LIVE: Britain records 54,940 new Covid-19 cases, 563 deaths
India's tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,450,284 after the Union health ministry on Sunday said the country had logged a total of 18,645 new infections in the previous 24 hours. On Saturday, the government announced that the country's mass vaccination drive will begin on January 16. India has thus far approved two vaccines against Covid-19: Oxford University-AstraZeneca's Covishield, which will be manufactured here by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited's Covaxin.
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Meanwhile, the number of those infected by the UK Covid-19 strain in India has reached 90, the health ministry said. The global tally of cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, is at more than 89.5 million with a death toll exceeding 1.9 million. The United States is the world's worst-hit country and has crossed 22 million Covid-19 cases, followed by India and Brazil, which has crossed the 8 million mark.
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JAN 10, 2021 10:53 PM IST
Rajasthan records 3 Covid-19 deaths, 475 cases in a day
Three more people in Rajasthan succumbed to Covid-19 taking the death toll in the state to 2,734, while 475 more cases pushed the infection tally to 3,12,996 on Sunday, according to an official report. The fresh deaths were reported from Ajmer, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Jaipur recorded the maximum 81 fresh Covid-19 cases in the state. A total of 3,03,536 patients have recovered from the viral disease leaving 6,726 active cases at present.
JAN 10, 2021 10:19 PM IST
Chhattisgarh sees 661 Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths, 632 recoveries
With 661 Covid-19 cases and six deaths reported on Sunday, Chhattisgarh's caseload rose to 2,89,231 and toll to 3,490, a health official said. The number of people who have recovered reached 2,76,774 after 90 people were discharged from hospitals and 542 completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 8,967 active cases, he said.
JAN 10, 2021 09:57 PM IST
Britain records 54,940 new Covid-19 cases and 563 deaths
Britain reported 54,940 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, a slight drop from the number on Saturday, and 563 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test, government data showed. Deaths had been above 1,000 for four consecutive days before Sunday, although the numbers at the weekend are often lower due to delays in collecting the data.
JAN 10, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Italy reports 361 coronavirus deaths, 18,627 new cases
Italy reported 361 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, down from 483 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 18,627 from 19,978. Some 139,758 swab tests were carried out in the past day, the ministry said, against a previous 172,119. Italy has registered 78,755 Covid-19 deaths since its outbreak came to light on Feb. 21, the second-highest toll in Europe and the sixth-highest in the world. The country has reported 2.276 million cases to date, the health ministry said.
JAN 10, 2021 09:42 PM IST
Tamil Nadu clocks 724 new Covid-19 cases; 7 fatalities
The Covid-19 tally in Tamil Nadu touched 8,26,261 with the addition of 724 new cases while seven more deaths took the toll to 12,222 on Sunday, the Health Department said. Recoveries eclipsed new cases with 857 people getting discharged as the total number of those cured so far rose to 8,06,875. Active cases, which had been declining, touched 7,164 on Sunday, as the number of people under treatment fell by over 1,200 in the last ten days.
JAN 10, 2021 09:34 PM IST
Punjab records 304 fresh Covid-19 cases, 6 more deaths
Punjab recorded 304 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday which took the state's tally to 1,69,033 while six more fatalities pushed the death toll to 5,445, according to a medical bulletin. There are 2,933 active Covid-19 cases in the state, it said.
Of the fresh cases, 84 were reported from Mohali, 36 from Patiala and 34 from Jalandhar, among other districts. A total of 312 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from the infection the previous day, taking the total number of cured persons to 1,60,655, the bulletin stated.
JAN 10, 2021 09:20 PM IST
Bihar reports 359 new Covid-19 cases, 4 fresh fatalities
Bihar's Covid-19 tally rose to 2,56,777 on Sunday as 359 more people tested positive for the infection, while four fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,434, a health bulletin said. As many as 408 more people were cured of the disease, taking the recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state to 97.85 per cent, it said.
JAN 10, 2021 09:14 PM IST
44 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Chandigarh
A total of 44 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Chandigarh on Sunday, taking the infection count to 20,295 according to a medical bulletin.
No death was reported on Sunday. The death toll stands at 327, as per bulletin.
There are currently 241 active cases, it said. A total of 31 patients were discharged after they recovered from infection, taking the overall recoveries to 19,727, as per bulletin. A total of 1,92,376 samples have been taken for testing so far and of them, 1,71,141 have tested negative while reports of 52 samples were awaited, it added.
