7.35 am: Florida reports over 2,600 new cases and Arizona records more than 1,800 fresh infections – the second highest daily increase.
7.33 am: Toll in Brazil climbs to 46,510. Nearly 1 million people have been infected with the disease in the country.
7.31 am: Kayapó chief Paulinho Payakan dies in Brazil, reports Reuters. He had led protest against Amazon dam in 1980s.
7.27 am: Jammu and Kashmir’s toll rises to 65 after two patients died on Wednesday, reports PTI. Both the patients were senior citizens from Shopian and Baramulla districts.
7.24 am: Mizoram reports 9 new cases. The state’s tally is now 130, including 129 active cases, reports ANI.
Mizoram reports 9 new #COVID19 positive cases; the total number of cases in the state stands at 130 including 129 active cases and 1 cured/discharged: Department of Information & Public Relations, Government of Mizoram pic.twitter.com/zvJOjQkSDL
— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2020
7.22 am: WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says dexamethasone should only be used under close medical supervision.
7.15 am: Here are the top updates from Wednesday
- India reported over 2,000 deaths in day for the first time on Wednesday. With 2,003 deaths, the toll from the disease rose to 11,903. The huge increase in the number of deaths reportedly came after several states, including Delhi and Maharashtra, took account of pending data. India’s overall coronavirus count reached…