Coronavirus Cases India: The number of active cases remained below six lakh for the sixth consecutive day
India's COVID-19 caseload went past 83 lakh, while the number of recoveries surged to 76.56 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to over 92 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Wednesday.
With 46,253 fresh infections, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country mounted to 83,13,876, while the deaths rose to 1,23,611 after 514 more fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.
A total of 76,56,478 people have recuperated from the infection so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.09 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.49 per cent.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 remained below six lakh for the sixth consecutive day. There are 5,33,787 active cases in the country as on date which comprise 6.42 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
UK records another 25,177 coronavirus cases with 492 deaths
Another 25,177 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,099,059, according to official figures released Wednesday.
The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 492 to 47,742, the highest daily increase since May 19 when 500 were reported. the data showed.
West Bengal reports record recovery of 4,129 COVID patients
West Bengal on Wednesday registered the highest single-day recovery of 4,129 COVID-19 patients, taking the total number of cured people to 3,46,262, the health department said in a bulletin.
The discharge rate now is 88.88 per cent.
The death count rose to 7,068 after 55 more people dieddue to the disease.
US records second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Election Day: Report
The United States reported its second-highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases on Election Day as over 91,000 new cases were reported on Tuesday.
Around 9.4 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the US, including more than 232,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The COVID-19 cases in the US have surged in recent weeks as the cold weather forces people to spend more time indoors, where the infection spreads easily, The Hill reported.
Odisha Chief Minister warns about possible second Covid wave
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik cautioned the people of the state about the possible second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and urged them to abide by the guidelines to prevent such a situation as the winter season comes close.
Reviewing the coronavirus situation, Mr Patnaik said: "As the second phase of COVID infection in Odisha is expected in the second week of December, we will have to be more vigilant now and to avoid the situation we need to strictly adhere the guidelines such as wearing the mask, maintaining social distance and washing our hands."
Coronavirus Cases On The Rise In Gurugram, Noida As Pollution Gets Worse
With increasing pollution levels in Gurugram and Noida, coronavirus cases have also been on the rise. Areas in Gurugram, Faridabad, Rohtak and Bhiwani have seen a rise of 10 to 20 per cent rise in daily number of COVID-19 cases since the air quality started deteriorating in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).
The number of active COVID-19 cases in India has reduced substantially with the recovery rate surpassing 92 per cent, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday while asserting that following COVID-appropriate behaviour was the key to combating the pandemic till a vaccine becomes available, news agency PTI reported.
Tamil Nadu Reports 2,487 New COVID-19 Cases
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday recorded 2,487 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 7.34 lakh.
1,770 New Cases Push COVID-19 Tally In Rajasthan To 2.03 Lakh
The tally of coronavirus infection in Rajasthan rose to 2.03 lakh on Wednesday recording 1,770 new cases in a day.
Vistara is expecting to operate 100 per cent of its pre-COVID domestic passenger flights by April next year, said its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Vinod Kannan on Wednesday.
"I personally think that we will hit the pre-COVID levels, in terms of capacity alone, somewhere around March or April of 2021," he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Coronavirus update: Italy agrees curfew as Europe tries to stem virus surge
Italian officials agreed on Wednesday to impose a night-time curfew, joining a slew of European nations in ramping up restrictions in the face of a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases.
But the measure, which restricts Italians to their homes between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am, fell short of the kind of rules in force in countries including France, Belgium and Germany, AFP reported.
Coronavirus update: Targeted COVID-19 testing begins in market places, crowded areas in Delhi, says Satyendar Jain
The Delhi government has started conducting targeted COVID-19 tests in markets and other crowded areas to strengthen its surveillance mechanism, the city's Heath Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday amid a surge in daily coronavirus cases in the national capital in the last few days.
Delhi recorded over 6,700 fresh COVID-19 cases for the first time on Tuesday taking the infection tally in the national capital to over four lakh, while the positivity rate was recorded at 11.29 per cent amid festive season and rise pollution levels, PTI reported.
Swimming pools, yoga institutes, cinema halls, drama theaters, multiplexes outside containment zones to reopen in Maharashtra from November 5: state government (PTI)
Coronavirus update: Nearly 2 crore people in Karnataka were COVID-19 infected, says government survey
At least 1.93 crore or 27.3 per cent of the people in Karnataka are either infected by coronavirus or had the infection in the past, as of 16
September, revealed a survey by the government to estimate the prevalence of COVID-19 in the state.
