Coronavirus India Live Updates: India has added less than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time since April 21. India has reported 2,81,386 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 2,49,65,463, the data by Union Health Ministry said. Active cases saw the biggest single-day fall of 1.01 lakh. The number of active cases is 35,16,997, the data updated at 8 am showed. The fatalities continue to above 4,000. In the last 24 hours, 4,106 deaths have been reported, thus taking the toll to 2,74,390, the data stated. The recoveries continue to be over 3 lakh for the 16th straight day. The number of people discharged from the hospital stood at 3,78,741. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 2,11,74,076, the data said.
Tougher COVID19 measures began Sunday in Japan as cases surge ahead of Tokyo Olympics
#WATCH | Madhya Pradesh: Water enters #COVID19 ICU ward of the district hospital in Rajgarh as its roof leaks after rain in the region
Uttarakhand: 2nd phase of COVID curfew to be implemented from May 18-25
Uttarakhand: 2nd phase of #COVID19 curfew to be implemented from May 18 6 am to May 25 6 am. 20 people allowed in weddings & RT-PCR negative report not older than 72 hrs mandatory. Patients going to a doctor exempted; pass to be given on e-pass application in health emergency.
Rajasthan reports 11,597 new COVID-19 cases, 29,459 recoveries and 157 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total cases 8,71,266
Total recoveries 6,87,969
Death toll 6934
Active cases 1,76,363
Plasma therapy dropped from Clinical protocol for the management of COVID19 Patients
AIIMS/ICMR-COVID-19 National Task Force/Joint Monitoring Group, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India revised Clinical Guidance for Management of Adult #COVID19 Patients and dropped Convalescent plasma, ANI tweeted.
Biden plans to send an additional 20 mn doses of US corona vaccines abroad by June-end
According to a Bloomberg report, President Biden plans to send an additional 20 million doses of US coronavirus vaccines abroad by the end of June — including, for the first time, shots authorized for domestic use, where supply is beginning to outstrip demand.
More flexible storage conditions for BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, can now be stored at fridge temperature
European Medicines Agency's (EMA) human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended a change to the approved storage conditions of Comirnaty, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, that will facilitate the handling of the vaccine in vaccination centres across the European Union (EU). This change extends the approved storage period of the unopened thawed vial at 2-8°C (i.e. in a normal fridge after taking out of deep-freeze conditions) from five days to one month (31 days). The change was approved following assessment of additional stability study data submitted to EMA by the marketing authorisation holder. Increased flexibility in the storage and handling of the vaccine is expected to have a significant impact on planning and logistics of vaccine roll-out in EU Member States. The changes described will be included in the publicly available information on Comirnaty and will be implemented by the marketing authorisation holder in updated product labelling. Users are reminded to always refer to the label and package leaflet of the supplied product for the correct storage information.
India COVID-19 vaccination update: Day 122
More than 14.7 lakh vaccine doses administered today
More than 18.44 cr cumulative vaccine doses administered so far
Nearly 60 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 vaccinated so far
Tamil Nadu reports 33,075 fresh COVID cases, 335 deaths
Tamil Nadu on Monday reported 33,075 new coronavirus cases and 335 related fatalities. The new cases, including 6,150 in Chennai, a bulletin said. Though there was a slight dip in the new infections, the fatalities rose by 24 as against the previous day. Of the 335 deaths - 152 were in private and 183 in government hospitals. This took the total number of fatalities to 18,005 in the State.
Taiwan: Taipei and New Taipei imposed Level 3 COVID-19 control restrictions
Taipei and New Taipei imposed Level 3 epidemic control restrictions, effective immediately after 180 #COVID19 cases were reported on May 15, followed by 206 infections on May 16.
Manipur govt extends curfew imposed in 7 districts of state till May 28 to check COVID-19 spread
Maharashtra reports just over 26,000 new COVID cases, 516 deaths; positivity rate at 17.25%
MAHARASHTRA #COVIDー19 UPDATE:
👍🏻New Cases: 26,616 Vs 34,389 Cases
👍🏻Recovery Rate: 90.19% Vs 89.74%
👍🏻516 Vs 974 Deaths, Case Fatality At 1.53%
👍🏻Positivity Rate At 17.25 Vs 17.29%
👍🏻Daily Recovery (48,211) Higher Than New Cases
West Bengal reports 19,003 new COVID-19 cases, 147 deaths
West Bengal reports 19,003 new #COVID19 cases, 19,101 recoveries and 147 deaths today.
Total cases 11,52,433
Total recoveries 10,07,442
Death toll 13,431
Active cases 1,31,560
WHO chief calls on COVID-19 vaccine makers to advance doses for COVAX
The head of the World Health Organization called on manufacturers to make COVID-19 vaccine doses available to the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility earlier than planned due to a supply shortfall left by Indian export disruptions. COVAX, which supplies doses to poorer countries, relies heavily on India's Serum Institute's exports of the AstraZeneca jab but many of these are instead being used by the country as it battles a massive second wave of infections. The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies as an emergency measure to make up the shortfall estimated at 140 million doses by end-May.
Maharashtra: Kin flee with COVID-19 victim's body in Beed, booked
Four people were booked for allegedly taking away the body of a COVID-19 victim from a hospital in Beed in Maharashtra on Monday morning without completing formalities or observing protocol laid down by the administration in view of the outbreak, police said. A 32-year-old woman from Kumbharwadi village in Georai tehsil here died of the infection at Beed district civil hospital and her husband and three others took away the body for final rites without the knowledge of the facility's management, an official said.
Daughter of 45-yr-old woman alleges her COVID positive mother was sexually assaulted in ICU
Bihar: Daughter of a 45-yr-old woman - who is admitted to the ICU ward of a hospital in Patna - alleges that her mother, who is also a #COVID19 patient, was sexually assaulted there.
Highest single-day jump of COVID cases in Assam
Assam records deadliest day with 92 COVID-19 fatalities, highest single-day jump of 6,394 new cases: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.