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Highlights: Italy reports 8,913 new Covid-19 cases, 305 deaths

Couple living in Durham, Ontario, with no prior history of travel are the first known cases of the new coronavirus strain in Canada.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 28, 2020 00:03 IST
Highlights: Italy reports 8,913 new Covid-19 cases, 305 deaths
India recorded 18,732 new cases in the last 24 hours. The lowest daily increase since the month of July.

India recorded 18,732 new cases in the last 24 hours. The lowest daily increase since the month of July. The total case load currently stands at 10,187,850. 279 fatalities were also recorded in the past 24 hours, the death toll remained below 300 for the second day running. For the past 14 days the Union health ministry has been recording fewer than 30,000 cases every day. As per ministry data, at 95.78% India's cumulative recovery rate is also one of the highest in the world.


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The European Union is all set to begin vaccinating against the coronavirus. The first shipments of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Europe and cross border vaccination drive is scheduled to begin from Sunday. This news comes as the new strain of coronavirus first detected in the UK has now reportedly spread to Sweden, France, Spain joining the growing list of countries where the mutated strain has now been detected.


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10:43 AM IST

Germany records 13,755 fresh cases of the coronavirus

Germany recorded 13,755 new cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on Thursday, taking the nation-wide tally to 1,640,858, according to the Robert Koch Institute. The country-wide death tally also reportedly rose by 356 to 29,778.

Germany also reported its first case of the new coronavirus strain, in a woman who had flown in from Britain.

10:24 AM IST

Telangana records 472 fresh cases of coronavirus, 2 fatalities

Telangana's total tally went up to over 2.84 lakh on Sunday, as 472 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. 2 new fatalities pushed the state's death toll to 1,531, according to the state government

First published: Dec 27, 2020 09:57 IST