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Active COVID-19 cases remain under 10 lakh for 11th day; virus spread slowing in Mumbai slums, says BMC

Kerala reported a single-day spike of over 9,000 new instances on Friday, a day after the state authorities imposed Part 144 of CrPC, prohibiting the meeting of greater than 5 folks

Energetic instances of coronavirus in India remained beneath the 10 lakh-mark for the 11th consecutive day on Friday, the Union well being ministry mentioned even because the nation’s complete caseload rose by 81,484 new instances.

The ministry added that the nation continued to keep up its international place of getting the utmost variety of recovered sufferers.

With 78,877 folks having recuperated from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, India’s complete recoveries surged to 53,52,078, pushing the restoration fee to 83.70 p.c, based on information up to date at Eight am.

“The final 10 lakh recoveries had been added in simply 12 days. With this, India continues to keep up its international place of being the nation with most variety of recovered COVID sufferers on the earth,” the ministry mentioned.

The overall variety of instances (63,94,068) embody 9,42,217 energetic instances, which includes 14.74 p.c. Maharashtra is main the tally amongst states with greater than 2.5 lakh instances. Karnataka follows with greater than 1 lakh instances, the ministry mentioned.

Fourteen states and union territories, together with Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Sikkim, have lower than 5,000 energetic instances of COVID-19, the ministry highlighted.

The ministry added that 78.07 p.c of the brand new instances reported on Friday are concentrated in 10 states and UTs — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Delhi and Chhattisgarh.

Whereas Maharashtra contributed greater than 16,000 new instances, Karnataka has contributed round 10,000 instances.

Kerala reported a single-day spike of over 9,000 new instances on Friday, a day after the state authorities imposed Part 144 of CrPC, prohibiting the meeting of greater than 5 folks.

Additionally, 10 states and UTs — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Kerala — account for 72 p.c of the newly recovered instances, the ministry mentioned.

Maharashtra has the best variety of newly recovered instances, adopted by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The toll rose to 99,773 on Friday, with 1,095 new deaths being reported. The COVID-19 case fatality fee was recorded at 1.56 p.c, the ministry mentioned.

Based on the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR), a cumulative complete of seven,67,17,728 samples have been examined for COVID-19 as much as 1 October, with 10,97,947 samples examined on Thursday.

Donald and Melania Trump take a look at COVID-19 optimistic

US president Donald Trump mentioned on Friday that he and First Girl Melania Trump have examined optimistic for the coronavirus, a growth that’s prone to have an effect on his hectic election marketing campaign simply weeks earlier than the presidential polls.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I examined optimistic for COVID-19. We’ll start our quarantine and restoration course of instantly. We’ll get via this TOGETHER!”, 74-year-old Trump tweeted.

In a press release, Trump’s doctor Dr Sean Conley mentioned the president and the primary girl “are each properly presently”, they usually plan to stay at dwelling inside the White Home throughout their convalescence.

“Relaxation assured I count on the President to proceed finishing up his duties with out disruption whereas recovering,” Conley added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind wished Trump and the First Girl a fast restoration.

“Wishing my pal @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a fast restoration and good well being,” Modi tweeted. “Our prayers and greatest needs are with you throughout this time,” Kovind mentioned.

In the meantime, US vice chairman Mike Pence and Second Girl Karen Pence examined detrimental for COVID-19 Friday morning, AP reported.

Second sero-survey signifies drop in infections in Mumbai slums, says BMC

The presence of COVID-19 antibodies in samples from slums in Mumbai was discovered to have decreased by 12 p.c within the second sero survey, the BMC mentioned.

It signifies that the an infection unfold in slums within the metropolis could have come down, the BMC added.

Presence of anti-bodies within the blood signifies that the particular person has been uncovered to an an infection.

The newest survey disclosed that “sero-prevalence” of COVID-19 an infection in slums is 45 p.c, in comparison with 57 p.c within the first sero-survey within the metropolis (in July), the BMC mentioned on Thursday, based on PTI.

