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Coronavirus News Highlights: Haryana's Sirsa records 5 deaths due to Black fungus

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Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India has added less than 4 lakh COVID-19 in the last 24 hours for the fourth straight day. The country has reported 2,76,070 new cases, taking the total count to 2,57,72,400, as per data shared by the Union Health Ministry. The fatalities' count was below 4000 as 3,874 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stood at 2,87,122, the data updated at 8 am showed. The active cases fell for the seventh straight day and the number stood at 31,29,878.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Haryana's Sirsa records 5 deaths due to Black fungus
  • TN hits all-time high in COVID-19 infections & deaths
    Tamil Nadu hit an all time high of   COVID19 cases and deaths on Thursday, reporting 35,579 infections and 397 fatalities.      Among those infected were nine returnees from various destinations, while a 13 yearold girl was one of those who succumbed to the virus.

  • 41 patients of Black fungus admitted to PGIMS, Rohtak

    COVID-19 patients with cancer and diabetes have a high chance of contracting Black fungus. It spreads through eyes, nose, and mouth. There are 41 patients admitted here: Dr Pushpa Dahiya, Medical Superintendent

  • Haryana Chief Secretary Vijay Vardhan issues direction to take stringent action against spreading rumors of Corona due to 5G usage

  • Kenya seeks alternatives to AstraZeneca COVID vaccine after delays

    Kenya's health ministry said it is in talks with vaccine manufacturers such as Johnson and Johnson as it seeks alternatives to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot after shipment delays of the drug from India. Kenya received a batch of AstraZeneca shots through vaccine sharing platform COVAX, which supplies doses to low-income countries and depends on India's Serum Institute's exports of AstraZeneca drugs. "AstraZeneca Vaccine is unlikely to remain the vaccine of choice in Africa because of the delays in shipments currently being experienced from India," Kenya's health ministry said on Twitter, attributing the comments to health minister Mutahi Kagwe.

  • Assam inoculating half of capacity due to Covid vaccine shortage: Himanta Biswa Sarma 

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta   Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the state is inoculating 50,000 people against coronavirus daily, which is half of its capacity, due to a shortage of vaccines. The government is hoping that the availability of the vaccine will improve from next month and there will be enough stock by JulyAugust, Sarma said.

  • Huawei to set up 50-bed COVID care facility in Gurugram; provide equipment to other hospitals
    Telecom gear maker Huawei India said it will set up a 50bed COVID19 medical care facility in Gurugram in partnership with a local medical institution.    Besides, the company is facilitating the availability of 400 oxygen concentrators, 400 contactless remote vital parameter monitoring devices, 25 HFNC CPAP oxygen therapy systems, and other medical supplies worth Rs 5 crore for public hospitals, makeshift hospitals and other facilities for COVID19. 
  • India engaged with US entities for procurement of COVID-19 vaccines: MEA
     
    India is engaged with American entities for procurement of COVID19 vaccines from the US and their possible manufacturing in the country subsequently, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.  Hit by a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, India has been focusing on ramping up domestic production of COVID19 vaccines as well their procurement from abroad.  "We remain engaged with US entities on the prospect of procuring vaccines from the US and also perhaps manufacturing them in India subsequently," Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi said at a media briefing.
  • Bengal reports 19,091 fresh COVID cases, 162 deaths 

    West Bengal's Covid19 death   toll rose to 13,895 on Thursday after record 162 fatalities were reported, the health department said in a bulletin. It said that 19,091 fresh cases of infection took the tally 12,09,958.

  • Rajasthan reports 7680 new COVID-19 cases, 16,705 recoveries and 127 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 8,97,193
    Total recoveries 7,45,873
    Death toll 7346

    Active cases 1,43,974

  • Ensure availability of medicines for treating black fungus in rural areas: Punjab CM to health dept

  • Haryana | Sirsa records 5 deaths due to Black fungus

    Right now, we have info regarding 5 deaths due to Black fungus. We have issued an advisory for ENT check-up of COVID patients discharging from hospitals for early detection of fungal infection: Manish Bansal, Civil Surgeon

  • Goa records 1,582 new COVID-19 cases; 44 fatalities
    Goa on Thursday added 1,582 fresh   COVID19 cases that took its tally of infections to 1,41,567, an official from the state health department said. With the addition of 44 casualties during the day, the coastal state's toll rose to 2,272, he said.
  • Bharat Biotech ramps up COVAXIN production, to produce additional 200 mn doses 

    Bharat Biotech, a global leader in vaccine innovation, today announced a quick ramp up of additional manufacturing capacities for COVAXIN®, India’s 1st Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine at CHIRON BEHRING Vaccines, Ankleshwar Gujarat, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Biotech. The company plans to produce 200 million doses of COVAXIN® per annum in the GMP facilities that are already operational for the production of vaccines based on Inactivated Vero Cell Platform Technology, under stringent levels of GMP and biosafety. Product availability at Ankleshwar to commence from Q4 2021.

    Bharat Biotech had already deployed multiple Production lines at its Hyderabad & Bengaluru campuses, adding Chiron Behring to this line up of high containment BSL rated GMP facilities that are required to manufacture COVAXIN®. This effectively takes the volumes upto ~ 1 Billion doses per Annum, with its own established campuses specialised for manufacturing inactivated viral vaccines under the highest levels of biosafety.

