With cases expected to keep rising the army has been being drafted in to help treat victims, including staffing a new 10,000-bed hospital in the capital.
Hair salons in Maharashtra will be allowed to reopen from June 28, after over three months of downing shutters due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, a state minister said. So far, 1,100 patients have recovered while the number of active cases in Asia's largest slum stands at 1,018. With 42 new deaths reported today, Mumbai's total deaths stand at 3,844.
Separately, authorities are also planning to randomly test people from across age groups, including children, to look for antibodies for the coronavirus in their blood in order to better understand how the virus is spreading. Ten deaths were reported from Thane on Wednesday, taking the toll there to 233, even as 197 cases were added to the city's tally that crossed 6,500. Of the cumulative cases in the district, 7,401 are active, while 9,407 patients have recovered.
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The United States has officially designated four Chinese state owned media entities as foreign missions . Associated Press writer Kevin Freking contributed.
- China reported 19 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Thursday amid mass testing in Beijing, where a recent outbreak appears to have been brought under control. With Pawar's demise, the death toll in the state police due to COVID-19 has climbed to 52. Kalyan-Dombivli reported 268 new cases, taking its total to 4,843.
The COVID-19 death toll reached 178 in Haryana, 150 in Karnataka, 119 in Andhra Pradesh, 105 in Punjab, 87 in Jammu and Kashmir, 56 in Bihar, 30 in Uttarakhand, 22 in Kerala and 17 in Odisha. On Tuesday, Dharavi reported just five cases, its lowest since April 5. It is evident that while BMC had given a 48-hour ultimatum to hospitals to report pending deaths last week, the numbers continue to pour in. On June 20, the country registered an increase of 14,516 cases.
- Maharashtra has reported 1,42,900 cases, of which 69,108 are undergoing treatment.
Model projects 179106 deaths from coronavirus in the U.S. before October 1
As states reopen, the administration says it is up to governors and local officials to determine how to respond to the spikes. Cuomo is consider forcing visitors from high-transmission states to quarantine upon arrival to NY state, he said.
The Health Ministry said it has ramped up testing to more than 200,000 per day across the country, raising the total number of samples tested so far to almost 7.3 million.
The Atlantic's COVID Tracking Project confirms a record of more than 38,000 United States cases on Wednesday. For the second day, the state and city saw a significant addition in deaths.
- Australian health workers plan to go door-to-door to test more than 100,000 residents in a coronavirus hot spot in suburban Melbourne that is threatening to undo the nation's success in battling the virus.
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Bell will not step down completely from the show, but instead will voice a separate character that will be developed for her voice.