Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi records 1,674 fresh cases; positivity rate dips to 3.15%
Delhi recorded 1,674 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest in over three months, even as the positivity rate slipped to 3.15 per cent, authorities said. The positivity rate on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday had stood at 4.96 per cent, 4.78 per cent, 4.2 per cent and 3.68 per cent, respectively. These relatively low number of fresh cases came out of 53,207 tests conducted the previous day, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department. Sixty-three fatalities were recorded, pushing the toll in the national capital to 9,706, while the positivity rate dropped to 3.15 per cent, the bulletin said, adding that the average death rate of the past 10 days stood at 2.14 per cent. Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted about the improved COVID-19 situation, "In a month, positivity declined to 3.15 per cent today from 15.26 per cent on November 7.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: MP reports 1,307 new COVID-19 cases, 1,245 recoveries; 10 die
Madhya Pradesh on Monday recorded 1,307 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the count of infections to 2,15,957, health officials said. With 10 more people succumbing to the viral infection, including five deaths in Indore, two in Bhopal and one each in Ratlam, Satna and Mandsaur, the overall toll rose to 3,347, they said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Ahmedabad sees 306 cases, 9 deaths; 314 recover
Ahmedabad district reported 306 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking its tally to 52,336, while the death toll reached 2,128 after nine people succumbed to the infection, an official said. The areas under Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation accounted for 289 of the new cases and 285 of the 314 people discharged, the rest coming from rural parts of the district, he said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Mumbai records 544 COVID-19 cases, 1,598 recoveries; 11 die
Mumbai's COVID-19 tally increased to 2,86,590 on Monday with the addition of 544 new cases, while nearly 1,600 patients were discharged from hospitals following recovery, the city civic body said. This was the ninth straight day when the city has recorded less than 1,000 new coronavirus cases.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Gujarat reports 1380 COVID-19 cases, 1,568 recoveries; 14 die
Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,20,168 after 1,380 new cases were recorded on Monday, the state health department said. With 14 more deaths, COVID-19 fatalities in the state increased to 4,095, it said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: J-K records 280 new COVID cases, 9 deaths
Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 280 new COVID-19 cases, while nine fatalities took place in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,13,568 and the death toll to 1,755, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 166 are from the Jammu division and 114 from the Kashmir division, they said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 512 more test positive for COVID-19 in U'khand; death toll nears 1,300
Uttarakhand's COVID-19 case tally rose to 78,509 on Monday with 512 more people testing positive for coronavirus, while the death toll rose further by 10 to reach 1,295, officials said. Among the fresh infections, Dehradun district reported the maximum 229 cases, followed by Haridwar (60), Nainital (53), Chamoli (37), Pauri (25), Tehri (20), and Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi (19 cases each).
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 32,897 with 6 fresh cases
Six more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Monday, pushing the tally in the state to 32,897, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 370 after a patient succumbed to the infection, he said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: England ODI series in South Africa called off after positive COVID-19 tests
England’s One Day International series with South Africa has been cancelled after reported breaches of the teams' biosecure environment in Cape Town, broadcaster Sky Sports reported on Monday.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Sinovac aims for 600 million dose capacity for COVID
Chinese vaccine company Sinovac announced Monday that it is planning to complete a new facility to double its annual vaccine production capacity to 600 million doses by the end of the year, while also securing a USD 500 million investment in a boost to its COVID-19 vaccine development efforts. The company is currently conducting the last stage of clinical trials for its vaccine candidate in Brazil, Turkey and Indonesia and is among the frontrunners of China's vaccine efforts. China has at least five COVID-19 vaccine candidates running late-stage clinical trials across more than a dozen countries.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi records 1,674 fresh COVID-19 cases in a day
Delhi recorded 1,674 fresh COVID-19 cases in a day while the positivity rate slipped to 3.15 percent on Monday, authorities said. These fresh cases were detected from 53,207 COVID19 tests conducted the previous day, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department. Sixty-three more fatalities were recorded in a day, pushing the death toll in the national capital to 9,706, while the positivity rate dropped to 3.15 percent, the bulletin stated.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Biden picks Becerra as health secretary as he builds team to battle COVID-19
US President-elect Joe Biden will nominate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for secretary of health and human services as soon as Monday, a source familiar with the decision said, as he builds up his team to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.