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Coronavirus update: Maharashtra has 1,601,365 coronavirus cases, Andhra Pradesh 786,050, Karnataka 770,604, Tamil Nadu 690,936 and UP 456,865. Stay tuned for coronavirus India LIVE update
BS Web Team New Delhi
Coronavirus update: India on Monday witnessed a significant drop in the number of new Covid-19 cases. At 46,790, the country registered fewer daily infections than the US -- for the first time in over a month -- taking its tally to 7,597,063, according to Worldometer. India's death toll currently stands at 115,163. While Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country with over 1.6 mn caseloads, West Bengal has been adding over 3,000 cases daily for the past 45 days. The overall case tally in the state stands at 325,028.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned against any relaxation of response actions following the slight decline in Covid-19 cases in the Southeast Asia Region lately, saying the pandemic continues unabated and our response only needs to be strengthened further to curtail virus transmission.
Coronavirus vaccine update: US President Donald Trump has ordered defence and health chiefs to ensure that America is the first one to procure the UK's coronavirus vaccine, being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.
World coronavirus update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 40,462,338. While 30,232,844 have recovered, 1,120,715 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 8,393,773 cases. It is followed by India, which has 7,597,063 cases, Brazil (5,237,961) and Russia (1,415,316).
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Manchester at war as it is dragged into highest Covid-19 Tier in UK
The region of Greater Manchester in northern England remained at war with the central government on Tuesday as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stepped in to forcibly place it within Tier 3 of the strictest Covid-19 lockdown restrictions from later this week.
After talks failed over a substantial financial package to support the region's complete temporary shutdown as part of efforts to control the spread of coronavirus, Johnson declared in a briefing from Downing Street that he bitterly regrets the move but was left with no choice as Manchester is among the areas of the country bearing the brunt of the second wave of the virus.
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Assam reports 9 more coronavirus deaths, 666 new cases
Nine more people succumbed to Covid-19 in Assam on Tuesday taking the death toll to 884, while the state's caseload went up to 202,073 after 666 new infections were detected during the day, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
He said that 1,201 patients recovered from the disease and were released from various hospitals and Covid Care Centres. The recovery rate is now 86.31 per cent.
Altogether 1,74,411 people have been cured of coronavirus in the state so far.
41 more Covid-19 deaths in Delhi take toll to 6,081; infection tally 336,000
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Private hospital group opens post-Covid recovery clinics
A private hospital group on Tuesday announced opening of post-recovery clinics across its network of facilities to address complications faced by people who have recovered from Covid-19.
These clinics will cater to a "rising number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19 but are suffering from the mid-term and long-term persistent effects of the infection," according to a statement issued by the Apollo Hospital group.
8 deaths, 520 fresh virus cases in Punjab
The Punjab health authorities on Tuesday reported eight more coronavirus deaths as 520 fresh infections took the state's case tally to 128,590.
So far, the infection has claimed 4,037 lives in the state, according to a medical bulletin.
The places which reported new coronavirus cases included Hoshiarpur (109), Bathinda (57) and Ludhiana (46), the bulletin said.
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Surat coronavirus update: 231 new cases, 244 people discharged and 2 deaths
Mumbai reports 1,090 new cases and 1,470 recoveries. Infection count at 244,262
Highest single-day spike of 4,029 fresh cases takes West Bengal's Covid-19 tally to 329,057
Karnataka reports 6,297 new Covid-19 cases, tally at 776,901
241 more test positive for Covid-19 in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand's coronavirus infection tally rose to 58,601 on Tuesday with 241 more people testing positive for the virus, while 13 more infected patients died at different hospitals.
Dehradun reported the highest number of 90 cases, Haridwar 37, Nainital 23, Almora 20, Uttarkashi 18, Pithoragarh 15, Udham Singh Nagar eight, Chamoli seven, Pauri seven, Tehri six, Champawat six, Rudraprayag three, and Bageshwar one case, according to a state health department bulletin.
