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Sep 18, 2020 10:58 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Coronavirus India News highlights: Tamil Nadu reports 5,488 fresh COVID-19 cases, 67 deaths

Coronavirus India highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to 52.1 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 78.9 percent

Coronavirus India News highlights: Today is the 179th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 52,14,677 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 84,372 deaths. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 78.9 percent. 'Unlock 4.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 3 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 9.42 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
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  • September 18, 2020 10:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Western Railway: In order to maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding, Western Railway has taken the decision to increase the number of daily special suburban services from 350 to 500 from Monday, 21st September. 

  • September 18, 2020 09:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajastan LIVE Updates | Rajasthan reported 1,817 new COVID-19 cases, 1,580 recoveries and 15 deaths today, taking total cases to 1,11,290 including 92,265 recoveries, 1,308 deaths and 17,717 active cases. 

  • September 18, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 2,267 fres COVID-19 cases and 52 deaths. The recovery rate of Mumbai district is 76 percent while the doubling rate in the city is 56 days. 

  • September 18, 2020 09:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE Updates | 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. 

  • September 18, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Govt talking to Russia for possible advancement of its COVID vaccine here: Health Min

    The Centre is in consultations with the Russian government for exploring the possibility of cooperation between the two countries for advancing the COVID-19 vaccine in India, Parliament was told on Friday.

    The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has informed that it has received information about one COVID-19 vaccine developed and approved in Russia, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey informed the Lok Sabha.

    Further, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an autonomous organisation under the Department of Health Research, has informed that as per information available from WHO draft landscape of COVID-19 vaccine (last update on September 17), globally there are 36 candidate vaccines which are under various stages of clinical trials.

  • September 18, 2020 08:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reported 21,656 new coronavirus cases, 22,078 recoveries and 405 deaths today, taking total cases to 11,67,496 including 8,34,432 recoveries, 31,791 deaths and 3,00,887 active cases. 

  • September 18, 2020 07:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | 500 extra ICU beds for COVID-19 patients added across private hospitals: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said over 500 extra ICU beds are now available for COVID-19 patients after an order was issued recently to several private hospitals to earmark designated percentage of those beds for the purpose.

    Last week an order was issued that 80 per cent ICU beds in 33 private hospitals here are to be reserved for COVID-19 patients, Jain had earlier said.

    "As per the Corona app, over 500 extra ICU beds are now available for COVID-19 patients," he told reporters.

  • September 18, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus in South Africa LIVE Updates | South Africa to know true virus toll in weeks

    South Africa should know its true toll from the coronavirus pandemic within a few weeks, the government's chief medical adviser says, as the country prepares to almost fully reopen its economy after bringing the first surge in cases under control.

    The official death toll from COVID-19 is more than 15,700 but the real number is likely more than 30,000 when deaths not recorded at hospitals are taken into account, Salim Abdool Karim, epidemiologist and chairman of the government's COVID-19 advisory committee, said.

    He hopes that a nationwide survey for the presence of antibodies to the virus will show results soon. Similar surveys are beginning in other countries across Africa, which has seen far fewer confirmed cases and deaths in the pandemic than health experts once feared.

  • September 18, 2020 06:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates | 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.