Highlights: France reports 4,240 new Covid-19 infections, over 3,000 patients in
India's tally of cases of the coronavirus disease is currently at 10,667,736, as 13,203 new infections were reported in the previous 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard showed on Monday. This is the second-highest caseload of Covid-19 globally, after that of the United States, whose tally of cases has crossed 25 million, according to Johns Hopkins University tracker. The US has also seen close to 420,000 deaths due to the infection, the tracker shows.
Brazil, the worst-hit Latin American country, also has the third-highest Covid-19 tally globally, and has recorded more than 8.8 million case thus far, according to Johns Hopkins. Russia, with nearly 3.7 million cases, and the United Kingdom, with more than 3.65 million cases, respectively, round off the 'top 5,' the tracker shows. France, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Germany, in that order, complete the list of top 10 countries with the highest caseloads of Covid-19.
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JAN 25, 2021 11:20 PM IST
France reports 4,240 new Covid-19 infections, over 3,000 patients in ICU
France reported 4,240 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, causing concerns about a third national lockdown.
Health authorities have also said that 3,041 patients are currently in intensive care units, higher than the threshold of 3,000, reports news agency Reuters.
JAN 25, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Maharashtra vaccinates 35,816 healthcare workers on Monday, total reaches 1,35,701 beneficiaries
Maharashtra government said that 35,816 healthcare workers were vaccinated for Covid-19 on Monday, taking the total vaccinations to 1,35,701 beneficiaries, reports PTI.
In Mumbai 5,005 healthcare workers received the vaccine on Monday, amounting to 77 per cent of targeted recipients. A total of 18,202 beneficiaries have been jabbed so far in the city.
JAN 25, 2021 09:49 PM IST
Punjab reports 172 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths
Punjab reported 172 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths, taking the state's tally to 1,72,089 cases and 5,560 deaths. A total of 1,64,377 people have recovered and active cases in the state stands at 2,152 cases.
JAN 25, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Delhi reports 148 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths, 190 recoveries in last 24 hours
With 148 new cases and 5 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, Delhi's Covid-19 tally reached 6,34,072 cases and 10,813 deaths. Total recoveries reached 6,21,565 of which 190 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours.
The city currently has 1,694 active cases, according to the Delhi State Health Bulletin for Covid-19.
JAN 25, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Health ministry says over 19.5 lakh health care workers vaccinated against Covid-19
Union ministry of health has said that a total 19,50,183 health care workers have been inoculated in 35,785 sessions countrywide against the Covid-19 disease.
JAN 25, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Karnataka reports 375 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths
With 375 new Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths, Karnataka's Covid-19 tally reached 9,36,426 cases and 12,200 fatalities, reports ANI.
JAN 25, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Moderna says Covid-19 vaccine effective against new UK, South African coronavirus variants
US drug maker Moderna says company's Covid-19 vaccine is effective against the new variants of the disease detected in the United Kingdom and South Africa, reports news agency AFP.
JAN 25, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Merck & Co shuts down Covid-19 vaccine program after trial data shows immune response not as expected
US pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. is shutting down the development of two experimental Covid-19 vaccines. The announcement came as early trial data proved that the vaccines failed to generate immune responses comparable to a natural infection or existing vaccines, reports news agency Bloomberg.
JAN 25, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Covid-19 fallout: UN study finds 255 million jobs lost globally
According to an United Nations report, job losses in 2020 were four times as many as those lost during the 2009 financial crisis, the Associated Press reported.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that Covid-19 restrictions had destroyed 8.8 per cent of global work hours, the equivalent of 255 million full time jobs.
JAN 25, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Indonesia's Covid-19 tally near 1 million mark
Indonesia's Covid-19 tally is nearing the 1 million mark as the country reported 9,994 new Covid-19 cases and 297 deaths taking the total to 999,256 cases and 28,132 deaths, reports ANI.
JAN 25, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Centre issues SOP for religious gatherings; negative Covid-19 report mandatory for visiting Haridwar Kumbh mela
According to a standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the central government for religious congregations, negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for devotees visiting the Kumbh mela at Haridwar, reports PTI.
JAN 25, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Ladakh reports 12 new Covid-19 cases, tally nearing 10,000 mark
With 12 new Covid-19 cases, Ladakh's tally reached 9,687 cases as confirmed by officials. The union territory has also reported 129 overall fatalities, reports PTI.
Active cases currently stand at 61 and nine patients have recovered in the past 24 hours.
