Highlights: Ahmedabad's Covid-19 cases rise by 146 to 26,663
US death toll inches towards 155,000. Mexico has the third-highest death toll due to Covid-19.
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Central and North America struggle to contain the coronavirus as death toll continues to rise across US and Mexico. US infections have also shown that children could be susceptible to the coronavirus and can transmit as well as infect. Death toll soared in Florida for the fourth straight day. Mexico overtook UK as it became the nation with the third-highest Covid-19 death toll. Mexican and Brazilian administrations continue to focus on reopening their economies more than the increasing Covid-19 cases and deaths.
India is moving towards increasing its testing capacity to test at least 10 lakh citizens per day. Maharashtra’s case count inches towards 425,000. Rajasthan, Assam, Telangana and Odisha also see higher number of daily coronavirus cases. India has recorded more than 50,000 cases for two days in a row.
Delhi reports 1,118 new Covid-19 cases: Govt of Delhi
Delhi reports 1,118 new Covid-19 cases, 1,201 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 26 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases rise to 1,36,716 including 1,22,131 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 3,989 deaths. There are 10,596 active cases: Government of Delhi
Total number of positive cases in Dharavi is 2,560: BMC
4 new cases of coronavirus reported in Mumbai's Dharavi today. Active cases in the area now stand at 72. Total number of positive cases in Dharavi is 2560: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.15% today: Ministry of Health
Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.15% today and it is lowest since the first lockdown started. It has been continuously reducing from around 3.33% in mid-June: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Total Covid-19 recoveries nearly 11 lakh, says Health Ministry
The total number of recovered cases is nearly 11 lakh. With 36,569 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries have jumped to 10,94,374. The recovery rate stands at 64.53% amongst Covid-19 patients: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Three India-returnees test positive for Covid-19 in Singapore
Three persons, including two children who returned from India, have tested positive for Covid-19 in Singapore, the health ministry has said, as the number of coronavirus infections in the country rose to 52,512.A 13-year-old boy, who is a permanent resident here, and a 28-year-old woman on a dependant's pass arrived from India on July 19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
Mikhail Murashko, Russian health minister, says vaccination drive to begin in October
Russian health minister Mikhail Murashko said that the mass vaccination drive will begin by administering the vaccine in doctors and teachers. Russia aims to seal local regulatory approval by August.
Indonesia's Covid-19 tally inches towards 110,000
Indonesia saw 1,560 new cases which took the nation's tally to 109,936 cases. Close to 5,200 people have died due to Covid-19.
Poland reports record rise in daily Covid-19 cases
With 658 new cases, Poland saw a huge spike in daily Covid-19 cases. More than 45,000 people are infected in Poland and death toll remains above 1,700.
Delhi begins Serological Survey-Round 2
The Chief Minister's office tweeted photographs to people taking part in the second round of serological survey. Earlier in the first round it was found that 24% of Capital's residents have been exposed to Covid-19 and have developed antibodies.
On the directions of Hon'ble CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal, the Delhi govt has begun monthly sero-survey in the city from today. The survey conducted in June showed 24% Delhi residents have developed antibodies. This will aid the govt to tailor it's strategy to changing circumstances. pic.twitter.com/BLMc2NU4QX— CMO Delhi (@CMODelhi) August 1, 2020
Puducherry records 139 new cases
Puducherry's Covid case tally is inching towards 3,600. 51 people have died so far due to Covid-19 in the union territory.
Puducherry reports 139 new #COVID19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 3,593 including 1,357 active cases, 2,185 discharges and 51 deaths: UT Health Department pic.twitter.com/1O0FhBQgBm— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2020
Death toll due to Covid-19 crosses 14,000 in Russia
With 95 new deaths, Russia's coronavirus death toll is 14,058. More than 8.4 lakh people have been infected.
Delhi to begin second serological survey
Delhi health minister said that the second serological survey will be conducted across the capital and said the process is technical. In the last survey it was seen that 24% people were exposed to coronavirus.
Serological Survey for #COVID19 will start from today in Delhi. In the last survey, 24% people came positive. This is a very technical process but will be conducted across the capital: Satyendra Jain, #Delhi Health Minister https://t.co/1OqMex1BnR— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2020
Vietnam reports 3rd coronavirus death
Vietnam reported its 3rd Covid-19 death. Vietnam's government has zeroed in on a hospital in Da Nang, which reported 100 cases last week and has declared it as a hotspot.
80 security personnel infected by Covid-19
116 people across the state have been infected by Covid-19. 80 cases are among security personnel.
Madhya Pradesh Congress lawmaker tests positive for Covid-19
Congress MLA PC Sharma informed public through social media that he has tested positive for Covid-19. This is the fifth lawmaker who has tested positive for Covid-19 in MP.
I have tested positive for #COVID19. I am healthy for now and undergoing medical treatment at Chirayu Hospital. I appeal to all who met me to get tested and quarantine themselves: Congress leader PC Sharma pic.twitter.com/tbcVQKdpTp— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2020
First published: Aug 01, 2020 07:04 IST