homehealthcareCoronavirus news highlights: COVID 19 pummels Russia, daily cases hit new high; less than 1,000 deaths in 8 consecutive days in India

Coronavirus news highlights: COVID-19 pummels Russia, daily cases hit new high; less than 1,000 deaths in 8 consecutive days in India

Coronavirus news highlights: COVID-19 pummels Russia, daily cases hit new high; less than 1,000 deaths in 8 consecutive days in India
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India's COVID-19 tally of cases raced past 70 lakh, 13 days after it had crossed the 60-lakh mark, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 60 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The national recovery rate stands at 86.17 percent.

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Oct 11, 2020 9:01 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 189 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Ahmedabad district, 198 recover

The number of COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad district went up by 189 to 38,925 on Sunday, while four fatalities took the toll to 1,865, Gujarat health department said. A total of 198 patients were discharged in the day in the district, taking the total count of recoveries to 33,540. In Ahmedabad city, the number of recoveries (189) exceeded new infections (168) in the day. In rural parts, 14 people recovered as against 21 new cases. Three out of the total four fatalities occurred in the city while one person died in rural areas, the department said in a release. The cumulative count of recoveries in rural areas now stands at 2,540 while the number of infections reached 2,659.

Oct 11, 2020 8:50 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 1,065 fresh COVID-19 cases takes Haryana's tally to 1,42,155

The COVID-19 death toll in Haryana rose to 1,579 on Sunday with seven more fatalities, while 1,065 fresh cases pushed the infection tally in the state to 1,42,155, a health department bulletin here said. Of the new fatalities, which came down to single digit after a gap of a few weeks, two each were reported from Jind and Yamunanagar while one death each was reported from Bhiwani, Panchkula and Nuh districts, it said. Among the districts which reported a big spike in new cases include Gurugram (241), Faridabad (138) and Hisar (152). The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 10,573 while the recovery rate was 91.45 per cent. The current rate of doubling of infections was 37 days, fatality rate was 1.11 per cent while tests per million being conducted were 87,097, as per the bulletin.

Oct 11, 2020 8:48 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: One more dies of COVID-19 in Noida, number of cases edging close to 15,000

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded one more fatality linked to COVID-19 on Sunday, pushing the district's death toll to 59, official data showed. The district also recorded 117 new COVID-19 cases as its infection tally rose to 14,973, according to the data released by the UP Health Department for a 24-hour period. The number of active cases rose to 1,615 from 1,594 from Friday, the data showed. During the 24-hour period, 96 more patients got discharged, while the number of recoveries in the district so far reached13,299, seventh highest in the state, according to the data. With the death toll on Sunday reaching 59, the mortality rate stood at 0.39 per cent, it stated. The recovery rate of patients dropped slightly to 88.81 per cent from 88.87 per cent the previous day, according to the statistics.

Oct 11, 2020 8:46 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: West Bengal reports record 3,612 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally

West Bengal reported its highest singleday spike of 3,612 COVID19 cases on Sunday, pushing the state's tally to 2,94,806, a bulletin issued by the health department said. The death toll rose to 5,622 after 59 more patients succumbed to the virus, it said. The death toll rose to 5,622 after 59 more patients succumbed to the virus, it said. The discharge rate stood at 87.84 per cent with 3,110 recoveries since Saturday, the bulletin said. West Bengal now has 30,236 active cases. In the last 24 hours, 42,611 samples have been tested for COVID-19, it added.

Oct 11, 2020 8:45 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Maharashtra's COVID-19 case count grows by 10,792, death toll by 309

Maharashtra recorded 10,792 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which pushed the state's overall tally to 15,28,226, the health department said. The death toll due to the virus reached 40,349 as 309 patients succumbed to the infection, it said. A total of 10,461 patients were discharged from hospitals following recovery during the day, it said in a statement. So far, 12,66,240 patients have recovered across the state. There are 2,21,174 active cases in Maharashtra at present, while the number of people tested so far is 76,43,584.

Oct 11, 2020 8:27 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: MP adds 1,575 new COVID-19 cases, 1,985 recover; 25 die

Madhya Pradesh on Sunday saw 1,575 fresh coronavirus cases which pushed its caseload to 1,46,820, while 25 deaths took the toll to 2,624, a health official said. Seven deaths were reported in Indore, three in Bhopal, two each in Jabalpur, Gwalior and Rajgarh, one each in Sagar, Dhar, Ratlam, Shahdol, Hoshangabad, Damoh, Chhindwara, Mandsaur and Harda, the official said. A total of 1,985 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the overall recovery count to 1,29,019. "Of the new cases, Indore accounted for 429, Bhopal 256, Jabalpur 103 and Gwalior 45. The number of cases in Indore rose to 29,067, including 635 deaths, while Bhopal's case tally stood at 19,828 with 426 fatalities. Jabalpur and Gwalior have recorded 11,321 and 11,242 cases respectively," he said.

