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Coronavirus Live: COVID-19 Cases In India Cross 48 Lakh-Mark

Covid-19 Cases in India: 37,80,107 patients have recovered from the infection in the country.

Coronavirus Live: COVID-19 Cases In India Cross 48 Lakh-Mark

Coronavirus cases in India: The recovery rate now stands at 77.99 per cent.

New Delhi:

Coronavirus Latest Updates: With 92,071 cases has push India's coronavirus tally to 48,46,427 the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. The death count has risen to 79,722 with 1,136 more fatalities.

37,80,107 patients have recovered from the infection in the country.

Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. India is the country with the second-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States. 

The country's recovery rate now stands at 77.99 per cent, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed on Monday.

Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:

Sep 15, 2020 06:13 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Private hospitals in 5 cities asked to reserve 50 per cent beds and 80 per cent ICUs for COVID-19 patients in Odisha

The Odisha Government on Monday asked all the private hospitals with bed strength of 30 or more to reserve 50 per cent of the beds and 80 per cent of intensive care units (ICUs) for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

State Health and Family Welfare Department has issued an official notification in this regard.
Sep 15, 2020 05:20 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Increase in testing a reason for rise in COVID-19 cases, says Dr AK Rana
Dr AK Rana, Medical Superintendent of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here said on Monday that increased testing was a reason for the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.

"We can see the rising number in different ways. One way is to look is that now the testing is done at a very large scale in the country due to which more cases are coming to light. If the testing was lesser, the absolute number would have been lesser," Dr Rana told ANI.
Sep 15, 2020 04:58 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Odisha to close down COVID care centres, homes due to nil occupancy
The Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha Government has decided to close the COVID Care Centres (CCCs), Temporary Medical Centres (TMCs) and COVID Care Homes (CCHs) across the State due to nil occupancy.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, PK Mohapatra in an official letter to all Collectors, District Magistrates and all Municipal Commissioners stated that "The occupancy in TMCs and CCHs is virtually nil. Hence, these facilities should be immediately closed down."
Sep 15, 2020 04:04 (IST)
Coronavirus update: More COVID-19 tests in Delhi than in any other part of the world, says Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi is conducting the highest number of COVID-19 tests in the whole world, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said during the one-day session of the Assembly on Monday.
Sep 15, 2020 03:27 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Odisha reports record 4,198 new COVID-19 cases, 11 fresh fatalities

Odisha registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Monday as 4,198
more people, including state BJP chief Samir Mohanty, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
Sep 15, 2020 02:13 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Jharkhand MLAs being tested for COVID-19 ahead of monsoon session
COVID-19 tests are being held in Jharkhand assembly ahead of monsoon session which is slated to start from September 18, ANI reported. 

Assembly Speaker Ravindranath Mahto has called for mandatory coronavirus test. Only those with negative test result will be able to attend the session
Sep 15, 2020 01:14 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Several South Central Railway headquarters employees test positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus infection has hit the headquarters of South Central Railway (SCR) in Hyderabad with several employees testing positive for the virus and intensive disinfection has been taken up in the building, an senior official said on Monday.
Sep 15, 2020 00:48 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Pune district records 2,481 new COVID-19 cases; 79 more die

Pune district reported 2,481 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its count to 2,27,307 on Monday, a health official said. The death count increased to 5,222 with 79 more
patients died due to the infection during the same period, he said. 
Sep 15, 2020 00:26 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Assam's COVID-19 death count mounts to 482 with 13 more fatalities

Assam reported 13 more COVID-19 fatalities on Monday, pushing the death count to 482, even as the coronavirus tally surged to 1,44,166 with 2,403 fresh cases, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Sep 15, 2020 00:13 (IST)
Chinese Scientist Says Covid Came From Government Lab In Wuhan: Report
In a stunning revelation, a Chinese virologist has claimed that the coronavirus was created in a government-controlled laboratory in Wuhan, the original epicentre of the outbreak.
The scientist also offered scientific evidence to back her claims.

In an exclusive conversation with ''Loose Women'', a British talk show, scientist Dr Li-Meng Yan said she was assigned to investigate "new pneumonia" in Wuhan. She said that she discovered a cover-up operation regarding coronavirus during her investigation. Read

Sep 14, 2020 22:34 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh's fresh COVID-19 cases dip to 7,956, count crosses 5.75 lakh

Fresh COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh slumped below the 8,000 mark after about three weeks on Monday, taking the tally to 5.75 lakh, but the number of tests too came down by more than 10,000.

