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    COVID-19 recoveries cross 50-lakh mark in India, 10 lakh patients cured in last 11 days

    India's COVID-19 caseload sprinted past the 60 lakh on Sunday night, 12 days after it crossed the 50-lakh mark, while the total number of recoveries too surged to 50,02,959, according to data from states and union territories. India is in pole position in terms of the number of recoveries, followed by Brazil and the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world.COVID-19 recoveries cross 50-lakh mark in India, 10 lakh patients cured in last 11 days

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 61-lakh mark, recovery rate boosts to 83%

    With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 61-lakh mark on Sep 29. Spike of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths reported in last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 61,45,292 including 9,47,576 active cases, 51,01,398 cured/discharged/migrated and 96,318 deaths. More than 83% of total cases (exceeding 50 lakhs) recovered and discharged. The active cases (lower than 10 lakhs) are a small proportion (less than 1/5th) of total cases.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 61-lakh mark, recovery rate boosts to 83%

    India's COVID-19 tally races past 55 lakh; recovery rate rises to 80.86%

    The coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 55,62,663, with 75,083 new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 88,935 as the virus claimed 1,053 more lives during the same period, according to the data updated at 8 am.

    Coronavirus pandemic: Worldwide death toll crosses 1 million mark

    The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has eclipsed 1 million. The milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University comes more than nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders' resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.Coronavirus pandemic: Worldwide death toll crosses 1 million mark

    COVID-19: With 88,600 new cases, India's tally nears 60 lakh; total recoveries cross 49-lakh mark

    A single-day spike of 88,600 new COVID-19 cases and 1,124 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. Coronavirus recoveries in country have also crossed 49 lakh mark. COVID case tally stood at 59,92,533 including 9,56,402 active cases, 49,41,628 cured/discharged/migrated and 94,503 deaths. 7,12,57,836 samples tested up to 26th September for COVID-19. Of these, 9,87,861 samples were tested yesterday.COVID-19: With 88,600 new cases, India's tally nears 60 lakh; total recoveries cross 49-lakh mark

    Coronavirus update: India’s total tally crosses 57-lakh mark with spike of 86,508 new cases

    India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 57-lakh mark with a spike of 86,508 new cases and 1,129 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stood at 57,32,519 including 9,66,382 active cases, 46,74,988 cured/discharged/migrated & 91,149 deaths. 6,74,36,031 samples were tested up to September 23 for COVID-19. Of these, 11,56,569 samples were tested yesterday. Coronavirus update: India’s total tally crosses 57-lakh mark with spike of 86,508 new cases

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for coronavirus

    Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on September 16 said that he has tested positive for COVID-19, following which he isolated himself. “Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my Doctor. During the course of my check up, I have been tested COVID 19 positive. I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all. I have isolated myself,” Gadkari said in a tweet. On the same day, as many as 23,365 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Maharashtra.Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for coronavirus

    Global coronavirus death toll passes 1 million

    By 1600 GMT Monday, the disease had claimed 1,002,432 victims from 33,178,275 recorded infections, according to an AFP tally collected from official sources by journalists stationed around the world, and compiled by a dedicated team of data specialists.

    Former Union minister Uma Bharti tests positive for coronavirus, quarantines self

    Taking to Twitter, Bharti on Saturday night said that she had taken a COVID-19 test as she was suffering from fever, and the report came positive.

    86,961 new COVID-19 cases in India, tally reaches 54,87,580; death toll mounts to 87,882

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 54,87,580, while the death toll climbed to 87,882 with the infection claiming 1,130 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Over half of coronavirus-caused deaths in Karnataka were people above sixty

    More than half of the 7,500-plus people who died in the state due to the infection were aged 60 years and older, according to the data. About a fourth of the deceased were in the age group of 51-60 years.

    Oil steady as market eyes coronavirus hit to demand

    "The prospect of the return of Libyan barrels to the market is adding to the bearish sentiment," RBC Capital Markets said in a note. "However, we think the return of the barrels will be slow and subject to reversal based on the volatile security and political picture."

