In terms of related deaths, India is at fourth, the tracker shows, behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico respectively.
In terms of related deaths, India is at fourth, the tracker shows, behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico respectively.

Highlights: Chhattisgarh reports 12,345 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

The global tally of Covid-19 cases is at 140,413,735 while more than three million people have succumbed to the viral disease, the Johns Hopkins University tracker shows.
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 11:59 PM IST

India's tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) stands at 14,788,109 after the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) reported on Sunday morning that the country logged 261,500 fresh infections of the viral disease in the preceding 24 hours. The death toll, meanwhile, is at 177,150 with 1,501 more related fatalities.


India saw more than 100,000 cases for the first time on April 5, and, barring April 6, has been witnessing more than 100,000 infections everyday. The 200,000 mark was topped for the first time on April 15.


According to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, India's caseload is the second-highest globally, after that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil's. In terms of related deaths, India is at fourth, the tracker shows, behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico respectively.

Follow all the updates here:

  • APR 18, 2021 11:57 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh reports 12,345 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    Chhattisgarh on Sunday registered 12,345 fresh Covid-19 cases, 14,075 discharges, and 170 deaths in last 24 hours.

  • APR 18, 2021 11:22 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh logs 12,248 fresh Covid-19 cases, 66 deaths

    Madhya Pradesh on Sunday reported 12,248 new Covid-19 cases, 7,495 recoveries and 66 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • APR 18, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    UK reports 1,882 Covid-19 cases, 10 more deaths

    The United Kingdom's Covid-19 caseload climbed to 4,387,820 after 1,882 cases, 10 more deaths were reported on Sunday, according to official figures. The total Covid-related deaths now stand at 127,270.

  • APR 18, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    Maharashtra makes negative RT-PCR test mandatory for passengers from Delhi-NCR and 4 other states; Covid SOP issued too

    With a view to curb the spread of the Covid-19 disease, the Maharashtra government on Sunday made negative RT-PCR tests mandatory for passengers arriving from Kerala, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi and NCR and Uttarakhand. Read more

  • APR 18, 2021 10:18 PM IST

    India's Covid figures not looking good, but..: Top doctor gives tips to be safe

    Gripped by the second wave of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19), India is currently witnessing a tsunami of cases and deaths. The number of daily cases topped the 100,000-mark on April 5, a record jump never seen in the country ever before. Read more

  • APR 18, 2021 10:12 PM IST

    Bihar reports 8,690 new Covid-19 cases, 27 fresh fatalities

    Bihar's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) climbed to 324,117 after 8,690 new cases and 27 more deaths were reported on Sunday, according to the state health department's bulletin. Patna district reported the highest number of new cases at 2,290, followed by Gaya (753) and Saran (383), the bulletin showed.

  • APR 18, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Maharashtra breaks another grim milestone, records highest single-day spike of 68,631 cases of Covid-19

    Maharashtra on Sunday registered 68,631 new Covid-19 disease cases, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic last year, taking the caseload to 3,839,338 according to the state health department's bulletin. As many as 503 people died due to the disease while 45,654 recovered during the same period taking the death toll and total recoveries to 60,473 and 3,106,828 respectively, the bulletin showed.

  • APR 18, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Gujarat's Covid-19 tally crosses 400,000; 10,340 new cases reported

    Gujarat's Covid-19 caseload breached the 400,000-mark on Sunday after another single-day high of 10,340 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin. Nearly 4,000 people recovered and 110 died during the same period.

  • APR 18, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    Bihar to observe night curfew from 9pm-5am; Cinema halls, malls to be shut till May 15

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar announced on Sunday a night curfew will be imposed across the state between 9pm to 5am in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and no examinations will be held by state-run schools and universities till May 15, according to news agency ANI. Read more

  • APR 18, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu announces night curfew, Sunday lockdowns starting April 20 to curb Covid-19 spread

    From April 20, Tamil Nadu will be imposing a night curfew and Sunday lockdowns until further notice to curb the spread of the Covid disease in the state. The night curfew will be between 10 pm and 4 am and public transport, taxis, rental autos and private vehicles will not be allowed to operate during this period.


    During the Sunday lockdown, essentials such as milk shops and pharamacies will function. Restaurants would be allowed to function from 6am-10 am, 12pm-3 pm and 6pm-9 pm.

