Highlights: Brazil set to pass 1.5 million Covid-19 cases, cities reopen anyway
Globally, 10,815,117 people have been infected with Covid-19 infections while 519,575 others have succumbed to the disease.
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The Covid-19 infections continued to rise in 40 United States out of 50, while the US President Donald Trump slammed China over the outbreak of the deadly disease.
The US on Thursday reported over 53,000 new cases of coronavirus, reported The Washington Post. With 10,109 new cases, Florida on Thursday (local time) recorded its biggest single-day hike.
As per the latest update by the Johns Hopkins University, the number of Covid-19 infections stands at 2,735,339 in the United States.
Meanwhile, India recorded the biggest spike so far in the daily cases as 20,903 people tested positive for the Covid-19. The total number has now risen to 625,544 including 227, 439 active cases. In Delhi, the Covid-19 infection tally mounted to 92,175.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research has selected 12 institutes for a clinical trial of the country's first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine.
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South Africa's hospitals bracing for surge of Covid-19 patients
South Africa's reported coronavirus cases more than quadrupled in June — though some of that is due to efforts to clear a testing backlog, the rate of increase of new cases is picking up. Its hospitals are now bracing for an onslaught of patients, setting up temporary wards and hoping advances in treatment will help the country's health facilities from becoming overwhelmed, reports AP.
Brazil set to pass 1.5 million coronavirus cases, cities reopen anyway
Brazil was set to pass 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, as the virus continues to ravage Latin America's largest country even as cities reopen bars, restaurants and gyms sparking fears infections will keep rising, reports Reuters.
1,694 new virus cases in Karnataka
Highest single-day spike of 1,694 Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, tally 19,710; toll rises to 293 with 21 more deaths: Health Dept
63 new virus cases reported in Jharkhand
63 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Jharkhand today, taking the total number of cases in the State to 2,697: State Health Department
2,520 new virus cases in Delhi
Delhi records 2,520 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to over 94,000; death toll mounts to 2,923.
1,372 new virus cases in Mumbai
Coronavirus case tally in Mumbai rises to 81,634 with 1,372 new cases coming to light; 73 fatalities take death toll to 4,759
6,364 new virus cases in Maharashtra
Maharashtra tally nears 2 lakh-mark as the state recorded 6,364 new coronavirus disease cases in the last 24 hours. The total cases stand at 1,92,990 after another single day record spike. 198 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the cumulative death toll to 8,376.
669 new coronavirus infections in West Bengal
West Bengal's Covid-19 tally crosses 20,000-mark with record one-day spike of 669 infections, death toll mounts to 717: Health dept
170 new virus cases in Jammu and Kashmir
170 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today, 42 from Jammu division and 128 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases stands at 8019 including 2825 actives cases, 5075 recoveries and 119 deaths, the government said.
23 test positive, Amravati Covid-19 count now 640
The number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra's Amravati reached 640 on Friday after 23 people tested positive for novel coronavirus, an official said.
JEE-Mains to be conducted from September 1 to 6
JEE-Mains to be conducted from September 1 to 6, JEE-Advanced postponed to September 27 in view of Covid-19: HRD Ministry
Covid-19 helpline in Noida receives around 400 calls daily
An estimated 47,600 phone calls have been made so far on the dedicated helpline for queries related to Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar, officials said on Friday.
47 CISF personnel volunteer to donate blood plasma in Delhi, Mumbai
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday said 47 of its personnel, who were cured of Covid-19, were ready to donate their blood plasma to patients suffering from the disease in Delhi and Mumbai.
A spokesperson for the paramilitary force said CISF Director General (DG) Rajesh Ranjan has also made an appeal to the recovered troops to come forward for the noble cause that may help save many lives.
4 new virus cases in Nagaland
4 new Covid-19 cases in Nagaland, tally 539, active cases 311: Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom
WHO endorses tests by ICMR, 2 others for TB diagnosis, drug resistance detection
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed tests by three research bodies, including ICMR, for initial diagnosis of tuberculosis and detection of resistance to a drug most commonly used to treat the disease.
The three research bodies said their tests -- "rapid molecular Truenat assays -- have been endorsed by the global health body for initial diagnosis of tuberculosis and subsequent detection of rifampicin resistance in adults and children.
First published: Jul 03, 2020 05:35 IST