    Covid-19 pandemic: Govt wasted initial golden months to curb spread of virus, says Ghulam Nabi Azad in RS

    Participating in a debate on COVID-19 pandemic in the Upper House, the former health minister attacked the government for losing "golden months" to stop the spread of the disease despite a warning from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in December 2019 about the spread of a mysterious pneumonia in neighbouring China. "It was happening in our neighbourhood, we should have been alert," he said, adding that even former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had warned about the coming of a pandemic of this nature in March.Covid-19 pandemic: Govt wasted initial golden months to curb spread of virus, says Ghulam Nabi Azad in RS

    Spend cautiously to sail through the coronavirus pandemic

    You must churn your portfolio to move towards assets that provide liquidity/cash flow (deposits, bonds, equity) in the short term and refrain from piling up gold.

    Covid-19: India records 83,809 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 49 lakh mark

    With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 49 lakh mark on Sep 15. The spike of 83,809 new cases and 1,054 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 49,30,237 including 9,90,061 active cases, 38,59,400 cured/discharged/migrated and 80,776 deaths. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 5,83,12,273 samples tested up to Sep 14 for COVID-19. Of these, 10,72,845 samples were tested yesterday. Covid-19: India records 83,809 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 49 lakh mark

    Fear of second coronavirus wave as people moving out: Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray

    Speaking at a virtual meeting with ministers and officials of Marathwada and Nashik divisions on the COVID-19 situation, the CM expressed concerns over asymptomatic patients, allowed to remain at home, stepping out without proper precautions and infecting others.

    Kerala sees record spike with 4,696 cases

    Kerala reported the biggest-ever single-day spurt in Covid-19 cases on Sunday with 4,696 additions, taking the total infection count in the state to 1.35 lakh. With 16 more deaths, the toll rose to 535.

    Delhi has hit peak in second wave of coronavirus pandemic: Arvind Kejriwal

    This is the first time any state in the country claimed to have reached the second wave of the pandemic. The total number of cases in Maharashtra, which has reported the highest Covid-19 case load, is 12,63,799 cases. Delhi stands at the fifth spot with 2,56,789 cases.

    COVID-19: 96,424 new infections push India's case tally to over 52 lakh

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 52,14,677, while the death toll climbed to 84,372 with the virus claiming 1,174 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 53-lakh mark with 93,337 new cases

    With a spike of 93,337 new cases, India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed 53-lakh mark on September 19. The total coronavirus case tally stands at 53,08,015 including 10,13,964 active cases. As per Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, so far 42,08,432 people were cured/discharged/migrated. In last 24 hours, 1,247 deaths have been reported, while the total numbers of death from the diseases mount to 85,619. According to IMCR, total samples tested up to 18th September are 6,24, 54, 254 including 8,81,911 samples tested yesterday.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 53-lakh mark with 93,337 new cases

    Will government blame god to evade accountability: Congress on Covid-19 tally topping 50 lakh

    The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 50,20,359, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh, while the death toll climbed to 82,066 with 1,290 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, according to Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday.

    COVID-19: Over 25,000 fined since mid June for not wearing face masks in Delhi

    "Despite awareness, activities and appeals by the authorities including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, cases of violation of COVID-19 safety measures are frequent requiring strict monitoring and enforcement," said a senior government official.

    Donald Trump claims PM Narendra Modi told him he has done a great job in COVID-19 testing

    Trump is currently making a swing of some of the key states in the West Coast and has been spending a considerable amount of time in Nevada. The president said that Modi's comment on testing being done by the US needs to be explained to the media, which is after him over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Record number of COVID-19 tests - over 12 lakh - conducted in 24 hours, says Health ministry

    This strongly demonstrates a substantial strengthening of the COVID-19 testing infrastructure in the country, the health ministry said, underlining that India's daily testing numbers are among the highest in the world.

