Highlights: Jharkhand’s health minister Banna Gupta says he is Covid-19 positive
The United States crossed 50,000 Covid-19 deaths in 23 days, Brazil in 95 days and Mexico in 141 days. India took 156 days to reach the figure, according to the government.
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Countries around the world raced to develop a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) as the pandemic continues to rage. Worldwide there are 22,040,412 million coronavirus cases and 777,129 confirmed deaths, according to worldometer. India recorded 57,981 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 941 deaths yesterday, pushing its tally to over 2.64 million, data from the Union health ministry showed. The United States crossed 50,000 deaths in 23 days, Brazil in 95 days and Mexico in 141 days. India took 156 days to reach the figure, according to the government.
Meanwhile, hard-hit US states including Arizona, California and Florida showed signs that their coronavirus outbreaks are easing after a summer surge. The challenges to bring college students back to campus were underscored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which switched to online learning after a rapid jump in cases.
Jharkhand's health minister tests positive for Covid-19.
Jharkhand's Health Minister Banna Gupta has tested positive for Covid-19. He announced it on Twitter on Tuesday night.
सभी राज्यवासियों को जोहार,— Banna Gupta (@BannaGupta76) August 18, 2020
मैंने आज अपना कोरोना जांच कराया, जिसकी रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई हैं।विगत कुछ दिनों में जो भी लोग मेरे संपर्क में आये हैं उनसे अनुरोध है कि अपनी जांच करा लें।
आप सभी से अनुरोध हैं घर पर रहे सुरक्षित रहें।
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First published: Aug 18, 2020 06:51 IST