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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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08:39 AM IST

South Korea logs 1,078 new Covid-19 cases, its highest rise

South Korea reported 1,078 newCovid-19 cases, its highest in a single day, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Wednesday.

08:23 AM IST

Gujarat's Covid-19 tally nears 230,000

Gujarat's Covid-19 tally reaches 229,913 after 1,110 new cases on Tuesday. Death toll at 4,193 with 11 more deaths.

07:57 AM IST

Mizoram records 31 new Covid-19 cases

Mizoram's Covid-19 tally reaches 4,080 with 31 cases on Monday. 3,894 recoveries, 179 active cases and seven deaths thus far.

07:25 AM IST

56% of active cases from five states: Health ministry

Five states-Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Kerala and Maharashtra-account for 56% of total active cases of Covid-19 in the country: Union health ministry

06:56 AM IST

209 new Covid-19 cases, 211 recoveries and one death in Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported 209 new Covid-19 cases, 211 recoveries/discharges and 1 death on Tuesday.

06:34 AM IST

Czech lower house speaker tests Covid-19 positive

The president of the Czech parliament's lower house, Radek Vondracek, said he had contracted Covid-19 on Tuesday and was undergoing home treatment.

06:08 AM IST

Covid-19 death toll in Moscow at 10,095

Russian capital Moscow's death toll due to Covid-19 reaches 10,095 with 73 deaths in last 24 hours.

05:47 AM IST

142 new Covid-19 cases and 102 discharges in Assam

Assam recorded 142 new Covid-19 cases and 102 discharges on Monday. Total cases reach 214,945 including 210,398 recoveries, 3,540 active cases and 1,004 deaths.

First published: Dec 16, 2020 05:43 IST