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With 12,514 new COVID-19 cases, India’s active caseload stands at1,58,817, lowest in 248 days

New Delhi [India] : India has reported 12,514 new COVID-19 cases and 251 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Monday.
Of these, Kerala reported 7,167 new cases and 167 deaths. As per the COVID-19 update issued by the ministry, India’s active caseload stands at 1,58,817, which is the lowest in 248 days. The active cases account for less than 1 per cent of total cases and are currently at 0.46 per cent, the lowest since March 2020.
With 12,718 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries mounted to 3,36,68,560. The recovery rate is presently at 98.20 per cent.
India’s death toll is 4,58,437.
The daily positivity rate is 1.42 per cent, which is less than 2 per cent for last 28 days. The weekly positivity rate is 1.17 per cent. It has remained below 2 per cent for last 38 days.
So far, 60.92 crore tests have been conducted to detect the presence of the virus in the population.
Meanwhile, in the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, the cumulative coverage crossed 106.31 crores. A total of 1,06,31,24,205 vaccine doses have been administered so far. The vaccination drive in the country commenced on January 16 this year.
As per the ministry, more than 112 crore (1,12,93,57,545) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category.
“More than 13 crore (13,45,61,536) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered,” the ministry said.

Mumbai reports 315 fresh COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Mumbai has reported 315 fresh COVID-19 infections and 429 recoveries in the past 24 hours, said Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Monday.
Addressing a press conference in Mumbai today, Pednekar said, “315 new infections, 429 recoveries were reported in Mumbai in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases in the city is 3,849.” Meanwhile, India has reported 12,514 new COVID-19 cases and 251 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Monday.
The country’s active caseload stands at 1,58,817 and a total of 1,06,31,24,205 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

Delhi reports 531 new dengue cases in last week, 6 deaths this year

New Delhi [India] : Delhi has reported 531 new dengue cases in the last week, informed South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
The civic body further informed that six people have died due to vector-borne disease this year. As per an official statement from SDMC, 1,537 cases have been reported this year.
Meanwhile, amid a rampant surge in cases, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a review meeting today on the dengue situation across the country.
As per sources, the Union Ministry of Health will constitute an expert team to monitor rising dengue cases in the national capital. They also informed that awareness campaigns will be held in schools and speed testing for the vector-borne disease will also be done in Delhi.
Amid a surge in dengue cases, private hospitals in the national capital are either increasing the number of beds or cancelling the planned surgeries in order to accommodate dengue patients.
With the rising number of dengue cases, breaching the 1,000-mark in recent days, the government and the private hospitals across Delhi have ramped up the beds and other medical facilities. As the COVID-19 cases subsided in Delhi, the rising of cases of Dengue has been a headache for the healthcare workers.
Dengue cases in the national capital have seen an unprecedented spurt with cases crossing a thousand mark in which more than 650 cases are being recorded in the month of October alone.
The vector-borne disease has claimed its first death in the month of September in Delhi where a 35-year-old woman died.
According to a recent civic report from SDMC, 1,006 cases of Dengue have been reported in Delhi while 154 cases of malaria and 73 cases of Chikungunya have been reported in Delhi.

Maharashtra Home Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], : Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil on Thursday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“After experiencing mild symptoms I decided to get tested for COVID-19. I have tested positive. My condition is stable and I am following my doctor’s advice. I urge all those who came in contact with me during Nagpur and Amravati tour, and other programs, to get themselves tested,” Patil said in a tweet. Meanwhile, India reported 16,156 new COVID-19 cases and 733 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. The active caseload of the infection in the country stands at 1,60,98.

India reports 14,306 new COVID-19 cases with Kerala contributing 8,538 fresh infections

New Delhi [India] : India reported 14,306 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.
Out of 14,306 new cases and 443 deaths in the country, Kerala reported 8,538 new cases and 71 deaths, yesterday. The active caseload remained below the 2 lakh mark at 1,67,695 which is the lowest in 239 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.49 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.
The recovery of 18,762 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,35,67,367.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.18 per cent and it is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
With 443 new fatalities, the cumulative death toll mounted to 4,54,712 in the country.
The weekly positivity rate is at 1.24 per cent and it remained below 2 per cent for the last 31 days now.
At 1.43 per cent, the daily positivity rate has remained below 2 per cent for the last 21 days and below 3 per cent for 56 consecutive days now.
The testing capacity across the country continues to expand. The last 24 hours saw a total of 9,98,397 COVID-19 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted 60,07,69,717 cumulative tests.
Meanwhile, with the administration of 12,30,720 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has gone up to 1,02,27,12,895 as per provisional reports till 7 am today.

