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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 | 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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10:02 AM IST

293 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in Telangana

293 new Covid-19 cases, 535 discharges and two deaths in Telangana on Friday. Tally at 287,108 including 279,991 recoveries, 5,571 active cases and 1,546 deaths.

09:34 AM IST

India's Covid-19 recoveries cross 9.9 million mark

With 22,926 new recoveries, India's recovered cases reach 9,906,387. Death toll at 149,218.

09:34 AM IST

India records 19,079 new Covid-19 cases

India's Covid-19 tally reaches 10,305,788 with 19,079 new Covid-19 cases. Active cases slump further to 250,183.

09:17 AM IST

5 states contributing 62% active cases: Health ministry

The Union health ministry on Saturday said that five states-Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh-had nearly 62% of the country's total active Covid-19 cases.

09:00 AM IST

Preparations underway for vaccination dry run

Preparations underway for Covid-19 vaccination dry run to be conducted at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital today.

08:41 AM IST

Mexico reports 11,091 new Covid-19 cases

Mexico reports 11,091 new Covid-19 cases and 700 deaths. Total cases at 1,437,185 including 126,507 deaths.

08:27 AM IST

Dry run in all states/UTs today: Health ministry

Dry run for Covid-19 vaccine administration to be conducted in all States/Union Territories today in 116 districts across 259 sites: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

07:56 AM IST

Over 20 million Covid-19 cases in the US

Covid-19 cases in the US crossed 20 million on Friday and are currently at 10,108,375 including 347,577 deaths, as per the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

07:36 AM IST

3 new Covid-19 cases in Mizoram

Mizoram logged three new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, says state government.

07:35 AM IST

France records over 19,000 new Covid-19 cases

France's health ministry on Friday reported 19,348 new Covid-19 cases from preceding 24 hours. The country's tally has reached 2,639,773-the fifth highest.

07:16 AM IST

Delhi health minister to attend vaccine dry run programme

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain will attend the Union health ministry's vaccine trial programme at the Maternity & Child Welfare (MCW) centre in Daryaganj, Delhi, at 10 am.

First published: Jan 02, 2021 07:01 IST