People being tested for Covid-19 during a random testing drive at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi.
People being tested for Covid-19 during a random testing drive at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
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LIVE: Bengal sees record jump in daily Covid cases at 20,377; 135 more deaths

A top White House state Department official has said that the US is working closely with India on its continued and emerging needs during the unprecedented second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 12:45 AM IST

India on Wednesday recorded 348,421 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry dashboard. As many as 4,205 new deaths were also registered. The country has so far reported a total of 23.34 million cases and 254,197 deaths respectively.


India is currently dealing with a devastating second Covid-19 wave that has swept through the nation, crushing the country's health infrastructure and overburdening frontline medical workers.


The global Covid-19 disease caseload has climbed to 160,302,248 of which 3,330,287 people have died and 138,040,807 have recovered, according to worldometers.info. The United States continues to remain the worst-hit country from the pandemic with 33,548,056 cases and 596,925 deaths respectively.


Meanwhile, a top White House state Department official has said that the US is working closely with India on its continued and emerging needs during the unprecedented second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • MAY 12, 2021 08:48 PM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 07:35 PM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 09:36 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 09:34 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 09:05 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 09:04 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 08:49 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 08:44 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 08:43 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 08:41 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 07:08 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 07:07 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 06:43 AM IST

    Brazil states suspend AstraZeneca vaccine for pregnant women

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  • MAY 12, 2021 06:38 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 06:19 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 06:05 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 05:43 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 05:37 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 05:33 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 05:29 AM IST

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  • MAY 12, 2021 05:22 AM IST

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    Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd is in talks with Pfizer Inc to begin production of the US drugmaker's Covid-19 vaccine in South Korea as early as in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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