Coronavirus India Live Updates: 6 more in India test positive for UK covid-19 strain, tally now 102
Coronavirus India Live Updates: The number of people in India who have tested positive for the new UK variant of coronavirus has climbed to 102, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. Till January 11, the number of people affected by this strain of the coronavirus was 96.So far, more than one crore and 4.95 lakh people have been infected, of which about 2.14 lakh are currently active cases. India on Wednesday reported 15,968 new cases of coronavirus and 202 deaths. While Kerala has reported 5,507 new cases, Maharashtra has found 2,936 casesMeanwhile, with less than a week left before India starts its nationwide inoculation drive, the first consignment of Oxford-Astrazena’s Covishield vaccine was dispatched from Pune early Tuesday. About half a crore doses of Serum Institute of India’s (SII’s) Covishield vaccine were shipped out of Pune to cities across India on Tuesday. In the morning, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had posted on Twitter that the four carriers would operate nine flights from Pune to ferry 56.5 lakh doses of the vaccine to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Shillong, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Patna, Lucknow, and Chandigarh.