COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | TN reports 18 fatalities, lowest in nearly five months

Tamil Nadu reported 2,257 new COVID-19 cases with 18 more fatalities, the lowest witnessed in nearly five months.

Published: 08th November 2020 07:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2020 07:24 AM   |  A+A-

A heath worker cuts the strip after taking a nasal sample to test for COVID-19 in New Delhi.

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By Online Desk

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 85,53,657 with 45,903 new infections being reported, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 79 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.56 per cent, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll from the disease climbed to 1,26,611 with 490 new fatalities being registered, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 79,17,373, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.56 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.48 per cent.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 remained below 6 lakh for the 11th consecutive day..

10:52 Nov 9

Tamil Nadu reports 18 COVID-19 fatalities, lowest in nearly five months

Tamil Nadu reported 2,257 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 7,46,079, while the toll stood at 11,362 with 18 more fatalities, the lowest witnessed in nearly five months. Of the fresh infections, Chennai reported 585, Coimbatore 189, Salem 105, Kanyakumari 35 and the remainder was scattered across Tamil Nadu, a health department bulletin said.

01:01 Nov 10

United States surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases, deaths cross 2,37,000

The U.S. has confirmed more than 10 million coronavirus cases, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, as infections continue to rise in nearly every state. The U.S. hit the milestone on Monday. (READ MORE)

12:36 Nov 10

418 new COVID-19 cases in Pune district

Pune district in Maharashtra reported 418 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 3,28,507, a health official said on Monday. With 14 fatalities, the death toll mounted to 8,093, he said.

12:15 Nov 10

Chhattisgarh records 1,586 new cases, 17 deaths

With 1,586 new COVID-19 cases and 17 more deaths, Chhattisgarhs total count rose to 2,02,523 and toll to 2,464on Monday, a health official said.

Also, the number of people who have recovered from the infection increased to 1,78,838 after 224 people were discharged from various hospitals while 1,964 patients completed their home isolation during the day.

12:04 Nov 10

Bengal logs record recovery of 4,396 COVID patients

West Bengal reported the highest single-day recovery of 4,396 COVID-19 patients, taking the total number of cured people to 3,67,850, the health department said in a bulletin.

11:29 Nov 9

Surat records 189 COVID-19 cases, 209 recoveries; no new death

Surat reported189 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest for a district in Gujarat, taking its tally to 37,551, the state health department said. No new COVID-19 fatality was reported from the south Gujarat district with its death toll remaining unchanged at 1,030, it said.

11:19 Nov 9

Delhi records over 70 deaths for third straight day; 5,023 fresh cases

Delhi recorded over 70 fatalities due to COVID-19 for the third consecutive day on Monday, taking the death toll to 7,060, while 5,023 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to over 4.4 lakh, a health department bulletin said. Seventy-one deaths were recorded in the city, it said.

11:09 Nov 9

Punjab records 562 fresh COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

As many as 562 fresh COVID-19 cases took Punjab's tally to 1,37,999 on Monday, while 21 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,338, according to a health department bulletin. There are 4,934 active cases in the state, the bulletin stated.

10:42 Nov 9

J-K's COVID-19 tally reaches 99,352 with 460 new cases

Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 460 new COVID-19 cases pushing the infection tally to 99,352, while nine fatalities in a day took the death toll to 1,542, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 153 were from Jammu division and 307 from Kashmir Valley.

10:32 Nov 9

Bihar reports 865 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Bihar's COVID-19 caseload rose to 2,23,476 on Monday with the detection of 865 new cases, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surpassed 2.15 lakh, pushing the state's recovery rate to 96.47 per cent, a health department official said on Monday.

10:19 Nov 9

Assam reports 4 more COVID deaths, 328 new cases

Assam's COVID-19 death toll on Monday went up to 947 with four more persons succumbing to the disease, while 328 new infections pushed the tally to 2,09,117, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

09:37 Nov 9

Gujarat records 971 COVID-19 cases, 993 recoveries; 5 die

Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,81,670 with the addition of 971 new cases on Monday, while nearly 1,000 patients recovered from the infection, the state health department said. The number of COVID-19 fatalities in Gujarat increased to 3,768 after five more patients died, it said.

