9.18 am: India on Monday records 45,903 Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally in the country to 85,53,657, according to the health ministry’s data. The toll rises by 490 to 1,26,611 in 24 hours. There are 5,09,673 active cases and 789,17,373 recoveries.

8.10 am: United States continues to be the country worst-affected by the coronavirus in the world. On Sunday, the country recorded its fourth consecutive record daily total of new Covid cases – close to 1,30,000 – taking its tally over 99.67 lakh. More than 2.37 lakh people have died, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

8 am: United States President-Elect Joe Biden would name his own 12-person coronavirus taskforce on Monday. Biden’s campaign said that former US surgeon general Dr Vivek Murthy and former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr David Kessler would be co-chairs of the working group, NBC reports.

Murthy, who served as the US’ top doctor for four years under the Barack Obama administration in 2015, was dismissed from his post by Donald Trump in 2017. He was the 19th surgeon general and the first Indian-American to hold the position.

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7.50 am: Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 5.03 crore people and killed 12,55,250 people, according to the John Hopkins...

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