Highlights: US approves Pfizer Covid shot, first shipment to arrive on Monday
India's total active cases continued to remain under the 400,000-mark according to the Union health ministry's dashboard.
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With 30,005 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the total cases in India crossed 98-lakh mark and has now reached 98,26,775, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's (MoHFW) data on Saturday. After 442 new deaths related to the virus reported in the single day, the cumulative toll mounted to 1,42,628. The country reported more discharges than new cases in the last 24 hours bringing down the active cases tally to 3,59,819, which is the lowest after nearly 145 days. The total active cases were 3,58,692 on July 18. The total discharged cases now reached 93,24,328 with 33,494 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has 74,408 active coronavirus cases, followed by Kerala with 59,528 cases.
Meanwhile, US gave the final go-ahead to the nation’s first Covid-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans. Shots for health workers and nursing home residents are expected to begin in the coming days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of what promises to be a strongly protective vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech.
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US approves Pfizer Covid shot, first shipment to arrive on Monday
The first US Covid-19 vaccine shipments will arrive at 145 locations around the country on Monday morning, US Army General Gus Perna said on Saturday during a press briefing, reports Reuters.
Chhattisgarh logs 1,632 Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths
Chhattisgarh's Covid-19 count climbed to 2,55,761 on Saturday after 1,632 people were detected with the infection, while the number of people who have recovered reached 2,34,037, an official said, reports PTI.
Nashik in Maharashtra records 318 new coronavirus cases
The number of Covid-19 cases in Nashik reached 1,05,114 on Saturday after 318 people were detected with the infection, an official said, reports PTI.
Active covid cases tally in Punjab reaches 7,091
Punjab reports 482 new #COVID19 cases, 654 discharges, and 21 deaths today, says Govt of Punjab.— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2020
Total cases in the State rise to 1,59,579 including 1,47,431 recoveries and 5,057 deaths.
Active cases stand at 7,091 pic.twitter.com/C195OoyQkm
Gujarat records 1,203 new Covid cases, 12 deaths
Gujarat reports 1,203 new cases of #COVID19, 12 deaths and 1338 discharged/recovered cases today.— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2020
Total number of cases now at 2,26,508 with 2,08,867 recoveries, 13,481 active cases and 4,160 deaths.
Active coronavirus caseload reaches 73,542 in Maharashtra
Maharashtra reports 4,259 new #COVID19 cases, 3,949 discharges, and 80 deaths today, as per State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2020
Total cases 18,76,699
Total recoveries 17,53,922
Death toll 48,139
Active cases 73,542 pic.twitter.com/8h6fcqA6RT
Manipur logs 177 Covid cases
Manipur reported 177 new #COVID19 cases, 116 recoveries, and 2 deaths today, says State Health Department, Manipur— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2020
Total cases so far: 27,036
Total recoveries: 23,657
Active cases: 3,057
Total Deaths till date: 322
Recovery rate: 87.50% pic.twitter.com/aoRQu9IfJx
Tamil Nadu records 1,218 fresh Covid-19 cases
Tamil Nadu reported 1,218 new #COVID19 cases, 1,296 discharges, and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2020
Total positive cases: 7,97,693
Total discharges: 7,75,602
Death toll: 11,883
Active cases: 10,208 pic.twitter.com/hB7DoaPLJs
Delhi logs 1,935 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate slides below 3%
Haryana writes to Centre to include public representatives in priority groups for Covid vaccination
The Haryana government has written to the Centre to have public representatives including MPs and MLAs listed among the priority groups for Covid-19 vaccination once it begins, Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday, reports PTI.
Odisha logs 335 new Covid cases, death toll over 1,800
Odisha's Covid-19 death toll crossed the 1,800-mark on Saturday as four more patients succumbed to the disease, while 335 new cases pushed the tally to 3,23,364, a health department official said, reports PTI.
First published: Dec 12, 2020 07:29 IST