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India Reports 2.63 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Over 4,000 Deaths

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India on Tuesday, 18 May, reported 2,63,533 new coronavirus cases, 4,22,436 discharges, and 4,329 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry. The total cases in the country now stands at 2,52,28,996, while the death toll is at 2,78,719.

In many states, the pandemic curve is stabilising, with comprehensive efforts and increased testing resulting in the stabilisation, the Centre said in its briefing on Tuesday.

Snapshot
  • Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 28,438 new coronavirus cases and 679 deaths
  • Delhi reported 4,482 new cases, with a positivity rate of 6.89 percent, and 265 deaths
  • Tamil Nadu reported 33,059 new infections and 364 deaths
  • The use of convalescent plasma for treating COVID-19 patients has been dropped from the Clinical Management Guidelines, ICMR said on Monday

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9:22 PM , 18 May
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1.8% of the Population in India Affected by COVID So Far: Centre

Of the total population of India, 1.8 percent has been affected by COVID-19 so far, with 98 percent still being susceptible or vulnerable to the infection, the Centre said on Tuesday in its briefing.

In many states, the pandemic curve is stabilising, with comprehensive efforts and increased testing resulting in the stabilisation, the government added.

9:13 PM , 18 May

28,438 New COVID Cases in Maharashtra; 30,309 in Karnataka

Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 28,438 new coronavirus cases and 679 deaths, taking the tally in the state to 54,33,506 and the death toll to 83,777.

Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 30,309 new infections and 525 fatalities on Tuesday.

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9:13 PM , 18 May

33,059 New COVID Cases in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 33,059 new coronavirus cases and 364 deaths.

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9:13 PM , 18 May

Lockdown in Telangana Extended Till 30 May

Telangana has extended the imposition of the lockdown till 30 May, with exemptions granted between 6 am and 10 am everyday.

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Published: 18 May 2021, 9:48 AM IST
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