Highlights: 30 deaths, 2,351 fresh Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, crossed the 1.6 million mark on Monday with 5,984 new infections. The state's tally currently stands at 1,601,365, including a death toll of 42,240
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India on Tuesday witnessed a major drop in new Covid-19 cases, as it registered 46,790 infections in last 24 hours, taking its tally to 7,597,063. Earlier, on Monday, it became the second country after the United States to cross the 7.5 million Covid-19 case mark.
Also on Monday, schools in a number of states, including Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, reopened for senior classes, albeit on voluntary basis. The day also witnessed resumption of Mumbai Metro services for the first time since March. Globally, the number of Covid-19 cases went past the 40 million mark, according to worldometers, with the United States, India and Brazil, in that order, being the three worst-affected countries by a distance.
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Assam reports 666 new Covid-19 cases today
Assam reports 666 new Covid-19 cases today, taking the total positive cases in the state to 2,02,073, including 884 deaths and 1,74,411 discharges: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Jharkhand reports 542 new Covid-19 cases and 7 deaths
Jharkhand reports 542 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths and 605 cases of recoveries/discharges in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state rise to 97,414, including 849 deaths and 90,385 recoveries/discharges. Active cases stand at 6,180: Jharkhand Health Department
Delhi reports 3579 new Covid-19 cases and 41 deaths in the last 24 hours
Delhi reports 3579 new Covid-19 cases and 41 deaths in the last 24 hours; 2186 patients recovered. Total cases here rise to 3,36,750, including 6081 deaths and 3,06,747 recovered patients. Active cases stand at 23,922: Chief Minister's Office (CMO) Delhi
Tamil Nadu Covid-19 tally inches towards 7 lakh; logs 3,094 new cases
Tamil Nadu on Tuesday recorded a further dip in the number of Covid-19 cases with 3,094 people testing positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,94,030.
3,503 new cases of Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh reported 3,503 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday taking the total count of cases to 7,89,553.
Chandigarh reports 57 new Covid-19 cases
Chandigarh reports 57 new Covid-19 cases taking the total number to 13,743.
Manipur reports 284 new Covid-19 cases, taking total confirmed cases to 16,062
Manipur reports 284 new Covid-19 cases, taking total confirmed cases to 16,062 out of which 3,882 are active patients.
Four new deaths reported taking toll to 121.
Jammu and Kashmir reports 589 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths today
Jammu and Kashmir reports 589 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths today.
The total positive cases in the UT rises to 88,958 including 8,124 active cases, 79,437 recoveries and 1,397 deaths: Government of Jammu and Kashmir
30 deaths, 2,351 fresh virus cases in Uttar Pradesh
Thirty more people died from coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday as 2,351 fresh cases pushed the state’s infection tally to 4,59,154.
There has never been any shortage of oxygen in the country in last 10 months: Health Ministry
There has never been any shortage of oxygen in the country in last 10 months; no paucity at present: Health Ministry
India's Covid-19 cases per million population reported in last 7 days stands at 310: Health Ministry
India's Covid-19 cases per million population reported in last 7 days stands at 310, while global average is 315: Health Ministry.
Six states account for 64% of the country's total active cases: Health Ministry
Six states - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal - account for 64% of the country's total active cases: Health Ministry
India second in terms of Covid-19 tests conducted: Health ministry
We have the largest number of Covid-19 recovered cases in the world and we stand second in terms of number of tests conducted in any country: Rajesh Bhushan, Union health secretary
Nearly 50% of country's active cases from three states: Health ministry
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala contributing 49.87% of India's current active Covid-19 cases. Six states contributing 64% of total active cases: Health ministry
First published: Oct 20, 2020 06:54 IST