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Highlights: Coronavirus cases cross 30,000-mark in Gujarat, 18 new deaths

In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that all international flight operations to and from India will remain suspended till July 15.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jul 04, 2020 22:34 IST
Highlights: Coronavirus cases cross 30,000-mark in Gujarat, 18 new deaths

More than 9.5 million coronavirus cases have been recorded globally since the pandemic started. The pandemic which had brought the economy to a grinding halt has not receded and fresh waves of new infections threaten the reopening plans across several cities of US.

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US and Mexico continue to report fresh cases in large numbers. US health officials also estimate that close to 20 million people might have been infected by Covid-19. Mexico’s Covid-19 deaths surged past 25,000. India recorded more than 15,000 cases for two days in a row.

10:42 PM IST

1,297 new coronavirus cases in Mumbai, 117 deaths

With 1,297 new patients found, the coronavirus case tally in Mumbai rose to 72,287 on Friday and the death toll due to the pandemic reached 4,177 with 117 new fatalities, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

The number of recovered patients in the city reached 39,744 with 593 patients discharged from hospitals during the day.

10:29 PM IST

89 new coronavirus cases in Chhattisgarh, one death

The number of Covid-19 cases in Chhattisgarh increased to 2,545 after 89 more people, including seven Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, tested positive on Friday, a health official said.

10:03 PM IST

Coronavirus cases cross 30,000-mark in Gujarat, 18 new deaths

With 580 new patients being detected since previous evening, the number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat crossed 30,000 on Friday, the health department said.

This is for the second time that a single-day highest increase of 580 was reported in the state.

09:34 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh's Covid-19 count reaches 12,798; death toll mounts to 546

The Covid-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 12,798 on Friday after 203 people tested coronavirus positive, while three deaths in Indore and another one in Dhar took the toll to 546, an official said.

A total of 185 persons were discharged from hospitals post recovery during the day, taking the number of recovered patients to 9,804, leaving the state with 2,448 active cases.

09:19 PM IST

Govt increases capacity of domestic flight operations to 45% from 33% at present

09:16 PM IST

Jharkhand government extends lockdown till July 31

09:08 PM IST

Seven-month-old baby tests positive for Covid-19 in Chandigarh, tally rises to 425

A seven-month-old baby and a woman tested positive for coronavirus in Chandigarh on Friday, taking the Covid-19 tally to 425 in the Union Territory, a health bulletin said.

The child is related to a Covid-19 patient in sector 22, it said.

09:05 PM IST

Delhi records 3,460 new coronavirus cases, tally at 77,000

Delhi records 3,460 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to over 77,000; death toll mounts to 2,492.

08:56 PM IST

Community transmission has begun, says Goa's chief minister

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said community transmission of the novel coronavirus had begun as Covid-19 cases were coming from all parts of the state.

A total of 44 cases were detected during the day, taking the Covid-19 count to 1,039, while the number of active cases was 667, a health official said.

"We will have to admit that community transmission has begun in the state. But the infection has been traced to some common sources," Sawant said.

07:57 PM IST

12 more test Covid positive in Andaman; total cases rise to 72

Twelve more people 11 defence personnel and one policeman tested positive for Covid-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the union territory to 72, a senior official said.

The 11 defence personnel recently reached Port Blair from Nashik in Maharashtra.

07:32 PM IST

2,000 beds in Delhi's Covid care centre made operational

2,000 beds out of 10,000 in Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital at Radha Soami Satsang Beas have been made operational. The facility will function as an isolation centre for mild and symptomatic COVID positive patients: District Magistrate South Delhi

07:14 PM IST

Schools in Delhi to remain closed till July 31

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said schools in the national capital will remain closed till July 31 due to coronavirus pandemic.

07:02 PM IST

Recovered cases exceed active cases in India

The recovered cases have exceeded the active cases by 96,173. During the last 24 hours, a total of 13,940 Covid-19 patients have been cured, taking the cumulative figure to 2,85,636. This has led to the recovery rate touching 58.24 per cent: Govt of India

06:59 PM IST

WHO-led coalition needs $31.3 billion to fight Covid-19

The World Health Organization-led coalition fighting the coronavirus needs $31.3 billion over the next 12 months to develop and roll out tests, treatments and vaccines, it said on Friday.

It said $3.4 billion had been contributed to date, leaving a funding gap of $27.9 billion, of which $13.7 billion was "urgently needed".

06:49 PM IST

Pawar, Dy CM, Tope, Deshmukh review Pune Covid-19 situation

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, state health minister Rajesh Tope and state home minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in Pune district at a meeting in the Council Hall.

First published: Jun 26, 2020 06:27 IST