Coronavirus Highlights: Covid RT-PCR Test To Now Cost Rs 800 In Delhi, Down From Rs 2,400

Coronavirus Latest Highlights: The total coronavirus cases mounted to 94,31,691 with 38,772 new infections, while the death count climbed to 1,37,139 after 443 more fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Coronavirus Highlights: Covid RT-PCR Test To Now Cost Rs 800 In Delhi, Down From Rs 2,400

Coronavirus Cases In India: There are 4,53,956 active cases in the country. (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed a price cut for the more reliable RT-PCR tests for COVID-19. Though these tests are being conducted free of cost in government hospitals, they can cost up to Rs 2,400 in private laboratories.

The Aam Aadmi Party chief tweeted the information on Monday days after being pulled by the High Court, the Supreme Court on the state of pandemic /containment in the capital and the centre's intervention amid a third wave of coronavirus infections, which seems to be waning.

The Centre has called an all-party meeting of floor leaders in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on December 4 to discuss the COVID-19 situation, sources said. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they said.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi held virtual meetings with 3 teams- Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, Pune, Biological E Ltd, Hyderabad and Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad- that are working on developing and manufacturing coronavirus vaccine.

On November 24, the Prime Minister held a meeting with chief ministers of various states over the pandemic situation.

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 for the seventh time this month, taking the infection tally to 94.31 lakh, while the recoveries surged to 88,47,600, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Monday.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 94,31,691 with 38,772 new infections, while the death count climbed to 1,37,139 after 443 more fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Here are the Highlights on India Coronavirus Cases:

Dec 01, 2020 05:41 (IST)
Nagaland's Covid Recoveries Cross 10,000-Mark
The number of COVID-19 patients, who have been cured of the disease in Nagaland, crossed the 10,000-mark on Monday with 188 fresh recoveries, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

The total number of recoveries in the northeastern state now stands at 10,086.

The coronavirus tally rose to 11,186 as 27 more people tested positive for the infection, he said.

Of the fresh cases, 14 were detected in Kohima, 11 in Dimapur and one each in Mokokchung and Mon districts, the minister said.

Paren reported the maximum of 133 new recoveries, followed by Dimapur (28) and Kohima (27), he said.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients in the state has improved to 90.16 per cent from 88.69 per cent recorded on Sunday, health department's director Dr Denis Hangsing said.
Dec 01, 2020 04:05 (IST)
The Odisha government has allowed re-opening of medical colleges across the state from Tuesday, even as it authorised the School & Mass Education and Higher Education departments to decide on resumption of classroom teachings.

COVID-19 safety protocols will have to be followed in the medical institutes.

"All medical colleges of the state shall reopen with effect from 1st December, 2020. Medical college authorities shall follow all the SOPs/guidelines with respect to social distancing and prevention of spread of epidemic issued by the central/state government, scrupulously," a government order said on Monday.
Dec 01, 2020 02:25 (IST)
Mumbai reports 646 new COVID-19 cases, 775 recoveries/discharges and 19 deaths on Monday. 

Total cases rise to 2,83,460 including 2,56,635 recoveries/discharges and 10,810 deaths. 

Active cases stand at 13,008
Dec 01, 2020 01:26 (IST)
515 new COVID-19 cases, 855 recoveries & 10 deaths reported in Himachal Pradesh in the last 24 hours. 

The total number of cases in the state at 40,518 including 31,548 recovered cases, 8,289 active cases and 635 deaths: State Health Department, Himachal Pradesh
Dec 01, 2020 00:26 (IST)
Jharkhand reported 167 new COVID-19 cases, 288 recoveries and 1 death on Monday.

Total cases in the State rise to 1,09,151 including 1,06,171 recoveries and 964 deaths. 

Active cases stand at 2,016
Nov 30, 2020 23:57 (IST)
Sikkim reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death
Sikkim reported four new COVID-19 cases on Monday, while one more person died, an official
said.

East Sikkim registered three of the cases, while West Sikkim accounted for one, he said.

There are 248 active cases in the state at present, he added.

