Health & Wellness

COVID Updates: Over 49,000 Cases Reported In 24 Hours, Dharavi Controls Pandemic

BP World Bureau | Jul 27 2020 11:47:25 AM
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NEW DELHI: India has reported 49,931 cases of COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus disease) in 24 hours, pushing the total number of cases to 14,35,453.

In the country, there are 4,85,114 cases of COVID-19, 9,17,568 people have recovered and 32,771 people died. 

Mumbai's Dharavi, which is the largest and densely populated slum in Asia, has reported only two cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray does not concur with the idea of unlocking, fearing further infection. 

Dr Joginder Chaudhary, a 27-year-old healthcare worker who was at the frontlines of COVID-19 fight, died on Saturday night after a month-long battle against the deadly disease. 

His family received a bill of Rs 3.4 lakh and the Baba Saheb Ambedkar doctors' association pitched in to raise about 2.8 lakh for the treatment. 

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital accepted the man's father's request to bear the expenses of his treatment. 

Tamil Nadu state recorded its highest single-day count for the fourth consecutive day with 6986 fresh cases.

States such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar face the risk of being the new COVID-19 hotspots in India.

Globally, there are 1,62,49,699 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 62,09,269 are active cases, 93,91,812 people have recovered and 6,48,618 people died.

New Zealand reported another day with no new cases of COVID-19, third day in a row.

The US continues to see an increase in the number of cases and reported 5000 deaths in five days.

Chinese health commission reported that 61 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the mainland for July 26, up from 46 cases a day earlier.