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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: WHO reports new daily record in Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization's Covid-19 dashboard showed Monday a new one-day record high had been reached at 307,930 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.

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11:58 PM

All you need to know:

  • India's tally of COVID-19 cases surged past 49 lakh
  • 3,229 new COVID-19 cases take Delhi's tally to over 2.21 lakh; death toll mounts to 4,770
  • Maharashtra COVID-19 tally crosses 10.77 lakh with 17,066 additions
  • 2,540 COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths in Kerala
  • UP records 62 fresh coronavirus deaths, over 5,200 new cases
  • Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 19,187 with 255 fresh cases
  • Tamil Nadu reports 5,752 new COVID cases, 53 deaths
  • 1,137 new COVID-19 cases, 1,966 more recoveries in Bihar
11:45 PM

Rajasthan records highest single-day spike of 1,730 COVID-19 cases

11:31 PM

France tightens screws on public activities to fight COVID

Two of France's biggest cities with COVID-19 infection rates gathering speed even faster than the national surge in new cases are tightening limits on public activities as the French government seeks to ward off a new nationwide lockdown.
11:15 PM

Mumbai adds over 2,000 COVID-19 cases for 6th day; 31 die

10:54 PM

414 new COVID-19 cases, 447 discharges and 9 deaths reported in Puducherry today, taking the total number of cases to 20,226: Health Department, Govt of Puducherry

10:32 PM

Maha COVID-19 tally crosses 10.77 lakh with 17,066 additions

  • Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,77,374 on Monday with addition of 17,066 new cases, state health department said.
  • With 257 deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll in the state went up to 29,894, it said.
  • In its daily media bulletin, the department said it included 106 old fatalities in addition to the 257 as part of portal updation. In all, it has added 363 deaths.
10:31 PM

Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly from Sept 29 amid COVID pandemic

10:29 PM

Wales says personal data of 18,000 COVID patients accidentally published

10:05 PM

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 29.11 million, death toll at 924,141

  • More than 29.11 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 924,141? have died, according to a Reuters tally.
  • Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
09:54 PM

8,244 new cases in Karnataka, 119 deaths

09:42 PM

India's tally of COVID-19 cases surged past 49 lakh, the number of recoveries improved to more than 38 lakh, while the death toll crossed the 80,000 mark on Monday.

09:39 PM

WHO calls for 'rethink' of elderly care after COVID-19 losses

The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said on Monday that we need to fundamentally rethink our relationship with the elderly after huge losses to COVID-19 in nursing homes across the world "robbed us of a generation of wisdom".
09:32 PM

COVID-19 death toll in Haryana rises to 1,000 with 25 more fatalities, case tally 96,129

09:31 PM

Surat's COVID-19 tally rises by 278 to 24,723; 265 recover

09:17 PM

European air travel nosedives as virus resurges

08:53 PM

1,137 new COVID-19 cases, 1,966 more recoveries in Bihar

08:53 PM

MP reports record 2,483 COVID-19 cases; 29 die, 1,713 recover

08:39 PM

Andhra Pradesh's fresh COVID-19 cases dip to 7,956; Tally rises to 5.75 lakh

08:19 PM

UK trials new antibody cocktail treatment for COVID-19

  • The UK on Monday began human trials of a new antibody treatment for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.
  • As part of the government-backed Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) Trials, monoclonal antibodies, or potent laboratory-made antibodies, will be given to about 2,000 patients in the coming weeks to see if they are effective against coronavirus.
08:16 PM

WHO reports new daily record in Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization's Covid-19 dashboard showed Monday a new one-day record high had been reached at 307,930 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.
08:15 PM

Rajya Sabha adopts motion to do away with Question Hour, private members' business during Monsoon session

08:14 PM

131 new cases push Nagaland's COVID-19 tally to 5,214

08:14 PM

Goa adds 306 new COVID-19 patients; active cases below 5,000

07:57 PM

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweets:

07:51 PM

Delhi conducting maximum COVID-19 tests per day per million on earth: CM Kejriwal

