Coronavirus Highlights: India Logs 13,216 New Covid Cases, 23 Deaths In 24 Hours

India COVID-19: With 8,148 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries have reached 4,26,90,845.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Logs 13,216 New Covid Cases, 23 Deaths In 24 Hours

India COVID-19 Live: India's daily Covid cases crosses 13,000 for first time in nearly 4 months

New Delhi:

India today recorded a total of 13,216 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases to 4,32,83,793.

India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 68,108, the Health Ministry said.

With 23 new Covid-related fatalities in the last 24 hours, country's total number of deaths rose to 5,24,840.

With 8,148 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries have reached 4,26,90,845.

The national recovery rate was 98.65 per cent. The cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered across India has exceeded 196 crore.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

Get NDTV UpdatesTurn on notifications to receive alerts as this story develops.
Jun 18, 2022 23:39 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Bengal Reports 288 New Cases, 108 From Kolkata
West Bengal today reported 288 new COVID-19 cases, said a health bulletin. Kolkata reported the highest number of new cases at 108, followed by North 24 Parganas (68) and South 24 Parganas (25), it said. The positivity rate was 2.42 per cent. The active cases rose to 1,625, the bulletin said. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 22:30 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Telangana Reports 247 New Cases, 157 From Hyderabad
Telangana today recorded 247 fresh coronavirus cases, pushing the overall caseload to 7,95,819. Hyderabad reported the highest number of cases with 157. A health bulletin said no fresh death occurred due to the infectious disease and the death count continued to be 4,111. The number of active cases was 1,912, it said. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 22:07 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Chhattisgarh Reports 94 New Cases; Active Tally At 406
Chhattisgarh today recorded 94 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the state to 11,53,022, while the death count remained unchanged at 14,035, an official said. The 94 cases, at a positivity rate of 1.48 per cent, included 23 in Durg, 19 in Raipur, 11 in Bilaspur and seven in Korba, while no new COVID-19 case was reported in 12 districts, he said. Currently, there are 406 active cases, the official said. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 22:06 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Madhya Pradesh Records 65 New Cases, One Death
The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh has reached 10,43,474 with the detection of 65 new cases, an official said. The death count reached 10,740 as one person died in Jabalpur. The positivity rate in the state stood at 0.93 per cent. The recovery count increased by 70 to touch 10,32,319, leaving the state with 415 active cases. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 21:41 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Over 196 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered In India So Far
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 196 crore, the Union health ministry said. Over 11 lakh  vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Saturday. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, it said. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 21:40 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Gujarat Reports 234 New Cases, Active Tally At 1,261
Gujarat today recorded 234 fresh cases of COVID-19 that raised the tally of infections to 12,27,399, an official said. The death count stood at 10,946 as no new casualties were reported during the day, he said. The state currently has 1,261 active cases, the official said. Of the latest cases, Ahmedabad reported the highest number of 130 cases, followed by Surat with 31 and Vadodara 25, he said. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 20:42 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Delhi Reports 1,534 New Cases, Positivity At 7.71%
Jun 18, 2022 20:03 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Mumbai Reports 2,054 New Cases, 2 Deaths
Mumbai today reported 2,054 new COVID-19 cases, which took the caseload in the metropolis to 10,92,557. Two new pandemic-related deaths increased the death count to 19,582, a civic official said. On Friday, Mubai had reported 2,255 new coronavirus infections. Currently, there are 13,613 active cases in the city, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 19:57 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Mask Must For Entry Into Madras High Court
In view of the spurt in Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, Chief Justice M N Bhandari has made wearing a mask mandatory for entry into the Madras High Court and its Bench at Madurai from June 20. Advocates, litigant public, advocate-clerks, High Court officers and staff members shall strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocols like wearing masks, washing hands frequently, sanitizing and maintaining social distance inside the High Court campus. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 19:56 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Tamil Nadu Reports 596 New Cases, 295 From Chennai
Tamil Nadu reported 596 coronavirus cases today, as against yesterday's infection figure of 589. No new virus-related deaths were reported. Of the new cases, 295 were reported from Chennai. Currently, there are 3,073 active cases in the state.
Jun 18, 2022 19:43 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Maharashtra Reports 3,883 New Cases, 2 Death
Jun 18, 2022 19:03 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 27 New Cases In Jammu And Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir reported 27 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the infection tally to 4,54,469, officials said. Of the total cases, 19 were reported from Jammu division and eight from Kashmir valley, they said. There are 141 active Covid cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,49,576, they said. The COVID-19 death count stands at 4,752 in Jammu and Kashmir as no fresh fatality linked to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, they said. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 18:29 (IST)
States Asked To Submit "Larger Number" Of Samples For Whole Genome Sequencing
States and Union territories have been asked to submit "larger number" of samples for whole genome sequencing from districts and areas which have seen a surge in COVID-19 cases over a period of seven days, official sources said. The direction was issued during Friday's meeting by the INSACOG which reviewed the COVID-19 data to check the possibility of any new emerging variant or sub-variant and ascertain the reasons behind the breakthrough infections. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 18:28 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Active Cases Cross 200-Mark In Odisha
Odisha reported 38 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the tally to 12,88,800, the Health Department said. The death count remained at 9,126 with no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The state now has 202 active cases, while 12,79,419 people have recovered from the disease, including 21 since Friday, the Health Department said. The positivity rate was 0.28 per cent as the new cases were detected after testing 13,437 samples. (PTI)
Jun 18, 2022 17:03 (IST)
Covid Live Updates: Genome Sequencing Of Covid Samples Ramped Up In Delhi

