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Highlights: Telangana records 219 new Covid-19 cases taking total tally to 5,193

The eight-week lockdown that was imposed in India to contain the spread of coronavirus disease shifted the peak of the epidemic by 34-76 days, a new study suggests. Follow Covid-19 latest updates here

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Jun 17, 2020 13:30 IST
Highlights: Telangana records 219 new Covid-19 cases taking total tally to 5,193
Health workers conducting Covid-19 testing drive inside Dharavi slum, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus in Mumbai. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 tally has reached 332,424 as the country reported 11,502 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard on Monday morning. The death toll due to the coronavirus disease stands at 9,520.

While the tally continues to surge, the number of people recovering from the disease have also shown improvement. As of Monday, 169,797 i.e. over 50% of people who contracted the virus recovered from the infection and have been discharged from the hospital, data shows.

A new study suggests the eight-week lockdown that was imposed in India to contain the spread of coronavirus disease shifted the peak of the epidemic by 34-76 days, i.e. to November, and reduced the number of cases at the end of the lockdown by 69-97%.

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Globally, 7.8 million people have contracted Covid-19 and 432,632 people have died of the disease, according to America’s Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the latest updates on Covid-19:

11:03 PM IST

219 new Covid-19 cases reported in Telangana today

219 new Covid-19 cases reported in Telangana today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 5,193: State Health Department

10:28 PM IST

30 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Jharkhand today

30 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Jharkhand today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1793 including 784 active cases and 1000 recovered: State Health Department

09:55 PM IST

Maharashtra records 2786 new Covid-19 cases taking total tally to 1,10,744

Maharashtra recorded 2786 new Covid-19 cases taking total tally to 1,10,744.

The state also crossed 4000 mark in fatalities with 178 deaths taking toll to 4,128.

09:31 PM IST

76 fresh Covid-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, tally crosses 1,000

76 fresh Covid-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, tally crosses 1,000: Officials, reports PTI.

09:31 PM IST

Total number of positive cases in Delhi is now 42,829

73 deaths and 1647 new positive cases reported in Delhi today; the total number of positive cases in the national capital is now 42,829, death toll 1400: Delhi Health Department

09:10 PM IST

133 new Covid-19 cases reported in Madhya Pradesh today

133 new Covid-19 cases reported in Madhya Pradesh today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 10,935: State Health Department

08:28 PM IST

Recovery rate in Maharashtra is 47.2%

5071 Covid-19 patients discharged today. The recovery rate in the state is 47.2%. So far, 56,049 patients have recovered: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

07:37 PM IST

Total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Punjab stands at 3,267

The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Punjab stands at 3267 including 753 active cases, 2443 recovered and 71 deaths: State Health Department

07:09 PM IST

Amit Shah directs Delhi Chief Secretary to install CCTV cameras in Covid-19 wards of every Covid-19 hospita

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed the Delhi Chief Secretary to install CCTV cameras in Covid-19 wards of every Covid-19 hospital, so that there is proper monitoring and problems of patients can also be resolved: Ministry of Home Affairs

06:56 PM IST

Delhi: Two banquet halls in Peeragarhi have been turned into quarantine facilities

Delhi: Two banquet halls in Peeragarhi have been turned into quarantine facilities by the government in view of rise in Covid-19 cases.

06:46 PM IST

57 new Covid-19 positive cases including 28 from Jammu and 29 from Kashmir reported

57 new Covid-19 positive cases including 28 from Jammu and 29 from Kashmir reported, taking the total number of positive cases in the union territory to 5098. Also, 3 deaths have been reported from Kashmir division today, taking the death toll to 62: Govt of Jammu and Kashmir

06:31 PM IST

82 persons tested Covid-19 positive in Kerala today

82 persons tested Covid-19 positive in the state today.

There are 1348 active cases and 1174 recovered cases in the state: Kerala Health Minister's Office

05:53 PM IST

Total of 1,69,797 patients, so far, cured of Covid-19: Government

During last 24 hrs, 7419 Covid-19 patients were cured. A total of 1,69,797 patients, so far, cured of Covid-19. The recovery rate rises to 51.08% which is indicative of the fact that more than half of positive cases have recovered from the disease: Government of India

05:05 PM IST

CBI alerts states about Interpol input of gangs supplying counterfeit hand sanitiser using methanol

CBI alerts states about Interpol input of gangs supplying counterfeit hand sanitiser using methanol, a highly-toxic substance: Officials

04:52 PM IST

50 coaches with 800 beds have already been stationed at Shakurbasti railwa: Railway Board Chairman

50 coaches with 800 beds have already been stationed at Shakurbasti railway station. 500 more have to be deployed in Delhi, we are finalizing the stations. It is more suitable to use Non-AC coaches for covid isolation purposes. For cooling wherever required Railways will provide roof insulation in the coaches: Railway Board Chairman

First published: Jun 15, 2020 06:09 IST