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The global tally of Covid-19 cases is nearing 114 million while more than 2.5 million have already succumbed to the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University.

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:50 AM IST

India’s tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 11,096,731 after the Union health ministry on Sunday said that the country logged 16,752 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. From March 1, India will commence phase 2 of its Covid-19 vaccination drive, with those above 60 and those above 45 with co-morbidities eligible for vaccine shots. The world’s largest drive against the pandemic began here on January 16, with healthcare workers and frontline workers being inoculated against the viral disease.

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The United States, whose infection tally and related death toll are both highest globally, has approved a third vaccine against the disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday cleared Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. The two vaccines that were cleared earlier and are currently in use are by Pfizer-BioNTech SE and Moderna. According to John Hopkins University, the US has an infection tally of over 28.5 million with a related death toll of nearly 512,000.

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