Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: India's Covid Cases Cross 70 Lakh, Over 60 Lakh Recovered

Coronavirus India LIVE News Updates: As per the government's "test, track and treat" policy more than 8.5 crore tests have been conducted in India till now, the Health Ministry tweeted.

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: India's Covid Cases Cross 70 Lakh, Over 60 Lakh Recovered

Coronavirus cases in India: The recovery rate now stands at 86.2 per cent. (File)

New Delhi:

India has crossed a "landmark milestone", the government said today as the country reported 60 lakh recoveries from the novel coronavirus, which has affected more than 70 lakh people in the country, taking it closer to overtaking the United States which currently has over 76 lakh cases. 

With 74,383 new infections, India's Covid tally now stand at 70,53,806, the data released by the Health Ministry showed. 

Over the last 24 hours, India reported 918 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,08,334. For the third day in a row the active cases of COVID-19 remained below nine lakh.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday urged the people of the country to unite in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic as he talked about a "new normal for festivals". "No religion or God says that you have to celebrate a festival in an ostentatious way. Fighting against Covid-19 is our foremost dharma," the Health Minister said this afternoon.

His remarks comes as India gears up for weeks of festivity in different parts of the country.  "Shouldn't karma take precedence over Dharma?"  Should lives be risked while celebrating festivals?" Dr Harsh Vardhan asked he reminded people about the government-mandated social distancing norms to check the spread of infection.

Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

Oct 12, 2020 05:47 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Haryana Reports 1,065 New Cases Of COVID-19
Haryana reported 1,065 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total cases in the state to 1,42,155, reported news agency ANI. 1,30,003 patients have been discharged so far, after recovering from the disease while 1,579 have died from the infection. The active Covid-19 cases in the state are 10,573, as per the state's Health Department. In Haryana, the COVID-19 positivity rate is 6.46 per cent, the recovery rate is 91.45 per cent and the fatality rate is 1.11 per cent.
Oct 12, 2020 04:09 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 93-Year-Old Woman Recovers From COVID-19 In Odisha
Basanti Patra, a 93-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on October 2 and was admitted to the hospital three days later, recovered on Sunday, according to SUM Covid Hospital, Bhubaneswar, reported news agency ANI. Ms Patra, the mother of Jaleswar legislator Aswini Kumar Patra, was admitted to the hospital three days later after she complained of fever and vomiting.
Oct 12, 2020 00:50 (IST)
Concern Grows For Actor Soumitra Chatterjee As Covid Stokes Cancer Fears
Bengal's legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who is in hospital with COVID-19, may have to undergo invasive medical procedures for doctors to tackle non-Covid complications that have flared up and are impacting his health.
Oct 12, 2020 00:00 (IST)
Basanti Patra, a 93-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on October 2 and was admitted to the hospital three days later, has recovered today: SUM Covid Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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Oct 11, 2020 23:45 (IST)
Haryana reports 1065 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total cases in the state to 1,42,155. A total of 1,30,003 patients have been discharged so far, after recovering from the disease and 1579 have died. Active cases stand at 10,573: State Health Department
Oct 11, 2020 23:22 (IST)
COVID-19: Chhattisgarh Reports 2,114 New Cases, 18 Deaths
Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 count reached 1,42,372 on Sunday after 2,114 people, including the state's higher education minister, were found infected, an official said.

The number of people who have been discharged so far increased to 1,13,771, while 18 more deaths took the count to 1,253, he said.

A total of 370 people were discharged from various hospitals while 1,431 patients completed their home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 27,348 active cases, the official informed.

"The worst-hit Raipur district reported 231 new cases, taking its total count to 37,436, including 491 deaths. Korba district recorded 259 new cases, Rajnandgaon 144, Bastar 141, Raigarh 137 and Janjgir-Champa 128 among other districts, he said.
Oct 11, 2020 22:57 (IST)
Oct 11, 2020 22:23 (IST)
Karnataka reports 9,523 new COVID-19 cases and 75 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

Total cases in the state stand at 7,00,786 including 5,80,054 discharges & 9,966 deaths. Number of active cases stand at 1,20,270. Bengaluru reported 4,623 new positive cases: State Health Department
Oct 11, 2020 22:03 (IST)
Mumbai reports 2199 new COVID-19 cases, 1709 discharges and 42 deaths. Total cases here rise to 2,29,450, including 1,93,805 discharges and 9430 deaths. Active cases stand at 22,919: Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai
Oct 11, 2020 21:30 (IST)
Rajasthan: 2,144 Fresh Covid Cases, 14 Deaths Take Infection Tally To 1,59,052
Rajasthan recorded 14 more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday, taking the death count in the state to 1,650, a health department bulletin said.

