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Coronavirus LIVE: India cases at 10,141,215; global death toll 1,740,762

Coronavirus live updates: At 1,909,951, Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases, followed by Karnataka 912,340, Andhra Pradesh 879,718, Tamil Nadu 810,080, and Kerala 721,510

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A Covid-19 testing station outside Seoul Station in Dec. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
A Covid-19 testing station outside Seoul Station in Dec. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
live updates: With 24,236 fresh Covid-19 cases, India's caseload now stands at 10,141,215. The country's death toll has mounted to 147,029. With 1,909,951 cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases, followed by Karnataka 912,340, Andhra Pradesh 879,718, Tamil Nadu 810,080, and Kerala 721,510.

Covaxin, a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech, showed long-term antibody and T- cell (immune) memory responses three months after the shot in Phase-I volunteers and tolerable safety outcomes in Phase-II study, the company said, suggesting the antibodies might persist for six to 12 months.
 
In Phase-II, it also showed enhanced humoral and cell- mediated immune responses and the results were found in the safety and immunogenicity clinical trial of the vaccine candidate.
 
World update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 79,253,882. While 55,835,381 have recovered, 1,741,357 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 18,923,903 cases, and 334,129 have died from the disease there. It is followed by India, which has 10,123,544 cases, Brazil (7,366,677), Russia (2,963,688), France (2,505,875).

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