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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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10:41 AM IST

Preparation for Covid-19 vaccination on 'war footing,' says Uttarakhand government

Preparations for Covid-19 vaccination is being undertaken on a war footing in Uttarakhand. The vaccination will start as soon as vaccines are made available by the Centre: State health secretary Amit Negi

10:23 AM IST

384 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths in Telangana

Telangana reported 384 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths and 631 recoveries on 13th December.

10:20 AM IST

Brazil's Covid-19 tally crosses 69 million

With over 21,000 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, Brazil's total tally reaches 6,901,952.

10:04 AM IST

Arranged for all students staying in hostels to be tested for Covid-19: IIT Madras

IIT Madras has been functioning on limited capacity with only 10% students in hostels. As soon as spurt in symptomatic cases was reported by some students residing in hostels, the Institute arranged for all students residing in hostels to be tested for Covid-19: IIT Madras statement

09:38 AM IST

India's Covid-19 recoveries inch closer to 9.4 million

India's Covid-19 recoveries at 9,388,159 with 30,695 recovered cases in last 24 hours. Active cases at 352,586.

09:32 AM IST

India records 27,071 new Covid-19 cases

India's Covid-19 tally reaches 9,884,100 with 27,071 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours. Death toll at 143,355 with 336 fresh fatalities.

09:15 AM IST

154,566,990 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR

A total of 154,566,990 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 13th December. Of these, 855,157 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

08:51 AM IST

South Korea reports 718 new Covid-19 cases

South Korea reported 718 new Covid-19 cases, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Monday. Total tally at 43,484 with 587 deaths.

08:27 AM IST

Mizoram reports five new Covid-19 cases

Mizoram's Covid-19 tally at 4,040 after five new Covid-19 cases. Recovered case, active cases and deaths at 3,87, 186 and seven respectively.

08:03 AM IST

16 new Covid-19 cases in mainland China

Mainland China logged 16 new Covid-19 cases on December 14, health offiials have said. Total cases at 86,741.

07:44 AM IST

Eswatini PM, who tested Covid-19 positive, passes away

Ambrose Dlamini, prime minister of African nation Eswatini, who tested positive for Covid-19, passes away.

07:20 AM IST

158 Covid-19 cases per million population in India in last 7 days: Health ministry

India recorded 158 new Covid-19 cases per million population in last seven days: Union health ministry

First published: Dec 14, 2020 07:04 IST