Coronavirus News LIVE: India reported over 1 lakh coronavirus recoveries in a single-day for the first time, improving the recovery rate to 80.86 percent, while fresh cases also dropped below 76,000 after two weeks, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The data updated at 8 am showed that during the past 24 hours, 1,01,468 COVID-19 patients recuperated, while 75,809 new cases were recorded, pushing the overall figures to 55,62,663 infections and 44,97,867 recoveries.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: India has highest 19.5% share in global COVID-19 recoveries, 17.7% of cases in world: Centre

 

India has the highest number of recoveries in the world and for the past four days, the number of people who recuperated from COVID19 daily was more than new instances of the infection reported each day, the government said on Tuesday. At a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said India has the highest number of recovered cases in the world at 44,97,867.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Ahmedabad’s COVID-19 cases rise by 185 to 35,303; three die

 

The number of COVID19 cases in Ahmedabad district rose by 185 in the last 24 hours to 35,303, Gujarat health department said on Tuesday. With three more patients succumbing to the infection, the toll mounted to 1,804 in the district, it said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Karnataka reports 6,974 new COVID-19 cases; total infections breach two lakh mark in Bengaluru

 

Karnataka on Tuesday reported 6,974 new COVID19 cases and 83 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 5,33,850 and death toll to 8,228, the Health department said. The day also saw the number of recoveries outnumbering new infections, with 9,073 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Mumbai adds 1,628 new COVID-19 cases, 1,669 recover; 47 die

 

Mumbai’s COVID19 tally reached 1,87,778 on Tuesday with the addition of 1,628 fresh cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The cumulative fatality count rose to 8,549 with 47 more people succumbing to the infection, it said.

 

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Record 1.94L sample tests conducted in a single day in Bihar, 3 new COVID deaths reported

Three more people died due to COVID19 in Bihar on Tuesday, raising the death toll in the state to 873, while 1,609 fresh cases pushed the tally to 1.71 lakh, a health department official said. The state conducted record 1.94 lakh sample tests on Monday, which took the total number of such examinations carried out so far to 60,63,568 lakh, he said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: With 1,498 fresh COVID-19 cases, Punjab’s infection tally crosses one lakh-mark

 

Punjab’s COVID19 tally crossed the one lakhmark on Tuesday with 1,498 new cases, while 66 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,926, according to a medical bulletin. Eleven deaths were reported from Jalandhar, nine each from Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala, six from Gurdaspur and three each from Bathinda, Ferozepur and Rupnagar.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Rajasthan reports record single-day spike of 1,912 COVID-19 cases

 

Rajasthan reported the biggest singleday jump of 1,912 COVID19 cases on Tuesday, taking its infection count to 1,18,793, while 15 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,367, according to a health department bulletin. Of the total cases, 18,614 people are under treatment. A total of 97,448 people have been discharged after recovery, the bulletin said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Containment zones were dynamic, sample size was very small: ICMR on not including data in first serosurvey study paper

 

Findings from containment zones in 10 hotspot cities were not included in the first national serosurvey study paper published recently as the sample size was very small and the zones are “dynamic and change from day to day and week to week”, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday. His remarks come in the backdrop of media reports claiming that health researchers, apparently under instructions from senior ICMR officials,were not allowed to include data from containment zones in 10 hotspot cities inthe first national serosurvey study paper published recently in the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR).

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Tamil Nadu records 5,406 recoveries, 5,337 new COVID cases

 

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 5,406 recoveries while 5,337 new COVID cases were recorded, taking the caseload to 5,52,674. The death toll mounted to 8,947 with an addition of 76 more fatalities.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Delhi records 3,816 cases; COVID-19 tally over 2.53 lakh

 

The national capital’s COVID19 case count mounted to over 2.53 lakh on Tuesday with 3,816 more people contracting the viral disease, while 37 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 5,051, according to the Delhi health department bulletin. In total, 59,013 samples were tested on Monday, and results of 3,816 came positive today, it said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Noida: Prison inmates donate plasma for COVID-19 patients

 

Five prison inmates who battled COVID19 donated their plasma in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar on Tuesday to help patients suffering from the disease, officials said. These inmates had earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Having fully recovered, they were eligible for the donation, an official of the Luksar jail said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Goa records 590 new COVID-19 cases; eight more fatalities

 

As many as 590 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while eight persons died of the infection in Goa on Tuesday, an official from the health department said. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the tally of the coastal state to 29,343, the official said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Nashik: 1,154 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths on Tuesday

 

Nashik’s COVID19 count increased by 1,154 cases on Tuesday to reach 66,217, while 15 deaths took the toll to 1,205, an official said. So far, 56,589 patients have been discharged from hospitals, including 1,988 on Tuesday, he added.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Four more deaths in Chandigarh due to COVID-19

Four more COVID19 patients died in Chandigarh n the last 24 hours, taking the fatality toll to 127 while 266 new cases pushed the infection tally to 10,546 on Tuesday. There are total 2,622 active cases in the city as of now.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Country’s highest single-day COVID tests of 1.94 lakh conducted in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar

 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that the state has tested 1.94 lakh samples for coronavirus in a single day which is the country’s highest. The number of tests per million in Bihar is 47,482, which is more than the national average of 47,337, he said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Punjab’s 3 govt medical colleges to participate in Ph-3 trial of Covaxin

 


The Punjab government on Tuesday said three government medical colleges of the state would participate in the phase 3 trials of the antiCOVID19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ being tested by Bharat Biotech Ltd in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The trials are scheduled to commence from October 15, said a government statement here. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who chaired a COVID review meeting here, directed the Medical Education & Research Department to ensure full care and strict adherence to all precautions during the trials with mandatory consent of the participants.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Ahmedabad’s COVID-19 cases up by 185 to 35,303; three die

 

The number of COVID19 cases in Ahmedabad district rose by 185 in the last 24 hours to 35,303, Gujarat health department said on Tuesday. With three more patients succumbing to the infection, the toll mounted to 1,804 in the district, it said.

