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Highlights: Rajasthan reports 10 deaths and 382 new Covid-19 positive cases

Covid-19 cases in India breached the 4.5-lakh mark on Wednesday, and the death toll touched 14,476, according to the health ministry website.

By Prashasti Singh | Updated: Jun 27, 2020 13:37 IST
Highlights: Rajasthan reports 10 deaths and 382 new Covid-19 positive cases
A medic shows colleagues how to use a booth to collect samples from suspected coronavirus disease patients.

The coronavirus cases continued to spike in India on Wednesday as the death toll jumped to 14,476, while the number of total infections stood at 456,183.

Delhi recorded 3,788 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the final tally to over 70,000 mark. As the national capital continued to remain among the worst-hit states, the Delhi government announced an eight-point ‘Revised Covid Response Plan’ under which it would conduct sero-survey of 20,000 people across districts and house-to-house screening by July 6, among other measures.

Meanwhile, in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee extended the lockdown till July 31 to contain the Covid-19 spread.

Tamil Nadu which is among the worst-affected state from Covid-19, reported a biggest single-day spike of 2,865 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 67,468 while toll touches 866 with 33 deaths.

In the United States, new coronavirus cases surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the outbreak.

The US on Tuesday reported 34,700 new cases of the virus, according to a tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University that was published Wednesday.

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10:14 PM IST

18 more Covid-19 positive cases and 55 recovered cases reported in Jharkhand today

18 more Covid-19 positive cases and 55 recovered cases reported in Jharkhand today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 2219 including 632 active cases, 1575 recovered/discharged and 12 deaths: State Health Department

10:00 PM IST

Telangana records 891 new Covid-19 cases today

Telangana records 891 new Covid-19 cases today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 10,444: State Health Department

09:13 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 10 deaths and 382 new Covid-19 positive cases today

Rajasthan reports 10 deaths and 382 new Covid-19 positive cases today. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 16009 including 3023 active cases and 375 deaths: State Health Department

09:04 PM IST

First vaccinations begin in Africa for Covid-19 trial


Africa's first participation in a Covid-19 vaccine trial started as nervous volunteers received injections, while officials said the continent of 1.3 billion people cannot be left behind.

The large-scale trial of the vaccine developed at the University of Oxford in Britain is being conducted in South Africa, Britain and Brazil. South Africa has nearly one-third of Africa's confirmed cases with more than 106,000, including more than 2,100 deaths. The country late Tuesday reported its biggest one-day death toll of 111. (AP)

09:01 PM IST

Tamil Nadu stops inter-district public transport bus services for 6 days


Inter-district public transport bus services are being withdrawn for six days in Tamil Nadu from Thursday and e-pass made mandatory for travel outside a district, the government announced, reintroducing the curbs amid continuing surge in Covid-19 cases.

08:30 PM IST

Beware of second wave of coronavirus, medics warn Britain


As Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to ease lockdown restrictions, medics on Wednesday issued a strong warning against the second wave coronavirus infection.

The United Kingdom has one of the world's highest death tolls from Covid-19 but infections have fallen over the last few weeks.

08:11 PM IST

Maldives to re-open borders for foreign tourists from July 15


Maldives has announced to re-open its borders for international tourists from July 15, after almost four months of closure imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

In an address to the nation on Wednesday, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced that resorts, liveaboards and hotels located at uninhabited islands will be open from July 15 while guest houses and hotels located at inhabited islands will reopen from August 1, reports AP.

07:53 PM IST

Request Centre to withdraw new system of Covid-19 patient assessment: Kejriwal

I request Centre to withdraw new system requiring assessment of every Covid-19 patient at govt-run facility, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

07:46 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases


Tamil Nadu reports a biggest single-day spike of 2,865 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 67,468 while toll touches 866 with 33 deaths, reports PTI.

08:07 PM IST

West Bengal: Lockdown extended till July 31


After an all-party meeting in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee extended the lockdown till July 31 to prevent the Covid-19 spread

07:29 PM IST

Dharavi reports 10 new Covid-19 cases; count rises to 2,199

The Covid-19 tally in Dharavi, Mumbai's biggest slum, grew to 2,199 on Wednesday after it reported 10 new cases, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

07:14 PM IST

Karnataka reports 397 new Covid-19 positive cases and 14 deaths today

Karnataka reports 397 new Covid-19 positive cases and 14 deaths today, taking the total number of positive cases and deaths to 10118 and 164 respectively. 6151 people have been discharged so far: State Health Department

07:06 PM IST

Iran: Covid-19 death toll nears 10,000 as it continues to resurge


The death toll due to coronavirus in Iran neared 10,000 after it reported 133 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours. The latest spike marked a reversal from a steady fall in daily numbers amid which Iran relaxed lockdown restrictions.

There were 2,531 new coronavirus infections reported in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 212,501, along with 9,996 deaths in all, the ministry said on Wednesday.

06:54 PM IST

US virus cases surge to highest level in 2 months

New coronavirus cases in the US have surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the outbreak.

The US on Tuesday reported 34,700 new cases of the virus, according to a tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University that was published Wednesday. There have been only two previous days that the US has reported more cases: April 9 and April 24, when a record 36,400 cases were logged. (AP)

06:13 PM IST

3,788 new cases take Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to over 70,000

3,788 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Delhi, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to over 70,000. The death toll stands at 2,365, authorities said, reports PTI.

First published: Jun 24, 2020 07:15 IST