London, Nov 17 | The UK registered 37,243 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 9,637,190, according to the latest official figures.
The country also reported a further 214 coronavirus-related deaths, Xinhua news agency reported.
The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK now stood at 143,159. These death toll only includes people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.
There are currently 8,696 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
The latest data came as a research has found the NHS is facing the “most difficult winter in its history,” with almost 90 percent of hospital trust leaders feeling “extremely concerned.”
NHS Providers, which carried out the survey, said that while cases of Covid-19 are “well below” their peak in January, some trusts are “beyond full stretch.”
It is urging the government to offer cash bonuses of about 500 pounds to stop social care staff leaving for jobs in “hospitality, supermarkets, or online firms such as Amazon.”
Around 88 per cent of people aged 12 and over in the UK have had their first dose of vaccine and more than 80 per cent have received both doses, the latest figures indicated.
Nearly 23 per cent have received booster jabs, or the third dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
On the back of Global Clues and SGX, Nifty opened on a gap down note & continued downside momentum throughout the day and closed the session at 15809.40 level with a loss of 430.90. However, Bank nifty closed the session at 33315.65 level with a loss of 848.05 points.
India VIX closed at 24.56 up by 10.13% which is a sign of more volatility in upcoming sessions.47 stocks out of NIFTY 50 closed in RED which suggest broad based selling. All the sectoral indices were ended in the red with metal, IT indices down 4-5 percent.
Despite one way fall, Stocks like ITC, DRREDDY, POWERGRID were the top gainers, While WIPRO, HCLTECH, INFY, TCS & TECHM were prime losers. On a daily chart, Nifty has formed a Bearish candle which indicates downside momentum for an upcoming session. Moreover, Nifty is showing support from horizontal line i.e., 15750 levels which is make or break level. In addition, Nifty has been sustained above the 21-Monthly Moving Average which indicates a bounce back from lower levels can be seen.
However, the momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading with a negative crossover & trading in oversold zone which is a sign of sideways to negative trend in Nifty. The Nifty may find Strong support around 15700 levels, breaching below it can show more downside till 15500 levels while on the upside 16000 may act as an immediate hurdle. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 32800 levels while resistance at 34500 levels.
Source: Choice India