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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Oman coronavirus cases exceed 50,000
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oman exceeded 50,000 on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said.
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.
First published: Jul 08, 2020 06:53 IST