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Highlights: 371 new Covid-19 cases reported in Jharkhand today

Death toll due to coronavirus crossed 150,000 in the US. Brazil records more than 69,000 new Covid-19 cases. India begins phase three of reopening.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Jul 31, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: 371 new Covid-19 cases reported in Jharkhand today

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the states of Florida and California as US’ Covid-19 death toll crossed 150,000. Death tally in Texas rose by 13% and testing centres in Florida could be closed due to tropical storm. Brazil recorded 69,000 fresh coronavirus cases in a single-day as the nation reopens to international travellers.

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India’s central government rolled out instructions regarding the lifting of curbs imposed during the lockdown period to curb the contagion. Areas that report clusters of new Covid-19 infections will remain under strict lockdown. India reported 52,123 new cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry dashboard showed on Thursday, which took its tally to 15,83,792.

05:20 PM IST

India has cluster of cases and pockets of localised transmission: Health Ministry

India has cluster of cases and pockets of localised transmission. With 138 Cr population only 50 out of 740 dists contribute to 80% cases. In 80% of new cases, source of infection & close contacts can be traced within 72 hrs. How's it community transmission?: Health Ministry

04:59 PM IST

Covid-19 vaccine, whenever it comes will have to be administered on a much larger scale: Ministry of Health

Covid-19 vaccine, whenever it comes will have to be administered on a much larger scale compared to the existing vaccines. This is something on which there is near unanimity: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health

04:54 PM IST

Six new Covid-19 cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi slum

Six new Covid-19 cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi slum; tally rises to 2,551: BMC

04:46 PM IST

MP govt all government and private schools in the state to remain closed till August 31

Madhya Pradesh government orders all government and private schools in the state to remain closed till August 31

04:30 PM IST

3 vaccine candidates are in phase 3 clinical trial, says Ministry of Health

3 vaccine candidates are in phase 3 clinical trial. These 3 are in US, UK & China. In India, 2 indigenously developed vaccine candidates are in phase 1 & 2 clinical trials. Trial of 1st vaccine involves 1150 subjects at 8 sites, 2nd on 1000 subjects at 5 sites: Health Ministry

04:29 PM IST

Over 1,81,90,000 tests have been conducted in the country including RT-PCR and rapid antigen tests: Ministry of Health

Over 1,81,90,000 tests have been conducted in the country including RT-PCR and rapid antigen tests. There has been week on week increase in average tests per day. India is conducting 324 test per 10 lakhs population per day: R Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health

04:29 PM IST

Herd immunity in a country of the size and population of India can't be a strategic option: Ministry of Health

Herd immunity in a country of the size and population of India can't be a strategic option. It can only be achieved through immunisation. Health Ministry thinks it's possible in future but for now we've to follow Covid appropriate behaviour: R Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health

04:22 PM IST

Effective clinical management led to decline in Covid-19 case fatality rate, says Health Ministry

Effective clinical management led to decline in Covid-19 case fatality rate from 3.33% on June 18 to 2.21% on July 30: Health Ministry.

04:12 PM IST

16 states of the country have a recovery rate that is more than the national average: Ministry of Health

16 states of the country have a recovery rate that is more than the national average. Of these, Delhi has recovery rate of 88%, Ladakh 80%, Haryana 78%, Assam 76%, Telangana 74%, Tamil Nadu & Gujarat 73%, Rajasthan 70%, MP 69% and Goa 68%: R Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health

04:10 PM IST

More than 1 million people have recovered from Covid-19 in the country: Ministry of Health

More than 1 million people have recovered from Covid-19 in the country. This landmark recovery has been achieved because of the selfless work and dedication of our doctors, nurses and frontline workers: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health

04:06 PM IST

Covid-19 recovery rate has shown positive trends: Ministry of Health

The recovery rate has shown positive trends. It was 7.85% in April and today it is 64.4%: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health.

03:28 PM IST

India doing around five lakh Covid-19 tests every day: Harsh Vardhan

India doing around five lakh Covid-19 tests every day, plans to double the number in next one-two months, says Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

03:24 PM IST

Number of coronavirus cases in Iran passes 300,000 - Health Ministry

The number of infections from the new coronavirus in Iran has reached 301,530, according to official Health Ministry figures.

03:15 PM IST

Coronavirus deaths top 150,000 in worst-hit US

Southern and western regions of the United States were grappling Thursday with a renewed surge of coronavirus infections as the death toll in the world's worst-affected nation passed 150,000.

02:27 PM IST

UK bank Lloyds suffers loss on Covid-19 pandemic

Britain's Lloyds Banking Group on Thursday logged a first-half net loss after booking a vast £3.8-billion ($4.9-billion, 4.2-billion-euro) hit as coronavirus sparked a "significant deterioration" in the outlook.

First published: Jul 30, 2020 06:48 IST