The state has so far reported 4,989 cases, of whom 4,544 patients have recovered and 88 migrated out, the official said.
Nov 30, 2020 23:47 (IST)
Telangana reports 593 new COVID-19 cases
Telangana reported 593 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total count of cases in the state to 2,69,816.

According to the state's Health Department, the total count of cases includes 2,58,336 discharged cases and 1,458 deaths. There are 10,022 active cases in the state.

India reported 38,772 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry.
Nov 30, 2020 23:36 (IST)
Fines for not wearing masks, discounts for shopping during lean hrs among Centre's SOPs for markets
Imposing fines for not wearing masks or not following physical distancing, opening markets on alternate days and closing them if large number of coronavirus cases are reported, are among the measures recommended by the Centre to ensure compliance to COVID-appropriate behaviour in markets.

The standard operating procedures for markets issued by the Union Health Ministry on Monday to contain spread of coronavirus infection, stated that online booking of groceries and doorstep delivery of those must be encouraged while incentives or discounts for those who shop during non-peak hours may be considered.

The SOPs outlined that market places in containment zones shall remain closed. Shop owners and employees living in containment zones shall not be allowed entry into marketplaces, it stated.

According to the SOPs, COVID-appropriate behaviour in marketplaces may be regulated by market associations through a number of measures, including creation of a sub-committee for each market to facilitate and monitor implementation of such behaviour in marketplaces.

It also suggested setting up mask dispensing kiosks at government-approved rates at entry points of markets and parking lots, establishing hand washing stations in public utility areas while recommending use of foot operated taps and contactless soap dispensers.
Nov 30, 2020 23:27 (IST)
Chhattisgarh reports 1,324 fresh COVID-19 cases, 21 fatalities
With 1,324 new COVID-19casesand 21 more deaths, Chhattisgarh's count of infections rose to
2,37,322 and toll to 2,861 on Monday, a health official said.

The number of recoveries went up to 2,14,826 after 153 people were discharged from various hospitals while 1,586 patients completed their home isolation stay during the day.

The state now has 19,635 activecases, the official said.

Raipur district reported 186 newcases, taking its total count to 46,526, including 656 deaths.
Nov 30, 2020 23:21 (IST)
Bengal reports 2,671 new COVID-19 infections as active cases decline
West Bengal reported 2,671 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally to 4,83,484, the
state Health Department said.

Forty-eight more people died in the state, following which the count rose to 8,424, it said.
The state's COVID-19 discharge rate improved to 93.23 per cent as 2,730 fresh recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours.

So far, 4,50,762 people have been cured in the state. North 24 Parganas accounted for 15 of the latest deaths, while 12 people died in Kolkata, three in Howrah and two in South 24 Parganas, it said.
Nov 30, 2020 23:20 (IST)
Delhi records 108 COVID-19 deaths; 3,726 new cases take infection tally to 5.70 lakh
Delhi recorded 3,726 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest in 15 days, while the daily death count crossed the 100-mark again and stood at 108.

While a total of 50,670 tests for the detection of coronavirus cases were conducted the previous day, the number of RT-PCR tests surpassed that of rapid antigen ones, according to a bulletin by the Delhi health department on Monday.

As many as 26645 RT-PCR tests and 24025 rapid antigen tests were conducted on Sunday. A record 69,051 tests, including 33,147 RT-PCR ones, the highest till date, were conducted on Friday.
Nov 30, 2020 23:10 (IST)
UP reports 2,044 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths within 24 hours
Uttar Pradesh has reported 19 deaths and 2,044 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to State Health Department, on Monday.

According to the State Health Department, the state has also registered 2,472 recoveries and 19 deaths related to the deadly virus in the same duration.

As many as 5,43,888 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded so far, including 24,099 active cases, 5,12,028 recovered cases, and 7,761 deaths till date.
Nov 30, 2020 22:58 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh adds 1,383 COVID-19 cases; 10 deaths, 1,576 recover
Madhya Pradesh on Monday reported 1,383 new COVID-19 cases, taking its infection count to
2,06,128, while the death of 10 people increased the count to 3,260, an official said.

He said 1,88,097 people have recovered, including 1,576 on Monday.

