India Reports Spike of 61,267 New COVID-19 Cases: Health Ministry

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India on Tuesday, 6 October, reported a spike of 61,267 new COVID-19 cases and 884 deaths in 24 hours.

The Punjab government’s health department, at the same time, has issued an order to close all COVID level-1 facilities due to a drop in occupancy, reported news agency ANI.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump on Monday, 5 October, left the hospital where he has been treated for COVID-19 and boarded a helicopter to return to a White House, reported Reuters.

India Reports Spike of  61,267 New COVID-19 Cases: Health Ministry
Snapshot
  • A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday
  • Veteran Bengali actor and Dada Saheb Phalke winner Soumitra Chatterjee has tested COVID-19 positive
  • The Health Ministry on Tuesday issued the standard operating procedures (SOP) on preventive measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus during ensuing festivities

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2:33 AM, 06 Oct

US President Trump Leaves Hospital

US President Donald Trump left the hospital where he has been treated for COVID-19 and boarded a helicopter to return to a White House hit by a wave of infections, reported, Reuters.

Trump, who has been hospitalised with COVID-19 for three days, intends to participate in the next presidential debate with Democrat Joe Biden scheduled for 15 October in Miami, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said, according to Reuters.

2:34 AM, 06 Oct

Punjab Health Dept to Close All COVID Level-1 Facilities

Punjab Health Department issues order to close all COVID level-1 facilities due to a drop in occupancy, reported ANI.

4:31 AM, 06 Oct

India Reports Spike of 61,267 New COVID-19 Cases

India on Tuesday, 6 October, reported a spike of 61,267 new COVID-19 cases and 884 deaths in 24 hours.

Total case tally stands at 66,85,083 including 9,19,023 active cases, 56,62,491 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,03,569 deaths, reported ANI, Union Health Ministry

6:54 AM, 06 Oct

Veteran Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee Tests COVID-19 +ive

Veteran Bengali actor and Dada Saheb Phalke winner Soumitra Chatterjee has tested COVID-19 positive, reported India Today.


Published: 06 Oct 2020, 08:40 AM IST