Corona Updates You Must Track: COVID-19 Reinfections Reported In Telangana, Delhi Shows Surge In Daily Cases

India recorded more than 67,000 cases of coronavirus and 1,059 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country’s tally has crossed the 32-lakh mark

Kritika Banerjee Updated: Aug 26, 2020 19:45:59 IST
Corona Updates You Must Track: COVID-19 Reinfections Reported In Telangana, Delhi Shows Surge In Daily Cases A sanitization drive at Srinagar airport. Photo: Twitter/@Aaisnrairport

India cases and toll: With 67,151 new cases in the last 24 hours, India’s coronavirus tally rose to 32,34,474 on Wednesday morning, according to the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A day after recording 60,975 cases, India’s daily case tally has again surged past the 65,000-mark.

The country’s COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 59,449 with 1,059 deaths in the last 24 hours. India currently has 7,07,267 active cases of coronavirus while 24,67,758 have recovered from the illness. A total of 8,23,992 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country on Tuesday.

COVID-19 reinfection reported in India and abroad: In Telangana, two medical professionals have tested positive for COVID-19 again after recovering from the illness earlier. One such case has been reported in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, too.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong reported the world’s first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection this week. According to the researchers at the University of Hong Kong, the 33-year-old man was infected by a different strain of virus this time.   

Serum Institute begins clinical trials of Oxford University's vaccine in India: Serum Institute of India, which will manufacture the Oxford University-AstraZeneca’s experimental vaccine for low- and middle-income countries, on Tuesday, started the process of clinical trials with the first batch of patients being screened for the vaccine. The early-stage trial results of the vaccine, published in The Lancet last month, were promising and suggested the vaccine was safe.

covid-tracker-26-august_082620114204.jpgCOVID-19 tracker for 26 August. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB

Uptick in cases in Delhi: After managing to contain the spike in daily cases for nearly a month, Delhi’s tally is showing an alarming increase. On Tuesday, the national capital recorded 1,544 new cases of coronavirus, the biggest jump in the last 40 days. As per a report in Hindustan Times, Delhi has reported 1,333 daily cases on an average, all through last week.

In the wake of the rising cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is holding a review meeting on Wednesday. Weekly markets have been recently allowed to reopen on a trial basis in the national capital. Hotels too have resumed operations. The Delhi CM is also in favour of resuming metro transport services in a phased manner.   

Global corona update: The global coronavirus count has surged to 2,40,61,834 with 1,66,09,525 recoveries and 8,23,529 deaths, as per Worldometer. Currently, there are 66,28,780 COVID-19 infected patients and 61,789 of them are in serious or critical condition.   

Beauty salons and cinemas in Hong Kong will reopen from Friday as the administration has eased certain social distancing norms, reported AP. Restaurants will be allowed to provide dine-in services until 9 pm. From 1 September, Hong Kong will also offer voluntary, universal community testing for up to two weeks to trace asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.  

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