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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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06:17 PM IST

655 new cases of Covid-19 in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir's total number of Covid-19 infection reached 35,135 on Thursday after recording 655 new cases. The death toll stood at 671, state heatlh department said.

05:48 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 toll reaches 3,633

Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 toll reached 3,633 after registering 92 fresh fatalities on Thursday. With 10,621 fresh cases of infection, the number state tally rose to 3,93,090, state health department said.

04:51 PM IST

Covid-19 recoveries surpass 25 lakh mark in India

The number of Covid-19 recoveries has surpassed 25 lakh in the country while the case fatality rate has further declined to 1.83 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Thursday.

04:30 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh records 76 more Covid-19 fatalities

Uttar Pradesh on Thursday reported 76 Covid-19 fatalities, taking the death toll due to the disease to 3,217, while 5,463 new cases pushed the infection tally to 2,08,419.

There are 52,309 active cases in the state, while a total of 1,52,893 people have been discharged after recovering from the infection, Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Awanish Kumar Awasthi said.

04:00 PM IST

Face masks to be compulsory across Paris: PM

Face masks to become compulsory across Paris, prime minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday.

03:43 PM IST

Over 15 lakh people covered under specialised Covid-19 policies: IRDAI

Need for demand-based insurance schemes has grown post the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 15 lakh people already being covered under the recently launched specialised Covid-19 policies, IRDAI Chairman Subhash C Khuntia said on Thursday, reported PTI.

03:20 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh tests positive for Covid-19

03:05 PM IST

This year's carbon emissions to fall by around 8%

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown across India, this year's carbon emissions are predicted to fall by around eight per cent, PTI reported senior environment ministry official saying.

02:40 PM IST

64 new Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya

Sixty-four new cases were reported in Meghalaya, including five BSF personnel on Thursday, taking the northeastern state's tally to 2,114, said health department.

02:17 PM IST

Seven more test positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram

Seven more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 974, a health department official said.

Mizoram has 501 active cases at present, while 473 people have recovered from the disease.

01:51 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 case tally stands at 5,365

Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 case tally stands at 5,365 including 3,865 recoveries, 1,426 active cases and 30 deaths: State Health Department

01:29 PM IST

Germany to tighten coronavirus restrictions in response to rising infection numbers

Germany will tighten coronavirus restrictions in response to rising infection numbers, according to draft regulations seen by AFP.

The new rules will apply nationwide and include a minimum fine of 50 euros for not wearing masks and limiting gatherings to 25 people.

01:24 PM IST

106 more police personnel found Covid-19 positive and 2 died in last 24 hours in Maharashtra

106 more police personnel found Covid-19 positive and 2 died in the last 24 hours in Maharashtra. Total number of Corona positive police personnel in the state reaches to 14,295 including 2,604 active cases, 11,545 recoveries & 146 deaths till date: Maharashtra Police

01:15 PM IST

BJP MP from Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore tests positive for Covid-19

Jugal Kishore Sharma, BJP MP from Jammu-Poonch, has tested positive for Covid-19

12:18 PM IST

MoS Krishan Pal Gurjar tests positive for Covid-19

Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice and Empowerment, has tested positive for coronavirus.

First published: Aug 27, 2020 06:41 IST