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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 30 October 2021

  • Sharp rise in daily cases, active counts and deaths in 24 hrs
    India has reported a big jump in daily Covid-19 cases, active case count, as well, as deaths in a day, according to the data shared by the Union Ministry of Health. In the past 24 hours, India reported 14,348 cases, 345 new active cases, and 805 deaths due to coronavirus infection.
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  • Karnataka reports 381 new cases, seven deaths
    Karnataka on Friday reported 381 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 29,87,694. Bengaluru Urban reported 179 cases and four deaths. With seven deaths, the toll rose to 38,061. This is apart from 29 deaths of patients due to non-COVID-19 reasons.
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  • Sections of Bengaluru school shut after student tests Covid positive
    Three sections of a school in Basavanagudi were shut down after a student tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. However, officials clarified that he got infected at home and not at school.
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  • CM will decide on night curfew removal
    With the number of COVID-19 cases being reported in the city averaging around 160 a day, there is speculation about the removal of the night curfew.However, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta told reporters on Friday that the decision to lift the night curfew would be taken by the Chief Minister.
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  • SC says it won’t interfere with Karnataka order on RT-PCR
    The Supreme Court on Friday made it clear that insistence by a State Government on negative RT-PCR results, for public health reasons, from people travelling in from another State cannot be construed as a “restriction of movement of citizens”.
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  • Suicides among farm workers rose 18% in 2020
    Most of these deaths were among those whose primary work and main source of income comes from labour activities in agriculture or horticulture. In 2020, a total of 5,098 of these labourers died by suicide, an 18% rise from the 4,324 who died last year.
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  • Sputnik’s clinical trails on children in the works
    Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories plans to approach the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking permission to conduct clinical trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik in children as well as a booster shot for vaccinated adults. “Planning to do this soon and expect we will be able to commence the trials in November,” CEO-API and Services Deepak Sapra said.
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  • Covid-19 tally breaches 2.7MN in TN with 1,039 new infections
    Tamil Nadu on Friday added 1,039 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally past the 2.7 million mark to reach 27,00,593, while the toll mounted to 36,083 with 11 more deaths, the health department said.
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  • Fully vaccinated people can still spread Covid-19 at home: Study
    Fully vaccinated people can contract and pass on Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in household settings, but at lower rates than unvaccinated people, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.
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  • United States authorises Pfizer jabs for children 5-11
    The United States on October 29 authorised the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11, paving the way for 28 million young Americans to soon get immunised.
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