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Highlights: Jharkhand reports 179 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

On Sunday, Adar Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India (SII) applied for emergency use authorisation of Oxford-AstraZeneca's vaccine candidate, Covishield.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 08, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: Jharkhand reports 179 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths
A health worker conducts a coronavirus test, from the collected swab samples.

India's count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has reached than 9.67 million after 32,981 infections were logged in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry data showed on Monday. Most significantly, the data showed that active Covid-19 cases have fallen below 400,000 and are at 396,729. The global Covid-19 tally, meanwhile, is currently at more than 67 million, as per worldometers, which also shows that more than 1.5 million lives have been lost due to the virus thus far.

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The United States continues to be the worst-affected country, followed by India and Brazil, with Russia and France next. Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Argentina and Colombia complete the top 10. The race for a Covid-19 vaccine also continues as, according to reports, Pfizer has sought approval in India for emergency use of its vaccine candidate. The first doses of the Pfizer vaccine have also arrived in the UK which, last week, authorised the use of the vaccine candidate for emergency cases.

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11:41 PM IST

Jharkhand reports 179 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally climbed over 110,000 after 179 new cases and 2 deaths were reported. The total recoveries have reached 1,07,710 whereas the death toll stands at 988, reports ANI.

11:26 PM IST

Germany looking to impose tougher restrictions as Covid-19 surges

Germany is looking to impose tougher restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus after a soft shutdown failed to bring contagion rates down to manageable levels, reports Bloomberg.

11:09 PM IST

Italian interior minister told she has Covid at cabinet meet, says report

Italy's Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese discovered during a cabinet meet on Monday that she had Covid-19. Lamorgese is asymptomatic and tested positive after undergoing a routine swab before the cabinet, a source in her office said, reports Reuters.

09:48 PM IST

Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use authorisation for Covaxin

Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use authorisation for its indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), reports news agency PTI.

07:40 PM IST

Rajasthan records 19 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 2,82,512

Rajasthan recorded 19 more coronavirus-related fatalities, taking the death toll to 2,448, while 1,927 new cases pushed the infection tally to 2,82,512 on Monday, according to the Health Department's daily bulletin, reports PTI.

06:49 PM IST

Kerala records 3,272 new Covid cases

06:09 PM IST

Delhi LG chairs review meeting for Covid vaccine preparedness

05:59 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports 316 fresh Covid-19 cases

05:08 PM IST

Delhi records 1,674 fresh Covid-19 cases and 63 deaths

04:55 PM IST

South Korea ministers warns Seoul as 'Covid-19 war zone'

South Korea's health minister said Monday that the Seoul metropolitan area is now a “Covid-19 war zone,” as the country reported another 615 new infections and the virus appeared to be spreading faster, reports Reuters.

04:13 PM IST

India considers accelerated review of Pfizer, Astrazeneca Covid vaccine: Official

India is considering reviewing Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca's vaccines for emergency use on an accelerated basis, a senior government official said on Monday, reports Reuters.

03:50 PM IST

Czech govt may consider some 'tough' Covid-19 measures, says deputy PM

Czech Republic deputy PM Karel Havlicek has said the government may consider, at its meeting on Monday, return of some 'tough' Covid-19 measures.

03:24 PM IST

Brazil crosses 6.6 million Covid-19 cases

Brazil's health ministry on Sunday said the country logged 26,363 Covid-19 cases and 313 deaths in last 24 hours. Total cases reach 6,603,540 including 176,941 deaths.

02:58 PM IST

India's death per million population one of lowest in world: Govt

India's Covid-19 deaths per million population, 101, one of the lowest in the world, says government.

02:38 PM IST

Pakistan reports 3,308 new Covid-19 cases

Pakistan on Sunday reported 3,308 new Covid-19 cases and 58 deaths. Total cases at 416,499 including 8,361 deaths.

First published: Dec 07, 2020 07:03 IST