Amid an uptick in coronavirus cases, Delhi has ramped up genome sequencing of samples to detect any new variant, officials said on Saturday. On Friday, Delhi logged 1,797 COVID-19 infections in a single day, highest in nearly four months, along with one fatality while the positivity rate rose to 8.18 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. (PTI)

Jun 18, 2022 14:55 (IST)
15 New COVID-19 Cases In Andamans In Last 24 Hours

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 10,079 today as 15 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.

All the fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, it said.

The Union territory had reported only one new case on the previous day.

There are now 24 active cases in the archipelago, while 9,926 people have recovered from the disease so far, including two in the last 24 hours.

A total of 129 people have succumbed to the infection to date.

The administration has thus far tested over 7.47 lakh samples for COVID-19, and fully vaccinated 3.40 lakh people.
Jun 18, 2022 14:54 (IST)
Maharashtra's Thane District Reports 957 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

The coronavirus infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district rose by 957 to reach 7,18,047, an official said on Saturday.

These new cases were reported on Friday.

The virus claimed the lives of two persons during the day, which took the death count in the district to 11,898, the official said, adding that the mortality rate stood at 1.67 per cent.

Over the past few days, the number of coronavirus positive cases has been rising in the district. On Thursday, it had reported 934 cases, a day after it saw 852 infections.
Jun 18, 2022 14:52 (IST)
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,90,845. The case fatality rate stood at 1.21 per cent, it said.

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide inoculation drive have exceeded 196 crore.
Jun 18, 2022 14:51 (IST)
The active cases comprise 0.16 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.63 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 5,045 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.73 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.47 per cent, the ministry said.
Jun 18, 2022 14:51 (IST)
The COVID-19 death count increased to 5,24,840 with 23 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
Jun 18, 2022 14:50 (IST)
India's COVID-19 tally increased to 4,32,83,793 on Saturday as 13,216 more people tested positive for the viral disease and the active caseload climbed to 68,108, according to Union health ministry data.

This is the first time in 113 days that India has recorded over 13,000 cases.
Jun 18, 2022 14:50 (IST)
India's daily Covid cases crosses 13,000 for first time in nearly 4 months
Jun 18, 2022 06:09 (IST)
Omicron Less Likely To Cause Long COVID -19: UK Study
The Omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long COVID than previous variants, according to the first peer-reviewed study of its kind from the United Kingdom.
.