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Coronavirus LIVE: Andhra, Karnataka cases top 100,000 in southern spike

Coronavirus latest news: The total number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 1,464,991. US has 4,374,785 cases, and Brazil 2,419,901. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates

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Coronavirus update: India has recorded 49,931 coronavirus cases in just 24 hours. The total Covid tally in India now stands at 1,464,991, including over 33,111 deaths. This also puts an end to the deadliest week of the pandemic so far. 

The tallies of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have crossed the 100,000 mark. Meanwhile, Delhi and Mumbai have witnessed a significant drop in in their daily growth in cases. 

Coronavirus world updateWorldometer recorded 215,991 new cases worldwide in the past 24 hours. As many as 16,482,270 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. While more than 10,067,518 have recovered, 652,846 have died so far. The US on Sunday recorded 55,791 new cases and Brazil 23,467.

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Final-stage testing of the vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., began with volunteers at various US sites given either a real shot or a dummy without being told which.
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The Delhi government on Monday issued an order allowing street hawkers and vendors in the city to operate from 10 am to 8 pm for an initial period of one week.
The order issued by Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, however, said weekly bazaars were not allowed.
"...Rehri-Patriwallahs (street vendors) are allowed to work from 10 am to 8 pm, initially for a period of one week, in NCT of Delhi (except in containment zones), subject to all instructions guidelines issued by Government of India and Government of NCT of Delhi, to contain the spread of COVID-19, such as face covering, social distancing, hygiene practice etc," the order stated.
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For the first time, more Covid- 19 patients were discharged from hospitals in a single day in West Bengal than the number of new cases detected, as per the state Health Department bulletin issued on Monday.
The state reported 2,112 new cases, while 2,166 people were discharged from different hospitals in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.
The total number of cases rose to 60,830 with the detection of the fresh infections, it said.
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Banerjee was apparently targeting West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the state government over a host of issues ever since taking office in July last year.
Both the state and the central governments are elected bodies and they should work together, she said during an online programme where the prime minister inaugurated new Covid-19 testing facilities in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

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First Published: Jul 27 2020 | 7:12 AM IST

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