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India Reports Over 62k Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Deaths at 3.83 Lakh

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India on Friday, 18 June, reported 62,480 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,97,62,793. The death toll increased by 1,587 to 3,83,490.

Studies show that following vaccination, the chances of hospitalisation reduce by 75-80 percent after contracting COVID-19, NITI Aayog member VK Paul said at the Union Health Ministry briefing on Friday. "The possibility of such individuals needing oxygen support is around 8 percent and the risk of ICU admission is only 6 percent in vaccinated persons," he was quoted as saying.

Snapshot
  • Delhi on Friday reported 165 new coronavirus cases, with a positivity rate of 0.22 percent, and 14 deaths
  • Maharashtra on Friday reported 9,798 new coronavirus cases and 198 fatalities
  • The Serum Institute of India plans to start clinical trials of the Novavax shot for children in July, sources were quoted as saying by ANI on Thursday

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9:51 PM , 18 Jun

9,798 New COVID Cases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra on Friday reported 9,798 new coronavirus cases and 198 fatalities.

5:15 PM , 18 Jun
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Chances of Hospitalisation Reduce by 75-80% Following Vaccination: NITI Aayog Member

Studies show that following vaccination, the chances of hospitalisation reduce by 75-80 percent after contracting COVID-19, NITI Aayog member VK Paul said at the Union Health Ministry briefing on Friday.

"The possibility of such individuals needing oxygen support is around 8 percent and the risk of ICU admission is only 6 percent in vaccinated persons," he was quoted as saying.

A decline of almost 85 percent and 78.6 percent has been noted in daily new COVID cases and total active cases since their peaks on 7 May and 10 May, respectively, the Centre pointed out during the briefing.

"We've been witnessing an increase in the recovery rate since 3 May, which now stands at 96 percent... Between 11 and 17 June, the overall positivity case was less than 5 percent in 513 districts," Health Ministry Joint Secretary Luv Aggarwal was quoted as saying.

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4:23 PM , 18 Jun

165 New COVID Cases in Delhi, Positivity Rate 0.22%

Delhi on Friday reported 165 new coronavirus cases, with a positivity rate of 0.22 percent, and 14 deaths.

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10:03 AM , 18 Jun
KEY EVENT

India's Active Caseload Under 8 Lakh After 73 Days

India on Friday, 18 June, reported 62,480 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,97,62,793. The death toll increased by 1,587 to 3,83,490. Meanwhile, the country’s active caseload has declined to 7,98,656, reaching a number less than 8 lakh after 73 days.

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Published: 18 Jun 2021, 10:03 AM IST
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