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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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Germany’s Covid-19 tally mounts to 201,823; death toll at 9,086

Germany recorded 522 new cases and four deaths due to the novel coronavirus. The total number of cases have now reached 201,823 and the death toll has crossed 9,000, reports Reuters.

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Mainland China reports 11 new cases, including eight in Xinjiang

China reported 11 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, down from 22 cases from Sunday, the health commission said. Of the new cases, eight were reported in the western region of the Xinjiang province which has been witnessing a spike in infections recently, reports Reuters.

06:51 AM IST

Brazil set to test Chinese coronavirus vaccine

Brazil will begin advanced clinical testing of a Chinese-made vaccine against the new coronavirus Tuesday, issuing the first doses to around 900 volunteers, officials said, reports Reuters.

06:25 AM IST

Brazil coronavirus death toll surpasses 80,000

Brazil's coronavirus death toll surpassed 80,000 Monday, according to health ministry figures, as the country hit second-hardest in the world continued struggling to control the pandemic.The figure, second only to the death toll in the United States, quadrupled in two months, reports AFP.

06:21 AM IST

Florida sees surge in Covid-19 cases for sixth day in a row

The coronavirus pandemic raged in Florida on Monday as the state reported more than 10,000 new infections for a sixth day in a row, but California saw improvement, with cases and hospitalizations beginning to stabilize after a surge, reports Reuters.

06:06 AM IST

Mexico registers 349,396 Covid-19 cases, 39,485 deaths

Mexico's Health Ministry on Monday reported 5,172 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 301 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 349,396 cases and 39,485 deaths. The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases, reports Reuters.

First published: Jul 21, 2020 05:58 IST