  • APR 18, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Covid in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee flags 3 issues to PM Modi, seeks ‘intervention'

    West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi where she highlighted three issues which are important with regard to the second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India which is leading to a huge spike in number of cases and fatalities. Read more

  • APR 18, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Shortage of oxygen in several Delhi hospitals, says Dy CM Sisodia

    Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday there is a shortage of oxygen in several hospitals in the national capital to treat the Covid disease patients. "Some hospitals have oxygen supply for 3-4 hours while some have oxygen supply for 10-12 hours. Situation is grim so we have requested Central Govt to provide oxygen to Delhi on priority," Sisodia was quoted as saying by news agency ANI after he paid a visit to Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre & Hospital, Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur.

  • APR 18, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Pakistan adds 6,127 new Covid-19 cases; highest single day spike since June last year

    Pakistan on Sunday added 6,127 new Covid disease cases, the highest single day spike since June 14 last year. The country's caseload has now climbed to 756,285 and the positivity rate is at 8.5 per cent, Dawn reported.

  • APR 18, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, wife test positive for Covid-19

    Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his wife Asha Hooda tested positive for the Covid-19 disease on Sunday. Congress MLA B B Batra told news agency ANI that Hood and his wife are currently in Delhi and will hospitalise themselves in Gurugram as a precautionary measure. Read more

  • APR 18, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Philippines' Covid-19 tally climbs over 936,000; 10,098 new cases added

    Philippines tally of the Covid-19 disease crossed 936,000 (936,133 exact) on Sunday after 10,098 new cases were reported, according to the Department of Health (DOH). As many as 150 succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday taking the death toll of the Southeast Asian nation to 15,960 , the DOH added.

  • APR 18, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Delhi govt urges Railways to deploy Covid-19 care coaches at 2 stations

    The Delhi government on Sunday requested Railways to provide up to 5,000 beds by deploying Covid-19 care coaches at the Shakur Basti and the Anand Vihar stations due to the spike in the national capital's cases. Delhi chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev wrote a letter to Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma he said private and government hospitals in Delhi "are getting strained and there is an urgent need for more number of bed facilities to cope up with the ever increasing demand of Covid patients who require admissions in hospitals.

  • APR 18, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    Maharashtra home minister warns of action against Covid-19 curbs

    As Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state from the Covid-19 disease pandemic, state home minister Dilip Walse Patil warned on Sunday that strict action will be taken against those Covid related curbs imposed by the government to curb the spread of the disease. "In order to curb the rising number of Covid-19 infections, curfew order and restrictions should be effectively followed. Action will be taken against those who violate orders," Walse tweeted.

  • APR 18, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    8,632 fresh cases push Russia's Covid-19 tally to over 4.7 million

    Russia's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) climbed to 4,702,101 on Sunday after 8,632 fresh cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to news agency Reuters. Almost 390 people succumbed to the disease taking the death toll to 105,582.

  • APR 18, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    PM Modi reviews Varanasi's Covid-19 situation

    PM Modi reiterated importance of masks and urged all to ensure 'do gaj ki doori'. He said that as a representative of Varanasi, he takes constant feedback from public and in last five-six years, medical infrastructure has advanced in Varanasi that has helped in the fight against: Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

  • APR 18, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    India's Covid-19 vaccination doses top 120 million

    India has administered 122,622,590 doses of vaccine against Covid-19, with 2,684,956 doses in last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry dashboard.

  • APR 18, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Commonwealth Games village to be used as Covid-19 centre: Kejriwal

    We will add over 6,000 high-flow oxygen beds will in next two-three days at Yamuna Sports Complex. Commonwealth Games Village and some schools too will be turned into Covid-19 centres and the Covid facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas will be reopened: Arvind Kejriwal

  • APR 18, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Around 25,000 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi in last 24 hours, says Kejriwal

    Around 25,000 new Covid-19 cases reported in Delhi in last 24 hours. There are 10,000 beds in Delhi, including that of central govt, of which, 1,800 beds currently reserved for Covid-19. I request Centre to allot 7,000 of 10,000 beds in view of severe Covid-19 cases: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

  • APR 18, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    Delhi's positivity rate up 30% from 24% in last 24 hours: Arvind Kejriwal

    Positivity rate increased from 24% to 30% in last 24 hours. Less than 100 ICU beds left and there's oxygen shortage. Spoke to Dr Harsh Vardhan yesterday and Amit Shah ji this morning regarding lack of beds and informed them that we're in dire need: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

  • APR 18, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    Ladakh sees highest single-day Covid-19 rise in 2021

    Ladakh records 362 new Covid-19 cases, its highest in a single day this year, and one death. Infection tally rises to 12,071 including 133 deaths.