    COVID-19 in Delhi: Highest single-day spike recorded with over 4,000 new cases

    The national capital on September 09 crossed 2-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 4,039 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The total tally rose to 2,01,174, including 4,638 deaths. Karnataka reported 9,540 new COVID-19 cases and 128 deaths today. The Ministry of Health stated on September 09 that 60% of the total cases have been recorded only in 5 states with 89,706 new cases. Maharashtra has alone contributed more than 20,000 and Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000.COVID-19 in Delhi: Highest single-day spike recorded with over 4,000 new cases

    'I didn't lie,' we needed calm for coronavirus: Donald Trump

    President Donald Trump is defending his actions on the coronavirus after revelations surfaced that he had had been determined to play down the danger despite describing it in private as “deadly stuff.”'I didn't lie,' we needed calm for coronavirus: Donald Trump

    Parliament monsoon session begins today adhering to Covid-19 protocols, will take up 47 items in 18 sittings till Oct 1

    The monsoon session of Parliament is set to begin today amid unprecedented safety measures for coronavirus or COVID-19. The government has confirmed that 18 bills and a total of 47 items will be taken up during the session, which will be held over a period of 18 days. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the timings of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been shortened to four hours each, and Parliament will function for seven days a week during the monsoon session. Meanwhile, the government's decision to cut down the Zero Hour to half and completely scrap the Question Hour has hugely upset the Opposition.Parliament monsoon session begins today adhering to Covid-19 protocols, will take up 47 items in 18 sittings till Oct 1

    COVID-19 cases in India cross 45-lakh mark

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 45,62,414, while the recoveries surged to 35,42,663, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Covid-19: India reports 85,362 new cases, 1,089 deaths in 24 hours; tally breaches 59-lakh mark

    India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 59-lakh mark with a spike of 85,362 new cases and 1,089 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stood at 59,03,933 including 9,60,969 active cases, 48,49,585 cured/discharged/migrated & 93,379 deaths. 7,02,69,975 samples tested up to 25th September for COVID-19. Of these, 13,41,535 samples were tested yesterday.Covid-19: India reports 85,362 new cases, 1,089 deaths in 24 hours; tally breaches 59-lakh mark

    ICMR's 2nd sero-survey shows Indians far from achieving herd immunity against COVID-19: Vardhan

    During an interaction with his social media followers, the minister said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is actively researching on reports of COVID-19 reinfection and although the number of such cases is negligible at this moment, the government is fully seized of the importance of the matter, the health ministry said in a statement.

    Haryana issues new guidelines for home isolation care of coronavirus patients

    During a virtual meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Rajeev Arora, said that around 60 to 70 per cent of coronavirus infected persons are in home isolation.

    COVID-19 tally in India breaches 48-lakh mark; death toll climbs 79,722

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 48,46,427, while the death toll climbed to 79,722 with 1,136 more people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Coronavirus crisis is shattering India's big and bright dreams

    India's ambitious goals of becoming a superpower, military upgrade and pulling its poor population out of poverty have been set back by a sharp plunge in economic growth and soaring coronavirus infections.

    Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests positive for Coronavirus

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has tested positive of COVID-19. He is asymptomatic and under home isolation. Goa CM will discharge his duties working from home. Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests positive for Coronavirus

    Telangana reports 2,478 Covid-19 new cases, death toll reaches 866

    The state said males accounted for more than 64% of the infected people. Telangana continued to report increased active cases and lower recoveries, resulting in the lower than national average recovery rate.

    "The nation which unleashed this plague": Donald Trump demands UN hold China to account for coronavirus

    Trump reiterated that the Chinese deliberately hid what they knew about the virus after it had been first detected in Wuhan last year, allowing it to spread. He also repeated his accusation that the World Health Organization, an arm of the United Nations, is controlled by Beijing and abetted its early inaction, which China and the WHO have denied.

