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Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra's COVID tally rises by 3,623, death toll by 46; fatality rate at 2.12%

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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India saw a single-day rise of 28,591 coronavirus infections, taking the overall tally to 3,32,36,921, even as active cases declined by nearly 6,600 in a day to stand at 3,84,921, according to Union Health Ministry data updated Sunday. The death toll climbed to 4,42,655 with 338 daily fatalities reported Sunday, the data released at 8 am showed. The number of active cases declined by 6,595 in a span of 24 hours to stand at 3,84,921, constituting 1.16 per cent of the total infections, while the COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.51 percent, the health ministry said. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.87 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,24,09,345, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra's COVID tally rises by 3,623, death toll by 46; fatality rate at 2.12%
  • 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.
     
  • Maharashtra's COVID tally rises by 3,623, death toll by 46; fatality rate at 2.12% 

    Maharashtra on Sunday reported 3,623 new coronavirus positive cases,  taking the state's caseload to 64,97,877, while 46 deaths pushed the toll to 1,38,142, the health department said. A total of 2,972 patients recuperated during the day. With this, 63,05,788 people have recovered from the infection till now. The state's COVID19 recovery rate is 97.04 per cent and the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent. So far, 5,59,79,898 people have been tested across the state, the department said in a statement. 

  • Mumbai reports 354 new cases, 7 deaths; recovery rate at 97% 

    COVID-19 | Mumbai reports 354 new cases, 188 recoveries, and 7 deaths today. Total positive cases 735056 and active cases 4,823

  • Telangana records 249 new COVID-19 cases

    Telangana on Sunday added 249 fresh infections to its coronavirus tally, which rose to 6,61,551 while the toll mounted to 3,895  with two related fatalities. The number of active cases stood at 5,258, a state government bulletin said.

  • Karnataka reports 803 new COVID cases, 17 deaths 

    Karnataka reports 803 fresh #COVID19 cases, 802 recoveries and 17 deaths today.

    Total cases: 29,61,735
    Total recoveries: 29,07,548
    Death toll: 37,504

    Active cases: 16,656

  • Kerala posts 20,240 new COVID cases, 67 deaths

    Kerala on Sunday reported 20,240 fresh coronavirus cases and 67 deaths which pushed the total infections in the state to 43,75,431 and the fatalities till now to 22,551, the state government said   The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) was recorded at 17.51 per cent after testing 1,15,575 samples in the last 24 hours, a state government release said.The bulletin also said that since Saturday, 29,710 people recovered from the infection taking the total number to 41,30,065 and the number of active cases to 2,22,255.

  • England drops plans for compulsory vaccine passes for events
    A scheme for vaccine passports or socalled COVID pass for entry to nightclubs and other large events in England will not go ahead, the UK government announced on Sunday. The passes, proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID19 or a recent negative test, were expected to be rolled out from the end of this month at most venues and crowded events. However, UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid has now confirmed that the plan has been axed.
  • Delhi reports 22 new COVID cases, zero deaths; positivity rate 0.04% 

    Delhi reports 22 new #COVID19 cases, 44 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 390
    Total recoveries: 14,12,760
    Death toll: 25,083

  • Video shows COVID-19 norm violations at Maharashtra minister's event; no case, say cops

    A video that went viral on social media of an event attended by Maharashtra minister Dattatray Bharne in Indapur in Pune showed him and several of his supporters not maintaining social distance nor wearing masks, despite both being mandatory as per COVID19 norms.  Bharne, the local Nationalist Congress Party MLA, was attending the inauguration of a new bank building in Pimpri Budruk village on Saturday, and the videos in circulation showed his supporters carrying him on their shoulders.

  • Covid-19 recoveries cross two million mark in Andhra

    The gross Covid-19 recoveries in Andhra Pradesh crossed the two million mark and touched 20,00,877 as 1,226 infected persons got cured in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday. The cumulative coronavirus cases increased to 20,29,985 with the addition of 1,190 in 24 hours, the latest bulletin said. The overall Covid-19 toll rose to 13,998 as 11 more people succumbed to the pandemic in a day. The number of active cases in the state stood at 15,110, the bulletin said.

