Nitin Gadkari Tests COVID-19 +Ve; Biggest 1-Day Spike in Delhi

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Delhi on Wednesday, 16 September, reported 4,473 new COVID-19 cases, in what is its biggest one-day spike, taking the tally to 2,30,269. The death toll increased by 33 to 4,839.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra, the state with highest caseload, reported 23,365 new COVID-19 cases and 474 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 11,21,221 and the death toll to 30,883.

Earlier on Wednesday, India’s coronavirus tally crossed the five million-mark with the addition of 90,123 new cases. According to the Union Health Ministry data, the country had recorded a total of 50,20,360 infections, with the death toll standing at 82,066.

  • Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta on Wednesday took to Twitter to announce that he had tested positive for COVID-19

  • Russia will supply Dr Reddy’s Laboratories of India with 100 million doses of the ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine once it receives regulatory approval in the country, Reuters reported

  • Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu on Tuesday said he had tested positive for COVID-19. He is presently in home isolation in New Delhi.

  • Coronavirus reinfection is possible even though it is ‘very rare’ occurrence, said ICMR DG Balram Bhargava on Tuesday

23,365 New COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 23,365 new COVID-19 cases and 474 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 11,21,221 and the death toll to 30,883.

4,473 New COVID-19 Cases in Delhi; Biggest 1-Day Spike

Delhi on Wednesday reported 4,473 new COVID-19 cases, in what is its biggest one-day spike, taking the tally to 2,30,269. The death toll increased by 33 to 4,839.

8,835 New COVID-19 Cases in Andhra Pradesh; Tally Rises to Over 5.92 Lakh

Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 8,835 new COVID-19 cases and 64 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 5,92,760 and the death toll to 5,105.

Russia to Supply 100 Mn Doses of Sputnik-V Vaccine to Dr Reddy's Labs

Russia will supply Dr Reddy’s Laboratories of India with 100 million doses of the ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine against COVID-19 once it receives regulatory approval in the country, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Delhi BJP Chief Adesh Gupta Tests Positive for COVID-19

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta on Wednesday took to Twitter to announce that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Karnataka Home Minister Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai tweets that he tested positive for COVID-19 and is in home isolation, being asymptomatic.

India Crosses 5-Million Mark With Over 90K New Cases

With 90,123 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 16 September, India has now crossed the five million-mark, taking the tally to 5,20,360. Meanwhile, the death toll increased by 1,290 to 82,066.

Serum Institute of India Gets Permission to Resume Clinical Trial of Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr VG Somani has given permission to Serum Institute of India to resume clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the country while revoking its earlier order of suspending any new recruitment for phase two and three trials.

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