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Highlights: Odisha caps price of Covid-19 RT PCR tests at 400, cheapest in I

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state in the country, with more than 1.8 million cases. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are next, with each having less than 1 million virus cases.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 03, 2020 05:13 IST
Highlights: Odisha caps price of Covid-19 RT PCR tests at ₹400, cheapest in I
A health worker conducts a coronavirus test, from the collected swab samples.

A total of 36,604 new Covid-19 infections were logged in the last 24 hours as the country's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reached 9,499,413, the Union health ministry's data showed on Wednesday. The active cases continue fell below 430,000 while recoveries crossed 8.9 million. Delhi, the epicentre of the country's recent surge of new Covid-19 cases, on Wednesday logged 3,944 new cases and 82 deaths, as per Delhi govt's data, taking the capital city's overall tally to 578,324 including 9,342 deaths.

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Meanwhile, officials in the United States, the world's worst-affected country, on Tuesday unveiled plans to vaccinate millions of Americans as early as mid-December. Officials said as many as 20 million people could be vaccinated by the end of 2020, and by mid-2021 most Americans will have access to highly effective vaccines.

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11:29 AM IST

Latvia extends Covid-19 'emergency situation' till January 11

Latvian PM Krisjanis Karins has announced extension of the country's Covid-19 'emergency situation' till January 11, as part of its pandemic response.

11:06 AM IST

Brazil unveils four-stage preliminary vaccination plan

Brazil's health ministry has said indigenous people, health workers and those aged 75 years and older will be at the front of the line to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of a preliminary plan.

10:34 AM IST

181 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths in Jharkhand

Jharkhand on Tuesday recorded 181 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths. Total cases reach 109,332 including 969 deaths.

10:10 AM IST

17,270 new Covid-19 cases and 487 deaths in Germany

Germany recorded 17,270 new Covid-19 cases and 487 deaths, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) showed on Wednesday. Total tally reaches 1,084,743 including 17,123 deaths.

09:41 AM IST

India registers 36,604 new Covid-19 cases

India's Covid-19 tally reaches 9,499,413 after 36,604 new cases logged in last 24 hours. Death toll at 138,122 after 501 fresh fatalities.

09:16 AM IST

142,445,949 samples tested thus far for Covid-19: ICMR

Total number of samples tested up tp 1st December is 142,445,949 including 1,096,651 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

09:04 AM IST

Mexico set to sign deal for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

Mexico's deputy health minister on Tuesday said the government was due to sign a contract on Wednesday with pharmaceutical company Pfizer for the delivery of its coronavirus vaccine.

08:40 AM IST

630 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths in Punjab on December 1

Punjab recorded 630 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths on Tuesday. Total tally reaches 152,709 with 4,821 deaths.

08:12 AM IST

22 new Covid-19 cases in Mizoram

Mizoram reported 22 new Covid-19 cases on December 1, taking state's tally to 3,869. 3,572 recoveries, 291 active cases and six deaths in state at present.

08:01 AM IST

BJP MP Sunny Deol tests Covid-19 positive: Official

BJP MP Sunny Deol tests positive for Covid-19, confirms Dr. Ranjeet Thakur, Block Medical Officer, Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

07:45 AM IST

Mexico's Covid-19 deaths cross 106,000

Mexico's death toll due to Covid-19 reached 106,765 after the country's health ministry reported 825 fresh fatalities on Tuesday. Total cases at 1,122,362 after 8,819 new infections logged.

07:22 AM IST

Conducting 1 million Covid-19 tests daily: Health ministry

Daily new cases remain below 50,000 as a million tests conducted daily: Union health ministry.

First published: Dec 02, 2020 07:07 IST