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Highlights: 14 more deaths, 1,834 new Covid cases logged in Rajasthan

Several countries in Europe are reeling under another wave of Covid-19. France, which had successfully controlled the virus earlier this year, registered more than 13,000 new cases in a day. Its highest number of infections since a national lockdown ended in May.

By Shivani | Updated: Sep 21, 2020 15:22 IST
Highlights: 14 more deaths, 1,834 new Covid cases logged in Rajasthan

India continued to register a higher number of Covid-19 infection cases as it logged 96,424 new cases on Friday. The total number of cases in the country is above 5.21 million now, according to the number published on the union health ministry's website on Friday.

In the United States, the infection increased by 0.7% as compared with the same time Thursday to 6.7 million, Bloomberg reported citing data collected by Johns Hopkins University. The increase compares with an average daily increase of 0.6% over the past week. Deaths reached 198,114.

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Meanwhile, President Donald Trump said his administration expects to have enough vaccines for every American by April.

Several countries in Europe are reeling under another wave of Covid-19. France, which had successfully controlled the virus earlier this year, registered more than 13,000 new cases in a day. Its highest number of infections since a national lockdown ended in May.

Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson also hinted at imposing tougher social distancing measures as he said that the UK is experiencing start of the second wave of Covid-19.

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11:50 PM IST

PM Modi likely to hold Covid-19 review meeting with chief ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a meeting of the chief ministers of seven states next week to review the coronavirus situation. Sources said the meeting is likely to be held on September 23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a meeting of the chief ministers of seven states next week to review the coronavirus situation. Sources said the meeting is likely to be held on September 23, reports PTI.

11:30 PM IST

Turkey's Covid-19 tally crosses 300,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in Turkey rose above 300,000 on Saturday, the health ministry said, as authorities struggle to contain a resurgence in the outbreak. The ministry said there were 1,538 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 301,348. The death toll rose by 68 to 7,445, reports Reuters.

11:15 PM IST

28 more Covid-19 fatalities, 2,691 fresh cases reported in Haryana

Haryana on Saturday reported 28 more fatalities due to coronavirus, taking the death toll to 1,120, while 2,691 fresh cases pushed the state's infection tally to 1,08,952, reports PTI.

11:14 PM IST

Pakistan reports 645 new cases of coronavirus, says health ministry

Pakistan has reported 645 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 305,031, the health ministry said on Saturday, reports PTI.

11:13 PM IST

14 more deaths, 1,834 new Covid cases logged in Rajasthan

Fourteen more people died from coronavirus in Rajasthan on Saturday as 1,834 fresh infections surfaced, pushing the total number of cases to 1,13,124, according to an official report. So far, 1,322 people have succumbed to the infection in the state, reports PTI.

04:09 PM IST

Congress moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over spike in Covid-19 cases


Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Koddikunil Suresh gave an adjournment motion notice in the Lower House on the issue of the rising cases of coronavirus in the country.

03:54 PM IST

Maharashtra police record 153 new Covid-19 cases

At least 153 personnel of Maharashtra police tested positive for coronavirus, while five died of the infection in the last 24 hours, an official said on Saturday.

With the addition of the latest infections, the police force's Covid-19 tally has reached 20,954, the official said.

03:47 PM IST

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan tests positive for Covid-19

03:20 PM IST

Mainland China reports 14 new Covid-19 cases

Mainland China reported 14 new Covid-19 cases on September 18, down from 32 cases reported a day earlier, the Chinese national health authority said on Saturday.

All new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas.

03:00 PM IST

Singapore reports 15 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore reports 15 new Covid-19 cases, including five imported infections, taking the national tally to 57,558, the health ministry said.

02:18 PM IST

Russia registers over 6,000 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours

Health authorities in Russia have registered 6,065 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, up from 5,905 the day before, bringing the country's cumulative toll close to 1.1 million, the Russian coronavirus response center said on Saturday.

11:11 AM IST

Jharkhand reports 1,478 new Covid-19 cases, 12 fresh fatalities

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally rose to 68,578 on Saturday as 1,478 more people tested positive for the infection, while 12 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 602, a health official said.

The fresh infections have taken the number of active cases in the state to 13,924.

10:47 AM IST

India overtakes USA to record highest number of Covid-19 recoveries

India has overtaken the United States to register the highest number of Covid-19 recoveries in the world, informed Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

09:24 AM IST

India's Covid-19 tally jumps to 5,308,014

India's Covid-19 tally jumped to 5,308,014 after registering over 93,3300 cases in a day. The death toll reached 85, 619 as 1,247 people succumbed to the disease.

The number of active cases stood at 1,013,964.

09:14 AM IST

Ireland tightens restrictions in Dublin

The Irish government announced strict new Covid-19 restrictions for the capital Dublin, banning indoor restaurant dining and advising against all non-essential travel, after a surge in cases in recent days.

First published: Sep 19, 2020 07:27 IST