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Highlights: India's Covid-19 active caseload further dips to 4.35 per cent

India's active Covid-19 caseload has fallen to account for 4.35 per cent of the total coronavirus infections reported so far, according to the Union health ministry.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 07, 2020 10:52 IST
Highlights: India's Covid-19 active caseload further dips to 4.35 per cent
A medical staff seen in PPE coveralls during a testing camp for coronavirus (Covid-19) infection. (Samir Jana. HT/Photo)

India's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is currently at 9,571,559 after the Union health ministry on Friday reported that the country had logged a total of 36,595 infections in the previous 24 hours. The Supreme Court, meanwhile, stayed the Gujarat high court's order mandating 'compulsory community service' at Covid-19 care centres for people not wearing masks, after the order was challenged there by the state government.

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Also, the Delhi government told the high court it did not intend to impose a night curfew in the capital for now. The city has been the epicentre of the country's recent surge in Covid-19 cases. With a total of 3,734 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, Delhi's overall case count reached 582,058, a Delhi government health bulletin showed. With 82 fatalities, death toll has risen to 9,424.

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07:43 PM IST

1,934 new Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan, 19 more succumb

Rajasthan reported 1934 new Covid-19 cases on Friday taking the state's tally to 2,76,42. Jaipur continued its trend of reporting single highest cases in a day. The state also registered 19 fatalities taking the death toll to 2,389.

06:23 PM IST

Global Coronavirus cases top 65 million as nations plan for vaccine

Global Coronavirus infections surpassed the 65 million mark on Friday. Countries world over are enforcing renewed restrictions as they race to contain the infections spread. United States is by far the worst hit country in the world, with a death toll of 1.5 million.

06:12 PM IST

Only one new Coronavirus case reported in Dharavi

Asia's largest slum with a population of over 6.5 lakhs, Dharavi, has reported only one case of coronavirus on Friday, taking the tally to 3,716. Dharavi has a total of 25 active cases and a total of 3,380 afflicted have recovered so far.

04:28 PM IST

South Korea imposes restrictions post 9 at night to curb coronavirus rise

South Korea on Friday imposed strict restrictions in capital city of Seoul post 9 p.m. to help stop the 'uncontainable' spread of Coronavirus. Health authorities reported 629 new coronavirus infections in a day, the highest since the pandemic started.

03:00 PM IST

Hungary records highest Coronavirus death toll till date

On Friday Hungary reported 189 new Covid-19 fatalities, the highest daily toll since the coronavirus pandemic began, this brings the total death toll to 5,513. Hungary has the fourth highest coronavirus fatality rate in the European Union.

01:44 PM IST

Odisha reports 377 new Covid-19 cases, five more fatalities

Odisha reported 377 new cases of coronavirus taking the total tally to 3,20,394. Five people succumbed to the infection pushing the death toll to 1760. The new cases were primarily detected at quarantine centres and through the government's contact tracing efforts.

12:50 PM IST

Puducherry adds 46 fresh COVID-19 cases and one fatality in the last 24 hours

After examining 2,307 samples 46 new cases of Covid-19 were detected in Puducherry in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 37,165 cases. Meanwhile a 54 year old individual with co-morbidities succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 614.

11:55 AM IST

PM Modi chairs all-party meeting on Covid-19 situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired an all-party meet in New Delhi with Union Ministers and leaders of political parties, to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country. About 12 leaders from prominent political parties having five or more MPs, will be speaking at the meeting.

11:55 AM IST

South Korea reports highest daily Coronavirus tally in 9 months

Seoul emerged as the centre of a viral resurgence in South Korea. The country has recorded 629 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally in about nine months. The cases took the country’s total to 36,332 with 536 deaths till date.

09:36 AM IST

India logs 36,595 Covid cases in last 24 hrs, total recoveries over 9 mn

India's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is currently at 9,571,559 after the Union health ministry on Friday reported that the country had logged a total of 36,595 infections in the previous 24 hours.

08:56 AM IST

Italy tightens Covid-19 curbs for Christmas

Italy approved new restrictions on Thursday to avoid a surge in novel coronavirus infections over Christmas and the New Year, banning midnight mass and halting movement between towns, as the country posted its highest daily death toll of the pandemic, reports Reuters.

07:24 AM IST

United States records more than 210,000 Covid cases in 24 hrs, shows data

According to data shared by Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded over 210,000 Covid cases in last 24 hours.

07:10 AM IST

Mexico reports 11,030 new coronavirus cases, 608 more deaths

Mexico's on Thursday registered 11,030 new Covid-19 cases and 608 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 1,144,643 cases and 108,173 deaths respectively, reports Reuters.

06:26 AM IST

Assam records 165 new Covid-19 cases

Assam reported 165 new Covid-19 cases and 177 discharges on December 3, says state govt.

06:13 AM IST

Moderna expects 100-125 million doses of its vaccine available in first quarter of 2021

Moderna Inc says it expects to have between 100 million and 125 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine available globally in the first quarter of 2021, reports Reuters.

First published: Dec 04, 2020 05:58 IST