"During the day, four people died in Indore, which now has 760 fatalities, and one in Bhopal, where the toll is 518. Khargone, Sagar, Ratlam, Datia and Guna also saw one death each," he said.
Nov 30, 2020 22:43 (IST)
COVID-19: Surat sees 266 cases, 2 deaths; 219 recover
Surat reported 266 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the second highest for any district in Gujarat
after Ahmedabad, while two patients died and 219 people were discharged, an official said.

The district now has 42,466 cases, including 1,070 deaths, he added.

"Surat city accounted for 212 new cases and 181 recoveries, while the rural part accounted for 54 and 38 respectively. With 30,014 people discharged so far, the recovery rate in Surat city rose to 93.33 per cent, Currently, 19,924 patients are quarantined in Surat city," he said.
Nov 30, 2020 22:06 (IST)
Mumbai adds 646 new COVID-19 cases; 19 deaths
Mumbai on Monday reported 646 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the count of infections to 2,83,460, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said.

The number of new cases has been dropping over the last five days, with the city recording 940 infections on Sunday, after adding more than 1,000 cases for four days in a row between November 25 to 28.

With 19 more patients dying due to the viral infection in the last 24 hours, the cumulative count has mounted to 10,810, it said.
Nov 30, 2020 21:35 (IST)
With 312 cases, Ahmedabad''s COVID-19 count crosses 50,000 mark
The COVID-19 count in Ahmedabad crossed the 50,000 mark on Monday after 312 cases were
detected, while 13 deaths took the count to 2,060, an official said.

The district's caseload now stands at 50,077, while the discharge of 344 people took the count of such cases to 44,839, he added.
Nov 30, 2020 21:23 (IST)
Less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, 13 deaths
Karnataka reported less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases and 13 related fatalities on Monday, taking the total number of infections to 8,84,897 and the count to 11,778, the health department said.

The day also saw 2,209 patients getting discharged after recovery, while active cases touched 23,279.

Bengaluru Urban reported 444 cases out of the total of 998 in the state, followed by Haveri 123, Hassan 45, Tumakuru and Mysuru 43 each, Vijayapura and Mandya 30, while the remaining was scattered over various districts.
Nov 30, 2020 21:11 (IST)
Gujarat adds 1,502 new COVID-19 cases, 1,401 recover; 20 deaths
Gujarat on Monday reported 1,502 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the count of infections to 2,09,780, the health department said.

With 20 more people dying due to the viral infection, including 13 in Ahmedabad, two in Surat and one fatality each in Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Morbi, Rajkot and Vadodara, the overall count rose to 3,989, it said.

A total of 1,401 patients were discharged in the day, taking the count of recovered patients in the state to 1,90,820.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in Gujarat now stands at 90.96 per cent, said the release.
Nov 30, 2020 20:57 (IST)
COVID-19: 27 more deaths, 554 new cases in Punjab
Punjab on Monday reported 27 more fatalities due to the coronavirus, pushing the count to 4,807, while 554 new cases took the infection count to 1,52,091 in the state, according to a medical bulletin.

There are 7,842 active COVID-19 cases in the state, as of now, it said.
Nov 30, 2020 20:35 (IST)
Nagpur sees 288 COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths; 295 recover
Nagpur added 288 cases to its COVID-19 tally on Monday, while 18 people died and 295 were
discharged during the day, an official said.

The district now has 1,11,765 cases, of which 4,926 are active ones as 3,672 people have died and 1,03,167 have recovered, the official said.
Nov 30, 2020 20:18 (IST)
Goa's COVID-19 tally nears 48,000 mark, fatalities close to 700
Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 159 and reached 47,963 on Monday, while one person died and 150 people recovered, an official said.

The count in the state is now 688 while the number of people who have been discharged stands at 45,940, leaving Goa with 1,335 active cases, he added.

The number of samples tested on Monday was 1,672, he said.
Nov 30, 2020 20:15 (IST)
With 1,502 new COVID-19 cases, Gujarat's tally rises to 2,09,780; 20 deaths take count to 3,989: state health department.
Nov 30, 2020 20:02 (IST)
455 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 74,795 on Monday with 455 more persons testing positive for the disease, while nine more infected patients died in the state, a state health department bulletin said. 

