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Coronavirus Updates: Karnataka records 104 deaths, 9,894 new cases; 3,479 from Bengaluru

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Coronavirus in Meghalaya LATEST Update

At least 30 Raj Bhavan staffers test positive


At least 30 staff of the Raj Bhavan in Shillong have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Sunday. Governor Satya Pal Malik and his ADC have tested

negative for COVID-19, a senior Raj Bhavan official said. “At least 30 staff members have tested positive for coronavirus at the Raj Bhavan since Friday and more tests will be conducted tomorrow,” the official told PTI.

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Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LATEST Update

Andhra Pradesh’s case count touches 5.67 lakh


The total number of  coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh touched 5.67 lakh on Sunday with about 46 lakh sample being tested so far. The positivity rate now stands at 12.33 percent, said the latest COVID-19 bulletin. A total of 10,131 patients had recovered from the infection in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday while 9,536 more tested positive. The state recorded 66 more coronavirus deaths, taking the toll to 4,912.



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Coronavirus in Ladakh LATEST Updates

One more COVID-19 death in Ladakh pushes toll to 39

The Union Territory of Ladakh recorded one more COVID-19 related death, taking the number of fatalities in the region to 39, officials said on Sunday.

A 62-year-old patient, who had recently tested positive for coronavirus, died in Leh district on Saturday and the last rights of the deceased were conducted as per the set protocol, they said. His death was the 16th COVID-19 related fatality in Leh district, while rest of 23 deaths have taken place in Kargil district.

With detection of 66 fresh positive cases — 37 in Leh and 29 in Kargil, the virus caseload in the UT has gone up to 3,294 till Saturday evening, the officials said.


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Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LATEST Updates

Record spike of 351 COVID-19 cases reported in Indore over 24-hour period

Indore, Madhya Pradesh’s worst coronavirus-hit district, witnessed a record spike of 351 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 count here to 16,782, an official said on Sunday.

A total of 458 patients have died of the infection so far, and government data shows the mortality rate in the district is 2.73 per cent, which is higher than the national average at 1.65 percent

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Over 10 lakh cases, 13,300 deaths reported in first 13 days of September

India recorded 10.6 lakh COVID-19 in the first 13 days of September, making it the country with the world’s fastest-growing caseload. During the same period, India’s death toll from the disease, caused by the novel coronavirus, surged by 13,298.

The country recorded a single-day spike of over 90,000 COVID-19 cases almost every day in the last week.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Masks, sanitiser and staggered entry: NEET begins amid strict COVID-19 precautions

Medical entrance exam NEET began on Sunday amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic at over 3,800 centres across the country with students queuing up as per their designated time slots, adhering to social distancing norms

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) began at 2 pm, but entry to centres started at 11 am. Students were allotted different slots for entry to ensure there is staggered movement and social distancing is maintained. Over 15 lakh candidates have registered for NEET, which was earlier postponed twice in view of the pandemic.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ wished luck to the candidates appearing for the exam and assured that arrangements are in place for their safety.

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Coronavirus in Goa LATEST Updates

New COVID-19 facility in Goa to start functioning from 19 Sep

A 250-bed COVID-19 facility will start operating at the South Goa district hospital from September 19, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said.

As of now, COVID-19 patients in the state are being treated at the ESI Hospital in Margao (South Goa), the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) near Panaji (North Goa) and the Sub-District Hospital in Ponda (South Goa).

In the wake of rise in number of COVID-19 cases in the coastal state, the new facility at the South Goa district hospital in Mrago would be made functional partially, Rane told reporters on Saturday after visiting the facility.


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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar tests positive for COVID-19

BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar said on Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament.

Majumdar, who represents the Balurghat Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal, is in Delhi where he went through a test for COVID-19 and was found to be positive, party sources said. The Monsoon session will start from Monday and COVID tests have been made mandatory for those attending it.

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Conspiracy to malign Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

 Facing flak from detractors on both political and coronavirus front, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said a conspiracy is afoot to malign Maharashtra.

“Whatever political storms come, I will face… I will fight coronavirus too,” Thackeray said in a televised public address. A day after COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra crossed the 10-lakh mark, Thackeray said his government has done effective work to tackle the pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Over 180 police personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra

As many as 184 police personnel of Maharashtra Police tested positive for COVID19 and 4 died in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the force to 19,074 including 3,728 active cases, 15,156 recovered cases and 190 deaths, said the Maharasthra Police on Sunday.

