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Coronavirus has infected 613,830 and caused 28,228, deaths. Number of cases in India reach 918. Stay tuned for LIVE updates on Covid-19

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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LIVE updates: Covid-19 continues to spread at a very fast pace and is impacting economies across the world. The total number of Covid-19 cases in India reached 918 with 179 fresh cases being reported on Saturday, the highest single-day increase so far, while the death toll rose to 19, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

Deaths have so far been reported from Maharashtra (5), Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2), Madhya Pradesh (2) and one each from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

The country has entered Day-4 of complete Kerala today reported first death in the state. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that no research on developing vaccine for Covid-19 has so far reached human trial stage anywhere.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases so far at 180 (including three foreign nationals), followed by Kerala at 176, including eight foreign nationals, according to the ministry data.

The International Monetary Fund chief has said the global economy has entered recession and it will be much worse than the financial crisis of 2009.

world update: US cases have surpassed 100,000-mark. With 104,250 positive tests, now it has more infected patients than any other country in the world. But Covid-19-related fatalities in the US (1,704) so far have been way fewer than in China (3,295), Italy (9,134) and Spain (5,138).

The number of cases worldwide have crossed more than 615,000 with over 28,000 deaths.
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