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Covid update: With 10k daily infections, India reports its lowest daily in 7 months

Continuing the downward trend of reporting low daily cases, India on Tuesday recorded 10,064 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. With this the overall tally of Covid-19 cases touched 1,05,81,837, according to the Union Health Ministry.

India had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year for the first time, and within that week it had hovered around the same number before a steady climb that took the daily figures close to a lakh cases in September.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 137 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 1,52,556.

India has begun its mass vaccination programme against the novel virus since Janaury 16.

Here’re some more updates:

*Brazil, currently one of the hardest-hit countries in the world by the pandemic, has launched its mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus, Minister of Health Eduardo Pazuello said.

*The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved a Covid-19 vaccine by China’s Sinopharm for emergency use amid an unabated resurgence in the country.

*More than 4 million people in the United Kingdom have received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, Public Health England said on Monday.

*Reaching yet another grim milestone, the overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, currently the hardest-hit country, has surpassed the 24 million mark, about 24 hours ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

* Another 37,535 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, the lowest daily increase since the start of the year, according to official figures released on Monday.

Meanwhile, The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 95.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.03 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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