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December 21, 2020 / 11:01 PM IST

New COVID strain highlights: Kerala reports 3,423 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Coronavirus News highlights: India has recorded1,00,55,560 confirmed COVID- 19 cases, including 1,45,810 deaths. There are 3,03,639 active cases in the country.

Coronavirus News highlights: Today is the 273rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 1,00,55,560 (over 1 crore) confirmed COVID- 19 cases, including 1,45,810 deaths. A total of 96,06,111 patients have recovered or been discharged, as per the latest data from the Union Health Ministry. However, there are 3,03,639 active
cases in the country, which comprise 3.02 percent of the total caseload. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases so far. However, infections continue to rise rapidly in states like Kerala and West Bengal. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 95.53 percent. The country conducted 11.07 lakh tests during the previous 24-hour cycle. Globally, more than 7.67 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 16.92 lakh have died so far, as per data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.
  • December 21, 2020 / 10:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu govt bans New Year celebrations from December 31 to January 1, 2021

    The Tamil Nadu government announced a ban on New Year celebrations on December 21. The AIADMK government in the state has banned celebrations on beaches, beach resorts, hotels, clubs, and on the roads to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

    The ban will be in place on December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021, reported BusinessLine. According to the TN government release, entry to all beaches will be banned on these two days.

    Read more here.

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  • December 21, 2020 / 10:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Punjab LIVE Updates | Punjab reports 338 new COVID-19 cases, 535 discharges, and 11 deaths today, says Govt of Punjab. Total cases in the State rise to 1,63,378 including 1,52,758 discharges and 5,212 deaths. Active cases stand at 5,408.

  • December 21, 2020 / 10:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LIVE Updates | Madhya Pradesh reported 1,035 new COVID-19 cases, 1,290 recoveries, and 9 deaths today. Total cases: 2,32,319; Total recoveries: 2,17,775; Death toll: 3,490; Active cases: 11,054.

  • December 21, 2020 / 09:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Hoteliers ask Maha govt to review decision of night curfew

    Hotel owners have urged the Maharashtra government to relook at its decision of imposing night curfew to curb COVID-19 infections, saying such a move will result in high revenue losses for the already battered industry.

    Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India's (FHRAI) Vice President Gurbaxish Singh Kohli said people have started to move around, and will prefer to go outside Maharashtrafor the celebrations.

    Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Maharashtra government on Monday declared a night curfew (11PM to 6 AM) in municipal corporation areas from December 22 to January 5 as a precautionary step amid growing concerns over a new coronavirus variant spreading in Britain.

    Kohli termed this decision "too harsh" as this is brisk business season for the food and beverages industry because people gather up to celebrate.

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  • December 21, 2020 / 09:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE Updates | West Bengal reports 1,515 new COVID-19 cases, 2,342 discharges, and 41 deaths today, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 5,38,343; Total recoveries: 5,12,039; Active cases: 16,903; Death toll: 9,401.

  • December 21, 2020 / 08:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine LIVE Updates | In this tweet from ANI: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) initially aims to train its staff for vaccination by 7th January 2021. 8 BMC hospitals have started preparations. Till now 80 thousand health workers have registered on Covid portal in Mumbai.

  • December 21, 2020 / 08:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | Karnataka reported 772 new COVID-19 cases, 1,261 discharges and 7 deaths today. Total cases: 9,10,241; Total discharges: 8,84,205; Death toll: 12,016; Active cases: 14,001.

  • December 21, 2020 / 08:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu reported 1,071 new COVID-19 cases, 1,157 discharges, and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases in the state now stand at 9,495 while death toll at 11,995.

  • December 21, 2020 / 08:04 PM IST

    New COVID Strain LIVE Updates | Govt of Karnataka: International Airports at Bengaluru and Mangaluru are hereby instructed to provide the list of passengers arrived from UK from 7 Dec 2020. RT-PCR testing must be done for all passengers coming from UK, including those transiting in other airports outside the UK.

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  • December 21, 2020 / 07:56 PM IST

    New COVID Strain LIVE Updates | New coronavirus variant: Check how it has affected India, and what are the new rules

    With a new strain of coronavirus being identified in the United Kingdom and, consequently, in other countries in the world, a new set of rules and fresh lockdowns have come into effect.

    A surge in the infection rate caused by the new variant of the coronavirus has led to millions entering a stringent new stay-at-home lockdown in the UK from Sunday, with non-essential shops and businesses now closed.

    Let's take a look at how this has been panning out in India.

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