COVID-19: J-K govt to install 150 CCTVs to monitor GMC hospital performance

 

The Jammu and Kashmir administration will install 150 CCTV cameras in government medical college (GMC) hospital, a dedicated COVID19 facility, to closely monitor its performance, officials said. Authorities have also directed top health officials that all nonsymptomatic COVID19 patients should be discharged after a 10 day stay in hospitals without any subsequent testing for the disease, they said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: 58 new COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya push tally to 4,791

 

At least 58 more people tested positive for COVID19 in Meghalaya on Tuesday, pushing the tally to 4,791, a health department official said on Tuesday. As many as 179 more people were cured of the disease, raising the total number of recoveries in the northeastern state to 2,706, Health Services director Aman War said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Former Rajasthan minister Zakia Inam dies due to COVID-19

 

Veteran Congress leader and former Rajasthan minister Zakia Inam has died at a hospital here due to COVID19. She was 71. She died hours after she was admitted to Rajasthan University of Health Sciences Hospital (RUHS) Monday evening as she complained of breathing issues.

 

 

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: 60 new cases push Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally to 5,604

Sixty fresh COVID19 cases have pushed the coronavirus tally in Nagaland to 5,604 on Tuesday, a health official said. Of the new cases, 35 were reported from Dimapur, 22 from Kohima, two from Mon and one from Tuensang, the official said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Gujarat records 1,402 new COVID-19 cases; 1,321 recover

 

Gujarats COVID19 tally rose to 1,26,169 on Tuesday with the addition of 1,402 new cases, while fatalities grew to 3,355 with 16 more deaths, the state health department said. At the same time 1,321 patients were discharged, taking the number of recovered cases in the state to 1,06,412, a department release said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: COVID-19 tally in Kerala racing towards 1.50 lakh mark

 

The COVID19 tally in Kerala is racingtowards the 1.50 lakh mark as 4,125 cases were added on Tuesday, as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan blamed violent protests by the Opposition Congress led UDF and BJP outfits for having contributed to the spread of the virus. The toll climbed to 572 with 19 more deaths.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Maharashtra govt ignoring Marathwada, claims BJP leader

 

Former Latur guardian minister and Maharashtra BJP leader Sambhajirao Patil Nilangekar on Tuesday said the city had the highest coronavirus mortality rate because the state government was busy concentrating on Mumbai. He was speaking to reporters while attending a protest by the BJP and its youth wing demanding speeding up of work on a divisional sports stadium in Kavha.

 

 

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: 1,273 cases, 54 deaths in Nagpur, 1,662 discharged

The COVID19 caseload in Nagpur increased by 1,273 on Tuesday to reach 66,380, while 54 deaths took the toll to 2,150, an official said. He said 1,662 people were discharged during the day, taking the count of such cases to 55,212, leaving the district with 9,018 active cases.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: 29 more COVID deaths, 1,795 fresh cases in Haryana

 

Haryana reported 29 more fatalities due to COVID19 on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 1,206, while 1,795 fresh cases pushed the state’s infection tally to 1,14,870. Of the new deaths, four each were reported from Gurugram and Panchkula, three each from Sirsa and Ambala, two each from Faridabad, Karnal, Hisar, Yamunanagar and Jind, and one each from Kaithal, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Panipat and Rohtak, according to the state health department’s daily bulletin.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Maharashtra adds 18,390 new COVID-19 cases, 20,206 recover; 392 die

 

Maharashtra’s COVID19 tally rose to 12,42,770 on Tuesday with the addition of 18,390 fresh cases, state health department said. With 392 people succumbing to the infection, the cumulative toll in the state went up to 33,407, it said.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: WB reports 62 more COVID-19 deaths; discharge rate 87.28%

 

At least 62 more people succumbed to COVID19 in West Bengal, raising the death toll 4,483, while 3,182 fresh cases pushed the tally in the state to 2,31,484, the health department said in its bulletin. The discharge rate rose to 87.28 per cent, as 3,047 people recovered from the infection, taking the total number of people who have defeated the disease so far to 2,02,030.

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Amravati COVID-19 count reaches 11,578, death toll 247

 

The number of COVID19 cases in Maharashtra’s Amravati rose by 393 to reach 11,578 on Tuesday, while eight deaths took the toll to 247, an official said. The number of people who have recovered from the infection here reached 8,689 after 179 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, he added.

 

 

Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Trump blasts China for unleashing COVID-19 onto the world

US President Donald Trump blasted China in his final address of his first term to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, saying the United Nations must hold China accountable for unleashing this plague onto the world. “We have waged a fierce battle against the invisible enemy The China virus, which has claimed countless lives in 188 countries,” Trump said in a video statement.

 

 

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