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74% fresh cases from 10 states in last 24 hours, 18,000 cases from Maharashtra alone

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
Covid-19 Rapid Antigen tests are performed at a containment zone in Imphal West | Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

India registers 83,347 Covid-19 infections in a day, total crosses 56 lakh

While 45 lakh people recovered from the disease, the country's death toll climbed to 90,020 with 1,085 people succumbing to the disease in a day.
Dengue is caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito | Dado Galdieri | Bloomberg | File photo

Dengue antibodies could provide immunity against Covid, Brazil study suggests 

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of São Paulo in Brazil and Duke University, US. It is yet to be peer-reviewed.
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Covid vaccines developed outside India might need to undergo clinical trials here, says govt

Guidelines released by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation say clinical data generated outside India will be studied to determine the safety & effectiveness of the vaccine.
A medic collects a nasal sample from a resident via Rapid Antigen kit for Covid-19 test, at Borivali in Mumbai Sunday, 6 September 2020 (representative image) | PTI

Covid hotspot Mumbai spent poorly on health in last 3 years, NGO report says

The report by Praja Foundation says that of the BMC’s estimated capital expenditure spend of Rs 2,189 crore over three years, it actually spent just 39.97% or Rs 875 crore. 
Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Please keep masks on, says govt as it braces for Covid surge during festival season, winter

At Covid briefing, govt flags ‘laxity’ on the matter of masks, and says this needs to be changed. Claims masks can help reduce cases by 36-50%.

Cats can get infected by Covid, develop antibodies to block virus, finds study

From how conspiracy theories can hinder efforts to stop coronavirus' spread, to a nanoparticle tool that can help screen for drugs, ThePrint brings you the latest on Covid-19.

63% active Covid cases & 77% total deaths in just 7 states, Modi to hold review meet with CMs

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus at a mobile testing van in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 55 lakh with 75,083 new infections, recovery rate 80.86%

There are 9,75,861 active cases of the coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 17.54% of the total caseload, the Union health ministry data showed.
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Vaccine likely in India by first half of 2021 if ‘good results by year-end’, top scientist says

Any vaccine currently in phase three trials has a 50% chance of success, says scientist Gagandeep Kang who is a member of WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

BSF foils infiltration bid along Samba in J&K, 2nd attempt within a fortnight

Security forces said 5 terrorists attempted to infiltrate through the Samba sector and were aided by Pakistan Ranger who opened fired at BSF personnel.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?