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India's Covid tally crosses 93 lakh-mark
27-11-2020 10:10

With 43,082 new cases of Covid infections, India's total caseload reached 93.10 lakh on Friday.

It is the 20th straight day when India reported less than 50,000 cases in a day.

The last time daily new cases crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 492 new deaths occurred due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 1,35,715.

While the active cases stood at 4,55,555, a total of 87,18,517 have recovered from the virus and have been discharged of which 39,379 were discharged in the last 24 hrs.

While the recovery rate stands at 93.66 per cent, the fatality rate is at 1.46 per cent, the Ministry data revealed.

Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 85,963 active cases and 46,813 deaths so far. The recoveries in the state stand at 18,02,365.

Apart from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases.

The National capital is also witnessing a surge with 5,475 fresh cases on Thursday with 91 deaths. Delhi has now 5.51 lakh Covid-19 cases.

 
 
India inches closer to 93 lakh Covid cases
26-11-2020 10:10

With 44,489 new cases of Covid infections, India's total cases reached 92.67 lakh on Thursday. It is the 19th straight day when India reported less than 50,000 cases in a day.

The last time daily new cases crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 524 new deaths occurred due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 1,35,223.

While the active cases stood at 4,52,344, a total of 86,79,138 have recovered from the virus and have been discharged of which 36,367 were discharged in the last 24 hrs.

While the recovery rate stands at 93.66 per cent, the fatality rate is at 1.46 per cent, the Ministry data revealed.

Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 84,464 active cases and 46,748 deaths so far. The recoveries in the state stand at 17,95,959.

Apart from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases.

The National capital is also witnessing a surge.

 
 
Less than 50,000 Covid cases in India for 18th day now
25-11-2020 10:30

With 44,376 new cases of Covid infections, India's total cases reached 92.22 lakh on Wednesday. It is the 18th straight day when India reported less than 50,000 cases in a day.

The last time daily new cases crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 481 new deaths occurred due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 1,34,699.

While the active cases stood at 44,47,46, a total of 86,42,771 have recovered from the virus and have been discharged of which 37,816 were discharged in the last 24 hrs.

While the recovery rate stands at a whopping 93.72 per cent, the fatality rate is at 1.46 per cent, the Ministry data revealed.

Maharashtra remains the worst hit state with 84,238 active cases and 46,683 deaths so far. The recoveries in the state stand at 16,58,879.

Apart from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases.

National capital is also witnessing a surge. On Tuesday, it recorded 6,224 new cases and 109 deaths.
 
 
Around 38,000 new cases take India's tally close to 92 lakh
24-11-2020 10:20

With 37,975 new Covid-19 infections, India's total case tally reached 91,77,840 on Tuesday.

Not only was it the 17th straight day when India reported less than 50,000 cases in 24 hours, but the number of fresh cases were also around 13 per cent less (6,084) than a day before (44,059). The last time daily new cases crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 480 new deaths took the toll to 1,34,218 in the last 24 hours.

The total active cases now stand at 4,38,667. Recoveries are at 8,60,49,55 as 42,314 were discharged in past one day.

The recovery rate stands at 93.76 per cent and the fatality rate is at 1.46 per cent, the Ministry data showed.

Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 82,915 active cases and 46,653 deaths so far. The recoveries in the state stand at 16,54,793.

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases in the past 24 hours.

The national capital is witnessing a renewed surge, which is being called the third wave. On Monday, it recorded 4,454 new cases and 121 deaths.
 
New cases stay below 50,000 in India for 16th day straight
23-11-2020 10:30

With 44,059 new cases of Covid-19 infections, India's tally mounted to 91,39,865 on Monday.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 511 new deaths occurred in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 1,33,738.

The total active cases stood at 4,43,486. Total recoveries were at 85,62,641 as 41,024 were discharged from hospitals and care centres in last 24 hrs.

The last time the daily new cases crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7.

While the recovery rate stands at 93.86 per cent, the fatality rate is at 1.46 per cent, the Ministry data revealed.

Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 82,521 active cases and 46,623 deaths so far. The recoveries in the state stand at 16,51,064.

Next comes Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with highest number of cases.

The national capital is also witnessing a surge since past weeks. On Sunday, it recorded 6,746 new cases and 121 deaths.

According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research, 8,49,596 samples were tested on Sunday while 13,25,82,730 samples have been tested so far.
 
