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Covid-19 update: India logs in 13,052 new cases

India has logged in 13,052 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 1,07,46,183, health officials said on Sunday.

For the past 24 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections. Also, the death toll remained below the 300-mark for the past 34 days.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said there were 127 fresh deaths taking the overall toll to 1,54,274.

As per the Ministry’s data, 1,04,23,125 people have so far been discharged, and currently, there are 1,68,784 active cases. The recovery rate has increased to 96.99 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.44 per cent.

The nationwide immunisation drive began across the country on January 16 after the approval of the two Covid vaccines.

More than 37 lakh beneficiaries have received the first dose of Covid vaccine in the first phase so far.

Meanwhile, Serum Institute of on Saturday announced to launch Covavax, developed in partnership with Novavax, by June. “Our partnership for a COVID-19 vaccine with @Novavax has also published excellent efficacy results. We have also applied to start trials in India. Hope to launch #COVOVAX by June 2021!” Adar Poonawalla tweeted this afternoon,” SII CEO Poonawalla said in a tweet.

Here’re more updates:

*Around 3 crore and 40 lakh children will be administered polio drops across Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, officials said.

*EU officials confessed on Saturday to a “blunder” in invoking Northern Ireland Brexit emergency powers during a showdown with Britain over vaccines, and London said it expected its supply of COVID-19 shots would not be interrupted.

*Hungary authorized the use of China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, Hungarian Chief Medical Officer Cecilia Muller said.

*Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated the necessity for people to abide by health protocols, or the country would face another wave of COVID-19 within the next two months, official news agency IRNA reported.

*Another 23,275 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 3,796,088, according to official figures released.

*Russia registered 19,032 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 3,832,080, the country’s Covid-19 response center said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 102.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.21 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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