Highlights: Covid-19 daily death toll in India less than 500 for past five days
Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala continue to be worst affected from the Covid-19 pandemic. Delhi’s Covid tally is nearing the 600,000-mark with 20,546 active cases and 569,216 recoveries.
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India’s Covid-19 tally on Thursday crossed 9.73 million after 31,521 new cases were logged in the last 24 hours. The total cases now include 372,293 active cases, over 9.25 million recoveries and 141,772 deaths, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard.
Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala continue to be worst affected from the pandemic. Delhi’s Covid tally is nearing the 600,000-mark with 20,546 active cases and 569,216 recoveries. Health minister Satyendar Jain said the national capital recorded 50 deaths on Wednesday, the lowest since November 1 and added it was emerging victorious in the fight against the pandemic. In a series of tweets, he also said that for the first time in Delhi, 'more than 2,500 ICU beds' were vacant for infected patients.
Meanwhile, documents related to the Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine were hacked during a cyber attack at the EU regulator, the organisation said. Documents relating to the vaccine candidate had been accessed, but that no systems have been breached in connection with this incident, it added.
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Health ministry says Covid-19 daily death toll in India less than 500 for past five days
Ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday has reported that daily Covid-19 death toll in India has remained below 500 for the past five days.
India reported 31,522 new infections and 412 deaths taking total infections to 9,767,372 cases and 141,772 fatalities.
A total of 372,293 active cases are present. Total recoveries stand at 9,253,306 patients of whom 37,725 have recovered in the last 24 hours, reports ANI.
Chhattisgarh reports 1,518 Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths
Covid-19 tally in Chattisgarh reached 252,638 total cases and 3,054 fatalities, after the state reported 1,518 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths on Thursday.
A health official said that there are 19,346 active cases in the state. Total recoveries reached 230,238 patients after 177 people were discharged from hospitals and another 1,682 patients coming out of their home isolation, reports PTI.
Gujarat's Covid-19 tally reaches 224,081 cases, 4,135 deaths
Gujarat's health department reported 1,270 Covid-19 cases with 12 fatalities on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 224,081 cases and 4,135 deaths.
With a recovery rate of 91.99 per cent and 1,465 patients having recovered in the past 24 hours, total recoveries in the state reach 206,126 patients.
Overall, 84.92 lakhs tests have been done in the state, of which 60,547 tests in the last 24 hours, reported PTI.
Punjab reports 653 new Covid-19 cases, 28 deaths
Punjab reported 653 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 1,58,556 including 7,423 active cases. 503 discharges took the number of recoveries to 1,46,126. The death toll after 28 new fatalities stands at 5,007.
Kerala reports 4,470 new Covid-19 cases, 26 deaths
Kerala reported 4,470 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 6.54 lakh which includes 59,517 active cases. Death toll after 26 new fatalities stands at 2,533.
Gujarat reports 1,270 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths
Gujarat reported 1,270 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,24,081. Death toll stands at 4,135 after 12 new fatalities.
260 vaccines in different stages of development: Harsh Vardhan
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Maharashtra records 3,824 new coronavirus infections, 70 deaths
Maharashtra reported 3,824 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's overall tally to 18,68,172 including 17,47,199 recoveries and 71,910 active cases. The death toll after 70 new fatalities stands at 47,972.
Maharashtra reported 3,824 new #COVID19 cases, 5,008 discharges & 70 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2020
Total cases: 18,68,172
Total recoveries: 17,47,199
Death toll: 47,972
Active cases: 71,910
Recovery rate: 93.52% pic.twitter.com/q0txeRxABx
Delhi reports 1,575 new Covid-19 cases, 61 deaths
The national capital recorded 1,575 new infections, taking the overall tally to 6,01,150 including 5,72,523 recoveries and 18,753 active cases. The death toll stands at 9,874 after 61 new fatalities.
Manipur records 151 new Covid-19 case and zero deaths
Manipur reported 151 new #COVID19 cases, 96 recoveries, and no death today, says State Health Department, Manipur— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2020
Total cases so far: 26,685
Total recoveries: 23,397
Active cases: 2,970
Total Deaths till date: 318
Recovery rate: 87.67% pic.twitter.com/ulTur9hxHm
Andhra Pradesh records 538 new Covid-19 cases
Andhra Pradesh reports 538 new #COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases in the State to 8,73,995 as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2020
Total active cases stand at 5,237 pic.twitter.com/kMyGz5Evzd
Dharavi records 5 new coronavirus cases
The Covid-19 tally in Dharavi, the biggest slum in Mumbai, rose to 3,741 on Thursday with the addition of five cases, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, reports PTI.
New Covid-19 antibody test to give results in 20 minutes
Scientists have developed a new accurate and reliable test to detect antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, which gives results in less than 20 minutes, reports PTI.
First published: Dec 10, 2020 06:25 IST