Coronavirus Highlights: No More Penalty For Not Wearing Masks In Public

The toll climbed to 5,28,733 with 17 more fatalities, which included nine deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.

Coronavirus Highlights: No More Penalty For Not Wearing Masks In Public

COVID-19 LIVE: At least 15 new Covid-related deaths reported in India on Monday.

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India recorded 2,468 new coronavirus infections, raising the tally to 4,46,01,934, while the active cases declined to 33,318, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The toll climbed to 5,28,733 with 17 more fatalities, which included nine deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.07 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.

A decline of 1,280 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, it said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.32 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.32 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,40,39,883, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Oct 05, 2022 23:34 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Logs 15 COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death

The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh increased to 10,54,385 on Wednesday with the detection of 15 fresh cases, a health official said.

The death count increased to 10,773 after one more person succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours.

The COVID-19 positivity rate stood at 0.4 per cent, he said.

The recovery count increased by 15 to touch 10,43,501, leaving the state with 111 active cases, the official said.

With 3,185 samples examined during the day, the overall test count in the state went up to 3,00,62,232, he added.

A government release said 13,31,83,932 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state so far, including six on Wednesday.

Oct 05, 2022 22:50 (IST)
Telangana Adds 61 New Cases to Covid Tally

Telangana on Wednesday recorded 61 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the overall caseload to 8,38,243.

Hyderabad district reported the highest number of cases at 41.

A COVID-19 bulletin said 99 people recuperated from the infection raising the cumulative number of recoveries till date to 8,33,585.

The recovery rate stood at 99.44 per cent.

No fresh fatality occurred due to the infectious disease and the count continued to be 4,111.

The bulletin said 6,250 samples were tested today.

The number of active cases was 547, it said.
Oct 05, 2022 22:49 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Logs 421 New COVID-19 Cases

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday logged 421 new COVID-19 cases pushing the overall tally to 35,85,427 while the count remained unchanged at 38,047 with zero fresh fatalities.

Chennai and Chengalpet topped the list at 92 and 37 cases respectively, while the remaining was spread across other districts, a medical bulletin said.

Recoveries grew to 35,42,208 with 505 people recuperating from the virus in the last 24 hours, leaving 5,172 active cases.

As many as 20 districts reported new cases below 10 while Ramanathapuram and Theni reported nil infections, each.

The state capital leads among districts with 2,325 active infections and overall 7,90,997 coronavirus cases.

A total of 13,100 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of tests so far to 6.94 crore, the bulletin said.
Oct 05, 2022 21:30 (IST)
Chhattisgarh Sees 13 New Cases

Chhattisgarh on Wednesday reported 13 new coronavirus positive cases, which took the state's overall tally to 11,76,497, while the death count remained unchanged at 14,135 as nobody succumbed to the infection during the day, an official said.

The recovery figure rose to 11,62,035 after 61 people recuperated during the day, leaving the state with 327 active cases, he said.

Raipur and Durg districts led the tally with four cases each, followed by one in Bilaspur, among other districts. Not a singl case was reported in 21 districts of the state.

As 1,097 samples were examined during the day, the overall test count went up to 1,86,56,206, he added.

Oct 05, 2022 19:38 (IST)
Delhi Records 96 New Covid Cases

Delhi on Wednesday reported 96 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 1.42 per cent, according to the data issued by the city health department here.

No Covid-related fatality was reported, the department said in its latest bulletin.

With the new cases, Delhi's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 20,03,746 while the death count stands at 26,503, it said.

The new cases were detected from 6,773 tests conducted the previous day, it said.

The national capital had recorded 74 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 1.07 per cent on Tuesday.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi stands at 380. A total of 256 patients are under home isolation, the bulletin said.

Of the 8,857 beds reserved for COVID-19 patients in various city hospitals, 45 are occupied, it said.

There are 45 containment zones in Delhi, it added.

Oct 05, 2022 19:24 (IST)
Delhi To Dismantle Last 3 Covid Care Centres As Cases Decline

Authorities in Delhi have given the nod to dismantle three remaining COVID care centres in the city that had been set up due to a spike in cases, even as they stressed the need to keep a vigil against the spread of the coronavirus in view of the festival season.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, in its meeting held on September 22, discussed the COVID-19 situation in the national capital.


According to the minutes of the meeting, Delhi LG V K Saxena, who is the chairman of the DDMA, said Delhi could do a little better on the vaccination front.


Out of a total of 1.33 crore beneficiaries eligible for the precaution doses, it was found that only 31.49 lakh (24 per cent) had taken them till September 20, according to the data shared during the meeting.


Delhi on Wednesday logged 96 fresh COVID cases with a positivity rate of 1.42 per cent, according to data issued by the city health department here.


