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COVID-19 News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 2,740 new cases, lowest since Feb 9

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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India saw a single-day rise of 27,254 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally in the country to 3,32,64,175, while the count of active cases declined to 3,74,269, according to Union Health Ministry data on Monday. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,42,874, with 219 daily fatalities being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed. The tally of active cases has declined to 3,74,269, which comprises 1.13 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.54 percent, the ministry said. A reduction of 10,652 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 3,24,47,032, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

COVID-19 News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 2,740 new cases, lowest since Feb 9
  • Goa sees 54 COVID-19 cases, no death

    The COVID19 tally in Goa reached 1,74,891 on Monday after 54 cases were detected, while the death toll remained unchanged at 3,217, an official said.        The recovery count increased by 90 to touch 1,70,972, leaving the state with 702 active cases, he said.

  • Contempt plea in SC over ex-gratia compensation to families of those who died of COVID-19
    A contempt plea has been filed on Monday in the Supreme Court accusing the Centre of wilful disobedience of apex court's June 30, 2021 order to frame guidelines for exgratia compensation to families of those who died of COVID19.  The contempt plea submitted that the Centre did not fully comply with the judgement and filed a partial compliance report.
  • Bihar govt to campaign on PM Modi's birthday to get maximum people vaccinated
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said his government will run a special campaign so that a record number of people get vaccinated against Covid19 on September 17, the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The drive for vaccinating 6 crore people started on July 1 and is scheduled to continue till December but the administration will try to achieve the target before the set time frame, he said. "We will run a special campaign on the birthday of PM Modi on September 17 to help maximum people get inoculated against Covid19 in the state, Kumar said.
  • Active covid cases in Tamil Nadu on the rise

    The number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu continued its upward graph on Monday, while 1,580 new cases pushed the cumulative tally beyond 26.35 lakh. New cases outnumbered the 1,509 recoveries today, while 22 persons succumbed to the virus, according to a government medical bulletin. The number of active cases stood at 16,522, 43 more than Sunday's tally.Active cases have been showing an increasing trend for the past few days, with new infections outnumbering daily recoveries.

  • School vaccine campaigns targeting students face blowback

    Fearing his parents wouldnt approve of his decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine but needing their signature, Andrew signed up for the appointment in secret, and then sprang it on them at the last minute. They said no. Andrew cursed at his mother and father and called them idiots. Andrews dad grabbed him by the shirt collar. He said, Youre not getting this damn vaccine; you need to lower your voice. Watch your tone when you talk to me. It was, it was the first time my dad had ever done something like that he grabbed my shirt and yelled in my face, said Andrew, a 17-year-old student in Hoover, Alabama.

  • COVID deaths in fully vaccinated rare, UK data shows

    People who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 accounted for only 1 per cent of all deaths involving coronavirus in England in the first half of this year, new official figures show on Monday. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows the risk of death involving COVID is lower for people who receive two vaccinations compared to one or no dose. Of the 51,281 deaths involving COVID in England between 2 January and 2 July, 640 (1.2 per cent) were people who had received both vaccine doses indicating that death following full vaccination is a rare phenomenon.

  • Goa sees 54 COVID-19 cases, no death

    The COVID19 tally in Goa reached 1,74,891 on Monday after 54 cases were detected, while the death toll remained unchanged at 3,217, an official said. The recovery count increased by 90 to touch 1,70,972, leaving the state with 702 active cases, he said.

  • When COVID struck, PM Modi allotted a budget of Rs 35,000 crore for the production of vaccines. I congratulate all scientists, doctors and health workers. Record vaccine production and distribution is being witnessed in India: Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, MoS Health

  • Britain set to offer COVID vaccine to all 12 to 15-year-olds

    Britain is set to expand the offer of a COVID-19 vaccine to all 12- to 15-year-olds, after top medical advisers said on Monday that children would benefit from reduced disruption to their education. The Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) recommended that children aged 12-15 in Britain get a first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) earlier this month decided against making the recommendation.

  • IRDAI permits insurers to sell short-term Covid policies till March 2022
     
    Regulator IRDAI on Monday allowed insurers to continue selling and renewing shortterm Covid specific health insurance policies till March 2022.  Amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) had last year asked all insurance companies to come out with 'Corona Kavach' policies (standard indemnity based health policy) and Corona Rakshak policies (standard benefitbased health policy).
  • 17 more people have tested negative for Nipah virus. Of these, 5 persons were tested at NIV Pune and the rest in a specially set up lab at Kozhikode Medical College. Samples of a total of 140 people have been found negative: Kerala Health Minister Veena George

  • On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday - September 17, 32 lakh people will be vaccinated in the state with COVID-19 first dose in a day: Narottam Mishra, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister

  • COVID-19:SC asks Centre to reconsider decision to exclude compensation for those who died by suicide

    The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to reconsider its decision to exclude from its guidelines compensation to persons who committed suicide after being diagnosed with COVID19. A bench of Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that it did not prima facie agree with the exclusion of such persons from the purview of compensation.

  • Maharashtra reports 2,740 new COVID cases, lowest since Feb 9


    The cumulative coronavirus tally in Maharashtra crossed the 65-lakh mark on Monday with the addition of 2,740 new cases, the lowest since February 9, while 27 patients succumbed to the infection, a daily toll not seen since March 8, a health department official said. The official said with these additions, the tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 65,00,617, while the death toll increased to 1,38,169. The number of daily cases and fatalities witnessed a significant dip as compared to Sunday, when the state had reported 3,623 COVID-19 cases and 46 deaths.On February 9, Maharashtra had reported 2,515 new COVID-19 cases, while 22 deaths were registered on March 8.