JAN 25, 2021 04:38 PM IST
Andamans report no new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Andaman and Nicobar islands health department reported no new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours and the tally remained at 4,993 cases. The tally stood at 4,993 total cases and 62 deaths with 23 active cases, reports PTI.
A total of 2,111 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the disease until January 24, 2021.
JAN 25, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Coronavirus spread in Kerala 'beyond control', test positivity rate rises, says IMA
The coronavirus test positivity rate in Kerala is going up and the spread of the virus in the state is "beyond control", said Dr Rajeev Jayadevan, Scientific Advisor, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Kerala on Monday, reports ANI.
JAN 25, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Thailand to begin Covid vaccination programme next month
Thailand said on Monday it would start its coronavirus inoculation programme next month by administering 50,000 doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine to high-risk groups, as it faces accusations of being too slow to secure vaccines, reports Reuters.
JAN 25, 2021 02:58 PM IST
Karnataka vaccinated 2.06 lakh healthcare workers
As on 2 pm today, Karnataka has safely vaccinated 2,06,577 healthcare workers with Covid-19 vaccine, said state health department, reports ANI.
JAN 25, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Turkey receives 6.5 million Sinovac Covid vaccine doses from China
Turkey received 6.5 million further doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech on Monday, several local media reports said, allowing a nationwide rollout to continue, reports Reuters.
JAN 25, 2021 01:58 PM IST
Pfizer requests approval in South Korea
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc has submitted an application seeking approval of its coronavirus vaccines to be used in South Korea, Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol told a briefing on Monday, reports Reuters.
JAN 25, 2021 01:30 PM IST
Covid situation in France is worrying, says country's health regulator
The Covid-19 situation in France is worrying, the head of the country's Haute Autorite de Sante (HAS) health regulator told France Inter radio on Monday, as President Emmanuel Macron's government considers a possible new lockdown, reports Reuters.
JAN 25, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Raut cautions farm laws protesters against Covid-19
The Covid-19 threat is still not over in Mumbai and proper care should be taken accordingly during farmers' protest here or else a new crisis will be there in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Monday, reports PTI.
JAN 25, 2021 11:55 AM IST
New Zealand reports first Covid case in months
New Zealand on Monday confirmed its first case of Covid-19 in the community in months in a 56-year-old woman, but said close contacts of the recently returned traveller had so far tested negative, reports Reuters.
JAN 25, 2021 11:16 AM IST
Kerala, Maharashtra contribute 65% of active Covid cases
Kerala and Maharashtra alone account for more than 64.71% of the total active cases. Kerala accounts for 39.7% of the active cases whereas Maharashtra contributes 25% of the total active cases, as per the data presented by the health ministry.
JAN 25, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally at 16,819
Army man tests positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh as tally rises to 16,819. Recoveries reach 16,745 with 20 more discharges.
JAN 25, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Germany's Covid-19 death toll crosses 52,000
Germany's Covid-19 death toll reaches 52,087 with 217 new fatalities. Total tally at 2,141,665 with 6,729 new cases.
JAN 25, 2021 09:50 AM IST
India's Covid-19 recoveries top 10.3 million
India's Covid-19 recoveries reach 10,330,084 with 13,298 new discharges. Active cases slump by 226 to be at 184,182.
JAN 25, 2021 09:37 AM IST
India logs 13,203 new Covid-19 cases and 131 deaths
India registers 13,203 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 10,667,736. 131 deaths take death toll to 153,470.
JAN 25, 2021 09:33 AM IST
10,872 new Covid-19 cases and 530 deaths in Mexico
Mexico on Sunday reported 10,872 new Covid-19 cases and 530 deaths. National tally reaches 1,763,219 including 149,614 deaths.
JAN 25, 2021 09:04 AM IST
192,337,117 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
192,337,117 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 24th January. Of these, 570,246 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
JAN 25, 2021 08:48 AM IST
437 new Covid-19 cases in South Korea
South Korea reports 437 new Covid-19 cases as national tally rises to 75,521 including 11 deaths.
JAN 25, 2021 08:21 AM IST
Over 1.6 million vaccinated in India thus far, says health ministry
Cumulative number of vaccinated healthcare workers across the country more than 16 lakh: Health ministry
JAN 25, 2021 07:58 AM IST
Australia clears Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
Australia has formally approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, with the first doses expected to be administered in late February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday.
JAN 25, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Mexican President tests positive for Covid-19
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on Sunday he had tested positive for Covid-19.
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