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Coronavirus Live Updates: India Sees Record 83,883 Covid Cases In 24 Hours

Coronavirus Live Updates: This is the highest single-day jump in Covid infections reported by any country since the beginning of the pandemic.

Coronavirus Live Updates: India Sees Record 83,883 Covid Cases In 24 Hours

Coronavirus India Live Updates: Death count has risen to 67,376 (Representational)

New Delhi:

Coronavirus India Live Updates: A record spike of 83,883 cases has pushed India's coronavirus tally past 38-lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. This is the highest single-day jump in Covid infections reported by any country since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of infections in the country now stand at 38,53,406.

The death count has risen to 67,376 with 1,043 more fatalities.

Here are the Live Updates On Coronavirus Pandemic:

Sep 04, 2020 00:26 (IST)
Meeting held to streamline response time to treat COVID-19 in Goa

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday chaired an emergency meeting of doctors to further streamline response time to treat COVID-19 patients at Goa Medical College and Hospital.

The GMCH has reserved four of its wards to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Rane said, "We are working on improvising our protocols and standard operating procedures to strengthen our fight against COVID-19. Additionally, the team is also working towards treating interstitial pneumonia caused due to COVID-19, since it is very complex in nature, it is important to treat it at the right time."
Sep 03, 2020 23:28 (IST)
France again registers over 7,000 new COVID-19 infections, ICU numbers spike

France registered more than 7,000 new coronavirus infections over 24 hours for the second time in two days, the health ministry said on Thursday, while hospitalisations for the virus also rose again. 

The health ministry reported that the cumulative total of confirmed cases rose to 300,181, up by 7,157, just shy of a 7,578 record set on March 31 during lockdown. It had reported an increase of 7,017 cases on Wednesday and first reached the 7,000 level again last week. 

Sep 03, 2020 23:03 (IST)
Jammu and Kashmir records more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases in a day for first time, infection tally now 39,943

Jammu and Kashmir recorded its highest single-day spike of 1,079 coronavirus cases on Thursday taking the infection tally to 39,943, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 743 with 11 fatalities, officials said.

"There were 1,079 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. This is for the first time that the number of fresh cases has crossed 1,000 in a 24-hour period," an official said.

Among the new cases, 622 were from the Jammu region and 457 from the Kashmir valley.

This is also for the first time that the number or positive cases in Jammu region was higher than the valley.

Sep 03, 2020 22:13 (IST)
Gujarat's Coronavirus Caseload Crosses One Lakh Mark

Coronavirus cases in Gujarat crossed the one lakh mark on Thursday with an addition of 1,325 cases, also the highest single-day spike. The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Gujarat was recorded on March 19.

The tally touched 1,00,375 on Thursday, said a release by the state health department.

With 16 COVID-19 patients dead, the number of deaths due to the pandemic in the state reached 3,064, it said.
Sep 03, 2020 21:51 (IST)
109 fresh cases take Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally to 2,626

As many as 109 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Thursday, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 2,626, Health Services director Aman War said. 

Of the new cases, 78 were reported from East Khasi Hills, 13 from Ri Bhoi, 15 from West Garo Hills, two from South Garo Hills and one from West Jaintia Hills, War said.

Seventy-five people were cured of the disease during the day taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 1,393. At present, the state has 1,220 active COVID-19 cases, he said. Thirteen patients have died so far in the state, War said.
Sep 03, 2020 21:17 (IST)
We are the second largest PPE kit manufacturers in the world: PM Modi
  • While looking at the way ahead we should keep our focus on ramping up of capacities, securing poor and futureprooofing our citizens, India was among first in creating a resposnsive systems of lockdown
  • We were the first to have face masks and covering, public awareness system, ICU capacities and many more. 
  • The first testing lab was launched in January and we now have 1600 lab across the country
  • A county with 1.3 billion people and limited resources has one of the lowest death rates
  • Our recovery rate is also rising
  • India was among the first to advocate social distancing
  • India Inc has helped in dealing with the Covid-19 challenges
  • Pandemic has affected several things but not aspirations of 1.3 billion people

Sep 03, 2020 20:35 (IST)
COVID-19: Delhi records highest spike in cases in 67 days; death count 4,500

Delhi recorded 2,737 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the city's highest single-day spike in 67 days, taking the infection tally to over 1.82 lakh, while the deaths mounted to 4,500, authorities said. This is the third successive day in September in which over 2,000 new cases have been reported.

