Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Union Health Ministry today said that 70% of the coronavirus fatalities among patients were males and the rest females. “45% of the deaths are between the age groups of 45 and 60 years. 13% deaths have been reported due to co-morbidities and 1.5% due to non-co-morbidity,” said Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary in the Ministry of Health.

Johnson & Johnson said Monday it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick. “We have temporarily paused further dosing in all our Covid-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE trial, due to an unexplained illness in a study participant,” the company said in a statement. The pause means the online enrollment system has been closed for the 60,000-patient clinical trial while the independent patient safety committee is convened. Two weeks ago, the company kicked off a final 60,000-person trial of a single-shot Covid-19 vaccine that potentially would simplify distribution of millions of doses compared with leading rivals using two doses. Rival vaccines from Moderna Inc, Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca all require two shots separated by several weeks, which make them much more difficult to administer.

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Oct 13, 2020 8:38 pm (IST)

Donald Trump To Attend Massive Rallies This Week, Says ‘ I Feel So Powerful’ After Testing Negative

Oct 13, 2020 8:27 pm (IST)

Karnataka reports 8,191 new coronavirus cases, 10,421 discharges and 87 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 7,26,106 including 6,02,505 discharges and 10,123 deaths. Active cases stand at 1,13,459: State Health Department.

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71 new positive cases and 5 deaths reported in Chandigarh today. The total number of positive cases now stands at 13,331 including 1,127 active cases, 12,007 recoveries and 197 deaths: UT Administration.

Oct 13, 2020 6:56 pm (IST)

Andhra Pradesh reported 4,622 new coronavirus cases, 5,715 recoveries and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total positive cases to 7,63,573, including 7,14,427 recoveries, 42,855 active cases and 6,291 deaths: State Health Department.

Oct 13, 2020 6:42 pm (IST)

Delhi reports 3,036 new coronavirus cases, 45 deaths and 2036 recoveries today.

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Railways will be operating 196 festival special trains between 20 October and 30 November. 

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RECAP | The declining trend of India’s Covid-19 cases continued as the country reported a daily jump of 55,342 new infections on Tuesday, taking the to 71.75 lakh, according to Health Ministry’s data. Notably, this is the first time in two months when India has witnessed around 55,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours and the fifth day in a row when the active cases of Covid-19 remained below 9 lakh. The country has been recording less than 75,000 new daily cases for the fifth consecutive day and deaths below 1,000 for 10 straight days.

Oct 13, 2020 5:34 pm (IST)

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Maharashtra Police recorded 55 coronavirus cases and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking active cases in the force to 2,130 and death toll to 262: Police.

Oct 13, 2020 5:05 pm (IST)

CRUX | Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Clinical Trials After A Participant Falls Ill

Oct 13, 2020 5:03 pm (IST)

Oct 13, 2020 5:03 pm (IST)

The three-ply masks and homemade masks are beneficial against preventing the transmission of Covid-19. N95 masks are beneficial for health workers working in hospitals while surgical masks are effective in general practice use: Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.

Oct 13, 2020 4:32 pm (IST)

14 States and Union Territories have higher Test Per Million and lower positivity rate than India average: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry.

14 States & Union Territories have higher Test Per Million and lower positivity rate than India average: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2020

Oct 13, 2020 4:25 pm (IST)

India continues to report a trend of steadily decreasing active cases. Presently the active cases of the country stands at 8,38,729. The active cases have been below the 9 lakh mark for the 5th consecutive day: Secretary, Ministry of Health.

Oct 13, 2020 4:18 pm (IST)

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70% of total Covid-19 deaths in country were male, rest 30% female: Union Health Ministry.

Oct 13, 2020 4:06 pm (IST)

Average daily positivity rate is declining with a steady rate: Union Health Ministry.

Oct 13, 2020 3:50 pm (IST)

Hindu Rao Hospital Removed from Covid-19 Hospital List | The Bara Hindu Rao hospital has been removed from the list of designated Covid-19 hospitals with immediate effect, because of low average bed occupancy and a request received from the NDMC, said the Government of Delhi today.

Oct 13, 2020 3:38 pm (IST)

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UPDATE | In Spain, the government agreed protocols to establish travel corridors between European states and the Canary and Balearic Islands, both of which rely heavily on tourism and have been hit hard by the Covid crisis. Unemployment in the Balearics has risen by 90% since last year as a result of coronavirus.

Oct 13, 2020 3:07 pm (IST)

Maharashtra govt is taking decisions keeping the serious COVID-19 situation in mind and following true meaning of the word secularism as mentioned in the constitution. So, Governor’s letter proves that he’s not willing to follow India’s constitution: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena Leader

Oct 13, 2020 2:55 pm (IST)

Around 3000 kgs of apple put at display at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in Ahmedabad; the temple has been re-opened for devotees from today amid pandemic, A priest says, “After puja, the apples will be distributed among COVID19 patients and healthcare staff.”

Oct 13, 2020 2:41 pm (IST)

Netherlands To  Restrict Movements, Shuts Alll Cafes, Restuarants | A new round of social restrictions will be announced by the Dutch government on Tuesday evening, including the possible closure of cafes and restaurants, as the Netherlands battles to control the coronavirus in one of Europe’s major hotspots. The number of cases in the country of 17 million has surged in recent weeks to a daily record of nearly 7,000 on Monday. It now has one of the highest per capita infection rates worldwide.

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Meghalaya Defers Garo Hills District Council Elections Due to Covid-19 | The Meghalaya government has decided to postpone the elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) for an indefinite period in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and will appoint a board of administrators for the 30-member local body for six months, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

Oct 13, 2020 2:11 pm (IST)

France Reported Three-month High in ICU Patients | France reported a three-month high in ICU patients. Health authorities said the number of people treated in intensive care units for Covid-19 surpassed the 1,500 threshold on Monday, for the first time since 27 May, raising fears of local lockdowns in the country.

Oct 13, 2020 1:57 pm (IST)

Maharashtra Governor wrote to CM Uddhav Thackeray, seeking re-opening of places of worship with COVID precautions. “I wonder if you’re receiving any divine premonition to keep postponing re-opening or you’ve suddenly turned ‘secular’ yourselves, the term you hated?” letter states

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