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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.

01:54 PM IST

Patients in UK could see self-isolation days increase

Reports suggest that UK could increase the self-isolation period for Covid-19 patients to 10 days which was previously a week. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that a formal announcement will be made later.

01:04 PM IST

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown

Tamil Nadu has extended the lockdown in the state till August 31. There will be certain relaxations on weekdays but complete lockdown on Sundays.

01:02 PM IST

Global Covid-19 cases top 17 million

More than 17 million people are now infected by Covid-19

11:57 AM IST

Union minister says India not lagging behind

Union minister Harsh Vardhan said the compendium of new Covid-19 technologies is aimed at aiding research on the pandemic. He said India is not lagging behind in the race for the vaccine.

11:52 AM IST

Telangana records 1,811 new cases

Telangana reported 1,811 new cases and 13 deaths in last 24 hours.

11:19 AM IST

Maharashtra to keep indoor gyms closed for now

Maharashtra will allow outdoor centres for exercise and gymnastics to reopen from August 5.

10:54 AM IST

Rajasthan records 365 new cases of Covid-19

Rajasthan recorded 9 deaths and 365 new cases. The state's case tally has reached 40,145 and 663 people have died so far.

10:43 AM IST

Kolkata Airport to remain closed 7 days during August

Due to lockdown, Kolkata Airport operations will remain suspended on 5th, 8th,16th,17th, 23rd, 24th and 31st August 2020

09:40 AM IST

India records more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in one day

India recorded 52,123 new Covid-19 cases and 775 deaths. India also recorded a million recoveries.

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09:37 AM IST

European Commission signs remdesivir deal

European Commission signed a $72 million deal securing thousands of doses of remdesivir.

09:10 AM IST

Spain reports 1,153 new cases

Spain saw a big spike in new Covid-19 cases as the nation reported 1,153 new cases which is the highest since May. Madrid, Catalonia and Aragón have recorded most of these cases.

08:16 AM IST

A million people fight back Covid-19

Nationwide recoveries crosses 10 lakh-mark.

08:15 AM IST

Mizoram's Covid-19 tally nears 400

Mizoram has 398 active cases of Covid-19.

07:24 AM IST

Ashleigh Barty pulls out of US Open

Ranked No. 1, tennis player Ashleigh Barty, has pulled out of US Open saying that she would not want to take a risk by travelling amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

07:21 AM IST

Australia's Victoria records 723 new cases

The Australian state of Victoria has recorded 723 new cases along with 13 fatalities. Most cases were reported from the Melbourne's metro areas.

First published: Jul 30, 2020 06:48 IST