JAN 10, 2021 09:07 PM IST
Haryana records one more Covid-19 death, 234 new cases
The Covid-19 death toll in Haryana rose to 2,950 on Sunday with one more fatality, while 234 new cases pushed the infection tally to 2,64,955, a health department bulletin issued here said. The only fatality was reported from the state's Hisar district, it said. Among other districts to report new cases include Gurgaon (73) and Faridabad (36). The number of active cases in the state stands at 2,510 and 2,59,495 people have so far been discharged after recovery. The recovery rate is 97.94 per cent, it said.
JAN 10, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Philippines secures 30 million Novavax vaccine doses
The Philippines has secured 30 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by US drug maker Novavax, officials said Sunday, as the country braces for a surge in infections after a huge religious event. This is only the second vaccine deal signed by the national government, which has faced growing criticism for its slowness in procuring jabs for the archipelago where nearly half a million infections have been recorded. It hopes to secure 148 million doses this year from seven companies -- enough for around 70 percent of its population. But the government has warned it will depend on global supply. In an agreement with the Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker, the Philippines will buy 30 million doses of the jab developed by Novavax, the government's vaccine task force said in a statement.
JAN 10, 2021 08:49 PM IST
1 more dies of Covid-19 in Mizoram, toll rises to 9
Mizoram reported one more Covid- 19 fatality on Sunday, pushing the death toll in the state to nine, a health department official said. The 57-year-old man succumbed to the virus at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) near Aizawl, he said.
The state also registered 17 fresh cases, including four security personnel, taking the tally to 4,292. Mizoram now has 91 active cases, while 4,192 people have recovered from the disease so far, the official said. Meanwhile, the state government has extended the 'Covid-19 No Tolerance Drive' to contain the spread of the virus, another official said.
JAN 10, 2021 08:45 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh sees 620 Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths; 816 discharged
The Covid-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh rose by 620 on Sunday to reach 2,48,597, while the death toll increased by 10 and the recovery count by 816, an official said. The toll in the state is 3,711 and the number of people discharged so far stands at 2,37,063, he added.
JAN 10, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Gujarat sees 671 new Covid-19 cases, 806 recoveries
Gujarat on Sunday reported 671 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the total count of infections to 2,51,944, state health department said. With four more patients succumbing to the viral disease, the cumulative toll rose to 4,344, it said. A total of 806 patients were discharged during the day, taking the tally of recoveries in Gujarat to 2,39,771, the department said in a release. With this, the Covid-19 case recovery rate in Gujarat stands at 95.17 per cent, while the number of active cases is 7,829.
JAN 10, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Kerala clocks 4,545 fresh Covid-19 cases, 23 deaths push toll
Kerala reported 4,545 new Covid-19 cases and 23 related fatalities on Sunday taking the overall tally of infections in the state to 8,11,148 and the death toll to 3,302. State Health Minister K K Shailaja said the state government has tested 45,695 samples in the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate is 9.95 per cent. "Till now, 84,51,897 samples have been tested in the state. Three more persons who reached from the UK have been tested positive on Sunday taking the total number of affected persons from that country to 53," Minister said in a release. Earlier, six people from the UK have been tested positive for the new strain of virus.
JAN 10, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Africa's Covid-19 tally tops 3 million, deaths exceed 72,000
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has topped 3 million on Sunday, according to the African Union's health agency. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dashboard shows that the continent has logged 3,021,769 cases since the start of the pandemic. Over 2.4 million coronavirus patients have recovered and more than 72,000 have died. In the region, South Africa has the largest tally of 1.2 million cases, including over 950,000 recoveries and more than 32,000 fatalities.
JAN 10, 2021 07:49 PM IST
UP's Covid-19 caseload mounts to 5,93,171 with 699 fresh cases
Uttar Pradesh's Covid-19 tally climbed to 5,93,171 on Sunday with 699 fresh cases while the death toll mounted to 8,495 as 13 more people succumbed to the disease. As many as 769 Covid-19 patients recovered from the disease and were discharged the previous day. With this, the number of patients discharged so far stands at 5,73,542. There are 11,134 active Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, the statement said.
JAN 10, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Seychelles begins virus vaccination using Chinese drug
The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles began vaccinating its population against the coronavirus Sunday, the first African nation to do so.
The country's president, Wavel Ramkalawan, was the first to receive the jab, an event broadcast on live television at a hospital in the capital Victoria. Several dozen other public figures joined him. "It's exactly as if I was getting any vaccine," he said, encouraging all the people of the island nation to get the injection. The country is using the Chinese vaccine developed by the Chinese pharma giant Sinopharm with its subsidiary the China National Biotec Group (CNBG). Health Minister Peggy Vidot said Thursday that the country had received a donation of 50,000 doses of the vaccine from the United Arab Emirates.
