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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:

09:53 AM IST

PM Modi hails role of medics in fight against Covid-19

On the occasion of National Doctors' Day, PM Narendra Modi hailed the role of medics in their "spirited" fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

09:28 AM IST

India: 507 new fatalities recorded in last 24 hours

In record rise, 507 people succumbed to the Covid-19 diseases in India in the last 24 hours. While the number of infections topped 5.85 lakh with 18,653 new reports of Covid-19 infections.

09:14 AM IST

Amid rising cases, Google pushes back US office reopening

Google is pushing back a plan to reopen its US offices after coronavirus cases surged in several western and southern states.

All US offices will remain closed until September 7 at the earliest, according to a memo Google sent to employees. In May, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said the company would cautiously move some workers back in starting July 6.

08:57 AM IST

Blood, plasma donation camp to replace Ganeshotsav festivities

In the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, Mumbai's Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided not to hold Ganeshotsav this time. A blood and plasma donation camp will be set up in its place.

08:20 AM IST

United States records more than 47,000 cases: Report

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.

08:04 AM IST

China reports three cases of Covid-19

China reported just three cases of Covid-19 infection on Wednesday, as authorities rallied to prevent the second wave with social restrictions and increasing the number of testing. All three cases were detected in the capital city of Beijing.

With no report of new fatality, the death toll stood at 4,634. While the number of infections is at 83,534.

07:43 AM IST

South Korea considering to add churches in 'high risk' venue list

South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of Covid-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings.

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said during a virus meeting on Wednesday that more than 40% of the country’s newly confirmed infections over the previous three days have been traced back to places of worship. (AP)

First published: Jul 01, 2020 07:18 IST