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Sep 17, 2020 10:56 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Coronavirus India News highlights | Mumbai reports 2,389 fresh COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths

Coronavirus India News highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen above 50 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 78.53 percent

Coronavirus India News highlights: Today is the 178th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 50,20,359 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 82,066 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 78.53 percent. 'Unlock 4.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 2.97 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 9.38 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
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  • September 17, 2020 10:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mizoram LIVE Updates | Partial lockdown extended in Aizawl

    The Mizoram government on Thursday extended partial lockdown in Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area for another three days till Sunday to facilitate tracing of people who came in contact with Covid-19 positive patients, state Health Minister R Lalthangliana said. 

    The decision was taken at the meeting of senior officers, leaders of churches and Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA), which is the largest secular non-governmental organisation of the Mizo people. 

    The week-long partial lockdown in the AMC area was scheduled to end on Thursday.

  • September 17, 2020 09:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE Updates | 2,389 new COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths reported in Mumbai today. The total number of positive cases increases to 1,78,275 in Mumbai, including 32,849 active cases, 1,36,739 recovered cases and 8,320 deaths.

  • September 17, 2020 09:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | 24,619 new COVID-19 cases and 398 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of cases in the State rises to 11,45,840 including 8,12,354 recoveries, 3,01,752 active cases and 31,351 deaths. 

  • September 17, 2020 09:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE Updates | West Bengal reports 3,197 new COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths today, taking total cases to 2,15,580 including 1,87,061 discharges, 24,336 active cases and 4,183 deaths. 

  • September 17, 2020 06:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates | 5,560 new COVID-19 cases, 5,524 discharges and 59 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases now at 5,25,420 including 46,610 active cases, 4,70,192 discharges and 8,618 deaths. 

  • September 17, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Aiming to bring down mortality rate to less than 1 pc: Health minister tells Parliament

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government is aiming to bring down India's COVID-19 mortality rate to less than 1 per cent from the current 1.64 percent, which is still the lowest in the world. 

    Replying to a debate in Rajya Sabha, he said the country's recovery rate of 78-79 percent is one of the highest in the world, adding though the total cases may have crossed 50 million, active cases are less than 20 percent.

    Deaths in India due to coronavirus pandemic are less than many nations in Europe and the government was determined to better the testing rate of the US, he said. 

  • September 17, 2020 05:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Rich countries have cornered 51% of future COVID-19 vaccine supply: Oxfam

    Over half of the future supply of COVID-19 vaccine candidates has already been cornered by a small group of wealthy nation, according to a report by Oxfam International.

    The non-profit organisation warned that wealthy nations representing just 13 percent of the world's population have already cornered 51 percent of the promised doses of leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates.

    Read more here.

  • September 17, 2020 04:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Less than 3% population in tribal-dominated districts COVID positive: Govt

    Less than 3 percent population in 177 tribal-dominated districts in the county has been detected as positive for coronavirus, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

    Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda also told the Upper House that so far, there has been "no report of major outbreak of the disease in tribal areas".

    Citing a recent study conducted by IIT Delhi, the minister said, Less than 3 percent of the population in 177 districts with 25 percent tribal population or more has been detected as corona positive.

    The minister also said the COVID response team of his ministry has formulated a pandemic response plan to protect the livelihoods and health of Scheduled Tribes.