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Uddhav Thackeray launches ‘My family-My responsibility’ campaign

While continuing his address on Sunday, Thackeray said: “The health survey of all 12 crore Maharashtrians may be inconvenient but not impossible. I need the help of all public representatives to take responsibility of this for their wards. Door-to-door survey should be done to ask if someone is above 50, do they have any co-morbidities and what is their oxygen level. Before the virus reaches, we should reach their homes, this is ‘My family My Responsibility’.

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

COVID-19 has not gone down, cases rising in rural areas, says Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday addressed the media on the pandemic. He said: “We have been going through a difficult situation. I thank all the people of Maharashtra. We have also been working on Mission Begin Again to take our life back on track. We are increasing attendance in offices, industries and have restarted inter-district travel. Mission Begin Again, festivals and monsoon all coincided, and what I had feared is happening. Coronavirus has not gone down, the numbers are rising. It is increasing in rural areas.” 

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

‘Look for early signs, monitor health,’ says Centre’s new protocol 

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday released new protocols for patients recovering from the coronavirus, NDTV reported. Patients who have recovered from acute illness may continue to report symptoms such as fatigue, body ache, cough, sore throat, and difficulty in breathing, it said.

The recovery period is likely to be longer for patients who suffered from severe Covid symptoms and those with any pre-existing health conditions. In a set of fresh guidelines, the Health Ministry has recommended physical exercise and taking prescribed immunity boosting medicines after recovery

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Coronavirus in Delhi LATEST Updates

Delhi govt directs 33 pvt hospitals to reserve 80% of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday the city government has instructed 33 big private hospitals in the national capital to reserve 80 per cent of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, amid a shortage of such beds at some facilities.

Delhi has been witnessing a surge in novel coronavirus cases from the last week of August. Delhi recorded its biggest single-day jump of 4,321 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the city’s tally to over 2.14 lakh, authorities said. It was for the fourth day in a row that over 4,000 fresh cases were recorded in Delhi.

“Yesterday, we instructed 33 private hospitals to reserve 80 per cent of their ICU beds for coronavirus patients. This has been done since issues were being faced with regards to ICU beds in some private hospitals. I also held a video conference over this and an order has been issued in this regard,” he told reporters.


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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passes away in Delhi

Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment in New Delhi’s AIIMS. He was 74 years old.

Singh, who had recently resigned from RJD, had fallen ill after developing post-COVID-19 complications. His condition had deteriorated on Friday night, and he was admitted to AIIMS on Saturday with complaints of recurrent cough. He was later put on a ventilator.

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Coronavirus in Rajasthan LATEST Updates

COVID-19 claims lives of seven more people in Rajasthan

Rajasthan recorded seven deaths and 731 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to a health department bulletin. While the number of positive cases in the state has increased to 1,01436, the total number of fatalities climbed to 1,228.

Bikaner reported two fresh deaths, Dungarpur (1), Jaipur (2), Jhalawar (1) and Udaipur (1).


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Coronavirus in West Bengal LATEST Updates

Kolkata Metro resumes operations with NEET special trains

The wheels of Kolkata Metro started rolling again with passengers on Sunday after nearly six months with special services for NEET examinees and their guardians.

Regular passenger services will commence on Monday with social distancing measures and other safety protocols in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Metro official said.

NEET aspirants, many accompanied by their guardians, queued up in front of metro stations to reach their examination centres well before 10 am when the first trains started from both ends of the North-South line – Noapara and Kavi Subhash.

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Coronavirus in Odisha LATEST Updates

Odisha’s COVID-19 tally crosses 1.5-lakh mark, toll mounts to 626

The COVID-19 tally in Odisha rose to 1,50,807 with 3,913 more people testing positive for the disease on Sunday, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the state’s death toll to 626, a health department official said. The new cases were reported from all the 30 districts of the state, he said.

Odisha now has 34,849 active cases, while 1,15,279 patients have so far recovered from the disease. The state has so far conducted over 24.23 lakh sample tests, including 48,504 on Saturday, he said.

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Coronavirus in Telangana LATEST Updates

11 deaths, 2,216 new COVID-19 cases reported in Telangana

Telangana reported 2,216 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection count to 1,57,096, while 11 fatalities took the toll to 961 on Sunday, the state government said. The active cases under treatment stood at 31,607 after cumulative recoveries of 1,24,528, a bulletin providing data as of 8 PM on 12 September, said.

