Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: With 42,766 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus infection in a day, India's infection tally rose to 3,29,88,673, while active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. The COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 4,40,533, with 308 new fatalities, according to the ministry data updated at 8 am on Sunday. The active cases have increased to 4,10,048, comprising 1.24 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.42 percent, the health ministry said. An increase of 4,367 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,21,38,092, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
Tamil Nadu reports 1,592 new Covid cases, 18 deaths
Tamil Nadu on Sunday logged 1,592 new Covid19 infections pushing the overall tally to 26,22,678 till date, while 18 people succumbed to the virus, taking the toll to 35,018, the Health department said. Recoveries were marginally higher compared to fresh cases with 1,607 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 25,71,378 leaving 16,282 active infections, a medical bulletin said.
Maharashtra reports 4,057 new COVID cases, 67 deaths; recovery rate at 97.05%
Maharashtra reported 4,057 coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which took the state's infection tally to 64,86,174, while the death of 67 patients pushed the toll to 1,37,774, the health department said. A total of 5,916 patients recuperated during the day, taking the recovery count to 62,94,767. There are 50,095 active COVID-19 cases in the state, the department said in a statement. So far, 5,48,54,018 people have been tested across the state. Maharashtra's recovery rate is 97.05 per cent now and the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent, it said. Mumbai reported 495 cases and two deaths on Sunday, which took its tally to 7,46,341 and toll to 15,993. Mumbai division, which comprises the city and its satellite townships, reported 985 cases and five deaths. With this, the caseload of the region rose to 16,68,415 and death toll to 35,078. Nashik division recorded 781 new cases, including 652 in Ahmednagar district, while Pune division logged 1,728 cases, including 517 in Satara district, 364 in Solapur district and 426 in Pune district.
Mumbai reports 496 new COVID cases, 2 deaths
Maharashtra: Mumbai reports 496 fresh COVID cases, 237 recoveries, and 2 deaths
Active cases: 3,815
Total recoveries: 7,24,077
Death toll: 15,993
Gujarat sees 14 COVID-19 cases; over 4.8 lakh vaccinated
Gujarat on Sunday reported 14 COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 8,25,490, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,082, an official said. The discharge of 16 people from hospitals took the recovery count to 8,15,262, leaving the state with 146 active cases, he informed. Vadodara and Surat reported five cases each, and one case each was witnessed in Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar and Navsari. A government release said 4,80,410 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Sunday, which increased the number of doses administered so far in Gujarat to 4,91,03,453.
West Bengal reports 707 new COVID cases, 11 deaths
West Bengal reports 707 new COVID cases, 723 recoveries, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours
Active cases: 8,652
Total recoveries: 15,24,917
Death toll: 18,502
Punjab: 98 Pakistani Hindus, who came to India on pilgrimage 1.5 years ago & got stranded due to COVID restrictions, returned via Attari-Wagah border today. "They were scheduled to return on Sept 3 but were turned back as they didn't have RT-PCR test report,"says protocol officer
J-K administration issues new COVID-19 guidelines, allows reopening of schools for classes 10, 12
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday allowed reopening of higher educational institutions and schools for students of classes 10 and 12 with certain conditions. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A K Mehta. It was also decided to retain most of the COVID-19 containment guidelines, including night curfew. In a series of measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on April 18 had ordered closure of all educational institutions, including universities and colleges, till further orders. In an order issued after a review of the COVID-19 situation, Mehta, who is also the chairperson of the State Executive Committee (SEC), said classes for students of 12th standard would be permitted with in-person attendance not exceeding 50 per cent of capacity on a given day.
Jammu and Kashmir records 110 fresh COVID cases, no new death
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 110 fresh Covid cases on Sunday, taking the infection tally to 3,25,940 while the Union Territory registered no new death in the past 24 hours, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 27 were from the Jammu division and 83 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, they said. Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 57 cases followed by 13 cases in Budgam district. There are 1,322 active cases in the Union Territory, while 3,20,208 patients have recovered from the infection so far, the officials said.
