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Highlights: United States registers over 44,000 new Covid cases, 1000 deaths

The Union health ministry on Sunday said that the total number of samples tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has reached 3.52 crore after more than eight lakh samples were tested for six days in a row.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Aug 24, 2020 00:06 IST
Highlights: United States registers over 44,000 new Covid cases, 1000 deaths

Europe is currently experiencing a coronavirus surge but health experts and lawmakers believe that is less deadlier than the first wave. Italy reported more than a thousand cases for the first time since mid-May. Death rates fell in France but new daily Covid-19 cases remained above 3,500. New cases in Germany had led to students and teachers quarantining.

India added 397,277 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), including more than 5,700 deaths, in a week, taking the country’s infection tally to over 3 million, data from the Union health ministry showed on Sunday. The Union health ministry on Sunday said that the total number of samples tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has reached 3.52 crore after more than eight lakh samples were tested for six days in a row.

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University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predicted that US deaths could cross the 300,000-mark. Arizona reported a spike in both Covid-19 cases and deaths. Texas and Florida saw cases recede over the last three days. Delhi saw a rise in the number of new coronavirus cases after almost a month.

11:17 PM IST

United States registers over 44,000 new Covid cases, 1000 deaths

The United States has confirmed more than 44,000 new cases of the coronavirus infection over the last 24 hours, according to data provided by the US-based Johns Hopkins University on Sunday. Nearly 1,000 Covid-19 patients have died over the same period, reports ANI.

10:12 PM IST

3,274 fresh cases push Bengal’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 139,000

As many as 3,274 people tested positive for Covid-19 in West Bengal, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,38,870. The death toll due to the disease also rose to 2,794 with 57 more people succumbing to coronavirus infection, the state's health department bulletin showed, reports PTI.

09:21 PM IST

Joe Biden hasn’t tested for Covid as campaign enters busiest period

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been tested for coronavirus, a top aide said on Sunday, as the campaign enters its busiest period. Both Biden and Trump, at 77 and 74 respectively, are at ages where complications from contracting the coronavirus could be more severe, reports Bloomberg.

09:07 PM IST

Goa's Covid-19 tally nearing 14,000; 209 new cases reported

The coronavirus infection count in Goa went up to 13,999 on Sunday after 209 people tested positive, the health department said. With the death of four patients, the coastal state's fatality count grew to 144, it said, reports PTI.

08:19 PM IST

666 new cases push Jammu and Kashmir's Covid-19 tally to over 32,000

As many as 666 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of cases to 32,647. The death toll has reached 617 while 24,832 have recovered in the union territory so far, reports PTI.

08:15 PM IST

Punjab’s Covid-19 tally crosses 41,000; death toll at 1,086

Punjab on Sunday recorded its second highest fatality count after 50 more people died from coronavirus even as 1,136 fresh cases took the state’s infection tally to 41,779. According to a medical bulletin, the disease has claimed 1,086 lives in the state so far, reports PTI.

07:22 PM IST

Delhi Metro should resume in phased manner on trial basis, says CM Kejriwal

Amid the coronaivrus outbreak, which has brought an interruption to public transportation, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Delhi Metro services should be resume in a phased manner on trial basis and he hoped that the Centre will take a decision on the subject matter soon, reports PTI.

07:09 PM IST

Telangana records 2,384 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

Telangana reported 2,384 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths, taking the state's tally to 1,04,249. "2,384 new Covid-19 cases, 1,851 recoveries and 11 deaths reported in Telangana yesterday, taking the total number of cases to 1,04,249 in the state. The total number of cases includes 22,908 active cases, 80,586 recoveries," the state health department said, reports ANI.

06:40 PM IST

818 fresh cases push Nepal's Covid-19 tally to nearly 32,000

As many as 818 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Nepal, taking the total number of cases in the country 31,935, the health ministry said. Three more people died in the last 24 hours and the death toll stands at 149, health ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam said, reports PTI.

06:25 PM IST

With 1,450 fresh coronavirus cases, Delhi records highest single-day spike in August

Delhi recorded 1,450 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike in August, taking the infection tally to over 1.61 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 4,300, reports PTI.

06:12 PM IST

More than 14 Lakh Covid tests conducted in Delhi so far, says state govt

The Delhi health department on Sunday said that a total of 14,31,094 tests have been conducted in the national capital so far, out of which 6,261 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 12,470 Rapid antigen tests were conducted today, reports ANI.

05:35 PM IST

Telangana needs to increase Covid-19 tests, says union minister

Telangana needs to ramp up Covid-19 testing though the recovery rate in the state has improved, union minister G Kishan Reddy said on Sunday. The Centre has provided about 14 lakh N-95 masks, about 2,40,000 PPE kits and 1,400 ventilators, among others, to Telangana, he added, reports PTI.

05:10 PM IST

German labour minister to extend short-time work allowance: Report

German Labour Minister Hubertus Heil is seeking to extend by one year the period during which the state will pay short-time work allowances - a supplement for people put on reduced work hours - weekly newspaper Bild am Sonntag (BamS) reported on Sunday, reports Reuters.

04:44 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh health minister tests positive for Covid-19

Madhya Pradesh health minister Prabhuram Choudhary on Sunday said he has tested coronavirus positive. He shared the information on his Twitter handle. Choudhary is the seventh minister in Madhya Pradesh, besides Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, to test positive for the infection, reports PTI.

04:36 PM IST

India’s total recoveries now exceed the total active cases by nearly 16 lakhs, says health ministry

The union health ministry on Sunday said that the total recoveries from coronavirus in India have now exceeded the total active cases by approximately 16 lakhs. The country's recovery is nearing 75 per cent, reports ANI.

First published: Aug 23, 2020 06:07 IST