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Highlights: Moscow aims to vaccinate 7 mn as Russia sees record rise in cases

India's active caseload has dipped to 4.03 lakh, the lowest in 138 days. Total tally of recoveries have crossed 91 lakh, with Maharashtra leading the count.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 07, 2020 00:01 IST
Highlights: Moscow aims to vaccinate 7 mn as Russia sees record rise in cases
A medical worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus test at IFFCO Chowk, in Gurugram, India.

India's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is currently at 9,644,222 after the Union health ministry on Saturday reported that the country had logged a total of 36,011 new infections in the previous 24 hours. While death toll mounts to 140,182 with 482 new deaths. Total active cases stand at 4,03,248.

On Saturday, a plea was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to ensure refund of “exorbitant” amounts charged by private labs and hospitals for conducting RT-PCR tests to detect Covid-19.

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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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11:56 PM IST

Delhi reports 2,706 new Covid cases, 69 deaths

Delhi on Sunday logged 2,706 new coronavirus cases and 69 deaths, which pushed the overall tally and death toll to 592,250 and 9,643 respectively, according to the health department. The active cases stand at 24,693, while the case fatality rate is at 2.03 per cent, reports ANI.

11:36 PM IST

Tunisia extends night-time curfew until end of year

Tunisia on Sunday extended a night-time curfew until the end of 2020 amid a spike in coronavirus cases, reports AFP.

11:22 PM IST

West Bengal reports 3,143 new Covid-19 cases, 46 more deaths

West Bengal's Covid-19 climbed to nearly 500,000 on Sunday after 3,143 cases and 46 related deaths were reported. As many as 3,167 recovered which pushed the recovery rate to over 93 per cent, a health bulletin said, reports PTI.

11:12 PM IST

Moscow aims to vaccinate 7 mn as Russia sees record rise in Covid cases

Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that Russia's capital city wants to vaccinate up to 7 million people as the country reported yet another record high of new Covid-19 cases, reports Reuters.

10:47 PM IST

UP's Covid-19 infections tally reach 554,944 with 1,950 new Covid-19 cases

Uttar Pradesh reported 1,950 fresh Covid-19 infections and 24 new fatalities on Sunday taking the state's tally to 554,944 and 7,924 deaths. Recovery rate in the state stood at 94.58 per cent with 524,860 total recoveries with 1,993 in the past 24 hours.

Currently, the state has 22,160 active cases, reports PTI.

10:18 PM IST

Germany reports 17,767 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Germany's Robert Koch Institute has reported 17,767 new Covid-19 infections and 255 new fatalities in the past 24 hours taking the country's tally to 1,171,323 total cases and 18,772 deaths.

The government has extended a partial lockdown to December 20 with increasing infection rates, reports ANI.

09:14 PM IST

Karnataka Covid-19 tally reach 893,006 infections, 11,856 deaths

Karnataka health department on Sunday reported 1,321 new Covid-19 cases and 10 fatalities, taking the state's total to 893,006 infections and 11,856 fatalities.

With 889 new recoveries, total recoveries stand at 855,750 patients. The state currently has 25,381 active cases.

A common trend of decline in new infections and deaths has been observed across all districts in Karnataka, reports PTI.

09:09 PM IST

Haryana's Covid-19 case load reaches 243,896 cases with 1,498 new infections

Haryana state department's health bulletin reported 1,498 new infections and 24 deaths on Sunday taking the state's total Covid-19 cases to 243,896 cases with 2,588 fatalities.

With a recovery rate of 93.65 per cent, the total active cases in the state stands at 12,897, reports PTI.

09:05 PM IST

Sputnik V vaccine administered to 17 volunteers in Pune hospital

As part of phase II human clinical trials, 17 volunteers were given a dosage of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine in Pune's Noble Hospital, its head of clinical research department Dr S K Raut said.

He also said that the volunteers would be kept under observation for a few more days, reports PTI.

09:05 PM IST

Russia hits new Covid-19 infection record

Russia hit a new record on Sunday after 29,039 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Russia has the fourth largest caseload in the world, and has reported 43,141 coronavirus fatalities so far.

05:56 PM IST

7 Covid-19 infected patients perish in Pakistan as Oxygen supply runs out

7 coronavirus patients admitted to Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, died on Saturday, after the hospital ran out of oxygen supply. A spokesperson for the hospital told AP that the vendor in-charge of supplying oxygen failed to arrive in time. An investigation into the incident has been ordered by the Provincial Health Minister.

05:56 PM IST

11 per cent of symptomatic patients in Delhi who tested negative for Covid-19 through antigen tests found positive later

In Delhi out of the 56,862 symptomatic people who tested negative in rapid antigen tests, 3524 were later found to be positive after 32,903 individuals were re-tested using RT-PCR tests. This takes the national capital's total coronavirus tally to over 5.8 lakh.

03:36 PM IST

Europe tries to curb Coronavirus death in nursing homes

Belgium have ramped up screening of workers and residents in nursing homes, hoping to prevent spread by asymptomatic carriers. This strategy has helped the country to bring down fatality rates. However, countries like Spain continues to witness a surge in Covid deaths in nursing homes since the last two months.

02:05 PM IST

France adds 12,923 Covid-19 cases, 216 deaths

France registered 12,923 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking its national count to 2,281,475, data from the country's health authorities showed.

The daily figure was higher than Friday's 11,221, data showed. Meanwhile, 216 more deaths were reported across the country, bringing the overall death toll to 54,981. The country also registered 8,589 new hospitalizations, it showed.

01:39 PM IST

Maharashtra: 611 new Covid-19 cases in Thane; tally reaches 2,32,401

Thane has added 611 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally in the Maharashtra district to 2,32,401, an official said on Sunday. Seven more people have also succumbed to coronavirus infection, taking the toll in the district to 5,733, he said. As of now, there are 7,278 active Covid-19 cases in the district, while 2,19,390 patients have recovered, he said.

First published: Dec 06, 2020 07:07 IST