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.
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
831 new positive cases reported in Uttarakhand today. The total number of #COVID19 cases in the state is now 23,011 including 15,447 recoveries, 7,187 active cases and 312 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/X5VlzxtvAj— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2020
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.
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: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/az37xZYadA— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2020
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.
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.
Delhi's #COVID19 case tally reaches 1,85,220 with 2,914 fresh infections and 13 deaths reported today. The numbers of active and recovered cases are 18,842 and 1,61,865. Death toll rises to 4,513: Delhi Government pic.twitter.com/2gGO9XvDbX— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First published: Sep 04, 2020 06:36 IST