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Highlights: Govt says adverse events at trials won't affect Covid-19 vaccine

India continues to be the second worst-hit country after the United States and is immediately ahead of Brazil. Russia and France, meanwhile, are the fourth and fifth worst-affected countries respectively.

By Srivatsan K C | Updated: Dec 02, 2020 07:07 IST
Highlights: Govt says adverse events at trials won't affect Covid-19 vaccine

India’s tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reached 9,462,809 on Tuesday, with 31,118 new infections logged in the last 24 hours, as per the Union health ministry’s data. On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a virtual meeting with Covid-19 vaccine developing teams from Pune’s Gennova Biopharmaceuticals and Hyderabad-based firms Biological E Limited and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited. PM Modi appreciated the efforts being taken by scientists in these companies to come out with a vaccine, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

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In Delhi, meanwhile, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government reduced the cost of RT-PCR test from 2,400 to 800 to ensure maximum people can avail the much reliable testing facility. The development came just hours after chief minister Kejriwal tweeted he had given directions to reduce the RT-PCR test rates. The national capital has emerged as the epicentre of the country’s recent surge of Covid-19 cases.

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12:19 PM IST

Argentina reports 5,726 new Covid-19 cases

Argentina's health ministry has said the country on Monday recorded 5,726 new Covid-19 cases taking the national count to 1,424,533. Death toll reaches 38,370 after 257 new fatalities.

11:39 AM IST

Positivity rate gradually declining in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

The positivity rate is gradually declining. The rate of RT-PCR test has also been decreased from 2,400 to 800 while home sampling will cost 1,200. Central govt. allotted labs are taking more than 24 hrs in providing reports: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

11:11 AM IST

Germany logs 13,604 new cases of Covid-19

Germany's Covid-19 tally reaches 1,067,473 after 13,604 new cases, as per Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Death toll at 16,636 after 388 fresh fatalities.

10:55 AM IST

141,349,298 Covid-19 tests conducted thus far: ICMR

141,349,298 tested up to 30 November 2020. 969,322 samples tested on 30 November 2020: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

10:40 AM IST

Telangana's Covid-19 tally crosses 270,000

Telangana's Covid-19 tally reaches 270,318 after 502 cases recorded on November 30.

10:10 AM IST

22 new Covid-19 cases in Mizoram

Mizoram's Covid-19 tally reaches 3,847 after 22 new cases logged on November 30. 3,499 recoveries, 343 active cases and five deaths here thus far.

09:40 AM IST

Recoveries near 9 million, active cases below 450,000

41,985 new recoveries take total recoveries to 8,889,585. Active cases at 435,603.

09:30 AM IST

India records 31,118 new Covid-19 cases

India's Covid-19 count reaches 9,462,809 with 31,118 new cases in last 24 hours. 482 deaths take death toll to 137,621.

09:19 AM IST

Mexico's rising Covid-19 trend 'very worrisome': WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has termed as 'very worrisome,' the Covid-19 situation in Mexico. At nearly 106,000 the country has the world's fourth-highest death toll due to the virus.

08:50 AM IST

Gujarat nears 4,000 Covid-19 deaths

Gujarat recorded 1,502 new Covid-19 cases on Monday taking its total tally to 209,780. Death toll at 3,989 with 20 fresh fatalities.

08:23 AM IST

First 2 Covid-19 vaccines in coming weeks, says US health secretary

US health secretary Alex Azar has said the first two Covid-19 vaccines could be available before Christmas. Covid-19 vaccines of Pfizer Inc and Moderna will most likely receive emergency use authorisation in coming days.

07:58 AM IST

Turkey announces its 'most widespread' lockdown

Turkey has extended curfews to weeknights and put a full lockdown in place over the weekends in what is its 'most widespread' lockdown yet.

07:28 AM IST

Total Covid-19 tests have crossed 14 crore: Health ministry

Total tests conducted cross the threshold of 14 crore: Health ministry

07:08 AM IST

Mexico's Covid-19 tally reaches 1,113,543

Mexico's health ministry has said the country recorded 6,472 new Covid-19 cases and 285 deaths. Total tally reaches 1,113,543 including 105,940 deaths.

First published: Dec 01, 2020 07:02 IST