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Highlights: Covid-19 daily death toll in India less than 500 for past five days

Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala continue to be worst affected from the Covid-19 pandemic. Delhi’s Covid tally is nearing the 600,000-mark with 20,546 active cases and 569,216 recoveries.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 11, 2020 08:14 IST
Highlights: Covid-19 daily death toll in India less than 500 for past five days
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab from a man during a testing campaign for the coronavirus disease. (Reuters)

India’s Covid-19 tally on Thursday crossed 9.73 million after 31,521 new cases were logged in the last 24 hours. The total cases now include 372,293 active cases, over 9.25 million recoveries and 141,772 deaths, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala continue to be worst affected from the pandemic. Delhi’s Covid tally is nearing the 600,000-mark with 20,546 active cases and 569,216 recoveries. Health minister Satyendar Jain said the national capital recorded 50 deaths on Wednesday, the lowest since November 1 and added it was emerging victorious in the fight against the pandemic. In a series of tweets, he also said that for the first time in Delhi, 'more than 2,500 ICU beds' were vacant for infected patients.

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Meanwhile, documents related to the Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine were hacked during a cyber attack at the EU regulator, the organisation said. Documents relating to the vaccine candidate had been accessed, but that no systems have been breached in connection with this incident, it added.

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10:14 AM IST

Jharkhand's Covid-19 case tally reaches 1,10,830

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally mounted to 1,10,830 as 191 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Thursday, reports PTI.

09:57 AM IST

Japan to buy 10,500 freezers for coronavirus vaccines

Japan's health ministry on Thursday said that the country would buy 10,500 deep freezers to store coronavirus vaccines as part of its preparation for nationwide vaccinations, reports Reuters.

09:20 AM IST

With 31,521 new Covid-19 cases, India’s tally climbs to over 9.76 mn

India’s Covid-19 tally on Thursday crossed 9.73 million after 31,521 new cases were logged in the last 24 hours. The total cases now include 372,293 active cases, over 9.25 million recoveries and 141,772 deaths, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard.

08:11 AM IST

US. Covid-19 deaths above 3,000 a day for first time

Deaths in the US from Covid-19 rose above 3,000 a day for the first time, according to Johns Hopkins University data. There were 105,035 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Wednesday, up 2.4% from 102,579 on Friday, reports Bloomberg.

06:57 AM IST

Mexico registers 11,974 new coronavirus cases, 781 more deaths

Mexico's Covid-19 tally went over 1.2 million after 11,974 new cases and 781 deaths were registered. The govt stated that the real number of people infected with the virus is likely greater than the confirmed cases, reports Reuters.

06:36 AM IST

US awaits vaccine approval as pandemic intensifies

Public health officials in the United States stepped up preparations for a historic Covid-19 vaccine campaign ahead of imminent federal regulatory approval, while lawmakers on Capitol Hill wrangled on Wednesday over the terms of a virus economic relief package, reports Reuters.

06:30 AM IST

South Korea reports 682 new coronavirus cases

South Korea reported 682 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said. The daily tally continued to move closer to 700, a level not seen in nine months despite stricter norms, reports Reuters.

First published: Dec 10, 2020 06:25 IST