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November 27, 2020 / 10:59 PM IST

Coronavirus News highlights: Delhi reports 5,482 fresh COVID-19 cases, 98 deaths

Coronavirus News highlights: Total COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 93 lakh. There are 4,55,555 active cases in the country.

Coronavirus News highlights: Today is the 249th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 93,09,787 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,35,715 deaths. A total of 87,18,517 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 4,55,555 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 4.89 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. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 93.65 percent. Globally, more than 6.08 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 14.29 lakh have died so far. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates:
  • November 27, 2020 / 10:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates | Kerala reports 3,966 new COVID-19 cases and 4,544 recoveries today; there are 63,885 active cases in the State now. 

  • November 27, 2020 / 10:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus in the UK LIVE Updates | COVID-19 epidemic in UK shrinking, R-rate estimated below 1

    The COVID-19 epidemic in Britain has retreated slightly, with the reproduction "R" number estimated to be below 1, suggesting that England's second national lockdown is stemming infections, government scientists said on Friday.

    The number of new infections across Britain is shrinking by between 0% and 2% every day, the UK Government Office for Science said, after it was estimated to be growing between 0% and 2% in last week's release.

    The R number was estimated to be between 0.9 and 1, meaning every 10 people infected will go on to infect between 9 and 10 people, down from last week's range of 1.0-1.1.

    Government scientists said the estimates were based on latest data for the United Kingdom up to Nov. 24, but that lags meant the impact of national restrictions introduced in England on Nov. 5 were only just being seen and could not yet be fully evaluated.

    Read more here.

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  • November 27, 2020 / 10:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Delhi reported 5,482 new COVID-19 cases (out of 64,455 tests), 5,937 recoveries, and 98 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Delhi Health Department. Total cases: 5,56,744 Total recoveries: 5,09,654 Active cases: 38,181 Death toll: 8,909. 

  • November 27, 2020 / 09:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Cyprus LIVE Updates | Cyprus announces uniform 8-hour virus curfew, ends local lockdowns

    Cyprus on Friday announced it would lift lockdowns in two key coastal cities but impose a nationwide eight-hour night-time curfew among other uniform restrictions to tackle rising coronavirus cases.

    A nationwide curfew will apply between the hours of 9:00 pm and 05:00 am (1900 GMT to 0300 GMT) from November 30 until December 13, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said.

    This brings to an end a two-tier curfew system, which had seen the capital Nicosia and other towns under curfew for only six hours each night from 11:00 pm. 

  • November 27, 2020 / 09:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE Updates | 1,074 new coronavirus cases in Mumbai, 17 deaths

    Mumbai reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases on the third day in a row on Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) said.

    The city reported 1,074 new cases during the day, taking the tally to 2,80,811, while the death toll rose to 10,756 with 17 fresh fatalities, the BMC said.

    The city had recorded 1,144 new  cases on November 25 and 1,147 cases on November 26.

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  • November 27, 2020 / 09:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | 1,526 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths in Karnataka

    Karnataka reported 1,526 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,81,086 and the toll to 11,738 on Friday, the health department said.

    The day also saw 1,451 patients getting discharged after recovery while the active cases touched 25,379. Cumulatively 8,81,086 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and these included 11,738 deaths and 8,43,950 discharges, the health department said in a bulletin.

  • November 27, 2020 / 08:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine LIVE Updates | Ten COVID-19 vaccines seen by mid-year, head of global pharma group says

    Ten COVID-19 vaccines could be available by the middle of next year if they win regulatory approval, but their inventors need patent protection, the head of the global pharmaceutical industry group said on Friday.

    Vaccines by Pfizer and BioNtech, as well as Moderna and AstraZeneca have shown promising results in large clinical trials, but there is no question of "cutting corners", said Thomas Cueni, director-general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA).

    "So far 3 we have 3 out of 3 were hits. I would expect that we will see something similar with Johnson & Johnson, I would expect that we would see similar positive results with Novavax, and many others, Sanofi Pasteur, GSK  are in there, Merck," he said.

  • November 27, 2020 / 08:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates | TN records 1,442 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

    Tamil Nadu on Friday logged 1,442 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection count to 7,77,616, while 12 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 11,681.

    Recoveries continued to outnumber the fresh cases with 1,494 people being discharged from health care facilities, pushing the aggregate to 7,54,826, a health department bulletin said. Active cases in the state stood at 11,109.

  • November 27, 2020 / 08:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Manipur LIVE Updates | State Health Dept: Manipur reported 222 new cases and 208 recoveries today, taking total cases to 24,514 including 21,006 recoveries, 256 deaths and 3,252 active cases.

  • November 27, 2020 / 07:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 6,185 new COVID-19 cases, 4,089 recoveries, and 85 deaths today, as per the State Health Department. Total cases: 18,08,550; Total recoveries: 16,72,627; Active cases: 87,969; Death toll: 46,898. 

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  • November 27, 2020 / 07:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates | Gujarat reports 1,607 new COVID19 cases, 16 deaths, and 1,388 recoveries. The State's case tally reaches 2,05,116 including 1,86,446 recoveries and 3,938 deaths till now. Total active cases are at 14,732. 

  • November 27, 2020 / 07:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra Govt: The directions and guidelines issued on September 30 and October 14 to operationalize 'Mission Begin Again' for easing of restrictions and phase-wise opening will remain in force till December 31 for containment of COVID-19. 

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