Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 66.85 Lakh

Coronavirus India LIVE News Updates: According to the Johns Hopkins University, there has been a slight fall in India's 7-day-average of new cases confirmed each day.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 66.85 Lakh

Coronavirus: India is the second worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic after US. (File)

New Delhi:

India reported a sharp drop in new COVID-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, with the Health Ministry data released this morning showing 61,267 fresh cases of coronavirus. With this, the total Covid cases in India have crossed 66.85 lakh with total deaths at 1,03,569, including 884 in 24 hours.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, there has been a slight fall in India's 7-day-average of new cases confirmed each day.

The country now has 9,19,023 active COVID-19 cases and more than 56.6 lakh recoveries with 75,787 more people having fought off the disease in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data shows.

Here are the LIVE updates on Coronavirus cases:

Oct 06, 2020 23:36 (IST)
COVID-19: Goa adds 519 new cases, 594 recover; 8 die
Goa's COVID-19 caseload went up to 36,238 on Tuesday with a single-day addition of 519 fresh
cases, a health official said.

With eight more people succumbing to the infection the total count in the state mounted to 468, he said.

A total of 594 people were discharged in the day, taking the count of recoveries to 31,050, he added. 1,898 samples were tested in the day, the official said.
Oct 06, 2020 22:51 (IST)
COVID-19: Gujarat adds 1,335 new cases, 1,473 recover; 10 die
Gujarat on Tuesday reported 1,335 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising its total count of infections to 1,45,362, state health department said.

With ten more persons, including four in Surat, succumbing to the infection, the cumulative toll in the state mounted to 3,522, it said.

While three fatalities occurred in Ahmedabad, one person died each in Gandhinagar, Rajkot and Vadodara.

A total of 1,473 people were discharged in the day after treatment, taking the count of recoveries to 1,25,243, the department said.

The case recovery rate in the state now stands at 86.16 per cent, the department said in a release.

The state now has 16,597 active cases.

Oct 06, 2020 22:34 (IST)
COVID-19: J&K reports 739 new cases, 16 deaths
Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 738 fresh COVID-19 cases, while 16 deaths took place in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 80,476 and the death count to 1,268, officials said.

Srinagar district reported the highest number of 183 new COVID-19 cases, followed by 91 in Jammu district, they said.

"The Union Territory recorded 738 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours -- with 290 in Jammu and 448 in the Kashmir Valley," they said.

There are 13,712 active coronavirus cases, while 65,496 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
Oct 06, 2020 22:17 (IST)
COVID-19: West Bengal reports record 3,370 fresh cases, tally mounts to 2,77,049
West Bengal reported its highest single-day spike of 3,370 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing
the state's tally to 2,77,049, a bulletin issued by the health department said.

The death count rose to 5,318 after 63 more patients succumbed to the virus, it said.

The metropolis accounted for 16 fatalities, while 15 deaths were registered in neighbouring North 24 Parganas.

Out of the 63 deaths, 53 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, the department said.

The fresh cases include the highest number of 742 infections from Kolkata, North 24 Parganas (712) and Hooghly (219).

The discharge rate, however, improved to around 90 per cent with 3,036 recoveries since Monday, the bulletin said.

So far, 2,43,743 people have been cured in the state. West Bengal now has 27,988 active cases.
Oct 06, 2020 21:40 (IST)
COVID-19: Kerala records 7,871 new cases, 25 deaths
As many as 7,871 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kerala, taking the state's active count to 87,738, said Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday.

111 health workers were found coronavirus positive out of 7,871 newly reported cases. In the last 24 hours, 4,981 people recovered taking the state's total recovery to 87,738. 25 deaths were also reported from the state.

With a spike of 61,267 new cases and 884 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count on Tuesday reached 66,85,083, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

Oct 06, 2020 21:28 (IST)
COVID-19 : Mumbai's Dharavi adds 22 new cases; tally 3,280
The COVID-19 tally in Dharavi slum colony in Mumbai rose to 3,280 on Tuesday with the addition of 22 fresh cases, a Mumbai civic body official said.

