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.
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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.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus tally has gone up to 24,335,741 cases and 829,676 deaths, according to worldometer.
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कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है और डॉक्टर्स की सलाह से मैंने खुद को होम आइसोलेट कर लिया है। मेरा अनुरोध है कि आप में से जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में मेरे संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया स्वयं अपनी जाँच करवा लें।— Sidharth Nath Singh (@SidharthNSingh) August 27, 2020
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First published: Aug 27, 2020 06:41 IST