India reports 18,987 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India], October 14 : India has reported 18,987 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said Union Health Ministry on Thursday.
With 19,808 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries climbed to 3,33,62,709. Currently, India has 2,06,586 active cases of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday informed that a total of 13,01,083 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. With this, the total samples tested up to October 13 touched 58,76,64,525.
In the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, 96.82 crore vaccine doses have been administered to the eligible beneficiaries.

Over 94 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India

New Delhi [India], October 10 : India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 94 crores, with 66,85,415 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours, the Union Minister informed on Sunday.
According to the provisional reports issued by the ministry at 7 am on Sunday, India has so far administered 94,70,10,175 COVID-19 vaccines. This has been achieved through 92,12,314 sessions.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry earlier in the day informed that India reported 18,166 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest in over 7 months.
India reported 214 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. The death toll in the country now stands at 4,50,589.
The active caseload of the country is presently at 2,30,971.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.99 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India reports 18,166 fresh COVID-19 infections, lowest in over 7 months

New Delhi [India], October 10 : India reported 18,166 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest in over 7 months (214 days), informed the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.
India reported 214 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. The death toll in the country now stands at 4,50,589. The active caseload of the country is presently at 2,30,971, which is the lowest in 208 days, and constitutes 0.68 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, the ministry said.
As per a statement issued by the Union Health Ministry, as many as 23,624 patients recovered from the COVID-19 virus in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally of the recovered patients, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 3,32,71,915.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.99 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
A total of 12,83,212 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, the ministry said. So far, India has conducted over 58.25 crores (58,25,95,693) COVID tests.
As the testing capacity improves across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.57 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for over 3 months (107 days) now.
The ministry also informed that the daily positivity rate has been reported to be 1.42 per cent. “The daily positivity rate has remained below 3 per cent for last 41 days and below 5 per cent for over 4 months (124 consecutive days) now.”
With the administration of 66,85,415 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 94 crores (94,70,10,175), as per provisional reports till 7 am today.
As per the ministry, this has been achieved through 92,12,314 sessions.

India records 19,740 new Covid-19 cases

India’s active cases declined by 3,578 in 24 hours. With this, the country’s active caseload now stands at 2,36,643, which is the lowest in 206 days.

New Delhi [India], October 9 : India reported 19,740 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, taking the active caseload of the country to 2,36,643, which is the lowest in nearly seven months (206 days), the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday.
With the recovery of 23,070 patients in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 3,32,48,291. Consequently, India’s recovery rate now stands at 97.98 per cent, currently at its highest peak since March 2020, the ministry reported.
As many as 12,69,291 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the number of cumulative tests to over 58.13 crores (58,13,12,481).
As per the ministry, with the enhanced testing capacity across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.62 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for the last 106 days now. The daily positivity rate reported to be 1.56 per cent and has remained below 3 per cent for the last 40 days and below 5 per cent for 123 consecutive days now.
India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage stands at nearly 94 crores, with more than 79.12 lakh (79,12,202) doses administered in the last 24 hours, the ministry reported.

India records 18,346 fresh COVID-19 infections, lowest in over 6 months

New Delhi [India], October 5 (ANI): India recorded 18,346 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest in over 6 months, the Union Health Ministry informed on Tuesday.
With this, the active caseload of the country stands at 2,52,902; accounting for less than 1 per cent of the total cases. As per the ministry, the recovery rate of India is at its highest since March 2020 and currently stands at 97.93 per cent.
As many as 29,639 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 3,31,50,886.
A total number of 57,53,94,042 tests have been conducted so far.

India conducts 11,41,642 COVID-19 tests on Monday

As many as 11,41,642 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Monday, informed the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) today.
A total number of 57,53,94,042 tests have been conducted so far. Meanwhile, India reported 18,346 new cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 209 days. The active caseload stands at 2,52,902, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
The national recovery rate currently stands at 97.93 per cent.

