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Highlights: Dharavi’s Covid-19 case count rises by 12 to 2,359

In Latin America, Covid-19 continues its indiscriminate spread with Brazil and its neighbouring Andean nations suffering from the worst medical health crisis in modern times. US and India continue to see infections rise steadily.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jul 13, 2020 05:55 IST
Highlights: Dharavi’s Covid-19 case count rises by 12 to 2,359

Covid-19 continues to rage across the Americas as the US, Mexico and Brazil report high rates of new infections on a daily basis along with a large number of deaths. Bolivian and Brazilian state premiers have already been infected.

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In the Eurasian region, Russia continues to report high numbers of infection. The daily number of new cases have seen a slight dip. In India, experts have started fearing community transmission but the government has assured that is not the case. India also has a lower number of cases per million.

07:24 PM IST

Telangana: Alleging medical negliegence, relatives of two deceased Covid-19 patients stage protest outside hospital

Relatives of two deceased Covid-19 patients are staging protests outside a hospital in Telangana's Nizamabad, alleging negligence from the hospital's side during the treatment leading to the death of their kin. Hospital denies any wrongdoing.

06:57 PM IST

Dharavi’s Covid-19 case count rises by 12 to 2,359

The number of Covid-19 positive patients in Dharavi increased to 2,359 on Friday with the addition of 12 cases, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.

06:29 PM IST

Bihar tally crosses 14,000-mark

A total of 352 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Bihar on Friday, informed the State Health Department.

With this, the state tally of coronavirus cases has climbed to 14,330, including 9,792 recovered cases, said the health department.

05:56 PM IST

Lockdown extended in Maharashtra's Thane

Complete lockdown in Maharashtra's Thane city extended till July 19, news agency PTI reported quoting official.

05:37 PM IST

UP records highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases

The Covid-19 tally in Uttar Pradesh rose to 33,700 on Friday with the highest single-day spike of 1,338 cases, while the death toll reached 889 after 27 patients succumbed to the disease, a senior official said.

The previous highest single-day spike in fresh cases -- 1,332 -- was recorded on July 7.

04:51 PM IST

Complete lockdown announced for Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad

Amid Complete lockdown announced for Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and some parts of Rural Pune from July 13 to July 23. Only shops related to essential services like dairy and medical stores & and hospitals will remain open: Pune Divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar

04:02 PM IST

Sri Lanka detects new Covid-19 cluster of over 250 cases

Authorities in Sri Lanka detected a new Covid-19 cluster of over 250 cases on Friday. The cluster was found at the drug rehabilitation centre at Kandakadu in the north central region of Polonnaruwa.

03:29 PM IST

26 more BSF personnel test in Meghalaya

Twenty-six more personnel of the BSF have tested positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya, taking the number of infections in the border-guarding force in the state to 91, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Friday.

They are all posted at the Border Security Force (BSF) frontier headquarters in Umpling, which has been declared a containment zone.

02:51 PM IST

1,611 new coronavirus infections in Indonesia

Indonesia on Friday reported 1,611 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total count to 72,347, its health ministry said.

Deaths related to Covid-19 rose by 52 on Friday, taking fatalities to 3,469, ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a televised news briefing. There are 33,529 people who have recovered. (Reuters)

02:23 PM IST

Karnataka CM BSY's staff tests positive for Covid-19

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa staff members have tested positive for Covid-19. Yediyurappa said, "I am going to discharge my duties from home from today for the next few days in view of some of the staff in the office-cum-residence Krishna testing positive for coronavirus."

02:01 PM IST

Andhra reports 1,608 new cases

Andhra inches towards 25,422 cases with 1,608 new cases. 15 people died in the last 24 hours.

01:17 PM IST

3-month validity of cheques will not be impacted by lockdown: SC

SC observed that period of lock down will not impact the three-month period of validity of cheque. When the question came on extension of three month period of validity of cheques, the RBI informed the Court that the same should not be done as it would impact banking activities. The bench, also comprising Justices R Subhash Reddy and AS Bopanna, accepted RBI suggestion and kept the 3-month validity period of cheque intact.

01:13 PM IST

Himachal records 1,141 cases of Covid-19

Himachal has 284 Covid-19 cases which are active and 833 people have recovered.

12:53 PM IST

Vietnam GSO raises concern over unemployment

The Vietnam General Statistics Office said that 31 million workers were impacted by Covid-19. 900,000 people are already out of work and 18 million are getting paid less compared to what they used to be paid earlier.

11:43 AM IST

Kazakh authorities slam Chinese media

Reports of a pneumonia outbreak in Kazakhstan are false, the Kazakh authorities said. They said they have been following WHO guidelines and reporting to them regarding every development.

First published: Jul 10, 2020 06:57 IST