Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: 44,059 New Covid Cases In A Day, India's Coronavirus Tally Past 91 Lakh

Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: The national recovery rate was recorded 93.68 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.46 per cent. 

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: 44,059 New Covid Cases In A Day, India's Coronavirus Tally Past 91 Lakh

Coronavirus Cases in India: This is the 15th day when India reported less than 50,000 cases.

New Delhi:

India's COVID-19 caseload went past 91 lakh with 44,059 coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries surged to 85,62,641, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,39,865, while the deaths climbed to 1,33,738 with 511 new fatalities including 121 from Delhi alone, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the thirteenth consecutive day. There are 4,43,486 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 4.85 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The national recovery rate was recorded 93.68 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.46 per cent. 

According to the ICMR, over 13.25 crore samples have been tested up to November 22 with 8,49,596 samples being tested on Sunday.

The 511 new fatalities include 121 from Delhi, 50 from Maharashtra, 49 from West Bengal, 35 from Uttar Pradesh, 27 from Kerala and 25 from Haryana.

Here are the LIVE updates on Coronavirus Cases:

Nov 24, 2020 05:29 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Assam logs 169 new coronavirus cases

Assam's COVID-19 caseload went up to 2,11,682 after 169 more people tested positive for the virus on Monday, while one fresh fatality took the death count to 975, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Nov 24, 2020 03:39 (IST)
Coronavirus news: International virus sleuths expected to go to China soon, says WHO

The World Health Organization said Monday it had received reassurances from Beijing that international experts would soon be able to travel to China to help investigate the animal origins of Covid-19.

"We fully expect and have reassurances from our Chinese government colleagues that the trip to the field... will be facilitated, and as soon as possible," WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan told a virtual press briefing.

Nov 24, 2020 02:59 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Americans defy virus guidelines for high-risk Thanksgiving
Busy airports and serpentine queues at testing sites: many Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with extended family Thursday despite authorities warning they risk exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the country.

Stopping short of issuing an outright ban, the US government's health protection agency has for the first time called on Americans not to travel for the annual holiday, which sees families get together over turkey, yams and cranberry sauce and for many is more important than Christmas.
Nov 24, 2020 01:38 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Sikkim's COVID-19 count touches 100-mark

The COVID-19 count of Sikkim touched the 100-mark on Monday as another patient died, an
official said on Monday. An 89-year-old man died of the disease at the STNM Hospital, PTI reported. 
Nov 24, 2020 00:33 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Delhi records 121 deaths, 4,454 fresh cases
Delhi recorded 4,454 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and a positivity rate of 11.94 per cent while 121 more fatalities pushed the death count to 8,512, authorities said.

These relatively low number of fresh cases came out of the 37,307 tests conducted on Sunday, including 18,046 RT-PCR tests, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
Nov 24, 2020 00:14 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Chhattisgarh adds 2,061 COVID-19 cases; recoveries top 2 lakh

Chhattisgarh on Monday reported 2,061 fresh COVID-19 cases and 14 fatalities, taking the tally to 2,25,497 and the count to 2,746, a health official said. The number of recoveries crossed the two lakh-mark and rose to 2,00,825 after 105 patients were discharged from hospitals, while 1,182 others completed their home isolation period during the day, PTI reported. 
Nov 23, 2020 22:41 (IST)
Cops To Attend Weddings In Gurugram To Check COVID-19 Spread
Wedding ceremonies in Haryana's Gurugram will now be host to police officials as well after authorities made it mandatory to keep a check on COVID-19 protocols at large gatherings amid the pandemic.

According to an order issued by Gurugram police commissioner KK Rao, the cops can attend any marriage events in the city without invitation and issue fines to those not wearing masks. They will also keep a check on guests and urge them to follow guidelines like social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The move comes amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in Haryana. On Monday, the state reported 2,663 new cases taking the caseload to 2,19,963 while 28 deaths pushed the fatality count to 2,216. According to the state health department's daily bulletin, of the fresh cases, hardest-hit Gurugram district reported 866 cases while 577 infections were recorded in Faridabad. Read

Nov 23, 2020 22:17 (IST)
Coronavirus News - Who'll Get COVID-19 Vaccine First, Rahul Gandhi Asks PM Modi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi a flurry of questions in connection to the anticipated vaccine for the COVID-19, raising issues like funding, timing, and priority of candidates.

