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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.
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.

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....Read More

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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 9:53 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 9:44 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 9:21 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 9:12 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 9:09 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 1:24 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 9:43 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 9:12 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 8:46 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 8:11 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 7:29 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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