Coronavirus India: India becomes 2nd country to cross 50-lakh mark; 10 lakh cases added in last 11 days

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Coronavirus India updates COVID19 tracker: India's coronavirus case tally crosses 50-lakh mark with a spike of 90,123 new cases and 1,290 deaths in the last 24 hours.

On Monday, for instance, Delhi nearly halved testing levels from 62,669 a week ago to 33,733 while Bihar conducted 1.73 lakh tests, most of them using RAT kits.On Monday, for instance, Delhi nearly halved testing levels from 62,669 a week ago to 33,733 while Bihar conducted 1.73 lakh tests, most of them using RAT kits.

Coronavirus India updates COVID19 tracker: Total Coronavirus cases tally in India crossed 50-lakh mark with an increase of 90,123 new cases and 1,290 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stood at 50,20,360 including 9,95,933 active cases, 39,42,361 cured or discharged or migrated and 82,066 deaths, as per data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Serum Institute of India has been granted clearances by Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr V G Somani to resume human trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate ‘Covishield’ at multiple test sites across the country. Earlier DCGI ordered the vaccine maker to suspend any new recruitment for phase two and three trials after the clinical trial of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine candidate ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 AZD-1222 was asked to hold.

The bulk of the coronavirus caseload has been recorded from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, West Bengal, and Kerala. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has stated that 11,16,842 samples were tested for coronavirus on September 15. So far, 5,94,29,115 samples were tested up to September 15 for COVID19.

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    16:37 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Uttar Pradesh records over 6,300 COVID19 cases

    With 86 fresh fatalities, the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,690 in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, while the tally of cases climbed to 3,30,265 with 6,337 more people testing positive for the viral disease. The state now has 67,002 active COVID-19 cases and 2,58,573 people have recovered from the disease till date, Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said. The death toll due to the virus has climbed to 4,690 and the total number of cases has risen to 3,30,265, he added. While 6,337 fresh coronavirus cases were detected in a span of 24 hours, the number of patients discharged was 6,476, Prasad said, adding that the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the state is 78.29 per cent.

    16:12 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Tripura records 454 new COVID19 cases

    Tripura has recorded 454 new COVID19 cases, 10 more fatalities; infection tally rises to 20,172, as per Health official.

    15:48 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: India reports record recoveries

    A record 82,961 new COVID-19 recoveries were reported on Wednesday, almost a quarter of them from Maharashtra alone, pushing the overall figures close to 39.5 lakh and the recovery rate to 78.53 per cent, Health Ministry data showed. In its figures updated at 8 am Wednesday, the ministry said the number of active cases stands at 9,95,933 (or 19.84 per cent of the total caseload ), while the number of recovered patients is 39,42,360. It said that nearly 59 per cent of the new recoveries came from five states -- 23.41 per cent from Maharashtra (19, 423 recoveries); and a cumulative 35.5 per cent from Andhra Pradesh (9,628 recoveries), Karnataka (7,406), Uttar Pradesh (6,680) and Tamil Nadu (5,735).

    15:20 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: COVID19 hits domestic air traffic

    A total of 28.32 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in August this year, 76 per cent lower than the corresponding period last year, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday.

    15:09 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Role of Remdesivir, Favipiravir in COVID19

    Remdesivir was introduced by Gilead Science Inc. USA to treat Ebola Virus in Africa but it was not effective to treat the Ebola virus as well, it said. Favipiravir was developed by Fujifilm Toyama Chemical and was actually approved to treat Influenza. The PIL has made the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation as parties. It has also made 10 pharmaceutical companies including Cipla Ltd, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, Hetero Labs Ltd and Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd as parties. Stressing that there were no effective medicines for the pandemic, the plea said, "the Prime Minister have already initiated process with Russia to import COVID-19 vaccine to manufacture/distribute in India through PSU Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals Corporation Limited (BIBCOL)."

    14:57 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Centre approved anti-viral medicines to treat COVID-19 patients

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday said there was an approval by the Central government on use of Remdesivir and Fabiparivir as medicines to treat COVID-19. The top court was hearing a plea seeking registration of an FIR by the CBI against ten Indian pharmaceutical firms for manufacturing and selling these two medicines for treating COVID-19 patients allegedly without valid licences. Remdesivir and Favipiravir are antiviral drugs and their efficacy in treating COVID-19 patients have been a matter of debate among medical experts.

