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Wednesday, Jul 08, 2020
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Highlights: Telangana records 269 Covid-19 cases, total tally at 5,675

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his interaction with chief ministers and representatives of 14 states said that the number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19 is greater than the number of active cases in the country

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jun 18, 2020 13:41 IST
Highlights: Telangana records 269 Covid-19 cases, total tally at 5,675
A doctor attends to a man at a mobile medical clinic organised by Doctors Without Borders in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Reuters)

As the pandemic continues to force nations to prepare for a second wave researchers in the UK have found that dexamethasone, a 60-year-old anti-inflammatory medicine, reduces the death rate of patients who are ventilators by a third and by a fifth among those who are on oxygen. People critically ill due to Covid-19 experienced dexamethasone’s benefits.

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Dexamethasone also brought relief to the UK's government who faced criticism for handling the pandemic. In South America, Brazil has reported a record increase in the number of cases reported daily. While hospitalizations and Covid-19 deaths decrease in New York, 2.12 million people continue to be affected by coronavirus in the US. Delhi and Maharashtra struggle to curb the contagion as cases continue to rise in these mega-cities.

11:11 PM IST

43 people found Covid-19 positive out of 1250 samples tested: Tripura CM Biplab Kr Deb

43 people found Covid-19 positive out of 1250 samples tested. Majority of them have travel history & others were in contact of Covid-19 patients. Among them, 3 from 34 Bn BSF, 6 from Maharani BSF Camp, 4 from 120 Bn BSF, 26 from 74 BN BSF and 4 civilians: Tripura CM Biplab Kr Deb

10:56 PM IST

75 new coronavirus cases, 90 recoveries reported in Kerala

A total of 75 new Covid-19 cases and 90 recoveries were reported in Kerala on Wednesday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

10:31 PM IST

Delhi records 2,414 Covid-19 cases, taking tally to 47,102

2414 Covid-19 positive cases, 67 deaths and 510 recovered/discharged/migrated in Delhi today. The total number of positive cases here now stands at 47102, including 1904 deaths & 17457 recovered/discharged/migrated: Government of Delhi

10:11 PM IST

WHO sees "green shoots" of hope in Covid-19 pandemic

Signs of hope are starting to show in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but it added that countries must continue to work on prevention measures to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

10:07 PM IST

269 Covid-19 positive cases, 1 death and 151 discharged in Telangana today

269 Covid-19 positive cases, 1 death and 151 discharged in Telangana today. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 5675, including 192 deaths and 3071 discharged: Office of the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Telangana

10:03 PM IST

25 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Himachal Pradesh

25 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Himachal Pradesh, taking the total number of positive cases to 585. Number of active cases stand at 198.

09:34 PM IST

Former Union minister and veteran RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has tested positive for Covid-19

Former Union minister and veteran RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has tested positive for Covid-19, says his close aide, reports PTI.

09:33 PM IST

Tamil Nadu tests over 25 K samples in a day, case count tops 2,000

In a first, Tamil Nadu tested a record 25,463 samples in a single day while 2,174 people tested positive for the coronavirus, the highest increase in a 24-hour period, propelling the tally over 50,000, the health department said here on Wednesday.

09:27 PM IST

27 fresh Covid-19 cases reported in Goa today

27 fresh Covid-19 cases have been reported in Goa today; taking the total number of cases to 656. Number of active cases stand at 560: Directorate of Helath Services, Goa

08:55 PM IST

Rajasthan records 326 Covid-19 cases; total tally at 13,542

Rajasthan reports 326 new Covid-19 cases till 8:30 PM today, taking the total number of cases to 13542. Death toll stands at 313 after 5 deaths were reported today: State Health Department

08:37 PM IST

Maharashtra records 3,307 Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 1,16,752

Maharashtra records 3,307 cases on Wednesday taking its tally to 1,16,752. It also saw addition of 114 deaths. Toll stands at 5651. Mumbai case count reaches to 61,587 as 1359 cases recorded in a day. Death count goes to 3244 as 77 more deaths registered in a day.

08:11 PM IST

From 18 June, Tests will be done via new Rapid Antigen methodology approved by ICMR: MHA spokesperson

Following the directives of Home Minister to increase testing and quick delivery of results in Delhi.

From 18 June, Tests will be done via new Rapid Antigen methodology approved by ICMR. Delhi would be given priority for these kits. 169 centers have also been set up across Delhi. In pursuance of decisions taken by Amit Shah on 14th June, to double the Covid-19 testing in Delhi; 16618 test samples collected on 15&16 June(till 14th June daily collection varied b/w 4000-4500). Reports of 6510 tests received so far,remaining to be received by 18th June.: MHA spokesperson

08:06 PM IST

To improve contact mapping in Delhi's containment zones, health surveys have been started: Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson

To improve contact mapping in Delhi's containment zones, health surveys have been started on the directions of home minister Amit Shah. Out of total population of 230466 in 242 containment zones, survey of 177692 people was conducted b/w 15-16 June. Remaining will be covered by 20 June.

07:58 PM IST

Covid-19 death toll in Bengal crosses 500-mark with 11 more fatalities

Covid-19 death toll in Bengal crosses 500-mark with 11 more fatalities; total tally of cases 12,300: Health dept bulletin

07:46 PM IST

All passengers travelling from abroad should get themselves tested for Covid-19 before boarding: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

All passengers travelling from abroad should get themselves tested for Covid-19 before boarding. Covid-19 patients and other passengers can't travel together in the same flight. This is necessary to prevent community spreading: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

First published: Jun 17, 2020 06:47 IST