Thursday, August 18, 2022

India records over 18k Covid cases; 39 dead

India on Thursday recorded over 18,000 Covid cases after a gap of 130 days, taking the tally to 4,34,52,164, the Health Ministry said. The active cases crossed the one-lakh mark again after 122 days.
A total 18,819 new cases were reported in a span of 24 hours while the death toll climbed to 5,25,116 with 39 new fatalities. The active cases increased to 1,04,555 comprising 0.24 per cent of the total infections.
Covid cases rising : The number of new Covid cases rose by 18 per cent in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organisation.
WHO said in its latest weekly report on the pandemic that the worldwide number of deaths remained relatively similar to the week before, at about 8,500.


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