Snippets20 July 2020
India recorded its biggest surge in COVID-19 cases to date with 38,902 new cases and 543 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country's total infections tally is now 1,077,618 to date, as the total death toll has climbed to 26,816, according to health ministry data.
Cases slow as Pakistan readies anti-polio drive
Pakistani authorities reported 1,579 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number in more than a month, as health officials plan to resume a much-awaited nationwide anti-polio campaign next week.
Authorities conducted 22,559 tests in the past 24 hours. The additional cases bring to 263,500 the total number of confirmed infections, with a total of 5,568 deaths.
The improvement in infections coincides with Monday's three-day anti-polio drive that aims to reach 800,000 children.
Russia reports 6,109 new coronavirus cases
Russia has reported 6,109 new cases and 95 more deaths from the coronavirus. The nationwide tally of infections has risen to 771,546 cases, Russia's coronavirus crisis response centre said.