This is the 11th day in row that Dharavi reported new cases in double digits.

Of the total 3,280 cases, 2,795 patients have already been recovered from the infection, he said, adding that the slum now has 192 active patients.
Oct 06, 2020 21:05 (IST)
COVID-19 tally climbs to over 1.48 lakh in Rajasthan; death count 1,574
With 2,121 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally of Rajasthan shot up to 1,48,316 on Tuesday, while 15 more people succumbed to the disease, pushing the death toll in the state to 1,574.

Ajmer, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Churu, Ganganagar, Jaipur, Jalore, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali, Sikar and Udaipur reported a death due to the disease each, according to an official report.

The maximum of 469 fresh cases were reported from Jaipur, it said.

Fresh COVID-19 cases were also reported from Ajmer (146), Alwar (196), Banswara (13), Baran (one), Barmer (36), Bharatpur (36), Bhilwara (151), Bikaner (155), Bundi (one), Chittorgarh (15), Churu (29), Dausa (seven), Dholpur (25), Dungarpur (22), Ganganagar (54), Hanumangarh (29), Jaisalmer (21), Jalore (11), Jhalawar (11), Jhunjhunu (29), Jodhpur (292), Karauli (15), Kota (55), Nagaur (14), Pali (22), Pratapgarh (three), Rajsamand (10), Sawaimadhopur (eight), Sikar (85), Sirohi (seven), Tonk (eight) and Udaipur (145).
Oct 06, 2020 20:47 (IST)
8 States Account For Nearly Half Of India's Total COVID-19 Deaths
Nearly half of the India's total COVID-19 deaths have been recorded from 25 districts in eight states, said the government today. 15 of these districts are in Maharashtra alone.

"Out of these 25 districts, 15 districts are in one state alone that is Maharashtra. Two districts each are in Karnataka, West Bengal and Gujarat and one each in Tamil Nadu, Punjab, UP and Andhra Pradesh. The Union government is focusing on these districts and has been in touch with district officials so that the situation can be controlled," said the health secretary, Rajiv Bhushan.

In Maharashtra, the districts with highest deaths are Mumbai-7,694, Pune-7,094 and Thane-4,486.
Oct 06, 2020 20:21 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Centre pays 95 insurance claims for medicos who died on COVID-19 duty
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said the government has provided the insurance claims of Rs 50 lakh in 95 cases of deaths of healthcare workers who were engaged in COVID-19 management duties.

In a weekly Covid-19 update, Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary said, "In 95 cases of deaths of healthcare workers engaged in COVID-19 duties, insurance has been claimed for Rs 50 lakh each. There are 176 claims in process. In addition, 79 insurance claims yet to be received from different States."

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic in India in March, the union government made an announcement under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package and launched insurance scheme for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 with certain conditions.

Oct 06, 2020 19:59 (IST)
COVID-19: Over 480 patients administered plasma therapy at two Delhi government hospitals
Over 480 COVID-19 patients have been administered convalescent plasma therapy at the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital over the last few months, officials said on Tuesday.

LNJP Hospital and RGSSH are dedicated coronavirus facilities.

Plasma therapy was started at the LNJP Hospital, the largest under the Delhi government, in June. Later, Delhi''s second plasma bank was set up at the hospital in July.

The national capital's first plasma bank was inaugurated at the state-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS) on July 2 by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The LNJP Hospital has 2,000 beds, of which 432 were occupied as on Monday. Of these, 258 patients are in the ICU, said Suresh Kumar, medical director of the hospital.
Oct 06, 2020 19:50 (IST)
COVID-19: Uttar Pradesh reports 61 more deaths, 3,663 new cases
The COVID-19 death count in Uttar Pradesh reached 6,153 on Tuesday with 61 more fatalities being recorded, while the infection tally jumped to 4,20,937 as 3,663 new cases surfaced in the state, a state bulletin said.

