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COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Delhi records 7,830 new cases; 83 fatalities take toll to 7,143 

Delhi recorded the highest single-day spike here till date, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4.5 lakh even as 83 new fatalities pushed the toll to 7,143, authorities said.

Published: 10th November 2020 07:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2020 07:20 AM   |  A+A-

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A health worker collects swab sample in a tube for the COVID-19 test. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

India on Tuesday added 38,074 fresh coronavirus cases to its tally and 448 deaths in last 24 hours as per data shared by Union Health Ministry.

With this addition, India's total cases surges to 85,91,731 while toll reaches 1,27,059.

Total active cases in India are 5,05,265 after a decrease of 4,408 in the last 24 hours while total recovered cases are 79,59,406 with 42,033 new discharges.

Meanwhile, Delhi has become the largest contributor of fresh COVID-19 cases in India, surpassing Maharashtra and Kerala.

01:01 Nov 11

Single-day recoveries outnumber new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland

Nagaland reported more COVID-19 recoveries than fresh cases, as 82 patients recuperated from the disease and 33 more people tested positive for the infection, an official said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state has improved to an all-time high at 89.18 per cent and 8,505 people were cured of the disease so far, health department director Dr Denis Hangsing said.

12:57 Nov 11

12 deaths, 611 new virus cases in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh reported 12 more COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the state to 391, while 611 new cases pushed the infection count to 26,809. Seven deaths were reported from Shimla, two from Kullu and one each from Kangra, Kinnaur and Bilaspur, according to a Health Department data.

12:34 Nov 11

Assam reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 271 new cases

Five more COVID-19 patients died in Assam on Tuesday, taking the toll to 952, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The state also reported 271 new cases, following which the tally rose to 2,09,388, he said.

12:21 Nov 11

India second in world in COVID-19 testing; positivity rate down at 7.18 per cent: Government

India has conducted the second highest number of tests for detection of COVID-19 cases in the world at 11.96 crore with rapid antigen tests comprising 49 per cent and RT-PCR 46 per cent of the total tests done till Tuesday morning, the Union health ministry said.

12:11 Nov 11

Delhi records 7,830 new cases; 83 fatalities take toll to 7,143

Delhi recorded 7,830 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day spike here till date, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4.5 lakh even as 83 new fatalities pushed the toll to 7,143, authorities said. These fresh cases came out of the 59,035 tests conducted the previous day.

12:09 Nov 11

1,679 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 count reached 2,04,202 on Tuesday after 1,679 people tested positive for the infection, while the number of people who have recovered reached 1,80,995, an official said. With 18 more deaths, the fatality count climbed to 2,482, he said.

11:27 Nov 10

Next 3 months to be 'very challenging' due to winter, festivities, pollution: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said the next three months would be "very challenging" in terms of the coronavirus outbreak due to winter, festive season and pollution. The concerned officials should ensure that all necessary arrangements are made in advance so that the situation doesn't worsen, he said.

10:42 Nov 10

Mumbai reports 535 COVID-19 cases, 1,057 recoveries; 19 die

Mumbai reported 535 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking its tally to 2,65,677, the city civic body said. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data, the death toll in Mumbai increased to 10,481 with 19 fatalities getting recorded in the last 24 hours.

10:19 Nov 10

2,546 fresh coronavirus cases, 16 more deaths in Haryana

Haryana on Tuesday reported 2,546 fresh novel coronavirus cases taking the caseload in the state to 1,87,777 while 16 more fatalities took the COVID-19 related death toll to 1,935, a health bulletin stated.

10:03 Nov 10

Madhya Pradesh 900 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths; 793 recover

Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday recorded 900 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 1,79,068, while eight fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,042, health officials said. 793 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the state's overall recovery count to 1,67,877, they added.

09:46 Nov 10

Karnataka adds 2,362 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths

Karnataka has reported 2,362 new COVID-19 cases and 20 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,51,212 and the death toll to 11,430, the Health department said on Tuesday.

