Highlights: DGCI's approval to Bharat Biotech's vaccine draws flak
The global coronavirus case count as of Saturday stood at 84,517,989 and the death toll was 1,834,586 as per Johns Hopkins University. The US has the highest number of confirmed infections with 20,388,141 cases.
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The one day nationwide dry run for coronavirus vaccination was conducted on Saturday after the exercise was carried out in four states - Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab-on December 28 and 29. The government gave its approval for emergency use authorization to Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine which will be manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
India reported 18,177 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's tally to 1,03,23,965 including 2,47,220 active cases. The death toll after 217 new fatalities stands at 1,49,435. 20,923 new recoveries pushed the total number of recoveries to 99,27,310.
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Norway to impose restrictions to contain new wave of Covid-19
Norway will impose fresh restrictions to prevent a resurgence in the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Sunday, including a nationwide ban on serving alcohol in restaurants and bars and not inviting guests home, reports Reuters.
25 new Covid-19 cases in Ladakh takes total tally to 9,550
Twenty-five people test positive for Covid-19 in Ladakh in a day taking the tally of infection in the Union Territory to 9,550 on Sunday, officials said, reports PTI.
Haryana records 218 new Covid-19 cases
Haryana recorded 218 new cases of #COVID19, 450 recoveries, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2021
Total cases: 2,63,068
Total recoveries: 2,57,261
Active cases: 2,890
Death toll: 2,917 pic.twitter.com/MlJrKCSIdB
Italy's active coronavirus caseload rises to 14,245
Italy reported 347 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday against 364 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 14,245 from 11,831, reports Reuters.
Himachal Pradesh logs 54 new Covid cases, takes total tally to 55,686
Himachal Pradesh reports 54 new #COVID19 cases, 433 cured cases, and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours.— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2021
Total cases: 55,686
Total cured cases: 52,876
Active cases: 1,830 pic.twitter.com/LKfhUgFZf1
Rajasthan registers 502 new Covid cases, active caseload at 8,491
Rajasthan reported 502 new #COVID19 cases, 5 deaths and 801 recoveries/discharges today.— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2021
Total cases: 3,09,821
Death toll: 2,710
Total recoveries/discharges: 2,98,620
Active cases: 8,491 pic.twitter.com/0eBsnvTsjD
Mumbai logs 581 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths
Mumbai reports 581 new #COVID19 cases, 697 recoveries/discharges & 3 deaths today.— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2021
Total cases rise to 2,95,240 including 2,75,464 recoveries/discharges and 11,135 deaths.
Active cases stand at 7,771 pic.twitter.com/kVQ0ANCj1c
Punjab records 210 new Covid-19 cases
Punjab reports 210 new #COVID19 cases, 236 discharges, and 12 deaths today, says Govt of Punjab.— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2021
Total cases in the State rise to 1,67,219 including 1,58,482 discharges and 5,376 deaths.
Active cases stand at 3,361 pic.twitter.com/eOZwTGjbmr
Karnataka registers 810 new Covid-19 cases
J-K record 182 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 182 new positive cases on Sunday, bringing the infection count to 1,21,653, while another fatality linked to the pandemic raised the death toll to 1,866, officials said, reports PTI.
Maharashtra logs 3,282 fresh Covid-19 cases
Maharashtra reports 3,282 new #COVID19 cases, 2,064 discharges, and 35 deaths today, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2021
Total cases: 19,42,136
Total recoveries: 18,36,999
Total active cases: 54,317
Total Deaths: 49,666 pic.twitter.com/GkDZr893Ri
Manipur records 38 fresh Covid-19 cases
Manipur reported 38 new #COVID19 cases, 33 recoveries & 1 death today, says State Health Department.— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2021
Total cases so far: 28,281
Total recoveries: 26,815
Active cases: 1,108
Total Deaths: 358
Recovery rate is 94.81 % pic.twitter.com/KvGMBgae1b
Andhra Pradesh logs 232 new coronavirus cases, 4 deaths
Andhra Pradesh reports 232 new #COVID19 cases, 352 recoveries & 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,83,082 as per the State Health Department.— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2021
Recovered Cases: 8,72,897
Active Cases: 3,070
Total Deaths: 7,115 pic.twitter.com/fuXvNM1fJN
First published: Jan 03, 2021 07:35 IST