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Coronavirus news highlights: Despite vaccine, Russia reports over 8,000 new cases

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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 60 lakh on Monday with 82,170 new cases, while the recoveries have surged to 50.17 lakh with 74,893 more people having recuperated, the Health Ministry said. The death toll from the pathogen climbed to 95,542 with 1,039 more deaths. There are 9,62,640 active cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, comprising 15.85 percent of the total caseload, according to the ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 60,74,702, while 50,16,520 people have recuperated from the virus, taking the recovery rate to 82.58 percent. The case fatality rate declined to 1.57 percent, it said. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 7.20-crore samples have been tested so far, with 7.09-lakh tests being conducted on Sunday.

Coronavirus news highlights: Despite vaccine, Russia reports over 8,000 new cases
  • With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic from the day. Do catch up tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from the day, until then stay safe and good night.  

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: 3,155 new cases detected in West Bengal

    Kolkata: West Bengal's COVID-19 tally surged past the 2,50,000-mark on Monday with 3,155 fresh cases, while 56 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,837, a bulletin released by the health department said. The state has registered a total of 2,50,580 coronavirus cases so far. Since Sunday, 2,923 people have recovered from the disease, taking the discharge rate to 87.73 per cent, it said. The state now has 25,899 active cases. In the last 24 hours, 41,281 samples have been tested, the bulletin said.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: Chandigarh records 171 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths

    The COVID-19 death in Chandigarh rose to 153 on Monday with six more fatalities, while 171 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 11,678, according to a medical bulletin issued here. The number of active cases in the city stands at 2,200, it said. A total of 222 patients were discharged after they recovered from the infection. As many as 9,325 people have been cured so far, as per bulletin. A total of 75,896 samples have been taken for testing so far and of them, 63,776 have tested negative while reports of 155 samples were awaited, it said.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: 438 more contract COVID-19 in Goa; active cases below 5,000

    As many as 438 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Goa on Monday, taking the statewide tally to 32,396, while more than 600 people recovered from the infection, a health department official said. Also, six patients died, taking the toll to 407 in the coastal state, he said. The official said that 612 people were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, raising the number of recovered cases to 27,072. At present, Goa has 4,917 active cases, he said. In all 1,452 samples were tested of which 438 came out positive, he said. Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases32,396, new cases 438, deaths 407, discharged 27,072, active cases 4,917, people tested till date2,51,033.

  • Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LIVE Updates: Gautam Buddh Nagar’s tally rises to 12,757 with 186 new cases

    Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded 186 new COVID-19 patients on Monday that pushed the district's case tally to 12,757, official data showed. The number of active cases rose to 1,599 from 1,570 a day ago, according to the data released by the UP Health Department for a 24-hour period. On the brighter side, another 157 patients got discharged during the period, as the COVID-19 recovery count reached 11,107, the data showed. The district, adjoining Delhi, has so far recorded 51 deaths linked to the pandemic with a mortality rate of 0.39 per cent, down from 0.40 per cent the previous day, it showed. The recovery rate of patients dropped slightly to 87.06 per cent from 87.10 per cent on Sunday, as per the statistics. There were 53,953 active COVID-19 cases across UP on Monday. So far, 3,31,270 patients have recovered across the state, while the death toll linked to COVID-19 climbed to 5,652, the data showed.

  • Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates: Ahmedabad to keep shops shut after 10 pm as cases spike

    Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has ordered closure of all shops after 10 pm on 27 busy roads in the city in view of a steady rise in new COVID-19 cases and violation of norms by residents of certain localities. "From the last 10-15 days, many instances have come to the notice of the municipal corporation that youths do not wear masks. They gather in groups and do not follow social distancing norms. These types of activities are seen in particular areas of the city, especially during night time," the AMC said in a release on Monday. The civic body further said these youths become potential carriers of coronavirus, posing their family members at risk. "These youths spread coronavirus infection to their parents and grand-parents as well as to children and other family members. Their family members have to pay the price for their negligence. Recently, cases of hospital admission due to coronavirus have increased," the release said.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: J&K reports 14 more COVID-19 deaths, 824 new cases

    Jammu and Kashmir reported 14 more COVID-19 deaths on Monday, taking their number to 1,146 as 824 new cases pushed the Union territory's infection tally to 73,014. This is the first time in 26 days that the single-day spike of new cases in the UT is less than 1,000. "The UT recorded 824 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours -- with 540 in Jammu and 284 in the Kashmir Valley," an official said. The cumulative figure of confirmed cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 73,014. Jammu district reported the highest number of 337 new cases, followed by 105 in Srinagar district, officials said. There are 17,601 active cases of the disease in the Union territory currently, while 54,267 patients have recovered so far, they said.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: Arunachal CM says state may reopen for tourists after October