As many as 9,764 patients got cured and discharged from hospitals, while 60 more died to the pandemic as the deaths mounted to 4,972, a government bulletin said.
Sep 14, 2020 22:16 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh reports record 2,483 COVID-19 cases

Madhya Pradesh on Monday recorded the highest single-day spike of 2,483 coronavirus cases, taking the statewide count to 90,730, health officials said.

With 29 more fatalities, the deaths went up to 1,791, they said. Of them, five patient each died in Indore and Bhopal, four in Neemuch, three each in Gwalior and Jabalpur, two in Sagar and one each in Khargone, Morena, Betul, Rewa, Jhabua, Dewas and Tikamgarh, the officials said.

Also, 1,713 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the count of recoveries in the state to 67,711, they said.
Sep 14, 2020 21:48 (IST)
1,137 new COVID-19 cases, 1,966 more recoveries in Bihar

The COVID-19 recovery rate in Bihar rose to 90.91 per cent on Monday from 89.99 per cent just two days ago, with 1,966 more people having been cured of the disease in the state, a health department official said. 
The total number of recoveries currently stands 1,45,019, the official said.

At least 1,137 more people tested positive for COVID- 19 in the state, pushing the tally to 1,59,526.

Bihar, at present, has 13,675 active coronavirus cases, while 831 people have succumbed to the infection.

As many as 1,02,330 samples have been tested for COVID-19 since Sunday, raising the total number of such examinations to 49,86,747, the official added.
Sep 14, 2020 21:24 (IST)
1,334 new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat

Gujarat on Monday reported 1,334 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total count of infections to 1,14,996, state health department said. 

At the same time, 1,255 patients were discharged after treatment in the day, taking the number of recoveries to 95,265, the department said in a release.

Gujarat's case recovery rate now stands at 82.84 per cent, it stated. A total of 71,507 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, at the rate of 1,100.10 tests per day per million population.
Sep 14, 2020 21:11 (IST)
Don't delay hospital admission: Goa Chief Minister tells people

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday expressed worry over deaths due to COVID-19 infection in the state and appealed to people to not ignore symptoms.

"Get yourself tested, if there are signs. It is sad that people are brought in dead to hospitals," Mr Sawant said in a video message.

At 14, Goa on Monday reported its highest single-day deaths due to the infection.

Sep 14, 2020 20:57 (IST)
Coronavirus: Delhi Reports 3,229 COVID-19 Cases, Total Count Crosses 2.21 Lakh

The national capital recorded 3,229 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally to over 2.21 lakh, while the deaths mounted to 4,770, authorities said. 
Sep 14, 2020 20:25 (IST)
COVID-19: Goa BJP MLAs Tony Fernandes, Dayanand Sopte test positive

Goa BJP MLAs Antonio alias Tony Fernandes and Dayanand Sopte have tested positive for novel coronavirus infection, a senior state health department official said on Monday.

St Cruz MLA Fernandes is in a private hospital since Sunday while Mandrem legislator Sopte has opted for home isolation after exhibiting mild symptoms, the official said.

Over the past two months, several MLAs, including Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, were detected with the infection.
Sep 14, 2020 20:00 (IST)
Ex-UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh tests positive for coronavirus

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh has contracted coronavirus and undergoing treatment at the Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences hospital, his grandson and state minister Sandeep Singh said on Monday.

The UP Technical and Medical Education disclosed this on his Twitter handle and prayed for the 88-year-old BJP leader''s recovery.

"I pray to Lord Ram for your speedy recovery. Our best wishes are with you," Sandeep tweeted referring to the former state chief minister.
Sep 14, 2020 19:25 (IST)
2,540 COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths in Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala reported 2,540 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the infection tally to 1,10,818, while 15 more deaths took the number up to 454, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

As many as 2,110 people recovered from the virus today and 30,486 people are presently under treatment for the infection, he told reporters. So far, 79,813 people have recovered.

Of the positive cases, 34 had come from abroad and 73 from other states, while 2346 people were infected through contact and the source of infection of 212 people was not known, he said.
Sep 14, 2020 19:11 (IST)
141 new COVID-19 cases in Noida, tally climbs to 10,332

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district on Monday recorded 141 new COVID-19 patients and the infection tally reached 10,332, official data showed.

The number of active cases stood at 1,979, down from 2,008 on Sunday, according to the data released by the UP Health department for a 24-hour period.

