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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Had a constructive meeting of Expert Panel with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary(Home), Principal Secretary (Health) & members of the Advisory Committee on #COVID19 management in Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal pic.twitter.com/PtxJS7d7NZ— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2020
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.
275 new cases of #COVID19 reported in Andhra Pradesh today, taking total number of cases to 5,555 out of which 2,559 cases are active. Number of fatalities stands at 90: State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Rajasthan reports more than 100 Covid-19 cases
Rajasthan's Covid-19 cases soared to 13,338 after 122 fresh cases were reported.
1 death and 122 new COVID19 positive cases reported till 1030 am today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 13,338: Rajasthan Health Department pic.twitter.com/3z7dXm0d8o— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2020
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.
First published: Jun 17, 2020 06:47 IST