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.
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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.
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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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.
West Bengal reports 1,590 new #COVID19 cases, 2,054 discharges, and 32 deaths today, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2020
Total cases: 5,43,214
Total recoveries: 5,18,516
Active cases: 15,193
Death toll: 9,505 pic.twitter.com/zSuuTJwO7w
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.
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.
Delhi reports 1,063 new #COVID19 cases, 1,120— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2020
recoveries and 37 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department
Total cases: 6,20,681
Total recoveries: 6,02,388
Death toll: 10,384
Active cases: 7,909 pic.twitter.com/MazjzX84kT
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.
Rajasthan reports 1,001 new Covid cases
Rajasthan reported 1,001 new #COVID19 cases, 8 deaths and 970 recoveries/discharges today.— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2020
Total cases: 3,02,709
Death toll: 2,650
Total recoveries/discharges: 2,88,388
Active cases: 11,759
Uttarakhand logs 436 new Covid-19 cases
11 deaths and 436 new COVID19 cases reported in Uttarakhand today— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2020
Total cases: 88,376
total recovered cases: 80,467
total recovered cases: 80467
total deaths: 1,458
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First published: Dec 24, 2020 07:13 IST