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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.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 29, 2020 23:54 IST
Highlights: Delhi logs 703 new cases, 28 deaths
Doctors from NMMC and Terna Hospital on door to door mass screening at a Covid-19 containment zone at in Navi Mumbai on Saturday (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)

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.


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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.

10:58 PM IST

UK registers record 53,135 new cases

The UK registered its highest single day spike of coronavirus infections with 53,135 new cases.

10:51 PM IST

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.

09:59 PM IST

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.

09:53 PM IST

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.

09:50 PM IST

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.

08:51 PM IST

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.

08:14 PM IST

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."

08:09 PM IST

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.

08:04 PM IST

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.

07:56 PM IST

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.

07:22 PM IST

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.

07:11 PM IST

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.

07:08 PM IST

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.

07:02 PM IST

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.

06:59 PM IST

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.

First published: Dec 29, 2020 05:50 IST