Coronavirus India Updates: India Tops 10 Lakh Covid-19 Cases; Over 25,000 Dead
India entered the ‘million cases club’ with its total confirmed Covid-19 cases crossing past the 10-lakh mark today.
Authorities reported nearly 35,000 cases in just 24 hours, taking the total tally to 10,03,832, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on July 17. Of these, more than 6.3 lakh have been cured or discharged, while over 3.4 lakh are active cases.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 10,03,832
- Active cases: 3,42,473
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 6,35,757
- Deaths: 25,602
- New cases in a day: 34,956
- One-day recoveries: 22,942
- One-day deaths: 687
This is the third straight day that the country’s fresh cases have hit a new high. India reported over 34,000 cases for the first time today.
Manila, capital of the Philippines, may return to a lockdown as coronavirus cases rise. Jakarta in Indonesia keeps social-distancing measures that were set to expire amid a surge in cases. Florida and Texas reported record numbers of virus deaths. Brazil surpassed 2 million cases as the virus spreads in the country’s poorer, remote areas.
Globally, total cases have topped 13.7 million with over 588,000 deaths.
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Uttarakhand Considering Weekend Lockdown In View Of Spike In Covid Cases
The Uttarakhand government is considering the option of sealing the state's borders with neighbouring states and imposing complete lockdown in the state on weekends in view of the surging cases of Covid-19, an official spokesman said here on Friday.
The chief minister has asked Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh and Health SecretaryAmit Negi to seriously consider taking all steps to contain the spread of the virus including sealing the state's borders with neighbouring states and imposing a complete lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays if necessary, the spokesman here said.
However, Rawat has asked the officials to be lenient with people coming to Uttarakhand for important work or those who have bookings in hotels. Movement of such people can be allowed with certain conditions, he said.
There has been a spike in Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand over the past oneweek. As many as 120 cases were reported on July 12, 71 on July 13, 78 on July 14, 104 on July 15 and 199 on July 16.
Madhya Pradesh Assembly Monsoon Session Deferred Due To Covid-19 Pandemic
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly's Monsoon session, which was scheduled to begin here from July 20, has been postponed in light of the coronavirus pandemic, an official said on Friday.
The decision to defer the session was taken unanimously at an all-party meeting on Friday chaired by pro- tem speaker Rameshwar Sharma, the Assembly official said.
The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Leader of Opposition Kamal Nath and Home and Legislative Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra, among others, he said.
The decision will be forwarded to the governor for approval, he added.