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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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03:07 PM IST

More than 58,000 Covid-19 deaths till now in Russia

Russia's Covid-19 death toll reaches 58,002 with 447 fresh fatalities. Total cases at 3,212,637 with 26,301 new infections.

02:37 PM IST

California logs record 585 single-day Covid-19 deaths

California registered a record 585 Covid-19 deaths on New Year's Day, the state Department of Public Health said on Friday. Over 47,000 new cases take tally beyond 2.29 million.

02:31 PM IST

Covid-19 deaths in Ecuador near 9,500

Ecuador reports 866 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths. Total cases reach 213,378 including 9,487 deaths.

02:12 PM IST

Ahead of resumption of flights from UK, health ministry issues SOP over new Covid-19 variant

Health Ministry issues SOP for Epidemiological Surveillance and Response for new variant of Covid-19 over regulated resumption of limited flights originating from United Kingdom to India from January 8.

01:54 PM IST

Pakistan's Covid-19 death toll at 10,258

Pakistan records 2,184 new Covid-19 cases and 80 deaths. Total cases reach 484,362 including 10,258 deaths.

01:21 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM Rawat discharged from hospital: CMO

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat discharged from AIIMS, Delhi but will stay in isolation and take rest his residence in Delhi, says his office. Rawat tested Covid-19 positive on December 18.

01:14 PM IST

First case of UK Covid-19 strain in Vietnam

A 44-year-old female returnee from the United Kingdom has become Vietnam's first patient to be infected with the new Covid-19 strain detected in the UK, the Vietnamese health ministry said on Saturday.

01:11 PM IST

Thailand's Covid-19 tally reaches 7,379

Thailand records 216 new Covid-19 cases and one death. Total tally reaches 7,379 including 64.

12:37 PM IST

Germany's Covid-19 tally at 1.75 million

Covid-19 cases in Germany reach 1,755,351 with 12,690 new infections. Death toll rises by 336 to 33,960.

12:01 PM IST

Odisha logs 251 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths

Odisha recorded 251 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths on Friday, while 301 patients were discharged.

11:34 AM IST

Medicines being provided for free in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

"Yes, medicines and treatment are being provided for free in Delhi, anyway," says Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on whether Covid-19 vaccine will be provided for free in Delhi.

11:22 AM IST

15 cases of new Covid-19 strain in Turkey

Turkey has recorded 15 cases of the new Covid-19 strain, the country's health minister said. In last 24 hours, Turkey logged 1,908 new cases of Covid-19 and 212 deaths.

11:02 AM IST

Chile reports highest daily count in five months

Chile on Friday reported 3,588 new Covid-19 cases, its highest in a single-day in five months. Total cases rise to 612,564.

10:32 AM IST

173,941,658 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR

173,941,658 samples tested up to January 1, 2021. 829,964 tested on January 1, 2021: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

10:09 AM IST

Brazil's Covid-19 cases cross 7.7 million mark

Brazil reports 24,065 new cases of Covid-19 and 462 deaths. Total cases reach 7,700,578 including 195,411 deaths.

First published: Jan 02, 2021 07:01 IST