7 PM Bulletin-Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE | India Updates as on 27.10.20

Advisory for Corona virus
Advisory for Corona virus
  • Punjab: The Health & Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, said that the Government of India has asked the States and U.T. to create a database of Health care workers and submit it to Ministry. Central Institutions to submit the line listing separately and process of data collection is in full swing in all districts of State. Anticipating that COVID-19 vaccine may soon be available, GoI is preparing for its introduction in the country so that it can be expeditiously rolled out when available. He said that a training has been imparted to more than 450 participants of the health department regarding data filling, necessary format saving, compilation and data uploading on digital platforms.
  • Himachal Pradesh: Chief Minister said that special thrust must be laid on Information, Education and Communication (IEC) so that the persons with any kind of symptoms immediately visit the hospital for Covid-19 tests. He said that focus must be laid on making the ‘Mask Up Campaign’ of the Government of India a success. He said that doctors must ensure proper communication with the Covid patients as it goes a long way in recovery of the patients. He said that this would ensure timely treatment of patients, as it has been found that about 90 percent of deaths reported due to Covid took place within 24 hours of patients being admitted in health institutions.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: In Arunachal Pradesh, 147 cases of COVID-19 positive cases recorded and 231 patients discharged during last twenty four hours. Two more people succumb to COVID-19, death toll at 35.
  • Assam: In Assam, 215 more people tested positive for COVID-19 and 2832 patients discharged yesterday. Total cases rise to 204386, discharged 188584, active 14891and 908 death.
  • Meghalaya: In Meghalaya, 48 more people tested positive for COVID-19,  total confirmed cases 9066, total recovered cases 7471 and 81 deaths.
  • Mizoram: In Mizoram, lockdown imposed in Aizawl from today till 3rd November in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19.A total of 34 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mizoram yesterday. Total cases rise to 2527 and active 315 cases.
  • Nagaland: In Nagaland, total COVID-19 cases 6626, armed forces account for 3807 cases, traced contacts 2800, returnees 1635 & frontline workers 421.
  • Maharashtra: The Maharashtra Government has brought down the rate for COVID-19 RT-PCR tests conducted at private laboratories by about Rs 200.  The new rates will range between Rs 980 – 1,800 depending upon the location of collection.  Earlier these rates ranged from Rs 1,200 – 2,000.  This is the fourth time that the Government has slashed the RT-PCR rates in the state.  Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 3,645 new cases, the lowest in the last 146 days. Union Minister Ramdas Athavale has tested positive.
  • Gujarat: In Gujarat, the total patients recovered from Covid-19 has crossed the 1.50 lakh mark. 1,102 patients recovered and discharged from various hospitals during the past 24 hours.  For the second consecutive day, the state reported under one thousand cases, with 908 new Covid cases registered on Monday.  The number of active cases in Gujarat is 13,738.
  • Rajasthan: The Rajasthan Government is bringing a Bill in the upcoming Assembly session to make wearing of masks in public places compulsory.  It is the first state to give legal backing for wearing of masks, which is seen as an essential safeguard against the Coronavirus infection.
  • Madhya Pradesh: In Madhya Pradesh, the spread of COVID 19 is gradually decreasing in the state. The number of active cases is 11,237 and the number of recoveries has exceeded 1.53 lakhs.  While, more than 200 patients are being reported daily only in Bhopal and Indore in the state, in the remaining districts the number of new patients has come down to less than 100.
  • Chhattisgarh: With 1,649 new COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths, Chhattisgarh’s total infection count rose to 1.77 lakhs and the toll to 1,861 on Monday. The state now has 22,093 active cases.
  • Kerala: State government is mulling a change in the Covid testing method during the Sabarimala pilgrimage season. The move comes in the wake of three persons, including a policeman and devotees, who came for the monthly puja in the hill shrine testing Covid positive despite having a negative certificate. Doctors also pointed out the risk in allowing entry to everyone carrying the certificate without testing. The recommendations being put forward by experts are RT-PCR test instead of antigen test for devotees and antigen test for devotees carrying Covid negative certificate. In the wake of the ongoing Covid curbs, the Plus-One classes are all set to go online in Kerala on the lines of virtual sessions similar to students enrolled up to class 10. The classes for the new batch of Plus One students in the state will begin online from November 2.
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu agriculture minister Doraikkannu who is currently battling Covid-19, is reportedly having severe setback in his health condition, according to hospital sources. Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan has warned that Festival shoppers dropping their guard against coronavirus infection may spell disaster for Covid fight. Keeping in line with the increasing demand for oxygen among patients, the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corp. has taken up work to install liquid medical oxygen tanks at government hospitals in the State.
  • Karnataka: In a mammoth preparation across the country for the much-awaited vaccination against Covid-19, MoHFW has sent a circular to the Health Departments of all states and Union Territories, asking them to collect data of all frontline healthcare workers (FHWs) from government and private hospitals. Today Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar held a meeting with representatives of AstraZeneca company after which he said, that we may get the Covid vaccine by Jan 2021. Relief for Karnataka as Covid-19 cases dip; from a high of over 8,000 to 10,000 Covid cases daily in August, September and until mid-October, the virus appears to be slowing down, at least for now, in Karnataka.
  • Andhra Pradesh: In the backdrop of Covid-19 the state has issued several key directives and precautionary measures to be followed regarding implementation of the mid-day meal scheme in schools. It is learnt that the Andhra Pradesh government has announced that schools will be reopened from November 2.  On the other hand, government has directed teachers to undergo corona tests and send their reports to their higher authorities. Meanwhile, district administrations across the state have taken up ‘No Mask – No Entry’ drive at all religious and commercial establishments in order to create awareness on Covid-19 and whether consumers are maintaining social distance or not.
  • Telangana: 837 new cases, 1554 recoveries & 4 deaths reported in the last 24 hours; out of 837 cases, 185 cases reported from GHMC. Total cases: 2,32,671; Active cases: 17, 890; Deaths: 1315; Discharges: 2,13,466. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), which was the first and only airport in India to offer truly end-to-end paperless e-boarding to domestic passengers, has now extended the facility to international flights, becoming the first airport in India to do so.

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