India logs 22,842 new COVID-19 cases, 244 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India], October 3 : India reported 22,842 new COVID cases and 244 deaths due to infection in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday.
Of these, Kerala logged 13,217 new COVID cases and 121 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the ministry, there are 2,70,557 active cases of COVID infection in the country, while 4,48,817 people have succumbed to the infection so far.
With 25,930 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recovery in the country now stands at 3,30,94,529.
The recovery rate currently stands at 97.87 per cent.
The country reported a weekly positivity rate of 1.66 per cent which is less than 3 per cent for the last 100 days. The daily positivity rate in the country stands at 1.80 per cent, less than 3 per cent for the last 34 days.
As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 57.32 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the country so far.
The country has administered 90.51 crore COVID vaccine doses so far under the nationwide COVID vaccination drive.

Over 88.14 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to States/UTs so far, says Health Ministry

New Delhi [India], October 2 : More than 88.14 crores (88,14,50,515) COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to the states and union territories so far by the Government of India through free of cost channel and through direct state procurement, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
According to the ministry, over 5,28,28,050 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states/UTs to be administered. The ministry stated that the Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.
It further stated that the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21.
As per the ministry, the vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Central government has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID-19 Vaccines free of cost, stated the ministry.
In the new phase of the universalisation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Central government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to states and UTs, it added.

India reports 26,727 new COVID-19 cases,277 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India], October 1 : India reported 26,727 new COVID-19 cases and 277 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Friday.
As per the ministry, out of 26,727 new COVID-19 cases and 277 deaths across India, 15,914 cases and 122 deaths were reported in Kerala yesterday. India’s active caseload stands at 2,75,224; the lowest in 196 days. The active cases in the country account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.82 per cent, the lowest since March 2020.
With 28,246 recoveries in the past 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in the country has gone up to 3,30,43,144.
India’s recovery rate stands at 97.86 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
The weekly positivity rate in the country stands at 1.70 per cent, less than 3 per cent for the last 98 days. Presently, the daily positivity rate is 1.76 per cent, less than 3 per cent for the last 32 days.
As many as 15,20,899 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far in the country to 57,04,77,338.
The country has administered 89,02,08,007 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive, out of which 64,40,451 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. (ANI)

India records 23,529 new Covid cases, 311 deaths; recovery rate at 97.85%

Out of 23,529 new cases and 311 deaths across India, 12,161 cases and 155 deaths were reported in Kerala on Wednesday.

New Delhi, India, September 30 : India on Thursday reported less than 25,000 coronavirus cases, according to Union Health Ministry data. According to the data showed on the Health Ministry site, 23,529 new Covid-19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

As many as 311 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll. 4,48,062. 

Out of 23,529 new cases and 311 deaths across India, 12,161 cases and 155 deaths were reported in Kerala on Wednesday.

With 28,718 patients being cured during the same period, the recovery rate now stood at 97.85 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020.

There were 2,77,020 active cases at the moment and counted for 0.82 per cent of the total cases 3,37,39,980. The active caseload is also at its lowest since March 2020.

The Indian Council of Medical Research said 56,89,56,439 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to 29th September 2021. Of these, 15,06,254 samples were tested yesterday. The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 88 crore on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

A total of 59,48,118 vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm.

Meanwhile, the daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night. The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

COVID-19 pandemic had psychosocial impact on healthcare workers: ICMR study

A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed that increase in the work volume and intensity, manifestations of stigma and additional responsibilities of healthcare workers (HCWs), who had to adapt to new protocols and adjust to the ‘new normality’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic, had a psychosocial impact on them.

New Delhi [India], September 17 : According to the study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, the pandemic has brought out different expressions of the stigma that HCWs face with experiences of verbal and physical abuse reported to a large extent on social and print media platforms. “Manifestations of stigma have been reported in India with doctors, and nurses being forced to vacate from their premises and reports of physical violence on HCWs in many parts of the nation. This reported stress, anxiety, depression and sleep-related issues among HCWs,” the study stated.
The study findings point to the challenges at the organisational level which is reflected in the major changes in the working culture of HCWs who were ill-prepared for this change. The longer working hours with erratic timings resulted in sleep deprivation as well as unhealthy eating patterns.
“Staying away from their respective families and the families affected because of the long separation and the protocol measures of being involved in COVID-19 care duties. The fear of infecting their families was far higher than the fear of being infected themselves,” the study result stated.
The study was conducted on 967 participants across 10 sites – Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Noida (Uttar Pradesh), South Delhi, Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Kasaragod (Kerala), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Kamrup (Assam) and East Khasi Hills (Meghalaya).
Out of these, 54 per cent of respondents were females and 46 per cent were males. The respondents were primarily in the age group between 20 and 40 years.

