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Highlights: Maharashtra reports 5,537 new Covid-19 cases, tally over 1.80k

The US is likely to witness 100,000 new cases of coronavirus per day if people do not adhere to the safety norms, warned coronavirus task force member Dr Anthony Fauci.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jul 02, 2020 00:26 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra reports 5,537 new Covid-19 cases, tally over 1.80k

In the biggest one day spike in coronavirus infections, United States recorded more than 47,000 cases on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally.

California, Texas and Arizona have emerged as new US epicenters of the pandemic, reporting record increases in Covid-19 cases.

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned the authorities against the negligence in precautions saying that new coronavirus cases could more than double to 100,000 per day if authorities and the public fail to take steps to suppress the pandemic.

Meanwhile, India recorded highest number of fatalities in the last 24 hours with a jump of 507 deaths. The number of Covid-19 infection was pushed beyond 5.85 lakh after reports of 18,653 new cases, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The number of deaths in the country stood at 17,400.

The national capital remained in the list of the worst-affected state as it recorded 2,084 infections on Tuesday, taking the total tally to 85,161.

In the national capital, the Delhi Medical Council has collaborated with New Delhi district authorities to train community-based health care workers to fight against Covid-19.

In Maharashtra, the number of infections is at 77, 197.

Read highlights on Covid-19 here:

05:34 PM IST

Amit Shah chairs meeting on Covid-19 situation

Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing a meeting on Covid-19 situation in his office. Health Minister Dr Harshavardhan, the Cabinet Secretary and other top officials are attending the meeting, according to news agency ANI.

05:15 PM IST

Schools in Haryana to reopen from July 27

Schools to reopen from July 27 in Haryana after summer vacations end on July 26: Haryana Directorate School Education, according to ANI

04:42 PM IST

Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising Covid-19 cases

According to a report in PTI, Mumbai police on Wednesday issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in the city, restricting movement of people in public places, and said the measure was taken to check rising Covid-19 cases.

With 903 new patients reported on Tuesday, coronavirus case tally in Mumbai increased to 77,197 while death toll rose to 4,554 with 93 more fatalities.

04:29 PM IST

Shopping malls reopen in Faridabad

Shopping malls reopen in Faridabad. A store manager at Crown Interiorz Mall told ANI, "We are taking all precautions against Covid-19, including checking customer's temperature at the entrance and providing them hand sanitizers."

04:13 PM IST

California records highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases

New Covid-19 cases in California rose by 8,441 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

03:57 PM IST

Goa open to domestic tourists from July 2: Tourism minister

Goa will be open to tourists from July 2, state's tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes as hotels received permission to resume their businesses in the coastal state.

Goa, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, has remained shut for travellers since the nationwide coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed in March.

03:52 PM IST

Germany easing entry rules for 11 non-EU nations

Germany relaxed restrictions on travellers from up to 11 countries outside the European Union, the country's interior ministry announced on Wednesday.

As of Thursday, people from Australia, Georgia, Canada, Montenegro, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay will be able to enter without restrictions. That will also apply to Japan, South Korea and China -- but only if those countries also allow people from Germany to enter.

03:09 PM IST

Covid-19: Bangladesh extends restriction measures till Aug 3


Bangladesh has extended restrictions imposed on public activities and movement across the country until August 3 to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the number of positive cases rose to 1,45,483 and the death toll reached 1,847. (PTI)

02:58 PM IST

No country is safe: WHO

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday warned about the further surge in Covid-19 cases as the world health body said, "as long as the virus is circulating somewhere, no country is safe."

Dr Takeshi Kasai , WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, said, communities must be prepared for more case surges in the future.

He says as long as the virus is circulating somewhere, no country is safe.

02:49 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Thane district nearly doubled in 15 days

The Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra's Thane district have nearly doubled in the last 15 days and risen considerably since May 1, a data released by the authorities revealed.

According to a health bulletin, Thane district, which had detected just 1,011 coronavirus cases till May 1, has recorded 33,324 infections till Tuesday night.

02:34 PM IST

Delhi police inspector dies of Covid-19

A Delhi police inspector posted with special cell died of coronavirus on Wednesday. He was admitted to Max hospital.

02:17 PM IST

Section-144 imposed in Mumbai till July 15

In the wake of Covid-19 spread in Mumbai, Section-144 is imposed in Mumbai by deputy commissioner of Police Pranaya Ashok.

It will be effective till July 15, 2020, unless withdrawn earlier.

02:05 PM IST

Thailand allows reopening of schools, pubs and massage parlours

Thailand has eased Covid-19 restrictions and allowed the reopening of schools and high-risk entertainment venues such as pubs and massage parlors that had been shut since mid-March.

01:41 PM IST

Complete lockdown for 24 hours in Tripura on July 5

Tripura government ordered complete lockdonwn for 24-hours on July 5, in a bid to control the chain of transmisison of Covid-19.

Inspired by "Janta Curfew" model, the lockdown will be in effect from 5am on Sunday to 5am of the next day.

01:19 PM IST

Today we only have 26,000 active cases, says CM Kejriwal

It was predicted that by June 30, Delhi would have 1 lakh cases out of which 60,000 would be active but today we only have 26,000 active cases. This is the result of everyone’s hard work. We have been able to control the situation: CM Arvind Kejriwal

First published: Jul 01, 2020 07:18 IST