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With 5,445 fresh cases, Kerala's Covid-19 tally touches 2.56 lakh

United States, India and Brazil remain the three worst-hit countries, far ahead of all other countries on the list. Russia, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Mexico and South Africa, in that order, complete the list of the then worst-affected countries.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Oct 09, 2020 05:58 IST
With 5,445 fresh cases, Kerala's Covid-19 tally touches 2.56 lakh
A health worker in PPE coveralls prepares to conduct coronavirus test from the collected nasal swab samples.

India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 6.7 million mark after 72,049 new infections were reported between Tuesday and Wednesday, the Union health ministry’s dashboard showed. On Wednesday, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi became the latest central minister to contract the infection as he announced in a tweet he had tested positive for Covid-19.

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Also on Wednesday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced all weekly capitals in the national capital can open. So far, only two markets per zone were allowed to open. Kejriwal also announced theatres in Delhi will reopen from October 15, in line with the Centre’s directives for the fifth phase of nationwide unlock or ‘reopening.’ The global Covid-19 tally, meanwhile, stands at over 36 million, including a death toll of more than a million, according to worldometers.

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07:20 PM IST

Kerala's Covid-19 tally reaches 2,56,850

In some relief after sharp spike in Covid-19 cases, Kerala on Thursday reported 7,003 recoveries and 5,445 fresh Covid-19 cases while the toll mounted to 930.

The total infection count has touched 2,56,850, while 1,67,256 people have recovered so far and 90,579 are presently undergoing treatment, Health Minister K K Shailaja said.

05:56 PM IST

'Not acceptable': Trump pulls out of virtual debate with Biden

Trump says "I'm not going to do a virtual debate' with Biden, as commission makes changes after his Covid-19 diagnosis.

It was “not acceptable”, says Trump said a live interview with a US channel

03:26 PM IST

Eight new Covid-19 cases in Mumbai's Dharavi

Eight new Covid-19 cases in Mumbai's Dharavi take total number of cases here to 3,300, including 2,2820 discharges and 187 active cases: BMC

03:13 PM IST

Sri Lanka closes govt offices, expands curfew over recent outbreak

Sri Lanka has ordered closure of key government offices and expanded curfew to contain a recent virus outbreak which has grown to more than 1,000 cases, with over 2,000 told to quarantine at home.

03:10 PM IST

France records its highest-ever Covid-19 spike

France records its largest single-day tally of 18,746 taking its caseload to 653,509. Its previous highest was 16,972 on October 3.

02:40 PM IST

Joe Biden criticises Donald Trump for not taking Covid-19 'seriously'

US presidential hopeful Joe Biden said, "I think it's a tragedy that the president deals with Covid-19 as if it is something not to be worried about."

02:26 PM IST

Positivity rate less than 10 in almost all districts: Tamil Nadu health secretary

Compared to situation in June, the positivity rate is less than ten in all districts including Chennai. The weekly death rate has come down to almost 1.2 but our goal overall is to bring it below one," says Tamil Nadu health secretary J Radhakrishnan.

02:14 PM IST

Germany records over 4,000 infections for first time since April

Germany records 4,058 new cases of Covid-19, recording over 4,000 cases a day for the first time since April. It had recorded 2,828 infections on Wednesday.

01:53 PM IST

UK considering more local Covid-19 curbs, says minister

British housing secretary Robert Jenrick has said PM Boris Johnson's govt is considering extra Covid-19 curbs for parts of northern England as new Covid-19 cases continue to rise by about 14,000 a day in the uNited Kingdom.

01:31 PM IST

Seven states/UTs have reported less than 5% positivity rate: Health ministry

Last three weeks' trend have shown a steep decline in the national cumulative positivity rate, which is currently at 8.19%. Seven states/UTs have reported a positivity rate of less than 5%. 22 States/UTs have a positivity rate less than the national average: Health ministry

12:58 PM IST

US firm applies for emergency use authorisation of its experimental treatment

US pharmaceutical firm Eily Lilly says it has applied for emergency use authorisation of its experimental Covid-19 antibody treatment.

12:33 PM IST

195 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra police

195 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra police in last 24 hours as force's tally reaches 24,581. 21,862 recoveries, 2,462 active cases and 257 deaths thus far,

12:11 PM IST

Australia's most populous state reports highest spike in over a month

New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, recorded 12 infections over the previous 24 hours, the biggest one-day jump since September 2, when 17 infections were reported.

12:02 PM IST

India performing remarkably on WHO's advice of 140 test/day per million population

35 states/UTs performing more than 140 tests/day/million population: Health ministry

11:55 AM IST

75% of new recoveries in last 24 hours from ten states: Health ministry

83,011 single-day recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours across India as against 78,524 new Covid-19 confirmed cases. 75% of new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states/UTs. 79% of the new positive cases are from 10 states: Health ministry

First published: Oct 08, 2020 06:55 IST