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Highlights: Delhi reports 3,188 new Covid-19 cases, 3,307 recoveries

On Tuesday, the United Kingdom started administering doses of Pfizer Inc-BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, becoming the first country to do so. The UK’s health regulator had last week given its nod for the vaccine candidate to be used in emergency cases.

By Karan Manral,Nilavro Ghosh | Updated: Dec 09, 2020 00:09 IST
Highlights: Delhi reports 3,188 new Covid-19 cases, 3,307 recoveries
Health workers in PPE coveralls during coronavirus (Covid-19) testing.

India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed 9.7 million after the Union health ministry on Tuesday reported under 30,000 new infections-26,567-from the preceding 24 hours. Most significantly, the number of active continued to stay below 400,000 after falling below that mark on Monday for the first time since July. Also on Monday, the health ministry said the country, in the past week, had logged one of the lowest number of Covid-19 cases per million population in the world-186.

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On Monday, Delhi, the national capital, which had been the epicentre of the country’s recent surge in Covid-19 cases, logged a total of 1,674 new infections and 63 deaths, the Delhi government’s official health bulletin showed. The total number of cases in the city reached 593,924 including 9,706 fatalities due to the virus. The number of recoveries and active cases, meanwhile, are 561,732 and 22,486 respectively. Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the city’s positivity rate had plummeted to 3.15%, which, he said, is the lowest positivity rate in six months.

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01:52 PM IST

May need 'tougher' Covid-19 curbs before Christmas: German minister

Germany might tighten restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, health minister Jens Spahn has said, as a partial lockdown in place since the start of November has slowed, but not stopped Covid-19 from spreading.

01:10 PM IST

90-year-old British grandmother first to receive Pfizer vaccine

90-year-old Margaret Keenan has become the first person to receive a shot of the Pfizer vaccine as the UK on Tuesday became the first country to start Pfizer vaccinations.

12:48 PM IST

Puducherry's Covid-19 tally reaches 37,311

Puducherry's Covid-19 tally reaches 37,311 after 42 new cases. Active cases at 388.

12:24 PM IST

More than 110,000 restaurants closed in US during pandemic

More than 110,000 restaurants across the United States have been closed due to the massive spike in coronavirus cases across the country, according to the National Restaurant Association, as of Monday.

12:04 PM IST

Pakistan records highest single-day Covid-19 deaths in five months

Pakistani authorities on Monday said the country recorded 89 deaths in preceding 24 hours, its highest single-day fatalities in five months.

11:54 AM IST

Arunachal Pradesh logs 20 new Covid-19 cases

20 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing its tally to 16,415, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

11:20 AM IST

India's daily Covid-19 deaths per lakh population lowest: Govt

According to a report by the WHO, India’s daily death per lakh population is the lowest in the world: Govt

10:55 AM IST

Germany's Covid-19 tally rises by 14,054

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has said Germany recorded 14,054 new Covid-19 cases and 423 deaths. Total cases reach 1,197,709 including 19,342 deaths.

10:26 AM IST

Covid-19 cases in Ireland reach 74,468

Ireland's health ministry has said the country recorded 242 new Covid-19 cases as of midnight Sunday, taking the total tally to 74,468.

10:05 AM IST

Number of Covid-19 tests reach 148,814,055: ICMR

Total 148,814,055 samples tested for Covid-19 till December 7. 1,026,399 samples tested on December 7: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

09:36 AM IST

India's active cases remain below 400,000

India's tally if active Covid-19 cases stays below 400,000, at 383,866. Recoveries reach 9,178,946.

09:24 AM IST

India registers 26,567 new Covid-19 cases as tally breaches 9.7 million

India's Covid-19 tally breaches 9.7 million with 26,567 cases in last 24 hours. Total tally reaches 9,703,770 including 140,958 deaths. 385 fatalities in last 24 hours.

09:10 AM IST

2,000 Moscow residents vaccinated against Covid-19, says mayor

The mayor of Russian capital Moscow has said around 2,000 city residents were vaccinated over the weekend against Covid-19.

08:40 AM IST

27 states/UTs have under 15,000 active cases: Health ministry

27 states and union territories have less than 15,000 active Covid-19 cases, says Union health ministry.

08:14 AM IST

Covid-19 deaths in Brazil cross 177,000

Brazil's health ministry on Monday said country logged 20,371 new Covid-19 cases and 376 deaths in preceding 24 hours. Total cases reach 6,623,911 while death toll breaches 177,000 mark to reach 177,317.

First published: Dec 08, 2020 07:05 IST