For the fifth straight day, India has set the record of registering highest-ever single-day rise in the COVID-19 cases. India has reported 3,52,991 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 1,73,13,163, as per Union Health Ministry. The number of active cases is 28,13,658. The death toll is at 1,95,123 with 2812 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Had a fruitful conversation with Biden, discussed COVID situation in both countries: PM Modi
Had a fruitful conversation with Joe Biden today. We discussed the evolving COVID situation in both countries in detail. I thanked President Biden for the support being provided by the United States to India.
Pune reports 6,046 fresh COVID-19 cases, 151 fatalities, 8,823 recoveries
Delhi Police has registered FIR against those spreading misinformation on social media, levelling allegations against the force of “stopping oxygen tankers”, “preventing people from sharing/amplifying covid resource information."
Australian trio return home from IPL as COVID-19 cases surge in India
Australia's Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye have cut short their Indian Premier League (IPL) season and headed home as India struggles with a massive surge in COVID19 cases.
Karnataka reports 29,744 new cases; 16,545 in Bengaluru
Switzerland puts India on COVID-19 quarantine list
Switzerland has added India to its list of highrisk countries from which travellers must enter quarantine following the surge of cases in the subcontinent and the discovery here of a first case of new variant of COVID19 first identified in India.
COVID19 | Maharashtra vaccinated over 5 lakh people today, says Chief Minister's Office
Punjab govt imposes daily lockdown from 6 pm to 5 am
Punjab government imposes daily lockdown from 6 pm to 5am till further notice; weekend lockdown from Friday 6pm to Monday 5 am.
Mumbai reports 3,876 new cases, positivity rate halves
According to the health update released by the Mumbai civic boday, the city on Monday reported 3,876 new COVID-19 cases. New cases reduce to 65 percent and positivity rate halved to 13.7 percent today. The financial capital of India reported 5,542 cases on Sunday. Overall recovery rate was at 87 percent and the doubling rate was at 62 versus 58 days.
Govt asks SII, Bharat Biotech to reconsider state procurement and private market rates for vaccines
Government sources told CNBC-TV18 that with constant demand from states, central government asks SII and Bharat Biotech to reconsider and reduce state procurement and private market rates. Both companies are re-assessing prices; the government is in the loop to iron out challenges Top govt offices: PMO, Dept of Pharma, Health Ministry, NPPA, Niti Aayog in an internal communication to the companies requested to revise the rates.
Nitish holds high-level meeting on COVID surge in Bihar
Amid coronavirus surge and experts prediction that cases may further increase in the coming days, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday held a highlevel review meeting on COVID situation and issued order to further ramp up test of samples and ensure timely delivery of reports so that treatment of the infected can start at the earliest. Kumar also instructed officials to take all steps to meet the requirment of medical oxygen for critically ill patients in the government as well as private COVID designated hospitals.