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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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06:02 PM IST

Covid-19 active cases in ITBP mount to 65; four new cases reported

The Indo-Tibetian Border Police (ITBP) four new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the force to 65 out of which 18 are in Delhi, reports ANI.

05:42 PM IST

No test needed before, after quarantine unless symptomatic: Revised policy for armed forces

Indian armed forces personnel, who need to be quarantined after coming back from leave or temporary posting, will not be required to undergo Covid-19 testing before, during and after the quarantine period unless symptomatic, according to a revised protocol, reports PTI.

05:13 PM IST

Maharashtra: With two more death, Covid-19 toll rises to 51 in Police force


Two deaths and 185 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Maharashtra police in the last 48 hours. The total number of infections in police department has risen to 4288 out of which 998 cases are active. While the number of deaths due to viral infection stands at 51.

04:54 PM IST

Hospital sealed for violating Covid-19 guidelines in Odisha


The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed a private hospital for violating Covid-19 guidelines that led to the transmission of the infection to 27 persons, an official said.

The hospital had admitted a coronavirus positive patient instead of shifting him to a dedicated Covid-19 facility in the city, the official said.

04:36 PM IST

28 migrants rescued off Italy test positive for Covid-19


Sicily’s governor says 28 migrants who were rescued at sea have tested positive for the coronavirus, confirming a new complication in Italy’s efforts to manage waves of migrants smuggled across the Mediterranean from Africa.

The migrants were being held on a ship off Porto Empedocle where they're taken to quarantine after being rescued. (AP)

04:24 PM IST

Tripura's Covid-19 tally rises to 1,264 with 23 fresh cases

Tripura reported 23 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the final tally to 1,264, health department officials said.

03:49 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh: Covid-19 tally crosses 10,000-mark


Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday surpassed the 10,000 mark as it reported 497 new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24-hours. The number of total cases now stands at 10,331 in the state, the health department said on Wednesday.

03:42 PM IST

Covid-19 pandemic may lead to 95,000 additional TB deaths in India: Study


According to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal, the Covid-19 pandemic may lead to 95,000 additional tuberculosis (TB) related deaths in India.

The unprecedented outbreak of Covid-19 has disrupted health services across the world, causing delays in diagnosis and treatment of other diseases.

The report estimated at least 110,000 additional deaths from TB in India, China, and South Africa unless health services maintained and strengthened.

03:35 PM IST

KSRP constable dies of suicide after testing positive for Covid-19



A Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) Force head constable took his own life after testing positive for coronavirus, news agency PTI reported.

02:52 PM IST

Punjab: Restaurants, hotels resume dine-in facilities in Mohali

Authorities resumed dine-in facilities in hotels and restaurants in Punjab's Mohali. The development comes after state government allowed to reopen eateries, marriage halls and other hospitality services at 50% capacity.

02:31 PM IST

Delhi govt prepares eight-point 'Revised Covid Response Plan'

In line with recommendations of Dr VK Paul committee, Delhi government prepared eight-point 'Revised Covid Response Plan' to fight the viral disease. The plan includes conducting sero-survey of 20,000 people across districts and house-to-house screening by July 6, among other measures, news agency ANI reported.

02:26 PM IST

Till June 23, India has tested over 73.5 lakh samples for Covid-19: ICMR

Over 73.5 lakh samples have been tested for Covid-19 till June 23, of which 2.15 lakh were examined on Tuesday, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic, ICMR officials said.

01:58 PM IST

Israel, Palestine bring back Covid-19 restrictions as cases rise

Israeli and Palestinian authorities have brought back some coronavirus restrictions after the number of new cases jumped in what officials fear could herald a "second wave" of infections, reported news agency Reuters.

01:46 PM IST

Russia's coronavirus case tally passes 600,000

Russia on Wednesday reported 7,176 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing its nationwide case total to 606,881, the world's third highest tally, reported news agency Reuters.

01:31 PM IST

Covid-19 concern recedes in Sweden, confidence increases

Sweden's overall economic tendency survey rose to 75.2 in June, from a revised 64.4 in May, the National Institute of Economic Research said Wednesday.

First published: Jun 24, 2020 07:15 IST