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Coronavirus News Highlights | India reports 10,974 new COVID-19 cases, tally climbs to 3,54,065

Coronavirus News Highlights: India registered the highest-ever spike of 2,003 COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the country's death toll to 11,903, while the number of cases rose to 3,54,065.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the eighty-fifth 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 11,903. 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 81.9 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 4.44 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Brazil, Russia, India and the United Kingdom are the most-affected countries.
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  • June 17, 2020 11:05 PM IST

    Russia starts clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

    ​Clinical trials of a Russian coronavirus vaccine have started Wednesday, the Health Ministry said in a statement. Two forms of the vaccine developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya research institute liquid and powder for injections will be tested on two groups of volunteers, 38 people each, the statement said. The participants will be isolated in two Moscow hospitals. (AP)

  • June 17, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    71 new coronavirus patients in Chhattisgarh, total rises to 1,864

    With 71 new patients found, the number of coronavirus cases in Chhattisgarh increased to 1,864 on Wednesday, a health official said. The number of recovered patients too rose to 1,099 as 148 patients were discharged from hospitals, he said. (PTI)

  • June 17, 2020 10:14 PM IST
  • June 17, 2020 10:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | WHO halts trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients

    The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in its large multi-country trial of treatments for COVID-19 patients had been halted after results from other trials showed no benefit. "The hydroxychloroquine arm of the SOLIDARITY trial has been stopped," WHO expert Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo told a news briefing. (Reuters)

  • June 17, 2020 10:02 PM IST

    Govt to reimburse cost of pulse oximeter purchased by CGHS beneficiaries

    The government has decided to reimburse the cost of pulse oximeter purchased by Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an office memorandum issued by the Union health ministry on Tuesday, CGHS beneficiaries who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been allowed to purchase one pulse oximeter per family. Even in a case where there are more than one COVID-19 positive cases in a family of CGHS beneficiary, they can claim reimbursement only for one device. (PTI)

  • June 17, 2020 09:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates | More ICUs may be needed in coming days: Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that more Intensive Care Units (ICUs) may be needed in the coming days as the national capital continued to witness a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the city. "We may need more ICUs in the coming days. Discussed wid doctors of our Del govt hospitals on how to increase no of ICUs," he said in a tweet. (PTI)
     

  • June 17, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates | TN tests over 25K samples in a day, case count tops 2,000

    In a first, Tamil Nadu tested a record 25,463 samples in a single day while 2,174 people tested positive for the coronavirus, the highest increase in a 24-hour period, propelling the tally over 50,000, the health department said here on Wednesday. With the addition of the fresh cases, the infection count for the state reached 50,193, of which Chennai accounted for 35,556 and active cases stood at 21,990. (PTI)
     

  • June 17, 2020 09:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | CRPF official succumbs to COVID-19

    A CRPF official has succumbed to COVID-19, taking the death toll from the disease in the country's largest paramilitary force to five, officials said on Wednesday. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) also reported 35 fresh cases of the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus-affected personnel to 783 out of which 338 are active while 440 patients have recovered. (PTI)

  • June 17, 2020 09:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates | COVID-19 cases up by 3,307 to 1,16,752; 114 more die

    Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 3,307 new COVID-19 cases and 114 deaths, taking the case count to 1,16,752 and fatalities to 5,651, a Health official said. With discharge of 1,315 patients in the day, the number of the recovered cases mounted to 59,166, he said.

    The number of active cases in hospital stands at 51,921, the official added. Maharashtra's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,16,752, new cases 3,307, deaths 5,651, discharged 59,166, active cases 51,921, people tested so far 7,00,954. (PTI)
     

  • June 17, 2020 09:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | The world has now recorded more than 8 million cases of COVID-19. In the first two months, 85,000 cases were reported. In the past two months 6 million cases have been reported. However, there are green shoots of hope, which show that together through global solidarity, humanity can overcome this pandemic. : Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

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