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Coronavirus: India Records 45,231 New COVID-19 Cases In A Day, Tally Crosses 82-Lakh Mark

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: According to the Union Health Ministry, the active COVID-19 cases in country stand at 5,61,908.

Coronavirus: India Records 45,231 New COVID-19 Cases In A Day, Tally Crosses 82-Lakh Mark

India Coronavirus Cases: The daily case count was 3.6 per cent lower than Sunday's (Representational)

India recorded 45,231 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, government data shows. The daily case count was 3.6 per cent lower than yesterday's 46,963. With this, the country's overall coronavirus cases since January surged past 82.29 lakh.

In this period, 496 people lost their life to COVID-19, which has claimed more than 1.2 lakh lives till now. The country's Covid fatality rate has remained steady at 1.5 per cent.

India is the world's second-worst affected country after the United States, which has nearly 92 lakh infections and logged record 1 lakh-plus cases in a day yesterday.

Active cases dropped to 5.61 lakh as 53,285 people fought off COVID-19 over a one-day period. More than 75.4 lakh people have recovered from the coronavirus disease till now, pushing the recovery rate to 91.7 per cent.

Maharashtra - the worst affected state in the country with total 16.8 lakh cases with 44,024 deaths - logged the third highest daily Covid numbers at 5,369.

Health experts and scientists have warned of a rise in cases as winter sets in and people venture out amid the ongoing festival seaso

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

Nov 03, 2020 05:17 (IST)
Festive Season, Laxity Caused Spike In Covid Cases In Delhi: Officials
Delhi has been reporting over 5,000 coronavirus cases everyday for the last seven days. This has prompted the Home Ministry to review the situation in the national capital. In a meeting chaired by Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, they discussed strategy for the city that is likely seeing a third surge in COVID-19 cases.

Officials who participated in the meeting attributed the surge in COVID-19 cases in Delhi to festivals, more movement of people and laxity in adhering to safe behaviour. They said the Home Ministry is putting efforts for more testing, contact-tracing and treatment, especially in critical zones.

The Home Ministry said people using Delhi Metro should strictly follow coronavirus safety guidelines. Read

Nov 03, 2020 04:13 (IST)
Family of Critically-Ill Bengaluru Covid Warrior Seeks Help For Treatment
A doctor in Bengaluru, among the hundreds of healthcare professionals at the forefront of the city's war against COVID-19, is fighting for his life in a city hospital after contracting the viral disease in the line of duty.

Dr Balaji Prasad's lungs suffered severe damage after he tested positive for coronavirus in mid-September. The 54-year-old nephrologist may now need a lung transplant, something his family can ill afford.

"My husband is a very kind man who never charged fee from Covid patients with limited resources; I have discovered this only now," Dr Parad's wife Himali told NDTV. As a Covid warrior, he never hesitated in helping patients after the coronavirus outbreak, she added.


Nov 03, 2020 03:59 (IST)
Rajasthan Makes Masks Mandatory In Public, First State To Do So
The Rajasthan assembly on Monday passed a bill making it mandatory for people to wear face masks in both private or public means of transport and while attending any social or political events.

The assembly provided for the new anti-COVID measure by amending the Rajasthan Epidemic Act, with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asserting that face masks are the sole anti-COVID vaccine as of now.

The House passed the Rajasthan Epidemic (Amendment) Bill, 2020 by voice vote. The Bill also made the new provision by seeking to add a new clause in section 4 of the Act.
Nov 03, 2020 02:35 (IST)
"Lab Reports Say Negative": Air India As 19 Test Positive On China Flight
Air India has reacted to reports that 19 Indians who flew to China's Wuhan - where the Covid pandemic originated in December last year - on a "Vande Bharat" flight on Friday tested positive for the virus on arrival. In a statement to NDTV Air India said it "strictly adheres to all safety protocols" and that all passengers on its Wuhan flight held negative Covid test reports from certified labs.