The number of active cases in the state stands at 44,031, of which 20,647 are in home-isolation, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.

As many as 3,70,753 patients have fully recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals, he said, adding that 4,432 patients were discharged during the past 24 hours.

The recovery rate of the state is at 88.07 per cent, Mr Prasad added.
Oct 06, 2020 19:38 (IST)
COVID-19: India's recovery rate 84%; 77% active cases in 10 states
Active COVID-19 cases have been below 10 lakh for the last two weeks while the recovery rate of India is 84 per cent, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Addressing media persons at a briefing here Bhushan said, "Recovered cases have crossed 56 lakh mark which is the highest in the world. Active cases are below 10 lakh for the last two weeks and the recovery rate is 84 per cent. Over 8 crore tests have been conducted and approximately 80 lakh tests were done in last week."
Oct 06, 2020 19:28 (IST)
COVID-19: Andhra Pradesh reports 5,795 fresh cases, 33 deaths
Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours reported 5,795 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the overall count of coronavirus cases in the state to 7,29,307, said the state health department on Tuesday.

According to the bulletin, out of the total cases, there are 50,776 active cases in the state, while in the last 24 hours, 6,046 patients have recovered from the infection, taking the overall count of recovered patients across the state to 6,72,479.

However, in the last 24 hours, 33 patients succumbed to the virus across the state; (6 in Krishna district; 5 in Prakasam district; 4 each in East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts; 3 each in Anantapur and Chittoor districts; 2 each in Guntur, Nellore, and West Godavari districts; and 1 each in Kadapa and Vizianagaram districts)

Oct 06, 2020 19:14 (IST)
COVID-19: 270 new cases take tally to 7,037 in Meghalaya
Meghalaya's COVID-19 death count reached 60 with one more person succumbing to the disease on Tuesday, while 270 new infections took the tally to 7,037, a senior official said.

Health Services Director Aman War said that 115 patients were also cured of the disease, pushing the number of recoveries to 4,606.

The Northeastern state now has 2,371 active cases, he said.

East Khasi Hills district, of which state capital Shillong is a part, reported 195 of the fresh cases.
Oct 06, 2020 19:07 (IST)
With rise in COVID deaths, Delhi's ITO graveyard readies more space for burials
In view of the recent increase in the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the national capital, the Muslim graveyard at central Delhi's ITO has readied 5-6 acres of extra space for burials of casualties caused by the virus.

On an average, two-three burials of the virus victims have been taking place daily but the number has increased in the last few days, said Haji Mian Faiyazuddin, secretary of Qabristan Ahle Islam near Delhi Gate.

"In the last 2-3 days, the number of COVID-19 victims brought to the graveyard for burial has gone up from earlier 2-3 per day to 4-5 now," he said.

According to official data, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 was 32 on October 5, on October 4 it was 38 deaths, on October 3 - 34 deaths, October 2  - 37 deaths, October 1 - 40 deaths , September 30 - 41 deaths, September 29 -  48 deaths, September 28 -  37 deaths, September 27 - 42 deaths.
Oct 06, 2020 18:53 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Punjab health minister tests positive for COVID-19, shared stage with Rahul Gandhi
Punjab Health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu who recently shared the stage with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, a health officer said.

"He has mild fever and a sore throat," Mohali civil surgeon Manjit Singh said.

The minister is stable and in isolation at home. People who have come in contact with him will also be tested, the doctor said.

Mr Sidhu was in Sangrur on Monday for "Kheti Bachao Yatra", taking part in a protest against the new farm laws.

