India on Saturday, 1 August, reported 57,117 new COVID-19 cases in what is the biggest one-day spike, taking the tally in the country to 16,95,998. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 5,65,103 active cases across the country, while 10,94,374 patients have been cured or discharged. The death toll stands at 36,511.

Meanwhile, a day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rejected the AAP government’s decision to allow normal functioning of hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis under ‘Unlock 3’, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, asking for immediate directions to be issued to the LG to overturn his decision, and allow hotels and such markets to function in the national capital.

  • Maharashtra on Saturday reported 9,601 new COVID-19 cases and 322 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 4,31,719 and the death toll to 15,316
  • Delhi reported 1,118 new COVID-19 cases and 26 fatalities, taking the tally in the national capital to 1,36,716 and the death toll to 3,989
  • Andhra Pradesh reported 9,276 new cases, taking the tally in the state to 1,50,209
  • BJP leader and former minister P Manikyala Rao has died of COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada, party sources cited by PTI said on Saturday
  • The Centre informed SC on Friday that Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura and Karnataka haven’t made timely payment to frontline workers

105-Yr-Old Afghanistan National Recovers In Greater Noida

A 105-year-old woman from Afghanistan, who spent a week on ventilator, discharged from hospital in UP's Greater Noida after recovering from COVID-19, reported ANI quoting officials.

Highest Single-Day Spike Recorded In Jharkhand

Highest single-day spike of 826 COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand, taking the total infected tally to 11,314. There are 6,894 active cases and death toll rises to 106 with three more deaths.

Cong Leader Tests Positive For COVID-19

Congress leader PC Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 and appealed to all those who met him to get tested.

“I am healthy for now and undergoing medical treatment at Chirayu Hospital. I appeal to all who met me to get tested and quarantine themselves,” Sharma said.

1,602 New COVID Cases In Odisha

At least 1,602 new COVID cases reported in Odisha in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 33,479. The number of recovered cases is 20,517 and active cases are 12,737, said the state’s health department.

Shops Shut, Streets Deserted In Bhopal

Shops closed and streets wore a deserted look in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal as 10-day complete lockdown was imposed in the city till 4 August, in view of rise in #COVID19 cases in the state capital.

Puducherry Reports 139 New COVID-19 Cases

Puducherry has reported 139 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 3,593 including 1,357 active cases, 2,185 discharges and 51 deaths.

India's Case Fatality Rate at 2.15%, Recovery Rate at 64.53%: Centre

The Health Ministry on Saturday said that India's case fatality rate stands at 2.15 percent, the lowest since the first lockdown started. Meanwhile, the recovery rate is currently at 64.53 percent.

1,118 New COVID-19 Cases in Delhi; 1,201 Recoveries/Discharged

Delhi on Saturday reported 1,118 new COVID-19 cases and 26 fatalities, taking the tally in the national capital to 1,36,716 and the death toll to 3,989. As many as 1,201 people recovered or were discharged on Saturday.

9,276 New COVID-19 Cases in Andhra Pradesh, Tally Above 1.50 Lakh

Andhra Pradesh on Saturday reported 9,276 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the state to 1,50,209.

BJP Leader, Ex-Minister Manikyala Rao Dies of COVID-19: Report

Senior BJP leader and former minister P Manikyala Rao has died of COVID-19 in a private hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada, party sources cited by PTI said on Saturday. He was 59.

5,879 New COVID-19 Cases in TN, Tally Rises to Over 2.51 Lakh

Tamil Nadu on Saturday reported 5,879 new COVID-19 cases and 99 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 2,51,738 and the death toll to 4,034.

5,172 New COVID-19 Cases in Karnataka, Tally Rises to Over 1.29 Lakh

Karnataka on Saturday reported 5,172 new COVID-19 cases and 98 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 1,29,287 and the death toll to 2,412.

Planning to Reopen Schools, Colleges on 1 Sept; Final Decision by Centre: Assam Minister

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that they are planning to reopen schools, colleges and other educational institutions from 1 September, but the final decision rests with the Centre, reported ANI.

Delhi Dy CM Writes to HM Shah Against LG’s Move on Hotels, Markets

A day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rejected the AAP government's decision to allow normal functioning of hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis under 'Unlock 3', Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, asking for immediate directions to be issued to the LG to overturn his decision, and allow hotels and such markets to function in the national capital.

"The Delhi government will again send a proposal on opening of hotels and weekly markets to the LG. I request you to ask the LG not to stop it," Sisodia told Home Minister Shah.

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9,601 New COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra; Tally Rises to Over 4.31 Lakh

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 9,601 new COVID-19 cases and 322 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 4,31,719 and the death toll to 15,316.