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

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

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.

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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.  

Sept 28, 2020 10:45 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 9:29 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 9:16 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 8:23 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 7:55 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 7:50 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 7:45 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 7:44 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 7:01 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 6:59 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 6:37 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 6:31 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 5:45 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 5:31 PM

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.

Sept 28, 2020 5:30 PM