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Highlights: 5 new coronavirus deaths in Uttarakhand, tally crosses 8K mark

At least 141 Covid-19 vaccine candidates are being studied globally, of which 26 are in different phases of clinical trials. Follow latest updates here

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Aug 06, 2020 00:04 IST
Highlights: 5 new coronavirus deaths in Uttarakhand, tally crosses 8K mark
A medical personnel with vials of blood samples taken during a serological survey at Rajouri Garden in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Covid-19 cases in India have surpassed the 1.85 million mark while the toll has risen to 38,938.

As of Tuesday, there were 586,298 active cases in the country while 1,230,509 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s dashboard.

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Bringing hope, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director-general Balram Bhargava said that three of India’s Covid-19 vaccine candidates are progressing well. He said that phase II/III clinical trials for the recombinant Oxford University vaccine candidate will begin within a week at 17 sites across the country.

The global virus tally has soared past 18.45 million while the toll is nearing 700,000, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally. The US continues to be the hardest hit nation followed by Brazil and India.

At least 141 vaccine candidates are being studied globally, of which 26 are in different phases of clinical trials.

Follow latest updates on coronavirus here

11:02 PM IST

978 new coronavirus cases recorded in Jharkhand

978 Covid-19 cases, 584 recovered and 7 deaths reported in Jharkhand today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 15,048, including 9,086 active cases, 5,826 recovered & 136 deaths: State Health Department

10:35 PM IST

37, including army personnel, tests positive for Covid-19 in Himacha Pradesh

37 people, including an Army jawan, test positive for Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh; tally rises to 2,917: Officials

09:38 PM IST

Coronavirus cases cross 1.5 lakh mark in Karnataka

Karnataka on Wednesday crossed the grim milestone of 1.5 lakh Covid-19 cases, reporting 5,619 infections, while 100 deaths took the toll to 2,804.

The day also saw 5,407 patients getting discharged after recovery, a health department bulletin said.

Of the 5,619 fresh cases, 1,848 were from Bengaluru Urban district.

Recoveries at 74,679 surpassed active cases, which stood at 73,958, it said.

07:01 PM IST

Disha Patani's father, 2 officers test Covid-19 positive

Three officers of the vigilance unit of the Uttar Pradesh power department, including the father of Bollywood actress Disha Patani, have tested positive for coronavirus.

Jagdish Patani and the two other officers, who came here from Lucknow, have tested positive for Covid-19, Additional CMO Ashok Kumar said on Wednesday.The three officers were investigating a transformer scam, he said.

06:44 PM IST

Delhi records 1,076 new coronavirus cases

Delhi records 1,076 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to 1,40,232; death toll climbs to 4,044 with 11 more fatalities: Authorities

05:26 PM IST

20 new coronavirus cases in Meghalaya

20 fresh Covid-19 cases push Meghalaya's tally to 937: Health official

04:29 PM IST

India's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 67.19 per cent, says govt

India's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 67.19 per cent; case fatality drops to 2.09 per cent: Health ministry

03:50 PM IST

8-year-old boy dies of Covid-19 in Andamans

Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported the first death of a child due to Covid-19 as an eight-year-old boy succumbed to the infection on Wednesday, a health official said.

The fresh fatality has pushed the coronavirus death toll in the islands to 12, reports PTI.

03:14 PM IST

Independence Day celebration at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar cancelled

In view of Covid-19 pandemic, Independece Day celebration was cancelled at the Raj Bhavan, Srinagar.


‘At Home’ function for Independence Day to be hosted by the Raj Bhavan, Srinagar, as per past practice, stands cancelled, Jammu & Kashmir Raj Bhavan said.



02:04 PM IST

Mexico's Covid-19 tally nears 4.5-lakh mark

The overall number of Covid-19 cases in Mexico has increased to 449,961 after 6,148 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The ministry stated that 857 people died from the disease over the past 24 hours with the total death toll now standing at 48,869.

01:07 PM IST

Odisha Covid 19 caseload crosses 39,000-mark

Odisha's Covid-19 caseload crossed the 39,000-mark with the detection of 1,337 fresh infections, while nine more fatalities pushed its coronavirus death toll to 225 on Wednesday, a health official said.

12:22 PM IST

BMW AG reports first quarterly loss in more than a decade

The widening Covid-19 pandemic pushed BMW AG into its first quarterly loss in more than a decade as deliveries tanked. It rounded out a dismal quarter for German car manufacturers, with main rivals Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG also posting big losses, reports Bloomberg

11:24 AM IST

32 fresh Covid-19 cases reported in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday reported 32 fresh Covid-19 cases including 13 security personnel, taking the northeastern state's tally to 1,790, PTI reported.

10:49 AM IST

1 person is dying of Covid-19 every 15 seconds: Report

Nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from Covid-19 on average, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.

That equates to 247 people per hour, or one person every 15 seconds.

10:46 AM IST

UP minister Brajesh Pathak tests positive for Covid-19

Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Brajesh Pathak on Wednesday said he has tested positive for Covid-19, and asked people who came in contact with him recently to get themselves tested as per norms, reports PTI.

First published: Aug 05, 2020 06:41 IST