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Coronavirus news highlights: For first phase of vaccination, govt likely to refer to voter list

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Coronavirus news highlights: India's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 97,67,371 with 31,521 fresh infections, while the total number of recoveries surged to 92.53 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 94.74 percent, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll rose to 1,41,772 with 412 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 92,53,306. The active caseload remained below 4 lakh for the fourth consecutive day. There are 3,72,293 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 3.81 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

Coronavirus news highlights: For first phase of vaccination, govt likely to refer to voter list
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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates:
India's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 97,67,371 with 31,521 fresh infections, while the total number of recoveries surged to 92.53 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 94.74 percent, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll rose to 1,41,772 with 412 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 92,53,306. The active caseload remained below 4 lakh for the fourth consecutive day. There are 3,72,293 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 3.81 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, and 90 lakh on November 20. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 15,07,59,726 samples had been tested up to December 9 with9,22,959 samples being tested on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, an expert committee of subject matter experts, set forward by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) asked the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to present more data and information on their studies conducted inside and outside the country. This came after, Serum Insititute of India and Bharat Biotech deliberated upon their applications, seeking emergency use authorization for their vaccine candidates.
The third vaccine manufacturer, Pfizer, sought more time from the SEC before making their presentation. In the meantime, SEC demanded that pharma manufacturers show more data.
Meanwhile, CNBC-TV18 sources have learned that the government is likely to make use of voters' list to identify the priority age group for the first phase of vaccination.

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