Highlights: 7,486 fresh cases take Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to over 5 lakh
Globally, the United States continues to be the worst-affected country ahead of India and Brazil, in that order. France has overtaken Russia to become the fourth worst-hit country in the world.
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India's count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed 8.9 million mark to reach 8,912,907 on Wednesday, Union health ministry's data showed. In the previous spike, 29,164 new infections were recorded and 30,458 in the one before that. The latest spike is 32% more than the previous one.
Meanwhile, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi announced it was limiting the number of people allowed at weddings to 50 from 200. Also, both Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyendar Jain assured no new lockdown would be imposed in the national capital. Jain, however, also hinted at curbs at local level in certain areas to bring Delhi's Covid-19 situation under control.
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After schools reopen in Haryana, 83 students, eight teachers test positive for Covid-19
Days after reopening of schools in Haryana, at least 83 students and eight teachers have been tested coronavirus positive, prompting state Home Minister Anil Vij to issue directions to the authorities to check whether the Covid guidelines are being followed in the institutions or not, reports ANI.
7,486 fresh cases take Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to over 5 lakh
Delhi's Covid-19 tally went over 5 lakh on Wednesday night after 7,486 fresh cases and 131 deaths were registered. The death toll stands at 7,943, reports PTI.
Chhattisgarh records 2,048 new coronavirus cases, 23 deaths
With 2,048 new coronavirus cases and 23 fatalities, Chhattisgarh's tally rose to 215,413 while death toll reached 2,646 on Wednesday, a health official said. The state now has 18,770 active cases, reports PTI.
Chandigarh Administration advises people to travel to NCR only if necessary
The Chandigarh administration has also asked people to wear masks at home upon return from NCR regions and maintain six feet distance from their family members.
People should avoid travelling to high risk zones like Delhi- NCR region unless unavoidable. On returning, they should maintain 6 ft distance from their family members, always wear mask at home & limit contact with others to less than 15 mins: Chandigarh Administration— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally inches towards 32,000
Himachal Pradesh reported more than 650 cases taking its Covid-19 tally to 31,401.
Himachal Pradesh reports 661 new #COVID19 positive cases, 519 recoveries, and 13 death cases in the last 24 hours.— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
Total cases in the state rise to 31,401, including 6,901 active cases, 24,002 recoveries & 468 deaths. pic.twitter.com/2CO0468ArI
Covid-19: Death toll in Assam touches 969
More than 210,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded so far due to Covid-19 in Assam.
Mumbai records 16 deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours
Mumbai recorded 871 new Covid-19 cases taking the city's tally to 271,525.
Mumbai reports 871 new #COVID19 cases, 1372 recoveries/discharges and 16 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
Total cases here rise to 2,71,525, including 2,48,711 recoveries/discharges and 10,612 deaths.
Active cases stand at 8,658. pic.twitter.com/ZlLx7XVnLC
Maharashtra reports more than 5,000 new Covid-19 cases
Maharashtra also recorded more than 100 deaths due to Covid-19 taking the death toll over 46,200.
Maharashtra reports 5,011 new #COVID19 cases, 6,608 recoveries & 100 deaths today. The total number of cases in the state is 17,57,520— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
There are 80,221 active cases in the State and 16,30,111 patients have recovered so far.
The death toll is at 46,202 pic.twitter.com/MIA9O2nPJB
Haryana records more than 2,500 new cases
Haryana's Covid-19 tally has reached 207,639 with 2,562 new cases. Close to 2,100 people have died so far in Haryana due to Covid-19.
Haryana reports 2,562 new #COVID19 cases, taking the total tally in the state to 2,07,039.— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
A total of 1,85,403 discharged so far after recovering from the infection, death toll 2,093.
Active cases stand at 19,543 pic.twitter.com/XQco8sqK7T
Odisha CM hold Covid-19 review meet
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during the meeting said that the state's Covid-19 vaccination programme will prioritize vaccination for elderly and pregnant women during the review meet.
Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik held a review meeting on COVID-19 situation in the state, today.— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
"People above 60 years and pregnant women will be given priority in vaccination along with the health workers in the state," he said in the meeting pic.twitter.com/TOYQKCpx9P
Punjab's Covid-19 tally inches towards 144,000
Punjab reported 802 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. More than 4,500 people have died in Punjab due to Covid-19.
Punjab reports 802 new #COVID19 cases, 651 discharges and 31 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
Total cases in the state rise to 1,43,395, including 1,32,917 recoveries and 4,541 deaths.
Active cases stand at 5,937. pic.twitter.com/rXra4mDzpv
Manipur records six deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours
Manipur has recorded 110 cases in the last 24 hours taking the state's Covid-19 tally to 22,318. 231 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 in the state.
110 new #COVID19 cases, 194 recoveries and 6 deaths reported in Manipur today.— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
Total number of cases now at 22,318 including 19,259 recoveries, 2,828 active cases and 231 deaths. The recovery rate is 86.29% pic.twitter.com/kQTzjdkbkB
Tamil Nadu records 1,714 fresh cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours
Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 tally reached 763,282 with 1,714 fresh cases. Death toll due to Covid-19 in the state has reached 11,531.
Tamil Nadu reports 1,714 new #COVID19 cases, 2,311— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
discharges, and 18 deaths today.
Total positive cases in the State rise to 7,63,282
including 7,37,281 discharges and 11,531 deaths.
Active cases stand at 14,470 pic.twitter.com/jljEONzNiK
Gujarat's Covid-19 tally crosses 190,000-mark
Gujarat's tally of Covid-19 cases reached 191,642 after it recorded 1,282 fresh cases. 3,823 people have died due to Covid-19 in the state.
Gujarat reports 1,282 new cases of COVID19 and 1,274 recoveries today. The state's COVID19 case tally rises to 1,91,642 including 1,75,362 recoveries and 3,823 deaths till now. Total active cases are 12,457.— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
Death toll due to Covid-19 in Karnataka rises to 11,578
Karnataka recorded close to 1,800 fresh coronavirus cases taking the state tally to 865,931.
Karnataka reports 1,791 new #COVID19 cases, 1,947— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
discharges and 21 deaths today
Total cases in the state rise to 8,65,931, including 8,29,188 discharges and 11,578 deaths.
Active cases stand at 25,146 pic.twitter.com/9xX5JqifDz
First published: Nov 18, 2020 07:02 IST