Coronavirus Highlights: COVID-19 Cases Cross 80-Lakh Mark In India

Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 80-lakh mark on Thursday with 49,881 new cases.

Coronavirus Highlights: COVID-19 Cases Cross 80-Lakh Mark In India

India Corovairus Cases: A total of 73,73,375 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far

New Delhi:

India saw 48,648 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the COVID-19 caseload to 80,88,851, while the active cases fell below 6,00,000, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The national recovery rate crossed 91 per cent.

The COVID-19 deaths in the country climbed to 1,21,090 with 563 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 73,73,375 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far pushing the national recovery rate to 91.15 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50 per cent.

There are 5,94,386 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 7.35 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5 

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

Oct 31, 2020 07:00 (IST)
France Back In Virus Lockdown As Europe Cases Top 10 Million
France entered a new lockdown on Friday as the resurgent coronavirus pandemic increasingly forced other countries to consider following suit, with Europe passing 10 million total infections and the United States posting a daily record of 90,000 cases.

From midnight, France's 65 million people were largely confined to their homes, needing written statements to leave, in the latest drastic measure to curb a disease that has infected more than 44.5 million people worldwide and killed nearly 1.2 million.

Just days before the US presidential election, the country recorded 91,295 new cases in 24 hours, surging past the 90,000-mark for the first time to a total of almost nine million.

Oct 31, 2020 05:25 (IST)
Germany reports record 18,681 new COVID-19 cases in a day
Germany today marked 18,681 new COVID-19 infections within one day, a new record for the third day in a row, bringing the total confirmed cases to 499,694, the federal government agency for disease control and prevention Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday.

Oct 31, 2020 03:22 (IST)
Centre Asks States To Form Committees For Smooth COVID-19 Vaccination Drive
The Centre has asked states to constitute committees for coordination and overseeing COVID-19 vaccination drive.

The COVID-19 vaccine introduction will span over a year with multiple groups being included "sequentially starting from health care workers", the Health Ministry said.

The government also sought constitution of committees at state and district levels which will review preparatory activities in terms of cold chain preparedness, operational planning, strategies for state-specific challenges in terms of geographical terrain and hard-to-reach areas, etc.

Oct 31, 2020 01:35 (IST)
Coronavirus Update: 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.

The Delhi government is not calling it the capital's third wave yet but has said that it would wait for a few days and observe the trend. The government said that the numbers are rising because of tighter contact tracing and testing. On Friday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain cautioned against the double-whammy of COVID-19 and pollution.

Oct 30, 2020 23:13 (IST)
380 New COVID Cases Take Assam's Tally To 2.06 lakh
Assam's COVID-19 death count increased to 926 with three more persons dying of the disease on Friday, while 380 new infections pushed the caseload in the state to 2,06,015, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Oct 30, 2020 21:47 (IST)
65 New COVID-19 Cases In Chandigarh
Sixty-five more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Chandigarh on Friday, bringing the infection count to 14,351, according to a medical bulletin. No new fatality linked to COVID-19 was reported in the city on Friday and the death toll from the disease stands at 225, PTI reported
Oct 30, 2020 21:08 (IST)
Bengal Reports Highest One-Day Recovery Of 4,015 COVID Patients
West Bengal on Friday reported the highest single-day recovery of 4,015 COVID-19 patients, taking the total number of cured people to 3,25,888, the health department said in a bulletin.
Oct 30, 2020 21:06 (IST)
433 Fresh COVID-19 Cases in Punjab, 19 More Die
Nineteen more fatalities linked to COVID-19 in Punjab pushed the death toll from the disease to 4,187 while 433 new cases raised the infection tally to 1,33,158 on Friday, news agency PTI reported.
Oct 30, 2020 20:16 (IST)
Goa Records 215 New COVID-19 Cases6
At least 215 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 241 recovered from the infection in Goa on Friday, an official from the health department said.
Oct 30, 2020 19:59 (IST)
691 New COVID-19 Cases In Madhya Pradesh, 12 Deaths, 1,074 Discharged
Madhya Pradesh on Friday reported 691 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 1,70,690, while 12 fatalities pushed the toll to 2,941.
Oct 30, 2020 18:13 (IST)
Consider Masks As Vaccine Till One Is Available For Use: Delhi Minister
With Delhi reporting record jumps in COVID-19 cases for two straight days, Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said people should consider masks as a "vaccine" against the virus till the time one is available.

"People should consider masks as a vaccine till there is one. The spread of the virus can be stopped to a large extent if everyone wears a mask," Mr Jain told PTI.
Oct 30, 2020 16:54 (IST)
Centre Directs States To Coordinate Vaccine Preparatory Activities
The Central government has directed States and districts to constitute committees at their level for preparatory activities regarding the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, news agency ANI has reported.

