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Highlights: 2,033 fresh coronavirus cases in Delhi, recovery rate nears 75%

Coronavirus has shown no signs of abating as several countries are yet to reach their peak. Lockdowns are being reinforced across several cities to curb the spread.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jul 08, 2020 23:57 IST
Highlights: 2,033 fresh coronavirus cases in Delhi, recovery rate nears 75%

Several states in US have reported a record single-day rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. California and Texas released huge numbers of new cases with both states reporting 10,000-plus cases. Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Montana and Oklahoma also broke their previous daily record spikes for new cases.

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Bogota followed the footsteps of Melbourne as Colombian President Duque ordered a nationwide lockdown. Belgrade saw violence as Serbian President Vucic ordered a lockdown. Cuttack and Guwahati have also decided to reimpose lockdowns.

09:52 PM IST

2,033 fresh coronavirus cases in Delhi, recovery rate nears 75 per cent

08:14 PM IST

6,603 new coronavirus cases recorded in Maharashtra

07:49 PM IST

Six new Covid-19 cases in Ladakh, 28 more recoveries

Six more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the Union Territory of Ladakh, bringing the infection tally to 1,047, officials said on Wednesday.

The fresh cases were detected in Leh district even as 28 more patients -- 24 in Leh and four in Kargil -- were discharged after recovering from the novel coronavirus, the officials said.

07:30 PM IST

500-bedded COVID care centre opens at Delhi’s CWG village

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday inaugurated a 500-bed COVID care centre at the Commonwealth Games village.

Doctors For You, a not-for-profit organisation, supported the Delhi government in setting up the facility which is attached to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital.

07:10 PM IST

1,188 new coronavirus cases recorded in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh's Covid-19 tally reaches 31,156 with 1,188 fresh cases; 18 more deaths take toll to 845: Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

06:26 PM IST

Civil Defence Directorate office in UP closed for sanitisation

The office of the Civil Defence Directorate at Jawahar Bhawan will remain closed for two days after a coronavirus patient was found in the local intelligence unit office on the same floor, a senior official said.

06:02 PM IST

3 new coronavirus cases in Mumbai's Dharavi

Covid-19 tally in Mumbai's slum colony Dharavi rises to 2,338 with addition of 3 new cases: BMC

05:58 PM IST

Lockdown in containment zones in Bengal for 7 days from 5 pm Thursday

Lockdown will be imposed in containment zones in West Bengal for seven days from 5 pm Thursday to check the surge in novel coronavirus cases, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.

05:12 PM IST

Covid-19: Hospital mix-up causes family to cremate 'kin' twice

A family from Kopri in Thane city, who had cremated a stranger due to a goof-up by a Covid-19 hospital, will now again have to perform the last rites of their kin who died of the infection late on Tuesday night.

04:58 PM IST

749 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Bihar

Bihar reports highest single-day spike of 749 Covid-19 cases; tally now 13,274: State health department

04:10 PM IST

Puducherry records highest surge of 112 Covid-19 cases

Puducherry registered its highest ever single day spurt of 112 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the aggregate number of those infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 1,151.

03:53 PM IST

Convalescent plasma therapy in Goa from next week: Minister

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday said the state will start using the convalescent plasma therapy for treating Covid-19 patients from next week.

03:46 PM IST

Oman coronavirus cases exceed 50,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oman exceeded 50,000 on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said.

03:24 PM IST

Assam reports five more Covid-19 fatalities; death toll rises to 21

Assam reported five more Covid-19 fatalities on Wednesday, taking the state's death toll due to the disease to 21 while the total number of cases stood at 13,336, Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

03:00 PM IST

Mayor in home quarantine after PA tests positive for Covid-19

Bengaluru Mayor M Gautham Kumar is under home quarantine after his Personal Assistant tested positive for Covid-19, a city civic body official said on Wednesday.

First published: Jul 08, 2020 06:53 IST