07:44 PM

1,043 fresh positive cases detected in the state today. The total case tally stands now at 33,016. The numbers of active and recovered cases in the state are 10,374 and 22,077 respectively: Uttarakhand Government

07:20 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 5,752 new COVID cases, 53 deaths

07:19 PM

3,229 new COVID-19 cases take Delhi's tally to over 2.21 lakh; death toll mounts to 4,770

07:01 PM

Airbus CEO warns of compulsory layoffs as airline crisis deepens

07:00 PM

Mumbai airport launches COVID-19 testing facility for arriving passengers

07:00 PM

UK tests if COVID-19 vaccines might work better inhaled

  • British scientists are beginning a small study comparing how two experimental coronavirus vaccines might work when they are inhaled by people instead of being injected.
  • In a statement on Monday, researchers at Imperial College London and Oxford University said a trial involving 30 people would test vaccines developed by both institutions when participants inhale the droplets in their mouths, which would directly target their respiratory systems.
06:59 PM

2,540 COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths in Kerala

06:58 PM

Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

06:11 PM

UP records 62 fresh coronavirus deaths, over 5,200 new cases

06:10 PM

Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 19,187 with 255 fresh cases

05:58 PM

AYUSH practices inducted into management protocol for patients who have recovered from COVID-19

  • Several AYUSH practices have been inducted into the management protocol for patients who have recovered from COVID-19, an official statement said on Monday.
  • In the statement, the AYUSH ministry said the protocol provides an integrated holistic approach for patients of COVID to care at home and is not meant to be used as preventive and curative therapy.
05:24 PM

Govt's timely decisions, lockdown helped in preventing approx 37-38 thousand Covid deaths : Health Minister

05:17 PM

Coronavirus was made in Wuhan lab, claims Chinese virologist

  • In a stunning revelation, a Chinese virologist has claimed that the coronavirus was created in a government-controlled laboratory in Wuhan, the original epicentre of the outbreak and offered scientific evidence to back her claims.
  • In an exclusive conversation with 'Loose Women', a British talk show, Dr Li-Meng Yan, the scientist said she was assigned to investigate "new pneumonia" in Wuhan. She said that she discovered a cover-up operation regarding coronavirus during her investigation.
05:14 PM

We've 23,624 active cases & 3,945 deaths (86% deaths due to comorbidities). #COVID19 positivity rate in India is 8.53% & here it's 8.21%. Discharge rate in India is 77% & here it is 86.40%. The situation's getting better but we need to be careful.

- Mamata Banerjee, CM, West Bengal

05:06 PM

Women grieve stillborn babies as COVID-19 hits maternity care in rural India

  • Mantasha Bano was 28-weeks pregnant when her cries of sudden, unbearable pain prompted neighbours to call an ambulance in the rural Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It never came, and Bano's baby was stillborn.
  • Medical workers in the northern state have reported a marked increase in stillbirths as the coronavirus pandemic strains hard-pressed rural health services including maternity care in one of the countries worst-hit by COVID-19.
04:54 PM

UNICEF holds talks with religious scholars, Urdu media on ways to prevent COVID-19 spread

  • UNICEF on Monday said it held discussions with religious scholars and editors from Urdu media on ways to intensify efforts to promote and reinforce important behaviours among communities to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • In a statement, the Unicef said the participants agreed to leverage the respect, command, reach and influence of faith leaders and the Urdu media to reinforce messaging on the importance of practising social distancing, wearing masks, handwashing, encouraging greater community participation and addressing misinformation surrounding COVID-19.
04:33 PM

COVID-19 market turmoil raises questions about central bank liquidity strategy, says BIS

04:24 PM

Saptagir Laboratories, Jubilant sign pact to make virus drug

  • Hyderabad: City-based Saptagir Laboratories on Monday said it has signed a pact with Jubilant Generics to make intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredient for Remdesivir, a drug, used in COVID-19 treatment.
  • The drug would be produced at its WHO GMP-certified sterile drug product manufacturing plant acquired at a cost of Rs 75 crore, a press release from Saptagir Laboratories said.
04:17 PM

