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Coronavirus News Highlights: Mumbai crosses 1 crore COVID vaccination mark, shows BMC data

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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India logged 31,222 fresh cases of coronavirus infection taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,30,58,843, while the active cases were recorded below four lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll has climbed to 4,41,042 with 290 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent. The active cases have declined to 3,92,864 comprising 1.19 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.48 percent, the ministry said.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Mumbai crosses 1 crore COVID vaccination mark, shows BMC data
  • With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then stay safe and good night.
     
  • Covid night curfew in Noida from 11 pm now

    Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner Alok Singh has asked his force personnel to ensure strict compliance of the Covidinduced night curfew, whose timing has been revised from Tuesday, officials said. Restrictions under CrPC section 144, which bars unauthorised assembly of more than four people, are already imposed across Noida and Greater Noida in this Uttar Pradesh district adjoining Delhi, they said.

  • Delhi approves 3700 applications for aid to families which lost member to Covid, 6300 pending

    The Delhi government received around 10,000 financial aid applications by the families which lost their loved ones to coronavirus, and has so far approved 3,700 of them, while nearly 6,300 are pending, according to an official statement.Of the 3,708 applications approved under the Mukhyamantri COVID19 Parivaar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana, 1,257 families will receive the aid under the Monthly Financial Assistance Scheme and 2,451 under the onetime ex gratia payment scheme. "About 6,291 applications are pending under both the schemes which are under examination at various levels," the statement added.

  • Mumbai crosses 1 crore COVID vaccination mark, shows BMC data

    Mumbai hit the milestone of administering more than 1 crore vaccine doses against coronavirus on Tuesday, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, nearly eight months after the nationwide inoculation drive began on January 16. A total of 1,00,41,579 vaccine doses have been administered so far to beneficiaries across all eligible age groups, the data showed. According to the BMC, 71,61,427 beneficiaries have been given the first dose of the vaccine, while 28,80,152 have received both shots.So far, 91,49,489 beneficiaries have been given Covishield, while the indigenous vaccine Covaxin has been administered to 8,59,343 and Russia-made Sputnik V to 32,747 people, the figures showed.

  • Sputnik V vaccine administered in 2 doses with 21-day gap, should be taken from same hospital: Dr Reddy's 

    In India, Sputnik V vaccine is administered in two doses with a 21-day gap. Both doses of the vaccine should be taken from the same hospital: Dr Reddy's

  • India's strong, decisive decisions slowed down entry, spread of COVID-19: MoS Health

    India's strong and decisive actions like surveillance at points of entry slowed down the spread of COVID19 and gave enough time to the country to build public health capacities and infrastructure to effectively manage the pandemic, Union Minister Bharati Pravin Pawar said on Tuesday. The minister of state for health and family welfare represented India at the World Health OrganizationSouth East Asia Regional Office (WHOSEARO) through videoconference.  She offered intervention on behalf of India at the ministerial roundtable for the seventyfourth session of the WHO Regional Committee for SouthEast Asia.

  • Kerala: COVID review meeting held today, to lift night curfew, withdraw Sunday lockdown, says Pinarayi Vijayan 

    In the COVID19 review meeting held today, it has been decided to lift the night curfew and withdraw Sunday lockdown: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

  • Karnataka reports 851 new COVID cases, 15 deaths 

    Karnataka reports 851 fresh COVID cases, 790 recoveries, and 15 deaths today 

    Active cases: 17,432
    Total recoveries: 29,02,089
    Death toll: 37,441

  • Maharashtra reports 3,898 new COVID cases, 86 deaths 

    Maharashtra reports 3,898 fresh COVID cases, 3,581 recoveries, and 86 deaths today 

    Active cases: 47,926
    Total recoveries: 63,04,336
    Death toll: 1,37,897

  • No COVID-19 patient died due to shortage of Oxygen in Jharkhand, State Govt tells Assembly

  • Mumbai reports 353 new COVID cases, 2 deaths 

    COVID19 | Mumbai reports 353 new cases, 404 recoveries and 2 deaths; active cases 3,718. Active sealed buildings 49.

  • Goa reports 74 new COVID cases, no fresh death

    Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 74 and reached 1,74,560 on Tuesday, while no fresh death due to the infection was reported in the state, a health department official said. The death toll remained unchanged at 3,210, he said. The number of recovered cases in the state rose to 1,70,496 after 105 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the official said.Goa now has 854 active cases, he said.

  • Kerala reports 25,772 new COVID cases, 189 deaths

    After recording 30,000 or more daily cases for several days, Kerala is seeing a gradual decrease in the fresh number of cases since last week and on Tuesday it reported 25,772 new COVID-19 infections pushing the caseload to 42,53,298. On September 3, the state had reported 29,322 cases after reporting over 30,000 cases for several days and since then the numbers have gradually declined. With 189 deaths today, the total fatalities till date have reached 21,820, a state government release said.The test positivity rate (TPR) has also declined after it reached nearly 20 per cent several days ago.

  • Ola's GMV crosses pre-Covid levels on robust recovery post second wave
    Ridehailing platform Ola on Tuesday said its GMV (gross merchandise value) has crossed preCOVID levels, and the recovery from the second wave has been three times faster compared to that after the first wave.  Ola cofounder Bhavish Aggarwal noted that Ola had added 10 million new users in the financial year 202021, and the company is working on onboarding more driverpartners, entering new cities, and building new products to better serve mobility needs postCOVID.
  • AIIMS to conduct study to ascertain presence of Covid in various parts of eye

    The R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at AIIMS is conducting a study to ascertain the presence of the coronavirus in various parts of the eye of those who have died due to the infection, the centre's chief Dr J S Titiyal said on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference on the 36th Eye Donation Fortnight celebration by the National Eye Bank (NEB), he said that five eye balls have been collected for carrying out the study.

