India’s tally rose to 73,70,468 on Friday as the country reported 63,371 new cases in a day. The country’s toll rises by 895 to 1,12,161. India’s active cases stood at 8,04,528 while the recoveries reached 64,53,779. The recovery rate stood at 87.56% and the death rate was 1.52%.
United States presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris suspended travel on Thursday after her communications director tested positive for Covid-19, the campaign manager said. A non-staff flight crew member also tested positive. Campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon added that Harris need not quarantine as she did not come into contact with either person, but would campaign virtually “out of an abundance of caution”.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen went into isolation after one of her close staffers tested positive for COVID-19. Leyen tested negative later.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 3.88 crore people and killed 10,97,189, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide recoveries crossed 2.68 crore.
The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.
These are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories.