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Highlights: Gujarat's Covid-19 tally past 50k after highest single-day spike

Delhi, which was once a coronavirus hotspot witnessed a significant reduction in the number of cases recently. Dr. Randeep Guleria, AIIMS director, said that certain areas of the national capital have hit their peak in cases.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jul 22, 2020 00:16 IST
Highlights: Gujarat's Covid-19 tally past 50k after highest single-day spike
A health worker prepares to collect swab samples for coronavirus tests.

For the past few days, India has been registering a record number of infections per day due to the novel coronavirus infection. On Tuesday, the country saw a slight dip as 37,148 cases and 587 deaths were recorded as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka still continue to remain severely hit from the pandemic. Maharashtra reported over 8,000 cases in the last 24 hours for fifth straight days with fears that community spread might have begun in the state. This was however denied by the state health minister Rajesh Tope.

Delhi, which was once a coronavirus hotspot witnessed a significant reduction in the number of cases recently. Dr. Randeep Guleria, AIIMS director, said that certain areas of the national capital have hit their peak in cases. As per the Ministry of Health and Family welfare, over one lakh people have been cured/discharged in Delhi whereas 1,211 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, being the lowest in over a month.

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05:48 PM IST

People from Maha, TN added to Karnataka's Covid-19 cases: CM

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'No lockdown in Bengaluru from tomorrow': Karnataka CM

Karnataka CM: "There'll be no lockdown from tomorrow, people need to get back to work, economy is also very important. We have to fight Covid-19 while maintaining stable economy. Lockdown is not the solution, now restrictions will be placed only in containment zones,"

05:12 PM IST

Will ensure access of Indian Covid-19 vaccine to everybody: NITI Aayog

Government of India will leave no stone unturned to ensure people of India and the international community have access to an Indian vaccine as early as possible. Every possible facilitation will be ensured making sure trials conducted scientifically and ethically, and we arrive at an affordable option, says Dr VK Paul of NITI Aayog.

05:05 PM IST

India's two Covid-19 vaccines are in phase 1 and 2 of trials: NITI Aayog

India's two Covid-19 vaccines are in phase 1 and 2 of trials. Discussions have already begun how will the vaccines be made available to all those who need it: Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog

04:26 PM IST

Aggressive testing necessary to bring down Covid-19 positivity rate: Health ministry

Aggressive testing is necessary to bring down Covid-19 positivity rate; the aim is to maintain this level of testing to bring down positivity rate below 5%: Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Health Ministry

04:12 PM IST

30 states, UTs have Covid-19 positivity rate lower than national average: Health ministry

A total of thirty states and union territories have positivity rate lower than India average, said health ministry on Covid-19 situation in the country.

04:10 PM IST

19 states, UTs testing 140 samples per day per million: Health ministry

Nineteen states and union territories are performing more than 140 tests per day per million population, the union health ministry said on Tuesday in a media briefing.

03:40 PM IST

In record high, Iran registers 229 Covid-19 fatalities

Iran on Tuesday recorded a new single-day record death toll of 229 from the novel coronavirus, after weeks of rising numbers in the Middle East's worst-hit country.

"Sadly, we lost 229 of our compatriots to the Covid-19 infection in the past 24 hours," health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.

"This raises the overall toll to 14,634," she said in televised remarks.

03:23 PM IST

399 new Covid-19 case in Singapore

Singapore reported 399 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, a large majority of them from the dormitories of foreign workers, which have emerged as the main virus hotspots in the country.

With no deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus death toll in the island nation remained at 27 with 48,434 confirmed cases, PTI reported.

02:58 PM IST

Two South African ministers admitted to hospital with coronavirus

Two members of the South African cabinet have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19, the presidency said on Tuesday.

Thembelani Nxesi, the minister for employment and labour, and Gwede Mantashe, the minister for mineral resources, were taken to hospital on Monday. Both men had been self-isolating after testing positive for the novel coronavirus around a week ago.

02:24 PM IST

LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs amid Covid-19 crisis

Microsoft Corp's professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs, or 6% of its global workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic is having a sustained impact on demand for its recruitment products, reports Reuters.

02:22 PM IST

Tripura's coronavirus tally crosses 3,000-mark; death toll

Over 200 more people, including 19 BSF personnel, have tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura, taking the total number of cases in the state to 3,094, officials said on Tuesday. The state also reported two fresh deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours, they said, reports PTI.

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With 10 new cases, Himachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally soars to 1,641

10 more people tested for Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,641 which includes 547 active cases, 1,067 recoveries and 10 deaths, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

01:04 PM IST

Rajasthan’s Covid-19 tally nears 31,000; death toll at 574

Six more people succumbed to Covid in Rajasthan on Tuesday, taking the toll to 574, while 351 fresh cases pushed the state's tally to 30,741, an official statement said, reports PTI.

12:29 PM IST

As per results of sero-prevalence study, only only 23.48% affected in Delhi: Govt

Government of India (GoI) said the results of sero-prevalence study show that nearly six months into the epidemic, only 23.48% of people were affected in Delhi, which has several pockets of dense population, reports ANI.

First published: Jul 21, 2020 05:58 IST