COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | TN chief secretary directs district collectors to strictly enforce using mask in public places

The total active cases in India stands at 4,54,940 as of Saturday after 41,452 people were discharged in last 24 hours taking total recoveries to 87,59,969.

Published: 28th November 2020 09:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2020 09:03 PM   |  A+A-


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By Online Desk

India on Saturday added 41,322 new COVID-19 cases to its total tally and 485 deaths in last 24 hours as per the data shared by Union Health Ministry. 

With this addition, the coronavirus tally in India has reached 93,51,110 while toll touched 1,36,200.

The total active cases in India stands at 4,54,940 as of Saturday after 41,452 people were discharged in last 24 hours taking total recoveries to 87,59,969.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-city visit to review coronavirus vaccine development work at facilities across India.

11:54 Nov 28

Haryana reports 1,967 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths

Total cases at 2,30,713

Total number of discharged patients:2,08,422

Total deaths: 2,375

Active cases: 19,916

Discharges today: 2,421

09:48 Nov 28

Oxford vaccine: Serum Institute to seek emergency use authorisation in 2 weeks

Adar Poonawalla, Founder and CEO of, SII said on Saturday that SII is in the process of submitting the data for the clinical trials to the DCGI and will seek emergency use authorisation.

He said there will be no delays in the AstraZeneca vaccine rollout as the trials are more than enough for establishing efficacy and it will not affect emergency use authorization in Europe and certainly not in India. There was a recent error in dosage during trials which AstraZeneca is trying to correct, as per reports. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:01 Nov 28

TN chief secretary directs district collectors to strictly enforce using mask in public places, social distancing

08:54 Nov 28

Karnataka reports 1522 new cases, 12 deaths

08:24 Nov 28

Delhi reports 4,998 new COVID-19 cases, 89 deaths

Total cases: 5,61,742

Total recoveries: 5,16,166

Death toll: 8,998

Active cases: 36,578

Recoveries today: 6512

08:23 Nov 28

Maharashtra reports 5,965 new COVID-19 cases, 75 deaths

Total cases: 18,14,515

Total recoveries: 16,76,564

Active cases: 89,905

Death toll: 46,986

Recoveries today: 3,937

08:10 Nov 28

Rajasthan government slashes RT-PCR COVID-19 test by private labs, fixes it at Rs 800

The Rajasthan government on Saturday fixed the rate for COVID-19 RT-PCR tests by private labs in the state to Rs 800, slashing it by Rs 400. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the government ordered the lowering of the COVID test rates from Rs 1,200 to Rs 800 following a drop in test kits' prices.

06:52 Nov 28

Rajasthan tally

Rajasthan reports 2765 new COVID-19 cases, 2178 recoveries/discharges, and 19 deaths.

  • Total cases: 2,62,805
  • Total recoveries: 2,31,780
  • Active cases: 28,751
  • Death toll: 2,274
06:23 Nov 28

Tamil Nadu tally

Tamil Nadu on Saturday reported 1,430 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1,453 discharges, and 13 deaths.

  • Total cases: 7,79,046
  • Total discharges: 7,56,279
  • Death toll: 11,694
  • Active cases: 11,073
06:15 Nov 28

Kerala tally

05:53 Nov 28

Andhra Pradesh tally

Andhra Pradesh reports 625 new coronavirus cases, 1,186 recoveries, and five deaths.

  • Total cases: 8,67,063
  • Active cases: 11,571 T
  • otal recoveries: 8,48,511
  • Death toll: 6,981
05:05 Nov 28

WATCH | PM Modi reviews COVID-19 vaccine development at Zydus Cadila

03:56 Nov 28

Ex-Pfizer VP's falsely claims 'pandemic is effectively over'

After drugmaker Pfizer's former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy and Respiratory Michael Yeadon claimed that "the pandemic is fundamentally over in the UK," health fact-checker Health Feedback termed his assertions "false". (READ MORE)

02:35 Nov 28

PM visits Bharat Biotech facility to review vaccine development

12:45 Nov 28

COVID-19 updates from across India

  • Puducherry logs 46 new COVID-19 cases, tally touches 36,902
  • Arunachal Pradesh: 27 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 16,231
  • Mizoram: 18 new COVID-19 cases in, tally rises to 3,806 
  • Jharkhand: States adds 189 new COVID-19 cases 
  • Manipur announces night curfew till December end

(Inputs from Union Health Ministry)

12:27 Nov 28
West Pakistani refugees undergo thermal screening as they arrive to cast their votes for the District Development Council elections, at a polling station in Akhnoor of Jammu district. (Photo | PTI)
12:18 Nov 28

PM Modi reviews vaccine development at Zydus Cadila facility

  • PM Modi on Saturday began his three-city visit to review coronavirus vaccine development work by going to pharma major Zydus Cadila's manufacturing facility near Ahmedabad
  • Wearing a PPE kit, Modi reviewed the vaccine development process at the Zydus Cadila research centre in Changodar industrial area, over 20 km from Ahmedabad
  • Modi spent over an hour at the plant, before leaving for the airport, from where will fly to Hyderabad
  • Zydus Cadila has announced that the phase-I clinical trial of its vaccine candidate ZyCoV-D is over and it has commenced phase-II clinical trials from August
PM Narendra Modi wearing PPE kit.
11:57 Nov 28
11:31 Nov 28

Hyderabad-based Hetero Drugs to produce 100 million Sputnik V vaccine doses per year

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Hetero Drugs has reached an agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to produce over 100 million doses per year of the RDIF’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in India.
The agreement has been reached by Hetero Drugs through its biologics arm Hetero Biopharma.
The two parties intend to start the production of Sputnik V at the start of 2021. 

11:02 Nov 28

COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to over 93.5 lakh

  • India's COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 93.51 lakh with 41,322 new infections being reported in a day, while 87,59,969 people have recovered so far pushing the national recovery rate to 93.68 per cent, according to the Union health ministry
  • The total coronavirus cases increased to 93,51,109 and the death toll climbed to 1,36,200 with the virus claiming 485 more lives, the data updated at 8 am showed


10:35 Nov 28

IN PICS | People exercise their rights amid pandemic!

10:23 Nov 28

Global update | China questions coronavirus origin to Wuhan ahead of WHO probe

Battling global adversity over the coronavirus and bracing for a WHO inquiry over its origin, China on Friday claimed that just because COVID-19 cases were first reported in Wuhan does not mean the contagion originated from the central Chinese city.

09:50 Nov 28

PM Modi reaches Ahmedabad to review coronavirus vaccine development

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed here on Saturday as part of his three-city visit to review coronavirus vaccine development work at facilities there, an official said. From the airport, Modi proceeded to pharma major Zydus Cadila's plant near Ahmedabad to get information about its vaccine development, the official said.

09:45 Nov 28

India's coronavirus tally reaches 93,51,110


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