  • APR 18, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    33 PSA plants out of 162 sanctioned already installed: Health ministry

    162 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) oxygen plants have been sanctioned by GoI for installation in public health facilities in all states. Out of 162 PSA plants sanctioned, 33 already been installed: Union health ministry

  • APR 18, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    Bengal forms task force to oversee augmentation of hospital beds

    West Bengal government forms a four-member 'Task Force on augmentation of Covid beds in private hospitals/nursing homes' in response to upsurge in Covid-19 cases in state. Sanjay Bansal, secretary, health and family welfare department to chair task force and act as state nodal officer.

  • APR 18, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    April session for JEE (Main) 2021 postponed, says NTA

    April session for JEE (Main) 2021 has been postponed. It was scheduled for 27th, 28th and 30th April. Revised dates to be announced later: National Testing Agency (NTA)

  • APR 18, 2021 10:54 AM IST

    Uttarakhand reschedules exams in view of Covid-19

    In view of rising Covid-19 cases, state board examinations for Class 10 have been cancelled while deferred for Class 12: Uttarakhand education minister Arvind Pandey

  • APR 18, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    Colombia records 16,654 new Covid-19 cases and 354 deaths

    Colombia recorded 16,654 new Covid-19 cases and 354 deaths on Saturday, its health ministry has said. The infection tally has risen to 2,636,076 including 67,931 deaths.

  • APR 18, 2021 09:53 AM IST

    Andaman and Nicobar's Covid-19 tally up by 42 new cases

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands' Covid-19 caseload surged to 5,331 with 42 more people testing positive, a health department official said on Sunday. Death toll rises to 64 with one new death.

  • APR 18, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    India's active caseload tops 1.8 million, recoveries near 13 million

    With a rise of 121,576 cases, India's active Covid-19 caseload reaches 1,801,316. Recoveries at 12,809,643 with 138,423 more recoveries in the last 24 hours.

  • APR 18, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    India sees record rise of 261,500 new Covid-19 cases

    India's Covid-19 tally rises to 14,788,109 with a record spike of 261,500 fresh infections. More than 200,000 new cases for fourth day in a row. Death toll rises to 177,150 with 1,501 new fatalities.

  • APR 18, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    Over 266 million samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR

    266,538,416 samples were tested up till April 17 in the country, including 1,566,394 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • APR 18, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    China records 16 new Covid-19 cases

    China reported 16 new Covid-19 cases on April 17, up from 15 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Sunday. Infection tally at 90,499 while death toll unchanged at 4,636.

  • APR 18, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Delhi makes home quarantine mandatory for Kumbh returnees

    All residents of Delhi, returning from Haridwar after attending Kumbh Mela, will have to mandatorily stay in home quarantine for 14 days on arrival to the national capital: Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA)

  • APR 18, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    Nearly 120 million vaccine doses administered in India thus far

    The number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India, since the beginning of vaccination drive on January 16, is at 119,937,641, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard.

  • APR 18, 2021 07:22 AM IST

    Nearly 3,000 new Covid-19 deaths in Brazil

    Brazil reports 67,636 new Covid-19 cases and 2,929 related deaths, according to the country's health ministry. Tally tops 13.9 million while death toll reaches 371,678.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Topics
People carrying oxygen cylinders line up at Delhi's Mayapuri industrial area for a refill.(HT Photo )
People carrying oxygen cylinders line up at Delhi's Mayapuri industrial area for a refill.(HT Photo )

SC task force to audit oxygen usage nationwide

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:58 AM IST
12-member panel of medical luminaries to revamp formula for allocating oxygen to states; simultaneous audit ordered in Delhi.
HT Image
HT Image

Eight oxygen plants added in govt hospitals in Delhi in two weeks

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:14 AM IST
Nine government hospitals in the city now have pressure swing adsorption oxygen plants, compared to just one on April 24, said government officials, an increase that is likely to significantly ease the Capital’s oxygen crisis
Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills have limited infrastructure and facilities to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. (REUTERS PHOTO.)
Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills have limited infrastructure and facilities to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. (REUTERS PHOTO.)

