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Highlights| Gujarat records highest single day spike of 492 new Covid-19 cases

Experts across the country have backed WHO's decision to resume clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as potential treatment for the coronavirus disease.

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Jun 04, 2020 23:57 IST
Highlights| Gujarat records highest single day spike of 492 new Covid-19 cases

The number of people infected with Covid-19 in India has risen to 2,16,919 as on Thursday, according to the latest figures provided by the health ministry. Of the total cases, 1,06,737 are active while 1,04,107 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease. The virus has so far claimed 6,075 lives in the country.

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Meanwhile, experts across the country have hailed the World Health Organization’s decision to resume clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as potential treatment for the disease. The UN body had earlier suspended the trials of the drug over safety concerns.

10:39 PM IST

Gujarat records highest single day spike of 492 new Covid-19 cases

Gujarat registered 492 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday taking the state's tally to 18,609 in 18,609. The virus has claimed 1,155 live in the state so far, officials said.

10:02 PM IST

Europe boosts aid to virus-hit economies

As UN has called for "people's vaccine" to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, Europe has stepped up up efforts to help its economies hit by the virus.

09:29 PM IST

France cancels Bastille Day parade over coronavirus

Amid coronavirus fears, France on Thursday cancelled the 2020 Bastille Day military parade and replaced it with a tribute to health workers fighting the pandemic.

08:46 PM IST

Health ministry issues SOP to contain Covid-19 spread in places of worship

The Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday issued Standard Operating Procedure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease in religious places or places of worship.

08:33 PM IST

Uttarakhand Covid-19 tally reaches 1153

According to latest figures by the state health department, Uttarakhand's count of Covid-19 infections has increased to 1,153.

07:58 PM IST

Kolkata reports 368 more Covid-19 cases

Kolkata registered 368 more Covid-19 cases on Thursday taking the total count to 6876 while the death toll stands at 283 with 10 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

Of the total cases, 3,753 are active cases, while 2,768 have recovered, the state department said.

08:21 PM IST

India pledges $15 million to global vaccine alliance: PMO

India has today pledged 15 million US Dollars to Gavi, the international vaccine alliance.

"PM Modi was addressing the virtual Global Vaccine Summit hosted by UK PM Boris Johnson in which over 50 ​countries-business leaders, UN agencies, civil society,govt ministers participated," the Prime Minister's office has said, according to news agency ANI.

07:36 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally goes up to 77,793 with 2,933 fresh cases

The number of Covid-19 infections in Maharashtra rose to 77,793 on Thursday with the state recording 2,933 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

The state has registered 123 more deaths, highest in a single day, taking the total toll to 2,710.

07:12 PM IST

Low testing level in parts of Delhi worrisome: Union health minister

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the rising cases of coronavirus disease, high rate of positivity and low level of testing in parts of Delhi were worrisome.

Vardhan chaired a high-level meeting through video-conferencing to review the Capital's preparedness. He stressed on the need to step up testing along with aggressive surveillance, contact tracing and stringent containment and perimeter control measures.

07:02 PM IST

Nepal registers highest single-day spike of 334 Covid-19 cases

The total number Covid-19 cases in Nepal has jumped to 2,634 as the country country recorded highest single day spike 334 new infections. The death toll from the disease stands at 10 in Nepal.

06:47 PM IST

1.9 mn in US apply for unemployment benefits even as reopenings slow layoffs

Nearly 1.9 million people sought jobless aid last week in the United States. This is the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, in indication that the phased reopening has slowed layoffs.

06:28 PM IST

Need to set up make-shift hospitals as Covid-19 cases increase: Centre to SC

During the hearing of a petition filed by Dr Arushi Jain, the Union of India (UOI) told the Supreme Court that make-shift hospital would have to be set up as the number of coronavirus cases in the country continues to rise, according to news agency ANI.

06:04 PM IST

Covid-19 claims fourth life in Maharashtra's Latur

A fourth person died of the coronavirus disease in Maharashtra's Latur, taking the districts's toll to four, officials said on Thursday.

A 55-year-old-man from Patoda village in Ahmadpur tehsil is the latest fatality. He was admitted to the hospital 11 days back, according to officials.

05:47 PM IST

Dehradun will remain closed for two days in a week now: Uttarakhand CMO

To prevent the coronavirus disease from spreading, Uttarakhand's Dehradun will remain closed for two days in a week now- Saturday and Sunday, except for essential goods and services, Uttarakhand chief minister's office said on Thursday.

05:43 PM IST

Over 1,000 Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra's Palghar

The total number of coronavirus cases in Maharashrra's Palghar district reached 1,002 on Thursday with 42 new patients. The death toll stands at 33.

First published: Jun 04, 2020 07:38 IST