    14:37 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally reaches over 29,200

    The COVID-19 tally has reached 29,208 in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra with 406 new additions, an official release said on Wednesday. The death toll mounted to 824 with 9 more people succumbing to the infection on Monday, it said, adding that the 406 cases were reported on Tuesday. The count of recoveries went up to 22,422 after 211 patients were discharged, it said. The district now has 5,962 active cases.

    14:29 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Singapore reports 27 new COVID19 cases

    Singapore's COVID-19 cases reached 57,515 on Wednesday after 27 new coronavirus infections, including six who arrived from India, were recorded, according to the health ministry. Among the new cases, two are imported infections and the other two are from the community involving foreigners holding work passes. Both imported cases were placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore. The rest are migrant workers living in dormitories for foreigners employed in labour-intensive industries, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

    14:12 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Maharashtra police celebrate boy's birthday in absence of virus-infected parents

    In a touching gesture, the police of Maharashtra's Thane city celebrated the birthday of a seven-year-old boy, after his coronavirus-infected father tweeted about his absence on a special day, an official said on Wednesday. The police swung into action after a COVID-19 patient approached them on Twitter late on Monday night, requesting them to celebrate his son's birthday, senior inspector Chandrakant Jadhav of Shil Daighar police station said.

    14:04 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Reserve ICU beds for COVID-19 patients: Healthcare providers to Delhi govt

    The Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI) has requested the Delhi government headed by Arvind Kejriwal to roll back the order passed for the private hospitals in the city to reserve 80 percent of the ICU beds for Coronavirus patients, the Indian Express reported. The AHPI also said that the order could pose serious risks to the lives of non-Covid-19 patients due to lack of availability of beds for critical patients. The association also claimed that the government did not engage with the medical fraternity and associations in the city before passing the order. It also said that if not rolled back, the association would seek the intervention of the court in the matter. READ MORE

    13:56 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Chhattisgarh records highest single day spike of COVID19 cases

    Chhattisgarh has recorded the highest single-day spike of 3,450 coronavirus cases, taking the state's count of infections to 70,777, a health official said. The death toll rose to 588 with 15 more people succumbing to the infection in the state over the last five days, he said. As many as 773 people were discharged from various hospitals while 356 patients completed their home isolation, taking the tally of recoveries to 34,238. The state now has 35,951 active coronavirus cases, the official said.

    13:43 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Rajasthan records more COVID19 deaths

    Rajasthan has recorded seven more coronavirus fatalities, taking the overall toll in the state to 1,271, according to a health department bulletin. The state also reported 802 new cases Wednesday, which pushed the total number of infection to 1,06,700, of whom 17,541 people are under treatment, it said. As per the bulletin, so far, 86,333 people have been discharged after treatment.

    13:34 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Thane reports over 1.49 lakh COVID19 cases

    With the addition of 1,600 new cases of COVID-19, the tally in Maharashtra's Thane district has reached 1,49,440, a district official said on Wednesday. Apart from the new cases recorded on Tuesday, the district also reported 34 casualties that took the COVID-19 toll to 3,983, the official said. Despite the steady rise in infections, the recovery rate in the district stands at 85.20 per cent and the count of discharged patients has reached 1,27,315, he said. The district currently has 18,141 active cases, he added.

    13:27 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Covid19 impact on MSME, startup hiring

    When it all began, the Covid-19 pandemic was anything but kind to businesses in general, and even less so for startups and small establishments. Companies were scrambling to quickly adapt to the changing economic climate. They enforced change in a multitude of different ways – remote work became the new world order, budgets were trimmed down across the range of industries, and physical events became a distant reality. READ MORE

    13:19 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Himachal Pradesh records 76 new COVID19 cases

    Himachal Pradesh has recorded 76 new COVID19 cases today, taking the total positive cases in the state to 10,411 so far, including 3,875 active cases, 6,481 recoveries, and 89 deaths, as per the State Health Department.

    13:10 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Puducherry records 518 fresh COVID19 cases

    Puducherry recorded 518 fresh cases of coronavirus and 13 related deaths on Wednesday, taking the aggregate to 21,111 in the union territory. With the death of 13 more people, the toll rose to 418. Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that 401 patients were discharged during the last 24 hours. The fatality and recovery rates were 1.98 percent and 75.43 percent respectively. The new cases were recorded at the end of the examination of 5,709 samples, he said.

