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Coronavirus news highlights: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus news highlights: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus news highlights: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19
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Coronavirus news highlights: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu tested positive for COVID-19 on September 29. He underwent a test earlier in the day. A tweet on the Vice President's official account read: "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."

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With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then, stay safe and good night. 

Sept 29, 2020 10:29 PM

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.

Sept 29, 2020 9:54 PM

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.

Sept 29, 2020 9:39 PM
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: West Bengal reports 3,188 new COVID-19 cases, 62 more deaths

West Bengal on Tuesday reported 3,188 new cases of COVID-19, taking its tally to 2,53,768, as per a bulletin issued by the Health Department. The COVID19 toll rose to 4,899 after 62 more people died.
Sept 29, 2020 9:15 PM
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Tamil Nadu govt extends lockdown till Oct 31
 
The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday extended the ongoing lockdown till October 31 with more relaxations and put on hold its earlier order permitting students from class X to XII to voluntarily seek their teachers' guidance from October 1 by going to schools. The government's decision to defer plans on allowing students to go to schools on a voluntary basis to clear doubts from their teachers followed opposition from parents who had declined to send their wards to the educational institutions.
Sept 29, 2020 9:14 PM
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: MP adds 1,877 new COVID-19 cases, 2,433 recover; 39 die
 
Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday reported 1,877 new COVID19 cases, raising its count of infections to 1,26,043 while 39 deaths took the toll to 2,281, a state Health department official said. A total of 2,433 patients were discharged during the day, taking the total count of recoveries to 1,02,445, he said.
Sept 29, 2020 9:13 PM

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.

Sept 29, 2020 8:31 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Kerala reports 7354 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths

Kerala on Tuesday again registered a spike in new COVID-19 cases reporting 7,354 fresh infections, taking the state caseload to 1,86,276. The death toll climbed to 719 with 22 fatalities.

Sept 29, 2020 8:15 PM

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.

Sept 29, 2020 8:11 PM

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. 

Sept 29, 2020 7:47 PM

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).

Sept 29, 2020 7:13 PM

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.

Sept 29, 2020 6:43 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Spain extends COVID furlough scheme to January

Spain on Tuesday agreed a last minute extension of a scheme supporting hundreds of thousands of workers furloughed due to COVID-19, as part of a broader social protection package.

Sept 29, 2020 6:40 PM

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.

Sept 29, 2020 6:27 PM

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

Sept 29, 2020 6:13 PM

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