Coronavirus LIVE: Global coronavirus cases exceed 50 mn after 30-day spike

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra has 1,710,314 coronavirus cases, Karnataka 838,929, Andhra Pradesh 838,363, Tamil Nadu 739,147 and UP 487,335. Stay tuned for coronavirus India LIVE updates

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India's single-day Covid-19 recoveries exceeded daily new infections successively for the last five weeks

Coronavirus LIVE update: India's Covid-19 caseload went past 8.5 million on Sunday, while the number of people who recuperated from the disease surged to 78,68,968 pushing the national recovery rate to 92.49 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The country's death toll has mounted to 126,162. Delhi logged the highest single-day spike of 7,178 new coronavirus cases and its total count of cases hit 4,28,831. Kerala now has over 450,000 cases with 7,002 fresh cases being detected. 

On a positive note, India's single-day Covid-19 recoveries exceeded daily new infections successively for the last five weeks, while active cases are on a sustained decline and comprise only 6.19 per cent of the country's total caseload.

World coronavirus update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 49,643,273. While 35,239,279 have recovered, 1,247,944 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 10,182,818 cases, and 242,176 have died from the disease there. The country has recorded over 340,000 cases in just three day. It is followed by India, which has 8,507,203 cases, Brazil (5,653,561), Russia (1,753,836) and France (1,748,705).

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2:01 AM

Argentina looking to have access to Covid-19 vaccine by December

Argentina is looking to have possession of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) by December, and will administer it to the most vulnerable sectors of the population first, the chief of the cabinet of ministers, Santiago Cafiero, said.
"We are making progress in signing the contractual agreements to make it so," the official said on Saturday, confirming that the government wants "to have commercial agreements with countries, like Russia, or with laboratories, like Pfizer and AstraZeneca", Xinhua news agency reported.
1:55 AM

Sikkim reports 50 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

Sikkim's Covid-19 tally mounted to 4,245 as 50 more people tested positive for the infection while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 78, an official said on Sunday.
The State Information Education Communication (IEC) member Sonam Bhutia said that East Sikkim reported 40 cases, South Sikkim (9) and West Sikkim (1).
1:27 AM

Assam reports nearly five-month low of 152 new Covid-19 cases

Assam's Covid-19 tally rose to 208,789 on Sunday as the state reported a nearly five-month low of 152 new cases, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
This is the lowest number of new cases since June 19, when the state had registered 102 infections, Sarma said.
Three more patients succumbed to the infection, pushing the state's coronavirus death toll to 943, he said.
12:39 AM

UK bans non-resident arrivals from Denmark over mink fears

The British government has banned freight drivers who have traveled through Denmark over the past 14 days and aren't residents of the U.K. from entering England, as it tightened travel restrictions from a country witnessing widespread coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms.

Under the new rules that came into force at 4 a.m. Sunday, passenger planes and ships traveling from Denmark, and any accompanying freight, also won't be allowed to dock. Freight drivers had been exempt from the ban.

From Saturday, British nationals or residents returning to the U.K. directly or indirectly from Denmark were required to quarantine themselves with other members of their household until two weeks passed since they were last in Denmark. Non-British national or resident travelers who had been in or transited through Denmark in the preceding 14 days would be denied entry.

12:36 AM

Chhattisgarh coronavirus cases go past 200,000 mark with 1,375 additions

11:14 PM

Record spike of 7,745 new coronavirus cases in Delhi take tally to over 430,000; toll rises to 6,989 with 77 more deaths

10:19 PM

Mumbai police's Covid-19 death toll now 93 as another cop dies

With the death of one more policeman in Mumbai due to coronavirus on Sunday, the fatality count in the city's police force rose to 93, an official said.
The 57-year-old police inspector died in the morning, the official said.
9:57 PM

Haryana records 2,380 fresh Covid-19 cases, 15 more deaths

Haryana reported 2,380 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking its tally to 1,82,804, while 15 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,912, according to the state health department's daily bulletin.
Of the fresh cases, the state's hardest-hit Gurgaon district reported the maximum at 964. This is the district's sharpest single-day spike, the bulletin said.
Of the fatalities, four were reported from Hisar, three from Bhiwani, two each from Gurgaon and Mahendergarh, and one each from Faridabad, Karnal, Yamunanagar and Jind districts, it said.
9:49 PM

Gujarat adds 1,020 new coronavirus cases, 819 recover; 7 die

9:43 PM

Bengal's Covid-19 tally rises to 4,05,314 with 3,920 new cases; 59 fresh fatalities push death toll to 7,294

9:01 PM

MP reports 891 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

Madhya Pradesh on Sunday reported 891 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 1,77,359, while 11 fatalities pushed the toll to 3,028, health officials said.

With 688 patients being discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the cumulative count of recoveries rose to 1,66,403.

8:37 PM

Nursing home Covid-19 cases rise four-fold in surge states

Despite Trump administration efforts to erect a protective shield around nursing homes, coronavirus cases are surging within facilities in states hard hit by the latest onslaught of COVID-19.

An analysis of federal data from 20 states for The Associated Press finds that new weekly cases among residents rose nearly four-fold from the end of May to late October, from 1,083 to 4,274. Resident deaths more than doubled, from 318 a week to 699, according to the study by University of Chicago health researchers Rebecca Gorges and Tamara Konetzka.

8:20 PM

Gujarat adds 1,020 new Covid-19 cases; seven die

Gujarat on Sunday reported 1,020 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total count of infections to 1,80,699, the state health department said.

With seven more patients succumbing to the viral infection, the cumulative toll climbed to 3,763, it said.

8:09 PM

Situation will deteriorate if steps not taken: Delhi health minister

Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Sunday said that the third round of Covid-19 cases in the capital has reached its peak and cases will start declining soon.

"If a person becomes infected then the government is testing his/her entire family, along with the people in its contact. That's why more coronavirus cases are emerging," said Jain, adding that the cases of the virus in Delhi will drop soon.

7:58 PM

Manipur reported 245 new Covid-19 cases

7:48 PM

Goa reports 149 new Covid-19 cases; 207 recover, two die

The coronavirus case count in Goa went up by 149 and reached 45,065 on Sunday, a health department official said.

The death toll mounted to 643 as two patients succumbed to the infection during the day, he said.

7:37 PM

Daily rise of 1,872 Covid-19 cases take Rajasthan's tally to 211,000

A single-day rise of 1,872 Covid-19 cases took Rajasthan's tally of infection on Sunday to 2,11,310 while 10 more fatalities during the same period pushed the death toll to 1,989.

Of the cases reported in the state so far, 16,376 were still under treatment.

According to an official health bulletin, 1,92,945 people have been discharged after treatment till now.

7:20 PM

Global coronavirus cases exceed 50 million after 30-day spike

Global coronavirus infections exceeded 50 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, with a second wave of the virus in the past 30 days accounting for a quarter of the total.
October was the worst month for the pandemic so far, with the United States becoming the first country to report more than 100,000 daily cases. A surge in Europe contributed to the rise.
The latest seven-day average shows global daily infections are rising by more than 540,000.
7:09 PM

555 new cases reported; 213 from Jammu, 342 from Kashmir.

6:47 PM

Nagaland's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 88.13%

Nagaland on Sunday reported more Covid-19 recoveries than detection of fresh cases, as 101 patients were cured of the disease while 49 new infections pushed the state's tally to 9,474, a health department official said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state increased to an all time high of 88.13 per cent as a total of 8,350 people have recovered from the disease till Sunday. The previous highest recovery rate was 87.86 per cent on Friday, the official.

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First Published: Nov 08 2020 | 8:26 AM IST

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