A medical worker prepares to inoculate a colleague with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine, Madurai.
A medical worker prepares to inoculate a colleague with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine, Madurai.

Highlights: Delhi logs 249 new cases, six deaths

The global tally of Covid-19 is at more than 101 million, while the death toll is nearing 2.2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:47 AM IST

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.

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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.

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