  • Court asks accused to donate money to CM's relief fund for violating COVID-19 curbs
    A court here has directed two   men, accused of beating up a man during a cricket match, to contribute Rs 5,000 each to the Chief Minister's COVID19 Relief Fund for violating the COVID19 curbs. The court passed the order on Wednesday while allowing the duo's anticipatory bail application.
  • Karnataka reports 28,869 new COVID cases, Bengaluru adds 9,409 cases

    Positivity rate: 23.91%
    Deaths: 548

  • Karnataka reports 28,869 new COVID cases, Bengaluru adds 9,409 cases

    Positivity rate: 23.91%
    Deaths: 548

  • Arijit Singh’s mother passes away due to COVID related complications

  • Maharashtra reports 29,911 new COVID-19 cases, 738 deaths 

    Maharashtra reports 29,911 new COVID-19 cases, 47,371 recoveries and 738 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 54,97,448
    Total recoveries 50,26,308
    Death toll 85,355

    Active cases 3,83,253

  • Madhya Pradesh reports 4952 new COVID19 cases, 9746 recoveries and 88 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 7,52,735
    Total recoveries 6,72,695
    Death toll 7315

    Active cases 72,725

  • Mumbai reports 1,425 new COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths; positivity rate below 5% 

    MUMBAI COVID-19 UPDATE: 

    POSITIVITY RATE BELOW 5%

    👍🏻Tests: 29.3k Vs 22.7k

    🔺Cases: 1,425 Vs 1,350
    👍🏻Positivity Rate: 4.8% Vs 5.9%

    Discharged: 1,460 Vs 4,565

    👎🏻Deaths: 58 Vs 57 Yesterday

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: 93%
    👍🏻Doubling Rate: 297 Vs 269 Days

  • 329 doctors succumbed to COVID-19 during 2nd wave, 80 from Bihar: IMA

    The Indian Medical Association on Thursday released fresh figures on Covid-related fatalities among doctors, saying 329 of them succumbed to the disease during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic. Bihar alone saw 80 deaths, the maximum among states, followed by Delhi (73), Uttar Pradesh (41), Andhra Pradesh (22) and Telangana (20), the IMA said. According to the IMA COVID-19 registry, 748 doctors had died due to the disease during the first wave of the pandemic. IMA President Dr JA Jayalal said the IMA maintains a registry based only on the input of its various branches across the country. "We do not want to release the name list as it is a sensitive matter," he said. 

  • Indian companies placed orders for importing 6 lakh vials of Amphotericin B: Minister

  • Punjab govt to reach out to vaccine manufacturers for direct purchase of COVID-19 jabs 

    The state government will also reach out directly to all vaccine manufacturers for direct purchase of various Covid vaccines, including Sputnik V, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, the CM announced: Punjab Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

  • More than 150 COVID-19 vaccination centres in Delhi will have to be shut from Friday: AAP MLA
     
    Delhi's stock of Covishield vaccine for the 1844 age group will last less than a day and the city government will have to shut more than 150 vaccination centres on Friday, AAP MLA Atishi said on Thursday. Delhi has received 8.17 lakh vaccine doses for the 1844 years category so far, of which, 7.49 lakh doses had been utilised by Thursday morning.
  • COVAX to deliver 2 billion vaccines by 2021-end to 92 low, middle-income countries: Harsh Vardhan

    COVAX aims to deliver at least 2 billion vaccines by the end of 2021, covering 20% of the most vulnerable population in about 92 low and middle-income countries: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan at 33rd Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

  • COVID-19: 2 farmers died at Singhu border due to Corona

    2 farmers died at Singhu border due to Corona. If farmers keep dying like this who will agitate? So I'd like to request to farmers, that looking at the crisis in the country, we must postpone agitation for the time being: Bhopal Singh, Bharatiya Kisan Union

  • COVID-19 curfew violators made to dance, do frog jumps
    The police are meting   out some unique punishments to violators of COVID19 curfew, by making them dance and perform frog jumps in Datia and Bhind districts of Madhya Pradesh. A video went viral on social media, in which a group of youngsters, caught by the police for unnecessary wandering in Rajgarh square of Datia town, were made to do situps and perform snake dance.
  • COVID-19: HC directs hospitals to update beds data on portal or face action for willful defiance
     
    The Delhi High Court Thursday warned private hospitals and nursing homes here that failure to comply with directions to update data on occupancy and availability of beds for COVID19 patients in their institutions will invite precipitate actions.  The court, which had earlier also directed the hospitals and nursing homes to regularly update the information on the Delhi government's portal, was informed that the institutions were still not complying with the judicial orders.
  • 5 more pharma companies get approval for producing Black Fungus injection Amphotericin-B

    Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) curing drug Amphotericin B's shortage will be resolved soon. Within 3 days, 5 more Pharma companies have got New Drug Approval for producing it in India, in addition to the existing 6 pharma companies: MoS Chemicals & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya

  • Plea in SC seeks direction to ensure proper medical treatment for non-COVID patients
     
    A plea was Thursday filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, states and Union Territories to ensure that adequate medical treatment and facilities are being provided to nonCOVID patients in hospitals amid the pandemic, including during the lockdown period.  The plea has claimed that nonCOVID patients having ailments including heart diseases, HIV and hepatitis are struggling to get proper medical admission and treatment in government as well as private hospitals during the lockdown period.
COVID-19 News Highlights:
India has added less than 4 lakh COVID-19 in the last 24 hours for the fourth straight day. The country has reported 2,76,070 new cases, taking the total count to 2,57,72,400, as per data shared by the Union Health Ministry. The fatalities' count was below 4000 as 3,874 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stood at 2,87,122, the data updated at 8 am showed. The active cases fell for the seventh straight day and the number stood at 31,29,878.