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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Highlights| Next challenge to increase production of dexamethasone: WHO chief

Coronavirus cases in India have gone up to 425,282 while the death toll stands at 13,699, according to the health ministry website on Monday.

By | Updated: Jun 22, 2020 23:59 IST
Highlights| Next challenge to increase production of dexamethasone: WHO chief
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Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 4.25-lakh mark on Monday. With 169,451 active cases, 227,755 discharged or cured cases and 136,99 deaths, India remains the fourth-worst hit country in the world.

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Delhi, the emerging hotspot of coronavirus after Maharashtra, has reported an average of 2,652 cases every day over the past week. Delhi government on Sunday reduced capacity of its 10 Covid-care centres by more than 93% to enhance the bed capacity in its CHCs to around 17 times.

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10:32 PM IST

Implement all MHA Covid-19 directions: Delhi chief secy tells officials

Delhi chief secretary directs officials to implement all Union home ministry's Covid-19 directions including re-mapping of containment zones, contact-tracing

09:53 PM IST

2,909 new Covid cases in Delhi, count reaches 62,655

Delhi reported 2909 new cases and 58 deaths on Monday. Total number of positive cases stand at 62,655 including 36,602 recovered/discharged/migrated cases, 2,233 deaths and 23,820 active cases.

09:24 PM IST

Mumbai's Covid-19 tally reaches 67,586

Mumbai case count reaches to 67,586 as 1,098 cases recorded in a day. Death toll goes to 3,737 as 66 more deaths registered in a day

09:24 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 3721 new cases, 113 deaths from Covid-19

Maharashtra recorded 3,721 Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking its case count goes to 1,35,796. It also reported 113 deaths and toll stands at 6,283.

09:11 PM IST

WHO says Sunday's coronavirus cases the highest yet in a single day

The world recorded more than 183,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the most in a single day since the outbreak started, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

09:10 PM IST

Dexamethasone should be used under medical supervision: WHO chief

We are learning more about how to treat the sick, recent finding of dexamethasone gave us much needed reason to celebrate: WHO chief

He added, the drug should be used in serious and critical cases and under medical supervision

09:07 PM IST

Dexamethasone's increased production, distribution next challenge: WHO chief

WHO chief says the next big challenge is to increase the production and distribution of the drug dexamethasone'

08:20 PM IST

17 inmates of Delhi jail test Covid positive

Of the 29 inmates who were sharing a barrack in Mandoli Jail with a person who passed away on June 15 and was later found Covid-19 positive, 17 have tested positive while 12 others are negative: Director General (Prisons), Delhi

07:40 PM IST

Complete shutdown in Puri district from 9pm today till 2pm on Jun 24

Complete shutdown in Puri district from 9 pm on Monday till 2 pm Wednesday has been imposed. District administration has been asked to release an official order regarding the same. People have been requested to not to come to Puri: Odisha DGP Abhay.

07:33 PM IST

Tamil Nadu's tally past 62k, death toll rises to 794

Tamil Nadu reports 2,710 Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 62,087 and death toll to 794. Number of active cases stands at 27,178: State Health Department

07:18 PM IST

Nagaland reports highest single-day tally of 69 Covid-19 cases

Highest single-day spike of 69 Covid-19 cases in Nagaland, tally 280, active cases 139: Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom

06:37 PM IST

WHO chief warns world leaders not to 'politicise' pandemic

World leaders must not politicise the coronavirus pandemic but unite to fight it, the head of the World Health Organization warned on Monday, reminding all that the pandemic is still accelerating and producing record daily increases in infections, reports news agency AP.

05:35 PM IST

Satyendar Jain shifted to general ward after improvement in health

Delhi’s health minister Satyendar Jain, being treated for Covid-19, shifted to general ward after improvement in health

05:17 PM IST

Andhra's Covid-19 tally at 9,372 after 443 new cases

443 new Covid-19 positive cases, five deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh, in last 24 hours, 83 discharged after being cured. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 9,372, including 111 deaths and 4,435 discharged: State Command Control Room

04:46 PM IST

TN orders complete lockdown some areas between June 23-30

Complete lockdown in jurisdiction of Madurai Corporation limits, Paravai Town Panchayat and rural blocks of Madurai east, Madurai west and Thiruparankundram from June 23 to June 30, says Tamil Nadu govt: ANI

First published: Jun 22, 2020 06:43 IST