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India conducts greater than 90m virus assessments to cease COVID-19 | Asia Information – NEWPAPER24




India conducts greater than 90m virus assessments to cease COVID-19 | Asia Information

2020-10-19 22:49:57


A Kashmiri lady reacts as well being employee Farzana Manzoor, proper, takes a nasal swab pattern to check for COVID-19 in Srinagar, Indian managed Kashmir, Oct 14, 2020. (DAR YASIN / AP)

JERUSALEM / DUBAI / AMMAN / MELBOURNE / SEOUL / TOKYO / DHAKA / KABUL / KUALA LUMPUR / HANOI / BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN / NUR-SULTAN / NEW DELHI / YANGON / BAGHDAD – India’s federal well being ministry Wednesday mentioned there was an unprecedented upsurge in COVID-19 testing and the variety of assessments has crossed the 90 million mark.

Brunei reported one new imported case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the nationwide tally to 147

“India has demonstrated an exponential improve within the variety of COVID-19 cumulative assessments since January 2020,” an announcement issued by India’s federal well being ministry mentioned, with a complete of over 90 million assessments till Wednesday.

“With 1,145,015 assessments carried out within the final 24 hours, the cumulative assessments now stand at 90,090,122.”

India’s testing capacities have multiplied manifold with greater than 1,900 laboratories arrange throughout the nation. Well being officers mentioned greater than 1.5 million samples could be examined each day in India.

Well being officers mentioned very excessive countrywide testing on a sustained foundation has introduced down the nationwide positivity fee, a sign that the speed of unfold of COVID-19 an infection was being successfully contained.

The ministry mentioned 20 states have a positivity fee lower than the nationwide common. The cumulative positivity fee is 8.04 % and is on a steady decline.

Officers mentioned India is registering new recoveries greater than the brand new circumstances persistently within the current days. 

The whole recovered circumstances stand at 63,01,927. The hole between recovered circumstances and energetic circumstances is 54,75,051. With an rising variety of recoveries, this hole is constantly widening.

On Wednesday morning, 63,509 new COVID-19 circumstances and 730 associated deaths have been recorded within the nation in the course of the previous 24 hours, which has pushed the nation’s COVID-19 tally to 7,239,389 together with 110,586 deaths.


Australia has seen an rising variety of folks in search of psychological well being help amid the pandemic.

Greater than 1 million Australians have sought skilled psychological well being help in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, in line with the information printed by the nation’s Division of Well being.

In September and October, 350,884 Victorians sought entry to psychiatrists, psychologists and counseling providers, 3 times greater than the nationwide common and a 31-percent improve from the identical interval in 2019.

Australia has recorded 904 coronavirus deaths as of Wednesday afternoon, with 5 extra deaths in Victoria, the hardest-hit state by the COVID-19 pandemic within the nation.

A number of coronavirus clusters have emerged in Australia’s two most populous states, officers mentioned on Wednesday, prompting the most important, New South Wales (NSW), to delay easing some restrictions.

Australia has recorded 904 deaths and round 245 energetic circumstances in line with official tallies.

Victoria state, the epicentre of Australia’s second wave, logged 5 deaths and 7 new coronavirus circumstances in a single day. A second and third regional flare up is threatening a hoped for alleviating of harsh lockdown restrictions in place since mid-July.


The Afghan Ministry of Public Well being on Wednesday confirmed 66 new COVID-19 circumstances, bringing the whole variety of circumstances within the nation to 39,994, together with 5,160 energetic circumstances.

A complete of 318 assessments have been carried out inside the previous 24 hours, and 66 have been constructive in 12 provinces out of 34 Afghan provinces, the ministry mentioned in an announcement.

One affected person died inside the interval, taking the demise toll to 1,481 since February, the assertion added.

Forty-six new recoveries have been recorded since early Tuesday.


Bangladesh reported 1,684 new COVID-19 circumstances and 16 new deaths on Wednesday, making the tally at 382,959 and demise toll at 5,593, the Directorate Common of Well being Companies (DGHS) mentioned.

The whole variety of recovered sufferers within the nation stood at 297,449 together with 1,576 new recoveries on Wednesday, mentioned the DGHS.

In line with the official information, the COVID-19 fatality fee in Bangladesh is now 1.46 % and the present restoration fee is 77.67  %.


Brunei reported one new imported case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the nationwide tally to 147.

In line with Brunei’s Ministry of Well being, the case is a 25-year-old feminine arriving at Brunei on Oct 7 from Nepal. The girl reportedly had coughs since Oct 11 and is at the moment being handled on the Nationwide Isolation Middle.

The Ministry of Well being has recognized a complete of three contacts, who’ve all undergone the COVID-19 swab assessments and have been confirmed adverse. All contacts are present process quarantine.

