Global Covid-19 caseload tops 209.9 mn

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Washington, Aug 20 | The global coronavirus caseload has topped 209.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.40 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.82 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 209,915,414, 4,401,878 and 4,824,177,807, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 37,291,739 and 625,153, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 32,322,258 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,494,212), Russia (6,592,705), France (6,635,417), the UK (6,422,367), Turkey (6,157,742), Argentina (5,116,803), Colombia (4,880,516), Spain (4,758,003), Italy (4,464,005), Iran (4,587,683), Indonesia (3,930,300), Germany (3,854,529) and Mexico (3,152,205), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 572,641 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (433,049), Mexico (250,469), Peru (197,659), Russia (170,716), the UK (131,690), Italy (128,634), Colombia (123,901), Indonesia (122,633), France (113,366) and Argentina (109,841).

Source: IANS

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The NIFTY 50 had a positive opening and made an intraday high at 16262.80 level but showed selling pressure from the top and made an intraday low at 16078.60 level and closed the session at 16125.15 level with a loss of 89.55 points However, Bank nifty closed the session at 34290 level with a gain of 42 points. VIX closed at 25.70 up by 9.83%.

33 stocks out of NIFTY 50 closed in Red which suggest broad based selling. Nifty Healthcare, FMCG, IT, capital goods indices down 1 percent each while Nifty Auto & Bank ended in Green. Nifty Stocks like DRREDDY, GNFC, POWERGRID, KOTAKBANK were the top gainers, While DIVISLAB, TECHM, GRASIM & HINDUNILVR were top losers. The Nifty has confirmed the shooting star kind of pattern on a daily time frame which indicates downside movement momentum for an upcoming session.

Moreover, from the last 14 days Nifty has been trading in a range of 15750-16410 levels, either side breakout can direct further direction. In addition, Nifty has given a closing below 21-Day Moving Average which indicates weakness in the Nifty.

However, the momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading with a positive crossover & reversed from oversold zone on a daily chart which suggest a northward journey in the Nifty. The Nifty may find Strong support around 16000 levels, while on the upside 16300 may act as an immediate hurdle. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 33600 levels while resistance at 34800 levels.

Palak Kothari
Research Associate
Choice Broking

Source: Choice India

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