Coronavirus updates for July 17
India became the third country in the world to have more than one million coronavirus cases, with one lakh infections reported in just three days. In the last 24 hours, the country saw a record surge of just under 35,000 new cases, with 687 deaths reported.
Karnataka has deployed 200 mobile labs in Bengaluru's containment zones to conduct rapid antigen tests. Uttarakhand has imposed a statewide lockdown on Saturday and Sunday to curb the rising number of cases. West Bengal has extended the restriction on flights arriving from six cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai, to July 31. Kerala has confirmed community spread in certain coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram, as the state saw its highest single-day spike so far. According to a Lancet study, districts in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Bihar are the most vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.
Accross the world, the number of cases jumped to over 14 million as the US broke daily coronavirus case record with more than 77,300 new cases. Barcelona, in Spain, has banned gatherings of more than 10 people, with people asked to stay indoors.
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