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Himachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally crosses 7,000; death toll at 52

Indian Railways on Saturday said that 80 new special trains will start from September 12 and reservations for the same will begin from September 10.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 08, 2020 05:59 IST
Himachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally crosses 7,000; death toll at 52

With months into the pandemic, the Covid-19 is still raging around the world and have kept the leaders of countries on their toes for carrying out the preventing measures. Worldwide there are 26,772,042 million coronavirus cases and 878,061 confirmed deaths, according to worldometer.

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India on Saturday registered highest single-day spike with 86,432 new Covid-19 cases; death toll reaches 69,561. Total tally surge past 4 million-mark. India may overtake Brazil sometime in the next two weeks if the cases continue to grow at the same pace.

In a major development, Indian Railways on Saturday said that 80 new special trains will start from September 12 and reservations for the same will begin from September 10.

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11:09 PM IST

Maharashtra Police reports 258 fresh Covid-19 cases, two deaths

While two Maharastra Police cops lost their lives fighting the deadly Covid-19, 258 more security force personnel have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, an official said on Saturday. The total number of cases in the police force has reached 16,401, including 2,789 active cases, 13,446 recoveries and 166 deaths, according to the police force, reports ANI.

10:29 PM IST

Portugal sees highest daily increase in Covid-19 cases since May

Portugal reported 486 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, its biggest daily increase since the week its lockdown was lifted in May. The increase brought the cumulative total to 59,943, the health authority DGS said, reports Reuters.

10:10 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally crosses 7,000; death toll at 52

As many as 188 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh, taking the total number of cases in the state to 7,018. The total cases include 1,978 active cases, 4,941 recoveries and 52 deaths, reports ANI.

10:01 PM IST

Get tested for Covid-19 at the earliest: Punjab CM's appeal to people

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday appealed to the people of the state to get themselves tested for coronavirus at the earliest, saying any delay could prove fatal for them, reports PTI.

09:27 PM IST

Delhi records highest spike in cases in 71 days; death count 4,538

Delhi recorded 2,973 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the highest single-day spike here in 71 days, as the tally in the city mounted to over 1.88 lakh, while the death toll climbed to 4,538, authorities said, reports PTI.

08:56 PM IST

1,636 new coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh, 30 deaths, 1,392 recoveries

Madhya Pradesh on Saturday recorded 1,636 new coronavirus cases, taking the total count in the state to 71,880, health officials said. The coronavirus death toll rose to 1,543 after 30 patients succumbed since Friday evening, they said, reports PTI.

08:35 PM IST

1,311 new cases push Gujarat’s Covid-19 tally to 1,03,006

As many as 1,311 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Gujarat on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 1,311 new cases push Gujarat’s Covid-19 tally to 1,03,006. The death toll reached 3,094 after 16 new fatalities were recorded. The active cases in the are not at 16,366 whereas 83,546 have been recovered so far, reports PTI.

08:06 PM IST

Maharashtra govt wants 50 per cent oxygen production reserved for medical use

The Maharashtra government has proposed to the Centre that 50 per cent of the oxygen production in the state be reserved for medical use in view of the coronavirus pandemic, health minister Rajesh Tope said, reports PTI.

07:21 PM IST

Chandigarh's Covid-19 tally crosses 5,500; death toll at 69

Chandigarh on Saturday reported 234 cases and one fatality due to Covid-19, which took the tally to 5,502. The active cases and death toll are at 2,140 and 69 respectively, reports ANI.

07:18 PM IST

J-K logs highest single-day spike of 1,251 Covid-19 cases

Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday registered its highest single day spike of 1,251 Covid-19 cases , pushing the union territory's tally to 42,241. The total cases include 9,547 active cases, nearly 32,000 recoveries and 770 deaths, reports PTI.

06:48 PM IST

France expects more severe coronavirus cases in next two weeks

France must stay vigilant as more people will be hospitalised in intensive care units in the next two weeks, reflecting a flare-up in Covid-19 infections in recent days, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Saturday, reports Reuters.

06:21 PM IST

Tamil Nadu registers nearly 5,900 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, active cases climb to 51,583

As many as 5,870 cases and 61 deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease were recorded in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, pushing active cases to 51,583, discharges to 3,98,366 and death toll to 7,748, reports ANI.

06:14 PM IST

Kerala logged 2,655 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours: CM Vijayan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state recorded 2,655 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours adding that the total active cases have climbed to 4,459, reports ANI.

06:11 PM IST

Nepal’s Covid-19 tally crosses 45,000; death toll at 280

Nepal's Covid-19 tally crossed the 45,000-mark on Saturday after 1,041 new cases were reported ,a senior health official has said. The country also recorded 9 fresh coronavirus-linked deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 280, he added, reports PTI.

06:10 PM IST

Pope set to make first trip since Covid pandemic to saint's town

Pope Francis is next month set to make what would be his first visit outside Rome since Italy was put under lockdown in early March when it became the first country in Europe to feel the full brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, reports AP.

First published: Sep 05, 2020 05:22 IST