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Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Maharashtra govt asks railways to allow ladies on Mumbai locals during off peak hours

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Coronavirus News LIVE updates: India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 73,70,468 with 63,371 new infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 64 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.56 percent, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,12,161 with the virus claiming 895 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Maharashtra govt asks railways to allow ladies on Mumbai locals during off peak hours
  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: One death, 64 fresh cases in Chandigarh

    One more person died from coronavirus in Chandigarh on Sunday as 64 fresh cases took the infection count to 13,646 in the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. So far, the virus has claimed 208 lives in the union territory, according to a medical bulletin.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: MP reports 1,030 new cases, 20 deaths; 1,427 recover

    Madhya Pradesh on Sunday saw 1,030 new coronavirus positive cases, which pushed its caseload to 1,60,188, while 20 fatalities took the toll to 2,773, a health official said. A total of 1,427 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the state's overall recovery count to 1,44,134.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Kerala's COVID-19 tally touches 3.39 lakh with 7,631 additions

    Kerala on Sunday posted 7,631 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total number of those infected by the pathogen in the state to 3.39 lakh, the state health department said. Health Minister K K Shailaja said 22 related deaths were reported on Sunday, raising the toll to 1,161.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: No new COVID-19 fatality reported in Haryana in last 24 hrs

    No coronavirus related fatality was reported in Haryana during the past 24 hours as the state reported 952 fresh cases on Sunday, according to the Health Department's daily bulletin. The death toll in the state stands at 1,640, it said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 1,091 new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat; 1,233 recover, nine die

    The coronavirus tally in Gujarat rose to 1,59,726 after 1,091 new cases were detected on Sunday, the state health department said. Nine patients succumbed to the infection across the state during the day, which took the death toll to 3,638, it said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 549 more test positive for COVID-19 in U'khand

    COVID-19 tally rose to 57,042 on Friday with 549 more people testing positive while 15 more infected patients died at different hospitals. Dehradun reported the highest number of 183 cases followed by Nainital (86), Chamoli (73), Pauri (41), Haridwar (28), Rudraprayag (26), Almora and Champawat (22 each), Tehri (20).

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 4,389 new COVID-19 cases in TN; 57 more fatalities

    Tamil Nadu on Friday logged 4,389 COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,79,191, while 57 more fatalities took the death the to 10,529. Of the fresh infections, Chennai reported 1,140, Coimbatore 387, Chengalpet 261 and Salem 244

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Ladakh records another COVID-linked death, 89 new cases

    One more novel coronavirus patient died in the Union Territory of Ladakh, raising the related toll to 65 while 89 fresh cases brought the infection count to 5,393, an official bulletin said on Friday. The new fatality was registered in Leh district, the bulletin said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Maharashtra govt asks railways to allow women to travel on Mumbai locals

    The Maharashtra state government on Friday requested the railways to allow ladies to travel in local trains starting October 17, during off peak hours without QR codes. The Secretary of Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation department issed an order seeking permission to allow ladies to board local trains during two-time slots during the day.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Amravati sees 119 fresh COVID-19 cases; 139 recoveries

    At least 119 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while four died of the infection in Maharashtra's Amravati district on Friday, an official said. The detection of fresh infections and casualties have taken the tally in the district to 15,309 and toll to 347, the official said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 162 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths in Tripura

    At least 162 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Friday, pushing the tally in the state to 29,193 a health department official said. The death toll rose to 320 with four more persons succumbing to the infection, he said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines

    China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company providing another free to students going abroad. 
    The city of Jiaxing, south of Shanghai, is offering a vaccine under development by Sinovac, it said in an announcement Thursday. It said high-risk groups, including people who are responsible for the basic operations of the city will receive priority, but that residents who have emergency needs can also sign up.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Bengali elecutionist Pradip Ghosh dead, tests COVID-19 positive

    Veteran Bengali elocutionist Pradip Ghosh died in his residence here on Friday and tested coronavirus positive after his death, his family sources said. Ghosh was 78.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Update: India's fatality rate 1.52%, lowest since March 22

    India has one of the lowest 81 COVID-19 deaths per million population in the world with less than 1,000 fatalities registered daily since October 4, while the fatality rate of 1.52 per cent on Friday was the lowest since March 22, the Union Health Ministry said. These results have been boosted by 22 states and Union Territories which have demonstrated better performance and are reporting even lower deaths per million population compared to the national average, it said.

  • Coronavirus News Update: Ghulam Nabi Azad tests positive for COVID-19

    Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has tested positive for COVID19 and has quarantined himself at home. The 71yearold Congress leader shared the information on Twitter and asked those who came in contact with him in the recent past to follow protocols on self-quarantine and testing.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Sales of remdesivir could be a big disappointment

    Investors betting on big profits from COVID-19 treatments may get an unwelcome surprise when Gilead Sciences Inc reports quarterly results this month. Its remdesivir, the first important coronavirus treatment, has not been used as much as first expected and faces complex insurance reimbursement issues. Its best hope may be that the United States and other Northern Hemisphere governments concerned about a winter spike in cases are beginning to stockpile the antiviral drug, which is also being tested in combination with experimental COVID-19 antibody therapies.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Swiss hospital chief: Europe at 'turning point' vs. COVID

