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Highlights: MHA extends Covid-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31, 2021

The coronavirus active caseload of India remained below 3 lakh on Monday as well with total active cases at 2,77,301.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 29, 2020 00:14 IST
Highlights: MHA extends Covid-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31, 2021
A health worker preserves a swab sample to test for coronavirus infection. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

India on Monday recorded 20,021 new coronavirus cases and 279 new deaths, as per the Union health ministry. The new infections took India's Covid-19 tally to 10,207,871.

The country's total recoveries stand at 97,82,669 with a national recovery rate of 95.83 per cent according to the official data provided by the health ministry. The steady decline in the number of new coronavirus cases is being continued, on Sunday lowest single day rise of 18,732 fresh coronavirus cases were reported, as per the official data.

The coronavirus active caseload of the country remained below 3 lakh on Monday as well with total active cases at 2,77,301.


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US President Donald Trump on Sunday signed the $900 billion pandemic relief package aimed at providing cash benefits to businesses and individuals. Brazilian vice president Hamilton Mourao has tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, reported ANI. Brazil is the third worst hit country from the coronavirus after the US and India. The new coronavirus variant found in the UK has been reported by many countries so far. South Korea has also been added to the list after it confirmed the first three cases of the new Covid strain, as per the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

10:46 PM IST

Punjab reports 269 new cases, 13 deaths

Punjab recorded 269 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's overall tally to 1,65,668. The death toll after 13 new fatalities stands at 5,312.

10:03 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh reports 945 new cases, 16 deaths

Uttar Pradesh recorded 945 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's overall case tally to 5,82,920. The death toll after 16 new fatalities stands at 8,322.

09:30 PM IST

Haryana reports 351 new cases, eight deaths

Haryana reported 351 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,61,258. The death toll after eight new fatalities stands at 2,882.

09:20 PM IST

May instruct concerned authorities for their active support to Health Ministry: Union Home Secy

The Union Home Secretary said that States and UTs could instruct concerned authorities for their active support to Health Ministry in identification, preparation of database, vaccine delivery, storage, security, shipment & vaccination of beneficiaries.

09:11 PM IST

Gujarat reports 810 cases, six deaths

Gujarat reported 810 coronavirus infections taking the state's tally to 2,42,655. Six more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,288.

08:37 PM IST

Mumbai reports 557 new cases, 12 deaths

Mumbai reported 557 new coronavirus infections, taking the city's tally to 2,91,471. The death toll after 12 new fatalities stands at 11,088.

08:30 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 798 new cases, seven deaths

Rajasthan reported 798 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 3,06,158. The death toll after seven new fatalities stands at 2,677.

07:25 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 2,498 new cases, 50 deaths

Maharashtra reported 2,498 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 19,22,048. 50 new fatalities were recorded as well.

07:23 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 1,005 new cases, 11 deaths

Tamil Nadu reported 1,005 new coronavirus infections taking the state's tally to 8,15,175. The death toll after 11 new fatalities stands at 12,080.

07:21 PM IST

MP reports 876 new cases, nine deaths

Madhya Pradesh reported 876 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,39,228. The death toll after nine new fatalities stands at 3,572.

07:17 PM IST

Manipur reports 31 new coronavirus infections

Manipur reported 31 new coronavirus infections taking the state's tally to 28,060. The death toll currently stands at 348.

07:11 PM IST

Karnataka reports 653 new cases, eight deaths

Karnataka reported 653 new coronavirus infections taking the state's tally to 9,16,909. The death toll after eight new fatalities rose to 12,070.

06:55 PM IST

Delhi reports 564 new cases, 21 deaths

The national capital reported 564 new coronavirus infections taking its overall tally up to 6,23,415. 21 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 10,474.

06:52 PM IST

MHA extends Covid-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31, 2021

The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the earlier guidelines for Covid-19 surveillance to remain in force up to 31st January 2021.

06:40 PM IST

Ashwini Kumar Choubey tests positive for coronavirus

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey has tested positive for coronavirus.

First published: Dec 28, 2020 10:08 IST