India has set another record of daily Covid cases with 1,31,968 infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the total case count to over 1.3 crore. The surge, much steeper than last year’s first wave, has forced many states have imposed tight curbs.
This is the fourth time in five days when India reported over one lakh new cases. 1,67,64 people have died of COVID-19 in India, with 780 deaths in the last 24 hours. India is the third worst-hit country after the United States and Brazil.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his meeting with Chief Ministers yesterday, stressed the need for creating micro-containment zones and extensive testing as a means to combat the second wave of the pandemic.
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A second team of Australian medical experts flew to Covid-hit Papua New Guinea Friday, as the country’s health system threatens to buckle under a growing outbreak, AFP reported.
The 17 specialists were dispatched to Port Moresby to help the Pacific nation curb the spread of the virus, Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement.
Telangana reported 2,478 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single day spike this year, pushing the tally to over 3.21 lakh, while the death count rose to 1,746 with five more fatalities, the state government said on Friday.
With the addition of 5,167 new coronavirus cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 3,61,434, an official said on Friday.
The fresh cases were reported on Thursday, PTI reported.