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Health workers assess the temperature and pulse of a Khar resident during the Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai. (Photo by Satish Bate / HT Photo)

Even as India continues to grapple with the growing number of Covid-19 cases, recoveries from the disease have jumped to 2.22 million. As of Saturday, out of a total of 2,975,701 confirmed cases in the country, 697,330 were active while 2,222,577 people have recovered from the infection, according to the dashboard of the Ministry of Health and Family of the ‘Union. The toll of infection rose to 55,794.

India could overtake Brazil in the next two weeks if cases continue to grow at the same rate.

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Meanwhile, the global coronavirus tally rose to 22,864,873, with the highest number of cases (5,621,035) reported in the United States, followed by Brazil (3,532,330), according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. The deadly infection has so far claimed 797,871 lives worldwide.

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1:21 p.m. EST

Russia reports 4,921 new coronavirus cases and 121 deaths in past 24 hoursRussia reported 4,921 new coronavirus cases and 121 deaths on Saturday in the past 24 hours.

12:11 EST

Covid-19 updates: Would shut down country if scientists recommended it, Biden says

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12:01 p.m. EST

Pakistan Covid-19 cases close to 3 lakh

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11:29 EST

Ukraine reports record 2,328 new Covid-19 cases

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11:12 EST

Former Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren, wife in home isolation after testing positive for Covid-19

Former chief minister and founder of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Shibu Soren, and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus disease.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren shared the former CM’s health update on Twitter.

10:56 am EST

Ganesh fest starts on a low key

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According to guidelines issued by the government of Maharashtra, people are not allowed to come out of processions before installing and submerging the idols of the deity.

10:32 EST

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9:54 am EST

South Korea tightens social distancing rules

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9:30 am EST

India’s Covid-19 tally approaches 3 million

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9:21 am EST

Mexico’s Covid-19 toll is 59,610

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9:08 am EST

Venezuela offers assistance to test Covid-19 vaccine to Russia

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“We have already established communication and expressed our willingness to… provide our platform for vaccine production… in talks with China and Russia and discuss the matter with Cuba,” said Vice President Delcy Rodriguez. . by the ANI news agency.

8:39 am EST

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“According to the lab report, no infectious virus was detected after 30 seconds of T3X treatment,” the pharmaceutical company said in a statement.

8:14 am EST

The global Covid-19 toll is approaching 8 lakh

According to the Johns Hopkins University tally, the coronavirus toll has risen to 797,787, with the highest reported deaths in the United States (175,343) while Brazil (113,358) and Mexico (59,610) are second and third out of the list.

First published: 22 Aug 2020 08:00 IST

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