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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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With countries joining efforts to develop a vaccine to combat Covid-19, the medical journal Lancet reported that an experimental vaccine developed at the University of Oxford is safe and has shown good immune response though it carries some minor side effects such as fever, muscle pain.

12:24 PM IST

Pakistan reports fall in daily Covid-19 infection count

Pakistan reported 1,013 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its lowest daily infection count in more than two and a half months, taking the nation-wide tally to 2,66,095 cases, reports PTI.

12:23 PM IST

Hong Kong braces for worst wave of Covid-19

Hong Kong is facing its worst Covid-19 outbreak, and it is not ready to face the surge in infections. With local infections growing to 560 in about two weeks, the Asian financial hub has been taken off-guard by the sudden spike in cases , close to half of which are untraceable, reports Bloomberg.

12:12 PM IST

Delhi starts 'Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana'

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the state cabinet has approved 'Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana' -which facilitates door-to-door delivery of ration. Kejriwal said that the scheme would start in a period of next 6-7 months, reports ANI.

11:46 AM IST

Mizoram’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 297; 13 new cases recorded

13 more people, including 11 personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram, taking the total number of cases in the state to 297, an official said, reports PTI.

11:32 AM IST

South Korea’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 13,816; death toll at 296

South Korea's coronavirus cases bounced back to above 40, a day after it registered its smallest daily jump in local transmissions in two months. The total cases are now nearing 14,000 while the death toll stands at 296, reports AP.

11:12 AM IST

Sensex, Nifty rise on coronavirus vaccine hopes

Indian stocks rose for a fifth straight session on Tuesday, led by automaker and energy stocks, as hopes for a coronavirus vaccine and strong earnings momentum eclipsed fears over surging domestic cases, reports Reuters.

11:07 AM IST

Covid-19 stalks Egypt's prisons amid news blackout

The coronavirus has infected people inside several Egyptian prisons and killed at least 14 detainees, as authorities seek to stifle news of the spread of the virus behind bars, a leading human rights watchdog said Monday, reports AP.

10:35 AM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 recovery rate at 84%: State health minister

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said with 954 new cases, the national capital's coronavirus tally has climbed to 1,23,747 and 1,04,918 have recovered till now. He also said that the recovery rate is at 84%, reports ANI.

10:26 AM IST

647 new cases push Odisha’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 19,000

647 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of cases in the state to 18,757 which includes 12,909 recovered cases. Nearly 460 people recovered in the last 24 hours, reports ANI.

10:09 AM IST

Trump admin trying to block new funds for testing, tracing in upcoming Covid relief bill

The Trump administration is trying to block billions of dollars for states to conduct testing and contact tracing in the upcoming Covid-19 relief bill, Washington Post reported citing people familiar with the talks, reports ANI.

09:52 AM IST

Covid-19 complicates S.Korea, US military exercises

South Korea and the United States are trying to agree on the scale, scope and timing of annual military exercises with the novel coronavirus threatening to disrupt the travel of US troops, South Korean officials said on Tuesday, reports Reuters.

09:21 AM IST

With 37,148 cases in last 24 hrs, India's Covid-19 tally nears 1.2 million

37,148 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in India, taking the total number of cases in the country to 1,155,191. The death toll stands at 28,084 whereas 724,577 people have been cured/discharged so far.

<p>With 37,148 cases in last 24 hrs, India's Covid-19 tally nears 1.2 million</p>
09:11 AM IST

1,43,81,303 samples tested for Covid-19 till now, says ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical research said that a total of 1,43,81,303 samples have been tested for coronavirus across the country till July 20. Out of the total samples, 3,33,395 were tested on July 20, reports ANI.

09:06 AM IST

South Africa's Covid-19 death toll crosses 5,000-mark

South Africa registered 3,64,328 infections and 5,033 deaths due to Covid-19. The country's health minister Zweli Mkhize urged people to help the government fight the disease, warning that any laxity in following the basic health measures would lead to a surge in infections, reports PTI.

08:34 AM IST

Australia extends stimulus spending amid Covid-19 outbreak

Australia said it will extend its stimulus spending into next year outlining monetary measures worth billion dollars to protect the labour market from the wrath of the coronavirus crisis, reports AFP.

First published: Jul 21, 2020 05:58 IST