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Sunday, Feb 28, 2021

Highlights: 7,486 fresh cases take Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to over 5 lakh

Globally, the United States continues to be the worst-affected country ahead of India and Brazil, in that order. France has overtaken Russia to become the fourth worst-hit country in the world.

By Karan Manral,Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Nov 19, 2020 00:02 IST
Highlights: 7,486 fresh cases take Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to over 5 lakh
A health worker registers people for coronavirus tests at Government District Hospital, in Sector 30, Noida, India, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

India's count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed 8.9 million mark to reach 8,912,907 on Wednesday, Union health ministry's data showed. In the previous spike, 29,164 new infections were recorded and 30,458 in the one before that. The latest spike is 32% more than the previous one.

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Meanwhile, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi announced it was limiting the number of people allowed at weddings to 50 from 200. Also, both Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyendar Jain assured no new lockdown would be imposed in the national capital. Jain, however, also hinted at curbs at local level in certain areas to bring Delhi's Covid-19 situation under control.

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11:38 PM IST

After schools reopen in Haryana, 83 students, eight teachers test positive for Covid-19

Days after reopening of schools in Haryana, at least 83 students and eight teachers have been tested coronavirus positive, prompting state Home Minister Anil Vij to issue directions to the authorities to check whether the Covid guidelines are being followed in the institutions or not, reports ANI.

11:31 PM IST

7,486 fresh cases take Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to over 5 lakh

Delhi's Covid-19 tally went over 5 lakh on Wednesday night after 7,486 fresh cases and 131 deaths were registered. The death toll stands at 7,943, reports PTI.

11:26 PM IST

Chhattisgarh records 2,048 new coronavirus cases, 23 deaths

With 2,048 new coronavirus cases and 23 fatalities, Chhattisgarh's tally rose to 215,413 while death toll reached 2,646 on Wednesday, a health official said. The state now has 18,770 active cases, reports PTI.

10:45 PM IST

Chandigarh Administration advises people to travel to NCR only if necessary

The Chandigarh administration has also asked people to wear masks at home upon return from NCR regions and maintain six feet distance from their family members.

10:43 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally inches towards 32,000

Himachal Pradesh reported more than 650 cases taking its Covid-19 tally to 31,401.

09:15 PM IST

Covid-19: Death toll in Assam touches 969

More than 210,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded so far due to Covid-19 in Assam.

09:13 PM IST

Mumbai records 16 deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours

Mumbai recorded 871 new Covid-19 cases taking the city's tally to 271,525.

09:11 PM IST

Maharashtra reports more than 5,000 new Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra also recorded more than 100 deaths due to Covid-19 taking the death toll over 46,200.

08:24 PM IST

Haryana records more than 2,500 new cases

Haryana's Covid-19 tally has reached 207,639 with 2,562 new cases. Close to 2,100 people have died so far in Haryana due to Covid-19.

08:21 PM IST

Odisha CM hold Covid-19 review meet

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during the meeting said that the state's Covid-19 vaccination programme will prioritize vaccination for elderly and pregnant women during the review meet.

08:14 PM IST

Punjab's Covid-19 tally inches towards 144,000

Punjab reported 802 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. More than 4,500 people have died in Punjab due to Covid-19.

08:13 PM IST

Manipur records six deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours

Manipur has recorded 110 cases in the last 24 hours taking the state's Covid-19 tally to 22,318. 231 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 in the state.

08:11 PM IST

Tamil Nadu records 1,714 fresh cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours

Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 tally reached 763,282 with 1,714 fresh cases. Death toll due to Covid-19 in the state has reached 11,531.

08:09 PM IST

Gujarat's Covid-19 tally crosses 190,000-mark

Gujarat's tally of Covid-19 cases reached 191,642 after it recorded 1,282 fresh cases. 3,823 people have died due to Covid-19 in the state.

08:07 PM IST

Death toll due to Covid-19 in Karnataka rises to 11,578

Karnataka recorded close to 1,800 fresh coronavirus cases taking the state tally to 865,931.

First published: Nov 18, 2020 07:02 IST