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Highlights: Punjab reports 677 coronavirus cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours

Latin America is among the world's worst affected region. On Sunday after Argentina broke past 200,000 Covid-19 cases on Sunday and Colombia set a daily record, the infections tally surged past 5 million in the region.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Aug 04, 2020 11:01 IST
Highlights: Punjab reports 677 coronavirus cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours

The global Coronavirus (Covid-19)cases topped 18 million on Sunday, as various countries continued to see spike in infection. Six months after the UN health agency declared the coronavirus global emergency, it has killed more than 687,000 people across the world.

The United States which has recorded the maximum number of confirmed cases, saw an increase of 58,947 on Sunday which took the total tally at 4,601,526 cases.

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In Brazil, the total Covid-19 death toll was up to over 94,000 after the country reported 540 new fatalities.

Latin America is among the world's worst affected region. On Sunday after Argentina broke past 200,000 Covid-19 cases on Sunday and Colombia set a daily record, the infections tally surged past 5 million in the region.

Meanwhile, in India, the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in India crossed the 1.1 million mark over the weekend. It was the highest number of recovery recorded yet in over two days.

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09:45 PM IST

Rajasthan records 1,145 new Covid-19 cases

Rajasthan recorded 1,145 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths today, taking total cases to 45,555 out of which 12,785 cases are active. A total of 32,051 patients have been discharged after treatment so far: State Health Department

08:08 PM IST

Punjab reports 677 Coronavirus cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours

Punjab reported 677 Coronavirus cases and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 18,527 including 11,882 discharges and 442 deaths: State Health Department

07:48 PM IST

Uttarakhand reports 207 new Coronavirus cases

Uttarakhand reported 207 new Coronavirus cases today, taking total cases to 7,800 out of which 3,134 cases are active: State Health Department

07:43 PM IST

Karnataka reports 4,752 new Covid-19 cases

Karnataka reports 4,752 new Covid-19 cases and 98 deaths. Total cases rise to 1,39,571 out of which 74,469 are active patients.

07:43 PM IST

India is always important in terms of vaccines, says Korean Envoy

Korea has International Vaccine Institute in Seoul and India is a very important partner there... India is always important in terms of vaccines and has strong pharma industry. Korea also has a couple of big companies working hard on vaccine (of Covid-19): Shin Bong-kil, Korean Envoy, reports ANI.

07:00 PM IST

Tamil Nadu records 5,609 new Covid-19 cases

5,609 new Covid-19 cases and 109 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 2,63,222 including 2,02,283 discharges and 4,241 deaths. 58,211 samples were tested for the disease in the last 24 hours: State Health Department

07:00 PM IST

UP reports 4,473 new Covid-19 cases, 50 death in last 24 hrs

Uttar Pradesh reported 4,473 new Covid-19 cases and 50 death in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 40,191 and death toll to 1,778, according to ANI report.

A total of 55,393 have been discharged in the state so far.

04:58 PM IST

WHO says completes groundwork in China for virus origin probe

WHO says completes groundwork in China for virus origin probe, according to AFP.

04:47 PM IST

Vietnam reports 21 new Covid-19 infections

Vietnam reports 21 new Covid-19 infections, tally at 642 with 6 deaths.

04:30 PM IST

WHO says there may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for Covid-19

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that while there were strong hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine, there might never be a "silver bullet" for the coronavirus that has infected millions around the world.

"There is no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be," director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news briefing from the U.N. body's headquarters in Geneva.

04:30 PM IST

UK says rapid tests help accelerate 500,000 tests a day target

Britain is on track to deliver half a million Covid tests a day by the end of October and new 90-minute tests will allow the government to accelerate that target, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday, according to Reuters report.

03:18 PM IST

20 security personnel among 28 fresh Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya

Twenty-eight more people, including 20 security personnel, have tested positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya, taking the northeastern state's virus count to 902 on Monday, officials said.

Twenty-one new cases were reported in East Khasi Hills district, under which Shillong falls, while five fresh infections were registered in Ri-Bhoi and two in West Jaintia Hills districts, they said.

02:56 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind celebrated Raksha Bandhan with nurses

President Ram Nath Kovind celebrated Raksha Bandhan with nurses of The Trained Nurses’ Association of India, Military Nursing Service and President’s Estate Clinic.

"The President appreciated role of nurses as saviours in the fight against Covid-19: President’s Secretariat," ANI tweeted.

<p>President Ram Nath Kovind celebrated Raksha Bandhan with nurses</p>
02:43 PM IST

Kerala HC extends ban on public protests until August 31 in view of Covid outbreak

Kerala High Court extends ban on all protests in public places until August 31, in view of Covid-19 pandemic and the guidelines issued by the Union Government. On July 15, the Court had banned all public protests until July 31.

02:25 PM IST

Singapore reports 226 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore's Covid-19 cases crossed 53,000 on Monday after 226 fresh infections, mostly migrant workers living in dormitories, were detected across the country, according to the health ministry, reports PTI.

First published: Aug 03, 2020 07:14 IST