Aug 15, 2020 05:08 PM IST | Source:Moneycontrol.com
Coronavirus India LIVE: Total confirmed cases have risen to 24.6 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 71.2 percent.
Coronavirus India LIVE: Today is the 145th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India officially crossed the 25 lakh-mark on August 15 — the day when the country celebrated its 74th Independence Day. According to the data last updated on the Union Health Ministry’s website at 8.00 am on August 15, the total known cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, reached 25,26,192. The death toll in the country due to the pandemic reached 49,036. While 18,08,936 patients had recovered, 6,68,220 cases were still categorised as ‘active’. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are the worst affected states. Globally, there have been over 2.10 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 7.62 lakh people have died so far.
Celebrations for the 74th Independence Day celebrations are expected to proceed under multi-layered security arrangements and with social distancing norms in place at the Mughal-era Red Fort this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, will be placed around the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. Over 300 cameras have been installed fo