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Highlights: Delhi reports 1,547 new Covid-19 cases, 32 deaths

The US, which is the only country to have recorded more than 10 million cases, tops the list of worst-hit countries, followed by India and Brazil, respectively. Russia, France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Argentina, in that order, complete the top 10.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 17, 2020 03:45 IST
Highlights: Delhi reports 1,547 new Covid-19 cases, 32 deaths
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of passengers amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a railway station in Mumbai, India,

India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reached 9,932,547 on Wednesday after the Union health ministry reported that the country had logged 26,382 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. Significantly, the number of recoveries are at 9.45 million while active cases are just above 332,000. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state, with nearly 1.9 million cases thus far, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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Globally, the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, which has started administering shots of Pfizer Inc’s vaccine candidate, on Tuesday said vaccine candidate of Moderna, too, was “safe and effective.” Use of Pfizer’s vaccine candidate for emergency cases has also started in the United Kingdom, which last week became the first country to do so, and the US’ northern neighbour Canada.

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03:37 PM IST

Indonesia announces free Covid vaccines, President first in line

Indonesia has announced free coronavirus vaccines for all of its citizens with the President in line to get the first shot.

03:19 PM IST

Italy Health Ministry advisor urges govt to lockdown as deaths soar

An advisor to the Italian health ministry has urged for coronavirus lockdown to avoid a “national tragedy” after the national statistics bureau ISTAT said deaths this year would be the highest since World War II.

02:30 PM IST

Russia scales down Covid testing as cases surge

Russia has scaled down coronavirus testing by 10% in the past month as infections continue to surge. This has lead to questions over the country's ability to handle the pandemic.

01:13 PM IST

Germany logs 952 Covid-19 deaths on day 1 of new lockdown

Germany recorded 952 Covid-19 deaths in last 24 hours, the first day of a new partial lockdown to try and curb a surge in infections.

01:08 PM IST

Pakistan records highest single-day Covid-19 deaths

Pakistan 's health ministry has said the country reported highest single-day Covid-19 death count of 105 in last 24 hours, taking toll to 9,010.

12:32 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally crosses 16,550

17 new cases take Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally to 16,553. The state now has 234 active cases of the disease.

12:19 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM to grant permission for public events with 50% capacity

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami to grant permission to conduct political, public meetings, religious gatherings, sports and cultural events with a maximum of 50% capacity in open places from December 19.

11:56 AM IST

Panama approves Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine

Panama’s government has approved the emergency use of the vaccine produced by US company Pfizer and German company BioNTech, the country's health ministry has said.

11:40 AM IST

Covid-19 deaths in France cross 59,000

France's Covid-19 deaths at 59,072 with 790 new fatalities. 11,532 new cases take total tally to 2,391,447.

11:08 AM IST

Positivity rate below 2% for first time since May, says Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain

Yesterday for the first time the positivity rate has been below 2%, since the month of May. I would still appeal to the people to wear masks. I can't say that the third wave of Covid-19 is over but the outbreak magnitude seems to be less now: Satyendar Jain

10:10 AM IST

Uttarakhand health secretary tests Covid-19 positive, reports ANI

Uttarakhand health secretary Amit Negi tests Covid-19 positive, reports ANI.

09:51 AM IST

Telangana records 536 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths

Telangana's Covid-19 tally at 279,135 after 536 new cases, 622 recoveries and three deaths on December 15.

09:35 AM IST

India's Covid-19 recoveries reach 9.45 million

33,813 new recoveries take India's total recovered cases to 9,456,449. Active cases at 332,002.

09:20 AM IST

India logs 26,382 new Covid-19 cases

India's Covid-19 tally reaches 9,932,547 with 26,382 new Covid-19 cases. Death toll at 144,096 after 387 new fatalities.

09:05 AM IST

156,646,280 samples tested for Covid-19 thus far: ICMR

156,646,280 samples tested up to 15 December 2020. 1,085,625 samples tested on 15 December 2020: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

First published: Dec 16, 2020 05:43 IST