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Highlights: West Bengal reports 53 new Covid-19 deaths, 3,107 fresh cases

The Union health ministry on Wednesday said that number of people recovered from Covid-19 in India has surged to 3,398,844, further improving the recovery rate to 77.77%.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 10, 2020 06:27 IST
Highlights: West Bengal reports 53 new Covid-19 deaths, 3,107 fresh cases
A health worker behind a protective screen collects a swab sample for coronavirus (Covid-19) testing.

As per the Union health ministry's dashboard, India on Wednesday logged 89,706 cases and 1,115 deaths due to Covid-19, taking the tally and death toll to 4,370,128 and 73,890 respectively. The active cases have climbed to 897,394 whereas nearly 3.34 million have recovered so far.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit from the pandemic with over 943,000 Covid-19 cases followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Maharashtra has logged 150,902 cases in the last eight days with health officials saying that the scenario is likely to continue for the next few weeks as new infections are unlikely to come down soon.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike of 3,609 cases in more than 78 days which pushed the tally to over 197,000. The state government has ramped up testing amid fears of a second wave of the outbreak. On Tuesday, record 45,797 tests were carried out which crossed chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s target of 40,000 tests per day.

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India is considering Russia’s proposal for conducting the third phase of clinical trials and manufacturing of its vaccine Sputnik V by firms in the country, Niti Aayog member Vinod Paul said. Sputnik V is the world’s first Covid vaccine to be approved by a government, after it received regulatory clearance from Russia on August 11.

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11:03 PM IST

West Bengal reports 53 new Covid-19 deaths, 3,107 fresh cases

The Covid-19 death toll in West Bengal rose to 3,730 on Wednesday with 53 more people succumbing to the disease, a bulletin released by the state health department said.

10:40 PM IST

Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 1,60,744 with addition of 2,227 new cases

Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 1,60,744 with addition of 2,227 new cases; 44 deaths take toll to 7,982: city civic body.

10:39 PM IST

1,610 new Covid-19 positive cases and 14 deaths reported in Rajasthan

1,610 new Covid-19 positive cases and 14 deaths reported in Rajasthan till 8.30 pm today. Total number of cases now at 95,736 including 15,108 active cases and 1,178 deaths: State Health Department

10:35 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 23,816 new Covid-19 cases, 13,906 discharges and 325 deaths today

Maharashtra reports 23,816 new Covid-19 cases, 13,906 discharges and 325 deaths today. The total number of cases in the state rises to 9,67,349 including 6,86,462 recoveries and 2,52,734 active cases: Public Health Department, Maharashtra

07:57 PM IST

Delhi records over 4K new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike so far

The national capital recorded 4,039 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest single-day spike so far, as the tally breached the two lakh-mark, while the death toll mounted to 4,638, authorities said.

This is the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic that over 4,000 cases have been recorded in Delhi in a day.

07:12 PM IST

66 Covid-19 deaths, 6,711 new cases in Uttar Pradesh

Sixty-six more people died of Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh, pushing the death toll to 4,112, while 6,711 fresh cases took the state's infection tally to 2,85,041, according to an official bulletin issued on Wednesday.

The total number of active coronavirus cases in the state now stands at 64,028, it said.

07:06 PM IST

Puducherry’s Covid-19 toll at 347, 10 fresh deaths recorded

Five women and as many mensuccumbed to Covid-19 in Puducherry on Wednesday while 341 more people contracted the virus, pushing the tally of infections to 18,084.

A release from Health and Family Welfare department said 341 new cases were reported at the end of testing of 2,560.

06:32 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh reports 6,711 new Covid-19 cases and 66 deaths, taking active cases to 64,028

Uttar Pradesh reports 6,711 new Covid-19 cases and 66 deaths, taking active cases to 64,028, recoveries to 2,16,901 and death toll to 4,112: State Health Department

06:29 PM IST

1,617 new Covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today

1,617 new Covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today; 894 from Jammu division and 723 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases now at 47,542 including 12,839 active cases, 33,871 recoveries and 832 deaths: Govt of Jammu and Kashmir

06:01 PM IST

Covid19 tally in Mumbai's Dharavi slum rises to 2,839: BMC

Covid19 tally in Mumbai's Dharavi slum rises to 2,839 with the addition of nine cases: BMC

05:39 PM IST

Covid-19 tally in Bihar rises to 1,52,192

The Covid-19 tally in Bihar rises to 1,52,192, including 775 deaths and 1,35,791 recoveries. Active cases stand at 15,625: Government of Bihar

04:59 PM IST

Tripura reports 582 new Covid-19 cases, 9 fresh fatalities

As many as 582 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura on Wednesday, pushing the state's tally to 16,739, a health official said.

04:53 PM IST

No requirement of a prescription from a qualified medical practitioner for Covid-19 testing in Delhi: Delhi govt

It has been decided that there'll be no requirement of a prescription from a qualified medical practitioner for Covid-19 testing in Delhi. However tests will be conducted in accordance with advisory issued by ICMR & as per orders issued by Delhi govt from time to time: Delhi govt

03:51 PM IST

33 new cases push Covid-19 tally of Andamans to 3,392

Thirty-three more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the tally in the union territory to 3,392, an official said on Wednesday.

03:03 PM IST

Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal tests positive for Covid-19

Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal says he has tested positive for Covid-19.

First published: Sep 09, 2020 05:58 IST