COVID-19 Updates: India's recovery rate is 77.6 per cent.
Coronavirus India Live Updates: With 75,809 cases has push India's coronavirus tally to 42,80,442 the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. The death count has risen to 72,775 with 1,133 more fatalities.
33,23,950 patients have recovered from the infection in the country, pushing the recovery rate to 77.6 per cent.
Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. India is the country with the second-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States.
Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
Coronavirus News: Odisha COVID Recoveries Cross One Lakh-Mark
Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,31,382 on Tuesday and recoveries crossed the landmark one lakh-mark, a health department official said, reported news agency PTI. 3,490 people tested positive for the disease on Tuesday, while 2787affected persons were declared cured during the day, the official said. The state's recovery figure now stands at 1,02,185, which is 77.77 per cent of the total caseload.
Tripura allows private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients
The Tripura government on Tuesday said that it has decided to allow private hospitals in the state to treat COVID-19 patients.
Plasma therapy would also commence in the state within the next two days, according to a statement from the Chief Minister's Office.
The Tripura government has also decided to allow Rapid Antigen Tests at 17 private hospitals and nursing homes, and it would cost Rs 750 per test, the statement said.
Number of people travelling by air increases gradually in Delhi, guidelines being followed
Excise department to ensure bars in hotels, clubs, restaurants follow COVID safety norms after reopening
With bars in hotels, clubs and restaurants set to reopen in Delhi on Wednesday, the excise department will keep a strict vigil to ensure strict compliance of COVID-19 guidelines by these establishments.
Officials said violation of norms could lead to sealing of premises or cancellation of licence by the department.
In a recent order, the department directed its assistant commissioner (enforcement) to deploy teams to check compliance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) during serving of liquor at bars in hotels, clubs and restaurants.
Strict compliance of SOPs on COVID-19 precaution is the foremost condition for opening of bars for an allowed period from September 9 to September 30, it said.
COVID-19 test mandatory for MLAs to attend Tamil Nadu Assembly
Legislators should compulsorily undergoa COVID test to take part in the Tamil Nadu Assembly session thatis set to commence on September 14, the government said on Tuesday.
As part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, "all MLAs should undergo a test" compulsorily in about 72 hours before the start of the session to determine if they are infectedwith the pathogen or not.
A Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly release said arrangements have been made to test the legislators in their respective districts from September 11 onwards.
Also, the Assembly personnel, marshals, officials and journalists should possess a "coronavirus negative certificate" for entry into the Assembly hall,the government said.
Delhi reports 3,609 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths
Delhi on Tuesday reported 3,609 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the national capital to 1,97,135 according to the health department.
A total of 19 deaths were reported in the Union Territory today, taking the deaths to 4,618.
The count of recovered, discharged or migrated cases reached 1,70,140.
13 more COVID-19 deaths, 1590 new cases in Rajasthan
Rajasthan recorded 13 more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the death toll from the disease to 1,164 in the state, according to a health department bulletin.
The state also reported 1,590 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the infection count to 94,126. A total of 15,090 people in Rajasthan are under treatment for COVID-19.
According to the bulletin, 76,574 people in the state have so far been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the infection.
7,866 COVID-19 cases, 146 deaths in Karnataka
Karnataka on Tuesday reported 7,866 COVID-19 cases and 146 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 4,12,190 and the deaths to 6,680. The day also saw 7,803 patients getting discharged after recovery.
Out of the 7,866 fresh cases reported, 3,102 were from Bengaluru urban alone.
As of September 8 evening, cumulatively 4,12,190 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 6,680 deaths and 3,08,573 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.
Nashik sees highest single-day spike of 1,486 COVID-19 cases
With the detection of 1,486 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, Maharashtra's Nashik district recorded the highest single-day spike that has taken the tally here to 46,325, an official said.
As per the official data, the district has witnessed a steady rise in infections since August end.
Teams deployed to oversee oxygen supply amid outbreak in Pune
The Pune administration has deployed teams at oxygen manufacturing units to ensure its supply for treatment of patients continues unabated despite a sharp spike in demand.
Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao said the teams stationed at such manufacturing units to control and monitor supply of oxygen comprise personnel from Food and Drug Administration, Excise and police.
"The state government has instructed that such units will allocate 80 per cent of oxygen for medical purposes. This figure can be raised as well if need be. Two nodal officials have also been appointed to control supply and curb black marketing, as instances of artificial shortage have been reported," Mr Rao said.
6 test COVID-19 positive in Dharavi; active cases top 100
The tally of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi increased to 2,830 on Tuesday with six more persons testing positive for the infection, the city civic body said.