According to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department, 19 more fatalities have been reported in the city.

On Wednesday, 19 deaths were reported and the daily cases count was at 2,509. On September 1, the fresh cases count stood at 2,312.
Sep 03, 2020 19:42 (IST)
49 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, tally rises to 4,066

Forty-nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland, taking the state's Coronavirus caseload to 4,066, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

Of the 49 new cases, 24 each were reported from Dimapur and Kohima districts and one from Mon district, he said. 

"49 new cases of COVID19 have been reported out of 708 samples tested - 24 each in Dimapur and Kohima districts and one in Mon district," the minister said in a tweet. 

Sep 03, 2020 19:24 (IST)
With 75 more COVID-19 fatalities in Uttar Pradesh, deaths reach 3,691

The coronavirus deaths in Uttar Pradesh rose to 3,691 on Thursday with 75 more fatalities, while 5,776 fresh cases pushed the state's infection tally to 2,47,101, officials said.

There are 57,598 active cases in the state, while 1,85,812 patients have been discharged after recovering from the infection, additional chief secretary, Medical and Health, Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters.

"The state reported 5,776 fresh cases in the past 24 hours and the COVID-19 tally in the state has risen to 2,47,101," a health bulletin said.
Sep 03, 2020 18:56 (IST)
Thailand records first coronavirus case after 100-day streak

A Thai disc jockey sentenced last week to two years in prison has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Thursday, ending the kingdom's 100-day run without a local transmission.

The man, sentenced on August 26 for what local media said was a drugs offence, had been in contact with at least 30 other people before testing positive on Wednesday.

Those tested so far have all been negative, officials said. "It is a local transmission after we have passed 100 days," said Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director general of Thailand's Disease Control Department.
Sep 03, 2020 18:16 (IST)
Eight more test COVID-19 positive in Dharavi; 98 active cases

The tally of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi increased to 2,800 on Thursday with eight more people testing positive for the infection, the city civic body said.

A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said 2,432 patients from Dharavi have already recovered from the respiratory disease and discharged from hospitals.

The densely populated slum-dominated area at present has 98 active COVID-19 cases, he said. He said the G-north civic ward, that includes areas like Dadar and Mahim along with Dharavi, has reported 7,797 COVID-19 cases so far.
Sep 03, 2020 17:54 (IST)
COVID-19 patients in home isolation up by 43 per cent in Delhi with rise in new cases

The number of COVID-19 patients in home isolation in Delhi has increased by 43 per cent as active cases rose by 50 per cent in a month, according to Delhi government data.

The city reported 10,596 active cases on August 1. Of them, 5,660 were in home isolation. Only 2,979 of the 13,578 hospital beds were occupied a month ago.

Whereas, government data shows, the number of patients in home isolation increased to 8,119 and active cases rose to 15,870 by September 1.

Patients under home quarantine saw a marginal increase in the first 15 days of August -- from 5,660 to 5,809 -- while the number of active cases rose by 893 to reach 11,489.
Sep 03, 2020 17:16 (IST)
Unlock 4: Haryana issues SOPs for film shooting

As the country has entered its fourth stage of Unlock following the COVID-19 induced lockdown, Haryana government on Thursday issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for shooting of films in the state.

Sharing more details, an official spokesman of the Home Department said in view of the ongoing pandemic, all applications seeking permission for the shooting of films would be received on the online portal and initial approval will be granted by Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department (DGIPR).