The former Congress President's queries on Twitter came in the backdrop of a spike in fresh COVID-19 cases from several states like Delhi and Gujarat in the past few days and also the expected arrival of a vaccine in the market as announced by Oxford University as well as drug-makers like Pfizer and Moderna. Read


Nov 23, 2020 22:01 (IST)
PM To Meet Chief Ministers Of 8 States Worst-Hit By Covid Tomorrow: Sources
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday chair a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of the eight worst Covid-hit states to review the coronavirus situation, sources say. The PM is expected to discuss with the states the cause for a surge in daily Covid numbers and the countermeasures planned to stem virus growth, sources added.

PM Modi's Covid review meeting, scheduled to start at 10:30 AM, will be conducted in two parts, sources said. In the first leg, he will interact with the chief ministers of the eight worst-affected states and Union Territories; in the second, he will hold a discussion with the chief ministers and L-G's of all the states and UTs on vaccine delivery, sources say.

The primary focus of the review meeting is likely to be the development of a mechanism for efficient delivery of vaccine and identification of priority beneficiaries, sources said.


Nov 23, 2020 20:27 (IST)
PM To Meet Chief Ministers Of 8 States Worst-Hit By Covid Tomorrow: Sources
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday chair a virtual interaction with the Chief Ministers of the eight worst Covid-hit states to review the coronavirus situation, sources say. The PM is expected to discuss with the states the cause for the sudden surge in Covid numbers and the countermeasures planned to stem the virus's growth, sources add.

PM Modi's Covid review meeting, scheduled to start at 10:30 AM, will be conducted in two parts, sources said. In the first leg, he will interact with the Chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governors of the worst-affected states and Union Territories (UT); in the second, he will hold a general review with the Chief Ministers and L-G's of all the states and UTs, where he is expected to discuss all the aspects of vaccine delivery, sources say.

Nov 23, 2020 20:03 (IST)
"Can Roll Out 100 Million Doses By January-February": Adar Poonawalla
The efficacy of COVAXIN - the coronavirus vaccine developed jointly by pharma giant AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford - is encouraging, Adar Poonawalla of the Serum Institute told NDTV on Monday evening.

Hours earlier AstraZeneca said the vaccine candidate could be around 90% effective, giving the world another weapon with which to fight the a pandemic that has killed nearly 1.34 lakh people in India alone.
Nov 23, 2020 19:22 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Imposes Night Curfew After Entire Village Tests Positive
The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to impose restrictions on gatherings and movement, including night curfew till December 15, in view of rising COVID-19 infections and deaths in the state.

On Monday, the Himachal Pradesh cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, decided to impose a night curfew in Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Kangra districts from 8 pm to 6 am for everyone barring those involved in discharging essential services.

Schools have been directed to remain closed till December 31, but online classes would start from November 26. In view of the pandemic, students of classes 1 to 4, and classes 6 and 7, would be promoted as per provision of the Right to Education Act-2009.

Nov 23, 2020 18:47 (IST)
Andhra reports 545 fresh COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

Andhra Pradesh reported 545 fresh cases from 47,130 sample tests in 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday. This is by far the lowest number of daily cases reported in the state after a gap of close to five months.

While an average 70,000 samples were tested in weekdays, the number is far lesser on Sundays, which results in lower addition of new coronavirus cases. The gross COVID-19 positives stood at 8,62,758. After 1,390 got cured in 24 hours, the total recoveries touched 8,42,416.
Nov 23, 2020 18:02 (IST)
People From Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa Need Covid Report To Enter Maharashtra
Only travellers who test negative for Covid will be allowed to enter Maharashtra from Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa, the state said today, announcing a set of new rules. This will cover passengers in both flights and trains, who have to show the negative test results before boarding.

