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Saturday, Sep 26, 2020

Highlights: Uttarakhand’s Covid-19 tally crosses 23,000; death toll at 312

The number of people who have recovered from the coronavirus in India is now 3,037,151 after 66,659 patients were declared cured across the country. There are 831,124 active cases in the country.

By Shivani | Updated: Sep 04, 2020 23:15 IST
Highlights: Uttarakhand’s Covid-19 tally crosses 23,000; death toll at 312

With months into the pandemic, the Covid-19 is still raging around the world and have kept the leaders of countries on their toes for carrying out the preventing measures. While the race for developing Covid-19 vaccine is on, the virus has infected more than 26.2 million people across the countries. The global death toll stands at 866,671, as per the figures published on the John Hopkins University's site.

India recorded more than 83,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for the second day in a row, taking its infection tally to over 3.93 million, according to the Union health ministry on Friday. The active cases have climbed to 831,124 while recoveries are over 3 million.

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Meanwhile in Brazil, the number of confirmed cases surpassed 4 million-mark. While the death toll neared 125,000 deaths. Both totals are the second highest for any country in the world, behind the United States.

India, third worst-hit country from Covid-19, continued to report high number of Covid-19 infections as it reported more than 80 thousand cases in a day, biggest single day-spike so far.

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10:57 PM IST

Two deaths, 215 fresh Covid-19 cases in Himachal

Two more people died from coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, taking the death toll to 49, while a record 215 daily cases pushed the state's infection tally to 6,831, reports PTI.

10:11 PM IST

Record 19,218 coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 378 deaths

Maharashtra reported 19,218 new Covid-19 cases, highest single-day spike in the state so far, taking its tally to 8,63,062 on Friday. The state reported 378 fatalities during the day, 38 of them from Pune city, taking the death toll to 25,964, said a health department official, reports PTI.

09:15 PM IST

271 new coronavirus cases in Surat

The Surat district of Gujarat has recorded 271 new coronavirus cases since previous evening, taking the tally of cases to 22,033, the Gujarat Health Department said on Friday, reports PTI.

08:18 PM IST

Uttarakhand’s Covid-19 tally crosses 23,000; death toll at 312

Uttarakhand's Covid-19 tally on Friday mounted to 23,011 after 831 new cases were reported. The total cases include 15,447 recoveries, 7,187 active cases and 312 deaths, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

07:54 PM IST

10,776 fresh cases push Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally to over 476,000

Andhra Pradesh reported 10,776 new coronavirus cases, 12,334 recoveries and 76 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 4,76,506 including 3,70,163 recoveries and 4,276 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 1,02,067, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

07:20 PM IST

J-K reports 1,047 fresh Covid-19 cases; tally crosses 40,000

Jammu and Kashmir reported 1,047 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 40,990, while 12 fatalities recorded in the past 24 hours took the death toll to 755, officials said on Friday, reports PTI.

06:29 PM IST

2,914 fresh cases push Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to over 185,000

As many as 2,914 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Delhi on Friday, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 185,220. The total cases include 18,842 active cases, over 161,000 recoveries and 4,513 deaths, reports ANI.

06:17 PM IST

US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

The United States unemployment rate fell sharply in August to 8.4% from 10.2% even as hiring slowed, with employers adding the fewest jobs since the pandemic began. Employers added 1.4 million jobs, the Labor Department said on Friday, down from 1.7 million in July, reports AP.

05:52 PM IST

More than 6.15 lakh fined for violating Covid-19 norms in Rajasthan

More than 6.15 lakh people have been slapped with fine, totalling over 9 crore, in Rajasthan for violation of Covid-19 norms such as wearing of mask and maintaining social distancing. The fines were collected under the Rajasthan Epidemic Ordinance, Director General of Police (Crime) M L Lather said, reports PTI.

05:29 PM IST

Japan says to bear cost of coronavirus vaccines for populace

Japan's government on Friday said it would bear the cost of providing coronavirus vaccines to the populace, as it aims for a comprehensive inoculation against the pandemic, reports Reuters.

04:43 PM IST

Mizoram's Covid-19 tally climbs to 1,046; active cases at 395

Six people, including two security personnel, have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram, pushing the state's caseload to 1,046, an official said on Friday. The state now has 395 active cases, while a total of 651 people have recovered from the disease, reports PTI.

04:20 PM IST

6,193 fresh cases take UP’s Covid-19 tally to over 2.53 lakh

The Covid-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh rose to 3,762 on Friday with 71 more fatalities, while 6,193 fresh cases pushed the state's tally to over 2.53 lakh, officials said, reports PTI.

04:19 PM IST

India's Covid-19 recoveries cross 30 lakh-mark

India's total Covid-19 recoveries crossed the 30 lakh-mark on Friday, taking the recovery rate to over 77 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday, asserting that the figures show that the number of patients recovering is steadily rising, reports PTI.

03:50 PM IST

No widespread vaccinations against Covid until mid-2021, says WHO

A World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson has said that it does not expect widespread vaccinations against Covid-19 until mid-2021, reports Reuters.

03:30 PM IST

Iran's Covid-19 death toll crosses 22,000; tally at 382,772

Iran's death toll from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease rose by 118 to 22,044 health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Friday, with the total number of identified cases spiking to 382,772, reports Reuters.

First published: Sep 04, 2020 06:36 IST