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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

Highlights: Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur says tested positive for Covid-19

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with over 1.5 million cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh, which has reported almost half the number of cases Maharashtra has. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the next three worst-hit states, followed by Delhi

By Karan Manral | Updated: Oct 13, 2020 06:43 IST
Highlights: Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur says tested positive for Covid-19
A health worker in PPE coveralls prepares to conduct coronavirus test from the collected nasal swab samples.

India's Covid-19 tally on Monday crossed the 7.1 million mark with 66,732 new cases in the last 24 hours. The latest numbers come on a day the country entered a week that will see cinema halls and schools open for the first time since March, when the first nationwide Covid-19 lockdown was announced. In its guidelines for the fifth phase of nationwide unlock, the Union home ministry had given permission for theatres, schools, swimming pools etc. to open from October 15.

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Earlier, on Sunday, India became only the second country after the United States to register over seven million cases of coronavirus, with 74,383 new infections between Saturday and Sunday, as per the Union health ministry’s dashboard. Globally, the United States continues to be the worst-hit country, followed by India and Brazil, respectively, as per worldometers. Russia, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Peru, Mexico and France complete the list of top ten worst-hit countries.

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04:04 PM IST

Instances of airborne and community spread of Covid-19 in West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee

"There have been instances of airborne and community spread of Covid-19 in West Bengal," says CM Mamata Banerjee.

03:52 PM IST

Czech Republic to tighten Covid-19 measures from Wednesday

The Czech Republic government will tighten coronavirus measures from October 14, government officials have said , as the country has recorded over 43,000 Covid-19 cases in October, the same number as in throughout September.

03:09 PM IST

97 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra police, tally crosses 25,000

Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra police cross 25,000 with 97 new infections being reported in last 24 hours. Tally reaches 25,079 in the force, including 2,205 active cases, 22,614 recoveries, and 260 deaths till date.

03:06 PM IST

732 new cases take Bihar's active Covid-19 caseload to 11,829

732 new Covid-19 cases were reported on 11th October, taking the total count of active cases in Bihar to 11,829: Bihar health department

02:56 PM IST

Puducherry records 189 new cases, 264 recoveries and two deaths

Puducherry records 189 new Covid-19 cases, 264 discharges and two deaths today. Total cases in the Union Territory rise to 31,737, including 4,617 active cases, 26,555 recoveries and 565 deaths: Puducherry health department

02:40 PM IST

South Korean drug gets approval for phase three clinical testing

South Korean drugmaker Celltrion on Monday said it has received regulatory approvals for phase three of clinical trials of its Covid 19 antibody drug CT-P59

02:14 PM IST

Have tested positive for Covid-19, tweets Himachal CM Jairam Thakur

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur goes into isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.

01:57 PM IST

French PM says country facing strong second wave of Covid-19

French prime minister Jean Castex on Monday did not rule out local lockdowns due to a resurgence on new Covid-19 cases, adding that the country was facing a strong second Covid-19 wave.

01:26 PM IST

Risk of Covid-19 transmission higher in pubs, says UK minister

UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden on Monday said PM Boris Johnson's government needs to impose further Covid-19 restrictions to bring the virus under control and the risk of spreading the virus is higher in pubs, restaurants and nightclub

01:02 PM IST

Trump to address first rally since contracting coronavirus

US president Donald Trump will return to campaigning for the presidential election by addressing his first rally since he announced on October 2 that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

12:06 PM IST

81% of 66,732 new Covid-19 cases from ten states/UTs: Govt

66,732 new confirmed Covid-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours. 81% of these are from 10 states and UTs. Maharashtra is still reporting a very high number of new cases with more than 10,000 cases followed by Karnataka and Kerala with more than 9,000 cases each: Health ministry

11:59 AM IST

2,423 new Covid-19 cases, 3,342 recoveries in Odisha

2,423 new Covid-19 cases and 3,342 recoveries reported in Odisha till October 11. The total number of cases rises to 2,54,662, including 2,27,615 recoveries and 25,954 active cases: State health department

11:45 AM IST

85% of 816 fatalities in last 24 hours from ten states: Centre

816 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours in India. Of these, nearly 85% are concentrated in ten states/UTs. More than 37% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (309 deaths): Health ministry

11:42 AM IST

India sustains trend of declining active Covid-19 cases, says govt

India sustains the trend of steadily declining Covid-19 active cases. Active caseload below 9 lakhs for 4th consecutive day. Active cases, currently at 8,61,853, comprise merely 12.10% of total positive cases. India is also reporting high number of recoveries

11:00 AM IST

As new cases rise, China's Qingdao city orders city-wide Covid-19 testing

Officials in China's Qingdao city on Monday said they will conduct city-wide Covid-19 testing for the entire nine million population over the next five days as new Covid-19 cases spike.

First published: Oct 12, 2020 07:06 IST