Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 1 Crore, Maharashtra Announces Night Curfew
A health worker puts on PPE at a Covid-19 RT-PCR test site set up at Connaught place in New Delhi. (Photographer T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 1 Crore, Maharashtra Announces Night Curfew

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The spread of Covid-19 in India continued to slow down officially even as the number of confirmed cases crossed 1 crore in the world’s second-most populous nation.

The south Asian nation reported over 24,000 fresh infections in 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update at 8 a.m. on Dec. 21, adding to the 1 crore tally that it crossed on Saturday.

New infections have remained below 30,000 for over a week now, a significant improvement from the daily tally of nearly 1 lakh reported in mid-September. Active cases have fallen below the 3.1-lakh mark.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,00,55,560
  • Active cases: 3,03,639
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 96,06,111
  • Deaths: 1,45,810
  • Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 24,337
  • One-day recoveries: 25,709
  • One-day deaths: 333

Global Update

European countries suspended travel links to the U.K., as a full lockdown came into force in London and southeast England to contain a mutation of the coronavirus. Sydney’s 5 million residents are being asked to curb activities over the next few days amid a growing outbreak, while Thai authorities closed a seaside province near Bangkok following a record spike in new cases.

Inoculations with Moderna Inc.’s vaccine are likely to begin Monday in the U.S. after receiving regulatory approval. Congressional leaders reached a deal on a roughly $900 billion plan spending package to help the U.S. economy weather the coronavirus pandemic.

Globally, over 76.7 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed and over 1.69 million people have succumbed to the virus.

Maharashtra Announces Night Curfew

Maharashtra will impose a night curfew in civic areas from Dec. 22 to Jan.5 in the wake of a new mutated variant of the virus spread in Britain.

Curfew will be imposed in municipal corporation areas between 11 a.m. and 6 a.m. Full details here.

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