  • UK medical officers give nod for COVID vaccines for children

    Children aged 12 to 15 should be offered a COVID vaccine, the UK's chief medical officers (CMOs) have decided on Monday. The medical officers said their recommendation to the government was made after considering "what effect this will have on transmission in schools and effects on education". "It's a useful tool to reduce the disruption," they said. According to the decision, healthy children should be offered a single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the rollout should begin "as soon as possible".

  • WHO's approval for Covaxin likely this month
     
    The World Health Organization's approval for the indigenous COVID19 vaccine Covaxin, developed by the Hyderabadbased Bharat Biotech, is likely to come this month, official sources said Monday.  The WHO has so far approved Covid vaccines developed by PfizerBioNTech, US pharma majors Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, China's Sinopharm and OxfordAstraZeneca for emergency use.
  • Vaccinating 75 cr people is an achievement, no other country has supplied as many vaccines: Yogi Adityanath 

    Vaccinating 75 crore people is an achievement in taking forward India's fight against COVID. No other country has supplied as many vaccines. Number of people vaccinated in India in a single day is higher than the population of some countries: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

  • Mumbai adds fewer than 400 COVID infections for 3rd consecutive day, active cases at 4,744

    Mumbai on Monday reported 347 COVID-9 cases and six deaths, taking its tally to 7,35,403 and toll to 16,028, this being the third day in a row when the addition to the infection count was less than 400, a civic official said. However, the number of tests carried out during the day stood at 25,851, the lowest in September, which took the overall number of tests in metropolis to 97,41,455, civic data showed. The discharge of 420 people took the recovery count to 7,12,162, which is 97 per cent of the tally, leaving the city with 4,744 active cases, the official informed. The case doubling time is 1,271 days and the average growth rate between September 6 and 12 stood at 0.6 per cent, data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation revealed.

  • Wedding ceremonies allowed with 50% capacity of the hall/venue with permission from dist admn 

    Wedding ceremonies allowed with 50% capacity of the hall/venue with permission from dist admn; attendees with a certificate of full vaccination need not show COVID negative report. Those without certificate will have to mandatorily show COVID negative report not older than 72 hrs

  • Bengal reports 506 new COVID infections, 10 deaths 

    West Bengal reports 506 new #COVID19 infections, 587 recoveries and 10 deaths today.

    Total cases: 15,57,414
    Total recoveries: 15,30,731
    Death toll: 18,587

    Active cases: 8,096

  • COVID curfew in Uttarakhand to continue from September 14-21

    COVID19 curfew in Uttarakhand to continue from 6 am of 14th September to 6 am of 21st September.

  • Covid vaccine boosters not "appropriate" at this stage: Lancet study

    Vaccine efficacy against severe COVID19, even for the delta variant, is so high that booster doses for the general population are not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic, according to a review by an international group of scientists published in The Lancet on Monday. The review by experts, including those from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)summarised the currently available evidence from randomised controlled trials and observational studies published in peerreviewed journals and preprint servers.

  • Karnataka reports 673 new COVID cases, 13 deaths 

    Karnataka reports 673 new #COVID19 cases, 1,074 recoveries and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases: 29,62,408
    Total recoveries: 29,08,622
    Death toll: 37,517

    Active cases: 16,241


  • Kerala reports 15,058 new COVID cases, 99 deaths 

    Kerala reports 15,058 new #COVID19 cases, 28,439 recoveries and 99 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases 2,08,773
    Total recoveries 41,58,504 
    Death toll 22,650

    Test positivity rate is 16.39%. 
    91,885 samples tested during the last 24 hours.

  • Andhra Pradesh reports 864 new COVID cases, 12 deaths 

    Andhra Pradesh reports 864 new #COVID19 cases, 1310 recoveries and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 20,30,849
    Total recoveries 20,02,187
    Death toll 14,010

    Active cases 14,652

  • WHO congratulates India for accelerating COVID vaccination 

    WHO congratulates India for accelerating #COVID19 vaccination saying, "India reached 750 million doses from 650 million doses in just 13 days,"

  • Over 75 crore COVID vaccinations administered in India so far: Mansukh Mandaviya 

    Over 75 crore #COVID19 vaccinations administered in India so far, says Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

  • India Inc spent over Rs 1,600 crore on mitigating second Covid-19 wave: study

    India Inc. has spent over Rs 1,600 crore combating the second wave of Covid19 in the financial year 202021, a study said on Monday. The study comprising over 350 public listed companies conducted by CSR knowledge and impact intelligence platform  'CSRBOX' stated that Indian companies launched over 750 corporate social responsibility initiatives in response to the second wave. Around 57 per cent of the CSR initiatives to combat the second wave of Covid19 were targeted at direct beneficiaries  Covidinfected people, the report titled 'CSR Response to COVID 2.0' said.

  • World Health Organisation (WHO) nod for Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, is expected this week, sources tell ANI.

  • Delhi reports 17 new cases, 30 recoveries and zero deaths; active cases 377, positivity rate 0.04%

India saw a single-day rise of 27,254 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally in the country to 3,32,64,175, while the count of active cases declined to 3,74,269, according to Union Health Ministry data on Monday. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,42,874, with 219 daily fatalities being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed. The tally of active cases has declined to 3,74,269, which comprises 1.13 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.54 percent, the ministry said. A reduction of 10,652 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 3,24,47,032, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.