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Highlights: WHO fears spike in deaths after global Covid-19 surge

From Thursday, cinema halls, entertainment parks, schools and swimming pools will open as per the Union home ministry’s guidelines for the fifth phase of nationwide unlock.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Oct 15, 2020 00:03 IST
Highlights: WHO fears spike in deaths after global Covid-19 surge
A health worker seen while working to collect swab samples for coronavirus (Covid-19) tests.

India's Covid-19 tally on Wednesday crossed 7.2 million mark to reach 7,239,389 with 63,509 new cases in last 24 hours. A day ago, the country had recorded 55,342 new cases of coronavirus, as per the health ministry’s dashboard, continuing with its recent downward trend of new cases per day. Also on Tuesday, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had said the government expects a Covid-19 vaccine by early 2021 from more than source, as he chaired the 21st Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on coronavirus.

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Tuesday also witnessed Delhi’s iconic Akshardham temple reopen for the first time in March. Maharashtra, with over 1.5 million cases, remains the worst-affected state, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Globally, United States, India and Brazil continue to be the worst-hit countries.

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11:46 PM IST

YouTube to remove Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

YouTube said Wednesday it would take down content which contradicts expert consensus about Covid-19 vaccines, updating its policies on misinformation about the pandemic. The move is the latest by online platforms struggling to contain the spread of hoaxes and false information about Covid-19 and treatments, reports AFP.

11:30 PM IST

Chhattisgarh's Covid-19 tally crosses 150,000

Chhattisgarh's Covid-19 tally climbed to 150,696 on Wednesday after 2,830 people were detected with the infection, while the number of people who have recovered reached 121,548, an official said. Thirty-three deaths were recorded in the state taking the death toll to 1,339, he added, reports PTI.

11:15 PM IST

WHO fears spike in deaths after global Covid-19 surge

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned against any complacency in the coronavirus death rate, saying with the increasing number of cases, mortality would also rise, reports Reuters.

10:58 PM IST

12,596 RTPCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 44,354 rapid antigen tests conducted today

12,596 RTPCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 44,354 rapid antigen tests conducted today. 37,71,273 tests conducted so far: Government of Delhi

09:36 PM IST

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav tests positive for Covid-19

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI.

09:14 PM IST

Delhi's coronavirus infection tally rises to 3,17,548

Delhi's coronavirus infection tally rises to 3,17,548 with 3,324 new cases; death toll mounts to 5,898 with 44 more fatalities: Authorities.

08:48 PM IST

Karnataka reports 9,265 new Covid-19 cases, 8, 662 discharges, and 75 deaths today

Karnataka reports 9,265 new Covid-19 cases, 8, 662 discharges, and 75 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 7,35,371 including 1,13,987 active cases, 6,11,167 discharges and 10,198 deaths: State Health Department, Govt of Karnataka

08:41 PM IST

Record single-day high of 64 fatalities pushes West Bengal's Covid-19 death toll to 5,808

Record single-day high of 64 fatalities pushes West Bengal's Covid-19 death toll to 5,808; caseload mounts to 3,05,697 with 3,677 infections: Health Department

08:18 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 10,552 new Covid-19 cases, 19,517 discharged cases and 158 deaths

Maharashtra reports 10,552 new Covid-19 cases, 19,517 discharged cases and 158 deaths, taking total positive cases to 15,54,389 including 13,16,769 discharges, 1,96,288 active cases & 40,859 deaths: State Health Department, Govt of Maharasthra

08:17 PM IST

Covid-19 claims over 10,000 lives in Iraq

Iraq's health ministry said Wednesday that more than 10,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the country whose threadbare health sector has been battered by the virus

07:57 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Vipin Singh Parmar says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Vipin Singh Parmar says he has tested positive for Covid-19.

07:39 PM IST

1,205 fresh Covid-19 cases, 13 more fatalities in Haryana

Haryana reported 1,205 fresh novel coronavirus cases taking the infection tally to 1,45,507 on Wednesday, while thirteen more Covid-19 fatalities pushed the state's death toll to 1,614, the Health department said.

07:18 PM IST

Gujarat's coronavirus case count rises to 1,55,098

Gujarat's coronavirus case count rises to 1,55,098 with 1,175 new cases; death toll reaches 3,598 with 11 more fatalities: Health Department

07:03 PM IST

3,892 fresh Covid-19 cases, 28 deaths in Andhra Pradesh

Showing a further decline, 3,892 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday as the aggregate went up to 7,67,465.

06:44 PM IST

Amravati records 54 new Covid-19 cases, 133 recoveries

At least 54 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while four died of the infection in Maharashtra's Amravati district on Wednesday, an official said.

First published: Oct 14, 2020 07:12 IST