"All our passengers to Wuhan boarded the flight from Delhi with negative Covid reports from certified labs. Air India strictly adheres to all safety protocol laid down by regulatory bodies and conforms to requirements at destination airports," the statement said. Read
Nov 02, 2020 23:49 (IST)
Chhattisgarh records 1,700 new COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths
With 1,700 new COVID-19 cases and 58 more deaths, Chhattisgarh's count rose to 1,90,513 and the count to 2,208 on Monday, a health official said.

The number of people who have recovered increased to 1,66,391 after 240 people were discharged from various hospitals, while 1,324 patients completed their home isolation
during the day, he said.

The state now has 21,914 active cases, the official informed.

Raipur district reported 102 new cases, taking its total count to 41,583, including 609 deaths.
Nov 02, 2020 23:49 (IST)
Inter-state bus services to resume from Nov 3, ISBTs to operate at 50% of their pre-COVID capacity
The Delhi government on Monday announced resumption of inter-state bus services from November 3 by allowing the three ISBTs to operate at 50 per cent of their pre-COVID capacity.

The move comes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the city with over 5,000 new cases being reported daily for the last few days.

Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said all precautions against the spread of COVID-19 have been put in place for resumption the inter-state bus services.

"As Delhi resumes Inter-state bus service on 03.11.20, from 3 ISBTs, we''re ensuring all precautions/SOP are in place. Sanitization of buses at origin & at ISBTs, thermal screening of passengers & crew, Passengers to mandatorily wear mask, testing camps in case of any illness," he tweeted.
Nov 02, 2020 23:12 (IST)
COVID-19 antibodies present in 14.8% people in Haryana, reveals 2nd sero survey
A sero-prevalence survey conducted last month in Haryana has found that 14.8 per cent people have antibodies against the COVID-19 infection, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Monday.
The second phase of the survey was held on October 19 and October 20, involving samples 14,477 people from all districts of the state, he said.

In the first survey, which was conducted during the month of August, antibodies were found in eight per cent people, Vij told reporters here while releasing the second sero survey report.

He said in rural areas, COVID-19 antibodies were found in 11.4 per cent of the people as against 19.8 per cent in urban areas. According to the report, 40.2 per cent of the people in Faridabad have antibodies, 37.1 per cent in Yamunanagar and 36.3 per cent in Panipat.

Faridabad registered 31.2 per cent people with antibodies, Yamunanagar 28.6 per cent and Jind 26.6 per cent.
Nov 02, 2020 22:56 (IST)
Karnataka's COVID tally at 8.29 lakh with 2,576 fresh cases, 29 deaths
With 2,576 fresh cases and 29 deaths, Karnataka's COVID-19 tally and cumulative fatalities
reached 8,29,640 and 11,221 respectively on Monday, the health department said.

The state has been showing steady decline in cases and mortalities in recent days from an alarming over 10,000 infections and around 200 fatalities a day about a month ago.

Sharing the encouraging trends, state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar tweeted, "2,576 new Covid cases have been reported in Karnataka today and 8,334 recoveries.7,73,595 people have recovered in the state so far with a recovery rate of 93.24%. State's covid mortality rate stands at 1.35%."
Nov 02, 2020 22:46 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh records 635 more COVID-19 cases, 868 recoveries; 7 die
The number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh reached 1,72,717 on Monday with 635 more people testing positive for coronavirus, while seven fatalities in the last 24 hours took the toll to 2,965, a health official said.

A total of 868 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the state's overall recovery count to 1,61,454, he said.

Of the new fatalities, two each died in Rajgarh and Gwalior and one each in Bhopal, Jabalpur and Khargone, the official said.

Of the 635 new cases, Bhopal accounted for 188, Indore 76 while Jabalpur and Gwalior 30 each.

