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Hawaii sees 98% drop in tourist arrivals in July

India may overtake Brazil sometime in the next two weeks if the cases continue to grow at the same pace.

By Shivani | Updated: Aug 29, 2020 05:36 IST
Hawaii sees 98% drop in tourist arrivals in July

India on Friday registered yet another single-day spike of over 77,266 Covid-19 cases and 1,057 deaths which have taken the tally to over 3.39 million. The total cases include 742,023 active cases, over 2.5 million discharges and 61,529 deaths. 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 24,605,872 cases and 834,791 deaths, according to worldometer.

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11:01 PM IST

Hawaii sees 98% drop in tourist arrivals in July

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says visitor arrivals to the islands in July fell by almost 98% when compared to the same month last year.

A report released Thursday says 22,562 visitors arrived by air last month, compared to the 995,210 travelers who arrived in Hawaii in July 2019.Hawaii sees 98% drop in tourist arrivals in July, reports AP.

10:42 PM IST

Puducherry reports 604 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths

Puducherry reported 604 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths on Friday. Total number of cases now stands at 13,024, including 4,745 active cases, 8,080 recovered cases & 199 deaths till date, said UT Health Department.

10:19 PM IST

Andaman & Nicobar reports 32 new Covid-19 cases

Andaman & Nicobar reports 32 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 3,050 including 564 active cases, 42 deaths and 2,444 recoveries, said health department.

09:26 PM IST

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh quarantines himself

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to go into 7-day self-quarantine, as per government protocol and the advice of his doctors, media advisor to Punjab Chief Minister said on Friday.

He was advised to quarantine himself after, two MLAs tested positive for Covid-19. Singh had met both MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha.

09:20 PM IST

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat tests positive for Covid-19.

"I am doing well and hoping to recover soon," she said after testing positive for Covid-19

09:07 PM IST

Covid-19 tally reaches 1,53,754 in West Bengal

The Covid-19 tally reached 1,53,754 in West Bengal on Friday after authorities registered as many as 2,982 new cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll increased to 3,073 after 56 fresh fatalities, state health department said.

08:30 PM IST

14,361 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra

As many as 14,361 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Maharashtra, pushign the state tally to 7,47,995, state health department informed. The death toll reached 23,775 after recording 331 fresh fatalities.

08:04 PM IST

Congress MP H Vasanthakumar dies of Covid-19

H. Vasanthakumar, Congress MP from Kanyakumari, passed away on Friday. He was batteling Covid-19 and was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals on August 10.

07:37 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh records more than 10,000 Covid-19 cases

For the fourth consecutive day, Andhra Pradesh recorded more than 10,000 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection on Friday. With the latest detection of cases the tally crossed four-lakh mark.

Total recoveries increase to over three lakh.

07:31 PM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 tally surges to 1,69,412

Delhi on Friday reported 1,808 new cases of Covid-19 and 20 deaths, taking the total number of positive cases in the national capital to 1,69,412 including 1,51,473 recoveries, 13,550 active cases and 4,389 deaths, said health department.

06:06 PM IST

Covid-19 tests for all MPs ahead of monsoon session: Lok Sabha Speaker

All lawmakers participating in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament will have to undergo a Covid-19 test, said Speaker Om Birla at a preparatory meeting held on Friday.

The MPs will undergo RT-PCR tests, which involves taking a nasal/throat swab from a patient. It works by extracting ribonucleic acid or RNA, which is the genetic material of the virus.

05:34 PM IST

Several CSK members test positive for Covid-19

Some members of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings - including a current India limited-overs bowler and several members of its staff - have tested positive for the Covid-19, a report in PTI stated on Friday.

05:16 PM IST

Janata Dal (S) MLA HD Revanna tests positive for Covid-19

<p>Janata Dal (S) MLA HD Revanna tests positive for Covid-19</p>
05:12 PM IST

Dharavi's Covid-19 tally rises to 2,745

Covid-19 tally Mumbai's largest slum, Dharavi, rises to 2,745 after five new cases, said BMC.

04:26 PM IST

Total Covid-19 tests near 4 crore mark

The cumulative tests for detection of Covid-19 have reached 3,94,77,848 in the country, and more than one crore samples have been tested in the past two weeks, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

First published: Aug 28, 2020 06:54 IST