The event was also attended by Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and other senior Congress leaders.
Oct 06, 2020 18:37 (IST)
Number of tests conducted for detection of COVID-19 in India is second-highest in world: News agency PTI quoting Health Ministry.
Oct 06, 2020 18:29 (IST)
Forty-eight per cent of total COVID-19 deaths are concentrated in 25 districts of eight states: News agency PTI quoting Centre.
Oct 06, 2020 18:24 (IST)
Tripura reports 275 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally 27,308
At least 275 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Tuesday, pushing the tally
in the state to 27,308, a health department official said.

The death count rose to 298 with two more people succumbing to the infection, he said.

West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 161 of the 298 COVID-19 deaths, the official said.

Tripura currently has 4,879 active coronavirus cases, while 22,108 people have recovered from the disease.

Twenty-three patients have migrated to other states, he said.

Officials said, 255 patients were discharged from G B Pant hospital, the main referral hospital for COVID-19 patients, on Monday after they were cured.
Oct 06, 2020 17:24 (IST)
4 In 5 Covid Patients In Hospital Show Neurologic Symptoms: Study
About 4 out of 5 patients hospitalized with Covid-19 suffer neurologic symptoms such as muscle pain, headaches, confusion, dizziness and the loss of smell or taste, new research shows.

The most severe condition listed was encephalopathy, "characterized by altered mental function ranging from mild confusion to coma," said Igor Koralnik, the chief of neuro-infectious disease at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago and one of the study's authors. The study outlined the frequency and severity of neurologic symptoms in 509 patients hospitalized for Covid-19 in the Chicago-based health system at the start of the pandemic.

Koralnik, who also leads Northwestern's neurology-focused Covid clinic, declined to discuss the paper's relevance to the condition of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been diagnosed with the disease. He said doctors generally should be on the lookout for any signs of neurologic distress in Covid-19 patients.
Oct 06, 2020 17:11 (IST)
COVID-19: Theatres get ready to abide by SOPs but no new movies – at least for now
The government has given its green signal for cinemas to reopen in a new COVID-19 normal defined by rigorous dos and don'ts and theatre owners are getting ready too, but it may be a while before audiences get to see a new movie.

On Tuesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that cinema halls must put in place before they open on October 15 after seven months of being closed.

The SOPs include one seat distance in theatres, 50 per cent capacity, masks at all time, proper ventilation and air conditioner temperature settings at above 23 degrees Celsius.

"Cinema halls have been shut for the last seven months. They are now opening from October 15. For the safety of people, we have come out with SOPs to be followed," Javadekar told reporters.

Oct 06, 2020 16:15 (IST)
Coronavirus news: China In Talks With WHO Over Assessing Its COVID-19 Vaccines For Global Use
China is in talks to have its locally-produced COVID-19 vaccines assessed by the World Health Organization, as a step toward making them available for international use, a WHO official said on Tuesday.

Hundreds of thousands of essential workers and other groups considered at high risk in China have been given locally-developed vaccines even as clinical trials had not been fully completed, raising safety concerns among experts.

Socorro Escalate, WHO's coordinator for essential medicines and health technologies in the Western Pacific region, told a news conference conducted online that China had held preliminary discussions with WHO to have its vaccines included in a list for emergency use.
Oct 06, 2020 16:10 (IST)
Coronavirus news: India's 9,19,023 active cases of COVID-19 constitute "merely", says Centre
13.75 per cent of the total caseload as on date and the country continues to report a steadily declining trend of percentage of active cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

So far 56,62,490 people have recovered from the disease in the country and exceed active cases of coronavirus infection by 47,43,467 as on date, it stated.

"The declining trend of the percentage of active cases is commensurately supported by the rising percentage of recovered cases," the ministry underlined.

Higher number of recoveries has aided the national recovery rate to further improve to 84.70 per cent, the ministry said.
Oct 06, 2020 15:58 (IST)
COVID-19: Situation unsuitable for reopening schools, colleges, says Maharashtra Minister
Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant on Tuesday said in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in the state is not appropriate to allow physical classes in schools and colleges.