The total number of cases in Indore rose to 34,195, including 682 deaths, while Bhopal's case tally stood at 25,034 with 482 fatalities.
Nov 02, 2020 22:36 (IST)
Bihar reports 55 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths; recovery rate crosses 96%
Four more persons died of COVID-19 in Bihar, raising the count in the state to 1,101, while 577
fresh cases took the tally to 2,18,117, a health department official said on Monday.

The state's recovery rate climbed to 96.27 per cent, up from 96.08 per cent a day ago, with 974 people recuperating from the disease since Sunday, he said.

Bihar currently has 7,036 active cases, while the total number of recoveries touched 2,09,980.
Bihar's health minister Mangal Pandey has praised the state's frontline workers for achieving a recovery rate of over 96 per cent.
Nov 02, 2020 22:35 (IST)
COVID-19: 16 more deaths, 402 fresh cases in Punjab
Punjab on Monday reported 16 more deaths due to coronavirus, taking the death count to 4,227, while 402 new cases pushed the infection tally to 1,34,371 in the state, a health department bulletin said.

Six deaths were reported from Amritsar and one each from Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Moga, Mohali, Muktsar, Pathankot, Patiala and Rupnagar, it said.

There are 4,183 active COVID-19 cases in the state as of now, as per the bulletin.

The places which reported new coronavirus cases included Jalandhar (58), Ludhiana (55) and Mohali (45), it said.

A total of 395 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from the infection, taking the number of cured persons to 1,25,961.
Nov 02, 2020 22:23 (IST)
1,566 fresh COVID-19 cases take Haryana's tally to 1,70,446; death count 1,810
The COVID-19 death count in Haryana rose to 1,810 on Monday with 15 more fatalities, while 1,566 fresh cases pushed the caseload to 1,70,446, a health department bulletin issued said.

Of the new fatalities, three each were reported from Faridabad and Hisar, two each from Rewari and Panchkula while a death each was recorded from Gurugram, Kurukshetra, Jhajjar, Fatehabad and Jind districts, it said.

Among the districts which reported a big spike in new cases included Gurugram (398), Faridabad (223), Hisar (157) and Rewari (115).

The total number of active cases in the state currently stands at 12,919 while the recovery rate is 91.36 per cent.
Nov 02, 2020 22:22 (IST)
Goa: 186 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, 208 discharged
Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 186 and reached 43,954 on Monday, while the death count
mounted to 616 as seven patients died due to the infection during the day, an official said.

The number of persons who have recovered rose to 41,123, including 208 on Monday, he added.

"The number of active cases is now 2,215. A total of 1392 samples were tested during the day," he said.
Nov 02, 2020 22:20 (IST)
Mumbai logs lowest COVID-19 count in over 2 months; 30 die
Mumbai reported 706 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily count in more than two months, taking its tally to 2,59,114 on Monday, the city civic body said.

This was the lowest daily COVID-19 count in nearly 70 days. Earlier on August 25, the city had reported 587 cases.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) update data, the death count in the city reached 10,305 with 30 fresh fatalities reported in the past 24-hours.

The number of recovered patients also increased to 2,30,602 with 1,064 more people discharged from hospitals, the civic body said.

The BMC said the city has a recovery rate of 89 per cent.

So far, 15.45 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the city, it said.
Nov 02, 2020 22:19 (IST)
COVID-19: Delhi records 4,001 new cases, death count climbs to 6,604; positivity rate 10.91%
The national capital recorded 4,001 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the infection tally to over 3.96 lakh, even as the positivity rate hovered around 11 per cent, authorities said.

These fresh cases came out of the 36,665 tests conducted the previous day.

Delhi had recorded over 5,000 daily cases for five days on the trot, ending Sunday when 5,664 new cases were recorded.

The highest single-day spike till date -- 5,891 cases -- was recorded on Friday.

Forty-two new fatalities were recorded, pushing the death count to 6,604, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department on Monday.

The tally of active cases on Monday stood at 33,308, as per the bulletin.
Nov 02, 2020 22:12 (IST)
Ahmedabad sees 177 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 114 recover
The total number of coronavirus positive cases in Ahmedabad increased to 42,868 after 177 were
detected with the infection on Monday, an official said.

