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Coronavirus India News Highlights: Delhi case count over 3.27 lakh; Maharashtra positivity rate remains high

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases have risen to 74.3 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 87.7 percent.

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Today is the 208th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 74,32,680 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,12,998 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 87.8 percent. 'Unlock 5.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 3.92 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 11.02 lakh people have died so far.
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  • October 17, 2020 10:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates | Delhi recorded 35 COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday, taking the death toll due to the disease in the national capital to 5,981, while 3,259 fresh cases pushed the tally to over 3.27 lakh, authorities said.

    The fresh cases came out of the 55,715 tests conducted the previous day.

    Thirty-five more fatalities were recorded on Saturday, taking the death toll to 5,981, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

    The tally of active cases slightly rose to 22,884 on Saturday from 22,814 the previous day.

    The number of cases has climbed to 3,27,818, the bulletin said. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Bihar LIVE updates | Bihar's COVID-19 recovery rate on Saturday touched 94.31 percent, while 1,173 new cases pushed the tally of coronavirus cases to 2,03,060, the state health department said. Death toll has risen to 990 with nine fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours.

    With Bihar polls taking place at a time when the virus continue to pose threat to the mankind, the outbreak of the deadly virus and state government's efforts to fight against it has become a poll narrative.

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been highlighting greater number of tests of the samples and high recovery rate in the state in his public meetings.Rivals have been alleging "mismanagement" in effectively dealing with the contagion.

    At least 1,259 people were cured of the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 1,91,515, the health department bulletin said.

    The state now has 10,554 active cases. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 09:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Punjab LIVE updates | The COVID-19 death toll in Punjab rose to 3,999 on Saturday after 19 more people succumbed to the disease, while 427 new cases took the infection tally to 1,27,154, according to a medical bulletin.

    There are 6,230 active COVID-19 cases in the state, as of now, according to the bulletin.

    A total of 760 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from infection, taking the number of cured persons in the state to 1,16,925.

    So far, a total of 23,00,669 samples have been collected for testing in the state, it said. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Haryana LIVE updates | The COVID-19 death toll in Haryana rose to 1,640 on Saturday with six more fatalities, while 1,148 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 1,49,081, a state health department bulletin here said.  

    Of the new fatalities, three were reported from Karnal and one each from Panchkula, Bhiwani and Jind districts, it said.

    The districts which reported a big spike in cases, include Gurugram (271), Faridabad (159), Rohtak (129) and Hisar (118).

    The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 10,265 while the recovery rate is 92.01 percent. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LIVE updates | Madhya Pradesh on Saturday recorded 1,222 new coronavirus cases, which pushed its caseload to 1,59,158, while 18 fatalities took the death toll to 2,753, a health official said.

    1,434 patients were discharged from hospitals in thelast 24 hours, taking the state's overall recovery count to 1,42,707.

    Indore now has 3,772 active cases, while this figure for Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior is 1,935, 852 and 462, respectively. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 09:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttarakhand LIVE updates | A total of 606 fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded in Uttarakhand on Saturday, pushing the infection tally to 57,648, while six more people died from the infection at various hospitals of the state, a state health bulletin here said.

    Of the fresh cases, Dehradun (165) reported the highest number of cases, followed by Haridwar (117) and Nainital (94).

    Six more COVID-19 patients died at different hospitals in the state, the bulletin said.

    A total of 50,820 infected people have recuperated, 366 have migrated out of the state and 5,538 are under treatment, it said. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE updates | West Bengal's COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,17,053 on Saturday with its highest single-day spike of 3,865 fresh cases, the health department said in a bulletin.

    The death toll rose to 5,992 after 61 more people succumbed to the infection, it said.

    At least 3,183 people recovered from the disease since Friday, it said, adding that the discharge rate currently stands at 87.66 percent.

    West Bengal now has 33,121 active cases.

    In the last 24 hours, 43,428 samples have been tested, the bulletin added. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 09:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates | Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally on Saturday increased to 15,86,321 with 10,259 new cases, said a health official.

    The state also reported 250 deaths, taking its death toll to 41,965, he said.

    A total of 14,238 patients were discharged after treatment, taking the tally of recovered people to 13,58,606.

    There are 1,85,270 active patients in the state now.

    Mumbai city reported 1,791 new cases during the day, which pushed its overall case count to 2,40,335, while its death toll rose to 9,739 with 47 new fatalities. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 08:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates | Tamil Nadu continued to record more COVID-19 recoveries with 5,005 patients being discharged from various hospitals on Saturday and 4,295 people contracted the virus while 57 more succumbed, taking the death toll to 10,586.

    Cumulatively, 6,83,486 people have tested positive till date and 6,32,708 patients got cured, a health department bulletin said.

    Active cases, that stood at 46,120 on October 4, continued to slide in sync with more recoveries than new cases and as on date 40,192 is the aggregate number of live infections.

    Fifty four people had co-morbidities and three no chronic illnesses.

    Tamil Nadu has been posting more recoveries than fresh cases since October 4, excluding October 10 and 11 when the new cases were marginally higher than the recoveries. (PTI)

  • October 17, 2020 08:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Meghalaya LIVE updates | At least 101 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Saturday, pushing the tally to 8,404, a health department official said.

    The death toll rose to 75 after five more people succumbed to the infection, he said.

    Altogether 298 patients have recovered from the disease during the day, Health Services Director Aman War said.

    East Khasi Hills, of which state capital Shillong is a part, continues to be the worst-affected district with 56 new cases.

    The district also accounted for 1,554 active cases, he said.