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Coronavirus India News Highlights | Unlock 5.0 guidelines to remain in place till November 30: MHA

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 79 lakh, while COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 90.62 percent.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the 218th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 79,46,429 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,19,502 deaths. A total of 72,01,070 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. 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 90.62 percent. 'Unlock 5.0' is underway. Globally, more than 43 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 1.15 million have died so far. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates on coronavirus pandemic:
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  • October 27, 2020 11:03 PM IST

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  • October 27, 2020 08:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |​ Bihar's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 1,065, tally rises to 2,13,382

    Bihar reported seven more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,065, while the tally mounted to 2,13,382 with 678 fresh cases, a health department bulletin said on October 27.

    At least 1,237 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 2,03,244, it said, adding, the number of active cases stood at 9,073.

  • October 27, 2020 07:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  Kerala records 5,457 fresh COVID-19 cases, 7,015 recoveries

    Kerala on October 27 reported 5,457 new COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths, taking the infection count in the state to 3,89,735 and toll to 1,376.
    State Health Minister K K Shailaja said Thrissur reported 730 positive cases, the highest in the state followed by Ernakulam with 716 and Malapuram 706. Meanwhile, 7,015 patients recovered from the disease today, taking the total recoveries to 3,09,032.

    Currently, there are 92,161 people under treatment for COVID-19 in the state. (PTI)

  • October 27, 2020 07:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Andhra Pradesh's tally rises to 8.11 lakh

    COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh rose to 8,11,825 as 2,901 more cases were reported on October 27. The latest bulletin said 4,352 people got cured in 24 hours ending 9 am on Tuesday, taking the total recoveries to 7,77,900. The number of active cases in the state now declined to 27,300, the bulletin said.

  • October 27, 2020 06:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Declining trend of COVID-19 pandemic in India, except for 2 to 3 states: Govt

    The COVID-19 pandemic in India is showing a declining trend, except for two to three states, the government said on October 27, noting that it is "particularly noteworthy" vis-a-vis some countries in the northern hemisphere where a severe increase in the intensity of the virus'' spread is being seen.

    The situation related to the pandemic in the world is particularly concerning and it has been seen that countries of much greater economic capability and per capita income, and having a good health system can succumb to a huge second peak, Chairperson of the National Task Force on COVID-19, V K Paul, told a press conference.

    "This must be a lesson for all of us," Paul, who is also the NITI Aayog member for health, said.

  • October 27, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Italy okays trial of osteoporosis drug to treat COVID-19

    Italy’s main medicines regulator gave the go-ahead on October 27 for human clinical trials on raloxifene, a generic osteoporosis drug that researchers hope may also help reduce COVID-19 symptoms and make patients less infectious.

  • October 27, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Liquor stores in Uttar Pradesh allowed to operate till 10 pm

  • October 27, 2020 06:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |​ Payal Ghosh to undergo COVID-19 test after union minister Ramdas Athawale tests positive

    Actor-turned-politician Payal Ghosh on October 27 said that she will be taking a COVID-19 test after union minister Ramdas Athawale contracted the virus.
    Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of rape, on Monday joined the Republican Party of India (RPI) in the presence of Athawale. 

    The actor said she is currently asymptomatic and will quarantine herself till her reports come out. 

    "I am going to do my COVID tests as I got to know that Mr Athawale has tested positive. I was with him yesterday so I''ll definitely be doing a test and will update. 

    "For now, I''ll be quarantining till I do the test and get my reports. I don''t have any symptoms," Ghosh told PTI.

  • October 27, 2020 05:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |​​ Dharavi's COVID-19 tally tops 3,500 with 11 new cases

    The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi crossed the 3,500-mark on October 27 with the addition of 11 new cases, a senior BMC official said.

    The civic official said with 11 more persons testing positive for the viral infection in the last 24 hours, the tally of COVID-19 cases in Dharavi rose to 3,508.

    The last 500 COVID-19 cases were added in 39 days.

  • October 27, 2020 05:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |​ Recovery rate is now at 90.62% in the country: Health Ministry.

    Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry on October 27 said that there has been a continuous decline in average daily new deaths for the last five weeks, adding that "recovery rate is now at 90.62 percent in the country, it is constantly increasing which is a good sign."

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