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpasses 73.82 Cr

New Delhi [India], September 12): India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed 73.82 crores, (73,82,07,378) as per provisional reports, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.
With the administration of 72,86,883 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 73.82 Cr (73,82,07,378) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 75,25,766 sessions, the ministry informed in a press statement. The ministry stated, “Over 72 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories so far through the Government of India’s free of cost channel.
As per an official release, mentioning the fact that the Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, the ministry stated, “More than 72.21 crores (72,21,17,085) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.”
“More than 57 lakh doses (57,56,240) are in the pipeline,” it added.
The ministry further stated, “More than 5.16 crore (5,16,66,835) balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.”

India logs 28,591 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India], September 12 : India recorded 28,591 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative covid count to 3,32,36,921, the Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday.
Presently, there are 3,84,921 active cases in the country. In the last 24 hours, 20,487 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kerala only. According to the ministry, a total of 338 people succumbed to the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 4,42,655 in the country.
As a sign of relief, India recorded 34,848 recoveries in the past 24 hours and the recovery tally has gone up to 3,24,09,345.
Currently, the overall recovery rate in the country stands at 97.51 per cent.
The daily positivity rate of the country stands at 1.87 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is 2.17 per cent.
India has substantially ramped up its COVID-19 testing capacity wherein over 54 crore tests have been conducted so far.
In the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, 73.82 crore vaccine doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries to date.

India administers 70 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses till date

In a landmark achievement, India has administered 70,00,00,000 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to date, informed Union Health Minster Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday.

New Delhi [India], September 7 : Taking to Twitter, Mandaviya congratulated all the health workers and people for this momentous achievement. “Soaring higher on #COVID19 vaccination under PM @NarendraModi ji’s leadership. 70,00,00,000 vaccine doses administered to date. Congratulations to all the health workers and people for this momentous achievement. #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine,” the health minister said in a tweet.
Earlier on Monday, India administered more than one crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine in a day.
“September has started on a high note as India touches 1 crore Covid-19 vaccinations today. Under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership, the world’s largest vaccination drive is scaling massive heights,” Union Health Minister tweeted on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded the administration of over one crore COVID-19 vaccine doses in a day.
India had started the COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 with two vaccines — Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited).
The second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 with comorbidities against the coronavirus began on March 1.
The third phase began on April 1 for all above 45 years of age. In the next phase that began from May 1, all above the age of 18 were eligible to receive the shot.

India logs 38,948 Covid cases

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India dropped to 4,04,874, the ministry data showed. 219 deaths in last 24 hours

India recorded 38,948 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 219 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, the country saw a total of 43,903 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.42 per cent and total recoveries to 3,21,81,995.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India dropped to 4,04,874, the ministry data showed.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,49,752. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 53,14,68,867 samples have been tested up to September 5 for COVID-19. Of these 14,10,649 samples were tested on Sunday.

India logs 47,092 fresh COVID cases

The total active cases of COVID in India rose to 3,89,583, the health ministry data showed. over 35,000 recoveries in 24 hours

New Delhi, India, September 2 : India recorded 47,092 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 509 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday, the country saw a total of 35,181 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.51 per cent and total recoveries to 3,20,28,825.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India rose to 3,89,583, the ministry data showed. 

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,39,529. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 52,48,68,734 samples have been tested up to September 1 for COVID-19. Of these 16,84,441 samples were tested on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Kerala on Wednesday reported as many as 32,804 coronavirus cases and 173 deaths. With this, the death toll went up to 20,961 while active cases stood at 2,29,912. The test positivity rate (TPR) was found to be 18.76 percent after testing of 1,74,854 samples in the last 24 hours, according to a state government release.

