After losing three games in a row, Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) ace batsman AB de Villiers said that he felt terrible. SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by five wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday (October 31). "It's a terrible feeling. That's the nature of this tournament, if you lose 3 in a row, you can win 3 in a row too. Delhi game is big, we know. We'll have to come out with our best cricket on the day and if we do, things will look really well for us," said AB de Villiers in a press conference after the match.
Level of ammonia in Yamuna River in Delhi has increased with a layer of foam covering the sacred river. The situation led to some disruption in water supply in parts of the national capital. Earlier, water supply was disrupted as Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi water treatment plants, which receive Yamuna water, were temporarily shut due to high level of ammonia in them.
The Vice-Chairman of Delhi Jal Board Raghav Chadha visited Sonia Vihar water treatment plant on October 31. He inspected ongoing work to resolve water issue. The water supply was disrupted as Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi water treatment plants, which receive Yamuna water, were temporarily shut due to high level of ammonia in it. According to the Delhi Jal Board, about 70% of water supply in the national capital has been resumed. Speaking on this Chadha said, "Ammonia level had risen in Yamuna River so we had to shut two water treatment plants. Level of the pollutant is reducing now and the two plants have resumed operation. There'll be no problem in supply of water."
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain updated on the rising COVID cases in national capital. He said, "It's a combined effect of the festive season, decrease in temperature and increased pollution. The experts had also suggested that at this time, COVID-19 cases could rise. People are also giving less importance to wearing face masks."
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the AAP government has changed its strategy by conducting aggressive tracing and testing in the city, attributing it as one of the reasons for a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the past few days. Jain said that it would be too early to say if this was the "third wave" of fresh coronavirus cases, adding that it may be "third wave", but one should wait for one week to see trends. Amid the festive season and rising pollution levels, Delhi on Wednesday recorded over 5,600 COVID-19 cases for the first time, with the national capital witnessing a surge in daily cases. Watch the video for more details.
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Updating on rising coronavirus cases in Delhi, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, contract tracing has been intensified in national capital. He also said it could be third wave, however, need to wait for a week to be sure. "Yesterday Delhi witnessed 5,673 COVID cases and 40 deaths. 5,665 beds are occupied and 10,100 beds are vacant in the national capital. We are also doing test of COVID positives' close contacts. Our aim is that no single case is left, that is why the numbers are rising. Contact tracing has also been intensified. Testing has also been increased," said Satyendar Jain. On being asked about third COVID wave, Jain said, "It is too early to say that Delhi is experiencing the 3rd wave of COVID-19 cases. We must wait for another week in order to definitively say that, but it possible that we're already in that phase."
India's COVID-19 tally reached 81,37,119 on Oct 31. The spike of 48,268 new cases and 551 deaths reported in last 24 hours. Total active cases are 5,82,649 after a decrease of 11,737 in last 24 hrs. Total cured cases are 74,32,829 with 59,454 new discharges in the last 24 hrs. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), total 10,87,96,064 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 30th October. Of these 10,67,976 samples were tested yesterday.
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on October 30 reported single-day spike of 48,648 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 563 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,21,090. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 80,88,851 which include 5,94,386 active infections after a decrease of 9,301 in last 24 hours. As per Ministry of Health, India has exponentially scaled up its testing capacity from one in January to more than 10.65 crore at present. The very high testing has resulted in the continuously falling positivity rate. It is 7.54% presently. More than 73,73,375 people have recovered from the virus with 57,386 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 11,64,648 samples were tested on October 28. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till October 28 are 10,77,28,088.
"Not only do more patients have COVID-19, but each patient has more of it -- our community, the state has more virus than we've seen before," said Dr. Todd Ellerin, director of infectious diseases at..