Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India has recorded 2,08,921 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the count to 2,71,57,795. The active caseload has declined to 24,95,591 with a decrease of 91,191 in the active cases, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. The daily fatalities are back above 4000 as 4,157 were recorded in the last 24 hours. The toll stood at 3,11,388. The mortality rate rose to 1.15 percent, a one-month high, as against 1.09 percent a week ago, the data stated.
COVID situation declining but not completely satisfactory: Kerala CM
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said the COVID19 situation in the State is declining but asked the people to exercise caution as the situation is still not completely satisfactory. As many as 28,798 new cases of COVID19 were detected today from 1,44,372 sample tests in the last 24 hours with a test positivity rate of 19.95 per cent.
During discharge, COVID patients will be tested for any fungus infection: Karnataka minister
During discharge, Covid patients will be tested for any fungus infection and will also be subjected to MRI scan if necessary. All district hospitals have been instructed to have a dedicated post-covid ward: Dr K Sudhakar, Karnataka Health Minister
First Oxygen Express carrying 120 MT Oxygen left Tatanagar, Jharkhand for Bengaluru, Karnataka today evening after cyclone Yaas
Using steroids in 1st week of COVID treatment is one of the causes of black fungus infection: Karnataka health minister
Using steroids in 1st week of COVID treatment is one of the causes of black fungus infection. This needs to be avoided & it should be used only from 2nd week. A new discharge policy and post-COVID precautions have been formulated for recovered patients: Karnataka Health Minister
Karnataka reports 26,811 new COVID cases, Bengaluru caseload at 6,433
Delhi Police says it has arrested two people for cheating COVID patients by making false promises to deliver Remdesivir at exorbitant rates.
West Bengal reports 16,225 new COVID cases, 19,071 discharges, and 153 deaths in the last 24 hours
Active cases: 1,23,377
Total discharges: 11,79,999
Death toll: 14,827
Maharashtra reports 24,752 new COVID cases, 453 deaths; positivity rate at 16.71%
MAHARASHTRA COVID UPDATE
👎🏻New Cases: 24,752 Vs 24,136
👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 92.76%
👍🏻453 Vs 601, Case Fatality At 1.62%
👍🏻Positivity Rate At 16.71% Vs 16.77
👎🏻Daily Recovery (23,065) Lower Than New Cases
Karnataka: BJP MLA takes out 'Agnihotra procession' to fight COVID-19
Amid a lockdown to check coronavirus spread in Karnataka, a BJP MLA has taken out an 'Agnihotra procession' here, claiming that smoke emitted from the ritual fire would ward off COVID19. The MLA, Abhay Patil, accompanied by several followers, dragged a push cart with smoldering cowdung cakes, neem, camphor and other herbs which forms 'Agnihotra' on Tuesday.
Gujarat records 3,085 cases of COVID-19, 10,007 patient discharges, and 36 deaths in the past 24 hours
Active cases: 55,548
Total discharges: 7,32,748
Death toll: 9,701
Assam government classifies Mucormycosis as a notified disease.
The second batch of 10,000 sachets of DRDO-developed 2DG drug to be issued tomorrow by Dr. Reddy’s Lab. The drug would be available commercially now: DRDO officials
Mumbai reports 1,362 new COVID cases, 34 deaths; positivity rate at 4.6%
MUMBAI #COVID19 UPDATE
👍🏻Daily Tests: 29.5k Vs 20.9k
🔺New Cases: 1,362 Vs 1,037
👍🏻Positivity Rate: 4.6% Vs 4.9%
🔻Discharged: 1,021 Vs 1,427
👍🏻Deaths: 34 Vs 37 Yesterday
👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 94%
👍🏻Doubling Rate: 348 Vs 345 Days
Kerala reports 28,798 new COVID cases and 151 deaths in the past 24 hours
Active cases: 2,48,526
Death toll: 7,882
Andhra Pradesh reports 18,285 new COVID cases, 99 deaths
Andhra Pradesh reports 18,285 new COVID cases, 24,105 patient recoveries, and 99 deaths in past 24 hours
Active cases: 1,92,104
Total recoveries: 14,24,859
Death toll: 10,427
China to provide 1 million COVID19 vaccine doses to Nepal under grant assistance
During today's phone conversation with Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will provide 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal
UK PM Johnson rejects COVID-19 criticism by former aide
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected criticism from his former adviser Dominic Cummings on Wednesday, saying he did not accept Cummings' accusation that government inaction led to unnecessary deaths.
Team India must come together to fight COVID-19: Delhi CM Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said Team India has to come together to fight coronavirus and urged the Centre to procure vaccines and distribute them to states. In an online briefing, Kejriwal claimed India delayed starting its vaccination programme by six months.
"World over, countries had started vaccinating their people. But in India, rather than vaccinating our own people, the vaccines were sent abroad. Had we started the vaccination programme earlier, we could have saved many people from the second wave," he said. Kejriwal claimed Centre asked states to procure the vaccines on their own.
IMA writes a letter to Prime Minister Narendra over remarks by Yoga Guru Ramdev on vaccination.
Gujarat: Night curfew timing has been changed in 36 cities. Now, the curfew will remain in force between 9 pm and 6 am (instead of 8 pm to 6 am), says Chief Minister Vijay Rupani