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Highlights: Maharashtra reports 4,841 Covid-19 cases today

As coronavirus cases continue to surge, firms and researchers around the world are racing towards developing a vaccine in record time. Follow latest updates on Covid-19 here

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Jun 27, 2020 13:37 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra reports 4,841 Covid-19 cases today
A health worker collects a swab for Covid-19 Ag Antigen Test, at a testing centre in Nangal village, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

India registered record one-day jump of 16,922 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday taking the county’s tally to 473,105, while with 418 more fatalities due the virus, the death toll has gone up to 14,894, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

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The total cases across the globe have soared to over 9.4 million whereas the toll stands at 482,109, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally. The United States continues to be the hardest hit nation with 2,380,452 cases of coronavirus disease. It is followed by Brazil and Russia while India is the fourth most worst affected country due to the pandemic.

As cases continue to surge, firms and researchers are racing towards developing a vaccine in record time — there are many candidates in the works, and there’s a general consensus that one is likely to be ready by next year, perhaps the shortest time in which a vaccine for a major disease has been developed.

Follow latest updates on coronavirus here

09:03 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 4,841 Covid-19 cases today, its highest single-day jump

Maharashtra on Thursday recorded its highest single-day spike with 4,841 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally of total coronavirus infections in the state to 1,47,741--within touching distance of 1.5 lakh mark.

08:25 PM IST

Goa’s Covid-19 tally nears 1,000; 44 new cases reported

44 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa, taking the total number of cases in the state to 995. Two people have died while 355 have recovered from the infection so far, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

07:51 PM IST

577 new cases take Gujarat’s Covid-19 tally to 29,578

Gujarat registered 577 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of positive cases rise to 29,578 including 21,506 cured/discharged and 1,754 deaths, the state's health department said, reports ANI

06:51 PM IST

8 police personnel in Joint CP's office in Lucknow test positive for Covid-19

Eight personnel in escort, guard, telephone duty of Joint Police Commissioner, Law and Order, Lucknow tested positive for Covid-19 after which the officer went in home quarantine, reports PTI.

06:21 PM IST

3,509 fresh cases take Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 71,000

3,509 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of cases in the state to 70,977. The death toll stands at 911 while active cases have gone up to 30,064, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

06:16 PM IST

Medical teams assess whether patients can be isolated at home or need to be taken to hospital: Manish Sisodia

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the central government has rolled back its order mandating virus patients to visit Covid care centers for health assessment. Now medical teams will visit people at their home to assess whether they can stay in home isolation or need to be sent to hospital, reports ANI.

06:08 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh nearing 11,000

Andhra Pradesh recorded yet another new high on Thursday with 553 coronavirus cases being added in a single day, taking the aggregate to 10,884. Another seven patients succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, taking the overall toll to 136, the latest Covid-19 bulletin said, reports PTI.

05:37 PM IST

Romania records highest number of Covid-19 infections in single day

Romania reported its highest number of daily Covid-19 infections in two months on Thursday, as it prepares to assess a new phase of relaxation next week. The government said Romania has recorded 25,286 cases of Covid-19 so far, of which about 18,000 patients recovered and 1,565 died. Over the past 24 hours it recorded 460 new cases, reports Reuters.

05:11 PM IST

Delhi CM launches video-call facility for Covid-19 patients at LNJP hospital

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a video call facility for Covid-19 patients admitted at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital so that they can talk to their loved ones. LNJP was declared a virus hospital on March 17 and since then, it has successfully treated 2,700 patients and sent them home.

05:00 PM IST

One third of active Covid cases, deaths in UP reported from 8 NCR disricts

As per official data, Uttar Pradesh's eight districts that are part of the Delhi-NCR region account for about one-third of the active Covid-19 cases in the state as well as deaths linked to the infection. Eight districts of UP -- Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat and Shamli districts -- are a part of the Delhi NCR, reports PTI.

04:30 PM IST

Covid-19 resurging in Europe as restrictions ease, says WHO

The world health organization said that the novel coronavirus is resurging in Europe as restrictions related to the infection are being eased, reports AFP.

04:22 PM IST

Over 18 lakh people given ayurvedic concoction against Covid-19: Minister

Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma said that over 18 lakh people were given an ayurvedic concoction as an immunity booster against Covid-19. The minister said that the process for the distribution of the concoction (kadha) is still on, reports PTI.

04:01 PM IST

20 fresh cases take Uttarakhand’s Covid-19 tally to 2,642

20 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Uttarakhand taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,642. The death toll stands at 35 whereas 1,745 have recovered from the infection so far, the state's health department said, reports PTI.

03:29 PM IST

38 Maharashtra Police personnel test positive for Covid-19 in last 24 hours

The Maharashtra Police said that 38 of its personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, reports ANI.

03:17 PM IST

More than 13k Covid patients have been cured in last 24 hrs: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family welfare said that 13,012 Covid-19 patients have been cured in the last 24 hours, and the total number of those cured have reached 2,71,696 so far. The recovery rate stands at 57.43%, reports ANI.

First published: Jun 25, 2020 07:13 IST