Highlights: In daily spike, US reports 56,307 new Covid-19 cases
India's daily recoveries from Covid-19 have been seeing an upward trend with the first week of July recording 15,000 recovered cases on an average which further increased to at least 50,000 in the first week of August.
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According to the ministry of health and family welfare's dashboard, India on Thursday registered its highest ever single day spike of nearly 67,000 cases which has taken the overall tally to nearly 2.4 million. 942 deaths in the last 24 hours have taken the country's death toll to over 47,000. The country's recovery rate from the infection has crossed 70%. The daily recoveries have been seeing an upward trend with the first week of July recording 15,000 recovered cases on an average which further increased to at least 50,000 in the first week of August.
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar continue to remain severely hit from the pandemic. Bihar, which is also battling floods, has logged more than 90,000 Covid-19 cases so far. At 9,180 tests per million, the state has the lowest testing rate in the country.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also massively affected economies across the globe. Britain's economy shrank by a record 20.4% in the second quarter when lockdown restrictions were at the most stringent level and the world's sixth biggest economy has entered into recession. This is the most severe contraction reported by any major economy so far.
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US reports 56,307 new cases of Covid-19
A spike of 56,307 cases was reported in United States on Thursday, taking the infection tally to 5,176,018, according to the data released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While the number of deaths had risen by 1,497 to 165,148.
570 new Covid-19 positive cases in Goa
As many as 570 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Goa today taking the total number of cases to 10,494 including 3,491 active cases, 6,912 recovered cases and 91 deaths: Directorate of Health Services, Goa
5 security personnel of Himachal Pradesh CM test positive for Covid-19
Five security personnel of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, have tested positive for Covid-19, Dr Surekha Chopra, Chief Medical Officer of Shimla informed on Thursday.
Pranab Mukherjee is slowly responding to medical treatment, says his son
Former President Pranab Mukherjee is slowly responding to medical treatment and all his vital parameters are stable, his son and former MP Abhijit Mukherjee said on Thursday.
Highest single-day spike of 1,014 Covid-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh
Highest single-day spike of 1,014 Covid-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh. Infection tally soars to 42,618. While death toll spiked to 1,065 after 17 people succumbed to the virus.
Maharashtra reports more than 11,800 new Covid-19 cases
More than 11,800 Covid-19 cases were reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hour which pushed the state tally to 5,60,126 .
Maharashtra is one of the worst affected states from Covid-19 outbreak in India.
Avani Moola festival celebration cancelled in Meenakshi Amman Temple
In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, Avani Moola festival celebrations have been cancelled in Meenakshi Amman Temple, management announced on Thursday.
The celebrations of the festival were scheduled to be held from August 15 to September 1.
130 new Covid-19 cases in Manipur
In Manipur, 130 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours, state govt said.
Meanwhile, one person died of the infection, taking the toll to 13.
There are now 1,804 active cases & 2,295 recovered cases till date, it said.
Punjab reports 1,035 new Covid-19 cases
As many as 1,035 new Covid-19 positive reported in Punjab today, taking the total number of cases to 27,936. Death toll rises to 706 after 36 deaths were reported today, state govt said.
Dharavi reports 6 new Covid-19 cases
Mumbai's Dharavi area reported six new Covid-19 cases on Thursday.
The total number has now risen to 2,649 including 2,300 discharges and 90 active cases: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
Kerala detects 1,564 new Covid-19 cases
Authorities in Kerala detected 1,564 cases of Covid-19 infection on Thursday. The number also included 15 health workers working at the frontline of the battle.
Three others succumbed to the disease.
4,537 fresh Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh reported 4,537 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, while 50 more people died due to the infection.
Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said the total number of cases in the state stands at 1,40,775 and the death toll at 2,280.
Delhi reports 956 new Covid-19 positive cases
Delhi reported 956 new Covid19 positive cases and 14 deaths today. Total number of cases now at 149,460 including 10,975 active cases, 134,318 recovered/discharged/migrated and 4,167 deaths.
9,996 new Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh
As many as 9,996 people contracted Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. While 82 others succumbed to the disease, state Covid-19 nodal officer informed on Thursday.
Total number of cases now at stands at 264,142 including 90,840 active cases, 170,924 recovered cases and 2,378 deaths.
First published: Aug 13, 2020 05:58 IST