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Coronavirus India News Highlights | Health Ministry says India's recovery rate stands at 80.86%

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Total confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen to 54.8 lakh.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the 183rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 54,87,580 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 87,882 deaths. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 80.1 percent. 'Unlock 4.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 3.11 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 9.63 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
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  • September 22, 2020 11:00 PM IST

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  • September 22, 2020 10:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | China must be held accountable for unleashing plague onto the world, says US President Donald Trump

    United States President Donald Trump blasted China on September 22 for “unleashing” the plague of the “China virus” onto the world and demanded the United Nations to hold Beijing accountable for failing to contain the coronavirus that has killed nearly one million people across the world, including 2,00,000 Americans. “Seventy-five years after the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations, we are once again engaged in a great global struggle. We have waged a fierce battle against the invisible enemy – the China virus – which has claimed countless lives in 188 countries,” Trump said at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

  • September 22, 2020 09:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Bihar conducts 1.94 lakh COVID-19 tests in a single day, India’s highest: CM Nitish Kumar

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on September 22 that the state has tested 1.94 lakh samples for coronavirus in a single day which is the country's highest. The number of tests per million in Bihar is 47,482, which is more than the national average of 47,337, he said. Stating that the Bihar government has taken plenty of measures to curb the spread of the pandemic, Kumar said that its efforts to increase the testing rate have helped in identifying and isolating the positive cases. "The latest figure for samples tested on September 21 is 1,94,088 in Bihar. I don''t think that such a huge number of tests has been conducted in any of the states in the country. The total number of samples tested so far is 60,63,568 in the state," the Bihar CM added. 

  • September 22, 2020 09:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE Updates | Containment zones were dynamic, sample size was small: ICMR reveals why data wasn't included in first Sero survey 

    Findings from containment zones in 10 hotspot cities were not included in the first national sero survey study paper published recently as the sample size was very small and the zones are "dynamic and change from day to day and week to week", ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said on September 22. His remarks come in the backdrop of media reports claiming that health researchers, apparently under instructions from senior ICMR officials,were not allowed to include data from containment zones in 10 hotspot cities in the first national sero survey study paper published recently in the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR). 

  • September 22, 2020 09:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE Updates | Rajasthan sees biggest single-day jump with 1,912 fresh COVID cases

    Rajasthan reported the biggest single-day jump of 1,912 COVID-19 cases on September 22, taking its infection count to 1,18,793, while 15 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,367, according to a health department bulletin. Of the total cases, 18,614 people are under treatment. A total of 97,448 people have been discharged after recovery, the bulletin said. Of the total cases, 18,614 people are under treatment. A total of 97,448 people have been discharged after recovery, the bulletin said. Jaipur reported the maximum number of fresh cases at 398, followed by 303 in Jodhpur, 102 in Udaipur, 93 in Alwar, and 92 in Jalore, among other districts. Jaipur has also recorded the highest number of deaths so far at 313, followed by 134 in Jodhpur, 103 in Bikaner, 97 in Ajmer, 94 in Kota, 76 in Bharatpur, 57 in Pali, 46 in Nagaur, 44 in Udaipur, 35 in Alwar, 28 in Barmer and 24 in Dholpur. 

  • September 22, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Mumbai's Dharavi area reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

    The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai's slum colony Dharavi rose to 3,065 on September 22 with the addition of 15 new cases, a senior BMC official said.

    The official confirmed that 2,606 COVID-19 patients in the slum dominated area have already recovered from the infection and discharged from hospitals. He added that at present Dharavi has 179 active COVID-19 cases. (PTI)

  • September 22, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LIVE Updates | Rs 199.87 cr released to AP so far by Centre to fight COVID-19

    The Centre so far released Rs 199.87 crore to Andhra Pradesh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply to Rajya Sabha member Parimal Nathwani, the MPs office said in a release on September 22. (PTI)

  • September 22, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Serum Institute of India starts manufacturing Codagenix's nasal COVID-19 vaccine

    Codagenix Inc on September 22 said Serum Institute of India has started manufacturing the U.S. biotech firm's potential COVID-19 vaccine and it expects to begin early-stage human trial of the vaccine by the end of 2020 in the UK.

    Serum Institute, the world's largest vaccine maker by number of doses produced, will develop Codagenix's CDX-005, which is delivered intranasally rather than via an injection. (Reuters)

  • September 22, 2020 07:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LIVE Updates | 5,722 fresh COVID-19 cases push state's tally to 3,64,543

  • September 22, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Pakistan launches Phase III trials for Chinese Cansinobio's COVID-19 vaccine

    Pakistan has launched Phase III clinical trials for CanSino Biologics’ COVID-19 vaccine candidate, a government minister and an official at the Chinese pharmaceutical company said on Sepetmber 22. (Reuters)