On the brighter side, 169 more patients got discharged during the period and the total number of recoveries in the district reached 8,305, the data showed.
Sep 14, 2020 19:02 (IST)
Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 19,187 with 255 fresh cases

At least 255 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Monday, pushing the tally in the state to 19,187, a health department official said. The deaths have risen to 200 with six more fatalities, he said.

West Tripura district, which also comprises state capital Agartala, accounted for 110 of the coronavirus deaths, the official said.

The state now has 7,429 active cases, while 11,536 people have recovered from the disease, he said, adding, 22 patients have migrated to other states.
Sep 14, 2020 18:26 (IST)
UP records 62 fresh coronavirus deaths, over 5,200 new cases

Uttar Pradesh recorded 62 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, while the number of cases went up by 5,208, taking the overall figures to 4,491 fatalities and 3,17,195 infections, officials said.

"The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 67,287, while 2,45,417 people have recovered till date," a heath bulletin issued here said.

The 62 fresh fatalities included eight from Lucknow, six from Kanpur, three each from Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Shahjahanpur, two each from Allahabad, Meerut, Deoria, Hardoi, Muzaffarnagar, Lakhimpur Kheri, Pilibhit, Sambhal and Farukhabad, it said.

Sep 14, 2020 17:54 (IST)
Beds in COVID hospitals should be increased: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials on Monday to increase the number of beds in the COVID hospitals being run under the Health Department.

All the medical colleges and hospitals in Lucknow, Kanpur Nagar, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Meerut have been asked to work at full capacity. The drug controller has been asked to make proper arrangements for medicines and oxygen in these districts, according to a statement.

In a meeting, Adityanath directed officials to increase the number of beds in the COVID hospitals of the Health Department. The chief minister also asked the KGMU, SGPGI and the RMLIMS hospitals in Lucknow to make arrangement for 1,000 beds, it said.
Sep 14, 2020 17:34 (IST)
Might ease lockdown when daily COVID-19 cases fall to 1,000: Israel

Israel Health Ministry on Monday said that the government will consider easing the recently-announced nationwide lockdown when the daily coronavirus case count drops to 1,000.

Health Ministry Director-General Chezy Levy remarks come a day after the government approved the lockdown to begin from Friday for at least three weeks as cases in the country saw a sudden rise.

Israel on Sunday reported new 3,182 coronavirus cases.

Sep 14, 2020 16:52 (IST)
Over 60% active cases in 5 states; recovery rate touches 78%: Centre

More than 60 per cent of the active coronavirus cases are concentrated in the five states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the Health Ministry said on Monday, underlining that the recovery rate in the country had touched 78 per cent.

India's COVID-19 case tally has mounted to 48.46 lakh with 92,071 new infections, while 37.80 lakh people have recuperated. 

The deaths climbed to 79,722 with 1,136 more people succumbing to the infection, according to the ministry data.
Sep 14, 2020 16:32 (IST)
COVID-19: Rajasthan reports 793 new cases, 7 deaths

A total of 793 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths were reported in Rajasthan in the past 24 hours. According to the state health department, the coronavirus tally for the state stands at 1,03,201.  There are 17,410 active cases in the state while 84,548 cases have recovered.

The country witnessed a spike of 92,071 new cases within 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 count over the 48-lakh mark on Monday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

Sep 14, 2020 16:03 (IST)
Russia records 5,509 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Russia has registered 5,509 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours which brings the cumulative total to 1,068,320, the country's coronavirus response center said on Monday.

"Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 5,509 COVID-19 cases in 83 regions, of which 1,388 (25.2 percent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the response center said in a statement, adding that the total tally has reached 1,068,320.

Sep 14, 2020 15:37 (IST)
Philippines reports another record spike in daily coronavirus deaths

The Philippines on Monday reported a record daily increase in new coronavirus deaths for the second time in three days, adding 259 more fatalities to bring the total to 4,630.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said the Southeast Asian country also recorded 4,699 newly-confirmed cases, taking its total infections to 265,888, the highest in the region.

Sep 14, 2020 15:35 (IST)
Odisha BJP president Samir Mohanty tests positive for COVID-19

Odisha Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President Samir Mohanty has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar after testing positive for COVID-19.

Mr Mohanty said on Monday that he got himself tested for the virus and the results were found positive. He added that he has been hospitalised and is currently undergoing treatment.

The BJP state president requested those who came in contact with him recently to isolate and get themselves tested.

