Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra reports 23, 350 COVID-19 cases in single day, total cases surge to 9,07,212

Coronavirus Updates: The number of recoveries in the state stands at 6,44,400, while there are 2,35,857 active patients, said the state health department

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Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra reports 23, 350 COVID-19 cases in single day, total cases surge to 9,07,212


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Coronavirus in Karnataka LATEST Updates

Bengaluru reports first case of reinfection

According to reports, a 27-year-old female found to be the first confirmed case of Covid-19 reinfection in Bengaluru. She tested positive in July and was discharged after testing negative. However, in a month she developed mild symptoms and confirmed to have transmitted COVID again, the Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru said in a statement to ANI


Sept 06, 2020 - 23:42 (IST)

Coronavirus in Bihar LATEST Updates

Bihar's recovery rate rises to 88.24%

The COVID-19 recovery rate in Bihar rose to 88.24 percent on Sunday after 1,924 more people were cured of the disease, the health department said in a bulletin. The state also reported 1,797 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours pushing the caseload to 1,47,657, while four fresh fatalities took the death toll to 754, the bulletin said.The number of people who have recovered from the contagion so far is 1,30,300. The state now has 16,603 actives cases, it said.

Sept 06, 2020 - 23:22 (IST)

Coronavirus in Delhi LATEST Updates

Delhi reports 3,256 new cases

 Delhi recorded 3,256 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike in 72 days, taking the tally to over 1.91 lakh. Twenty-nine fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 4,567, said a state government bulletin.

Sept 06, 2020 - 22:52 (IST)

Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LATEST Updates

Madhya Pradesh to start online lessons for Class 11, 12 from tomorrow

The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education will begin the academic session for Classes IX to XII through online mode from Monday, chairperson
Radheshyam Julaniya said. The board will telecast audio-visual lessons on Doordarshan from 7am to 10am, and students and teachers will have to register through a mobile app called 'MASHIM' for access, an order from the board said.

Sept 06, 2020 - 22:33 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Maharashtra records highest-single day spike of 23,350 new cases

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded the highest single-day spike of 23350 cases, taking the state's COVID-19 tally to 9,07,212, an official said. The toll in the state reached 26604 after 328 fresh fatalities were reported in the day, the official said. The number of discharged patients in the state stands at 6,44,400, while there are 2,35,857 active patients. The number of tests is 4647742, he added. 

Sept 06, 2020 - 22:24 (IST)

Coronavirus in Haryana LATEST Updates

Haryana records 25 deaths in a day

Haryana reported the highest single-day spike in its COVID-19 death toll on Sunday with 25 more people succumbing to the disease even as 2,277 fresh cases pushed its coronavirus tally to 76,549, according to the state health department's daily bulletin.On Saturday, the state had reported a record 2,289 cases and 22 fatalities. With 25 deaths, the number of fatalities rose to 806 in the state on Sunday.

Sept 06, 2020 - 21:06 (IST)

Coronavirus in Kerala LATEST Updates

Kerala Finance minister tests positive


Kerala Finance Minister Dr Thomas Issac tested positive for COVID-19 in an anti-body test that was conducted on Sunday evening, reports India Today. He is the first minister in the state to have contracted the infection. Though his office staff has tested negative, those who came in direct contact with him will be in quarantine.

Sept 06, 2020 - 20:33 (IST)

Coronavirus in Punjab  LATEST Updates

Over 3,800 Punjab cops have tested positive till date

Over 3,800 Punjab policemen have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an official statement said on Sunday. It said senior police officials are calling up COVID-19 infected personnel to motivate them to fight the disease. The Punjab Police is also providing free health kits with a pulse oximeter, sanitisers and medicines to the infected policemen, it said. According to the statement, 3,803 policemen in the state have tested positive for the disease so far. Twenty of them have died, while 2,186 cops have fully recovered.  At present, 1,597 policemen are COVID-19 positive, it said.

Sept 06, 2020 - 20:08 (IST)

Coronavirus in Karnataka LATEST Updates

Bangalore Metro to start operations from tomorrow

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd will resume its services from Monday in a phased manner, after remaining suspended for almost 6 months in view of national lockdown imposed due to coronavirus pandemic.The first run will start on the Purple Line from Monday while the trains on Green Line will operate from 9 September.

Read full report here

Sept 06, 2020 - 19:54 (IST)

Coronavirus in Gujarat LATEST Updates

Gujarat records 1,335 fresh cases, 14 deaths in 24 hrs

Gujarat logs record 1,335 COVID-19 cases in day, taking tally to 1,04,341 while 14 deaths push toll to 3,108, reports PTI quoting the state health department.

Sept 06, 2020 - 19:43 (IST)

Coronavirus in Australia LATEST Updates

Lockdown to continue in Melbourne till 26 Oct with relaxations

The premier of Australia's Victoria state announced a slight easing of restrictions in Melbourne but the country's second-largest city will remain in lockdown until at least 26 October, reports news agency AP.  Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said that from 13 September, the nightly curfew will start an hour later at 9 pm and continue till 5 am. People living alone can nominate a friend or family member who can visit them. Two hours of daily exercise will be allowed, including social interactions such as a picnic at a park or reading a book at the beach. He said further restrictions could be eased from 28 September and the government will consider lifting the curfew entirely from 26 October.

