Andhra Pradesh reports 8,096 new Covid-19 cases
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh continue to be the five worst-hit states. In Mumbai, the city police and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray urged people not to panic after a ban on large gatherings in the city was extended. The order is merely a continuation of the previous order issued on August 31, they clarified.
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The number of active coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1 million mark after a record 97,894 cases were reported between Wednesday and Thursday, the Union health ministry’s dashboard showed. In the process, India’s total tally, too, crossed the 5.1 million-mark. India has 1,009,976 active cases of Covid-19 in a caseload of 5,118,253. Number of active cases and deaths, meanwhile, stood at 4,025,079 and 83,198 respectively.
On the global front, the number of coronavirus cases stand at over 30 million, with the United States, India, Brazil, Russia and Peru, in that order, being the five worst-affected countries, worldometers data shows. Colombia’s caseload is the sixth-highest, followed by Mexico’s. South Africa, Spain and Argentina complete the list of ten worst-hit countries.
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30 Covid-19 vaccine candidates under development: Harsh Vardhan
Nearly 30 candidates for the Covid-19 vaccine are under development across the country, by industry and academia, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Friday, reports ANI.
Moscow city attributes 1,347 deaths to Covid-19 in August
The Moscow health department said on Friday it had recorded 1,347 deaths related to the novel coronavirus in the city in August, with the overall death toll 14.2% higher than during the same month the previous year, reports Reuters.
173 fresh Covid-19 cases reported in Ahmedabad
As many as 173 new coronavirus cases were reported in Ahmedabad in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 34,581 in the district, the Gujarat health department said on Friday evening. Three patients died during this period, taking the death toll in the district to 1,791, reports PTI.
Gujarat records more than 1,400 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths
For the first time, the number of new coronavirus cases in Gujarat exceeded 1,400 on Friday. The state witnessed one-day highest spike of 1,410 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, said a government release on Friday evening.
27 new Covid-19 cases reported in Andaman and Nicobar
27 new Covid-19 cases reported in Andaman and Nicobar, taking the total number of active cases to 312; death toll stands at 50. Total 2,997 patients have recovered so far: Andaman and Nicobar Administration
Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 1,80,542 with 2,267 new cases: BMC
Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 1,80,542 with 2,267 new cases; 52 deaths take toll to 8,372: BMC
West Bengal reports 3,192 new Covid-19 cases and 59 deaths today
West Bengal reports 3,192 new Covid-19 cases and 59 deaths today, taking total cases to 2,18,772 including 1,90,021 discharges, 24,509 active cases and 4,242 deaths: State Health Department
With 173 new cases, coronavirus tally in Ahmedabad rises to 34,581
With 173 new cases, coronavirus tally in Ahmedabad rises to 34,581, death toll in district rises to 1,791 with three fatalities: Gujarat health department
6,584 new Covid-19 cases, 98 deaths reported in last 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh
6,584 new Covid-19 cases, 6,806 recovered cases and 98 deaths reported in last 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh. Total number of positive cases in the state stands at 3,42,788 till date, including 2,70,094 recoveries, 67,825 active cases & 4,869 deaths so far: Government of Uttar Pradesh
2,817 new Covid-19 cases, 2,645 recoveries and 62 deaths, reported today in Punjab
2817 new Covid-19 cases, 2,645 recoveries and 62 deaths, reported today in Punjab. Total number of cases in the state stands at 92,833 till date, including 21,662 active cases, 68,463 discharged cases & 2,708 deaths: State Health Department, Govt of Punjab
J-K Covid-19 caseload past 60,000-mark; death toll reaches 966
The number of Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir zoomed past the 60,000-mark on Friday as the union territory recorded 1,330 fresh cases, while 15 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 966, officials said.
177 new Covid-19 cases, 90 recoveries and 1 death reported in Manipur over last 24 hours
177 new Covid-19 cases, 90 recoveries and 1 death reported in Manipur over the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the state stands at 8,607, including 1,926 active cases, 6,629 recovered cases & 52 deaths. Recovery rate is 77.01%: State Health Department, Govt of Manipur
51 new cases push Nagaland's Covid-19 tally to 5,357
Nagaland reported 51 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, pushing the tally in the state to 5,357, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.
98 deaths, 6,584 fresh coronavirus cases in UP; total count 3,42,788
Uttar Pradesh reported 98 fatalities due to Covid-19 on Friday, taking the death toll to 4,869, while 6,584 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 3,42,788.
5,488 new Covid-19 cases, 5,525 discharges and 67 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today
5,488 new Covid-19 cases, 5,525 discharges and 67 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of positive cases now at 5,30,908 including 46,506 active cases, 4,75,717 discharged cases and 8,685 deaths: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu
First published: Sep 18, 2020 06:58 IST