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.
Elderly patient with Covid-19 symptoms jumps to death in Rajasthan
An elderly man admitted to a hospital here with symptoms of coronavirus allegedly committed suicide by jumping from second floor of the medical institute on Wednesday, police said. He was admitted to Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) in Pratap Nagar, they said.
His Covid-19 test report came negative, minutes before he took the extreme step, police said, adding he was not aware of the test result.
Andhra records 1,062 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
12 people have died due to Covid-19 and 1,062 people were infected on a single day in Andhra Pradesh. The state has 22,259 cases.
1062 new #COVID19 positive cases, 12 deaths, 1332 discharged in last 24 hours in the Andhra Pradesh. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 22,259 including 11,101 discharged and 264 deaths: State Command Control Room pic.twitter.com/PhyccBpaeh— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
ADB sells US dollar bonds to collect aid
The Asian Development Bank has sold US dollar bonds and raised $4 billion to help Asian nation fight off the effects of Covid-19.
Jharkhand CM Soren under home quarantine
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has kept himself under home quarantine after his colleague tested positive for Covid-19.
Russia records 6,562 new cases
Russia's Covid-19 cases have crossed the 700,000 mark with 6,562 new cases and 173 deaths.
112 cases recorded in Puducherry
Puducherry recorded highest ever single-day spike as it recorded 112 case of Covid-19.
Puducherry registers highest ever single day spurt of 112 #COVID19 cases, taking aggregate number of those infected in the UT to 1,151.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) July 8, 2020
Six people in Rajasthan dead in last 24 hours
Rajasthan saw 6 casualties due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The state has 21,577 cases of Covid-19.
173 #COVID19 positive cases, 6 deaths, 8 recovered and 6 discharged today in Rajasthan. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 21,577 including 478 deaths, 16,583 recovered and 16,208 discharged: Rajasthan Health Department pic.twitter.com/RpOdYPI9Ok— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
Minister in Jharkhand CM's Soren's cabinet tests positive
A minister in Jharkhand's cabinet has tested positive for Covid-19. The minister is also said to have met CM Hemant Soren as well.
Need to reopen monuments with great caution: Patel
Union minister Prahlad Patel said that reopening of historic sites will be done after consulting with state governments. He said that work is the tourism industry needs to resume soon.
Monuments should be opened in consultation with the state governments and following #COVID19 precautions. Today, around 800 monuments including Taj Mahal are still closed but we have to resume work soon: Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel pic.twitter.com/Q8lJy8QgAm— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
Modi wishes Bolsonaro a speedy recovery
Brazil president Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19. PM Modi tweeted to the Brazil president wishing him a quick recovery.
Meu amigo Presidente @jairbolsonaro, minhas orações e melhores votos por sua rápida recuperação.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2020
Karnataka CM takes stock of Covid-19 situation
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa seen holding an emergency meeting with deputy CM Dr A Narayan. Karnataka has 26,815 recorded Covid-19 cases.
Bengaluru: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa holds an emergency meeting with Deputy CM Dr Ashwath Narayan & other ministers over #COVID19 situation in state.— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
Total number of positive cases in Karnataka stands at 26,815 including 11,098 recovered & 416 deaths, as per the last bulletin. pic.twitter.com/ZJhILP3all
Aussie coronavirus emergency cabinet looks at reducing returnees
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's coronavirus emergency cabinet is considering limiting number of its citizens and residents returning home from abroad.
India's Covid-19 daily case tally remains over 22k
India reported 500 fresh Covid-19 cases compared 22,252 cases in July 7.
Germany reports 397 new cases of Covid-19
Germany reported 197,341 total cases and 397 new cases in the last 24 hours. 12 deaths have also been reported.
Rural Bihar's parents worry about mid-day meals
Parents in Bihar's Muzaffarpur are concerned that mid-day meals are not provided to children. Parents also claim that the govt is not doing enough to provide children food.
Muzaffarpur: Children studying in government schools are allegedly not being provided with mid-day meals as promised by state govt, in view of closure of schools due to #COVID19. A parent says,"Mid-day meal is not being provided, govt has not done anything on this yet." #Bihar pic.twitter.com/ijIjni0moR— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
First published: Jul 08, 2020 06:53 IST