78% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states/UTs and 75% of the new confirmed cases are from 10 states and UTs. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala contribute more than 5,000 to the new confirmed cases: Ministry of Health https://t.co/4y7F1IMEcJ pic.twitter.com/pKbZF11dsQ
— ANI (@ANI) October 20, 2020
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: New Zealand’s Ben Lister becomes first COVID-19 substitute
Auckland medium pacer Ben Lister on Tuesday became the first COVID-19 substitute in cricket, replacing teammate Mark Chapman in the ongoing Plunket Shield first-class cricket championship. The 26-year-old Chapman, who has represented New Zealand in six ODIs and 24 T20Is, reportedly felt sick on Monday following which the batsman underwent a COVID-19 test. Lister, who has featured in 18 first class games, was named as the replacement until Chapman’s test results are known. “Ollie Pringle makes his First-Class debut becoming No. Keycap digit fiveKeycap digit twoKeycap digit four. Ben Lister starts as Covid-19 replacement with Mark Chapman awaiting test results after feeling ill yesterday,” Auckland Cricket tweeted.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Case against COVID-19 norms violation in MP CM’s poll roadshow
Police have registered a case of alleged violation of COVID-19 guidelines during a roadshow of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Indore’s Sanver area where an Assembly bypoll is scheduled on November 3, an official said on Tuesday. The roadshow was held on Monday evening following which an FIR was registered against a local BJP leader on whose application the permission was given for the roadshow in Sanver area, he said. The nod was given on the condition that COVID-19 norms of social distancing and others will be followed and only five vehicles would be allowed in the roadshow, Sanver police station in-charge Santosh Kumar Dudhi said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 27 new cases push Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally to 2,280
Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally rose to 2,280 on Tuesday as 27 more people, including a seven-year-old boy, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Aizawl reported 20 new cases, followed by two each in Lawngtlai and Serchhip, and one each in Champhai, Kolasib and Mamit districts, he said. As many as 25 fresh infections, including 20 in Aizawl, were locally transmitted, while two new patients had returned from Assam and Tripura, the official said. The state now has 129 active cases, while 2,151 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said. Mizoram has not reported any coronavirus fatality till date. The state has so far tested 97,664 samples for COVID-19, including 1,253 on Monday, he added.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 238 new cases push Arunachal’s COVID-19 tally to 13,643
Arunachal Pradesh’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 13,643 on Tuesday as 238 more people, including 10 Army jawans and four health personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The Capital Complex region reported the highest number of new infections at 40, followed by Lohit (39) and East Siang (32), he said. As many as 228 more people have been cured of the disease, State Surveillance Officer, Dr Lobsang Jampa, said. The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state stands at 79.01 per cent, he said. The state now has 2,833 active coronavirus cases, while 10,780 people have recovered from the disease and 30 patients have succumbed to the infection so far, the official said. The Capital Complex region — comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas — has the highest number of active cases at 1,385, followed by West Siang (316) and East Siang (167), Jampa said. The state has so far tested 2,96,135 samples for COVID-19, including 2,941 on Monday, he added.
The percentage of active cases have fallen below 10%. The total positive cases of the country today are less than 7.5 lakhs (7,48,538) and comprise merely 9.85% of the total cases: Ministry of Health pic.twitter.com/oYzl62cqAT
— ANI (@ANI) October 20, 2020
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: COVID-19 tally in Pondy rises to 33,452 with 206 additions
Two more people, including a 90-year old woman from Mahe, died of COVID-19 on Tuesday pushing the toll in the union territory to 577. Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that 206 fresh cases were identified at the end of examination of 4,013 samples during last 24 hours raising the caseload to 33,452. The Director said 252 patients were discharged during last 24 hours and the fatality and recovery rates were 1.72 percent and 86.02 percent recently. As many as 2.70 lakh samples had been tested so far and it was found that 2.33 lakh samples out of them were negative.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Bihar’s COVID-19 death toll breaches 1,000-mark; recovery rate touches 94%
Bihar’s COVID-19 death toll crossed the 1,000-mark on Monday as seven more patients succumbed to the disease, while 912 fresh infections pushed the state’s caseload to 2,05,123, a health bulletin said. As many as 1,195 more people were cured of the disease, taking the recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state to 94.47 per cent, it said. The fresh fatalities — one each in Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Jamui, Nalanda, Purnea and Samastipur districts – took the death toll to 1,003, the bulletin said. Patna district reported the highest number of new cases at 253, followed by Muzaffarpur (48), Purnea (41), Aurangabad (38), Madhepura (36), Saharsa (33), it said. Patna has so far reported 32,864 coronavirus cases, of which 2,510 are active, and 246 deaths, the bulletin said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Govt enhances expenditure limit of candidates
