Coronavirus updates for July 5
India now has the third-worst cases of coronavirus infections, eclipsing Russia's caseload. According to Worldometer, India now has more than 687,000 cases, with more than 19,000 confirmed deaths. In the last 24 hours, the country saw more than 24,000 reported cases according to the Health Ministry — the highest till now.
At least six states have reported their highest increase in daily cases, including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, and West Bengal. Maharashtra and Delhi reported highest deaths on Saturday. Assam is the latest state to cross the 10,000-case mark. On the brighter side, Himachal Pradesh reported no new cases in the last 24 hours.
Kerala has now banned spitting in public and made it mandatory for everyone to wear masks in public. After Punjab, now Rajasthan has also cancelled all university examinations in view of the rising number of cases. Along with Karnataka, Tripura has also observed a 24-hour total lockdown and has imposed the Epidemic Act in the state. Meanwhile, Telangana's Director of Health Services reportedly said that the majority of people in the state will get infected, however, he said 80 percent of the population will not have symptoms.
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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