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Coronavirus LIVE: Delhi reports lowest daily cases in nearly a month

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra has 1,339,232 coronavirus cases, Andhra Pradesh 675,674, Tamil Nadu 580,000, Karnataka 576,000, and UP 387,000. Stay tuned for coronavirus India LIVE update

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Coronavirus update: India on Sunday saw over 80,000 new Covid-19 cases, a notch less than the average daily additions since last month. Total caseload currently stands at 6,073,348. The country has added over 1,000 deaths daily for 28 days. Death toll now stands at 95,162. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the findings of the soon-to-be-released second sero survey indicated that India was still far from achieving any kind of herd immunity. Warning against complacency, Vardhan said that the second sero survey findings make it necessary for everyone to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Coronavirus vaccine update: Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of Serum Institute of India, which is conducting trials of Covid vaccine candidates ahead of mass production, took to Twitter to highlight challenges in vaccine production and distribution in the country. "Quick question: will the Government of India have 80,000 crores available over the next one year? Because that is what the Ministry of Health needs to buy and distribute the vaccine to everyone in India. This is the next concerning challenge we need to tackle," Poonawalla said.

World coronavirus update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 33,376,365. While 24,687,001 have recovered, 1,003,353 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 7,321,343 cases. It is followed by India, which has 6,087,454 cases, Brazil (4,732,309) and Russia (1,151,438).

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11:57 PM

BJP leader Uma Bharti who tested Covid-19 positive admitted to AIIMS

Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti, who tested positive for COVID-19 recently, was on Monday admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rishikesh.
 
Ever since the senior BJP leader tweeted about her testing positive for the infection late on Saturday night, the AIIMS management had made arrangements, in-charge of COVID cases at the AIIMS, Madhur Uniyal, said.
 
Her condition is stable, the official said.
11:42 PM

Karnataka minister tests positive for Covid-19

Karnataka Law and Parliamentary affairs minister J C Madhuswamy tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
 
The private hospital where he was admitted said he tested positive for the virus.
 
The minister underwent the COVID-19 test after his driver and cook contracted the virus, his associates said.
 
He had attended the recently concluded Karnataka Assembly session.
10:18 PM

Health Ministry launches portal for info on vaccine, clinical trials

The Union Health Ministry on Monday launched a portal which will provide information related to vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials and progress made in this area locally and globally at regular intervals.
 
While emphasising on the importance of elaborate and transparent information on the status of vaccine development, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, "Today, in the times of Covid, vaccine development is watched very closely. Thus, it becomes important to showcase the status of vaccine development in the country."
 
The Union Health Minister also launched the Mobile Stroke Unit. Vardhan said, "It is disheartening to see the susceptibility of people to heart disease and hypertension. Timely treatment can reduce fatality and prevent people from disability. This initiative will go a long way in addressing the needs of the people in this area."
10:15 PM

Odisha deputy speaker, 11 other MLAs test positive for coronavirus

10:15 PM

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9:21 PM

Chandigarh records 171 new Covid-19 cases, six more deaths in last 24 hours

9:20 PM

West Bengal recorded 3,155 new coronavirus cases, 2,923 recoveries and 56 deaths in a single day

9:13 PM

Mumbai's Covid-19 count crosses 200,000 mark with addition of 2,055 new cases; 40 deaths take toll to 8,831

9:09 PM

Kolkata Metro Railway says it will resume services on Sundays from October 4

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First Published: Sep 28 2020 | 7:03 AM IST

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