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January 08, 2021 / 10:56 PM IST

Coronavirus Highlights: 7-day institutional quarantine mandatory for all UK returnees, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Coronavirus Highlights: India has recorded over 1.03 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1.49 lakh related deaths so far. The Indian regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for Covishield and Covaxin vaccines.

Coronavirus Highlights: Today is the 290th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has reported 18,139 new Covid-19 cases, 20,539 recoveries, and 234 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country's count to 1,04,13,417, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Friday. While 1,00,37,398 people have
recovered from the novel coronavirus so far, 1,50,570 persons have succumbed to the deadly virus in the country. There are 2,25,449 active coronavirus cases in India, as per the Union Health Ministry. As many as 17,93,36,364 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to January 6 including 9,35,369 samples tested on Thursday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed. Kerala continues to be the worst affected state by the pandemic with 65,252 cases. According to the Health Ministry, there are 11,939 active cases in UP, 9,109 active cases in Chhattisgarh and 4,481 active cases in Delhi. With 3,729 new COVID-19 cases and 72 deaths in Maharashtra, total cases in the state stand at 19,58,282. Karnataka reported 761 new COVID-19 cases, and seven deaths today. The total cases in the state reached 9,24,898 cases. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu reported 805 new COVID-19 cases, 911 discharges, and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours, talking the state's tally to 8,23,986 cases. Andhra Pradesh reported 295 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the state stand at 8,84,171 cases. Globally, more than 8.79 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 18.95 lakh have died so far. Many countries have granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and have 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 08, 2021 / 10:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE Updates | West Bengal registers 926 fresh cases, tally now at 5,59,099 

    West Bengal's COVID-19 tally mounts to 5,59,099 as 926 more people test positive, 21 fresh fatalities push the state's coronavirus death toll to 9,902. 

  • January 08, 2021 / 10:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | WHO urges nations to stop making bilateral vaccine deals

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged nations to stop making bilateral vaccine deals. 

  • January 08, 2021 / 10:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jharkhand LIVE Updates | Jharkhand reports 207 new cases & 188 recoveries 

    Jharkhand reported 207 new #COVID19 cases & 188 recoveries & 2 deaths. The total number of cases now stands at 1,16,436 including 1,13,928 recoveries, 1,043 deaths, and 1,465 active cases. 

  • January 08, 2021 / 09:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi Airport issues advisory for all passengers traveling from the UK 

    The Delhi Airport has shared on its Twitter handle a list of advisories passengers need to adhere to while traveling from the United Kingdom. It includes getting tested before boarding the flight, after boarding the flight, and a mandatory seven day institutional and seven day home quarantine. 

  • January 08, 2021 / 09:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Third vaccine approved by Britain for its mass inoculation drive

    Britain has green-lighted a jab developed by US firm Moderna, making it the third vaccine approved by the country for its mass inoculation drive. 

  • January 08, 2021 / 08:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | PM Modi to interact with CMs of all states regarding vaccination roll-out on 11 January

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the Chief Ministers of all states via video conference on 11 January at 4 pm. The agenda will be to discuss the COVID-19 situation and vaccination roll-out. 

  • January 08, 2021 / 07:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | London declares 'major incident' with hospitals at risk of Covid deluge

    London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday declared a major incident, warning hospitals in the British capital could soon be overwhelmed after a surge in coronavirus infections linked to a new strain.

    "The stark reality is that we will run out of beds for patients in the next couple of weeks unless the spread of the virus slows down drastically," Khan said in a statement, urging greater support from the central UK government.

    "We are declaring a major incident because the threat this virus poses to our city is at crisis point. If we do not take immediate action now, our NHS (National Health Service) could be overwhelmed and more people will die."

  • January 08, 2021 / 07:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Goa's 2nd dry run of COVID-19 vaccination held at 8 hospitals

    The second dry run of COVID-19 vaccination rollout was conducted in Goa on Friday at eight hospitals, a senior health department official said. While six of the hospitals where the mock drill was held were government-run, two others were private facilities, he said. The first dry run in Goa was conducted on January 2 along with other states.

    "As part of the nationwide exercise, the second dry run in the state was conducted at government-run facilities at Valpoi, Candolim, Mapusa (North Goa), Quepem, Chinchinim, Margao (South Goa) and private hospitals Manipal Hospital at Dona Paula (North Goa) and Victor Hospital in Margao (South Goa)," the senior official said.

    The state government is all set to implement the vaccination programme with the required infrastructure put in place, he said. "When the actual vaccination process starts in the state, a total of 18,277 health care workers would be given the vaccine in the first phase and cold chain to store 10 lakh doses has already been put in place," he added.

    In the first phase, 100 people each in 21 hospitals of the state would be administered the vaccine on a daily basis, the official said. "As part of the process, patients would be observed for side effects for half an hour after the inoculation, before they are allowed to leave the hospital," he said. 

  • January 08, 2021 / 07:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | UP's Muzaffarnagar records 18 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

    The COVID-19 caseload of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district climbed to 8,250 on Friday with 18 fresh infections while the death toll rose to 105 as one more person succumbed to the disease, officials said. The latest fatality was a 73-year-old man from South Civil Lines area. The man, who was admitted to Muzaffarnagar Medical College and Hospital on December 24, died on Thursday evening, they said. The number of active cases in the district stands at 275, according to the officials. 

  • January 08, 2021 / 07:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | Rajasthan reports 471 new COVID-19 cases and 537 recoveries today. Total cases: 3,12,091, Total recoveries: 3,01,962, Death toll: 2727, Active cases: 7402.

  • January 08, 2021 / 06:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir | J-K's COVID-19 Tally Rises to 1,22,303 with 127 Fresh Cases

    Jammu and Kashmir's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 1,22,303 on Friday with 127 fresh infections while the death toll mounted to 1,907 as four more people succumbed to the disease, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 85 were from the Jammu division and 42 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said. 

    Jammu district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 48, followed by 22 in Srinagar and 10 in Samba, the officials said. While four districts -- Anantnag, Kulgam, Kishtwar and Shopian -- did not report any fresh cases, 13 other districts recorded fresh cases in single digits. (PTI)