The count rose to 1,921 with two more deaths, he said.

"The number of people discharged went up by 114 to reach 37,641. Ahmedabad city reported 156 new cases and 99 recoveries, while the rural parts reported 21 new cases and 15 recoveries," he said.

Among the city's seven zones, north-west zone has the highest number of 453 activecases, followed by west zone with 449, while central zone has the lowest at 304.
Nov 02, 2020 21:58 (IST)
158 new COVID-19 cases in Noida
A total of 158 people tested positive for COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar, pushing the district's infection tally to 18,170, official data revealed on Monday.

The number of active cases rose to 1,289 from 1,261 on Sunday, showed a data released by the UP Health Department for the last 24-hour period.

On the brighter side, 130 more patients got discharged during the period and the overall number of recoveries in the district reached 16,813, the sixth highest in the state, the data said.

The district's death count stood at 68 with a mortality rate of 0.37 per cent. The recovery rate of patients dropped slightly to 92.53 per cent from 92.62 per cent the previous day, the statistics showed.
Nov 02, 2020 21:21 (IST)
71 new COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, tally 9,678
At least 71 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Monday, increasing the
tally in the state to 9,678, a senior official said.

The northeastern state currently has 1,009 active coronavirus cases, while 90 persons have succumbed to the infection, Health Services director Aman War said.

As many as 117 patients have recuperated from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 8,579, he said.

West Jaintia Hills recorded 36 new cases, followed by East Khasi Hills with 29, two each in West Garo Hills and Ri Bhoi, and one each in East Garo Hills and North Garo Hills.
Nov 02, 2020 21:07 (IST)
Over 7,000 recoveries outnumber fresh COVID-19 cases in Kerala
Kerala on Monday recorded 7,108 recoveries from COVID-19 against 4,138 fresh cases,
including 47 health workers, while the toll climbed to 1,533 with 21 fatalities Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

As many as 3.55 people lakh have recuperated from the disease while the COVID-19 caseload touched 4,31,329 with the addition of the new cases which showed a dip, he told reporters.

The number of samples tested also declined to 33,345, compared to over 50,000 in the previous few days.

A total of 86,681 people are presently undergoing treatment for the disease.
Nov 02, 2020 20:48 (IST)
Tamil Nadu's active COVID-19 cases go below 20,000
Tamil Nadu's active COVID-19 cases dropped below the 20,000 mark on Monday, as the daily
additions too continued to decline, with the state reporting 2,481 cases and 31 deaths.

Recoveries outnumbered new cases, with 3,940 persons being cured of the virus, according to a government bulletin.

With the addition of 2,481 cases today, the state's overall tally of the dreaded virus touched 7,29,507.

The number of active cases, including those in isolation was 19,504, the bulletin said, adding 70,297 samples were tested using RT-PCR today.

The total number of samples tested so far was 1,00,99,519.
Nov 02, 2020 20:34 (IST)
Ramp up coronavirus contact tracing: Punjab Chief Minister to Heath Department
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state Health Department to expand contact tracing of coronavirus patients to 15 people per case amid apprehension of the second infection wave. Currently, the contact tracing of COVID-19 patients stands at 11 people per case.

In sharp contrast to some other states that are depending heavily on the "less reliable" rapid antigen testing (RAT), Amarinder Singh directed the department to make RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) the rule, with other test to be treated as an exception.

In a statement here, the Chief Minister also ordered another sero survey to assess the ground situation.

In other steps, he directed that a round the clock testing facility to be made available at district hospitals and all symptomatic patients undergo an RT-PCR test.

He stressed the need to make arrangements for walk-in testing at multiple points and asked the department to consider branching out testing by scaling up local initiatives like Mohali's outdoor testing.
Nov 02, 2020 20:13 (IST)
331 fresh COVID-19 cases take UttaraKhand's tally to 62,881
Uttarakhand recorded 331 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally to 62,881, while two more patients died due to the disease, a state health department bulletin said.

