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Friday, Dec 04, 2020

Highlights: Maharashtra reports 6,059 new coronavirus cases

The global infection tally has reached 42.5 million with the maximum number of cases continuing to come from the United States at 8,571,943.

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Oct 26, 2020 05:39 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra reports 6,059 new coronavirus cases
Free rapid antigen Covid-19 test in Mobile bus by TMC near central ground in Thane on Friday, (Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

India’s active coronavirus cases dropped below the seven-lakh mark for the third day in a row on Sunday, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The total caseload has surpassed 7.8 million while the toll from the disease stands at 118,534.

As many as 7,078,123 people have recovered from the infection either home isolation or have been discharged from the hospital. Meanwhile, several states have promised to provide Covid-19 vaccine to the people for free.

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The global infection tally has reached 42.5 million with the maximum number of cases continuing to come from the United States at 8,571,943. The toll has risen to 1,148,943.

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09:18 PM IST

Delhi records 4,136 new Covid-19 cases

Delhi reports 4136 new Covid-19 cases, 3826 recoveries/discharges/migrations and 33 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Total cases here rise to 3,56,656, including 3,23,654 recoveries/discharges/migrations and 6258 deaths. Active cases 26,744.

07:59 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 6,059 new coronavirus cases

Maharashtra reports 6,059 new Covid-19 cases, 5,648 recoveries and 112 deaths, as per their Public Health Department.

The COVID tally of the state rises to 16,45,020, with 14,60,755 recoveries and 43,264 deaths. Active cases 1,40,486.

07:19 PM IST

Manipur reports 140 news Covid-19 cases

Manipur reports 140 new Covid-19 infections, taking total cases to 17,162 out of which 4,166 are active patients. Total deaths 139.

07:05 PM IST

Karnataka reports 4,439 Covid-19 cases

Karnataka reports 4439 new Covid-19 cases, 32 deaths and 10,106 discharges in the last 24 hours.

Total cases in the state rise to 8,02,817, including 7,10,843 discharges and 10,905 deaths. Active cases 81,050.

07:05 PM IST

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests positive for Covid-19

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests positive for Covid-19, says he will continue to work from isolation.

"I have tested Covid-19 positive. Asymptomatic.Feeling very much alright.Have alerted those who came in contact in recent days.Will continue to work from isolation. Work in RBI will go on normally. I am in touch with all Dy. Govs and other officers through VC and telephone," Das tweeted.

02:14 PM IST

Indonesia reports 3,732 new coronavirus infections, 94 deaths

Indonesia reported 3,732 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, official data from the health ministry showed, taking the country's total number of cases to 389,712. The data showed that the country had 94 additional deaths from the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 13,299.

01:15 PM IST

Melbourne holds off on easing amid new outbreak

A Covid-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia's Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state awaits results on 3,000 people who were tested in the city's north in the past 24 hours.

12:04 PM IST

66 new cases push Arunachal's Covid-19 tally to 14,211

A health official in Arunachal Pradesh said that single day single-day recoveries

in the northeastern state continue to outnumber new Covid-19 cases, as 168 more people were cured of the disease while 66 fresh infections were reported in on Sunday.

10:57 AM IST

Covid-19 pandemic has pushed back luxury car segment in India by 5-7 yrs: Audi

The coronavirus pandemic has hit hard the luxury car segment in India, taking it back by five to seven years, and it will take two to three years to reach the levels witnessed around 2014-2015, according to a top official of German auto major Audi.

10:48 AM IST

Mexico's legendary masked wrestlers seek new ways to keep fighting

Mexico's famed masked wrestlers are trying to get their coronavirus-hit sport off the canvas by taking their colorful fights to a small island nestled in the heart of Mexico City's popular Xochimilco canals.

10:10 AM IST

Jharkhand reports 383 new Covid-19 cases, 2 fresh fatalities

Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 99,428 on Sunday as 383 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 864, he said.

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 86, followed by Dhanbad (50) and East Singhbhum (48), the official said.

09:34 AM IST

India’s daily cases drop below 51,000

India recorded a jump of only 50,129 new coronavirus cases and 578 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total caseload to 7,864,811.

09:03 AM IST

Biden and Trump show sharp contrast as Covid-19 hits swing states

President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden gave starkly contrasting messages on Saturday about the coronavirus pandemic, taking their campaigns for the White House on the road to swing states where Covid-19 cases are surging again. Trump addressed a few thousand supporters at a tightly packed, in-person, outdoor rally in North Carolina, one of the battleground states in the Nov. 3 election.

Biden, a former vice president, addressed supporters in vehicles at two drive-in rallies in Pennsylvania and warned of a grim winter ahead.

08:51 AM IST

France reports record of over 45,000 new coronavirus cases in a day

France logged 45,422 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a new record, after reporting 42,032 on Friday. The health ministry data also showed that 138 people had died from coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 34,645.

08:41 AM IST

Mike Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus

Marc Short, the chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the vice president said on Saturday.

First published: Oct 25, 2020 07:52 IST