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Highlights: Italy reports 662 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours

India's total Covid-19 case tally rises to 95,71,559 with 36,595 new infections in last 24 hours.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 07, 2020 10:49 IST
Highlights: Italy reports 662 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida.

India's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is currently at 9,608,211 after the Union health ministry on Saturday reported that the country had logged a total of 36, 652 new infections in the previous 24 hours. While death toll mounts to 139,700 with 512 new deaths. Total active cases stand at 4,09,689.

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The United States now has 14,772,535 coronavirus cases with 285,550 deaths. Number of recovered cases in the US stands at 8,658,882.

More than 65.19 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,511,680​ have died.

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10:00 AM IST

596 new cases, 3 deaths in Telangana

Telangana recorded 596 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 2.72 lakh while three related fatalities pushed the toll to 1,470.

09:57 AM IST

Covid-19 tally in Andamans rises to 4,742 with 13 new cases

Thirteen more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,742, a health department official said on Saturday. The death toll remained at 61 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported, he said. Of the fresh cases, five were detected during contact tracing, while eight have travel history, he said.

09:52 AM IST

Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 400,000

Amid a raging second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Canada reported 3,763 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall infection tally to 400,031, according health authorities.

09:44 AM IST

Jharkhand reports 219 new Covid-19 cases, one more death

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally mounted to 1,09,990 as 219 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Saturday. The death toll rose to 978 after one more patient succumbed to the disease, he said.

09:24 AM IST

WHO hopes to have 500 million vaccine doses via COVAX scheme in first quarter of 2021

The World Health Organization hopes to have half a billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines available for distribution by the global COVAX initiative in the first quarter of 2021, its chief scientist said on Friday. To date 189 countries have joined the COVAX programme, which is backed by the WHO and seeks to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines. The United States is not among them, having secured bilateral deals.

08:27 AM IST

South Korea reports 583 coronavirus cases, off nine-month high

South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, down from the previous day's 629, which was the highest since a first wave peaked in February and early March. Cases have been found largely in the capital Seoul and surrounding regions, where over half of the country's 52 million people live. Of the new cases, Seoul alone reported 235 infections.

First published: Dec 05, 2020 07:56 IST