Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE updates: Biggest single-day spike of 10,453 new cases in Karnataka
Karnataka on Tuesday reported the biggest single-day spike of over 10,400 new COVID-19 cases and 136 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 5,92,911 and the toll to 8,777, the health department said. The day also saw 6,628 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of 10,453 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 4,868 were from Bengaluru urban alone. The previous biggest single-day spike was recorded on September 13 with 9,894 cases. As of September 29 evening, cumulatively 5,92,911 COVID- 19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 8,777 deaths and 4,76,378 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin. It said that out of 1,07,737 active cases, 1,06,922 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 815 are in Intensive Care Units.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu tested positive for COVID-19 on September 29. He underwent a test earlier in the day. "The Vice President of India who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation," read a tweet on the Vice President's official Twitter account.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi records 48 new COVID-19 fatalities taking death toll to 5320; case tally 2.76 lakh
The national capital reported 48 COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, the highest in over 70 days, pushing the death toll to 5,320, while the infection tally rose to over 2.76 lakh with 3,227 more people contracting the viral disease, authorities said. This is the highest number of deaths reported in a day since July 16, when the city recorded 58 fatalities.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Rajasthan to launch mass awareness campaign against COVID-19 in 11 districts on Oct 2
A mass awareness movement will be launched in Rajasthan on October 2 to encourage people to adopt practices like wearing masks and maintaining social distance to combat COVID-19, officials said on Tuesday. The campaign will be run in 11 district headquarters, including Jaipur and Jodhpur, where the caseload is high. Section 144 of CRPC is already imposed in these districts.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Health Ministry doesn't agree that vaccine distribution in India will cost Rs 80,000 crore
The government on Tuesday said it does not agree with the calculation that Rs 80,000 crore is needed for distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in India. Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan was responding to a question tweeted by Serum Institute of India Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla who asked the government whether it had Rs 80,000 crore over the next one year for distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 8 crore people surveyed under Maha's anti-COVID-19 campaign
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday called for effective implementation of the state governments My Family, My Responsibility COVID19 initiative under which over 8 crore rural people claimed to have been surveyed so far. Thackeray was reviewing the campaign, launched nearly two weeks ago, which aims to survey and screen people of the state for the coronavirus as well as ailments like Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and Influenza-like Illness (ILI).
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Less than one-third COVID deaths in Delhi in September compared to June
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said the city recorded more COVID=19 cases in September as compared to June, but the number of deaths due to the disease was "less than one-third" of what it was three months ago. He also said the health authorities in the national capital have been conducting RTPCR tests on every symptomatic person.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Sero-survey 2.0 finds 6.6% of India's population may be exposed
The Indian Council of Medical Research has released the findings of a second Sero-Survey conducted at the end of August to find out the prevalence of the virus in the general population. The survey conducted in 70 districts across 21 states shows that 6.6 percent of the total population could be exposed to the virus. The prevalence of the virus is higher in urban areas. In urban slums, the exposure is 15.6 percent and in non-slum areas, the exposure is over 8 percent according to the survey.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 3 fresh fatalities take Meghalaya's COVID death toll to 46
The COVID-19 death toll in Meghalaya rose to 46 with three more persons succumbing to the disease, Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Laloo Hek said on Tuesday. The tally went up to 5,362 after 60 people tested positive for the infection, the minister said