Thirteen more Covid-19 patients died at different hospitals in the state taking the overall toll to 946 so far, the bulletin said.
As many as 51,862 infected people have recuperated, 429 have migrated out of the state and 5,364 are under treatment, it said.
Virus can hit recovered Covid patients once antibodies start depleting: ICMR
Patients who have recovered from Covid-19 can again get infected by the virus once the antibodies of the viral disease starts depleting, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday. "According to the Centre for Disease Control (USA), you call it a reinfection (of Covid-19) if the person is reinfected after 90 days from turning negative to the Sars-CoV-2 after testing positive to it.
"However, there are multiple studies which suggest that the antibodies that develop after Covid-19 sustain for up to five months," said Balram Bhargava, Director-General of ICMR, while answering a query in the weekly press briefing of the Union Health Ministry.
"Since the disease is new, we do not have any further information about it. However, people can recontract the infection if antibodies start depleting from the body," he added.
Nagaland's Covid-19 tally breaches 8,000 mark
Nagaland's Covid-19 tally breached the 8000-mark on Tuesday as 67 more people tested positive for the virus, including 31 armed forces personnel, a health department official said.
The 67 new cases have pushed the state's Covid-19 tally to 8,020 and the number of active cases to 1,657, he said. "67 positive cases of Covid-19 detected today
Dimapur 38, Kohima 13, Tuensang 11 and Mon 5," Health Minister, S Pangnyu Phom said in a tweet. "Also, 60 positive patients have recovered Tuensang 27, Kohima and Mon districts 13 each and Dimapur 7," he said.
Of the total 8,020 Covid-19 cases, 6,267 patients have recovered from the disease and the recovery rate in the state is at present 78.14 per cent, Additional Director of Health Department, Dr Denis Hangsing said in the daily Covid-19 bulletin.
41 more Covid-19 deaths take Delhi's toll to 6,081; tally at 336,00
The national capital recorded 41 Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday taking the death toll to 6,081, while 3,579 fresh cases took the infection tally to over 336,000, authorities said. These fresh cases were detected due to the 56,593 tests conducted the previous day, according to the health bulletin shared by the Delhi Chief Minister's Office on its Twitter handle.
Forty-one more fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 6,081, according to the latest bulletin.
The tally of active cases on Tuesday rose to 23,922 from 22,570 the previous day. The total number of cases has climbed to 3,36,750, the bulletin added.
Covid-19: Rajasthan records 14 deaths, 1,897 new cases
Rajasthan on Tuesday recorded 14 more fatalities due to Covid-19 taking the death toll to 1,774, a bulletin issued by the state's health department said.
The state also reported 1,897 new cases as the total number of cases reached 177,123, the bulletin said, adding that 20,254 infected people were under treatment.
According to the bulletin, 155,095 people have been discharged after treatment. So far, the maximum Covid-19 deaths have been reported from Jaipur (353), followed Jodhpur (169), Bikaner (131), Ajmer (129), Kota (113) among others.
Of the 1,897 new cases, the maximum were reported from Jaipur (386) followed by Jodhpur (233), Alwar (155) and Bikaner (148) among others.
Bengal reports record 4,029 new Covid-19 cases, tally at 329,057
940 new cases take Covid-19 tally in Haryana; death toll rises 1,660
Haryana on Tuesday reported 940 fresh cases of Covid-19 which pushed the infection tally in the state to 152,174, while the death toll rose to 1,660 and 12 more people succumbing to the disease.
Among the fresh deaths, two each were reported from Yamunanagar, Hisar and Gurgaon while one death each was recorded in Panipat, Nuh, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Kaithal and Charkhi districts, according to the daily bulletin by the state health department.
Among the districts which reported a big spike in cases included Gurgaon (255), Faridabad (109), and Hisar (88). Active cases in the state currently stood at 10,078 while the recovery rate was 92.29 per cent, the bulletin stated.
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First Published: Oct 20 2020 | 06:39 AM IST