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Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

Highlights: More recoveries from Covid-19 than new cases for 41st day, says govt

The global tally of cases of the infection has crossed the 53 million mark, with death toll nearing 1.3 million, as per worldometers. The United States, which is the worst-affected, is, thus far, the only country to have recorded over 10 million cases.

By Karan Manral,Ayshee Bhaduri | Updated: Nov 14, 2020 06:00 IST
Highlights: More recoveries from Covid-19 than new cases for 41st day, says govt
A health worker tests swab samples for coronavirus infection at a hospital in Noida on Tuesday. (HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)

India's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 8,728,795 after 44,897 infections were logged between Thursday and Friday, as per Union health ministry's data. Earlier, in a worrying development on Thursday, Delhi recorded its highest single-day deaths due to the virus, with 104 people losing their lives. The death toll here stands at 7,332, as per Delhi govt's health bulletin.

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However, the new cases of Covid-19 in Delhi were 7,053, taking the total number of cases here to 467,028. Thursday's numbers, however, represented a significant drop from 8,539 cases logged on Wednesday, the capital's highest single-day caseload. Globally, India remains the second worst-hit country after the United States, and is ahead of Brazil in third.

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11:05 PM IST

Nagaland's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 90.93 per cent

Nagaland on Friday reported its highest Covid-19 recovery rate of 90.93 per cent as 81 patients recuperated from the disease, while 23 fresh cases pushed the state's tally to 9,638, a health department official said.

10:26 PM IST

Surat sees 186 Covid-19 cases, 1 death on Fri; 210 recover

Surat in Gujarat reported 186 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the district's tally to 38,287, while one person died and 210 recovered, an official said on Friday. The total number of fatalities in the district is 1,035.

09:49 PM IST

800 new coronavirus cases in Mumbai, 17 deaths

As many as 800 new coronavirus cases were reported in Mumbai on Friday, taking the tally to 2,68,404, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The Covid-19 death toll in the city rose to 10,539 with 17 new fatalities.

09:23 PM IST

Delhi govt after Diwali likely to put in place several Covid-19 preventive measures

With Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday expressing concern over rising coronavirus cases in the national capital, the Delhi government after Diwali is likely to put in place arrangements for crowd control and ensuring Covid-19 appropriate behaviour like social distancing and use of face cover.

08:35 PM IST

Covid-19 tally in Japan rises by record 1,685 new cases

Japan has registered a new single-day record of 1,685 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 116,220, the NHK broadcaster reported on Friday, citing authorities.

08:08 PM IST

Nepal’s Covid-19 tally jumps to 206,353

Nepal's Covid-19 tally rose to 206,353 after the country reported 2,111 new cases in the past 24 hours. Nepal also reported 13 Covid-19-related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,202. There are currently 37,022 active Covid-19 cases across the country.

07:13 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh records 1,593 cases, 2,178 recoveries

Andhra Pradesh reported 1,593 new Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday, taking the infection count to 8,51,298. According to the latest bulletin 2,178 more patients recovered and 10 succumbed. The active caseload fell to 20,262 after a total of 8,24,189 recoveries and 6,847 deaths.

06:23 PM IST

626 fresh Covid-19 cases in J-K, 8 more deaths

Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 626 new Covid-19 cases and eight fatalities due to the disease in the past 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 1,01,594 and the death toll to 1,574, officials said

05:41 PM IST

Ensure compliance of Covid-19 norms during festival season: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday directed the officials to ensure compliance of all necessary precautions during the festival season in view of Covid-19 pandemic. He also asked the officials to continue with special awareness drives for checking the spread of the infection.

05:11 PM IST

Italy to continue stop-and-go local coronavirus lockdowns through winter

Italy’s government is likely to extend its region-by-region lockdown system through the entire winter to counter the spread of the coronavirus while protecting the economy, the deputy health minister said.

04:28 PM IST

Greece finds Covid-19 in mink at two farms

Greek authorities have found Covid-19 in mink at two farms in northern Greece, an agriculture ministry official said on Friday. The Covid-19 strain in the mink had not mutated, the official said, adding that 2,500 mink at one farm in the northern Kozani region would be culled.

03:31 PM IST

Indonesia registers record single-day spike

Indonesia records 5,444 new Covid-19 cases, its highest single-day tally, and 104 deaths. Total caseload reaches 457,735 including 15,037.

03:03 PM IST

Brazil's Covid-19 death toll breaches 164,000

Covid-19 related deaths in Brazil have breached 164,000 to reach 164,281 after 908 deaths in last 24 hours. Total cases rise to 5,781,582 after 33,207 new infections.

02:35 PM IST

More new recoveries from Covid-19 than cases: Health ministry

In contrast to 44,879 new reported cases, 49,079 cases have recovered in the last 24 hours. This trend has been observed for the 41st day today: Health ministry.

02:28 PM IST

2,304 new Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths in Pakistan

Pakistan recorded 2,304 new Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths due to the virus, taking the total tally to 352,296 including 7,092 deaths.

First published: Nov 13, 2020 07:02 IST