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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Highlights: Florida records more than 12,600 new Covid-19 cases

Recovery numbers have overtaken active coronavirus cases, but India hasn't yet reached its peak, after which the cases would start depleting.

By,Prashasti Singh | Updated: Jul 14, 2020 05:43 IST
Highlights: Florida records more than 12,600 new Covid-19 cases
A health worker wearing PPE overalls conducts a coronavirus test, at a COVID-19 testing centre.

India in the past few days has been witnessing a daily highest-spike in coronavirus cases. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India registered yet another single-day spike of 28,701 Covid-19 cases and 500 deaths. Recovery numbers have overtaken active cases, but India hasn't yet reached its peak, after which the cases would start depleting. The states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka are worst-hit by the pandemic. Fresh lockdowns ranging from a week to a fortnight have been imposed in several parts of the country to curb and check the spread of the infection.

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Multiple nations, including India are speeding up their research and development to come up with a vaccine that can provide absolute immunity against Covid-19 without any side effects. Last evening, Russia's Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University successfully completed the clinical trials on volunteers of the world's first vaccine.

In view of the rising cases in the United States, President Donald Trump was finally seen sporting a mask during his visit to a military hospital on Saturday. He said that he was never against facial coverings and that they have a time and place.

11:15 PM IST

UK report 148 new coronavirus fatalities

The UK has reported 148 new coronavirus disease-related deaths over the preceding 24 hours, ANI reported.

This latest rise sees the UK's Covid-19 death toll rise to 44,798.

On Friday, just 48 new deaths were confirmed by public health officials.

10:36 PM IST

Florida records more than 12,600 new coronavirus cases

Florida recorded more than 12,600 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its second-highest daily total since the outbreak began.

Florida along with Arizona, California and Texas have emerged as the new US epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks.

10:15 PM IST

As Covid-19 cases rise, Disney to shut Hong Kong Disneyland again

Walt Disney Co. is temporarily closing its Hong Kong Disneyland theme park from July 15 amid rising coronavirus cases in the Chinese-ruled city, the company said Monday.

The announcement came two days after Disney reopened its biggest resort, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, as coronavirus cases surged in the state.

10:10 PM IST

Covid-19 infections in Karnataka breach 40,000 mark

Covid-19 infections in Karnataka breached the 40,000 mark on Monday as the state reported 2,738 fresh cases and 73 related fatalities, taking the death toll to 757, the health department said.

The day also saw a record of 839 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of 2,738 fresh infections reported on Monday, a whopping 1,315 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.

09:05 PM IST

No return to the 'old normal' for foreseeable future with Covid-19 pandemic: WHO

No return to the 'old normal' for foreseeable future with Covid-19 pandemic, said World Health Organisation's chief Tedros Adhanom on Monday as the global cases surpassed 13 million mark.

08:25 PM IST

Gujarat reports highest one-day spike in Covid-19 infection

With 902 new cases, Gujarat on Monday reported a highest one-day spike in Covid-19 infection. The tally now stands at 42,808, while death rose to 2,057 after 10 people lost their lives: Health department

08:24 PM IST

Philippines sees region's biggest daily rise in Covid-19 deaths

The Philippines reported Southeast Asia's biggest daily jump in Covid-19 deaths on Monday and warned of more fatalities ahead, as authorities scrambled to verify thousands of suspected cases and pressure grows on hospitals after the easing of a lockdown.

The health ministry reported 162 new deaths that were confirmed on Sunday plus another 65 on Monday, with 2,960 additional infections. The Philippines over the past week has reported higher daily infections than Indonesia, which has Southeast Asia's highest number of deaths and cases. (Reuters)

07:53 PM IST

With 6,497 new cases, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally increased to 2,60,924

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally increased to 2,60,924 after authorities found 6,497 new cases of infection. While the death toll stood at 10,482 after 193 new fatalities: Health department

In Mumbai, total cases rose to 94,146 after 1,158 people confirmed to be infected with Covid-19.

07:21 PM IST

Kerala Covid-19 tally crosses 8,000 mark with 449 fresh cases

Kerala continued to witness a big surge in daily Covid-19 infections with 449 cases being reported on Monday, pushing the count to 8,322, while the death toll has reached 33 with two more fatalities.

As many as 77 jawans of the Indo Tibetan Border Force and five health workers are among the infected, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.

07:06 PM IST

India's recovery rate further improves to 63.02%

India's recovery rate for Covid-19 further improved to 63.02% on Monday after 18,850 people recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours, the government said. The total cumulative number of recovered patients has risen to 5,53,470.

It also said, 19 states have a recovery rate higher than the national average.

06:51 PM IST

6 news cases of Covid-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi

The Covid-19 tally in Mumbai's Dharavi area rose to 2,381 Monday after authorities detected 6 new cases of infection, reported civic body.

06:05 PM IST

Global coronavirus cases surpass 13 million mark

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 13 million mark on Monday, reported Reuters.

06:00 PM IST

Tamil Nadu extends bus services suspension till July 31

Tamil Nadu on Monday extended the suspension of bus services till July 31, in view of a spike in Covid19 cases. Earlier, bus services were suspended till July 15.

05:41 PM IST

1,935 people contract Covid-19 in last 24 hours in AP

In Andhra Pradesh, 1,935 people contracted Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of infection now stands at 31,103. While 37 people lost their lives pushing the death toll to 365.

05:15 PM IST

West Bengal: Deputy magistrate dies due to Covid-19

A deputy magistrate in West Bengal died due to Covid-19 on Monday, the first senior government officer to have succumbed to the infection in the state, a health department official said.

Debdutta Ray, who was posted in Hooghly district, died at a private hospital in Serampore.

First published: Jul 13, 2020 05:57 IST