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Tuesday, 26 January 2021 11.48 PM IST

46 million covid 19 cases worldwide, 1.2 million succumbed before pandemic so far

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NEW YORK: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 46,804,423. While 33,742,731 have recovered, 1,205,044 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 9,473,720 cases. It is followed by India, which has 8,038,765 cases, Brazil (5,545,705) and Russia (1,636,781). The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has self-quarantined after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for coronavirus.

India has reported a daily jump of 46,441 Covid-19 cases, even as the tally has soared to 8,222,231. The country's death toll has mounted to 122,642. With 5,664 new Covid cases, Delhi's tally now stands at 392,000. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla will today review the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which has seen a sudden spike in cases. Top officials of the Union Health Ministry and the Delhi government will attend the meeting. Meanwhile, schools and colleges are set to reopen in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam and other states, under strict guidelines.

Covaxin, India's first vaccine against novel coronavirus, is all set to launch in the second quarter of the next year if it gets the requisite approvals.

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