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.
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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.
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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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.
1,879 #COVID19 cases detected in Assam today out of 28,670 tests done in the last 24 hours. Total cases now at 92,619 including 70,900 recoveries, 21,464 active cases and 252 deaths. Positivity rate is at 6.55%: State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pic.twitter.com/CKw93Sxjx9— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020
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5851 new #COVID19 positive cases, 8061 discharges and 130 deaths reported in Karnataka. Total number of cases now at 283665 including 197625 discharges, 81211 active cases and 4810 deaths: pic.twitter.com/zmdeRh0caN— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020
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1,516 new #COVID19 cases reported in Punjab today. The total number of cases rises to 43,284 including 13,798 active cases, 28,357 recovered cases & 1,129 deaths so far: State Health Department, Government of Punjab pic.twitter.com/QXER256hMU— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020
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I was tested for Novel Corona Virus today. My test report has returned positive.— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 24, 2020
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Total number of cases now at 918 in Mizoram including 461 discharges, 457 active cases. No deaths reported in the state so far: Department of Information and Public Relations, Mizoram Govt pic.twitter.com/xRAWQ1nXV9— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020
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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.
428 new #COVID10 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today; 154 from Jammu division and 274 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases now at 33075 including 7246 active cases, 25205 recoveries and 624 deaths: Govt of Jammu and Kashmir pic.twitter.com/k49QWZvJtU— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020
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Swedish Covid-19 response chief predicts local outbreaks
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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