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.
Thailand records 155 new Covid cases
Thailand confirmed 155 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the majority of which were locally transmitted infections, the public health ministry said, reports Reuters.
India touches new single-day low, records 16,432 new cases, 252 deaths
India reports 16,432 new COVID-19 cases, 24,900 recoveries, and 252 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
Total cases: 1,02,24,303
Active cases: 2,68,581
Total recoveries: 98,07,569
Death toll: 1,48,153 pic.twitter.com/gPTZWjXkWm
Samples of 6 UK returnees tested positive for new coronavirus strain in India
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Covid-19 hospitalizations in France rise
Hospitalisations for Covid-19 continued to rise on Monday in France as President Emmanuel Macron and some senior cabinet ministers are to review the health situation on Tuesday amid another surge in cases that has spurred fears of a third lockdown in the country, reports Reuters.
South Korea to get Moderna's Covid vaccine for 20 million people
South Korea on Tuesday said it will sign a deal with Moderna Inc to offer Covid-19 vaccines for 20 million people, Yonhap news agency reported citing the presidential office, reports Reuters.
Mexico reports 5,996 new coronavirus cases
Mexico's health ministry on Monday reported 5,996 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 429 additional fatalities, bringing country totals to 1,389,430 cases and 122,855 deaths, reports Reuters.
Covid norms flouted in Guj BJP Taluka chief's nephew wedding, case registered against 11
Valsad: More than 100 people gathered at a wedding function of BJP Dharampur Taluka chief's nephew.— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2020
"COVID-19 guidelines were flouted at the sangeet ceremony. Case has been registered against 11 people & 8 were arrested," says Police. #Gujarat (28.12) pic.twitter.com/dnLDjUP4aT
First published: Dec 29, 2020 05:50 IST