India Coronavirus Cases: There are now 6.5 lakh total active cases. (File)

New Delhi:

New coronavirus infections reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 50,000 for the second time this month, while the new fatalities registered during the same period fell under 500 after 108 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

India reported 480 fatalities linked to the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, when country’s Covid tally crossed the 79-lakh mark with 45,148 fresh cases. This is the lowest number of Covid-related deaths the country has reported since July 10 (475). 

Data shows that India was recording an average of 900-1,000 Covid-related deaths in August. This number rose to an average of 1,100 in September when coronavirus cases peaked with a daily average of 90,000 fresh cases. But, October has seen a steady decline in cases and deaths. For the past week, India has been recording less than 1,000 Covid deaths, which have remained below the 1,100-mark since October 2.

Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:837 COVID-19 cases in Telangana

Telangana recorded 837 COVID19 cases, 1,554 recoveries and 4 deaths yesterday, taking total cases to 2,32,671 including 2,13,466 recoveries, 1,315 deaths and 17,890 active cases: State Health Department

Eight new cases take COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 4,253

At least eight more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,253, a health department official said on Tuesday.

Of the fresh cases, three were detected during contact tracing, while five have travel history, he said.

Fourteen more people were cured of the disease on Monday, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 3,997, and 58 patients have died, the official said. The Union Territory now has 198 active COVID-19 cases, he added.

Jharkhand reports 220 new COVID-19 cases, six more fatalities

Jharkhand’s COVID-19 tally rose to 99,906 as 220 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Tuesday. Six more patients have died, pushing the state’s coronavirus deaths to 872, he said.

Of the fresh fatalities, three were reported from East Singhbhum district and one each from Ranchi, Koderma and Saraikela, the official said. Ranchi district registered the maximum number of new cases at 84, followed by East Singhbhum at 30 and Bokaro at 27.

Australia’s COVID hotspot state records two days without new cases for first time in seven months

The Australian state of Victoria, the epicentre of COVID-19 infections, said on Tuesday it had gone 48 hours without detecting any new cases for the first time in more than seven months. 

Victoria, the second most populous state, will allow restaurants and cafes in Melbourne to reopen from Wednesday after more than three months under a stringent lockdown

Spain adds more than 50,000 coronavirus cases over weekend

Spain’s cumulative tally of coronavirus cases rose by 52,188 over the weekend, bringing the total to 1,098,320, health ministry data showed on Monday.The overall deaths from the virus jumped by 279 to 35,031, the data showed.

Spain entered a second state of emergency on Sunday, enabling a night-time quarantine to be enforced across the whole country except the Canary Islands.

More English cities face tightest COVID-19 lockdown rules

Britain announced wider coronavirus restrictions on Monday which will take the number of people under England’s highest category of alert to nearly 8 million, as the government battles a sharp rise in cases.

The number of new COVID cases has risen by almost a quarter over the past week to 153,483, and new COVID deaths were 50% higher than the week before at 1,272, taking fatalities over the course of the pandemic to 44,998, the highest in Europe.

France sees highest number of COVID-19 patients going into hospital since April

French hospitals registered 1,307 new coronavirus patients on Monday in the highest one-day increase since April 2, which saw 1,607 new patients, as the health system comes under increasing stress from a runaway infection rate.

French health ministry data showed that France now has a total of 17,784 coronavirus patients in its hospitals, compared with a record 32,292 on April 14, at the height of the March-May lockdown.

The ministry also reported 26,771 new confirmed coronavirus cases in past 24 hours, from 52,010 on Sunday

US CDC reports 2,24,601 deaths from coronavirus
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported 8,617,022 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 63,195 from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 380 to 224,601. 

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on Oct. 25 compared with its previous report a day earlier.

369 New COVID-19 Cases, 32 Deaths In Pune District

Pune district reported 369 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 3,20,112 on Monday, a health official said.

With 32 fatalities, the death count in the district reached 7,733, he added.

Also, 410 patients were discharged from hospitals,” the official said.

“Of the 369 cases, 147 were detected in the Pune Municipal Corporation limits, which has recorded 1,59,845 cases so far.

“With 124 new cases, the tally in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation areas rose to 86,924,” he said. 

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Sufferers Lose Antibodies Sooner: Study

Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited Covid-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain published on Tuesday.

The findings by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori also suggest the loss of antibodies was slower in 18-24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over.

Overall, samples from hundreds of thousands of people across England between mid-June and late September showed the prevalence of virus antibodies fell by more than a quarter.

The research, commissioned by the British government and published Tuesday by Imperial, indicates people’s immune response to Covid-19 reduces over time following infection.

Air Pollution Linked To 15% Of Coronavirus Deaths, Study Shows

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15 percent of Covid-19 deaths globally, according to research published Tuesday that highlights the health risks posed by greenhouse gas emissions.

Previous research has showed how air pollution from exhaust fumes and factories takes two years off the life expectancy of every man, woman and child on Earth.

Now experts in Germany and Cyprus say they have estimated the proportion of deaths from coronavirus that can be blamed of the exacerbating effects of air pollution.

Their study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, drew on health and disease data from the US and China relating to air pollution, Covid-19 and SARS — a serious lung disease similar to Covid.

They combined this with satellite data of global exposure to particulate matter — microscopic particles — as well as ground-based pollution monitoring networks, to calculate to what extent air pollution can be blamed for Covid-19 deaths.

Rajasthan To Make Wearing Face Masks Mandatory

In a bid to check coronavirus, the Rajasthan government will bring a bill in the upcoming assembly session to make wearing face masks mandatory, a release said.

According to the release, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said coronavirus can be avoided only by adopting measures such as masks, social distancing and washing hands repeatedly.

The CM said the state government is considering making wearing face masks mandatory and a bill will be brought in this regard in the assembly session. 

Interacting with district collectors, college principals and other officials through a video conference held to review the outcome of a movement against coronavirus, Mr Gehlot said every section of society should join the government to make this campaign successful.

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