Samant held a review meeting with officials of the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Talking to reporters here after the meeting, he said the COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra is not normal.

"Therefore, it is not appropriate to conduct physical classes. We have also directed educational institutions to avoid collection of development fees from students as there have been no physical classes," he said.

The Maharashtra government in its latest lockdown guidelines issued on September 30 said schools, colleges, and other educational and coaching institutions will remain closed in the state.
Oct 06, 2020 15:52 (IST)
Dushyant Chautala, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Tests Positive
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Oct 06, 2020 15:34 (IST)
Delhi's Oldest Graveyard Clears Space To Bury Coronavirus Dead
Workers were clearing undergrowth from wasteland on Tuesday to add 400 graves to the national capital's oldest functioning cemetery beside the ruins of historic city walls, as the death count from the coronavirus grows.

With more than 100,000 deaths nationwide, India's tally of infections has crossed 6.6 million, but there is little sign of any sustained fall in new daily numbers.

Since its first virus burial in April, the Islamic graveyard of Jadid Qabristan has seen more than 700 funerals on a patch of adjoining wasteground designated for pandemic victims.
Oct 06, 2020 15:27 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Delhi past peak of 2nd COVID-19 wave, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the national capital is past the peak of the second wave of coronavirus and the situation has been controlled to a large extent.

Mr Kejriwal said the Delhi government increased the testing exponentially to detect the infection.

"Delhi hit the peak of the second wave of COVID-19 on September 17 when 4,500 cases were reported across the city. The situation has been controlled to a large extent," he said.

"I hope the second wave will slowly pass," Mr Kejriwal said.

Testing in Delhi hit the 60,000 a day mark in September compared to 20,000 tests per day in August.
Oct 06, 2020 15:24 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Australia sees record deficit as virus spending increased

Australia is on track to post a record budget deficit this year, the government admitted Tuesday, while unveiling plans to further open the spigot on pandemic stimulus spending.

Government finances are forecast to be more than Aus$200 (US$143) billion in the red, even if a COVID-19 vaccine is found, AFP reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 15:15 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Paris cafes to shut as Europe confronts second virus wave

A second wave of the coronavirus in Europe has forced Paris to shutter its iconic cafes Monday as the US presidential race was in disarray after Donald Trump checked himself out of hospital after Covid-19 treatment.

France reported nearly 17,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday alone, the highest daily number since the country began widespread testing, AFP reported. 

Oct 06, 2020 14:58 (IST)
Coronavirus news: China in talks with WHO over assessing its COVID-19 vaccines for global use

China is in talks to have its locally-produced COVID-19 vaccines assessed by the World Health Organization, as a step toward making them available for international use, a WHO official said on Tuesday.

Hundreds of thousands of essential workers and other groups considered at high risk in China have been given locally-developed vaccines even as clinical trials had not been fully completed, raising safety concerns among experts, reuters reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 14:31 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Australia to pay businesses to employ young people after COVID-19 shutdowns

Australia will spend A$4 billion over the next year to pay businesses that hire those under the age of 35, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday, as part of an ambitious plan to boost jobs and growth.

Australia has been widely lauded for limiting the spread of COVID-19, but strict lockdown measures forced shut entire sectors of the economy, sending unemployment to a 22-year high of 7.5% in July.

Oct 06, 2020 14:19 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Delhi past peak of 2nd COVID-19 wave, says Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the national capital is past the peak of the second wave of coronavirus and the situation has been controlled to a large extent. Arvind Kejriwal said the Delhi government increased the testing to detect the infection exponentially, PTI reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 13:52 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Philippines records 2,093 new coronavirus cases, 25 more deaths

The Philippines' health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 2,093 novel coronavirus infections and 25 more deaths, the lowest number of fatalities reported in 15 days.

