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Highlights: Bihar registers over 11,000 Covid-19 cases, death toll at 88

In the United States, Covid-19 cases rose 2.1%, higher than the seven-day average, with more than 57,000 infections in 24 hours.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jul 05, 2020 00:02 IST
Highlights: Bihar registers over 11,000 Covid-19 cases, death toll at 88
A healthcare worker checks the temperature and pulse of a resident during a check-up camp for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai.

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases globally surpassed 11 million mark on Saturday as various countries recorded their highest 24 hours surge, including India, US, South Africa and Mexico. As per the latest figures by John Hopkins University, the infections tally reached 11,045,713, while the death toll was at 523,898.

In the United States, Covid-19 cases rose 2.1%, higher than the seven-day average, with more than 57,000 infections in 24 hours. The rising numbers have triggered authorities to to impose mandatory face masks rule and in some states, a curfew.

All of this comes as US entered somber Fourth of July weekend, US Independence Day. People are urged to celebrate their independence at home with their families.

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Brazil the second most affected country from Covid-19 after the US, recorded 42,223 cases within 24-hours and surpassed 1.5 million mark.

Meanwhile, India which is at the fourth spot of the ten worst-affected countries on John Hopkins tally, recorded steepest single-day spike with 22,700 Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 648,315 on Saturday.

The southern state, Tamil Nadu became the second state in India to cross the grim milestone of a million cases, with a total of 102,721 people infected with Covid-19 disease.

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11:58 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir reports 227 new virus cases, 8 deaths

As many as eight deaths and 227 new coronavirus cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours, said the health department. The total number of cases in the Union Territory now stands at 8,246, reports ANI.

11:39 PM IST

Bihar registers over 11,000 Covid-19 cases, death toll at 88

The Covid-19 death toll in Bihar reached 88 with four more fatalities, while 349 new infections pushed the case tally to 11,456, state health department said on Saturday. A health department release said one Covid-19 death each was reported from Patna, Bhagalpur, Kishanganj and Samastipur districts, reports PTI.

10:54 PM IST

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests negative for Covid-19, reports ANI

News agency ANI reported that Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has tested negative for the novel coronavirus. Kumar got himself tested for the virus after he attended in which a BJP leader, who was later found COVID-19 positive, also took part.

10:35 PM IST

Rajasthan’s Covid-19 count nears 20K with record spike of 480 cases

Rajasthan reported 480 infections, its highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases so far, on Saturday, taking the virus count to 19,532 in the state, according to an official report.

Seven more people died due to the infection in the state, raising the death toll to 447, the report said.

10:28 PM IST

1,839 new virus cases in Karnataka

Highest single-day spike of 1,839 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, tally 21,549, active cases 11,966; toll rises to 335 with 42 more deaths: Health Dept

10:22 PM IST

5 deaths in Noida, CMO among 83 new patients

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Saturday recorded five more deaths due to Covid-19, while 83 more people,including the chief medical officer, were found positive for the infection in the district, official data showed.

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus has now reached 28, while the tally of positive cases rose to 2,646, the highest for any district in the state, according to the data released by UP Health Department.

08:53 PM IST

712 new virus cases in Gujarat, tally crosses 35,000-mark

Gujarat reports highest single-day spike of 712 cases taking coronavirus case count to 35,398; death toll rises to 1,927 with 21 new fatalities.

08:32 PM IST

Five more test positive for Covid-19 in Chandigarh; tally rises to 459

Five more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Chandigarh on Saturday, taking the tally in the Union Territory to 459.

A 64-year-old woman, who lives in Daria, tested positive for the disease. Samples of her seven family members will be taken for testing, a medical bulletin said.

07:13 PM IST

2,505 new virus cases reported in Delhi

07:07 PM IST

240 new virus cases reported in Kerala

Kerala recorded 240 new Covid-19 cases today, taking active cases to 2,129. 1,77,769 people are under observation. There are 135 Covid-19 hotspots in the state: Kerala health minister KK Shailaja

06:35 PM IST

4,280 new virus cases in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu reports 4,280 fresh coronavirus cases and 65 fatalities, taking tally to 1,07,001 and death toll to 1,450: Govt

06:31 PM IST

Two new virus cases in Mumbai's Dharavi

Two new coronavirus patients found in Mumbai's Dharavi, case tally in slum-dominated area rises to 2,311: Civic body

06:30 PM IST

BJP's pan-India welfare work in Covid-19 crisis is biggest 'seva yagya': PM

The nationwide welfare work undertaken by BJP at such scale for so long amid Covid-19 crisis is biggest 'seva yagya' in history: PM Modi

06:04 PM IST

No 'Kanwar Yatra' in Odisha this year due to Covid-19 pandemic

The Odisha government on Saturday announced a ban on "Kanwar Yatra" by devotees of Lord Shiva during Shravan month this year, amid the rising number of novel coronavirus cases in the state.


06:00 PM IST

AP reports 765 fresh Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths take toll to 218

Andhra Pradesh reported 765 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday taking the overall tally of infections in the state to 17,699, the government said.

The state also saw 12 coronavirus-related deaths, taking the toll to 218.

First published: Jul 04, 2020 06:15 IST