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Highlights: MHA extends Covid-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31, 2021

The coronavirus active caseload of India remained below 3 lakh on Monday as well with total active cases at 2,77,301.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 29, 2020 00:14 IST
Highlights: MHA extends Covid-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31, 2021
A health worker preserves a swab sample to test for coronavirus infection. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

India on Monday recorded 20,021 new coronavirus cases and 279 new deaths, as per the Union health ministry. The new infections took India's Covid-19 tally to 10,207,871.

The country's total recoveries stand at 97,82,669 with a national recovery rate of 95.83 per cent according to the official data provided by the health ministry. The steady decline in the number of new coronavirus cases is being continued, on Sunday lowest single day rise of 18,732 fresh coronavirus cases were reported, as per the official data.

The coronavirus active caseload of the country remained below 3 lakh on Monday as well with total active cases at 2,77,301.

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday signed the $900 billion pandemic relief package aimed at providing cash benefits to businesses and individuals. Brazilian vice president Hamilton Mourao has tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, reported ANI. Brazil is the third worst hit country from the coronavirus after the US and India. The new coronavirus variant found in the UK has been reported by many countries so far. South Korea has also been added to the list after it confirmed the first three cases of the new Covid strain, as per the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

06:11 PM IST

Kerala reports 3,047 new infections

Kerala reported 3,047 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's active case tally to 64,028. The total number of recoveries stands at 6,76,368 after 4,172 new ones.

06:06 PM IST

Pfizer to complete supply of vaccines to EU by September

Pfizer will complete its initial supply of 200 million vaccine doses to the EU by September, as per an EU Commission spokesperson.

05:56 PM IST

Will give 50% of everything to India and Covax: Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India's Adar Poonawalla said that since India was a part of Covax, they would give 50% of everything they make to India and Covax. He also said that given India's population, they would provide majority of the first 50 million doses to India only.

05:42 PM IST

40-50 million doses of Covishield stockpiled: Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India's Adar Poonawalla said that the institute has 40-50 million doses of Covishield stockpiled and when they get regulatory approvals, the government would decide how much they could take and how fast. He also said that they would be producing around 300 million doses by July 2021.

05:40 PM IST

Puducherry reports 33 new Covid-19 cases

Puducherry reported 33 new coronavirus infections taking the union territory's tally to 38,028. The death toll stands at 631.

04:47 PM IST

Russia reports 27,787 new cases, 487 deaths

Russia logged 27,787 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's tally to 3,078,035. The death toll rose to 55,265 after 487 new fatalities.

04:19 PM IST

Germany records 10,976 new cases, 348 deaths

Germany reported 10,976 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's tally to 1,651,834. 348 new deaths took the death toll to 30,126.

04:16 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports 212 new coronavirus cases

Andhra Pradesh reported 212 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 8,81,273, the death toll currently stands at 7,098.

02:45 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee urges people to take heed of seriousness of Covid

Speaking in Bolpur, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that despite the number of cases declining in the state, people need keep in mind the seriousness of the coronavirus, citing that the UK had to go into another lockdown to contain its spread.

02:40 PM IST

Pfizer delays new vaccine batch delivery to Spain

Pfizer has delayed the delivery of a new batch of their coronavirus vaccine to Spain by a day due to a logistics hurdle.

02:10 PM IST

Dry run for Covid vaccine ongoing in Punjab's Nawanshahr, Ludhiana

The dry run for Covid-19 vaccine is going on in Nawanshahr and Ludhiana. We have received a good response. We have data of nearly 1.5 lakh healthcare workers that will be uploaded on govt portal. They will get priority in vaccination, said Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, reports ANI.

01:30 PM IST

Odisha logs 234 fresh Covid cases

Odisha on Monday reported 234 new Covid-19 cases taking the tally to 3,28,738, while three fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,864, a health department official said, reports PTI.

01:11 PM IST

China jails citizen-journalist for reporting on coronavirus in Wuhan

A Chinese court handed a four-year jail term on Monday to a citizen-journalist who reported from the central city of Wuhan at the peak of last year's coronavirus outbreak, on grounds of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," her lawyer said, reports Reuters

12:36 PM IST

Telangana records 205 new Covid cases

As many as 205 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths have been reported from Telangana on Sunday, reports PTI.

12:10 PM IST

Kerala reports maximum single-day recoveries from Covid-19 of 3463

First published: Dec 28, 2020 10:08 IST