Dehradun reported the highest 84 cases, followed by 53 in Rudraprayag, 52 in Chamoli, 29 in Pauri, 19 in Haridwar, 19 in Pithoragarh, 17 in Udham Singh Nagar,  16 in Nainital, 14 in Tehri, eight in Uttarkashi, eight in Almora, seven in Bageshwar and five in Champawat, it said.    

Two more COVID-19 patients died, one each at AIIMS, Rishikesh and Max Hospital, Dehradun, the bulletin said.
Nov 02, 2020 20:02 (IST)
Maharashtra reports 4,009 COVID-19 cases, 10,225 recoveries; 104 die
Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 16,87,784 with the state reporting 4,009 new cases on
Monday, the health department said.

With 104 fresh deaths, the state's fatality count rose to 44,128, it said.

A total of 10,225 patients were discharged from hospitals on Monday, which took the number of recovered persons to 15,24,304, the department said in a statement.

There are 1,18,777 active cases in the state at present, it added.
Nov 02, 2020 19:44 (IST)
Gujarat reports 875 COVID-19 cases, 1,004 recoveries; 4 die
Gujarat reported 875 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, increasing its tally to 1,74,679, the state health department said.

The state recorded the death of four more COVID-19 patients, pushing the count to 3,728, it said.

At the same time, 1,004 patients were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recovered cases to 1,58,251, said the department in a release.

It further said a total of 52,880 tests were conducted for the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the count of samples tested so far to 61,57,811.
Nov 02, 2020 19:42 (IST)
COVID-19: Limit for wedding guests raised to 200 in Gujarat
The Gujarat government on Monday eased a COVID-19 restriction related to wedding
functions in open spaces and allowed 200 guests in place of the earlier limit of 100, officials said.

A Gujarat government release said the decision was taken by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and will be applicable from November 3.

It said guests must wear masks and follow all norms, including social distancing, in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak while attending such gatherings.

The upper limit for guests at functions held in closed spaces like halls will be 50 per cent of capacity, the release said.
Nov 02, 2020 19:22 (IST)
Tripura reports 135 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths
At least 135 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Monday, pushing the tally
in the state to 30,852, a health department official said.

The death count rose to 345 after two more patients died to the infection, he said.

West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has reported the maximum number of fatalities at 180, the official said.

On Sunday, 186 patients were discharged from G B Pant Hospital, the main referral facility in the state for COVID-19 patients, he said.

Tripura currently has 1,273 active coronavirus cases, while 29,211 people have recovered from the disease so far and 23 patients migrated to other states, the official said.
Nov 02, 2020 18:51 (IST)
1,916 COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths in Andhra Pradesh
The overall number of coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh shot up to 8,27,882 on Monday as 1,916 were added in 24 hours.

The latest bulletin said 3,033 patients had recovered during this period ending 9 am on Monday while 13 more died of the infection.

The total recoveries touched 7,98,625 and deaths 6,719, leaving 22,538 active cases.

To date, 81.82 lakh sample tests were completed in the state that turned out an infection positivity rate of 10.12 per cent.

The recovery rate increased to 96.47 per cent while the mortality rate remained steady at 0.81 per cent, the bulletin said.
Nov 02, 2020 18:32 (IST)
Kerala extends parole of aged prisoners in the wake of COVID-19 spike
The Kerala government has extended the ongoing parole of aged prisoners in jails for one more month in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.

The home department, in its recent order, said that the ongoing parole of the prisoners aged 65 years and above has been extended in the wake of the pandemic.

As the coronavirus infection is yet to be contained completely, the ongoing parole of prisoners aged 65 years and above and belonging to all categories, is extended to one more month since their actual date of return, the order said.

