Covid LIVE: Kerala sees over 11k new cases in a day, TPR comes down to 11%

Coronavirus LIVE updates: Kerala recorded 11,699 cases, Maharashtra 2,432, Delhi 32, Karnataka 504, Andhra Pradesh 618 cases in the last 24 hours. Stay tuned for corona updates

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A medic, in PPE suit, collects nasal swab for Covid-19 test, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, Kochi (Photo: PTI)

Coronavirus updates: India reported 179 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, the smallest rise since the middle of March, taking the total to 447,373. Infections rose by 18,795, the smallest increase since early March, lifting the total to about 33.7 million, health ministry data showed. So far, India has recorded 33,697,581 corona cases in total.

Delhi reported 32 Covid-19 cases and no fatality. Kerala recorded 11,699 new Covid-19 cases and Maharashtra 2,432 cases. 

Black marketing during the second wave of Covid-19 meant that a large number of people had to pay a lot more than the actual rate to access health care facilities, a recent survey has found.

A survey of more than 24,000 individuals across the country by Local Circles said that the government should come up with a better mechanism to track the supply of Covid-related drugs, oxygen cylinders, and concentrators via unique identification so that the location of these products can be digitally tracked by manufacturers.

World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with 232,783,514 confirmed cases and 4,764,746 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 43,756,726 cases, followed by India, Brazil, UK and Russia.
12:12 AM

Tamil Nadu reports 1,630 fresh COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

A total of 1,630 fresh COVID-19 infections, 1,643 recoveries and 17 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours.
According to the state's health department, the cumulative cases recorded in the state are 26,60,553 including 17,231 active cases.
With new recoveries, the total recoveries in Tamil Nadu reached 26,07,796. The death toll presently stands at 35,526.
To detect the presence of the virus in the population, 1,50,725 samples were tested by RT-PCR in the last 24 hours, taking the total samples tested to 4,66,88,837.
Meanwhile, India reported 18,795 new cases on Tuesday. As per Union Health Ministry, India reported daily new cases less than 20,000 after 201 days.
10:59 PM

64 new cases take Sikkim's COVID tally to 31,355

Sikkim on Tuesday reported 64 new COVID-19 cases, 39 more than the previous day, with the tally increasing to 31,355, a health department bulletin said. The death toll remained at 387 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, it said. Of the fresh cases, 52 were reported from East Sikkim, six from South Sikkim, five from West Sikkim and one from North Sikkim.
The Himalayan state now has 601 active cases, while 30,053 people have recovered from the disease. At least 314 coronavirus-positive patients have migrated out.
East Sikkim has logged the highest number of COVID-19 cases thus far at 17,404, followed by 6,951 in South Sikkim, 6,030 in West Sikkim and 656 in North Sikkim. Over 2.48 lakh samples have been tested for COVID-19, including 524 in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate currently stands at 12.2 per cent and the recovery ratio at 96.8 per cent. At least 71.09 per cent of eligible beneficiaries in the state have received both doses of the vaccines.
10:43 PM

Gujarat govt to pay Rs 50,000 to kin of COVID-19 victims

Gujarat Health Minister Rishikesh Patel on Tuesday told the state Assembly here that committees will be formed at the district level to pay compensation of Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of those who died due to COVID-19. The opposition Congress had raised the issue of deaths caused by the pandemic in the state, after which the minister came out with the statement.
The Congress had claimed that over three lakh people died due to the pandemic in Gujarat, while the official figure, given by Patel, is 10,082.
"As per a letter of the central home ministry, the state government has decided to give Rs 50,000 as financial assistance to the relatives of those who died due to COVID-19.
9:45 PM

Over 87.6 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far, says health ministry

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 87.6 crore on Tuesday, the health ministry said.
It said over 49 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm and the tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports by late in the night.
The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started on February 2.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. Inoculation of all people aged over 45 years began on April 1.
The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.
9:10 PM

No choice but to impose travel curbs to contain Covid-19: China

China said on Tuesday that it has no choice but to take preventive measures like travel restrictions to contain COVID-19, as it reacted to a demonstration by stranded Indian students in front of its embassy in New Delhi.
China's response came after reports from New Delhi said several Indian students, mostly studying medicine, held a demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy on Monday demanding Beijing to permit their return to re-join their studies.
Asked for her reaction to the Indian students' demonstration in Delhi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here: COVID-19 is still spreading in many parts of the world.
So, in this context, the Chinese government has no choice but to take a lot of prevention and control measures, Hua said.
Given the situation, China is adjusting its measures in accordance with the evolving situation, in order to ensure the safe, healthy and orderly flow of Chinese and foreign travellers, she said.
8:57 PM

Mumbai records 394 Covid-19 cases, six deaths

Mumbai reported 394 new coronavirus infections and six fatalities on Tuesday, taking the tally of cases detected in the city so far to 7,42,011 and death toll to 16,097, a civic official said.

