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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally crosses 85,000; death toll at 729

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the country’s five worst-hit states, as per Union health ministry's data.

By Karan Manral | Updated: Oct 05, 2020 05:18 IST
Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally crosses 85,000; death toll at 729
Medical workers in protective suits check a document as they treat patients suffering with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome.

As per the Union health ministry's dashboard, India on Friday logged 81,484 fresh Covid-19 cases and 1,095 deaths which pushed the tally to over 6.39 million. The total cases include 942,217 active cases, over 5.35 million recoveries and 99,773 deaths.

India on Thursday began its fifth stage of unlock, which is also called ‘reopening.’ Various state governments issued guidelines for this phase of unlocking in their respective states, after broader guidelines were released by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melanie Trump tested positive for Covid-19 and will be placed under quarantine. More than 207,000 Americans have been killed by Covid-19 and millions have been infected.

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11:14 PM IST

Lebanon orders 111 towns, villages closed to curb Covid-19's spread

Authorities on Friday ordered the lockdown of more than 100 towns and villages across Lebanon after hundreds of people tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days and amid a shortage of hospital beds, reports AP.

10:52 PM IST

10 fresh cases push Andmans Covid-19 tally to 3,858

10 new Covid-19 cases reported in Andaman and Nicobar, taking the total number of cases to 3,858; death toll stands at 53. Total 3,631 patients have recovered so far and there are 174 active cases, Andaman and Nicobar administration said, reports ANI.

10:34 PM IST

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally crosses 85,000; death toll at 729

harkhand reported 736 new Covid-19 cases, 967 recoveries and 8 deaths on Friday, taking total cases to 85,400 including 73,428 recoveries, 729 deaths and 11,243 active cases, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

10:30 PM IST

Joe Biden tests negative for Covid-19, reports AFP

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid-19.

09:36 PM IST

Haryana logs 1,476 fresh Covid-19 cases, 23 more deaths

Haryana reported 23 more fatalities due to Covid-19 on Friday, raising the death toll to 1,425, while the tally reached 1,31, 388 with 1,476 fresh cases, reports PTI.

09:13 PM IST

Madrid readies for partial lockdown, files legal challenge

Madrid was set to go into partial lockdown on Friday night, complying with an order from the Spanish government but determined to fight it in the courts, Measures that ban all nonessential trips in and out of the capital and nine of its suburbs — covering around 4.8 million people — were set to be enacted at 10 p.m, reports AP.

09:07 PM IST

Melania Trump says 'feeling good,' hoping for 'speedy recovery' after positive Covid-19 test

United States First Lady Melania Trump after testing positive for Covid-19 along with husband and US President Donald t

08:42 PM IST

Section 144 imposed in three cities in Kerala amid rise in Covid cases

Amid rise in Covid-19 cases, Section 144 has been mposed in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kottayam.

08:14 PM IST

Section 144 to be imposed in Thiruvananthapuram amid Covid surge

Section 144 has been imposed in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram from 3rd October to 31st October, due to surge in Covid-19 cases, reports ANI.

06:49 PM IST

76.62% of the active Covid-19 cases reported from 10 States and UTs: Health Ministry

At least 76.62% of the active coronavirus cases have been reported from 10 states and union territories (UTs), the Union health ministry said on Friday. According to the ministry, Maharashtra is leading the states' tally with more than 2.5 lakh cases. Karnataka follows with more than 1 lakh cases, reports ANI.

06:12 PM IST

Kerala logs nearly 10,000 new Covid cases; active cases mount to 77,482

As many as 9,258 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Kerala in the last 24 hours, which pushed the active cases in the state to 77,482. Over 135,000 have recovered from the disease till now, the state government said, reports ANI.

05:38 PM IST

US Vice President Mike Pence tests negative for Covid-19

United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have tested negative for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), reports Reuters.

05:13 PM IST

3,946 new cases push Uttar Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 407,000

Uttar Pradesh recorded 3,946 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the infection count to 4,06,995 on Friday, according to official data. The death toll from the pandemic stands at 5,917 in the state, Additional chief secretary health, Amit Mohan Prasad said, reports PTI.

04:32 PM IST

Trump’s Age and Weight Make Covid Particularly Dangerous

President Donald Trump is 74 years old, overweight and male -- factors that put him into a higher-risk category of Covid-19 patients and thrust his health into the spotlight just a month before the US election, reports Bloomberg.

04:05 PM IST

Number of recoveries in India rising every day: Harsh Vardhan

In a tweet, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan points to India's recovery rate of 83.70%, crediting Centre's strategies with rising number of recoveries in India per day.

First published: Oct 02, 2020 06:48 IST