“We can’t run out of lockdown. We have to take steady and safe steps out of lockdown to find that COVID normal,” Andrews said.

On Sunday, health officials said Victoria recorded 63 new cases and five more deaths, taking the state’s total fatalities to 666 and the nationwide toll to 753.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: Maharashtra on Sunday recorded the highest single-day spike of 23350 cases, taking the state's COVID-19 tally to 9,07,212. The toll in the state reached 26604 after 328 fresh fatalities were reported in the day.

 Kerala Finance Minister Dr Thomas Issac tested positive for COVID-19 in an anti-body test that was conducted on Sunday evening, said reports.

 Active COVID-19 cases fell below one lakh in Andhra Pradesh even as the infection surge continued with 10,794 positive cases being recorded in a day, according to a bulletin issued by the state health department.

 Uttar Pradesh on Sunday reported its highest single-day spike of 6,777 COVID-19 cases and 77 deaths, the state health department said. With this, the state's infection tally has reached 2,66,283 and the toll mounted to 3,920.

According to reports, a 27-year-old female found to be the first confirmed case of Covid-19 reinfection in Bengaluru. She tested positive in July and was discharged after testing negative. However, in a month she developed mild symptoms and confirmed to have transmitted COVID again

The Union Health Ministry has decided to deploy central teams in Punjab and Chandigarh to assist them in strengthening public health measures for containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of COVID patients with an aim to reduce the mortality rate

According to data of the Maharashtra health department, the state reported 3,76,587 COVID-19 cases last month, 2,41,820 cases in July and 1,04,748 cases in June.

India's COVID-19 total crosses 41 lakh mark on Sunday, with a single-day spike of 90,633 new cases and 1,065 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

India on Saturday became the third country, after the US and Brazil, to surpass 40 lakh coronavirus cases with a record 86,432 patients testing positive for COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 40,23,179, while the toll climbed to 69,561 with 1,089 people succumbing to the disease, the health ministry said at its 8 am update earlier on Saturday.

However, daily recoveries also crossed 70,000, taking the total number of those who have recuperated from the disease to 31,07,223. With this, the recovery rate has climbed to 77.23 percent and the COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.73 percent, the health ministry said.

At present, there are 8,46,395 active coronavirus cases in the country, which is 21.04 percent of the total caseload, the data showed.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 4,77,38,491 samples have been tested up to 4 September with 10,59,346 samples being tested on Friday.

With cases rising regularly, the medical research body issued a fresh advisory allowing "testing on demand" for all individual but left the modalities to the state governments.

It also advised testing on demand for "all individuals undertaking travel to countries or Indian states mandating a negative COVID-19 test at the point of entry".

Meanwhile, several states continued reporting record spurts in their daily cases. While Maharashtra recorded its highest-single day spurt in COVID-19 cases with over 20,000 testing positive on Saturday, Karnataka reported 9,746 new COVID-19 cases and 128 deaths.

Kerala too saw its highest daily count of 2,655  fresh infections as did Jammu and Kashmir with 1,251 more testing positive.

Whereas, Andhra Pradesh reported its second highest surge in daily cases with 10,825 patients testing positive on Saturday while the state's overall tally inched closer to 5 lakh. The state had reported its highest single day tally of 10,830 cases on 26 August.

Three states account for 49 percent active cases, says Centre

As the countrywide caseload soared past 40 lakh, the Centre exhorted the three states Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka — accounting for about 46 percent of active COVID-19 cases and 52 percent of deaths in the 24 hours between 8 am on Friday to 8 am on Saturday — to focus on aggressive measures to break the chain of transmission and keep mortality rate below one percent. The three states also account for nearly 49 percent of the overall active cases in the country.

The states have been advised to proactively ensure higher testing, effective clinical management along with efficient monitoring at various levels to lower fatality, the Union Health Ministry said.

The ministry also highlighted districts in each of these states that raised concern. The need for effective containment and contact tracing was underlined for Pune, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Raigad, Jalgaon, Solapur, Satara and Palghar districts of Maharashtra.

In Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam and Chittoor were highlighted as districts of concern and the need for daily monitoring of facility-wise deaths, strengthening of hospital facilities, increasing the number of ICU, oxygen beds and efficient clinical management were focused upon.

For Karnataka, the highlighted districts of Koppal, Mysuru, Davangere and Bellari were advised to optimally utilise RT-PCR testing facilities, strengthen their door-to-door search for active cases and protect their healthcare workers, the ministry said.

In cumulative terms, five states account for more than 60 percent of the total active cases in the country, with Maharashtra contributing the maximum to the active caseload amounting to almost 25 percent, followed by Andhra Pradesh 12.06 percent, Karnataka 11.71 percent, Uttar Pradesh 6.92 percent and Tamil Nadu 6.10 percent, it said.

ICMR issues revised strategy for COVID-19 testing

In its 'Advisory on Strategy for COVID-19 Testing in India' (version VI), issued on Friday, the ICMR said the state governments can simplify COVID-19 testing modalities to facilitate testing on demand.

