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Coronavirus live updates: In the last 24 hours, India registered 15,515 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,528,346. Globally, more than 93.5 million people have been infected by the virus

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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A health worker is seen inside a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Mumbai
update: India is all set to kick off world's biggest vaccination drive today. Prime Minister will launch India's Covid-19 vaccination drive via video conferencing at 10:30 am. DCGI had earlier this month approved Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute and Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use. The govt aims to vaccinate 300 million by July.

Meanwhile, India has registered 15,515 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 10,528,346. Globally, more than 93.5 million people have been infected by the virus. The country continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 13th among worst-wit nations by active cases, according to data from Worldometer.

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1,981,623), Karnataka (929,552), Andhra Pradesh (885,437), Tamil Nadu (828,287), and Kerala (825,769).

World update: cases rise unabated across the globe, with more than 93.5 million infected by the deadly contagion. While 66,797,824 have recovered, 2,001,208 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 23,847,250, 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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