Coronavirus India News Live Updates: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has gone past 18.57 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. It said 5,14,408 beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday and cumulatively 64,60,624 across 36 states and union territories since the start of the third phase of the vaccination drive. The total of 18,57,66,518 includes 96,73,302 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose, 66,58,820 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,45,65,255 frontline workers (FLWs) who have received the first dose, 82,29,693 FLWs who have taken the second dose and 64,60,624 individuals in the 18-44 years of age group who have received the first dose.
Assam reports 6,143 new COVID-19 cases, 4,057 discharges and 89 deaths in the last 24 hours
Active cases 48,390
Total cases 3,47,001
Haryana reports 6,818 new COVID19 cases, 11,821 recoveries and 153 deaths in the last 24 hours
Total cases 7,16,507
Active cases 70,758
Dr Reddy’s releases details of DRDO's 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG)
Dr Reddy’s releases important information regarding drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG), developed by INMAS, a DRDO lab in collaboration with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Nagaland extends lockdown till May 31 as COVID cases continue to rise
Considering the consistent rise in COVID19 cases in the state, the Nagaland government on Wednesday decided to extend the ongoing total lockdown till May 31, officials said. At a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, the state's High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID19 made the decision two days before the current weeklong lockdown comes to an end.
80 million COVID-19 vaccines to be shared across world, no decision on allocations as yet, says US official
Maharashtra has received 1 lakh doses of Covaxin, 2 lakh doses of Covishield: Tope
Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra health minister, today said the state received 1 lakh doses of Covaxin and 2 lakh doses of Covishield yesterday. "Have a stock of 5 lakh doses in the state." He said restriction in Maharashtra will stay till June 1. Lockdown is needed when a state falls short of medical infrastructure. No place in Maharashtra is facing shortage of beds, vaccines, and medicines. "Adar Poonawala will meet Maharashtra CM when he returns and decide on per mth vaccine supply."
Goa sees 1,209 new COVID-19 cases, 2,160 recoveries
Bajaj Allianz Life to offer up to Rs 1cr financial support to COVID impacted employees' families
Maharashtra reports 34,031 new COVID-19 cases, 594 deaths; positivity rate at 17.15%
MAHARASHTRA COVIDー19 UPDATE:
👎🏻New Cases: 34,031 Vs 28,438 Cases
👍🏻Recovery Rate: 91.06% Vs 90.19%
👍🏻594 Vs 679 Deaths, Case Fatality At 1.54%
👍🏻Positivity Rate At 17.15% Vs 17.2%
👍🏻Daily Recovery (51,457) Much Higher Than New Cases
Oxygen train reaches Agra with 64 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen
The first Oxygen Express train for Agra, Mathura and Aligarh, carrying 64 metric tonnes of the life saving gas, arrived here from Jharkhand's Tata Nagar on Wednesday. "Earlier, we used to airlift oxygen or transport it by land," Additional District Magistrate Prabhakant Awasthi said. Government Railway Police (GRP), Railway Protection Force (RPF) and local police were deployed for the protection of the train at Yamuna Bridge station, Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammad Mustaque said. "We will also ensure the quick and safe decanting of the containers," he said.
Former NSG chief who led 26/11 Mumbai counter-terror operations dies of COVID-19
Former NSG director general J K Dutt, who headed the commando force during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, died on Wednesday due to complications arising out of COVID-19, officials said here. He was 72.
Maharashtra has floated global tender to procure 5 cr injections: Rajesh Tope
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope today said the state has floated global tender to procure 5 crore mucormycosis injections. Global tender to procure 5 crore vaccines will remain open till May 25. "Have not received any response as of yet on the global tender." Tope said certain approvals from the central government are required for global tender for vaccines. "Have 1,500 progressive patients of Mucormycosis in Maharashtra. Have floated global tender for vaccines for Mucormycosis." He added that global tenders of Mucormycosis injections facing issues due to lack of availability. "Have given order of 50k injections to Caron, 60k injections to AIG Lifesciences. Global cos will only be supply injections for Mucormycosis post May 31. Will source API to produce Mucormycosis injections in Maharashtra."
Mumbai reports 1,350 new COVID cases, 57 deaths; positivity rate at 5.9%
MUMBAI #COVID19 UPDATE TILL 6 PM
👍🏻Daily Tests: 22.7k Vs 17.9k
👎🏻New Cases: 1,350 Vs 953
👎🏻Positivity Rate: 5.9% Vs 5.3%
👍🏻Discharged: 4,565 Vs 2,258
👎🏻Deaths: 57 Vs 44 Yesterday
👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 93%
👍🏻Doubling Rate: 269 Vs 255 Days
Karnataka reports 34,281 new COVID19 cases, 49,953 discharges and 468 deaths in the last 24 hours
Total cases 23,06,655
Death toll 23,306
Total discharges 17,24,438
Active cases 5,58,890
Andhra Pradesh reports 23,160 new #COVID19 cases, 106 deaths and 24,819 recoveries in the last 24 hours
Total cases 14,98,532
Death toll 9686
Total recovered cases 12,79,110
Active cases 2,09,736
COVID-19: EU to ease travel restrictions
European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, two EU sources said. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal from May 3 to loosen the criteria to determine "safe" countries and to let in fully vaccinated tourists from elsewhere. They are expected to set a new list this week or early next week. Based on data from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Britain and a number of other countries would meet the new criteria. The US would not, although vaccinated Americans would be welcome in Europe.
Wipro expects to access about one lakh doses of COVID vaccine for employees
IT major Wipro on Wednesday said it expects to have access to about one lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines for its employees and their families, beginning early June. The Bengaluru-based company said it has partnered with top-tier hospitals and a tech-enabled online-to-offline delivery platform - which specialises in primary care and urgent response services - to provide COVID-19 vaccination support to its India-based employees. "As part of this partnership, beginning early June, subject to availability, Wipro expects to have access to a total of 1,00,000 doses of three vaccines Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V -- as the first tranche for the exclusive use of our employees and their dependents (spouse and children)," Wipro said in a statement.
Karnataka launches 'oxygen on wheels' buses
Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Transport Laxman Savadi inaugurated 'oxygen on wheels' buses prepared by KSRTC, earlier today.
JSW opens 1000-bed oxygenated Covid care hospital in Karnataka
JSW Group on Wednesday launched a 1,000-bed oxygenated Covid care hospital at Toranagallu in Ballari district of Karnataka. It was inaugurated virtually by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa. "This is one of the country's biggest Covid care facilities with a dedicated 4.8-km-long oxygen pipeline originating from its steel factory and supplying medical oxygen directly to the hospital for treatment of patients," a company statement said. The healthcare facility was constructed in just 15 days, said the company which created it in collaboration with the district administration of Ballari.