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Coronavirus India Highlights: India's Covid Tally Nears 94 Lakh, Deaths At 1.36 Lakh

Coronavirus India Highlights: PM Modi on Saturday visited India's top vaccine hubs to personally review the development of coronavirus vaccine and the manufacturing process.

Coronavirus India Highlights:  India's Covid Tally Nears 94 Lakh, Deaths At 1.36 Lakh

Coronavirus Cases In India: 1,36,696 deaths recorded in India till Saturday. (File)

New Delhi:

Coronavirus cases in India are steadily on the rise with 41,810 new infections in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 93,92,919. There were 496 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours and the number of active cases went down by 984. There are 4,53,956 active cases in the country. Over 42,000 people recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to over 88 lakhs.

Meanwhile, the Serum Institute will apply within two weeks for an emergency use license of the coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and pharma giant AstraZeneca, the vaccine maker's chief Adar Poonawalla said on Saturday after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"As of now, we don't have anything in writing with the government of India on how many doses they will purchase but the indication is that it would be 300-400 million doses by July 2021," he told reporters. "We are in the process of applying in the next two weeks for the emergency use," he added.

PM Modi on Saturday visited India's top vaccine hubs to personally review the development of coronavirus vaccine and the manufacturing process. The visit, PM Modi's office said, was meant to help him get a "first-hand perspective of the preparations, challenges and roadmap in India's endeavour to vaccinate its citizens".

Here are the Highlights on India Coronavirus Cases:

Nov 30, 2020 05:20 (IST)
Mumbai reports 940 new COVID-19 cases, 515 recoveries/discharges and 18 deaths on Sunday. 

Total cases rise to 2,82,814 including 2,55,860 recoveries/discharges and 10,791 deaths. 

Active cases stand at 13,157

Nov 30, 2020 04:00 (IST)
Punjab reported 741 new COVID-19 cases, 664 discharges and 15 deaths on Sunday, says Govt of Punjab.

Total cases in the State rise to 1,51,538, including 1,38,870 recoveries and 4,780 deaths.

Active cases stand at 7,888
Nov 30, 2020 02:09 (IST)
Rajasthan Imposes Night Curfew In Many Districts Throughout December
In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Rajasthan government has imposed a night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am within urban limits of 13 district headquarter towns of Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Nagore, Pali, Tonk, Sikar and Ganganagar from December 1 to 31.

The Rajasthan government said in an order, "All markets, workplaces and commercial complexes will be closed by 7 pm so that the staff and others reach back home by 8 pm, unless special permission is obtained from the officer authorised by the District Collector in this regard."
Nov 30, 2020 01:07 (IST)
1,026 new COVID-19 cases, 940 recoveries & 12 deaths reported in Himachal Pradesh in the last 24 hours. 

The total number of cases in the state at 40,003 including 30,693 recovered cases, 8,644 active cases and 625 deaths: State Health Department, Himachal Pradesh
Nov 30, 2020 00:12 (IST)
Nov 29, 2020 23:32 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Assam's COVID Death Count Rises To 981
Assam reported one more fatality due to Covid on Sunday, pushing the death count to 981, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma said, reported news agency PTI. The coronavirus tally in the state rose to 2,12,617 with 134 fresh cases, he said.
Nov 29, 2020 22:34 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Punjab Records 15 Deaths, 741 New Cases
Punjab on Sunday reported 15 fatalities due to coronavirus, pushing the death count to 4,780, while 741 new cases took the infection count to 1,51,538, reported news agency PTI. Five deaths were reported from Jalandhar, three from Mohali, two each from Amritsar and Ludhiana and one each from Sangrur, Patiala and Pathankot, according to a medical bulletin. There are 7,888 active COVID-19 cases in the state as of now, as per the bulletin.
Nov 29, 2020 21:59 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Karnataka Reports Decline In New COVID Cases
Karnataka on Sunday reported a decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases at 1,291, and 15 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,83,899 and the death count to 11,765, the health department said, reported news agency PTI. The day also saw 1,530 discharges after recovery, while active cases touched 24,503. On Saturday, the state had reported 1,522 cases and 12 fatalities.
Nov 29, 2020 21:57 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Mumbai Churches Open To Public After Months Of Closure Over Covid
Several churches in Mumbai opened to the public on Sunday after about nine months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported news agency ANI. Church-goers in the city, who attended mass on the first day of the advent before Christmas, said that government-prescribed guidelines were being followed and they were glad to attend church after a long break.

