Health & Wellness

COVID Updates: AIIMS Data On Asymptomatic Children, HC Calls Delhi COVID-19 Capital

BP World Bureau | Nov 06 2020 02:58:58 PM
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NEW DELHI: India has reported 47,638 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 84,11,724 and out of that, 5,20,773 are active cases, 77,65,966 people have recovered and 1,24,985 people died. 

Union health ministry data added that, 78% of these active cases are concentrated in only 10 states and union territories; Maharashtra (21.53%), Kerala (16.12%), Delhi (7.08%), West Bengal (6.87%), Karnataka (6.76%), Chhattisgarh (4.31%), Uttar Pradesh (4.30%), Andhra Pradesh (4.06%), Tamil Nadu (3.63%), and Telangana (3.53%).

Ministry's data added that 27 states have less than 20,000 active cases currently.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences said that over 70% of children with COVID-19 are asymptomatic. 

Delhi High Court criticised the city government saying it has gone “completely haywire” over its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and will soon become the COVID-19 capital. 

Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government banned the use of all firecrackers till November 30 as air pollution in the national capital soared to its worst level since 2019.

Maharashtra government has also appealed to people of Maharashtra to celebrate a cracker-free Diwali, keeping in mind that smoke due to firecrackers could create health issues in COVID-19 patients. 

Added to that, in Mumbai, there will be no hike in property tax. 

Globally, there are 4,86,48,568 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 1,52,25,752 are active cases, 3,21,89,932 people have recovered and 12,32,884 people died.