The sero-prevalence in buildings was round 18 p.c towards 16 p.c within the first survey, it added.

The newest survey was carried out in wards R-north (Borivali), M-West (Mankhurd and Govandi) and F-North (Worli and Decrease Parel) within the second half of August.

“Sero-positivity from the second spherical, taken along with the present variety of reported instances from slum areas in these wards, signifies there could possibly be a discount within the unfold of an infection in slum areas,” mentioned the BMC.

The BMC added that the sero-survey additionally discovered that solely 27 p.c well being employees have developed antibodies regardless of being in fixed contact with COVID-19 sufferers.

Based on BMC, within the first and in addition to within the second spherical of sero-survey, roughly 27 p.c well being employees within the metropolis — who’re extra uncovered to the virus than atypical residents — had been discovered to have developed antibodies towards the an infection.

Uttar Pradesh govt permits non secular occasions outdoors containment zones from 15 Oct

With the Uttar Pradesh authorities permitting programmes within the open outdoors containment zones within the subsequent section of coronavirus lockdown, decks have been cleared for holding Durga Puja and different non secular occasions within the upcoming pageant season, PTI reported.

Further Chief Secretary (Data) Navneet Sehgal mentioned the district administrations will allow such programmes with crucial availability of face masks, thermal scanners, hand sanitisers and social distancing.

The brand new tips will come into impact from 15 October whereas the pageant season will kick off with Navratras from 17 October, the report mentioned.

The brand new tips have been issued beneath which the lockdown shall be efficient solely in containment zones, which have been transformed into micro containment areas, he mentioned.

Sehgal mentioned in closed halls, permission shall be given with 50 p.c capability however a most of 200 folks.

Earlier this week, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had mentioned all precautions have to be taken throughout upcoming festivals in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state authorities made the announcement whilst deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The previous MP urged individuals who have are available contact with him to get examined on the earliest.

“After the preliminary signs of corona an infection, I g ot the take a look at carried out during which my report has come up optimistic at the moment. I request all of you that whoever has are available contact with me in the previous couple of days, they need to go to the closest well being centre and get their exams carried out and observe the COVID guidelines,” Maurya tweeted in Hindi.

DMK leaders booked for violating COVID-19 norms in Tamil Nadu

The DMK on Friday held “Individuals’s Sabha” conferences throughout Tamil Nadu, day after the state authorities introduced cancellation of the customary “Gram Sabha”, held on 2 October, citing the COVID-19 state of affairs.

On Friday, instances had been registered towards get together chief MK Stalin, ladies’s wing secretary Kanimozhi and others for holding the conferences regardless of the federal government barring such occasions and for violating curbs imposed in view of the coronavirus pandemic, PTI reported.

The state authorities on Thursday night time introduced the cancellation of the conferences of the gram sabha, the grass root stage democratic establishment in every village panchayat, citing the pandemic state of affairs.

The conferences are held a minimum of 4 instances in a yr on 26 January, 1 Could, 15 August, and a couple of October. Although the DMK selected to explain the conferences as “Makkal Sabai Koottam” (Meet of Individuals’s Sabha), the banners with “authorities emblem”, that fashioned the backdrop of such conferences, in a number of locations introduced the gathering as that of “Gram Sabha.”

State-wise deaths

The variety of new deaths on Friday embody 394 from Maharashtra, 130 from Karnataka, 80 from Uttar Pradesh, 66 from Tamil Nadu, 59 from West Bengal, 45 from Punjab, 41 from Andhra Pradesh, 40 from Delhi and 29 every from Chhattisgarh and Kerala.

The overall 99,773 COVID-19 deaths reported to date within the nation embody 37,056 from Maharashtra adopted by 9,586 from Tamil Nadu, 8,994 from Karnataka, 5,869 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,864 from Uttar Pradesh,5,401 from Delhi, 5,017 from West Bengal, 3,460 from Gujarat, 3,451 from Punjab and a couple of,336 from Madhya Pradesh.

With inputs from businesses

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