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Coronavirus Updates: India records 16,504 new cases

India has recorded 16,504 new cases of covid-19, taking the nation’s overall tally to 10,340,469. With 214 more people succmubing to the virus in last 24-hour, the overall death toll has reached 1,49,649.

The number of active cases of Covid-19 remained below the 250,000 mark for the second consecutive day at 243,953.

With 19,557 patients recovering in the last 24-hour, the total number of recovered people has reached 9,946,867. The new daily recoveries has been exceeding daily number of cases for quite some time now.

Total number of samples tested up to 3rd January is 17,56,35,761 including 7,35,978 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research.

Here’re some more updates related to covid-19 vaccine.

*Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country till date. The maximum mnumber of cases are from Kerala, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh among others.

*Multiple auto part packaging samples have tested positive for the novel coronavirus across China following a comapany related in auto part sales reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus.

*In a major development, on Sunday, the regulatory permission was granted to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to manufacture ‘Covaxin’ for sale and distribution.

*A total of 73,537 people have received a vaccine against the novel coronavirus in Beijing. The development comes after the Chinese capital started administering the bvaccine among people with higher risk of infection.

*Colleges in Kerala re-open today after over nine months following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

*The Indian and Australian cricket team players and support staff have tested negative for Covid-19 and are fit to fly to Sydney for the third Test that is scheduled to commence from January 7.

*Meanwhile, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 85 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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