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Highlights: Delhi records 6,396 new Covid-19 cases, 99 deaths in last 24 hours

In India, the downward trend continues as the number of daily recoveries remained higher than the number of daily cases for the 44th consecutive day.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 18, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: Delhi records 6,396 new Covid-19 cases, 99 deaths in last 24 hours
Police officers wearing protective masks watch as a man has a swab taken by a medical technician at a mobile Covid-19 testing van in New Delhi. (Bloomberg)

The number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases worldwide soared to 54,826,773 as the virus continues to infect thousands of people across the world. While the number of people succumbing to the disease stood at 1,323,093.

While the Covid gloom fails to be controlled, there was good news on the vaccine front. Moderna Inc said its Covid-19 vaccine was almost 95% effective in a late-stage trial, another sign of progress in the hunt for tools to fight the pandemic. This is the second vaccine in development with more than 90% effectiveness rate.

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Meanwhile, in the United States infection continued to spike as more states imposed lockdown and measures restrictions to curb the spread.

President-elect Joe Biden said curbing the outbreak is key to the US recovery and called for business and government to work together.

In Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel fell short in a push for tougher restrictions. Sweden is introducing its tightest rules yet as cases spike, and France’s health minister said the country is regaining control of the epidemic thanks to the latest national lockdown.

While in India, the downward trend continues as the number of daily recoveries remained higher than the number of daily cases for the 44th consecutive day. Continuing the downward trend in daily infection, the number of daily infection also remained below 50,000.

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11:54 PM IST

BMC puts curbs on mass Chhath Puja celebration in Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday put restrictions on mass celebration of Chhath Puja at natural water bodies Mumbai and asked devotees to avoid crowding in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the past, the annual festival used to see large numbers of devotees thronging prominent beaches, river banks and other water bodies, reports PTI.

11:41 PM IST

Global Covid-19 tally crosses 15 million: AFP

The number of coronavirus infections in Europe climbed past 15 million on Tuesday, according to an AFP tally from official sources. Globally more than 55 million cases have been registered since the pandemic began early in the year.

11:29 PM IST

1,721 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh's coronavirus count climbed to 2,13,365 on Tuesday after 1,721 more people were detected with the infection, while the number recovered cases reached 1,92,181, an official said, reports PTI.

10:58 PM IST

Jharkhand records 261 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths today

10:13 PM IST

Delhi registers 6,396 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 13.04%

Delhi records 6,396 Covid-19 cases and 99 deaths in last 24 hours. The total active cases in the capital now stands at 42,004, as per Delhi health bulletin.

10:02 PM IST

While Kejriwal seeks lockdown permission for markets, Delhi's Sarojini Nagar all cramped

09:11 PM IST

Covid-19: 2,450 new cases, 25 more fatalities reported in Haryana

Haryana on Tuesday reported 2,450 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally in the state to 2,04,477, while 25 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,063, according to the state health department's daily bulletin.

09:03 PM IST

With 2,840 fresh Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra's tally rises to 17,52,509

With 2,840 fresh Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra's tally rises to 17,52,509; 68 deaths take toll to 46,102: state health department.

08:37 PM IST

People coming from Delhi to Noida to be randomly tested for Covid-19 from Wednesday

People coming from Delhi to Noida to be randomly tested for Covid-19 from Wednesday: Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas L Y

07:41 PM IST

Delay in signing Covid vaccine contract with Europe will delay deliveries: Moderna CEO

Moderna CEO says delay in signing Covid vaccine contract with Europe will delay deliveries

07:38 PM IST

163 new cases push Nagaland's Covid-19 tally to 10,188

Nagaland's Covid-19 tally rose to 10,188 on Tuesday as 163 more people tested positive for the infection, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

06:56 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh reports 922 new Covid-19 cases

Madhya Pradesh reports 922 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths and 848 recoveries today, as per the State Health Department

Total cases in the State now stand at 1,85,446 including 3,102 deaths and 1,73,284 recoveries

Active cases at 9,060

06:55 PM IST

Re-start post pandemic will not be possible without a reset of mindset, process and practices: PM Modi

Re-start post pandemic will not be possible without a reset of mindset, process and practices: PM Modi at Bloomberg Summit.

06:28 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 2,194 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

Rajasthan reports 2,194 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths and 1,834 recoveries/discharges today.

Total cases in the state rise to 2,30,180 including 2,089 deaths and 2,09,058 recoveries/discharges.

Active cases stand at 19,033

06:25 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 1,652 new Covid-19 cases

Tamil Nadu reports 1,652 new Covid-19 cases, 2,314 discharges, and 18 deaths today.

Total positive cases in the State rise to 7,61,568 including 7,34,970 discharges and 11,513 deaths.

Active cases stand at 15,085.

First published: Nov 17, 2020 06:33 IST