It also directed the jail heads to readmit the prisoners belonging to other age groups as per the prescribed time frame mentioned in the government order concerned issued earlier, it said.
Nov 02, 2020 18:14 (IST)
Amravati sees second consecutive day without COVID-19 death
The number of COVID-19 cases in Amravati increased by 14 to reach 16,363 on Monday, while 57 people recovered during the day, the second consecutive one in which there were no deaths from the infection, an official said.

He said 15,414 people have been discharged so far, leaving the district with a recovery rate of 94.20 per cent.

Amravati has 585 active cases now, he added.
Nov 02, 2020 17:13 (IST)
Global coronavirus death toll tops 1.2 million: Report
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,201,450 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Monday.

More than 46,543,100 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 30,903,200 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

On Sunday, 5,189 new deaths and 457,794 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries with the most new deaths were United States with 614, followed by India with 496 and Iran with 440.
Nov 02, 2020 16:39 (IST)
India in pole position globally in COVID-19 recoveries, active cases witness steady downward trend
India continues to occupy the top position globally in terms of COVID-19 recoveries, while the total number of active cases have witnessed a sustained downward trend with its percentage having reduced more than three times in just two months, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

With 53,285 people recuperating from the infection in a day, the total number of recoveries have surged to 75,44,798 on Monday, while at the same time the country recorded 45,231 new cases.

There are 5,61,908 active cases of coronavirus infection which comprises only 6.83 per cent of the total caseload in the country, the ministry said. The number of active cases remained below six lakh for four days in a row.

"In a span of just two months, the percentage of active cases have reduced more than three times. On September 3, the percentage of active cases was 21.16 per cent," it highlighted.

India has demonstrated an exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests since January 2020. Expanded testing has led to early identification and appropriate treatment of COVID-19. It has crossed the landmark of 11 crore total tests so far, the ministry said.
Nov 02, 2020 16:26 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh reports 25 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,788 new cases
The COVID-19 death count in Uttar Pradesh rose to 7,076 on Monday after 25 more people died due to the disease, while 1,788 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 4,85,609, according to a statement.

Three deaths each were reported from Lucknow and Meerut, and two each from Allahabad and Varanasi, among others, the UP government said in the statement issued.

Of the 1,788 new infections, Lucknow reported 220 fresh cases followed by 158 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 146 in Meerut and 142 in Ghaziabad, among others.

According to the statement, 2,040 COVID patients have recovered from the disease and have been discharged.

There are 23,035 active cases in the state, while a total of 4,55,498 people have recuperated from the infection, it added.
Nov 02, 2020 15:39 (IST)
COVID-19: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar discharged from hospital
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who was admitted to a city-based hospital after
testing positive for COVID-19 last month, was discharged from the medical facility on Monday.

Disclosing this, Mr Pawar, who was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital on October 26, said he will be in home quarantine for next some days and thanked those who had wished
him a speedy recovery.
Nov 02, 2020 15:13 (IST)
Prince William Had COVID-19 In April, Kept It Secret: Reports

Prince William, second-in-line to the British throne, contracted coronavirus in April but kept his diagnosis secret, media reported on Monday.
Nov 02, 2020 14:58 (IST)
Virus-hit Brazil health minister leaves hospital

Brazil's health minister Eduardo Pazuello, who tested positive for the coronavirus last month, left hospital on Sunday two days after being admitted for dehydration.

Pazuello was admitted to hospital on Friday night for follow-up treatment for Covid-19 and dehydration, the DF Star private hospital in Brasilia announced on Saturday.

"Pazuello is well and has recovered from his dehydration. The minister will be supervised by his armed forces medical team until he fully recovers from Covid-19," the health ministry said in a statement following his release.
Nov 02, 2020 14:39 (IST)
Only 6.83 pc active coronavirus cases, recovery rate at 91.68 pc: Union Health Ministry

The Union Health on Monday informed that the active coronavirus cases comprise only 6.83 per cent of the total positive cases of the country and added that the overall recoveries have crossed 75 lakhs.

