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Saturday, Apr 17, 2021

Highlights: 2,404 new Covid-19 cases, 42 fatalities recorded in Bengal

The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths from Covid-19 for the fourth consecutive day on Friday, according to a Reuters tally. The total cases across the United States rose by at least 68,800 on Friday to over 4 million total.

By Shivani | Updated: Aug 04, 2020 11:08 IST
Highlights: 2,404 new Covid-19 cases, 42 fatalities recorded in Bengal

The global cumulative coronavirus tally increased by a record high of 284,196 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total count to over 15.2 million, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) daily breifings.

Almost half of all cases were concentrated in three countries, the United States, Brazil and India.

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The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths from Covid-19 for the fourth consecutive day on Friday, according to a Reuters tally. The total cases across the US rose by at least 68,800 on Friday to over 4 million total.

in a period of one month since June 24, India added 63% of its total cases (1.28 million on Thursday night). It has added 51% of its total deaths (30,630) in the same time duration.

Meanwhile, the threat of second wave loomed over China as it reported 34 cases in the mainland for July 24, up from 21 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Saturday.

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11:03 PM IST

Tripura to enter 3-day lockdown from Monday

Three-day lockdown in Tripura from Monday to curb spurt in Covid-19 cases: Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb

09:22 PM IST

Another coronavirus patient dies by suicide in Patna AIIMS

A 21-year-old Covid-19 patient died by suicide in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he was admitted, an official said on Saturday.

09:13 PM IST

Cuomo says NY coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop

The tallies for people hospitalized in New York with the coronavirus are continuing to drop to the lowest levels since the pandemic began, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

There were at least 646 people hospitalized in the state on Friday, a new low since March 18 and down slightly from the previous day, the Democratic governor said in a statement. The number of reported deaths in the state rose by one, to 10.

09:06 PM IST

Record 1,081 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat, 22 deaths

The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rose to 54,712 with 1,081 new patients being detected on Saturday, highest in a single day, the state health department said.

The death toll in the state rose to 2,305 with 22 more Covid-19 patients succumbing, it said.

08:53 PM IST

2,404 new Covid-19 cases, 42 fatalities recorded in Bengal

Record 42 Covid-19 fatalities in Bengal push death toll to 1,332; caseload rises to 56,377 with 2,404 fresh infections: Officials

08:32 PM IST

Serum Institute of India seeks DCGI nod for phase 2, 3 clinical trials of Oxford vaccine

Serum Institute of India (SII), which has partnered with AstraZeneca for manufacturing the Oxford vaccine candidate for Covid-19, has sought permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for conducting phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the potential vaccine, highly-placed sources said on Saturday.

08:06 PM IST

9,251 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra reports 9,251 new Covid-19 cases and 257 deaths today. The total number of cases in the State rises to 3,66,368 including 1,45,481 active cases and 2,07,194 discharged cases: State Health Department

06:45 PM IST

Tamil Nadu crosses two lakh Covid-19 cases mark with 6988 fresh infections

Tamil Nadu on Saturday breached the grim milestone of two lakh Coronavirus cases with the biggest daily spike of 6,988 fresh infections, pushing the tally to 2,06,737.

The death toll climbed to 3,409 with 89 fatalities.

05:33 PM IST

Increase daily Covid-19 testing to 1 lakh, CM Yogi tells officials

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday directed officials to enhance the state's Covid-19 testing capacity to one lakh tests per day by Monday.

05:01 PM IST

Maha CM inaugurates COVID Care facilities at Kalyan, Dombivli

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday inaugurated COVID Care Centers at Kalyan and Dombivli in Thane district through video link.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the state government was committed to providing all necessary facilities to fight the pandemic.

05:00 PM IST

Lab technician dies of Covid-19 in Hyderabad

A lab technician with a state-run hospital here died of Covid-19 on Saturday, an official said.

The 59-year-old lab technician, who tested positive for the virus about a fortnight ago, was in home quarantine for a few days, he said.

04:45 PM IST

Private hospital's licence cancelled after patients overcharged

Thane civic body in Maharashtra suspends private hospital's licence, cancels its classification as COVID facility after it allegedly overcharged patients: Official

04:08 PM IST

Import licenses for rapid diagnostic kits of 3 firms cancelled, 16 suspended by DCGI

India's drug regulator has cancelled the rapid diagnostic kit import licenses of three firms and suspended that of 16 others saying the USFDA has removed the manufacturers from their list of coronavirus serology test kits with directions that they should not be distributed.

03:50 PM IST

Odisha's Covid-19 tally crosses 24,000-mark; death toll climbs to 130

Odisha's Covid-19 tally crossed 24,000 on Saturday as 1,320 more people tested positive for the disease, while the death toll rose to 130 with a record single-day spike of 10 fatalities, a Health Department official said.

03:47 PM IST

Covid-19 hospital overcharges patients; loses licence

The civic body in Maharashtra's Thane city on Saturday suspended the licence of a private hospital and cancelled its classification as a Covid-19 facility after it allegedly overcharged patients.

The Thane Municipal Corporation set up an audit team to examine bills and detected excess billing to the tune of 27 lakh by 15 hospitals.

First published: Jul 25, 2020 06:33 IST