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Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

Highlights: 1,790 new Covid-19 cases, 11 new fatalities in Rajasthan in a day

As per the union health ministry, India is reporting a steady decline in active coronavirus infections but a spurt of cases is seen in Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 02, 2020 06:45 IST
Highlights: 1,790 new Covid-19 cases, 11 new fatalities in Rajasthan in a day
A worker wearing gloves, a face shield, a mask, and other PPE administers a Covid-19 test at a King County coronavirus testing site in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle.

After recovering from the first wave of coronavirus, the world is setting to return to lockdowns as the number of global cases has crossed 44 million. Germany is looking forward to partial shutdown of bars and restaurants, France may enter into a fresh month-long lockdown.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases in New Delhi breached the 5,000-mark yesterday, with the national capital recording 5,673 cases in 24 hours. As per the union health ministry, the country is reporting a steady decline in active coronavirus infections but a spurt of cases is seen in Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, TAndhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

India recorded 49,881 cases on Wednesday with 517 deaths. The total cases include 603,687 active cases, 7,315,989 recoveries and 120,527 deaths.

Currently total active cases in the country constitute to 7.65%.

11:22 PM IST

1,790 new Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan, 11 more die

Rajasthan recorded 11 more deaths due to Covid-19 on Thursday, raising the toll to 1,888, while 1,790 fresh cases brought the infection count to 1,93,419 in the state, according to a health department bulletin.

The state has 15,554 active cases of the novel coronavirus.

10:25 PM IST

Jharkhand reports 395 new Covid-19 cases in a day

Jharkhand reported 395 new Covid-19 cases, 461 recoveries and 3 deaths today. Total number of cases now stands at 100,964 including 94,787 recoveries, 883 deaths and 5,294 active cases, informs state health department.

08:44 PM IST

Delhi records highest single say spike in Covid-19 infection

Delhi recorded 5,739 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday in a highest single day spike. The number of fresh fatalities was at 27, which pushed the death toll to 6,423.

07:23 PM IST

India conducts more than 10.65 crores tests for Covid-19

The cumulative number of Covid-19 tests conducted in India, crossed 10.65 crores on Thursday. In the last 24 hours, the country conducted as many as as 10,75,760 tests for Covid-19, said government of India.

Nearly 11 lakh tests have been conducted daily on an average during the past six weeks, it also said.

05:41 PM IST

All educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from November 2

All educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from November 2 in three phases.

State chief secretary Neelam Sawhney issued orders to this effect. She said all the schools from Class 1 to Class 12, besides undergraduate and post-graduate colleges would be opened with all precautionary measures in place in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

05:27 PM IST

Russian Covid-19 vaccines are efficient: Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday vouched for Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik-V, developed by the country. Russian Covid-19 vaccines are efficient, said Putin.

He also said that Russia hoped to start mass vaccinations by the end of the year.

04:47 PM IST

Maharashtra government extends ongoing lockdown till Nov 30

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday extended the ongoing lockdown by another month as infections continue to rise in the state. It will now remain in effect till November 30.

04:25 PM IST

Patients carry Covid virus even after recovering?

Some recovered Covid-19 patients may still carry the coronavirus, according to a new study which recommends that people leaving quarantine avoid close contact with others, wear a face mask, and possibly undergo an additional test to confirm if they are free of the virus.

04:10 PM IST

Singapore to lift border restrictions from China, Victoria state

Singapore will lift border restrictions for visitors from mainland China and Victoria State in Australia from November 6 as both regions “have comprehensive public health surveillance systems and displayed successful control over the spread of the Covid-19 virus,” according to a statement from the city-state’s civil aviation authority.

03:19 PM IST

India, UK strike new Covid-19 research deal

India and the UK have clinched new partnerships to boost bilateral cooperation on combating the coronavirus pandemic as part of the 10th UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD), held virtually following the Covid-19 lockdown and travel constraints.

02:31 PM IST

Russia reports record high of 366 Covid-19 deaths

Russia's daily tally of coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 17,717 on Thursday, including 4,906 in Moscow, taking the national total to 1,581,693 since the pandemic began, reports Reuters.

01:49 PM IST

20 school students among 49 new Covid-19 patients in Mizoram

Mizoram's Covid-19 tally rose to 2,656 on Thursday as 49 more people, including 20 school students, tested positive for the infection, a health official said, reports PTI

01:08 PM IST

Maharashtra Police Covid-19 tally reaches 26,395 with 95 new cases

12:33 PM IST

Germany, France to shut down bars, restaurants to curb Covid-19 spread

Germany and France will clamp down on movement for at least a month, coming close to the stringent lockdowns in the spring as Europe seeks to regain control of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg.

11:25 AM IST

Arunachal Pradesh registers 108 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushes total to 14,580

Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally rose to 14,580 on Thursday as 108 more people, including three security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said, reports PTI.

First published: Oct 29, 2020 07:29 IST