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Highlights: 3,012 fresh cases push Bengal’s Covid-19 tally to 434,563

In Hong Kong, authorities rallied to tighten restrictions after a rise in locally transmitted cases. Cases in Malaysia and Japan are also grew by more than 1,000 a day. South Korea reported the most infections in 11 weeks.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 17, 2020 00:13 IST
Highlights: 3,012 fresh cases push Bengal’s Covid-19 tally to 434,563
Street musicians perform in front of a store that has a For Rent sign, in down town Mexico City. (Reuters)

The World Health Organisation confirmed 660,905 new infections in a day as the global infection continued to break records. The number of infection worldwide has reached at 54,299,446, as per the figures by John Hopkins University. While 1,315,897 others succumbed to the disease.

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In the United States, worst-affected by Covid-19, the total caseload has surpassed 11 million cases with infections topping 100,000 for an 11th straight day. In view of the outbreak, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a three-week partial lockdown for her state.

While in Hong Kong, authorities rallied to tighten restrictions after a rise in locally transmitted cases. Cases in Malaysia and Japan are also grew by more than 1,000 a day. South Korea reported the most infections in 11 weeks.

Meanwhile, Germany warned of “considerable restrictions” over the next four to five months, while Austria plans mass-testing of its entire population.

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11:47 PM IST

Italy calls in warzone doctor to sort out Calabria Covid-19 crisis

The Italian government on Monday called upon one of the country's leading emergency healthcare experts, who usually operates in warzones, to help sort out a growing coronavirus health crisis in the southern region of Calabria, reports Reuters.

11:29 PM IST

Vaccine roll out could cause US dollar to fall 20% in 2021: Report

The widespread distribution of vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing monetary easing could cause the US dollar to weaken as much as 20% next year, Citibank said on Monday, reports Reuters.

11:14 PM IST

3,012 fresh cases push Bengal’s Covid-19 tally to 434,563

The Covid-19 toll in West Bengal mounted to 7,714 on Monday with 53 more people succumbing to the virus, a bulletin released by the health department said. With 3,012 fresh cases, the state's coronavirus tally climbed to 4,34,563, it added, reports PTI.

11:05 PM IST

WHO reports 65 staff infections since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday there had been 65 Covid-19 cases among its staff worldwide since the start of the pandemic. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday marked his return from quarantine after being exposed to the infection in early November, reports Reuters.

10:59 PM IST

Assam reports 186 new Covid-19 cases and 405 new discharges today

Assam reports 186 new Covid-19 cases and 405 new discharges today.

Total cases in the state rise to 2,10,454, including 2,06,041 discharges and 964 deaths.

Active cases stand at 3,446.

10:35 PM IST

Total number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi stands at 4,89,202

3,797 new positive cases 3,560 recoveries and 99 deaths reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi stands at 4,89,202 including 40,128 active cases, 4,41,361 recoveries and 7,713 deaths

10:17 PM IST

Encouraging Covid vaccine news, but no time for complacency: WHO

WHO hails 'encouraging' Covid vaccine news, but says no 'time for complacency'

10:11 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh reports 443 new Covid-19 positive cases

Himachal Pradesh reports 443 new Covid-19 positive cases, 539 cured and 8 deaths cases in the last 24 hours.

Total cases in the state rise to 30,156, including 6,775 active cases, 22,910 recoveries & 443 deaths

09:04 PM IST

Punjab reports 445 new Covid-19 cases, 570 discharges and 23 death today

Punjab reports 445 new Covid-19 cases, 570 discharges and 23 death today.

Total cases in the state rise to 1,42,082, including 1,32,001 recoveries and 4480 deaths.

Active cases stand at 5601.

08:55 PM IST

Multi-disciplinary teams are constituted to visit all private hospitals in Delhi: MHA

Multi-disciplinary teams are constituted to visit all private hospitals in Delhi to check status of compliance of various directions issued by Union Health Ministry for testing and treating Covid patients and of Govt of Delhi to contain the spread of Covid-19: Ministry of Home Affairs

08:28 PM IST

West Bengal's Covid-19 death toll jumps to 7,714

West Bengal's Covid-19 death toll jumps to 7,714 with 53 more fatalities; 3,012 fresh cases push tally to 4,34,563: Health Dept.

08:14 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 1,725 new Covid-19 cases

Tamil Nadu on Monday reported 1,725 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 7,59,916, while the death toll touched 11,495 with 17 more fatalities.

08:00 PM IST

Mumbai reports 409 new Covid-19 cases

Mumbai reports 409 new Covid-19 cases, 529 recoveries/discharges and 12 deaths today.

Total cases here rise to 2,70,113, including 2,45,774 recoveries/discharges and 10,582 deaths.

Active cases stand at 9807.

07:39 PM IST

With 926 new Covid-19 cases, Gujarat's tally rises to 1,89,236

With 926 new Covid-19 cases, Gujarat's tally rises to 1,89,236; five deaths take toll to 3,808: state health department.

06:53 PM IST

Congress MP Manish Tewari tests positive for Covid-19

Congress MP and former Union minister Manish Tewari on Monday said he has tested positive for Covid-19.

Tewari got himself tested after running mild fever.

First published: Nov 16, 2020 06:40 IST