09:30 Nov 9

Ukrainian President tests positive

09:16 Nov 9

398 more cases of COVID-19 in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 65,677 on Monday with 398 more people testing positive while 10 more infected patients died, official data showed. Dehradun district reported the highest number with 90 cases, Pauri 61, Chamoli 57, Nainital 46, Almora 32, Udham Singh Nagar 31, Pithoragarh 26, Rudraprayag 20, Bageshwar 11, Uttarkashi 10, Haridwar 9 and Tehri 5, a state health department bulletin said.

09:16 Nov 9

398 more cases of COVID-19 in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 65,677 on Monday with 398 more people testing positive while 10 more infected patients died, official data showed. Dehradun district reported the highest number with 90 cases, Pauri 61, Chamoli 57, Nainital 46, Almora 32, Udham Singh Nagar 31, Pithoragarh 26, Rudraprayag 20, Bageshwar 11, Uttarkashi 10, Haridwar 9 and Tehri 5, a state health department bulletin said.

09:06 Nov 9

Madhya Pradesh adds 809 new COVID-19 cases; 681 recover

Madhya Pradesh on Monday reported 809 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the count of infections to 1,78,168, while six fatalities pushed the toll to 3,034, health officials said.

A total of 681 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of recoveries to 1,67,084.

08:10 Nov 9

Rajasthan records 1,858 cases, state tally stands at 2,13,169

Rajasthan recorded nine more fatalities due to novel coronavirus on Monday, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1,998, according to a health department bulletin. The state also reported 1,858 fresh cases on Monday, it said. The total number of infected people stands at 2,13,169 in Rajasthan.

07:39 Nov 9

Diwali celebrations amid COVID

07:19 Nov 9

Chennai corp hands back institutions used as COVID centres

With educational institutions set to reopen shortly and cases falling, the Chennai Corporation has begun the process of handing back those which were used as COVID care centres.

"We have already started handing over the institutions after following the exit protocols. Right now, only the KP Park slum tenements are occupied. Rest are totally free," Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said. (READ MORE)

06:49 Nov 9

Odisha villagers made to do sit-ups for not wearing masks

A day after a video clip of Kishorenagar tehsildar allegedly forcing two villagers to do sit-ups for not wearing masks went viral on social media, Angul Collector SS Swain directed Athmallik  Sub Collector Lalit Behera to conduct an inquiry into the incident. (READ MORE)

06:43 Nov 9

Andhra Pradesh update

06:42 Nov 9

Rajasthan tally

Rajasthan reports 1859 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths and 1684 recoveries/discharges today. Total cases in the state rise to 2,13,169, including 1998 deaths and 1,94,629 recoveries/discharges. Active cases stand at 16,542

06:36 Nov 9

Chennai records dip in positive cases

Tamil Nadu on Monday recorded 2308 fresh cases of coronavirus infection and 18 deaths. Chennai too registered a dip in cases as only 585 persons in the city tested positive for the virus.

  • Total positives so far: 7,46,079
  • Active cases: 18,825
  • Total deaths: 11262
06:22 Nov 9

Cinemas to reopen tomorrow

06:21 Nov 9

Action against those not defying ban on crackers: Delhi min

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday said action will be taken against those not complying with the ban on firecrackers under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act which invites a jail term of up to six years and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh. (READ MORE)

06:15 Nov 9

Kerala tally

05:42 Nov 9

Early data signals COVID-19 vaccine is effective, says Pfizer

Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, indicating the company is on track later this month to file an emergency use application with U.S. regulators. (READ FULL STORY)

05:30 Nov 9

Online bookings and thermal screenings: TN govt issues SOPs for museums

05:28 Nov 9

WATCH| India donates 28 ICU ventilators to Nepal

05:25 Nov 9

50% jump in home isolation cases in two weeks in Delhi

As the national capital reels under the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of patients under home isolation in Delhi has mounted to 24,723, a rise of 50 per cent in the last two weeks, while the containment zones count has expanded by over 32 per cent in the same period. (READ MORE)

05:12 Nov 9

Kerala Governor moved to medical college hospital

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday has been admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram for further treatment.