"Due to symptoms of Corona, I went for the test and found positive. I am doing well, but as per the advice of doctors, I got hospitalised and under treatment. I request to all who have come in contact with me in past few days to kindly isolate and conduct test if necessary," he said in a tweet.

Sep 14, 2020 15:17 (IST)
Over 60% active cases in 5 states; recovery rate touches 78%: Centre 

More than 60 per cent of the active coronavirus cases are concentrated in the five states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the Health Ministry said on Monday, underlining that the recovery rate in the country had touched 78 per cent.

India's COVID-19 case tally has mounted to 48.46 lakh with 92,071 new infections, while 37.80 lakh people have recuperated. The death toll climbed to 79,722 with 1,136 more people succumbing to the infection, according to the ministry data.

India's journey of a fast-growing recovery rate has crossed a milestone on Monday. On a continuous upward trajectory, the recovery rate has touched 78 per cent, reflecting the increasing number of high recoveries per day, it said in a statement.
Sep 14, 2020 15:04 (IST)
UK Reserves Up To 190 million Doses Of Potential Coronavirus Vaccines

Britain has secured access to up to 190 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine from Valneva in deal worth as much as 1.37 billion euros, the French-Austrian vaccine firm said Monday.

It had already been disclosed in July that the British government had reserved 60 million doses of Valneva's inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine under development.

The firm said it expects to begin trials of the two-dose vaccine in December and if it is successful for it to become available in the second half of 2021.

The 60 million doses supplied to Britain in 2021 would come at a cost of 470 million euros ($557 million).

Britain will then have options on 40 million doses in 2022 and between 30 and 90 million across 2023 to 2025, which would cost 900 million euros.

"We are honoured to have been chosen by the UK Government and are eager to partner with them to address this terrible ongoing pandemic," Valneva CEO Thomas Lingelbach was quoted as saying in a statement.
Sep 14, 2020 14:40 (IST)
India has been able to limit COVID-19 deaths to 55 per million population: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Owing to the nationwide efforts the COVID-19 related deaths have been limited to 55 per million population, said Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the Union Minister also said that the cases per million population in the country have also been limited to 3,328 in the country.

"With our endeavour to manage COVID-19, India has been able to limit its cases and deaths to 3,328 cases and 55 deaths per million population respectively, which is one of the lowest in the world as compared to similarly affected countries," the Minister said.

Sep 14, 2020 14:13 (IST)
Odisha reports 11 deaths, 4,198 more COVID-19 cases

Odisha has reported 4,198 new COVID-19 cases, 3,363 recoveries and 11 deaths as on September 13, according to the State Health Department on Monday.

With this, the total number of cases now stands at 1,55,005, said the Health Department.

There are 35,673 active cases, 1,18,642 recoveries and 637 deaths in the State.
Sep 14, 2020 13:46 (IST)
Thane COVID-19 tally crosses 1.46 lakh

The number of COVID-19 cases in Thane has gone up to 1,46,102 after detection of 1,930 new cases in the Maharashtra district, officials said on Monday.

Besides, the number of COVID-19 deaths in the district has risen to 3,921 as 28 more people succumbed to the disease on Sunday, they said.

Out of the total COVID-19 cases, Kalyan town has so far reported more than 35,000 cases, while there have been over 30,000 cases each in Thane city and Navi Mumbai, a district official said.
Sep 14, 2020 13:25 (IST)
COVID-19 effect: No formal study yet, but indications of major revenue loss, says tourism ministry

The Ministry of Tourism informed Parliament on Monday while no formal study has been conducted to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism sector, discussions with stakeholders have indicated that the sector has suffered a massive loss in revenue.

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel said due to the fact that the sector is largely unorganised, the impact can be assessed only in due course.

"No formal study has been instituted for assessment of the impact on the tourism sector and job losses. However, several rounds of discussions and brainstorming sessions with industry stakeholders indicate massive loss of revenue, foreign exchange and jobs.

"In view of the highly unorganised nature of the sector, the impact in numerical terms can only be ascertained in due course," he said.
Sep 14, 2020 12:57 (IST)
Puducherry adds 414 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally crosses 20k mark

Puducherry on Monday logged 414 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally past the 0,000 mark while nine people including four women succumbed to the virus, a top Health department official said.

The nine fatalities pushed the toll in the union territory to 394, Director of Health and Family Welfare S The new cases in the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Monday pushed the coronavirus number to 20,226 (after transfer of nine cases to Tamil Nadu).

Mohan Kumar said the 414 fresh infections were identified after examination of 3,742 samples, adding 308 were from the Puducherry region, 74 from Karaikal, 29 from Yanam and three from Mahe.

