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Friday, Dec 04, 2020

Highlights: New lockdown in England may extend beyond a month, says UK govt

As per Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, India's case fatality rate is below 1.5% with over 23 states and UTs' CFR being even below this national average.

By | Updated: Nov 02, 2020 06:40 IST
Highlights: New lockdown in England may extend beyond a month, says UK govt
A medical worker takes sample from a man to test for coronavirus infection) during the lockdown, at in Kolkata, West Bengal, Monday, April 20, 2020. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

Coronavirus tally in India has crossed 8.1 million. In the last 24 hours, the country has recorded 46,963 fresh cases of Covid-19. As per the Union health ministry’s dashboard, there are 5,70,458 active cases in India, 74,91,513 patients have recovered and 1,22,111 deaths have been recorded in total.

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan in a tweet yesterday said that India has seen significant success in the collective fight against coronavirus and that the country's case fatality rate is below 1.5% with over 23 states and UTs' CFR being even below this national average.

Meanwhile, England will be entering a month long lockdown from Thursday to contain the virus, as announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday.

06:51 PM IST

Manipur registers 248 new Covid-19 cases, recovery rate at 80.34%

06:28 PM IST

Rajasthan records 1,754 fresh Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths

06:04 PM IST

Kerala reports 7,025 new Covid-19 infection cases, takes number of active cases to 89,675

05:05 PM IST

Britain starts accelerated review for AstraZeneca's potential Covid-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc said on Sunday Britain's health regulator had started the accelerated rolling review of its potential Covid-19 vaccine. In rolling reviews, regulators are able to see clinical data in real time and have dialogue with drug makers on manufacturing processes and trials to accelerate the approval process, reports Reuters.

04:38 PM IST

As part of Covid-19 lockdown, England to ban overseas travel for leisure

Overseas travel from England that’s not related to work will be prohibited to help curb a resurgence of the coronavirus, throwing airlines into a fresh crisis, reports Bloomberg.

03:47 PM IST

Lockdown ordered in England to contain Covid-19 spread could be extended: UK cabinet minister

The one-month lockdown for England announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this weekend could be extended as Britain struggles to contain a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior cabinet member said on Sunday, reports Reuters.

03:27 PM IST

Bihar records 777 fresh Covid-19 cases, total active cases in state now stands at 8,639

02:47 PM IST

Mumbai Police arrests 196 people for alleged violation of Covid-19 lockdown guidelines in Andheri

Mumbai Police arrested 196 people from a bar and a pub in suburban Andheri in the wee hours of Sunday for allegedly violating the Covid-19 lockdown guidelines, a police official said, reports PTI.

02:17 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh records 100 new Covid-19 cases

At least 100 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally in the state to 14,852, a senior official said on Sunday, reports PTI.

01:57 PM IST

Australia records first day of zero Covid-19 cases on Sunday

Australia on Sunday recorded its first day with no local cases of coronavirus transmission since June even as a growing number of countries impose renewed measures to stem the resurgent pandemic, reports Bloomberg.

01:38 PM IST

Odisha reports 1,709 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths in last 24 hours

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Odisha rose to 2,91,825, including 2,75,749 recoveries, 14,692 active cases & 1,331 deaths after 1,709 new cases, 11 deaths and 1,911 recoveries were reported in last 24 hours, says Govt of Odisha, reports ANI.

12:47 PM IST

India shows a steady decline in Covid-19 active cases

11:32 AM IST

Total number of samples tested up to 31st October is 10,98,87,303 including 10,91,239 samples tested yesterday: ICMR

11:32 AM IST

Telangana records 1,416 new Covid-19 cases, takes total tally to 2,40,048

First published: Nov 01, 2020 10:03 IST