  • Puducherry adds 100 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths take toll to 1,823

    The union territory of Puducherry logged 100 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,24,775 while two fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,823, a top Health department official said on Sunday. Director of Health and Family Welfare Services G Sriramulu said the fresh cases were identified at the end of the examination of 5,032 samples and they were spread over Puducherry (60), Karaikal  (26), Mahe (13) and Yanam (one).

  • Despite COVID-19, malnutrition down by over 40% among kids in Naxal-hit Kondagaon, claims official

    Kondagaon, a small tribaldominated and Naxalaffected district in Chhattisgarh's Bastar division, has recorded more than 40 per cent decline in the number of malnourished children in the last two years even as it is also tackling the COVID19 pandemic since last year, an official claimed on Sunday.         Besides, a project, titled 'Nangat Pila', (term coined in local 'Halbi' dialect which means a healthy child), launched last year has not only helped in curbing malnutrition, but also provided a new source of livelihood to women and their selfhelp groups (SHGs) in the district.

  • India administered 74 crore COVID vaccines so far

    With over 74 crore COVID vaccines administered so far, India marches another achievement in its fight against #COVID19: Government of India

  • No vaccine passports: UK PM to set out winter COVID-19 plan

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will this week set out his plans to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the winter months, announcing a decision to scrap the introduction of vaccine passports and steps to end some emergency powers. Johnson, under fire from some in his governing Conservative Party for raising taxes to fix a health and social care crisis, looks set to try to soothe those critics by ditching plans to introduce passports despite an increasing number of coronavirus cases.

  • Vaccination is the medicine to boost economy: Nirmala Sitharaman
    Sitharaman said hospitals located in rural areas were able to take up expansion work by availing the schemes announced by the Ministry, including the "viability gap funding" scheme.
    Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra's COVID tally rises by 3,623, death toll by 46; fatality rate at 2.12%
  • Vehicular movement allowed in Kochi as Kerala govt lifts Sunday lockdown

    Vehicular movement was allowed without any restrictions in Kochi after the Kerala government lifted the lockdown on Sundays on Sept 7.

  • School bells ring in Bangladesh after 543 days of COVID break
    School bells rang after a hiatus of 543 days in Bangladesh on Sunday, as tens of thousands of students returned to classes, amid an ease in the coronavirus situation in the country and the vaccination programme picking up pace. News channels aired footages of students in school uniform entering campuses with broad smiles, visible despite masks. Many reached their classes many hours in advance as excitement among students was palpable.
  • COVID gives us a chance to rethink traditional end-of-school exams, and move into the 21 century
     
    Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle  Callaghan (Australia) (The Conversation) Victoria and New South Wales are in a scramble to plan for end-of-school exams. Vaccination targets may not be hit in time (for students or teachers), and there are other issues too  such as kids having missed weeks of face-to-face schooling. NSW has postponed its HSC (Higher School Certificate) exams until November. And while Victoria postponed its General Achievement Test, it has made no changes to its HSC equivalent, the VCE..
  • 12 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19. They had attended a 10-day training program at Pune, says Nagpur City Police.

  • Maharashtra: 191 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 2 more deaths

    With the addition of 191 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 5,54,404, an official said on Sunday. Besides these new cases reported on Saturday, the virus also claimed the lives of two more persons, pushing the death toll in the district to 11,340, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 2.04 percent, he added. In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count reached 1,35,086, while the death toll stood at 3,294, another official said.

