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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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05:32 PM IST

No exams for class 10 and 12 students in West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation, the state education department has decided that students currently studying in classes 10th and 12th will not have their examinations: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

05:18 PM IST

115 new Covid-19 cases, 107 recoveries and one death in Puducherry

Puducherry reports 115 new Covid-19 cases, 107 discharges and one death. Total caseload rises to 36,114. Total 34,332 recovered cases, 1,077 active cases and 605 deaths here thus far.

05:14 PM IST

3,770 new Covid-19 cases and 75 deaths in Indonesia

Indonesia's health ministry on Wednesday said the country logged 3,770 new cases of Covid-19 and 75 deaths. Total cases rise to 448,118 including 14,836 deaths.

04:42 PM IST

Union health minister participates in BRICS health ministers' meet

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan takes part in the meeting of BRICS ministers of health, via video conferencing, in Delhi.

04:33 PM IST

Doctors in West Bengal warn of Covid-19 situation 'worsening'

Doctors in West Bengal express concern over flouting of Covid-19 norms on suburban trains, warn that the situation could 'deteriorate.'

04:02 PM IST

49 new cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra Police

49 new cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra Police in last 24 hours, as tally reaches 27,104. 25,679 recoveries; 1,143 active cases and 288 deaths thus far.

03:34 PM IST

Hong Kong, Singapore announce travel bubble

Hong Kong and Singapore have announced a travel bubble which will begin from November 22. The travel bubble would be suspended if Covid-19 situation worsens in either place.

03:08 PM IST

Our Sputnik-V 92% effective , claims Russia

Russia has said its Sputnik-V vaccine is 92% effective according to the vaccine's interim trial results.

02:38 PM IST

Keeping Pfizer vaccine at -70 degree Celsius challenge for India: AIIMS chief

Pfizer vaccine has to be kept at -70 degree Celsius which is a challenge for developing countries like India where we'll have difficulties in maintaining a cold chain, especially on rural missions. Overall encouraging news in vaccine research for those in Phase III trials: Dr Randeep Guleria

02:30 PM IST

'Super spreading events ' must have taken place in Delhi: AIIMS director on Covid-19 surge

We're seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases in Delhi. Super spreading events, which are big crowds with attendees not taking precautions, must have happened here. So we need to work aggressively towards curbing this number: Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS

02:22 PM IST

Philippines records 1,672 new Covid-19 cases and 49 deaths

The Philippine health ministry has said the country on Wednesday recorded 1,672 new Covid-19 cases and 49 deaths. Tally reaches 401,416 including 7,710 deaths.

02:06 PM IST

Delhi govt extends validity of all vehicle-related documents due to Covid-19

Delhi govt extends the validity of all vehicle-related documents till 31 December, 2020, due to Covid-19.

02:00 PM IST

HC pulls up Delhi govt for relaxing public gathering norms despite rising Covid-19 cases

Delhi HC slams Delhi govt for relaxing norms for public gatherings and transport when Covid-19 cases are increasing. HC asks govt to file status report explaining steps taken to control spurt in cases in last two weeks.

01:27 PM IST

Gap between recovered and active Covid-19 cases widening: Health ministry

The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases has widened 7,519,126: Health ministry

01:17 PM IST

61 new Covid-19 cases in Mizoram in last 24 hours

Mizoram reported 61 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 3,217. Total number of recoveries at 2,526, active cases at 562 and two deaths thus far.

First published: Nov 11, 2020 07:40 IST