Coronavirus Cases in India: Around 70,16,046 people have so far recuperated from the disease. (File)
With 50,129 new COVID-19 cases, India's total coronavirus cases surged to 78,64,811 on Sunday, as per the Union Health Ministry. With 578 new deaths, the death count mounts to 1,18,534. The total number of active cases stands at 6,68,154 after a decrease of 12,526 in last 24 hours while total cured cases are 70,78,123 with 62,077 new discharges in last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.
With 1,40,702 total active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country. While 14,55,107 patients have recovered from the disease in the state, 43,152 have died so far
Among other severely affected states, Karnataka has 86,768 active cases, while 7,00,737 people have recovered and 10,873 have succumbed to the coronavirus.
Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
Bihar's COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 2-Lakh Mark
The number of COVID-19 patients, who have been cured of the disease in Bihar, crossed the two lakh-mark on Sunday with 1,399 fresh recoveries, according to a bulletin issued by the health department.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 2,00,920, it said, adding that the recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state has improved to 94.69 per cent.
Over one crore samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, including 1,39,218 in the last 24 hours, it said.
At least 749 new cases were reported, taking the tally in the state to 2,12,191, the bulletin said.
The death count rose to 1,049 in Bihar after seven more people succumbed to the infection, it said.
Punjab reported 415 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths on 25th October.
Total number of cases stand at 1,31,055 including 1,22,721 discharges, 4,217 active cases & 4,117 deaths: State Government
All Citizens In Country Will Get Free COVID-19 Vaccine: Union Minister
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Sunday said that all people of the country will be given free COVID vaccine, amidst the demand by opposition parties in the country for it and not only in poll-bound Bihar as announced by the BJP.
The BJP announcement of free COVID vaccine for Bihar, where assembly polls begin this week, had kicked up a controversy with the opposition parties tearing into the NDA government alleging that the ruling party was using the pandemic for political reasons.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said the announcement was in order as it was an election manifesto announcement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that all people will be provided free of cost vaccines. An estimated Rs 500 odd will be spent on vaccination of each person, Mr Sarangi told reporters after addressing a campaign meeting for the November 3 assembly by-poll in Balasore.
Assam reported 204 new COVID-19 cases and 2,961 discharges on 25th October.
Total cases in the State rise to 2,04,171, including 1,85,752 discharges and 906 deaths. Active cases at 17,510: State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Madhya Pradesh reports 951 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths and 1181 recoveries today.
Total cases in the state rise to 1,67,249, including 2885 deaths and 1,53,127 recoveries so far.
Active cases stand at 11,237
Himachal Pradesh reports 157 new COVID-19 positive cases and 272 new recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Total cases in the state rise to 20,370, including 286 deaths and 17,568 recoveries.
Active cases in the state stand at 2,489
Delhi government prepared to tackle predicted rise in COVID-19 cases in upcoming festive, winter season: Health Minister Satyender Jain
The Delhi government is prepared to tackle the predicted rise in COVID-19 cases in the upcoming festive and winter season, Health Minister Satyender Jain said on Sunday.
Mr Jain's remark came after a high-level expert committee led by NITI Aayog member VK Paul had recently pointed out that hospitals in Delhi should prepare for 15,000 daily cases owing to a spike in respiratory illnesses with winter setting in along with COVID-19 cases.
"The expert committee had said that due to winter and festive season, cases (of coronavirus disease per day) can spike up to 12,000-14,000 but right now it is around 4,000 (per day) so the situation is contained.
"We are focused on containment, contact tracing and isolation to tackle the situation. We are completely cautious and prepared, "Mr Jain told reporters.
Sikkim reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, one death
Sikkim has reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, taking the Himalayan state's tally to 3,835, an official said on Sunday.
One more COVID-19 death pushed the death toll to 64, the official said.
Of the 16 new cases, 14 were reported from East Sikkim and two from South Sikkim district, state Information Education and Communication (IEC) member Sonam Bhutia said.
Sikkim now has 246 active COVID-19 cases, while 3,443 patients have recovered from the disease and 82 patients have migrated to other states, Ms Bhutia said.
Delhi records 4,136 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike in 38 days
The national capital on Sunday recorded 4,136 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in 38 days, while the death toll mounted to 6,258, authorities said.
This is the third consecutive day when over 4,000 new cases have been reported in Delhi. On Saturday, 4,116 new cases were reported, on Friday, 4,086 new cases were recorded and 3,882 were reported a day before.
These fresh cases resulted from 49,069 tests conducted the previous day.
According to the latest health bulletin issued by the Delhi government, 4,136 fresh cases were reported on Sunday.