India crosses 90 lakh Covid cases
20-11-2020 11:50

India has reported 45,882 new cases in the last 24 hours pushing its cumulative tally to 90,04,365, data from the Union Health Ministry showed on Friday.

The deaths have risen to 1,32,162 with 584 more reported in the past one day.

The number of active cases stood at 4,43,794.

As many as 84,28,409 people have recovered from the disease so far.

The testing data from the Indian Council of Medical Research showed that 10,83,397 samples were tested on Thursday while 12,95,91,786 samples have been tested so far.

For the 13th day in a row, fresh cases in India have been less than 50,000. On November 7, India reported 50,356.

Statewise -- the worst-hit continues to be Maharashtra with 17,63,055 confirmed cases, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The Covid situation in Delhi-NCR remains grim with a third wave wreaking havoc. The latest surge has left the healthcare system here gasping for relief. As of Thursday night there has been 5,10,630 confirmed cases and 8,041 deaths so far.

The hospitals in Delhi, both government and private hospitals, as of now, are left with only 9 per cent ICU beds with ventilators, which are extremely crucial for patients with severe disease, as per the Delhi Corona App.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested LG Anil Baijal to consider allowing only 50 people to attend weddings and imposing lockdown in market areas which may emerge as hotspots after the national capital witnessed a drastic spike of over 7,000 cases in a day last week.


 
India records 50% rise in daily corona cases over 2 days
19-11-2020 11:50

With 45,576 more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, India witnessed a jump of over 50 per cent in such cases reported on Tuesday, pushing its cumulative tally to 89,58,483.

As per Health Ministry data, the total death toll rose to 1,31,578 with 585 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, a jump of 24 per cent over the previous day's figure.

On Wednesday, India reported 38,616 new cases and 449 deaths, and on Tuesday 29,154 new cases.

The active cases now total 4,43,303 as 83,83,602 people have recovered from the disease so far.

One reason for the daily spike could be increased testing as 10,28,203 samples were tested on Wednesday after a long weekend when eight lakh samples on an average were tested, data from the Indian Council of Medical Research showed.

Meanwhile, the situation of Covid-19 remains grim in the national capital.

The latest surge has left the healthcare system here gasping for relief. The hospitals in Delhi, both government and private hospitals, as of now, are left with only nine per cent ICU beds with ventilators, which are extremely crucial for patients with severe disease, as per the Delhi Corona App.

Apart from severe patients, the patients with moderate symptoms are made to wait hours before admission in the hospitals. Besides, the non-Covid patients are running from pillar to post just to get hospital beds in the capital city.

Meanwhile, citing the proposal sent by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to reinforce the restrictions on number of guests at marriage-related events to 50. The decision came a day after Kejriwal wrote to Lt Governor Anil Baijal, who is also the Chairperson of the DDMA.

 
 
India shows jump of 30% in new Covid cases since Diwali
18-11-2020 12:20

After the Diwali weekend and Bhai Dooj celebrations came to an end, India recorded more than 30 per cent jump in new cases of Covid-19 with 38,617 new cases reported in past 24 hours pushing the cumulative the tally to 89,12,907, data from the Union Health Ministry showed on Wednesday.

The toll rose to 1,30,993 with 474 more deaths in one day. The number of active cases stood at 4,46,805.

As many as 83,35,109 people have recovered from the disease so far.

On Tuesday, India reported 29,164 new Covid-19 cases and 449 deaths. The figure of Wednesday is almost 32 per cent more in the single-day spike.

However, the reason could be a rise in the testing as total 9,37,279 samples were tested on Tuesday after a long weekend of testing eight lakh samples on an average, testing data from the Indian Council of Medical Research showed.

The situation of Covid-19 in Delhi-NCR remained grim. The latest surge has left the healthcare system gasping for relief. The hospital, both government and private hospitals have 10 per cent ICU beds with ventilators, which are extremely crucial for patients with severity.

Apart from severe patients, the patients with moderate symptoms are made to wait hours before admission in the hospitals. Besides, non-Covid patients are running from pillar to post just to acquire a single hospital bed in the capital city.

The situation has forced the Delhi government to reconsider imposing restrictions it lifted months ago. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sent a proposal to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the Centre to consider allowing only 50 people to attend weddings and imposing lockdown in market areas which may emerge as hotspots.