Dehradun district reported the highest number of 185 cases, followed by Nainital (57), Pithoragarh (49), Udham Singh Nagar (24), Almora (24), Haridwar (23), Pauri (19), Chamoli (17), Tehri (14), Bageshwar (13), Uttarkashi (11), Champawat (11) and Rudraprayag (8), the bulletin said.   
Nov 30, 2020 19:37 (IST)
UP permits local restrictions after evaluating COVID situation
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R K Tiwari on Monday directed district magistrates that local restrictions like night curfew can be imposed after evaluating the prevailing COVID-19 infection scenario.

In a statement issued here, he said the administration of a state, district, sub-division or a city cannot impose lockdown outside the containment zone without the prior permission of the Centre.
"However, to control the spread of COVID-19, and after analysing the situation, local restrictions (like night curfew) can be imposed," the statement said.
Nov 30, 2020 19:11 (IST)
Maharashtra reports 3,837 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 18,23,896; fatalities rise by 80 to 47,151: state Health department.
Nov 30, 2020 19:03 (IST)
COVID-19 caseload crosses six lakh mark in Kerala
Kerala's COVID-19 caseload crossed the six lakh mark on Monday, with 3,382 new
cases, including 33 health workers,as the toll mounted to 2244 with 21 more deaths, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

As many as 6055 people have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries so far to 5,38,713, he told reporters.
Nov 30, 2020 18:25 (IST)
UP reports 19 coronavirus deaths, 2,044 fresh cases
With 19 COVID-19 deaths reported in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, the death count due to the viral disease rose to 7,761 while the caseload in the state climbed to 5,43,888, a health bulletin stated on Monday.

As many as 2,044 fresh coronavirus cases were detected in the state in the past 24 hours, the state government said in the health bulletin issued .

Of the 19 fresh COVID-19 deaths, state capital Lucknow reported four deaths.
Nov 30, 2020 16:40 (IST)
Delhi RT-PCR Tests: Arvind Kejriwal Orders Price Cut For Covid Tests In Delhi's Private Labs
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has slashed the price of RT-PCR tests - the gold standard for detecting COVID-19 - by two-thirds to Rs 800 now.
Nov 30, 2020 16:06 (IST)
Odisha reports 418 new COVID-19 cases, 707 recoveries in past 24 hours
Odisha's COVID-19 cases surged to 3,18,725 after it added 418 new infections in the past 24 hours, informed the state's Information and Public Relation Department on Monday.

Also there were 707 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the state include 3,11,256 recoveries and 5, 677 active cases.

However, four patients died in the state to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Nov 30, 2020 15:51 (IST)
COVID-19: Odisha reports 418 new cases, 707 recoveries in past 24 hours
Odisha's COVID-19 cases surged to 3,18,725 after it added 418 new infections in the past 24 hours, informed the state''s Information and Public Relation Department on Monday.

Also there were 707 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the state include 3,11,256 recoveries and 5, 677 active cases.

However, four patients succumbed in the state to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Nov 30, 2020 15:26 (IST)
Coronavirus news: PM holds virtual meet with teams involved in developing, manufacturing COVID vaccine
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a virtual meeting with three teams working on developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine, and said they should take extra efforts to inform people in simple language about the vaccine and related matters such as its efficacy.

A statement from the Prime Minister's Office said that PM Modi also asked the companies, represented by these teams, to come out with their suggestions and ideas regarding the regulatory processes and related matters.

"The PM advised all the departments concerned to engage with the manufacturers and seek to resolve matters so that the efforts by these companies bear fruit in order to serve the needs of the country and the entire world," it added.

These teams were from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd Pune, Biological E Ltd Hyderabad and Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad.

The prime minister appreciated the efforts being taken by scientists in these companies to come out with a vaccine solution to tackle COVID-19.
Nov 30, 2020 15:02 (IST)
Coronavirus news: PM appreciates scientists' efforts to come out with vaccine solution to combat COVID-19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated the efforts by scientists in Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, Biological E Ltd and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd to come out with a vaccine solution to tackle COVID-19.

During his virtual meetings with 3 teams- Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, Pune, Biological E Ltd, Hyderabad and Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad- that are working on developing and manufacturing coronavirus vaccine, the Prime Minister discussed the potential of various platforms for COVID-19 vaccine development.

