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Highlights: 11 new Covid-19 cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi, tally rises to 2,392

Recent studies show that Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) vaccine that protects individuals against tuberculosis can also prevent severe infection and death from Covid-19.

By hindustantimes.com,Prashasti Singh | Updated: Jul 15, 2020 00:03 IST
Highlights: 11 new Covid-19 cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi, tally rises to 2,392
Health worker notes down details of samples collected for coronavirus tests.

India, the third-worst hit nation by Covid-19 pandemic, registered nearly 29,000 cases and 500 deaths on Monday. As per the Ministry of Health and Family, India registered 24,498 cases and 553 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. States in the southern part of the country such as Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, recorded a sudden spike in the number of infections. Karnataka, which is under a fresh lockdown from July 14-July 22, has registered over 40,000 so far with the state health minister saying that the number of cases would double up in the next 15-30 days.

Delhi has been witnessing a steady rise in the recovery rate which is at 79.98%, better than the national average of 62.93%. On Monday, 1,246 cases were registered and nearly 1,400 people recovered from the infection in Delhi. Recent studies show that Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) vaccine that protects individuals against tuberculosis can also prevent severe infection and death from Covid-19.

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has been at the centre of the controversy of mismanaging the pandemic and hiding requisite information from global governments, said that the infection would worsen as time passes. He went on to add that though most countries have brought their outbreaks under control, too many of them are headed in the 'wrong direction'.

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09:53 PM IST

Tamil Nadu records 4526 new cases, tally crosses 1.47 lakh

Tami Nadu records 4,526 new Covid-19 cases, 67 fatalities, bringing infection tally to 1,47,324 and death count to 2,099; number of active cases stands at 47,912: Health dept bulletin

09:17 PM IST

11 new Covid-19 cases in Mumbai's Dharavi, tally rises to 2,392

Dharavi slum sprawl adds 11 new Covid-19 cases, taking tally to 2,392: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

08:48 PM IST

West Bengal extends total lockdown in containment zones to July 19

Lockdown imposed in containment zones of West Bengal extended till 19th July 2020, in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

08:18 PM IST

Punjab minister tests Covid-19 positive, CM Amarinder Singh wishes him speedy recovery

Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has tested positive for Covid-19. CM Amarinder Singh wished him speed recovery in a tweet.

07:59 PM IST

Mumbai reports 954 new Covid cases, 70 deaths in 24 hrs

Maharashtra's capital Mumbai reported 954 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally to 95,100. With 70 deaths reported on Tuesday, the death toll in India's commercial capital now stands at 5,405

07:54 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally past 2.67 L after 6,741 new cases in 24 hrs

Maharashtra reported 6,741 new Covid-19 positive cases, 4,500 cases of discharge and 213 deaths on Tuesday. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 2,67,665 including 1,49,007 recovered cases, 10,695 deaths and 1,07,665 active cases: Public Health Dept, Maharashtra

07:35 PM IST

Odisha to begin plasma therapy for critically ill from tomorrow

Odisha govt to start plasma therapy to treat critically ill patients in three dedicated Covid-19 hospitals in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack from tomorrow: Officials

07:33 PM IST

Karnataka reports 2,496 new Covid-19 cases, 87 deaths in 24 hrs

Karnataka reported 2,496 new Covid-19 cases and 87 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 25,839 and death toll to 842. Bengaluru reported highest 1,267 cases today, followed by Mysuru at 125 cases: State Health Department

06:46 PM IST

With 608 new Covid-19 cases, Kerala's tally rises to 8,930

608 new Covid-19 positive cases and one death reported in Kerala today. Total number of positive cases rises to 8930, active cases stand at 4454, says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

06:29 PM IST

BJP Gen Secy Ram Madhav in self-quarantine after being in contact with Covid+ve J-K leader

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav goes into self-quarantine after party's Jammu and Kashmir unit president Ravinder Raina, who had accompanied him to residence of a slain party leader, tests Covid-19 positive: PTI

06:28 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally reaches 1302

Number of Covid-19 cases reaches 1,302 in Himachal Pradesh out of which 345 cases are active: State Health Department

06:05 PM IST

Over 20 test Covid-19 positive at Bihar BJP office

Over 20 people test Covid-19 positive at Bihar BJP headquarters, says party's state chief Sanjay Jaiswal

06:04 PM IST

With 28 more deaths, UP's Covid-19 toll now at 983

UP reports 28 more Covid-19 deaths, 1,594 new cases, bringing toll to 983 and virus count to 39,724; number of active cases stands at 13,760: Health department

05:32 PM IST

HRD ministry fixes screen time for classes 1-12

Two online sessions of up to 45 minutes each for classes 1-8, four sessions for classes 9-12: HRD's guidelines on appropriate screen time

05:24 PM IST

Online classes for pre-primary shouldn't exceed 30 minutes: HRD Ministry

Online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes: HRD Ministry guidelines

First published: Jul 14, 2020 06:28 IST