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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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05:01 PM IST

London may go under toughest Covid-19 curbs

London is likely to be placed into the toughest tier of Covid-19 restrictions following a sharp rise in coronavirus rates, the BBC reported on Monday, reports Reuters.

04:27 PM IST

Spain expects to begin inoculation against Covid by early Jan

Spain expects to start vaccinating people against the coronavirus as early as Jan. 4 or 5 if the European Medicines Agency gives the green light to a vaccine on Dec. 29, health minister Salvador Illa said on Monday, reports Reuters.

04:05 PM IST

Singapore approves Pfizer shot for Covid-19

Singapore has approved Pfizer-BioNTech's novel coronavirus vaccine and expects to receive shots by year-end, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday, adding that he planned to be among the early vaccine recipients, reports Reuters.

03:50 PM IST

Chennai's Marina beach reopens after eight months

Chennai's Marina beach reopens for the public, after more than eight months in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

03:28 PM IST

Ukraine's Covid-19 cases cross 900,000 says minister

Ukraine's health minister on Monday said the country's Covid-19 tally has crossed 900,000. Maksym Stepanov said Ukraine on Sunday logged 6,451 new Covid-19 cases and 93 deaths.

03:05 PM IST

Nearly 21% of India's Covid-deaths in last 24 hours from Maharashtra

Covid-19 deaths in Maharashtra on Sunday (70) contributed 20.83% of India's total Covid-19 deaths (336) in last 24 hours. West Bengal (47) and Delhi (33) next: Health ministry

02:32 PM IST

Puducherry's Covid-19 tally crosses 37,500

Puducherry reports 21 new Covid-19 cases, 50 recoveries and one death. Total cases reach 37,513 including 36,586 recoveries, 307 active cases and 620 deaths.

02:05 PM IST

27,328 new Covid-19 cases and 450 deaths in Russia

Russia reports 27,328 new Covid-19 cases and 450 deaths. Total cases at 2,681,256 including 47,391 deaths.

01:41 PM IST

Covid-19 cases reach 49,377 in Himachal Pradesh

Two new Covid-19 cases and 49 recoveries reported since bulletin yesterday in Himachal Pradesh, taking the total number of positive cases to 49,377.

01:26 PM IST

Hookah bars banned in Chandigarh till February 11, 2021

In wake of Covid-19 pandemic, pandemic, no hookah shall be served for smoke/consumption in hotels/restaurants/taverns/bars etc. Under section 144, hookah bars are banned to operate in Chandigarh with respect to their offering hookahs to visitors from 14th Dec-11th Feb 2021: DM, Chandigarh

01:07 PM IST

Covid-19 deaths inch closer to 10,000 in Moscow

Russian capital Moscow recorded 75 new deaths, taking death toll to 9,945. This is up from previous day death toll of 72.

12:33 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally at 16,513

Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally has risen to 16,513 with four more persons testing positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Monday.

12:07 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Odisha cross 324,000

Odisha recorded 332 new Covid-19 cases, 386 recoveries and four deaths on December 13, as per state health department.

11:42 AM IST

Germany's Covid-19 death toll nears 22,000

Germany's death toll due to Covid-19 at 21,975 after 188 new fatalities. 16,362 new cases take overall tally to 1,337, 078.

11:13 AM IST

Mexico crosses 1.25 million Covid-19 cases

Mexico on Sunday logged 8,608 new Covid-19 cases and 249 deaths. Total cases at 1,250,044 including 113,953 deaths.

First published: Dec 14, 2020 07:04 IST