The samples tested per million population was 57,504, it said. The case fatality rate was 0.61 per cent against 1.65 per cent at the national level.

The recovery rate was 79.2 per cent, against the national average of 77.84 percent. A total of 24,674 people are in home or institutional isolation, the bulletin said.

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Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LATEST Updates

Former CPM MLA Thangavelu dies of COVID-19

Former CPM MLA K Thangavelu died of COVID-19 at a private hospital in Coimbatore on Sunday, party sources said. He was 69 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Thangavelu was admitted to the hospital a couple of days ago and died without responding to treatment, they said. He had represented Tirupur South assembly constituency in 2011-16. He was the party Coimbatore district secretary and State executive committee member, they said.


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Coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh LATEST Updates

151 new cases push Arunachal’s COVID-19 tally to 5,961

The COVID-19 tally in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 5,961 as 151 more people, including 20 security personnel, have tested positive for the disease, an official said on Sunday.

Of the fresh cases, 63 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 22 from Changlang, 13 from Lower Dibang Valley, 10 from Upper Siang, seven from Tawang and six each from Papumpare and East Siang districts, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients in the state now stands at 70.34 percent. Arunachal Pradesh now has 1,698 active cases, Jampa said.

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Coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh LATEST Updates

RKM Hospital in Itanagar shuts for a week as COVID-19 cases among staff spike

The Rama Krishna Mission Hospital in Itanagar will temporarily stop all its services for a week from Monday after a spike in COVID-19 cases among its staff, sources at the medical facility said. Emergency services in the hospital have also been stopped from Sunday, they said.

The decision was taken at a meeting between the hospital authorities and the staff on Saturday, they added. Twenty-five health workers, including three doctors, were found to be positive for COVID-19 over the past few days, the sources said.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

58% of recoveries in India reported from 5 states, says Centre

The health ministry on Sunday said that 78,399 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours in India taking the total number of recoveries to 3,702,595 and recovery rate to 77.88 percent.

Fifty eight percent of the new recovered cases are being reported from 5 states: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

“Maharashtra continues to lead with over 13,000 recoveries while Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000 to the single-day recoveries. Nearly 57% of new COVID-19 cases are reported from 5 States. These are also contributing 58% of new recovered cases” the Ministry of Health said in a tweet.

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Coronavirus in Tripura LATEST Updates

Social, political events responsible for surge in COVID-19 cases in Agartala: Study

Social events and political rallies have led to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Tripura capital after the lockdown was withdrawn on 5 August, a study conducted by the state government said. The survey, carried out by the administration of West Tripura district of which Agartala is a part, showed that the COVID-19 tally started rising from 17 August.

“The lockdown was lifted on 5 August. We found that the COVID-19 caseload was increasing from 17 August, and a sharp growth was noticed from 26 August.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

No all-party meet before tomorrow’s Parliament Monsoon Session

No all-party meeting will be held before the monsoon session of parliament, which begins tomorrow, reports NDTV. The departure from the usual convention, likely the first time in two decades, is being seen as indication of the growing differences between the opposition and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla and due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates

Seven positive COVID-19 results ahead of ACL restart

The resumption of the AFC Asian Champions League has taken a setback with seven positive results returned from COVID-19 tests conducted on all the participating teams in the West Asian ‘hub’ of Qatar.

The Asian Football Confederation confirmed on Saturday that five players and one official from Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal and one player from Qatari side Al Duhail had tested positive for coronavirus.

Competition in the western zone restarts Monday with clubs from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan meeting in the regional ‘hub’ of Qatar, where all of the games will take place.


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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India’s caseload crosses 47.5 lakh with 94,371 cases in a day

India’s coronavirus tally reached 47,54,356 on Sunday, after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported a rise of 94,371 cases in 24 hours. The toll rose by 1,114 to 78,586. India now has 9,73,175 active cases, while 37,02,595 people have recovered.

India’s recovery rate is currently 77.88%, while the mortality rate is 1.65%

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Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LATEST Updates

Candidates begin arriving at centres to write NEET exam in Chennai

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Attendant held for raping woman at quarantine centre in Thane

A 27-year-old attendant at a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Maharashtra’s Thane district has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at the facility, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place in June, but came to light on Saturday when the 20-year-old woman lodged a police complaint, inspector Sampat Patil of Navghar police station said.