05:10 Nov 9

UP govt to launch website for virtual Deepotsav in Ayodhya

This year, in order to make people participate in the event virtually, the state government would launch the website on November 13, on Deepawali eve. (READ MORE)

05:10 Nov 9

To reopen or not to reopen

05:07 Nov 9

'India should build COVID-19 vaccine confidence'

India should identify COVID-19 vaccine "hesitancy hotspots", pockets where people may be unwilling to receive immunisation for varied reasons, and then build vaccine confidence, says anthropologist and international immunisation expert Heidi J Larson. (READ MORE)

04:47 Nov 9

Cinemas gear up to reopen in Tamil Nadu

04:04 Nov 9

James Vince tests positive for COVID-19

England batsman James Vince has tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result, his participation in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs is now in doubt.

03:33 Nov 9

Mask to turn campaign tool in Kerala polls

You may feel some difficulty to speak while wearing a mask but that small piece of cloth will "speak" more in the upcoming local body elections in Kerala, the first to be held in the southern state adhering to COVID-19 protocols. (READ MORE)

03:31 Nov 9

Diwali on Chennai's mind!

03:04 Nov 9

Global economy to remain in tenuous position in 2021

Global credit conditions are likely to improve overall in 2021, aided by unprecedented fiscal and monetary policy support in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.

02:57 Nov 9

Bengaluru Tech Summit to go virtual this year

With the theme 'Next is Now', the Bengaluru Tech Summit is set to go virtual this year from November 19 to 21. The three-day event will see the participation of 25 countries and more than 250 speakers with parallel sessions on IT, BT, GIA and Startups. (READ MORE)

02:47 Nov 9

Global update| Rules restrain holiday celebrations in Cambodia

Cambodians marked their Independence Day holiday Monday, but new coronavirus restrictions kept them from celebrating at karaoke parlours, beer gardens, museums, cinemas and other entertainment venues, which have been ordered shut until further notice. (READ MORE)

02:44 Nov 9

Diwali amid pandemic!

Shoppers throng a market in Ahmedabad ahead of Diwali. (Photo| AFP)

01:56 Nov 9

Delhi overtakes Maharashtra as highest contributor to new cases

Seventy-nine per cent of the 45,903 new COVID-19 cases are from 10 states and UTs, with Delhi overtaking Maharashtra and Kerala by reporting 7,745 infections in a span of 24 hours to become the largest contributor to the single-day infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. (READ MORE)

01:31 Nov 9

Another day, another violation!

01:31 Nov 9

Local train services set to resume in Bengal

The Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway will together run 696 local trains daily in strict adherence to social distancing and other safety norms to meet the demand of commuters who have been going through a harrowing time to reach their destinations owing to the non-availability of suburban trains, officials said on Monday.

01:00 Nov 9

'Many Delhiites not wearing masks'

12:53 Nov 9

Visakhapatnam prepared to deal with second wave: Collector

With multiple sectors opening up and more people gathering at one place, it is expected that there will be a marginal increase in positive cases, he said.

12:51 Nov 9

Odisha reports 16 more deaths

12:49 Nov 9

Telangana adds 857 fresh cases

  • Telangana reported 857 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to2,51,188 while fourmore deaths pushed the toll to 1,381, the state government said on Monday.
  • Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 250, followed by Rangareddy (88) and Medchal Malkajgiri (61) districts, it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on Sunday.
  • As many as19,239 are under treatment and23,806 samples were tested on November 8.
  • Cumulatively,46,42,276 samples have been tested.
12:46 Nov 9

Puducherry logs 63 new cases

Puducherry reported 63 new COVID-19 cases while a 74-year old woman succumbed to the virus taking the toll in the union territory to 602, a top Health Department official said on Monday. The 63 fresh cases were reported during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Monday after the examination of 2,530 samples, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release here.

