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Highlights: United States Covid-19 death toll crosses 130,000

In the United States, the number of infections has risen to 2,876,143 while the 129,891 others have succumbed to the disease.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jul 07, 2020 00:03 IST
Highlights: United States Covid-19 death toll crosses 130,000
Workers in protective mask disinfects a waiting hall following the outbreak of a new coronavirus at the Nanjing Railway Station, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

The countries across the world continued to reel under Covid-19 crisis as the World Health Organization reported a one-day high in global infections over the weekend, while Mexico, Indonesia and Iran reported their deadliest day yet.

In the United States, the number of infections has risen to 2,876,143 while the 129,891 others have succumbed to the disease.

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Meanwhile, in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the country is in a state of emergency in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. Spain ordered a lockdown of a second region amid fears of Covid-19 spread.

While, India surpassed Russia in the infections tally and became the country with most infections after US and Brazil.

The total number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 697,413 after it recorded 24,248 fresh cases of infection on Monday.

There are 14 states in the country which have reported more than 10,000 Covid-19 cases and Maharashtra remained the worst-hit on Sunday.

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11:27 PM IST

United States Covid-19 death toll crosses 130,000

The United States passed another grim coronavirus milestone Monday as the death toll from the virus climbed past 130,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, reports AFP.

11:13 PM IST

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge Covid-19 can spread in air

More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air — a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic, reports AP.

10:59 PM IST

Covid-19 death toll reaches 97 in Bihar; total cases at 12,140

The Covid-19 death toll in Bihar inched towards the three-digit-mark on Monday when the state health department confirmed seven more casualties, even as the total number of cases reached 12,140 with 276 fresh infections.

According to a statement issued by the department, the death toll has risen to 97 with fatalities being reported from Samastipur and Darbhanga (two each) and Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur and Gaya (one each).

10:06 PM IST

Final-year exams in universities to be concluded by Sept-end, says HRD ministry

09:15 PM IST

1,201 new virus cases in Mumbai

Mumbai reports 1,201 new Covid-19 cases and 39 deaths, taking case count to 85,326 and fatalities to 4,935: BMC

09:02 PM IST

Tamil Nadu virus tally touches nearly 1.15 lakh cases

The Covid-19 tally in Tamil Nadu touched nearly 1.15 lakh on Monday as the daily count witnessed a slide with 3,827 fresh cases after posting over 4,000 new infections in the past four days.

08:55 PM IST

Covid-19: Record 125 people discharged in Goa, 52 new cases

A record 125 people were discharged after recovery from Covid-19 in Goa on Monday, beating the 111-mark set a day earlier, while 52 new cases took the state's count to 1,813, an official said.

08:24 PM IST

Exams to be conducted in lockdown period: MHA

MHA permits conduct of examinations by universities and institutions during Unlock period: Officials

07:24 PM IST

Delhi sees sharp dip coronavirus cases first time since Junne

For the first time since June 9 week, Delhi on Monday registered 1,379 cases of coronavirus disease outbreak.

07:20 PM IST

Tamil Nadu successfully conducts plasma therapy on 18 virus patients

Tamil Nadu has successfully performed plasma therapy on 18 Covid-19 patients at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, a senior Health official said on Monday.

The convalescent plasma clinical trial had begun in May as per Indian Council of Medical Research guidelines.

06:54 PM IST

60 cops quarantined after rape accused tests positive

Sixty policemen were quarantined in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh after a rape accused they brought from Karnataka was detected with Covid-19 on Monday, an official said.

The Civil Lines police station has been sealed and declared a containment zone, while swab samples of all the personnel have been sent for testing, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal said.

06:41 PM IST

More than 1 crore Covid-19 tests conducted in India, says govt

06:27 PM IST

Trump blames China for 'great damage to the US, world'

China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the World!, tweets US President Donald Trump.

05:47 PM IST

Covid-19 situation in Thane, nearby areas alarming, says Fadnavis

The Covid-19 situation in Thane and adjoining areas in Mumbai Metropolitan Region is alarming and coordination among government agencies will have to be improved and testing numbers increased to get on top of the crisis, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday.

05:00 PM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 positivity rate declines from 30 per cent to 10 per cent

The Centre on Monday said the average number of samples being tested per day for Covid-19 has gone up in Delhi from 5,481 to 18,766 in about a month and in spite of increased testing, the positivity rate has declined from around 30 per cent to 10 per cent in the last three weeks.

The government also said that the national positivity rate, percentage of samples testing coronavirus positive from the total number of samples, has also reduced and now stands at 6.73 per cent.

First published: Jul 06, 2020 05:54 IST