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Coronavirus India News Highlights: COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 88.8%

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to 76.5 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 88.8 percent.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the 212th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 76,51,107 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,15,914 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 88.8 percent. 'Unlock 5.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 4.06 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 11.20 lakh people have died so far.
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  • October 21, 2020 11:00 PM IST

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  • October 21, 2020 10:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates |​ ​5,872 new cases in Karnataka, 88 deaths

    Karnataka has reported 5,872 new cases of COVID-19 and 88 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 7,82,773 and the death toll to 10,696, the health department said on October 21.

    The day also saw 9,289 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of 5,872 fresh cases reported today, 2,717 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.

  • October 21, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates |​ Maharashtra adds 8,142 new coronavirus cases; 23,371 discharged

    Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally on October 21 increased to 16,17,658 with the single-day rise of 8,142 cases, a state health official said.

    The state also reported 180 deaths, which took the fatality count to 42,633, he said. A total of 23,371 patients were discharged during the day after treatment, taking the tally of recovered people to 14,15,679. With this, the number of active patients in the state stands at 1,58,852.

  • October 21, 2020 08:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | 2.67 lakh recoveries in Kerala, COVID cases inch towards 3.50

    As many as 2.67 lakh people have recovered from COVID-19 in Kerala, while the infection count has almost reached the 3.50 lakh mark with 8,369 fresh cases on October 21, the state government said. 

  • October 21, 2020 07:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates |​ 505 more test positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand

    Uttarakhand''s COVID-19 tally rose to 59,106 on October 21 with 505 more people testing positive for the disease, while 14 patients died at different hospitals, according to the health department''s bulletin.

    Dehradun reported the highest number of 140 cases, Udham Singh Nagar 52,  Nainital 49, Pauri 47, Chamoli 39, Haridwar 37, Uttarkashi 30, Pithoragarh 26, Rudraprayag 25  Almora 24, Tehri 20, Champawat eight and Bageshwar eight, it said.

  • October 21, 2020 06:28 PM IST

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  • October 21, 2020 06:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates |​ Active cases below 7.5-lakh mark for second successive day: Health Ministry

    Active cases of COVID-19 in India settled below the 7.5-lakh mark for the second  successive day, while the national case fatality rate (CFR) has dropped to 1.51 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on October 21.

    Presently 14 states and UTs including Chhattisgarh (0.96 pc), Jharkhand (0.87 pc), Andhra Pradesh (0.82 pc), Telangana (0.57 pc), Bihar (0.49 pc), Assam (0.44 pc), Odisha (0.43 pc) and Kerala (0.34 pc) are reporting case fatality rate of less than 1 per cent.

    The Centre has advised states and UTs to aim at bring down the CFR below 1 percent.

    There are 7,40,090 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 9.67 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.    

  • October 21, 2020 05:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates |​ Russia not planning lockdowns despite record high COVID-19 deaths: Kremlin

    Russia is not planning to impose any further lockdowns to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kremlin said on October 21, after infections hit a record daily high of 317.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said no harsh restrictions were required to contain the virus, saying safety precautions, hygiene and certain curbs imposed by local authorities were key.

    He said Russia was now better-equipped to respond to the pandemic.

    “The work that has been done has already yielded results,” Peskov told reporters on a conference call. “The health system is ready to sustain the pressure caused by the pandemic.”

  • October 21, 2020 05:19 PM IST

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  • October 21, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE updates | Over 3,000 people arrested for flouting COVID-19 protocol & not wearing masks: Kolkata Police

    The Kolkata Police has arrested over 3,000 people in the last 10 days for flouting COVID-19 protocol and not wearing masks, a senior officer said on October 21.
    Besides, intensifying vigil in and around the city, Kolkata Police between October 11 to 20 has arrested at least 3,418 people for not wearing face masks to check the spread of coronavirus, the officer said.