These preliminary committees have to do activities in terms of cold chain preparedness, operational planning, communication planning, strategies for anticipated state-specific challenges in terms of geographical terrain, network connectivity, and remote areas.
Oct 30, 2020 16:07 (IST)
Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 500,000 for the first time on Wednesday, a record one-day increase as countries across the Northern Hemisphere reported daily spikes, Reuters reported
Oct 30, 2020 15:22 (IST)
Tokyo confirms 204 new COVID-19 cases, testing capacity to be increased six-fold

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 204 new daily COVID-19 infections, according to preliminary figures released at 3:00 pm local time on Friday.

The latest figure for the capital of 14 million marks the second straight day that infections have topped the 200-mark and the 11th successive day new positive cases have surpassed 100, the metropolitan government said.

Tokyo, the hardest hit by the pneumonia-causing virus among all of Japan's 47 prefectures, has seen its cumulative tally of infections rise to 30,881.
Oct 30, 2020 14:47 (IST)
COVID-19: Active caseload below 6 lakh for the first time after 85 days

The active caseload of coronavirus infection in the country dropped below 6 lakh for the first time in nearly three months and comprises only 7.35 per cent of the total cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday, asserting India has achieved a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19.

There are 5,94,386 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date. The active caseload was 5.95 lakh on August 6.
Oct 30, 2020 14:05 (IST)
Russia reports new single-day record of over 18,000 COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 18,283 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 17,717 yesterday, breaking the record for a second consecutive day and taking the cumulative total to 1,599,976, the country's coronavirus response center said on Friday.

"In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 18,283 COVID-19 cases in 84 regions, of which 4,072 (22.3 per cent) were detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the response center said, adding that the case count has reached 1,599,976.
Oct 30, 2020 13:40 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates "Arogya Van" in Narmada

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated "Arogya Van" in Kevadia. The Prime Minister also took a tour of "Arogya Van" after inaugurating it. 

The park has hundreds of medicinal plants and herbs and also provides information about their usage and importance. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat were also present.
Oct 30, 2020 13:20 (IST)
Odisha reports 1,547 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more fatalities

Odisha on Friday reported 1,547 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the coastal state to 2,88,646, while 11 fresh fatalities pushed the deaths to 1,308, a health department official said. Of the new cases, 891 were reported from various quarantine centres and 656 people detected during contact tracing, he said.
Oct 30, 2020 13:01 (IST)
Telangana reports 1,531 new COVID-19 cases

As many as 1,531 new COVID-19 cases, 1,048 recoveries and six deaths were reported from Telangana in the last 24 hours, the state Health Department informed on Friday.

With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 2,37,187, with 18,456 active cases and 2,17,401 recoveries.

So far, a total of 1,330 lives have been claimed by the infectious virus in the state.
Oct 30, 2020 12:50 (IST)
No fresh Covid-19 death in Puducherry; 149 fresh cases take tally to 34,908

The union territory of Puducherry recorded no fresh COVID-19 death for a third time this week while 149 new cases were reported, a top Health department official said on Friday.

Puducherry had on October 26 and 27 reported no coronavirus related fatalities after having done so on October 18 for the first time this month.

The 149 fresh infections in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM today took the overall tally to 34,908 after the transfer of two cases to Tamil Nadu, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release.
Oct 30, 2020 12:17 (IST)
Thane district records 1,802 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths

Thane district of Maharashtra recorded 1,802 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking its tally to 2,10,096, an official said on Friday. 

The official said the deaths increased to 5,302 after 40 more patients have died due to the infection in the district on Thursday. 

He said the COVID-19 recovery rate of the district is 92.76 per cent (1,94,881), while the mortality rate is 2.52 per cent (5,302). Thane district has 9,913 active cases at present, the official said.

Oct 30, 2020 11:56 (IST)
Coronavirus updates: Japan eases travel curbs for China, eight others

Japan has eased travel curbs for China, Australia, South Korea and six other countries and regions, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday, as Tokyo steps up efforts to revive its economy while preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Japan lowered its infection risk advisory level for Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, New Zealand, Brunei and Vietnam, besides China, South Korea and Australia, to 2 from 3, telling its citizens to avoid non-urgent, non-essential trips.
Oct 30, 2020 11:45 (IST)
France back in coronavirus lockdown as US surges to daily record

France headed into a second lockdown on Friday as the resurgent coronavirus pandemic hit new heights in the United States with a daily record of more than 90,000 cases, just five days before the presidential election.

From midnight, France's 65 million population were largely confined to their homes, needing written statements to leave, in the latest drastic measure to curb a disease that has infected more than 44.5 million worldwide and killed nearly 1.2 million.

As lockdowns return, oil prices dropped on fears of a slowdown in demand but tech giants Facebook, Amazon and Google-parent Alphabet reported strong quarterly earnings, reflecting the economic shifts caused by the global outbreak.
Oct 30, 2020 11:35 (IST)
New Zealand to introduce compulsory COVID-19 testing for arriving international maritime crew

The New Zealand government is moving to provide further protection against the chance of COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the maritime border.

