Coronavirus updates for August 4

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

For the third consecutive day, India saw a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. Many states including Delhi, Goa and Tamil Nadu have increased their testing capacity. According to the Health Ministry, India's fatality rate is now the lowest since March.

Markets in Bhopal opened after a complete 10-day lockdown. Karnataka received a fresh batch of 681 ventilators under the PM-CARES Fund. Once a hotspot, Delhi's active coronavirus cases are now under 10,000 as the capital only saw around 600 new cases.

Meanwhile, many countries across the world are either reporting or bracing for a second wave of infections. Poland has reported record daily increase in cases for the fourth time in a week. Iran reported its highest single-day count yet.

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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