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Highlights: 174 new coronavirus cases in Goa, count reaches 4,350

The top five countries with the most cases include Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa and the United States topping the list by accounting for more than half the world’s infections and half its deaths.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Jul 24, 2020 05:48 IST
Highlights: 174 new coronavirus cases in Goa, count reaches 4,350

While the rate of Covid-19 infections showed no sign of slowing down, the global number of infection surged past 15 million on Wednesday, as per the figures published by John Hopkins University.

The top five countries with the most cases include Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa and the United States topping the list by accounting for more than half the world’s infections and half its deaths.

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Various countries around the world, some yet to reach their peak of Covid-19 infection while others battled the second wave, have been imposing various social distancing measures to control the spread.

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10:49 PM IST

Kerala reports over 1,000 cases for second day, govt mulls lockdown option

The Covid-19 cases continued to soar in Kerala breaching the grim 1,000 mark for the second straight day on Thursday, taking the tally past the 16,000 mark with the state government saying the option of a complete lockdown again to manage the situation cannot be ruled out.

10:02 PM IST

174 new coronavirus cases in Goa, count reaches 4,350; 1 death

174 people tested positive for coronavirus infection in Goa and one patient died at the state's dedicated Covid-19 hospital on Thursday, said a state health department official.

09:46 PM IST

886 new Covid-19 positive cases and 11 deaths reported in Rajasthan

886 new Covid-19 positive cases and 11 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan reported till 8.30 pm today. Total number of cases stands at 33220 including 8811 active cases and 594 deaths: State Health Department

08:56 PM IST

West Bengal's Covid-19 tally crosses 50,000-mark with record 2,436 new cases

West Bengal's Covid-19 tally crosses 50,000-mark with record 2,436 new cases: Health Department.

08:52 PM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 tally reaches 1,27,364 with 1,041 fresh cases

Delhi's Covid-19 tally reaches 1,27,364 with 1,041 fresh cases; death toll mounts to 3,745: Authorities.

08:39 PM IST

Mumbai's coronavirus tally rises to 1,05,829 with 1,257 new cases

Mumbai's coronavirus tally rises to 1,05,829 with 1,257 new cases; 55 fatalities take death toll to 5,927: civic body.

08:22 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rises to 3,47,502 with 9,895 fresh cases

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rises to 3,47,502 with 9,895 fresh cases; 298 new deaths take toll to 12,854: Health department.

08:18 PM IST

718 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today

718 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today; 117 from Jammu and 601 from Kashmir division, taking the total number of cases to 16429. Death toll rises to 282 after 9 deaths were reported today: Govt of J&K

06:21 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports 7998 new Covid-19 positive cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 7998 new Covid-19 positive cases and 61 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases now at 72711 including 34272 active cases, 37555 discharged cases and 884 deaths: State Covid-19 Nodal Officer

06:09 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 6,472 new Covid-19 positive cases and 88 deaths today

Tamil Nadu reports 6,472 new Covid-19 positive cases and 88 deaths today. Total number of cases stand at 1,92,964 including 52,939 active cases, 1,36,793 discharged cases and 3,232 deaths: State Health Department

06:09 PM IST

Iraq's coronavirus infections pass 100,000

Iraq's total number of infections from the novel coronavirus passed 100,000 on Thursday as the health ministry said 102,226 cases had been recorded.

05:02 PM IST

10,000 penalty to be imposed for social gatherings of more than permitted strength: Punjab CMO

Covid-19 patients violating home isolation instructions,and owners of restaurants and commercial eating places violating social distancing norms in Punjab will have to pay 5,000 as fine. 10,000 penalty to be imposed for social gatherings of more than permitted strength: Punjab CMO

04:54 PM IST

Tripura registers ninth Covid-19 death, tally rises to 3,469

Tripura registered its ninth Covid-19 fatality after a 76-year-old woman succumbed to the disease here, while 126 fresh cases pushed the state's tally to 3,469, an official said on Thursday.

03:58 PM IST

2,529 new Covid-19 positive cases in UP

As many as 2,529 new Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad said.

The number of total active cases now stands at 21,003, while the death toll is at 1,298.

03:55 PM IST

South Africa 59% excess deaths imply hidden Covid-19 toll

South Africa witnessed some 17,000 extra deaths from natural causes or 59% more than would normally be expected between early May and mid-July, scientists said, suggesting many more people are dying of Covid-19 than shown in official figures.

New data by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), released overnight, showed that just in the week to July 14 - the latest figures available - there was an excess of 5,022 deaths by natural causes, about half more than usual.

First published: Jul 23, 2020 07:14 IST