Focus on reducing coronavirus COVID-19 case fatality rate: Centre tells states

As heavy rains continues to batter most parts of south India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that rainfall is likely to continue over Kerala and a flood-like situation prevails in several parts of Karnataka due to heavy rains.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 23:26

New Delhi: As heavy rains continues to batter most parts of south India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that rainfall is likely to continue over Kerala and a flood-like situation prevails in several parts of Karnataka.

The death toll in Kerala`s Idukki landslide incident has surged to 17, said Devikulam sub-collector on Friday. "The death toll in Idukki landslide rises to 17. Twelve people have been rescued so far," he told PTI.

Meawhile, India's COVID-19 tally on Saturday rose to 20,88,612 including 6,19,088 active cases, 14,27,006 cured cases and 42,518 deaths, with single-day spike of 61,537 cases and 933 deaths, in the last 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Health.

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8 August 2020, 21:30 PM

Rajasthan: 1,171 new cases and 11 deaths were reported today. The total number of positive cases rose to 51,328, while the death count now stands at 778. Active cases at 13,387.

8 August 2020, 18:46 PM

Centre to states: Focus on reducing COVID-19 case fatality rate. (Read more)

 

8 August 2020, 18:44 PM

India Meteorological Department: Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls very likely to continue over Kerala and Mahe during next 24 hrs and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls likely during subsequent 24 hours.

8 August 2020, 17:30 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra centre in Delhi.

 

8 August 2020, 16:34 PM

Kerala gold smuggling case: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team to soon travel to Dubai to question key accused Fazil Fareed. The NIA has registered an FIR in the case, naming Sarith PS, Swapna Prabha Suresh, Fazil Fareed and Sandeep Nair as accused.

8 August 2020, 16:32 PM

Puducherry: 268 new cases, 109 discharges and 5 deaths were reported today. The total number of cases has now surged to 5,087, of which, 1953 are active cases, 3054 recovered cases and 80 deaths.

8 August 2020, 16:30 PM

BSF: A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by Border Security Force troops when he was trying to sneak over the border security fence on International Border close to Gujarat-Rajasthan border in the intervening night of August 7 and August 8. (ANI input)

8 August 2020, 14:25 PM

The India Meteorological Department issued Orange alert on August 8 for eight districts including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Malappuram, Kozhikode. The alert is also issued for August 9 to Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod and Idukki. Yellow alert was issued to other districts on Saturday and Sunday.

8 August 2020, 12:08 PM

The Maharashtra CID, which is probing the Palghar mob lynching case, has filed a charge sheet against two minor accused in a court at Bhiwandi in Thane district. The charge sheet was filed on Friday at the juvenile court, an official said on Saturday.

8 August 2020, 09:59 AM

India's COVID-19 tally rises to 20,88,612 including 6,19,088 active cases, 14,27,006 cured cases and 42,518 deaths, with single-day spike of 61,537 cases and 933 deaths, in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Health

8 August 2020, 09:41 AM

Water inflow to Narayanpur Dam expected to become 2.20 lakh cusec at around 10 am today. Accordingly, outflow to the river to be increased gradually from 1.80 lakh cusec to 2.20 lakh cusec: Reservoir Authority Karnataka (ANI)

8 August 2020, 09:37 AM

IMD update for Mumbai: Moderate rainfall with intermittent intense spells in next 48 hrs in and around Mumbai. Heavy rainfall from August 10 with further intense rains possible.

8 August 2020, 08:38 AM

IMD tweeted an update on rainfall data for Kerala:

Kerala - Idukki (Peermade)-176 mm,
Kannur (Irikkur)-173,
Kasargode (Vellarikkundu)-162,
Kottayam (Poonjar)-141,
Kottayam (Kumarakom)-82,
Kozhikode (Kakkayam)-258,
Palakkad(Adakkaputhur)-117,
Pathanamthitta (Seethathode)-111,
Wayanad (Padinjarathara_dam)-158,
Kollam (Valiyapadam)-51,
Ernakulam (North Paravar)-129,
Allappuzha (Kanjikkazhy)-79,
Thrissur(Poringalkuthu)-79,
Chalakkuddy-81