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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.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 21, 2020 00:01 IST
Highlights: Delhi records 6,608 new Covid-19 cases and 118 deaths in last 24 hrs
Health workers in PPE coveralls during coronavirus (Covid-19) testing.

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.

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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.

11:33 PM IST

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.

11:14 PM IST

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.

10:55 PM IST

Punjab records 819 new Covid-19 cases, state's total cases rise to 1,44,995

10:43 PM IST

Haryana registers 3,104 fresh Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths

10:24 PM IST

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.

09:57 PM IST

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.

09:42 PM IST

PM Modi holds review meeting to discuss Covid vaccination strategy

09:27 PM IST

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.

08:31 PM IST

Mumbai records 1030 fresh Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths

08:05 PM IST

Night curfew to be imposed in 5 districts of Madhya Pradesh, starting Nov 21: CM Chouhan

07:28 PM IST

Total cases in Manipur now at 22,748 with 200 new Covid-19 cases

07:11 PM IST

Puducherry records 54 new Covid-19 cases, taking total cases to 36,585

06:56 PM IST

Rajasthan records 2,762 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths

06:35 PM IST

Haryana shuts schools for 15 days after students and teachers of many schools test Covid positive

06:27 PM IST

Karnataka records 1,781 new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths

First published: Nov 20, 2020 07:00 IST