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Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

Highlights: Delhi logs nearly 7,000 Covid cases for second straight day

India’s total number of active cases fell below 550,000 on Tuesday while the number of recoveries crossed 7.6 million, prompting the health ministry to point out that the gap between recoveries and active cases has crossed the seven million mark.

By Karan Manral,Nilavro Ghosh | Updated: Nov 05, 2020 14:15 IST
Highlights: Delhi logs nearly 7,000 Covid cases for second straight day
Health workers in PPE coveralls during coronavirus (Covid-19) testing.

India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reached 8,313,876 after the country reported 46,253 new infections between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to data released by the Union health ministry. Also on Tuesday, national capital Delhi logged its highest single-day count of Covid-19 cases, crossing 6,000 mark for the first time in the process. With 6,725 new cases, Delhi also crossed the 400,000 mark and is currently at 403,096.

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Meanwhile, in the United States, counting of votes is underway in the country’s presidential elections, as incumbent Donald Trump looks for another four years in office despite the US having the highest number of coronavirus cases globally. Trump’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has come in for massive criticism from his Democratic Party rival, Joe Biden. India, Brazil, Russia and France, in that order, are the next worst-hit countries by the pandemic.

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10:31 PM IST

Karnataka reports 3377 fresh coronavirus infections, 34 more deaths

Karnataka's Covid caseload increased to 835773 after the state reported 3377 fresh infections. Death toll stands at 11281 after 34 new fatalities. The active case count in the state is 35693.

10:28 PM IST

Tamil Nadu records 2487 fresh coronavirus infections, death toll rises by 30

Tamil Nadu has reported 2487 new coronavirus infections taking the number of confirmed cases in the state to 7.34 lakh, with the death toll at 11244 after 30 new fatalities. Total number of active cases currently in the state is 19154.

10:08 PM IST

Punjab reports 527 new coronavirus infections, 14 deaths

Punjab reported 527 new coronavirus infections taking the states total caseload to 135313 with the death toll at 4259 after 14 new fatalities. 126583 people have been discharged and the number of active cases currently stands at 4471.

09:49 PM IST

Bengal records highest single day recoveries, total recoveries at 346262

West Bengal recorded its highest single day recoveries from Covid-19 boosting the number of recoveries in the state to 346262 according to the Health Department. The death toll stands at 7068 after 55 new fatalities.

09:45 PM IST

Sikkim bans firecrackers ahead of Diwali in the wake of Covid pandemic

The government of Sikkim has banned the use of firecrackers ahead of Diwali until further orders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

09:43 PM IST

Haryana reports 1952 new coronavirus infections, death toll increases by 19

Haryana's Covid-19 caseload rose to 174082 after 1952 new infections. The death toll rose to 1836 after 19 new fatalities. The number of active cases currently stands at 14110 with 158136 discharges.

09:08 PM IST

Delhi logs nearly 7,000 Covid cases for second straight day

Delhi reported 6842 new coronavirus infections to take the state's caseload to 4.09 lakh. Death toll is currently at 6703 with 51 new fatalities.

08:38 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 5505 new coronavirus infections, 8728 discharges and 125 deaths: State Health Department

Maharashtra has reported 5505 new infections taking the state's caseload to 1698198. The total number of recoveries stand at 1540005 after 8728 discharges. Death toll rose to 44548 after 125 new fatalities. The number of active coronavirus cases is currently at 112912.

08:12 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis discharged from state-run hospital after undergoing Covid-19 treatment

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was discharged from a state-run hospital in Mumbai after undergoing Covid-19 treatment. The former Maharashtra chief minister will remain in home isolation.

08:09 PM IST

Switzerland deploys army to assist hospitals with pandemic

The Swiss government has deployed 2500 military personnel to help out the country's medical facilities after a spike in coronavirus infections.

08:04 PM IST

Rajasthan's coronavirus tally rises to 2.03 lakhs after 1770 new infections

Rajasthan reported 1770 new coronavirus infections taking the state's caseload to 2.03 lakhs with 1945 deaths after nine new fatalities. The number of active cases in the state is currently at 16323

07:45 PM IST

Gujarat reports 975 new infections, tally rises to 176608

Gujarat reported 975 new coronavirus infections taking the state's caseload to 176608. Six new fatalities takes death toll to 3740.

07:31 PM IST

NHS aiming for pre-Christmas Covid-19 vaccine rollout

England's NHS is looking to rollout a vaccine for Covid-19 if any of the candidates are ready by that time as per the state-run health service.

06:43 PM IST

10073 new infections in Switzerland, death toll rises by 73

The Swiss health authorities reported an increase of 10073 new infections in the country with 73 new fatalities. Total confirmed cases rose to 192376 with 2275 deaths.

06:29 PM IST

Poland set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Poland's has faced a spike in new infections with over 20000 cases daily. The Prime Minister's chief of staff said that the country will announce new restrictions on Wednesday.

First published: Nov 04, 2020 06:58 IST