Coronavirus India Highlights: India records 22,842 new cases, 244 deaths; active cases at 2.70 lakh
Coronavirus Highlights: Kerala again remained the top contributor with 13,217 new infections and 121 deaths. In Kerala, there are over 1.4 lakh active cases.
By: Express Web Desk | Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune |
Updated: October 3, 2021 3:28:22 pm
The total active case count has come down to 2.70 lakh. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)
Coronavirus India Highlights: India recorded 22,842 new Covid-19 cases ad 244 deaths on Saturday. The total active case count has come down to 2.70 lakh. Kerala again remained the top contributor with 13,217 new infections and 121 deaths. In Kerala, there are over 1.4 lakh active cases.
On the other hand, the Mizoram government has issued new Covid-19 guidelines with a few more relaxations to ease economic and other activities in Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area and other parts of the state. The new guidelines will come into effect on October 3 and will remain in force in the state till October 16.
Coronavirus India Highlights: India reports 22,842 new cases, 244 deaths; active cases drop to 2.70 lakh; Kerala remains top contributor with 13,217 infections.
Earlier this month, the UK updated its travel guidance, clarifying that the formulations of Covishield qualify it as an “approved” vaccine but not the Covid-19 certificates issued by India. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)
All UK nationals arriving in India from the UK, irrespective of their vaccination status, will have to undergo mandatory home quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. They will also have to undertake pre-departure Covid-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours before travel, again at the airport on arrival and then on day 8 after the arrival.
Earlier this month, the UK updated its travel guidance, clarifying that the formulations of Covishield qualify it as an “approved” vaccine but not the Covid-19 certificates issued by India. This meant that following the new UK travel rules coming into effect from October 4, Indian travellers would have been continued to be treated as “unvaccinated” and would have still had to take a pre-departure RT-PCR test, further RT-PCR tests on Day 2 and Day 8 of arrival, and self-isolate at their destination address for 10 days after entry.
Last week, Sharma had said: “There can be no concern because our product is as perfect as it can be. It is QR code-based and absolutely verifiable. Its authenticity can be verified; its integrity can be verified.” He further said India’s vaccination certificate was WHO-compliant, except on the minor issue of providing complete details of birth. “We don’t collect things that are not relevant. We only collect the year of birth, because the passport already has the date of birth.”
The Tricity reported one Covid-related death and seven new coronavirus cases Saturday. There are 83 active cases here now.
Mohali: 1 death, 7 new cases
One Covid-related death was reported in Mohali district on Saturday, along with seven new coronavirus cases. The total number of fatalities in the district increased to 1,067, while the tally of cases rose to 68,746. There are 35 active cases here now. DC Isha Kalia said that at least five patients were also cured.
Chandigarh: 3 new cases
The UT reported three new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the tally of cases to 65,235 cases. There are 33 active cases here now, with four new cases reported every day on an average for the last seven days. In the last 24 hours, 2,111 samples were tested.
Panchkula: No new cases
No new Covid-19 positive case was reported in Panchkula on Saturday. No virus-related death was reported. The active cases tally was recorded at 15. A total of 40,430 people have tested positive here, of which 30,738 hail from Panchkula. Meanwhile, 377 have succumbed to the virus here. The district tested 841 samples on Saturday.
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