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Highlights: Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally crosses 3 lakh mark with 8,348 new case

Coronavirus cases have tripled compared to severe influenza cases that are recorded worldwide. Covid-19 is spreading at a much faster pace as 1 million people were infected in 4 days.

By Shivani,Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jul 18, 2020 23:14 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally crosses 3 lakh mark with 8,348 new case

Coronavirus cases continue to set new and grim records across the world as there is no sign of the curve flattening globally. The large number of cases are being reported from North and Latin America which are currently hotspots of Covid-19. India along with US continue to report high number of cases.

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India, US, Brazil and Mexico contributed mostly to the million cases that have been recorded in the last four days. Weekend lockdowns have been imposed in several cities of India. Some states have reimposed lockdowns as cases continue to rise.

10:35 PM IST

Mask-wearing in enclosed public spaces to be made mandatory in France

Fearing the second wave in the country, authorities in France have decided to enforce mask-wearing in enclosed public spaces including banks, shops and indoor markets from July 20, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Saturday.

08:52 PM IST

West Bengal: 2,198 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours

West Bengal recorded 2,198 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the state tally to 40,209 including 23,539 recoveries and 1,076 deaths. While 27 others lost their lives, state health department reported.


The recovery rate was at 58.54%, it also said.

08:24 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally cross 3 lakh mark

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally crossed 3 lakh mark on Saturday with the addition of 8,348 new cases. While 144 others succumbed to the disease: state Health department

09:44 PM IST

Judicial and administrative works of Calcutta HC to remain suspended

All judicial and administrative works of the Calcutta High Court to remain suspended from July 20 till July 22 and also on July 24, Chief Justice announced on Saturday.

07:33 PM IST

Highest spike of 4,807 new Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu

Highest spike of 4,807 new Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, takes tally to 1,65,714. The death toll increased to 2,403 with record 88 new deaths: Health Dept

07:20 PM IST

Chennai sees dip in Covid-19 positivity ratio

After clocking 37 per cent Covid-19 positivity ratio a month ago, the city has now brought it down to around 12 per cent following measures such as ramped up testing and increased surveillance, a top official of the Greater Chennai Corporation said on Saturday. (PTI)

09:44 PM IST

Covid-19 situation in West Bengal under control: Chief secretary

Covid-19 situation in West Bengal is under control, Chief secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Saturday.


"Death rate that was very high earlier has come down to 2.7%, which is very close to national average of 2.5%," he added.

06:36 PM IST

Total number of positive cases in Delhi now rise to 1,21,582

1475 Covid-19 positive cases, 1973 recovered/discharged/migrated and 26 deaths reported in Delhi today. The total number of positive cases have crossed 1,21,582 including 1,01,274 recovered/discharged/migrated and 3597 deaths: Government of Delhi

06:23 PM IST

Kerala reported 593 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in last 24 hours

Kerala reported 593 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 11,659 out of which 6,416 patients are undergoing treatment. 173 cases have been reported in Thiruvananthapuram in the last 24 hours: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

05:59 PM IST

Devotees from outside MP will not be allowed to enter in Mahakal temple: Administration

In view of the rising Covid-19 cases, devotees from outside Madhya Pradesh will not be allowed to enter Mahakal temple in Ujjain from Monday: Temple administration

05:53 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh reports 1,673 new cases of Covid-19

As many as 1,673 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours. The total tally now stands at 47,036.

The death toll increased to 1,108 with 24 more deaths, Health official said on Saturday.

05:23 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh records single-day high in Covid-19 infections

Andhra Pradesh recorded single-day high in Covid-19 infections after 3,963 people tested positive Covid-19 cases. The overall tally has now risen to 44,609. While 52 others succumbed to the viral disease, taking the toll to 586: Govt

04:39 PM IST

No plan for further lockdown in West Bengal: Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinh

The state government has no plans for introducing lockdown in the state but there will be strict lockdown only in containment zones. There is no plan for further lockdown: West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha

04:26 PM IST

Lucknow Police Commissioner office sealed after clerk tests positive for Covid-19

Lucknow Police Commissioner office sealed for 48 hours after a clerk tested positive for Covid-19.

03:39 PM IST

Russia registers 6,234 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Russia has registered 6,234 Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, Sputnik reported citing the country's coronavirus response centre.

With this, the cumulative total has risen to 765,473.

First published: Jul 18, 2020 07:37 IST