The state also reported 2,144 new cases on Sunday. The total number of infected people now stands at 1,59,052, out of which, 21,412 are under treatment, it said.

As per the bulletin, 1,35,106 people have been discharged after treatment till now.

In Jaipur, the COVID-19 death count is 336 followed by 156 in Jodhpur, 123 in Bikaner, 119 in Ajmer, 107 in Kota, 85 in Bharatpur, 71 in Pali, 49 in Nagaur, 54 in Udaipur, 46 in Alwar, 42 in Sikar, 30 in Barmer, 26 in Dholpur and 25 in Rajsamand.

Of the 2,144 fresh COVID-19 cases, 389 were recorded in Jaipur, 303 in Jodhpur, 346 in Bikaner, 152 in Alwar, 100 in Kota, 96 in Ajmer besides the cases reported in other districts of the state, the bulletin added.
Oct 11, 2020 21:08 (IST)
Meghalaya Reports 139 New Covid Cases, One More Death
At least 139 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Sunday, pushing the tally to 7,683, while one more death raised the count to 63, a senior health department official said.

East Khasi Hills, of which state capital Shillong is a part, continues to be the worst-affected district with 74 new cases, Health services director Aman War said.

Ri Bhoi registered 25 fresh cases, followed by West Garo Hills at 17, East Garo Hills at nine and South West Khasi Hills at five.

Four cases were recorded in South West Garo Hills, two each in West Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills and one in South Garo Hills.

Altogether 97 people have been cured of the disease since Saturday, which took the total number of recoveries in the northeastern state to 5,142, Mr War said.

Meghalaya currently has 2,478 active cases, of which 1,736 alone was in East Khasi Hills.

As many as 1.73 lakh samples have been sent for COVID-19 examination so far, War added. 
Oct 11, 2020 20:46 (IST)
29 New COVID-19 Deaths In Delhi, Lowest Since September 25
The national capital's cumulative COVID-19 case count rose to 3.09 lakh with authorities reporting 2,780 fresh cases on Sunday, while 29 fatalities took the number of deaths to 5,769.

This is the tenth day on the trot that the city reported less than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases. A total of 2,866 cases were recorded on Saturday, 2,860 on Friday, 2,726 on Thursday and 2,871 on Wednesday.

The city reported 29 deaths on Sunday -- the lowest since September 25 when 24 fatalities were recorded. The fatality count was 48 on Saturday, 39 on Friday, 37 on Thursday and 35 on Wednesday.

Of the total cases reported in Delhi so far, 2,81,869 have either recovered, been discharged or migrated out.

A total of 48,753 tests were conducted to detect COVID-19 infection on Saturday, of which 10,801 were RT-PCR tests and 37,952 rapid antigen tests. 

A total of 36,23,419 tests have been conducted in the national capital so far - 1,90,706 tests per million population.

The case positivity rate during the last 24 hours was 5.70 per cent while the cumulative positivity rate was 8.54 per cent.
Oct 11, 2020 20:34 (IST)
29 New Covid Deaths In Delhi, Lowest Since September 25
The national capital's cumulative COVID-19 case count rose to 3.09 lakh with authorities reporting 2,780 fresh cases on Sunday, while 29 fatalities took the number of deaths to 5,769.

This is the tenth day on the trot that the city reported less than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases. A total of 2,866 cases were recorded on Saturday, 2,860 on Friday, 2,726 on Thursday and 2,871 on Wednesday.

The city reported 29 deaths on Sunday -- the lowest since September 25 when 24 fatalities were recorded. The fatality count was 48 on Saturday, 39 on Friday, 37 on Thursday and 35 on Wednesday.

Of the total cases reported in Delhi so far, 2,81,869 have either recovered, been discharged or migrated out.