  • FIRs against nightclub, 2 pubs in Delhi for violating Covid related guidelines
     
    The Delhi Police has registered FIRs against 'Key Nightclub' in Hotel Samrat, besides Junkyard Cafe and Amplifier The Club in Connaught Place, here for violating COVID19 related guidelines, officials said on Tuesday.  Action was taken against 'Key Nightclub' in Hotel Samrat in Chanakyapuri area after a PCR call was received on August 30 from a person who alleged that some minors were attending a party inside the club, they said.
  • COVID-19: Public Ganesha festivities in Bengaluru restricted to three days

    The Bengaluru civic agency has permitted only threeday Ganesha Pooja celebrations in the city in public places against the Karnataka government order allowing five days' of festivities in the state, to keep COVID19 infections in check.       "Ganesha festival will not be allowed for more than three days in Bengaluru city. There should not be any procession while bringing the idol or during immersion," the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said in a circular.

  • 11 MBBS students of Nagpur college test COVID-19 positive

    At least 11 firstyear students of MBBS at a private medical college here in Maharashtra have tested positive for COVID19, the college dean said on Tuesday. These students were found infected during tests in the last two days, he said. "We have dengue patients getting treatment at a hospital attached to the medical college. When two of our students suffered from fever, we suspected it could be dengue. However, before admitting them to the hospital, we carried out rapid antigen tests which confirmed on Sunday that they were coronavirus positive," Datta Meghe Medical College dean Dr Dilip Gode told PTI.    

  • COVID-19 may not impair lung function in young adults, research shows

    COVID-19 infection does not appear to impair the lung function of children and adolescents, according to a study presented at the virtual European Respiratory Society International Congress on Tuesday. A team led by researchers at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, found that even patients with asthma did not show a statistically significant deterioration in lung function. However, such patients showed slightly lower measurements for the amount of air they could exhale forcibly in one second known as forced expiratory air volume in one second (FEV1), which is one of the measures of lung function. A second study presented at the conference on Sunday showed that the lung function in children and adolescents was also unimpaired after COVID-19 infection, apart from those who experienced a severe infection.

  • India continues to "lag way behind" in COVID vaccination: Fitch

    Fitch Ratings on Tuesday said India continues to "lag way behind" in COVID vaccination, and the negative outlook on sovereign rating signifies the rising debttoGDP ratio. In April 2021, Fitch affirmed India's sovereign rating at 'BBB' with a negative outlook. The outlook was changed to 'negative' from 'stable' in June last year on grounds that the pandemic had significantly weakened the country's growth outlook and exposed the challenges associated with a high publicdebt burden.

  • Delhi reports 50 new COVID cases, 1 death

    Delhi reports 1 death, 50  new cases, and 30 new recoveries in the last 24 hours; active cases 386

  • Union Minister of State for Health Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar represented India at WHO-South-East Asia Regional Office, virtually today. She discussed India’s challenges, opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Third-wave of COVID-19 is here, says Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar

  • Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope urges people to follow COVID-19 guidelines during Ganeshotsav celebrations.

    "During Ganeshotsav celebrations, everyone should follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government. The gathering of crowds leads to an increase in the possibility of the spread of infection. This has been seen in other states. The number of patients has increased in Kerala due to the crowds during the Onam festival. In Maharashtra, there are 4 to 5 districts including Pune where the number of COVID patients is high," says Tope.

  • The Uttar Pradesh government further relaxes night curfew timings by one hour, to be imposed from 11 pm to 6 am everyday.

  • India has administered 70 crore vaccine doses till now, including 10 crore doses administered in just 13 days: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

  • Goa sets target of Oct 31 to fully vaccinate eligible population against COVID-19

    After covering the entire eligible population with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the Goa government on Tuesday set a target of October 31 to completely vaccinate all beneficiaries in the state. Speaking at a gathering in Margao, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the entire eligible population should be double vaccinated by October 31, and urged people to join hands with the state government for the same.

  • Over 4 crore people received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Madhya Pradesh 

    Over four crore people in Madhya Pradesh were administered the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 until now, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, adding the government is committed to vaccinate all the eligible persons with the first jab by the end of September. Madhya Pradesh will launch a mega vaccination campaign again on September 17, the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official said on Tuesday quoting Chouhan. "The first dose is administered to 4 crore, 78 thousand,730 eligible persons in MP while both the jabs were given to 90,73,953 people," the official added. 

  • Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian writes a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya requesting 1 crore COVID vaccines for a mega vaccination camp scheduled to begin from September 12.

  • Puducherry adds 127 new coronavirus

    Puducherry posted 127 fresh COVID-19 cases during the last twenty-four hours ending 10 am on Tuesday taking the overall tally to 1,24,311. The fresh cases were identified at the end of the examination of 5,479 samples. The active cases were 974 of whom 171 patients were in hospitals and the remaining 803 were in home isolation. Director of Department of Health G. Sriramulu said that 66 patients recovered and were discharged during last twenty -four hours while the overall recoveries were 1,21,518. The Department of Health has tested so far 16.77 lakh samples and has found 14.23 lakh out of them to be negative. The test positivity rate today was 2.32 percent while fatality and recovery rates were 1.46 percent and 97.75 percent, respectively.

India logged 31,222 fresh cases of coronavirus infection taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,30,58,843, while the active cases were recorded below four lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll has climbed to 4,41,042 with 290 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent. The active cases have declined to 3,92,864 comprising 1.19 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.48 percent, the ministry said.