The latest: India adds 61,800 new cases and 1,033 deaths


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New Delhi – India added 61,871 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to around 7.5 million.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health recorded 1,033 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 114,031.

The country continues its downward trend in new cases, but virus-related deaths jumped after recording the lowest daily figure of 680 in nearly three months on Friday.

Some experts say India’s numbers may not be reliable due to poor reporting and insufficient health infrastructure. India also relies heavily on antigen tests, which are faster but less accurate than traditional RT-PCR tests.

Health officials have warned that the virus may spread during the religious holiday season, which begins late this month. New Delhi is also preparing for high levels of air pollution, which makes fighting the Coronavirus even more complicated in the coming months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked officials to set up cold storage chains and a distribution network for vaccine delivery similar to elections, with the participation of all levels of government and citizen groups.

According to Indian officials, three vaccines are in advanced stages of development.

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Here’s what else happens:

Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, has eased lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continues to decline.

Starting at midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will have no restrictions on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or entertainment. Previous restrictions that allowed Melbourne residents to travel only 5 kilometers (3 miles) from home would increase in the middle of the night to 25 kilometers (15 miles).

Outdoor gatherings are permitted for up to 10 people from two families and golf and tennis can be resumed.

The state of Victoria reported only two new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no deaths. The 14-day average of cases dropped to eight, the lowest in four months.

There were only 137 active cases across Victoria on Sunday with 12 people receiving hospital treatment, and none of them were in intensive care.

Regulations will be eased further on November 2 with the partial reopening of stores, bars and restaurants.

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WINDOW ROCK, AZ. Navajo Nation, which stretches across the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, reported 53 new cases of coronavirus and no new deaths on Saturday.

The total number of cases on custody is now 10,913. The total number of deaths remains at 571.

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Fairbanks, Alaska – State officials said the coronavirus outbreak has infected 33 inmates at a prison in Fairbanks, causing the facility to go into quarantine for 14 days.

The Alaska Department of Corrections says 32 cases at Fairbanks Correctional Center are men and one in women. All casualties were housed in the general population.

Other inmates are undergoing a coronavirus test and results are expected by Monday. Coronavirus-infected prisoners are isolated in a separate unit of the prison.

This facility serves northern Alaska and has male and female inmates, some serving sentences and others awaiting trial.

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Pennsylvania reported 1,857 new cases of COVID-19, the second-highest daily total since the start of the pandemic, days after officials said the Commonwealth was experiencing a “resurgence” of the coronavirus.

The numbers announced by the state health department on Saturday were surpassed only by the 1989 cases reported on April 9, bringing the statewide total to nearly 181,000. Nine new deaths were reported, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths to 8,466.

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health announced the “early resurgence of autumn” for COVID-19, but said there are no plans to reimpose the stay-at-home order or close businesses again in response.

Dr. Rachel Levin said Pennsylvania is more prepared for such an influx than it was in the spring, citing an established contact-tracing program, more supplies of personal protective equipment, and hospital beds available.

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Oklahoma City – The number of hospitalizations due to the Coronavirus remained near a record high in Oklahoma on Saturday while the number of reported cases increased by 1,195 and deaths increased by 14.

About 792 people have been hospitalized, the state health department said on Saturday, one below the one-day record of 793 on Friday. A total of 106,503 cases have been reported since the pandemic began in March and 1168 deaths have been caused by COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

The administration said that there were 8,272 new cases of coronavirus infection during the week ending Thursday, an increase of 15% from the previous week, and 58 additional deaths from the previous week due to Covid-19.

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Indianapolis – The daily rate of new infections with the coronavirus in Indiana continued to grow at record levels with an update Saturday from state health officials, who also added 31 more deaths from COVID-19 to the state tally.

The Indiana Department of Health’s daily update showed that the average number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 for seven days reached 1,799 as of Friday. This is the highest level the state has seen during the pandemic and has more than doubled over the past three weeks.

2521 new infections were recorded on Saturday, the highest daily level, for the second consecutive day that this number exceeded 2000 in one day. The Ministry of Health said the number had swelled by about 100 cases that had not been listed before due to technical problems. The newly recorded deaths bring the death toll in Indiana to 3,918, including both confirmed and presumed cases of coronavirus, according to the Department of Health.

Governor Eric Holcomb cited the increase in cases on Wednesday when he said he would continue to mandate the mask statewide for another month. Holcomb reproached those who resist wearing masks as ignoring the safety of others.

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New York – Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that cinemas in New York state could reopen starting next Friday, with restrictions on audience size and other precautions taken.

Theaters in New York City are not included, and counties should have a positive rate of less than 2% on average for 14 days and no “cluster areas.”

In his briefing, Cuomo said audiences would be limited to 25% of capacity with a maximum of 50 people per screen. Masks will be required and seats will be allocated to ensure social distancing.

This week, the World Film Federation sent an open letter to Cuomo urging it to allow theaters to reopen, saying Hollywood studios may continue to delay the remaining 2020 releases if theaters remain closed. The group asked Cuomo to approve a county-by-county plan for theaters to open based on virus data, similar to what it said California Governor Gavin Newsom had done.

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