In good news, the daily increase in cases remained below 400 on the second day in a row. On Monday, Mumbai had reported 377 new cases and seven fatalities.

8:53 PM

Uttar Pradesh reports 18 new Covid cases, 1 death

Uttar Pradesh has reported one new Covid-related death and 18 fresh cases, taking the number of fatalities and infections in the state to 22,891 and 7,09,794 respectively.

The lone COVID-19 death was reported from Banda, the UP government said in a statement here on Tuesday.

8:26 PM

Maharashtra reports 2,844 Covid-19 cases, 60 deaths

Maharashtra reported 2,844 new coronavirus cases and 60 deaths on Tuesday, the health department said.

It took the infection tally to 65,44,606, and the death toll to 1,38,962.

As many as 3,029 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered cases in the state to 63,65,277.

7:52 PM

Goa sees 90 Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths, 114 recoveries

Goa's COVID-19 tally reached 1,76,235 on Tuesday with the addition of 90 cases, while the day also saw five deaths and 114 people getting discharged, an official said.

The toll in the state stands at 3,308 and the recovery count is 1,72,094, leaving it with an active tally of 833, he said.

With 5,139 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the number of tests in Goa went up to 13,43,105, he added.

7:40 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 1,630 new Covid-19 cases

7:24 PM

Covid TPR in Kerala now comes down to 11%

After a long time, Kerala appears to have come out of the spell of high daily Covid tallies and a high test positivity rate.

A statement issued by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Tuesday saw 11,196 people turn Covid positive after 96,436 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 11.60 per cent.

7:14 PM

Sri Lanka likely to end nation-wide Covid-19 lockdown on Oct 1

Sri Lanka is planning to end the nation-wide lockdown on October 1 as the health authorities feel the current COVID-19 situation in the island nation has improved and is conducive to lift the curfew, the government spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The Sri Lankan government imposed a nation-wide lockdown on August 20 and extended it thrice as health authorities grappled with the crisis of the raging third wave since mid-April.

"Sri Lanka is bracing to end its lockdown on October 1. Health officials say the current condition is conducive to lift the curfew and the government was hopeful of resuming normal functioning of the country from next week," Ramesh Pathirana, who is also the Minister for Plantation, said.

7:04 PM

Karnataka reports 629 new Covid-19 cases

6:43 PM

Kerala reports 11,196 new Covid-19 cases

6:42 PM

Delhi records 2 Covid deaths, 34 new cases in a day; positivity rate 0.05%

Delhi recorded two COVID-19 deaths and 34 fresh instances of the infection in a day with a 0.05 per cent case positivity rate, according to a health bulletin issued by the city government on Tuesday.

Before Tuesday, the national capital has recorded five fatalities due to the viral infection in September so far.

With the new cases, the Covid case tally in the city climbed to 14,38,780 of which over 14.13 lakh patients have recovered. The death toll has risen to 25,087.

6:38 PM

Active Covid-19 cases fall below 12,000 in Andhra Pradesh

The number of active Covid-19 cases dropped below the 12,000 mark to 11,912 in Andhra Pradesh as 771 fresh infections, eight deaths, and 1,333 recoveries were reported in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Tuesday.

The gross positives now touched 20,48,230, recoveries 20,22,168 and deaths 14,150.

The new cases, from 45,592 tests, ranged from zero to 153 in 13 districts of the state, according to the latest bulletin.

6:00 PM

Mizoram logs highest single-day spike of 1,846 new Covid-19 cases

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally mounted to 90,539 on Tuesday as a record 1,846 more people, including 324 children, tested positive for COVID-19, a health official said.

The northeastern state's coronavirus death toll rose to 302 as one more patient succumbed to the infection.

On September 21, the state had reported its previous highest single-day spike of 1,731 COVID-19 cases.

5:55 PM

Odisha reports 545 new Covid cases; 74 in 0-18 year age group

Odisha registered 545 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday and 74 of them are in the age group of 0-18 years, the state health department said.

Odisha also reported seven fresh fatalities taking the total number of coronavirus deaths to 8,187, while its caseload has gone up to 10.25 lakh.

The number of active cases is now 5,587, as 653 more recoveries took the number of cured people to 10.11 lakh, the department said in a report.

5:37 PM

Scheduled international commercial flights services suspension extended till Oct 31

5:22 PM

Diabetes drug linked to reduced risk of severe Covid-19 outcomes: Study

A type of drug already used to treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes is associated with a reduced risk of hospitalisation, respiratory complications and death in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, when taken six months prior to diagnosis with the viral disease, according to a study.

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine in the US analysed electronic medical records of nearly 30,000 patients with type 2 diabetes who had a positive laboratory test for SARS-CoV-2 between January and September 2020.

The study, published in the journal Diabetes on Tuesday, concluded that the drugs, called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists, should be further evaluated for potential protective effects against COVID-19 complications.

First Published: Sep 28 2021 | 07:24 AM IST

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