    12:59 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: 2 Karnataka Ministers tested positive

    Two more Karnataka Ministers--Basavaraj Bommai and K Gopalaiah-- in the Yediyurappa cabinet have tested positive for coronavirus. Home Minister Bommai on Wednesday tweeted that he has contracted the virus. "Our domestic help at home was found infected by the coronavirus yesterday. So, I too underwent a test and found positive for the virus," he said. Bommai said he was asymptomatic and healthy but as a precautionary measure he has isolated himself at home. Earlier on Tuesday, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Gopalaiah, in a tweet said, "As I have tested positive for coronavirus, I am getting admitted to the hospital on the advice of a doctor, though I have no symptoms of the disease."

    12:46 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: 40 lakh people are under surveillance for COVID19, says Centre

    As many as 5.4 crore samples have been tested for coronavirus and 40 lakh people are under surveillance, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said India is testing about one million samples a day at 1,697 laboratories across the country. "As on September 10, a total of about 40 lakh persons have been kept under surveillance. A total of 5.4 crore samples have been tested so far," he said in a written reply to a question.

    12:32 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Details of BJP Delhi Chief's COVID19 situation

    Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19. "Last week, I took a COVID test after having light fever. Its report was negative. I was tested again since I was feeling unwell. The report has now come as positive," he tweeted in Hindi. Gupta said he was already in quarantine during the last week and advised those who had come in his contact to get themselves tested.

    12:21 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Govt must cite scientific basis behind Lockdown details

    "Yesterday, the health minister said that this decision (lockdown) prevented approximately 14 to 29 lakh COVID-19 cases and 37,000-78,000 deaths. The house must be informed what is the scientific basis on which we've reached this conclusion," Congress MP Anand Sharma said in Rajya Sabha.

    12:11 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Karnataka Home Minister tests COVID19 positive

    Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai tweets that he tested positive for COVID19 and is in home isolation, being asymptomatic.

    12:03 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Delhi BJP chief tested COVID19 positive

    Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

    11:58 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: NCB SIT team member tests COVID19 positive

    "One of the members of SIT has tested positive for COVID19. We just received the antigen test report. In view of that, other members will be tested and protocol will be followed. Accordingly, we have sent back Shruti Modi who had joined the investigation today," Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) stated.

    11:50 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: COVID19, bacteria may work together to increase disease severity in some patients

    The severity of COVID-19 in people with obesity and diabetes may be explained by the combined effects of the novel coronavirus and the body's natural community of bacteria -- the microbiota -- working together in the lungs, according to a new study. The review research, published in the journal eLife, assessed mechanisms linking obesity and diabetes to COVID-19, and suggested that interactions between the novel coronavirus and existing bacterial conditions may explain why people with the co-morbid conditions may often require hospitalisation and ventilation.

    11:36 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Building with 10 or more COVID-19 cases to be sealed in Mumbai

    With an aim to check the spread of COVID-19 in Mumbai, the city civic body has decided to seal an entire building if 10 or more coronavirus infection cases are found there. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) health department issued the revised protocols on Tuesday after civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal held a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation. Earlier, the BMC in July said if there is a COVID-19 case in a society or building, only the particular floor will be sealed and the entire building need not be sealed. According to the revised BMC protocols, the whole building will be sealed if 10 or more cases are reported from two or more floors, and will be sealed partially if one or more cases are found in a single home

    11:27 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Odisha reports over 4000 new COVID19 cases

    4,270 new COVID19 cases, 3,714 recoveries and 11 deaths reported in Odisha yesterday. The total number of cases now stands at 1,62,920 so far, including 1,25,738 recoveries, 36,473 active cases and 656 deaths, State Health Department said.

    11:20 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Rajasthan reports 802 new COVID19 cases

    802 new COVID-19 cases, 15 recoveries 7 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, taking total cases to 1,06,700 including 1,271 deaths and 17,541 active cases, as per State Health Department.

    11:12 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: DCGI nod to Serum over Oxford Covid19 vaccine

    "In view of the above, I Dr V G Somani, Drugs Controller General of India, Central Licensing Authority, after careful examination of your reply and the recommendations of the DSMB in India and in UK revoke herewith the order dated September 11 issued under Rule 30 of the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019. You may recommence the clinical trial as recommended by DSMB, India, as per already approved protocol and the provisions laid down under the New Drugs and Clinical Trial Rules, 2019, subject to the conditions mentioned," Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) told Serum Institute of India.