Nov 29, 2020 21:31 (IST)
Coronavirus News: DRDO Increases ICU Beds To 500 At Covid-Care Hospital In Delhi Cantonment
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has increased the number of ICU beds to 500 in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital at Delhi Cantonment, an official statement said on Sunday, reported news agency PTI. The hospital was made operational on July 5 by the DRDO to treat COVID-19 patients from Delhi and other states. It has a total of 1,000 beds.
Nov 29, 2020 21:28 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Bengal's COVID Tally Rises To 4,80,813 With 3,367 New Cases
West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rises to 4,80,813 with 3,367 new cases, a health bulletin said, reported news agency PTI. 54 fatalities pushed the death count to 8,376, the bulletin said.
Nov 29, 2020 21:13 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 123 New COVID Cases Reported In UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar
Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded one more fatality linked to COVID-19 on Sunday that pushed the death count to 82, while 123 new cases pushed the infection tally to 22,592, official data showed, reported news agency PTI. Active cases in the district came down to 1,193 from 1,279 the previous day, while the recovery rate crossed the 94 per cent-mark, according to the data released by the UP Health Department for a 24-hour period. The number of active cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar is the fourth highest in the state. 210 patients were discharged during the period with the overall recoveries reaching 21,317, the fifth highest in the state.
Nov 29, 2020 20:01 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Jammu And Kashmir Logs 471 New COVID Cases, 5 Deaths
Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 471 new coronavirus cases, pushing the tally to 10,9,854, while the death count reached 1,685 with five more fatalities, officials said, reported news agency PTI. Of the fresh cases, 260 were reported from the Jammu division and 211 from the Kashmir division, they said. The officials said Jammu district recorded the highest of 122 cases, followed by 86 in Srinagar. There are 5,087 active cases as of now in the Union Territory (UT), while 10,3,082 patients have recovered, they said. Five COVID deaths were reported in the UT in the past 24 hours -- three from Jammu and two from Kashmir region.
Nov 29, 2020 19:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 44 New Cases Take Nagaland's COVID Tally To 11,159
Nagaland's COVID tally rose to 11,159 on Sunday as 44 people tested positive for the infection, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said, reported news agency PTI. 174 more were cured of the disease, pushing the recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state to 88.69 per cent, he said. Dimapur district reported 27 new cases, Kohima 16 and Tuensang one, he said.
Nov 29, 2020 19:54 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Gujarat Reports 1,564 New COVID Cases
Gujarat reports 1,564 new COVID cases, taking tally to 2,08,278, the Health Department said, reported news agency PTI. The death count rose by 16 to 3,969, the department said.
Nov 29, 2020 19:23 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Maharashtra Reports 5,544 New COVID Cases
Maharashtra reports 5,544 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 18,20,059, the Health Department said, reported news agency PTI. The death count in the state has gone up by 85 to 47,071, it said.
Nov 29, 2020 19:21 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Kerala's COVID Caseload Nears 6 Lakh-Mark With 5,643 New Cases
Kerala registered 5,643 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total caseload to almost six lakh, while the death count mounted to 2,223 with 27 related fatalities, Health minister KK Shailaja said, reported news agency PTI. 5,861 patients have been cured of the infection, and so far 5,32,658 have recovered while 64,589 people are undergoing treatment. The total number of cases has touched 5.99 lakh. In the last 24 hours, 49,775 samples were sent for testing, the minister said in a press release.
Nov 29, 2020 19:19 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 18 COVID Deaths, 2,518 Fresh Cases Detected In Rajasthan
Rajasthan reported 18 coronavirus deaths and 2,518 fresh cases on Sunday, taking the total number of fatalities and positive cases to 2,292 and 2,65,386 respectively, a health bulletin stated, reported news agency PTI. Three COVID-19 patients died in Pali and Ajmer each, two in Jaipur and Jodhpur each, one in Bharatpur, Jhalawar, Karauli, Kota, Nagaur, Rajsamand, Sikar and Udaipur, according to an official report. The maximum number of fresh cases were detected in Jaipur where 555 people tested positive, 395 cases were reported from Jodhpur while Kota, Ajmer and Udaipur recorded 211, 164 and 101 cases, respectively. The rest of the cases were reported from other districts.
Nov 29, 2020 19:04 (IST)
Coronavirus News: No Plans To Begin Classes In Bengal Colleges, Universities Immediately, Says Minister
West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday said there was no plan to start classes in colleges and universities across the state immediately, reported news agency PTI. After a virtual meeting with Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of state universities, the minister said, at present campuses cannot be opened for students due to the pandemic. "Classes will continue to be held online. The higher education department is of the view, after elicting the opinion of VCs, that classes cannot take place on the campuses in the present situation as the pandemic is still continuing," Mr Chatterjee said.
Nov 29, 2020 18:49 (IST)
Coronavirus News: PM Modi To Interact With 3 Teams Involved In COVID Vaccine Development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with three teams from Gennova Biopharma, Biological E and Dr. Reddy's involved in the development of coronavirus vaccine via video conferencing on Monday, the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet on Sunday. "Tomorrow, on 30th November, 2020, PM @narendramodi will interact, via video conferencing, with three teams that are involved in developing a COVID-19 vaccine. The teams he will interact with are from Gennova Biopharma, Biological E and Dr. Reddy's," the tweet said.
