Coronavirus LIVE: India cases top 1.5 million; Maharashtra sees a dip
Coronavirus latest news: Total number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 1,516,738. The US now has 4,433,941 cases and Brazil 2,443,480. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
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India coronavirus cases and deaths update
West Bengal reports 2,134 new Covid-19 cases, 38 more deaths
Covid-19 cases in Telangana cross 57,000
The number of Covid-19 cases in Telangana crossed 57,000 on Tuesday as 1,610 new cases were reported while nine more deaths pushed the toll to 480.
Acting on the direction of the High Court, the Health Department released media bulletin in a new format, providing more details, including bed occupancy in government and private hospitals and containment zones.
The authorities had changed the format two days ago but the High Court on Monday expressed its dissatisfaction and observed that they were not implementing its orders.
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Assam reports 1,371 new Covid-19 cases
Assam recorded 1,371 more Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 34,947 as two more people succumbed to the disease in the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The state now has 8,238 active case of the infection, he tweeted.
"Alert ~ 1371 new Covid cases detected in Assam out of 22876 tests done in last 24 hrs. Positivity rate continues to be low at 5.9 per cent," Sarma said in a tweet.
Out of the new cases, the highest number of 295 was reported in Kamrup Metropolitan district, which primarily comprises the Guwahati city, followed by 221 in Kamrup district, he said.
57 per cent of Mumbai slum population has developed antibodies: Study
A sero-surveillance study done in Mumbai has revealed that 57 per cent of slum population and 16 per cent of non-slum residents in three civic wards had developed antibodies, indicating many people would already be affected by Covid-19 than the official tally suggests.
The sero-surveillance started on June 3 and 6,936 samples out of an estimated 8,870 were collected from slum and non-slum population of three civic wards - R-North, M-West and F-North - in the first half of July.
It showed high proportion of asymptomatic Covid-19 infection in the city.
The study revealed that 57 per cent of slum population and 16 per cent of non-slum residents in these civic wards had developed antibodies, the BMC said on Tuesday.
Union Minister Javadekar holds review meeting on Pune's Covid-19 situation, assures help from Centre
2,618 Covid-19 cases and 55 deaths reported in Pune. Death toll rises to 1,792. Total case count stands 75,400
Nagaland reports 75 new Covid-19 cases, recovery rate drops to 39.5 per cent
Jharkhand reports highest single-day spike of 686 new Covid-19 cases
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"All the countries that are developed right now will not receive a lower price for the same volume commitment than the US," Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla said on a conference call.
Telangana to strengthen district hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients
The Telangana government would provide all facilities to treat Covid-19 patients in respective districts, State Health Minister Etala Rajender said on Tuesday.
The health minister and Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao, who held a meeting with officials in Warangal on checking the spread of Covid-19, said the officials should place the indents for the purpose, an official release said here.
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Info Edge invests $6.33 million in Bulbulive Shopping Network
Info Edge (India) Ltd on Tuesday said it has invested about $6.33 million (about Rs 47.3 crore) in Bulbulive Shopping Network Pte Ltd.
Bulbul is a video and livestream-led commerce platform that aims to make online shopping engaging and social while offering consumers the opportunity to discover new products.
"The IE Venture Fund I has acquired/agreed to acquire 416 ordinary shares and 2002 series A1 compulsorily redeemable convertible preferred shares, through a mix of primary and secondary mode of acquisition," Info Edge said in a regulatory filing.
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First Published: Jul 28 2020 | 7:23 AM IST