Coronavirus news highlights: Delhi records 5,062 fresh Covid-19 cases, 41 fatalities in 24 hours

India saw 48,268 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the Covid-19 caseload to 81,37,119, while the active cases fell below 6,00,000, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. Based on the latest reports, the countries with the newest fatalities were the United States with 1,021 new deaths, followed by India with 563 and Brazil with 513.

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  • 22:58

    Karnataka: Covid-19 recoveries exceed new cases for 17th consecutive day

    Karnataka reported 3,014 new cases and 28 Covid deaths on Saturday, taking the active case count to 55,017 and the death toll to 11,168.

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  • 22:42

  • 22:22

    Tamil Nadu allows schools, colleges, cinemas to resume from November

    Easing curbs further, Tamil Nadu government on Saturday allowed schools, colleges, cinemas, zoos and amusement parks to reopen from next month by following Standard Operating Procedures.

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  • 22:21

    Impossible to wipe off Covid-19 spread through lockdown, treat mask as vaccine: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said it is "impossible to wipe off" Covid-19 transmission through a lockdown as the virus has "spread through the community" and people should treat wearing a face mask as a vaccine till the real medication is made available.

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  • 22:08

  • 21:45

    Punjab sees 16 more deaths linked to Covid-19, toll reaches 4,203, infection count climbs to 1,33,658 with detection of 503 fresh cases; the number of active cases stands at 4,257: Medical bulletin (PTI)

  • 21:45

  • 21:30

    5,062 new Covid-19 cases, 4,665 recoveries and 41 deaths reported in Delhi today. 

    The total case tally stands at 3,86,706 including 3,47,476 recoveries, 32,719 active cases and 6,511 deaths: Delhi Government

  • 21:04

    Late reporting of Covid-19 infections still causing deaths in Assam

    The recovery rate of Covid-19 in Assam is second highest after Tamil Nadu but the state is still witnessing deaths due to the virus owing to late reporting of infection.

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  • 21:03

    Simona Halep tests positive for Covid-19

  • 19:47

    Jammu and Kashmir reports 455 new Covid-19 cases. The total cases in the state stands at94,785. The death toll rose to1,478.

  • 19:25

    Maharashtra reports 5,548 new Covid-19 cases, 7,303 recoveries and 74 deaths, as per State Public Health Department.

    Covid-19 tally of the State rises to 16,78,406 including 15,10,353 recoveries and 43,911 deaths. Active cases at 1,23,585. (ANI)

  • 19:24

  • 19:14

    UK government mulling lockdown for England

    The British government is considering imposing a new national lockdown in England after its scientific advisors warned that hospitalisations and deaths from the resurgence of the coronavirus could soon surpass the levels seen at the outbreak's spring peak.

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  • 18:45

    Kerala reports 7,983 new Covid-19infection cases and 7,330 recoveries. There are 91,190 active cases in the state and total deaths are 1,484. (ANI)

  • 18:33

  • 18:23

    Slovakia begins mass Covid-19 testing in global first

    Slovakia on Saturday began a programme to screen its entire population for coronavirus in what would be a global first but medical professionals have warned it could lead to an increase in cases.

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  • 18:08

    Covid-19 spreads faster, more widely within households than previously estimated: US study

    Transmission of the novel coronavirus within households is high, occurs quickly, and can originate from both children and adults, according to a new study which assessed 101 houses in the US.

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  • 17:51

    Covid-19 death toll in UP climbs to 7,025 with 21 more fatalities, 1,822 fresh cases push infection tally to over 4.81 lakh; active case count 23,768: Official (PTI)

  • 17:50

  • 17:25

    Union Minister Santosh Gangwar's wife, 6 family members test positive for COVID-19

  • 17:14

    West Bengal govt keen on providing vaccines to all front-line Covid-19 warriors

    Even as the Centre has made it clear that health workers would first get the Covid-19 vaccine once it arrives in the market, the West Bengal government is keen on providing it to all front-line Covid-19 warriors such as police and conservancy workers.

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  • 17:10

    The lockdown experience: Make the best of it

    For so many students sitting in their homes and not knowing when the lockdown will end for their particular schools or colleges, this is a difficult time. Opening up has risks. Not opening up has other worries.

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  • 17:00

    Our healthcare's weakest link — providing for the middle class

    India’s middle class is the backbone of our society but unfortunately, their healthcare needs have never been addressed adequately.

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  • 16:45

    Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu critical from Covid-19

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  • 16:13

    Covid-19 antibody therapy may lower hospitalisations, emergency visits, study finds

    Covid-19 patients who were administered a novel antibody had fewer symptoms and were less likely to require hospitalisation or emergency medical care than those who did not receive the therapy, according to a new study.

