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Coronavirus live updates: Kerala logs over 20,000 cases; no fresh death in Delhi. Catch all the live updates here

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Kerala’s test positivity rate is 19.22 per cent as against 17.13 per cent in the last seven days.
Goa has extended its Covid-19 “curfew” by another week to September 20
live updates: India reported 27,254 new cases of Covid-19 and 219 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, said the health ministry on Monday, marking a 4.6 per cent decline in daily infections than Sunday.

The country has 33.26 million Covid cases in total and 442,874 people have died from the disease, said the ministry. Active cases declined by 10,652 since Sunday, it said, referring to patients till under treatment.

Goa has extended its Covid-19 “curfew” by another week to September 20 and mandated fiv- day quarantine for persons travelling to the state from Kerala.
 
World updates: Another 22 cases of Covid-19 were reported in China’s Fujian province, where the National Health Commission sent a special team. The new outbreak comes less than a month after China quelled its most widespread resurgence of the since the initial Wuhan outbreak, Bloomberg reported. 

The UK will abandon plans to call for proof of vaccination to enter certain venues, and may soon drop mandatory testing for returning travelers as part of a further easing of coronavirus restrictions to be announced this week, even as cases remain high. 

Pakistan is facing a surge in medical oxygen demand as it's struggling to turn the tide on the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported on Sunday. In a letter to hospitals, Pakistan Oxygen Limited (POL) expressed its inability to meet the rising demand for oxygen. POL is operating three of its existing plants at Karachi and Lahore but it's unable to complete the demands.


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