With 45,230 new infections in the last 24 hours, India's total COVID-19 tally reached 82,29,313 on Monday.

"53,285 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. The active cases have sustained on the downslide. The total active cases in India stand at 5,61,908. The Active Cases comprise only 6.83% of the total positive cases of the country," according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's release.
Nov 02, 2020 14:39 (IST)
Only 6.83 pc active coronavirus cases, recovery rate at 91.68 pc: Union Health Ministry

The Union Health on Monday informed that the active coronavirus cases comprise only 6.83 per cent of the total positive cases of the country and added that the overall recoveries have crossed 75 lakhs.

With 45,230 new infections in the last 24 hours, India's total COVID-19 tally reached 82,29,313 on Monday.

"53,285 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. The active cases have sustained on the downslide. The total active cases in India stand at 5,61,908. The Active Cases comprise only 6.83% of the total positive cases of the country," according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's release.
Nov 02, 2020 14:12 (IST)
608 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 10 more dead

The COVID-19 tally in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 2,12,129 with the addition of 608 new cases, an official said on Monday. The district also reported 10 deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the toll to 5,352, he said.

Out of the total coronavirus cases in the district, Kalyan town has reported the maximum number at 50,193, followed by Thane city-46,839, Navi Mumbai-44,666 and Mira Bhayander-22,677, the official said. Among the fatalities, Thane city has till now recorded 1,152 deaths, Kalyan-1,005, Navi Mumbai-905 and Mira Bhayander-721.

Nov 02, 2020 13:52 (IST)
Global coronavirus deaths reach 1.2 million: Report

More than 1.2 million people have died of coronavirus around the globe, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 0745 GMT on Monday.

A total of 1,200,042 deaths had been recorded from 46,452,818 cases, with nearly one death in every five in the United States, the world's worst-hit country.

The US has seen 230,996 deaths from 9,207,364 infections with Brazil registering 160,074 fatalities from 5,545,705 cases, India 122,607 deaths and 8,229,313 cases, Mexico 91,895 deaths and 929,392 cases and Britain 46,717 deaths from 1,034,914 cases.
Nov 02, 2020 13:23 (IST)
244 free COVID-19 testing centres started in Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started free COVID-19 testing at 244 centres in the city from Monday, officials said.  

With this, the number of COVID-19 testing facilities in Mumbai, which is one of the worst affected by the pandemic, has gone up over 300, they said. 

A person with COVID-19 symptoms can dial helpline number 1916 or visit the BMCs dedicated webpage '''' for information about testing centres near their home, a BMC release on Sunday said. 
Nov 02, 2020 12:45 (IST)

Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounts to 2,93,214 with 1,389 new cases, nine fresh fatalities push deaths to 1,340: Official
Nov 02, 2020 11:34 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh reports more recoveries than fresh COVID-19 cases

Single-day recoveries outnumbered new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday as 114 people were cured of the disease and 29 tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

The new infections pushed the tally to 14,881, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The number of people cured of the disease has increased to 13,073, he said, adding that the recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state currently stands at 87.85 per cent.
Nov 02, 2020 11:18 (IST)
Libya reports 950 new COVID-19 cases

The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Saturday reported 950 new COVID-19 cases, taking the nationwide count to 62,045.

The center said in a statement that 823 more recoveries 14 more deaths were reported, bringing the national total to 35,853 and 871 respectively.

Since the first case was reported in March, Libyan authorities have taken a series of precautionary measures against the pandemic, including closing the country's borders, shutting down schools and mosques, banning public gatherings and imposing a curfew.
Nov 02, 2020 10:36 (IST)
Jharkhand reports 326 new COVID-19 cases

Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,02,087 on Monday as 326 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. One more patient from Simdega district died due to the infection, pushing the state's coronavirus deaths to 885, he said. 

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 95, followed by Bokaro (47) and Dhanbad (42), the official said.
Nov 02, 2020 10:16 (IST)
Argentina reports 6,609 new COVID-19 cases

The Argentine Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 6,609 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the national count to 1,173,533.