  • The duration of shooting should be restricted to the minimum possible and not more than 50 persons should be present
  • Moreover, shooting would commence only after all the persons involved undergo thermal screening and are found asymptomatic
  • Locations will be chosen taking into consideration if the locality falls in or near containment zones
  • Permissions and approvals will be given only for safe zones. 
  • Every set will have one person recording information about all crew members and anti-contagion measures
  • The spokesman further informed that all non-acting crew members including supporting staff will have to ensure wearing masks during the entire course of shooting and will be instructed to maintain social distancing norms as applicable
  • He said the shooting venues will be required to have sanitisers, soaps and water. 
  • Wearing of masks for all would be essential except for the ones who are in front of the camera
Sep 03, 2020 16:32 (IST)
Coronavirus deaths in Asia top 1,00,000

Asia has registered more than 1,00,000 deaths linked to the new coronavirus since it first emerged in December, according to an AFP tally based on official sources at 0800 GMT on Thursday.

A total of 100,667 deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus in the region out of 5,420,803 officially declared cases, with 4,255,760 people considered to have recovered.

In terms of fatalities, India is the most affected country with nearly three-quarters of total deaths in the region -- 67,376 deaths from 3,853,406 cases.

It is followed by Indonesia with 7,616 deaths from 180,646 cases and Pakistan (6,328 deaths, 297,014 cases).
Sep 03, 2020 15:57 (IST)
6,482 COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh have reached 6,482, informed the state's health department on Thursday. Out of the total number, 1,649 are active cases, 4,742 patients have recovered and 44 people have succumbed to the virus.
Sep 03, 2020 15:27 (IST)
Coronavirus news: UK ramps up virus tests, mulls Portugal arrivals quarantine

Britain on Thursday said it was expanding trials of a new rapid test to detect coronavirus cases, and flagged potential travel restrictions on the popular holiday destination of Portugal.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock defended the government's testing approach for Covid-19, after the BBC reported that some people were being directed to centres more than 100 miles (160 kilometres) from their homes, AFP reported. 
Sep 03, 2020 15:15 (IST)
Coronavirus news: India's daily COVID-19 testing numbers one of the highest in the world, says Health Ministry

Cumulative tests for detection of COVID-19 surged to 4,55,09,380 in the country with a record 11,72,179 tests being conducted in a single day on Wednesday, said the Union Health Ministry underlining that "India's daily testing numbers are one of the highest in the world". 

Higher testing numbers subsequently result in lowered positivity rate, it said.  

"India has witnessed an unprecedented surge in testing. Over 11.7 lakh tests were done in 24 hours," the ministry said.  
Sep 03, 2020 15:00 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Another Odisha minister tests positive for COVID-19
Odisha minister of textile and handicrafts, Padmini Dian, on Thursday said she has tested positive for COVID-19, and was undergoing home isolation.

Dian is the third minister in the state to have contracted the disease, PTI reported.

Sep 03, 2020 14:42 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Singapore detects new COVID-19 clusters at migrant worker dormitories

Singapore health authorities have detected new COVID-19 clusters at foreign worker dormitories previously found to be clear of the infection, highlighting the challenge in containing the spread of the highly infectious virus.

The vast majority of Singapore's nearly 57,000 cases are from cramped dormitories that house more than 300,000 mostly South Asian workers employed in sectors such as construction and ship-building.
Sep 03, 2020 14:11 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Thane COVID-19 tally crosses 1.26 lakh
The COVID-19 tally in Thane crossed 1.26 lakh on Thursday after detection of 1,487 new COVID-19 cases in the Maharashtra district, officials said.
Sep 03, 2020 13:51 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Puducherry reports 431 new COVID-19 cases, seven fatalities

Puducherry on Thursday registered 431 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 15,581.

Seven people including four women succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Thursday, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a press release.
Sep 03, 2020 13:51 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Puducherry reports 431 new COVID-19 cases, seven fatalities

Puducherry on Thursday registered 431 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 15,581.

