The national recovery rate crossed 91 per cent, the fatality rate remains at 1.49 per cent.
India reported a daily jump of 48,268 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally past the 81-lakh mark, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The number of cases in the country now stand at 81,37,119.
In the 24-hour period, India, which is the second worst-hit country, reported 551 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,21,641.
The national recovery rate crossed 91 per cent, the fatality rate remains at 1.49 per cent.
Maharashtra, which is still the worst-hit by pandemic, reported 6,190 new cases and 127 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
Assam Eases Covid Testing Rules At Entry, Exit Points
With the COVID-19 situation slowly coming under control, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday issued relaxations for those travelling both to and from the state.
Mr Sarma said the relaxations in the new standard operating procedure (SOP) will be applicable for all air, train and road passengers.
The order issued by principal secretary to the health department Samir K Sinha, after Mr Sarma's announcement, said any person traveling to Assam with RT-PCR test from their point of origin within a period of 72 hours and tested COVID-19 negative will not have to get tested on arrival.
COVID-19: Academic Institutions In Odisha To Stay Closed Till November 30
Odisha has deferred the reopening of schools from class 9 to 12 beyond November 16.According to the new notification, all academic institutions across the State will remain closed till November 30.
"All academic institutions will remain closed till November 30, 2020. However, the Department of School & Mass Education may take appropriate decision with regard to the date of re-opening of schools under its control/superintendence/supervision in respect of classes 9 to 12 in a graded manner, after November 15, 2020, in consultation with relevant stakeholders and issue necessary guidelines/SOP," the revised guidelines read.
Boris Johnson Announces Month-Long Virus Lockdown For England
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown across England, a dramatic shift in strategy following warnings hospitals would become overwhelmed within weeks under his current system of localised restrictions.
Under the stringent new rules set to come into force from Thursday, people must stay at home except in cases where exemptions apply, such as for work, education or exercise, while all but essential shops will close.
In contrast to the months-long UK-wide lockdown earlier this year, schools, colleges and universities will remain open. Read
Punjab records 16 deaths, 503 new coronavirus cases
Sixteen more people died from coronavirus in Punjab as 503 fresh cases pushed the state's infection tally to 1,33,658, according to a bulletin.
So far, 4,203 people have died from the infection in the state.
Three deaths were reported from Bathinda, two each from Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mohali and Muktsar and one each from Faridkot, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Moga and Tarn Taran, the medical bulletin said.
Record COVID-19 hospitalisations in 14 European countries: Report
The number of Covid-related hospitalisations hit record numbers in at least 14 European countries this week, as the second wave of the pandemic hits, according to AFP data compiled from official figures.
The worst-hit countries have been the Czech Republic, with 62 virus-related hospital patients per 100,000 residents, followed by Romania on 57, Belgium on 51 and Poland, 39.
Nagaland's COVID-19 tally crosses 9,000-mark with 102 new cases
Nagaland's COVID-19 tally crossed the 9,000-mark as 102 more people tested positive for the infection, health officials said.
The fresh infections have pushed the state's COVID-19 caseload to 9,047, they said.
Dimapur district reported the highest number of new cases at 84, followed by Kohima (16) and Mon (two), Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.
UK surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases
Britain has registered more than one million coronavirus cases during the global pandemic, with nearly 22,000 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, official figures showed Saturday.
A total of 1,011,660 COVID-19 cases have now been recorded, while the death count climbed by 326 to stand at 46,555 fatalities within 28 days of a positive test result, the highest tally in Europe.
935 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat, 5 deaths
Gujarat reported 935 new coronavirus cases, raising its case tally to 1,72,944, the state health department said.
With five deaths, the number of fatalities increased to 3,719, it said.
At the same time, 1,014 patients recovered and were discharged, taking the total number of recovered cases to 1,56,119, said the department in its release.
Tamil Nadu To Reopen Schools, Colleges From November 16
Classes 9 and above in schools along with colleges will be allowed to reopen from November 16 with COVID-19 safety norms, the Tamil Nadu government announced on Saturday.
Theatres can reopen a week before that with 50 per cent occupancy.
Zoos, amusement and entertainment parks and museums will also be allowed from November 10, the government said, relaxing the tough lockdown that has been in place since March.
Maharashtra records 5,548 new coronavirus cases, 74 deaths
Maharashtra reported 5,548 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally of cases to 16,78,406, while the death count reached 43,911 with 74 fatalities, a health department official said.
With 7,303 patients being discharged from hospitals since Friday evening, the number of recovered patients in the state increased to 15,10,353, they said.
Maharashtra's recovery rate of COVID-19 cases is 89.99 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.62 per cent, the official said.
Kerala reports 7,983 new COVID-19 cases
Kerala reported 7,983 new Covid cases, pushing the COVID-19 caseload to 4,20,166, while as many as 91,190 people are presently undergoing treatment, Health minister KK Shailaja said.
