Highlights: 1,790 new Covid-19 cases, 11 new fatalities in Rajasthan in a day
As per the union health ministry, India is reporting a steady decline in active coronavirus infections but a spurt of cases is seen in Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
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After recovering from the first wave of coronavirus, the world is setting to return to lockdowns as the number of global cases has crossed 44 million. Germany is looking forward to partial shutdown of bars and restaurants, France may enter into a fresh month-long lockdown.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases in New Delhi breached the 5,000-mark yesterday, with the national capital recording 5,673 cases in 24 hours. As per the union health ministry, the country is reporting a steady decline in active coronavirus infections but a spurt of cases is seen in Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, TAndhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
India recorded 49,881 cases on Wednesday with 517 deaths. The total cases include 603,687 active cases, 7,315,989 recoveries and 120,527 deaths.
Currently total active cases in the country constitute to 7.65%.
1,790 new Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan, 11 more die
Rajasthan recorded 11 more deaths due to Covid-19 on Thursday, raising the toll to 1,888, while 1,790 fresh cases brought the infection count to 1,93,419 in the state, according to a health department bulletin.
The state has 15,554 active cases of the novel coronavirus.
Jharkhand reports 395 new Covid-19 cases in a day
Jharkhand reported 395 new Covid-19 cases, 461 recoveries and 3 deaths today. Total number of cases now stands at 100,964 including 94,787 recoveries, 883 deaths and 5,294 active cases, informs state health department.
Delhi records highest single say spike in Covid-19 infection
Delhi recorded 5,739 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday in a highest single day spike. The number of fresh fatalities was at 27, which pushed the death toll to 6,423.
India conducts more than 10.65 crores tests for Covid-19
The cumulative number of Covid-19 tests conducted in India, crossed 10.65 crores on Thursday. In the last 24 hours, the country conducted as many as as 10,75,760 tests for Covid-19, said government of India.
Nearly 11 lakh tests have been conducted daily on an average during the past six weeks, it also said.
All educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from November 2
All educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from November 2 in three phases.
State chief secretary Neelam Sawhney issued orders to this effect. She said all the schools from Class 1 to Class 12, besides undergraduate and post-graduate colleges would be opened with all precautionary measures in place in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
Russian Covid-19 vaccines are efficient: Putin
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday vouched for Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik-V, developed by the country. Russian Covid-19 vaccines are efficient, said Putin.
He also said that Russia hoped to start mass vaccinations by the end of the year.
Maharashtra government extends ongoing lockdown till Nov 30
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday extended the ongoing lockdown by another month as infections continue to rise in the state. It will now remain in effect till November 30.
Patients carry Covid virus even after recovering?
Some recovered Covid-19 patients may still carry the coronavirus, according to a new study which recommends that people leaving quarantine avoid close contact with others, wear a face mask, and possibly undergo an additional test to confirm if they are free of the virus.
Singapore to lift border restrictions from China, Victoria state
Singapore will lift border restrictions for visitors from mainland China and Victoria State in Australia from November 6 as both regions “have comprehensive public health surveillance systems and displayed successful control over the spread of the Covid-19 virus,” according to a statement from the city-state’s civil aviation authority.
India, UK strike new Covid-19 research deal
India and the UK have clinched new partnerships to boost bilateral cooperation on combating the coronavirus pandemic as part of the 10th UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD), held virtually following the Covid-19 lockdown and travel constraints.
Russia reports record high of 366 Covid-19 deaths
Russia's daily tally of coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 17,717 on Thursday, including 4,906 in Moscow, taking the national total to 1,581,693 since the pandemic began, reports Reuters.
20 school students among 49 new Covid-19 patients in Mizoram
Mizoram's Covid-19 tally rose to 2,656 on Thursday as 49 more people, including 20 school students, tested positive for the infection, a health official said, reports PTI
Maharashtra Police Covid-19 tally reaches 26,395 with 95 new cases
95 police personnel tested positive for #COVID19 in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 26,395 in the force, including 1,517 active cases, 24,595 recoveries, and 283 deaths till date: Maharashtra Police pic.twitter.com/5qJijT8DpX— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2020
Germany, France to shut down bars, restaurants to curb Covid-19 spread
Germany and France will clamp down on movement for at least a month, coming close to the stringent lockdowns in the spring as Europe seeks to regain control of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg.
First published: Oct 29, 2020 07:29 IST