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Highlights: Germany has not yet identified Covid mutation reported in Britain

As per the health ministry, Kerala and Maharashtra are major contributors to active coronavirus caseload of India.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 21, 2020 00:03 IST
Highlights: Germany has not yet identified Covid mutation reported in Britain
Health care worker during swab test at Govandi in Mumbai, India.

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.

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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.

11:42 AM IST

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.

11:31 AM IST

Telangana records 592 new Covid cases

10:44 AM IST

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.

10:43 AM IST

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.

10:09 AM IST

India tested total 16,11,98,195 samples for Covid-19

09:21 AM IST

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.

09:13 AM IST

Jharkhand reports 247 new Covid-19 cases

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally mounted to 1,12,853 as 247 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Sunday, reports PTI.

First published: Dec 20, 2020 08:59 IST