It also suggested that 100 percent of people living in containment zones should be tested by rapid antigen tests, particularly in cities where there has been a widespread transmission of the infection.

The ICMR also stressed that no emergency procedure (including deliveries) should be delayed for lack of tests, and pregnant women should not be referred for a lack of testing facility.

The research body also extended, elaborated and categorised the existing recommendations related to testing for COVID-19 into four parts — routine surveillance in containment zones and screening at points of entry, routine surveillance in non-containment areas, hospital settings and testing on demand — and choice of test (RT-PCR, TrueNat or CBNAAT and rapid antigen tests) in order of priority has been listed.

Railways to operate 80 more special trains from 12 Sep

Meanwhile, the Railway Board announced that 80 new special trains will be operational from 12 September, the reservations for which will begin from 10 September. "These will run in addition to the 230 trains already in operation," said Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav.

The key factor in deciding to start the new trains was the fact that there were many stations from where the migrant workers are going back to their workplace, Yadav said.

"Many of these trains are running in the reverse direction of the Shramik Special trains. So, they (people) are leaving their homes and going to their workplace," he added.

Yadav said the railways will monitor all the trains that are currently in operation to determine which trains have a long waiting list.

"Wherever there is a demand for a particular train, wherever the waiting list is long, we will run a clone train ahead of the actual train, so that passengers can travel," he said.

"We are monitoring the occupancy of trains and will run more trains as per demand. Among the 230 trains, the occupancy of 12 is very less. We are running them, but will reduce the number of coaches," he said, adding that the average occupancy in the trains is 80-85 percent.

Yadav said the Railways is coordinating with the state governments while deciding on the introduction of new trains.

To a question about running trains for exams, Yadav said, "We will run trains whenever there is a request from state governments for exams and other such purposes."

The JEE exam in currently underway while the NEET is scheduled to be held on 13 September. The UGC has also directed universities to complete all final year exams before the end of September.

Maharashtra, Kerala see record jumps in daily cases

As the day progressed many states and Union Territories continued adding new cases to the coronavirus tallies, with Maharashtra, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir and Tripura, among others, recording their biggest daily jumps in cases.

While Maharashtra's case count sprinted to 8,83,862 with 20,481 fresh cases in a day, the toll climbed to  26,276,  with 312 deaths. There are 2,20,661 active patients and the recovery rate in stands at 72.01 percent, said health minister Rajesh Tope.

As Mumbai registered an increase of 1,735 new cases, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that it would be challenge for the administration to curb the contagion in the next two-three months.

"When the number of cases daily (in Mumbai) was between 1,000-1,100, we felt we are the peak of the virus spread. But in the last two days, the daily spike is between 1,700-1,900. Hence, the next three months are challenging and we have to tackle it effectively," he said during a review meeting.

In Pune, which has become the new epicentre for the dreaded virus in the state, Union minister Prakash Javadekar held review meetings and instructed officials to conduct rapid antigen tests in containment zones. He also said that large-scale sero-surveys will be conducted to gauge the prevalence of the infection and ordered the strict implementation of fines for not wearing masks.

Tripura registered its highest single-day spike of 691 COVID-19 cases while the toll rose to 136 after seven more people succumbed to the infection. Andhra Pradesh reported 10,825 new patients and nearly 12,00 recoveries in a day.

Kerala on Saturday recorded 2,655 new COVID-19 cases, the highest ever reported in a single day, taking the infection count in the state to 84,758, while the toll mounted to 337 with the addition of 11 more fatalities. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said currently, 21,800 people are under treatment in the state for COVID-19, and 62,559 people have so far been cured of the disease.

The chief minister also maintained that Kerala was performing well on all COVID-19 parameters as decided by the WHO and ICMR despite the rising number of new active cases.

The chief minister said Kerala has 2,168 cases per million as against the national average of 2,731 and added that patients are discharged only after an antigen test, while some states discharge patients after 10 days if there are no symptoms.

Situation under control, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too asserted that the coronavirus situation in the National Capital was under control, attributing the rise in cases to increased testing.

"The biggest reason for the increase in the number of positive cases in the last few days is that the Delhi government has doubled daily testing to 40,000 from around 18,000-20,000 a week ago. You can see this doubling of testing as a big attack on the coronavirus pandemic. We have mounted this big assault against coronavirus. I would ensure testing of everyone every day if it was possible for me," the chief minister said at an online media briefing.

Delhi's COVID-19 case count reached 1,88,193 with 2,973 fresh infections, and the toll mounted to 4,538 with 25 deaths, said a bulletin issued by the Delhi government.

Punjab CM tests negative

In Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who emerged from a week-long self-isolation after testing negative for the viral infection, urged the people of the state to get themselves tested for coronavirus at the earliest, saying any delay could prove fatal for them. The chief minister also announced distribution of free food packets to poor families who do not want to get themselves tested for coronavirus.

He said the distribution of free food packets would encourage poor families to go for early testing, which was imperative to check the spread of the pandemic and control the increasing fatality rate in Punjab.

With inputs from agencies

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