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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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02:06 PM IST

Russia's Covid-19 tally nears 2.5 million

Russia's health ministry on Monday said the country recorded 28,142 new Covid-19 cases and 456 deaths in last 24 hours. Total cases reach 2,488,912 including 43,597 deaths.

01:42 PM IST

Unreserved passenger train services in Bengaluru division resume

The unreserved passenger train services that were cancelled over Bengaluru division of South Western Railway after the announcement of national lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic, started again from today: South Western Railway

01:13 PM IST

India's current active Covid-19 cases lowest in 140 days: Govt

India’s total active Covid-19 caseload has fallen below 4 00,000 mark today to 396,729. This number translates to just 4.1% of total cases. This is the lowest after 140 days. The total active cases were 390,459 on July 20: Govt

12:56 PM IST

26 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death in Puducherry

Puducherry records 26 new Covid-19 cases as tally rises to 37,270. One new fatality takes death toll to 615.

12:34 PM IST

Germany's Covid-19 cases reach 1,183,655

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has said Germany's Covid-19 cases and deaths have risen by 12,332 and 147 respectively. Total cases at 1,183,655 including 18,919 deaths.

12:09 PM IST

Odisha records 368 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths

Odisha on Sunday recorded 368 new Covid-19 cases, 570 discharges and seven deaths. Total tally at 321,564 including 315,840 recoveries, 3,893 active cases and 1,778 deaths.

11:43 AM IST

India's Covid-19 cases per million at 6,988: Health ministry

The number of cases per million population has been historically low for India. India’s case per million is 6,988 against the world average of 8,438: Health ministry

11:19 AM IST

Australia's Melbourne welcomes first international flight in months

Australia's second-largest city Melbourne on Monday welcomed its first international flights in five months as Covid-19 curbs are eased.

11:07 AM IST

Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally rises to 16,395

Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally rose to 16,395 as 11 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said on Monday.

10:43 AM IST

147,787,656 samples tested for Covid-19 thus far: ICMR

A total of 147,787,656 samples tested for Covid-19 till December 6, 2020. 801,081 samples tested on December 6, 2020: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

10:09 AM IST

7,455 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in Mexico

Mexico's health ministry on Sunday reported 7,455 new Covid-19 cases and 261 deaths. Total cases reach 1,175,850 including 109,717 deaths.

10:00 AM IST

517 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in Telangana

Telangana reported 517 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths and 862 recoveries on Sunday.

09:43 AM IST

India's active Covid-19 caseload now under 400,000

India registers a fall of 6,519 active Covid-19 cases. Total 396,729 active Covid-19 cases now.

09:36 AM IST

India logs 32,981 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 9.67 million

India records 32,981 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 9,677,203. Recovered cases and deaths at 9,139,901 and 140,573 respectively.

09:07 AM IST

186 new Covid-19 cases per million population in India in last 7 days: Govt

186 new Covid-19 cases in India per million population in last seven days: Union health ministry

First published: Dec 07, 2020 07:03 IST