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January 25, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: More than 19.5 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated across India, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus News Highlights: More than 16 lakh people in India have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 307th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India's COVID-19 tally stands at more than 1.06 crore, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The death toll in the country due to the outbreak stands at 1.53 lakh. While the total recoveries have increased to 1.03 crore,
1.84 lakh cases remain 'active'. India's recovery rate is 96.8 percent. Globally, more than 9.91 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 21.28 lakh have died so far. Many countries, including India, have granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and have started vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India's regulator has also granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. Over 16 lakh people have been given at least their first dose in India so far.
  • January 25, 2021 / 10:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccination LIVE Updates | 35,816 healthcare workers, i.e., 74% of targeted workers for the day, administered COVID-19 vaccine across 477 sessions: Maharashtra government

  • January 25, 2021 / 10:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19 vaccination drive underway at Military Hospital in Jammu; 800 healthcare workers to be vaccinated first

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  • January 25, 2021 / 10:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | With 118 new COVID-19 cases, Haryana’s total case tally rises to 2,67,321

  • January 25, 2021 / 09:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | With 56 new infections, total COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh rises to 8,87,066

  • January 25, 2021 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccination LIVE Updates | 20,359 beneficiaries vaccinated in Telangana through 495 sessions on Jan 25

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  • January 25, 2021 / 09:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports less than 200 fresh COVID-19 cases for the fourth time in January

    Delhi records 148 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours taking the total coronavirus tally to 6,34,072. Meanwhile, with five new deaths recorded, the National Capital’s total COVID-19 death toll climbed to 10,813. Notably, this is the fourth time Delhi’s daily COVID-19 count was below 200 in the month of January.

  • January 25, 2021 / 09:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Pfizer wants India to order COVID-19 vaccine before pursuing approval

    Pfizer Inc will pursue its request for India to approve its COVID-19 vaccine if the government commits to buying shots, the United States drugmaker told Reuters on January 25, even as global supplies tighten.

    Pfizer was the first company to seek emergency-use authorisation (EUA) for a COVID-19 vaccine in India, but the government this month approved two much cheaper shots -- one from Oxford University/AstraZeneca and another developed at home by Bharat Biotech with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

    India's Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) says Pfizer officials failed to turn up to meetings after the company’s application was made in early December. The regulator has also declined to accept the company’s request for approval without a small local trial on the vaccine's safety and immunogenicity for Indians, Reuters has reported.

  • January 25, 2021 / 08:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 390 new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, total tally climbs to 2,59,487

  • January 25, 2021 / 08:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi could be heading towards attaining ‘herd immunity’, indicates latest sero survey

    The outcome of the fifth round of sero prevalence survey in the national capital has indicated that Delhi's population could be heading towards attaining herd immunity against coronavirus infection, sources said on January 25. The survey has found that in one district, 50-60 percent of the sampled population has developed antibodies to COVID-19, they said. For the survey, which ended a few days ago, samples of over 25,000 people from various districts across the city were collected, the officials said.

  • January 25, 2021 / 08:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccination LIVE Updates | On the tenth day of India's coronavirus vaccination drive, 3,34,679 beneficiaries vaccinated till 7.10 pm on January 25 across 7,171 sessions. The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 in India stands at 19,50,183. As per the provisional report, so far, 35,785 vaccination sessions have been held in the country.

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  • January 25, 2021 / 07:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 1,842 new COVID-19 cases, 3,080 discharges, and 30 deaths today. Total cases: 20,10,948, Total recoveries: 19,15,344, Death toll: 50,815, Active cases: 43,561.

  • January 25, 2021 / 07:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | Karnataka reported 375 new COVID-19 cases, 1036 discharges, and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 9,36,426, Total discharges: 9,17,361, Death toll: 12,200, Active cases: 6,846.

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