Coronavirus updates for July 6

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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With a spike of more than 24,000 cases, India's coronavirus count has crossed the seven lakh mark, with the Health Ministry stating that the COVID-19 positivity rate is now more than 6 percent. According to Worldometer, the number of COVID-19 related deaths have crossed 20,000.

Pharmaceutical company Mylan, which specialises in generics, has got the DCGI nod to manufacture and market remdesivir for restricted emergency use. IIT Ropar has developed ventilation support for COVID-19 patients that can be operated and assembled in remote areas, villages, or at home. The central government has allowed colleges and universities to hold final-year examinations for students.

Assam will now start house-to-house testing as the state witnessed a rapid rise in the number of cases in Guwahati. According to the Centre, the positivity rate in Delhi has come down from 30 percent to 10 percent despite increase in testing. In Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, the city administration has enforced disciplinary measures against anyone found without wearing a face mask.



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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