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The global caseload of Covid-19 is at over 72 million while more than 1.6 million lives have also been lost due to the virus, as per worldometers. The United States, India and Brazil, in that order, are the three worst-hit countries.
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India's count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at over 9.88 million, as per Union health ministry's data on Monday. Of these, 9.38 million are recovered cases, while active cases fell further and are below 352,000; deaths, meanwhile, are at over 143,000. Earlier today, a graph put out by the health ministry on Twitter showed India had logged just 158 new cases of Covid-19 per million population in the last week, while the number of such per million cases globally was 553.
Last week, the United Kingdom became the first country to start Covid-19 vaccinations outside of trials, with Pfizer's vaccine candidate being administered for emergency cases. Bahrain, Canada and the United States, too, respectively, have given emergency use authorisation for Pfizer's vaccine candidate. 90-year-old British citizen Margaret Keenan became the first person to be administered a shot for Covid-19 outside trials.
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1 lakh health workers in J&K to be vaccinated in phase I
Over one lakh health workers in Jammu and Kashmir will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first phase when a vaccine is available in the country, a senior official said, reports PTI.
1,000 cases of new coronavirus found in England: Health secretary
Over 1,000 cases of a new coronavirus variant have been identified in the past few days in England, predominantly in the south of the country where it could be connected to a surge in cases, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday, reports Reuters.
Goa logs 112 new Covid cases
Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 112 and reached 49,474 on Monday, while one patient died and 147 people recovered during the day, an official said., reports PTI.
First Covid-19 vaccines to be administered in the US
Select hospitals will administer the first innoculations in the United States of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine outside trial on Monday, marking a pivotal turn in the effort to curb a virus that has killed nearly 300,000 people in the country, reports Reuters.
Himachal Pradesh logs 386 new Covid cases
Himachal Pradesh's COVID19 case tally rises to 49,761 with 386 fresh cases reported today.— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2020
Total active cases: 6,948
Recovered cases: 41,954
Death toll: 813 pic.twitter.com/O3SvcCWo7w
Maharashtra reports 2,949 new Covid cases
Maharashtra reports 2,949 new #COVID19 cases, 4,610 discharges, and 60 deaths today, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2020
Total cases 18,83,365
Total recoveries 17,61,615
Death toll 48,269
Active cases 72,383 pic.twitter.com/qvycEdDf9R
Karnataka records 830 fresh Covid cases
Karnataka reported 830 new Covid-19 cases and 10 related fatalities, taking the infection count to 9,02,240 and the toll to 11,954, the health department said on Monday, reports PTI.
Covid-19 active cases in Rajasthan reach 16,200
Rajasthan reported 1,250 new #COVID19 cases, 1,666 recoveries, and 13 deaths today, says State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2020
Total positive cases till date: 2,92,539
Active cases: 16,200ill date: 2,73,784
Death toll: 2555
Active cases: 16200 pic.twitter.com/9pnfEhzYbm
Uttarakhand reports 577 fresh Covid-19 cases
6 deaths and 577 fresh COVID19 cases reported in #Uttarakhand today.— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2020
The total number of positive cases is 83,006, recovered cases 74,525, active cases 6,144; death toll 1,361 pic.twitter.com/lX9OOXIpKy
Noida records 89 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death
Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded one more fatality linked to Covid-19 that pushed the district's death toll to 86 on Monday, while its infection tally surged to 24,180 with 89 new cases, official data showed, reports PTI.
Andhra Pradesh records 305 new Covid cases
About 45,000 sample tests turned out 305 positives for coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh while 541 patients recovered and two more succumbed in 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday, reports PTI.
Covid-19 situation comfortable in Assam: Minister HB Sarma
To keep a check on Covid-19 situation, testings are being done at airports & train stations. People are attending functions & big rallies but the situation is not worsening. If a second wave comes, it's a different thing but as of now we are comfortable, said HB Sarma, Assam Minister, reports ANI.
First published: Dec 14, 2020 07:04 IST