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.
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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.
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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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.
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.
Jharkhand logs 151 new Covid cases in last 24 hours
Jharkhand reported 151 new #COVID19 cases & 205 recoveries & 4 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
The total number of cases now stands at 1,15,392 including 1,12,734 recoveries, 1034 deaths, and 1,624 active cases: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/fO42PbojUb
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.
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.
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.
Rajasthan government imposes night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am in 13 urban districts
Night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am will be in force within the urban limits of the district head quarter towns of 13 districts — Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Nagore, Pali, Tonk, Sikar & Ganganagar: Rajasthan Government— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
Manipur records 37 new Covid cases
Manipur reported 37 new #COVID19 cases, 40 recoveries & 1 death today, says State Health Department.— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
Total cases so far: 28,243
Total recoveries: 26,782
Active cases: 1,104
Total Deaths: 357
Recovery rate is 94.82 % pic.twitter.com/mKvBW239Yn
Mumbai logs 592 fresh Covid cases
Mumbai reports 592 new #COVID19 cases, 695 recoveries/discharges and 7 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
Total cases rise to 2,94,659 including 2,74,767 recoveries/discharges and 11,132 deaths.
Active cases stand at 7,892 pic.twitter.com/XhSBDC1t5B
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.
Tamil Nadu records 910 new Covid cases
Tamil Nadu reported 910 new #COVID19 cases, 1,007 discharges, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
Total cases: 8,19,845
Total discharges: 7,99,427
Death toll: 12,146
Active cases: 8,272 pic.twitter.com/8M6nlxfVCq
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).
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.
Delhi reports 494 new #COVID19 cases, 496 recoveries and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
Total cases: 6,26,448
Total recoveries: 6,10,535
Death toll: 10,571
Active cases: 5,342 pic.twitter.com/kyi7wIp4aT
First published: Jan 02, 2021 07:01 IST