Nov 23, 2020 16:50 (IST)
Oxford Vaccine Can Be 90% Effective
Britain's AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90% effective without any serious side effects, giving the world another important tool to halt the COVID-19 pandemic. The combined analysis from both dosing regimens resulted in an average efficacy of 70%.

The vaccine developed by Oxford University was 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 when it was administered as a half dose followed by a full dose at least one month apart, according to data from the late-stage trials in Britain and Brazil.

No serious safety events related to the vaccine have been confirmed and it was well tolerated across both dosing regimens, it said. Read


Nov 23, 2020 15:59 (IST)
Karnataka Schools To Stay Closed Till December End: BS Yediyurappa
The Karnataka government has decided to keep the state's schools and pre-university, or PU colleges - equivalent to classes 11 and 12 - closed at least till December end in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

"According to the opinion of education experts, we should not start any classes in schools or PU colleges till December end, and a decision should be taken after that. In the few engineering colleges that had resumed classes the attendance is under 5 per cent. So, we will meet against in December-end and take an appropriate decision at that time according to the (coronavirus) situation," Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.

The decision to not reopen any schools and PU colleges in Karnataka was taken at a meeting where Mr Yediyurappa and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar met government officials from the education department on Monday.

The meeting was scheduled after taking suggestions from parents, health committee officials and educational experts. Read
Nov 23, 2020 15:12 (IST)
Coronavirus updates: Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma tests positive for COVID-19

Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted on Monday.

"Wishing my ministerial colleague, Dr Raghu Sharma Ji speedy recovery from COVID-19. May he gets well soon," Mr Gehlot wrote on Twitter.

Mr Sharma also requested the people who recently came in his contact, to get themselves tested.

"On getting the initial symptoms of COVID-19, I got myself checked and tested positive. I request that all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, to please isolate yourself and get yourself tested," he informed via a tweet. 
Nov 23, 2020 14:30 (IST)
Covid-19 LIVE Updates: Karnataka COVID-19 panel against reopening schools in December

The Technical Advisory Committee for COVID-19 in Karnataka has recommended to the state government not to reopen schools in December ahead of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's a key meeting on Monday to take a call on the matter.

"After extensive deliberations it was unanimously resolve not to reopen the schools in December, proceedings of the COVID-19 52nd Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting held on Sunday said.

The COVID-19 scenario shall be reviewed in the last week of December to consider reopening of schools at an appropriate time subsequently, it said, adding that this recommendation was for the consideration of the government in the larger public interest of the state.
Nov 23, 2020 13:47 (IST)
Germany's COVID-19 caseload tops 9,29,133

Germany reported 10,864 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 9,29,133, said the federal government agency for disease control and prevention on Monday.

Ninety more deaths were reported, taking the national deaths to 14,112, the Robert Koch Institute said.

Germany entered a partial lockdown in November in reaction to the second COVID-19 wave and rising infection numbers.
Nov 23, 2020 13:30 (IST)
Jharkhand reports 137 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5 more fatalities

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally climbed to 1,07,469 on Monday, after 137 people tested positive for the virus, a health department official said. 

Two deaths were reported from Ranchi district and one each from Hazaribagh, Dhanbad and Bokaro, the official said. Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 77, followed by Garhwa (12) and Bokaro (7), he said. 

The state now has 2,289 active coronavirus cases, while 1,04,229 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said. Jharkhand has tested 10,492 samples for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, he added. 
Nov 23, 2020 13:00 (IST)
Gyms and non-essential shops will open after England lockdown ends: Report

Gyms and non-essential shops in all areas of England are expected to be allowed to reopen when the country's current lockdown ends on December 2, the BBC reported on Monday. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to lay out the details of what restrictions will be in place post-lockdown when he speaks later in parliament
Nov 23, 2020 12:49 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Tokyo reports 314 new coronavirus cases, down for second day

Tokyo recorded 314 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the metropolitan government said, down for a second day after hitting a record 539 on Saturday
Nov 23, 2020 12:40 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Toronto enters virus lockdown as US looks to vaccine rollout health

Canada's biggest city entered lockdown on Monday in the latest bid to curb coronavirus infections, with case numbers surging across North America even as US officials said vaccinations could be available within weeks.