Nov 29, 2020 18:46 (IST)
Coronavirus News: One Crore Samples Tested For COVID In Andhra So Far, Caseload Below 10,000 In Nearly 5 Months
Andhra Pradesh crossed a major milestone on Sunday as it completed one crore sample tests for coronavirus even as the active caseload in the state fell below 10,000 for the first time in close to five months, reported news agency PTI. The state added 620 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the gross positives to 8,67,683, a health bulletin said. Andhra Pradesh has vastly ramped up its testing capacities and over the last four months has been conducting an average of over 50,000 tests per day, the majority being RT-PCR tests. At 1,87,587 tests per million population, Andhra has so far completed screening 1,00,17,126 samples till date, the bulletin said.
Nov 29, 2020 18:40 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 32 Test Positive For Coronavirus In Tripura, Taking Tally To 32,674
Thirty-two people tested positive for coronavirus in Tripura on Sunday, pushing the state's tally to 32,674, a health department official said, reported news agency PTI. The death count remained at 367 with no new fatalities reported. West Tripura district, comprising state capital Agartala, has accounted for 185 COVID deaths, the official said. Tripura now has 652 active cases, while 31,632 people have recovered from the disease, including 72 in the last 24 hours. Twenty-three patients have migrated to other states.
Nov 29, 2020 18:38 (IST)
Coronavirus News: UP Logs 2,036 New COVID Cases, 24 Deaths
Uttar Pradesh reported 24 more COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday, taking the death toll to 7,742, while 2,036 new cases pushed the state''s infection tally to 5,41,873, reported news agency PTI. Seven deaths were reported from Lucknow and two from Gorakhpur, according to the Health department bulletin. Lucknow recorded 342 new cases followed by 230 in Meerut, 123 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 113 in Ghaziabad and 108 in Kanpur.
Nov 29, 2020 17:41 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Delhi Records 4,906 COVID Cases, 68 Deaths
Delhi records 68 COVID deaths and 4,906 new cases, taking infection tally to over 5.66 lakh, news agency PTI reported quoting authorities.
Nov 29, 2020 17:22 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Covidshield Vaccine Trial Participant Alleges Neuro Breakdown, Cognitive Function Impairment
A 40-year-old participant in the ''Covidshield'' vaccine trial in Chennai has alleged serious side effects, including a virtual neurological breakdown and impairment of cognitive functions and has sought compensation of Rs 5 crore in a legal notice to Serum Institute and others, besides seeking the trial be stopped, reported news agency PTI. Alleging that the candidate vaccine was not safe, he has also demanded the approval for its testing, "manufacture and distribution" be cancelled, failing which legal action will be taken. The legal notice has been sent to Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), which has collaborated with Oxford University and AstraZeneca, a UK pharma company, in connection with making of the vaccine "Covidshield".
Nov 29, 2020 16:33 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Boxer Duryodhan Negi Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Former national champion boxer Duryodhan Singh Negi has tested positive for coronavirus and has been hospitalised as a precautionary measure despite being asymptomatic, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a statement today, reported news agency PTI. The welterweight (69kg) category boxer had returned to the national training base in Patiala after his Diwali break and tested positive for the virus during the mandatory quarantine. "He is currently asymptomatic and has been shifted to Columbia Asia Hospital as a precautionary measure," the statement read.
Nov 29, 2020 16:31 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 8 States, Unnion Territories Account For Nearly 71 % Of COVID Deaths In 24 Hours
Nearly 71 per cent of the 496 new COVID-19 fatalities reported in 24 hours were from eight states and Union Territories with Delhi recording 89 deaths, the highest, followed by Maharashtra with 88 and West Bengal with 52, the Union Health Ministry said today, reported news agency PTI. It said 22 states and UTs have recorded case fatality rates lower than the national average of 1.46 per cent. The current active caseload of the country stands at 4,53,956, which comprises 4.83 per cent of the total coronavirus infections reported so far.
Nov 29, 2020 16:12 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Indian Air Force Brings Back Covid Positive Scientists From Central Asia In Special Mission
The Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a special rescue mission to bring back 50 Indian scientists, including those who tested positive for coronavirus in a special C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft from a central Asian country, reported news agency ANI. The Indian scientists were in the central Asian republic on official assignment as part of agreements between India and that country. The Indian Air Force had earlier brought back Indian nationals stuck in China's Wuhan and other parts of the world but did not fly any Covid positive patient.
Nov 29, 2020 15:07 (IST)
Over 70% new coronavirus cases, fatalities reported from 8 States, Union Territories
About 70.97 per cent of the 496 coronavirus case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours are contributed by Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Delhi with 89 deaths reported the maximum new fatalities. Maharashtra follows closely with 88 deaths and West Bengal reported 52 deaths. The country's daily coronavirus deaths remained under the 600 threshold this month so far.

