Highlights: Delhi logs 703 new cases, 28 deaths
On Monday, India reported 20,021 new Covid-19 cases and 279 fatalities, as per the Union health ministry.
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India has been showing a declining trend in the number of active coronavirus cases reported everyday. On Monday, the country reported 20,021 new Covid-19 cases and 279 fatalities, as per the Union health ministry. The active caseload of coronavirus remained below 3 lakh on Monday too. While the number of new cases in the country are declining, the Union home ministry on Monday extended the guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution against the virus till January 2021.
The extension of the existing guidelines against the coronavirus comes in the backdrop of the recently discovered new variant of the virus in the UK. Many who have returned from the UK have been reported to be coronavirus positive hence raising alarms.
More than 80 million people have been infected by the coronavirus worldwide. The surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Georgia, US has exhausted the healthcare facilities with more than 4,000 hospitalization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data on Monday also showed that more than 2 million people have been administered with the coronavirus vaccine in the US, reported ANI.
UK registers record 53,135 new cases
The UK registered its highest single day spike of coronavirus infections with 53,135 new cases.
Jharkhand reports 230 new cases, five deaths
Jharkhand reported 230 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 1,14,650. The death toll after five new fatalities stands at 1,025.
Jharkhand reported 230 new COVID-19 cases, 203 recoveries and 5 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
The total number of cases now stands at 1,14,650 including 1,12,021 recoveries, 1,025 deaths and 1,604 active cases: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/odQOKcORZF
Himachal Pradesh reports 214 new cases
Himachal Pradesh reported 214 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 54,894. The death toll currently stands at 913.
The total number of #COVID19 cases in Himachal Pradesh rises to 54,894 with 214 new #COVID19 cases, 552 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours.— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
Total Active Cases: 3,338
Total recovered cases: 50,596
Total deaths: 913 pic.twitter.com/snLeS8k73M
BMC quarantines 361 international passengers in Mumbai
"664 passengers arrived from Europe and Middle East yesterday of which 361 were quarantined at Mumbai and 254 were sent to other States. 49 of them were exempted from institutional quarantine," the BMC said.
34 international passengers sampled: Chandigarh Health Department
"Out of the 95 passengers under surveillance, 35 arrived in India in Chandigarh between 9th-23rd Dec. Out of these one has gone back to US. All the remaining 34 have been sampled. Out of these 25 are negative by RT-PCR. Result of the remaining 9 is awaited," the Chandigarh Health Department said.
Delhi logs 703 new cases, 28 deaths
The national capital recorded 703 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 6,24,118. The death toll after 28 new fatalities stands at 10,502.
Delhi reports 703 new #COVID19 cases, 850 recoveries and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
Total cases: 6,24,118
Total recoveries: 6,07,494
Death toll: 10,502
Active cases: 6,122 pic.twitter.com/dmb3tJIEiX
Uttarakhand extends Covid guidelines until January 31
The Uttarakhand government has extended coronavirus until January 31 saying, "In view of fresh surge in cases globally & emergence of new variant of virus in the United Kingdom, there is need to maintain caution & strict surveillance."
Karnataka reports 662 new cases, four deaths
Karnataka reported 662 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 9,17,571. The death toll after four new fatalities stands at 12,074.
Gujarat reports 804 new cases, seven deaths
Gujarat reported 804 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,43,459. The death toll after seven new fatalities stands at 4,295.
Andhra Pradesh reports 324 new cases, two deaths
Andhra Pradesh reports 324 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 8,81,599. The death toll after two new fatalities stands at 7,100.
Andhra Pradesh reports 326 new #COVID19 cases, 364 recoveries & 2 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 8,81,599, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
Recovered Cases: 8,71,116
Active Cases: 3,383
Total Deaths: 7,100 pic.twitter.com/TjArGww2WY
Rajasthan reports 626 new cases, six deaths
Rajasthan reported 626 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 3,06,784. The death toll after six new fatalities stands at 2,683.
Rajasthan reported 626 new #COVID19 cases, 6 deaths and 1,149 recoveries/discharges today.— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
Total cases: 3,06,784
Death toll: 2,683
Total recoveries/discharges: 2,93,888
Active cases: 10,213 pic.twitter.com/Mp0NwHGieb
BMC directs all Mumbai schools to be closed until January 15
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has directed all schools in Mumbai to be closed until January 15.
Maharashtra reports 3,018 new cases, 68 deaths
Maharashtra reported 3,018 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 19,25,066. The death toll after 68 new fatalities stands at 49,373.
Maharashtra reports 3,018 new #COVID19 cases, 5,572 discharges, and 68 deaths today, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
Total cases: 19,25,066
Total recoveries: 18,20,021
Total active cases: 54,537
Total Deaths: 49,373
Recovery rate in the state is 94.54% pic.twitter.com/iqI4cpIEid
Kerala reports 5,887 new cases, 24 deaths
Kerala reported 5,887 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's active caseload to 64,861. 24 new fatalities were recorded and 5,029 new recoveries took the total number of recoveries to 6,81,397.
Manipur reports 36 new cases
Manipur reported 36 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's case tally to 28,096. The death toll currently stands at 353.
Manipur reported 36 new #COVID19 cases and 43 recoveries today, says State Health Department, Manipur— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
Total cases so far: 28,096
Total recoveries: 26,521
Active cases: 1,222
Total Deaths: 353 pic.twitter.com/6n2oCZUNh8
First published: Dec 29, 2020 05:50 IST