The day also saw 4,215 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of the 2,362 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 1,176 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

08:28 Nov 10

Karnataka registers more recoveries than new cases

08:16 Nov 10

Manipur records over 200 new cases

08:06 Nov 10

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh allows green firecrackers for 2 hours on Diwali, Gurpurab

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced that people in the state would be allowed to burst green firecrackers for two hours on Diwali and Gurpurab.

However, a total ban has been imposed in Mandi Gobindgarh from the midnight of November 9-10 till November 30-December 1 midnight on account of its poor AQI levels. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:06 Nov 10

After nearly eight months, Chennai's Vandalur zoo reopens on November 11

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, which was closed to public visitors from March due to the coronavirus pandemic, is all set to reopen from Wednesday. The Vandalur Zoo is one of the largest zoological gardens in South and Southeast Asia attracting 20 lakh visitors annually.

The decision to reopen was based on the announcement made by the Chief Minister and as per the standard operating procedures issued by the Revenue and Disaster Management Department. The Zoo will be reopened to the public with strict COVID-19 precautionary measures, said a press release on Tuesday. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:04 Nov 10

Tamil Nadu reports 2146 new cases, 25 deaths

06:34 Nov 10

1886 new cases, 12 deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh

06:14 Nov 10

6010 fresh cases reported in Kerala

05:50 Nov 10

Cases in Delhi have risen due to air pollution, cold weather, crowding and no social distancing: ICMR

05:45 Nov 10

Health Ministry briefing Updates

  • India's COVID-19 recoveries have crossed 79 lakh, which is highest in world; on average, 51,476 people recovered daily in last week
  • 54 per cent of new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hours are from 6 states and UTs, including Delhi, West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra
  • 62 per cent of new COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hours are from Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab
  • India recorded average of 3 new COVID-19 deaths per million population in last 7 days; global average at 7 new deaths per million
  • As of this morning, 46 per cent COVID-19 tests in India were RT-PCR, 49 per cent were rapid-antigen, 5 per cent were CB-Nat and TrueNat
  • Over 11.96 crore COVID-19 tests done in India till now, which is second highest in world; on average, 11,18,072 tests done daily last week: Govt.
04:56 Nov 10

Around 24,000 calls made for ambulance services since fresh surge in COVID cases in Delhi: Data

With the national capital witnessing a fresh surge in cases of COVID-19, nearly 24,000 calls have been made by people to access Delhi government-run ambulance services during emergency situations in the last two weeks in the city, according to official data.

Besides, the centralised Control Room set up by the Delhi government has received over 5,000 calls to seek coronavirus-related information. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

04:12 Nov 10

Indian researchers working towards developing effective vaccine strategies against SARS-CoV-2 and HIV

Indian Institute of Science claimed on Tuesday that researchers led by Raghavan Varadarajan, Professor at IISc's Molecular Biophysics Unit, are working towards developing effective vaccine strategies against two viruses: SARS-CoV-2 and HIV.

In two studies published in the past week, they reported the design of a 'heat-tolerant' COVID-19 vaccine candidate and a rapid method to identify specific regions on the HIV envelope protein that are targeted by antibodies, which can help design effective vaccines, an IISc press release said. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

03:38 Nov 10

40-day Odisha assembly session to be conducted from Nov 20-Dec 31 following COVID norms

02:49 Nov 10

Two more die of coronavirus infection in Puducherry, toll reaches 604

Puducherry posted two more deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday while the case tally touched 36,000 with 102 new additions.

Both the deceased were women and hailed from Puducherry and Karaikal regions.

01:57 Nov 10

Daily new COVID-19 infections remain below 50,000 mark for third day in a row

For the third day in a row, daily new coronavirus infections in the country settled below the 50,000-mark, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry said the figures assume significance in the context of some countries reporting as high as one lakh cases per day since the last 3-4 days.

Seventy-two per cent of new infections reported in a span of 24 hours are from 10 states and UTs with Delhi continuing to  report the highest daily new cases at 5,983, which is less than its previous day tally of 7,745 new cases, the ministry said.