The poll spending limit for candidates contesting Lok Sabha and assembly elections has been enhanced by 10 percent based on the recommendation of the Election Commission that contestants be allowed to spend more on campaigning keeping in mind difficulties they may face due to COVID-19 curbs. The hike in expenditure limit will help candidates contesting the Bihar assembly poll as well as bypolls to one Lok Sabha and 59 assembly seats. Over a month ago, the Election Commission had recommended a 10 percent hike in expenditure for all elections to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hike was recommended keeping in mind the difficulties candidates may face in campaigning amid the restrictions imposed, including those on holding rallies amid the pandemic. The notification issued by the Law Ministry on Monday night said the maximum expenditure a candidate can incur for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls is now Rs 77 lakh. It was so far Rs 70 lakh. For assemblies, it has been hiked from Rs 28 lakh to Rs 30.8 lakh. The maximum expenditure limit for candidates to spend on their campaigning varies from state to state.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 1,264 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, recovery rate over 90%
The COVID-19 tally in Thane rose to 2,01,734 with the addition of 1,264 new cases, while seven civic limits of the Maharashtra district reported a recovery rate of over 90 percent, an official said on Tuesday. The district also reported 29 deaths due to the viral infection on Monday, taking the toll to 5,100, he said. So far, Kalyan town has recorded the maximum number of COVID-19 cases at 48,106, followed by Thane city – 44,093 and Navi Mumbai – 42,417 he said. As of now, there are 13,404 active COVID-19 cases in the district, while 1,83,230 patients (90.83 percent) have recovered, the official said. The COVID-19 recovery rate in Thane city was 90.24 percent, Kalyan – 92.58 percent, Mira Bhayander – 90.73 percent, Navi Mumbai-91.46 percent, Ulhasnagar – 90.97 percent, Ambernath – 92.29 percent, Badlapur – 94.91 percent, Bhiwandi – 88.70 percent and Thane rural – 83.95 percent. An official from neighbouring Palghar said the district has so far reported 39,341 COVID-19 cases and 840
deaths due to the disease.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi Metro fines 144 passengers in last 6 days for violating COVID-19 norms
The Delhi Police has issued 144 challans to metro passengers for violating COVID-19 guidelines in the last six days, officials said on Tuesday. The police personnel at metro stations have been conducting a drive to check the violation of COVID-19 guidelines. Passengers who were not wearing masks or maintaining social distancing were fined, they said. In the last six days, a total of 3,691 trains were checked and 144 challans issued to passengers for violating the guidelines to control the pandemic, said Jitendra Mani, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro). He requested all passengers to follow COVID-19 protocols inside metro trains and at other places as well. The Delhi Metro was closed on March 22 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It resumed services in early September with strict safety and social distancing measures in place.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: US reports more new cases than India; Spain, Argentina cross 1 million total cases mark
Here are some highlights from the global numbers
– USA reports more new cases than India. 57.3k vs 46.8k
– Spain and Argentina cross 1 million total cases mark. 6 countries now have more that 1 million cases: USA, India, Brazil, Russia, Spain and Argentina
– Peru records more than 1k deaths per million population (1021 deaths/million). 2nd highest in the world behind the tiny country of San Marino (1237 deaths/million)
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India COVID-19 tally just shy off of 76 lakh mark; active cases fall below 7.5 lakh
Here are the main highlights from today’s COVID-19 India data today:
Active cases below 7.5 lakh; at lowest level since august 28
Active cases fall for 17th consecutive day; decline by 23,517 in 24 hours
Active cases fall by nearly 2 lakh in last 17 days
Total cases rise by 46,790; lowest single-day rise in three months
Recoveries increase by 66,399 & deaths by 587 in last 24 hours
Total cases at 75.97 lakh, active 7.48 lakh, recoveries 67.33 lakh and deaths 1.15 lakh
Total tests on a single-day back above 10 lakh; it’s at 10.33 lakh vs yesterday’s 8.60 lakh
Recovery rate above 88.5 percent; it’s at 88.63 percent vs yesterday’s 88.26 percent
Mortality rate remains at 1.52 percent for last six days
Active cases record 2nd biggest single-day fall; active cases at 2-month low
Total cases see additions of less than 50,000 in last 24 hours
Increase in total cases, lowest in last three months
Increase in deaths continues to be less than 600 for 2nd day in a row
Total tests on a single-day back above 10 lakh
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Patients play ‘garba’ at COVID-19 facilities, videos go viral
Two videos of patients performing ‘garba’ at COVID-19 facilities in Mumbai have surfaced on social media, even as the Maharashtra government has appealed to people to hold health and blood donation camps instead of dandiya during the ongoing Navratri festival. In one of the videos, a number of COVID-19 patients with masks on their faces are seen performing garba along with health workers wearing PPE kits on a Bollywood song in a female ward. In the clip, some female patients are also seen
watching the performance. In another video, some male patients are seen doing garba with healthcare professionals who are in PPE kits at ‘Nursing Station 15’.
