Highlights: Delhi records 6,608 new Covid-19 cases and 118 deaths in last 24 hrs
Globally, the United States remains the worst-hit country with a case tally of over 12 million, data from worldometers shows. India, Brazil, France and Russia, in that order, are the next worst-hit.
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India's tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) stood crossed nine million after 45,882 new infections were recorded between Thursday and Friay. This spike, which took India's tally to 9,004,365, comes amid a surge of infection in several states, including Delhi. On Thursday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal chaired an all-party meet and announced several measures, including ₹2,000 fine for those not wearing masks in public places.
Meanwhile, in Gujarat, the state government announced a 'complete curfew' in Ahmedabad from 9pm on November 20 to 6am on November 21 to control the surge in cases there. Also, the government said, schools and colleges, which were scheduled to reopen from November 23, won't reopen from the said date due to the Covid-19 situation in the state.
US officials worry about holiday spike as coronavirus surges
US health authorities braced for further increases in coronvirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Friday, capping a week in which the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerated ahead of next week's Thanksgiving holiday, reports Reuters.
UK asks regulator to assess Pfizer vaccine for suitability
Britain has formally asked its medical regulator, the MHRA, to assess the vaccine being produced by Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech , health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday, reports Reuters.
Punjab records 819 new Covid-19 cases, state's total cases rise to 1,44,995
Punjab reports 819 new #COVID19 cases, 492 discharges and 16 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Total cases in the state rise to 1,44,995, including 1,33,919 recoveries and 4,572 deaths.
Active cases stand at 6,504. pic.twitter.com/1B4QBxgJX7
Haryana registers 3,104 fresh Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths
Haryana reports 3,104 new COVID-19 cases, 2,508 discharges, and 25 deaths, says State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Total cases: 2,12,355
Total number of discharged patients: 1,90,067
Total deaths: 2,138
Active cases: 20,150 pic.twitter.com/I9pAWZTaTs
Higher positivity rate of Covid-19 in Noida's random testing at Delhi borders
The positivity rate among people randomly tested for Covid-19 at Gautam Buddh Nagar's Delhi border was higher than in non-border areas of the district on Thursday, according to officials, reports PTI.
Delhi records 6,608 new Covid-19 cases and 118 deaths
Delhi records 6,608 new Covid-19 cases and 118 deaths in last 24 hours, taking total tally to 5,17,238. 62,425 tests were conducted and the Covid positivity rate in the capital stands at 10.59%, as per official health bulletin.
PM Modi holds review meeting to discuss Covid vaccination strategy
Held a meeting to review India’s vaccination strategy and the way forward. Important issues related to progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement were discussed: PM Narendra Modi— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
(file photo) pic.twitter.com/p3aUwlYG78
WHO suspends remdesivir from Covid-19 list of medicines
The World Health Organization said on Friday it has suspended Gilead's remdesivir from its so-called prequalification list, an official list of medicines used as a benchmark for procurement by developing countries, after issuing guidance against its use in hospitalised Covid-19 patients, reports Reuters.
Mumbai records 1030 fresh Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths
Mumbai reports 1031 new #COVID19 cases, 553 recoveries/discharges and 13 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Total cases here rise to 2,73,480, including 2,50,456 recoveries/discharges and 10,637 deaths.
Active cases stand at 9,046. pic.twitter.com/cc0GYm7hQF
Night curfew to be imposed in 5 districts of Madhya Pradesh, starting Nov 21: CM Chouhan
Night curfew to be imposed between 10 pm to 6 am, starting from November 21 in Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Vidisha, and Ratlam districts. People engaged in essential services & factory workers are exempted: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pic.twitter.com/OrGbUfsyef— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Total cases in Manipur now at 22,748 with 200 new Covid-19 cases
200 new #COVID19 cases, 189 recoveries, and 1 death reported in Manipur today.— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Total number of cases now at 22,748 including 19,620 recoveries, 2,896 active cases and 232 deaths. The recovery rate is 86.24% pic.twitter.com/qYtdsLV5Gu
Puducherry records 54 new Covid-19 cases, taking total cases to 36,585
Puducherry reports 54 new #COVID19 cases, 101 discharges.— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Total positive cases in the Union Territory rise to 36,585 till date, including 621 active cases, 35,355 recoveries & 609 deaths: Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Puducherry pic.twitter.com/vkJg46bS8o
Rajasthan records 2,762 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths
Rajasthan reports 2,762 new #COVID19 cases, 14 deaths and 1,993 recoveries/discharges today.— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Total cases in the state rise to 2,37,669 including 2,130 deaths and 2,14,616 recoveries/discharges.
Active cases stand at 20,923 pic.twitter.com/FXjsaOHwdv
Haryana shuts schools for 15 days after students and teachers of many schools test Covid positive
Around 172 students and an equal number of teachers of various schools in the state have tested positive for #COVID19. So it has been decided to shut down the schools for the next 15 days. We will be conducting more tests: Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal https://t.co/zEmHUZG8jm pic.twitter.com/PnfMU6tJ3L— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Karnataka records 1,781 new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths
Karnataka reports 1,781 new #COVID19 cases, 2,181— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
discharges and 17 deaths today
Total cases in the state rise to 8,69,561, including 8,33,169 discharges and 11,621 deaths.
Active cases stand at 24,752 pic.twitter.com/O8cjVFlzHU
First published: Nov 20, 2020 07:00 IST