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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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12:46 PM IST

9,016 more Covid-19 cases in Czech Republic

The Czech Republic's health ministry has said the country on Wednesday logged 9,016 new Covid-19 cases and 249 related deaths. Total cases at 429,880 including 5,323 deaths.

12:30 PM IST

Mongolia logs first local case of Covid-19

Mongolia on Wednesday recorded its first local Covid-19 transmission case. The country has so far reported a total of 376 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no deaths.

11:58 AM IST

Germany's confirmed Covid-19 cases cross 700,000

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has said Germany has said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 18,487 to 705,687. 261 more deaths take death toll to 11,767.

11:45 AM IST

Three times more testing than in last peak: Delhi health minister Jain

Three times more tests are being done now as compared to last peak. No doubt third peak is here, hope cases fall in next couple of days. 17000 RTPCR tests were conducted yesterday, we've increased testing: Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain

11:17 AM IST

120,769,151 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR

A total of 120,796,151 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 10th November - of these 1,153,294 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

10:49 AM IST

India's active cases down below 5 lakh for first time in 106 days: Govt

India scales an unprecedented peak. Active cases drop below 5 lakh mark for the first time after 106 days: Health ministry

10:41 AM IST

32 security personnel among 97 new Covid patients in Arunachal

Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally rose to 15,581 on Wednesday as 97 more people, including 32 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said.

10:23 AM IST

Local train services resume in Bengal after over 7 months

After services remained shut for seven months in view of the coronavirus pandemic, suburban train services resumed in West Bengal on Wednesday after with authorities maintaining a strict vigil and passengers largely adhering to the Covid-19 protocol.

09:36 AM IST

Recoveries from Covid-19 soar past 8 million in India

Over eight million people have recovered from Covid-19 in India. While the country's total caseload stands at 8,636,011, the number of active cases had come down to 494,657.

09:25 AM IST

Jharkhand reports 252 new Covid-19 cases, 5 fresh fatalities

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally rose to 1,04,940 on Wednesday as 252 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Five fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 910, he said.

08:45 AM IST

US accuses WHO of not sharing enough info about China virus probe

A senior US government official complained Tuesday that the World Health Organization has not shared enough information about its planned mission to China to investigate the animal origins of the coronavirus.

08:23 AM IST

Global stocks up as vaccine shields against second-wave worries

Stock markets gained on Wednesday, as news of a working Covid-19 vaccine seemed to inoculate investors against worry about surging infections in Europe and the United States, news agency Reuters reported.

07:59 AM IST

Bolsonaro tells Brazil not to deal with pandemic 'like fags'

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro drew criticism Tuesday for telling the people of the country to not to deal with Covid-19 like "a country of fags." Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the virus even as it has killed 163,000 people in Brazil.

07:52 AM IST

US surpasses 1 million Covid-19 cases in November

The US has surpassed 1 million new confirmed coronavirus cases in just the first 10 days of November, with more than 100,000 infections each day becoming the norm in a surge that shows no signs of slowing.

First published: Nov 11, 2020 07:40 IST