The woman in her complaint alleged that the accused committed the offence while she was attending to an 11-year- old relative who was lodged at the quarantine centre, located in Mira Road area here, the official said.


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Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LATEST Updates

Four more die of COVID-19 in Muzaffarnagar, toll climbs to 43

Four more people died of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, raising the toll in the district to 43, officials said on Sunday.

The deceased included a 70-year-old man from Abkari locality, a 40-year-old woman from Kirshanpuri, a 65-year-old man from the New Mandi area and a 45-year-old woman from Meerapur town, they said.

On Saturday, the district had recorded 127 new COVID-19 cases. There are 1,075 active coronavirus cases in the district as of now, officials said.


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Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates

Domestic air travel recovers in Wuhan, China

Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the epicentre of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say.

The virus was first detected in Wuhan late last year and the city underwent a draconian 76-day lockdown as its hospitals struggled to deal with a tidal wave of cases that required the rapid construction of field hospitals to handle the overflow.

Since re-opening in early April, life has gradually returned to normal and numbers of domestic flights serving the city, as well as the number of passengers, had both fully recovered, according to the operator of Wuhan Tianhe International airport. It said 64,700 passengers were transported aboard 500 domestic flights on Friday.


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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Health Ministry issues ‘post COVID-19 management protocol’

The Union Health Ministry on Sunday issued ‘post COVID-19 management protocol’, which included the use of Chyawanprash, Yogasana, Pranayama and walks among suggestions.

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Coronavirus in France LATEST Updates

France reports more than 10,000 daily virus cases

France reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, its highest daily number since wide-scale testing was launched in the country. The number rose to 10,561 new cases on Saturday, up from the previous day’s 9,406 new cases on Friday, the French public health agency said.

Over the 24-hour period, 17 people died in hospital, bringing the country’s total to 30,910. A total of 417 new patients were admitted to intensive care over the last week – 28 on Saturday, the agency said.


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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Amit Shah admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS last night, say reports

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS last night, nearly two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital, according to multiple media reports. He was earlier admitted to the national capital’s top hospital for post-Covid-care.

Sources told India Today that he has been experiencing breathing issues post his recovery from coronavirus. “It has been thought best he stay in the hospital where he can be constantly monitored,” said a source at AIIMS told the news channel.

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Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LATEST Updates

Indore sees highest single-day spike of 351 new COVID-19 cases 

With the highest single-day spike of 351 new COVID-19 positive cases, Indore has reported total 16,782 cases, said the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in a bulletin. With seven new fatalities, the death toll stands at 458 in Indore.

With the increasing number of patients, there is a shortage of beds in the hospitals here. While many hospitals also lack oxygen and ventilator beds.

Patients from other cities are also being admitted to the hospitals of Indore, so the local patients are unable to avail of the facility. Also, there is a shortage of staff in hospitals due to the spread of coronavirus among doctors and medical staff.


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Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates

Vaccine trial resumes as virus continues grim march

Clinical trials of one of the most advanced experimental Covid-19 vaccines resumed Saturday after a brief safety pause, as infection numbers continued to march upward in countries across the globe.

The world’s hopes for a reprieve from the pandemic were dealt a blow earlier in the week when pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University announced they had “voluntarily paused” their vaccine trial after a UK volunteer developed an unexplained illness.

But on Saturday the trial was given the all clear by British regulators to resume following a safety review. The company also announced it was resuming clinical trials in Brazil next Monday after being given the green light there as well.


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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Pune district records over 4,700 COVID-19 cases in a day

Pune has reported 4,717 new COVID-19 cases and 90 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the district’s tally to 2.2 lakh. This includes 1.7 lakh recoveries and 5,059 deaths.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

NEET 2020 to be held today amid COVID-19 precautions

Over 15 lakh candidates are expected to appear in medical entrance exam, NEET, on Sunday. The exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) amid strict precautions in view of the COVID1-9 pandemic.

In order to maintain social distancing, the NTA has increased the number of exam centres from 2,546 to 3,843, while the number of candidates per room has been reduced from 24 to 12.

The crucial National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), which is a pen and paper-based test, unlike engineering entrance exam JEE, has already been deferred twice in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exam was originally scheduled for 3 May, but was pushed to 26 July, and then to 13 September.

A total of 15.97 lakh candidates have registered for the exam.

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