Encouraging results from several vaccine trials have raised hopes of a decisive shift in the battle against a disease that has claimed around 1.4 million lives worldwide in the last year.

Toronto banned private indoor gatherings and capped the size of weddings and funerals for four weeks from midnight, with officials warning that hospitals risked being overwhelmed without quick action.
Nov 23, 2020 12:15 (IST)
Coronavirus: Frequent, Rapid Testing Can Wipe Out COVID-19 Within Weeks, Says Study

A new study published by the University of Colorado Boulder and Harvard University researchers claims that frequent and rapid testing could eliminate Covid-19 spread within weeks.
Nov 23, 2020 11:55 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: COVID-19 situation has worsened in Delhi, Gujarat, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and all states to file within two days status reports detailing steps taken to deal with the current COVID-19 situation, noting that the pandemic has "worsened" in places like Delhi and Gujarat.

The court said the situation is "going out of control" in Gujarat. 

"Things have worsened in Delhi especially in November. You file a status report on what steps have been taken," a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan told Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, who was appearing for Delhi government.
Nov 23, 2020 11:34 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Fresh COVID-19 cases dip further in Puducherry, No deaths

In a further dip in fresh coronavirus cases, the Union Territory of Puducherry reported just 27 additions, taking the overall infection tally to 36,718 on Monday. The deaths remained at 609.

There were 527 active cases after discharge of 57 patients in the last 24 hours ending at 10 am on Monday, which took the cumulative recoveries to 35,582, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release.
Nov 23, 2020 11:07 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE News: Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rises to 3,660

At least 13 people, including 10 policemen and one security personnel, tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the caseload to 3,660, an official said on Monday. 

Ten personnel of Mizoram Armed Police (MAP) and a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, all of whom returned from Bihar after the assembly elections there, were among the newly-infected people, he said.

Five people have thus far died due to the contagion thus far. The state now has 463 active patients, while 3,192 people have recovered from the disease.
Nov 23, 2020 10:38 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE News: Mexico reports 9,187 more COVID-19 cases, 303 new deaths

Mexico's health ministry on Sunday reported 9,187 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of infections to 1,041,875.

The country recorded 303 more deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its COVID-19-related deaths to 101,676.


Nov 23, 2020 10:06 (IST)
US Top Health Official Dr Moncef Slaoui Says Covid-19 Vaccine Could Reach First Americans By Mid-December

US healthcare workers and others recommended for the nation's first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, a top official of the government's vaccine development effort said on Sunday." itemprop="description
Nov 23, 2020 09:38 (IST)
Covid-19 LIVE Updates: South Korea reports 271 new COVID-19 cases as tighter curbs to take effect

South Korea reported another daily rise of more than 200 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a day after it tightened social distancing rules as it battles a third wave of infection.

The daily tally of 271 new cases fell from 330 reported on Sunday after hovering above 300 for five straight days, a level not seen since August, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

Officials have said the numbers tend to drop during the weekends due to less testing.
Nov 23, 2020 09:07 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh government to conduct survey to identify COVID-19, other patients


Himachal Pradesh government is set to conduct a large-scale survey between November 25 and December 27 in a bid to identify the patients of COVID-19, tuberculosis, leprosy, sugar and high blood pressure.

As many as 800 teams having two members each have been constituted to conduct the survey.

"Himachal Pradesh government will conduct a door-to-door survey to identify the patients of COVID-19, tuberculosis, leprosy, sugar and high blood pressure between November 25 and December 27. Eight hundred teams having 2 members in each team have been constituted," said the state government.
Nov 23, 2020 08:26 (IST)
South Korea reports 255 new COVID-19 cases as tighter curbs to take effect

South Korea reported another daily rise of more than 200 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a day after it tightened social distancing rules as it battles a third wave of infection.

