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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Indonesia records highest single-day Covid-19 count
Indonesia records 8,854 new Covid-19 cases, its highest in a single-day, and 187 deaths. Total cases at 788,402 including 23,296 deaths.
151 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in Jharkhand
Jharkhand records 151 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths. Total cases at 115,840 including 1,038 deaths.
Russia crosses 3.3 million Covid-19 cases
Russia's Covid-19 tally at 3,308,601 with 24,271 new cases. 445 new fatalities take death toll to 59,951.
Less than 300 daily Covid-19 deaths in last 12 days: Govt
Daily Covid-19 fatalities in India below 300 for last 12 days, says health ministry.
Dry run for vaccine done at 4 sites in Goa, says CM Sawant
We've completed the dry run for Covid-19 vaccine at four sites in Goa. We're fully prepared with cold chain management system both in government departments and private sector. The cold chain management system is fully operational up to primary healthcare centre level: CM Pramod Sawant
Czech Republic reports highest single-day rise
Czech Republic logs 17,278 new Covid-19 cases, its highest in a single-day thus far. Active cases also at their highest: 126,348.
Covid-19 vaccination dry run conducted in Delhi's Kasturba hospital
Delhi's Kasturba Hospital conducts Covid-19 vaccination dry run. Exercise conducted on 25 persons.
दिल्ली के कस्तूरबा अस्पताल में कोविड-19 वैक्सीनेशन का ड्राई रन चलाया गया।— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) January 6, 2021
कस्तूरबा अस्पताल की मेडिकल अधीक्षक डॉ. सक्सेना ने बताया, "कोविड के खिलाफ जो वैक्सीन आएगी, जिसे हमें लगाना है उसके लिए हमने ये ड्राई रन किया है। कस्तूरबा अस्पताल में आज हमने 25 लोगों पर ड्राई रन किया।" pic.twitter.com/ertOazyOEY
Total 71 infected with new Covid-19 strain in India, says govt
13 more people in India gave tested positive for the new Covid-19 strain taking the total number of cases to 71 in the country, the government has said.
Andaman and Nicobar's Covid-19 tally one short of 4,950
Andaman and Nicobar's Covid-19 tally reaches 4,949 with one more person testing positive on Wednesday.
Germany records over 21,000 new Covid-19 cases
Germany logs 21,237 new Covid-19 cases as tally crosses 1.8 million mark. Total 1,808,647 cases till now.
365 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death in Thailand
Thailand reports 365 new Covid-19 cases and one death. Total tally rises to 9,331 including 66 deaths.
417 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in Telangana
Telangana on Tuesday recorded 417 new Covid-19 cases, 472 discharges and two deaths. State's Covid-19 tally reaches 288,410.
177,463,405 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
177,463,405 samples tested for Covid-19 till January 5, 2021. 931,408 tested on January 5, 2021: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
India close to 10 million Covid-19 recoveries
India recorded 21,314 new recoveries in last 24 hours, taking total recovered cases to 9,9972,272. Active cases dip further to 227,546.
First published: Jan 06, 2021 07:02 IST