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Saturday, Sep 26, 2020

Highlights: Tripura’s Covid-19 tally nearing 6,000-mark

More than 19 million people have been infected by Covid-19 globally. California has the third highest death toll in the US.

By | Updated: Aug 09, 2020 00:02 IST
Highlights: Tripura’s Covid-19 tally nearing 6,000-mark

The number of coronavirus infections across the globe is headed towards 19.5 million with increasing case tallies and deaths. US continues to struggle to curb the outbreak as states like Texas and Arizona struggle to curb deaths as well as infections. US epidemiologist and NIAIDS chief Fauci remains cautiously optimistic that a vaccine for Covid-19 will be developed shortly.

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India has ramped up its efforts to develop a vaccine and has developed an inter ministerial team to stay on the forefront of the vaccine race. Chennai and New Delhi have seen a dip in cases.

11:48 PM IST

Odisha's Covid-19 tally crosses 44,000-mark

Odisha's Covid-19 tally crossed the 44,000-mark on Saturday with 1,643 fresh infection and the toll increased to 259 as the recovery figure surpassed 30,000, a health department official said. Twelve persons succumbed to the contagion during the day to take the toll to 259, the official said, reports PTI.

11:25 PM IST

Goa reports 259 new Covid-19 cases, total count reaches 8,206

A total of 259 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Goa on Saturday taking the state's count of coronavirus cases to 8,206. Goa Health Department said the total count includes 2,332 active cases and 72 deaths, reports ANI.

11:12 PM IST

Bihar Covid-19 tally crosses 75k, death toll reaches 419

Bihar was jolted by close to 4,000 fresh Covid cases on Saturday which caused its tally to shoot past 75,000 on a day when the state also conducted a record number of tests and reported 19 casualties. According to the state health departments bulletin, the number of fresh cases was 3996 which left the tally climbing to 75,786 while the death toll stood at 419, reports PTI.

11:07 PM IST

Tripura’s Covid-19 tally nearing 6,000-mark

One more person succumbed to Covid-19 in Tripura taking the death toll due to the disease to 37 during the last 24 hours, a government bulletin said on Saturday. They said that 128 fresh cases were also detected during the period pushing the states coronavirus caseload to 5,853, reports PTI.

06:54 PM IST

Anddhra reports over 10,000 new cases, 97 deaths

With 10,080 new Covid-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, the state's tally has risen to 217, 040. Ninety seven deaths were also reported during the day, taking the toll to 1,939. There are now 85,486 active cases and 1,29, 615 recovered cases in the state: State Covid19 Nodal Officer.

06:46 PM IST

Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 count nears 3 lakh

Tamil Nadu reported 5,883 new Covid-19 positive cases and 118 deaths today. Total number of cases now at 2,90,907 including 53,481 active cases, 2,32,618 discharged cases and 4,808 deaths: State Health Department

06:20 PM IST

Kerala records 1,420 new cases, 4 deaths in 24 hrs

Kerala recorded 1,420 new Covid-19 cases, 1,715 recoveries and four deaths in the last 24 hours. 485 cases reported in Thiruvananthapuram today: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

06:13 PM IST

India's recovery rate continues to improve, stands at 68%: Govt

India’s total recoveries cross 14.2 lakh as recovery rate continues to improve. It stands at 68.32% today. National case-fatality rate has further dipped to 2.04%: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

06:05 PM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 tally goes past 1.44 L with 1,404 new cases in past 24 hrs

Delhi reported 1,404 Covid-19 cases, 1,130 recoveries and 16 deaths on Saturday. The total number of cases in the national capital now stands at 1,44,127, including 1,29,362 recoveries, 10,667 active cases & 4,098 deaths: Delhi Health Department

05:44 PM IST

Brazil Covid-19 deaths expected to reach 100,000

Brazil's death toll from Covid-19 is expected to hit 100,000 on Saturday and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even though the pandemic has yet to peak, reports Reuters.

Confronting its most lethal outbreak since the Spanish flu a century ago, Brazil reported its first cases of the novel coronavirus at the end of February. The virus took three months to kill 50,000 people, and just 50 days to kill the next 50,000.

05:14 PM IST

5 Covid-19 positive hockey players doing well: SAI

The five hockey players, who tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, are doing well. They are being attended to by Sports Authority of India's (SAI) in-house doctor as well as one doctor from the state government, who has been deputed on SAI request: Sports Authority of India

04:36 PM IST

Uttarakhand imposes 200- 500 fine for not wearing mask in public places

The Uttarakhand government on Saturday announced that it will impose a fine of 200- 500 on people who do not wear face masks in public places.

Issuing the order while reviewing the Covid situation in the state, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said first time offenders should be fined 200 and second time offenders 500. The government will also provide four washable masks to violators of the Covid guidelines, he said.: PTI

04:31 PM IST

Covid patient trying to jump off hospital building in Kolkata saved by staff: Police

A Covid-19 patient in Kolkata was saved by alert health workers when he tried to jump off hospital building after breaking windowpane with oxygen cylinder: Police

03:55 PM IST

Himachal's Covid-19 tally rises to 3,207

56 more people test Covid-19 positive in Himachal Pradesh, tally rises to 3,207; active case count 1,158: Officials

03:29 PM IST

MoS Kailash Choudhary tests positive for Covid-19, hospitalised

Minister of State for the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary on Saturday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and asked those who came in contact with him in the recent past to get tested and isolate themselves.

First published: Aug 08, 2020 07:57 IST