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Friday, Dec 04, 2020

Highlights: Chhattisgarh records 530 fresh Covid-19 cases

Most of the fresh cases were reported from the United States and Europe. While the death toll worldwide has reached 1,300,576, with 9,797 fatalities being recorded over the past day

By Nilavro Ghosh | Updated: Nov 16, 2020 22:53 IST
Highlights: Chhattisgarh records 530 fresh Covid-19 cases
A health worker dressed in personal protective equipment handles a swab at a rapid-antigen methodology Covid-19 test site in Delhi, India. (Bloomberg)

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide jumped to 53,164,803 as the World Health organisation reported the addition of more than 657,300 cases in a day. It is the largest single day spike in Covid infection since the pandemic began last year.

Most of the fresh cases were reported from the United States and Europe.

While the death toll worldwide has reached 1,300,576, with 9,797 fatalities being recorded over the past day

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In the US, as the virus continues to wreak havoc, the government rallied to tighten rules to stem the infection. In New York, positive-test rate remained below the threshold for closing public schools, New Jersey reported the most daily infections yet on Saturday. Elon Musk said he “most likely” has a moderate case of Covid-19.

Europe is clamping down further, from a second lockdown in Austria to a shutdown call by the mayor of Istanbul, a city of some 15 million people. South Korea’s daily case tally hit a 2-month high.

Meanwhile in India, the downward trend in Covid infection continued as the cases the number of daily cases remained below 50,000.

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11:00 PM IST

Chhattisgarh registers 530 fresh Covid-19 cases

With 530 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths, Chhattisgarh's total count rose to 2,10,534 and toll to 2,578 on Sunday, a health official said, reports PTI.

10:32 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir records 460 fresh Covid cases

As many as 460 new positive cases of Covid were reported in Jammu and Kashmir taking the tally of total cases to 1,02,619, said Union Territory (UT) government on Sunday, reports PTI.

10:10 PM IST

Surat records 187 fresh Covid-19 cases, total goes to 38,659

Surat district on Sunday reported187 new coronavirus positive cases, taking its tally to 38,659, Gujarat health department said, reports PTI.

09:48 PM IST

Italy records 33,979 fresh Covid-19 cases

Italy has registered 33,979 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday, down from 37,255 on Saturday, reports Reuters.

08:43 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports 1,056 new coronavirus infections

Andhra Pradesh reported 1,056 new coronavirus infections taking the state's caseload to 8,54,011. The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 18,659 while the death toll is at 6,868 as per the Health Department.

08:02 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 2,184 new Covid cases, 10 deaths

Rajasthan's coronavirus caseload rose to 2,25,817 after the state reported 2,184 new infections. The death toll currently stands at 2,066 after 10 new fatalities. Active cases in the state is currently at 18,337.

07:40 PM IST

Safety only measure of corona, should be a solid dialogue strategy in Delhi to make people aware: Shah

The Home Minister reiterated that safety was the best course of action against the virus. He urged for a solid dialogue in Delhi to make people aware of the virus and its negative impact on the medical and health norms in the long run.

07:34 PM IST

Central govt to provide oxygen cylinders and other medical equipment to Delhi: Amit Shah

The Union Home Minister said that the Centre would provide essential health equipment like oxygen cylinders, High Flow Nasal Cannula and others to the national capital.

07:32 PM IST

Instructed to prepare protocols for plasma donation in severe corona cases and for providing plasma to affected persons: Shah

Shah said that he has also instructed to prepare plasma protocols for those severely affected by the virus. A high level committee headed by Dr. VK Paul, Director AIIMS and Director General ICMR would report on it.

07:28 PM IST

Shah directs tracking of Covid-19 aptients living in home isolation

Amit Shah directed the tracking of Covid-19 patients living in home isolation and urged them to contact a medical facility if needed. The need to shift to addresses should be specially emphasized, which can save the lives of more and more people, he added.

07:25 PM IST

Doctors and para medical staff to be will be airlifted to Delhi to counter health workers crisis: Amit Shah

Shah praised the central police forces for their support to the people of Delhi and India in the fight against the coronavirus. He also said that the Modi government will provide additional CAPF to combat the shortage of health workers in Delhi. These doctors and para medical staff would be airlifted to the national capital.

07:22 PM IST

Review of previously initiated containment measures: Amit Shah

The Union Home Minister said that there would be a review of previously initiated containment measures and those who are at high risk of getting covid should be constantly reviewed so that there is no shortage in implementing preventive measures.

07:18 PM IST

Objective to increase the availability of beds with season facilities: Amit Shah

The Union Home Minister said that it is their objective to increase the availability of beds with season facilities. The 10,000 bed Covid facility in Chhatarpur would be further strengthened. Some marked assets of the MCD would also be dedicated to treatment of those with the virus.

07:13 PM IST

RT-PCR testing to be doubled in Delhi: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the RT-PCR testing in Delhi was to be doubled thanks to rising infections. He also said that mobile testing vans of the ministry and the ICMR would be deployed.

07:05 PM IST

Centre to help Delhi govt in securing BiPAP machines to increase number of ICU beds: Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, said that the Centre will help the Delhi government in securing BiPAP machines to increase the number of ICU beds in Delhi government facilities after meeting called by Home Minister Amit Shah on Covid-19 situation in Delhi.

First published: Nov 15, 2020 06:27 IST