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HIGHLIGHTS: Sputnik V data repeats 91.4% efficacy against Covid-19

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.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 16, 2020 12:52 IST
HIGHLIGHTS: Sputnik V data repeats 91.4% efficacy against Covid-19
A health worker preserves a swab sample to test for coronavirus infection. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

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.

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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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11:06 PM IST

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.

10:50 PM IST

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.

10:25 PM IST

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.

10:06 PM IST

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.

09:44 PM IST

Punjab logs 464 new Covid cases, 21 deaths

09:19 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh logs 386 new Covid cases

08:48 PM IST

Russia repeats 91.4% efficacy rate in new Covid-19 vaccine data

08:26 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 2,949 new Covid cases

07:14 PM IST

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.

06:55 PM IST

Covid-19 active cases in Rajasthan reach 16,200

06:36 PM IST

Delhi logs 1,376 new Covid-19 cases, 60 deaths

06:21 PM IST

Uttarakhand reports 577 fresh Covid-19 cases

06:08 PM IST

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.

05:41 PM IST

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.

05:14 PM IST

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