12:40 Nov 9

Mizoram tally at 3,096

  • Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,096 on Monday as six more people, including two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
  • Three new cases were reported in Aizawl district, two in Kolasib and one in Mamit, he said.
  • All the fresh infections were detected during rapid antigen tests, the official said.
  • Three new patients have travel history, while the remaining three infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
  • Mizoram now has 476 active coronavirus cases, while 2,618 people have recovered from the disease and two patients have succumbed to the infection so far, the official said.
12:38 Nov 9

Mumbai civic body bans firecrackers

  • BMC on Monday announced a ban on the use of firecrackers and fireworks in the city, ahead of Diwali, saying the step was being taken to check coronavirus spread.
  • The BMC decision follows the state government's appeal to citizens to avoid bursting firecrackers this Diwali as the resultant pollution could cause breathing problems among COVID-19 patients.
  • A civic official said the BMC studied similar orders issued by other state governments, including Rajasthan, adding that under the Epidemic Diseases Act, they can impose a ban on bursting of firecrackers at public and private premises during a pandemic.
11:57 Nov 9

Chiranjeevi had met Telangana CM KCR last week

11:43 Nov 9

Chiranjeevi asymptomatic

The actor urged all those who came in contact with him in the last 5 days to undergo a covid test. It must be recalled that the actor had met the Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao last week to donate a sum of Rs 1 crore for the Hyderabad flood relief fund.

11:18 Nov 9

Chiranjeevi tests positive

11:17 Nov 9

More cases in Andamans

  • At least nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,450, a health department official said on Monday.
  • Of the fresh cases, five were detected during contact tracing, while four have travel history, he said.
  • Fifteen more people were cured of the disease on Sunday, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 4,221, the official said.
  • The coronavirus death toll remained at 60 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as no fresh fatality was reported in the past 24 hours, he said.
  • The Union Territory now has 169 active cases.
11:16 Nov 9

National tally

11:10 Nov 9

COVID-19 pandemic leaves pottery industry broken, artisans look for support

The future of making earthenware products may be in danger as several potters are encouraging their younger generations to quit the work and look for an alternative source of livelihood. Even as their income has been reducing over time, the pandemic has only added to their woes. 

09:15 Nov 9

Pandemic hits business

08:48 Nov 9

Global case tally crosses 50 million

  • The coronavirus has hit another sobering milestone: more than 50 million positive cases worldwide since the pandemic began.
  • Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker reported more than 50.2 million COVID-19 cases globally as of Sunday.
  • There have been more than 1.2 million deaths from the disease worldwide since the pandemic started.
  • The US, with about 4 per cent of the world's population, represents almost a fifth of all reported cases.
  • The country has had more than 9.8 million cases and more than 237,000 deaths from the virus since the pandemic started.
12:04 Nov 9

Chhattisgarh cases go past 2-lakh mark with 1,375 additions

Chhattisgarh on Sunday reported 1,375 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total count of infections to 2,00,937, a health official said. The state had crossed the one-lakh mark on September 26, when it had recorded 1,02,461 cases.

11:36 Nov 8

Assam reports nearly five-month low of 152 new COVID-19 cases

Assam's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,08,789 on Sunday as the state reported a nearly five-month low of 152 new cases, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

11:27 Nov 8
11:04 Nov 8

Delhi updates

10:57 Nov 8

Sikkim reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Sikkim's COVID-19 tally mounted to 4,245 as 50 more people tested positive for the infection while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 78, an official said on Sunday. The State Information Education Communication (IEC) member Sonam Bhutia said that East Sikkim reported 40 cases, South Sikkim (9) and West Sikkim (1).

10:46 Nov 8

Surat: 194 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 217 discharged on Sunday

Surat reported194 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest for any district in Gujarat, taking the overall count to 37,362, while 217 people were discharged and two succumbed to the infection during the day, an official said.

The toll in the district is 1,030, and the number of people who have been discharged in city limits is 26,336, giving the latter areas a recovery rate of 93.8 per cent, he said.

10:29 Nov 8

Mumbai police's COVID-19 death toll now 93 as another cop dies

With the death of one more policeman in Mumbai due to coronavirus on Sunday, the fatality count in the city's police force rose to 93, an official said. The 57-year-old police inspector died in the morning, the official said.

"The inspector was a Mira Road resident. He was on leave since September 22 over complaints of high blood pressure and was shifted to a nearby hospital. He also suffered from diabetes," he added.

