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January 21, 2021 / 09:29 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: 145 people found infected with UK strain of coronavirus in India, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus News Highlights: India's COVID-19 tally stands at more than 1.05 crore, including 1.52 lakh deaths.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 303rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India's COVID-19 caseload crossed 1.06 crore with a total of 15,223 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,02,65,70, according to the Union health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The total cases have increased
to 1,06,10,883. The death toll mounted to 1,52,869 with 151 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,02,65,706 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.75 percent. TheCOVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh. There are 1,92,308 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.81 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 lakh on September 16.It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. According to the ICMR, 18,93,47,782 samples have been tested up toJanuary 20 with 7,80,835 samples being tested on Wednesday. Globally, more than 9.67 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 20.71 lakh have died so far. India, along with many countries, has granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and has started the process of vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin.
  • January 21, 2021 / 09:13 PM IST

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  • January 21, 2021 / 08:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Official: COVID-19 vaccination: 5,942 people receive shots on day four in Delhi; 24 cases of adverse events following immunisation reported.

  • January 21, 2021 / 08:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | ITBP: 60 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel received COVID19 vaccine at Basic Training Centre in Panchkula Haryana today. So far, 138 ITBP personnel have received vaccine.

  • January 21, 2021 / 08:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Cyrus Poonawalla, Chairman & MD, SII: Today is an extremely sorrowful day for all of us at SII. We're deeply saddened & offer our condolences to families of the departed. We'll be offering compensation of Rs 25 Lakhs to each family, in addition to mandated amount as per the norms.

  • January 21, 2021 / 07:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Additional Secretary, Union Health Minister: A campaign to address vaccine hesitancy & misinformation was launched by Union Health Minister & MoS Health today. Digital media package with impactful messages from key technical experts, who have take COVID vaccine, is the principle behind this.

  • January 21, 2021 / 07:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | PM Narendra Modi: Anguished by the loss of lives due to an unfortunate fire at Serum Institute of India. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. I pray that the injured recover at the earliest.

  • January 21, 2021 / 07:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | China to gift half million doses of Sinopharm vaccine to Pakistan

    Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday that China has agreed to provide half a million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 free of cost to Pakistan by January 31. "They have said send your aircraft and airlift this vaccine immediately. So this is a happy bit of news for us, and we will hopefully be successful in protecting ourselves using this vaccine," Qureshi said at a press conference in Islamabad.

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  • January 21, 2021 / 07:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir LIVE Updates | Officials: COVID-19 death toll in Jammu and Kashmir rises to 1,924 with one more fatality, infection tally climbs to 1,23,764 with 117 fresh cases.

  • January 21, 2021 / 07:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Official: Maharashtra crosses 20 lakh COVID-19 caseload mark with 2,886 new infections; toll up to 50,634 as 52 more patients die.

  • January 21, 2021 / 07:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry: The provisional figures for today, up to 6 pm - vaccination sessions were organised in 27 states and UTs and a total of 1,92,581 beneficiaries were vaccinated today. Till 6 pm of 21st January, a total of 9,99,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID across the country for which total of 18,159 sessions have been held. Today there was one hospitalisation who was vaccinated on Jan 16 & developed intracranial haemorrhage on 20th. He's admitted in Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital in Udaipur, Rajasthan & it's not related to vaccination. No death reported today.