    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday hinted that the state will reopen for tourists after October. Attending a virtual programme organised by the central government, Khandu said that the tourism sector has suffered a lot in the last six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected the livelihood of thousands of people and dented the state's revenue. "Tourism is one major source of revenue and employment. Keeping all considerations in mind, we will be re-opening the sector. If everything goes well, after October we will be open to visitors," he said at the Destination North East programme. Destination North East is a calendar event of the Ministry of Department of North Eastern Region (DoNER) showcasing the region's rich heritage, diversity and tourism potentials. Union Home Minister Anit Shah inaugurated the four-day programme on Sunday.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: Hockey camps get extension after men's team tour of Netherlands called off due to COVID-19

    The ongoing camps of the Indian men and women hockey probables at the Sports Authority of India campus in Bengaluru have been extended after a proposed tour of Netherlands had to be put off due to travel restrictions in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian men's team was scheduled to tour Netherlands for practice matches but the proposal was shelved on the recommendation of coaches and SAI officials because of the health crisis. Instead, the SAI has now given the go ahead to extend the camps, which were scheduled to end on September 30. The camp for the men's team has now been extended for a month till November 28, while the women's camp will continue till December 12. "The hockey camps for both the teams have been extended. The men's team camp has been extended till September 28 while the women's camp will be till December 12," a SAI official told PTI.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: Formula 1 says COVID-19 positives show protocols are working

    An increased number of positive COVID-19 results in the run up to last Sunday's Russian Formula One Grand Prix shows that safety protocols are working well, the sport said on Monday. Seven people were positive from 3,256 tests between Sept. 18-24 on the drivers, teams and personnel. There had been only nine from the nine previous rounds. "Formula One and the FIA safety protocols are working very effectively including testing, tracing and other safety measures to ensure social distancing," said a Formula One spokesman. "We have always said that there will be positive cases and we have shown that when they occur we can deal with the situation safely without disruption to an event." Six of the latest positives were understood to be ancillary staff, including contracted cleaners, and the other a British television presenter who did not travel to Russia.

  • Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: Modi says COVID-19 showed risk of dependence of global supply chain on any single source

    The coronavirus pandemic has shown the risk involved in excessive dependence of the global supply chain on any single source, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a virtual bilateral summit on Monday with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen. The prime minister said India is working with Australia and Japan to diversify the supply chain, noting that like-minded countries are welcome to join the initiative. In his opening remarks at the summit, Modi also said the events of the last few months have brought forth the need for countries believing in transparency, democratic value system and rules-based order to work together. "The pandemic showed the risk involved in excessive dependence of the global supply chain on any single source," Modi said without naming any country or source. The prime minister also highlighted the government's 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India) initiative as well as various reform measures in the areas of agriculture, taxation and labour market. "We are focusing on all-round reforms under the (Aatmanirbhar Bharat) initiative," he said, adding companies working in India will be benefited from regulatory and taxation reforms.

  • Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates: With massive rise in cases in Ahmedabad, COVID-19 bed occupancy sees major spike

    Due to a sudden spike in new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad over the last one week, more than 80 percent beds in designated private hospitals remain occupied now, as per the data shared by the Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (AHNA). With 83.29 per cent occupancy, it's getting difficult to get beds for new patients in these hospitals, AHNA president Dr Bharat Gadhvi told.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: Union Health Minister launches vaccine portal, national clinical registry for COVID-19

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a vaccine portal and national clinical registry for COVID-19 on September 28. The national clinical registry will collect systemic data on lab investigations and clinical course of COVID-19 to better know the outcome of patients. The dedicated vaccine portal will consist of all information on efforts being made in India towards a vaccine development for the COVID-19 virus.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: Despite vaccine, Russia reports over 8,000 new cases

