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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.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jan 07, 2021 00:01 IST
Highlights: UK reports 62,322 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of passengers amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a railway station in Mumbai, India,

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.

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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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11:06 PM IST

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.

10:50 PM IST

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.

10:36 PM IST

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.

10:18 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh reports 105 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

09:48 PM IST

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.

09:02 PM IST

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.

08:36 PM IST

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.

08:24 PM IST

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.

08:11 PM IST

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.

07:38 PM IST

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.

07:34 PM IST

Manipur records 66 new Covid-19 cases

07:04 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh logs 289 new Covid cases

06:52 PM IST

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.

04:05 PM IST

Over 1 million citizens vaccinated with Sputnik V, says Russia

Russia says has vaccinated more than 1 million citizens with Sputnik V.

03:40 PM IST

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