Sep 14, 2020 12:35 (IST)
Seven more die of COVID-19 in Rajasthan, number of deaths reaches 1,243

Rajasthan recorded seven more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking the number of deaths in the state to 1,243, the health department said.

The state also reported 793 fresh coronavirus cases.

The total number of people infected with the virus now stands at 1,03,201 in Rajasthan, out of these 17,410 are under treatment.

According to a health department bulletin, 83,114 people have been discharged after treatment till now.

Jaipur has recorded 301 deaths till now, followed by 121 in Jodhpur, 94 in Bikaner, 87 in Kota, 87 in Ajmer and 73 in Bharatpur, 48 in Pali, 44 in Nagaur, 35 in Udaipur, 31 in Alwar, 26 in Barmer and 23 in Dholpur.
Sep 14, 2020 12:11 (IST)
October, November To Be "Tougher" With More COVID-19 Deaths: WHO Europe

The World Health Organization expects Europe to see a rise in the daily number of Covid-19 deaths in October and November, the head of the body's European branch told AFP on Monday.

"It's going to get tougher. In October, November, we are going to see more mortality," WHO Europe director Hans Kluge said, as the continent currently experiences a surge of cases though the number of deaths has remained relatively stable.

The resurgence is however expected to lead to an increase in daily deaths, the WHO said
Sep 14, 2020 11:42 (IST)
Immunity Tea Bags, Sanitisers, Masks In MPs' Covid Kit, Sent By Speaker
All parliamentarians attending the monsoon session have been given COVID-19 kits to protect them from the raging pandemic. The 18-day session, which began today, will have numerous safety measures.

The kits, provided by the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), were sent to the MPs on Sunday by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Read more

Immunity Tea Bags, Sanitisers, Masks In MPs' Covid Kit, Sent By Speaker
Sep 14, 2020 11:19 (IST)
Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,428

Mizoram's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,428 as 14 more people have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, an official said on Monday.

Of the 14 new cases, 11 were reported from Aizawl district, two from Saitual and one from Kolasib district, the official said.

Eight out of the 14 cases were locally transmitted cases. The remaining six patients have come from outside the state.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state now is 598 as 830 people have recovered from the disease, the official said, adding that Mizoram has so far not reported any COVID-19 death.

Sep 14, 2020 11:00 (IST)
Telangana adds 1,417 new COVID-19 cases; 13 deaths take number to 974

Telangana reported 1,417 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the overall infection tally to 1,58,513, while the number of deaths rose to 974 with 13 more fatalities.

Out of the 1,417 fresh cases, 264 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by Rangareddy (133), Karimnagar (108) and Sangareddy (107) districts, a state government bulletin said on Monday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 13.

The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1,27,007, while 30,532 were under treatment.
Sep 14, 2020 10:35 (IST)
Israel to reimpose virus lockdown as WHO reports record cases

Israel said it will reimpose a national lockdown to battle a coronavirus surge, as the number of daily infections around the world reached a record high.

Britain, France, Austria and the Czech Republic also reported spikes, as global cases rapidly approached 29 million with more than 921,000 Covid-19 deaths, according to an AFP tally.

The Israel lockdown will last three weeks starting Friday, keeping people to within 500 metres (yards) of their homes. It is the first developed economy to take such drastic steps to contain a second wave of infections.

"I know these measures will exact a heavy price from all of us," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Sep 14, 2020 10:15 (IST)
JustIn| 92,071 fresh COVID-19 cases in India, 1,136 deaths; total cases cross 48 lakh, 79,722 deaths
Sep 14, 2020 09:39 (IST)
New Zealand to lift coronavirus curbs in most of country on September 21

New Zealand will lift coronavirus restrictions across the country on September 21, except in its biggest city, Auckland, which is the epicentre of a second wave of infections, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.

Ardern said Auckland's restrictions would be reviewed next Monday. She also said the government would immediately ease all physical distancing requirements on planes, a boost for Air New Zealand, which has had to limit passengers on its planes for months.
Sep 14, 2020 09:14 (IST)
Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 927 to 260,355: Report

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 927 to 260,355, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.

The reported death count rose by one to 9,350, the tally showed.

Sep 14, 2020 08:57 (IST)
MPs have chosen path of duty during pandemic: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the parliament session is being held under special circumstances, and that the MPs have chosen the path of doing their duty in COVID-19 times.
Sep 14, 2020 08:25 (IST)
WHO reports record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases

The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.

