The global tally of Covid-19 cases ad deaths are at over 106 million and 2.3 million respectively, according to Johns Hopkins University.
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:25 PM IST
India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,838,194 after the Union health ministry on Sunday said that the country logged 11,831 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. India’s Covid-19 caseload is the second-highest in the world, behind that of the United States of America. According to Johns Hopkins University, the US’ caseload is at over 26.9 million, while its death toll is at over 463,000. Brazil, meanwhile, has the third-highest caseload globally. The US, Brazil and Mexico, in that order, have recorded the highest number of deaths due to the disease, with India at fourth.
In India, the respective tallies of Maharashtra and Kerala, the states with the highest Covid-19 caseloads, stand at over 20 million and 962,000. At 67,795, Kerala has the highest number of active cases in the country, followed by Maharashtra at 36,192; all other states and Union territories have less than 6,000 active cases – Karnataka, which has the third-highest Covid-19 caseload, has 5,987 active cases. The largest vaccination drive against the pandemic is currently underway in India, with healthcare workers being vaccinated. The drive began on January 16 and healthcare workers will be given their second vaccine shots from February 13. 30 million healthcare workers will be inoculated in the first phase.
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FEB 08, 2021 07:24 PM IST
60,35,660, individuals have been vaccinated so far, says health ministry
Manohar Agnani, additional secretary, Union health ministry, said on Monday that 60,35,660, individuals have been vaccinated so far in the country. Out of which 54,12,270 are healthcare workers and 6,23,390 are frontline workers, reported news agency ANI. He added that a total of 23 individuals have died following vaccination.
FEB 08, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir logs 43 new Covid-19 cases
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 43 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the infection tally to 1,24,952, officials said, reports PTI.
FEB 08, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Argentina reports first cases of Brazilian coronavirus variants
Argentina has detected the first cases of two Brazilian variants of the coronavirus in travelers from the neighboring nation, the government said on Monday, reports Reuters.
FEB 08, 2021 06:00 PM IST
South Africa in talks with J&J to get 20 million more Covid vaccine doses
South Africa is in talks with Johnson & Johnson to buy an additional 20 million doses of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine and has been offered supplies of Russia’s Sputnik V shot, according to a presentation the health ministry made to the cabinet, reports Bloomberg.
FEB 08, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Hyderabad Police Commissioner takes first dose of Covid vaccine
Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Monday took the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine along with several other senior police officers, reports ANI.
FEB 08, 2021 05:13 PM IST
Vietnam records 49 new Covid-19 cases
Vietnam reported 49 more Covid-19 cases on Monday, most in the economic hub Ho Chi Minh City, reports Reuters.
FEB 08, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Months after first wave of Covid-19 Spanish medics suffer mental trauma
It has been eight months since he last treated a patient with Covid-19, but Spanish nurse Ricardo Belmonte still feels anxious when he recalls the first wave of the pandemic at the intensive care unit of Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Hospital, reports Reuters.
FEB 08, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Ukraine hopes to receive Covid vaccines from other EU states
Ukraine, which hopes to vaccinate half of its population against coronavirus by early 2022, is in talks with other countries including Poland about receiving some of their coronavirus vaccines, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday, reports Reuters.
FEB 08, 2021 03:26 PM IST
South Korea to give free Covid tests to pets
South Korea’s capital says it will give pet dogs and cats free coronavirus tests if they come into contact with infected humans and show symptoms, reports AP.
FEB 08, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Russia reports less than 15,000 new Covid cases after over 3 months
Russia’s single-day increase in Covid-19 cases fell below 16,000 for the first time since October 22, as 15,916 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours (down from 16,048 the day before), the response center said on Monday, reports ANI/Sputnik.
FEB 08, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Odisha reports 72 new Covid cases, one death
Odisha’s Covid-19 tally mounted to 3,35,692 on Monday as 72 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the death toll to 1,910, a health department official said, reports PTI.
FEB 08, 2021 01:28 PM IST
UK says AstraZeneca’s Covid shot prevents death
There is no evidence that the Astrazeneca vaccine does not prevent death or serious illness, and South Africa has only imposed a temporary halt on using the vaccine, a British junior health minister said on Monday, reports Reuters.
FEB 08, 2021 12:40 PM IST
Covid tally in Mizoram reaches 4383 after state logs 1 new case
One more person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram, taking the tally in the northeastern state to 4,383, a health department official said on Monday, reports PTI.
FEB 08, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Kerala: 192 students, 72 staff test Covid positive at 2 schools
192 students and 72 staff test positive for Covid-19 at two schools of Malappuram: District Health Authority, reports ANI.
FEB 08, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Arunachal logs no new Covid-19 case
Arunachal Pradesh did not report any Covid-19 case on Monday, with the tally remaining unchanged at 16,830, a health department official said, reports PTI.
FEB 08, 2021 11:36 AM IST
Telangana reports 101 new Covid cases, lowest in 8 months
The fresh Covid-19 cases in Telangana continued to dwindle further with 101 people testing positive for the infection, the lowest in the last eight months, the state government said on Monday, reports PTI.
FEB 08, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Schools in Odisha open for classes 9,11 with Covid precautions
FEB 08, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Germany reports 4,535 new Covid cases
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 4,535 to 2,288,545, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday, reports Reuters.
FEB 08, 2021 10:13 AM IST
Australia reassures of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine after South Africa suspends use
Australia on Monday moved to reassure its citizens over the efficacy of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine after South Africa suspended use of the shot because data showed it offered limited protection against a new strain of the virus, reports Reuters.
FEB 08, 2021 09:42 AM IST
India records 11,831 new Covid-19 cases and 84 deaths
India’s Covid-19 tally reaches 10,838,194 with 11,831 fresh infections. Death toll tops 155,000; at 155,080 with 84 more fatalities.
FEB 08, 2021 09:18 AM IST
201,900,614 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
201,9,00614 samples tested for #COVID19 up to 7th February. Of these, 532,236 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
FEB 08, 2021 09:00 AM IST
Covid-19 deaths near 79,000 mark in France
France records 171 new Covid-19 deaths as toll reaches 78,965. National tally at 3,337,048 with 19,715 new infections.
FEB 08, 2021 08:18 AM IST
Mexico’s Covid-19 death toll tops 166,000
Mexico records 414 new Covid-19 deaths as toll reaches 166,200. This is the third-highest death toll globally, after those of the US and Brazil, respectively.
FEB 08, 2021 07:51 AM IST
1 new Covid-19 case in Mizoram
Mizoram registers 1 new case of Covid-19 as tally reaches 4,383. 4,350 discharges, 24 active cases and nine deaths here thus far.
FEB 08, 2021 07:25 AM IST
Over 41.2 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in US, says CDC
Over 59.3 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been distributed in the US, of which more than 41.2 million doses have been administered, as per the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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