Tamil Nadu shows declining trend in COVID-19 case load; 2,869 new cases reported
Tamil Nadu continued to witness a declining trend in the number of daily coronavirus infections, reporting 2,869 fresh cases and 31 fatalities on Sunday and thereby pushing the tally to 7.09 lakh and death toll to 10,924.
COVID-19 cases have been on a decline in the state over the past few weeks.
On Saturday, the state registered less than 3,000 cases (2,886), a slide in the number of daily infections.
Meanwhile, the recoveries continued to outnumber new cases with 4,019 people walking out of health care institutions after getting cured of the virus, taking the aggregate to 6.67 lakh so far, the health department said in a bulletin.
The active cases in Tamil Nadu stood at 30,606.
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister tests positive for COVID-19, on ventilator support
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, who was admitted to a private hospital here earlier this month after he complained of uneasiness, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is on life support, hospital officials said on Sunday.
The 72-year-old minister has been put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a heart-lung assistance machine, and ventilator support, the officials of Kauvery Hospital said.
Tripura reports 86 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths
At least 86 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Sunday, pushing the tally in the state to 30,221, a health department official said.
The death toll rose to 340 after three more patients succumbed to the infection, he said.
West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, accounted for 178 of the 340 COVID-19 deaths, the official said.
Tripura currently has 1,995 active coronavirus cases, while 27,863 people have recovered from the disease. Twenty- three patients have migrated to other states, he said.
111 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported in Nagaland
Nagaland reported 111 new positive cases of COVID-19, said S Pangnyu Phom, Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister on Sunday.
Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister said that out of total cases reported today, Dimapur reported 50 new cases while Kohima reported 29 cases of coronavirus. 23 people were tested positive in Mon while Kiphire recorded six new cases of the infection. Mokokchung, Peren and Wokha reported one case each of coronavirus.
The Minister added that 55 people recovered from the viral disease. Kohima recorded 27 recoveries while 15 people recovered in Dimapur from COVID-19. Meanwhile, five people recovered each from Mon and Tuensang and Peren reported three recoveries.
Coronavirus: 57 new cases in Amravati, 66 recover
Amravati district in Maharashtra reported 57 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its tally to 15,957, officials said.
No death due to the infection was reported during the day, the district civil surgeon office said.
A total of 66 patients were discharged, which took the recovery count in the district to 14,674, it added.
With this, the recovery rate has gone up to 91.96 per cent, it said.
The pandemic has so far claimed 358 lives in Amravati.
Coronavirus cases in the Netherlands hit new record, up by more than 10,000
The number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands jumped by more than 10,000 in 24 hours, hitting a new record, data released by the National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) on Sunday showed.
The RIVM reported 10,203 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The Dutch government imposed partial lockdown measures to contain the spread of the virus on Oct. 14, including the closure of all bars and restaurants in the country.
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88 prisoners cured of COVID-19 in Jammu district jail
Eighty-eight prisoners, who were earlier tested positive for COVID-19, have recovered in the district jail in Amphalla here, bringing down the number of active cases in the prison to four, a senior official said on Sunday.
There is no positive case among the jail staff, Amphalla District Jail Superintendent Mirza Saleem Ahmad Beig told PTI.
He said the final testing of 92 positive prisoners and 24 new admissions was undertaken on Sunday.
"We are happy to announce that out of the total population of 635 inmates, only four inmates are positive now," he said, expressing confidence of keeping the disease at bay with the cooperation of the staff and prisoners by following the set guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures strictly.
Andhra Pradesh reports 2,997 new cases of coronavirus, 21 deaths in last 24 hours
Andhra Pradesh reported 2997 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 8,07,023 on Sunday.
According to a media bulletin released by Andhra Pradesh COVID nodal officer, In the last 24 hours, 67419 samples are tested in Andhra Pradesh. Of them, 2997 are detected COVID positive. With this, total cases in Andhra Pradesh increase to 807023. Of them, 30860 are active cases.
In the past 24 hours, 3585 persons have recovered, while the total recovered cases in the state are 769576.
Puducherry reports 83 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths
As many as 83 new positive cases of COVID-19 cases reported in Puducherry taking the total cases in Union Territory to 34,193, said UT Health and Welfare Department on Friday.
According to the UT Health and Welfare Department, two people died due to coronavirus infection taking the death toll to 588.
Meanwhile, 187 people have been discharged. The UT has recorded 29,801 recoveries while there are 3,804 active cases of the viral disease.