A total of 48,753 tests were conducted to detect COVID-19 infection on Saturday, of which 10,801 were RT-PCR tests and 37,952 rapid antigen tests. 

A total of 36,23,419 tests have been conducted in the national capital so far - 1,90,706 tests per million population.

The case positivity rate during the last 24 hours was 5.70 per cent while the cumulative positivity rate was 8.54 per cent.
Oct 11, 2020 20:22 (IST)
Covid Recoveries In Tamil Nadu Surge Past 6-Lakh Mark; 5,015 New Cases Added
Tamil Nadu's coronavirus recoveries crossed the six lakh mark even as the southern state added 5,015 new infections, pushing the caseload to 6.56 lakh, the health department said on Sunday.

As many as 65 people have succumbed to the virus, raising the count to 10,252, a health department bulletin said.

The recoveries stood at 5,005 today, taking the total number of those who got cured after treatment to 6.02 lakh till date.

Active cases including those in isolation were 44,095.

On Sunday, 90,107 samples were tested, with 83.22 lakh specimens getting examined till date in the state.

Chennai's new cases rose to 1,82,014 with 1,250 more getting infected by the virus.

Besides Chennai, Coimbatore logged 389 cases, Salem 294, Chengalpet 258.
Oct 11, 2020 20:10 (IST)
Gujarat adds 1,181 COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 1,51,596; count rises to 3,569 with nine fatalities: state health department
Oct 11, 2020 20:00 (IST)
Maharashtra reports 10,792 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 15,28,226; death count goes up by 309 to 40,349: Health department
Oct 11, 2020 19:23 (IST)
2,780 fresh COVID-19 cases take Delhi's tally to 3,09,339, death count climbs to 5,769 with 29 more fatalities, news agency PTI reported quoting authorities 
Oct 11, 2020 18:58 (IST)
Kerala's 11,755 New Covid Cases On Saturday Higher Than Daily Count Of Maharashtra, Karnataka
From just a solitary new COVID-19 case on May 8 to clocking over 10,000 fresh infections in a single-day, Kerala has seen a total reverse in the pandemic situation in the last five months.

The 11,755 cases recorded on Saturday turned out to be the biggest ever single-day surge in the state and also surpassed the daily tally of Maharashtra and Karnataka, among the high case load states, for the day.

Maharashtra, which is leading the states in total infections, on Saturday reported 11,416 new cases while Karnataka added 10,517 cases.

Kerala, which won global praise for its strategy in containing the spread of the pandemic in the initial months after reporting the first COVID-19 case in the country in January, has been witnessing a sharp spike in new infections since last month.

The increase was, though, on expected lines as experts had predicted that the state was likely to witness a steep rise in the months of August and September with the daily infections forecast to touch between 10,000 to 20,000.
Oct 11, 2020 18:36 (IST)
COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 7-Lakh Mark In Andhra Pradesh
The overall number of COVID-19 recoveries in Andhra Pradesh crossed seven lakh on Sunday as the state's aggregate of confirmed positives touched 7.55 lakh.

More than 75,500 sample tests were conducted in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday that turned out 5,210 new cases of coronavirus disease.

The latest bulletin said the total number of confirmed cases touched 7,55,727.

In 24 hours, 5,509 patients had recovered while another 30 died due to the infection.

The Covid-19 table now showed 7,03,208 recoveries and 6,224 deaths so far.

The active cases reduced to 46,295.
Oct 11, 2020 18:16 (IST)
Indian Ambassador In Self Isolation After Meeting Nepal Minister Who Tested Covid Positive
India's Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been staying in self isolation after he met Nepal's Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Yogesh Bhattarai, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, an Indian official said on Sunday.

Ambassador Kwatra has quarantined himself as he had met with Bhattarai, Indian Embassy spokesperson Abhisekh Dubey said.

However, his health is good and he has not developed any symptoms of infection, the spokesperson added.

Mr Bhattarai and Mr Kwatra had a face-to-face meeting on Friday during which they discussed ways to promote tourism in both countries.