Besides, the district administration of Gautam Budh Nagar decided to randomly test commuters going to Noida from Delhi for the coronavirus from Wednesday. The decision has come amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the capital.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 5.55 crore people and killed 13,36,892, according to Johns Hopkins University.
 
 
At 29,000 new cases, India's Covid surge lowest in 4 months
17-11-2020 10:50

With 29,163 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, India recorded its lowest daily surge since July 14, when 28,498 cases were added, before it spiralled out of control in August-September.

With 449 more fatalities in the past 24 hours, India toll stood at 1,30,519, as the overall tally reached 88,74,290, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

Currently, there are 4,53,401 active cases, whereas 82,90,370 patients have been discharged so far. The recovery rate is 93.42 per cent and the fatality rate 1.47 per cent, the Ministry said.

The Indian Council of Medical Research tested 8,44,382 more samples on Monday, taking the total numbers to 12,65,42,907.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 17,49,777 cases till date. There are 85,363 active cases and 46,034 COVID-19 deaths.

Delhi witnessed significantly low numbers of coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours on Monday, with latest government figures recording 3,797 new cases and pushing the national capital's total tally to 4,89,202.

While the lesser number of cases reported in the last 24 hours in the national capital may bring a sigh of relief compared with earlier days where the daily cases spiked to as high as 8,500, the fact remains that the figures came after mere 29,821 tests in the 24 hours right after Diwali celebrations in Delhi.

The other worst-hit states are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
 
India's Covid cases cross 87 lakh
13-11-2020 10:10

With 44,879 new coronavirus infections and 547 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 87,28,795 on Friday, as the toll touched 1,28,688, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Currently, there are 4,84,547 active cases, whereas 81,15,580 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

The recovery rate stands at 92.97 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.47 per cent, the Ministry said.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 11,39,230 sample tests on Thursday, taking the total tested samples to 12,31,01,739.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 1,736,329 cases till date. There are 85,583 active cases and 45,682 Covid-19 deaths.

Delhi is grappling with a renewed surge as it confirmed the highest single-day fatalities on Thursday since the pandemic struck. The city recorded as many as 104 deaths and 7,053 new infections.

The other worst hits are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
 
 
India's Covid tally inches closer to 87 lakh
12-11-2020 10:10

With 47,905 new coronavirus infections and 550 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 86,83,916 on Thursday as the fatality toll touched 1,28,121, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Currently, there are 4,89,294 active cases, whereas 80,66,501 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

The recovery rate stands at 92.79 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.48 per cent, the Ministry said.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 11,93,358 sample tests on Wednesday, taking the total tested samples to 12,19,62,509.

Though Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 17,31,833 cases till date. There are 88,070 active cases and 45,560 Covid-19 deaths.

On Wednesday, Covid-19 figures shattered all records in Delhi as it reported a whopping 8,593 new cases, the highest in a day so far, and an all-time high positivity rate of 13.40 per cent, while 85 persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

The other worst hit are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.

The overall global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 5,20,48,827 mark, while deaths have surged to 12,82,796, according to Johns Hopkins University.
 
India records 38,073 new corona cases, Tally nears 86 lakh
10-11-2020 11:20

With 38,073 new coronavirus infections and 448 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, India's overall tally and death toll stood at 85,91,730 and 1,27,059 respectively on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Currently, there are 5,05,265 active cases, whereas 79,59,406 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

While the recovery rate stands at 92.64 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.48 per cent, the Ministry said.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 10,43,665 sample tests on Monday, taking the total tested samples to 11,96,15,857.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 1,00,488 active cases and 45,325 COVID-19 deaths.

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are also not far behind.

On Monday, the national capital reported 5,023 new corona cases. On Sunday, Delhi witnessed 7,745 new cases, the highest ever single-day tally since the onset of the pandemic in New Delhi.

In a grim milestone, the overall global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 50 million mark, while deaths have surged to 12,62,413, according to Johns Hopkins University.

 
 
India adds over 45,000 new Covid-19 cases taking total to over 85.50 lakh
09-11-2020 10:10

With 45,903 new coronavirus infections and 490 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours, India's overall Covid-19 caseload and death toll stood at 85,53,657 and 1,26,611, respectively, on Monday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Currently there 5,09,673 active cases, while 79,17,373 people have been discharged so far.

While the recovery rate stands at 92.56 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.48 per cent, Ministry revealed.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 8,35,401 sample tests on Sunday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 11,85,72,192.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with a total of 1,719,858 cases and 45,240 deaths.