    Russian health officials have reported over 8,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since mid-June. The 8,135 new confirmed cases brought the country's total to nearly 1.16 million, the fourth largest caseload in the world. Almost 27% of Monday's new cases 2,217 were registered in Moscow. The number of daily new cases started to rapidly grow this month in Russia, which had earlier lifted most of the virus-related restrictions and resumed air traffic with several countries. Officials have repeatedly dismissed rumors of a second lockdown, saying the growth in the autumn was expected and Russia's health care infrastructure was prepared for it. Last week Moscow authorities asked the elderly to stay at home starting from Monday, and employers to allow as many people as possible to work from home amid the surge of new cases. Russia was the first country in the world to approve a vaccine against the virus last month. The move elicited criticism from experts worldwide as the shots have only been tested on a few dozen people and further studies are needed to establish the vaccine's safety and effectiveness.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: Romanian villagers re-elect mayor despite his COVID-19 death

    After handing Ion Aliman victory in the election for their local mayor, residents of a small village in southern Romania went to his grave to light candles for him. Aliman was reelected in a landslide for an unprecedented third term as mayor of the village of Deveselu despite having died from COVID-19 complications 10 days prior to the countrys municipal elections. His death came too late to remove his name from Sunday’s ballot, but the news of his passing spread fast through the village, home to just over 3,000 people. The popular incumbent would have celebrated his 57th birthday on election day. To honor the man they admired, hundreds of Deveselu villagers went to the polling stations Sunday and voted for Aliman anyway. After preliminary election results showed late Sunday that Aliman had won 1,057 out of the 1,600 votes cast in Deveselu, a large group of villagers visited his grave to light candles and pay their respects. A video shared widely on social media showed people with flashlights and candles gathered around Alimans grave, some of them saying. This is your victory and we will make you proud, we know that from somewhere up there you are watching.

  • Coronavirus New LIVE Updates: UK shopper numbers dented by new COVID-19 curbs

    Shopper numbers across all British retail destinations fell by 3% last week compared to the previous week, dented by the government imposing new curbs to stem the spread of COVID-19, market researcher Springboard said on Monday. It said although footfall in the week to Sept. 26 rose 1.1% and 0.9% in retail parks and shopping centres respectively, it was down 6.8% in high streets. Springboard said that following the government’s announcement on Tuesday to work from home where possible, footfall declined by an average of 11% from Wednesday to Saturday. On a year-on-year basis footfall across all retail destinations last week remained 28% lower than 2019.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Tripura reports 193 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths


    Tripura on Monday reported 193 new cases of COVID-19, taking the state's tally to 24,921, a Health Department official said. Three more people died in the state,  following which the toll rose to 270, he said. There are 5,692 active cases in the state at present. So far, 18,936 people have recovered from the disease in the state.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 34 security personnel among 43 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram


    At least 43 people, including 34 security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the state's tally to 1,908, a statement said on Monday. Of the fresh cases, 37 were reported from Aizawl district and six from Lunglei, it said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 20 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 3,794

    The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 3,794 on Monday as 20 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. One more patient succumbed to the infection, taking the Union territory's coronavirus death toll to 53, he said. Six new patients have travel history, while 14 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, he said. Two more people have recovered from the disease, the official said. There are now 188 active coronavirus cases in the archipelago, while 3,553 people have been cured of the disease so far, he said. The administration has so far sent 56,661 samples for COVID-19 tests, of which 25 reports are awaited while the remaining results have been received, the official added.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: NPPA caps prices of liquid medical oxygen to curb hoarding and shortages

    As the country faces a severe shortage of liquid medical oxygen and price hikes as a result of the demand-supply gap, the drug pricing regulator has capped prices of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) for six months. India reported 85,000 new COVID-19 cases and total infections have crossed 5.9 million. As oxygen is the core therapy for patients infected with novel coronavirus and other respiratory diseases, the demand has shot up and with it the complaints of hoarding and shortages. National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) has invoked Para 19 of DPCO, 13 in the public interest, and Sec 10(20) (l) of Disaster Management Act to cap prices of liquid medical oxygen and ensure affordable supply. The ex-factory price of LMO at the manufacturer's end has been capped at Rs 15.22/CUM. The ex-factory cost of Medical Oxygen Cylinder at the filler end is capped at Rs 25.71/CUM. Prices are excluding taxes.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Maharashtra likely to allow dine-in services at restaurants from next week

    The Maharashtra government is finalising the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to allow dine-in services by restaurants from the first week of October, sources told CNBC-TV18. Initially, restaurants may be allowed to start with 50 percent capacity, sources added. Representatives of restaurant associations such as NRAI, AHAR, HRAWI met the Maharashtra CM seeking permission to start dine-in services after which an in-principle approval was given, it is learnt. CNBC-TV18 reported on September 10 that Maharashtra may allow dine-in services in restaurants as part of its next Unlock guidelines.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: SC asks UPSC to apprise of arrangements for civil services prelims amid COVID-19


    The Supreme Court Monday asked the UPSC to apprise it by tomorrow the "logistical arrangements" made for conducting civil services preliminary exams on October 4 in view of alarming spurt of COVID-19 cases as also floods in various parts of the country. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) opposed in the top Court a plea seeking postponement of the prelims amid the pandemic and the floods. In a hearing conducted through video conferencing, a bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari asked the UPSC to file an affidavit by Tuesday. The bench will take up the plea for hearing on Wednesday. "You file your affidavit tomorrow. Whatever logistical arrangements are there you put them in a short affidavit," the bench ordered. 

