Highlights: Delhi reports 384 fresh coronavirus cases in last 24 hours
The United States and India are the only countries to have crossed the 10 million Covid-19 case mark, with the US' tally being almost twice that of India's. Brazil is next with over 7.7 million cases
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India’s tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,323,965 after the Union health ministry on Sunday said the country had logged a total of 18,177 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. The global tally of cases, on the other hand, has crossed 85 million and is currently at 85,059,632, the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker shows. The tracker also shows that the disease has claimed a total of 1,842,026 lives thus far, with the United States, with over 20 million cases, being the worst-affected country.
On Sunday, India’s wait for a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) came to an end as the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) announced it had given approval for use in emergency cases of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech’s vaccines. While Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) will manufacture Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is the country’s first indigenous vaccine against Covid-19. A third vaccine candidate, ZyCoV-D of Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila, was given the nod for phase 3 trials.
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Chandigarh reports 43 new coronavirus cases
Chandigarh on Monday reported 43 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection count to 19,936, while another death pushed the toll to 321, according to a medical bulletin, reports PTI.
Turkey logs 13,695 new Covid-19 cases
Turkey reported 13,695 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,255,607, reports Reuters.
Delhi reports 384 new coronavirus cases, seven months low
As many as 384 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in the national capital, according to Delhi's Health Department on Monday, reports ANI.
Jharkhand records 160 new Covid-19 cases
Jharkhand reported 160 new #COVID19 cases & 232 recoveries & 1 death today.— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2021
The total number of cases now stands at 1,15,689 including 1,13,125 recoveries, 1036 deaths, and 1528 active cases: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/Tmh93QM7e0
Maharashtra logs 2,765 new Covid cases
Maharashtra reports 2,765 new #COVID19 cases, 10,362 discharges, and 29 deaths today, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2021
Total cases: 19,47,011
Total recoveries: 18,47,361
Total active cases: 48,801
Total Deaths: 49,695 pic.twitter.com/58fCAvcoDp
597 new Covid cases in West Bengal take total tally to 5,55,572
West Bengal reports 597 new #COVID19 cases, 1,347 discharges, and 25 deaths today, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2021
Total cases: 5,55,572
Total recoveries: 5,36,084
Active cases: 9,671
Death toll: 9,817 pic.twitter.com/JyoPEcshii
Scotland imposes new lockdown as coronavirus surges
Scotland will implement another lockdown from midnight on Monday, including keeping schools closed and ordering people to largely remain at home, as a new strain of the coronavirus causes a spike in infections, reports Bloomberg.
J-K records 133 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours
Jammu and Kashmir reports 133 new COVID-19 cases, 419 recoveries, and 2 deaths.— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2021
Total cases - 1,21,786
Active cases - 2,684
Total recoveries - 1,17,211
Total deaths - 1,891 pic.twitter.com/rn3d5JQ2ad
UK scientists worry Covid vaccine may not work on South African strain
Scientists are not fully confident that Covid-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa, ITV's political editor said on Monday, citing an unidentified scientific adviser to the British government, reports Reuters.
New strain of Covid-19 found in 8 Britain returnees
8 passengers who returned from Britain have been found positive for the new strain of COVID-19. Five of them are from Mumbai and one each from Pune, Thane and Mira Bhayander. Contact tracing is underway: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope. pic.twitter.com/onIQ9oR4pb— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2021
Tamil Nadu records 838 fresh Covid cases, 10 deaths
Tamil Nadu reported 838 new #COVID19 cases, 985 discharges, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2021
Total cases: 8,21,550
Total discharges: 8,01,414
Death toll: 12,166
Active cases: 7,970 pic.twitter.com/nTwPp6oioX
Puducherry CM says 14,000 health, field workers to be vaccinated first
Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy said on Monday that the territorial administration has readied infrastructure to vaccinate 14,000 health and field workers against Covid-19, reports PTI.
Austria extends lockdown till Jan 24 in wake of Covid-19
Austria has scrapped plans to allow anyone with a negative coronavirus test to exit lockdown a week early, effectively extending strict measures and keeping restaurants and non-essential stores shut until Jan. 24, news agency APA reported on Monday, reports Reuters.
First published: Jan 04, 2021 07:09 IST