That is the primary confirmed case reported in Brunei this month. With the detection of this newest case, a complete of six imported circumstances have been confirmed for the reason that final native an infection case on Might 6, 2020. At current, Brunei has recorded 161 days with out COVID-19 native an infection case.

In the meantime, 337 people are at the moment present process necessary self-isolation on the monitoring facilities offered by the federal government, who’ve arrived on the nation after touring overseas.

There have been three deaths resulted from COVID-19 in Brunei and a complete of 143 sufferers have recovered.


COVID-19 circumstances in Indonesia rose by 4,127 inside someday to 344,749, with the demise toll including by 129 to 12,156, the Well being Ministry mentioned on Wednesday.

In line with the ministry, 4,555 extra folks have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the whole variety of recovered sufferers to 267,851.


Israel’s particular cupboard for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic selected Tuesday to increase by 5 days the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

The lockdown, which began on Sept 18 and was initially purported to be lifted on Wednesday, will likely be prolonged till midnight on Sunday, a authorities spokesperson informed Xinhua.

The whole variety of COVID-19 circumstances in Israel surged to 296,652 on Tuesday after the addition of two,621 new circumstances, Israel’s Ministry of Well being mentioned.

The demise toll rose to 2,055, with 34 new fatalities, whereas the variety of sufferers in severe situation decreased from 822 to 807, out of 1,462 sufferers at the moment hospitalized.

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On this July 27, 2020 file photograph, Israeli medical staff function a air flow machine on a coaching model throughout an train of the brand new COVID-19 division at Rambam Hospital within the northern Israeli metropolis of Haifa, Israel. (PHOTO / AP)


The Iraqi Well being Ministry on Wednesday reported 3,857 new COVID-19 circumstances, as the whole variety of deaths exceeded 10,000.

An announcement by the ministry mentioned that the brand new circumstances introduced the whole nationwide infections to 413,215.

It additionally reported 51 deaths in the course of the day, elevating the demise toll to 10,021, whereas 3,188 extra sufferers recovered, bringing the whole variety of recoveries to 347,396.

Pedestrians in face masks wait to cross the highway in Ginza district of Tokyo on Sept 29, 2020. (PHILIP FONG / Newpaper24)


Japan on Wednesday confirmed 266 new each day infections, bringing the nation’s cumulative complete to 90,533, not together with these associated to a cruise ship quarantined close to Tokyo earlier within the 12 months.

This compares to 496 new each day infections confirmed a day earlier nationwide.

Of the 266 new circumstances Wednesday, the Tokyo metropolitan authorities mentioned that in line with its preliminary figures, 177 of the brand new infections have been detected within the capital.


Jordan on Tuesday reported 2,054 new coronavirus circumstances, the very best each day spike within the nation up to now, elevating the tally of infections within the kingdom to twenty-eight,127.

The Jordanian Well being Ministry reported 18 new deaths from the infectious illness and 142 extra recoveries, taking the demise toll to 225 and the whole recoveries to six,361.

Jordan will proceed a complete curfew on the upcoming weekends. Minister of State for Media Affairs Ali Al-Ayed, who can also be the federal government spokesperson, mentioned that the 48-hour curfew would begin on Friday at 1 am native time.


Kazakhstan plans to chop flights with Ukraine, Germany, Belarus and the United Arab Emirates within the close to future, chief sanitary physician Yerlan Kiyasov informed a briefing right here on Wednesday.

Kiyasov defined that the choice was made to forestall the unfold of imported COVID-19 circumstances as a result of worsening international epidemiological scenario.

Kazakhstan had already curbed flights between Turkey, Kiyasov added.

Kiyasov added that Kazakhstan has required all worldwide passengers to supply a PCR certificates with a adverse consequence since Oct 6.

Arrivals with out a PCR take a look at will likely be remoted in a quarantine facility for as much as two days for COVID-19 laboratory examination.

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Kuwait on Wednesday reported 532 new COVID-19 circumstances and 4 extra deaths, elevating the tally of infections to 113,269 and the demise toll to 676 within the nation, the Well being Ministry mentioned in an announcement.

At the moment, 7,357 sufferers are receiving remedy, together with 139 in ICU, in line with the assertion.

The ministry additionally introduced the restoration of 728 extra sufferers, elevating the whole recoveries within the nation to 105,236.

On Sept 14, the Kuwaiti authorities determined to postpone the fifth section of a plan to return to regular till additional discover. Throughout the fifth section, theaters and cinemas will likely be allowed to reopen and all social occasions permitted to be held.


In Lebanon, the tally of COVID-19 circumstances elevated on Tuesday by 1,245 to 55,869, whereas the demise toll went up by 13 to 479.