On Saturday, Mr Bhattarai, 54, announced on social media that he tested positive for the COVID-19. He requested all those who came in his contact to be on alert.
Oct 11, 2020 17:52 (IST)
UK Running Into Covid Headwind, Warns Chief Medic Ahead Of New Rules
One of the UK's senior-most government medical advisers on Sunday warned that the country was running into a headwind with the number of coronavirus infections at a "tipping point" similar to the one back in March, when Britain went into a national lockdown.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, issued a stark warning that the dreaded "R number", or the rate at which the infection is being transmitted within society, is now between 1.2 and 1.5, which means the epidemic grows larger as every one case generates more than one new case.

His warning comes a day before UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make a statement in the House of Commons on a new three-tier system of rules for localised lockdowns.

"We are in the middle of a severe pandemic and the seasons are against us. Basically, we are running into a headwind," said Van-Tam, in a statement issued by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Oct 11, 2020 17:35 (IST)
Oct 11, 2020 17:06 (IST)
3,348 Fresh Covid Cases Take UP's Tally To 4,36,979; Death Count At 6,394
The COVID-19 death count in Uttar Pradesh rose to 6,394 on Sunday with 41 more fatalities, while 3,348 fresh cases pushed the infection tally in the state to 4,36,979, officials said.

Briefing reporters here, Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said so far 3,90,566 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease, taking the recovery rate in the state to 89.37 per cent.

He said 3,348 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the state.

The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 40,019, Prasad said, adding that of these, 18,000 are in home isolation.

On Saturday, 1.72 lakh samples were tested in the state for COVID-19, while so far over 1.18 crore samples have been tested.
Oct 11, 2020 16:50 (IST)
Guwahati: People visit Kamakhya temple as the temple reopens from today for devotees to perform 'parikrama'. 

The inner sanctum sanctorum remains closed in view of COVID-19.

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Oct 11, 2020 16:34 (IST)
Parents Not Willing To Send Kids Back To Schools In Assam Amid Covid Pandemic
Many parents in Assam are determined not to send their wards back to schools amid COVID-19 crisis even if the institutions reopen from next month, a cross-section of guardians said.

Though no order has been issued, the state government is likely to consider reopening of schools for students of Class 6 onwards from November 1, a senior official of the education department said.

Some of the parents along with teachers suggested that schools should remain shut for the entire year and the government should declare 2020 as "COVID-19 Year".

As per the Centre's latest Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), the Centre has allowed states and Union Territories to take a decision on reopening schools in a graded manner from October 15.

Many school authorities are of the view that the government's decision to reopen educational institutions is a "bit early" considering the rising number of infections and mounting fatalities.
Oct 11, 2020 16:12 (IST)
COVID-19: Ladakh Records 72 New Cases, One More Death
The union territory of Ladakh reported 72 new coronavirus cases and one more death, taking the total COVID-19 cases to 5059 and fatalities to 64, an official bulletin said on Sunday.

With 87 more patients cured of the disease, the number of active cases in the region dropped to 1022 - 785 in Leh district and 237 in Kargil district, the bulletin released this morning by the directorate of health services said.

The latest COVID-related death took place in Kargil, taking the total number of fatalities in Ladakh to 64 - 38 in Kargil and 26 in Leh, it said. Out of 72 new cases, the bulletin said 67 were detected in Leh and five in Kargil during the past 24 hours.

It said 54 patients were discharged in Leh and another 33 in Kargil on Saturday after they recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recovered patients in the UT to 3973.
Oct 11, 2020 15:49 (IST)
Emergency Use Authorization For Covid Vaccine To Depend On Clinical Trial Data; Roll-Out Of FELUDA Test Expected In Next Few Weeks: Harsh Vardhan
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the government has not yet taken a view on granting emergency authorisation to COVID-19 vaccines in India, as and when they become available.

The minister also said that the Feluda paper strip test for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis could be rolled out in the next few weeks.

Presently COVID-19 vaccines are in various stages of phases 1, 2 and 3, the results of which are awaited, Vardhan said during an interaction with his social media followers on "Sunday Samvad" platform.

"Adequate safety and efficacy data is required for emergency use authorisation, vaccine approval for ensuring patient safety. Further course of action will depend on the data generated," he underlined.

