Coronavirus: Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world


New Delhi: Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturday.

11:43 a.m.

Ladakh records one more COVID-19 death and nine new cases.

Puducherry registered 45 fresh cases of coronavirus on Saturday, pushing the total caseload to 37,715, a top government official said.

11:38 a.m.

Stroke and altered mental state increase death risk for COVID-19 patients, says study.

11:31 a.m.

Eight more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 16,611, a senior health official said here on Saturday.

10:52 a.m.

With the addition of 445 coronavirus cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra has reached 2,38,105, an official said on Saturday.

10:34 a.m.

Jharkhand reports 274 new COVID-19 cases and one more death.

10:31 a.m.

Approval of 2nd COVID-19 vaccine another milestone in US’ fight against pandemic, President-elect Joe Biden.

10:26 a.m.

Global partnership COVAX secures two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses.

10:12 a.m.

US accuses China of ‘obstructing’ WHO probe, ‘peddling’ questionable vaccines.

10:02 a.m.

India’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed the somber one-crore mark Saturday, adding 10 lakh cases in nearly a month, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

9:55 a.m.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the tally to 4,896, as per a bulletin issued by the Health Department.

9:43 a.m.

Mizoram on Saturday reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 4,110, an official statement said.

8:07 a.m.

Moderna gets emergency use authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine in US.

7:35 a.m.

New strain of coronavirus identified, says South Africa’s health minister. (PTI)


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