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LIVE: India's tally of active Covid-19 cases just over 160,050

 By hindustantimes.com

UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:08 AM IST

The global tally of Covid-19 cases is at over 103 million, while more than 2.25 million people have succumbed to the infection, according to Johns Hopkins University.

 

India's count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,777,284, according to the Union health ministry, which said that the country recorded 11,039 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. Earlier, on Tuesday, there were 8,635 new cases, the lowest single-day rise in several months. Last Tuesday, India had registered 9,102 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike since June last year. India has the second-highest caseload of Covid-19 in the world, behind that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil's.

 

According to Johns Hopkins University, the US has registered over 26.4 million Covid-19 cases thus far, while Brazil's tally is close to 9.3 million. India is also conducting the world's largest vaccination drive against Covid-19, which commenced on January 16. Oxford University-AstraZeneca's Covishield and Bharat Biotech International Limited's Covaxin are being used to inoculate citizens here. In the first phase, healthcare workers are being immunised; total 30 million healthcare workers will receive vaccine shots. In the second phase, 270 million people, including senior citizens, will be vaccinated.

 

(Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/coronavirus-india-world-latest-news-covid-19-death-toll-february-3-2021-101612317099538.html)