Stay tuned to catch all the LIVE updates of September 18.
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Each and everything that happens around us impacts us in some way and that’s why it becomes important for us to know what’s happening around the world. Thus at English Jagran, we provide our readers with a 360-degree coverage in all genres to give them a brief insight about what’s happening around the world.
Today our focus will be on the coronavirus crisis. The novel coronavirus has affected more than 51 lakh and claimed over 83,000 lives in India so far. Amid the worsening situation, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has asserted that India is in a much better position than other country, highlighting the country’s recovery rate of 78.64 per cent. He also noted that the country will get its first vaccine against the dreadful infection by the start of 2021.
Here are the LIVE updates from September 18:
9:32 am: India’s COVID-19 case tally crosses 52-lakh mark with a spike of 96,424 new cases and 1,174 deaths in last 24 hours
The total case tally stands at 52,14,678 including 10,17,754 active cases, 41,12,552 cured or discharged or migrated and 84,372 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
8:56 am: 6,15,72,343 samples tested up to 17th September for COVID19. Of these, 10,06,615 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research
8:22 am: Around 60% of the active cases are concentrated in only 5 most affected states. There are 13 states and UTs that even today have less than 5,000 active cases, says Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
8:00 am: Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns from Govt over new farm bills, says ‘proud to stand with farmers’
7:25 am: We have decided to hold a ‘rail roko’ agitation from September 24 to 26 against the three agriculture ordinances, says Sarwan Singh Pandher, General Secretary, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee
7:24 am: President of India Ram Nath Kovind, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect: Rashtrapati Bhavan
7:21 am: India’s coronavirus tally rises to 51,18,254, death toll mounts to 83,198
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