It is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

On Sunday, the national capital reported 7,745 cases, shattering records for a single-day spike in the number of infections.

The city also registered an all time high positivity rate of 15.26 per cent, while it also reported 77 new deaths in a 24 hour period.

It was the highest ever single-day tally since the onset of the pandemic in New Delhi.

With this, the overall case tally has reached 4,38,529, while the cumulative causality stood at 6,989.

In a grim milestone, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 50 million mark, while the deaths have surged to 1,255,250, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Monday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 50,316,476 and 1,255,250, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 9,961,324 and 237,566, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases.
 
 
India adds over 50,000 new Covid cases; Tally crosses 84.60 lakh
07-11-2020 10:20

With a fresh spike of 50,356 coronavirus infections and 577 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Saturday rose to 84,62,080, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Out of the total Covid-19 cases in the country, 5,16,632 are currently active, 78,19,886 have been discharged, and 1,25,562 lost the battle against the pandemic.

While the recovery rate stands at 92.41 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.48 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 11,13,209 sample tests in a single day on Friday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 11,65,42,304.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 17,10,314 cases, including 44,965 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

The national capital logged the highest-ever cases of Covid-19 on Friday since the pandemic struck the city. It reported 7,178 new infections, taking Delhi's overall coronavirus tally to 4,28,831, even as the positivity rate stood at 12.19 per cent amid the festive season and rising pollution levels in the city.

Delhi has been recording more than 6,000 Covid-19 cases daily for the last four days. It had earlier witnessed its highest-spike two days ago on Wednesday where it reported 6,842 cases, following which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal admitted that a 'third wave' of infections had hit the national capital.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped the 49 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 12,41,360, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 4,92,28,536 and 12,41,366, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 97,27,345 and 2,36,025, respectively, according to the CSSE. India comes in the second place in terms of the total cases.
 
 
Over 47,000 new cases in a day, India's tally nears 85 lakh
06-11-2020 10:30

With a fresh spike of 47,638 coronavirus infections and 670 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Friday rose to 84,11,724, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Out of the total Covid-19 cases in the country, 5,20,773 are currently active, 77,65,966 have been discharged, and 1,24,985 lost the battle against the pandemic.

While the recovery rate stands at 92.32 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.49 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 11,64,648 sample tests in a single day on Thursday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 10,77,28,088.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 17,03,444 cases, including 44,804 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

The national capital continued to log over 6,500 Covid cases on Thursday as well where it recorded 6,715 new infections, taking the overall coronavirus tally to 4,16,653 even as the positivity rate stood at 12.84 per cent amid the festive season and rising pollution in the city.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped the 48.5 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 12,31,610, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Friday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 48,590,825 and 12,31,616, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 96,04,077 and 2,34,904, respectively, according to the CSSE. India comes in second place in terms of cases.
 
India adds over 50,000 new cases in a day, tally at 83.6 lakh
05-11-2020 10:20

With a fresh spike of 50,210 coronavirus infections and 704 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday rose to 83,64,086, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Delhi recorded a single day spike of 6,842 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest so far, taking the total Delhi tally to 4,09,938.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 16,98,198 cases, including 44,548 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Out of the total Covid-19 cases in the country, 5,27,962 are currently active, 77,11,809 have been discharged, and 1,24,315 lost the battle against the pandemic.

While the recovery rate stands at 92.09 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.49 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 12,09,425 sample tests in a single day on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 11,42,08,384.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 48 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 12,23,450, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 4,79,97,816 and 12,23,456, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 94,77,709 and 2,33,651, respectively, according to the CSSE.

 
 
Over 83 lakh cases in India as daily numbers rising again
04-11-2020 10:20

With a fresh spike of 46,253 coronavirus infections and 514 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday rose to 83,13,876, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

There is a slight spike in cases as India had recorded 38,310 cases on Tuesday.

Delhi recorded a single day spike of 6,725 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest so far, taking the total Delhi tally to 4,03,096.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 1,692,693 cases, including 44,248 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 5,33,787 are currently active, 76,56,478 have been discharged, while 1,23,611 lost the battle against the pandemic.

While the recovery rate stands at 92.09 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.49 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 12,09,609 sample tests in a single day on Tuesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 11,29,98,959.

The Union Health Ministry has informed that the country has more than 28,000 cold chain points, 700 plus refrigerator vans and more than 70,000 vaccinators to assist in the vaccine administration.

