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.
India records 57,118 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours
India's infection tally reached 1,695,988 as the nation recorded 57, 118 new cases and 764 deaths in last 24 hours.
Cases see slight dip in Victoria
Australia's Victoria saw Covid-19 cases dip slightly as it recorded 397 cases.
People throng Kasimedu fish market
People were seen thronging Chennai's Kasimedu fish market ahead of the state's complete lockdown Sunday.
Tamil Nadu: People throng Kasimedu fish market in Chennai ahead of tomorrow's 'complete lockdown' across the state. All Sundays till August 31 to be observed as complete lockdown in the state, in view of #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/NwgPV5ym7r— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2020
Covid-19 threatens Durga idol makers
Covid-19 has put Bengal's idol makers in a tough situation as business is not thriving. Bengal and other states which celebrate Durga Puja often begin taking orders and bookings for Durga idols in the last weeks of July or first weeks of August.
West Medinipur: Manika Pal, an idol maker from Mohanpur who has been making Durga idols for livelihood for the past 26 years, says she is facing lots of difficulties due to #COVID19 as she has received fewer orders this year. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/JY2GBVil7t— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2020
US records 1,442 fresh fatalities due to Covid-19
US' daily death toll dipped in comparison to the data published by Johns Hopkins but this is the fourth day in a row the country has reported more than 1,200 deaths.
US counts 1,442 new deaths from the #coronavirus pandemic in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm Friday (0030 GMT Saturday), the fourth day in a row with more than 1,200 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University pic.twitter.com/EQCngBUAAI— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 1, 2020
First published: Aug 01, 2020 07:04 IST