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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
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Highlights: Noida cinemas, gyms, swimming pools to remain closed till Aug 31

Over 17 million people have been infected with the coronavirus disease so far. Amid rising cases, pharma firms are racing to develop vaccine at the earliest. Follow latest updates on Covid-19 here

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Aug 01, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: Noida cinemas, gyms, swimming pools to remain closed till Aug 31
A doctor collects swab sample during Covid-19 health check up camp at isolation centre, Govandi in Mumbai on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 1.6 million mark on Friday with a single day spike of more than 55,000 cases for the first time, according to figures released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

As many as 1,057,805 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease whereas of the total 16,38,870 confirmed cases in the country 545,318 are active. The toll due to the virus has gone up to 35,747.

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On the global front, the number of infected have surpassed 17 million with the maximum number of cases coming from the United States (4,487,987) followed by Brazil (2,610,102), according to Johns Hopkins University's tally.

As cases continue to surge, pharma firms are racing to develop a vaccine to treat the deadly disease. Britain’s AstraZeneca has said that “good data was coming in so far” on its vaccine for Covid-19, already in large-scale human trials and widely seen as the front-runner in the race for a shot against the coronavirus disease.

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11:59 PM IST

Noida cinemas, gyms, swimming pools to remain closed till Aug 31

All cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools and amusement parks to remain closed till August 31: Noida Police

10:47 PM IST

Karnataka minister tests positive for Covid-19

Karnataka Minister BC Patil says he has tested positive for Covid-19: ANI.

In a tweet, he said he was in home quarantine at his residence in Bengaluru

10:32 PM IST

Mizoram extends state-wide partial-lockdown till Aug 31

Mizoram government extends state-wide partial lockdown till August 31 to contain COVID-19 spread

10:15 PM IST

Chhattisgarh to allow limited number of asymptomatic Covid patients home isolation

Chhattisgarh decided on Friday to initially allow a limited number of Covid positive asymptomatic persons for home isolation. 50 patients to be allowed in Raipur, 20 each in selected large cities, 10 each in other places & 5 each in small districts, health minister TS Singh Deo said. : ANI

09:33 PM IST

EU reserves 300 mn doses of potential Sanofi virus vaccine

The EU announced Friday that it had struck a deal with French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi for 300 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine, reports news agency AFP.

The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm which negotiated the agreement, said it would allow all 27 member countries to purchase the vaccine once it was proven to be safe and effective.

09:21 PM IST

West Bengal's Covid-19 tally crosses 70,000-mark with record spike

West Bengal's Covid-19 tally crosses 70,000-mark with record 2,496 new cases, death toll rises to 1,581 with 45 more fatalities: Health Department

09:02 PM IST

Assam's Covid-19 toll rises to 98

Covid-19 death toll in Assam mounts to 98 with four more fatalities: Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

09:02 PM IST

CISF sub inspector in Bengal dies of Covid-19

CISF sub inspector posted at Farakka Super Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal dies of Covid-19: Officials. This is the 13th death due to the disease in the force and the second in Farakka CISF unit

08:25 PM IST

With 1,153 new cases, Gujarat's Covid-19 tally rises to 61,438

With 1,153 new coronavirus cases, Gujarat tally rises to 61,438; toll up to 2,441 as 23 more patients die, reports PTI quoting state health department.

08:14 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rises to 4,22,118 with 10,320 new cases

Maharashtra reported 10,320 new coronavirus infections on Friday, taking its tally to 422,118. With 265 deaths reported during the day, the toll has gone up to 14,994.

The number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 so far is 256158 including 7543 recoveries today.

In Mumbai, the Covid-19 infections have now reached 114,284 after 1085 cases were reported on Friday. The death toll has risen to 6353 including 53 today fatalities reported today.

07:50 PM IST

Manipur reports 116 new cases, one death in 24 hrs

116 new Covid-19 cases and one death reported in Manipur in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 2,621 out of which 931 cases are active. Five people have so far succumbed to the disease: State Government

07:36 PM IST

Uttarakhand lifts lockdown in 4 districts on Aug 1-2 due to festivals

No lockdown in Dehradun, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital districts of Uttarakhand on August 1 & 2, due to Eid-ul-Azha and Rakshabandhan

07:23 PM IST

Long-distance bus services to resume in Kerala from Saturday

Long-distance inter-district bus services of the state-owned KSRTC will resume in Kerala from Saturday in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, over four months after being suspended due to the national lockdown, reports PTI.

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will start operating at least 206 buses on various routes but there would be no inter-state services for the time being, Transport Minister A K Saseendran told reporters in Kozhikode

07:21 PM IST

Karnataka's Covid-19 tally now at 1,24,115

5,483 new Covid-19 cases and 84 deaths reported in Karnataka in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 1,24,115. The number of active cases stands at 72,005: State Health Department

07:13 PM IST

Total lockdown in Kohima extended till Aug 7

Nagaland extends total lockdown in Kohima extended till 7 August 2020.

First published: Jul 31, 2020 07:08 IST