09:52 Nov 8

Haryana government allows bursting of crackers for two hours on Diwali

Two days after announcing a "complete ban" on the sale of firecrackers, the Haryana government on Sunday allowed bursting them for two hours on Diwali. This decision has been taken in view of the rising levels of pollution while adhering to the guidelines issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decrease air pollution, according to a government release. (READ MORE)

09:37 Nov 8

Nagpur's COVID-19 tally goes up by 272, recoveries by 331

Nagpur district in Maharashtra on Sunday registered 272 new coronavirus cases, taking the number of such patients to 1,04,940, the authorities said. Six patients died due to the virus during the day, which took the fatality count to 3,470, the district information office said in a release.

09:20 Nov 8

11 deaths, 494 new cases in Punjab

The Punjab health authorities on Sunday reported 11 coronavirus deaths as 494 new infections surfaced, taking the state's case tally to 1,37,445, according to a medical bulletin. So far, 4,318 people have died from the infection in the state.

08:51 Nov 8

Coming days challenging in controlling COVID-19, says TN Chief Secy

Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported 2,334 new COVID-19 infections pushing the overall tally to 7.43 lakh while the state government cautioned that in view of festive season coming days would be 'challenging' in controlling the spread of the disease. (READ MORE)

Social distancing went for toss at tnagar ranganatha street as people throng for Deepavali shopping on sunday evening.  (Express Photo/Ashwin Prasath)

08:29 Nov 8

Celebrating Diwali amid COVID 19 pandemic

08:07 Nov 8

Meghalaya reports 115 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 10,202

Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,202 on Sunday as 155 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health department official said. The new cases were reported from East Khasi Hills district (69), Ri Bhoi (61), West Garo Hills (11), East Garo Hills (7), South Garo Hills (5) and West Jaintia Hills district (2), he said.

07:47 Nov 8

We can't afford to have 2nd wave in Maharashtra: Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday asked the people not to lower their guards against COVID-19 and said that although the infection cases were going down in the state, the pandemic was far from over. He said several countries were facing the second wave of coronavirus now, but the state cannot afford to have another such wave.

07:32 Nov 8

Goa reports 149 new cases; 207 recover

The coronavirus case count in Goa went up by 149 and reached 45,065 on Sunday, a health department official said. The death toll mounted to 643 as two patients succumbed to the infection during the day, he said. The number of recovered patients in the state rose to 42,446 as 207 of them got discharge on Sunday.

06:58 Nov 8

Jammu and Kashmir COVID tally

555 new cases reported - 213 from Jammu and 342 from Kashmir. Total cases - 98,892 Active patients - 5,678 Recoveries - 91,681 Total deaths - 1,533

06:20 Nov 8

Tamil Nadu reports 2334 new infections and 20 deaths

06:10 Nov 8

Bad news for COVID in Delhi-NCR region

Air quality remains "severe" in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon in the National Capital Region (NCR), affecting healthy people, according to a government agency

06:06 Nov 8

Kerala's total recovered ones cross the four-lakh mark

05:35 Nov 8

Andhra records 2237 new cases of COVID

05:25 Nov 8

RPI workers celebrate Ramdas Athawale's discharge post COVID recovery

05:23 Nov 8

Haryana govt limits timing for bursting and selling crackers in state

Coronavirus cases are rising along with pollution, so we have to take tough decisions regarding crackers. Yet, we are giving relaxation of 2 hours for those who want to sell crackers & burst them. Traders can sell crackers during these 2 hours: Haryana CM ML Khattar on cracker ban

05:08 Nov 8

Will the festive season scare off COVID?

04:44 Nov 8

COVID tally reaches 4441 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

21 new cases take COVID19 tally in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to 4,441: Health dept official.

03:44 Nov 8

India hands over 28 ventilators to Nepal as a part of its COVID-19 assistance

02:45 Nov 8

CM Uddhav on COVID-19

  • We are considering to reopen schools after Diwali while taking all precautionary measures. Religious places will also be allowed to open: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
  • We are in talks with the Centre for the resumption of Mumbai local services for general public. The decision will be taken soon: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
02:17 Nov 8

NDRF organises COVID awareness rally in Pondicherry

02:16 Nov 8

Uddhav Thackeray addresses Maharashtra residents

People should avoid bursting firecrackers as pollution can affect COVID-19 patients. A COVID-19 patient moving without face mask in crowd can infect around 400 persons: Uddhav Thackeray

01:55 Nov 8

Film theatre owners in Bengaluru face loss amid pandemic

Owners of movie theatres in Bengaluru facing financial loss as no new movie is being released amid pandemic. They say that they had opened our theatre but due to lack of viewers, they were forced to close until further orders from management. There's no collection at all.

