Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India's COVID-19 toll crosses one lakh, case fatality rate at 1.56%

10:35 (IST)

Coronavirus in United States LATEST Updates

Trump's campaign manager tests COVID-19 positive

President Donald Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a senior official, becoming the latest figure in the President's inner circle to be infected with Covid-19.

Stepien received the results of the test on Friday night and is suffering from what the official described as "mild flu-like" symptoms.

Stepien traveled to Cleveland with the President and his team on Tuesday for the first presidential debate and was seen in close proximity to Hope Hicks, the President's top aide who also tested positive.

10:07 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Nearly 8 cr COVID-19 samples tested so far: ICMR

A total of 7,78,50,403 COVID-19 samples have been tested so far, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), adding that 11,32,675 samples were tested on Friday alone. 

10:03 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Over 64.73 lakh COVID-19 infections in India

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 64,73,544 with 79,476 new infections being reported in a day, while the toll climbed to1,00,842 with the virus claiming 1,069 lives in a span of 24 hours, data updated at 8 am showed.

09:59 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India's COVID-19 toll crosses 1 lakh 

India's COVID-19 toll crossed one lakh and the infection tally climbed to 64,73,544, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 54 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 83.84 percent, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

- PTI

09:42 (IST)

Coronavirus in Jharkhand LATEST Updates

More than 85,000 COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand

Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 85,400 on Saturday as 736 more people tested positive for the infection. Eight more people succumbed to the infection, taking the state's coronavirus toll to 729, , a health official said.

The state now has 11,243 active coronavirus cases, while 73,428 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said.

09:37 (IST)

Coronavirus LATEST Updates

Global COVID-19 infections cross 3.4 cr

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 34.4 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 10,26,700, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday, the total number of cases stood at 3,44,95,372 and the fatalities rose to 10,26,717. 

09:12 (IST)

Coronavirus in Rajasthan LATEST Updates

Rajasthan govt launches anti-COVID campaign

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on Friday, the Rajasthan government launched a state-wide anti-COVID campaign aimed at defeating the pandemic through various preventive and precautionary measures.

The campaign was launched by the state Cabinet members with the ministers distributing face masks and urging people to wear them and take all precautionary measures to defeat coronavirus.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was to launch the campaign but he could not do it due to his ill health and the ministers launched the campaign by distributing masks in the markets of the walled city area.

08:58 (IST)

Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 83.70%

With 78,877 people having recuperated from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, India's total recoveries surged to 53,52,078 pushing the recovery rate to 83.70 percent, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

08:57 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Maharashtra reports over 14.16 lakh COVID-19 cases

Maharashtra on Friday recorded 15,591 new coronavirus cases, which took the overall count in the state to 14,16,513, according to the state health department. With 424 COVID-19 patients succumbing, the toll due to the pandemic reached 37,480.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: The total coronavirus cases mounted to 64,73,544 with 79,476 new infections being reported in a day, while the toll climbed to1,00,842 with the virus claiming 1,069 lives in a span of 24 hours.

For the eleventh successive day, India's active COVID-19 cases remained less than 10 lakh, while the country continued to maintain its global position of having the maximum number of recovered patients, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

With 78,877 people having recuperated from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, India's total recoveries surged to 53,52,078 pushing the recovery rate to 83.70 percent, according to data updated at 8 am.

"The last 10 lakh recoveries were added in just 12 days. With this, India continues to maintain its global position of being the country with maximum number of recovered COVID patients in the world," the ministry said.

There are 9,42,217 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 14.74 percent of the total caseload.

Maharashtra is leading the tally among states with more than 2.5 lakh cases. Karnataka follows with more than 1 lakh cases, the ministry said.

Fourteen states and union territories, including Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Sikkim, have less than 5,000 active cases of COVID-19, the ministry highlighted.

A total of 81,484 new confirmed cases have been reported in the past 24 hours in the country.

The ministry said that 78.07 percent of the 81,484 new cases reported in a span of 24 hours are concentrated in 10 states and UTs -- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Delhi and Chhattisgarh.

Maharashtra contributed more than 16,000 new cases. Karnataka has contributed around 10,000 cases and Kerala follows with more than 8,000.

Also, 10 States and UTs -- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Kerala -- account for 72 percent of the newly recovered cases, the ministry said.

Maharashtra has the highest number of newly recovered cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Further, 1,095 fatalities due to COVID-19 have been registered in the country in a span of 24 hours, 83.37 percent of which were reported from 10 states and UTs -- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala, Chhattisgarh.

India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 63,94,068 with 81,484 infections being reported in a day, while the toll climbed to 99,773 with the virus claiming 1,095 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.



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