India : 41,965 new COVID-19 cases, 460 deaths

New Delhi [India], September 1 : India reported 41,965 new COVID-19 cases and 460 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.
With the addition of new cases, the active caseload of India reached 3,78,181, which is 1.15 per cent of the total cases. Currently, the daily positivity rate is at 2.61 per cent. As many as 33,964 patients recovered across the country from the viral disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,19,93,644. The current recovery rate is at 97.51 per cent.
With 460 fatalities, the COVID death toll in the country reached 4,39,020.
Notably, of the total new cases recorded in the country, Kerala reported 30,203 new COVID cases and 115 deaths on Tuesday.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested till today is 52,31,84,293 crore. Of which, 16,06,785 samples have been tested on Tuesday.
Under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, India has administered over 65.41 crore vaccine doses so far.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, more than 18.3 crore doses have been administered in the month of August.

63 cr COVID vaccine doses administered in India so far

New Delhi [India], August 29 : India has administered over 63 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses so far, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. As many as 73,85,866 COVID vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours. With this, the country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage reached 63,09,17,927, as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 67,80,301 sessions. Meanwhile, India reported 45,083 new COVID-19 cases and 460 deaths in the last 24 hours said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.
Notably, of the total new cases recorded in the country, Kerala reported 31,265 new COVID cases and 153 deaths on Saturday.
As many as 35,840 patients recovered in the country from the disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,18,88,642. The current recovery rate is at 97.53 per cent.
The active number of COVID cases stands at 3,68,558 which accounts for 1.13 per cent of the total cases.
The total number of samples tested till today is 51,86,42,929 including 17,55,327 samples tested on Saturday. The current positivity rate is at 2.57 per cent.

COVID-19: Third wave may peak in October, kids at greater risk, MHA panel warns

A committee of experts under the panel has demanded better medical preparedness especially for children who might be at risk just as much as adults this time.

new Delhi, india, august 23: The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday warned of the third wave of COVID-19 inching closer. In a recent report submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), NIDM stated that the third Covid wave might peak in October. A committee of experts under the panel has demanded better medical preparedness especially for children who might be at risk just as much as adults this time.

The report of the committee, set up on the directions of the home ministry, has noted that “paediatric facilities – doctors, staff, equipment like ventilators, ambulances, etc. are nowhere close to what may be required in case a large number of children become infected”. 

The report has called for prioritising vaccination among children with co-morbidities and a special focus on disabled children. The vulnerability of children has been discussed in the report, especially of those who haven’t been vaccinated.

Titled, ‘Third Wave Preparedness: Children Vulnerability and Recovery’, the report has majorly focussed on children in terms of the approaching third wave, and cautioned to better prepare for the pandemic.

Meanwhile, India recorded 25,072 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 389 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Monday, the country saw a total of 44,157 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.57 per cent and total recoveries to 3,16,80,626.

The active cases have constatly been on the downside for a few days now. The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have now declined to 3,33,924, lowest in 153 days.

India records 25,072 Covid cases

According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Monday, the country saw a total of 389 deaths and 44,157 discharges in the last 24 hours. recovery rate stands at 97.57%

India recorded 25,072 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 389 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Monday, the country saw a total of 44,157 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.57 per cent and total recoveries to 3,16,80,626.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have now declined to 3,33,924, lowest in 153 days, the ministry data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,34,756. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

Vaccination Exceeds 57.61 cr

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed 57.61 crore on Saturday, of which 36,36,043 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

New Delhi [India], August 21 : “With the administration of 36,36,043 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 57.61 crore (57,61,17,350) as per provisional reports till 7 am today,” the Union Health Ministry informed in a press release. This has been achieved through 64,01,385 sessions.
Of the total COVID-19 vaccines administered in the last 24 hours, 26,57,302 were that of the first dose, and 9,78,741 were of the second dose.
Additionally, the ministry reported that the recovery of 36,347 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,15,97,982.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.54 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
34,457 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
“High recoveries and a low number of new cases have subsided the active caseload to 3,61,340 which is at its lowest in 151 days. Active cases presently form only 1.12 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020,” the ministry stated.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 17,21,205 COVID-19 tests were conducted. With this, India has conducted over 50.45 Cr (50,45,76,158) cumulative tests so far.
“While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.98 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for the last 57 days now. The daily positivity rate also stands at 2.00 per cent. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3 per cent for the last 26 days and below 5 per cent for 75 consecutive days now,” the ministry added.

Johnson & Johnson seeks regulator nod for single-dose Covid vaccine trials on 12-17 age group in India

The single-shot vaccine of J&J is the second Covid-19 vaccine which has already been approved for the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) through the fast-track approval route by the Drug Controller General of India.

