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Coronavirus News October 19 Highlights: India COVID 19 tally above 75 lakh; death toll near 1.15 lakh

Coronavirus News October 19 Highlights: India COVID-19 tally above 75 lakh; death toll near 1.15 lakh

Coronavirus News October 19 Highlights: India COVID-19 tally above 75 lakh; death toll near 1.15 lakh
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Coronavirus News October 19 Highlights: The number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 60,000 for the second time this month, while the number of new fatalities registered across the country dipped below 600 almost after three months, the Union Health Ministry data stated on Monday. The total cases mounted to 75,50,273 with 55,722 infections being reported in a day. The death toll climbed to 1,14,610 with 579 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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Coronavirus News LIVE Update:  17 more deaths, 473 new cases in Punjab

Punjab on Monday reported 17 more deaths due to coronavirus pushing the death toll to 4,029 while 473 cases took the infection tally to 1,28,103. The new coronavirus cases were reported from Hoshiarpur (97), Jalandhar (51) and Mohali (42) among others, the medical bulletin said.

Oct 19, 2020 9:00 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update:  Kerala's Covid tally touches 3.33 lakh with 5,022 fresh cases

Kerala on Monday recorded 7,469 recoveries and 5,022 new COVID19 cases, pushing the infection count to 3,33,881 while the death toll mounted to 1,182 with 21 fatalities. Those presently under treatment are 92,731, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters here.

Oct 19, 2020 8:29 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update:  Goa tally rises by 159, deaths by 5, 519 recover

Goa's COVID-19 caseload went up by 159 and death toll by five on Monday, while 519 people were discharged, an official said. The state now has 40,746 cases, including 549 deaths, and 36,914 people have recovered, leaving it with 3,283 active ones, he said.

Oct 19, 2020 8:27 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Nagaland reports 137 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 7,953

Nagaland on Monday reported 137 new COVID19 cases, pushing the tally in the state to 7,953, Health minister S Pangnyu Phom said. "137 positive cases of COVID19 detected today include Dimapur 114, Kohima 19, Mon 2 and one each in Tuensang and Kiphire districts," the health minister said in a tweet.

Oct 19, 2020 8:05 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 28 new COVID-19 cases, 96 recover in Amravati

The number of COVID-19 cases in Amravati in Maharashtra rose by 28 on Monday to reach 15,521 while 96 people were discharged, an official said. One person died during the day, he added.

Oct 19, 2020 6:57 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Lithuanians with COVID-19, self-isolating vote in drive-ins

Lithuanians started voted Monday in the second round of a national election, with some of them casting ballots from their cars in special drivein polling stations amid a local spike in COVID-19.

Oct 19, 2020 6:20 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: No more one-day salary cut for U'khand govt employees

The Uttarakhand government on Monday issued an order to not deduct one day salary of state government employees under the COVID fund with effect from October 1. The order comes days after the state cabinet decided to exempt the state government staffers from the pay cut, which was imposed for a year in June.

Oct 19, 2020 5:32 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Durga Puja in Delhi to go online; home delivery of prasad, COVID-19 test for priests planned

Online darshan, home delivery of prasad and COVID-19 test for priests and cooks are some of the unique measures that Durga Puja organisers in the national capital have come up with to safely host the festival in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Some organisers said they will rope in two priests to avoid any last minute scrambling if the main priest gets infected with COVID-19, while others plan to maintain a record of visitors for easy contact tracing.

Oct 19, 2020 5:27 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 1,746 fresh COVID-19 cases push UP's tally to 4,56,865; death toll 6,685

The COVID-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh rose to 6,685 on Monday with 27 more fatalities, while 1,746 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 4,56,865, officials said. Briefing reporters here, Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said in the past 24 hours, 3,093 patients have recovered from the disease and have been discharged. "Till now, 4,18,685 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged. The recovery rate of the state stands at 91.64 per cent," Prasad said.

Oct 19, 2020 4:56 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Tripura reports 85 fresh COVID-19 cases, two fatalities

At least 85 more people tested positive for COVID19 in Tripura on Monday, pushing the tally to 29,553, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 328 with two more persons succumbing to the virus, he said.

Oct 19, 2020 4:36 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Six staffers of DCW's 181 helpline test COVID-19 positive

Six employees of the Delhi Commission for Women's 181 helpline have tested positive for COVID-19, the women panel said Monday. The helpine operates from Naraina area where 36 counsellors work, according to the DCW statement. Two of the six employees who have tested COVID-19 positive are supervisors, while four are helpline counsellors, it said. All of them have been put under home isolation and the office has been thoroughly sanitised. The helpline's evening shift staffers have been asked to work from home, while proper sanitisation and social distancing has been maintained in the morning shift, the statement said. DCW chief Swati Maliwal said, "We've attended lakhs of calls on our helpline in the last five years. Even during the lockdown, our team was constantly helping the people in need. Six of our employees have tested positive for COVID-19 so far but still, the work of the helpline hasn't suffered. Proper sanitisation and social distancing are being ensured.

Oct 19, 2020 4:06 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Tripura reports 85 fresh COVID-19 cases, two fatalities

At least 85 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Monday, pushing the tally to 29,553, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 328 with two more persons succumbing to the virus, he said. West Tripura district, comprising state capital Agartala, has accounted for 174 fatalities. Tripura now has 2,675 active cases, while 26,527 people have recovered from the disease. Twenty-three patients have migrated to other states, the official said. As many as 4,33,691 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the northeastern state so far, he added.

Oct 19, 2020 4:03 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: COVID-19 may inflict a decade of economic pain to Mideast, Central Asia, IMF says

It might take countries in the Middle East and Central Asia a decade to return to the economic growth seen before the coronavirus crisis, the International Monetary Fund said, as longstanding regional vulnerabilities weigh on their recovery.

Oct 19, 2020 3:48 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Singapore to give SGD 5.5 billion to 140,000 companies to help them during COVID-19 crisis

More than 140,000 companies with 1.9 million local employees here will receive Singapore dollars 5.5 billion (USD 4.5 billion) this month as part of a jobs scheme to help them retain their employees during the COVID19 pandemic that has upended life and businesses across the globe. The latest payout is Singapore dollars 1.5 billion more than the last round of disbursement in July, according to a Channel News Asia report.

Oct 19, 2020 3:27 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Israeli hospital hosts wedding of COVID-19 patient's son

An Israeli man hospitalized with the coronavirus has been granted the rare chance to take part in his son's wedding after the Jerusalem hospital hosted the ceremony on its grounds, beneath the man's hospital room window.

Oct 19, 2020 3:10 PM

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