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Highlights: Total active Covid-19 cases breach 1 lakh mark in Karnataka

Mumbai, where the case curve had flattened in August, has seen a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases since the beginning of September. The city has reported an average of 1,691 cases every day so far this month.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 10, 2020 23:49 IST
Highlights: Total active Covid-19 cases breach 1 lakh mark in Karnataka
A health worker seen while working to collect swab samples for coronavirus (Covid-19) tests.

According to the Union health ministry's dashboard, India on Thursday logged 95,735 cases and 1,172 deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), which pushed the tally and death toll to 4,465,863 and 75,062 respectively. Active cases have climbed to 919,018 while over 3.47 million people have recovered so far.

Maharashtra continues to be worst hit from the pandemic. The state has logged over 943,000 Covid-19 cases after 23,816 cases were added in the last 24 hours. Mumbai, where the case curve had flattened in August, has seen a sudden surge in cases since the beginning of September. The city has reported an average of 1,691 cases every day so far this month, while in August it had recorded an average of 983 daily cases.

Meanwhile, Delhi on Wednesday logged its highest ever single-day spike of 4,093 cases which took the tally to over 200,000. A total of 54,517 samples were tested for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered heads of all private labs in the state against denying anyone a Covid-19 test.

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced fresh restrictions on social gatherings in view of the sudden surge in cases. He said groups of more than six people would be banned from meeting, in what he called a “rule of six”. UK reported 2,659 confirmed new cases earlier on Wednesday, up from 2,460 on Tuesday.

08:07 PM IST

Chandigarh reports 283 new Covid-19 cases

283 new Covid-19 cases and 3 death reported in Chandigarh today. Total number of cases now at 6987 including 2573 active cases, 4331 discharges and 80 deaths: Health Department, Chandigarh

07:56 PM IST

Total active Covid-19 cases breach 1 lakh mark in Karnataka

The total number of active Covid-19 cases in Karnataka breached the 1 lakh mark on Thursday, with the state reporting 9,217 new cases of coronavirus infections and 129 related fatalities, the health department said.

05:23 PM IST

Myanmar increases lockdown measures, airlines suspend services

Myanmar increased lockdown measures in its biggest city on Thursday after reporting another record daily rise in coronavirus cases, with 120 new infections taking its overall cases past the 2,000 mark.

04:52 PM IST

Nine cops among 23 fresh virus cases in HP's Hamirpur

Nine police personnel are among fresh 23 coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district, a health official said on Thursday.

Among the nine cops is a policewoman, according to PTI.

02:16 PM IST

Tripura reports 535 new Covid-19 cases, 6 more deaths

As many as 535 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura on Thursday, pushing the state's tally to 17,274, a health official said. Tripura's death toll rose to 167 as six more patients succumbed to the infection, he added, reports PTI.

01:44 PM IST

Philippines records 3,821 new Covid-19 cases, 80 more deaths

The Philippine health ministry on Thursday confirmed 3,821 more new Covid-19 cases, the most in 11 days, and 80 additional deaths. In a bulletin, the ministry added total confirmed cases have increased to 248,947, the most in Southeast Asia, while the death toll has reached 4,066, reports Reuters.

01:21 PM IST

Myanmar expands curbs after record surge in Covid-19 cases

Myanmar increased lockdown measures in its biggest city on Thursday after reporting another record daily rise in coronavirus cases, with 120 new infections taking its overall cases past the 2,000 mark, reports Reuters.

01:13 PM IST

Russia reports 5,363 new coronavirus cases, 128 deaths

Russia reported 5,363 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the national tally to 1,046,370, the fourth largest in the world. Russia reported 5,363 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the national tally to 1,046,370, the fourth largest in the world, reports Reuters.

12:10 PM IST

France cannot rule out local Covid-19 lockdowns

Local lockdowns cannot be ruled out in French regions where Covid-19 infections are flaring up even though authorities are striving to avoid it, a government advisor said on Thursday, reports Reuters.

11:04 AM IST

Pakistan reports 441 new Covid-19 cases

Pakistan's tally of coronavirus cases reached 299,855 after 441 new infections were registered in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. As many as 287,950 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 1,444 during the period, the Ministry of National Health Services said, reports PTI.

10:33 AM IST

Brazil trials of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine show promising results , says Governor

The governor of Brazil's São Paulo state said on Wednesday that Phase 3 clinical trials of a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd have shown promising results and it may be available to Brazilians as early as December, reports Reuters.

09:59 AM IST

1,964 fresh cases push Thane’s Covid-19 tally to over 138,000

With the addition of 1,964 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra reached 1,38,393, an official said on Thursday. With the death 36 patients, the fatality count in the district went up to 3,810 on Wednesday, he added, reports PTI.

09:54 AM IST

Europe’s trying to beat Covid-19 flareups with patchwork of strategies

The Covid-19 outbreak in Europe is bringing with it an unpredictable hodge podge of restrictions that might be almost as debilitating as earlier lockdowns. People remain nervous about shopping for non-essentials as cases rise and tens of thousands of job cuts cause anxiety about the future, reports Bloomberg.

09:41 AM IST

95,735 cases in last 24 hrs push India’s Covid-19 tally to over 4.4 mn

According to the Union health ministry's dashboard, India on Thursday logged 95,735 cases and 1172 deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease, which pushed the tally and death toll to 4,465,863 and 75,062 respectively. Active cases have climbed to 919,018 while over 3.47 million people have recovered so far.

09:03 AM IST

Australia's Victoria state reports 51 new Covid-19 cases, seven deaths

Australia's second most populous state of Victoria on Thursday reported 51 new cases and seven deaths from the novel coronavirus, compared with 76 cases and 11 deaths a day earlier, reports Reuters.

First published: Sep 10, 2020 06:30 IST