    Covid-19: India reports 86,052 new cases, 1,141 deaths in 24 hours; tally crosses 58-lakh mark

    With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 58-lakh mark on September 25. A spike of 86,052 new cases and 1,141 deaths reported in last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 58,18,571 including 9,70,116 active cases, 47,56,165 cured/discharged/migrated and 92,290 deaths. According to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), more than 13.80 lakh tests have been done in the last 24 hours. Covid-19: India reports 86,052 new cases, 1,141 deaths in 24 hours; tally crosses 58-lakh mark

    Karnataka home minister tests positive for Covid-19

    Karnataka home minister Basavaraj S Bommai tests positive for Covid-19. He is asymptomatic and under home isolation.Karnataka home minister tests positive for Covid-19

    COVID-19 update: India's tally crosses 55-lakh mark with 75,083 new cases

    India’s COVID tally crossed 55-lakh mark on September 22 after the country reported a spike of 75,083 new COVID-19 cases. Total COVID case tally stands at 55, 62,664, including 9,75,861 active cases, 44,97,868 discharged. With 1,053 deaths in the last 24 hours, death toll due to COVID reached 88,935. Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 6,53,25,779 samples were tested up to September 21 for the virus. Of these, 9,33,185 samples were tested on September 21.COVID-19 update: India's tally crosses 55-lakh mark with 75,083 new cases

    Manish Sisodia's condition stable, to undergo another COVID-19 test in couple of days

    The condition of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a state-run facility here, is stable, and he will undergo another coronavirus test in a couple of days, officials said on Thursday.

    Coronavirus in India: With 83,347 new cases, total tally crosses 56-lakh mark

    India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 56-lakh mark on September 23 with a spike of 83,347 new infections. Total COVID-19 cases in the country stand at 56,46,011. Currently, there are 9,68,377 active cases. With 1,085 deaths in last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 90,020. Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 6,62,79,462 samples were tested up to September 22. Further, the Health Ministry informed that India's COVID-19 testing capacity surges to over 12 lakh daily tests. Coronavirus in India: With 83,347 new cases, total tally crosses 56-lakh mark

    Covid-19 tally in India breaches 58-lakh mark

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 58,18,570 with 86,052 infections being reported in a day.

    Coronavirus in India: With 86,961 new cases, total tally crosses 54 lakh mark

    With continuous surge in COVID-19 cases, India’s case tally crossed 54 lakh mark on Sep 21. The spike of 86,961 new cases and 1,130 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 54,87,581 including 10,03,299 active cases, 43,96,399 cured/discharged/migrated & 87,882 deaths. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,43,92,594 samples tested up to Sep 20 for COVID-19. Of these, 7,31,534 samples were tested yesterday.Coronavirus in India: With 86,961 new cases, total tally crosses 54 lakh mark

    Coronavirus cases rising exponentially due to unlocking, according to Maharashtra government

    Health minister Rajesh Tope said the state government as part of restarting the economic activities has removed restrictions on inter-district travel, dropped e-pass requirements for travelling and allowed more government employees in the offices, which have cumulatively led to the rise in infection.

    Covid-19 positive cases in Tamil Nadu remain under 6,000-mark

    There has been a gradual and marginal decline in the number of cases over the last week. On Sunday, 5975 people had tested positive. The total number of cases in the state now stands at 385,352. The number of deaths reported too was the same as the number on Sunday with 97 more people succumbing to the infection.

    Covid-19: India reports 90,802 new cases in 24 hrs; tally crosses 42 lakh-mark

    India on September 07 reported single-day spike of 90,802 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. 1,016 deaths in the last 24 hours took the COVID-19 toll in the country to 71,642. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus are now 42,04,614 which include 8,82,542 active infections.Covid-19: India reports 90,802 new cases in 24 hrs; tally crosses 42 lakh-mark

    Lockdown not an attack on coronavirus, but on poor: Rahul Gandhi

    "The lockdown was an attack on labourers, farmers and small shopkeepers. It was an attack on our unorganised sector. We have to understand this. We all have to stand against this attack," he said. "Whatever was done in the name of Corona was the third attack on the unorganised sector," he also said.

    Covid-19: India reports 96,551 new cases in 24 hours; tally surpass 45-lakh mark

    India registered a record 96,551 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours taking the total number of infections past the 45-lakh mark, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday. Apart from the fresh infections, 1,209 coronavirus-related deaths were also reported taking the death toll to 76,271 in the country. Out of the total 45,62,415 COVID-19 cases, around 9,43,480 are active cases while 35,42,664 have been successfully cured/discharged/migrated.Covid-19: India reports 96,551 new cases in 24 hours; tally surpass 45-lakh mark

    WHO lauds Gujarat's efforts to contain coronavirus

    In the presentation given to the WHO team, the state government particularly highlighted how surveillance was scaled up with the help of over 5,000 teams and introduction of 'Dhanvantari Raths' (mobile vans) for testing and basic health check-up.

