Highlights: Delhi logs 249 new cases, six deaths
India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,720,048 after the Union health ministry on Friday said the country had recorded 18,855 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. Also on Thursday, the health ministry said more than 2.8 million healthcare workers had been vaccinated across the country; the first million were inoculated within just six days of the commencement of vaccination drive on January 16, the ministry said. This, it said, made India the fastest country to reach 1 million vaccine shots in the world. 2 million vaccinations were done in just 11 days, again making India the fastest country to reach the mark, the ministry further said.
India is using Oxford University-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited’s Covaxin for emergency cases. Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) is manufacturing Covishield in the country while Covaxin is India’s first indigenous vaccine against the disease. India’s caseload of Covid-19 is the second-highest globally, behind that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil. The respective tallies of the US and Brazil stand at over 25 million and nine million respectively, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
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JAN 29, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reports 509 new cases, six deaths
Tamil Nadu reported 509 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 8,37,327. The death toll after six new fatalities stands at 12,345.
JAN 29, 2021 09:53 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh reports 171 new cases, three deaths
Madhya Pradesh reported 171 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,54,667. The death toll after three new fatalities stands at 3,805.
JAN 29, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Gujarat reports 335 new infections, one death
Gujarat reported 335 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,60,901. The death toll after one new fatality stands at 4,385.
JAN 29, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Haryana reports 107 new cases, one death
Haryana reported 107 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 2,67,708. The death toll after one new fatality stands at 3,015.
JAN 29, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Delhi logs 249 new cases, six deaths
The national capital recorded 249 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 6,34,773. The death toll after six new fatalities stands at 10,841.
JAN 29, 2021 09:09 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 2,771 new coronavirus infections, 56 deaths
Maharashtra reported 2,771 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 20,21,184. The death toll after 56 new fatalities stands at 51,000.
JAN 29, 2021 01:24 PM IST
UK strain of Covid-19 infects 166 in India
The total number of persons infected with the UK variant of Coronavirus reaches 166: Union Health Ministry
JAN 29, 2021 10:29 AM IST
India's Covid-19 recoveries near 10.4 million
20,746 new discharges take India's total recoveries to 10,394,352. Active cases slump by 2,054 to 171,686.
JAN 29, 2021 09:43 AM IST
India logs 18,855 new Covid-19 cases, 163 deaths
India registers 18,855 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 10,720,048. Deaths at 154,010 with 163 fresh fatalities.
JAN 29, 2021 09:12 AM IST
Over 195 million samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
195,081,079 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 28th January. Of these, 742,306 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
JAN 29, 2021 08:46 AM IST
Brazil's Covid-19 tally crosses 9 million
Brazil records 61,811 new Covid-19 cases and 1,386 deaths. Tally rises to 9,058,687 including 221,547 deaths.
JAN 29, 2021 08:11 AM IST
Vaccine found 89% effective in UK trial: Novavax
Novavax Inc says its Covid-19 vaccine found 89% effective in trials in UK and 60% in South Africa.
JAN 29, 2021 07:29 AM IST
Mexico's death toll overtakes India, third-highest in world
Mexico reports 1,506 new Covid-19 deaths as toll reaches 155,145, overtaking India as third-highest globally. Tally at 1,825,519 after spike of 18,670.