Highlights: Total Covid-19 positive cases in Mumbai stand at 35,273
Coronavirus cases and deaths in many countries continue to spike. While US and Brazil are crossing grim milestones when it comes to Covid-19 death toll, cases have been on the rise in India.
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India has recorded 158,333 cases and 4,531 deaths, as per Ministry of Health on Thursday. The country has recorded over 6,000 cases for the last three days. Maharashtra remains the most-affected state in the country. With Nagaland reporting new infections, the entire northeastern region has been infected by Covid-19.
The pandemic has shown no signs of abating as Brazil and US recorded a high number of deaths. 1 lakh people have died in the US due to Covid-19. US wants to reopen as the administration believes the curve could be flattening.
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Indonesia reports 687 new coronavirus cases, 23 deaths
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Russia is continuing to see high numbers of new coronavirus cases even though its far-flung regions have increasingly moved to reopen the economy.
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Coronavirus death toll in Europe crosses 175,000
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PIL filed regarding less number of Covid-19 tests in Gujarat
Dr Vasant Patel while speaking to ANI highlighted that Gujarat government needs to ramp up its testing capabilities as Covid-19 test needed before any surgery.
Regarding this (less number of COVID-19 tests) Ahmedabad Medical Assoc has filed a PIL, Ahmedabad Nursing Home Assoc has also joined the PIL and tomorrow it will be heard in the High Court: Dr Vasant Patel, Ahmedabad Nursing Home Assoc Executive Committee Member pic.twitter.com/5AZvfbvA7t— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2020
Singapore health ministry confirms rise in new cases
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Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan near 8,000-mark, death toll at 179
131 confirmed cases and 6 deaths were reported in Rajasthan today due to the novel coronavirus infection. The total number of cases in the state have reached 7,947. 179 people have died and 4,566 have recovered so far, reports ANI.
131 total #COVID19 positive cases, 6 deaths, 4 recovered in Rajasthan today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 7947, including 179 deaths, 4566 recovered and 3913 discharged: State health department pic.twitter.com/pD45QORrtQ— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2020
First published: May 28, 2020 06:58 IST