Highlights: Kerala reports 5,722 new Covid-19 cases, 26 deaths
In some good news, US multinational pharmaceutical firm Pfizer Inc, which is one of several companies developing a potential Covid-19 vaccine, on Wednesday said its candidate-BNT162b2-was found to be 95% effective in the final analysis of phase 3 trial.
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India’s caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed 8.95 million to reach 8,958,483 after 45,576 new infections were reported between Wednesday and Thursday. This spike is 18% or nearly 7,000 cases higher than the previous rise of 38,617. Earlier, on Wednesday, national capital Delhi’s Covid-19 tally crossed five lakh mark to reach 503,084 after 7,486 new cases. The city also recorded 131 virus-related deaths, its highest in a day, taking the death toll to 7,943.
Meanwhile, the United States, the world’s worst-hit country, also became the first to cross the 250,000 fatality mark, a Reuters tally showed. The tally further stated that the number of people hospitalised due to Covid-19 in the US rose by 78,630 by Wednesday afternoon, the country’s highest for a single-day. India and Brazil, meanwhile, remain the second and third worst-hit countries respectively.
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Kerala reports 5,722 new Covid-19 cases, 26 deaths
Kerala on Thursday reported 5,722 new Covid-19 cases and 26 deaths. A total of 6,860 people have recovered today, taking the total recoveries to 4,75,320 in the state, reports ANI.
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Delhi records 7,546 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
Delhi reports 7,546 new COVID-19 cases (out of 62,437 tests), 6,685 discharges, and 98 deaths, according to Delhi Health Department— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
Total cases: 5,10,630
Total recoveries: 4,59,368
Active cases: 43,221
Death toll: 8,041 pic.twitter.com/5iBib9JXKM
Noida's random testing at Delhi borders reveal 9 Covid-19 positive
A total of 178 people coming from Delhi to Noida were randomly tested for Covid-19 at the border of the two cities on Thursday and nine of them were found positive, officials said, reports PTI.
Haryana records 2,212 new Covid-19 cases, active cases in state at 19,579
Haryana reports 2,212 new #COVID19 cases, taking the total tally in the state to 2,09,251— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
A total of 1,87,559 discharged so far after recovering from the infection, death toll 2,113
Active cases stand at 19,579 pic.twitter.com/VbppmtKHhN
Gujarat reports 1,340 fresh Covid-19 cases and 1,113 recoveries
Gujarat reports 1,340 new cases of #COVID19, 7 deaths and 1,113 recoveries today.— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
Total number of cases in state is 1,92,982 including 1,76,475 recoveries and 3,830 deaths till now.
Total active cases are 12,677.
Maharashtra records 5,535 fresh Covid-19 cases, takes total tally to 17,63,055 cases
Maharashtra reports 5,535 new #COVID19 cases, 5,860 recoveries & 154 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 17,63,055— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
There are 79,738 active cases in the state and 16,35,971 patients have recovered so far.
The death toll is at 46,356 pic.twitter.com/ThqeoLiVKC
Delhi records 131 deaths in last 24 hours, accounts for 22.39% of country's fatalities
Delhi accounted for 22.39 per cent of the fatalities reported across the country due to the coronavirus infection in a span of 24 hours by recording 131 deaths and became the largest contributor to the single-day Covid-19 deaths in India, the health ministry said on Thursday, reports PTI.
Tamil Nadu records 1,707 fresh Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths
Tamil Nadu reports 1,707 new #COVID19 cases, 2,251 discharges, and 19 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
Total positive cases in the State rise to 7,64,989 including 7,39,532 discharges and 11,550 deaths.
Active cases stand at 13,907 pic.twitter.com/SrKdK6rbov
First published: Nov 19, 2020 07:09 IST