    Coming months going to be challenging due to coronavirus pandemic: Radico Khaitan's MD

    In his address to shareholders in the company's Annual Report 2019-20, Khaitan said, "In the current scenario, the company has adopted a deliberate and prudent approach which is not very different from our long-term strategy. First and foremost is the focus on strengthening our brand portfolio."

    Unlock 4.0: Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah reopens today with COVID-19 precautions

    The Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi will be reopened from September 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic. The Dargah is being sanitised ahead of its reopening. Use of sanitisers and face masks is mandatory while coming to Dargah. The shrine was closed from mid-March, after the outbreak of coronavirus. The decision to reopen the dargah was taken after the Unlock 4.0 guidelines were issued by the MHA. Unlock 4.0: Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah reopens today with COVID-19 precautions

    Mumbai: Prohibitory orders and section 144 extended till Sept 30 due to rise in COVID cases

    Prohibitory orders restricting movement and gathering of people have been extended in Mumbai till September 30 in view of rising coronavirus cases, a police official said on Thursday. The restrictions under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure are in place in the city since lockdown began.Mumbai: Prohibitory orders and section 144 extended till Sept 30 due to rise in COVID cases

    Can wearing glasses protect you from coronavirus?

    It may be that eyeglasses act as a partial barrier, protecting eyes from the splatter of a cough or sneeze.

    India's COVID-19 caseload nears 60 lakh; recoveries cross 49 lakh, deaths close in on 1 lakh

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 59,92,532, while the death toll climbed to 94,503 with 1,124 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, data updated at 8 am showed.

    Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?

    ​It appears the virus can spread among children and teens, but how easily may vary by age. Research is still underway, but children under age 10 seem to be less likely than older kids to transmit the virus to other children and adults.

    Down with Covid-19, Deepak Kochhar seeks to be shifted to a private hospital

    Kochhar’s counsel Vijay Aggarwal informed the High Court that the federal agency has moved Kochhar from AIIMS Delhi to AIIMS Jhajjar for treatment of Covid-19. Kochhar was tested Covid-19 positive on September 14. He was remanded to custodial interrogation of ED on September 8 by a Mumbai Court.

    India’s first three COVID-19 survivors and how life has changed for them

    Seher was India’s first Covid-19 patient. Since January 23, the day she and two other students took the last train out of Wuhan and then a flight back home to Kochi, Covid-19 has changed Seher’s life completely. ET traced India’s first three Covid-19 patients to find out what it is like to survive the disease and the life they’ve led since then.

    Telangana reports 2.7K Covid-19 cases, recovery still lower than national average

    In a bulletin on Saturday morning, the state public health department said nine persons had succumbed to the virus in the 24 hours till Friday night, taking the death toll to 808.

    Covid-19: India reports 96,424 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 52-lakh mark

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on September 18 reported single-day spike of 96,424 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 1,174 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 84,372. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus are now 52,14,678 which include 10,17,754 active infections. More than 41,12,552 people have recovered from the deadly disease. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 10,06,615 samples were tested on September 17. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till September 17 are 6,15,72,343. Covid-19: India reports 96,424 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 52-lakh mark

    Odisha govt to reopen tourist destinations from October

    Tourism Minister J P Panigrahi said his department has prepared a master plan to promote various destinations in the state to attract tourists. "We have decided to reopen all the tourist spots from October with strict adherence to health safety guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic," he said after a programme organised to celebrate 'World Tourism Day 2020'.

    Coronavirus pandemic pushed 37 million into extreme poverty: Gates Foundation

    Citing a projection by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the report said the global economy will lose USD 12 trillion or more by the end of 2021 despite spending of USD 18 trillion in trying to stimulate growth around the world.

