Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports Over 12,000 New Covid Cases, 72 Deaths

India COVID-19 Highlights: The death count increased to 5,27,206 with 72 more fatalities being added since yesterday, latest government data showed.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports Over 12,000 New Covid Cases, 72 Deaths

India Covid Highlights : The active cases stand at 1,01,343. (File)

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India reported 12, 608 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative figure to 4,42,98,864. The death count increased to 5,27,206 with 72 more fatalities being added since yesterday, latest government data showed. The active cases stand at 1,01,343. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,36,70,315.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Aug 18, 2022 22:25 (IST)
Maharashtra Reports 2,246 New Covid Cases, 6 Deaths

Maharashtra recorded 2,246 new coronavirus infections and six fatalities on Thursday, the state health department said.

The state's Covid case tally rose to 80,78,411, and the total death count reached 1,48,186.

The state had recorded 1,800 new cases and six fatalities on Wednesday.

There are 11,690 active patients in the state.

As many as 1,920 patients recovered from the infection since previous evening, taking the total of recovered patients to 79,18,535.
Aug 18, 2022 22:24 (IST)
Chhattisgarh Reports 319 New Covid Cases, 1 Death

Chhattisgarh on Thursday reported 319 new Covid cases at a positivity rate of 3.01 per cent, taking the overall tally to 11,71,802, while the total death count increased by one to reach 14,094, an official said.

The patient recovery count stood at 11,55,983 after 123 people recovered during the day, leaving the state with 1,725 active cases, he said.
Aug 18, 2022 22:02 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Reports 108 New Covid Case, Active Cases At 699

The Covid tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 10,52,558 on Thursday after the detection of 108 new cases, but no fresh death linked to the infection was registered in the state, a health department official said.

The death count remained unchanged at 10,764, he said.

The state's coronavirus positivity rate, or confirmed cases per 100 tests, stood at 1.8 per cent, he said.

The patient recovery count increased by 107 to touch 10,41,095, leaving the state with 699 active cases, the official informed.
Aug 18, 2022 21:32 (IST)
Mumbai Reports 1,201 New Covid Cases, Highest Since June-End

Mumbai on Thursday reported 1,201 new coronavirus infections, the highest since June 30, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The city also reported two Covid-related deaths.

On Wednesday Mumbai had recorded 975 new infections and two fatalities.

The new cases in Mumbai crossed the 1,000-mark for the first time on Thursday after June 30 when 1,265 infections and one fatality had been reported.

The cases had dipped steadily thereafter.

The city's caseload stands at 11,35,680 while the death count is 19,670, as per the BMC release.

The tally of recuperated patients rose to 11,10,298 with 681 patients recovering during the day.
Aug 18, 2022 21:08 (IST)
Delhi Reports 1,964 New Covid Cases, 8 Deaths

Delhi reported 1,964 new Covid case and eight deaths on Thursday at a positivity rate of 9.42 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.

Compared with yesterday's daily case count, there has been an increase in the number of cases. On Wednesday, Delhi reported 1,652 new cases at a positivity rate of 9.92 per cent.
Aug 18, 2022 18:15 (IST)
Puducherry Reports 80 Covid Cases Today

Puducherry witnessed a rise in the number of fresh Covid cases with 80 people testing positive, a senior official of the Department of Health said on Thursday.

The union territory on Wednesday reported 16 new coronavirus cases.

The active cases were 364 which comprised nine patients undergoing treatment in hospitals including JIPMER and the remaining 355 are in home quarantine.

The total death count remained at 1,967 after no new Covid-related death was reported.
Aug 18, 2022 15:20 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 153 New Cases In Mizoram
Mizoram reported 153 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 69 less than the previous day, with the tally rising to 2,35,682, a health official said. The single-day positivity rate dipped to 18.19 per cent from 21 per cent on Wednesday as the fresh cases were detected from 809 sample tests, he said. According to the official, the death count remained at 717 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, he said. Mizoram now has 750 active cases.
Aug 18, 2022 11:18 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 174 New Cases In Assam
Assam reported 174 new COVID-19 cases today, as per the National Health Mission (NHM). The state's positivity rate decreased to 3.62 per cent, it said in a bulletin. Kamrup Metropolitan district, which primarily comprises Guwahati city, reported 26 fresh cases. There are 2,976 active cases in the state at present. The death count remained at 8,026 with no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
Aug 18, 2022 09:44 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 12,608 New Cases, 72 More Deaths In India
India reported 12, 608 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative figure to 4,42,98,864. The death count increased to 5,27,206 with 72 more fatalities being added since yesterday, latest government data showed. The active cases stand at 1,01,343.
Aug 18, 2022 08:47 (IST)
Covid Patients At Increased Risk Of Psychiatric Conditions After 2 Years: Lancet Study
Increased risk of neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia and seizures is still higher two years after COVID-19 compared to other respiratory infections, suggests an observational study published in Lancet Psychiatry journal.


Aug 18, 2022 06:08 (IST)
Over Rs 900 Crore Contributed By Finance Ministry For Covid Vaccine: Official
The Union Finance Ministry contributed more than Rs 900 crore to COVID vaccine development under 'Mission COVID Suraskha' resulting in India becoming a leader in vaccine production, said a top official.
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