The active caseload of India is 4,53,956 today and the present contribution of active caseload to India's total positive cases stand at 4.83 per cent.
Nov 29, 2020 13:35 (IST)
Maharashtra: 759 new COVID-19 cases in Thane; 10 more die
As many as 759 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Thane, raising the tally in the
Maharashtra district to 2,27,860, an official said on Sunday.

The death count due in the district has gone up to 5,669 with 10 more people dying due to the disease, he said.

So far, Kalyan town in the district has reported 53,760 COVID-19 cases, followed by Thane city-51,040, Navi Mumbai-47,990 and Mira Bhayander-24,085.

Among the fatalities, Thane city has recorded 1,228, Kalyan 1,057, Navi Mumbai-979 and Mira Bhayander-756, the official said.
Nov 29, 2020 12:51 (IST)
Odisha logs 518 new COVID-19 cases, 4 fresh fatalities
Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Sunday surged to 3,18,307 after 518 more people tested positive for the infection, while four fresh fatalities pushed the coastal state's death count to 1,734, a senior health department official said.

Of the 518 new cases, 297 were reported from various quarantine centres, and the remaining detected during contact tracing, the official said.

Sundergarh recorded the maximum number of fresh cases at 52, followed by Mayurbhanj at 49 and Cuttack at 45.
Nov 29, 2020 12:49 (IST)
US surpasses 100,000 new coronavirus daily cases
he number of coronavirus cases in the United States on Saturday (local time) added at least 100,000 new cases marking the 26th consecutive day the country has topped that benchmark, CNN reported citing the data from Johns Hopkins University.

So far today the US has reported 114,397 new cases and 862 deaths, CNN further reported.
Nov 29, 2020 12:29 (IST)
Puducherry logs 33 new COVID-19 cases, no fresh fatality for 10th straight day
The union territory of Puducherry logged 33 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours pushing the overall tally to 36,935, a top Health department official said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, no fresh fatality was reported for the 10th day in succession, a release from Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said.

