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Highlights: Delhi reports 1063 new Covid-19 cases, 1120 recoveries, 37 deaths

As countries around the world begin to rollout coronavirus vaccines, the UK reported of yet another strain of the virus which is reported to be even more transmissible than the recently discovered B117 strain.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 26, 2020 07:16 IST
Highlights: Delhi reports 1063 new Covid-19 cases, 1120 recoveries, 37 deaths
A medical worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus test at IFFCO Chowk, in Gurugram, India.

India recorded 24,712 new coronavirus infections on Thursday which took the country's overall caseload to 10,123,778. The death toll rose to 1,46,756 after 312 fatalities while the total number of recoveries rose to 96,93,173.

The UK reported the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus on Wednesday which was reported to be even more transmissible than the recently discovered B117 strain. It was found in two patients who had been in contact with people who have traveled from South Africa over the past few weeks.

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The discovery of the B117 strain had forced several countries across the globe to suspend air travel from the UK while PM Boris Johnson had announced strict lockdown measures across London and southern England.

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11:08 PM IST

West Bengal reports 1,590 new Covid-19 cases, 32 deaths

West Bengal state health department reported 1,590 new Covid-19 cases and 32 fatalities, taking the state's tally to 543,214 total cases and 9,505 deaths, news agency ANI reported.

09:43 PM IST

Uttarakhand reports 436 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

Uttarakhand state health department reported 436 new cases and 11 fatalities taking the state's Covid-19 tally to 88,376 total cases and 1,458 deaths, news agency PTI reported.

08:32 PM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 tally reach 620,681 cases, 10,384 deaths

Delhi's health department reported 1,063 new Covid-19 cases and 37 fatalities in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 620,681 overall cases and 10,384 deaths, reports news agency ANI.

08:19 PM IST

Mexico begins Covid-19 mass vaccination program, 59-year-old nurse receives first jab

After receiving the first 3000 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, Mexico started its mass vaccination program in the country.

Maria Irene Ramirez, a 59-year-old nurse, received the first televised injection at a hospital in Mexico City, reports news agency AFP.

07:17 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh logs 357 new Covid cases

07:04 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 1,001 new Covid cases

06:33 PM IST

Uttarakhand logs 436 new Covid-19 cases

06:09 PM IST

Tripura records 13 new cases of coronavirus

Thirteen more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura on Thursday, pushing the tally to 33,216, a health department official said, reports PTI.

05:52 PM IST

India hands over another 20,000 RT-PCR test kits to Bhutan

Government of India handed over another consignment of RT-PCR Covid-19 test kits for 20,000 tests today to the Royal Government of Bhutan: Embassy of India, Thimphu, reports ANI.

05:34 PM IST

Karnataka government withdraws night curfew order, hours before its implementation

Night curfew order, issued earlier, has been withdrawn after reviewing the situation on the suggestion of Technical Advisory Committee, said Chief Minister's Office, Karnataka, reports ANI.

05:18 PM IST

India's first oldest Covid-19 survivor dies

The country's first oldest Covid-19 survivor Thomas Abraham died of age-related ailments on Thursday, his family said here, reports PTI.

05:07 PM IST

Israel cabinet approves third lockdown to contain Covid spread

Israel’s cabinet approved a third national lockdown of up to four weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg.

04:04 PM IST

France's President Macron free of Covid symptoms

French President Emmanuel Macron is showing no more symptoms of Covid-19, the Elysee office said on Thursday, reports Reuters.

02:43 PM IST

Will approach airport over a report that two Covid-positive flyers from UK had slipped out from airport

Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain said that he address airport authorities over a report that two coronavirus positive passengers flying from the UK had slipped out of the airport.

02:41 PM IST

Parl panel recommends athletes, coaches, support staff for Tokyo Olympics be on vaccine priority list

A Parliamentary panel recommended that athetes, coaches and support staff that were Tokyo bound for the Olympics in 2021 be put on vaccination priority list.

First published: Dec 24, 2020 07:13 IST