Highlights: Canada expects first Covid-19 vaccine shipment to arrive late on Sun
As of Saturday US has 16,014,839 domestic coronavirus cases, and 297,501 fatalities, according to data published by Johns Hopkins University.US has the largest number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the world.
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With 30,005 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the total cases in India crossed 98-lakh mark and has now reached 98,26,775, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's (MoHFW) data on Saturday. After 442 new deaths related to the virus reported in the single day, the cumulative toll mounted to 1,42,628. The country reported more discharges than new cases in the last 24 hours bringing down the active cases tally to 3,59,819, which is the lowest after nearly 145 days. The total active cases were 3,58,692 on July 18. The total discharged cases now reached 93,24,328 with 33,494 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has 74,408 active coronavirus cases, followed by Kerala with 59,528 cases.
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Meanwhile, US gave the final go-ahead to the nation’s first Covid-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans. US currently has 16 million active cases, making it the worst hit country in the world.
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Canada to get first shipment of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday
Major-General Dany Fortin, responsible for Canada's vaccine program, has told CBC that the country is expecting the first shipment of Pfizer vaccine to arrive later on Sunday, reports Reuters.
Following the United Kingdom, US and Canada are also expected to begin their vaccination programs from Monday, after Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech was cleared for emergency usage. Click here to read more.
Gujarat reports 1,175 new Covid-19 cases, 11 new deaths
With 1,175 new Covid-19 infections and 11 fatalities, Gujarat's total infections reached 227,683 cases and 4,171 deaths, according to the state health department.
Total recoveries stand at 210,214 patients with 1,347 new recoveries reported on Sunday and active cases stand at 13,298 cases.
On Sunday, the stated conducted 55,989 tests taking the total to 8,669,576 tests, reports PTI.
First shipment of Covid-19 vaccine rolls out in US
Pfizer's first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines rolled out in the United States from the manufacturing facility at Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The vaccine requires to be stored at extremely low temperatures (about -94 degrees) during the transport and during the storage at hospitals.
Goa's Covid-19 tally reaches 49,362 cases, 706 deaths
With 57 new Covid-19 infections and one death reported on Sunday, Goa's total Covid-19 cases reached 49,362 and 706 fatalities, as per the state's health department.
Total recoveries in the state reached 47,590 after 101 patients were discharged. Active cases in the state stands at 1,066.
A total of 370,690 tests have conducted in the state so far, with 803 tests on Sunday, reports PTI.
Indonesia reports 6,189 new Covid-19 infections, 166 new deaths
Indonesia's health ministry reported 6,189 new Covid-19 cases and 166 new fatalities on Sunday, taking the country's toll to 617,280 total cases and 18,819 deaths.
With 4,460 people discharged from hospitals, total recoveries in the country reach 505,836 reports ANI.
Maharashtra reports 3,717 new cases, 70 deaths
Maharashtra reported 3,717 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 18,80,416. The death toll rose to 48,209 after 70 new fatalities.
Tamil Nadu reports 1,195 new infections, 12 deaths
Tamil Nadu reported 1,195 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 7,98,888 including 10,115 active cases. 1,276 discharges meant the total number of discharges was now 7,76,878. The death toll rose to 11,895 after 12 new fatalities.
Delhi reports 1,984 new cases, 33 deaths
The national capital reported 1,984 new cases, taking its overall tally to 6,07,454. 2539 recoveries meant total recoveries now stands at 5,80,655 while the number of active cases is 16,785. Death toll stands at 10,014 after 33 new fatalities.
Russia reports 28,080 new coronavirus infections, 488 deaths
Russia recorded 28,080 new Covid-19 infections, taking the country's tally to 2,653,928. The death toll after 488 new fatalities stands at 46,941.
BJP president JP Nadda tests positive for coronavirus
The BJP President tweeted out that he had gotten himself tested after getting the initial Covid-19 symptoms, and the report came back positive. Nadda said that he was following all the guidelines in home isolation and urged anyone who came in contact with him to get tested and isolate.
कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है, डॉक्टर्स की सलाह पर होम आइसोलेशन में सभी दिशा- निर्देशो का पालन कर रहा हूँ। मेरा अनुरोध है, जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया स्वयं को आइसोलेट कर अपनी जाँच करवाएं।— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) December 13, 2020
Andhra Pradesh reports 506 new cases
Andhra Pradesh reported 506 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 8,75,531 including 4,966 active cases.
Andhra Pradesh reports 506 new #COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases in the State to 8,75,531, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2020
Total active cases stand at 4,966. pic.twitter.com/Cw4LXyBMAa
UP records 1,441 fresh cases, 16 deaths
Uttar Pradesh reported 1,441 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 5,65,556. Death toll rose to 8,072 after 16 new fatalities.
Germany planning to impose tougher coronavirus restrictions
Germany will shut most stores, including all non-essential stores starting from December 16 until January 10 in a bid to prevent widespread coronavirus infections, Chancellor Angela Merkel said today.
Swiss hospitals implore Health Minister to tighten coronavirus restrictions
In a letter to the Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset, the directors of the university hospitals of Zurich, Bern, Basel, Lausanne and Geneva asked to tighteb coronavirus restrictions since it forcing them to postpone operations for patients with other life-threatening conditions while intensive care beds were becoming scarce.
393 people test positive for Covid-19 in Odisha in 24 hours
The total Covid-19 tally of Odisha jumped to 3,23,757 on Sunday after 393 people tested positive in the last 24 hours. Five people succumbed to the diseases taking the total death toll to 1,807. Odisha currently has 3,214 active cases, while 3,18,683 people have recovered so far.
First published: Dec 13, 2020 07:11 IST