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Coronavirus LIVE: India reports 9,102 cases, 117 deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus LIVE updates: India continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 13th among worst-hit nations by active cases

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60 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel received the Covid-19 vaccine at Basic Training Centre in Panchkula

60 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel received the Covid-19 vaccine at Basic Training Centre in Panchkula

Coronavirus live updates: India reported 9,102 fresh Covid-19 cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months, as the infection tally reached 10,677,710, according to Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday. During the same period, 117 fatalities were recorded, also the lowest in over eight months, taking the death toll to 153,624. The country continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 13th among worst-hit nations by active cases.

Over 2 million healthcare workers across India have received shots of Covid-19 vaccine till January 25. The government is planning to inoculate over 30 crore high-risk groups, including healthcare and frontline workers, the elderly and those with comorbidities by July 2021.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,006,354), Karnataka (935,478), Andhra Pradesh (886,852), Kerala (884,242), and Tamil Nadu (834,171).

World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe, with 100 million infected by the deadly contagion. While 72,343,692 have recovered, 2,150,042 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 25,693,539, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom. However, it terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, UK, Brazil and Belgium.

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11:35 PM

UK crosses grim Covid death toll of 100k, Johnson says hard to compute sorrow

The UK on Tuesday hit another grim COVID-19 milestone as the country's death toll from the deadly virus crossed 100,000 since the peak of the pandemic last year, with another 1,631 daily deaths. The total number of fatalities in the country has reached 100,162.

"It's hard to compute the sorrow contained in that grim statistic, the years of life lost, the family gatherings not attended and for many relatives not even the chance to say goodbye," said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as he unveiled the latest figures at a briefing from 10 Downing Street in London. Johnson promised that the country will commemorate the lives lost together at a future date and also the "immense national effort" to tackle the pandemic from health workers to scientists developing vaccines and key workers.

11:16 PM

Noida reports 6 new Covid-19 cases, recovery rate 99.43%

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded six new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday that pushed the district's infection tally to 25,327, official data showed. The number of active cases in the district came down to 52 from 58 the previous day, while its recovery rate surged to 99.43 per cent, according to the data released by the UP Health Department for a 24-hour period.

Also, 12 more patients got discharged during the period with the overall recoveries reaching 25,184, the fifth highest in the state. Gautam Buddh Nagar has a death toll of 91 with a mortality rate of 0.35 per cent. The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients reached 99.43 per cent, the statistics showed. Gautam Buddh Nagar stands 34th among districts in the state in terms of the number of active cases and 28thin mortality due to the pandemic, it showed.

11:15 PM

342 test Covid-19 positive in Mumbai; active cases at 5,716

Mumbai reported 342 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, while six more patients succumbed to the infection, the city civic body said. With this, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,06,735, while the death toll increased to 11,313 in the financial capital, said an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Also, 778 patients were discharged from hospitals, pushing the tally of recovered cases to 2,88,801, he said. There are 5,716 active cases in the city, where 27,29,011 tests for detection of COVID-19 have been conducted till now, the official said. There are 188 active containment zones in the city, he added.

10:35 PM

Andhra Pradesh reports 172 new cases of Covid-19, 203 recoveries

10:11 PM

Manipur reported 6 new Covid-19 cases and 21 recoveries

10:04 PM

Bengal reports 295 new Covid-19 cases, 9 fresh fatalities

West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 5,68,650 on Tuesday as 295 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 10,131, a health bulletin said. As many as 409 more people have been cured of the disease, pushing the recovery rate among the patients in the state to 97.16 per cent.

North 24 Parganas district reported the highest number of new cases at 91, followed by Kolkata at 83. Three fresh fatalities were reported in North 24 Parganas, two each in Kolkata and Nadia and one each in Howrah and Paschim Medinipur. The state now has 6,028 active cases, while 5,52,491 people have recovered from the disease so far, the bulletin said.

9:47 PM

2.02 mn healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 across India so far

The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 crossed 2.02 million lakh on Tuesday. A total of 20,29,424 beneficiaries (till 7 pm Tuesday) were vaccinated through 36,572 sessions, as per the provisional report, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The countrywide Covid-19 vaccination program was conducted successfully on the eleventh day. In view of Republic Day celebrations across the country, limited number of sessions in limited States were conducted today, the ministry said.

As per the provisional till 7 pm today, 5,615 beneficiaries were vaccinated in five states. These are: Andhra Pradesh (9), Karnataka (429), Rajasthan (216), Tamil Nadu (4926) and Telangana (35). 194 sessions were held till 7 pm today.

