81 lakh total cases
New Delhi, Nov 1 : With 46,963 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally has risen to over 81.84 lake cases, while the death count due to the highly contagious disease touched 1.22 lakh with 470 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry figures this morning. Over 71.91 lakh coronavirus patients have recovered in the country so far; the recovery rate has climbed to 91.5 per cent. India has seen a dip in new infections since September, but experts have warned of a possible spike during the festival season, which runs until mid-November. India is the world's second-worst affected country after the United States, which has nearly 94 lakh infections.
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National capital Delhi has logged over 3.86 lakh cases of coronavirus, including 6,511 deaths, since the beginning of the pandemic. Delhi has reported 5,062 coronavirus cases and 41 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra remains the State hit hardest by the pandemic, with over 16 lakh COVID -19 cases, including 43,911 deaths. 5,548 cases were reported in the last 24 hours pushing the death count to 74.
Kerala has added 7,983 fresh coronavirus cases, taking its overall tally to 4.20 lakh, while 27 more deaths pushed the death count to 1,484.
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died last night at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 72.
India's COVID-19 case fatality rate (CFR) fell below 1.5 per cent on Saturday, the Union health ministry said, crediting the Centre-led strategy of ''test, trace, track and treat'' for keeping coronavirus-related deaths low and within manageable numbers.
Classes 9 and above in schools along with colleges will be allowed to reopen from November 16 with COVID-19 safety norms, the Tamil Nadu government announced on Saturday. Theatres can reopen a week before that with 50 per cent occupancy.
Despite the coronavirus spread being on a downward trend across the country, a surge in Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu has concerned the central government.
Britain has registered more than one million coronavirus cases during the global pandemic, with nearly 22,000 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, official figures showed Saturday.
COVID-19 patients who were administered a novel antibody had fewer symptoms and were less likely to require hospitalisation or emergency medical care than those who did not receive the therapy, according to a new study.
More than 94,000 new infections were recorded Friday in the US -- another new high -- and total cases passed nine million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. NDTV