villages have been making extraordinary efforts towards COVID-19,” stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout his Mann Ki Baat handle on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated India’s restoration fee is best and fatality is far lower than most different nations. He additionally highlighted that the coronavirus will not be but gone, it is spreading quick in lots of areas, and remains to be as harmful as earlier than.

India studies 48,661 new coronavirus circumstances on Sunday, taking its total tally to 13,85,522. The toll rises by 705 to 32,063. Greater than 8.85 lakh folks have recovered.

India on Sunday registered a document variety of single-day COVID19 exams on the second consecutive day. Within the final 24 hours, 4,42,031 samples had been examined.

Many high-risk areas throughout the nation noticed lockdown on Saturday as a part of restrictions introduced by totally different state and native authorities to include the unfold of the an infection. Whereas some states have introduced a weekend-lockdown, others have clamped down restrictions for various durations in areas with the excessive caseload.

Whereas Uttar Pradesh noticed one other weekend lockdown, comparable curbs had been imposed for the second time this month in 4 Uttarakhand districts—Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, and Udham Singh Nagar districts — which have reported 1,348 circumstances since 18 July.

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday introduced a three-day whole lockdown within the state from Monday to curb the spurt in infections.

A whole lockdown until Monday morning was imposed in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, which has been implementing shutdown each Sunday, much like that in Madhya Pradesh. Lockdown restrictions additionally kicked-in within the state’s capital Bhopal from Friday evening. Bihar and Manipur have imposed a state-wide shutdown from 16 and 23 July, respectively.

In Maharashtra, civic authorities of Nagpur metropolis introduced a voluntary ‘janta curfew‘ on Saturday and Sunday, with solely important companies remaining practical.

All outlets had been shut and transport companies had been suspended in West Bengal as a part of the twice-a-week lockdown within the state.

Jammu went below a 60-hour lockdown from 6 pm on Friday, whereas a six-day full lockdown has been imposed throughout the Kashmir Valley besides Bandipora since Thursday.

Amidst this, India’s COVID-19 tally went  previous 13 lakh on Saturday, simply two days after it crossed the 12 lakh mark, whereas the recoveries mounted to eight,49,431, in keeping with the Union Well being Ministry.

With 48,916 contemporary circumstances as of Eight am Saturday, the nation’s coronavirus an infection depend stands formally at 13,36,861 with 31,358 fatalities. Of them, 757 succumbed to the illness within the final 24 hours, knowledge up to date by the ministry confirmed.

West Bengal observes two-day lockdown

Regular life got here to a grinding halt within the japanese state on Saturday as outlets had been shut and all modes of transport went off the roads as a part of the West Bengal authorities’s plan to clamp restrictions two days every week.

An identical lockdown will happen subsequent Wednesday.

Greater than 3,800 folks had been arrested for flouting lockdown tips on Thursday when it was first imposed. Flight operations on the Kolkata airport had been additionally suspended in the course of the lockdown.

Police patrolled all main site visitors intersections within the metropolis to maintain a test on the motion of individuals. Barricades had been additionally put up in numerous components of the state to cease folks from popping out of their houses, officers stated.

In Karnataka, the civic chiefs of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi confirmed that the districts will comply with the Sunday lockdown beginning 9 pm on Saturdays. The week-long lockdown imposed in Dakshina Kannada was lifted Thursday morning, whereas Udupi has closed its district borders until the month-end.

In response to news company ANI, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad stated that lockdown curbs will in place within the metropolis over the weekend and authorized motion shall be taken towards those that violate the norms.

Karnataka additionally reported a document 5,072 new case, with practically half of the circumstances coming from capital Bengaluru city alone. The state additionally reported 27 deaths, taking the variety of casualties to 1,796.

In Maharashtra’s Nagpur metropolis a voluntary ‘janta curfew‘ was introduced for Saturday and Sunday however the civic chief has warned of strict curfew if the principles will not be adopted.

