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Oct 20, 2020 11:05 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Coronavirus India News Highlights: COVID-19 recovery rate at 88.6%

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to 75.9 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 88.6 percent.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the 211th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 75,97,063 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,15,197 deaths. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 88.6 percent. 'Unlock 5.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 4 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 11.13 lakh people have died so far.
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  • October 20, 2020 11:04 PM IST

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  • October 20, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Tamil Nadu COVID-19 tally inches towards 7 lakh; logs 3,094 new cases

    Tamil Nadu on October 20 recorded a further dip in the number of COVID-19 cases with 3,094 people testing positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,94,030. As many as 50 people have succumbed to the virus taking the death toll to 10,741, a bulletin issued by the health department said. 

  • October 20, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates |​ Donald Trump says Senate Republicans will go along with COVID aid deal

    President Donald Trump predicted on October 20 said that his fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate would go along if the White House reaches a coronavirus relief deal with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, despite many senators’ stated opposition to any large stimulus package.

    “I want to do it even bigger than the Democrats,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “Not every Republican agrees with me, but they will.” (Reuters)

  • October 20, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Women allowed to travel in local trains from October 21 in Maharashtra between 11 am to 3 pm and after 7 pm: Piyush Goyal 

     "I am happy to announce that Railways will allow women to travel on suburban trains from 21 Oct between 11 am to 3 pm & after 7 pm. We were always ready and with the receipt of letter from Maharashtra Govt today, we have allowed this travel," said Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in a tweet.

  • October 20, 2020 05:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates |​ Possibility of COVID-19 reinfection if antibodies reduce in five months, says ICMR

    "If antibodies reduce in any person in five months, then there is a possibility of reinfection. That is why it is important to wear mask and take precautions even if one was infected earlier", said ICMR's Balram Bhargava. (ANI)

  • October 20, 2020 05:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | ​Six states account for 64% of country's total active cases: Health Ministry

    Six states - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal - account for 64 percent of the country's total active cases: Health Ministry (ANI)

  • October 20, 2020 05:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | ​India second in terms of COVID-19  tests conducted: Health ministry

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  • October 20, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | ​India records 310 COVID cases per million in last 7 days stands, among the lowest globally: Health Ministry

    While many countries have reported a surge, India has recorded 310 cases per million in the last seven days, which is among the lowest globally said Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry. (ANI)

  • October 20, 2020 04:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | WHO solidarity trial is a 30-country trial in which India has been a participant: ICMR

    WHO solidarity trial is a 30-country trial in which India has been a participant and interim results of this have been put on website, which has not yet been peer-reviewed. However, we find that these drugs are not performing as good as it was expected said Balram Bhargava, DG, ICMR. (ANI)

  • October 20, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates |​​ Court acquits 20 foreign attendees of Tablighi event

    A Mumbai court has aquitted 20 foreign attendees of a Tablighi Jamaat event who were booked by the city police for allegedly violating prohibitory orders during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

    Metropolitan Magistrate (Andheri) R R Khan acquitted the 20 persons on October 19 as the prosecution failed to prove the charges against them.

    "There is no iota of evidence with prosecution to show any contravention of order by accused persons beyond all shadow of doubt," the court observed.

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