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India has been hit by the second wave of coronavirus pandemic that has led to an expontial rise in daily cases. Amid this several states and union territories (UTs) have imposed restrictions, including night curfews, weekend lockdown and lockdown. Looking at the situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a crucial meet today to review the situation in the state.

Here are LIVE Updates of the day:

10:46 am: Telangana reports 4009 new COVID-19 cases, 1878 recoveries and 14 deaths.

Total cases 3,55,433

Total recoveries 3,14,441

Death toll 1838

Active cases 39,154

10:30 am: With massive surge in COVID-19 cases across India, Government of West Bengal is taking all necessary steps to protect its people. I have reached out to the PM to help us with additional medicines and vaccines required, says Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

I've also directed all top officials to make elaborate arrangements and step up their efforts at every level to deal with COVID-19 situation in West Bengal. Chief Secretary along with key officials will be doing a Press conference at 2 PM to discuss details of the plan, she added.

10:15 am: Odisha reported 4,445 new positive cases, 1,309 discharges and 4 deaths on April 18.

Total positive cases:3,72,703

Total recovered cases: 3,46,134

Active cases: 24,568

Deceased: 1,948

10:00 am: 26,78,94,549 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 18th April 2021. Of these, 13,56,133 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research.

9:46 am: Just In: Sensex plummet 1211.97 points, currently at 47,620.06. Nifty drops 356.55 points, currently at 14,261.30.

9:40 am: India reports 2,73,810 new COVID-19 cases, 1,619 fatalities and 1,44,178 discharges in the last 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry.

Total cases: 1,50,61,919

Active cases: 19,29,329

Total recoveries: 1,29,53,821

Death toll: 1,78,769

Total vaccination: 12,38,52,566

9:05 am: West Bengal Elections | Senior BJP leader JP Nadda will also hold multiple rallies and roadshows in the state today.

9:00 am: West Bengal Elections | Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold multiple rallies in the state today.

8:55 am: Kannada writer, editor, lexicographer, G Venkatasubbiah passes away. He was 107 years old.

8:45 am: Mewalal Choudhary, JDU MLA and former minister, passes away due to COVID-19 at a hospital in Patna.

CM Nitish Kumar condoles the demise of Mewalal Choudhary. CM says that his demise is saddening and an irreplaceable loss in the field of education and politics. His last rites will be performed with full state honours: Bihar Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma