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Coronavirus News highlights: Delhi records zero death; Kerala to impose night curfew


Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed 62.29 crore, the Union Health Ministry said. India administered a record 1,03,35,290 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday. India's COVID-19 infection tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and one crore on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore infections on May 4 this year and three crore on June 23.

Coronavirus News highlights: Delhi records zero death; Kerala to impose night curfew
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  • India administered more than 65 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses today: Health ministry

    India administered more than 65 lakh (65,39,745) vaccine doses today, taking total vaccine coverage to over 63 crores, a Union Health Ministry report said.

  • West Bengal extends COVID-19 restrictions till September 15 

    West Bengal Govt extends COVID restrictions till September 15 with some additional relaxations; allows coaching centres to reopen with 50% capacity (ANI) 

  •  Sikkim logs 90 new cases, 1 death

    Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 29,729 on Saturday as 90 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the Himalayan state's coronavirus death toll to 369, a health bulletin said.   East Sikkim registered the highest number of new cases at 55, followed by 16 each in South Sikkim and West Sikkim, and three in North Sikkim.Sikkim now has 1,333 active cases, while 27,746 people have recovered from the disease, and 281 patients have migrated to other states so far, it said.The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stood at 94.2 per cent.The Himalayan state has tested over 2.29 lakh samples for COVID-19 so far, including 810 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said, adding that the positivity rate stood at 11 per cent. (PTI) 

  • COVID-19: Kerala to impose night curfew from Monday

    The Kerala government has announced that a night curfew, from 10 pm to 6 am, will be imposed in the state from Monday onwards. The decision that was announced by CM Pinarayi Vijayan comes as the state is witnessing an alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.

  • Andhra Pradesh reports 1,321 new cases

    Andhra Pradesh reports 1,321 new COVID cases, 1,499 recoveries, and 19 deaths in the past 24 hours, reported ANI.

  • Goa sees 111 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 92 recoveries

    Goa on Saturday reported 111 new coronavirus positive cases and two fatalities while 92 patients recovered, a health department official said.  The new additions took the tally of infections to 1,73,717, death toll to 3,193 , and the recoveries to 1,69,572 in Goa, leaving the state with 952 active cases, the official said. (PTI)


  • Maharashtra makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for international passengers

    All international passengers arriving in Maharashtra will have to carry a negative RT-PCR report even though they are fully vaccinated, the state government has said.  All international passengers arriving in Maharashtra, including those from the European countries, Middle Eastern countries and South Africa, will be in line with the above-mentioned guidelines issued by the Union ministry of health and family welfare, said the order issued by Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte on Friday night. (PTI)

  • Delhi records zero death, 29 new cases

    No death due to COVID19 was recorded in Delhi for the third consecutive day on Saturday, while 29 fresh cases of the viral disease were reported with a positivity rate of 0.04 percent, according to data shared by the city health department.  This is the 18th time since the national capital was hit by the second wave of the pandemic that zero fatality due to the disease was logged in a day. (PTI)

  • UK records another 38,046 cases

    Over 38,000 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,666,399, according to official figures. The country also reported another 100 coronavirus-related deaths taking the total death toll to 132,243.

  • China slams US allegation of stalling international probe into COVID-19 origins

    With a US intelligence community report failing to determine the origins of the COVID-19, including whether it leaked from a lab, a relieved China has said the allegation by Washington that it stalled international probe and resisted in sharing information about the coronavirus was aimed at politicising and stigmatising the issue of the origin of the deadly virus. (PTI)

  • US intelligence agencies fail to reach conclusion on COVID-19 origins

    The US intelligence community has failed to reach any firm conclusion on the exact origin of COVID-19 and is split on whether it leaked from a lab in China or emerged in nature, even though it does not believe the virus was developed as a biological weapon, according to results of a detailed review ordered by President Joe Biden. The Director of National Intelligence in a report on Friday said SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, probably emerged and infected humans through an initial small-scale exposure that occurred no later than November 2019 with the first known cluster of COVID-19 cases arising in Wuhan, China in December 2019. However, there was no unanimity among the intelligence community (IC) on the origins of the coronavirus. (PTI)

  • Risk of hospitalisations higher with Delta variant: UK study

    Those infected with the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the UK have been found to be twice as likely to be admitted to hospital compared to the Alpha variant, according to a large new study. The study, carried out by Public Health England (PHE) and Cambridge University and published in The Lancet' journal on Friday, is the first of its kind to compare the hospitalisation risk of the two variants and highlights the need for people to be fully vaccinated. It confirms previous reports that Delta  first identified in India  is more infectious than Alpha  first identified in Kent, England.This large national study found a higher hospital admission or emergency care attendance risk for patients with COVID-19 infected with the Delta variant compared with the Alpha variant, note the researchers in their analysis. (PTI)

  • MHA cautions states ahead of festivals, asks them to ensure no large gathering

    The home ministry asked all states and union territories to ensure there is no large gathering and that they take pro-active measures to check the spread of coronavirus. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the overall pandemic situation now appears to be largely stable at the national level, except for the localised spread observed in a few states. "The state governments and UT administrations concerned, having high positivity in their districts, should take pro-active containment measures so as to effectively arrest the spike in cases and to contain the spread of transmission,” he said.

  • India records 46,759 COVID-19 cases, 509 deaths

    With 46,759 people testing positive for COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, India's infection tally rose to 3,26,49,947 on Saturday, while the count of active cases registered an increase for the fourth consecutive day, according to Union Health Ministry data. The death toll has climbed to 4,37,370 with 509 more fatalities being recorded, according to the data updated at 8 am. The number of active cases has now increased to 3,59,775 which comprises 1.10 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.56 per cent, the ministry said. An increase of 14,876 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

    The count of daily new cases has stayed below 50,000 for 62 consecutive days now, the ministry said. Also, 17,61,110 coronavirus tests were conducted in the country on Friday, taking the cumulative number of such examinations done so far to 51,68,87,602. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.66 percent. It has been below three per cent for the last 33 days. (PTI)

With 46,759 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,26,49,947, while the active cases rose to 3,59,775, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The death toll climbed to 4,37,370 with 509 fresh fatalities. The active cases comprise 1.10 percent of the total infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.56 percent, the ministry said. An increase of 14,876 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 3,18,52,802 and the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent, the data stated.

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