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Highlights: Assam reports record 23 more Covid-19 fatalities, toll mounts to 453

The University of Oxford is resuming UK trials of the coronavirus vaccine it’s developing with AstraZeneca Plc. The university gave the information in a statement on Saturday.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 13, 2020 23:47 IST
Highlights: Assam reports record 23 more Covid-19 fatalities, toll mounts to 453

India on Saturday registered 97,570 cases and 1,201 deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease which pushed the country's tally and death toll to 4,659,984 and 77,472 respectively, according to the Union health ministry's dasboard. The active cases have climbed to 958,316 whereas over 3.6 million people have recovered from the disease so far.

The ministry on Friday added that around 57% of the new infections are being reported from five states with Maharashtra contributing the maximum to the caseload. Maharashtra is now the first and only state globally to have reported over a million Covid-19 cases in total. Many districts in the state have acute shortage of beds in intensive care units (ICU) and other essentials, including drugs and oxygen.

The ministry pointed out that Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka contributed over 48% of the total active cases in country.

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The University of Oxford is resuming UK trials of the coronavirus vaccine it’s developing with AstraZeneca Plc. The university gave the information in a statement on Saturday.

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10:53 PM IST

Assam reports record 23 more Covid-19 fatalities, toll mounts to 453

Assam reported 23 more Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, the highest singe-day spike so far, pushing the death toll to 453, Health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, reports PTI.

10:18 PM IST

Rajasthan’s Covid-19 tally crosses 100,000-mark

Rajasthan's Covid-19 tally climbed to 100,705 after 1,669 new cases and 14 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The total cases include 16,582 active cases, 82,902 recoveries and 1,221 deaths, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

09:54 PM IST

French PM to end self-isolation after another negative Covid test

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has tested negative for Covid-19 again and will come out of self-isolation on Saturday, a week after being in contact with someone who had a positive result, his office said, reports Reuters.

09:21 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally nearing 10,000; death toll at 71

Himachal Pradesh logged 141 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 9,229 including 3,194 active cases, 5,947 recoveries and 71 deaths, reports ANI.

08:39 PM IST

Maharashtra records 22,084 Covid-19 new cases; total recoveries over 728,000

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 22,084 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total count of infections to 1,037,765, state health department said. A total of 13,489 patients were discharged after treatment in the day, raising the number of recoveries to 728,512, reports PTI.

08:17 PM IST

Karnataka logs 9,140 new Covid-19 cases, 94 deaths in last 24 hours

Karnataka's Covid-19 tally climbed to 449,551 after 9,140 new cases, 94 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The total cases include 97,815 active cases and 344,556 discharges, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

07:48 PM IST

Punjab’s Covid-19 tally crosses 77,000; death toll at 2,288

Punjab registered 2,441 new Covid-19 cases and 76 more related deaths on Saturday which pushed the state's tally and death toll to 77,057 and 2,288 respectively, reports ANI.

07:08 PM IST

Oxford University to resume UK trial of AstraZeneca vaccine

The University of Oxford is resuming UK trials of the coronavirus vaccine it’s developing with AstraZeneca Plc. The university gave the information in a statement on Saturday. It had paused the trials due to an illness in one participant, reports Bloomberg.

06:41 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh conducts over 75,000 Covid-19 tests on Saturday

A record 75,000-plus tests turned out 9,901 fresh Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday while over 10,000 more patients got cured. Also, 67 fresh fatalities were reported in the state in 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday, the latest bulletin said, reports PTI.

06:21 PM IST

Kerala logs 2,885 new Covid-19 cases; recoveries nearing 76,000

Kerala on Saturday logged 2,885 new Covid-19 cases which has pushed active cases in the state to 28,802 while 75,848 patients have recovered so far, the state government said, reports ANI.

05:49 PM IST

Shillong declares three areas as containment zones

The district administration has declared three areas in Shillong as containment zones to allow health officials to detect coronavirus cases and map all influenza like infection (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) to arrest the surge of deaths linked to Covid-19 , officials said, reports PTI.

05:29 PM IST

UK police urge weekend restraint ahead of ‘rule of 6’ Covid-19 lockdown

Police forces across the UK on Saturday urged members of the public to exercise restraint and stay away from large gatherings ahead of the new “rule of six” lockdown rules that will officially come into force from Monday, amid a spike in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, reports PTI.

05:20 PM IST

Istanbul introduces limit on gatherings due to Covid-19 spread

The governor of Istanbul has banned boating companies from hosting weddings and similar gatherings as part of new measures in order to combat the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). A statement from the office late Friday said the restrictions were needed because people were not adequately heeding precautions like physical distancing and confirmed cases have increased, reports AP.

04:56 PM IST

Maharashtra Police's Covid-19 tally nearing 19,000; 485 fresh cases logged

As many as 485 personnel of the Maharashtra Police tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the police force to 18,890. The total cases include 3,729 active cases, 14,975 recoveries and 186 deaths, the Maharashtra Police said, reports ANI.

04:28 PM IST

Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, oxygen plants in Gujarat asked to ramp up production

In view of the rise in coronavirus cases in Gujarat, the state health department has directed oxygen manufacturing units to ramp up production to maximum capacity and ensure that 50 per cent of the oxygen is meant for hospitals, reports PTI.

First published: Sep 12, 2020 05:11 IST