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Monday, Oct 18, 2021

Arunachal Pradesh reports 100 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said that more than 4.33 crore samples have been tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease so far out of which 10,16, 920 samples were tested on Monday.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 08, 2020 05:59 IST
Arunachal Pradesh reports 100 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
A health worker gears up to collect swab samples for coronavirus rapid antigen testing.

According to the union health ministry’s dashboard, India on Tuesday logged 69,921 new cases, 819 deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, which has taken the overall tally to nearly 3.7 million. The total cases include 785,996 active cases, over 2.83 million recoveries and 65,288 deaths.

India on Sunday registered 78,761 cases, the highest ever across the globe. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that over 4.33 crore samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far out of which 10,16, 920 samples were tested on Monday.

India’s GDP contracted by almost 24% in from April-June in 2020 as compared to 2019. This indicates that the Covid-19 lockdown during the initial months took a severe toll on economic activity. India observed a hard lockdown during the initial months of the outbreak in April and May. According to experts, lockdown was not a problem but what made matters worse was the way in which it was implemented.

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India stands as the third worst-affected nation from the Covid-19 pandemic. The United States, which is the worst affected topped six million cases on Monday, adding a million infections in three weeks. The country had recorded its five millionth case on August 9, which was just 17 days after it hit four million.

11:28 PM IST

All residents in micro containment zones to be tested for Covid-19 in Srinagar

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir ordered mandatory Covid-19 test for all residents in localities of Srinagar where 5 or more cases have been reported, said an official.

10:47 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh reports 100 new Covid-19 cases

Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday reported 100 new Covid-19 cases and 94 recoveries detected, taking the total number of cases to 4,212.

The death toll stood at seven in the state.

10:17 PM IST

Coronavirus caseload in Maharashtra rises to 8,08,306

Coronavirus caseload in Maharashtra rises to 8,08,306 with 15,765 new cases; death toll reaches 24,903 with 320 new fatalities, says officials.

08:24 PM IST

Uttarakhand reports 571 new Covid-19 cases

Uttarakhand reports 571 new Covid-19 cases taking the total number of cases to 20398 including 6042 active cases and 280 deaths.

08:00 PM IST

Gujarat records highest one-day spike in Covid infection

With highest one-day spike of 1,310, coronavirus cases in Gujarat rise to 97,745 while death toll reaches 3,036 with 14 new fatalities, informed state health department.

06:54 PM IST

Delhi reports 2,312 new Covid-19 cases in a day

Delhi on Tuesday reported 2,312 new Covid-19 cases, while 1,050 others were discharged in the last 24 hours, health department said,

The death toll rose to 4,462 after 18 fresh fatalities.

06:32 PM IST

Haryana adds nearly 30,000 Covid-19 cases in August

With coronavirus infections witnessing a spike in many northern districts, Haryana added nearly 30,000 patients to its Covid-19 tally, a jump of 85 per cent, during August, an analysis of data provided by the state government shows.

On July 31, the total number of cases in the state was 34,965 which soared to 64,732 by August 31, the day which also saw the highest single-day spike of 1,450 cases.

06:16 PM IST

5,928 new Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu

As many as 5,928 new Covid-19 cases, 6,031 discharges and 96 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases now at 4,33,969 including 52,379 active cases, 3,74,172 discharges and 7,418 deaths, said state health department.

06:07 PM IST

5,571 fresh cases push UP tally to 2,35,757

Fifty-six more people died of coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, raising the toll to 3,542, while 5,571 fresh cases pushed the state’s infection count to 2,35,757, an official said.

Briefing reporters here, Additional Chief Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad said a total of 1,49,874 samples were tested for Covid-19 in the state on Monday.

05:37 PM IST

India conducts 10,16,920 Covid-19 tests in 24 hours

A total of 10,16,920 Covid-19 tests were conducted in 24 hours on Monday taking the cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of coronavirus infection in the country to 4,33,24,834.

05:04 PM IST

Karnataka's KS Eshwarappa test positive for Covid-19

KS Eshwarappa, Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister tests positive for Covid-19, reported ANI.

04:18 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 670 new Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths

A total of 670 new Covid-19 cases, 117 recoveries and six deaths were reported from Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 82,363, the state health department informed.

The total figure includes 14,372 active cases and 66,929 recoveries.

03:54 PM IST

J&K: HC to continue virtual hearing till Sept 20

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court extends hearing of cases in virtual mode till September 20 for courts in red zone areas to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

03:31 PM IST

Russia breaches 1-million mark

Russia on Tuesday recorded 4,729 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to over one million, the federal response centre said.

The exact cumulative number of cases stands at 1,000,048 at the moment.

02:43 PM IST

Australian prisoners set fire in cells as virus lockdown sparks unrest

Inmates at a high-security Australian prison lit fires, smashed windows and flooded their cells with water, authorities said on Tuesday, after a lockdown sparked by a coronavirus outbreak resulted in a shortage of staff and services, reports Reuters.

First published: Sep 01, 2020 06:15 IST