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Highlights: Maharashtra reports 8,240 new Covid-19 cases, tally past 3.18 L

In the Asian region as well, the situation was grim as countries saw a resurgence of cases forcing authorities to reimpose various social restrictions.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jul 21, 2020 00:17 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra reports 8,240 new Covid-19 cases, tally past 3.18 L

The death toll due to Covid-19 surpassed 140,000 in the United States while the number of infections continued increase every day in the country.

In the Asian region as well, the situation was grim as countries saw a resurgence of cases forcing authorities to reimpose various social restrictions.

In record high, Hong Kong detected more than 100 cases of Covid-19 while authorities mulled an extension in the mandatory wearing of masks.

Meanwhile, in China, Xinjiang province saw a spike in the Covid-19 cases while authorities in Beijing lowered its response level after two weeks of no new domestic infection.

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India, the third worst-hit nation by the pandemic after the United States and Brazil, has been recording a record high on a daily basis. The number of Covid-19 infection currently stands at 118,042. While 681 other succumbed to the disease, pushing death toll to 27,497, as per the latest data published on health ministry's site.


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10:45 PM IST

CM tweets about human trials of Covaxin vaccine in Goa hospital

Goa CM tweeted on Monday late evening about human trials of Covaxin. "Human trials of #Covaxin, an indigenously developed vaccine for #COVID19 has begun at Redkar Hospital in Goa. This is a testimony of India's immense potential in healthcare innovation. My best wishes to the entire team working on #Covaxin," he said.

09:45 PM IST

J-K records highest single-day spike of 751 Covid-19 cases

Jammu and Kashmir records its highest daily spike of 751 Covid-19 cases; 10 virus deaths also reported: Officials

09:16 PM IST

Bengaluru reports 1,452 new cases and 31 deaths

Karnataka reported 3,648 Covid-19 cases & 72 deaths today, taking active cases to 42,216 & death toll to 1,403. Bengaluru recorded the highest number of cases & deaths today at 1,452 & 31, respectively: State Health Department

09:11 PM IST

Pune lockdown won't be extended, but there'll be some curbs: Official

Ongoing strict lockdown in Pune will not be extended beyond July 23, but there will be some restrictions in place to curb Covid-19 spread: District collector

09:07 PM IST

Mumbai's Covid-19 count crosses 1 lakh

Mumbai's Covid-19 count rises to 1,02,267 with addition of 1,043 new cases; 41 deaths take toll to 5,752: City civic body

08:30 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 8,240 new Covid-19 cases, 176 deaths in 24 hrs

176 deaths and 8240 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Maharashtra today; the total number of positive cases in the state is now 3,18,695 including 1,75,029 recovered cases and 1,31,334 active cases: Maharashtra Health Department

08:01 PM IST

Lockdown in Bengaluru Urban, Rural districts won't be extended: CM Office

There won't be any extension of lockdown in Bengaluru Urban&Rural districts, CM Yediyurappa confirmed after a marathon meeting with task force officials&with Cabinet colleagues. There would be minute to minute monitoring at ward level in Bengaluru:Karnataka Chief Minister's Office

07:54 PM IST

T20 World Cup, to be held this year in Australia, postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

International Cricket Council postpones this year's T20 World Cup in Australia due to Covid-19 pandemic

07:45 PM IST

Centre, ICMR ask states to ramp up Covid-19 testing capacity

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan & ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava have written to all States to ramp up testing capacity.

07:21 PM IST

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine safe, well-tolerated; results encouraging: Richard Horton

The phase 1/2 Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial is now published. The vaccine is safe, well-tolerated, and immunogenic. Congratulations to Pedro Folegatti and colleagues. These results are extremely encouraging, says Richard Horton

07:18 PM IST

UK’s Covid-19 vaccine safe, induces an immune reaction: Lancet

UK’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and induces an immune reaction, according to preliminary results: Lancet

06:45 PM IST

Complete lockdown in Sikkim from July 21-27

The Sikkim government on Monday decided to impose a complete lockdown in the state from July 21 to July 27 in view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, officials said.

06:30 PM IST

Odisha to give monetary incentives to docs, paramedics, class IV employees deployed at Covid hospitals

Odisha government announces monetary incentives for doctors, paramedics and Class lV employees deployed at dedicated Covid-19 hospitals/health centres in the state. 1000 per day for doctors, 500 per day for paramedics and 200 per day for Class lV employees: ANI

06:16 PM IST

With nearly 5,000 new Covid cases, TN's tally rises to 1,75,678

In Tamil Nadu, 4,985 new Covid-19 positive cases and 70 deaths have been reported today. Total number of cases rise to 1,75,678 including 51,348 active cases and 2,551 deaths: State Health Department

06:07 PM IST

12 new cases in Mumbai's Dharavi, tally rises to 2,492

Mumbai's Dharavi slum sprawl adds 12 new Covid-19 cases, taking tally to 2,492: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

First published: Jul 20, 2020 07:21 IST