Highlights: UK reports 62,322 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
The global tally of Covid-19 cases is at more than 86.3 million, the Johns Hopkins University tracker shows. The United States, India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom, in that order, are the five worst-hit countries, the tracker shows.
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India's tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,374,932 after the Union health ministry on Wednesday said the country had logged a total of 18,088 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. The country's recovered cases are nearing 10 million, and are currently at 9,997,272. Death toll due to the pandemic, too, crossed 150,000 and is currently at 150,114. Active cases, meanwhile, slumped further to 227,546.
Also on Tuesday, the health ministry said pan-India vaccine rollout will take place within 10 days of a vaccine being granted emergency use authorisation (EUA). This means that the vaccination drive is likely to start on January 13, as India announced approval of its first two vaccines on January 3. The two vaccines approved by India are Oxford University-AstraZeneca's Covishield, which will be manufactured here by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited's Covaxin.
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Delhi registers 2 new cases of UK Covid-19 variant
Two more Delhi residents have tested positive for the new coronavirus strain as a result of door-to-door medical check up of people who have recently arrived from the United Kingdom and those who came in their contact in the city, an official said on Wednesday, reports PTI.
Mizoram with no new UK strain of Covid-19, says health minister
Mizoram has not reported any UK strain of SARS-CoV-2, Health minister Dr R Lalthangliana said on Wednesday. He said that seven state residents have so far returned from the United Kingdom and all of them tested negative for the mutant coronavirus as well as Covid-19, reports PTI.
Haryana reports 316 fresh coronavirus cases, 7 deaths
Haryana on Wednesday reported seven more fatalities linked to the coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 2,934, while the infection count mounted to 2,63,887 with 316 fresh cases, according to a state health department bulletin, reports PTI.
Himachal Pradesh reports 105 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths
Himachal Pradesh reports 105 new #COVID19 cases, 259 cured cases, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours.— ANI (@ANI) January 6, 2021
Total cases: 56,015
Total cured cases: 53,747
Active cases: 1,281 pic.twitter.com/osPTyXMnDK
UK logs 62,322 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
The United Kingdom recorded 62,322 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday and 1,041 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the virus, according to official data, reports Reuters.
Tamil Nadu reports 811 new Covid cases, takes total tally to 8,23,181
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday recorded 811 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 8,23,181 while the toll mounted to 12,188 with 11 more deaths, reports PTI.
Goa reports 92 new coronavirus cases
Goa's coronavirus caseload on Wednesday went up by 92 to reach 51,507, a health department official said, reports PTI.
Serbia to receive 2 million more doses of Sputnik Covid vaccine
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Serbia on Wednesday signed an agreement to supply 2 million doses of Sputnik V to the country, reports ANI.
Maharashtra logs 4,382 Covid-19 cases
Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally increased to 19,54,553 on Wednesday with the addition of 4,382 infection cases, a state health official said, reports PTI.
Nation-wide Covid-19 vaccine mock drill to take place tomorrow
In a massive country-wide exercise, another Mock Drill on Covid-19 Vaccine administration to be conducted in all States and UTs on January 8, 2021
Around 1.7 lakh vaccinators and 3 lakh vaccination team members trained in vaccine administration.
Manipur records 66 new Covid-19 cases
Manipur reported 66 new #COVID19 cases and 29 recoveries today, says State Health Department.— ANI (@ANI) January 6, 2021
Total cases so far: 28,484
Total recoveries: 27,642
Active cases: 479
Total Deaths: 363
Recovery rate is 97.04 % pic.twitter.com/NuMIs1pheu
Andhra Pradesh logs 289 new Covid cases
Andhra Pradesh reports 289 new #COVID19 cases, 428 recoveries & 3 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,83,876 as per the State Health Department.— ANI (@ANI) January 6, 2021
Recovered Cases: 8,73,855
Active Cases: 2,896
Total Deaths: 7,125 pic.twitter.com/aNlMvrHic9
EU agency approves Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine
The European Union’s medicines agency gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine, a decision that gives the 27-nation bloc a second vaccine to use in the desperate battle to tame the virus rampaging across the continent, reports AP.
Over 1 million citizens vaccinated with Sputnik V, says Russia
Russia says has vaccinated more than 1 million citizens with Sputnik V.
Schools in Punjab to open from January 7
The state government has decided to reopen all government, semi-government and private schools from January 7 onwards. Timings of schools will be from 10 am to 3 pm and students only from class V to XII will be allowed to attend physical classes in the schools: Punjab Government
First published: Jan 06, 2021 07:02 IST