LIVE: 19,037 new Covid-19 cases and 459 deaths in Italy
India's Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) on Friday announced that a dry run will be conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Punjab and will enable end-to-end mobilisation and testing of Covid-19 vaccination process (except the vaccine) and check the usage of Co-WIN.
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India reported 23,067 new Covid-19 infections on Friday taking the total tally of cases in the country to 10,146,845. For the past 12 days, India has been recording less than 30,000 daily new cases. Although, the new strain of Covid-19 detected in the United Kingdom has become a cause of concern in the country, union health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that there is no need to panic. “The government is fully conscious about everything. If you ask me, there is no reason to panic," he said.
States have started implementing stricter rules to curb the new strain of Covid-19. As many as 1,206 passengers landed at the Mumbai international airport from Europe and the Middle- East on Thursday and 788 of them were quarantined in the city. The Ghaziabad administration has established a dedicated wing inside the integrated Covid-19 control room to treat people who have returned from the UK and Europe. At least 12 passengers returning from the UK tested positive in Goa and Maharashtra, officials said. In Meghalaya, entry of individuals from the UK into the state has been barred.
In the United States last week, someone died from Covid-19 every 33 seconds. More than 18,000 lives were lost to the virus in the seven days ending December 20, according to a Reuters analysis. More than 1 million people have already received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine in the US. "With cases of Covid-19 continuing to surge nationwide, this achievement comes at a critical time and will help to protect those on the frontlines -- our healthcare providers treating Covid-19 patients -- as well as our most vulnerable: elder individuals living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities," CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said.
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Japan confirms cases of new Covid-19 variant
Five people who arrived in Japan from the UK between December 18 and December 21, before Japan stepped up border control on Friday for entrants from Britain, have tested positive for the new Covid-19 strain.
Italy reports over 19,000 new Covid-19 cases
Italy on Friday reported 19,037 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 2.02 million. 459 fresh deaths take death toll to 71,539.
Madhya Pradesh's Covid-19 tally reaches 236,400
Madhya Pradesh reports 1,031 new Covid-19 cases, 1,234 recoveries and 12 deaths as total tally reaches 236,400.
Child, who returned to Odisha from UK, tests Covid-19 positive
A child, who recently returned to Bhubaneswar from UK has tested positive for Covid-19. Swab sample of male passenger who came from UK on December 18 tested positive, has been sent to Pune to ascertain if infection is due to new Covid-19 strain: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation
Lebanon detects first case of new Covid-19 strain
Lenabon's health minister on Friday said that the country's health authorities have identified its first case of the new Covid-19 strain from a person who arrived here from the UK this week.
Mumbai registers 596 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths
Mumbai logs 596 new Covid-19 cases, 377 recoveries and 11 deaths. Total cases at 289,800 including 269,672 recoveries, 11,056 deaths and 8,218 active cases.
Sacred Heart Cathedral in Delhi remains closed on Christmas due to Covid-19
Delhi's Sacred Heart Cathedral remains closed for visitors on Christmas due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Delhi: Sacred Heart Cathedral remains closed for visitors on #Christmas due to COVID-19 pandemic; people light candles outside the church.— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2020
A visitor says, "I hope we will be able to offer prayers inside the church next year." pic.twitter.com/ASIGBIzymc
Karnataka reports over 1,000 new Covid-19 cases
Karnataka reports 1,005 new Covid-19 cases, 1,102 recoveries and five deaths. Total cases reach 914,488 including 888,917 recoveries, 13,508 active cases and 12,044 deaths.
5,397 new Covid-19 cases in Kerala on December 25
Kerala reports 5,397 new Covid-19 cases and 4,506 recoveries.
1,027 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu reports 1,027 new Covid-19 cases, 1,103 discharges and 12 deaths. Total tally reaches 812,142.
Jammu and Kashmir's Covid-19 tally inches closer to 120,000
Jammu and Kashmir's Covid-19 cases reach 119,628 with 284 new cases. 409 new recoveries and one death take total recoveries and death toll to 114,353 and 1,861 respectively.
67 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths in Manipur
Manipur reports 67 new Covid-19 cases, 74 recoveries and three deaths, state health department says.
Manipur reported 67 new #COVID19 cases, 74 recoveries and 3 deaths today, says State Health Department, Manipur— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2020
Total cases so far: 27,943
Total recoveries: 26,247
Active cases: 1,352
Total Deaths till date: 344
Recovery rate: 93.93% pic.twitter.com/CVxmlIJaA5
355 new Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally at 880,430 with 355 new cases. 869,478 recovered cases, 3,861 active cases and 7,091 deaths in state.
First published: Dec 25, 2020 10:12 IST