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Coronavirus News December 8 Highlights: Active caseload at 3.83 lakh, falls under 4% mark

Coronavirus News December 8 Highlights: Active caseload at 3.83 lakh, falls under 4% mark

Coronavirus News December 8 Highlights: Active caseload at 3.83 lakh, falls under 4% mark
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Coronavirus News December 8 Highlights: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in a span of 24 hours was recorded below 27,000 after nearly five months on Tuesday, taking India’s infection tally to over 97 lakh, while total recoveries surged to 91.78 lakh, according to the Union health ministry. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 97,03,770 with 26,567 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll rose to 1,40,958 with 385 new fatalities, data updated by the ministry at 8 am showed.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 91,78,946, pushing the national recovery rate to94.59 percent, while the COVID-19casefatality rate stood at 1.45 percent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 4 lakh for the second consecutive day.

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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Gujarat reports 1,325 COVID-19 cases, 1531 recoveries; 15 die

With 1,325 new COVID19 cases, Gujarat's tally rose to 2,21,493 on Tuesday, the state health department said. As many as 15 more patients succumbed to COVID19, raising the statewide fatalities to 4,110, it said.

Dec 8, 2020 8:32 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Goa's COVID-19 tally reaches 48,935; active cases now 1,310

Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 159 and reached 48,935 on Tuesday, while the number of people discharged increased by 146 to touch 46,924, said an official. The overall toll in the state is 701 and the number of active cases stands at 1,310, he added.

Dec 8, 2020 8:12 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Health Ministry develops mobile app for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccination

The Union Health Ministry has developed a digital platform, including a mobile application, for realtime monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery, recording data and to enable people to get themselves registered for vaccination. Addressing a press meet on Tuesday, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the platform, CoWIN, will help monitor the entire vaccination process.

Dec 8, 2020 7:51 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 1,280 new cases in Karnataka, 13 deaths

Karnataka on Tuesday logged 1,280 new cases of COVID19 and 13 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,95,284 and the death toll to 11,880. The day also saw 1,060 patients getting discharged after recovery.

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Coronavirus News December 8 Highlights: Active caseload at 3.83 lakh, falls under 4% mark
Dec 8, 2020 7:31 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Kerala records 5,032 COVID-19 cases,31 deaths

Kerala reported 5,032 new positive cases on Tuesday and 31 COVID-19 related deaths, taking the infection count to 6,44,696 and the death toll to 2,472. State Health Minister KK Shailaja said the state had tested 60,521 samples in the last 24 hours.

Dec 8, 2020 7:18 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates:  Delhi records 3,188 fresh cases, positivity rate at 4.23%

Delhi recorded 3,188 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with a positivity rate of 4.23 per cent, authorities said. The positivity rate on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday stood at 4.96 per cent, 4.78 per cent, 4.2 percent, 3.68 percent and 3.15 percent respectively.

Dec 8, 2020 7:11 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Jammu and Kashmir records 470 cases, 6 deaths

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 470 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths due to the disease, taking the infection tally to 1,14,038 and the death toll to 1,761, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 277 are from Jammu division and 193 from Kashmir division, they said.

Dec 8, 2020 6:55 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 632 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 79,141 on Tuesday after the detection of 632 fresh cases, while 12 more patients succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 1,307, according to a state health department bulletin. Dehradun district recorded a maximum of 279 fresh novel coronavirus cases, followed by Nainital 92, Haridwar 54, Pithoragarh 44, Tehri 30, Udham Singh Nagar 27, Almora 22, Uttarkashi 18, Chamoli 17, Pauri 15, Bageshwar 14, Champawat 11 and Rudraprayag 9, the bulletin said.

Dec 8, 2020 6:53 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 61 new cases take Nagaland's COVID-19 tally to 11,479

Nagaland's COVID-19 caseload on Tuesday increased to 11,479 with detection of 61 new cases, a health department official said. Of the fresh cases, 35 were reported from Kohima, 22 from Dimapur, and two each from Wokha and Zunheboto, he said.

Dec 8, 2020 6:47 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Pandemic has redefined India's governance models: Bureaucrat V Srinivas

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined India's governance models and there has been a lot of focus on digital decision making in the central secretariat, senior bureaucrat V Srinivas has said. Addressing a lecture, he said the district collectors who have stood at the frontend in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic have shown maturity and commitment well beyond their seniority, in ensuring that rural societies adopt to the new normal.

Dec 8, 2020 6:02 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Four lions at Spanish zoo test positive for COVID-19

Four lions at Barcelona Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, veterinary authorities said on Tuesday, in only the second known case in which large felines have contracted coronavirus.

Dec 8, 2020 6:00 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Odisha reports 349 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Odisha reported 349 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to 3,21,913, a Health Department official said. Six more deaths raised the state's toll to 1,784, he said.

Dec 8, 2020 5:59 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India may authorise some COVID-19 vaccines in weeks, says health secretary

India's government regulator could grant a license to some developers of COVID19 vaccines in the next few weeks, the country's top health official said on Tuesday.

Dec 8, 2020 5:10 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Anitbody levels in patients may fade quickly post recovery, says study

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus may "disappear quickly" following recovery, says a new study which assessed more than 250 COVID-19 patients up to five months postinfection. The study, published in the journal Science Immunology, analysed 983 blood plasma samples collected from 79 hospitalised COVID-19 patients and 175 outpatients and asymptomatic people infected with the SARSCoV2 virus. According to the scientists, including Katharina Roltgen from Stanford University in the US, the IgG antibodies likely persist for longer, but also showed a slow decline even in severely ill patients who mounted very strong initial immune responses. Based on the findings, the researchers said the levels of different types of antibodies which neutralise the coronavirus "all begin to decrease in patients after approximately the first month postonset of symptoms."

Dec 8, 2020 5:08 PM