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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Germany tightens coronavirus induced restrictions, to close shops from Wednesday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel after holding talks with state leaders has released a draft proposal for nation-wide restrictions from Wednesday until January 10, reports Reuters. Germany has been in partial lockdown for six weeks, with bars and restaurants closed and is now planning on closing most shops and schools. The total tally of coronavirus cases in Germany stands at 1,320,716 as of Sunday.
Hungary records 5,047 new Covid-19 cases
Hungary registered 5,047 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, taking national tally to 276,247. In the last 24 hours 162 people succumbed to coronavirus, raising the death toll to 6,784. In view of rising cases Hungary has banned New Year's celebration and closed schools, universities, and restaurants.
Telangana reports 573 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours
Telangana recorded 573 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the state wide tally to 2,77,724. Currently there are 7,630 active cases in the state while 2,68,601 have recovered, Telangana's recovery rate stood at 96.71 per cent as of Sunday.
China reports 24 new coronavirus cases from Hainan
China's southernmost island province, Hainan, recorded 24 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, reported Reuters. Out of the 24 fresh cases 19 were imported from tourists and 5 were local cases. As of Saturday, mainland China had 86,725 confirmed coronavirus cases, with a death toll of 4,634.
Germany's adds 20,200 fresh coronavirus cases, records 321 fatalities
Germany added 20,200 fresh confirmed on Sunday, taking its total tally 1,320,716. In the last 24 hours the country also reported 321 fatalities, pushing the death toll to 21,787, according to the Robert Koch Institute.
30,254 new Covid-19 cases, 391 fatalities take India’s infection tally to 9.85 million
India on Sunday recorded 30,254 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally up to 98,57,029, according to Union health ministry update at 8 am. The country also recorded 391 new fatalities taking the death toll to 1,43,019.
Assam records 152 fresh cases of Covid-19, zero fatalities
Assam registered 152 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the total tally in the state to 2,14,584. In the same time period 118 people were cured and discharged , taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 2,10,054. The death toll stood at 1000 with no new fatalities in the last 24 hours.
First published: Dec 13, 2020 07:11 IST