Goa reports 72 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths
Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 72 to reach 1,74,419 on Sunday, while the death of five patients took the fatality count to 3,208, a state health department official said. A total of 89 patients recuperated from the infection during the day, which pushed the state's recovery figure to 1,70,311. There are 900 active cases of coronavirus in Goa at present, the official said.
Kerala reports 26,701 new COVID cases, 74 deaths
Kerala reports 26,701 new #COVID19 cases, 28,900 recoveries and 74 deaths.
Active cases: 2,47,791
Total recoveries: 39,37,996
Death toll: 21,496
Test positivity rate is 17.17% in the state
Delhi reports 30 new COVID cases, zero death; positivity rate 0.05%
Delhi recorded 30 new COVID19 cases on Sunday with a positivity rate of 0.05 per cent, while no fresh death due to the infection was recorded for the fifth consecutive day, according to data shared by the health department. This is also the 24th time since the start of the second wave in the national capital that zero fatality has been reported in a day. The second wave swept Delhi during AprilMay.
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations: 20 people will be allowed for celebrations, immersion of idol, according to Karnataka SOPs
No decision yet on COVID-19 vaccines for healthy children, says UK minister
British vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi on Sunday said a decision had not yet been taken on whether healthy children aged 12- to 15-years-old should be vaccinated against COVID-19, following reports that a rollout could begin in the coming days. Britain's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Friday declined to recommend vaccinations for children in that group, taking a precautionary approach due to a rare risk of heart inflammation, but adding the issue was finely balanced.
Kerala health system on heightened alert with advent of Nipah amid COVID pandemic
As Kerala reeled under a daily increase of nearly 30,000 cases of COVID19, the deadly Nipah virus has come as another thorn in its side, prompting the state to further heighten the alertness of its health machinery to prevent an outbreak of a different infection. The southern state, which already saw a localised outbreak of 63 cases of Zika virus in July that were mostly confined to Thiruvananthapuram, however, need not be concerned about the spread of Nipah infection as preventive measures like use of masks and PPE kits are already in place due to COVID19 and intensive contact tracing was going on, state health minister Veena George said on Sunday.
Each COVID-19 surge poses a risk for healthcare workers: PTSD
Nurse Chris Prott's knees jump, his heart races, his mouth goes dry and his mind floods with dark memories when he talks about working in the Milwaukee VA Medical Center's intensive care unit (ICU) during pandemic surges. Prott shares a struggle common to many of the military veterans for whom he has cared for years: symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Prott was among a half dozen ICU staffers who told Reuters of symptoms such as waking from nightmares bathed in sweat; flashbacks to dying patients during the pandemic's fear-filled early days; flaring anger; and panic at the sound of medical alarms. Those whose symptoms last longer than one month and are severe enough to interfere with daily life can be diagnosed with PTSD.
Easing of COVID-19 curbs to depend on oxygen availability: Maharashtra CM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the state will be based on the availability of oxygen and it was "up to the people to prevent or invite a 'third wave' of the pandemic". Inaugurating a virtual medical conference, Thackeray asked political parties to refrain from indulging in politics and demanding reopening places where crowds cannot be avoided. Medical practitioners from various parts of the state as well as state COVID-19 task force members attended the virtual conference. "Don't play with the lives of people. Hold agitations but against COVID-19. It is up to us to prevent a third wave or invite it," the chief minister said. He claimed Maharashtra is the only state which has upgraded its health infrastructure to tackle the pandemic "like no other country has done".
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requests people not to protest reopening temple and other places
"I request people not to protest for reopening of temples and other places. If you want to protest, protest against Coronavirus," says Thackeray.
"Some people are in hurry to reopen some establishments. I request them to wait for some more time because we don't want to open them and then close again if the situation gets worse," says Thackeray.