New delhi, india, August 20 : The American-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has applied to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for permission to conduct a vaccine trial of the Covid-19 single shot Janssen vaccine in India on children of 12-17 age group.

The American pharma J&J said in a statement that it had submitted its application on Tuesday, and that it is “imperative” to ensure all sections of the population, including children, are vaccinated against the coronavirus as quickly as possible to stop the virus.

The single-shot vaccine of J&J is the second Covid-19 vaccine which has already been approved for the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) through the fast-track approval route by the Drug Controller General of India.

In the statement, Johnson & Johnson India also said this was an important step forward in accelerating the availability of its Covid-19 vaccine to help end the pandemic.

Earlier, the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had tweeted about the Emergency Use Authorisation being given to Johnson & Johnson.

Mandaviya had tweeted, “India expands its vaccine basket! Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is given approval for Emergency Use in India. Now India has 5 EUA vaccines. This will further boost our nation’s collective fight against COVID19.”

The five vaccines which have been granted emergency use authorization approval in India include Serum Institute’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, Russia’s Sputnik V, Moderna and now Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

Maharashtra: 80 pc test positive for Delta variant

Out of the total samples sent for genome sequencing of COVID-19 positive patients in Maharashtra, 80 per cent of samples have tested positive for Delta variant, according to the state health department.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 17 : Maharashtra is conducting genome sequencing tests of COVID-19 positive patients’ samples on a regular basis to ascertain the extent of spread of mutants of the virus. According to a state health department, as many as 76 patients have been found to be positive with Delta Plus variant, out of which five have died so far and 71 have recovered. As of now, no patient infected with Delta Plus variant is under treatment.
To intensify its efforts to identify virus mutants, Maharashtra Health Department has selected five laboratories and five hospitals as sentinel centres. Every fortnight, each centre sends 15 samples to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for genome sequencing.
Moreover, an agreement has been signed with a laboratory named Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, which works under Council of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR). This laboratory tests 100 samples of each district of Maharashtra to find if there is any mutant virus is present in any of the samples.
On Monday, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology found 10 more people positive with Delta Plus variant. From these, six are from Kolhapur, three from Ratnagiri and one is from Sindhudurg district.
So far, 13 Delta Plus cases have been registered in Jalgaon, 15 in Ratnagiri, 11 in Mumbai, seven in Kolhapur, six each in Pune and Thane, three each in Palghar and Raigad, two each in Gondia, Sindhudurg and Nanded and one each in Chandrapur, Akola, Sangli, Nandurbar, Aurangabad and Beed.
The state government has formed rapid response teams to detect Delta Plus patients. They check patients’ travel history and vaccination details. They also survey for flu-like symptoms in people.
In people aged between 19-45 years, 39 Delta Plus cases have been recorded, 19 have been reported in 46-60 age group, nine patients are below the age of 18 years and nine persons are above the age of 60 years.
Out of the 76 Delta Plus cases, 39 were female and 37 were male. Meanwhile, the state health department also said out of the total 76, 10 were vaccinated with both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, 12 had taken only the first dose, thus, 22 people were vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine. Out of these 22, two people were vaccinated with Covaxin and the rest 20 with Covishield.
Symptoms of 37 Delta Plus infected patients were having very mild to no symptoms at all.
As per the health bulletin, one death each was recorded in Mumbai, Beed and Raigad while two were reported from Ratnagiri due to the Delta Plus variant. All patients who succumbed due to the mutated virus were above the age of 65 years and had serious co-morbidities. Two out of the five had taken both doses of Covishield while three were not vaccinated at all against COVID-19.
Maharashtra government in an official statement said the virus keeps changing its genetic structure naturally, so no need to panic about it but everyone must adhere to all the COIVD related protocols.

UP bans Muharram processions

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: To reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in view of security concerns, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday directed the district authorities to not allow any religious processions on the occasion of Muharram.


The order was issued by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi to district magistrates, senior superintendents of police, and other senior officials. As per the order, installing ‘Tazias’ publicly has been prohibited, however, they can be set up at home. The order directed officials to pay special attention to “anti-social elements” and those spreading rumors, stating that checking should be conducted at public places like railway stations, bus stations, and religious places.


It also said that social media should be routinely monitored and appropriate action should be taken in case an objectionable post is found, adding that the post must be blocked.


The order directed the officials to maintain special alertness “as the possibility of increased sensitivity due to Muharram occurring in the month of Shravan cannot be ruled out.”