    10:58 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: India took 11 days to go past 50 lakh COVID19 cases

    India's COVID-19 cases jumped from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in 21 days. Then it took 16 more days to race past 30 lakh, 13 days more to cross the 40-lakh mark and 11 days to go past 50 lakh. It took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh while it had taken 59 days more to go past the 10-lakh.

    10:48 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Pakistan reports 665 new COVID19 cases

    Pakistan has reported 665 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the nation to 303,089, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The Ministry of National Health Services said that four more people succumbed to the disease due to which the current toll stands at 6,393. The current COVID-19 cases stand at 303,089 while the deaths have surged to 6,393, the health ministry said in a statement.

    10:38 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Teaching technique during COVID19 pandemic

    Amid the COVID-19 crisis when poor students are unable to take up online classes, the Zilla Parishad here in Maharashtra has started an innovative way of imparting education to them by painting walls on streets and public places with mathematical concepts. If 'Mission Mathematics' becomes successful, the initiative will be extended to other subjects also, Chandrapur Zilla Parishad chief executive officer Rahul Kardile told PTI. "We are trying to make children continue their education at home since schools are closed, and build an academic atmosphere in rural areas. The idea behind 'Mission Mathematics' is to impart lessons to children in a playful manner," he said.

    10:28 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Parliament to hold key discussion on COVID19

    Rajya Sabha will hold a discussion today on the statement made by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on September 15 regarding COVID19 pandemic and the steps taken by the Government.

    10:20 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Future of industry during COVID19 pandemic

    This COVID-19 pandemic has had enough impact on every media house, and SAB Group is no exception. While April was terrible, having revenues deepened down to 85%, the month of May did comparatively better. From June, the revenue percentage increased but was still relatively backward from the pre-COVID scenario. READ MORE

    10:13 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: India records highest single day spike in COVID19 deaths

    Record single-day spike of 1,290 fatalities takes India's COVID-19 death toll to 82,066, as per PTI report.

    10:06 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Delay in treatment, diagnosis due to pandemic impacting your heart’s health

    As we all know, we are in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic. The various travails are amply reported in the media. However, the other aspect where people with other chronic ailments and acute emergencies are being neglected mostly by themselves owing to fear of going to hospital has not been brought out. Among these, the most prominent category are cardiac patients. The lack of follow up of chronic conditions and ignorance of acute emergencies has led to many a mortality which has escaped media attention. READ MORE

    09:56 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Role of Vitamin C in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

    At the outset, I would like to remind everyone that the flu (Influenza) affects over ten lakh people every year and as many as 100,000 patients die from it. In the same way, COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV 2, is nothing but a serious flu. The only difference is that proper treatment guidelines have been established for the flu whereas with COVID-19, being caused by a novel virus, there is still much debate about the proper treatment guidelines. READ MORE

    09:54 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Rajasthan lifts ban on transfer of govt staff amid COVID19 pandemic

    The Rajasthan government on Tuesday lifted the ban from transfers and postings of government employees in all the departments. The applications for transfer will be accepted online on the website of the department concerned in view of the coronavirus outbreak. In order to this effect was issued by the administrative reforms department. Transfers will continue till October 31, according to the order, as per PTI report.

    09:50 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Sikkim reports 2 more COVID19 cases

    Sikkim has reported two more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the death toll in the state to 19, officials said on Tuesday. It also registered 54 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, which took the tally to 2,173, they said.

    09:44 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: UNGA stresses on equitable distribution of Covid 19 vaccines

    The new president of the UN General Assembly warned Tuesday that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic and called for a new commitment to global cooperation, including on the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines. Turkish diplomat and politician Volkan Bozkir announced that the General Assembly will hold a high-level special session on the COVID-19 pandemic in early November, though diplomats said the date may slip.

    09:38 (IST)16 Sep 2020
    Coronavirus India Live: Over 5.94 crore samples tested for COVID19

    In India, a total of 5,94,29,115 samples have been tested until September 15 for COVID19. Of these, 11,16,842 samples were tested yesterday, as per data provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

    Around the world, India ranks second in the number of global cases chart. The US has so far recorded the most number of Coronavirus cases with 65,53,303. India has so far reported 48,46,427. Brazil comes third with 43,45,610. In the death toll tally, the US recorded 1,94,489 deaths, Brazil reported 1,32,006 deaths, and India recorded 79,722. Meanwhile, the WHO stated the single highest day cases were recorded yesterday around the world.
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