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.
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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.
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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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 pic.twitter.com/uW0Mqo3zPr— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2020
209 new Covid-19 cases, 211 recoveries and one death in Jharkhand
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Jharkhand reported 209 new #COVID19 cases, 211 recoveries/discharges and 1 death today.— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2020
Total cases 1,11,931
Total recoveries/discharges 1,09,352
Death toll 1001
Active cases 1578 pic.twitter.com/cFslL2gpby
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First published: Dec 16, 2020 05:43 IST