It also directed officials to talk to religious leaders to ensure strict compliance with the order.
The order said that an adequate police force will be deployed in sensitive areas and containment zones.

India logs 38,667 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi [India], August 14 : India reported 38,667 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 3,21,56,493, and the daily positivity rate to 1,73 per cent, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
A decrease of 1,453 daily new cases has been recorded in a span of 24 hours. With this, the daily positivity rate remained less than 3 per cent for the last 19 days and the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.05 per cent.
The active cases have declined to 3,87,673 which comprise 1.21 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate is at 97.45 per cent.
As per the health ministry, 3,13,38,088 patients have already recovered from COVID-19 with 35,743 recovering in the last 24 hours.
With 478 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 4,30,732.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 22,29,798 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 to 49,17,00,577.
Meanwhile, 63,80,937 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of COVID vaccine doses administered in the country to 53,61,89,903.

COVID-19 India: 40,120 fresh infections

New Delhi [India], August 13 : After 42,295 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 active caseload dropped to 3,85,227 and now only constitute 1.2 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, according to the Union Health Ministry on Friday.
As many as 40,120 new coronavirus cases were registered in the 24-hour period, taking the cumulative infections to 3,21,17,826. With 585 new deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 mounted to 4,30,254. As per the ministry, India has also achieved the highest ever recovery rate, presently at 97.46 per cent. The daily positivity rate is at 2.04 per cent also remains less than 3 per cent for the last 19 days.
Under Nationwide Vaccination Drive, 52,95,82,956 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far, while 57,31,574 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 48,94,70,779 samples have been tested for COVID19, up to August 12, 2021, of which, 19,70,495 samples were tested yesterday.

Drop in daily COVID-19 cases

India reports 35,499 new infections in last 24 hour

New Delhi [India], August 9 : India witnessed a significant drop in COVID-19 cases with 35,499 infections reported in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 31,969,954 in the country, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.
India on Saturday reported 39,070 new COVID-19 cases while 38,628 infections were registered on Friday. The country’s active caseload climbed to 4,02,188 which constitutes 1.26 per cent of total cases.
The daily positivity rate stood at 2.59 per cent and remained below 3 per cent for the last 14 days. Also, the weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.35 per cent.
With 39,686 patients recovered during the last 24 hours, the total recoveries have reached 3,11,39,457 and the recovery rate now stands at 97.40 per cent.
As per the Ministry of Health, the death toll saw a rise of 447 fatalities and now stands at 4,02,188.
The testing capacity has substantially ramped up and so far 48.17 crore tests have been conducted.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 48,17,67,232 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now of which 13,71,871 were tested in the last 24 hours.
The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country so far has reached 50,86,64,759 of which 16,11,590 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

India reports 44,643 new cases

New Delhi [India], August 6 : India reported 44,643 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.
With these new cases, the active tally has climbed to 4,14,159 and constitutes 1.30 per cent of total cases. With 41,096 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the overall recoveries in the country have reached 3,10,15,844. The recovery rate now stands at 97.36 per cent.
A total of 4,26,754 deaths have been reported so far out of which 464 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Also, the weekly positivity rate, which is currently at 2.41 per cent, remained below 5 per cent.
The daily positivity rate, currently at 2.72 per cent, has been less than 3 per cent for the last 11 days.
The testing capacity has substantially ramped up as the country has conducted 47.65 crore tests so far.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 49 crore yesterday. As per government data, cumulatively, 49,53,27,595 vaccine doses have been administered through 57,64,712 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 57,97,808 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, stated the ministry.
The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 21st June 2021.
The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, added the ministry.

Delhi logs 85 cases,1 death

New Delhi [India]: With 85 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, Delhi on Sunday witnessed a slight increase in daily positive cases. However, the national capital reported only one death on Sunday.

The new cases have consistently remained below 100 for the past few days.
According to the Delhi Health Bulletin, the COVID-19 positivity rate in the last 24 hours dipped to 0.12 per cent. At present, there are 582 active cases in Delhi.

The addition of fresh cases pushed the cumulative tally to 14,36,350. The overall recoveries now stand at 14,10,714, while 25,054 people have succumbed to the COVID-19.

The cumulative positivity rate is 6.05 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.74 per cent.