Categorically denying speculation that the government is prioritizing young and working-class for the COVID-19 vaccine for economic reasons, Mr Vardhan said, "The prioritisation of groups for COVID-19 vaccine shall be based on two key considerations -- occupational hazard and risk of exposure to infection, and the risk of developing severe disease and increased mortality."
Oct 11, 2020 15:37 (IST)
Telangana recorded 1,717 COVID-19 cases, 2,103 recoveries and 5 deaths yesterday, taking total cases to 2,12,063 including 1,85,128 recoveries, 1,222 deaths and 25,713 active cases: State Health Department

Oct 11, 2020 15:24 (IST)
Music, Laughter Therapy, Yoga Part Of Covid Treatment In Gujarat's Hospital
Music, laughing therapy and Yoga have been introduced as part of treatment for COVID-19 patients at the Sir Sayajirao General (SSG) Hospital in Gujarat's Vadodara district.
Oct 11, 2020 15:00 (IST)
Less than 1,000 coronavirus deaths for 8 consecutive days in India: Health Ministry

India's COVID-19 recoveries crossed the 60-lakh mark even as less than 1000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded daily for eight consecutive days, the Health Ministry said.

Active cases of coronavirus are less than nine lakh for the third day in a row.

With increasing recoveries, India has sustained its leading global position with the maximum recovered cases. The five top states with the maximum caseload (61 per cent of the active cases) are also contributing more than half (54.3 per cent) of the total recoveries, the ministry said.
Oct 11, 2020 14:38 (IST)
Oct 11, 2020 14:16 (IST)
Ahead of festive season, Health Minister asks people to follow COVID-19 norms

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan advised people to follow COVID-19 guidelines strictly during the phase, failing which the pandemic could once again raise its head and pose increased threats to the society.

"If we falter in following COVID-19 guidelines during the festivals then corona can again assume a dangerous shape and become big trouble for us. This is the truth, in any religion, no dharmic leader will say that people's lives should be put at risk to celebrate festivals. No God has said that one needs to go to puja pandals to worship," the minister said.
Oct 11, 2020 13:58 (IST)
Ladakh records 72 new cases, one more death

The union territory of Ladakh reported 72 new coronavirus cases and one more death, taking the total COVID-19 cases to 5059 and fatalities to 64, an official bulletin said.

With 87 more patients cured of the disease, the number of active cases in the region dropped to 1,022 - 785 in Leh district and 237 in Kargil district, the bulletin released this morning by the directorate of health services said.
Oct 11, 2020 13:12 (IST)
Odisha's COVID-19 case count crosses 2.5 lakh-mark

Odisha's COVID-19 tally crossed the 2.5 lakh-mark as 2,546 more people tested positive for the infection, while 16 deaths pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 1,022, a health official said.

The fresh infections reported in all the 30 districts have taken the state's caseload to 2,52,239, he said.
Oct 11, 2020 12:48 (IST)
Maharashtra schools won't re-open before Diwali: Minister

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Maharashtra, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has said schools will not re-open in the state before Diwali.

Maharashtra has till now reported 15,17,434 COVID-19 cases and 40,040 deaths due to the disease.

The Centre has allowed graded reopening of schools from October 15.

"While we are exploring various options, it is clear that schools will not open before Diwali," Mr Gaikwad said.
Oct 11, 2020 12:33 (IST)
Donald Trump, At First Public Event Since COVID-19 Diagnosis, Says: "I Am Feeling Great"
US President Donald Trump rallied hundreds of cheering supporters for a campaign-style comeback event at the White House Saturday, jumping back into the election race nine days after being stopped in his tracks by Covid-19.
Oct 11, 2020 12:18 (IST)
Tripura's COVID-19 count rises to 28,352

Tripura's COVID-19 count rose to 28,352 as 199 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

The COVID-19 death count rose to 312 with two more people succumbing to the infection, he said.

West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 168 of the 312 COVID-19 deaths, the official said.
Oct 11, 2020 11:43 (IST)
Jharkhand reports 697 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 91,951 as 697 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

Three more patients died due to the infection, taking the state's coronavirus death count to 784, he said.

Jharkhand now has 8,362 active coronavirus cases, while 82,805 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said.
Oct 11, 2020 11:22 (IST)
Mizoram reports 13 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 2,175

At least 13 people, including two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the state's coronavirus caseload to 2,175, a health department official said.

Of the 13 fresh cases, nine were reported from Aizawl district, two from Kolasib and one case each was reported from Serchhip and Lawngtlai districts, the official said.

