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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.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Aug 19, 2020 00:18 IST
Highlights: Jharkhand’s health minister Banna Gupta says he is Covid-19 positive

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.

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10:46 PM IST

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.

10:34 PM IST

Bihar's Covid-19 tally past 1.9 L with 3,257 new infections

Sixteen fatalities due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours take Bihar's death toll to 558. The overall tally now is 1,09,875 with 3,257 fresh infections: Health department

10:28 PM IST

BJP wants village, local council polls in Mizoram deferred due to Covid

BJP's Mizoram unit petitions state election commission to defer village and local council polls scheduled to be held simultaneously on August 27, following surge in Covid-19 cases

10:04 PM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 count past 1.54 lakh

Delhi reported 1,374 new Covid-19 cases, 1,146 discharged/recovered/migrated cases and 12 deaths on Tuesday. Total number of cases are now at 1,54,741 including 1,39,447 dischraged/recovered/migrated cases, 11,068 active cases and 4,226 deaths: Delhi Government

10:01 PM IST

Punjab sees highest single -day spike of 1,704 cases, tally past 34K-mark

Steepest single-day spike of 1,704 Covid-19 cases pushes Punjab's tally to 34,400, death toll reaches 898 with 35 more people succumbing to infection; number of active cases 11,740: Medical bulletin

09:58 PM IST

7,665 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, 139 deaths

Karnataka on Tuesday reported 7,665 new cases of Covid-19 and 139 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 2,40,948 and death toll to 4,201, the health department said, reports PTI.

09:11 PM IST

Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 3,175 cases

West Bengal reported highest single-day spike of 3,175 new Covid-19 cases, pushing tally to 1,22,753; toll rises to 2,528 with 55 more deaths: Health Department

08:57 PM IST

Covid-19 guidelines to be followed during Odisha Assembly monsoon session

The monsoon session of Odisha Assembly will be held before September 30 and all Covid-19 guidelines including maintaining social distancing will be followed during the session, SN Patro, Assembly Speaker said on Tuesday, reports ANI.

The venue for the session has not yet been finalised and the date will be fixed after consulting with CM and the Governor, he said.

08:41 PM IST

Harayana DGP office to remain closed for 2 days after 6 cops test positive

Haryana DGP office in Police HQs in Panchkula will remain closed on Wednesday and Thursday following six police personnel having tested positive for Covid-19 there, according to Haryana Police: ANI

08:25 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally past 6.15 L, death toll rises to 20,687

Mahashtra recorded 11,119 new Covid-19 cases and 422 deaths on Tuesday while 9,356 patients discharged during the day. The total cases in the state rise to 6,15,477 including 20,687 deaths and 4,37,870 recovered patients. Active cases stand at 1,56,608: Public Health Department, Maharashtra

08:22 PM IST

Ahmedabad's Covid-19 tally rises to 29,327

Ahmedabad's Covid-19 tally rises to 29,327 with addition of 165 cases; fatalities up by four to 1,666: Gujarat health department.

08:03 PM IST

Goa reports 339 new cases

Goa reported 339 new Covid-19 cases, 298 cured cases on Tuesday. The total number of cases stands at 12,333, including 3,861 active cases, 8,356 recovered cases and 116 deaths: State Health Department, Goa

07:57 PM IST

54 new cases in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar district push tally to 6,596

UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar records 54 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing district's infection tally to 6,596; active case count 774: Official data

07:47 PM IST

Prohibitory order in Kathmandu Valley after rise in cases

In Nepal, local administration imposes prohibitory order in Kathmandu valley till 26th August in the wake of the rise in Covid-19 cases there. The order comes into effect from midnight today: ANI

07:23 PM IST

Kerala's Covid-19 tally nears 48,000, death toll at 175

Kerala reports 1,758 new cases, taking infection tally to 47,898; six more deaths raise toll to 175: Health Minister K K Shailaja

First published: Aug 18, 2020 06:51 IST