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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.
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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Nagaland reports highest single-day spike of 126 Covid-19 cases
Nagaland on Friday reported its highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases, with 126 more people testing positive for the infection, officials said, according to PTI.
The new cases have taken the virus count in the state to 1,692, they said.
LJP asks EC not to hold Bihar Assembly polls due to Covid-19, floods
BJP ally LJP writes to Election Commission asking it not to hold Bihar assembly polls now when state is hit by Covid-19 and floods, reports PTI.
LJP said the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to be more serious by October-November, (therefore) holding Bihar polls then will endanger people's lives.
300-bed Covid Care Centre being set up in Assam's Dibrugarh
A 300-bedded Covid care centre is being set up in Dibrugarh, Assam. This centre will ensure that there is no scarcity of beds here.
Assam: A 300-bedded COVID care centre is being set up in Dibrugarh. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dipu Kumar Deka says,"There are 1,576 cases in Dibrugarh out of which over 600 have been discharged after recovery. This centre will ensure that there is no scarcity of beds here." pic.twitter.com/ct5ahBHJrE— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2020
Tamil Nadu reports 5,881 new cases, 97 deaths
Tamil Nadu reported 5,881 new Covid-19 cases and 97 deaths today, taking total cases to 2,45,859 including 1,83,956 discharges and 3,935 deaths: State Health Department
With 1,310 new cases in 24 hrs, Kerala's active cases past 10,000-mark
Kerala reported 1,310 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 10,495: State Health Department
Covid-19 cases in Mumbai's Dharavi rise to 2,556
COVID-19 tally in Mumbai slum colony Dharavi rises to 2,556 with addition of 5 new cases: BMC
Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 count rises to 2,520
Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 case tally rises to 2,520. There are 1,061 active cases, 1,430 recovered cases and 12 deaths in the State: Himachal Pradesh Health Department
Andhra reports over 10,000 cases in 24 hrs, tally inches near 1.41 L
Andhra recorded 10,376 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, reports news agency ANI quoting the state health department.
The total number of positive cases in the state is now 1,40,933 including 75,720 active cases and 63,864 discharged cases, death toll 1349
Will come down hard on workplaces that are not Covid-secure: UK PM
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would come down hard on employers who did not make workplaces Covid-secure, as he allowed employers more discretion on working from home even as he delayed the easing of lockdown for many leisure activities, reports Reuters.
Delhi L-G's no to AAP govt decision to open hotels, weekly markets on trial basis in Unlock 3
Delhi LG Anil Baijal cancels Delhi government's decision to open hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis, as part of Unlock 3: ANI
Punjab govt issues Unlock 3 guidelines; gyms to open from Aug 5
Punjab government issues Unlock 3 guidelines, mandates night curfew from 11pm to 5am in the state; gyms and yoga institutes to open on 5th August
Himachal extends lockdown in containment zones till Aug 31
Himachal Pradesh government extends lockdown in containment zones till August 31st.
Intl commercial flights to remain suspended till Aug 31
International commercial passenger flights to remain suspended till 31st August: Director General of Civil Aviation
Over 10.32 L Covid-19 tests done in Delhi till date
5,629 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 13,462 rapid antigen tests conducted today in Delhi. Total tests done so far stands at 10,32,785: Government of Delhi
Delhi reports 1,195 new cases, 27 deaths in 24 hrs
Delhi reported 1,195 new Covid-19 cases, 1,206 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases here rise to 1,35,598 including 1,20,930 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 3,963 deaths. There are 10,705 active cases: Government of Delhi
First published: Jul 31, 2020 07:08 IST