7 PM Bulletin-Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE | India Updates as on 22.10.20

Advisory for Corona virus
Advisory for Corona virus
  • Himachal Pradesh: Governor BandaruDattatraya yesterday unveiled a cut-out prepared by Shimla Police for social awareness of COVID-19 at Raj Bhavan. The Governor appreciated the initiative and said that during the Corona pandemic, the police personnel have done an excellent job in fighting COVID-19 as frontline warriors. He said that the fight against the Corona pandemic was yet not over. Therefore, we have to be cautious until its medicine was available, he added and urged the people to wear masks and make a habit of washing hands with soap, maintain physical distancing in public places and like a responsible citizen, follow these guidelines and be a participant in the victory over Corona. He called for cooperation in the Prime Minister’s mass movement appeal against COVID-19.
  • Maharashtra: Maharashtra reported 8,142 new cases on Wednesday, even as 23,371 patients recovered from the viral infection, bringing down the number of active cases to 1.58 lakhs. Mumbai reported 1,609 new Covid cases and the number of active cases in the city now stand at 19,245. Meanwhile, Nagpur has become the first district in the state to start post Covid care centres in Primary Health Centres.
  • Gujarat: The recovery rate in Gujarat has reached up to 89.03 per cent.  The state recorded 1,137 new cases and 1,180 recoveries during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 14,215.  Out of these 75 patients are on ventilator support. The state has registered 3,663 Covid deaths till date.
  • Rajasthan: For eight days in a row, Rajasthan has reported more recoveries than fresh Covid infections.  The state reported 1,810 new cases against 2,865 recoveries.  The maximum new cases, that is, 349 were reported from Jaipur, followed by Jodhpur with 303 cases and then Alwar with 178 new cases.
  • Chhattisgarh: A three-member Central team is on a visit to Chhattisgarh to assess the facilities to deal with the Covid-19 situation. The team visited Government Medical College and Hospital, Raipur and also various District Hospitals and COVID Care Centres in Raipur and Durg districts and assessed the government’s preparedness.  Chhattisgarh has 25,795 active cases as on date.
  • Kerala: State is facing a record fiscal deficit following the economic crisis triggered by the Covid pandemic. During the evaluation made for the first quarter of the current financial year, it was found that that the state’s fiscal deficit stood at 112.9 per cent which comes to the tune of 10,578 crores. It also pointed out that if financial assistance from the Centre including GST compensation is not received immediately, the state could plunge into a deep financial crisis in the coming days. Meanwhile, in a major setback to the state government, the two-member commission entrusted to probe the Sprinklr deal has found lapses in it. The report says former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister M.Sivasankar showed undue haste in finalizing the deal in which the details of Covid-19 patients were transferred to Sprinklr Inc.
  • Tamil Nadu: The fatality rate of Covid-19 infection in the Union territory of Puducherry has crossed 2%, much higher than the national average of 1.6%. Metro trains and stations in Chennai are now being disinfected with aqueous-stabilised ozone instead of standard disinfectant to protect staff from harsh chemicals.The railways has announced festivalspecial superfast train servicesbetween Gandhidham and Tirunelveli via Madgaon, Ernakulam Junction, Thiruvananthapuram Central and Nagercoil Town to facilitate convenient travel during the festive season. For the fourth consecutive day, Tamil Nadu reported less than 4,000 Covid-19 cases with 3,086 people testing positive for the virus on Wednesday. The State also reported 39 deaths.
  • Karnataka: Karnataka conducted 1,08,241 Covid tests across 155 labs in a single day yesterday, So far 69,52,835 tests were conducted with a positivity rate of 5.42%. 947 patients out of 1,00,440 active cases i.e. 0.94% cases are being treated in ICU. State’s case fatality rate stands at 1.49%, said Health And Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar in his tweet. Primary And Secondary Education Minister has directed the department to issue guidelines for online classes.
  • Andhra Pradesh: State Educational Minister Adimulapu Suresh reiterated that schools will start from November 2 taking all precautions. He said classes for grades1,3,5,7,9 would be conducted on one day and classes for 2,4,6,8,10 will be held on another day on odd-even basis. The minister said the teachers have been trained through DMHO to implement and monitor Covid appropriate behaviour and protocol in schools. He said medical staff will be available for each school and a doctor will be available at PHC. Meanwhile, as part of Covid-19 awareness programme, district administrations have been organizing rallies to check spread of coronavirus.  Emphasis has been laid on the need to wear mask properly, maintaining social distance and washing of hands frequently as many times as possible.
  • Telangana: 1456 new cases, 1717 recoveries & 5 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in Telangana; out of 1456 cases, 254 cases reported from GHMC. Total cases: 2,27,580; Active cases: 20,183; Deaths: 1292; Discharges :2,06,105. Former Telangana minister NayiniNarsimha Reddy passes away due to post-Covid complications. The former Minister was diagnosed with Covid-19 about 24 days ago from which he had fully recovered after a spell of hospitalisation.
  • Assam: In Assam, 701 more people tested positive for COVID-19 and 1664 patients discharged yesterday. Total cases rise to 202774, active 25807, discharged 176075 and 889 deaths.
  • Meghalaya: In Meghalaya, 177 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the State today. Total active cases 1870 and total recovered 6674.
  • Nagaland: Nagaland’s 8139 COVID-19 cases, 3613 are armed personnel, 2512 traced contacts, 1617 returnees and 397 frontline workers.
  • Sikkim: In Sikkim, 49 more people tested positive for COVID-19, active cases 252 and total discharged 3328.

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