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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.

03:49 PM IST

Number of Covid-19 patients recovered is more than number of active cases in India: PM Modi

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, reports ANI.

03:41 PM IST

PM Modi interacts with 14 states on day 2 of consultations on Covid-19 crisis

Continuing with his consultations with state governments on ways to check the spread of Covid-19 amid 'unlock 1.0', Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding interaction with chief ministers and representatives of 14 states and the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, reports PTI.

03:39 PM IST

Australia accuses China, Russia of spreading Covid-19 disinformation

Marise Ann Payne, Australia's foreign minister said China and Russia have used the anxiety around the coronavirus pandemic to undermine Western democracies by spreading disinformation online, reports AP.

03:16 PM IST

Uttarakhand records 43 fresh cases of Covid-19

Uttarakhand records 43 fresh cases of Covid-19, taking total number of cases to 1985 including 1230 recoveries and 25 deaths: State Health Department

02:53 PM IST

Pakistan understating Covid-19 deaths and infections: Report

The head of a government task force said that Pakistan is understating its rate of infections and the death toll from the novel Coronavirus, as the country becomes a hot spot for the pandemic in South Asia. Covid-19 cases in the country have increased manifold since the government eased a lockdown in the second week of May after a partial shutdown of about two months, reports Bloomberg.

02:47 PM IST

Sweden makes slow progress in achieving herd immunity to Covid-19

Sweden has made less progress than expected in achieving immunity to the Covid-19, according to state epidemiologist. After leaving schools, shops and restaurants open throughout the pandemic, contagion rates in Sweden are much higher than anywhere else in the Nordic region, reports Bloomberg.

02:43 PM IST

Delhi L-G holds meet with CM Kejriwal, others on Covid-19 management

Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal on held a meeting with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia to discuss the Covid management in the capital as the cases are increasing with each passing day, reports ANI.

02:27 PM IST

Odisha reports 175 new cases

Odisha tally crossed 4,300 mark as 175 new cases were reported today. 1,350 cases of Covid-19 are currently active.

01:58 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports 275 new Covid-19 cases

Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally went up to 5,555 with 275 new cases. 90 people have died so far.

01:05 PM IST

Taiwan will lower its Covid-19 border restrictions

Taiwan will allow people to enter the nation for business purposes but it has decided to limit entry to people coming from low-risk nations.

12:25 PM IST

Pandemic could see HSBC axe 35k jobs

Reuters reported that HSBC is resuming its plan to axe 35k jobs which it had put on hold due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

11:32 AM IST

Day 23: No new Covid-19 cases in Thailand

Thailand has not reported a single Covid-19 case since May 24. Thailand had 2,996 active cases of Covid-19. 58 people died due to the disease.


10:55 AM IST

Rajasthan reports more than 100 Covid-19 cases

Rajasthan's Covid-19 cases soared to 13,338 after 122 fresh cases were reported.

10:24 AM IST

Germany registers 187,184 Covid-19 cases, death toll at 8,830

The number of Coronavirus cases in Germany have gone up to 187,184 while the death toll stands at 8,830. 345 cases and 30 deaths have been reported today, reports Reuters.

09:40 AM IST

India registers highest single-day spike of 2,003 Covid-19 deaths

With 2,003 deaths in the last 24 hours, India registered the highest single-day spike of coronavirus fatalities on Wednesday, taking the toll to 11903. The overall case tally has climbed to 354,065 with 10,974 cases.

First published: Jun 17, 2020 06:47 IST