Coronavirus India Highlights: Covid-19 Cases Cross 82-Lakh Mark, Recoveries Surge To 76,03,121

COVID-19 Cases India: A total of 76,03,121 people have recuperated from the infection so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 91.96 per cen

Coronavirus India Highlights: Covid-19 Cases Cross 82-Lakh Mark, Recoveries Surge To 76,03,121

Coronavirus Cases India: The number of active cases remained below six lakh for the fifth consecutive day

The number of new coronavirus cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000, taking the country's COVID-19 tally to 82.67 lakh, while the total recoveries crossed the 76 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 caseload mounted to 82,67,623 with 38,310 fresh infections, while the deaths reached 1,23,097 after 490 new fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 76,03,121 people have recuperated from the infection so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 91.96 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.49 per cent.

The number of active cases remained below six lakh for the fifth consecutive day.

There are 5,41,405 active cases in the country as on date which comprise 6.55 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 11,17,89,350 samples have been tested up so far with 10,46,247 samples being tested on Monday.

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

Nov 04, 2020 02:01 (IST)
Bihar reports 846 new COVID-19 cases, seven more deaths

The COVID-19 tally in Bihar rose to 2,18,963 with 846 fresh cases, while seven more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,108, a health department bulletin said on Tuesday.

A total of 875 people were cured of the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 2,10,855, it said.
Nov 04, 2020 00:19 (IST)
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.
Nov 03, 2020 22:49 (IST)
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.

"They have been asked to give a ratio of beds for COVID-19 and non-COVIDpurpose," he said.
Nov 03, 2020 21:15 (IST)
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 succumbing to the infection, 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.
Nov 03, 2020 20:36 (IST)
Kerala, Delhi, Bengal, Manipur showing increase in COVID-19 cases from Oct 3-Nov 3: Health Ministry
The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that Kerala, Delhi, West Bengal and Manipur have shown an increase in the number of coronavirus infection between October 3 and November 3.

During the same period, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh were the top states which registered a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, it said.

At a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said there has been a continuous decline in average daily new COVID-19 cases as well as deaths for the last seven weeks.

The average daily new cases of COVID-19 have declined from 90,346 recorded between September 16 and September 22 to 45,884 registered between October 28 and November 3, he said.

"The average daily new deaths due to COVID-19 have declined from 1,165 recorded from September 16 to September 22 to 513 registered between October 28 and November 3."
Nov 03, 2020 20:24 (IST)
6 test COVID-19 positive in Dharavi; active cases below 100
The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi increased to 3,568 with six new cases
being reported on Tuesday, a senior BMC official said. As many as 3,162 COVID-19 patients in the densely populated locality have already recovered from the infection and discharged from hospitals.

He said the slum-dominated area has only 97 active COVID-19 cases at present.
Nov 03, 2020 19:38 (IST)
Goa's COVID-19 count rises by 235; two more die
Goa's coronavirus caseload rose to 44,189, after 235 persons tested positive for the infection on Tuesday, an official from the health department said.

Besides this, 239 persons recovered from the infection, while two patients died of it during the day, the official said.

With this, the count in the coastal state stood at 618 and the number of recoveries reached 41,362, he said.

There are currently 2,209 active cases in Goa, the official said, adding that 1,712 samples were tested during the day.
Nov 03, 2020 19:15 (IST)
COVID-19 tally rises to 8.3 lakh in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 8.30 lakh even as the total recoveries crossed the
eight lakh mark on Tuesday.

As 2,849 fresh cases were added in 24 hours ending 9 am on Tuesday, the gross confirmed positives in the state touched 8,30,731.

With 3,700 more patients getting cured of the infection, the overall recoveries increased to 8,02,325, according to the latest bulletin.

The state reported 15 fresh coronavirus fatalities, taking the tally to 6,734.

The overall infection positivity rate slid to just 10 per cent after a total of 82,66,800 sample tests were conducted, the bulletin added.
Nov 03, 2020 19:08 (IST)
Kerala's COVID tally inching towards 4.5 lakh mark
Kerala's COVID-19 caseload is inching towards the 4.50 lakh mark, as the state recorded 6,862 cases with recoveries touching 8,802 on Tuesday, while the toll mounted to 1,559 with26 fatalities, Health minister K K Shailaja said.