The biggest increases were from India, the United States and Brazil, according to the agency's website. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417.

India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the US with 45,523 new infections and Brazil with 43,718.
Sep 14, 2020 08:12 (IST)
Sep 14, 2020 07:57 (IST)
Fight coronavirus, not the Opposition or Kanagana Ranaut, Devendra Fadnavis tells Maharashtra CM

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis says Maharashtra accounts for 40 per cent total deaths in the country due to COVID-19, and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray should fight against the virus rather than the opposition or actor Kangana Ranaut.

"Today in Maharashtra there are more than 10 lakh COVID-19 patients and our state accounts for 40 per cent total deaths in the country.... Firstly, our Chief Minister should fight against coronavirus rather than opposition or Kangana," says Mr Fadnavis.
Sep 14, 2020 07:47 (IST)
Health Ministry's New Covid Protocols For Patients Recovering
Amid a massive surge in coronavirus cases across India, the government today released a set of fresh protocols for patients recovering from the highly contagious disease. After acute COVID-19 illness, the patients who have recovered may continue to report symptoms such as fatigue, body ache, cough, sore throat and difficulty in breathing, the Union Health Ministry said.
Sep 14, 2020 07:42 (IST)
Donald Trump's plan to hold indoor rally prompts coronavirus warning

US President Donald Trump was due on Sunday to hold his first fully indoor rally in months, but local authorities warned the gathering could violate coronavirus restrictions on crowd sizes.

Indoor rallies during the pandemic have proven problematic for Trump, who was heavily criticized after one in June that was later linked to a spike in virus cases.

Plans for the rally in the Nevada city of Henderson on Sunday drew a rebuke from local authorities who noted events with more than 50 people are not allowed due to the coronavirus.
Sep 14, 2020 06:44 (IST)
COVID-19: With 1,292 new cases, Assam's tally reaches 1,41,763

Assam recorded 1,292 COVID-19 cases on Sunday out of 15,515 tests done in the last 24 hours, said Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Health Minister.

The total number of cases is now at 1,41,763 including 1,10,882 recoveries, 30,409 active cases and 4,69 deaths.

Meanwhile, with 94,372 new COVID-19 cases in India, the national coronavirus count reached over 47 lakh, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.
Sep 14, 2020 06:25 (IST)
COVID-19: Punjab reports 2,628 new cases, 68 deaths
Punjab reported 2,628 new COVID-19 cases and 68 deaths on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 79,679 in the state, the health department said.

"2,628 new COVID19 cases and 68 deaths reported in Punjab today, taking the total number of cases to 79,679, " the department informed.

Meanwhile, with 94,372 new COVID-19 cases across the country, the national coronavirus count reached over the 47-lakh, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

With the latest spike, the total cases stand at 47,54,357 of which, 9,73,175 are active cases while 37,02,596 patients have been cured/discharged and migrated.
Sep 14, 2020 06:09 (IST)
COVID-19: With 1,014 new cases, Jharkhand reports total 61,474 cases
Jharkhand reported 1,014 new COVID-19 cases, 1,509 recovered/ discharged cases and 11 deaths on Sunday, said the State Health Department.

The total cases in the state rose to 61,474 including 46,583 cases declared recovered and discharged and 555 deaths. Active cases stand at 14,336, according to the State Health Department.

Meanwhile, with 94,372 new COVID-19 cases in India, the national coronavirus count reached over 47 lakh, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

With the latest spike, the total cases stand at 47,54,357 of which, 9,73,175 are active cases while 37,02,596 patients have been cured/discharged and migrated.
Sep 14, 2020 06:08 (IST)
Coronavirus: Only Packed Food In Parliament Canteen Dring Monsoon Session Amid Covid
Members of Parliament (MPs) will be given packed food in the canteen during the Monsoon session. This is among the several measures that are being taken in this session in the wake of the coronavirus.

In this context, a menu has been issued from the canteen of the Parliament. As per the menu, there will be different types of packed breakfast in the canteen for the MPs.

At the same time, they will be able to get 4 categories of packed lunch, which include vegetarian food, South Indian, non-vegetarian, and combo meal. In addition, hygiene will be taken care of in the canteen.

In the wake of coronavirus, hand sanitizer machines have been installed. Arrangements have been made to sanitise the canteen and its kitchen.

The Monsoon Session of the Parliament is scheduled to commence on Monday and is slated to conclude on October 1. There will be no question hour and private members' business during the monsoon session.