JAN 10, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh adds 227 new coronavirus cases as tests touch 1.23 crore mark
Andhra Pradesh reported 227 fresh Covid-19 cases, 289 recoveries and one death in 24 hours. The state completed 1.23 crore sample tests so far that turned out a gross 8,84,916 confirmed positives of coronavirus at the rate of 7.18 per cent, the latest bulletin said. The active cases fell to 2,544 after 8,75,243 recoveries and 7,129 deaths, it said.
JAN 10, 2021 07:07 PM IST
Maharashtra sees 3,558 new Covid-19 cases, 2,302 recoveries; 34 deaths
Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rose to 19,69,114 with the addition of 3,558 fresh cases on Sunday, the state health department said. With 34 more patients succumbing to the viral infection, the cumulative death toll in the state mounted to 50,061, it said. A total of 2,302 patients were discharged after treatment during the day, taking the total count of recoveries in Maharashtra to 18,63,702.
JAN 10, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Cuba tightens Covid-19 measures as visitors fuel record contagion
Cuba's top epidemiologist said on Saturday irresponsible partying over year-end, often with relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease. Authorities in the capital at the same time announced new containment measures including suspension of interprovincial transport, cultural activities and the use of public spaces such as the famous Malecon boulevard during night hours.
JAN 10, 2021 06:48 PM IST
France records 20,177 new confirmed Covid cases and 171 more deaths in 24 hours
France recorded 20,177 new, confirmed Covid-19 cases and 171 more deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours, according to data from the country's health ministry. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in France stands at 2,767,312, while the total number of deaths stands at 67,599. France has the seventh-biggest Covid-19 death toll in the world.
JAN 10, 2021 06:42 PM IST
End in sight? Israel rolls out Covid booster shots
Israel's coronavirus vaccination campaign, the world's fastest per capita, shifted to booster shots on Sunday in a bid to protect the most vulnerable citizens by next month and ease curbs on the economy. Israelis over the age of 60, those with health problems and medical personnel have been receiving first injections of Pfizer Inc. vaccines since Dec 19. As three weeks have passed, they are beginning to be due for follow-up, final doses. Read more
JAN 10, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Tokyo reports 1,494 new daily coronavirus infections
Tokyo reported 1,494 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, its government said, the lowest number of daily cases since Tuesday. Japan declared a limited state of emergency in Tokyo and three prefectures neighbouring the capital on Thursday to stem a surge in Covid-19 infections.
JAN 10, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Goa sees 61 Covid-19 cases, 1 death, 100 recoveries
The number of Covid-19 cases in Goa reached 51,856 after 61 people were detected with the infection on Sunday, while the day also saw one death and 100 recoveries, an official said. The toll in the state is now 747 and the recovery count is 50,277, leaving it with 832 active cases, he added.
JAN 10, 2021 06:18 PM IST
11 lakh from 1.2 cr database to get vaccine on priority: Gujarat CM
Nearly 11 lakh people engaged in Covid-19 duties, including health care and frontline personnel, will be vaccinated for coronavirus on priority in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Sunday, adding that 16,000 personnel have been trained for administering the shots. Read more
JAN 10, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Ahead of Covid-19 vaccine rollout, how states have made preparations: 10 points
The Centre has announced that it is going to launch the Covid-19 vaccination on January 16. Various state governments have announced their plans for the inoculation, which will first be given to health care and frontline workers. Read more
JAN 10, 2021 05:30 PM IST
China reports 380 Covid-19 cases south of Beijing
More than 380 people have tested positive in a growing Covid-19 outbreak south of Beijing in China's Hebei province. Hebei health authorities said that 40 new cases had been confirmed Sunday morning, bringing the total to 223. Another 161 people tested positive but showed no symptoms. China does not include such asymptomatic cases in its official tally.
JAN 10, 2021 05:16 PM IST
Belgium's coronavirus deaths hit 20,000, still among world's highest per capita
Belgium's death toll from coronavirus infections, one of the highest per capita in the world, has breached the 20,000 mark, according to official data published on Sunday. The country, home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, has played down comparisons that show it to be one of the world's worst hit by the pandemic, but virologists point to some missteps and systemic problems. A country divided by language, Belgium gives regions substantial autonomy and has nine health ministers.
JAN 10, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Delhi: 399 fresh cases, 12 more deaths; positivity rate dips to 0.51 pc
Delhi recorded 399 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday, even as the positivity rate dipped to 0.51 per cent, authorities said. The case tally in the city has gone past 6.30 lakh and the death toll due to the viral disease has mounted to 10,678, they said.
JAN 10, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Pakistan's Covid-19 tally crosses 500,000 cases
Pakistan's coronavirus tally on Sunday crossed a half million cases after 2,899 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.