This is the second consecutive day that the recoveries have exceeded the fresh cases.

None of the districts reported over 1000 cases today. In the last 24 hours, 61,138 samples had been sent for testing, the minister said in a press release here.

According to the release,73 health workers, including 20 each from Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam, were among the infected.
Nov 03, 2020 18:26 (IST)
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.
Nov 03, 2020 17:30 (IST)
Dubai ruler joins coronavirus vaccine trial
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum said Tuesday he had received an experimental coronavirus vaccine, becoming the latest United Arab Emirates official to take part in the trials.

Two vaccines are undergoing third-phase trials in the UAE, one produced by Chinese drug giant Sinopharm, and Russia's Sputnik-V, named after the Soviet-era satellite.

"While receiving the COVID-19 vaccine today," Sheikh Mohammed captioned a photograph of himself he posted on Twitter with his sleeve rolled up, as a healthcare worker in full protective equipment administered the injection.

"We wish everyone safety and great health, and we are proud of our teams who have worked relentlessly to make the vaccine available in the UAE," he said, without specifying which vaccine he took.

Chinese drug giant Sinopharm began the third phase of trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in the UAE in July and Emirati officials say the results have been positive.
Nov 03, 2020 16:21 (IST)
Over 11 crore COVID-19 tests done so far; cumulative, weekly, daily positivity rate at 7.4 per cent, 4.4 per cent, 3.7 per cent respectively: Health Ministry.
Nov 03, 2020 15:56 (IST)
Philippines reports 1,772 new COVID-19 cases
The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,772 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, bringing the total number in the country to 387,161.

The DOH said 153 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 348,967. The death count climbed to 7,318 after 49 more patients died from the viral disease.

The DOH had tested over 4.56 million people in the Philippines so far. The Philippines has a population of about 110 million.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named Carlito Galvez, national task force against COVID-19 chief implementer, as the "vaccine czar."
Nov 03, 2020 15:39 (IST)
India's COVID-19 recoveries cross 76-lakh mark, case fatality rate at 1.49 %
India's total coronavirus recoveries crossed 76 lakh-mark on Tuesday after 58,323 patients recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The ministry informed that the national recovery rate has escalated to 91.96 per cent.

After 490 case fatalities in the past 24 hours, the country's case fatality rate stands at 1.49 per cent. Nearly 80 per cent of the new deaths are concentrated in ten States/Union Territories.
Nov 03, 2020 15:07 (IST)
Bulgaria's COVID-19 deaths hit daily record high

The Bulgarian Health Ministry on Tuesday morning reported a daily record high of 51 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 1,349. The previous daily record of 42 deaths was reported last Tuesday.

According to the ministry, the number of confirmed infections has reached 56,496, an increase of 2,427 over the past 24 hours.
Nov 03, 2020 14:44 (IST)
France to reinstate Paris evening curfew as COVID-19 worsens

The French government will reimpose an evening curfew on Paris, and possibly the Ile-de-France region around the capital, to tackle worsening COVID-19 figures, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Tuesday.

The evening curfew on Paris, which would start at 9 p.m., would come on top of a new, national lockdown imposed last week by President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Attal said.
Nov 03, 2020 14:22 (IST)
Philippines reports 1,772 new COVID-19 cases

The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,772 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, bringing the total number in the country to 387,161.

The DOH said 153 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 348,967. The death toll climbed to 7,318 after 49 more patients died from the viral disease.

The DOH had tested over 4.56 million people in the Philippines so far. The Philippines has a population of about 110 million.
Nov 03, 2020 13:25 (IST)
Thane records 518 new COVID-19 cases; 19 more fatalities

An addition of 518 fresh cases of coronavirus has taken the tally in Maharashtra's Thane district to 2,12,647, an official said on Tuesday.

Apart from the latest cases detected on Monday, the district also reported 19 deaths that raised the number to 5,371, the official said. With over 1.98 lakh recoveries, the recovery rate in the district stands at 93.26 per cent, while the mortality rate is 2.53 per cent, he said.
Nov 03, 2020 13:01 (IST)
Odisha reports 1,201 new COVID-19 cases, 12 fresh fatalities

Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 2,94,415 on Tuesday as 1,201 more people tested positive for the infection, while 12 fresh fatalities pushed the coastal state's coronavirus deaths to 1,352, a health official said. 

