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June 18, 2020 / 11:05 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights | India reports 12,891 fresh COVID-19 cases; tally climbs to 3,66,946

Coronavirus News Highlights: In its most recent update, the Union Health Ministry placed the total number of cases at 366946 and the death toll at 12237. The ministry said that 194325 people have so far recovered from the infection.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the eighty-sixth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 3,54,065. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 12,237. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers will be holding

video conference today.

Globally, there have been over 83.2 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 4.48 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Brazil, Russia, India and the United Kingdom are the most-affected countries.
  • June 18, 2020 / 10:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jammu and Kasmir | J&K records 149 new COVID cases; tally rises to 5,555

    The total number of COVID-19 cases increased to 5,555 in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after 149 people, including five policemen, tested positive for the infection, officials said.

    Of the fresh cases, 49 were reported from the Union Territory's Jammu region and 100 from the Kashmir region, they said. The cases detected on Thursday included 44 persons who had returned to Jammu and Kashmir recently. "These also include five Jammu and Kashmir policemen," an official said. (PTI)

  • June 18, 2020 / 10:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates | Over 600 people issued challans for not wearing face masks, violating social distancing norms

    Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Delhi Police on Thursday issued challans to over 600 people in the national capital for allegedly not wearing face masks and violating social distancing norms, officials said.

    According to the police, 640 challans were issued for not wearing masks, spitting and violation of social distancing norms. A total of 4,175 challans have been issued since Monday, they said. The Delhi Police also distributed masks to people across different shelter homes and residential areas in Delhi. A total of 19,870 masks have been distributed by police, they added. (PTI)

  • June 18, 2020 / 10:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra adds 3,752 new COVID-19 cases; 100 deaths

    Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally increased by 3,752 cases to 1,20,504 on Thursday, while 100 more patients succumbed to the infection, said a health department official. The state reported death of 100 people due to coronavirus, taking the toll to 5,751, official said.

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  • June 18, 2020 / 09:51 PM IST

    COVID-19: CAPFs report 110 fresh cases; tally over 2,380

    The paramilitary forces or the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) witnessed 110 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the tally of such cases among the five forces to over 2,380, according to official data.

    The forces -- CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB -- have so far witnessed 17 deaths due to the disease. The Border Security Force (BSF) reported 53 fresh coronavirus cases since Wednesday. Twenty-four troops of the about 2.5-lakh-personnel-strong force also recovered from the disease during the period.
    The maximum of 37 fresh cases were reported from various BSF battalions based in Tripura, a senior official said. (PTI)

  • June 18, 2020 / 09:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | WHO hopeful COVID-19 vaccines could be available before end of this year

    The World Health Organisation's chief scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, on Thursday said that the agency is optimistic and hopeful that the COVID-19 vaccines could be available before the end of this year. 

    I'm hopeful, I'm optimistic, but vaccine development is a complex undertaking and comes with a lot of uncertainty. The good thing is we have many different vaccine candidates and platforms, she said, adding that WHO's focus is also on accelerating and scaling up a potential vaccine. If we are lucky, there will be one or two successful candidates before the end of this year, she said. (PTI)

  • June 18, 2020 / 08:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE updates | 12 more COVID-19 deaths in West Bengal, toll rises to 518

    West Bengal reported 12 more COVID-19 fatalities on Thursday, taking the coronavirus death toll in the state to 518, a state health bulletin said. All of the 12 deaths "were due to the comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental", the bulletin said. Since Wednesday, 435 people have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases in the state to 12,735, it said. (PTI)

  • June 18, 2020 / 08:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE updates 

  • June 18, 2020 / 08:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates | Dharavi records 28 new COVID-19 cases; no fresh death

    Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi reported 28 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally to 2,134 on Thursday, the city civic body said. A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said no fresh death was reported from the slum-dominated area in the past 24 hours, keeping the toll constant at 78. (PTI)

  • June 18, 2020 / 08:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Manipur LIVE updates | Manipur reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 606

    Manipur reported 54 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the northeast state's tally to 606, officials said on Thursday. All the 54 people who tested positive for COVID-19 had returned from other states, they said.

    The COVID-19 Common Control Room in a statement said that of the 54 new cases, 26 were reported from Pherzawl district, 21 from Senapati and seven from Churachandpur district. (PTI)

  • June 18, 2020 / 08:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE updates | Gujarat's COVID-19 count up by 510 to 25,660; death toll 1,592

    Gujarat reported 510 new coronavirus positive cases on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 25,660, while the fatality count mounted to 1,592 with the death of 31 more patients, the health department said.

    The number of recovered cases in the state rose to 17,829 with 389 more patients getting discharged from the hospitals, it said. (PTI)

  • June 18, 2020 / 08:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates | 70 new COVID-19 cases in Aurangabad, tally now 3,106

    Seventy more people tested coronavirus positive in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Thursday, which pushed its overall count of patients to 3,106,
    an official said. Of the total number of cases, 1,709 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovery, the official said. (PTI)