Seven people including four women succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Thursday, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a press release.
Sep 03, 2020 13:37 (IST)
Coronavirus update: 26 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 3,186; death count mounts to 47

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 3,186 on Thursday as 26 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the Union territory's coronavirus death count  to 47, a health official said.
Sep 03, 2020 13:08 (IST)
Coronavirus update: 705 fresh COVID-19 cases take Rajasthan's tally to 85,379

Rajasthan recorded 705 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 85,379, while seven more fatalities took the count to 1,087, according to a health department bulletin.

A total of 13,421 patients are under treatment in the state, the bulletin said.

As many as 69,697 people have been discharged after treatment till now, it said.
Sep 03, 2020 12:58 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Female Poverty Rate In South Asia Projected To Rise Due To COVID-19, says UN


The female poverty rate in South Asia will increase in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and more women than men in the 25-34 age group will be poorer in the next decade, according to new data released by the UN.

The UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said that the COVID-19 pandemic will disproportionately affect women and push 47 million more women and girls into extreme poverty by 2021, reversing decades of progress to lift this demographic above the poverty line.

Sep 03, 2020 12:34 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Cumulative tests for detection surge to 4,55,09,380
India's cumulative tests for detection of COVID-19 surged to 4,55,09,380 with a record 11,72,179 tests being conducted in a single day on Wednesday, ICMR officials said.

India's per day testing capacity has crossed 10 lakh, they said.
Sep 03, 2020 12:16 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Italy's former PM Berlusconi tests positive for coronavirus

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi vowed to carry on with political activities ahead of local elections in September after testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately, this too has happened to me, but I carry on fighting," Berlusconi was quoted by his staff as telling supporters during a video meeting.

The 83-year-old media tycoon will remain under isolation in his house in the town of Arcore, north of Milan, his staff said in a statement.
Sep 03, 2020 12:00 (IST)
Coronavirus update: 148 fresh cases take Arunachal's COVID-19 tally to 4,360

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 4,360 as 148 more people, including 47 security personnel and two health workers, tested positive for the disease on Thursday, an official said.
Sep 03, 2020 11:37 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Czechs report highest daily number of coronavirus cases since pandemic reached country

The Czech Republic's daily number of new coronavirus cases rose to 650, the highest since the pandemic reached the country in March, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday.

With that number, the overall count of cases rose to 25,773 in the country of 10.7 million, Reuters reported. 
Sep 03, 2020 11:20 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Sanofi And GSK Launch Trial For COVID-19 Protein-Based Vaccine

French drugmaker Sanofi and its British peer GSK have started a clinical trial for a protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate, as pharmaceutical companies race to develop treatments against the coronavirus pandemic.

Sanofi and GSK said in a joint statement on Thursday they had started the "Phase 1/2" trial for their adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine, which they hope to make available across the world.

This vaccine candidate uses the same recombinant protein-based technology as one of Sanofi's seasonal influenza vaccines with GSK's established pandemic adjuvant technology.

Sep 03, 2020 11:02 (IST)
Coronavirus India update: Active COVID-19 cases in country stand at 8,15,538
Active COVID-19 cases in country stand at 8,15,538, while 29,70,492 people have recovered so far: Union health ministry. 
Sep 03, 2020 10:45 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Jharkhand reports 1,029 new COVID-19 cases, 10 fresh fatalities

Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 44,862 on Thursday as 1,029 more people tested positive for the infection, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 438, a health official said.

The fresh infections have taken the number of active cases in the state to 14,677, while 29,747 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said.

The state has tested 20,846 samples for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, PTI reported. 
Sep 03, 2020 10:27 (IST)
Coronavirus update: 1,000 challans issued by Aligarh police for violating COVID-19 guidelines
Around 1,000 challans were issued by the Aligarh police across the city on Wednesday. Fines of Rs 100 were imposed on drivers who did not wear face masks as part of a city-wide campaign to spread awareness about COVID-19 protocol.