2,052 fresh COVID-19 cases take UP's tally to 4,70,270; number of deaths rises to 6,882
The COVID-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh rose to 6,882 on Sunday with 28 more fatalities, while 2,052 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 4,70,270, an official said.
"In past 24 hours, 2,052 fresh cases were reported while 2,368 patients were discharged in the same period.
"The number of active cases has now come down to 27,317 and the number of those getting discharged from hospitals after recovery stands at 4,36,071," Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said.
The recovery rate of the state has gone up to 93.72 per cent, he said.
The total number of cases in the state has reached 4,70,270.
Italy tightens virus curbs after record new cases
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tightened nationwide coronavirus restrictions Sunday after the country recorded a record number of new cases, despite opposition from regional heads and street protests over curfews.
Cinemas, theatres, gyms and swimming pools must all close under the new rules, which come into force on Monday and run until November 24, while restaurants and bars will stop serving at 6pm, the prime minister's office said.
Italy, the first European country to be hit hard by the pandemic and impose a nationwide lockdown, on Saturday clocked nearly 20,000 new cases in a 24-hour period.
COVID-19: Recovery rate touches 90 per cent; only 8.5 per cent of total caseload active in India
With a total of 70,78,123 people having recuperated from COVID-19, the national recovery rate for the disease has touched 90 per cent, while 62,077 people have recovered in a span of 24 hours as against 50,129 new cases of the infection reported in the same period, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
This achievement is matched by the downward spiral fall in the number of active COVID-19 cases, which was maintained below the seven-lakh mark for the third successive day, it added.
"The total recoveries exceed active cases by 64,09,969 as on date," it said.
Less than 1,000 deaths have been continuously reported for the last one week. The figure is below the 1,100-mark since October 2, the ministry highlighted.
There are "merely" 6,68,154 active COVID-19 cases in the country as on date, which accounts for 8.50 per cent of the total caseload, it said.
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Dr Paul expert committee had said that due to the cold and festive season, cases (per day) can spike up to 12,000-14,000 but right now it's around 4000 so the situation is contained. We are focused on containment, contact tracing and isolation to tackle situation: Delhi Health Minister.
Covid, Pollution Biggest Evils: Delhi Minister's Dussehra Message
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today celebrated Dussehra at his residence with a firecracker-free Ravana effigy. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also made an appeal to the people to avoid use of firecrackers as they celebrate the festival amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read Here
Coronavirus: Telangana reports 978 fresh COVID-19 cases
Telangana reported 978 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 2,31,252, while four more deaths pushed the toll to 1,307, the state government said on Sunday.
COVID-19: Odisha reports 1,663 new COVID-19 cases
Odisha reported 1,633 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the state's tally to 2,81,215, a Health Department official said. Sixteen more people died in the state.
Coronavirus: Puducherry reports 83 new COVID-19 cases
Puducherry has recorded 83 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally in the Union Territory to 34,193, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said on Sunday. The number of deaths in the UT rose to 588 with two more people succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, he told reporters in a video conference.
Coronavirus: 15 school students among 58 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram
Fifty-eight more people, including 15 students of two private schools in Aizawl, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the northeastern state's caseload to 2,447 on Sunday, a health official said.
India has recorded another landmark achievement. The national Recovery Rate has touched 90% today. 62,077 have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 50,129: Ministry of Health.
The total recovered cases also continue to rise. They are 70,78,123 so far. With the increasing number of recoveries, this gap is continuously widening. The gap between Recovered Cases and Active Cases has crossed 64 lakhs (64,09,969): Ministry of Health
Less than 1000 deaths have been continuously reported since the last one week. The deaths are below the 1100 mark since 2nd October: Ministry of Health.
Coronavirus news: Jharkhand reports 383 new COVID-19 cases
Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 99,428 on Sunday as 383 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 864, he said.
Covid news: Mizoram to shut schools due to rising coronavirus number
The Mizoram government has decided to shut all schools that were reopened for students of classes 10 and 12 due to the rising number of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and also because some pupils have tested positive for the infection, Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said on Sunday.
Covid-19 News: US Vice President Mike Pence's Top Aide Tests Positive For Coronavirus
US Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, a spokesman said, the latest in a list of figures connected to Donald Trump's administration to do so. Marc Short began quarantine and was assisting in the contract tracing process, Pence spokesman Devin O'Malley said in a statement.
Coronavirus: 18 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 4,225
The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,225 on Sunday as 18 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. All the fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
Coronavirus News: Telangana recorded 978 COVID-19 cases
Telangana recorded 978 COVID-19 cases, 1,446 recoveries and 4 deaths yesterday, taking total cases to 2,31,252 including 2,10,480 recoveries, 1,307 deaths and 19,465 active cases: State Health Department.
