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Highlights: 221 new Covid-19 positive cases and 7 deaths reported in MP today

As Covid-19 cases exceeded 10 million mark globally, nations are constantly trying to enforce social distancing to save their citizens. US, Brazil, India and Mexico report high number of cases. India's PM asked citizens to exercise extra caution as monsoon advances.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Jun 29, 2020 00:11 IST
Highlights: 221 new Covid-19 positive cases and 7 deaths reported in MP today

There is no decline in global coronavirus cases with the US, Mexico, India and Brazil reporting a high number of cases. Russia saw a slight dip but daily reported cases continue to remain over 6,000. Italy reported eight deaths and 175 new cases as the nation fights back from the pandemic. South Korea and China report new cases as both these governments continue to control second-wave outbreaks. Globally the number of cases recorded has crossed a grim milestone of ten million.

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Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Washington and several other states’ reopening plans were hit as cases surged in the US. The halted reopening of Washington forced Trump and Pence to cancel a reelection campaign event. As India reports high number of cases, PM Modi asked people to remain extra-cautious as monsoon approaches the country.

09:59 PM IST

221 new Covid-19 positive cases and 7 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh today

221 new Covid-19 positive cases and 7 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh today taking the total number of cases to 13186. There are 2545 active cases in the State. Death toll stands at 557: State Health Department

08:58 PM IST

402 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Haryana today

402 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in the state today; taking the total number of cases to 13829. Death toll rises to 223 after 5 deaths were reported today: Haryana Health Department

08:47 PM IST

With 211 fresh cases, Ahmedabad's Covid-19 tally rises to 20,480

With 211 fresh cases, Ahmedabad's Covid-19 tally rises to 20,480; death toll goes up by 13 to 1,423: Official.

08:25 PM IST

Gujarat reports highest one-day spike of 624 Covid-19 cases

Gujarat reports highest one-day spike of 624 Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths; tally 31,397, fatalities 1,809: Health official.

08:11 PM IST

Karnataka reports 1267 new Covid-19 positive cases

Karnataka reports 1267 new Covid-19 positive cases including 783 cases from Bengaluru Urban, taking the total number of cases to 13190. Death toll rises to 207 after 16 deaths were reported today: State Health Department

07:47 PM IST

Number of deaths are coming down, positivity rate is decreasing rapidly: Manish Sisodia

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal believes that battle against Covid-19 is very big and no individual person or agency can deal with it alone. In this spirit, CM has brought everyone together and his efforts seem to be paying off. Last week saw things stabilising-recovery rate has increased to 62%, today more patients are recovering in Delhi than those who are falling ill, number of deaths are coming down, positivity rate is decreasing rapidly: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

07:45 PM IST

Maharashtra records 5,493 new Covid-19 cases, 7,429 total deaths

Maharashtra records 5,493 new Covid-19 cases, 7,429 total deaths. State tally at

1,64,626. Total recovery so far : 86,575 (2330 on Sunday)

Total Tested : 9,23,502


In Mumbai today-

Total Cases: 75,539

New Cases: 1287

Total Deaths : 4371 (87 new cases)

07:22 PM IST

572 new Covid-19 positive cases, 404 recoveries, and 10 deaths reported in West Bengal today

572 new Covid-19 positive cases, 404 recoveries, and 10 deaths have reported in West Bengal today. Total number of positive cases stand at 17,283: State Health Department, reports ANI.

07:14 PM IST

SC dismisses plea to cancel remaining Rajasthan Board Class X exams

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking cancellation of remaining two papers of Class X examination of Rajasthan board, says state govt lawyer.

07:10 PM IST

6 ITBP personnel test positive for Covid-19

Six more personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. There are total 90 active cases and 223 have recovered till date, ANI reported.

06:51 PM IST

Delhi coronavirus tally rises to over 83,000

The national capital reported 2,889 fresh cases of coronavirus on Sunday, taking the final tally to 83,077, including 27,847 active cases. According to data published by the Delhi government, 52,607 people have recovered from Covid-19 while 2,623 others succumbed to the disease.

06:39 PM IST

Covid-19 cases spike in Mumbai's Dharavi

As many as 13 Covid-19 cases reported from Mumbai's Dharavi area on Sunday, taking the total tally to 2,245. While the death toll stands at 81, says Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

06:33 PM IST

China: Beijing ramps up Covid-19 testing capacity

Beijing has ramped up coronavirus testing efforts and has tested about a third of the Chinese capital's population so far, a city official said on Sunday, as authorities seek to control an outbreak stemming from a wholesale market in mid-June.

As of Sunday noon, Beijing had collected 8.29 million patient samples for testing and completed 7.69 million tests, Zhang Qiang, an official from Beijing's municipal committee, told a press conference.

06:23 PM IST

Brazil announces agreement with UK to produce Covid-19 vaccine

The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced an agreement with the United Kingdom to acquire technology to locally produce a vaccine against Covid-19, that is, currently being developed by the University of Oxford and British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

06:18 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 3,940 new Covid-19 positive cases

Tamil Nadu reports 3,940 new Covid-19 positive cases and 54 deaths today. Total number of cases stand at 82,275 including 45,537 discharges, 35,656 active cases and 1,079 deaths, says state health department.

First published: Jun 28, 2020 06:41 IST