According to Anil Samania, Circle Officer (Civil Lines), police personnel across the city were checking to make sure people were wearing masks and adhered to COVID-19 guidelines.
Sep 03, 2020 09:58 (IST)
Coronavirus update: India records highest one-day spike of 83,883 Covid cases
A record spike of 83,833 cases has pushed India's coronavirus tally past 38-lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. So far, India has recorded 38,53,406 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 67,376 deaths.
Sep 03, 2020 09:38 (IST)
Coronavirus update: US Republicans Criticize Nancy Pelosi Over Hair Appointment

US Republicans criticized House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday for going to a hair salon in San Francisco in an apparent violation of the city's coronavirus pandemic regulations, but the Democratic leader said she had been told by the salon the appointment was allowed.

Pelosi briefly addressed the issue to reporters in San Francisco, saying, "I take responsibility for falling for a set-up."

Sep 03, 2020 09:17 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Entry of journalists inside Uttarakhand Secretariat prohibited

Uttarakhand Secretariat Administration Department has prohibited the entry of Print and Electronic Media journalists inside the Secretariat building, in wake of the COVID-19.

According to an order of the department, "Journalists are allowed only at the Secretariat's Media Centre from 3 pm to 5 pm."
Sep 03, 2020 09:00 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Jamaica heads to polls as Covid-19 cases soar
Jamaicans head to the polls for a general election Thursday amid soaring coronavirus infections and rising criticism over the government's handling of the pandemic.

The ruling Jamaica Labour Party is widely expected to retain power in the vote, which kicks off at 7:00 am, with 1.9 million people eligible to cast ballots.

Sep 03, 2020 08:39 (IST)
Coronavirus update: US Tells States To Prep For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution As Soon As Late October
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked state public health officials to prepare to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine to high-risk groups as soon as late October, documents published by the agency showed on Wednesday.

The timing of a vaccine has taken on political importance as US President Donald Trump seeks re-election in November, after committing billions of federal dollars to develop a vaccine to prevent COVID-19, which has killed more than 180,000 Americans.
Sep 03, 2020 08:10 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Motorcycle rider who attended Sturgis rally dies of COVID; hair salons open in Los Angeles

A motorcycle rider who traveled to the Sturgis rally in August has died of COVID-19 as infections rise in parts of the Midwest, Minnesota health officials said on Wednesday, while Los Angeles reopened hair salons and New Yorkers returned to gyms.

The motorcyclist, identified only as a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions, was in an intensive care unit at the time of his death, said Kris Ehresmann, the state's infectious disease director.
Sep 03, 2020 07:42 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Odisha reports 3,219 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

Odisha on Wednesday reported 3,219 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 1,09,780, a health official said.

The death count rose to 514 with 11 fresh fatalities, he said.
Sep 03, 2020 07:27 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Assam reports 3,555 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

The COVID-19 death count in Assam rose to 323 after eight more people died due to the disease, while 3,555 new infections increased the state's caseload to 1,15,279, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
Sep 03, 2020 06:58 (IST)
White House's "Corrupt WHO" Barb After Concern Over US Push For Vaccine

The White House on Tuesday pushed back on concerns expressed by the World Health Organization after a US health official said a coronavirus vaccine might be approved without completing full trials.

"The United States will continue to engage our international partners to ensure we defeat this virus, but we will not be constrained by multilateral organizations influenced by the corrupt World Health Organization and China," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement.
Sep 03, 2020 06:57 (IST)
Limited Hours, Stations Shut At Containment Zones: Metro Rules Amid Covid
The entry and exit gates of metro rail networks at containment zones will remain shut, and waiting time will increase to 5-7 minutes as trains will be sanitised at turnaround points. These are some of the guidelines the centre has issued as part of its Unlock4 plan to restart metro trains from September 7 after months of lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis. Read more

Sep 03, 2020 06:56 (IST)
Steroids Can Save Lives Of Critical COVID-19 Patients: Study

Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with corticosteroid drugs reduces the risk of death by 20%, an analysis of seven international trials found on Wednesday, prompting the World Health Organisation to update its advice on treatment.

The analysis - which pooled data from separate trials of low dose hydrocortisone, dexamethasone and methylprednisolone - found that steroids improve survival rates of COVID-19 patients sick enough to be in intensive care in hospital.