Puducherry adds 103 new COVID-19 cases
The Union Territory of Puducherry reported 103 new COVID-19 cases and one more death on Sunday, taking the overall tally to 1,24,152 and the toll to 1,817. Active cases stood at 961, of whom 166 were in hospitals and the others, in-home isolation. The Director said that 78 patients were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,21,374. Sriramulu said that the Test Positivity Rate was 2.09 percent, while the fatality and recovery rates were 1.46 percent and 97.76 percent respectively.
3 fresh cases take Ladakh's tally to 20,578
Ladakh's COVID-19 tally increased to 20,578 with three fresh cases, while the active caseload came down to 59 as 13 more patients recovered from the disease, officials said on Sunday. All the fresh cases were reported from Leh district, they said. So far, Ladakh has recorded 207 Covid-related deaths -- 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil. Seven patients were discharged from hospitals in Leh after recovering from COVID-19 and six in Kargil the previous day. With this, 20,312 patients have recovered to date in Ladakh, the officials said. Of the 59 active cases in the union territory, 47 are in Leh and 12 in Kargil, they said.
Over 66.89 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre
More than 66.89 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, and over 1.56 crore doses are in the pipeline, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. The ministry said over 4.37 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered. 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, the ministry said.
Maharashtra: 325 new cases in Thane, 3 deaths; over 1 lakh vaccinations in one day
With the addition of 325 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 5,52,662, an official said on Sunday. Besides these new cases reported on Saturday, the virus also claimed the lives of three more people, which raised the death toll in the district to 11,312, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 2.04 percent.
Collector Rajesh Narvekar said the district for the first time recorded more than one lakh vaccinations against COVID-19 in one day on Saturday, when 1,01,297 people were administered the jabs. With this, 51,25,876 people have so far been vaccinated in Thane district, he added.
COVID-19 recoveries edge out fresh cases in Arunachal Pradesh
The COVID-19 recovery rate in Arunachal Pradesh improved to 98.07 percent after 114 people were discharged in a single day, a senior health department official said on Sunday. The northeastern state now has 762 active cases, and a total of 52,276 patients have so far recovered from the disease, he said. The tally rose to 53,302 with 85 fresh infections, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 264, the official said.
Sunday lockdown continues in Kerala with only essential services allowed
"Be the Warrior" campaign, part of the health department's COVID-19 mitigation programme to fight the expected third wave of the pandemic, was launched here on Saturday by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The Chief Minister said the aim of the campaign was to reduce the severity of the third wave and also to speed up the vaccination. "Everyone must safeguard themselves from COVID-19. The campaign aims to ensure that everyone wears a proper mask, washes their hands frequently with soap, water or sanitizer, maintain physical distancing and take two doses of vaccine in order to fight the pandemic," he said after launching the logo of the campaign.
Today's Data Highlights (September 5)
- 42.77k new cases, 308 new deaths, 38.09k new recoveries, 4.4k rise in active cases
- Deaths lowest in 159 days
- 7-day moving average of deaths below 400 for the first time in 156 days
- Deaths below 400 for the 3rd consecutive day
- New cases above 40k for the 5th consecutive day
- Active cases rising for the 5th consecutive day
- Kerala reports 29.68k new cases, Maharashtra 4.13k, Tamil Nadi 1.58k
- Kerala reports 142 new deaths, Maharashtra 64, Tamil Nadu 20
- Active cases in Kerala now above 2.5 lakh (61% of India's active caseload)
- 9 states/UTs report rise in active cases
- Difference between new cases reported in the last 7 days and the preceding 7 days in India is +8% (world average is -8%)
- 71.62 lakh new vaccinations. 68.47 crore total. 44.49 lakh received their first dose yesterday, 27.12 lakh second dose
- 17.47 lakh new tests. Test positivity rate: 2.45% (2.50% the previous day)
- Test positivity rate below 3% for the 6th day
- Test positivity rate (weekly average): Kerala 18.46%, Mizoram 10.76%, Manipur 8.87%