Three-day lockdown in Tripura from Monday

In a televised handle, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb stated {that a} state-wide lockdown will start at 5 am on 27 July and final until 5 am on 30 July.

“Our fatality fee is barely 0.29 % whereas the an infection fee is way lower than the nationwide common. However, since there isn’t a different more practical means of combating the coronavirus, we’ve got to go for a short lockdown interval once more,” he stated, including that fast antigen check will start quickly.

The lockdown can have 21 exemptions, together with that to emergency and important companies in addition to to print and digital media however these violating the curbs shall be fined, stated a authorities order.

These not sporting masks shall be fined Rs 200 for the primary time and Rs 400 the following time, the federal government order said, including a penalty of Rs 1,000 shall be imposed on these flouting social distancing norms.

Lockdown restrictions have additionally been introduced within the northeastern states of Nagaland and Meghalaya.  Nagaland capital Kohima shall be below a shutdown until 31 July, whereas curbs will come into impact in Dimapur from Sunday until 2 August. The Meghalaya authorities has additionally determined to impose an entire lockdown in Shillong agglomeration from 26 to 29 July.

Southern states proceed reporting excessive numbers

Apart from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, the second-worst-hit state by the virus, too recorded its greatest each day spike. The state breached two lakh coronavirus circumstances on Saturday with 6,988 contemporary infections, pushing the combination infections within the state to 2,06,737.

The upward pattern in new circumstances continued in Andhra Pradesh as properly with 7,813 sufferers testing constructive, taking the general case depend to 88,671. One other 52 COVID-19 sufferers succumbed whereas 3,208 had been discharged from hospitals within the final 24 hours, the newest bulletin stated.

The overall variety of COVID-19 sufferers discharged to date touched 43,255 and the toll mounted to 985.

Kerala noticed its greatest single-day spike to date, recording 1,103 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances, taking the an infection depend to 18,098. As many as 9,420 individuals are below therapy. Thiruvananthapuram, the place the federal government had declared that two areas are witnessing neighborhood transmission, has 2,666 energetic circumstances, the best within the state.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan exams constructive

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that he has examined constructive for the virus. “I had signs of COVID-19. Within the check report I used to be discovered constructive. I enchantment to all my colleagues that whoever has are available in my contact to get examined for coronavirus. My shut contacts ought to transfer to quarantine,” Chouhan stated in a tweet.

Speaking to PTI, state BJP’s media in-charge Lokendra Parashar stated that Chouhan was shifted to COVID-19 designated Chirayu Medical Faculty and Hospital within the state capital.

Maharashtra CM stresses on steadiness between well being and economic system

In the meantime, Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by COVID-19, Saturday stated that he was not in favour of full lifting of the coronavirus-induced curbs within the state solely to deal with the financial considerations.

“I’ll by no means say that the lockdown shall be lifted utterly. However I’ve began reopening a number of issues progressively. As soon as reopened, it should not be shut once more. Therefore, I favor taking steps in phases. You may’t simply take into consideration the economic system or well being. There must be a steadiness between the 2,” he stated in an interview to Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana‘.

From June onwards, the federal government had began lifting the restrictions in a phase-wise method below its ‘Mission Start Once more’ initiative.

Maharashtra on Saturday registered 9,251 new COVID-19 circumstances, taking the cumulative depend within the state to three,66,368 whereas fatalities mounted by 257, together with 116 in Mumbai Metropolitan Area (MMR), to 13,389, the state well being division stated.

File 4.2 lakh samples examined in a day, says well being ministry

With 4,20,898 samples examined previously 24 hours, the well being ministry stated in a separate assertion, the Assessments Per Million (TPM) has elevated to 11,485 and continues to take care of an upward pattern.

Until Friday, a complete of 1,58,49,068 exams for COVID-19 had been accomplished within the nation with  3.50 lakh exams being performed day-after-day over the past one week, the ministry stated.

With elevated testing of samples for COVID-19, the fatality fee has considerably dropped to 2.35 % on Saturday and the restoration fee has surged to 63.54 %, it stated.

With inputs from companies

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