Catch up on the latest pandemic situation nationally across the states updated on 11 AM August 2
Kerala: State government has issued guidelines for COVID treatment in private hospitals. Those who are not a member of the Karunya scheme of State and not covered under any other health insurance will have a payout of their own pocket. Two more Covid-19 deaths were reported in the state today, from Kasaragod and Ernakulam districts. Transport Minister A K Saseendran said that long-distance KSRTC buses will resume service from tomorrow, outside containment zones. 206 long-distance bus services will be available at the old ticket rate. Kerala is celebrating Bakrid today while maintaining all Covid-19 precautions. 506 new active cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the state yesterday. 10,056 patients are undergoing treatment and 1.4 lakh, people, under surveillance in various districts.
Tamil Nadu: State extends lockdown till August 31, but eases curbs. As many as 20,204 small temples, having an annual income less than Rs 10,000, and situated in villages/rural areas have been permitted to open for public. While allowing private companies and other industries to function with 75 per cent of the workforce from August 1, the restriction imposed on public transport has irked daily wagers, small traders, and street vendors among others. The state recorded the highest single-day COVID death toll of 97 yesterday. 5864 new cases & 5295 recoveries reported yesterday. Total cases till now: 2,39,978; Active cases: 57,962; Deaths: 3838; Active cases in Chennai: 12,735.
Karnataka: Today CM met governor along with the home minister and discussed present COVID 19 situation in Karnataka state and explained the actions taken by the state government to control COVID. The governor suggested CM make arrangements for speed up of tests and also use Ayurveda and Homeopathy medicine to control COVID. BBMP will issue guidelines for the Ganesha festival. Based on MHA guidelines on Unlock 3.0, State issued new guidelines that will come into effect from August 1. Meanwhile, BBMP has cancelled the license of 19 hospitals in the city for not providing 50% beds for COVID patients. 6,128 new cases, 3793 discharges & 83 deaths were reported yesterday. 2233 cases in Bangalore city. Total cases: 1,18,632; Active cases: 69,700; Deaths: 2230.
Andhra Pradesh: State contemplating to issue e-passes, which will be generated automatically from August 1 to people who want to enter Andhra Pradesh by road. Around 61 of the 108 Ambulance crew (Drivers and Emergency Medical Technicians) were tested positive for Covid-19 who were playing a major role in shifting patients to hospitals and quarantine centers. 10,167 new cases, 4618 discharges and 68 deaths reported yesterday. Total cases: 1,30,557; Active cases: 69,252; Deaths: 1281; Discharges: 60,024.
Telangana: At 191, Mahabubnagar has most number containment zones in Telangana; in comparison, Greater Hyderabad from where a majority of the positive cases are reported has 92 containment zones according to the State medical bulletin. 1986 new cases, 816 recoveries & 14 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in Telangana; out of 1986 cases, 586 cases reported from GHMC. Total cases till now: 62,703; Active cases: 16,796; Deaths 519; Discharges : 45,388.
Punjab: Amid spiraling COVID infections and deaths, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that plasma will be provided free of cost by the state government to all those in need. CM directed the Health Department to strictly ensure that COVID patients are not charged for plasma therapy and that nobody is allowed to buy or sell plasma, which has proven a life-saver in many cases in the absence of any cure for Coronavirus.
Haryana: Keeping in mind COVID-19, the Women & Child Development Department conducted regular counseling, meditation, yoga workshops for the migrant workers living in shelter homes established in the state. Activities were also organized to entertain the children who were in these shelter homes. Meals including, ‘panjiri’, milk, fruits, and biscuits, besides face masks, paper napkins, sanitizers, sanitary napkins, diapers and soaps were provided to 7572 migrant workers, 5628 women and 11184 children.
Maharashtra: The state on Thursday reported a new high of 11,147 COVID positive cases, taking the total number of cases to over 4.11 lakh. The number of active cases is 1.48 lakhs, as the state reported 8,860 recoveries during the last 24 hours. Mumbai once again crossed the 1,000 marks with 1,208 fresh cases. The city now hosts 20,158 active cases. The Pune Municipal Corporation and Pune reported 1,889 new cases. Maharashtra now has the grim distinction of having three out of the five worst-affected districts – Mumbai, Thane and NaviMumbai. Chennai and Bangalore are the other two.
Gujarat: In Gujarat, the total number of COVID 19 cases have crossed 60,000 marks, with a total of 1,159 cases reported in the last 24 hours. This is yet another highest single-day spike. 22 patients lost their life due to COVID 19 on Thursday, taking the death toll due to pandemic to 2,418. This apart, 879 patients were discharged from different hospitals in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovered cases to 44,074. There are 13,793 active patients and the state’s recovery rate is 73.11% as on date. The state government has announced that 5 beds in a 100 bedded hospital and 10 beds in hospitals with more than 100 beds will be reserved for doctors and health workers involved in COVID care. If the beds meant for front line workers remain vacant, then they can be allotted to the general public.
Rajasthan: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that all the religious places in the state would reopen from 1st September. The Home Department will issue necessary instructions in this regard. The state has 11,319 active cases, including the 362 new positive cases reported yesterday.
Madhya Pradesh: 834 new cases were reported in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, taking the state tally 30,968. Maximum cases were reported from Bhopal (233), followed by Indore (84) and Barwani (73).
Chhattisgarh: The state-reported 256 new patients which has taken the state tally of COVID-19 cases to 8,856, while the count of active patients is 2884 now.