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  • 15:51

    India's Covid-19 case fatality rate falls below 1.5%

    India's Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) fell below 1.5 per cent on Saturday, the Union health ministry said, crediting the Centre-led strategy of 'test, trace, track and treat' for keeping coronavirus-related deaths low and within manageable numbers.

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  • 15:35

    Odisha to allow partial reopening of schools for classes 9-12 from November 16

    The Odisha government on Saturday announced partial reopening of schools for students of classes 9-12 from November 16.

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  • 15:34

    24 rafting guides in Rishikesh test positive for Covid-19

    Twenty-four rafting guides in the Muni-ki-Reti area here have tested positive for Covid-19, an official said on Saturday.

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  • 15:21

    700-km-long traffic jam in Paris ahead of 2nd Covid-19 lockdown

    An authorisation that needs to be filled out just to take a bit of fresh of air. Long traffic jams as Parisians tried to leave the French capital before it was too late. Pressure on supermarket shelves for key goods.

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  • 14:40

    West Bengal govt keen on providing Covid-19 vaccine to all front line Covid warriors

    Even as the Centre has made it clear that health workers would first get the Covid-19 vaccine once it arrives in the market, the West Bengal government is keen on providing it to all frontline Covid warriors such as police and conservancy workers.

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  • 14:39

    Traditional Jauljibi fair of Uttarakhand cancelled due to Covid-19

    The over-a-century-old Jauljibi fair will not be held this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • 14:38

    Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from the coronavirus after 19 days and three missed matches for Juventus, the club announced.

  • 14:38

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering imposing a new month-long national lockdown in England next week after scientists warned the coronavirus was spreading faster than their worst predictions.

  • 13:46

    Visitors wearing masks, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, crowd the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing, China. Credit: Reuters Photo

  • 13:46

    Russia researches deny reports of pausing Sputnik V clinical trials: Report

    Denying talks of Covid-19 vaccine shortage, Crocus Medical, a contract research organisation of Russia's Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology, has said that the clinical trial of Russia’s Sputnik V has not paused, Reuters reported.

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  • 13:44

    Russia's daily tally of coronavirus cases stood at 18,140 on Saturday, including 4,952 in Moscow, taking the national total to 1,618,116 since the pandemic began.

    Authorities also reported 334 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 27,990.

  • 13:43

    Thane district logs 781 new Covid-19 cases; 22 more deaths

    As many as 781 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 22 died of the infection in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Saturday.

  • 13:43

    Antibody therapy may lower hospitalisations, emergency visits, study finds

    Covid-19 patients who were administered a novel antibody had fewer symptoms and were less likely to require hospitalisation or emergency medical care than those who did not receive the therapy, according to a new study.

  • 13:42

    The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday recorded 1,803 new coronavirus infections and 36 more deaths. The Philippines has the second-highest Covid-19 infections and deaths in Southeast Asia, next only to Indonesia.

  • 13:14

    Residents in Australia's second largest city of Melbourne on Saturday enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown as coronavirus case numbers continued to dwindle. Credit: AFP Photo

  • 13:12

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 19,059 to 518,753

    The reported death toll rose by 103 to 10,452.

  • 13:12

    Ukraine registered a record 8,752 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the national security council said on Saturday, up from 8,312 cases on Friday.

    Total infections stood at 387,481, it said.

  • 13:11

    Free coronavirus vaccine promise not violation of poll code: EC

  • 13:06

    Odisha reports 1,470 fresh Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths

    Odisha's Covid-19 caseload on Saturday mounted to 2,90,116 after 1,470 persons tested positive, while 12 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,320, a health department official said.

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  • 12:30

    84 new Covid-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh; tally rises to 14,752

    Eighty-four more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state to 14,752, a senior health department official said on Saturday.

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  • 12:30

    Puducherry reports 105 new Covid-19 infections taking total cases to 35,013 out of which 3,697 are active patients. Total of 592 deaths reported.

  • 12:29

    Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 case tally stands at 21,813 including 18,797 recoveries, 2,678 active cases and 309 deaths so far.

  • 12:10

    Delhi removes 20 passengers limit in DTC buses

    If you're wearing masks then there's no problem but if not then even 20 passengers are dangerous. We're not giving permission for unlimited seating. We're only allowing passengers as per seat limit: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on removing 20 passengers limit in DTC buses.

  • 11:59

    Centre may review Delhi’s rising Covid-19 cases on November 2: Report

    The Union Home Ministry has called a special review meeting with the Delhi government officials on November 2 as the national capital reported over 5,000 cases for the fourth consecutive day, according to a report by Hindustan Times.

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  • 11:58

    Doctors urge Karnataka government to fix rates for post-Covid-19 care

    Patients at the city’s private post-Covid recovery clinics spend thousands of rupees on blood investigations and scans, prompting physicians to ask the state expert committee to fix rates for post-Covid treatment just as they did for Covid care.