8:55 PM

Karnataka reports 529 fresh infections, four deaths

Karnataka on Tuesday reported529 fresh coronavirus cases and four deaths, taking the total infections to 9,36,955 and fatalities to 12,204, a PTI report said. A department bulletin said 738 patients were discharged today after recovery. The active cases stood at 6,633 including 147 patients in the ICU.
The caseload include 9,18,099 discharges. Bengaluru urban district accounted for 276 fresh infections and two fatalities. Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,97,609 infections, 4,382 deaths, 3,88,962 discharges, including 452 on Tuesday, and 4,264 active cases.
8:26 PM

96 new coronavirus cases in Haryana; no death in 24 hours

Haryana recorded 96 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, while no death due to the infection took place in the past 24 hours, a health department's bulletin said. It was for the first time in over three months that the state did not report any COVID-19 related fatality during a 24-hour period. Earlier on October 18, the state did not report any death during the same period, according to PTI.
It is also after many months that the daily COVID-19 cases have fallen below 100. The total number of fatalities in the state stand at 3,014, same as on Monday, according to the bulletin. The 96 fresh cases included 34 from Gurgaon and 17 from Faridabad. The total number of infections reported in the state so far have now risen to 2,67,417, the bulletin said.
7:50 PM

Maharashtra reports 2,405 coronavirus cases, 2,106 recoveries; 47 die

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally on Tuesday rose to 20,13,353 after it recorded 2,405 fresh cases, said a state health department official. The state also reported 47 deaths, taking the fatality count to 50,862, he said. Also, 2,106 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, pushing the tally of recovered people to 19,17,450, PTI reported.
With this, the number of active cases stood at 43,811.
Mumbai city reported 342 cases during the day, which pushed its overall case count to 3,06,740, while its death toll rose to 11,317 after nine more patients succumbed to the infection, the official said. With 57,219 new tests, the number of tests conducted in the state has gone up to 1,42,57,998.
7:13 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 523 new coronavirus cases

Tamil Nadu recorded 523 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the overall tally to 8,35,803. Recoveries outnumbered new cases, with 595 people being cured of the virus, as total recoveries touched 8,18,742. Active cases stood at 4,736, according to Press Trust of India.
Five people succumbed to the virus, taking the total deaths in the state to 12,325, according to a Health bulletin issued by the government.
All the victims suffered from co-morbidities. Chennai had the maximum new cases of 168, followed by Coimbatore at 48 and Chengalpattu--37. Once again, Kallakurichi and Perambalur districts had no new cases while many others reported single digit infections. Over 1.57 crore samples have been tested by RT-PCR, the bulletin said, adding the state had 254 testing faciliities, with 186 of them being private ones.
6:37 PM

UK launches new global platform to track new Covid-19 variants

The UK launched a New Variant Assessment Platform on Tuesday, which it says will offer the country's world-leading genomics expertise to identify new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 to countries who do not have the resources to do so, PTI reported.
As part of the UK's Presidency of the G7 this year, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the plans in a speech at the think tank Chatham House the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London as he laid out his vision for a stronger, more collaborative and effective global health system, not just in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but to ensure the international community is better prepared for future threats.
This pandemic has shown that the foundations of so many of the exciting experiences that make life worth living are contingent not just on our health, or the health of our neighbours, but the health of people we've never met. When one of us suffers, we all suffer, said Hancock.
6:19 PM

India's active cases drop below 1.78 lakh, now just 1.60% of total caseload

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country dropped to 1,77,266 on Tuesday, constituting just over 1.60 per cent of the total infection count, the Health Ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said active cases declined by 6,916 in a 24-hour period, according to PTI.
"Active cases per million population is lowest in the world (128). Germany, Russia, Brazil, Italy, the UK and the USA have much higher cases per million population," it said.
The ministry said India has crossed a crucial milestone in its fight against the global pandemic as the daily new cases have touched a new low, dropping below 10,000 on Tuesday. India Tuesday reported 9,102 cases, the lowest in 237 days, the ministry said. The daily new cases were 9,304 on June 4, 2020.
"With a sustained, pro-active and calibrated strategy of the Centre based on 'whole of government' and 'whole of society' approach, the daily new cases have seen a consistent decline. This has ensured a steady fall in daily fatalities too. The country has recorded less than 120 (117) fatalities in the last 24 hours after more than 8 months (8 months 9 days)," it said.
6:14 PM

6,293 new coronavirus cases reported in Kerala today

6,293 new coronavirus cases reported in Kerala today
5:37 PM

Delhi reports 157 new cases, 218 recoveries and seven deaths in the last 24 hours

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First Published: Jan 25 2021 | 7:02 AM IST

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