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As per the health ministry, Kerala and Maharashtra are major contributors to active coronavirus caseload of India.
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India has surpassed the grim milestone of 10 million Covid-cases on Friday. As per the Union health ministry, India's coronavirus tally stands at 10,031,223 with more than 9.5 million recoveries. While India is the second worst hit countries from coronavirus, its case fatality rate is amongst the lowest in the world.
As per the ministry, Kerala and Maharashtra are major contributors to active Covid-19 caseload of India. Together both these states makes up 40 per cent of the active cases in India.
The UK has been witnessing a new coronavirus variants that sparked off new fears in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) says its in close contact with UK health officials regarding the matter. Qatar expects to receive the first batch of coronavirus vaccine on Monday while Iraq projects to deal with Pfizer Inc for 1.5 million shots of its Covid vaccine within next few days. Malaysia too is on path to sign a deal with AstraZeneca to supply its coronavirus vaccine for the a fifth of country's population.
Arunachal Pradesh logs 18 new Covid cases
At least 18 more people, including two army personnel, tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 16,629, a health department official said on Sunday, reports PTI.
Telangana records 592 new Covid cases
A total of 592 new COVID-19 cases, 643 discharges, and 3 deaths were reported in Telangana yesterday, says State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2020
Total cases: 2,81,414
Total recoveries: 2,73,013
Active cases: 6,888
Death toll: 1,513 pic.twitter.com/KksV8Mypa4
South Korea records new daily record of 1,097 Covid cases
South Korea has registered a record-high number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the past 24 hours, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, reports ANI/Sputnik.
India logs 26,624 new Covid cases
India records 26,624 new Covid-19 cases, 29,690 recoveries, and 341 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union health ministry.
Tamil Nadu records 1,127 fresh coronavirus cases
Tamil Nadu reported 1,127 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. State Health Department said that 1,202 more people have recovered from the disease taking the count of those recovered to 7,84,117, reports PTI.
First published: Dec 20, 2020 08:59 IST