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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 | 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:

01:15 PM IST

Situation is improving in Delhi, says CM Kejriwal

The situation is improving in Delhi in the last few days. However, there is no room for complacency. This virus is unpredictable. We must continue our efforts with more vigour, says Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi chief minister.

01:12 PM IST

Brazil: Covid-19 infections top 1.4 million

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 33,846 to 1,402,041 within the past 24 hours, a significant spike in new infections compared to the previous day, according to the Health Ministry data.

12:47 PM IST

Covid-19 patients showed 67% recovery in 3 days, claims Patanjali

"Covid-19 patients group that received medicines, showed 67% recovery in 3 days & 100% recovery in 7 days of treatment, that is, all 45 patients became Covidnegative", claims Ramdev's Patanjali.

"All clinical trial documents have been shared with AYUSH Ministry," Patanjali said in the statement.

12:40 PM IST

Japan: After pause of 4 months, Disneyland reopens in Tokyo

After being closed for nearly fourth months due to Covid-19 outbreak, the Disneyland in Japan's Tokyo reopened on Wednesday. However, guidelines regarding the restrictions were still imposed to prevent any possible infection.

No handshakes, hugging or photos are allowed with Mickey Mouse or any other character. Their signature parades and shows have also been suspended.

12:24 PM IST

Puducherry: 30 new coronavirus cases, tally climbs to 739

Puducherry reported 30 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, pushing the tally of viral infections in the Union Territory to 739.

A medical bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare said the total active cases were 426 spread over all the four regions of Puducherry (391 cases), Karaikal (25), Mahe (8 ) and Yanam (2). (PTI)

12:12 PM IST

More than 1,900 Mizos lost jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic: Official

More than 1,900 people who have returned to Mizoram from different parts of the country, have lost their jobs due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, an official of the Mizoram Youth Commission (MYC), said.

11:52 AM IST

Germany's infection rate remains below 1.0

For the seventh consecutive day, Germany’s coronavirus infection rate remaines below the key threshold of 1.0.

There were 376 new cases in the 24 hours through Wednesday morning, up from 349 the previous day and bringing the total to 195,418, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

11:49 AM IST

Mizoram: Restrictions on social events including marriage ceremonies, funerals relaxed

Mizoram government allows marriage ceremonies, funerals and other social events with a maximum attendance of 50 people as part of new relaxations for partial lockdown in the state from July 1 to 31, news agency PTI reports.

11:33 AM IST

Students appear for SSLC exams in Karnataka

Students follow health guidelines as they appear for their the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exams today in Karnataka.

11:30 AM IST

Rajasthan: Covid-19 cases rise to 18,092

The number of Covid-19 cases rose to 18,092 after the state health department reported 78 new infections on Wednesday.

11:16 AM IST

Covid-19 may infect hearts cells of patients: Research

As many as 251 cases of Covid-19 infections were reported from Odisha on Tuesday. The total number of infections rises to 7,316, including 5,189 others who recovered from the viral disease: State Government

10:59 AM IST

Odisha reports 251 new cases of Covid-19

As many as 251 cases of Covid-19 infections were reported from Odisha on Tuesday. The total number of infections rises to 7,316, including 5,189 others who recovered from the viral disease: State Government.

10:55 AM IST

First Covid-19 case in asylum seeker camp at US-Mexico border

First confirmed case of Covid-19 was detected among migrants living in an asylum seeker camp at the US-Mexico border, AP reported.

Global Response Management said that one person in the Matamoros, Tamaulipas camp across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas had tested positive.

10:35 AM IST

Goa: BJP MLA tests positive for coronavirus

A BJP MLA from Goa has tested positive for coronavirus, news agency PTI reported on Wednesday.

The legislator was admitted to Margao-based ESI Hospital, a specially designated facility for Covid-19 patients, after his test came out positive.

10:11 AM IST

Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs

Authorities in Australia will lockdown around 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month after the cases of Covid-19 infections continued to see a spike in the second-most populous state of the country.

First published: Jul 01, 2020 07:18 IST