Highlights: Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi tests positive for coronavirus
The United States, India and Brazil, in that order, remain the three worst-hit countries. With festival season approaching in India, the govt has warned people not to get complacent and have urged them to continue wearing masks and follow other Covid-19 protocols strictly.
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India's Covid-19 count on Thursday crossed 7.7 million mark to reach 7,706,946 as the country reported 55,839 new infections in the last 24 hours. This comes a day after the country registered 54,044 cases of the virus. At least 14 states and Union territories are reporting Case Fatality rate less than 1%, the Union health ministry said later on Wednesday. Also, the number of active cases continue to stay below eight lakh mark.
Currently, the country is in the fifth stage of a nationwide unlocking; this phase began on October 1 and will end on October 31. Economic activities have picked up and almost all public places, including schools, malls, cinema halls, entertainment parks etc. have reopened, albeit with strict protocols in place to avoid spread of Covid-19. Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
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Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi tests Covid-19 positive
"Tested positive for coronavirus. All parameters perfectly normal, admitted to AIIMS Patna," tweets Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi.
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Odisha's Covid-19 tally rises to 276,094 with 1,913 new cases
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70 new cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra Police
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Active cases have been below 10% of total cases for last three months: Govt
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Czech Republic reports record new Covid-19 spike
The Czech Republic registered a record one-day tally of 14,968 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as the country's overall caseload reached 208,915, including 1,739 deaths.
New Covid-19 case sparks alert in Australia's Melbourne
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Coronavirus hospitalisations in the US at two-month peak
Amid a surge in Covid-19 infections in midwest states, Covid-19 hospitalisations in the US hit 40,000 for the first time since August on Wednesday, a 36% rise over past four weeks.
Brazil's Covid-19 tally reaches 5,273,594
According to the latest update by the Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has recorded 5,273,954 Covid-19 cases thus far, including 154,837 deaths due to the disease.
Poland witnesses record surge of 10,040 Covid-19 cases
Poland on Wednesday registered its highest spike of 10,040 Covid-19 cases, taking the country's caseload to over 200,000.
98,670,363 samples tested for Covid-19 till October 21: ICMR
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Bombay HC allows Jain temples to reopen
Bombay HC allows Jain temples to reopen dining halls during nine-day fasting festival Ayambil Oli Tap from October 23. Temples will have to follow SOP issued by the state govt for restaurants and will not be opened for devotees to offer prayers.
India's Covid-19 tally crosses 7.7 million mark
India records 55,839 new Covid-19 cases and 702 deaths in last 24 hours. Tally crosses 7.7 million to reach 7,706,946, including 116,616 deaths.
Germany records over 10,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time
New Covid-19 cases in Germany rose above 10,000 for the first time, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has shown. In the last 24 hours, the country recorded 11,287 new cases taking its total to 392,049.
First published: Oct 22, 2020 06:07 IST