The global tally of Covid-19 cases is at 140,413,735 while more than three million people have succumbed to the viral disease, the Johns Hopkins University tracker shows.
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 12:32 PM IST
India’s tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) stands at 14,788,109 after the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) reported on Sunday morning that the country logged 261,500 fresh infections of the viral disease in the preceding 24 hours. The death toll, meanwhile, is at 177,150 with 1,501 more related fatalities. India saw more than 100,000 cases for the first time on April 5, and, barring April 6, has been witnessing more than 100,000 infections everyday. The 200,000 mark was topped for the first time on April 15.
According to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, India’s caseload is the second-highest globally, after that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil’s. In terms of related deaths, India is at fourth, the tracker shows, behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico respectively.
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APR 18, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Around 25,000 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi in last 24 hours, says Kejriwal
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APR 18, 2021 12:21 PM IST
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APR 18, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Ladakh sees highest single-day Covid-19 rise in 2021
Ladakh records 362 new Covid-19 cases, its highest in a single day this year, and one death. Infection tally rises to 12,071 including 133 deaths.
APR 18, 2021 11:14 AM IST
33 PSA plants out of 162 sanctioned already installed: Health ministry
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APR 18, 2021 11:12 AM IST
Bengal forms task force to oversee augmentation of hospital beds
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APR 18, 2021 10:56 AM IST
April session for JEE (Main) 2021 postponed, says NTA
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APR 18, 2021 10:54 AM IST
Uttarakhand reschedules exams in view of Covid-19
In view of rising Covid-19 cases, state board examinations for Class 10 have been cancelled while deferred for Class 12: Uttarakhand education minister Arvind Pandey
APR 18, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Colombia records 16,654 new Covid-19 cases and 354 deaths
Colombia recorded 16,654 new Covid-19 cases and 354 deaths on Saturday, its health ministry has said. The infection tally has risen to 2,636,076 including 67,931 deaths.
APR 18, 2021 09:53 AM IST
Andaman and Nicobar’s Covid-19 tally up by 42 new cases
Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ Covid-19 caseload surged to 5,331 with 42 more people testing positive, a health department official said on Sunday. Death toll rises to 64 with one new death.
APR 18, 2021 09:30 AM IST
India’s active caseload tops 1.8 million, recoveries near 13 million
With a rise of 121,576 cases, India’s active Covid-19 caseload reaches 1,801,316. Recoveries at 12,809,643 with 138,423 more recoveries in the last 24 hours.
APR 18, 2021 09:23 AM IST
India sees record rise of 261,500 new Covid-19 cases
India’s Covid-19 tally rises to 14,788,109 with a record spike of 261,500 fresh infections. More than 200,000 new cases for fourth day in a row. Death toll rises to 177,150 with 1,501 new fatalities.
APR 18, 2021 09:12 AM IST
Over 266 million samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
266,538,416 samples were tested up till April 17 in the country, including 1,566,394 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
APR 18, 2021 08:49 AM IST
China records 16 new Covid-19 cases
China reported 16 new Covid-19 cases on April 17, up from 15 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Sunday. Infection tally at 90,499 while death toll unchanged at 4,636.
APR 18, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Delhi makes home quarantine mandatory for Kumbh returnees
All residents of Delhi, returning from Haridwar after attending Kumbh Mela, will have to mandatorily stay in home quarantine for 14 days on arrival to the national capital: Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA)
APR 18, 2021 07:48 AM IST
Nearly 120 million vaccine doses administered in India thus far
The number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India, since the beginning of vaccination drive on January 16, is at 119,937,641, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard.
APR 18, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Nearly 3,000 new Covid-19 deaths in Brazil
Brazil reports 67,636 new Covid-19 cases and 2,929 related deaths, according to the country’s health ministry. Tally tops 13.9 million while death toll reaches 371,678.
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