Eli Lilly's rheumatoid arthritis drug helps recovery in COVID-19 patients

  • Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday its rheumatoid arthritis drug Olumiant helped reduce the time taken to recover from COVID-19 in hospitalized patients in a clinical trial.
  • The U.S. drugmaker said the drug, in combination with Gilead Sciences Inc's remdesivir, met the main goal of shortening recovery when compared to remdesivir alone.
04:14 PM

BJP national spokesperson Meenakashi Lekhi tests positive for coronavirus:

04:13 PM

Italy's initial virus hotspot back to school after 7 months

04:06 PM

Russia records 5,509 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

Russia has registered 5,509 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours which brings the cumulative total to 1,068,320, the country's coronavirus response center said on Monday.
04:00 PM

Computer-designed antiviral proteins inhibit COVID-19 in lab, scientists find

  • Computer-designed synthetic antiviral proteins have been shown to protect lab-grown human cells from SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, scientists say.
  • In the experiments, the lead antiviral candidate, named LCB1, rivalled the best-known SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies in its protective actions, according to the findings published in the journal Science.
  • The researchers at the University of Washington in the US noted that LCB1 is currently being evaluated in rodents.
  • Coronaviruses are studded with so-called Spike proteins, which latch onto human cells to enable the virus to break in and infect them, they said.
  • The development of drugs that interfere with this entry mechanism could lead to treatment of or even prevention of infection, according to the researchers.
  • They used computers to develop new proteins that bind tightly to SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein and obstruct it from infecting cells.
03:58 PM

Rajasthan MP Hanuman Beniwal tweets:

03:55 PM

Italy's Berlusconi leaves hospital after "dangerous" COVID battle

03:44 PM

Deepak Kochhar, arrested in connection with ICICI Bank-Videocon Case, tests positive for COVID-19; admitted at AIIMS, Delhi

03:41 PM

311 police personnel of Maharashtra Police tested positive for COVID-19 & 5 died in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the force to 19,385 including 3,670 active cases, 15,521 recovered cases and 194 deaths: Maharasthra Police

03:36 PM

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 28.98 million, death toll at 922,346

03:24 PM

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will not attend today's session as he has fever since last night: Speaker Ram Niwas Goel in Delhi Assembly

03:15 PM

12 BJP MPs and 5 others test positive on 1st day of monsoon session of Parliament

03:04 PM

The World Health Organization expects Europe to see a rise in the daily number of Covid-19 deaths in October and November, the head of the body's European branch told AFP. Cases in Europe have risen sharply in recent weeks, especially in Spain and France. More than 51,000 new cases were reported on Friday alone in the 55 countries monitored by WHO Europe, which is more than the highest peak in April, according to the organisation.

02:52 PM

Singapore reports 48 new COVID-19 cases

  • Singapore reported 48 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including five imported infections, taking the national tally to 57,454, many of them foreign workers.
  • Since the foreign workers' dormitories were declared clear of COVID-19 over a month ago on August 11, an average of 45 workers have tested positive for the disease daily, according to the Health Ministry.
  • They were detected primarily through active surveillance testing, such as rostered routine testing, and aggressive tracing and testing when a new case is detected.
  • The ministry also said that the average number of new daily cases in the community in a week has decreased to one in the past week, down from two cases the week before.
  • With 48 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, Singapore's tally of cases increased to 57,454.
02:40 PM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday returned to state capital Chandigarh after recovering from COVID-19 and urged people to religiously follow all the guidelines like wearing masks and social distancing to stay safe.

02:08 PM

Odisha BJP president Samir Mohanty tests positive for COVID-19

02:07 PM

India overtakes Brazil to record highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in world: Johns Hopkins data

Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, put India in the number one position in terms of the number of recovered coronavirus cases at 37,80,107, followed by Brazil at 37,23,206 cases and the US at 24,51,406 cases.
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