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Coronavirus LIVE: Bihar conducts record of 1 lakh COVID-19 tests; Tally past 94,000

By oneindia staff

New Delhi, Aug 14: Bihar claimed to have conducted a record number of over one lakh COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours, during which 10 more patients succumbed to the virus and 3,906 fresh cases were reported. According to a bulletin issued by the state health department, the death toll rose to 484, while the tally soared to 94,459, with 31,567 active cases.


Meanwhile, India scaled a new high on Thursday by testing over 8.3 lakh samples in last 24 hours, the highest tested for COVID-19 in a day so far, even as new cases continued to increase registering a record single-day surge of 66,999 cases. The government maintained that increasing number of positive cases should be seen in tandem with the positivity rate and recovery of patients.

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8:24 AM, 14 Aug
Nearly five months after the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra was suspended as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir administration announced that the Yatra would be resumed on August 16.
8:10 AM, 14 Aug
South Korea reports 103 new coronavirus cases, most domestic cases since end of March: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
11:56 PM, 13 Aug
793 new Covid cases reported in Haryana today, taking the total number of cases to 44817: State Health Department
11:56 PM, 13 Aug
Five security guards of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, Dr Surekha Chopra, Chief Medical Officer, Shimla, told news agency ANI.
8:03 PM, 13 Aug
416 new COVID19 cases and 327 treated/cured cases reported in Uttarakhand today. The total number of cases in the state stands at 11,302, including 4,103 active cases, 7,014 recoveries and 143 deaths: State Health Department, Government of Uttarakhand
8:02 PM, 13 Aug
Tamil Nadu: The management of Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai announces cancellation of Avani Moola festival in the wake of COVID19 pandemic. The celebrations of the festival were scheduled to be held from 15th August to 1st September.
8:02 PM, 13 Aug
536 new #COVID19 positive cases reported from Jammu and Kashmir today; 98 from Jammu division and 438 from Kashmir division, taking the total number of cases to 26949. Death toll rises to 509 after 11 deaths were reported today: Govt of J&K
8:02 PM, 13 Aug
6706 COVID19 cases, 8609 cases of discharge and 103 deaths reported in Karnataka today. Total cases in the state stand at 2,03,200, including 1,21,242 cases of discharge and 3613 deaths: Department of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka
8:02 PM, 13 Aug
Imphal: 130 new cases, 64 recoveries & 1 new #COVID19 death reported in Manipur in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 13 & the total number of cases to 4,112 in the state. There are 1,804 active cases & 2,295 recovered cases till date: Government of Manipur
5:44 PM, 13 Aug
Total COVID19 positive cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 3,744 including 1,293 active cases, 2,398 recoveries and 17 deaths: State Health Department
5:17 PM, 13 Aug
9996 new COVID19 positive cases and 82 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases now at 264142 including 90840 active cases, 170924 recovered cases and 2378 deaths: State COVID-19 Nodal Officer
5:16 PM, 13 Aug
Delhi reports 956 new COVID19 positive cases and 14 deaths today. Total number of cases now at 149460 including 10975 active cases, 134318 recovered/discharged/migrated and 4167 deaths.
5:15 PM, 13 Aug
6478 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 8878 Rapid antigen tests conducted today. So far, 1258095 tests have been done: Delhi Govt
4:55 PM, 13 Aug
Uttar Pradesh reported 50 more Covid-19 deaths and 4,537 new cases of the infection today. Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said the total number of cases in the state stands at 1,40,775 and the death toll at 2,280.
4:40 PM, 13 Aug
China reported several cases of frozen food packaging contaminated with the novel coronavirus this week, while New Zealand said it is investigating the possibility that its latest COVID19 cases.
4:15 PM, 13 Aug
Union Minister and MP from Patna Sahib Ravi Shankar Prasad visits Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), to review medical facilities amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
4:15 PM, 13 Aug
"51 new COVID-19 cases and 24 recoveries reported today taking the tally to 3,687, including 1,257 active cases, 2,386 cured cases and 16 deaths till date," State Health Department, Himachal Pradesh.
3:42 PM, 13 Aug
The International Film Festival of India 2020 will be held as per schedule in the last week of November this year. All SOPs and guidelines issued by Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting will be followed: Goa CM Pramod Sawant.
3:42 PM, 13 Aug
India posts highest-ever single day recoveries of 56,383 in a single day. With this number, the total recovered COVID-19 patients have touched nearly 17 lakhs (16,95,982) today. The case fatality rate has further improved to 1.96%: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
3:07 PM, 13 Aug
The International Film Festival of India 2020 will be held as per schedule in the last week of November this year. All SOPs and guidelines issued by Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting will be followed: Goa CM Pramod Sawant
2:33 PM, 13 Aug
"Ganesh Chaturthi in Tamil Nadu will be celebrated on August 22. People are advised to celebrate Vinayaka Chaturthi at their home to curtail COVID-19 spread. No installation of idols in public and no rallies to immerse idols in water bodies allowed," Government of Tamil Nadu said today.
2:12 PM, 13 Aug
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has imposed its first nationwide lockdown due to a virus infection in a returning traveler who had been released from quarantine. The government issued a stay-at-home order for its approximately 750,000 people, and all schools, offices and commercial establishments were closed.
1:54 PM, 13 Aug
Puducherry: Villupuram MP Ravikumar has written a letter to Union Health Minister Harshwardhan asking him to upgrade the COVID-19 ward at the Pondicherry JIPMER Hospital. The letter reads, "Request you to take immediate steps to increase the capacity of COVID-19 ward to 1,000 beds."
1:15 PM, 13 Aug
In a case of negligence, the bodies of two Covid-19 casualties were swapped at the Sir Sunderlal Hospital in Varanasi. Additional Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jung Bahadur had died on Wednesday morning after testing coronavirus positive, at the hospital. However, his family cremated another person's body, and it was later found out that the death certificate of Dr Bahadur was mistakenly placed with another person's body.
1:06 PM, 13 Aug
Ram Janmabhoomi Trust Chief Tests Positive for Covid-19, Was Part of Ayodhya Event With PM Modi
12:18 PM, 13 Aug
CM has taken details of the health status on Mahant Nitya Gopaldas who has tested COVID19 positive. He has spoken to DM Mathura and to Dr Trehan of Medanta and requested for immediate medical attention for him at the hospital: Chief Ministers' Office
12:16 PM, 13 Aug
Till now, 76 persons have donated plasma and 89 patients have benefitted from it. Today, 40 COVID19 recovered police personnel donated plasma. Our state has the highest number of plasma banks in the country: Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr.C.Vijayabaskar
12:08 PM, 13 Aug
1,931 new COVID-19 positive cases and 11 deaths reported in Telangana on August 12, taking the total number of cases to 86,475, including 22,736 active cases, 63,074 recoveries and 665 deaths so far: State Health Department.
11:31 AM, 13 Aug
381 more Maharashtra Police personnel test positive for coronavirus and 3 died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 124. Total cases in the police force stand at 11,773, out of which 9,416 have recovered and 2,233 are active cases: Maharashtra Police.
11:13 AM, 13 Aug
The uptick in the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi in the last week has resulted in a heightened demand for hospital beds. The occupancy of Covid-19 beds in hospitals in the national capital, which was below 3,000 on July 30 and remained the same till August 5, breached the 3,000-mark.

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