"We have already utilized them under the universal immunization program and would be used in administration of Covid vaccination as well," said Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary.

Besides this, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 47.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 12,11,990, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Wednesday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 4,73,20,376 and 12,11,996, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 93,76,293 and 2,32,529, respectively, according to the CSSE. India comes in second place in terms of cases.
 
Covid deaths dip below 500 per day as India's tally at 82.7 lakh
03-11-2020 10:00

With a fresh spike of 38,310 coronavirus infections and 490 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Tuesday rose to 82,67,623, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 5,41,405 are currently active, 76,03,121 have been discharged, while 1,23,097 lost the battle against the pandemic.

While the recovery rate stands at 91.68 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.49 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 16,87,784 cases, including 44,128 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Meanwhile, the national capital recorded 4,001 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally to 3,96,371.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 10,46,247 sample tests in a single day on Monday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 11,17,89,350.

 
 
Indian logs 45,000 new Covid cases, tally mounts to 82 lakh
02-11-2020 10:40 
 
With a fresh spike of 45,230 coronavirus infections and 496 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Monday rose to 82,29,313 said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
 
Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 5,61,908 are currently active, 75,44,798 have been discharged, while 1,22,607 lost the battle against the pandemic.
 
While the recovery rate stands at 91.68%, the fatality rate is 1.49 %, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.
 
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 16,83,775 cases, including 44,024 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
 
Meanwhile, the national capital recorded 5,664 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the tally to 3,92,370. This was the fifth consecutive day that Delhi recorded over 5,000 cases. It had recorded its highest daily cases on Friday at 5,891.
 
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted 8,55,800 sample tests in a single day on Sunday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 11,07,43,103.
 
The government has planned to start the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine first to the healthcare workers followed by other groups to be added 'sequentially'.
 
The distribution drive would take place over a year. For this, the states and the union territories would form a three-tier system as per the directions the Centre has given to all the states.
 
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 46.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 11,99,500, according to Johns Hopkins University.
 
The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 91,99,523 and 2,30,934, respectively, according to the CSSE. India comes in second place in terms of cases.
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    A High-protein Total Diet Replacement May Help Maintain Healthy Weight
    New research from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition suggests that a high-protein diet not only helps in promoting better metabolism, it may also be the key to fighting worldwide obesity. 
     
    As the study reports, obesity has tripled worldwide in the past 45 years, where it now affects more than 650 million adults; moreover, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared obesity as a global health emergency. Obesity is often associated with a higher risk of developing other illnesses, such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. 
     
    In recent times, total diet replacements and nutritionally complete formulae foods, designed to replace the whole diet for a set period of time, have become increasingly popular strategies to combat obesity. High-protein diet, which has been shown to promote weight loss and weight maintenance by increasing one’s sense of fullness, energy expenditure and ability to maintain or increase fat-free mass, is also another popular weight management strategy. 
     
    Researchers believe that combining the overall effects of both these strategies, together, may be promising for weight management. There are several high-protein total diet replacement products widely available to consumers; but, until now, researchers have not been able to conclusively prove that they are effective weight management tools. 
     
    “Considering the prevalence of obesity worldwide and its impact on health, it’s not surprising nutritional strategies such as total diet replacement and high-protein diets are becoming increasingly popular as weight management strategies; however, research around these topics has not kept pace with their growth in popularity,” explains lead author on the study, Camila Oliveira, a doctoral student at the University of Alberta (Canada). 
     
    For the study, the researchers recruited a group of healthy, normal-weight adults between the ages of 18 years and 35 years using advertisements placed on notice boards at the University of Alberta. After a random selection, the participants were assigned into one of two groups. One group was fed the high-protein total diet replacement which consisted of 35% carbohydrate, 40% protein and 25% fat. While the other group, the control group, was fed a diet with the same number of calories, but consisting of 55% carbohydrate, 15% protein and 30% fat, a typical North American dietary pattern. The participants were given the prescribed diets for a 32-hour period while inside a metabolic chamber. 
     
    The findings of this in-patient metabolic balance study revealed that the high-protein total diet replacement led to "higher energy expenditure, increased fat oxidation, and negative fat balance," in comparison to the control diet. In particular, the results of the study provide further evidence that a calorie is not just a calorie. That is, a diet with a higher proportion of protein might lead to an increase in energy expenditure and fat oxidation compared to a diet consisting of the same number of calories, but with a lower proportion of protein as well as a higher proportion of carbohydrate or fat.
     
