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Monday, Oct 18, 2021

Highlights: 9,431 fresh Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, tally climbs to 3.75 lakh

PM Narendra Modi during his Mann Ki Baat address this morning hailed the declining Covid-19 fatality rate and increasing recovery rate. He, however, emphasised that the coronavirus disease continues to lethal and renewed his pitch for taking precautionary measures.

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Jul 26, 2020 23:57 IST
Highlights: 9,431 fresh Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, tally climbs to 3.75 lakh
Doctors from NMMC and Terna Hospital on door to door mass screening at a Covid-19 containment zone at in Navi Mumbai on Saturday (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)

The number of people infected with the coronavirus disease has crossed 1.38 million in India. Of the total 1,385,522 confirmed cases, 467,882 are active while 885,576 people have recovered from Covid-19 and have been discharged from the hospital. The disease has claimed 32063 lives in the country, according to the ministry of health and family welfare’s dashboard on Sunday.

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While Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu were responsible for nearly two of every three new infections reported till early July, the current spurt in Covid-19 cases are being reported from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

Meanwhile, the global Covid-19 tally is nearing the 16 million-mark. Of the 15,983,502 across the globe, 4,176,416 were reported from the United States and 2,394,513 from Brazil, the second most affected nation. The virus has so far killed 643,371 people, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally.

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09:58 PM IST

1,132 new coronavirus cases in Rajasthan

1,132 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths reported in Rajasthan till 8:30 pm today. The total number of cases in the state stands at 36,430 including 9,852 active cases and 624 deaths: State Health Department

09:22 PM IST

5,199 new coronavirus in Karnataka

Record 5,199 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, tally 96,141, active cases 58,417; 82 more deaths: Health Department

09:01 PM IST

874 new virus cases recorded in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh reports 874 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths today; taking the total number of cases to 27,800 including 811 deaths and 7,857 active cases: State Health Department

07:54 PM IST

9,431 new coronavirus cases recorded in Maharashtra

Total coronavirus cases in Maharashtra climbed to 3,75,799 after 9,431 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. Additionally, 267 new deaths have also been recorded by the state authorities.

1,101 new virus cases have been recorded in Mumbai on Sunday.

07:44 PM IST

Active Covid-19 cases plunge below 800 after almost 1 month

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded 110 new Covid-19 patients on Sunday, even as the number of active cases in the district slipped below the 800-mark after almost a month, official data showed.

So far, 4,748 people have tested positive for the infection in the district while the number of active cases stood at 773, according to the data released by the Uttar Pradesh Health Department for a 24-hour period.

07:19 PM IST

Two new virus cases reported in Dharavi

Two new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases in Dharavi to 2,531 including 113 active cases: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

06:49 PM IST

927 fresh Covid-19 cases in Kerala, tally crosses 18,000 mark

Kerala reported 927 new Covid-19 cases, including 16 health workers on Sunday, taking the infection tally to 18,140.

The state capital reported 175 cases, followed by Kasaragod 107, Pathnamthitta 91 and Kollam 74, Health minister K K Shailaja said.

06:41 PM IST

Delhi Covid-19 tally mounts to over 1.30 lakh; death count 3,827

Delhi recorded 1,075 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, pushing the city's caseload to over 1.30 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 3,827, authorities said.

Twenty-one fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the health department's bulletin.

06:14 PM IST

Nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases, 85 deaths reported in Tamil Naddu

Tamil Nadu reports 6,986 new Covid-19 cases and 85 deaths today. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 2,13,723 including 1,56,526 recoveries and 3,494 deaths. There are 53,703 active cases as of today: State Health Department

06:11 PM IST

Rajasthan Governor expresses concern over growing coronavirus infections in state

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Sunday expressed concern over growing coronavirus infections in the state, and said the number of active cases has tripled since July 1.

According to a Raj Bhawan statement, the governor directed that serious efforts should be made to control the spread of the disease. He noted that active Covid-19 cases have tripled in the state since July 1.

05:54 PM IST

Hyderabad mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan says he has tested Covid-19 positive.

05:33 PM IST

Covid-19 positivity rate in Ganjam district has dropped by over 50 per cent: Collector

Unabated surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha's Ganjam notwithstanding, the administration claimed that the coronavirus positivity rate has dropped by over 50 per cent of what it was around three weeks ago in the district.

05:19 PM IST

36,145 more patients recover from Covid in India

36,145 more patients recover from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India, highest in a day; recovery rate rises to 63.92% and fatality rate drops to 2.31%: Health Ministry

05:11 PM IST

Puducherry CM, Ministers, MLAs to undergo Covid-19 test

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, his cabinet colleagues, the territorial Assembly Speaker V P Sivakolundhu and all the legislators would undergo Covid-19 test after an AINRC MLA who attended the budget session tested positive for the virus.

05:04 PM IST

38 bank employees test positive for Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu

38 employees of main branch of bank in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli city have tested Covid-19 positive; customers who visited it advised to voluntarily appear for tests: Officials

First published: Jul 26, 2020 06:04 IST