01:15 Nov 10

Global update | Halted Brazil trials of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine cause surprise

Brazil's health regulator has halted clinical trials of the potential coronavirus vaccine CoronaVac, citing an "adverse, serious event." The decision posted on Anvisa's website Monday night elicited immediate surprise from parties involved in producing the vaccine.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

01:00 Nov 10
Intensive care space is dwindling across Europe as beds fill again with
coronavirus patients. (Photo | AP)
12:45 Nov 10

Pfizer shares zoom 20 per cent after COVID-19 vaccine report

Shares of Pfizer Limited zoomed nearly 20 per cent on Tuesday after Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said their vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

12:32 Nov 10

IN PICS | Theaters reopen in Coimbatore with COVID-19 SOPs in place

12:19 Nov 10

India records single day rise of over 38,000 new infections, 448 more deaths

The number of new coronavirus infections reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 for the second time this month, as India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 85.91 lakh while the total number of recoveries neared 80 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

12:01 Nov 10

Odisha adds 987 fresh cases to its COVID-19 tally

11:32 Nov 10

Trump accuses FDA, Pfizer of withholding COVID-19 vaccine announcement before elections

The US Food and Drug Administration "and the Democrats didn't want to have me get a Vaccine WIN, prior to the election, so instead it came out five days later - As I've said all along!" Trump said in a tweet.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

11:13 Nov 10
Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots
may be 90 per cent effective at preventing COVID-19, but it
doesn't mean a vaccine is imminent. (Photo | AP)
10:59 Nov 10

Testing timeline: What's ahead for COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer Inc., and the maker of the other leading US vaccine candidate, Moderna Inc., have been cautioning for weeks that the earliest they could seek regulatory approval for wider use of their shots would be late November.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:43 Nov 10

India adds 38,074 new cases to its tally

10:21 Nov 10

Telangana Health Minister demands road map of COVID-19 vaccine from Centre

Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender on Monday raised the demand for information from the Central government regarding the road map of Covid-19 vaccine in India. The Minister was speaking in a video conference to review the Covid-19 control measures with the Union Minister of Health Dr Harsh Vardhan, in which Health Ministers of eight other states also  participated.

10:09 Nov 10
Visitors flouting social distancing norms at a market ahead of
Diwali festival in Agra. (Photo | PTI)

09:43 Nov 10

India's active COVID-19 case count falls below 6 per cent of total cases: Health Ministry

India's COVID-19 active cases have fallen below 6 per cent of the total cases, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday. In a tweet, the Health Ministry said, "Demonstrating a landmark achievement, India's active cases have fallen below 6 per cent of the total Cases. The recovered cases have leaped past 92 per centof the cumulative cases."
 

09:18 Nov 10

Eight districts of Andhra Pradesh record less than 100 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

As eight of the 13 districts reported less than 100 new COVID-19 infections, Andhra Pradesh on Monday saw its aggregate grow by 1,392. East Godavari recorded the highest 341 cases, followed by 243 in West Godavari; the one-day spike in Kurnool district was the lowest 36.

08:51 Nov 10

Winter, festivities may spoil gains if guard slips: Union Health Minister alerts states on coronavirus

Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday said India hoped to get the vaccine for COVID-19 at any time in the new year, but stressed that Covid-appropriate behaviour was still the best bet against containing the pandemic in the country.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:39 Nov 10
08:21 Nov 10

COVID-19 recoveries outnumber new cases in Thiruvananthapuram

With less number of tests on Sunday, only 324 fresh Covid cases were reported in the district on Monday. The number of recoveries continues to be more than the number of new cases being reported in the district every day for over a week now with 452 recoveries reported on the day.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:57 Nov 10

With masks, gloves: India conducted its first election amid pandemic, the results will be announced today

Who did Bihar vote for during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

Voters display their identity cards as they stand in a queue to
cast their votes during the Bihar Assembly Elections. (Photo | PTI)
07:47 Nov 10

COVID-19 home isolation cases in Delhi increases by 50 per cent

Experts have flagged that crowding due to festive season and rise in pollution level and laxity in adhering to Covid-19 safety norms, among other factors, have caused the massive surge in daily cases in the last several days. So, rise in home isolation cases is a direct result of that, experts said.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:44 Nov 10

COVID-19 November 9 updates

Tamil Nadu reports 18 fatalities, lowest in nearly five months and other coronavirus updates from November 9
(CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES)


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