The ministry said total confirmed cases in the Philippines have increased to 326,833, the highest in Southeast Asia, while deaths have reached 5,865.
Oct 06, 2020 13:36 (IST)
Coronavirus news: UK's Sunak says he fully supports PM Johnson's approach to COVID-19

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said he fully supported the approach Prime Minister Boris Johnson had taken towards the pandemic, including some very difficult decisions on local restrictions.

"These are really difficult judgments, there's no precise way to come to a mathematically correct answer," he told BBC Radio 4. "We're making judgments, the prime minister is in the best place to do that, I fully support the approach that he's taken."
Oct 06, 2020 13:04 (IST)
Coronavirus India news: Active cases only 13.75% of total COVID-19 caseload

India's 9,19,023 active cases of COVID-19 constitute "merely" 13.75 per cent of the total caseload as on date and the country continues to report a steadily declining trend of percentage of active cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

So far 56,62,490 people have recovered from the disease in the country and exceed active cases of coronavirus infection by 47,43,467 as on date, PTI reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 12:51 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Coronavirus case in Sri Lanka rises to 3,483 with 81 new cases

Following the detection of 81 new COVID-19 patients among the garment factory workers in Minuwangoda on Monday, the coronavirus cases has risen to 3,483 in Sri Lanka, ANI reported. 

Oct 06, 2020 12:18 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 2,38,003

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 2,38,003 with 2,673 new cases; 16 fresh fatalities push death count to 940: Official.
Oct 06, 2020 12:02 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Arunachal reports 235 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,783 on Tuesday as 235 more people, including nine security personnel, tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death count to 19, a health official said.

A 55-year-old man with comorbidity died at a dedicated COVID-19 hospital at Chimpu near Itanagar on Monday, PTI reported.
Oct 06, 2020 11:43 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 8 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram, state count reaches 2,128

Mizoram on Tuesday reported eight new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's coronavirus count to 2,128, of which 291 are active cases.

So far, no COVID-19 death has been reported in the state, ANI reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 11:36 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Dr Reddy's asked to reapply for phase 2, 3 clinical trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine

An expert panel at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has asked Dr Reddy's Laboratories to submit a revised protocol for conducting both phase-2 and 3 human clinical trials in India for the Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, against COVID-19, sources said.

The Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company had applied to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) late last week, seeking permission to conduct phase-3 human clinical trials of the Russian vaccine, PTI reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 11:20 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Actor Harshvardhan Rane tests positive for COVID-19

Actor Harshvardhan Rane has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under self-isolation, PTI reported. 

The 36-year-old "Sanam Teri Kasam" actor took to Twitter on Monday night to share the health update.
Oct 06, 2020 10:56 (IST)
Cinema halls to reopen October 15 onwards with 50% capacity, one seat distance: I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Oct 06, 2020 10:55 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Study finds indirect effects of COVID-19 pandemic coincide with heavy mental health burden

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy mental health toll even on people who are not directly impacted by the disease, shows a new study.

The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, ANI reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 10:44 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Punjab orders closure of all COVID-19 level-1 facilities due to drop in occupancy

The Punjab Health Department on Monday ordered the closure of all COVID-19 level-1 facilities in the state because of a drop in occupancy in these centres.

The patients, admitted to the level-1 facilities, will be shifted to the government-run Level-2 centres, ANI reported. 

According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 13,577 active cases in the state.
Oct 06, 2020 10:37 (IST)
Coronavirus news: With spike of 61,267 cases, India's COVID-19 count reaches 66,85,083

With a spike of 61,267 new cases and 884 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count on Tuesday reached 66,85,083, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

As per the MoHFW, the count includes 9,19,023 active cases, and 56,62,491 cured and discharged or migrated cases.

With 884 deaths, the count due to the disease in the country now stands at 1,03,569, ANI reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 10:22 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Donald Trump faces backlash for removing mask on return to White House

US President Donald Trump faced a fresh backlash on Tuesday for removing his mask when he returned to the White House and urging Americans not to fear the COVID-19 disease that has killed more than 209,000 people in the country and put him in hospital.