According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), PM Modi also suggested that the companies should take extra efforts to inform the general public in simple language about the vaccine and related matters such as its efficacy.
Nov 30, 2020 14:54 (IST)
Coronavirus news: PM To Chair All-Party Meet On Friday To Discuss COVID-19 Situation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an all-party meeting on Friday morning to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country, sources said. This is the second all-party meeting called by the government on coronavirus, which has affected over 94 lakh people across India, since the beginning of the pandemic.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi are likely to attend the meeting, news agency PTI quoted sources as saying, adding that the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has reached out to floor leaders of all the parties.

While India has logged the second-highest number of cases in the world after the United States, it is one of the countries with the lowest deaths per million population globally, the Health Ministry said this morning.
Nov 30, 2020 14:46 (IST)
COVID-19: Russia registers 26,338 cases in past 24 hours
Russia has registered 26,338 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, down from 26,683 the day before, bringing the total to 2,295,654, the federal response center said on Monday.

"In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 26,338 COVID-19 cases in 84 regions, of which 5,565 (21.1 per cent) were detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the response center said, adding that the case count has reached 2,295,654.

Moscow has confirmed 6,511 new coronavirus cases over the given period, down from 6,798 the day before. The Russian capital was followed by Saint Petersburg with 3,691 cases, down from 3,701 the day before, and the Moscow region with 1,064 new cases, down from 1,069 the day before.
Nov 30, 2020 14:13 (IST)
COVID-19: 75 new cases reported in Ladakh, voluntary lockdown extended
As 75 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Ladakh, the normal life remained disrupted in Leh town for the eighth consecutive day on Monday with a civil society group extending the voluntary lockdown aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus till December 6.

The Union Territory recorded 75 fresh cases over the past 24 hours, taking the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region to 8,403, officials said. 
           
Ladakh has so far recorded a total of 116 coronavirus-related deaths, while 7,409 patients have been cured of the contagion since the outbreak of the disease in March.

Thanking the people for the voluntary week-long lockdown on its call, the civil society group, which consists of religious heads, traders, transporters and restaurant owners, has extended the self-imposed lockdown till December 6.  
Nov 30, 2020 14:02 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Update:''Free'' mask, Rs 200 fine in Mumbai for rule violators, says civic body
To encourage COVID-19-appropriate behaviour among residents of Mumbai, the city civic body has decided to provide ''free'' masks to those found without face cover in public and also collect a fine of Rs 200 from them.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a release on Sunday said from April till November 28, it took action against 4.85 lakh citizens for not wearing masks in public places and collected over Rs 10.7 crore as fine from them.

The BMC said when an offender, after being fined, goes ahead without a face mask, the objective of implementing the COVID-19 prevention protocol remains unfulfilled.
Nov 30, 2020 13:41 (IST)
COVID-19 vaccine: PM Modi asks firms to give suggestions on regulatory process, advises departments concerned to engage with them to sort issues.
Nov 30, 2020 13:27 (IST)
COVID-19: Considerable decline in cases in Assam, says Health minister
All temporary COVID Care Centres in Assam have been closed down with patients being treated at hospitals, following a considerable decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.

Considering the improved situation, it has been decided to reopen the hostels of colleges and universities for final year students and for students of Class 10 and 12 for residential students in schools from December 15, the minister said at a press conference.

Elementary schools in the state, which has remained closed till now due to the prevailing COVID situation, will reopen from January one in a staggered manner.

"Classes from nursery to six will begin from January one and a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued later. We will, however, have a staggered approach with different classes coming on separate days", Mr Sarma said.

Nov 30, 2020 13:04 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Tamil Nadu Revises Lockdown Rules, Colleges, Tourist Spots Can Reopen
Tamil Nadu has extended the general coronavirus-related restrictions till December 31 with fresh relaxations, including for reopening colleges and popular tourist spots, some of which have remained closed since March.

In under-graduate colleges, in-person learning can resume from December 7 with standard operating procedures. The relaxation has only been extended to final year students of arts, science, engineering, agriculture, and technical courses.