Trend of daily cases in 5 most affected states-Maharashtra, Karnataka,Kerala,Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu-reveals stages of decline of active cases. It mirrors steady decrease in active cases in India with caseload being sustained below 8 lakhs for 3 days in a row: Health Ministry pic.twitter.com/BRIowIqE5N
— ANI (@ANI) October 20, 2020
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Israel to start human trials of COVID vaccine candidate ‘Brilife’ towards Oct-end
Israel has named its COVID-19 vaccine candidate ‘Brilife’ and its human trials will begin by October-end, according to an official press release. The prospective vaccine is being developed by the Israel Institute of Biological Research (IIBR) that was established in 1952 as part of the Israel Defence Forces’ Science Corps, and later became a civilian organisation. Israel had claimed in August that it already has the vaccine against the coronavirus “in hand” but it has to go through regulatory processes that would begin with human trials following the autumn holidays. Defence Minister Benny Gantz on Monday visited the IIBR and described the process of beginning of human trials as a “very significant moment” and “source of national pride” that can bring great news for Israel and the rest of the world.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 31 more fatalities take Delhi’s COVID-19 death toll to 6,040; infection tally 3.33 lakh
The national capital recorded 31 more fatalities on Monday, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 6,040, while 2,154 fresh cases took the infection tally to over 3.33 lakh, authorities said. The relatively low number of fresh cases came out of the 36,445 tests conducted the previous day. Thirty-one more fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 6,040, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department. On September 29 and October 10, 48 fatalities were reported in the city, the highest number of deaths recorded in a day since July 16, when Delhi saw 58 fatalities. The tally of active cases on Monday dropped slightly to 22,570 from 23,292 the previous day. The total number of cases has climbed to 3,33,171, the bulletin said. The number of containment zones in Delhi increased slightly to 2,782 from 2,770 on Sunday.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 5,984 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 15,069 recover
Maharashtra on Monday recorded 5,984 new coronavirus cases, the lowest spike in the last several weeks, which took its caseload to 16,01,365, a health official said. 125 fatalities took the COVID-19 death toll in the state to 42,240, he added. On the other hand, 15,069 patients were discharged during the day, taking the number of recoveries in the state to 13,84,879. There are 1,73,759active cases. 81,85,778 people have been tested so far.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India’s research, manufacturing critical to fighting COVID-19, says Bill Gates
India’s research and manufacturing will be critical to fighting COVID-19 especially for making vaccines on a large scale, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said on Monday. Addressing the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, Gates delved upon the difficulties in vaccine development and diagnostics of COVID-19. The American business magnate said India is “very inspiring” as it has made huge strides in improving the health of its people in the last two decades. “And now, India’s research and manufacturing will be critical to fighting COVID-19 especially when it comes to making vaccines at large scale,” he said. Gates said scientists all over the world are involved in a particular ‘grand challenge’-ending the current pandemic.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 1,233 new coronavirus cases in Mumbai, 45 deaths
The tally of coronavirus cases in Mumbai increased to 2,43,172 on Monday with 1,233 new cases coming to light, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The death toll in the city increased to 9,776 with 45 fresh fatalities, it said. The number of recovered patients in the city increased to 2,12,905, with 2,092 patients being discharged from hospitals during the day. The recovery rate in the city is 87 percent. Mumbai has 18, 624 active COVID-19 cases at present. According to the BMC, 13. 63 lakh coronavirus cases have been carried out in the city so far. There are 9,473 sealed buildings and 632 containment zones in slums and chawls. The civic body claimed that the average growth rate of COVID-19 cases declined to 0.73 percent on October 18 from 1.01 per cent on October 10. Average doubling rate of 69 days on October 10 has improved to 95 days, it added.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Global coronavirus cases cross 40 million mark
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the planet has passed 40 million. The milestone was passed early Monday according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reporting from around the world. The actual worldwide figure of COVID-19 cases is likely to be far higher, as testing has been variable, many people have had no symptoms and some governments have concealed the true number of cases. To date, more than 1.1 million confirmed virus deaths have been reported. The U.S., Brazil and India are reporting by far the highest numbers of cases, although the increase in recent weeks has been driven by a surge in Europe.