7 PM Bulletin-Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE | India Updates as on 21.11.20

Advisory for Corona virus
Advisory for Corona virus
  • Assam: In Assam, 175 more people tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. Total cases rise to 211040, total discharged patients 206875, active 3193 and 969 death.
  • Sikkim: In Sikkim, 24 more people tested positive for COVID-19 and 1 death. Total cases rise to 4632, Cured & Discharged 4186 and Active cases 265.
  • Maharashtra: All schools under the jurisdiction of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai will remain shut till 31st December, 2020, in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Education Minister said local administration will have to take a call while reopening schools for students of class 9 to class 11, from 23rd November. After a reduction in the number of tests during Diwali, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has increased testing again. The corporation has also started 244 new testing centres, considering the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19.The state at present has nearly 80,000 active cases.
  • Gujarat: The Gujarat government has decided to impose a complete curfew in Ahmedabad during the weekend from 9 pm today. However, the night curfew will remain in force from Monday onwards until further orders. The decision has been taken to curb the rising number of Covid-19 cases in recent days. The weekend curfew will remain in force from 9 pm today to 6 am on Monday in Ahmedabad. While, 9 pm to 6 am curfew will continue from Monday onwards till further notice.The state government has also decided to postpone the reopening of schools and colleges from 23rd November. AIR correspondent reports that Ahmedabad city witnessed a spike in daily cases of infections after Diwali. There are nearly 12,700 active cases in the state at present.
  • Rajasthan: In Rajasthan, 2,549 persons have been tested positive for COVID 19 during the last 24 hours. It is the highest number of infections reported in a single day so far. After the increase in Corona cases, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot interacted with representatives of private hospitals through video conference today. The number of active patients in the capital city of Jaipur has reached close to 7,000, while there are more than 20,100 active cases in the state. There is now a shortage of ICU beds in government and private hospitals. In view of the situation, the Chief Minister has urged private hospitals to increase the number of beds for COVID patients. After reports of COVID patients in Jodhpur not getting proper treatment, the State Human Rights Commission has constituted a high level committee under the chairmanship of the Divisional Commissioner, to inspect all private and government hospitals and submit a factual report.
  • Madhya Pradesh: In Madhya Pradesh, there are now 9,800 active cases. The number of infected people in Bhopal has once again crossed 300 mark. The Govt. has now instructed to impose the penalty for not wearing masks, strictly on at least 100 people daily. After more than 30 employees of a jeweller got infected in Indore, now the administration is engaged in contact tracing of the customers who came in the contact in the last two-three days. The active case load of the state is now 9,800.
  • Chhattisgarh: In the capital city of Raipur, the chief medical officer has sent a proposal to the district collector seeking permission for establishing COVID-19 centres at the entry points to the city, citing a surge in the infections. The medical officer said the second wave of Covid-19 was being reported in other states and hence the tests at the entry points will help in containing the infections. There are more than 19,400 active cases in the state.
  • Goa: No new casualties were reported in Goa on Thursday. The coastal state currently has 1,343 active cases, while 1,621 samples were tested during the day.
  • Kerala: A programme to study the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, will begin in Kerala within a week. Samples collected from each district will be examined in the comprehensive study to be carried out by the Delhi-based Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology under ICAR. A total of 1,400 samples will be taken in a month throughout the state. The state unit of the National Health Mission will carry out all activities related to the study including sample collection and isolation. Considering the population ratio, Kerala’s could be the second biggest study in the world.  The state government is also in the process of setting up a post-Covid registry to know about the long-term impact of Covid on patients. The total Covid-19 case count meanwhile reached 5,45,641 with the state reporting 5,722 fresh cases yesterday. So far, 4,75,320 people have recovered from the disease, while 68,229 patients are still under treatment. The test positivity rate has declined to 8.54%.
  • Tamil Nadu: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday unveiled 86 finished projects worth Rs 123.53 crore and distributed welfare assistance worth Rs 46.32 crore to 6,832 beneficiaries. He also laid the foundation stone for 44 new projects worth Rs 118.93 crore and flagged off 10 new vehicles worth Rs 3.09 crore, meant for various departments at an event held in Vanavasi Polytechnic College near Tharamangalam in Salem. Tiruvannamalai KarthigaiDeepam festivities begin amid pandemic restrictions; a host of VIPs including Tamil Nadu Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Sevoor S Ramachandran participated at the events.
  • Karnataka:  Covid curve flattening, Karnataka past first peak say experts. Experts say that the disease pattern in Europe shows second surge occurs after 2-3 months, need to wait and watch for signs in Feb, March. Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda tested covid positive. Highcourt of Karnataka seeks list of political parties to issue notice on Covid-19 norms violation.
  • Andhra Pradesh: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the sacred Tungabhadra Pushkaralu, conducting special pujas and by giving haarathi to River Tungabhadra at SankalBhagGhat in Kurnool. Despite the adverse conditions in the wake of covid, the government has decided to make the pushkaralu a success by conducting them in a traditional and scientific manner without any fanfare while respecting the sentiments of the devotees. Tungabhadra Pushkaralu will be organised for 12 days. Devotees are allowed to offer their prayers at the ghats from 6 AM to 6 PM only following covid protocol. Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivas said that no devotee is allowed to take a dip in the river according to the central government guidelines with respect to covid-19.
  • Telangana:   894 new cases, 1057 recoveries & 4 deaths reported in the last 24 hours; Total cases: 2,61,728; Active cases: 12,515; Deaths: 1423; Discharges: 2,47,790 with a recovery rate of 94.67 per cent, while the countrywide recovery rate is 93.6 per cent.

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