The DDMA also gave its nod for extending the contractual engagement of staff in hospitals till December 31.


In March 2020, amid a surge in cases, hospitals were allowed to engage contractual staff like nursing orderlies and sanitation workers up to 25 per cent, in addition to sanctioned strength, till June that year.


Subsequently, COVID hospitals were also given a go-ahead to engage 25 per cent additional doctors and 40 per cent more nurses and orderlies above the sanctioned strength.


This was last extended till June 30 this year for COVID as well as non-COVID hospitals.

Oct 05, 2022 19:21 (IST)
Mumbai Reports 127 COVID-19 Cases

Mumbai on Wednesday reported 127 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally to 11,50,828, while no fresh death due to the infection was recorded in the metropolis, the city civic body said.

The death count remained unchanged at 19,733.

The city has reported more than 100 COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. On Tuesday, the financial capital had logged 155 COVID-19 cases, but zero fatalities.

The new COVID-19 cases were detected after 6,713 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative count to 1,83,36,710, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin said.

A day ago, 4,387 coronavirus tests were conducted in the city.

The tally of recuperated cases rose to 11,30,300 after 116 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness in the last 24 hours, said the bulletin.

The city has a coronavirus recovery rate of 98.2 per cent and now is left with 795 active cases.

Of the 127 new COVID-19 cases, only 9 patients were symptomatic, according to the BMC.

The growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the city stood at 0.008 per cent between September 28 and October 4, while the case doubling rate was 8,468 days.
Oct 05, 2022 19:20 (IST)
Odisha Logs 68 New COVID-19 Cases

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 13,34,593 on Wednesday as 68 more people, including nine children, tested positive for the virus, a health department bulletin said.

The state had recorded 67 infections and two fatalities on Tuesday.

The death count, however, remained unchanged at 9,198.

Odisha now has 943 active cases, while 13,24,399 patients have recovered from the disease so far, including 169 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.

The state tested 7,459 samples for coronavirus since Tuesday at a daily positivity rate of 0.91 per cent.
Oct 05, 2022 19:18 (IST)
Puducherry Records 43 New COVID-19 Cases

Puducherry registered 43 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 1,74,753, a senior Health Department official said here on Wednesday.

Director of Health G Sriramulu in a release said the 43 cases surfaced at the end of examination of 373 samples in the last 24 hours, ending 10 AM today.

While Puducherry region alone accounted for 34 out of the 43 new cases, Karaikal registered nine infections. Mahe and Yanam regions however had nil cases.

The Director said the active cases were 218 which comprised six patients in hospitals and the remaining 212 in home quarantine.

As many as 72 patients recovered during the last 24 hours and the overall recoveries were 1,72,561. The test positivity rate was 11.53 per cent, the official said.

There was no fresh fatality today and the death count remained at 1,974.

The Director said the Health Department has so far examined 24,12,626 samples and found 20,44,162 of them to be negative.

The fatality and recovery rates were 1.13 per cent and 98.75 per cent, respectively.

The Department of Health has till now administered 22,35,206 doses which comprised 9,93,337 first doses, 8,55,157 second doses and 3,86,712 booster doses, the Director said.
Oct 05, 2022 09:53 (IST)
India Logs 2,468 New Covid Cases, 17 Deaths

India recorded 2,468 new coronavirus infections, raising the tally to 4,46,01,934, while the active cases declined to 33,318, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,28,733 with 17 more fatalities, which included nine deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.
Oct 05, 2022 09:29 (IST)
Thane Records 40 New COVID-19 Cases

As many as 40 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Maharashtra's Thane district, taking its infection count to 7,45,189, a health official said on Wednesday.

With the addition of the latest cases on Tuesday, there are currently 302 active COVID-19 cases in Thane, which comes under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, he said.

The toll in Thane remained unchanged at 11,962, he said, adding that the recovery count has reached 7,33,653. 
Oct 05, 2022 08:54 (IST)
No More Penalty For Not Wearing Masks In Public As Delhi Covid Cases Dip
No fine will be imposed anymore for not wearing masks in public places in Delhi, authorities have decided, as only fewer cases of coronavirus are being reported in the city. A ₹ 500 penalty for not wearing mask in public was reimposed by the city authorities this April due to rising Covid cases. The decision to withdraw the penalty rule was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). A formal order has also been issued in this regard.
Oct 05, 2022 06:14 (IST)
Delhi To Dismantle Last 3 Covid Care Centres As Cases Decline
Authorities have stressed on the need to keep a continued vigil against COVID-19 in view of the festival season, even as they gave their nod to dismantle three remaining Covid care centres in the city and vacate the land.
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