01:15 Nov 8

Gautam Gambhir tests negative after Covid-19 scare at home

01:07 Nov 8

Arunachal reports 64 fresh COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 15,389 as 64 more people tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 45, a health department official said on Sunday.


12:56 Nov 8

Odisha reports 1,434 new COVID-19 cases, 15 fresh fatalities

12:28 Nov 8

Mahmudullah tests positive for Covid-19

Bangladesh's T20 International captain Mahmudullah has tested positive for COVID-19 and is set to miss the Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs, local media reported.


12:12 Nov 8

Delhi has hit peak of third wave of COVID-19, cases to come down soon: Health Minister Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said the national capital has hit the peak of the third wave of COVID-19 and the number of cases suggests it is the worst so far. The government has increased the number of beds for COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Delhi, but there is no plan to rope in hotels and banquet halls, the minister said.

11:43 Nov 8

Chennai’s COVID-19 positivity rate comes down to 5.3 percent

Chennai’s COVID-19 positivity rate has now come down to around the 5 percent mark while two Corporation zones in the city now have just one percent active cases. Experts have said that a positive rate of five or below means the spread of the virus has been contained efficiently.


11:38 Nov 8

After fresh COVID-19 spike in Delhi, Satyendar Jain says cases will drop soon

The national capital is currently reeling under the “third wave” of the Covid-19 infection, but cases should begin to come down soon, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Saturday. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

11:29 Nov 8

Telangana records 1,440 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

11:13 Nov 8

Only 15.5% rail coaches being used as COVID-19 wards

As the Covid-19 pandemic raged during the summer months, the government spent crores of rupees to convert more than 5,000 non-air-conditioned railway coaches into quarantine centers in anticipation of a surge in cases that would put pressure on hospitals and the existing health infrastructure. But only 813, or about 15.5%, of these coaches, were used until mid-September even as the government spent nearly Rs 45 crore for the purpose, an RTI application filed by this newspaper has revealed.


10:19 Nov 8

India's COVID-19 fatality rate on steady decline

India's Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of COVID-19 has touched 1.48 per cent and the country continues to report one of the lowest mortality rates, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday.

10:07 Nov 8

Single day rise of 45,674 new COVID-19 cases, 559 fatalities pushes  India's virus caseload to 85,07,754

09:11 Nov 8

Mizoram reports 57 new cases

08:09 Nov 8

Government's support sought for COVID-19 vaccine that can stay at room temperature

Researchers associated with the development of a Covid-19 vaccine that can stay intact at 37 degrees C for four weeks have sought the Centre’s support for taking the project forward after early trials in animals have shown that it generates strong, protective, immune responses. The vaccine candidate is based on a protein that the virus uses to enter human cells. It also generates neutralizing antibodies — and has been developed by scientists associated with the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru, and Mynvax, a start-up based in the campus.


08:02 Nov 8

COVID-19 crisis has raised questions on global governance system: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Saturday said the COVID-19 crisis has raised questions on the global governance system and the United Nations should do introspection of its work. The Governor also demanded a decisive role for India in the global governance system under the UN.

07:56 Nov 8

Hyderabad: Vendors selling winter clothing suffer from COVID-19 induced low sales

As winter approaches, the apparel sellers in Hyderabad say their sales have dipped this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first place, the coronavirus pandemic affected the lives of the people and then there was a complete lockdown. To add to this, the recent heavy rains followed by floods have also affected the lives of people. People are facing a money crunch.

07:50 Nov 8

Assam's COVID-19 tally reaches 2,08,637 with 248 new cases

Assam reported 248 new COVID-19 cases and 555 discharges on Saturday, taking the total cases in the state to 2,08,637, said State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state include 2,00,936 discharges and 940 deaths. Active cases at 6,758.


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