Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reviewed Covid-19 situation with officials on Thursday and said that cases have increased due to festival season and pollution. The government decided to ban crackers in Delhi, ramp up medical infrastructure and add ICU beds among other measures, he tweeted.
A total of 262 students and about 160 teachers tested positive for coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh in the past three days after schools were reopened on November 2 for classes 9 and 10, PTI reported a senior official of the school education saying on Thursday. Commissioner of School Education V Chinna Veerabhadrudu said the figure is not alarming when compared to the total number of students attending the schools and every care is being taken to ensure COVID-19 safety protocols are in place in every institution.
The detection of more than 50,000 cases within a span of 24 hours, after a 10-day gap, on Thursday took the Covid-19 tally to 8.3 million. The number of fatalities also increased to 124,315 after over 700 deaths were registered within the same period.
A total of 27.3 per cent of Karnataka’s population was exposed to Covid-19 by mid-September, according to the findings of the sero survey conducted by the State Department of Health and Family Welfare Services. Further, the study estimates that 16.4 per cent of the 15,624 samples studied during the survey had developed antibodies against COVID-19 as of September 16.
Globally, over 48 million cases have been recorded so far. The number of fatalities stood at 1.2 million. The United States continued to remain the worst-affected followed by India and Brazil.