Forty six people died due to the virus, taking the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 10,644, while another 2,278 patients are in critical condition, the Ministry of National Health Services said. With detection of 2,899 new cases, the total number of infections in the country reached 502,416, it said.
JAN 10, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Karnataka ready to start Covid-19 vaccinations: State Health Minister
Karnataka is ready to start Covid-19 vaccinations, said State Health Minister K Sudhakar during his visit to a state storage facility for vaccines here on Sunday.
Speaking to ANI, he said, "The storage facility in the state is well-managed. The state has two large storage facilities in Bengaluru and Belagavi. There are five other large regional storages also. All 30 districts in the state have storage facilities each."
JAN 10, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Iranian health minister confirms 4 cases of UK Covid-19 variant
Four cases of the mutated coronavirus strain, which was discovered in the United Kingdom last month, have been registered in Iran, Health Minister Saeed Namaki said on Sunday. "Four new cases were confirmed yesterday," Namaki said, as cited on the country's government website.
JAN 10, 2021 04:31 PM IST
UK has vaccinated around 2 million people, says Health Secretary Hancock
Britain has now given around 2 million people a Covid-19 vaccination, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday ahead of a ramp-up in the roll-out of the shots on Monday. "Over the last week we've vaccinated more people than in the entirety of December, so we're accelerating the roll-out," he told BBC TV.
JAN 10, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Vaccinating 200,000 people a day, says UK health secretary
UK health secretary Matt Hancock has said the govt is vaccinating 200,000 people daily against Covid-19 and is on course to ramping up immunisations to 2 million a week.
JAN 10, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Russia crosses 3.4 million Covid-19 cases
Russia records 22,851 new Covid-19 cases and 456 deaths. National tally reaches 3,401,954 including 61,837 deaths.
JAN 10, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Philippines reports more than 1,900 new Covid-19 cases
Philippines reports 1,906 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 487,960.
JAN 10, 2021 01:59 PM IST
2,899 new Covid-19 cases take Pakistan's tally past 500,000
Pakistan reports 2,899 new Covid-19 cases as national tally reaches 502,416.
JAN 10, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Belgium's Covid-19 deaths cross 20,000
Deaths due to Covid-19 in Belgium have crosses 20,000, health officials have said. The country has thus far recorded 662,694 cases including 20,038 deaths.
JAN 10, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Puducherry records 30 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths
Puducherry records 30 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths. Total tally reaches 38,455 including 638 deaths.
JAN 10, 2021 12:36 PM IST
No new case of UK Covid-19 strain in India, says govt
Total number infected with new strain of coronavirus from United Kingdom stands at 90; no addition in the last 24 hours: Ministry of health
JAN 10, 2021 11:57 AM IST
89 sites finalised for first phase of vaccination in Delhi: Satyendar Jain
In Delhi, 89 sites have been finalised for the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive, says Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.
JAN 10, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Covid-19 cluster outbreak south of Beijing grows
69 new Covid-19 cases have been detected in a cluster south of Chinese capital Beijing, taking total number of cases to more than 360.
JAN 10, 2021 10:56 AM IST
No new Covid-19 case in Andaman and Nicobar
Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single new Covid-19 case in the last 24 hours, an official said on Sunday. Tally remains at 4,959.
JAN 10, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Germany's Covid-19 tally crosses 1.9 million
Germany logs 16,946 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 1,908,527. 465 fresh fatalities take death toll to 40,343.
JAN 10, 2021 10:18 AM IST
181,096,622 Covid-19 tests conducted thus far: ICMR
181,096,622 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 9 January 2021. 843,307 tests on 9 January 2021: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
JAN 10, 2021 10:05 AM IST
Telangana's Covid-19 tally nears 290,000 mark
Telangana recorded 315 new Covid-19 cases, 415 recoveries and two deaths on Saturday. Tally rises to 289,784 including 283,463 recoveries, 4,756 active cases and 1,565 deaths.
JAN 10, 2021 09:26 AM IST
18,645 new Covid-19 cases in India
India records 18,645 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 10,450,284. Death toll at 150,999 with 201 new fatalities.
JAN 10, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll crosses 202,000
Brazil logs 1,171 new deaths due to Covid-19, as toll reaches 202,631. 62,290 new cases take total cases to 8,075,998.
JAN 10, 2021 08:04 AM IST
India crosses 18 crore Covid-19 tests: Health ministry
India crosses 18 crore Covid-19 tests: Union health ministry
JAN 10, 2021 07:29 AM IST
Mexico records over 1,000 deaths for fifth straight day
Mexico's health ministry has said the country reported a record 16,105 new Covid-19 cases and 1,135 deaths. Total cases at 1,524,036 including 133,204 deaths.
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