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November 20, 2020 / 11:02 PM IST

Coronavirus News highlights: PM Narendra Modi holds meeting to review India's COVID-19 vaccination strategy

Coronavirus News highlights: Total COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 90 lakh. There are 4,43,794 active cases in the country.

Coronavirus News highlights: Today is the 242nd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 90,04,365 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,32,162 deaths. A total of 84,28,409 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 4,43,794 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 4.93 percent of the total
caseload, the data stated. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 93.60 percent. 'Unlock 6.0' is underway. Globally, more than 5.68 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 13.58 lakh have died so far. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates:
  • November 20, 2020 / 10:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Punjab LIVE Updates | Punjab reports 819 new COVID-19 cases, 492 discharges and 16 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 1,44,995, including 1,33,919 recoveries and 4,572 deaths. Active cases stand at 6,504.

  • November 20, 2020 / 10:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Haryana LIVE Updates | Haryana reports 3,104 new COVID-19 cases, 2,508 discharges, and 25 deaths, says State Health Department Total cases: 2,12,355 Total number of discharged patients: 1,90,067 Total deaths: 2,138 Active cases: 20,150. 

  • November 20, 2020 / 10:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Noida random testing: COVID-19 positivity rate higher among people tested at Delhi border

    The positivity rate among people randomly tested for COVID-19 at Gautam Buddh Nagar's Delhi border was higher than in non-border areas of the district on November 19, according to officials.

    The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration had on November 18 started random testing of people coming from Delhi to Noida at the borders of the two cities amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the national capital.

    Read more here.

  • November 20, 2020 / 10:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 6,608 new COVID-19 cases (out of 62,425 tests), 8,775 recoveries, and 118 deaths, according to Delhi Health Department Total cases: 5,17,238 Total recoveries: 4,68,143 Active cases: 40,936 Death toll: 8,159. 

  • November 20, 2020 / 09:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE Updates | State Health Dept: West Bengal's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 7,923 with 50 fatalities; 3,626 fresh cases push tally to 4,49,131. 

  • November 20, 2020 / 09:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Pune LIVE Updates | Schools in Pune set to reopen from Monday

    After nearly eight months, schools and junior colleges are set to reopen in Pune district from November 23. Classes 9 and 10 of schools, and 11 and 12 of junior
    colleges will start from Monday.

    The district administration and Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporations issued guidelines for safety of students and teachers on Friday evening.

  • November 20, 2020 / 09:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine LIVE Updates | PM Narendra Modi: Held a meeting to review India’s vaccination strategy and the way forward. Important issues related to progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement were discussed. Reviewed various issues like prioritisation of population groups, reaching out to healthcare workers, cold-chain Infrastructure augmentation, adding vaccinators, and tech platform for vaccine roll-out. 

  • November 20, 2020 / 09:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | WHO suspends remdesivir from list of medicines

    The World Health Organization said on Friday it has suspended Gilead's remdesivir from its so-called prequalification list, an official list of medicines used as a benchmark for procurement by developing countries, after issuing guidance against its use in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

    "Yes we have suspended it from the PQ (prequalification list)," Tarik Jasarevic said in an emailed response to Reuters.

    Read more here.

  • November 20, 2020 / 08:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Ahmedabad LIVE Updates | Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation: In view of the complete curfew imposed in Ahmedabad City by the government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Metro Passenger Services will remain suspended for two days, 21 and 22 November. Metro services will resume on 23 November, Monday. 

  • November 20, 2020 / 08:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 1,031 new COVID-19 cases, 553 recoveries/discharges and 13 deaths today. Total cases here rise to 2,73,480, including 2,50,456 recoveries/discharges and 10,637 deaths. Active cases stand at 9,046.

  • November 20, 2020 / 08:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 5,640 new COVID-19 cases, 6,945 recoveries and 155 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 17,68,695 There are 78,272 active cases in the state and 16,42,916 patients have recovered so far. The death toll is at 46,511.