    Telangana Finance Minister T Harish Rao tests positive for coronavirus

    Earlier a couple of Telangana ministers who tested positive for the deadly virus have undergone treatment and were cured.

    Covid-19: India reports 97,894 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 51-lakh mark

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on September 17 reported single-day spike of 97,894 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 1,132 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 83,198. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus are now 51,18,254 which include 10,09,976 active infections. More than 40,25,080 people have recovered from the deadly disease. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 11,36,613 samples were tested on September 16. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till September 16 are 6,05,65,728. Covid-19: India reports 97,894 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 51-lakh mark

    Covid-19: India records 90,123 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 50-lakh mark

    India’s COVID-19 count crossed the 50-lakh mark on September 16, Thursday. It may be noted that the country recorded 10 lakh cases in the last 11 days. The union ministry of health and family welfare said the death toll climbed to 82,066. There are 9,95,933 active cases of COVID-19 in the country and 39,42,360 have been discharged. Though the daily COVID cases continue to exponentially rise, India continues to post very high recoveries. AS per health ministry's data on Tuesday, India’s Recovery Rate was 78.28 per cent.Covid-19: India records 90,123 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 50-lakh mark

    Covid-19: India reports 92,071 new cases, 1,136 deaths in 24 hours; crosses 48 lakh mark

    With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 48 lakh mark on Sep 14. The spike of 92,071 new cases and 1,136 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 48,46,428 including 9,86,598 active cases, 37,80,108 cured/discharged/migrated and 79,722 death. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 5,72,39,428 samples tested up to Sep 13 for COVID-19. Of these, 9,78,500 samples were tested yesterday.Covid-19: India reports 92,071 new cases, 1,136 deaths in 24 hours; crosses 48 lakh mark

    Assam announces COVID-19 prevention norms for passengers arriving by air

    As per the guidelines, a person arriving in Guwahati by air will have to undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at a designated testing centre after he/she disembarks. Kamrup Metro district administration will make necessary arrangements for it.

    COVID-19: Lok Sabha floor leaders likely to meet later in the day to discuss curtailment of session

    The Lok Sabha has so far passed three Bills to replace agriculture sector related ordinances. Also, both the Houses have cleared an ordinance into law to cut by 30 per cent the salaries of members of Parliament to ramp up funds in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Centre allows states to spend up to 50 pc of disaster response fund to fight COVID-19

    In a communication to chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories, the Union Home Ministry said that it has partially modified list of items and norms of assistance for containment measures of COVID-19, eligible from SDRF by way of special one-time dispensation with the overall capping of 50 per cent for the financial year 2020-21.

    Watch: Google India dedicates homepage to Covid awareness

    As India's number of Sars COVID affected patients rises to over 5 million, Google India has dedicated its homepage for a long while to help create higher awareness amongst those who visit their search site. The site collates a lot of data and easy to use information that can help the viewer get a better understanding of ways to address the challenges of the prevailing pandemic. Watch!Watch: Google India dedicates homepage to Covid awareness

    PM Modi to deliver virtual speech at UN General Assembly today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to deliver a virtual address at the annual UN General Assembly today, official sources said. The UN General Assembly this year is largely being held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Majority of world leaders are delivering pre-recorded speeches at the summit in New York. Srinjoy Chowdhury with details.PM Modi to deliver virtual speech at UN General Assembly today

    COVID tally crosses 60 lakh; 1,039 more deaths

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 60,74,702, while 50,16,520 people have recuperated from the virus, taking the recovery rate to 82.58 per cent.