In medical and related colleges, however, all undergraduate and post-graduate classes will resume from December 7, a notification issued by the Tamil Nadu government read.
Nov 30, 2020 12:50 (IST)
COVID-19: Odisha reports 418 new cases, 5 fresh fatalities
Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Monday surged to 3,18,725, after 418 more people tested positive for the disease, while five fresh fatalities pushed the count to 1,739, a health department official said.

Of the 418 new cases, 241 were reported from various quarantine centres and 177 detected during contact tracing.

Sundergarh recorded the maximum number of new cases at 41, followed by Angul at 34 and Mayurbhanj at 32.

Two districts -- Subarnapur and Boudh -- haven't registered any fresh case, he said.

Taking to Twitter, the health department said, "Regret to inform demise of five numbers of Covid positive patients while under treatment."
Nov 30, 2020 12:30 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Arvind Kejriwal issues directives to reduce price of RT-PCR test in Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he has issued directives to reduce the price of the RT-PCR test in the national capital, saying it will help those going to private labs for COVID-19 tests.

Currently, people have to spend Rs 2,400 for the RT-PCR test at private labs.

"I have directed that the rates of RT PCR tests be reduced in Delhi. Whereas tests are being conducted free of cost in govt establishments, however this will help those who get their tests done in pvt labs," Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
Nov 30, 2020 12:01 (IST)
COVID-19: Puducherry adds 33 new cases; recovery rate stands at 97.11%
The recovery rate from coronavirus in the union territory of Puducherry stood at 97.11 per cent on Monday while the number of active cases was 460, a top Health department official said.

After 10 straight days of no COVID-19 death being reported, Puducherry saw a fresh fatality as a 74-year old woman in Mahe succumbed to Covid pneumonia pushing the count to 610, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

As many as 33 fresh coronavirus cases were reported during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Monday, taking the overall tally to 36,968.
Nov 30, 2020 11:45 (IST)
COVID-19: Arvind Kejriwal directs to reduce rates of RT PCR tests in Delhi

Nov 30, 2020 11:27 (IST)
COVID-19: 728 new cases in Maharashtra's Thane, tally reaches 2,28,588
The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra's Thane district has risen to 2,28,588 with the addition of 728 new cases of the disease, a district administration official said on Monday.

The district has also reported eight more deaths due to COVID-19, raising the count to 5,677, he said.

Currently, there are 7,946 active coronavirus cases in the district, while 2,14,965 patients have recovered, he said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the district is 94.94 per cent, while the mortality rate is 2.48 per cent.

The active cases comprise 3.48 per cent of the total coronavirus infections reported in the district so far, the official said.
Nov 30, 2020 11:10 (IST)
COVID-19: Arunachal Pradesh reports 7 new cases, 3 more deaths
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 caseload rose to 16,269, as seven more people, including two army personnel, tested positive for the virus, a health department official said on Monday.

Three more persons succumbed to the infection, pushing  the number of fatalities in the northeastern state to 54, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.


Nov 30, 2020 11:06 (IST)
COVID-19: South Korea reports 438 more cases, 34,201 in total
South Korea reported 438 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 34,201.

The daily caseload stayed below 500 for two straight days, but it gained in triple digits for 23 days due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

Of the new cases, 158 were Seoul residents and 69 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Twenty-four were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 4,550.
Nov 30, 2020 10:34 (IST)
COVID-19: 3 new cases in Mizoram
Three more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking
the state's coronavirus tally to 3,826, an official said on Monday.

The new cases were reported from Aizawl district, the official said.

The three patients are from the same family and all of them have developed symptoms of COVID-19, he said. According to the official, there are at present 381 active COVID-19 cases in the state while 3,440 people have recovered from the disease.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 89.92 per cent.

Aizawl district has reported the highest COVID-19  cases at 2,581, which is 67.46 per cent of the total 3,826 cases, followed by Lunglei district, which reported 317 cases so far.

Nov 30, 2020 10:19 (IST)
Coronavirus Live: India's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 94 lakh With 38,772 New Cases
The number of COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 for the seventh time this month, taking the infection tally to 94.31 lakh, while the recoveries surged to 88,47,600, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Monday.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 94,31,691 with 38,772 new infections, while the death toll climbed to 1,37,139 after 443 more fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 88,47,600, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.81 per cent. The COVID-19 case fatality rate declined further to 1.45 per cent.

