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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

India still far from achieving herd immunity against Covid: Health ministry

Sunday is also when the number of confirmed infections in India is likely to cross 6 million, as its fatality count nears 95,000.

By Shivani | Updated: Sep 27, 2020 17:51 IST
India still far from achieving herd immunity against Covid: Health ministry

Deaths due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are set to cross 1 million on Sunday afternoon and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that another million could die before the pandemic is brought under control. Globally, 992,946 people have succumbed to the disease, according to the figures published by John Hopkins University. While the number of infection stands at 32,746,134.

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India's Covid-19 tally neared 6 million after it reported 88,600 fresh cases of Covud-19 on Sunday. The number of death toll reached 94,503 after 1,124 fresh fatalities.

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05:51 PM IST

Indian population is still far from achieving herd immunity against Covid: Heath ministry

Indian population is still far from achieving herd immunity against Covid-19 as shown by ICMR’s second Sero Survey. Hence, all of us should continue following Covid appropriate behaviour: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

05:22 PM IST

UK says test result issue on England's Covid-19 app resolved

An issue with England's Covid-19 smartphone app, launched to curb the spread of the virus, which meant it could not accept around a third of test results has been resolved, the government said on Sunday.

03:17 PM IST

169 police personnel test positive for Covid-19: Maharashtra Police

169 police personnel tested positive for Covid-19 and 2 died in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 22,629 in the force including 19,198 recoveries, 3,190 active cases and 241 deaths: Maharashtra Police

02:17 PM IST

For third consecutive day, Russia reports more than 7,000 Covid-19 cases

Russia's Moscow on Sunday reported the most new coronavirus cases since June 2, while countrywide there were 7,867, the third day straight of more than 7,000, reports Bloomberg.

02:00 PM IST

Daily Covid-19 testing increased to 60,000 tests in a day: Delhi health minister

Daily Covid-19 testing has increased to 60,000 tests in a day in the national capital, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday.

"We were testing around 20,000 samples earlier which have been increased to 60,000 now. This was a change in our strategy so that cases can be traced and the disease can be controlled. The doubling rate is 50 days right now," said Jain.

01:54 PM IST

Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao tests positive for Covid-19

Karnataka Congress leader and MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.

01:20 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh reports 12 fresh cases of Covid-19

Twelve new Covid-19 cases were reported in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Total number of positive cases now stands at 14,008, including 4,112 active cases, 9,710 recovered cases and 163 deaths, said the state health department.

12:55 PM IST

Over 36,000 Covid-19 cases in central police forces: Data

The total number of coronavirus cases in central police forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs have gone over 36,000 with 128 personnel succumbing to the pandemic, according to a latest data.

The cases pertain to the seven forces of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Security Guard (NSG) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

12:36 PM IST

Tokyo reports steady decline in daily Covid cases

The number of Covid-19 infections in Tokyo fell to 144 on Sunday, down from 270 a day earlier, with the number of cases holding steady over the past month.

11:25 AM IST

Covid-19 brought people of families together: PM Modi

"The coronavirus crisis period has served in fostering bonding among family members, bringing them even closer,” said Prime Minister in his 69th edition of Mann Ki Baat.

He also lauded the farmers amid the agitation in the country saying, “There is a saying: ‘One who is grounded, stays firm during the biggest of storms’. Our farmers are a living example of this during Covid-19.”

10:05 AM IST

New York records over 1,000 positive cases in single since June

More than 1,000 New Yorkers have tested positive for Covid-19 in a single day for the first time since June 5 the state has seen a daily number that high.

The number of positive tests reported daily in the state has been steadily inching up in recent weeks, possibly because more businesses have been reopening and students have been returning to schools and college campuses.

09:45 AM IST

India's state wise Covid-19 tally

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09:30 AM IST

India's Covid-19 tally nears 6 million

India's Covid-19 tally reached 5,992,532 after recording 88,600 cases in a day. The death toll reached 94,503 after 1,124 people succumbed to the disease.

09:51 AM IST

Australia's Victoria state to ease Covid-19 restrictions as cases slow

Victoria, Australia's second most populous state and the epicentre of the country's Covid-19 outbreak, will accelerate the easing of social distancing restrictions as infections slow to fewer than 20 cases a day, its premier said on Sunday.

Victoria reported 16 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

08:30 AM IST

Nepal PM's personal physician tests positive for Covid-19

Nepal Prime Minister's personal physician tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. However, there is little risk for Oli to acquire the disease as Dr Dibya Singh has not visited the Prime Minister for over two weeks.

First published: Sep 27, 2020 07:30 IST