Coronavirus update: India has lost more than 3,000 lives

Japan in recession

By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 18 May 2020

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cost India 3,029 lives up to May 18, 2020 morning, according to the Union health ministry.

  • India had 56,316 active cases.
  • The total case count has jumped to 96,169 — a jump of 5,242 new cases. 

  • COVID-19 has led Japan’s economy into recession — it is shrinking, not growing anymore — the first time in half a decade.
  • Japan was one of the first countries to be affected by the pandemic. 
  • It has had 16,285 cases positive to the SARS-CoV-2 virus until May 18, according to aggregator
  • The country’s death toll was at 744.
  • The global death toll was at 316,671.

  • The world has seen more than 4.8 million positive cases.
  • The number of active cases worldwide was 2,627,034.
  • The proportion of serious / critical patients remained at 2 per cent. 
  • South Korea will supply 10,000 masks for native Americans, according to media reports. 
  • Brazil now has the fifth-highest case tally at 241,080 — ahead of Italy. 

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