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Israel doubly deserted on Yom Kippur during holiday and COVID-19 lockdown

    In ordinary times Yom Kippur brings much of Israel to a standstill, as businesses close and roads empty for the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Malaysia to place COVID-19 restrictions in some parts of biggest palm oil state Sabah

    Malaysia on Monday said it will impose strict movement restrictions in four districts in its largest palm oil producing state Sabah after reporting more than 1,000 coronavirus infections there in September.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Arunachal's COVID-19 tally crosses 9,000-mark with 135 new cases


    Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally crossed the 9,000-mark on Monday as 135 more people, including 26 security personnel, tested positive for the disease, a health department official said. The fresh infections have taken the northeastern state's caseload to 9,004, he said. Of the new cases, 62 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 18 from Kra Daadi, 13 from West Siang, eight from East Siang, seven from Lower Siang and six from Papumpare, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Decision in 2-3 days over interest on deferred instalments by banks, Centre tells Supreme Court

    The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Monday that a decision is likely in 2-3 days over charging of interest by banks on installments which were deferred during the moratorium period in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The top court asked the Centre to bring the decision on record and circulate the affidavit to the parties in a batch of pleas challenging interest on deferred installments. The Centre informed the top court that the matter has received very serious consideration and the decision making process is at a very advanced stage. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said that it would hear the batch of pleas filed by various industries, trade associations and individuals on October 5.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: From 1 million to over 6 million cases, here's India’s grim COVID-19 milestones

    Coronavirus news highlights: Despite vaccine, Russia reports over 8,000 new cases
  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Pune district reports 3,313 new cases; 80 die

    The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra's Pune district rose to 2,76,325 with addition of 3,313 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, a health official said on Sunday. With 80 more patients succumbing to the infection, the overall toll in the district mounted to 6,300, he said. 1,599 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the official said. "Of the 3,313 new cases, 1,548 cases were reported from the limits of the Pune Municipal Corporation, which now has 1,42,136 patients. 812 cases were reported from Pimpri Chinchwad, taking the tally to 76,079," the official said. He said the number of cases in rural, civil hospital and the Pune Cantonment Board area increased to 58,110.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Chhattisgarh records 2,272 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

    With 2,272 new COVID-19casesand 19 more deaths, Chhattisgarh's total count rose to 1,04,733 and toll to 848 on Sunday, a health official said. A total of 519 people were discharged from various hospitals following their recovery, while 441 patients completed their home isolation during the day, taking the recovery count to 72,224. The state now has 31,661 active cases, he said. The worst-hit Raipur district with 462 new cases continues to report a high number of infections. Among other districts, Raigarh reported 227 fresh cases, Durg 187, Bilaspur 177 and Janjgir-Champa 117.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Odisha reports 3,922 new COVID-19 cases, 14 fresh fatalities

    Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,09,374 on Sunday as 3,922 more people tested positive for the infection, while 14 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 797, a health official said. As many as 2,309 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 1,613 people tested positive for the infection during contact tracing, he said. Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, reported the highest number of new cases at 818, followed by Cuttack (380), Keonjhar (212) and Angul (200), the official said. Three fatalities each were registered in Khurda and Cuttack, two each in Jajpur and Kendrapara and one each in Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Gajapati and Subarnapur, he said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 
India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 60 lakh on Monday with 82,170 new cases, while the recoveries have surged to 50.17 lakh with 74,893 more people having recuperated, the Health Ministry said. The death toll from the pathogen climbed to 95,542 with 1,039 more deaths. There are 9,62,640 active cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, comprising 15.85 percent of the total caseload, according to the ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 60,74,702, while 50,16,520 people have recuperated from the virus, taking the recovery rate to 82.58 percent. The case fatality rate declined to 1.57 percent, it said.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 7.20-crore samples have been tested so far, with 7.09-lakh tests being conducted on Sunday.