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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 | 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.

10:19 AM IST

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.

09:51 AM IST

India touches new single-day low, records 16,432 new cases, 252 deaths

09:37 AM IST

Samples of 6 UK returnees tested positive for new coronavirus strain in India

A total of 6 samples of 6 UK returnee persons have been found to be positive with the new U.K variant genome. 3 in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, 2 in CCMB, Hyderabad and 1 in NIV, Pune.

09:03 AM IST

More than 160 million samples tested for Covid-19 so far

08:12 AM IST

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.

07:38 AM IST

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.

06:58 AM IST

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.

06:30 AM IST

Covid norms flouted in Guj BJP Taluka chief's nephew wedding, case registered against 11

06:19 AM IST

J-K Police distributes Covid-19 kits in Uri

First published: Dec 29, 2020 05:50 IST