    Coronavirus in India: Record 86,432 new cases take total tally past 40 lakh-mark, nearly 70,000 dead

    As many as 86,432 people were detected with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the data of Health Ministry showed on September 05, pushing the confirmed infections past 40 lakh-mark. 1,089 deaths in the same period took the COVID casualties figure to 69,561. The active cases are 8.46 lakh. More than 31 lakh people have overcome the virus. According the ICMR, India tested 10.59 lakh samples on September 04.Coronavirus in India: Record 86,432 new cases take total tally past 40 lakh-mark, nearly 70,000 dead

    COVID-19: India’s tally crosses 30-lakh mark with 69,239 fresh cases

    India continued to report surge in coronavirus cases on August 23 with 69,239 fresh cases and 912 deaths in last 24 hours. With this COVID-19 case tally crosses 30 lakh mark in India. India is 3rd country to surpass 30 lakh cases after US and Brazil. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that India will develop vaccine by end of this year. COVID-19: India’s tally crosses 30-lakh mark with 69,239 fresh cases

    Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia tests positive for coronavirus

    "Had got my Covid-19 test done after I had a mild fever. The report has come positive. I have gone into self-isolation. As of now, I have no fever or any other issue. I am fine. By your blessings, I will recover fully and return to work soon," he said in a tweet in Hindi.

    COVID-19: Tamil Nadu reports 5488 cases, total tally of cases to 5,30,908

    The positivity count has consistently been below the 6,000-mark for some time now, providing some relief to authorities after the easing of a state-wide lockdown on August 31.

    Top 5 states with high active Covid-19 caseload report high level of recoveries too: Health ministry

    The top five states with a high number of active Covid-19 cases - Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are also the ones that are reporting a high level of recoveries.

    'Busy with peacocks', says Rahul Gandhi in dig at PM Modi over rise in COVID cases

    Rahul Gandhi has been critical of the government over the handling of the COVID crisis and accused it of failing to tackle the situation. The government has dismissed all such claims in the past.

    With 86,508 new cases, India COVID-19 tally crosses 57 lakh, recovery rate rises to 81.5%

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 57,32,518 with 86,508 people testing positive in a day while the death toll climbed to 91,149 with 1,129 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8am showed. The total recoveries surged to 46,74,987 in the country so far.

    The coronavirus mostly spares younger children. Teens aren’t so lucky.

    Scientists are scrambling to understand how often children are infected and how often they transmit the virus, but the findings have been inconsistent. Much of the national debate has centered on children in primary schools.

    Donald Trump blasts China for unleashing COVID-19 onto the world

    Addressing the General Debate, Trump said the world must hold accountable "the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world, China. In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically, while allowing flights to leave China, and infect the world."

    Covid-19: India reports 95,735 new cases in 24 hrs; tally crosses 44-lakh mark

    With the highest single day spike of 95,735 new cases and 1,172 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 44-lakh mark on Thursday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. "The total number of coronavirus cases stand 44,65,864 including 9,19,018 active cases, 34,71,784 cured/recovered/migrated and 75,062 deaths," said the Health Ministry.Covid-19: India reports 95,735 new cases in 24 hrs; tally crosses 44-lakh mark

    Telangana reports 1,802 new coronavirus cases, death toll reaches 895

    Telangana on Monday reported 1,802 Covid-19 positive cases, taking the state’s tally to 142,771 cases. Telangana said the case-fatality rate on account of Covid-19 amounted to 0.62%, less than half of the national average of 1.70%.

    Diesel demand seeing degrowth, petrol picking up amid pandemic, says Indian Oil

    Petrol demand has been flat in the state during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, though the same has increased by 1 per cent in the current month, IOC executive director Pritish Bharat said.

    Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count to over 36,500. Death count remains highest is United States of America (153,314). Cases continue to surge in Andhra Pradesh (9276) and Maharashtra (9,601). However, recovery rate of India has improved to over 64 percent. Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    Taj Mahal reopens even as coronavirus cases continue to rise

    Since the pandemic began in the early months of 2020, monuments across the globe have shut down, including India’s Taj Mahal, but that’s soon to change with the subcontinent set to throw open the doors to the wonder once more.

    Watch: Monsoon session begins; MPs pay tribute to iconic citizens who passed away this year

    MPs paid tribute to ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, ex-Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi, MP Governor Lalji Tandon, UP Ministers Kamal Rani, Chetan Chauhan and ex-union minister Rahguvansh Prasad Singh and others who passed away this year.Watch: Monsoon session begins; MPs pay tribute to iconic citizens who passed away this year

    Serum Institute of India gets DCGI nod to resume clinical trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

    The DCGI has asked the company certain conditions like taking extra care during screening, providing additional information in informed consent and close monitoring for adverse events during follow-up of the study which has to be "scrupulously" followed by Serum Institute of India (SII).