The state now has 191 active COVID-19 cases, while 1,984 people have recovered from the disease. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state is 91.22 per cent, the official said.
Oct 11, 2020 10:39 (IST)
India's Coronavirus Cases Cross 70 Lakh

India has crossed the landmark milestone of 60 lakh recoveries from the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The country's coronavirus cases, meanwhile, surged past 70-lakh mark, taking it ever closer to overtaking the United States as the world's most infected country.

With 74,383 new infections, India's Covid tally now stand at 70,53,806. In the 24-hour period, India reported 918 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,08,334. For the third day in a row the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 9 lakh.
Oct 11, 2020 09:59 (IST)
US COVID-19 cases hit two-month high, 10 states report record increases

New cases of COVID-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday with over 58,000 infections of the coronavirus reported and hospitalizations in the Midwest at record levels for a fifth day in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.

Ten of the 50 states reported record one-day rises in cases on Friday, including the Midwestern states of Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio. Wisconsin and Illinois recorded over 3,000 new cases for a second day in a row - a two-day trend not seen even during the height of the previous outbreak in the spring, according to Reuters data.

Oct 11, 2020 09:44 (IST)
Just In| India's coronavirus cases cross 70 lakh, over 60 lakh have recovered; 74,383 new infections, 918 deaths in a day
Oct 11, 2020 08:56 (IST)
WHO reports record daily rise in coronavirus cases for third consecutive day

The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed globally has been reaching daily record highs for three days in a row, according to data from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In the past 24 hours, a record 383,359 new coronavirus cases were confirmed. The day before, there were 350,766 new cases, and before that, 338,779 new cases were reported by the WHO.

The number of new deaths from COVID-19 registered in the past 24 hours stands at 8,575. The total global coronavirus death toll is at 1,064,838, according to the WHO. The total number of confirmed cases is 36,754,395.
Oct 11, 2020 08:41 (IST)
Trump no longer considered transmission risk to others, says his doctor

US President Donald Trump is no longer considered a transmission risk to others, the White House Physician has said, as the president held an in-person event on the White House lawns for the first time since contracting the COVID-19 disease.

White House Physician Dr Sean Conley said on Saturday, "This evening I am happy to report that in addition to the President meeting CDC criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation, this morning''s COVID PCR sample demonstration, by currently recognized standards, he is no longer considered a transmission risk to others."

In a White House memorandum, Dr Conley said now at day 10 from symptom onset, fever-free for well over 24 hours and all symptoms improved, the assortment of advances diagnostics test obtained reveal there is no longer evidence of actively replicating virus.
Oct 11, 2020 08:16 (IST)
Watch| COVID-19 patients listen to music as part of music therapy introduced by the administration at Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad Hospital in Vadodara, Gujarat. 

Oct 11, 2020 07:52 (IST)
Mini libraries set up at COVID-19 wards of the district hospital and Sagara Taluk sub-division hospital in Shivamogga. "Reading helps patients to relax & divert their attention from illness," says Dr Sridhar, Director, Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Oct 11, 2020 07:30 (IST)
Update| Recoveries in India cross 60-lakh mark. The five top States with maximum caseload  (61% active cases) are also contributing more than half (54.3%) of the total recoveries: Union Ministry of Health

Oct 11, 2020 07:24 (IST)
Veteran Bengal Actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Covid+, In ICU
Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee is currently in intensive care due to complications linked to Covid-19. The octogenarian was admitted to the Belle Vue hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday, after testing positive a day before. His daughter said Mr Chatterjee is suffering from Covid encephalopathy and is disoriented and restless.

According to hospital sources, the actor may require an MRI of the brain to investigate the encephalopathy, which has led to "an acute confusional state." Read more

Veteran Bengal Actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Covid+, In ICU
Oct 11, 2020 07:12 (IST)
Trump "No Longer A Transmission Risk," Says White House Doctor

Washington: President Donald Trump is no longer contagious, nine days after being stopped in his tracks by Covid-19, his physician said in a statement released late Saturday.

"This evening I am happy to report that in addition to the President meeting CDC criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation, this morning's COVID PCR sample demonstrates, by currently recognized standards, he is no longer considered a transmission risk to others," the president's physician Sean Conley said in the statement.