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Highlights: Assam's Covid-19 tally nearing 93,000; death toll at 252

The union health ministry said the gap between recoveries and active cases in India continued to widen, with the number of patients recovering currently more than three times the active cases.

By Shivani | Updated: Aug 25, 2020 19:30 IST
Highlights: Assam's Covid-19 tally nearing 93,000; death toll at 252

India reported 61,408 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 836 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 3,106,349, including 2,338,036 recovered patients, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard on Monday. The health ministry said the gap between recoveries and active cases continued to widen, with the number of patients recovering currently more than three times the active cases.

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Amid the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in South Korea, authorities said that they are considering raising social-distancing restrictions to the highest level as risk of a “massive nationwide outbreak” looms.

Meanwhile, in Brazil, Covid-19 tally in Brazil pushed to over 3.6 million after recording more than 23,000 cases in a day. However, President Jair Bolsonaro defended the reopening of retail outlets, saying that his government had done everything possible to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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11:20 PM IST

Spain's Covid-19 tally tops 400,000 after surge in cases

Spain's Covid-19 tally on Monday mounted to 405,436 after a surge was seen in infections last week. The health ministry added nearly 20,000 infections for last week after revising upwards the number of cases for at least four of the days in that week, reports Reuters.

11:00 PM IST

Assam's Covid-19 tally nearing 93,000; death toll at 252

As many as 1,879 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Assam, taking the total number of cases in the state to 92,619. The total cases include 21,464 active cases, nearly 71,000 recoveries and 252 deaths. The state's positivity rate is at 6.55%, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, reports ANI.

10:37 PM IST

Coronavirus most prevalent among those aged between 5 and 17

Minors aged between 5 and 17 are most exposed to the novel coronavirus in Delhi, according to a serological survey conducted in the city this month.

Conducted between August 1 and August 7, the survey, second in the city, showed that 29.1 percent of the population in the national capital has now developed antibodies against SARS CoV-2, reports PTI.

10:25 PM IST

Karnataka records 5,851 new Covid-19 cases, 8061 discharges and 130 deaths

Karnataka's Covid-19 tally climbed to 283,665 after 5,851 new cases, 8061 discharges and 130 deaths were reported. The death toll 4,810 while 197,625 have been discharged so far, reports ANI.

09:51 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh's Covid tally crosses 3,300

49 new cases detected in Arunachal Pradesh today, taking the total number of cases to 3312: Directorate of Health Services, Arunachal Pradesh.

08:19 PM IST

Punjab’s Covid-19 tally nearing 44,000; death toll at 1,129

1,516 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Punjab, taking the total number of cases in the state to 43,284. The total cases include 13,798 active cases, 28,357 recoveries and 1,129 deaths, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

07:22 PM IST

Haryana CM Khattar tweets he has tested positive for Covid-19

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

06:58 PM IST

Mizoram's Covid-19 tally crosses 900; death toll remains at zero

Mizoram has till now recorded 918 cases due to the novel coronavirus which includes 457 active cases, 461 discharges and zero deaths, the Department of Information and Public Relations, Mizoram Govt said, reports ANI.

06:12 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh logs 8,601 new Covid-19 cases, 86 deaths

Andhra Pradesh on Monday logged 8,601 new cases and 86 deaths due to the novel coronavirus infection. The state's Covid-19 tally has reached 3,61,712 and the death toll stands at 3,368, reports ANI.

06:10 PM IST

J-K's Covid-19 tally climbs to 33,075; death toll at 624

Jammu and Kashmir's Covid-19 tally has reached 33,075 after 428 new cases were reported today. The total cases include 7246 active cases, 25205 recoveries and 624 deaths, reports ANI.

05:59 PM IST

WHO says plasma therapy still 'experimental'

The World Health Organization says using plasma from the recovered to treat Covid-19 is still considered an “experimental” therapy and that the preliminary results showing it may work are still inconclusive, reports AP.

05:46 PM IST

Dhahravi's Covid-19 tally nearing 2,800; active cases climb to 83

Two more tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi, taking the total number of cases 2,713. The number of active cases have reached 83, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, reports ANI.

05:28 PM IST

Metro services likely to resume in Unlock-4, govt to issue guidelines soon

Officials said that under the provisions of Unlock-4, the government is likely to allow metro services to operate. Earlier, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had said it is ready to resume services as soon as an approval is given from the Centre.

05:05 PM IST

Swedish Covid-19 response chief predicts local outbreaks

Sweden is likely to see local outbreaks but no big second wave of Covid-19 cases in the autumn, such as inundated hospitals a few months ago, the country's top epidemiologist and architect if its unorthodox pandemic strategy said on Monday, reports Reuters.

04:52 PM IST

967 fresh cases push Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally to over 30,000

As many as 967 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand, taking the total number of cases in the state to 30,178 with nine new fatalities pushing the death toll to 320, as per a health bulletin. Active cases in the state to 9,722 while more than 20,000 have recovered from the infection so far, it added, reports PTI.

First published: Aug 24, 2020 06:52 IST