The unprecedented Covid-19 has killed more than 1,031,100 people across the world, as per the latest John Hopkins figures. India continues to occupy the top global position with the maximum number of Covid-19 recoveries and accounts for 21% of the recovered cases worldwide, while its share in the total cases stands at 18.6 per cent, the Union Health Ministry has said. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 65,49,374 with 75,829 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 101782 with the virus claiming 940 lives in a span of 24 hours.
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Government offering full support to Indian vaccine manufacturers: Dr Harsh Vardhan
The government is offering full support to Indian vaccine manufacturers and is committed to taking all measures to ensure equitable access to the vaccine, Dr Harsh Vardhan said.
Vaccine procurement is being done centrally: Dr Harsh Vardhan
Vaccine procurement is being done centrally and each consignment will be tracked in real time. Priority will be given to frontline health care workers, said Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Plan to provide Covid vaccines to 25 crore people by next July: Harsh Vardhan
The government plans to provide Covid vaccines to around 25 crore (250 million) people - of the country's 130 crore (1.3 billion) - by July 2021, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said.
Govt working tirelessly to ensure Covid-19 vaccine for all: Harsh Vardhan
Harsh Vardhan said that the government was working tirelessly to ensure that once Covid-19 vaccine is out, it reaches all citizens of the nation as soon as possible.
Tripura reports 322 new Covid-19 cases, four more fatalities
At least 322 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura, pushing the tally in the state to 26,874, a health department official said on Sunday.
Boris Johnson sees bumpy Covid winter, but radical changes by spring
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he expected the next few months of the Covid-19 pandemic to be bumpy, but that things would look radically different in the spring
Salzburg report three Covid-19 cases after Champions League match
Austrian side Salzburg have ordered a "team quarantine" and barred their players from taking part in national team matches over the next two weeks after three of them tested positive for Covid-19.
15 more Covid-19 cases in Himachal
Himachal Pradesh has reported 15 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally of people infected with the virus in the State to 15,710, said the Health Department on Sunday.
Poland's total number of coronavirus cases exceeds 100,000
Poland's total number of coronavirus cases passed the 100,000 mark on Sunday, according to the health ministry's Twitter account, as infection rates surge in the country which has reported daily records three times in the past week.
Philippines reports biggest daily spike in Covid-19 cases in nearly 2 weeks
The Philippines recorded 3,190 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its biggest daily increase since Sept. 21, bringing its total confirmed infections to 322,497, the highest tally in the region.
Iceland tightens restrictions after coronavirus spike
Iceland, up to now one of the countries to have fared better against the coronavirus, has announced a tightening of restrictions after a spike in new cases since the middle of last month.
Russia's new coronavirus cases top 10,000 for first time since mid-May
Russia reported 10,499 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest number of daily infections since May 15, when the outbreak was at its peak and lockdowns were in place.
Israel's environment minister tests Covid-19 positive
A member of Israel’s Cabinet has tested positive for the coronavirus as the country remains under lockdown while battling a second wave of infection.
New Covid-19 recoveries have exceeded new cases in recent days: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
India’s steady trend of posting high recoveries also continues. 82,260 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours. In contrast, 75,829 new cases have been reported.
The new recoveries have exceeded the new cases in recent days: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
First published: Oct 04, 2020 07:01 IST