The daily tally of 255 new cases fell from 330 reported on Sunday after hovering above 300 for five straight days, a level not seen since August, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
Nov 23, 2020 08:13 (IST)
Iraq reports 1,766 new COVID-19 cases, 535,321 in total

The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Sunday 1,766 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide infections to 535,321.

The ministry also reported 33 new deaths and 2,412 recovered cases in the country, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 11,958 and the total recoveries to 465,452. 

A total of 3,268,102 tests have been carried out across the country since the outbreak of the disease in February, with 23,914 done during the day, according to the ministry's statement.
Nov 23, 2020 07:44 (IST)
COVID-19 shots could reach first Americans by mid-December, top health official says

US healthcare workers and others recommended for the nation's first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, a top official of the government's vaccine development effort said on Sunday. 

Some 70% of the US population of 330 million would need to be inoculated to achieve "herd" immunity from the virus, a goal the country could achieve by May, according to Dr Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific adviser for "Operation Warp Speed.
Nov 23, 2020 07:26 (IST)
With 71 fresh COVID-19 deaths, number of deaths in Moscow rise to 8,379

Moscow has registered 71 deaths of patients infected with the COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the number of deaths in the Russian capital to 8,379, the city's coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Sunday. "Another 71 patients, who were diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the coronavirus infection, died in Moscow," the centre said.
Nov 23, 2020 06:50 (IST)
COVID-19: UK records another 18,662 coronavirus cases

Another 18,662 people in Britain have tested positive for the COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,512,045, according to official figures released Sunday.

The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 398 to 55,024, the data showed.

Amid this, ministers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Sunday backed plans to allow different households to meet "for a small number of days" over Christmas.

Nov 23, 2020 06:34 (IST)
COVID-19: Over 1,500 people fined for not wearing mask in Delhi

Over 1,500 people who were found not wearing a face mask at public places were issued challans across the national capital on Sunday, the police said.

The Delhi Police distributed face masks across various shelter homes and residential areas in the city.

According to the police, 1,501 challans were issued to people for not wearing a face mask while 33 people were fined for not adhering to social distancing norms.
Nov 23, 2020 06:29 (IST)
COVID-19 will soon be past episode of 21st century, says Harsh Vardhan
The rapidness at which coronavirus vaccines are being developed will have a significant effect on new technologies that will help in faster drug discoveries, lowering the cost and making it more affordable for the poor, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

The process, which used to take 10 years to produce vaccines, is now done in almost 10 months, Vardhan said while addressing the Boston Center of Excellence (BoCE) for Health and Human Development through video conference.

The health minister saluted the millions of frontline workers and elaborated India''s strategy to contain the virus.

"It is not the first one and definitely not the last one. But this COVID 19 will soon be a past episode of the 21st century. Our treatment protocol for COVID patients is well defined now," a statement quoted Vardhan as saying.
Nov 23, 2020 06:04 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Over 3,600 people penalised in 3 days for not wearing mask in Noida

Over 3,600 people who were found not wearing face masks at public places were issued challans across Noida and Greater Noida in three days, police said on Sunday.

Police Commissioner Alok Singh has directed officials to penalise people who are found not adhering to COVID-19 protocols in public places, it stated in a statement.

According to the statement, 1,312 people were issued challans for not wearing face cover or mask while in public places and Rs 1.31 lakh was collected from them in fines on Saturday.

On Sunday, challans were issued to another 1,089 people who were found without mask in public places, it added.
Nov 23, 2020 06:03 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Bengal Likely To Lose Chance To Conduct Sputnik V Vaccine Phase II Trial

West Bengal will lose the chance to conduct Phase II clinical trial of Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate Sputnik V because of the delay in grant of approval by the state government, a top official of an organisation involved in facilitating the exercise said on Sunday.

The trials were proposed to start at the state-run College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital (CMSDH) in North 24 Parganas district adjoining Kolkata later this week along with six other centres in different parts of the country.

"We will not be able to hold the Phase II trials of Sputnik-V vaccine at the CMSDH because of the slow approach of the state health department in giving the approval. We had applied for the approval on November 4 and there is no response yet. It's too late now.