The 33 fresh cases were identified at the end of the examination of 2,926 samples of which 21 were reported in the Puducherry region, six in Karaikal, five in Mahe and one in Yanam.

The Health department Director said 72 patients were discharged during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Sunday.

The fatality and recovery rates were 1.65 per cent and 97.05 per cent respectively.
Nov 29, 2020 11:42 (IST)
Arunachal records 31 new COVID-19 cases, tally 16,262
At least 31 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday, pushing
the tally to 16,262, while one more person died due to the infection, raising the toll to 51, a senior official said.

The victim, a 50-year-old man from Innao village in Changlang district, was suffering from a liver disease, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Of the 31 fresh cases, seven were reported from the Capital Complex region, four from West Kameng and three each from Changlang, East Siang and Lepa Rada, he said.
Nov 29, 2020 11:22 (IST)
16 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram, tally 3,822
At least 16 people, including two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, have tested positive for
COVID-19 in Mizoram on Sunday, taking the state's tally to 3,822, a senior official said.

Of the 16 fresh cases, seven were reported from Aizawl, five from Lawngtlai and one each from Lunglei, Mamit, Siaha and Champhai, the official said.

Four cases were detected through RT-PCR at Zoram Medical College, one at a TrueNat lab in Siaha district and the rest by Rapid Antigen Test, he said.
Nov 29, 2020 10:11 (IST)
Telangana logs 805 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths
Telangana recorded 805 new COVID-19 casesand four related fatalities taking the total
tally of infections to 2,69,223 and the death count to 1,455, the state government said on Sunday.

A total of 10,490 patients were under treatment,it said in a bulletin, providing data as of 8 PM on November 28.

Out of the fresh cases, 131 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by 82 from Medchal Malkajgiri, 58 from Ranga Reddy and other

According to the bulletin, as many as 46,280 samples were tested on Saturday and cumulatively 54, 20, 421 samples have been tested.
Nov 29, 2020 10:04 (IST)
India's Covid Tally Nears 94 Lakh, 41,810 New Cases In A Day
Coronavirus cases in India are steadily on the rise with 41,810 new infections in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 93,92,919. There were 496 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours and the number of active cases went down by 984. There are 4,53,956 active cases in the country. Over 42,000 people recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to over 88 lakhs.
Nov 29, 2020 08:57 (IST)
Mizoram reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, active count at 392
Sixteen new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported on Sunday, according to the State Department of Information and Public Relations.

With this, as many as 3,822 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded here, including 3,425 discharged cases and 392 active cases.

Nov 29, 2020 08:49 (IST)
Britain secures additional 2 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
Britain secures additional 2 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine (Reuters) - Britain has secured an additional two million doses of Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, the government said in a statement on Sunday.

Following the latest deal, Britain has access to enough doses of Moderna's vaccine candidate for around 3.5 million people.
Nov 29, 2020 06:24 (IST)
Nov 29, 2020 06:00 (IST)
Post Diwali High: Pune Sees 1,080 COVID-19 Cases In Single Day
Pune reported 1,080 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the district's tally to 3,41,540, while 18 deaths increased the count to 8,380, an official said on Saturday.

He said the district's single-day addition of cases had crossed the 1000-mark fro the first time since Diwali, which was celebrated recently.

He added that 415 people were discharged during the day as well.

"Of the 1,080 cases, Pune city accounted for 528, Pimpri Chinchwad 217 and the rest were in the district's rural and cantonment areas. Pune city now has 1,69,394 cases, Pimpri Chinchwad 91,967," the official said.
Nov 29, 2020 05:47 (IST)
Virus Surge Leads To Curfew In San Francico
A surge in coronavirus cases will put San Francisco under a curfew beginning on Monday and trigger other restrictions related to the virus, the city announced.

The curfew requires non-essential businesses to close and prohibits members of different households from gathering between 10 pm and 5 am until December 21, Mayor London Breed said Saturday.

San Mateo county outside San Francisco will also be subject to the same rules after the state of California classified both under its most restrictive tier of locations based on the spread of the virus.

In addition to the curfew, certain indoor businesses will be required to either close or reduce capacity beginning on Sunday at noon, Breed said.