    Poverty rising for first time in 30 years, COVID-19 reversed decades of progress: UN Chief

    The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed decades of progress in fighting poverty, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, said Tuesday at the opening of the annual United Nations General Debate in New York. Guterres said indicators show that poverty is rising for the first time in 30 years and that several countries face the possibility of famine.Poverty rising for first time in 30 years, COVID-19 reversed decades of progress: UN Chief

    UPSC holds NDA entrance exams with coronavirus prevention measures in place

    The exam that was earlier scheduled to be held April 19 was postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Compared to previous years, the NDA 1 and NDA 2 exams will be held on the same day due to the ongoing pandemic across the country.

    Parliament's monsoon session likely to be curtailed, may end by mid-next week

    At a meeting of the business advisory committee of Lok Sabha, which has floor leaders of all parties besides the government representatives and is chaired by the Speaker, most political parties favoured curtailment of the session, which started on September 14 and was scheduled to conclude on October 1.

    Sero-survey conducted in August finds no antibodies in 30% of recovered COVID-19 patients

    About 15,000 representative samples were taken in the August 1-7 survey from 11 districts and tested for antibodies (IgG) against the virus.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 41 lakh-mark with record 90,633 new cases

    India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 41 lakh-mark on September 06 with 90,633 fresh cases and 1,065 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, the COVID-19 case tally in the country rose to 41,13,812 including 8,62,320 active cases, 31,80,866 cured/discharged/migrated and 70,626 deaths. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to September 05 are 4,88,31,145 including 10,92,654 samples tested yesterday. Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 41 lakh-mark with record 90,633 new cases

    This army sends out hope in batches, bottles, and boxes to fight the novel coronavirus.

    Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, belongs to the family of enveloped viruses.

    India records 83,883 new Covid cases, 1,043 deaths in 24 hours

    India’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 38,53,407 with a record single-day spike of 83,883 new coronavirus cases. With 1,043 more coronavirus patients succumbing in the last 24 hours, the death toll has reached 67,376. As per the union ministry of health and family welfare, there are 8,15,538 active cases and 29,70,492 patients have been discharged so far.India records 83,883 new Covid cases, 1,043 deaths in 24 hours

    Every 250th person on Earth now infected with coronavirus

    The current world population is 7.8 billion (as of September 2020), according to the most recent United Nations estimates elaborated by Worldometer. The number of active cases continues to rise rapidly, increasing by about 5 lakh this week. Active cases now account for 23.3 per cent of the overall case count.

    Eye glasses may protect you from being infected with coronavirus

    Daily wearers of eyeglasses might be less likely to be infected.

    Scientists predict that coronavirus will become seasonal virus, but not yet

    A new review published in Frontiers in Public Health suggests that COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained. Until that time, COVID-19 will continue to circulate across the seasons. These conclusions highlight the absolute importance of public health measures needed just now to control the virus.Scientists predict that coronavirus will become seasonal virus, but not yet

    Covid-19: India crosses 46 lakh-mark with record spike of 97,570 new cases

    India crossed the 46 lakh-mark in COVID-19 cases on September 12. 97,570 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. With the record spike, country’s COVID-19 tally stands at 46,59,985. So far the country has recorded 77,472 deaths due to the virus. Currently, there are 9,58,316 active cases in India. Health Ministry reported that the percentage gap between recovered cases and active cases is growing wide. Covid-19: India crosses 46 lakh-mark with record spike of 97,570 new cases

    Andhra Pradesh nears 3 lakh-mark in Covid-19 cases, death toll reaches 2,732

    The number of recoveries since Sunday morning stood at 7,866 and deaths due to the disease at 82, according to a state bulletin on Sunday evening. Andhra’s tally of Covid-19 cases has reached 296,609. This includes 84,777 active cases, 209,100 recoveries and 2,732 deaths.

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