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Highlights: Gujarat’s Covid-19 tally nearing 69,000; death toll at 2,606

While the US, Brazil and India remained the top countries to account for the majority of cases, China meanwhile reported its first new case of locally transmitted Covid-19 in a week.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Aug 08, 2020 00:02 IST
Highlights: Gujarat’s Covid-19 tally nearing 69,000; death toll at 2,606
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As the health authorities across the world rallied to develop a vaccine for raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the global tally surpassed 19 million mark on Friday.

While US, Brazil and India remained the top countries to account for the majority of cases, China meanwhile reported its first new case of locally transmitted Covid-19 in a week.

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In India, the daily caseload continued to remain above 50,000. In view of Covid-19, the union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday informed that the country has substantively ramped up its testing infrastructure from one lab in January 2020 to 1,370 labs as of now.

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11:50 PM IST

Russia reports over 5,400 virus deaths in June

More than 5,400 people died in Russia from the coronavirus in June, the state statistics service said on Friday, one thousand more people than previously announced by the authorities, reports AFP.

11:21 PM IST

US pandemic worse than Mexico, says Prez Lopez Obrador says after travel warning

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday the United States had greater problems from the coronavirus than his country, a day after the US State Department urged citizens not to travel south of the border, citing high contagion rates, reports Reuters.

11:03 PM IST

Chhattisgarh reports 298 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths

Chhattisgarh's coronavirus case count rose to 11,328 with 298 more people, including a BJP leader and 17 BSF personnel, testing positive on Friday, a health official said. Leader of Opposition in the Chhattisgarh Assembly Dharamlal Kaushik disclosed on Twitter that he had contracted the viral infection, reports PTI.

11:02 PM IST

Gujarat’s Covid-19 tally nearing 69,000; death toll at 2,606

The count of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rose to 68,885 on Friday with 1,074 new patients being reported since previous evening, the state health department said. Twenty-two Covid-19 patients died during this period, taking the death toll in the state due to the pandemic to 2,606, it said, reports PTI.

08:24 PM IST

10,483 Covid-19 cases and 300 deaths reported in Maharashtra today

10,483 Covid-19 cases and 300 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,90,262, including 1,45,582 active cases, 3,27,281 recovered & 17,092 deaths: State Health Department

08:22 PM IST

With 1,074 new cases, coronavirus tally rises to 68,885 in Gujarat

With 1,074 new cases, coronavirus tally rises to 68,885 in Gujarat, death toll reaches 2,606 with 22 fatalities: health department.

08:17 PM IST

Uttarakhand detects 278 new Covid-19 positive cases

Uttarakhand detects 278 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 8,901: State Health Department

08:17 PM IST

1,063 new cases of Covid-19, 381 recovered cases and 23 deaths reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours

1,063 new cases of Covid-19, 381 recovered cases and 23 deaths reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours. State tally rises to 21,930 including 7,351 active cases, 14,040 cured/discharged and 539 deaths: Government of Punjab

06:39 PM IST

Covid-19 tally in Mumbai's Dharavi slum rises by seven to 2,604

Covid-19 tally in Mumbai's Dharavi slum rises by seven to 2,604: BMC

06:01 PM IST

1,192 Covid-19 cases, 1,108 recoveries and 23 deaths reported in Delhi today

1,192 Covid-19 cases, 1,108 recoveries and 23 deaths reported in Delhi today. Total number of cases in the national capital now stands at 1,42,723, including 1,28,232 recoveries, 10,409 active cases & 4,082 deaths: Delhi Health Department

05:22 PM IST

19 new Covid-19 cases reported in Mizoram today

19 new Covid-19 cases reported in Mizoram today, taking the total tally to 558 so far. Number of active cases is 270 while 288 people have been discharged. No death reported in the state till date: Government of Mizoram

04:49 PM IST

Beijing has first new local virus case in week

China's capital is reporting its first new case of locally transmitted Covid-19 in a week.

03:21 PM IST

Bihar's total Covid-19 positive cases reach 71,794

3,646 new Covid-19 cases reported in Bihar on August 6. Total tally reaches 71,794 in the state: Bihar Health Department

03:11 PM IST

Russia to register first Covid-19 vaccine on August 12

Russia will register its first vaccine against the coronavirus on August 12, Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev said on Friday.

03:02 PM IST

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah is clinically stable and responding to Covid-19 treatment: Hospital

Leader of opposition & former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah is clinically stable and responding to Covid-19 treatment.

He is comfortable & his appetite has improved. Our team of experts will continue to monitor him closely: Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru

First published: Aug 07, 2020 07:04 IST