LIVE: Coronavirus cases in India mount to 25,89,682; death toll at 49,980

Today marks the second death anniversary of India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and several top leaders including the President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the iconic leader.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and PM Narendra Modi visited the ‘Sadaiv Atal’ – the memorial of Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Sunday morning and paid floral tribute to the veteran BJP leader.

In other news, Pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine near Katra is scheduled to start from Sunday (August 16) with a cap of only 2,000 pilgrims during the first week. Of the 2,000 pilgrims, 1900 will be from Jammu and Kashmir and inly 100 people from outside the Union Territory to take part in the holy Yatra. According to the government, the situation will be reviewed after a week and the decision will be taken accordingly.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus cases in India stands at 25,89,682, including 6,77,444 active cases, 18,62,258 discharged and migrated, and 49,036 deaths.

On Saturday, one of the world’s best ‘last ball finishers’ and probably the greatest wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from the international cricket, leaving millions of his fans across the globe in a state of shock and utter disbelief.

16 August 2020, 10:28 AM

With a sharply falling Case Fatality Rate below 2%, India has one of the lowest #COVID19 mortality globally. USA crossed 50,000 deaths in 23 days, Brazil in 95 days and Mexico in 141 days. India took 156 days: Ministry of Health 

16 August 2020, 10:25 AM

ICMR COVID-19 data: Total 2,93,09,703 samples tested up to 15th August for COVID-19. Of these, 7,46,608 samples were tested yesterday.

16 August 2020, 09:58 AM

COVID-19 data India: Coronavirus cases in India rise to 25,89,682 including 6,77,444 active cases, 18,62,258 discharged & 49,980 deaths as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Spike of 63,489 cases and 944 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours.

16 August 2020, 08:57 AM

Karnataka: Biggest single-day spike of 8,818 new COVID19 cases in the state, tally reaches 2,19,926, active cases at 81,276; toll rises to 3,831 with 114 more deaths.

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