A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officer said 2,459 COVID-19 patients from Dharavi have already recovered and discharged from hospitals. He said the number of active cases in Dharavi rose to 101.
It is after a gap of more than a month that the number of active cases in the slum-dominated area has crossed the 100-mark, the officer said.
32% intl flyers at Delhi airport brought COVID-negative reports to avail quarantine exemption: Civil Aviation Minister
Around 32 per cent of international passengers who arrived in India between August 8 and September 5 were able to get exemption from the seven-day institutional quarantine requirement as each of them had a valid COVID-negative test report, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
The Health Ministry had said earlier that from August 8, if any arriving international passenger has a negative report from an RT-PCR test done 96 hours prior to the journey, he or she need not undergo institutional quarantine in India.
"At @DelhiAirport alone between Aug 8 - 5 Sept, 29,399 incoming passengers out of a total of 90,843 have been granted this exemption," Puri said on Twitter on Tuesday.
As per the health ministry rules, incoming international passengers need to undergo a seven-day institutional quarantine followed by a seven-day home quarantine in India.
Kerala reports 3,026 COVID-19 cases, 372 deaths
Kerala reported 3,026 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the total infection count to 92,514 as the toll mounted to 372with 13 more deaths. This is the second time that the state has reported over 3,000 cases on a single day.
On September 6, 3082 had been infected by the disease, the highest single day spike so far. Thiruvananthapuram accounted for 562 cases, the highest, followed by Malappuram 358, Ernakulam 318, Kozhikode 246, Palakkad 226, Alappuzha 217 and Kollam 209 cases, health minister KK Shailaja, said.
Delhi government launches awareness campaign urging people to follow COVID-19 safety measures
The Delhi government has launched an extensive awareness campaign with Chief Minister Arvind Kerjiwal's pre-recorded calls and multimedia messages appealing to the people to follow COVID-19 safety precautions like wearing a face cover, following social distancing and getting tested for the virus.
Other media like radio, television and outdoor publicity materials like billboards will also be part of the campaign, disseminating the chief minister's message, according to a Delhi government statement.
The chief minister is directly appealing to the people of Delhi to wear masks and follow social distancing through pre-recorded calls and other modes of communication. One crore people of Delhi will be approached through the pre-recorded calls, it said.
"He will also be reaching out to the people through radio, TV, outdoor hoardings and digital platforms on how to avoid corona and take precautions," the statement said.
Indore records highest single-day spike of 295 COVID-19 cases
With the detection of 295 fresh infections, Madhya Pradesh's Indore district on Tuesday recorded a highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases that has taken its tally to 15,165, an official said.
An analysis of official data shows an increase in the rate of infection in August, which is continuing in September as well.
As many as 295 people tested positive for coronavirus in Indore in the last 24 hours, raising the tally in the district to 15,165, the official said.
"At present, about 80 per cent of the total 4,300 beds available for infected patients in different hospitals are occupied," said Dr Amit Malakar, district nodal officer for prevention of COVID-19.
Doctor's prescription not mandatory for COVID-19 testing in Delhi, says High Court
The Delhi High Court Tuesday ordered that doctor's prescription will not be mandatory from now on for those going voluntarily for RT/PCR test to detect COVID-19 infection in the national capital.
Till now it was mandatory for a person to have a doctor''s prescription or symptoms to get tested for the virus.
6,743 fresh COVID-19 cases take UP's tally to over 2.78 lakh
The COVID-19 deaths in Uttar Pradesh rose to 4,047 on Tuesday with 73 more fatalities, while 6,743 fresh cases pushed the state's infection tally to over over 2.78 lakh, officials said.
According to the bulletin issued by the UP government here, of the 73 deaths, 19 were reported from Lucknow followed by six from Prayagraj and four from Kanpur.
Three deaths each were reported from Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Moradabad, Maharajganj, Unnao and Rae Bareli among others, it said.
Of the 6,743 fresh COVID-19 cases, 853 were reported from Lucknow, 290 from Kanpur and 283 from Prayagraj.
Rising COVID-19 cases will ''plateau'' after 10-15 days; No need to panic: Delhi Health Minister
The sharp spike in COVID-19 cases in the national capital will "plateau" after ten days or so, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said, and asserted that home isolation policy has proved a "game changer" in taming the surge, a strategy the city government will continue to pursue.
In an interview to PTI, the minister said there was no need to panic, and added that "the current situation is far better than in June" when the city witnessed a big wave of infections.
