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Highlights: US officials say some doses of Pfizer's Covid vaccine kept too cold

Globally, Brazil has become the third country after the worst-hit United States and India, to cross the 7 million Covid-19 case mark. Russia and France are next on the list, though with less than 3 million cases each.

By | Updated: Dec 19, 2020 08:04 IST
Highlights: US officials say some doses of Pfizer's Covid vaccine kept too cold
India reported 24,021 new Covid-19 cases, 355 new fatalities and 33,291 recoveries on Thursday.

India's count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reached 9,956,557 after the Union health ministry on Thursday reported that the country had logged a total of 24,010 new infections in the previous 24 hours. Earlier, on Wednesday, Bharat Biotech, which is developing an indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, in a statement said that the interim findings of phase 1 trial of its vaccine candidate, Covaxin, had found that "Covaxin was found to be well tolerated in all dose groups with no vaccine-related serious adverse events."

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Covaxin had come under the scanner after Haryana home minister Anil Vij, who had taken a trial shot last month, announced earlier this month he had tested positive for Covid-19. Besides Covaxin, various other vaccine candidates, too, are currently in trial stage in India. Globally, the Pfizer Inc-BioNTech SE vaccine has been approved for emergency case use by several countries, with the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada already administering its shots.

Here are the highlights:

03:16 PM IST

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19

The French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for coronavirus.

02:12 PM IST

China has welcomed team of Covid investigators: WHO

The World Health Organisation has said that China has welcomed a team of international Covid-19 investigators who will look into the origins of the coronavirus.

01:18 PM IST

Odisha records 351 new cases, five deaths

Odisha reported 351 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 3,25,147 which includes 3,061 active cases. Death toll rose to 1,825 after five new fatalities.

01:05 PM IST

Joe Biden to get vaccine as early as next week

US president-elect Joe Biden will get the Covid-19 vaccine by as early as next week as authorities in the States try to build confidence among skeptics.

12:15 PM IST

Tokyo raises alert to highest, says Covid strain on hospitals severe

The Japanese capital raised its alert level to the highest of four stages after it recorded a record number of daily cases, 822, which was proving to be too strenuous for the city's medical facilities to handle.

12:01 PM IST

India's recovery rate among highest in world, says health ministry

India’s recovery rate is amongst the highest in the world. While the global figure for recovery rate is 70.27%, India is recording 95.31%. USA, Brazil, Russia, and Italy are reporting lesser recovery rates: Health ministry

11:33 AM IST

Germany's Covid-19 tally crosses 1.4 million

26,923 cases take Germany’s Covid-19 tally to 1,406,161. 691 fatalities take death toll to 24,125.

10:52 AM IST

736 new Covid-19 cases in Nepal

Nepal's health ministry on Wednesday said the country recorded 73 new Covid-19 cases. Total cases reach 250,916.

10:23 AM IST

India's Covid-19 recoveries near 9.5 million

India records 33,291 new Covid-19 recoveries-higher than new cases-as recovered cases reach 9,489,740. Active cases at 322,366.

10:15 AM IST

India logs 24,010 new Covid-19 cases

India registers 24,010 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 9,956,557. Death toll at 144,451 after 355 new fatalities.

09:55 AM IST

New Covid-19 cluster detected in Australia's largest city Sydney

Australian authorities have urges residents to get tested if they have flu-like symptoms, after a small cluster was detected in the country's largest city, Sydney.

09:26 AM IST

Covid-19 cases reach 4,850 in Andaman and Nicobar

Eight new Covid-19 cases reported in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The total number of cases reach 4,850 including 91 active cases.

09:05 AM IST

157,805,240 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR

A total of 157,805,240 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 16th December. Of these, 1,158,960 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

08:52 AM IST

21 new Covid-19 cases and 110 recoveries in Ladakh

21 new Covid-19 cases, 110 recoveries reported in Ladakh on Wednesday. Total cases at 9,238 including 539 active cases.

08:39 AM IST

Recovery rate in 18 states/UTs better than national average: Govt

18 states and UTs have recovery rate better than the national average: Health ministry

First published: Dec 17, 2020 05:38 IST