India Records 50,129 Coronavirus Cases, 578 Deaths In 24 Hours
India has logged 78,64,811 coronavirus cases so far with 50,129 new infections. 578 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total death count to 1,18,534. And 62,077 patients have recovered from the infection in the country in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus: Brazil reports 432 COVID-19 deaths
Brazil reported another 432 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 156,903, the government announced on Saturday. According to the Ministry of Health, 26,979 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 5,380,635. The state of Sao Paulo, the most populated in the country, has also been the most affected, with 1,089,255 cases and 38,726 deaths, followed by Rio de Janeiro, with 298,823 cases and 20,171 deaths.
Pandal set up by Bengal Club at Mumbai's Shivaji Park
Despite low budgets and COVID-19 restrictions, Durga Puja is being celebrated in Mumbai with full enthusiasm. In one of the city's Durga pandal, set up by Bengal Club at Shivaji Park, darshan of the diety was live-streamed for devotees and prasad was sent by courier on Saturday.
US sees record Covid-19 numbers for second day straight
The United States saw a record high number of new daily Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row on Saturday, figures from Johns Hopkins University showed, as warnings grew over its spread.
The country reported 88,973 new infections between 8:30 pm Friday and 8:30 pm Saturday, the figures showed, substantially above the previous day's 79,963.
A total of 8,568,625 cases have been reported in the United States with 224,751 deaths, the highest in the world in absolute terms.
Bengal Logs Highest One-Day Discharge Of 3,753 Covid Patients
West Bengal on Saturday reported the highest single-day discharge of 3,753 COVID-19 patients, taking the total number of recovered people to 3,02,340, the health department said in a bulletin.
The discharge rate is now 87.49 per cent.
The coronavirus tally in the state rose to 3,45,574 after 4,148 people tested positive for the disease, while 59 fresh fatalities pushed the death count to 6,427, it said.
The number of active cases is now 36,807.
The 4,148 new cases included 896 from North 24 Parganas district, 895 from Kolkata, 229 from South 24 Parganas and 224 from Howrah, the bulletin said.
Of the fresh fatalities, 19 were registered in Kolkata and 14 in Hooghly. The remaining other deaths were reported from various other districts.
The bulletin said that 44 of the 59 deaths were caused because of comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.
In the last 24 hours, 44,724 samples were tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal, taking the total number of such tests to 42,55,801, the bulletin added.
Dusshera: Ravan Effigy Makers Unhappy With Drop In Sale Amid COVID-19
Due to adverse economic conditions and restrictions amid COVID, the artist involved in making Ravan effigies in Chhattisgarh witnessed a drop in demand for effigies for the Dusshera festival.
Artisan said they did not get as many orders as they used to receive last year. This year, they have mostly prepared 10 feet tall effigies to sell to the customers.
Speaking to ANI, an artisan said, "All the boys in this area used to gather at one place and made effigies but this year due to COVID-19 nobody came forward to help us. The business has also affected as there is a very low demand for the effigies this year."
"By selling 20-feet effigy, we used to earn around Rs 10,000. This year we have made 10-feet effigies and buyers are not willing to pay more than Rs 4,000 for a piece," he added.
The 10th day of Sharad Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijay Dashami. It is celebrated with great joy and fervour across India by burning the effigies of Ravan in open fields to symbolise the victory of ''good'' over ''evil''.
This year the festival spirit has been dampened by the COVID-19 which have spread all over the world.
Delhi Records 4,116 COVID-19 Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike In 35 Days
The national capital on Saturday recorded 4,116 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in 35 days, while the death count from the disease mounted to 6,225, according to a Delhi government bulletin.
This is the second consecutive day when over 4,000 cases were recorded in the city. On Friday, 4,086 cases were recorded.
With the 4,116 fresh infections, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has climbed to 3,52,520, the bulletin said.
Delhi Doctors Protesting Against No Pay Go On Indefinite Hunger Strike
A section of the more than 2,000 healthcare workers, including doctors from three North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run hospitals - Hindu Rao (a former COVID-19 facility), Rajan Babu TB Hospital, and Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for Women - have started an indefinite hunger strike against non-payment of salaries since July.
Amid the pandemic, five doctors - Dr Siddharth Taara, Dr Manish Chaudhary, Dr Nilchakra Sahu, Dr Mayur and Dr Tejas Chaudhary, all from Hindu Rao - have stopped eating and drinking water to press for regular payment of salaries at a fixed date by the municipal corporation. Other protesting doctors have said they would take turns to fast with these five.