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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 | 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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10:32 AM IST

Mexico reports 4,683 Covid-19 cases

Mexican health authorities reported 4,683 confirmed new infections of the novel coronavirus, pushing its tally to a total of 256,848, and 273 more deaths to a total of 30,639.

10:19 AM IST

Devotees offer prayers from outside on the first Monday of 'sawan'

In the wake of rising Covid infections, celebrations curbed in Jharkhand as devotees offer prayers from outside on the first Monday of 'sawan' month. The state government has extended Coronavirus lockdown till July 31.

10:04 AM IST

'Triple lockdown' in Kerala

'Triple lockdown' (more restrictions) in force in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram Corporation area from 6 am today for a week. Shops selling essential items exempted.

09:49 AM IST

South Africa reports 173 deaths, total at 3,199

South Africa reported a record 173 deaths, bringing the total to 3,199. The number came after four consecutive days of record rises in cases. Cumulative infections rose to 196,750 with 8,773 new cases in the latest daily report. (ANI)

09:21 AM IST

24,248 Covid-19 cases within 24 hours in India

As many as 24,248 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in India in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 697,413. While 425 others succumbed to the viral disease.

09:10 AM IST

More than 99,69,600 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till July 5: ICMR

The total number of samples tested up to July 5 is 99,69,662 of which 1,80,596 samples were tested on Sunday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

08:49 AM IST

Migrant workers return to work in Delhi as Unlock 2 takes effect

With Unlock-2 enforced across the country since July 1, a number of migrant workers are returning to work in the national capital.

"I am from Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh). I have been called by my employer, so I have come back," one worker told ANI.

"People are going back and returning in large numbers. There is not even a slight increase in bus fares," an official at the Kaushambi bus stand in Delhi-NCR said. (ANI)

08:35 AM IST

Philippines reports spike in coronavirus cases

The Philippines has reported its biggest spike in coronavirus infections, department of health announced on Monday.

A total of 2,434 cases have come to the light in recent days, most of them in metropolitan Manila, raising the number of confirmed cases nationwide to more than 44,250, including 1,297 deaths.

The infections and deaths are among the highest in Southeast Asia.

08:05 AM IST

Amid Covid-19, Britain to invest $2 billion in art and culture sector

Britain will invest nearly $2 billion in cultural institutions and the arts to help a sector that has been crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

Theatres, opera houses and ballet companies have been left without a live audience for months due to the lockdown restrictions imposed to contain the Covid-19 spread.

07:44 AM IST

Chile records 10,159 coronavirus deaths

Chile recorded 10,159 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, AFP reported citing data by Department of Statistics and Health (DEIS).

07:29 AM IST

China halts imports from two more Brazil meat plants amid Covid19 concerns

Amid concerns over Covid-19 spread and the rising infestions in Brazil, China suspended imports from two Brazilian pork plants owned by meatpackers JBS SA and BRF SA, according to the Chinese customs authority.

07:13 AM IST

Telangana reports 1,590 new Covid-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Telangana recorded 1,590 new Covid-19 cases and seven new deaths on Sunday, according to the state government's Director of Public Health and Family Welfare.

The state's coronavirus count has touched 23,902 including 12,703 cured/discharged and 295 deaths.

07:04 AM IST

Australia: Internal border between Victoria state and NSW to be closed for indefinite period

Amid the surging cases of Covid-19 in Australia's Victoria state, authorities on Monday announced a border closure between the state and the neighbouring New South Wales. The order will come in effect from Tuesday for an indefinite period.

Victoria reported 127 new Covid-19 infections overnight, the biggest since the pandemic began. It also reported one death, taking the country's total tally to 105.

06:42 AM IST

Brazil registers 26,051 new cases of Covid-19

Brazil registered 26,051 new cases of Covid-19, surpassing the 1.6 million mark on Sunday, the country's health ministry reported.

Brazil's total coronavirus death toll stood at 64,867, as it recorded 602 new deaths.

06:30 AM IST

US House Speaker tests positive for coronavirus

House Speaker Philip Gunn says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gunn, a Republican, said in a video posted Sunday to Facebook that he got tested because he had been in close proximity to another member of the House who tested positive.

First published: Jul 06, 2020 05:54 IST