Iconic Darjeeling eatery offers to set up isolation centre for Covid-19 patients free of cost

PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:13 AM IST
Located a stone’s throw away from the mall, Glenary’s is a three-storey building, the top floor of which used to house the restaurant. The restaurant and the pub on the ground floor are now closed. The bakery on the first floor is, however, open with only take away facilities.
HT Image
HT Image

Centre may probe oxygen hoarding in Delhi

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:07 AM IST
The government may institute a probe against hoarding and black marketing of medical oxygen amid reports of its diversion, and also audit the demand and supply situation in Delhi as inordinate delays in unloading oxygen in the Capital are affecting the national supply chain, two people with knowledge of matters related to an inter-ministerial empowered group (EG2) said
HT Image
HT Image

India surviving on systems set up by Nehru-Gandhi family: Sena

By HT Correspondent and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:06 AM IST
Mumbai Taking a dig at its former ally BJP, the Shiv Sena said on Saturday that systems created over 70 years by previous prime ministers such as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh helped India survive through the tough times being faced today while the present government was not even ready to suspend work on the Central Vista amid a devastating pandemic
HT Image
HT Image

Delhi given large part of foreign aid: Data

PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:05 AM IST
New Delhi: The national capital received a large part of the Covid-19-related aid donated by foreign countries in an otherwise equitable distribution of relief goods, according to the government data
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also requested PM Modi for additional allotment of oxygen.(HT File Photo )
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also requested PM Modi for additional allotment of oxygen.(HT File Photo )

PM Modi hails Maharashtra Covid-19 handling, says CMO

By Surendra P Gangan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 01:47 AM IST
PM and the Centre have been guiding Maharashtra in its fight against the virus since beginning, the Maharashtra chief minister's office said in a statement.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen noted the EU is open to discussions on waiver of patent protections but said, “These are important topics to discuss but we should be aware of the fact that these are topics for the long term."(AFP)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen noted the EU is open to discussions on waiver of patent protections but said, “These are important topics to discuss but we should be aware of the fact that these are topics for the long term."(AFP)

India, EU to hold talks on three trade pacts

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 01:35 AM IST
PM Modi and EU leaders fail to reach common ground on India's call for a waiver of patent protection for Covid-19 vaccines.
Doctors attend to patients at a Covid ward, in Kanpur on Saturday.(PTI)
Doctors attend to patients at a Covid ward, in Kanpur on Saturday.(PTI)

Covid-19 positive report not must for hospitalisation: Centre

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 01:14 AM IST
Health ministry tells facilities to ensure that even outstation patients aren’t denied oxygen and medicines.
HT Image
HT Image

Army inducts 1st batch of women in military police

PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:02 AM IST
NEW DELHI: The Indian Army on Saturday inducted the first batch of 83 women soldiers into the Corps of Military Police, the first instance of women joining the military in non-officer cadre, officials said
HT Image
HT Image

CWC meeting tomorrow to review party performance in recent polls

PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:02 AM IST
New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) is scheduled to meet on Monday morning to review party’s performance in the recently concluded assembly elections, in which it failed to win Assam, Kerala and Puducherry, and drew a blank in West Bengal, a senior party leader in know of the decision said
HT Image
HT Image

Suspense over Assam CM: Sonowal, Sarma meet party brass in Capital

PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:01 AM IST
New Delhi: Amid suspense over who will be the next chief minister of Assam, chief contenders Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma met Union home minister Amit Shah, BJP president JP Nadda and party general secretary BL Santhosh in Delhi on Saturday
HT Image
HT Image

Maha to set up panel to study SC order on Maratha reservation

PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 11:59 PM IST
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced to appoint a committee under two retired high court judges to review the recent Supreme Court judgment on Maratha reservation and suggest the way forward in the quota issue
HT Image
HT Image

Centre not doing any work in past 6 months led to current Covid crisis: Mamata

PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 11:58 PM IST
Kolkata:West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday that the Covid crisis in the country was the result of the Centre “not doing any work” in the last six months as Union ministers and leaders were visiting Bengal daily to “capture” it
The mangled remains of the jeep that carried the explosive material from Badwel to Kalasapadu.(HT Photo )
The mangled remains of the jeep that carried the explosive material from Badwel to Kalasapadu.(HT Photo )

10 killed in explosion at limestone quarry in Andhra

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 01:39 AM IST
“The explosion occurred when the workers were unloading bundles of detonators from a vehicle for using them for limestone mining,” Kadapa superintendent of police KKN Anburajan said.
SHARE
Story Saved