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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

Delhi Covid-19 tally reaches 2,60,623

In Delhi, nearly 10,20,00 people have recovered from the virus and 40 have died under Covid-19 home isolation, data from the directorate general of health (DGHS) services showed.

By | Updated: Sep 25, 2020 06:55 IST
Delhi Covid-19 tally reaches 2,60,623
A health worker in PPE coveralls prepares to collect swab samples for coronavirus testing.

According to the Union health ministry’s dashboard, India on Thursday registered 86,508 fresh cases and 1,129 deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, which pushed the country’s tally and death toll to 5,732,518 and 91,149 respectively. The active cases have climbed to 966,382 whereas over 4.6 million have recovered so far. This is the sixth consecutive day that single-day recoveries exceeded the cases logged.

Maharashtra, which continues to be one of the worst-hit states in India, logged 21,029 Covid-19 cases which pushed the tally to over 1.2 million. The state's death toll is nearing 34,000 while active cases amount to 21.63% of the total cases. An internal projection of the state health department said that the tally of fresh cases is likely to go up further.

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In Delhi, nearly 10,20,00 people have recovered and 40 have died under home isolation, data from the directorate general of health (DGHS) services showed. On Wednesday, the 17,834 patients were under home isolation, according to the health bulletin.

Meanwhile, the United States-based Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday said that it has entered the third phase of its Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial. A total of 60,000 volunteers across over 200 sites in the US and around the world will be enrolled which will make Johnson and Johnson the tenth maker globally to conduct a Phase 3 trial against Covid-19.

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11:01 PM IST

Jharkhand reports 1,349 new Covid-19 cases

Jharkhand reported 1,349 new Covid-19 cases, 1,386 recoveries and 4 deaths today, taking total cases to 76,438 including 62,945 recoveries and 652 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 12,841, said the state health department.

08:51 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister tests positive for Covid-19

Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Nand Gopal Gupta 'Nandi' tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.

08:36 PM IST

Delhi Covid-19 tally reaches 2,60,623

The number of Covid-19 infections surged to 2,60,623 after registering 3,834 new Covid-19 cases in a day, as per the figures published by the state health department on Thursday. While 36 fresh fatalities took the death toll to 5,123.

07:57 PM IST

5,692 new Covid-19 cases and 66 fatalities in Tamil Nadu in a day

Tamil Nadu reported 5,692 new Covid-19 cases, 5,470 recoveries and 66 deaths today, taking total cases to 5,63,691 including 5,08,210 recoveries, 9,076 deaths and 46,405 active cases, said the state health department.

07:02 PM IST

7,855 new cases take Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally to 6,54,385

Andhra Pradesh reported 7,855 new Covid-19 cases, 8,807 recoveries and 52 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total positive cases in the state to 6,54,385 till date, including 5,79,474 recoveries, 69,353 active cases and 5,558 deaths, informed the state health department.

06:35 PM IST

Russia reports highest daily surge in Covid-19 cases

Russian health officials have reported 6,595 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily surge since July.

In Moscow, more than 1,000 new cases were recorded Thursday for the first time since June.

05:37 PM IST

'Move quickly': EU to nations on latest wave of Covid-19 infections

European Union officials urged member nations Thursday to move quickly to slow the latest wave of Covid-19 infections to avoid a repeat of the broad lockdowns

05:20 PM IST

Sikkim CM's son, 9 others at his residence test positive for Covid-19

Days after Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang's wife Krishna and some other family members tested positive for Covid-19, their son and SKM MLA Aditya has been diagnosed with the disease, state health secretary Pema T Bhutia said on Thursday.

Nine more people at the chief minister's residence were also found to have contracted the infection.

04:17 PM IST

Congress MLA Basvakalyan Narayan Rao dies of Covid-19

Congress sitting MLA Basvakalyan Narayan Rao from Basavakalyan, Karnataka dies due to Covid-19.

He was in hospital since September 1.

03:48 PM IST

Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde tests positive for Covid-19

Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday said he has tested positive for coronavirus, and urged all those who came in contact with him to get themselves tested.

03:06 PM IST

Odisha reports 4,340 new Covid-19 cases

Odisha reported as many as 4,340 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths were reported from Odisha in the last 24 hours, informs state health department.

Odisha's Covid-19 tally now stands at 1,96,888 cases, including 38,818 active cases and 1,57,265 recoveries.

02:17 PM IST

Poland registers single-highest day spike of 1,136 Covid-19 cases

Poland reported 1,136 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to the Health Ministry's Twitter account, the highest daily increase since the pandemic began. The country's tally has climbed to 82,809 which includes 2,369 deaths, reports Reuters.

02:16 PM IST

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality management school in the city of Lausanne after “significant outbreaks" of Covid-19 that are a suspected byproduct of off-campus partying, reports AP.

01:56 PM IST

UK may inject volunteers with coronavirus for vaccine trials: Report

Scientists in the UK are moving towards what are being referred to as “challenge trials”, which will involve healthy volunteers being deliberately infected with the novel coronavirus to test whether a vaccine offers any protection, according to a media report, reports PTI.

01:33 PM IST

Govt allows airlines to decide baggage limitations for domestic flights

Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Centre has allowed airlines to decide baggage limitations for domestic flights. Earlier, when domestic flights had resumed post lockdown measures, the aviation ministry permitted only one check-in baggage and one hand baggage per passenger.

First published: Sep 24, 2020 06:45 IST