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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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01:12 PM IST

Noida to get 15,000 antigen-based kits for rapid Covid-19 testing

Gautam Buddh Nagar, one of the worst-hit districts by Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh, will get 15,000 antigen-based testing kits, officials said.

12:59 PM IST

UN-backed Covid-19 tracker draws major African mobile firms

The United Nations is partnering with Africa-focused wireless carriers including MTN Group Ltd. and Orange SA on a mobile-data platform that delivers coronavirus-related information around the continent, reported news agency Bloomberg.

12:46 PM IST

ITBP takes over Covid Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas Chattarpur

Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) today took over the Covid Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas Chattarpur, New Delhi. Many teams of ITBP, including medical and administrative teams, visited the ashram today and held a series of discussions with the stakeholders: ITBP.

12:32 PM IST

Tokyo reports highest daily Covid-19 tally since May 5

Tokyo reported a jump in infections to mark its highest daily tally since May 5. As many as 55 new infections were reported in Japan’s capital.

12:23 PM IST

Global death toll due to Covid-19 crosses 475,000: AFP tally

As per the tally by news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), global death toll due to the novel coronavirus has surpassed 475,000.

12:18 PM IST

Had asked L-G to change rule where every patient is required to visit a quarantine centre: Manish Sisodia

Delhi deputy chief minsiter Manisha Sisodia said that he had requested Lt Governor to change the rule under which every Covid-19 patient is required to visit a quarantine centre for assessment. He also mentioned that there has been no reply till now, reports ANI.

11:48 AM IST

Pakistan records 3,892 new Covid-19 cases, tally goes up to 188,926

As many as 188,926 people have been infected with Covid-19 in Pakista with the detection of 3,892 new cases in the last 24 hours, the nation's health ministry said on Wednesday.

11:37 AM IST

Next few weeks critical to tamping down virus spikes: Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge, according to news agency AP.

11:16 AM IST

4 more persons recover from Covid-19 in Meghalaya: CM

Four more persons have recovered from Covid-19 in Meghalaya, taking the total number of coronavirus cured patients in the state to 41, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

10:51 AM IST

Australia reports first Covid-19 death in over a month

Australia has reported its first coronavirus death in more than a month on Wednesday. As many as 103 people have died of the disease in the country.

10:31 AM IST

EU may bar US travelers due to Covid-19 failures: Reports

The European Union is prepared to bar entry to Americans because the United States has failed to control the coronavirus pandemic, reported New York Times.

10:27 AM IST

'Won't self-isolate': Croatian PM after brief encounter with Djokovic

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said he would not self-isolate following his brief encounter with Novak Djokovic. The tennis star was tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

10:25 AM IST

Highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases in Mississippi

With 611 fresh cases, Mississippi's state saw its highest single-day increase in coronavirus numbers.

10:22 AM IST

Bhopal's Covid-19 recovery rate reaches 72.5 percent

Out of a total of 2,556 Covid-19 infected persons found so far in Bhopal, 1,855 people have recovered completely, taking the recovery rate to 72.5 per cent, said Bhopal District Administration.

10:18 AM IST

Trump hasn’t asked us to slow testing: US Covid-19 task force members

After US President Donald Trump suggested at a rally that it was a “double-edged sword,” four top US public health officials and members of Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force said on Tuesday that he has not asked them to slow down testing for the virus, reported news agency Reuters.

First published: Jun 24, 2020 07:15 IST