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  • 11:23

    US sees world record of over 1-lakh new Covid-19 cases

    The United States set a new all-time high for coronavirus cases confirmed in a single 24-hour period on Friday, reporting just over 100,000 new infections to surpass the record total of 91,000 posted a day earlier, according to a Reuters tally.

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  • 11:20

    Odisha Government extends Covid-19 lockdown in containment zones till November 31.

  • 11:00

    Telangana recorded 1,445 Covid-19 new cases, 1,486 recoveries and 6 deaths on 30th October, taking total cases to 2,38,632 including 2,18,887 recoveries, 1,336 deaths and 18,409 active cases

  • 10:48

    Total 10,87,96,064 samples tested for Covid-19 up to October 30. Of these 10,67,976 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • 10:46

    28 new Covid-19 cases reported in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, took the total number of positive cases to 2,722 till date. Number of active cases is at 437 while 2,284 people have been discharged so far. One death has been reported in the state.

  • 10:15

    Medical and health department staff take part in a candle light vigil to create awareness on coronavirus, in Vijayawada. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 10:14

    US signs up pharmacy chains as Covid-19 vaccination centres

    Several US retail pharmacy chains have agreed to serve as Covid-19 vaccination sites under a federal government plan, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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  • 09:47

    When other countries of the world are struggling against the pandemic, India has fought it bravely and is coming out of it: PM Modi

  • 09:36
  • 09:32

    India's active cases dropped to 5,82,649 while the fatality rate stands at 1.5%.

  • 09:26

    With a single-day spike of 551 deaths, India's coronavirus death toll now stands at 1,21,641.

  • 09:25

    A total of 59,454 recovered from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

    Total recoveries now stand at 7432829 with 91.15% recovery rate.

  • 09:25

    India sees 48,268 new Covid-19 cases; tally 81 lakh

  • 09:08

    Slovakia begins mass coronavirus testing in global first

    Slovakia on Saturday begins a programme to screen its entire population for coronavirus with antigen tests in what would be a global first, but critics have said the plan is poorly thought out.

    Some 45,000 medical workers, army and police are being deployed to carry out the tests in the EU member state of 5.4 million people, collecting swabs at around 5,000 testing points.

  • 09:08

    Donald Trump derides doctors as Covid-19 surges; Joe Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' to pandemic

    President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Friday sought support in Midwestern states where the coronavirus has roared back, with Trump falsely accusing doctors of profiting from Covid-19 deaths while Biden said Trump had surrendered to the pandemic.

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  • 08:23

    Europe, US pass coronavirus milestones as France locks down

    Europe passed 10 million coronavirus infections, the United States topped nine million and France entered a new lockdown on Friday as the resurgent pandemic increasingly forced other countries to consider following suit.

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  • 08:08

    US records 94,000 new Covid-19 infections as total cases climb to 9 million

    The United States passed nine million reported coronavirus cases on Friday and broke its own record for daily new infections for the second day in a row, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, as Covid-19 surges days before the country chooses its next president.

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  • 08:07

    Johnson & Johnson plans to test its Covid-19 vaccine on youths aged 12-18 soon

    Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its experimental Covid-19 vaccine in youths aged 12 to 18 as soon as possible, and the company's previous experience with the same technology in a vaccine successfully used in children could give it a leg up with regulators.

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  • 07:19

    First international, Chinese expert meeting on Covid-19 origin: WHO

    The World Health Organization said on Friday that international experts had held their first meeting, albeit virtually, with their Chinese counterparts in order to investigate the animal origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 07:19

    Covid-19 aftercare: A long way to go for Karnataka

    At a time when more than 35,000 Covid-19 patients require aftercare in the state, Victoria hospital — the largest government Covid hospital which had announced plans to initiate a 'Post-Covid Care' clinic in mid-August — is yet to start the facility.

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  • 07:18

    Frustration over false positive Covid-19 tests

    For the residents of an apartment on Graphite India Main Road in the Mahadevapura zone, the problem of inconsistent results was rammed home last week when a BBMP testing camp on October 23 saw seven out of 75 people receive a positive result on RT-PCR testing.

  • 07:17

    65% of consumers in city lost income due to Covid-19: Survey

    Bengaluru was the second most impacted city in India in terms of loss of income and loan repayment capacity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a consumer insights report has revealed. Delhi-NCR was the most impacted, with 70% of resident participants reporting a negative impact on income.

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  • 07:16

    The lockdown experience: Make the best of it

    For so many students sitting in their homes and not knowing when the lockdown will end for their particular schools or colleges, this is a difficult time. Opening up has risks. Not opening up has other worries. Some have lost a loved one to Covid-19. Others have faced severe restrictions due to the lockdown or quarantine. There are harrowing stories emerging of some who are unable to cope as they are cooped up in their homes.

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