The bulletin said 50,319 RTPCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 22,128 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. A total of 2,37,38,684 tests have been done so far.

The bulletin said that 83,049 eligible beneficiaries were vaccinated in the last 24 hours and 10,32,817 beneficiaries have been inoculated so far.

India : 38,792 new COVID cases

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

New Delhi: India recorded 38,792 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 624 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, the country saw a total of 41,000 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 3,01,04,720. The total cases of COVID-19 in India have now mounted to 3,09,46,074 with 4,29,946 active cases, the data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,11,408.

A total of 38,76,97,935 people have so far been vaccinated across the country. 

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19 last year.

Still waiting for green lights from India to deliver COVAX : US

India needs time to review its legal provisions.US vaccines have landed in countries across the world, including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

The United States on Tuesday said that it is ready to ship its COVID-19 vaccines expeditiously when it has the green light from the Indian government which has told the Americans that it needs further time to review legal provisions related to accepting vaccine donations. “We are ready to ship those vaccines expeditiously when we have a green light from the Government of India,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at his daily news conference.

The Biden Administration has announced to share 80 million doses from its domestic stockpile with countries around the world, including India. In recent week, the US vaccines have landed in countries across the world, including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

However, the vaccines to India could not be sent because the Indian government is yet to clear the necessary legal hurdles for such an emergency import.

“Before we can ship those doses, however, each country must complete its own domestic set of operational, of regulatory, and legal processes that are specific to each country. Now, India has determined that it needs further time to review legal provisions related to accepting vaccine donations,” Price said.

“Once India works through its legal processes, our donations of vaccines to India will proceed expeditiously. We would need to refer you to the Government of India on the status of its discussions with COVAX, which, in this case, is helping to facilitate that delivery,” he said.

“More broadly in the region, throughout South Asia, we’re donating millions of vaccines to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Roughly 40 million doses have been delivered worldwide so far,” he added.

Responding to another question, Price said that the COVID-19 cooperation between the two countries is built on decades of successful partnership in health and biomedical research.

“We are partnering to strengthen the global response to COVID-19 on issues ranging from addressing infectious disease outbreaks to strengthening health systems to securing global supply chains,” he said.

“We recently welcomed an initiative to collaborate through the International Center of Excellence in Research focused on infectious diseases, and in this case that includes COVID-19 and other emerging threats. We look forward to an overarching MOU, a memorandum of understanding, to enhance health cooperation beyond that,” he added.

The two countries are further working on diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines to combat the disease and to recognise the importance of manufacturing critical drugs during this time and making them accessible globally.

“We are able to do that because India’s pharmaceutical sector is strong, it’s well-established, it has played a central role in manufacturing vaccines for global use over some time. We are pleased that US pharmaceutical companies, in turn, are coordinating with their Indian counterparts since the beginning of the pandemic,” Price said.

“As you know, beyond this partnership, in the context of the Quad leaders’ summit, there was an agreement to work with India to boost manufacturing of Covid vaccines that would support a safe and effective and eventually universal distribution of vaccines around the world,” he said.

India reports 37,154 cases

India recorded 37,154 new Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours, pushing the country’s caseload to 3,08,74,376, while the death toll soared to 4,08,764 with 724 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

New Delhi : The active cases declined by 3,219 to stand at 4,50,899. It is now 1.46 per cent of the total caseload.

The past 24 hours saw 39,649 people recovering from the deadly virus, taking the total recovery count to 3,00,14,713, which is 97.22 per cent of the case tally. The fatality rate stood at 1.32 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 43,23,17,813 lakh samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Of this, 14,32,343 were tested in the past day.

On the vaccination front, 37,73,52,501 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccines, with 12,35,287 being inoculated in the past 24 hours.

Puducherry: Schools To Reopen

Puducherry registered 145 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours with no fatality due to the deadly virus

Puducherry: All the schools for students in classes 9-12 will reopen from July 16 in the Union Territory of Puducherry, said Chief Minister N Rangaswamy. Besides schools, colleges to be reopened on the same day in the Union Territory.

Meanwhile, there has been a dip in Covid cases in Puducherry. In the last 24 hours, 145 cases of Covid-19 with no fatalities have been registered, the Director of Health & Family Welfare Services, S Mohan Kumar said on Sunday. This is after six months that there is no Covid-related death in the UT. So far, 1,769 people have succumbed to the deadly virus. 

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