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Highlights: Delhi reports 3,188 new Covid-19 cases, 3,307 recoveries

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By Karan Manral,Nilavro Ghosh | Updated: Dec 09, 2020 00:09 IST
Highlights: Delhi reports 3,188 new Covid-19 cases, 3,307 recoveries
Health workers in PPE coveralls during coronavirus (Covid-19) testing.

India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed 9.7 million after the Union health ministry on Tuesday reported under 30,000 new infections-26,567-from the preceding 24 hours. Most significantly, the number of active continued to stay below 400,000 after falling below that mark on Monday for the first time since July. Also on Monday, the health ministry said the country, in the past week, had logged one of the lowest number of Covid-19 cases per million population in the world-186.

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On Monday, Delhi, the national capital, which had been the epicentre of the country’s recent surge in Covid-19 cases, logged a total of 1,674 new infections and 63 deaths, the Delhi government’s official health bulletin showed. The total number of cases in the city reached 593,924 including 9,706 fatalities due to the virus. The number of recoveries and active cases, meanwhile, are 561,732 and 22,486 respectively. Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the city’s positivity rate had plummeted to 3.15%, which, he said, is the lowest positivity rate in six months.

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11:42 PM IST

Mexico to launch Covid-19 vaccinations this month

Mexico plans to being vaccinating its people against Covid-19 at the end of the third week of December, starting with health workers, the government announced Tuesday, reports AP

10:23 PM IST

West Bengal reports 2,941 fresh cases, 49 deaths

West Bengal reported 2,491 new coronavirus infections taking the state's tally to 5,07,995 including 23,750 active cases. Death toll stood at 8,820 after 49 new fatalities.

09:53 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 4,026 new coronavirus infections, 53 deaths

Maharashtra reports 4,026 new Covid-19 cases, 6,365 discharges and 53 deaths today. Total cases stand at 18,59,367 with 17,37,080 recoveries, 47,827 deaths and 73,374 active cases.

09:51 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 1,236 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths

Tamil Nadu reports 1,236 new coronavirus cases, taking infection count to 7,92,788. Death toll stands at 11,822 with 13 more fatalities, number of active cases 10,588.

09:46 PM IST

Oxford University/AstraZeneca first Covid vaccine makers to publish final-stage trial results in scientific journal

Oxford University and AstraZeneca are set to publish their final stage trial results for the coronavirus vaccine in a scientific journal.

09:18 PM IST

Assam records 94 new Covid-19 cases, 102 discharges

Assam recorded 94 new coronavirus infections taking the state's tally to 2,14,019 including 3,575 active cases and 997 deaths. 102 new discharges meant the total discharges in the state was 2,09,444.

09:08 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 1,604 new cases, 20 deaths

The western state's tally rose to 2,84,116 including 20,875 active cases after 1,604 new infections. Death toll in the state is currently at 2,468 after 20 new fatalities.

09:06 PM IST

Gujarat records 1,325 new Covid-19 cases, 15 deaths

Gujarat's total caseload rose to 2,21,493 after 1,325 new infections. Death toll after 15 new fatalities is at 4,110.

09:03 PM IST

Haryana records 1,391 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths

Haryana recorded 1,391 new Covid cases taking the state's tally to 2,46,679 including 2,32,108 recoveries and 11,947 active cases. Death toll after 13 new fatalities stands at 2,624.

09:01 PM IST

Punjab records 500 new Covid-19 cases, 30 deaths

Punjab's coronavirus case tally rose to 1,57,331 including 1,45,093 recoveries after the state reported 500 new infections. Death toll stands at 4,964 after 30 new fatalities. Active cases in the state currently stand at 7,274.

06:57 PM IST

Nagaland reports 61 new cases, one death

Nagaland's total Covid-19 caseload rose to 11,479 after the state reported 61 fresh infections. Number of active cases in the state is currently 628 with the death toll at 70 after one new fatality.

06:53 PM IST

Manipur reports 171 new infections, 2 deaths

Manipur reported 171 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 26,396 including 23,166 recoveries and 2,919 active cases. Current death toll is 311 after two new fatalities.

06:51 PM IST

Karnataka reports 1,280 new cases, 13 deaths

Karnataka reported 1,280 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 8,95,284 including 25,015 active cases. Recoveries stand at 8,58,370 and death toll after 13 new fatalities stands at 11,880.

06:45 PM IST

Uttarakhand reports 632 new infections, 12 deaths

Uttarakhand's Covid caseload rose to 79,141 including 5,399 active cases after the state reported 632 new Covid-19 cases. Total recoveries stand at 71,541 and death toll at 1,307 after 12 new fatalities.

06:42 PM IST

Delhi reports 3,188 new Covid-19 cases, 3,307 recoveries

The national capital total caseload rose to 5,97,112 after 3,188 new infections. Recoveries rose to 5,65,039 after 3,307 new recoveries but the death toll stands at 9,763 after 57 new fatalities. Active caseload currently stands at 22,310.

First published: Dec 08, 2020 07:05 IST