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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Highlights: Delhi records 2,134 new virus cases, tally inches close to 40K-mark

India is the fourth top country globally with the highest number of Covid-19 cases. With 308,993 total cases, India trails countries like the US, Brazil and Russia.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jul 04, 2020 22:37 IST
Highlights: Delhi records 2,134 new virus cases, tally inches close to 40K-mark

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in India as the nation reported more than 10,000 cases on Friday for the first time. Delhi and Maharashtra have decided not to extend lockdown requesting citizens to maintain social distancing and other precautions. India has become fourth in terms of infections crossing the UK with more than 3 lakh cases.

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Coronavirus continues to hit North, Central and South America. The US and Brazil are now among the most-affected by the pandemic. Mexico continues to record new daily spikes. Gradual reopening of the American cities has led to new spikes across several states.

10:01 PM IST

Delhi records 2,134 new virus cases, total cases inch closer to 40K-mark

Delhi records 2,134 new Covid-19 cases, 57 deaths in last 24 hours: Govt health bulletin.

09:48 PM IST

Thane count now 15,175; 2 politicians test positive

Thane district's Covid-19 count crossed the 15,000-mark to reach 15,175 as 775 people tested positive for novel coronavirus on Saturday, an official said.

Among those who tested positive are a former MP and a former state minister.

08:54 PM IST

Himachal revises list of Indian cities with high load of cases

The Himachal Pradesh government has revised its list of cities in the country having high prevalence of Covid-19 cases, a senior health official said on Saturday.

08:02 PM IST

308 fresh Covid-19 cases, three more deaths in Karnataka

The coronavirus cases in Karnataka climbed to 6,824 with 308 more people testing positive for the infection on Saturday while the toll rose to 81 with three more deaths, the state health department said.

07:30 PM IST

Total cases in Maharashtra climb to 1,04,568

Maharashtra recorded 3427 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday. The total cases in the state touched 1,04,568.

06:25 PM IST

PM Modi reviews coronavirus situation in India with minister, senior officials

PM Narendra Modi reviews India's response to Covid-19 pandemic with ministers and senior officials, PMO tweeted.

Two-thirds of Covid-19 cases are in 5 states with an overwhelming proportion concentrated in big cities, meeting chaired by PM informed.

06:20 PM IST

Bengal govt to set up 200 'safe homes' to curb spread of coronavirus

The West Bengal government will set up 200 'safe homes' to provide temporary shelter to the large number of migrant workers returning to the state to keep a check on the spread of coronavirus, a senior official said on Saturday.

05:59 PM IST

As virus cases surge, Tamil Nadu govt appoints 2,000 more nurses for

Amid the surging Covid-19 cases, Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on Saturday said 2,000 more nurses have been appointed to cater to requirements in state-run hospitals in Chennai and nearby districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvallurand Chengelpet.

Also, he said as many as 81 rapid response mobile medical teams have been deployed in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengelpet and Kanchpeepuram districts today in addition to the 173 mobile health teams already on job in the Greater Chennai Corporation areas.

05:41 PM IST

Health ministry okays remdesivir under emergency use authorization, HCQ for early course of Covid-19

The Union Health Ministry has recommended use of anti-viral drug remdesivir under emergency use authorization, off-label application of immunomodulator tocilizumab and convalescent plasma therapy for treating Covid-19 patients in moderate stage of criticality.

05:25 PM IST

4 Mumbai police personnel die of coronavirus

4 police personnel who had tested positive for the coronavirus disease have lost their lives in the last 24 hours, confirms Mumbai Police.

05:05 PM IST

UP reports 20 coronavirus deaths, over 500 new cases

Uttar Pradesh on Friday reported 20 coronavirus deaths and 502 new cases pushing the state's Covid-19 tally to 13,118.

The total number of those who have lost their lives due to the virus so far has now gone up to 385, principal secretary health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.

05:02 PM IST

ICMR needs to change guidelines for testing to increase, says Delhi health minister; LNJP employee suspended for making video

A day after the Supreme Court expressed concern over fewer coronavirus tests in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday put the onus on the ICMR, saying its guidelines should be changed for the testing to increase.

Facing flak after a video purportedly showing mishandling of bodies and patients at the LNJP hospital surfaced, Jain said a contractual employee, who made the video, has been suspended.

04:30 PM IST

Delhi govt plans 10,000-bed makeshift Covid-19 hospital under sprawling tent

The Delhi government is planning a 10,000-bed makeshift hospital for Covid-19 patients under a sprawling tent in south Delhi to prepare for a projected surge in cases in the city.

The planned Covid-19 facility will come up at the south Delhi campus of spiritual organisation Radha Soami Satsang Beas.

04:14 PM IST

Loss of smell, taste symptom of coronavirus, says health ministry

Health ministry adds loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) added to the list of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) symptoms.

04:00 PM IST

Covid-19 patient discharged from Assam hospital due to confusion over names

What's in a name? It turned out to be a lot in Assam's Darrang district as a Covid-19 patient was discharged from hospital instead of a recovered person due to confusion over their similar-sounding names.

Officials on Saturday said the incident occurred two days ago when authorities of the Mangaldoi Civil Hospital were calling out the names of 14 recovered people for their release.

First published: Jun 13, 2020 06:49 IST