    Europe is at a turning point in the fight against the coronavirus, the head of Switzerlands biggest hospital complex said, acknowledging growing public fatigue over anti-COVID measures but insisting people must buckle down as Switzerland grapples with record daily case counts. Bertrand Levrat, CEO of Geneva University Hospitals, which counts 12,000 personnel, spoke to The Associated Press at a time when Switzerland like many other European countries is fighting a second wave of coronavirus cases that grew in large part out of a summertime lull in which people let down their guard about the highly infectious pandemic. The virus doesnt spread alone we are the ones who spread it. It's a line that we dont repeat enough, Levrat said from his office overlooking Geneva, a surgical mask tucked into his jacket pocket. Today, the stakes center on how much people are going to follow health measures that allow most people, and economies, and life in general to get through this.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Puducherry reports 287 fresh COVID-19 cases, overall tally

    Puducherry added 287 fresh COVID19 cases while one fatality took the death toll in the union territory to 571, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said on Friday. The 287 new cases were detected at the end of examination of 4,287 samples taking the overall tally to 32,766 (after transfer of seven cases to Tamil Nadu), the Minister said at a virtual press meet.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in human trial, says study

    One of China's leading COVID19 vaccine candidates, called BBIBPCorV, was shown to be safe and elicited immune response in a small early phase human trial, researchers said on Friday. A previous clinical trial reported similar results for a different vaccine that is also based on inactivated whole SARSCoV2 virus, but in that study the vaccine was only tested in people aged under 60 years.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Sinovac coronavirus vaccine offered by Chinese city for emergency use costs $60

    A Chinese city is offering Sinovac Biotech's experimental COVID19 vaccine to essential workers and other high-risk groups as part of a national programme for about $60.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Indonesia reports 4,301 new coronavirus cases, 79 more deaths

    Indonesia reported 4,301 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its tally to 353,461, health ministry data showed, the highest in Southeast Asia.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Croatia daily COVID-19 infections exceed 1,000 for first time

    Croatia reported 1,131 COVID19 cases on Friday, the first time the Adriatic country of four million people has exceeded 1,000 cases a day.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: EU leaders to hold almost weekly video-conferences on COVID-19 pandemic

    European Union leaders have agreed to hold video conferences almost on a weekly basis to coordinate national measures against the COVID19 pandemic, as the continent battles a spike in infections.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: COVID-19 recovery rate in Thane district nears 90%

    The recovery rate of COVID19 patients in Maharashtra's Thane district is nearing 90 percent, while the death rate stands at 2.53 per cent, an official said on Friday. Of the 1,97,000 cases of COVID19 reported in the district so far, 1,77,206 patients have recovered from the infection and 4,983 have died of it, the official said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: After petrol, diesel demand returns to pre-COVID-19 levels

    After petrol, diesel demand has returned to pre COVID19 levels as sales rose 8.8 percent in the first half of October from a year ago, preliminary industry data showed. This is the first annual increase in sales of diesel the most consumed fuel in the country since the nation imposed lockdown in late March to curb the spread of the pandemic.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Bihar minister Kapil Deo Kamat dies of COVID-19

    Bihar's Panchayati Raj minister Kapil Deo Kamat succumbed to COVID19 early on Friday at AIIMS, Patna, family sources said. He was 70. Kamat is survived by two sons and four daughters. His wife died a few months ago.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Mizoram reports 9 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 2,229

    At least nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the state's coronavirus caseload to 2,229, an official said on Friday. Of the nine fresh cases, six were reported from Aizawl city area and one case each from Mamit, Kolasib and Hnahthial districts, the official said. All the six cases in Aizawl were locally transmitted cases and two of the patients were found to have contracted the virus through positive patients, he said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Odisha by-election; Polling personnel will carry COVID kit


    Apart from EVMs, indelible ink and other election-related materials, the polling personnel this time will also carry COVID kit for conducting by-elections in two assembly segments of Odisha on November 3. This was decided at the meeting of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), S K Lohani with the district magistrate-cum collector of Balasore and Jagatsinghpur districts on Thursday, an official said. The COVID kit consists of masks, sanitizer, face shield, PPEs and hand gloves.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Jharkhand reports 583 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths


    Eight more people died of COVID-19 in Jharkhand, raising the toll to 820, while 583 fresh cases pushed the tally in the state to 94,952, a health department official said on Friday. Four each fatalities were reported in Ranchi and Bokaro, he said. Ranchi registered 219 fresh cases, followed by Bokaro at 74 and East Singhbhum at 56. Jharkhand currently has 6,890 active cases, while 87,240 have recovered from the disease. As many as 23,399 samples were tested for the disease on Thursday.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India COVID-19 active cases fall for 13th straight day

    COVID-19 India Updates:
    Active Cases Below 8.1 Lakh, Fall For 13th Consecutive Day
    Active Cases Fall By 7,862 In 24 Hrs & Over 1.4 Lakh In 13 Days
    Total Cases Rise By 63,371, Recoveries By 70,338 & Deaths By 895
    Total Cases At 73.70 Lk, Active 8.04 Lk, Recoveries 64.54 Lk & Deaths 1.12 Lk
    Deaths See The Highest Single-day Rise In Last 5 Days
    Total Tests On A Single-day At 10.28 Lakh Vs Yesterday’s 11.36 Lakh
    Gap Between Recoveries & Active Cases At 5.65 Lakh
    Recovery Rate Above 87.5%; It’s At 87.56% Vs Yesterday’s 87.36%

    Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Maharashtra govt asks railways to allow ladies on Mumbai locals during off peak hours
Coronavirus News LIVE updates: India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 73,70,468 with 63,371 new infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 64 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.56 percent, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,12,161 with the virus claiming 895 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
For eight days in a row, the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 9 lakh. There are 8,04,528 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 10.92 percent of the total caseload, while the recoveries have surged to 64,53,779, the data stated.