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Highlights: US Covid-19 deaths exceed 180,000

The global coronavirus tally has gone up to 24,335,741 cases and 829,676 deaths, according to worldometer.

By Shivani | Updated: Aug 29, 2020 05:37 IST
Highlights: US Covid-19 deaths exceed 180,000

Countries around the world raced to develop a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) as the pandemic continues to rage. India reported 75,760 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 1,023 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 3,310,234, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. Globally, India is the third worst-hit nation from the pandemic. India may overtake Brazil sometime in the next two weeks if the cases continue to grow at the same pace.

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Meanwhile, the global coronavirus tally has gone up to 24,335,741 cases and 829,676 deaths, according to worldometer.

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11:06 PM IST

Ten deaths and 1,365 new cases in Jharkhand

Ten deaths and 1,365 new cases were reported in Jharkhand on Thursday. The total number of cases has now risen to 34,676 including 23,119 recovered cases, 11,180 active cases and 377 deaths, state government.

10:40 PM IST

US Covid-19 deaths exceed 180,000

US deaths from the novel coronavirus topped 180,000 on Thursday after a surge of new cases in June and July, particularly in hotspots like California, Florida, and Texas.

There are signs of an improving outlook. Last week, deaths fell 17% from the prior week and below an average of 1,000 a day for the first time in weeks, reports Reuters.

10:19 PM IST

Uttarakhand records its highest single-day spike

Uttarakhand records its highest single-day spike of 728 Covid-19 cases, virus count now 17,277, death toll mounts to 228 with 9 more fatalities; number of active cases 5,215.

09:53 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 1,345 new Covid-19 cases

Rajasthan reported 1,345 new Covid-19 cases, 1,006 recoveries and 13 deaths on Thursday, taking total cases to 76,015 including 60, 585 recovered cases and 1,005 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 14,425, said state health department.

09:22 PM IST

More than 1,500 police officers infected with Covid-19 in Bengaluru

More than 1,500 police officers and personnel in Bengaluru were infected by the coronavirus while 14 died of the infection, Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant said on Thursday.

09:07 PM IST

141 fresh fatalities take Karnataka's death toll to 5,232

In biggest sing;e-day spike in Karnataka, authorities detected 9,386 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, taking the state tally to 3,09,792 including 2,19,554 recoveries, health department said. While the death toll stood at 5,232.



08:33 PM IST

Gehlot cancels pre-scheduled meetings as 10 employees test positive for Covid-19

In Rajasthan, chief minister Ashok Gehlot has canceled all pre-scheduled meetings as a precaution after 10 employees of in the office and residence tested positive for Covid-19, said state government.

08:30 PM IST

22 fresh fatalities, 1,840 new cases of Covid-19 in Delhi

Delhi reported 22 fresh fatalities and 1,840 new cases of Covid-19 infections on Thursday, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,67,604 including 13,208 active cases, 1,50,027 recoveries and 4,369 deaths, state health department said.

08:16 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Covid case count tops 4 lakh mark

Tamil Nadu on Thursday crossed four lakh Covid-19 cases while the death toll touched 6,948 with 109 more fatalities.

The addition of 5,981 new infections took the tally to 4,03,242 with the state capital accounting for 1,286 fresh cases, a health department bulletin.

07:42 PM IST

'Avoid attending one-day Vidhan Sabha session tomorrow'

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to all other legislators who had come in contact with the 29 Covid-19 positive MLAs to avoid attending the one-day Vidhan Sabha session on Friday.

07:34 PM IST

Containment zones likely to increase in Delhi


The number of Covid-19 containment zones in Delhi, which currently stand at 716, may be increased owing to further relaxations under 'Unlock' and doubling of coronavirus tests, officials said on Thursday.

07:15 PM IST

Punjab imposes lockdown from 7pm to 5am

To contain the spread of coronavirus, lockdown imposed in State from 7.00 PM to 5.00 AM on all days, Punjab government announced on Thursday.

07:09 PM IST

Five-day lockdown imposed in J&K's Samba to check spread of Covid-19

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba on Thursday announced a five-day lockdown in the district to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

06:55 PM IST

140 new Covid-19 cases in Manipur

As many as 140 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Manipur on Thursday. The total number of infection in the north eastern state now stands at 5,725 in the state, including 1,743 active cases, 3,957 recovered cases and 25 deaths till date, state health department said.

06:45 PM IST

Dharavi reports three new Covid-19 cases

The tally of coronavirus cases in Mumbai's Dharavi area rose to 2,740 on Thursday with three new patients coming to light, said an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

Of 2,740 Covid-19 patients recorded in the slum- dominated area, 2,383 have already recovered, he said.

First published: Aug 27, 2020 06:41 IST