India Coronavirus Cases: The daily case count was 3.6 per cent lower than Sunday’s (Representational)

India recorded 45,231 new cases of COVId-19 in the last 24 hours, government data shows. The daily case count was 3.6 per cent lower than yesterday’s 46,963. With this, the country’s overall coronavirus case count since January was past 82.29 lakh.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the active COVID-19 cases in country stand at 5,61,908, while 75,44,798 people have recovered from the disease so far.

Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:Arunachal Pradesh reports more recoveries than fresh COVID-19 cases

Single-day recoveries outnumbered new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday as 114 people were cured of the disease and 29 tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

The new infections pushed the tally to 14,881, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The number of people cured of the disease has increased to 13,073, he said, adding that the recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state currently stands at 87.85 per cent.

Libya reports 950 new COVID-19 cases

The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Saturday reported 950 new COVID-19 cases, taking the nationwide count to 62,045.

The center said in a statement that 823 more recoveries 14 more deaths were reported, bringing the national total to 35,853 and 871 respectively.

Since the first case was reported in March, Libyan authorities have taken a series of precautionary measures against the pandemic, including closing the country’s borders, shutting down schools and mosques, banning public gatherings and imposing a curfew.

Jharkhand reports 326 new COVID-19 cases

Jharkhand’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,02,087 on Monday as 326 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. One more patient from Simdega district died due to the infection, pushing the state’s coronavirus deaths to 885, he said. 

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 95, followed by Bokaro (47) and Dhanbad (42), the official said.

Argentina reports 6,609 new COVID-19 cases

The Argentine Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 6,609 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the national count to 1,173,533.

The ministry said 138 more patients died from the disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 31,140.

The province of Buenos Aires, with 550,939 cases or 46.95 percent of the national total, is the most affected district.

922 new COVID-19 cases in Telangana

Telangana reported 922 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 2,40,970 while seven more deaths pushed the number of deaths to 1,348, the state government said on Monday.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 256, followed by Rangareddy (56) and Sangareddy (44) districts, it said in a bulletin, providing data as of 8 PM on November 1. As many as 17,630 are under treatment and 25,643 samples were tested on November 1.

Cumulatively,43,49,309 samples have been tested. The samples tested per million population was 1,16,854, the bulletin said.

8 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death in Andamans

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,340 on Monday as eight more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

One more person died pushing the Union territory’s coronavirus deaths to 60, he said. 

Three new patients have travel history, while five fresh infections were detected during contract tracing, the official said. Twelve more people have been cured of the disease, he said.

Coronavirus Update: Brazil’s COVID-19 deaths reach 1,60,000

Brazil registered 190 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 160,074, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.

More than 10,100 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, bringing the nationwide count to 5,545,705.

Brazil ranks currently second in the world in terms of deaths from COVID-19, only behind the United States, and third in the number of confirmed cases, following the United States and India.

The state of Sao Paulo, the most populous in the country, has been hardest hit, with 39,331 deaths and 1,117,147 confirmed cases. 

Assam Schools To Reopen On Monday With Odd-Even System

Educational institutions in Assam will reopen on Monday after more than seven months with strict COVID-19 guidelines, officials said on Saturday. Only students from Classes 6th to 12th will be allowed to attend and a Standard Operating Procedure or SOP has been issued that will need to be followed, according to the officials of the Education Department.

To minimise the risk, schools will follow an odd-even system. Students in Classes 6, 8 and 12 will attend school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the other three days are reserved for Classes 7, 9 and 11.

“All the students would not come into the schools at a time and they would attend the schools in different batches in morning and afternoon shift. Fixation of first batch and second batch of students would be done by the head of the institution,” the government said in a news release.

UK’s Prince William Contracted COVID-19 In April: Report

Britain’s Prince William contracted COVID-19 in April at a similar time to his father Prince Charles, the BBC reported late on Sunday, citing Kensington Palace sources.

France’s daily COVID-19 count surges again to 46,290

France on Sunday recorded 46,290 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour span, raising the country’s total infections to 1.41 million since the beginning of the pandemic, data from the country’s health authority showed.

The daily count was notably higher than Saturday’s 35,641 cases, though it was lower than Friday’s 49,215 and the country’s daily record of 52,010 cases reported on October 25.

Lockdown in England could be extended, UK minister warns

The one-month lockdown for England announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this weekend could be extended as Britain struggles to contain a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior cabinet member said on Sunday.

After resisting the prospect of a new national lockdown for most of last month, Johnson announced on Saturday that new restrictions across England would kick in after midnight on Thursday morning and last until December 2.

The United Kingdom, which has the biggest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19, is grappling with more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day and scientists have warned a worst-case scenario of 80,000 dead could be exceeded this winter.

Britain has reported 46,717 COVID-19 deaths – defined as those dying within 28 days of a positive test. A broader measure of those with COVID-19 on their death certificates puts the toll at 58,925.

WHO Chief Under Quarantine After Contact Tests Positive For Covid-19
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he had been identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but added that he was feeling well and did not have any symptoms.

“I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home,” Tedros said in a tweet.

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