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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.

09:22 AM IST

Nagaland reports 2 new cases of Covid-19

Nagaland has 181 cases of Covid-19 of which 103 have recorvered, said the state health minister S Pangnyu.

08:28 AM IST

Mizoram reports 0 new Covid-19 cases

The Mizoram govt tested 821 samples of which 633 tested negative. Mizoram has 121 cases of Covid-19.

08:17 AM IST

Beijing cancels more than a 1,000 flights

Airports in Beijing cancelled 1,255 flights over the rise of new Covid-19 clusters.

08:08 AM IST

Vande Bharat Mission continues to evacuate stranded Indians

217 citizens were evacuated from Auckland, New Zealand via an Air India flight.

07:30 AM IST

Beijing reports 31 new Covid-19 cases

Beijing govt reported 31 fresh cases Covid-19. Most of these cases southwestern city of Fengtai.

07:13 AM IST

Mexico reports 4,599 new Covid-19 infections

Mexico total Covid-19 infections rose to 154,863 cases with 4,599 new infections. 730 deaths were also reported taking the death toll to 18,310.

06:56 AM IST

Rio de Janeiro will surpass 1.3 million Covid-19 cases by end of June

Brazil recorded 34,918 fresh cases of Covid-19 along with 1,282 new deaths. Lack of coordination and political infighting has coupled with Covid-19 to cripple the nation of 210 million people. Experts believe that Rio de Janeiro could itself record 60,000 deaths by the end of this month. Brazil has 923,189 recorded cases of Covid-19.

First published: Jun 17, 2020 06:47 IST