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November 17, 2020 / 11:02 PM IST

Coronavirus News highlights: Delhi reports 6,396 fresh COVID-19 cases, 99 deaths

Coronavirus India News highlights: Total COVID-19 cases in India have risen above 88 lakh. There are 4,53,401 active cases in the country.

Coronavirus News highlights: Today is the 239th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 88,74,291 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,30,519 deaths. A total of 82,90,371 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 4,65,478 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 5.11 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 93.42 percent. 'Unlock 5.0' is underway. Globally, more than 5.43 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 13.16 lakh have died so far. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates:

  • Coronavirus News highlights: Delhi reports 6,396 fresh COVID-19 cases, 99 deaths
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    • 11:14 AM IST

      COVID-19 cases explained in charts

    • 10:20 AM IST

      Dip in new COVID-19 cases, recovery rate improves to 93.42%

    • 10:16 AM IST

      Coronavirus state-wise tally November 17

    • 10:06 AM IST

      Pfizer to start pilot delivery program for its COVID-19 vaccine in 4 US states

    • 09:26 AM IST

      India death toll mounts to 1,30,519

    • 09:24 AM IST

      India reports 29,164 fresh cases

    • 07:17 AM IST

      India has 4,65,478 active cases of COVID-19

  • November 17, 2020 / 10:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | Govt of Rajasthan: 

    Schools, colleges and educational and coaching institutes in Rajasthan to remain close for students and regular class activities till 30th November.

  • November 17, 2020 / 10:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | 

    6,396 new positive cases 4,421 recoveries and 99 deaths reported in Delhiin the last 24 hours The total number of COVID-19cases in Delhi stands at 4,95,598 including 42,004 active cases, 4,45,782 recoveries and 7,812 deaths.

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  • November 17, 2020 / 10:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Bihar LIVE Updates | Bihar reports 513 new COVID-19 cases, 5 fresh fatalities

    Bihar's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,27,945 on Tuesday as 513 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.Five more patients succumbed to the infection, pushing the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,194, it said.

    Bihar's recovery count surged to 2,21,210 as 749 more people were cured of the disease, the bulletin said.

    The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state has improved to 97.04 percent, it said.

  • November 17, 2020 / 09:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine LIVE Updates | 

    Storage of Pfizer's COVID vaccine challenge for most nations; India examining possibilities: Govt

    The cold-chain requirement for the anti-coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer at a temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius poses a big challenge, but the government is examining the possibilities if at all the vaccine has to be obtained by India, it said on Tuesday.

    The government further said a national scheme on COVID-19 vaccine distribution is in its final stages of preparation.

    Read more here.

  • November 17, 2020 / 09:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 2,840 COVID-19 cases, 68 deaths; 5,123 recover

    Maharashtra today reported 2,840 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the count of infections to 17,52,509, the state health department said.With 68 more patients succumbing to the infection, the overall toll mounted to 46,102, it said.

    Of the 68 fatalities, 51 occurred in the last 48 hours, while 12 were from the last week. The remaining five deaths occurred in the period before the last week, the department said in a release.

    A total of 5,123 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking the number of recoveries to 16,23,503, it said.

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  • November 17, 2020 / 09:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE Updates | Scotland moves 11 areas into highest level of COVID-19 restrictions

    Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon said that 11 areas including the city of Glasgow would be moved into the country's highest level of coronavirus restrictions due to higher infection rates.

    "Eleven local authorities will from 6pm on Friday, for a strictly limited period, move from level 3 to level 4," Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament on Tuesday.

  • November 17, 2020 / 08:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar LIVE Updates | Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas L Y:

    People coming from Delhi to Noida to be randomly tested for COVID-19 from Wednesday.

  • November 17, 2020 / 08:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE Updates | 

    Mumbai reports 541 new COVID-19cases, 1565 recoveries/discharges and 14 deaths today. Total cases here rise to 2,70,654, including 2,47,339 recoveries/discharges and 10,596 deaths. Active cases stand at 8946.

  • November 17, 2020 / 08:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | No plan for lockdown or mini-lockdown in national capital: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

    Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on November 17 told CNBC-TV18 that there is no plan for a lockdown or a "mini-lockdown" in the national capitaldespite thegrowing number of COVID-19 cases.

    Sisodiaalso saidthat recent festivals caused crowding at markets in the city and that he expects the cases to go down once the festival season winds up.

    Read more here.

  • November 17, 2020 / 07:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Punjab LIVE Updates | 

    Punjab reports 515 new COVID-19 cases, 265 discharges and 30 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 1,42,597, including 1,32,266 recoveries and 4,510 deaths. Active cases stand at 5,821.

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  • November 17, 2020 / 07:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | 

    Karnataka reports 1,336 new COVID-19 cases, 2100 discharges and 16 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 8,64,140, including 8,27,241 discharges and 11,557 deaths. Active cases stand at 25,323.

  • November 17, 2020 / 07:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LIVE Updates | 

    WHO praises Uttar Pradesh government for effective COVID-19 management

    The World Health Organisation (WHO), on November 17, praised the Uttar Pradesh government for its COVID-19 management strategy terming it as a good example for other states to follow.

    A statement issued by Roderico Ofrin, WHO Country Representative, read: “The UP government’s strategic response to COVID-19 by stepping up contact tracing efforts is exemplary and can serve as a good example for other states.”

    Read more here.