    Dr Carla Prado, the study's principal investigator, commented that "although these results are restricted to a specific population of healthy, normal-weight adults, they can help nutrition scientists and healthcare providers better understand the real physiological effects of a high-protein total diet replacement in humans. In our opinion, it is imperative to first understand the physiological impact of a high-protein total diet replacement in a healthy population group so that the effects are better translated in individuals with obesity and its related comorbidities."
     
    Researchers believe that the results of this study suggest high-protein total diet replacements may be a promising nutritional strategy for combat rising rates of obesity. But they also caution that future studies are needed to better understand the long-term effects of this type of dietary intervention, on the physiology of both, the healthy and the diseased, population groups. 
     
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    Global availability of Covid vaccine for public only by mid-2021: Moody's
    While recent news about the high effectiveness of two coronavirus vaccines is a promising sign in the effort to combat the pandemic, a vaccine for COVID-19 will not be widely distributed before mid-2021, Moodys Investors Service said on Tuesday.
     
    "However, these developments do not change the assumption underpinning our economic forecasts that widespread, global availability of the vaccine to the general public is only likely by around mid-2021," Moody's said in a report.
     
    It added that the recent positive news about the effectiveness of vaccines under development will do little to ease the immediate concern that the current rise in coronavirus cases across the US and Europe will dampen sentiments and economic momentum in these regions this quarter and the next.
     
    "Our baseline economic forecasts balance the downside risks of increasing infections and new lockdowns in the next two months, against the potential for widespread vaccinations over the next 12 months. If lockdowns are more severe than we expect, the negative effect on GDP could be offset if a coronavirus vaccine is available quicker and uptake is wider than we had expected," it added.
     
    Although successful Phase 3 trials of vaccines are a big step, there are numerous hurdles ahead, including satisfying approval requirements by regulators in individual countries, production of the billions of doses required for mass vaccination, ensuring proper storage and building distribution networks.
     
    Distribution will likely occur in phases once regulators approve a vaccine, with health officials prioritizing access for healthcare workers and those in other high-risk professions, as well as for people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, such as older people and individuals in care homes.
     
    Moody's said two important variables in overall success of vaccines in curbing the pandemic will be the public's willingness to get vaccinated and what percentage of the population will need to be vaccinated in order for the spread of the virus to be brought under control. Vaccine availability likely will vary across countries, with cost and access major hurdles in particular for less-developed economies.
     
    Many advanced and a handful of middle-income emerging market countries have already secured contracts for hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccines. Residents of these countries will be among the first to get the vaccinations, with their economies benefiting from the associated easing of the public health crisis. The earlier the health crisis in a country subsides, the stronger the country's economic recovery will be, it added.
     
    The report said mass vaccination that significantly reduces individual and public health concerns would lift sentiment and present a significant upside to global growth.
     
    As long as the coronavirus remains a health risk, social distancing restrictions and the reluctance of consumers to engage in high contact social and economic activity will mar the recovery of services sectors. As vaccines become broadly available, health fears and concerns about an uncertain economic and financial outlook should recede, allowing for a quicker resumption of activity in high contact sectors such as hotels, restaurants, theaters, mass transit, airlines and travel and tourism.
     
    Moody's said the pandemic has already inflicted enormous damage on the hardest-hit sectors and will continue to undermine their financial condition and prospects, with repeated virus outbreaks and lockdown measures suppressing demand. The risk of business failure increases exponentially the longer the pandemic prevents a return to some semblance of normal activity.
     
    A vaccine will help accelerate the recovery. But for many of these businesses, survival will remain challenging until the virus is no longer viewed as a significant public health threat. It is difficult to know how many businesses will survive several more months of below-normal revenue, it added.
     
    Small and midsized businesses across advanced and emerging market countries are at risk and more of them will undoubtedly close on account of the prolonged cash flow shock. And those that do survive will have the long and arduous task of rebuilding their balance sheets while also, in many cases, facing significant changes in consumer behavior and demand patterns. "Therefore, even if economic activity returns to healthy levels once a vaccine is widely available, the detrimental economic impact and transformed operating environment will be felt for years to come", Moody's said.
     
    Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.
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    Will the Rich and Influential Indians get the 99% Effective Vaccine First? I am Babubhai Vaghela from Ahmedabad. Thanks.

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