  • Ladakh's COVID-19 tally rises to 20,601 with one fresh case

     

    One fresh COVID-19 case pushed Ladakh's tally to 20,601, while the number of active cases in the union territory came down to 34, officials said on Sunday. No fresh death was reported, they said. Since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, Ladakh has registered 207 COVID-related deaths -- 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil. Of the 34 active cases in Ladakh, 30 are in Leh and four in Kargil, the officials said. Six more people, all from Leh, recovered from COVID-19 in the union territory the previous day. With this, the number of recoveries has increased to 20,360, they said. A total of 3,741 people were tested for COVID-19 in Leh and Kargil on Saturday, they said.

  • Andaman & Nicobar reports only one new COVID-19 case

     

    The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported only one new COVID-19 case, which pushed the tally to 7,580, a health department official said on Sunday. The new case was detected in South Andaman district during contact tracing, he said. The archipelago now has eight active COVID-19 cases and all the patients are in the South Andaman district. The other two districts - North and Middle Andaman and Nicobar - are now coronavirus-free. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 129 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, the official said.

  • 245 children among 1,089 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram

     

    Mizoram's COVID-19 tally breached the 70,000-mark on Sunday as 1,089 more people, including 245 children, tested positive for the infection, which is 364 more than the previous day's count, a health official said. The northeastern state's coronavirus death toll rose to 236 as three more people succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) near Aizawl. The daily test positivity rate also rose to 13.98 percent from 10.73 percent on Saturday as 7,791 samples were tested, he said. The COVID-19 tally stood at 70,840. Mizoram now has 12,429 active cases, while 58,175 people have recovered from the infection so far, including 1,004 on Saturday. 

  • Chinese city with coronavirus outbreak stops buses, trains


    A city in southern China that is trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak told the public on Sunday not to leave, suspended bus and train service and closed cinemas, bars and other facilities. Anyone who needs to leave Putian, a city of 2.9 million people in Fujian province south of Shanghai, for an essential trip must have proof of a negative coronavirus test within the past 48 hours, the city government announced. China declared the virus under control in early 2020 but has suffered outbreaks of its more contagious delta variant. Authorities say most are traced to travelers arriving from Russia, Myanmar and other countries.

  • Today's Data Highlights (September 12)

    - 28.59k new cases, 338 new deaths, 34.85k new recoveries, 6.6k dip in the active cases

    - Deaths below 400 for the 10th consecutive day

    - New cases below 40k for the 3rd day

    - Kerala reports 20.49k new cases, Tamil Nadu 1.6k, Andhra Pradesh 1.15k

    - Kerala reports 181 new deaths, Maharashtra 35, Tamil Nadu 27

    - 15 states/UTs report a rise in the active cases

    - Difference between new cases reported in the last 7 days and the preceding 7 days in India is -17% (world average is -12%)

    - 72.87 lakh new vaccinations. 73.82 crore total. 43.2 lakh received their first dose yesterday, 29.67 lakh second dose

    - 15.3 lakh new tests. Test positivity rate: 1.87% (2.10% the previous day)

    - Test positivity rate below 3% for the 13th day

    - Test positivity rate (weekly average): Kerala 16.78%, Mizoram 11.78%, Sikkim 9.27%

    Note: Because of Maharashtra's data reconciliation, today's data for the state again shows no change in new cases and recoveries, as this is calculated basis change over the previous day's data

  • India reports 28,591 new COVID-19 cases, 34,848 recoveries, and 338 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry.

    Total cases: 3,32,36,921

    Active cases: 3,84,921

    Total recoveries: 3,24,09,345

    Death toll: 4,42,655

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra's COVID tally rises by 3,623, death toll by 46; fatality rate at 2.12%
India saw a single-day rise of 28,591 coronavirus infections, taking the overall tally to 3,32,36,921, even as active cases declined by nearly 6,600 in a day to stand at 3,84,921, according to Union Health Ministry data updated Sunday. The death toll climbed to 4,42,655 with 338 daily fatalities reported Sunday, the data released at 8 am showed. The number of active cases declined by 6,595 in a span of 24 hours to stand at 3,84,921, constituting 1.16 percent of the total infections, while the COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.51 percent, the health ministry said. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.87 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,24,09,345, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.