India coronavirus, COVID-19 live updates, July 8: Tamil Nadu reports 3,693 new cases, active count rise to 46,480; total at 1,22,350

India's total of coronavirus cases rose to 7,42,417 on Wednesday with a spike of 22,752 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which includes 2,64,944 active cases, and 4,56,830 patients that have been cured/discharged, as per the data provided by the Union Health Ministry.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 23:34

New Delhi: India's total of coronavirus cases rose to 7,42,417 on Wednesday with a spike of 22,752 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which includes 2,64,944 active cases, and 4,56,830 patients that have been cured/discharged, as per the data provided by the Union Health Ministry. 

The ministry said that the Union Government has emphasised on increasing testing, prompt contact tracing and timely clinical management of the positive cases.

Meanwhile, Delhi witnessed 2,008 new COVID-19 cases and 50 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total rose to 1,02,831, out of which, 25,449 are active cases. Death count stands at 3,165.

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Tamil Nadu: 3,693 new cases. Active - 46,480. Total 1,22,350. Recovered - 74,167. Deaths - 1,700.

Chennai: 1,261 new cases. Active - 21,766. Total - 72,500.

8 July 2020, 18:58 PM

Mumbai: Dharavi area reports just 3 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the active count to 329. Total cases at 2,338.

8 July 2020, 17:40 PM

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8 July 2020, 16:07 PM

Uttar Pradesh: In the last 24 hours, 1,196 new positive cases have been reported. Active cases in the State stand at 9,980. A total of 20,331 have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The death count stands at 845:

8 July 2020, 13:34 PM

Odisha reported 527 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state reaches 10,624. (ANI)

8 July 2020, 13:32 PM

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8 July 2020, 12:25 PM

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8 July 2020, 11:30 AM

The Indian Council of Medical Research on Wednesday informed that a total of 1,04,73,771 samples tested for COVID-19 up to July 7. Of these, 2,62,679 samples were tested on Tuesday.

8 July 2020, 11:19 AM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has directed the Health Secretary, Delhi govt to share a detailed analysis of factors behind all COVID-19 deaths in the capital in the last two weeks.

- Objective is to take all possible measures to further reduce deaths due to Covid in Delhi

- Deaths have already reduced from the peak over 120 per day in June to 50 deaths on July 7

- Principal Secretary (Health) asked to share detailed analysis of deaths and measures that can be taken to further reduce deaths

8 July 2020, 11:04 AM

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday held an emergency meeting with Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan and other ministers over coronavirus situation in the state. (ANI)

8 July 2020, 10:01 AM

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8 July 2020, 08:44 AM

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8 July 2020, 08:38 AM

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8 July 2020, 07:45 AM

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8 July 2020, 07:19 AM

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8 July 2020, 07:00 AM

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8 July 2020, 06:21 AM

As many as 1,879 new coronavirus cases and 7 deaths were reported from Telangana on Tuesday, as per the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare. The total number of positive cases recorded in the state is 27,612 including 16,287 who have been cured and discharged from hospitals. The cumulative death toll due to coronavirus in the state stands at 313. (ANI)