Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that there has been a rise in Covid-19 cases in the Capital and it can be called the third wave. Delhi reported more than 6,500 cases for the second day in a row on Wednesday. With 6,842 new cases, Delhi’s Covid-19 count rose to 4,09,938. This is the highest ever single-day rise for the national Capital.
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday passed an order allowing the reopening of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes with 50% capacity from November 5.
India’s coronavirus count rose to 83,13,876 with 46,253 new cases being recorded in 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed. The country’s toll increased by 514 to 1,23,611. The number of active cases stood at 5,33,787, while the recoveries reached 76,56,478.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 4.73 crore people and killed 12,12,844, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Over 3.15 crore people have recovered from the infection.
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Here are the top updates of the day:
10.45 pm: Punjab reports 527 new cases and 14 deaths today, according to ANI. The state now has 1,35,313 total cases and the toll has risen to 4,259.
9 pm: Delhi reports more than 6,500 cases for the second day in a row. With 6,842 new cases, Delhi’s Covid-19 count rises to 4,09,938. This is the highest ever single-day rise for the national Capital. It had reported 6,725 cases on Tuesday.
Delhi now has 37,369 active cases, 6,703 deaths and 3,65,866 recoveries, ANI reports.
8.20 pm: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the hospital and will stay in home isolation for a few days, reports PTI. He tested positive for coronavirus on October 25.
8.15 pm: The World Health Organization says there has been an acceleration in the speed of Covid-19’s spread in Europe, which was responsible for about half of the world’s new cases reported last week, according to PTI.
7.03 pm: The Ministry of Civil Aviation says Indian airlines can operate at a maximum of 60% of their pre-Covid domestic passenger flights till February 24 next year because of the coronavirus situation in the country, reports PTI.
7.02 pm: Mizoram reports 101 new Covid-19 new infections, including a two-month-old child, pushing the tally in the state to 2,893, according to PTI. There are 516 actives cases and 2,376 people have recovered from the infection. One person has so far died in the state due to the coronavirus.
6.59 pm: Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen goes into isolation after Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup tested positive for the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg. Denmark’s finance minister and foreign minister will also self-isolate as they held meetings with Haekkerup.
6.53 pm: Andhra Pradesh reports 2,477 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally in the state to 8,33,208, according to ANI. The overall tally includes 21,438 active cases, 8,05,026 recoveries and 6,744 fatalities.
5:15 pm: Maharashtra government allows reopening of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes with 50% capacity from November 5, reports ANI.
4.12 pm: A sero survey reveals that 16.4% of the 15,624 samples studied in Karnataka have developed antibodies against the coronavirus, reports The Hindu. Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar says the overall adjusted prevalence of the coronavirus in the state was 27.3% (combined IgG and active infection).
According to the US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, serology tests are “those that look for antibodies in blood”. “If antibodies are found, that means there has been a previous infection,” it says. “However, there is a chance a positive result means that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), such as the one that causes the common cold.”
4.08 pm: BJP National President JP Nadda attacks Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav while campaigning in Bihar, reports ANI. “Both Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Yadav were sitting in Delhi during Covid-19 pandemic as they were scared of corona,” he says. “And now they ask what happened in Bihar during corona. Only Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and BJP workers took care of Bihar public during pandemic.”
2.24 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says there has been a rise in Covid-19 cases in the Capital and it can be called the third wave, according to ANI. “We are monitoring the situation, and will take all necessary actions,” he adds.
2.19 pm: The study, published in the journal Abdominal Radiology, says that Covid-19 patients may only show gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, according to PTI.
2.15 pm: Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announces new coronavirus pandemic rules, include a countrywide overnight curfew and tighter restrictions on the areas where infections are surging and hospitals risk running out of beds for Covid-19 patients, reports AP.
2.08 pm: The health ministry adds that the 21 states and Union territories have death per million lower than the country’s average.
2.05 pm: The health ministry says the active coronavirus caseload in the country was less than 6 lakh for the sixth day. The active case tally stands at 5,33,787. The ministry adds 16 states and Union territories have cases per million lower than the country’s average.
1.59 pm: Puducherry reports 108 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally in the Union territory to 35,429, according to PTI. The toll rises to 597 after one man died because of the infection. There are 2,129 active cases and 32,703 recoveries.
11.50 am: Telangana recorded 1,637 new Covid-19 cases, 1,273 recoveries, and six deaths in 24 hours taking the state tally to 2,44,143, according to ANI. This includes 2,24,686 recoveries, 1,357 deaths, and 18,100 active cases.
11.48 am: Residing with children is not linked to an increased risk of sever coronavirus in adults, a study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Oxford has found, according to BBC.
11.42 am: The Supreme Court’s e-committee has formed a panel that will focus on setting benchmarks and standards for digitising courts and virtual interface to litigants through videoconference and live streaming, Justice DY Chandrachud says, according to Hindustan Times.
11.36 am: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain says the government will move the Supreme Court over the High Court on reservation of 80% beds in private hospitals. “We are going to the Supreme Court to address the High Court overturn of our mandate to reserve 80% beds as ICU beds in private hospitals because the main issue is that of the availability of ICU beds,” he tells ANI.
9.25 am: India’s tally rises to 83,13,876 with 46,253 new cases. The toll goes up by 514 to 1,23,611.
9.02 am: Sweden has limited to eight people per table sitting together in cafes and restaurants, amid a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, BBC reports. “We have a very serious situation,” Prime Minister Stefan Löfven warned, saying the virus was “going in the wrong direction”.
9.00 am: The West Bengal government on Tuesday wrote to the Railways requesting it “to run sufficient number of suburban local trains [after resumption of services] for the daily passengers connecting different suburban nodes with Howrah and Sealdah”, The Indian Express reports.
8.54 am: The health ministry on Tuesday asked states to refrain from making isolated plans for vaccine distribution, The Hindu reports. The government said it issued specific directions to states to review their storage and transport facilities that are currently being used in the universal immunisation programme.
At a press briefing, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said states have been asked to work with the central government which has set up an expert committee on vaccine administration. “States/UTs have been also asked to set up committees under Chief Secretaries for administration to ensure time-bound implementation of the Central government direction,’’ he said.
8.50 am: Ladakh’s coronavirus tally on Tuesday rose to 6,441, with 84 new infections recorded in 24 hours, ANI reports.
Here are the top updates from Tuesday.
- India’s coronavirus count rose to 82,67,623 on Tuesday with 38,310 new cases being recorded in 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed. The country’s toll increased by 490 to 12,3097. The number of active cases stood at 5,41,4,05, while the recoveries reached 76,03,121.
- Delhi reported 6,725 new coronavirus cases in biggest daily rise so far, taking the city’s tally over 4 lakh.
- The Centre stressed on ‘test-track-trace and treat’ strategy to beat the health crisis during the festival season. It said Manipur, Delhi, Kerala and West Bengal are among the states showing a rise in active cases in India.
- Air India said that 19 Indian passengers who travelled to Wuhan and tested positive held valid reports.
- Interpol postponed its General Assembly for the first time in history, and India’s economic affairs secretary claimed that the nation’s ‘growth story is intact despite coronavirus situation’.