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Coronavirus LIVE: India adds 1 mn cases in 13 days, tally crosses 4 mn

Coronavirus latest news: India's Covid total is now at 3,936,747. Maharashtra, Andhra, Karnataka, Delhi and Tamil Nadu account for 70% of total deaths in India. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates

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A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a nasal sample from a Delhi Police Constable at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), amid the spread of the disease, in New Delhi

Coronavirus update: India has once again recorded over 80,000 new coronavirus cases in a single-day at 83,341. The total now stands at 3,936,747. As many as 1,083 deaths were recorded across India yesterday, pushing the total Covid death toll to 68,569. Going by the current trend, India is seen overtaking Brazil as the most affected nation after the US in the next 48 hours. On a positive note, India's Covid-19 recoveries have surged to 29,70,492, pushing the recovery rate to over 77 per cent, according to the MoHFW. 

Delhi has recorded 2,737 new cases, its highest single-day spike in 67 days. Its tally now stands at 182,306. The five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (843,844), Andhra Pradesh (465,730), Tamil Nadu (439,959), Karnataka (370,206), and Uttar Pradesh (247,101). These five states account for 62 per cent of all active Covid-19 cases in the country. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and Tamil Nadu account for 70 per cent of total coronavirus deaths in India.

Coronavirus world update: As many as 26,456,575 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. While more than 18,646,248 have recovered, 872,473 have died so far. The US, which is the worst-hit country, has 6,334,614. cases. It is followed by Brazil, which has 4,046,150, India (3,936,747) and Russia (1,009,995).

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3:07 AM

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Covid-19 cases in India have gone from one million to nearly four million in less than two months, with the daily number of cases registering a global record on some days.
The pandemic has spread and the numbers are expected to continue to rise as the country resumes business activity. A few states, including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, are contributing to the maximum caseload. Experts believe that this may also be because of better testing infrastructure in these states. Read more
2:08 AM

India's coronavirus cases cross 4-million mark

India's Covid-19 caseload hurtled past the 4-million mark on Friday night, just 13 days after it crossed 3 million, while the total number of recoveries too surged to 31,06,921, according to data from states and union territories.

Union health ministry data updated on Friday 8 am showed a single-day spike of 83,341 infections, taking the country's Covid-19 caseload to 39,36,747  while the death toll climbed to 68,472 with 1,096 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.

However, by night, a PTI tally showed India's Covid-19 caseload at 40,10,877, death toll at 69,546 and recoveries at 31,06,921. The tally has been compiled as per information provided by the states and union territories.India is the third worst-hit nation by the pandemic in terms of Covid-19 cases and fatalities after the US and Brazil.

The Union health ministry on Friday said a total of 30,37,151 people have recuperated from coronavirus infection taking the national recovery rate to 77.15 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.74 per cent.

The higher number of recoveries has also led to a steady enhancement in the difference between the recovered and active cases of infection, and this difference has crossed 2.2 million, as on date.This has ensured that 8,31,124 active cases, which is the "actual caseload" of the country, currently comprises only 21.11 per cent of the total cases. 

Meanwhile, with more than 1.17 million samples being tested for Covid-19 for two successive days (Wednesday and Thursday), India's cumulative tests as on date surged to 4,66,79,145 while the daily positivity rate is still below 7.5 per cent and the cumulative positivity rate is less than 8.5 per cent, the Health ministry said.
10:07 PM

Maharashtra update: Record one-day spike of 19,218 coronavirus cases

Maharashtra reported its highest single-day rise of 19,218 coronavirus positive cases on Friday, which pushed the state's overall tally to 8,63,062, a health department official said.
As the virus claimed 378 lives, 38 of them in Pune city, the death toll mounted to 25,964, he said.
The state's previous biggest one-day surge was registered on Thursday with 18,105 cases, the official said.
As many as 13,289 people were discharged from hospitals across the state, taking the number of recovered cases to 6,25,773, he added.
The state currently has 2,10,978 active cases.
Mumbai city reported 1,929 new cases and 35 deaths, taking its tally to 1,52,024 and toll to 7,799.
The number of active cases in Mumbai stood at 22,222, he said.
Pune city reported 1,689 cases along with 38 deaths, taking its infection count to 1,08,117 and toll to 2,692, the official said.
So far, 44,66,249 tests have been conducted in the state.
10:06 PM

Antibodies against coronavirus stay in body for at least 60 days: Study

A sero survey conducted at a leading hospital here over five months has found that the prevalence of antibodies, in a person who has recovered from coronavirus infection, persists for 60-80 days.
The survey found that antibodies persisted in the recovered patient's body for at least 60 days, depending on when the participant was infected or came in touch with infected people.
The participants of the sero survey, jointly done by the Max Hospital and Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), will again be tested to assess how long the anti-bodies last in the person who contracted Covid-19, said Shantanu Sengupta, the IGIB scientist who conducted the study.
A total of 780 samples were used for the serological testing which include hospital workers and individuals who visited the hospital during the pandemic.
“Our study results confirm that anti SARS-CoV-2 antibodies could remain for more than 60 days in the body. This is a step forward towards better understanding of the infection recovery and re-infection pattern. There is a need for larger follow-up studies to further assess how long the antibodies remain stabilised in the body,” Sengupta said.
10:05 PM

Coronavirus: Maharashtra to launch 'my family, my responsibility' campaign

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said his government will implement the 'My Family, My responsibility' campaign from September 15 to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
A statement issued by the chief minister's office (CMO) said the scheme, in its first phase, has a target to reach 2.25 crore families twice a month, for which help of NGOs and elected representatives will be taken.
Under the new scheme, volunteers appointed by the health department will embark on a door-to-door survey and test temperature and oxygen levels of people.
The teams will trace suspected Covid-19 patients and those suffering from other ailments, it said.
The first phase will end on October 10 and the second phase will take place between October 12 to 24.
9:29 PM

Bihar's Covid-19 death toll mounts to 741 with 13 more fatalities

Bihar reported 13 Covid-19 deaths taking the death toll to 741 while 1,978 new coronavirus cases were detected in past 24 hours pushing the caseload to over 1.44 lakh, a health department bulletin said.
The highest number of over 1.50 lakh samples were tested for the viral infection during the same period, the bulletin said.
The state has witnessed a three-fold jump in its testing capacity in past one month. As many as 51,924 samples had been tested for Covid-19 on August 5.
Of the 13 deaths, three were reported from Patna, two each from East Champaran and Saharsa and one each from Araria, Arwal, Bhojpur, Buxar, Jehanabad and Vaishali, it said.
At present, there are 16,981 active cases in the state.
A total of 1,435 patients have recovered in the same period, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,26,411.
The state which has been witnessing an increase in its recovery rate since August 17 recorded a minor decline in the recovery rate when it dropped from 87.91 per cent on Thursday to 87.70 per cent on Friday.
8:57 PM

Madhya Pradesh reports 1,658 new Covid-19 cases and 30 deaths in 24 hours

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Gujarat's Covid-19 tally rises to 101,695 with 1,320 fresh cases

8:30 PM

West Bengal's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 84.48 per cent

8:21 PM

Haryana reports 1,884 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths in 24 hours

8:13 PM

Uttarakhand reports 831 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

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Kerala registers single highest day discharge of Covid-19 patients

7:51 PM

Andhra Pradesh reported 10,776 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

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First Published: Sep 04 2020 | 6:56 AM IST

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