Oct 11, 2020 8:25 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi's COVID-19 tally rises to 3.09 lakh with 2,780 fresh cases

The national capital's COVID-19 tally rose to 3.09 lakh on Sunday with 2,780 fresh cases, while the death toll climbed to 5,769 as 29 more people succumbed to the disease, authorities said. The total number of cases in the national capital stands at 3,09,339, they said. This is the 10th day on the trot that the city has reported less than 3,000 new cases. A total of 2,866 cases were recorded on Saturday, 2,860 on Friday, 2,726 on Thursday and 2,871 on Wednesday. The city reported 29 deaths on Sunday -- the lowest since September 25 when 24 fatalities were recorded. The fatality count was 48 on Saturday, 39 on Friday, 37 on Thursday and 35 on Wednesday.

Oct 11, 2020 8:24 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Gujarat adds 1,181 new COVID-19 cases, 1,413 recover; 9 die

Gujarat on Sunday reported 1,181 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking its count of infections to 1,51,596, state health department said. With nine more people succumbing to the infection, the toll mounted to 3,569, it said. In a good news, daily recoveries continue to outnumber fresh cases. On Sunday, a total of 1,413 patients were discharged after treatment, raising the total count of recoveries in the state to 1,32,310, it said, adding that the state's case recovery rate improved to 87.28 per cent. Meanwhile, the number of tests conducted so far has crossed the 50 lakh-mark and rose to 50,12,705.

Oct 11, 2020 8:20 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Kerala adds 9,347 fresh cases, toll climbs to 1,003 with 25 fatalities

Kerala's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 2,87,202 with 9,347 fresh infections on Sunday as the toll crossed the 1,000 mark with 25 fatalities, Health Minister K K Shailaja said. In the last 24 hours, as many as 61,629 samples were tested and specimens of 8,924 people returned negative, taking the total recoveries so far to 1,91,798 while 96,316 people are presently undergoing treatment, the Minister said in a press release. As many as 105 health workers were among those who tested positive. Three districts accounted for over 1,000 cases-- Malappuram (1,451) being the highest, followed by Ernakulam (1,228) and Kozhikode (1,219), while five districts accounted for over 500 cases. The toll climbed to 1,003 with 25 fatalities, including a 13-year old boy. Of the positive cases, 8,216 were infected through contact, 46 had come from abroad and 155 from other states.

Oct 11, 2020 8:18 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Goa's COVID-19 cases cross 38,000-mark, death toll now 507

The coronavirus infection count in Goa went up to 38,366 with the addition of 432 cases on Sunday, an official said. The death toll in the state crossed the 500-mark and reached 507 as eight patients succumbed to the infection, he said. A total of 426 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day. With this, the state's recovery count mounted to 33,203, the official said. There are 4,656 active cases in the coastal state at present. "As many as 1,346 samples were tested on Sunday," he added. Goa's coronavirus figures are as follows: Positive cases 38,366, new cases 432, death toll 507, discharged 33,203, active cases 4,656, samples tested till date 2,71,962.

Oct 11, 2020 8:16 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 482 new COVID-19 cases in Nagpur, 23 deaths, 927 discharged

Nagpur district on Sunday saw 482 new coronavirus positive cases, taking its count to 86,572, while 23 deaths increased the toll to 2,790, an official said. A total of 927 people were discharged during the day, taking the number of such cases to 75,644, leaving the district with 8,138 active ones, he added.

Oct 11, 2020 8:11 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: COVID-19 pummels Russia, daily cases hit new high

Russia recorded a fresh record increase in daily coronavirus cases on Sunday, pushing the world's fourth highest infection tally towards 1.3 million. The coronavirus taskforce said it had recorded 13,634 new cases in the last 24 hours, including 4,501 in Moscow. The capital city of nearly 13 million has been the hardest hit area. It has opened two temporary hospitals and ordered businesses to have at least 30% of staff working remotely. "In a few months there will be a vaccine, which will allow people to be vaccinated on a large scale," Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin was quoted as saying on Sunday by state media.

Oct 11, 2020 8:08 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 35 more deaths, 669 new cases in Punjab

Thirty-five more fatalities due to coronavirus in Punjab pushed the death toll to 3,833, while 669 fresh cases took the state's infection tally to over 1.2 lakh on Sunday. Five deaths were reported from Ludhiana, four each from Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar, three each from Amritsar, Kapurthala and Patiala, and two each from Bathinda, Gurdaspur and Rupnagar. Faridkot, Ferozepur, Moga, Muktsar, Pathankot and Tarn Taran registered one death each, according to a medical bulletin. Punjab has been witnessing a decline in the number of daily coronavirus cases for past several days. This month, the state has been adding less than 1,000 cases per day as against around 2,000 a day in September, as per available data.

Oct 11, 2020 8:07 PM

COVID-19 recoveries breach 7 lakh mark in AP

The overall number of COVID-19 recoveries in Andhra Pradesh crossed seven lakh on Sunday as the state's aggregate of confirmed positives touched 7.55nlakh.  More than 75,500 sample tests were conducted in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday that turned out 5,210 new cases of coronavirus disease.

Oct 11, 2020 7:02 PM

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