Trump arrived at the White House on Monday in a made-for-television spectacle in which he descended from his Marine One helicopter wearing a white surgical mask only to remove it as he posed, saluting and waving, on the mansion's South Portico.
Oct 06, 2020 10:02 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Philippine Airlines to slash jobs as virus curbs bite

Philippine Airlines will cut around a third of its workforce by the end of this year as part of an overhaul triggered by crippling coronavirus travel restrictions.  

The pandemic has devastated the global aviation industry, forcing airlines to seek government bailouts, furlough workers and slash jobs, AFP reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 09:16 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Cases rise in Australia's virus hotspot, but most linked to known outbreaks

Australia's coronavirus hotspot of Victoria state on Tuesday reported a slight rise in new cases, but authorities sought to allay fears by saying they could link most of those infections to known outbreaks.

Victoria, Australia's second-most populous state, reported one death from the virus in the last 24 hours and 15 cases, its biggest daily rise in infections in five days.
Oct 06, 2020 09:04 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Odisha government to start favipiravir therapy for COVID-19 patients in home Isolation
The Odisha government has decided to start favipiravir therapy for COVID-19 patients getting treatment in home isolation.

The decision was taken after a high-level meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday, ANI reported.
Oct 06, 2020 08:30 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Mainland China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

Mainland China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on October 5, down from 20 a day earlier, the country's national health authority reported on Tuesday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not count as confirmed COVID-19 cases, rose to 31 from 27 reported a day earlier, reuters reported. 
Oct 06, 2020 08:18 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Ireland resists lockdown call, tightens COVID-19 curbs instead

Ireland must act now to prevent a damaging return to lockdown, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Monday after rejecting a surprise recommendation by his health chiefs to shut down the economy immediately and opting instead to tighten COVID-19 restrictions.

The National Public Health Emergency Team called late on Sunday for a leap to the highest level of coronavirus curbs, Level 5, having told the government as recently as Thursday the current Level 2 status for most of the country was appropriate.
Oct 06, 2020 06:59 (IST)
Delhi Airport Replaces Quarantine Stamp After Congress Leader's Tweet

A fresh batch of ink is being used in the COVID-19 quarantine stamp for international passengers at the Delhi international airport after a Congress leader complained about pain and itchiness due to the chemical used in it, said senior government officials on Monday.

"After the complaint, the Delhi state authorities have started using a fresh batch of ink to stamp incoming international passengers," said one of the officials.

As per rules, all international passengers have to undergo seven days of institutional quarantine followed by seven days of home quarantine post arriving in Delhi. However, certain categories of passengers like those with COVID-negative certificates from a test done 96 hours prior to the journey are exempted from institutional quarantine.

Oct 06, 2020 06:41 (IST)
Trump Leaves Hospital For White House -- Removing Mask Immediately

President Donald Trump checked out of hospital on Monday after four days of emergency treatment for Covid-19, pulling off his mask the moment he reached the White House and vowing to quickly get back on the campaign trail.

Shortly beforehand, Trump had tweeted that Americans, who have lost nearly 210,000 people to the virus, have nothing to fear.

A series of made-for-TV moments allowed Trump to squeeze the maximum from his medical discharge, starting by exiting alone from the large gold-colored front doors of the Walter Reed military hospital just outside Washington.
Oct 06, 2020 06:24 (IST)
COVID-19 Cases Surge In People Under 40, Self-Medication Makes It Worse
Around 30 per cent of the COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Units of hospitals are young people below the age of 40, top doctors of Mumbai have said. There has been a 34 per cent rise in such cases in the last month alone. Hospitals also say young people who are getting symptoms of coronavirus are largely self-medicating instead of visiting a doctor and getting tested for Covid and are winding up in hospitals with complications. Read more

COVID-19 Cases Surge In People Under 40, Self-Medication Makes It Worse