The ministry said 138 more patients died from the disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 31,140.

The province of Buenos Aires, with 550,939 cases or 46.95 percent of the national total, is the most affected district.

Nov 02, 2020 09:58 (IST)
922 new COVID-19 cases in Telangana

Telangana reported 922 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 2,40,970 while seven more deaths pushed the number of deaths to 1,348, the state government said on Monday.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 256, followed by Rangareddy (56) and Sangareddy (44) districts, it said in a bulletin, providing data as of 8 PM on November 1. As many as 17,630 are under treatment and 25,643 samples were tested on November 1.

Cumulatively,43,49,309 samples have been tested. The samples tested per million population was 1,16,854, the bulletin said.
Nov 02, 2020 09:42 (IST)
8 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death in Andamans

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,340 on Monday as eight more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

One more person died pushing the Union territory's coronavirus deaths to 60, he said. 

Three new patients have travel history, while five fresh infections were detected during contract tracing, the official said. Twelve more people have been cured of the disease, he said.
Nov 02, 2020 09:30 (IST)
Coronavirus Update: Brazil's COVID-19 deaths reach 1,60,000

Brazil registered 190 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 160,074, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.

More than 10,100 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, bringing the nationwide count to 5,545,705.

Brazil ranks currently second in the world in terms of deaths from COVID-19, only behind the United States, and third in the number of confirmed cases, following the United States and India.

The state of Sao Paulo, the most populous in the country, has been hardest hit, with 39,331 deaths and 1,117,147 confirmed cases. 
Nov 02, 2020 09:09 (IST)
Assam Schools To Reopen On Monday With Odd-Even System

Educational institutions in Assam will reopen on Monday after more than seven months with strict COVID-19 guidelines, officials said on Saturday. Only students from Classes 6th to 12th will be allowed to attend and a Standard Operating Procedure or SOP has been issued that will need to be followed, according to the officials of the Education Department.

To minimise the risk, schools will follow an odd-even system. Students in Classes 6, 8 and 12 will attend school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the other three days are reserved for Classes 7, 9 and 11.

"All the students would not come into the schools at a time and they would attend the schools in different batches in morning and afternoon shift. Fixation of first batch and second batch of students would be done by the head of the institution," the government said in a news release.
Nov 02, 2020 08:51 (IST)
UK's Prince William Contracted COVID-19 In April: Report

Britain's Prince William contracted COVID-19 in April at a similar time to his father Prince Charles, the BBC reported late on Sunday, citing Kensington Palace sources.
Nov 02, 2020 08:36 (IST)
France's daily COVID-19 count surges again to 46,290

France on Sunday recorded 46,290 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour span, raising the country's total infections to 1.41 million since the beginning of the pandemic, data from the country's health authority showed.

The daily count was notably higher than Saturday's 35,641 cases, though it was lower than Friday's 49,215 and the country's daily record of 52,010 cases reported on October 25.
Nov 02, 2020 08:20 (IST)
Lockdown in England could be extended, UK minister warns

The one-month lockdown for England announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this weekend could be extended as Britain struggles to contain a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior cabinet member said on Sunday.

After resisting the prospect of a new national lockdown for most of last month, Johnson announced on Saturday that new restrictions across England would kick in after midnight on Thursday morning and last until December 2.

The United Kingdom, which has the biggest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19, is grappling with more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day and scientists have warned a worst-case scenario of 80,000 dead could be exceeded this winter.

Britain has reported 46,717 COVID-19 deaths - defined as those dying within 28 days of a positive test. A broader measure of those with COVID-19 on their death certificates puts the toll at 58,925.
Nov 02, 2020 07:42 (IST)
WHO Chief Under Quarantine After Contact Tests Positive For Covid-19
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he had been identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but added that he was feeling well and did not have any symptoms.

"I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home," Tedros said in a tweet.