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Saturday, Sep 26, 2020

Highlights: Spain’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 30,000

A total of 25 MPs tested positive for the infection on Monday, as Parliament reconvened for its monsoon session, after being adjourned in March due to the pandemic.

By | Updated: Sep 16, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: Spain’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 30,000
A health worker gears up to collect swab samples for coronavirus rapid antigen testing.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc in India, after the country's tally, as on Monday night, stood at over 4.8 million, the Union health ministry's dashboard showed.

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On Monday, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia announced that he, too, has tested positive for the virus.

The global Covid-19 tally, meanwhile, spiked to over 29 million, of which there are more than 9.3 lakh fatalities and 2.1 million recoveries, as per worldometers. United States continues to be the worst-hit country, followed by India and Brazil. Russia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, South Africa, Spain and Argentina complete the list of ten worst-hit countries in the world.

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12:00 AM IST

Chattisgarh's Covid-19 tally crosses 70,000

Chhattisgarh on Tuesday recorded a highest single-day spike of 3,450 Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 70,777, a health official said. The death toll rose to 588 with 15 more people succumbing to the infection in the state over the last five days, he added, reports PTI.

11:56 PM IST

7,576 new Covid-19 cases reported in Karnataka

A total of 7,576 new Covid-19 cases and 97 deaths were reported in Karnataka on Tuesday, said state's health department. The state has reported 7,481 deaths in total due to the disease so far, reports ANI.

11:44 PM IST

2,409 fresh cases take Assam's Covid-19 tally to 146,575

The Covid-19 caseload in Assam went up to 1,46,575 after 2,409 people tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Ten more patients also died due to the disease, taking the total number of fatalities to 492, reports PTI.

11:26 PM IST

Covid-19 death toll in Rajasthan rises to 1,264 with 14 more fatalities

Fourteen more Covid-19 fatalities in Rajasthan took the death toll in the state to 1,264 on Tuesday, according to a health department bulletin. The state also reported 1,760 new cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to 1,05,898, reports PTI.

11:07 PM IST

3,889 new Covid-19 cases, 70 more deaths recorded in Pune

Pune district reported 3,889 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking its infection count to 2,31,196, while the toll reached 5,292 with 70 deaths during this period, an official said on Tuesday, reports PTI.

11:04 PM IST

Spain’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 30,000

Spain’s official death toll for the coronavirus surpassed 30,000. The total cases increased beyond 600,000, becoming the first European country to reach that threshold, reports AP.

02:20 PM IST

Israel opposition leader targets got over Covid-19 handling

Opposition leader Yair Lapid calls PM Benhamin Netanyahu's government a 'complete failure' in handling the country's coronavirus crisis.

02:16 PM IST

Need India's cooperation over Covid-19 vaccine: Bill Gates

12:59 PM IST

371 new cases of Covid-19, eight deaths in Maharashtra Police

371 more personnel of Maharashtra Police test positive and eight more die, as total number of cases in force reach 19,756. This includes 15,830 recoveries, 3,724 active cases and 202 deaths.

12:22 PM IST

Health minister Harsh Vardhan speaks on Covid-19 in Lok Sabha

Lockdown prevented between 14 lakh-29 lakh cases and between 37,000-78,000 deaths, health minister Harsh Vardhan in Lok Sabha.

12:19 PM IST

Health minister Harsh Vardhan speaks on Covid-19 in Lok Sabha

11:44 AM IST

799 new cases in Rajasthan, tally reaches 1,04,937

10:56 AM IST

Chinese Covid-19 vaccines to be ready by November, says official

Covid-19 vaccines being developed in China may be ready for public use by November, reports Reuters, quoting an official from the country's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

10:30 AM IST

Uttarakhand govt asks for 10,000 oxygen cylinders

Uttarakhand govt asks for 10,000 oxygen cylinders for the state's Covid-19 centres as number of coronavirus cases see a spike.

10:02 AM IST

Thomas Cup, Uber Cup postponed due to pandemic

Badminton World Federation postpones Thomas and Uber Cup in Denmark after multiple teams pull out due to the ongoing pandemic.

First published: Sep 15, 2020 07:05 IST