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.
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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.
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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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
First published: Nov 17, 2020 06:33 IST