Coronavirus India Updates, September 4 No more tokens for Delhi Metro and Bengal Covid discharge rate now over 84 .

New Delhi: The country registered over 80,000 fresh COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day.

 Indian coronavirus infection tally rose beyond 39 lakh (39,36,747) on Friday with 83,341 fresh cases reported in a span of 24 hours ending 9 am. With 1,096 deaths, the toll in the country stood at 68,472. The number of recoveries crossed the 30-lakh mark, pushing the recovery rate to 77.15 percent, according to Union Health Ministry data.

The country registered over 80,000 fresh COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. There are 8,31,124 active coronavirus cases in the country, which account for 21.11 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India is the third worst-hit nation by the pandemic after the US and Brazil in terms of cases and deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the top developments in the country:

Antibodies found in 8% people in Haryana: Anil Vij

Antibodies against the COVID-19 infection were found in eight percent of people in the seroprevalence survey done in Haryana last month and those living in urban areas and NCR districts were found more affected, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday.

As many as 850 samples each were collected from 22 districts and the collection was done both in urban and rural areas, news agency PTI reported.


Overall, 18,905 samples were collected and the seroprevalence study showed that the seropositivity of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is eight percent in the state, Vij said.

He said that the urban population was affected more than the rural population.

Mangaluru-Bengaluru train to resume services from Friday

Train services between Mangaluru and Bengaluru, suspended since March due to COVID-19, would resume services from Friday.

This is part of the three special trains the Railway Board has permitted to operate in the South-Western railway division, news agency PTI reported.

The Yeshwanthpur-Karwar train would begin operations from 6.45 pm on Friday. In the return direction, the train would leave Karwar at 6 pm on Saturday, the railway said.

Covid discharge rate inches past 84% in West Bengal

The COVID-19 discharge rate in West Bengal rose to 84.02 per cent on Thursday after 3,335 more patients recovered from the disease, a bulletin released by the state health department said. A total of 1,44,248 people have recovered so far in the state, it added.

West Bengal reported 2,984 new cases, pushing the tally to 1,71,681, the bulletin said, adding, the number of active cases stood at 24,039. with 55 fatalities, the coronavirus death toll climbed to 3,394 on Thursday. Forty-six people have died due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.

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