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India has officially confirmed 59,92,532 cases with 94,503 deaths till September 27, 2020.
Updated On: 2020-09-27T09:46:37+05:30
- 27 Sep 2020 4:16 AM GMT
With 88,600 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's total case load has increased to 59,92,532. India reported more than 88,000 cases after six days.
There are 9,56,402 currently active cases. More than 49,41,627 people have recovered. There have been over 94,503 fatalities.
- 26 Sep 2020 3:56 AM GMT
India has reported a drop in the number of active cases with 9,60,969 people currently diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of recovered patients has risen to 48,49,584. The total case count has risen to 59,03,932. The death toll has risen to 93,379 after 1,089 patients died due to the disease.
- 25 Sep 2020 8:21 AM GMT
Reknowned singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, 74, breathed his last at 1:04pm in a Chennai hospital on Friday. The legendary singer was hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 on August 5 and was on life support since August 14.
Even though the playback artist tested negative for COVID-19 on September 7, he continued to be on ventilator. Two days ago, his son SP Charan tweeted that SPB as heis fondly called was responding to treatment and his condition was stable. However, his health further deteriorated and he breathed his last on September 25.
- 25 Sep 2020 4:38 AM GMT
India reported an increase in the number of active cases after six days of witnessing a decline. The active caseload stands at 9,70,116 while 47,56,164 patients have recovered. The total case count has risen to 58,18,570 after 86,052 people tested positive. The death toll has risen to 92,290 after 1,141 patients succumbed to the disease.
- 24 Sep 2020 4:11 AM GMT
For the sixth consecutive day, India reported a higher number of recoveries than active cases.
With 86, 508 new cases the total cases stand at 57,32,518. Around 46,74,987 people have recovered while 9,66,382 are currently active.
The death toll stands at 91,149.
- 23 Sep 2020 4:10 PM GMT
Suresh Angadi, Union Minister of State- Railways, succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Angadi, a BJP Lok Sabha Member from Belgavi, Karnataka tested positive on September 11. He was admitted to AIIMS after testing positive.
- 23 Sep 2020 10:35 AM GMT
Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India are going to manufacture two intranasal COVID-19 vaccines. While Bharat Biotech is producing one billion doses for Washington University School of Medicine's adenoviral intranasal vaccine candidate, Serum Institute of India has startedmanufacturing US-based Codagenix's CDX-005, another intranasal vaccine.
Both the Indian pharmaceuticals have two vaccines under trials in the country, already. Covaxin, Bharat Biotech's indigenious COVID-19 vaccine has completed Phase I trials. Serum Institute of India is conducting Phase III trials for Astrazeneca's Oxford trials in India.
- 23 Sep 2020 10:04 AM GMT
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has predicted that India will witness an economic contraction of 5.9% this year. The world will see a contraction of 4.3%, all attributed to the COVID-19 induced lockdown and the global economic standstill that ensued. "Lockdown has parachuted economists into unfamiliar territory", it said.
It joins a horde of banks and research houses in estimating negative growth for the Indian economy.
- 23 Sep 2020 4:53 AM GMT
India reported 83,347 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the country's total number of cases to 56,46,010. The total number of recoveries stand at 45,87,613. For the fifth straight day, the country reported higher recoveries than new cases.
Currently, there are 9,68,377 active cases in the country while there have been 90,020 deaths.
- 22 Sep 2020 11:47 AM GMT
In a press conference held on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shared that it has taken five key decisions for oxygen management in the country.
24*7 unrestricted, unhindered transportation of oxygen will now be permitted both interstate and intrastate. Oxygen tankers- LMOs,will now be allowed within city limits during the day. Earlier these trucks were only allowed at night affecting the turnaround time and the supply chain management of oxygen.
An inter-ministerial control room comprising of members from the health ministry, drug controller general of India, department for promotion of industry and internal trade, and petroleum and explosives safety organisation has been created to assist states in their oxygen management.
Along with this, the ministry is also looking at the management of pipelines which are transmitting oxygen, cryogenic tanks, oxygen production plants at micro-levels. The Ministry is also focusing on the rational use of oxygen and ensuring that oxygen is not being overpriced.