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Highlights: Pune's Covid-19 tally crosses 130k; 2,724 new cases reported

Maharashtra on Wednesday registered its highest ever single-day spike of 13,165 Covid-19 cases. The state's tally has now reached 628,642. 346 fresh deaths have taken the toll to over 21,000.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Aug 20, 2020 08:11 IST
Highlights: Pune's Covid-19 tally crosses 130k; 2,724 new cases reported

Countries around the world raced to develop a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) as the pandemic continues to rage. Worldwide there are 22,295,983 million coronavirus cases and 783,491 confirmed deaths, according to worldometer. India recorded 64,531 new Covid-19 cases and 1,092 deaths in last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry data. Maharashtra on Wednesday registered its highest ever single-day spike of 13,165 Covid-19 cases. The state's tally has now reached 628,642. 346 fresh deaths have taken the toll to over 21,000.

Meanwhile, Argentina confirmed 6,840 new cases of coronavirus and 172 new deaths, taking it simultaneously over the 300,000 case and 6,000 death threshold as the Latin nation battles a surge of contagions in recent weeks.

The number of global virus cases topped 22 million, with the US, Brazil and India accounting for more than half the total. Japanese exports plunged for a fifth month as the pandemic weighed on trade. One in five workers in Brazil’s meat plants have been infected.

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01:00 PM IST

Pune ramps up Covid-19 testing, total cases surpass Mumbai

Pune's Covid-19 tally has surpassed that of Mumbai due to more coronavirus tests being conducted here, said Murlidhar Mohol, the city's mayor.

12:51 PM IST

Odisha's Covid-19 tally mounts to 67,122 with 2,589 new cases

Odisha's Covid-19 tally mounts to 67,122 with 2,589 new cases; 10 fresh fatalities push death toll to 372: Health official.

12:22 PM IST

Australia hails vaccine deal as virus surge abates

A fresh outbreak of infections in Australia's coronavirus hot zone of Victoria eased further on Wednesday, while the country agreed a deal to secure a potential Covid-19 vaccine that it plans to roll out cost-free to citizens.

12:10 PM IST

South Korea warns of nationwide coronavirus spread as church outbreaks threaten capital

South Korea reported on Wednesday its highest daily rise in novel coronavirus cases since early March as outbreaks from churches around the capital spread, prompting a warning of a nationwide wave of infections.

11:33 AM IST

Ukraine reports record daily high of 1,967 new coronavirus cases

Ukraine registered 1,967 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday, a new daily record for infections in the country.

10:44 AM IST

Total number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 8,762 in Puducherry

The total number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 8,762 in the Union Territory, including 5,312 recovered cases, 3,321 active cases & 129 deaths: Puducherry Health Department

10:31 AM IST

1,763 new Covid-19 cases, 1,789 recoveries and 8 deaths reported in Telangana on August 18

1,763 new Covid-19 cases, 1,789 recoveries and 8 deaths reported in Telangana on August 18, taking the total number of cases to 95,700 in the state.

The total number of cases includes 20,990 active cases, 73,991 recoveries & 719 deaths so far: State Health Department

09:33 AM IST

India records 64,531 new Covid-19 cases; 1,092 deaths

India records 67,3166 Covid-19 cases; tally at 2,767,273, according to health ministry website.

09:02 AM IST

Total number of Covid-19 cases rises to 860 in Mizoram

Total number of Covid-19 cases rises to 860 in Mizoram, including 481 active cases and 379 discharged cases: State Health Department, Mizoram

08:01 AM IST

Australia locks in coronavirus vaccine deal as new cases ease

A fresh outbreak of infections in Australia's coronavirus hot zone of Victoria appeared to have eased on Wednesday, as the country signed a deal to secure a potential Covid-19 vaccine that it intends to roll out free of cost to its citizens.

07:33 AM IST

Coronavirus outbreak threatens South Korean capital

South Korea reported the highest daily rise in coronavirus cases since early March on Wednesday as an outbreak in the capital Seoul appeared to intensify.

07:07 AM IST

New Zealand domestic coronavirus cases drop to five

New Zealand said on Wednesday that it had five new cases of coronavirus in the community, and one in managed isolation facilities.

07:03 AM IST

Argentina exceeds 300,000 coronavirus cases, 6,000 deaths: Health ministry

Argentina confirmed 6,840 new cases of coronavirus and 172 new deaths on Tuesday, taking it simultaneously over the 300,000 case and 6,000 death threshold as the Latin nation battles a surge of contagions in recent weeks.

First published: Aug 19, 2020 06:50 IST