Malaysia reported 660 new COVID-19 infections, the Well being Ministry mentioned on Wednesday, bringing the nationwide complete to 17,540.

Well being Ministry Director-Common Noor Hisham Abdullah mentioned in a press briefing that six of the brand new circumstances are imported and 654 are native transmissions.

4 extra deaths have been reported, bringing the demise toll to 167.

The vast majority of new circumstances are from japanese state of Sabah, with 429 of the brand new circumstances reported within the state.


Myanmar reported 888 extra COVID-19 circumstances on Wednesday, in line with a launch from the Ministry of Well being and Sports activities, bringing the whole variety of infections within the nation to 31,325.

A complete of 39 extra COVID-19 deaths have been additionally reported within the nation on Wednesday, bringing the demise toll within the nation to 732 in complete, the discharge mentioned.

In line with the ministry’s figures, 13,866 sufferers have been discharged from the hospitals up to now and a complete of 451,582 samples have been examined for COVID-19.

New Zealand

New Zealand reported two new imported circumstances of COVID-19 from managed isolation on Wednesday, with no new circumstances in the neighborhood.

The primary imported case arrived on Oct. 7 from Bangladesh, through Brisbane and Doha. The particular person was taken to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton and examined constructive as a part of routine day 3 testing, in line with the Ministry of Well being.

The second case arrived on Oct. 9 from London, through Dubai and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton. Following their constructive consequence, they’ve been transferred to Auckland’s quarantine facility, mentioned a ministry assertion.

Folks cross a road in Melbourne’s central enterprise district on Sept 28, 2020. (WILLIAM WEST / Newpaper24)


The Omani well being ministry on Wednesday introduced 563 new COVID-19 infections, elevating the whole variety of confirmed circumstances within the sultanate to 107,776, the official Oman Information Company (ONA) reported.

In the meantime, 351 folks recovered in the course of the previous 24 hours, taking the general variety of recoveries to 93,908, whereas eight others reportedly died, elevating the tally to 1,061, in line with a ministry assertion quoted by ONA.


Palestine reported 516 new COVID-19 circumstances and 4 extra fatalities from the coronavirus, bringing the whole infections within the Palestinian territories to 56,467 and the demise depend to 459. 


The Qatari well being ministry on Wednesday introduced 198 new COVID-19 infections, elevating the whole variety of confirmed circumstances within the Gulf state to 128,603, the official Qatar Information Company (QNA) reported.

In the meantime, 211 extra recovered from the virus, bringing the general recoveries to 125,584, whereas the fatalities remained 220 for the fourth day operating as no new deaths have been reported, in line with a ministry assertion quoted by QNA.

South Korea

South Korea reported 84 extra circumstances of the COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday in comparison with 24 hours in the past, elevating the whole variety of infections to 24,889.

The each day caseload fell under 100 after recording 102 in the day prior to this resulting from small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province in addition to the growth of imported circumstances.

Of the brand new circumstances, 23 have been Seoul residents and 15 have been folks residing in Gyeonggi province.

The Philippines

The variety of confirmed COVID-19 circumstances within the Philippines surged to 346,536 after the Philippines’ Division of Well being (DOH) reported 1,910 new each day circumstances on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s each day improve of infections is a brand new low in additional than 20 days. The Philippines logged 1,990 new each day circumstances on Tuesday, the bottom since Sept 23.

The DOH mentioned that the variety of recoveries additionally rose to 293,860 after 579 extra sufferers recovered. In the meantime, 78 extra sufferers died from the viral illness, bringing the demise toll to six,449.


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday introduced 1,431 new COVID-19 circumstances, bringing the whole confirmed circumstances within the nation to 110,039.

In the meantime, 1,652 extra sufferers recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries within the UAE to 101,659, UAE’s Ministry of Well being and Prevention mentioned.

It additionally confirmed two extra deaths, pushing the nation’s demise toll to 450.


Turkey’s Well being Ministry reported 1,632 new COVID-19 circumstances and 63 extra deaths on Tuesday, elevating the whole variety of infections to 338,779 and the demise toll to eight,957.

A complete of 1,314 sufferers recovered within the final 24 hours, elevating the whole recoveries to 296,972 in Turkey for the reason that outbreak in March.


Vietnam reported 9 new circumstances of COVID-19 an infection on Wednesday, bringing its complete confirmed circumstances to 1,122 with 35 deaths, in line with its Ministry of Well being.

The most recent circumstances, who’re all Indian residents, have not too long ago entered the nation from overseas and have been quarantined upon arrival, in line with the ministry.

The ministry additionally introduced that three extra sufferers have been given all-clear, elevating the whole cured circumstances within the nation to 1,029 as of Wednesday.

In the meantime, almost 12,500 persons are being quarantined and monitored within the nation, the ministry mentioned.



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