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Coronavirus updates: India far from achieving herd immunity, says health miniter

By oneindia staff
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New Delhi, Sep 27: The ICMR's second sero-survey shows that Indian population is still far from achieving herd immunity against coronavirus infection, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday while underlining the need for following COVID appropriate behaviour.

He also stressed that masks be worn even in places of worship. During an interaction with his social media followers, the minister said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is actively researching on reports of COVID-19 reinfection and although the number of such cases is negligible at this moment, the government is fully seized of the importance of the matter, the health ministry said in a statement.

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11:10 PM, 27 Sep
Assam reported 875 new coronavirus cases (out of 15,347 tests) today, taking total cases to 1,69,985 including 1,38,307 recoveries, 655 deaths and 31,020 active cases.
9:50 PM, 27 Sep
Goa reports 384 new COVID19 cases, 10 deaths and 701 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state rise to 31,958, including 26,460 recoveries and 401 deaths. Active cases stand at 5097.
9:49 PM, 27 Sep
Himachal Pradesh reports 195 new COVID19 cases and 629 recoveries since 9 PM bulletin yesterday. Total cases in the state stand at 14,191, including 10,339 recoveries and 170 deaths. Active cases 3,657.
9:43 PM, 27 Sep
Gujarat reports 1411 new COVID19 cases, 1231 discharges and 10 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 1,33,219, including 1,13,140 discharges and 3,419 deaths. Active cases stand at 16,660.
9:43 PM, 27 Sep
Jharkhand reports 974 new COVID19 cases, 958 recoveries/discharges and 9 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 79,909, including 66,797 recoveries/discharges and 679 deaths. Active cases stand at 12,433.
9:31 PM, 27 Sep
Delhi reports 3292 new COVID19 cases, 3739 recoveries/discharges/migrations and 42 deaths today. The total cases in the state rise to 2,71,114, including 2,36,651 recoveries/discharges/migrations and 5235 deaths. Active cases stand at 29,228.
8:51 PM, 27 Sep
He cautioned that the sero-survey report should not create a sense of complacency among the people. The first sero-survey of May 2020 had revealed that the nationwide prevalence of novel coronavirus infection was only 0.73 per cent.
8:51 PM, 27 Sep
He also stressed that masks be worn even in places of worship. During an interaction with his social media followers, the minister said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is actively researching on reports of COVID-19 reinfection and although the number of such cases is negligible at this moment, the government is fully seized of the importance of the matter, the health ministry said in a statement.
8:51 PM, 27 Sep
The ICMR's second sero-survey shows that Indian population is still far from achieving herd immunity against coronavirus infection, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday while underlining the need for following COVID appropriate behaviour.
8:44 PM, 27 Sep
West Bengal recorded 3,185 new COVID-19 cases, 2,946 recoveries and 60 deaths today, taking total cases to 2,47,425 including 2,16,921 recoveries and 4,781 deaths.
8:40 PM, 27 Sep
West Bengal recorded 3,185 new COVID-19 cases, 2,946 recoveries and 60 deaths today, taking total cases to 2,47,425 including 2,16,921 recoveries and 4,781 deaths.
8:32 PM, 27 Sep
Maharashtra reports 18,056 new COVID19 cases, 380 deaths and 13,565 discharges today. Total cases in the state rise to 13,39,232, including 35,571 deaths and 10,30,015 discharges. Active cases stand at 2,73,228.
8:04 PM, 27 Sep
Punjab reports 1458 new COVID19 cases, 50 deaths and 2299 discharges today. Total cases in the state rise to 1,10,106, including 88,312 recoveries and 3238 deaths. Active cases stand at 18,556.
7:50 PM, 27 Sep
Jammu and Kashmir reports 1,141 new COVID19 cases and 1,365 recoveries today, taking the total tally in the union territory to 72,190, including 52,859 recoveries and 1,132 deaths. Active cases stand at 18,199.
7:50 PM, 27 Sep
Manipur reported 248 new cases and 195 recoveries today, taking total cases to 10,299 including 7,776 recoveries, 64 deaths and 2,359 active cases.
7:49 PM, 27 Sep
Maharashtra: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) collected Rs 52,76,200 fine for 1,4207 violation of face masks norms between April 20 to September 26.
7:48 PM, 27 Sep
Uttarakhand reports 764 COVID19 cases and 813 discharges today, taking the total cases in the state to 47,045, including 35,462 recoveries and 574 deaths. Active cases stand at 10,799.
6:56 PM, 27 Sep
Andhra Pradesh reported 6,923 new COVID19 cases, 7,796 recoveries & 45 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total positive cases to 6,75,674, including 6,05,090 recoveries, 64,876 active cases & 5,708 deaths.
6:55 PM, 27 Sep
Karnataka recorded 9,543 new COVID-19 cases (out of 67,857 tests), 6,522 discharges & 79 deaths today, taking total cases to 5,75,566 including 4,62,241 discharges, 8,582 deaths & 1,04,724 active cases. Bengaluru Urban has highest active cases at 44,274.
6:55 PM, 27 Sep
2,084 new COVID19 cases, 1,837 discharged cases & 15 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of positive cases rises to 1,28,859 till date, including 19,700 active cases, 1,06,671 discharged cases and 1,411 deaths.
5:07 PM, 27 Sep
"It was started with a view to be able to provide treatment and shift any such patients to hospital for medical care. Thousands of oximeters distributed by the government have saved many lives of patients in home isolation," a senior government official said.
5:07 PM, 27 Sep
The Arvind Kejriwal government had in June announced to provide oximeters to the COVID-19 patients in home isolation with no symptoms or mild symptoms of the disease and facing breathing problems due to low oxygen levels.
5:07 PM, 27 Sep
The Delhi government has so far provided 60,042 oximeters to home quarantined COVID-19 patients in the city to help them check their oxygen levels, according to official figures.
2:00 PM, 27 Sep
Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao tests positive for Covid, reports ANI.
2:00 PM, 27 Sep
Odisha's Covid tally rises to 2,09,374 with 3,922 new cases; 14 fresh fatalities push death toll to 797, reports PTI.
2:00 PM, 27 Sep
BJP leader Agnimitra Paul tests positive for Covid.
1:50 PM, 27 Sep
"We share and applaud your vision Narendra Modi ji, on providing vaccines to the global community. It is a proud moment for India, thank you for your leadership and support. It is clear that all your arrangements for India will take care of all needs for the Indian people," Adar Poonawalla tweeted on Sunday.
1:50 PM, 27 Sep
"Quick question; will the government of India have 80,000 crores available, over the next year?" Poonawalla asked in a tweet. "Because that's what @MoHFW_INDIA needs, to buy and distribute the vaccine to everyone in India. This is the next concerning the challenge we need to tackle. @PMOIndia," the CEO of the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines by volume tweeted.
1:50 PM, 27 Sep
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address at the UN General Assembly, assured the world that India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help humanity in the COVID-19 crisis, world's largest vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Adar Poonawalla said SII also shares and applauds his vision.
10:37 AM, 27 Sep
Mizoram reports 30 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total cases in the state to 1865, including 1316 discharged. Active cases stand at 549: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram
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