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Friday, Jan 22, 2021

Highlights: With fresh 8,593 Covid-19 cases, Delhi crosses 8k-mark for first tim

As the cases of coronavirus disease continue to be on the rise, the US government plans to begin give Americans Pfizer vaccine shots in December. Follow latest updates here

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 12, 2020 00:20 IST
Highlights: With fresh 8,593 Covid-19 cases, Delhi crosses 8k-mark for first tim
A health worker tests swab samples for coronavirus infection at a hospital in Noida on Tuesday. (HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)

India’s Covid-19 tally has surged past 8.6 million with the number of confirmed cases soaring to 8,636,011 on Wednesday. However, the declining active cases and increasing recoveries from the disease continue to bind the nation’s hope.

According to figures released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare, the active cases stand at 494,657 while 8,013,783 have been discharged from hospitals or have recovered from the infection in home isolation.

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Meanwhile in the US, the virus has claimed 239,598 lives with over one million new confirmed coronavirus cases in the first 10 days of November alone. The country’s cases tally stands at 10,238,965.

As the cases continue to be on the rise, the US government plans to begin vaccinating Americans in December if Pfizer Inc submits the positive initial data from its Covid-19 vaccine trial to health regulators as quickly as expected, health secretary Alex Azar said. Pfizer had earlier said that the vaccine it has been developing with German partner BioNTech SE was 90% effective against the disease, based on an early look at results from its large, late-stage trial.

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11:05 PM IST

Delhi reports 8,593 new Covid-19 cases

Delhi reports 8,593 new Covid-19 cases, 7,264 recoveries/discharges/migrations and 85 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases rise to 4,59,975 including 4,10,118 recoveries/discharges/migrations and 7,228 deaths. Active cases stand at 42,629: Delhi Government

10:51 PM IST

2,546 fresh Covid-19 cases take Haryana's tally to over 1.90 lakh

As many as 2,546 fresh Covid-19 infections took Haryana's caseload to 1,90,323 on Wednesday, while 25 more fatalities pushed the state's death toll to 1,960, according to a health department bulletin. Of the latest fatalities, four each were reported from Fatehabad and Hisar, and three each from Karnal, Rohtak and Sirsa, among other districts, the daily bulletin said.

10:44 PM IST

Spain to Require PCR Tests by Travelers From High-Risk Countries

Spain will demand a negative PCR Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to their arrival to travelers coming from risk countries, the Health Ministry said on Twitter.

The risk level will be assessed following the criteria set in the related European Union recommendation issued on Oct. 13 for member states and countries Schengen-area countries, and according to the infection ratio in the last 14 days for other nations.

10:11 PM IST

UK Covid 19 deaths pass 50,000

More than 50,000 people who tested positive for coronavirus in Britain have now died, official figures showed Wednesday, with another 595 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours. Britain's death toll now stands at 50,365, the highest in Europe, with another 22,950 testing positive for the disease over the last day, according to government data.

09:42 PM IST

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 51.66 million, death toll at 1,276,397

More than 51.66 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,276,397​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019

09:23 PM IST

West Bengal logs record recovery of 4,431 Covid patients

West Bengal on Wednesday reported the highest single-day recovery of 4,431 Covid-19 patients, taking the total number of cured people to 3,76,696, the health department said in a bulletin. The death toll rose to 7,452 after 49 more people succumbed to the disease.

09:04 PM IST

Tamil Nadu logs more than 2,100 fresh Covid-19 cases

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday logged more than 2,100 cases and 28 death. It pushed the tally to 7,50,409 and the toll to 11,415.

08:34 PM IST

Punjab reports 703 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

'Punjab reported 703 new Covid-19 cases, 460 discharged cases and 31 deaths, taking total positive cases to 1,39,184 till date, including 1,29,549 discharges, 5,246 active cases and 4,389 deaths,' informs the state health department.

08:00 PM IST

4,907 fresh cases in Maharashtra in a day

Maharashtra reported 4,907 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Total caseload pushed to 17,31,833.

With 125 more patients succumbing to the viral infection, the cumulative toll mounted to 45,560, it said.

07:18 PM IST

Covid-19 count rises to 8.47 lakh in Andhra Pradesh

The Covid-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh rose to 8,47,977 on Wednesday with the addition of 1,732 fresh cases. Fourteen fresh fatalities took the toll to 6,828.

07:02 PM IST

Kerala's Covid-19 tally crosses five lakh mark

Kerala records 7,007 new Covid-19 cases, 7,252 recoveries and 29 deaths. Tally crosses five lakh mark to reach 502, 719 including 1,771 deaths.

06:30 PM IST

Rajasthan records 2,080 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 217,151

Rajasthan reports 2,080 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths and 1,801 recoveries on Wednesday. Total cases rise to 217,151 including 198,131 recoveries, 16,993 active cases and 2,019 deaths.

06:09 PM IST

J&K's Covid-19 tally crosses 100,000

507 new Covid-19 cases, 433 recoveries and nine deaths reported from J&K today. Total positive cases now at 1,00,351: Govt of UT of Jammu and Kashmir

05:40 PM IST

Union health ministers interacted with representatives of 7 states: Health ministry

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today interacted with chief ministers, state health ministers and principal secretaries/additional chief secretaries of Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura Meghalaya and Goa: Health ministry

05:35 PM IST

42 new Covid-19 cases and 90 recoveries in Nagaland

42 new Covid-19 cases and 90 recoveries reported in Nagaland today: Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom

First published: Nov 11, 2020 07:40 IST