As many as 697 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 504 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
Nov 03, 2020 12:32 (IST)
One dead in Puducherry due to Covid-19, number rises to 596

Puducherry logged one more death on Tuesday due to COVID-19, pushing the toll to 596 while 149 new cases were registered, raising the tally to 35,325. The fresh cases were identified at the end of examination of 4,004 samples today.

Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said the fatality and recovery rates were 1.69 percent and 91.39 percent respectively. He said 457 patients were discharged during the last 24 hours.
Nov 03, 2020 12:15 (IST)
More lockdowns in Europe as virus outbreaks grow

Austria and Greece on Tuesday will become the latest European nations to impose spirit-crushing curbs to combat the coronavirus surge, with a deadly terrorist attack in Vienna ahead of a partial lockdown compounding the misery.

The virus has infected over 46 million people worldwide, with more than 1.2 million deaths, and the acute outbreaks in Europe and America are sparking further alarm about the state of the already devastated global economy.

Austria's cases in recent weeks have surged well past the levels recorded in the spring, forcing the government to impose a curfew between 8 pm and 6 am starting Tuesday until the end of November.
Nov 03, 2020 11:47 (IST)
Jharkhand reports 403 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,02,490 on Tuesday as 403 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 886, a health official said. 

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 122, followed by Dhanbad (50) and East Singhbhum (40), he said.
Nov 03, 2020 11:15 (IST)
COVID-19: 1,536 new cases in Telangana

Telangana recorded 1,536 fresh coronavirus cases taking the total infection count to 2.42 lakh while three related deaths pushed the toll to 1,351.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 281, followed by Khammam 97 and Medchal Malkajgiri 96, a government bulletin said on Tuesday providing data as of 8 PM on November 2.
Nov 03, 2020 10:41 (IST)
Assam's COVID-19 tally reaches 2,06,982 with 465 new cases

Assam reported 465 new COVID-19 cases and 785 discharges on Monday, taking the total cases in the state to 2,06,982.

The total number of cases include 1,97,566 discharges and 932 fatalities due to the virus. The number of active coronavirus cases stands at 8,481.
Nov 03, 2020 10:21 (IST)
Nagaland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Nagaland reported 21 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, while 152 more patients recovered, officials said. The state also recorded three deaths, all of which happened in Dimapur, they said.

The state's tally rose to 9,069 with the detection of the new cases. 

The fresh recoveries were reported from Dimapur (140), Kohima (10) and Mon (two), said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom. "Also, 21 positive cases of COVID-19 detected today Kohima 12, Dimapur 8, Mokokchung 1," he said. 

There are 1,363 active cases in the state at present, while 7,606 persons have recovered.
Nov 03, 2020 10:07 (IST)
COVID-19: People at Delhi's Sadar Bazaar amid festive season

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, a heavy footfall was seen in Delhi's Sadar Bazaar on Monday, amid the festive season.

A large number of people were seen flouting social distancing norms here while some of them were roaming without a mask.
Nov 03, 2020 09:28 (IST)
Mexico reports 3,763 more COVID-19 cases, 205 deaths

Mexico reported 3,763 new cases of COVID-19 with 205 additional fatalities over the past 24 hours, the health ministry reported on Monday.

The country has so far reported a total of 933,155 cases with 92,100 deaths, said the ministry.

Due to the pandemic, Mexico, the second-largest economy in Latin America after Brazil, is facing a historic economic decline of 9 percent for 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Nov 03, 2020 07:48 (IST)
1,916 more COVID-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 1,916 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the total cases in the state to 8,27,882, as per the State Health Department.

There are 22,538 active cases and 7,98,625 recovered cases in the state, according to the State Health Department.

A total of 6,719 have died due to the virus here.

Nov 03, 2020 07:25 (IST)
China reports 49 new coronavirus cases vs 24 a day earlier

China reported 49 new COVID-19 cases on November 2, from 24 a day earlier, the national health authority reported on Tuesday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement 44 of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas.

The commission also reported 61 new asymptomatic cases, compared with 30 such cases reported a day earlier