Coronavirus Highlights/ More people could die as a result of hunger linked to Covid-19 than from the disease, Oxfam report

India’s coronavirus tally rose to 7,19,665, with 22,252 new cases in 24 hours on Tuesday morning.

Representative Image | In many parts of Odisha, frequent hand washing is not a priority, or even a possibility, for migrant labourers, homeless people and slum dwellers, who are grappling with long-term water shortage. Photo by Amaresh N Samanta
  • The total number of COVID-19 cases in India is 767K, a total of 476K people have recovered and the number of deaths is 21,129. Worldwide the number of cases reached to 12 million and 548K people has died.
  • Andhra Pradesh reports 13 deaths and 1,555 cases of the coronavirus in 24 hours on Thursday, ANI reports.
  • PM on COVID-19 Vaccine : “I’m certain that India will have an important role in developing and in scaling up production of the vaccine once it is discovered,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India Global Week 2020.
  • Number of Covid-19 cases reaches 1,101 in Himachal Pradesh, active cases stand at 256. Total 821 patients have recovered so far. Death toll stands at 9: State Health Department.
  • More people could die as a result of hunger linked to Covid-19 than from the disease, warned charity group Oxfam in a new report published on Thursday, estimating that 122 million more people could be pushed to starvation this year.

  • Bihar’s capital Patna will remain under lockdown from July 10 to July 16 amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
  • Delhi recorded 2,008 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.02 lakh, while the death count from the disease mounted to 3,165, authorities said.
  • In Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh, 75 police personnel have been quarantined after a thief tested positive, reports Hindustan Times
  • “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19,” Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO, told a news briefing.
  • Puducherry records highest surge of 112 cases, reports PTI.
  • Bihar records 749 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, ANI reports. The state’s overall count rises to 13,274.

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