Sharing details of the findings, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the survey was carried out from September 3 to 16 across 30 districts in the state, PTI reported. According to Mr Sudhakar, the state government wanted to ascertain the pace at which the COVID-19 cases were increasing.
Coronavirus update: Rapid antigen test may be used to "rule-in" COVID-19 patients within 1st 5 days of illness, says study
Rapid antigen test may be used to detect COVID-19 patients within the first five days of illness, leading to quick identification, isolation and treatment, stated a study published in ICMR's the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR).
The study conducted at the COVID-19 screening and testing outpatient department at the AIIMS in New Delhi between May 31 and July 24 covering 330 people, stated that patients showing positive results in rapid antigen test need to be immediately triaged and those with negative tests should be reconfirmed by a real-time PCR test (RT-PCR), PTI reported.
Coronavirus update: Fall in mortality rate, high recovery keep active COVID-19 cases in India below 6 lakh
Active COVID-19 cases in India have been witnessing a steady decline and remained below six lakh for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday due to a sustained fall in the mortality rate and a large number of patients recuperating from the disease daily, the Union health ministry said.
There are 5,33,787 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprise only 6.42 per cent of the total caseload, while the total number of recoveries has surged to 76,56,478 pushing the national recovery rate to over 92 per cent, PTI reported.
Coronavirus update: Russia virus infections hit new record
Russia announced a record daily number of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with 19,768 new cases adding to pressure on the government only days after President Vladimir Putin said there were no plans for a lockdown.
The number of deaths also ticked up by a record 389, meaning that 29,217 people have been killed by Covid-19 since it reached Russia earlier this year.
Russia has listed a total of 1,693,454 cases of infection, AFP reported.
Coronavirus news: COVID-19 lung damage caused by persistence of "abnormal cells", say scientists
Scientists have analysed organ samples from deceased COVID-19 patients and found extensive lung damage in most cases caused by the persistence of abnormal "fused cells," an advance which sheds more light on the progression of the disease.
The researchers, including those from King's College London in the UK, examined lung, heart, liver, and kidney samples of 41 patients who died of COVID-19 to examine the behaviour of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, PTI reported.
Coronavirus news: India's coronavirus recovery rate over 92%, case fatality rate at 1.49%
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday informed that the country's recovery rate reached 92.09 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.49 per cent.
53,357 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the overall recoveries to 76,56,478, ANI reported.
Philippines reports 987 new COVID-19 infections, lowest since July 14
The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported 987 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number in the country to 388,137.
The number of daily confirmed cases reported on Wednesday is the lowest recorded since July 14.
The DOH said 140 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 349,091. The death toll climbed to 7,367 after 49 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH added.
Russia records 19,768 new COVID-19 cases
Russia has recorded 19,768 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, which brings the cumulative total to 1,693,454, the federal response center said on Wednesday.
In the same 24 hours, 15,567 people have been discharged and 389 patients with the coronavirus have died. On Tuesday, Russia recorded a daily increase of 18,648 cases.
We can say there's third wave of COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Satyendar Jain
The sharp rise in number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital can be called the "third wave", said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday.
The Minister, however, said it can be attributed to the aggresive contact tracing being done in the past 15 days as well.
"About 6,800 beds are occupied in Delhi due to COVID-19 while 9,000 are available. We can call this the third wave of COVID cases here but we have focused on aggressive testing in the last 15 days so the spike can be attributed to that too," Mr Jain said.
"We have been monitoring the situation continuously and there is no need to panic. We will take whatever steps are needed," Arvind Kejriwal said.
"However, there is scarcity of ICU beds in some big, private hospitals. But we are trying to set things right," he said.
Coronavirus in Delhi: Third wave of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital can be called the "third wave".
"There has been a rise in COVID-19 cases. We can call this the third wave of COVID cases here. From September-October, the cases began to decline. We are monitoring the situation and will take all necessary actions. There is no dearth of beds in the hospital and medical infrastructure," he said.
Hungary tightens anti-COVID rules, may suffice if followed: PM
Hungary will close entertainment venues and impose a night-time curfew to curb a fast spread of coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a video posted on his official Facebook page on Wednesday.
69 inmates, 2 staffers of Gujarat jail test COVID-19 positive
As many as 69 prisoners and two staff members of a sub jail at Modasa town in Gujarat's Aravalli district have tested coronavirus positive, an official said on Wednesday. They were found infected after a rapid antigen test, he said.
