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Saturday, Sep 26, 2020

Arunachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 4,574; death toll at 8

The union health ministry during a press briefing this afternoon said that the number of recovered coronavirus (Covid-19) cases is now more than 29.70 lakh which is 3.5 times more than active cases.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Sep 08, 2020 05:58 IST
Arunachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 4,574; death toll at 8
A health worker handles samples collected for Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based coronavirus testing.

Coronavirus clusters in Singapore and Seoul have raised concerns for governments who are trying to curb resurgence of fresh Covid-19 cases. Cases dropped in Seoul on Tuesday for the first time since August 10 during which the administration enforced tougher social distancing measures.

India on Thursday registered its highest ever-single day spike of 83,883 Covid-19 cases and 1,043 deaths which pushed the tally to over 3.8 million. The total cases include 8,15,538 active cases, nearly 30 lakh recoveries and 67,376 deaths.

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Victoria, Australia’s most populous state, has asked its citizens to maintain social distancing and follow coronavirus preventative measures to ensure that Melbourne and other cities do not see a rise in cases. US cases rose by 0.5% but Dallas, Texas saw hospitalisations decrease.

11:19 PM IST

272 fresh cases push Surat's Covid-19 tally to nearly 22,000

Surat recorded 272 new coronavirus cases on Thursday which took the case tally in the district to 21,762, the Gujarat health department said on Thursday. The daily rise in the number of cases in Surat was once again the highest in the state. Of 272 new cases, 179 cases were from Surat city while 93 cases were from other parts of the district, the department added, reports PTI.

11:13 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 4,574; death toll at 8

As many as 214 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease in Arunachal Pradesh, which pushed the total cases in the state to 4,574. The total cases include 3,167 discharges and 8 deaths, reports ANI.

11:10 PM IST

Almost 13 lakh Indians returned from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission

Almost 13 lakh Indians have returned from abroad after the government launched the 'Vande Bharat' evacuation mission on May 7 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday, reports PTI.

10:05 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 6,615; death toll at 48

Himachal Pradesh has so far logged 6,615 cases due to the novel coronavirus disease. The total cases include 1,708 active cases, 4,818 recoveries and 48 deaths, reports ANI.

09:20 PM IST

Covid-19 pandemic has not impacted aspirations and ambitions of 1.3 billion Indians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also pointed out though the coronavirus pandemic has impacted several things but it has not impacted the aspirations and ambitions of 1.3 billion Indians, reports ANI.

09:15 PM IST

Need a mindset where the approach to development is human-centric: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his keynote address also mentioned that the current situation demands a fresh mindset. A mindset where the approach to development is human-centric.

09:13 PM IST

India has one of the lowest death rates per million in the world, says PM Modi

India, a country with 1.3 billion people and limited resources, has one of the lowest death rates per million in the world. The recovery rate is also steadily rising, PM Modi said.

09:09 PM IST

Covid testing resilience, public health system, economic system: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his keynote address at the third leadership summit of the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) on Thursday said the the coronavirus pandemic has tested resilience, public health system, economic system.

08:55 PM IST

109 fresh cases take Meghalaya's Covid-19 tally to 2,626

As many as 109 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 2,626, Health Services director Aman War said. 75 people were cured of the disease during the day taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 1,393, reports PTI.

08:11 PM IST

1,079 fresh cases push J-K’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 40,000

As many as 1,079 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, pushing the total number of cases in the union territory 39,943. The total cases include 8,441 active cases, 30,759 recoveries and 743 deaths, reports ANI.

07:45 PM IST

Tamil Nadu's RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 crosses 50 lakh

Tamil Nadu achieved a milestone in testing for coronavirus with the overall samples examined so far crossing the 50 lakh mark while 5,892 fresh cases took the infection count to 4,45,851 on Thursday, reports PTI.

06:46 PM IST

New US jobless claims drop more than expected to 881,000

The United States saw 881,000 new jobless filings in the week ended August 29, the Labor Department said Thursday, the second time the metric has dropped below one million since the start of the Covid-19 crisis. Unemployment filings surged in March as businesses shut down to stop the transmission of Covid-19, and have declined since reaching that peak, reports AFP.

06:19 PM IST

Bars to reopen in New Delhi from September 9

As the union home ministry allowed states to resume metro services and hotels and bars to reopen from September 7 as part of Unlock 4, bars in the national capital will re-start from September 9 as Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal approved the state government's proposal.

06:03 PM IST

Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, South Korea scrambles to add hospital beds

South Korea promised on Thursday to double its critical-care hospital beds amid a severe shortage, highlighting the strain of the pandemic on even well-equipped countries. Fewer than 10 intensive-care beds were available in the greater Seoul area, a metropolis of 26 million people, as of Tuesday, health authorities said, reports Reuters.

05:35 PM IST

Covid test mandatory before production in court for remand, says Odisha govt

The Odisha government has made coronavirus test mandatory for any person to be produced before a magistrate for remand as over 500 inmates and 30 officials of different jails in the state have been detected as Covid-19 positive, reports PTI.

First published: Sep 03, 2020 07:56 IST