Corona Updates You Must Track: Dip In Daily Cases And Deaths, Centre Issues Guidelines For Movie Theatres
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a set of guidelines for cinema halls, which are set to reopen from 15 October
India cases and toll: With 61,267 new infections and 884 deaths in the last 24 hours, from 8 am Monday to 8 am Tuesday, India continued to post a gradual dip in daily cases and deaths. India’s coronavirus tally now stands at 66,85,082, as per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This includes 9,19,023 active cases, 56,62,490 recoveries and 1,03,569 deaths.
According an analysis by The Times of India, from 17 September to 4 October, the daily average cases climbed only once, on 1 October—otherwise, there has been a steady downward trend in the last two weeks. Meanwhile, 10,89,403 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country on Monday.
Kerala has maximum active cases per million: With a rapid surge in infections, Kerala is emerging as the new hotspot for coronavirus cases in the country. The state’s active cases per million population have climbed to 2,421; for Maharashtra, this is 2,297, followed by Karnataka at 1,845, according to a ToI report.
Kerala’s coronavirus case count has reached 2,34,928—84,958 active cases, 1,49,111 recoveries and 859 fatalities. The state recorded 5,042 fresh COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours.
COVID-19 tracker for 6 October. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB
Guidelines issued for reopening movie theatres on 15 October: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday issued guidelines for movie theatres, which would reopen from 15 October. The guidelines include not more than 50 per cent seat occupancy, temperature setting at 24-30 degrees Celsius, thermal screening of movie-goers, staggered show timings, allowing only packaged food inside the hall, among others.
10 per cent global population already infected? The World Health Organization on Monday estimated that nearly 10 per cent of the global population could have already been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the raging pandemic. As per the WHO estimate, the number of infected people could be much higher than the 35-million cases reported so far.
Global corona update: The global coronavirus count has climbed to 3,57,03,834, which includes 77,82,697 active cases, 2,68,75,182 recoveries and 10,45,955 fatalities, as per Worldometer. Of the active cases, 66,883 are serious or critical.
Japanese citizens will get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine free of cost. Japan has already inked deals with AstraZeneca and Pfizer for 120 million doses of vaccine from each. Meanwhile, among India’s neigbours, Nepal has been witnessing a steady rise in its COVID-19 caseload. The country’s coronavirus tally is nearing the 1-lakh mark with 554 people succumbing to the disease.