In the last 24 hours, 59,999 samples have been tested.
The death count mounted to 1,484 with the addition of 27 more fatalities, the minister said.
Rajasthan reports nine more COVID-19 deaths, 1,780 cases
Rajasthan has recorded nine more deaths due to the coronavirus, taking the death count in the state to 1,907, while 1,780 new cases pushed the infection count to 1,96,993.
The state has now 15,251 active COVID-19 cases, according to a health department bulletin.
Home Secretary to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi on Monday
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla will on Monday review the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which has seen a sudden spike in cases, officials said.
Top officials of the Union Health Ministry and the Delhi government will attend the meeting.
The union home secretary will review the COVID-19 situation in Delhi on Monday as part of the regular review of all Union Territories on a rotational basis, a home ministry official said.
UK considering lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise: Reports
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a month-long nationwide lockdown amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country with an announcement expected as early as Monday, according to reports.
Mr Johnson met his most senior Cabinet colleagues on Friday to discuss the possible toughening of restrictions in light of worsening coronavirus infection rate and hospital cases.
Greece declares partial coronavirus lockdown
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday declared a partial coronavirus lockdown, shutting down restaurants and other leisure activities in Athens and other major cities from Tuesday.
"We must act now, before intensive care units buckle under the strain of lives in danger," Mitsotakis said in a televised address.
Rajasthan tables bill to make wearing face mask mandatory
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Rajasthan government on Saturday introduced an amendment bill in the state assembly to make wearing a face mask or cover mandatory.
The Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal.
A new clause in the Section 4 of the Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases Act, 2020 has been inserted, which proposes to prohibit the movement of people at public places without properly covering mouth and nose with a face mask or cover.
28 New COVID-19 Cases In Mizoram; Tally Rises To 2,722
At least 28 people, including four security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 2,722, an official said on Saturday.
India's COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate Falls Below 1.5 Per cent
India's COVID-19 case fatality rate (CFR) fell below 1.5 per cent on Saturday, the Union health ministry said, crediting the Centre-led strategy of ''test, trace, track and treat'' for keeping coronavirus-related deaths low and within manageable numbers. Deaths per million population in the country stand at a very low level of 88, it said.
COVID-19 Antibody Therapy May Lower Hospitalisations, Finds Study
COVID-19 patients who were administered a novel antibody had fewer symptoms and were less likely to require hospitalisation or emergency medical care than those who did not receive the therapy, according to a new study.
Coronavirus: Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 Case Tally Stands At 21,813
Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 case tally stands at 21,813 including 18,797 recoveries, 2,678 active cases and 309 deaths so far: State Health Department.
Puducherry reports 105 new COVID-19 infections taking total cases to 35,013 out of which 3,697 are active patients.
Coronavirus News: Odisha Reports 1,470 Fresh Cases
Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Saturday mounted to 2,90,116 after 1,470 persons tested positive, while 12 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,320, a health department official said.
Coronavirus News: Telangana Recorded 1,445 COVID-19 New Cases
Telangana recorded 1,445 COVID-19 new cases, 1,486 recoveries and 6 deaths on 30th October, taking total cases to 2,38,632 including 2,18,887 recoveries, 1,336 deaths, and 18,409 active cases: State Health Department, Government of Telangana.
Coronavirus News: 84 New COVID-19 Cases In Arunachal Pradesh
Eighty-four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state to 14,752, a senior health department official said on Saturday.
Coronavirus News: 12 New Cases Push COVID-19 Tally Of Andamans To 4,317
The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,317 on Saturday as 12 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
COVID-19 News: India's Coronavirus Cases Cross 81 Lakh
India reported a daily jump of 48,268 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally past the 81-lakh mark, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The number of cases in the country now stand at 81,37,119. In the 24-hour period, India, which is the second worst-hit country, reported 551 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,21,641.
Coronavirus: Johnson & Johnson Plans To Test COVID-19 Vaccine On Youngsters Soon
Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in youths aged 12 to 18 as soon as possible, a company executive said at a meeting held by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, reports Reuters.
Uttarakhand: Century-old Jauljibi Mela not to be held this year in Dharchula due to COVID-19.
US hits record of 94,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours
The US hit a record number of new coronavirus cases on Friday for the second day in a row, topping 94,000 infections in 24 hours, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
Delhi Covid Cases Above 5,000 For 3rd Straight Day, Spike In ICU Patients
For the third consecutive day, Delhi recorded over 5,000 new coronavirus cases with a new 24-hour high of 5,891 on Friday. Delhi had recorded its second-highest cases on Thursday at 5,739. Total cases are now at over 3.81 lakh.
47 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours and 4,433 people recovered. Delhi's total active cases are at 32,363 while deaths are at 6,470.
3.42 lakh total people in Delhi have recovered so far and the recovery rate stands at 89.8 per cent while the death rate is 1.7 per cent.