Highlights: Italy reports 662 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours
India's total Covid-19 case tally rises to 95,71,559 with 36,595 new infections in last 24 hours.
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India's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is currently at 9,608,211 after the Union health ministry on Saturday reported that the country had logged a total of 36, 652 new infections in the previous 24 hours. While death toll mounts to 139,700 with 512 new deaths. Total active cases stand at 4,09,689.
The United States now has 14,772,535 coronavirus cases with 285,550 deaths. Number of recovered cases in the US stands at 8,658,882.
More than 65.19 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,511,680 have died.
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Italy reports 662 Covid-19 deaths
Italy reported 662 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 814 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 21,052 from 24,099.
UP CM Adityanath launches app to locate free Covid-19 test centres
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a mobile application that gives users the locations of free Covid-19 test centres within a radius of five kilometres in the state.
Launching the "Mera Covid Kendra" app, Adityanath said it was an initiative of the state government to help people who want to get themselves tested for the virus.
US reaches daily high of nearly 228,000 cases
Coronavirus infections continue to spread at record levels in the United States, reaching a new daily high of nearly 228,000 cases on Friday.
The 227,885 cases eclipses the previous high of more than 217,000 on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The seven-day rolling average of Covid-19 attributable deaths in the US has passed 2,000 for the first time since the spring. It reached 2,011 on Friday.
Myanmar reports 1,527 new Covid-19 cases, caseload reaches 98,047
Myanmar on Saturday reported 1,527 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing its tally to 98,047.
Myanmar's health ministry also said the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose to 2,081 with 22 new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.
Delhi reports 3,419 new Covid-19 cases
Delhi reported 3,419 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday taking the total count of cases in the national capital to 5,89,544.
According to the Delhi government health bulletin, 4,916 recoveries and 77 deaths were reported on Saturday.
The death toll has gone up to 9,574.
2,076 more contract Covid-19 in Rajasthan
Rajasthan reported 20 more Covid-19 fatalities on Saturday, taking their number to 2,409, while 2,076 new cases pushed the state's infection tally to 2,78,496.
According to the latest Health department bulletin, 23,176 patients are currently undergoing treatment for the disease in the state.
UP becomes first state to conduct over 2 crore Covid-19 tests
Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to have tested more than two crore samples for Covid-19, news agency ANI reported quoting Additional Chief Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad.
"No state has conducted so many tests so far. Yesterday 1,66,938 samples were tested whereas a total of 21,028,312 samples have been tested so far across the state," said Prasad, ANI reported.
Maharashtra reports 4,922 new Covid-19 cases; caseload reaches 18,47,509
Maharashtra reports 4,922 new Covid-19 cases, taking tally to 18,47,509; 95 deaths push toll to 47,694, informs the state health department.
More than 600 fresh cases of Covid-19 in Punjab
Punjab on Saturday reported more than 600 fresh cases of coronavirus, and 23 deaths. The total tally in the state now stands at 1,55,424 which includes 1,42,792 recoveries, 4,905 deaths.
Coronavirus fatalities surpass 50,000 in Iran
Total coronavirus deaths in Iran surpassed the 50,000 mark on Saturday. Iran is the Middle East's worst affected country, where over a million people have been infected since the pandemic began. Iran's health ministry recorded a total of 50,016 coronavirus deaths on Saturday with 321 fatalities in the past 24 hours.
100 cops in Ahmedabad test positive for Covid-19
100 police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus in Ahmedabad in the last four days. Among them two individuals have been hospitalised, while the rest are in home isolation. Ahemdabad has started a special drive to test around 1000 cops everyday, a total of 14,000 police personnel have been tested so far.
In light of Anil Vij testing Covid-19 positive Bharat Biotech says COVAXIN efficacy can only be determined 14 days after second dose
The Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, who was administered the first dose of Bharat biotech vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, two weeks ago, has tested positive for Coronavirus. This prompted Bharat Biotech to clarify that that its efficacy can only be determined 14 days after the second dose has been administered.
Germany confirms over 23,300 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Germany registered 23,318 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, marking a slight decline from Friday's tally of 23,449 positive cases. 483 people succumbed to the infection on Saturday bringing the total death toll to 18,517.
Moscow starts mass Covid-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot
Moscow began distributing the Sputnik V Covid-19 shot via 70 clinics on Saturday, marking Russia's first mass vaccination against the disease, the city's coronavirus task force said. The task force said the Russian-made vaccine would first be made available to doctors and other medical workers, teachers and social workers because they ran the highest risk of exposure to the disease.
Russia reports record 28,782 new Covid-19 cases, 508 deaths
Russia reported a record high of 28,782 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, including 7,993 in Moscow, taking the national total to 2,431,731 since the pandemic began. Authorities confirmed 508 deaths related to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the official national death toll to 42,684.
First published: Dec 05, 2020 07:56 IST