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Highlights: Punjab records 353 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths in a day

The Union health ministry on Monday said that India’s fatality rate due to Covid-19 dropped to 1.50%, which is the lowest since March 22. A total of 14 states and union territories which include Jharkhand, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha, Assam have case fatality ratio (CFR) lower than 1%, it added.

By Harshit Sabarwal | Updated: Oct 28, 2020 06:06 IST
Highlights: Punjab records 353 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths in a day
Health workers in PPE coveralls during coronavirus (Covid-19) testing.

For the past few days, India has been witnessing a downward trend in its daily coronavirus (Covid-19) tally. The daily tally saw a major fall on Tuesday after 36,470 cases and 488 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours, as per the Union health ministry's dashboard. The total Covid-19 cases have now climbed to 7,946,429 which include 625,857 active cases, over 7.2 million recoveries and 119,502 deaths.

The ministry on Monday said that India’s fatality rate due to the disease dropped to 1.50%, which is the lowest since March 22. A total of 14 states and union territories which include Jharkhand, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha, Assam have case fatality ratio (CFR) lower than 1%, it added.

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States such as Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka continue to contribute the maximum number of Covid-19 infections on a daily basis. Delhi has seen a spike in cases from the last two weeks with fears of a second wave incoming. As many as 360,000 people have been infected and 6,312 have died in the national capital.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases across the globe have crossed 43 million with the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saying some countries in the northern hemisphere are facing a dangerous moment.

11:15 PM IST

Punjab reports 353 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Punjab reported 353 new Covid-19 cases, 463 discharged cases and 13 deaths, taking total positive cases to 1,31,737 till date, including 1,23,510 discharges, 4,089 active cases and 4,138 deaths, informed the state health department.

09:26 PM IST

801 new Covid-19 cases in Mumbai in last 24 hours

Mumbai reports 801 new Covid-19 cases, 1,043 recoveries and 23 deaths. Total cases stand at 2,52,888, including 2,22,501 recoveries and 10,122 deaths. Active cases are at 19,290, informs municipal corporation greater Mumbai.

06:19 PM IST

2,522 new Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu reported 2,522 new Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours, state health department said on Tuesday. While more than 4,020 peple were discharge dafter successfully being recovered from the viral disease.

05:59 PM IST

Nearly 3k fresh cases push Andhra Pradesh's tally to 8,11,825


The Covid-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh reached 8,11,825 on Tuesday after registering nearly 3,000 cases in the last 24 hours. The state recorded as many as 2,901 cases and 19 deaths, state health ministry said.

05:45 PM IST

Dharavi's Covid-19 tally tops 3,500 with 11 new cases

The Covid-19 tally in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi crossed the 3,500-mark on Tuesday with the addition of 11 new cases, a senior BMC official said.

05:30 PM IST

Only 8% people below the age of 17 years are Covid-19 positive

Only 8% people below the age of 17 years are Covid-19 positive in India, Balram Bhargava of Indian Council of Medical research said.

04:16 PM IST

Five states reported 58% of total fresh fatalities in 24 hours

Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka accounted for 58% of fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours, says Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry in a press briefing.

04:03 PM IST

Home ministry extends re-opening guidelines till Sept 30

Union ministry of home affairs extended the unlock guidelines for re-opening, issued on 30th September. The guidelines will now remain in force until 30th November, 2020.

Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 30th November, said home ministry.

02:29 PM IST

India's Covid-19 active cases stand at 6.25 lakh, lowest after 11 weeks

Active cases of Covid-19 in the country have "drastically declined" to 6.25 lakh comprising merely 7.88 per cent of the total caseload, with 35 per cent of the total active infections being reported from only 18 districts as on date, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday, reports PTI.

02:27 PM IST

Russia tightens Covid-19 restrictions as cases spike

Russia on Tuesday tightened anti-coronavirus restrictions including mask-wearing in public spaces after registering a record daily spike in virus deaths.

According to the country's consumer safety regulator, face masks are to be worn in crowded areas, on public transport, in taxis and lifts from Wednesday. Russia has the fourth-highest virus caseload in the world, with a total of 1,547,774 registered infections and 26,589 deaths, reports AFP.

02:01 PM IST

German chancellor Merkel wants to shut restaurants amid Covid crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel aims to close restaurants and ban big events, partially shutting down Europe’s largest economy to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg.

01:20 PM IST

Union minister Ramdas Athawale tests positive for Covid-19

Union minister Ramdas Athawale has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and has been admitted to the Bombay hospital in South Mumbai. Just yesterday, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar had been infected. Pawar is admitted to the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai.

01:20 PM IST

Russia reports 16,550 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

Russia recorded 16,550 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, including 4,312 in Moscow, pushing the national tally to 1,547,774, reports Reuters.

12:18 PM IST

105 MSRTC bus staff contract Covid-19 after working in Mumbai

At least 105 drivers and conductors of the MSRTC's Sangli division, who were deployed in BEST buses in Mumbai earlier this month, have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning to Sangli, an official said on Tuesday, reports PTI.

11:31 AM IST

Air pollution may hinder India’s fight against Covid, shows study

A study conducted by researchers at Harvard University in September showed that an increase of only one microgram per cubic metre in PM 2.5 is associated with an 8% increase in the Covid-19 death rate, which further indicated adverse health impacts of air pollution can make people prone to the disease, reports PTI.

First published: Oct 27, 2020 07:02 IST