After consulting with the maritime sector on tightening of the requirements for international maritime crew entering the country, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said on Friday that mandatory testing would be required for all replacement maritime crew arriving in New Zealand, regardless of the time they spend in transit.

This will begin from next week, with any maritime crew in managed isolation for more than 24 hours getting a COVID-19 test, Hipkins said in a statement.

"At the same time, we will also test maritime crew departing New Zealand, providing end to end protection in this area," he said.
Oct 30, 2020 11:17 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh reports 88 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

The COVID-19 tally in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 14,668 on Friday as 88 more people have tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

A 56-year-old male with comorbidity died in a dedicated Covid hospital (DCH) at Pasighat in East Siang district on Thursday, pushing the COVID-19 deaths in the northeastern state to 37, the official said.
Oct 30, 2020 10:38 (IST)
Australia's active COVID-19 cases hit four-month low

Australian officials said on Friday there just under 200 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, the lowest number in more than four months and well down from a peak of just over 8,000 in mid-August

Officials reported just 11 new infections in the past 24 hours, the bulk of which were people already in hotel quarantine after arriving from overseas.

Australian states and territories have begun further relaxing domestic travel bans, although some restrictions remain. 
Oct 30, 2020 10:26 (IST)
Top US Health Expert Anthony Fauci Says Americans Will Know Likely By December If We've Covid Vaccine

If all goes well, the first doses of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine will likely become available to some high-risk Americans in late December or early January, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, said on Thursday.
Oct 30, 2020 09:50 (IST)
US breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 91,000 new infections

The United States broke its single-day record for new coronavirus infections on Thursday, reporting over 91,000 new cases, as hospitalizations also hit new highs in many states, according to a Reuters tally

The spike in cases comes less a week before the presidential election on Tuesday.

Among the hardest hit by the latest COVID-19 surge are hotly contested states such as Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin that will play an important role in deciding whether Republican President Donald Trump gets a second term or Democratic challenger Joe Biden becomes president.

The virus is also rapidly spreading to record levels in Europe, with France and Germany announcing nationwide lockdowns this week.
Oct 30, 2020 09:22 (IST)
395 new COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand; tally rises to 1,00,964

At least 395 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand, pushing the state's coronavirus caseload to 1,00,964 on Friday, a health official said.

The COVID-19 deaths in the state rose to 883 with three more persons succumbing to the disease, he said.

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 78, followed by East Singhbhum (61) and Dhanbad (50), the official said.
Oct 30, 2020 09:04 (IST)
New York State follows science in combating COVID-19: Governor

New York State has been doing what the scientists say to encounter the COVID-19 pandemic and the results are meeting expectations, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.

"We follow the science. We follow the fact. This is a virus. It doesn't respond to politics. Just listen to the scientists," said the governor told ABC's talk show "The View".

He briefly introduced the Micro-Cluster strategy adopted by the state government to contain the coronavirus, adding that such a strategy will help New York live through the upcoming hardship.
Oct 30, 2020 08:38 (IST)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says fresh COVID lockdown measures are "crazy"

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime critic of stay-at-home measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, said on Thursday that it was "crazy" for countries to start locking down again to control second waves of the virus.

Most Western countries and parts of Latin America have reported their highest single-day surges in the past few weeks
Oct 30, 2020 08:21 (IST)
Global coronavirus cases rise by single-day record of half a million

Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 500,000 for the first time on Wednesday, a record one-day increase as countries across the Northern Hemisphere reported daily spikes.

Global daily COVID-19 cases have risen by nearly 25% in less than two weeks as the world witnessed 400,000 daily reported cases for the first time last Friday
Oct 30, 2020 07:58 (IST)
Delhi Records Highest Single-Day Covid Cases At 5,673
The coronavirus graph in Delhi has remained on a relentless climb, registering a new high of 5,739 fresh cases over the last 24 hours. This was the second consecutive day when the national capital logged more than 5,000 new patients of the highly infectious disease.  

Yesterday, the city recorded its 5,673 cases, breaching the 5,000 barrier for the first time since the outbreak reached it.

For two days before that, the national capital has been logging over 4,000 cases a day.

Oct 30, 2020 07:27 (IST)
Coronavirus News: US Tops 90,000 Coronavirus Cases In 24 Hours For First Time
The United States notched a record number of new coronavirus cases on Thursday, for the first time topping 90,000 diagnoses in 24 hours, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

The country, which has seen a resurgence of its Covid-19 outbreak since mid-October, recorded 91,295 new cases in the 24 hours up to 8:30 pm Thursday (0030 GMT Friday), according to a real-time count by the Baltimore-based school.