"One of the main reasons why we are seeing such a rise in the number of fresh cases is because we are going aggressive as far as testing is concerned. We have been conducting tests in markets, crowded places, mohalla clinics, hospitals, and many other places.
"The scale of testing per day has been almost quadrupled than what was in June," Jain said, maintaining that Delhi is doing more tests per million people than any other state.
Pune first district in India to cross 2 lakh COVID-19 cases
Driven by a surge in COVID-19 cases in the last few days, Pune has become the first district in the country to record more than two lakh cases.
As per data of the Maharashtra government's health department, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Pune district reached 2,03,468 on Monday after 4,165 more people tested positive for the disease.
Officials said increased testing was one of the main reasons for the surge in cases in the district.
Pune crossed the one lakh-mark on August 5 and in a month's time, the cases have doubled in the district, according to official figures.
348 more policemen test COVID-19 positive in Maharashtra
One personnel of Maharashtra police died due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the toll of policemen of the state to 177, police said on Tuesday.
Further, a total 348 of Maharashtra Police personnel have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
"Total number of positive cases in the police force rise to 17,439 including 3,225 active cases, 14,037 recoveries and 177 deaths till date," said Maharashtra Police in a statement.
Uttarakhand BJP chief discharged from hospital after COVID-19 treatment
Uttarakhand BJP president Bansidhar Bhagat, who was admitted to the Doon Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus infection, was discharged on Tuesday, the party said.
However, he will remain quarantined at home for 10 days on the advice of doctors and will not meet anyone during the period, state BJP vice president Devendra Bhasin said.
Mr Bhagat had been admitted to the Doon Hospital on August 30 after testing positive for COVID-19, he said, adding party workers and office bearers have expressed hope that Bhagat will soon recover fully and resume his organisational responsibilities.
MLAs, Assembly staff in Bengal undergo rapid antigen test ahead of two-day session
Several MLAs, Assembly staff and mediapersons underwent COVID-19 test on Tuesday, as part of the pandemic-related safety measures, ahead of the two-day monsoon session of the House, beginning September 9.
Speaker Biman Banerjee had said last week that the session will be held in strict compliance with ICMR guidelines, and every individual will have to undertake the COVID-19 test before entering the House.
According to sources in the Assembly, MLAs, staff members and journalists, planning to attend the proceedings, formed separate queues on the premises of the House, and underwent rapid antigen tests, while maintaining social distancing norms.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands COVID-19 tally rises to 3,359
Twenty-seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the coronavirus tally in the union territory to 3,359, an official said on Tuesday.
Of the 27 new cases, 20 were detected during local contact tracing and seven were airport arrivals, the official said.
All passengers coming from the mainland have to mandatorily undergo rapid antigen test for COVID-19 at the airport here on arrival, he said.
Egypt coronavirus cases top 100,000: Ministry
Egypt has detected more than 100,000 Covid-19 infections and reported 5,541 deaths from the virus disease, the health ministry said Tuesday.
The North African country of more than 100 million people had imposed a night-time curfew from March to June to curb the spread of the illness but since eased restrictions.
Daily life has since returned in the largest Arab country, with cafes, restaurants and tourist sites again open to the public.
Over 5 crore COVID-19 tests conducted in India till date
India's cumulative tests for detection of COVID-19 have surpassed five crore, while tests per million have witnessed a rise from 6,396 on July 1 to 36,703 as of date, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Aggressive and widespread testing have essayed an important role in India's fight against the COVID pandemic, the ministry said.
India has come a long way from conducting just one test at the lab in the National Institute of Virology, Pune in January to 5,06,50,128 as on date with 10,98,621 samples being tested in 24 hours testifying the enlarged testing capacity in the country.
Rajasthan: Number of deaths due to COVID-19 rises to 1,158
Rajasthan recorded seven more fatalities due to COVID-19 on Tuesday taking the number of deaths to 1,158, while 721 new cases pushed the state's tally to 93,257, according to a health department bulletin.
Of the total cases, 15,632 people are under treatment and 75,223 people have been discharged, it stated.
The state capital has so far reported 290 deaths, Jodhpur 112, Bikaner 84, Kota 82, Ajmer 79, Bharatpur 72, Pali 47, Nagaur 44, Udaipur and Alwar 30 each, Barmer 23 and Dholpur 22.
The fresh 721 cases include, 107 from Jaipur, 89 from Kota, 84 from Jodhpur, 69 from Alwar, 39 from Bikaner and 35 from Ajmer.
