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Highlights: 5 new coronavirus deaths in Uttarakhand, tally crosses 8K mark

In India, the number of people losing their lives to the viral disease saw a slight drop on Monday. However, the number of daily infection cases remained above fifty thousand.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Aug 05, 2020 01:56 IST
Highlights: 5 new coronavirus deaths in Uttarakhand, tally crosses 8K mark
A medic wears a PPE before conducting Covid-19 rapid antigen tests, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. India's Covid-19 tally increased to 18,55,745 with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day.

The global number of Covid-19 cases rose to 18,187,396 on Monday with the US accounting for the majority of cases. The number of people succumbing to the disease spiked to 691,642.

On Monday, the US saw a spike of 46,321 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 4,711,323.

Meanwhile, Spain started witnessing a second wave. Spain’s seven-day average of daily new cases (according to the New York Times database; all the seven-day average are from it) as on August 2, was around 2,300. It was around 700 on July 15 and nearly 370 on July 1.

In India, the number of people losing their lives to the viral disease saw a slight drop on Monday. However, the number of daily infection cases recorded remained above fifty thousand.

09:34 PM IST

5 more virus deaths in Uttarakhand, tally crosses 8K mark

Uttarakhand on Tuesday reported five more deaths due to Covid-19 and 208 fresh cases.

The death toll due to the disease has mounted to 95, while the caseload has reached 8,008, a state health department bulletin said.

09:31 PM IST

Eligible elderly be paid pension regularly, states to provide them medicines, masks & sanitisers: SC

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed that all eligible old age persons should be regularly paid pension and states should provide them necessary medicines, masks, sanitizers and other essential goods in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

07:51 PM IST

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests positive for Covid-19

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says has tested positive for coronavirus, admitted to Medanta Hospital

07:29 PM IST

674 new coronavirus cases recorded in Delhi

Delhi records 674 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to 1,39,156; death toll rises to 4,033 as 12 more fatalities reported: Authorities

06:39 PM IST

11 more test positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya

Eleven more people, including two BSF personnel, tested positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya on Tuesday, taking the northeastern state's tally to 913, officials said.

Eighteen people were discharged from the hospital, pushing the number of recoveries to 282.

06:00 PM IST

36 new coronavirus cases in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar

UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar records 36 new Covid-19 cases, taking district's infection tally to 5,544; active case count 902: Official data

05:20 PM IST

82 per cent of total cases from 10 states and union territory: Govt

Covid-19 infection has spread to new areas but 82 per cent of total cases are still from 10 states and union territory: Health ministry

04:55 PM IST

About 50 per cent of deaths due to Covid-19 in India took place in the age group of 60 years and above: Health ministry

04:44 PM IST

95 more people test positive for Covid-19 in Sikkim

95 more people test positive for Covid-19 in Sikkim, taking state's virus count to 783: Senior health official

04:26 PM IST

Fatality rate has seen a progressive decline: Govt

This is the first time after the first lockdown that the fatality rate is at the lowest, at 2.10 per cent. Fatality rate has seen a progressive decline and it is continuing, which is a good sign: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health

04:23 PM IST

Goa, Delhi, Tripura and Tamil Nadu increased their testing capacity: Govt

Many states have increased their testing capacity, both RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen tests. 28 states and union territories performing more than 140 tests per day per million population. Goa, Delhi, Tripura and Tamil Nadu have increased their testing capacity: Secretary, Health Ministry

04:11 PM IST

India's case fatality rate lowest since first lockdown, says govt

More than 2 crore Covid-19 tests have been conducted, including more than 6.6 lakh tests in the last 24 hours. Recovered cases are now double of the active cases. The case fatality rate is lowest since the first lockdown: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health

03:14 PM IST

60 new Covid-19 cases in Arunachal; tally rises to 1,758

Sixty more people, including 13 security personnel and four health workers have tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state's caseload to 1,758 on Tuesday, a senior health official said.

02:26 PM IST

Flight operations at Kolkata airport to remain suspended

Flight operations at Kolkata airport to remain suspended on the revised lockdown dates. The dates are August 5, 8, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 31, airport authority said on Tuesday.

01:59 PM IST

CM BS Yediyurappa is asymptomatic; condition is stable

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is asymptomatic. His condition is stable and he is responding to the treatment, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said on Tuesday.


Meanwhile, leader of opposition Siddaramaiah has high fever and doctors are treating him, he also informed.

First published: Aug 04, 2020 07:14 IST