India reports 52,509 new cases, 51,706 recoveries in last 24 hours

By Rajan Nath - August 05, 2020 12:08 pm

India's coronavirus tally has crossed the 19-lakh mark with a single-day spike of 52,509 new cases and 857 deaths in the last 24 hours, as of Wednesday morning. A total of 51,706 COVID patients in India declared cured and recovered in the last 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases is 19,08,255 out of which 5,86,244 are active cases, 12,82,216 have been cured and discharged while 39,795 have died due to the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been discharged from Bhopal's Chirayu Hospital after recovering from coronavirus. Shivraj Singh Chauhan had tested positive for the disease on July 25. The hospital has advised him to isolate himself at home and self monitor his health for a further 7 days.

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Likewise, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday evening announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and that he had admitted himself to a hospital on the advice of his doctors.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also tested positive for coronavirus. He also took to Twitter and announced the same. Other politicians diagnosed with the pandemic include Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and Karnataka's opposition leader Siddaramaiah.

-PTC News