The active COVID-19 caseload remained below five lakh for the 20th consecutive day.
There are 4,46,952 active cases in the country which comprise 4.74 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Nov 30, 2020 10:07 (IST)
COVID-19: Telangana logs 593 new cases, 3 deaths
Telangana reported 593 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to nearly 2.70 lakh while three fatalities pushed the count to 1,458, the state government said on Monday.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 119, followed by Rangareddy (61) and Medchal Malkajgiri (55), it said in a  bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on November 29.

As many as10,022 patients are under treatment and33,040 samples were tested on Sunday. Cumulatively, over 54.53 lakh samples have been tested.

The samples tested per million population was over 1.46 lakh, the bulletin said.
Nov 30, 2020 09:52 (IST)
COVID-19 Live Updates: 6 new cases push Andamans tally to 4,704
Six more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pushing the tally in the union territory to 4,704, a health department official said on Monday.

Of the six new cases, four have travel history while two were detected during contact tracing, he said.

Nineteen more people recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,537, the official said.

The archipelago now has 106 active coronavirus cases, while 4,537 people have recovered from the disease and 61 patients have succumbed to the infection till date, he said.
Nov 30, 2020 09:45 (IST)
Coronavirus Live: Mizoram reports 3 new cases of COVID-19
Mizoram reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the number of cases in the state to 3,826.

According to the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Mizoram, the total discharged cases in the state are 3,440. The active cases in the state are 381, while the death count due to the infection is at five.
Nov 30, 2020 09:33 (IST)
Coronavirus news: BJP MLA dies after testing positive for COVID-19
BJP leader and MLA from Rajsamand in Rajasthan Kiran Maheshwari, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died at a hospital in Gurgaon.

Ms Maheshwari, a three-time MLA from Rajsamand, was undergoing treatment at Medanta hospital for the past few days. She passed away late Sunday night.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Assembly Speaker CP Joshi, BJP state president Satish Poonia and other leaders condoled her death.

"Saddened to know of the untimely demise of BJP leader & Rajsamand MLA Kiran Maheshwari ji. My heartfelt condolences to her family members & supporters in this most difficult time," Mr Gehlot tweeted.
Nov 30, 2020 09:21 (IST)
COVID-19: Jharkhand reports 198 new cases; tally rises to 1,08,984
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,08,984 as 198 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Monday.

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 69, followed by East Singhbhum (29), and Bokaro (15), he said.

No COVID-19 death has been reported in the state in the last-24-hours, the official said.
Nov 30, 2020 08:31 (IST)
COVID-19: Brazil surpasses 6.3 million cases
Brazil registered 24,468 new cases and 272 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing its national caseload to 6,314,740 and death count to 172,833, the Health Ministry reported Sunday.

The figures released on Sunday were incomplete, as reports on both deaths and cases were slowed down due to it being the weekend as well as the holding of elections in 57 municipalities.

On Sunday, municipal elections were carried out under strict health security measures with all voters required to use masks and observe social distancing.

Nov 30, 2020 08:27 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Markets in Gujarat's Vadodara that saw large gatherings closed down

Nov 30, 2020 08:14 (IST)
COVID-19 news: Moscow reports 74 new deaths as total surpasses 8,900
Another 74 people have died from the coronavirus disease in the Russian capital over the past 24 hours, the city's COVID-19 response center said on Sunday.

"In Moscow, 74 patients with confirmed pneumonia diagnosis and positive coronavirus test results died," the centre said in an update.
Nov 30, 2020 08:01 (IST)
Coronavirus news: New York To Reopen Primary Schools With Weekly COVID-19 Testing
New York City's public schools will begin to reopen for in-person learning on December 7, starting with elementary schools for students whose parents agree to a weekly testing regimen for the novel coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday.

The schools, which make up the country's largest school system, were closed less than two weeks ago after the citywide rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive exceeded a 3% benchmark agreed to by the mayor and the teachers' union.

