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Highlights: 8,308 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra takes tally to 2,92,589

India registered another highest ever single day spike of 34,956 Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of cases in the country over 1 million. The total deaths stand at 25,602.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jul 18, 2020 00:52 IST
Highlights: 8,308 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra takes tally to 2,92,589
A health worker prepares to collect swab samples to test for coronavirus infection.

India registered another highest ever single day spike of 34,956 Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of cases in the country over 1 million. The total deaths stand at 25,602. India for the past few days has been witnessing an upward trend in the number of cases recorded each day.

Several states have inducted a 7-10 day long lockdown with a view to check the spread of Covid-19. These new lockdowns are similar to the earlier ones where all movement is stopped and only essential services are allowed to operate. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat continue to be worst hit from the pandemic. The total cases in Maharashtra have crossed 1.5 lakh and the death toll is nearing 11,000. Karnataka has now overtaken Delhi in the total number of active cases and its tally is set to cross 47,000. Meanwhile, the national capital Delhi's daily Covid-19 tally has been less than 2000 cases for straight six days.

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The International Monetary Fund said that even though global economy is picking up, the possibility of a second wave of infections could trigger more disruptions. The IMF in June had slashed its 2020 global output forecasts thereby predicting a 4.9% contraction and weaker-than-expected recovery in 2021.

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Highest one-day jump of 1,894 Covid-19 case in West Bengal

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07:53 PM IST

Maharashtra records 8,308 new cases of Covid-19 infections

Maharashtra, one of the worst-affected states from Covid-19, recorded 8,308 new cases of infections on Friday. Total number of positive cases now stands at 2,92,589 including 1,60,357 recovered cases, 1,20,480 active cases and 11,452 deaths: State Health Department

07:44 PM IST

690 Covid-19 cases takes Karnataka tally to 55, 115

Karnataka reported more than 690 Covid-19 cases in the state on Friday, which took the tally to 55, 115. While 115 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

07:27 PM IST

4,538 new Covid-19 cases take Tamil Nadu's tally to 1,60,907

As many as 4,538 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Tamil Nadu on Friday, taking the total number of infections to 1,60,907. The tally included 7,782 active cases and 2,315 deaths, the state health department said.

06:35 PM IST

1,462 new Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi

Delhi recorded 1,462 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported on Friday, taking the total number of cases 120, 107. While the death toll increased to 3,571 after 26 new fatalities, the state government said.

There are 17, 235 active cases and 99, 301 patients have recovered till date, it also said.

06:10 PM IST

Less than 1.94 per cent of the 3.42 lakh active Covid-19 cases in India are in ICU: Health min

Less than 1.94 per cent of the 3.42 lakh active Covid-19 cases in India are in ICU, 0.35 per cent on ventilator support and 2.81 per cent are being given oxygen, Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate has improved to 63.33 per cent.

05:31 PM IST

10 new Covid-19 cases in Mumbai's Dharavi

As many as 10 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported Mumbai's Dharavi area on Wednesday; taking the total number of cases to 2438 including 102 active cases: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

05:01 PM IST

Lockdown is not the solution to control Covid-19: Karnataka CM

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04:32 PM IST

UP sees record one-day jump of 38 Covid-19 deaths


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04:14 PM IST

Human trial of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine begins in Haryana

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Covid-19 tally crosses 40,000 in Andhra Pradesh

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Several Lucknow localities to be turned into containment zones


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The capital city has recorded over 500 cases of coronavirus within two days.

03:02 PM IST

Weekend lockdown announced in Uttarakhand

To curb the spread of Covid-19, authorities in Uttrakhand on Friday decided to impose a lockdown on weekends.

Guidelines for the same to be issued soon, said Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat while making the announcement.

02:25 PM IST

‘Should not become super spreader event’: Congress, RJD to EC on Bihar polls

Citing the “alarming exponential surge” in Covid-19 cases across the state, and the lockdowns that are likely to be imposed, some opposition parties in Bihar wrote to the Election Commission asking it to review if fair and free polls can be held during amid the Covid-19 crisis. It further underlined the fear among the electorate and the parties that the “poll exercise does not become a super spreader event”.

First published: Jul 17, 2020 05:41 IST