New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Wednesday.
As India launched the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, several UN agencies are working closely with authorities for the massive vaccination programme, a spokesperson for the UN chief has said.
Genome sequencing of coronavirus in sewage can help detect local variants, says study.
Thane's COVID-19 tally has gone up to 2,50,035 with the addition of 300 new cases of the disease in the Maharashtra district, an official said on Wednesday.
The COVID-19 tally of Arunachal Pradesh rose to 16,815 on Wednesday as three more persons tested positive for the infection in the state, a health department official said.
Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth, one of the frontrunners to represent country at the Tokyo Olympics, has pulled out of the ongoing Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament after testing positive for COVID-19 here.
With 13,823 infections reported in a day, India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,05,95,660, while death toll due to the disease increased to 1,52,718 in the country as 162 new fatalities were recorded.
Five more people, including two minors, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 4,334, an official said on Wednesday.
On the eve of his inauguration on Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden held a memorial service for COVID-19 victims as the number of people who have died in the US due to the pandemic crossed four lakh. PTI VIS VIS