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Coronavirus live updates: At 1,938,854, Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases, followed by Karnataka 918,544, Andhra Pradesh 882,612, Tamil Nadu 818,935, and Kerala 765,924

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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COVID-19 vaccine administration dry run is being conducted, at a health care centre in Chennai on Saturday.
update: The government on Sunday approved the restrictive emergency use of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines developed by Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech respectively.

"It would make every Indian proud that the two vaccines that have been given emergency use approval are made in India! This shows the eagerness of our scientific community to fulfil the dream of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, at the root of which is care and compassion," PM Modi said after the approval by the expert committee. Meanwhile, India reported 18,177 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours pushing the overall tally to 10,323,965, according to Worldometer. The death toll from the deadly infection jumped to 149,435. 

World update: The global tally of cases stands at 84,944,864. While 60,082,460 have recovered, 1,842,771 have lost their lives. Meanwhile, the US continues to be the worst-hit country with 20,882,624 cases.

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