"It's a new approach because we have so much proof now of how safe schools can be," de Blasio told reporters, saying the 3% benchmark was being scrapped and pointing to research that shows young children appear to be less vulnerable to COVID-19. On Sunday, the city's seven-day rolling average of positive tests was 3.9%, de Blasio said.
Nov 30, 2020 07:50 (IST)
COVID-19: England's infections down 30% during national lockdown, says survey
COVID-19 infections have fallen by 30% during England's month-long national lockdown and the virus is now in retreat, a large-scale study of more than 100,000 volunteers showed on Monday.England began its second national lockdown on Nov 5 to curb rapidly rising infections and protect its health system.

The country is due to return to a regional approach to restrictions from Dec 2.
Nov 30, 2020 07:37 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Top US Scientist Warns Of Covid "Surge Upon Surge" In Coming Weeks
America should prepare for a "surge upon a surge" in coronavirus cases as millions of travelers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday.

The United States is the worst-affected country, with 266,074 Covid-19 deaths, and President Donald Trump's administration has issued conflicting messages on mask-wearing, travel and whether the outbreak is under control.

"There almost certainly is going to be an uptick because of what has happened with the travel," Fauci told CNN's "State of the Union" as the Thanksgiving long weekend ended.

"We may see a surge upon a surge" in two or three weeks, he added. "We don't want to frighten people, but that's the reality."
Nov 30, 2020 07:12 (IST)
COVID-19: Rajasthan imposes night curfew between Dec 1 and 31 in 13 districts
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."

However, the state government order will not be applicable on - factories with production of continuous nature, factories having night shift, IT companies, chemist shops, offices related to essential emergency services, marriage related gathering, any workplace related to medical services, passengers coming or going to transport terminals.

Nov 30, 2020 06:53 (IST)
England's COVID-19 Infections Down 30% During National Lockdown: Survey
COVID-19 infections have fallen by 30% during England's month-long national lockdown and the virus is now in retreat, a large-scale study of more than 100,000 volunteers showed on Monday.

England began its second national lockdown on Nov. 5 to curb rapidly rising infections and protect its health system. The country is due to return to a regional approach to restrictions from Dec. 2.

Levels of infection fell 30%, with 96 people per 10,000 infected between Nov. 13 and Nov. 24, according to interim results of the study by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI.

The last iteration of the research, carried out between Oct. 16 and Nov. 2, showed 130 infections per 10,000 people.

"The findings show cases were rising as the country entered lockdown, but this was followed by a decrease as national measures successfully lowered infection rates across the country," a statement issued by the health department said.
Nov 30, 2020 06:22 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: All Educational Institutions To Remain Closed Across J&K Till Year End
Issuing fresh COVID-related guidelines, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said all educational institutions would remain closed till December 31 while no fresh permission or passes are required for activities which were already permitted in the union territory.

It also put all the 20 districts, 10 each in Kashmir and Jammu regions, in the 'orange 'category but said the Lakhanpur -- the gateway to J-K bordering Punjab on National highway 44 -- with a buffer of 500-metre radius and the Jawahar Tunnel, which connects Kashmir with the Jammu region, on either side have been classified as 'red' zones.

"All schools, colleges, higher educational institutions (including anganwadi centres) etc will continue to remain closed till 31st December, except training institutions run by the central and state government, "read an order issued by Chief Secretary and Chairperson, State Executive Committee, BV R Subrahmanyam.
Nov 30, 2020 06:00 (IST)
Karnataka Reports Decline In New COVID-19 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 count to 11,765, the health department said.

The day also saw 1,530 patients getting discharged after recovery, while active cases touched 24,503.

On Saturday, the state had reported 1,522 cases and 12 fatalities.
Nov 30, 2020 05:45 (IST)
US Health Experts Worry About Major Surge In COVID-19 After Thanksgiving
Two top American health experts, also members of the White House Task Force on COVID-19, on Sunday feared a major surge in the coronavirus pandemic after this week's Thanksgiving festival, which traditionally involves gathering of family and friends over dinner.

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the US topped 200,000 for the first time on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Since January, when the first infections were reported in the US, America's total number of cases has surpassed 13 million. More than 265,000 people have died.