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,180
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 caseload rose to 5,180 as 180 more people including 11 security personnel and four health care workers have tested positive for the virus, a senior Health department official
said on Tuesday.
The Capital complex region reported the highest number of new cases at 42, followed by Anjaw (25), Papumpare (15), 14 each in East Siang and Longding, West Siang (12), 11 each in Lohit and Lower Dibang Valley and Changlang (10), State Surveillance Officer, Dr L Jampa, said.
2,392 new COVID-19 cases in Telangana; number of deaths rises to 906
Telangana posted 2,392 fresh coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths, taking the tally of infections to 1.45 lakh in the state.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 304, followed by Rangareddy 191, Karimnagar 157 and Medchal Malkajgiri 132 districts, a government bulletin said on Tuesday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 7.
With 11 fatalities, the number of deaths rose to 906, it said.
The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1.12 lakh while 31,670 are under treatment.
9 more COVID-19 cases in Mizoram
With nine new COVID-19 cases reported in Mizoram, the total number of coronavirus cases in the State reached 1,123 on Tuesday, according to the State Health Department.
The State has not reported any death due to the virus, said the Health Department.
There are 391 active cases while 732 patients have been discharged in the state.
JustIn| 1,133 COVID-19 deaths in India, highest in a day, 75,809 cases; 42.8 lakh total cases, 72,775 total deaths
Mexico records 3,486 new coronavirus cases, 223 more deaths
Mexico reported 3,486 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 223 additional fatalities on Monday, bringing its totals to 637,509 infections and 67,781 deaths, according to updated health ministry data.
The government has said the real number of infected people is likely to be significantly higher than the confirmed cases.
PGI Rohtak to start phase-2 trial of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine
Post Graduate Institute (PGI) Rohtak will start the phase-2 human clinical trial of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine.
Speaking to ANI, Dr OP Kalra, vice-chancellor, PGI Rohtak said, "We got permission from Bharat Biotech to start a phase-2 human clinical trial of their vaccine. We've 300 volunteers, aged between 12 years and 65- years, out of which screening of 15 has been completed."
"We hope to get vaccine dosages by tomorrow morning," added Mr Kalra.
Recently, Niti Aayog member Dr Vinod K Paul said that Bharat Biotech's vaccine candidate based on inactivated virus procured by ICMR and Zydus Cadila's candidate based on viral DNA are two Indian COVID-19 vaccines in second phase trial.
India In Talks To Join COVAX Global Vaccine Allocation Plan: WHO
The World Health Organisation is in talks with India about joining the "COVAX" global vaccine allocation plan, a senior WHO adviser said on Monday. "India is certainly eligible, like all countries in the world, to be part of the COVAX facility and discussions are ongoing in that regard," Bruce Aylward told a briefing in Geneva, news agency Reuters reported.
"We would welcome Indian participation... India has extensive experience (with vaccines)," Mr Aylward said. Read more
First Batch Of Russia's Covid Vaccine Sputnik V Released Into Public
The first batch of Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus, developed by Russia's Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has been released into civil circulation, regional deliveries are planned in the nearest future, the Russian Health Ministry informs.
"The first batch of the 'Gam-COVID-Vac' (Sputnik V) vaccine for the prevention of the new coronavirus infection, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, has passed the necessary quality tests in the laboratories of Roszdravnadzor (medical device regulator) and has been released into civil circulation," the ministry said in a statement. Read more
Coronavirus News: Odisha Reported Record 3,861 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Fatalities On Monday
Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,27,892 on Monday as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 3,861 new cases, while 10 fatalities pushed the coronavirus death count to 556, a health department official said, reported news agency PTI. As many as 2,278 new cases were detected in quarantine centres, while 1,583 people tested positive for the infection during contact tracing, he said. Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, registered the highest number of fresh infections at 767, followed by Cuttack (386), Jajpur (285) and Puri (200), the official said. The state had reported its previous highest single-day spike of 3,810 coronavirus cases on September 6.
Coronavirus News: 3,077 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 58 Deaths Reported In Bengal On Monday
West Bengal's COVID-19 death count rose to 3,620 on Monday after 58 more people died due to the disease, while 3,077 fresh cases pushed the coronavirus tally in the state to 1,83,865, the health department said, reported news agency PTI. The discharge rate climbed to 85.40 per cent, with 3,021 people recovering from the disease since Sunday evening, it said in a bulletin. Kolkata accounted for 16 deaths, followed by neighbouring North 24 Parganas (13), Howrah (8), Hooghly (6) and Paschim Medinipur (3).