Coronavirus updates for July 2

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

After a gap of two days, the daily coronavirus count in India crossed the 19,000-mark, taking the country's caseload to more than 612,000, with nearly 18,000 deaths reported, according to Worldometer.

More than 100 people tested positive in Bihar after attending a wedding, and then a funeral of the groom who reportedly tied the knot while being ill. The country's first plasma bank was inaugurated in Delhi, which can store 200 units of plasma accessible by any hospital — both government-run and private. Meanwhile, the Culture Ministry said that all Archaeological Survey of India protected monuments will be opened from July 6.

Across the world, the number of COVID-19 cases have touched 10.8 million. Tokyo has witnessed the highest surge in coronavirus cases in two months as Japan moves into a 'risk management' phase. Indonesia also reported record daily jump in infections as the country's second-largest province becomes the country's epicentre.

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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