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Highlights: UK records more than 50,000 new Covid cases for 5th consecutive day

The global tally of Covid-19 cases is inching closer to the 84 million mark and is currently at 83.9 million, the Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker shows.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jan 02, 2021 23:38 IST
Highlights: UK records more than 50,000 new Covid cases for 5th consecutive day
A health worker preserves a swab sample to test for coronavirus infection. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

A one-day nationwide dry run for Covid-19 vaccination began on Saturday and is currently underway, after the exercise was carried out in four states-Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab-on December 28 and 29. The country's search for a Covid-19 vaccine is also on the verge of ending as a subject experts committee (SEC) of the government on Friday reportedly gave its approval for the emergency use authorisation (EUA) of Oxford University-AstraZeneca's Covishield, which will be manufactured in India by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII). The vaccine will by officially cleared for use after approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), where its EUA application will be sent next.

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India's tally of cases of Covid-19, meanwhile, is at 10,305,788 after the Union health ministry on Saturday reported that the country had logged a total of 19,079 infections in the preceding 24 hours. Recoveries, active cases and death toll are at 9,906, 387, 250,183 and 149,218 respectively. These constitute 96.12%, 2.43% and 1.45% of the country's total Covid-19 cases thus far.

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11:08 PM IST

Chandigarh reports 29 new Covid cases in last 24 hours

Chandigarh on Saturday reported 29 fresh coronavirus cases and one death, taking the infection count to 19,865, according to a medical bulletin, reports PTI.

10:56 PM IST

Russia inoculates more than 800,000 people against Covid-19

More than 800,000 people in Russia have been inoculated so far against the new coronavirus and more than 1.5 million vaccine doses have been dispatched, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday, reports Reuters.

10:42 PM IST

Jharkhand logs 151 new Covid cases in last 24 hours

10:06 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh records 149 new Covid-19 cases

09:33 PM IST

UK records 57,725 new Covid-19 cases, 445 deaths

The United Kingdom recorded a further 57,725 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the fifth day running that it has topped 50,000, and another 445 deaths, official data showed, reports Reuters.

09:19 PM IST

J-K record 244 new coronavirus cases

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 244 new coronavirus cases and another death, taking the tally to 1.21 lakh and the toll to 1,885 on Saturday, officials said, records PTI.

08:55 PM IST

Karnataka logs 755 new Covid cases

08:40 PM IST

Covid-19 recoveries in Iran cross 1 million mark

Iranian health authorities announced 6,045 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the overall count to 1,237,474 cases in the country, reports ANI.

08:37 PM IST

Rajasthan government imposes night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am in 13 urban districts

08:08 PM IST

Manipur records 37 new Covid cases

07:56 PM IST

Mumbai logs 592 fresh Covid cases

07:18 PM IST

Finland records first adverse reaction to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

The Finnish Medicines Agency has received the first report of an adverse reaction to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus a week after Europe started its mass immunization campaign, the Finnish YLE broadcaster reported on Saturday, reports ANI.

07:13 PM IST

Tamil Nadu records 910 new Covid cases

03:33 PM IST

Four UK returnees to Gujarat test positive for new strain

Four passengers who returned from the United Kingdom have tested positive for the new strain of Covid-19 in Gujarat, says Jayanti Ravi, state principal secretary (health).

03:16 PM IST

494 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths in Delhi

Delhi reports 494 new Covid-19 cases, 496 recoveries and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi health department.

First published: Jan 02, 2021 07:01 IST