"A total of 71 people- 69 prisoners, both convicts and undertrials, and two staff members of the sub jail in Modasa-were found COVID-19 positive," a senior official of the district administration said.
Ladakh reports 84 new COVID-19 cases
A total of 84 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Ladakh on Tuesday. With these new cases, the COVID-19 tally of the Union Territory has reached 6,441 with 664 active cases, the Directorate of Health Services said.
As many as 5,701 people have been cured after being treated for COVID-19 here while 76 persons have succumbed to the disease.
Arunachal Pradesh reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths
Four more persons died of COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing it to 42, while the caseload rose to 15,083 with 85 people testing positive for the infection on Wednesday, a senior official said.
Three died due to the infection at a dedicated COVID hospital on Tuesday and one at a military hospital in West Kameng, Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
1,637 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in Telangana
Telangana reported 1,637 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to2,44,143 while six more deaths pushed the number to 1,357, the state government said on Wednesday.
The number of active cases was 18,100, while as many as 15,335 were in home or institutional quarantine, a bulletin said, providing data as of 8 PM on November 3.
Of the fresh cases, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 292, followed by Rangareddy (136) and Medchal Malkajgiri (129) districts.
Jharkhand reports 397 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,02,887 as 397 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Wednesday.
Assam reports 379 more COVID-19 cases
Three hundred and seventy-nine new COVID-19 cases and 473 recoveries were reported on Tuesday in Assam, according to the state health department.
With new cases, the tally for the state has reached 2,07,361, including 1,98,039 recoveries. A total of 934 people have died. There are 8,385 active COVID-19 cases in the state at present.
Demand for Remdesivir, oxygen falls as new cases decline in Gujarat
With the number of new coronavirus infections and active cases in Gujarat declining, the demand for oxygen and drugs like Remdesivir has fallen, the Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) said on Tuesday.
The state has been reporting less than 1,000 new cases per day since the last week of October.
The demand for medical oxygen decreased to 135 tons per day in October compared to 240 tons per day in the previous month, said FDCA commissioner H G Koshiya.
"Cases of coronavirus in the state are declining and the demand and consumption of medical oxygen, Remdesivir injections and Favipiravir tablets, which are useful in its treatment, has seen a big decline," he said.
China reports 17 new coronavirus infections, asymptomatic cases surge
China on Wednesday reported 17 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the mainland for November 3, down from 49 a day earlier, the health authority said, although asymptomatic cases surged.
Of the new confirmed infections, 15 were imported cases and the other two were locally transmitted infections in Kashgar in northwestern Xinjiang region, the National Health Commission said in a statement
Ahmedabad district reports 166 COVID-19 cases, 168 recoveries
Ahmedabad district of Gujarat reported 166 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, increasing its tally to 43,034, the state health department said.
The number of COVID-19 fatalities in the district rose to 1,923 with two more patients died, it said.
With 168 more patients getting discharged, the count of recovered cases increased to 37,809, said the department in a release. Ahmedabad city reported154 new cases and 150 recoveries, while rural parts of the district recorded 12 fresh infections and 18 discharges, it said.
Oxygen COVID-19 hospital beds freed for other patients in Pune
With the number of coronavirus cases coming down in Pune district, the local administration has
allowed private hospitals to use oxygen-supported COVID-19 beds for treatment of patients suffering from other diseases.
With 546 new cases on Tuesday, the COVID-19 tally in the western Maharashtra district has risen to 3,25,212. Also, 3,05,945 patients have been discharged from hospitals, leaving 11,476 active cases in the district, officials said.
"With the numbers of COVID-19 cases coming down and the recovery rate of the district also improving, private hospitals have been allowed to use oxygenated COVID-19 beds for non-COVID-19 purpose," said collector Rajesh Deshmukh.
Removing the 80:20 clause (COVID-19 & non-coronavirus patients), private hospitals have been asked to give a detailed plan on how will they manage these beds, he said.
Coronavirus testing facility for departing passengers begins at Delhi Airport
Coronavirus testing facility for domestic and international departing passengers has commenced at the Delhi Airport.
Delhi International Airport Limited, a GMR-led consortium, on Tuesday announced commencement of the on-demand coronavirus testing facility for domestic/ international passengers taking their flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport before their departure, read a press statement from Delhi Airport.