Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India's COVID-19 daily tally is the lowest in 54 days with 1,27,510 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The total count rose to 2,81,75,044. The active caseload has further declined to 18,95,520 as the cases went down by 1.30 lakh in 24 hours, the biggest fall in the last one week, as per the Union Health Ministry. In the last 24 hours, 2795 fatalities were recorded, the lowest since April 27, taking the toll to 3,31,895. In terms of recovery, 2,55,287 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 2,59,47,629.
COVID: IMA writes to home minister, requests him to act against violence on doctors
Indian Medical Association (IMA) writes to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting him to approve an effective & strong act against healthcare violence
A doctor was attacked by a group of people in Assam's Hojai district yesterday, following a COVID patient's death
UK reports zero COVID deaths for the first time since July 2020
UK reports zero COVID deaths for the first time since July 2020. A total of 3,165 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
Mumbai reports 831 COVID cases, 23 deaths; positivity rate falls to 3.5%
MUMBAI COVID19 UPDATE
👍🏻Tests: 23.5k Vs 17.8k
👎🏻Cases: 831 Vs 676
👍🏻Positivity Rate: 3.5% Vs 3.8%
👍🏻Discharged: 5,868 Vs 5,570
🔻Deaths: 23 Vs 29 Deaths Yesterday
👍🏻Recovery Rate: 95% Vs 94%
👍🏻Doubling Rate: 453 Vs 433 Days
WHO grants emergency approval to 2nd Chinese COVID vaccine
The World Health Organization has issued an emergency use listing for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac for adults 18 and over, the second such authorization it has granted to a Chinese company. In a statement Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said data submitted to its experts showed that two doses of the vaccine prevented people from getting symptoms of COVID-19 in about half of those who got the vaccine. WHO said there were few older adults enrolled in the research, so it could not estimate how effective the vaccine was in people over 60.
Delhi hospitals ramping up infra for a possible third wave of COVID-19, focus on child care
Hospitals across Delhi have started ramping up infrastructure to ensure availability of essential equipment, drugs and ICU beds for children as part of their plan to tackle a possible third wave of the coronavirus. The Delhi government has set up a task force to suggest measures to protect children from the third wave. Most of the hospitals are focussing on ramping up their ICU beds and facilities for children, amid fears that the third wave might be fatal for them.
Tamil Nadu reports 26,513 new COVID-19 cases, 490 deaths
26,513 new #COVID19 cases, 490 fatalities, and 31,673 discharges reported in Tamil Nadu today; active cases at 2,96,131.
BRICS foreign ministers underline urgency for deployment of COVID-19 vaccines
BRICS Foreign ministers' statements: Foreign ministers underlined urgency for expeditious deployment of COVID-19 vaccines especially in developing countries
Need to ensure timely, affordable, and equitable access to diagnostics, therapeutics, medicines and vaccine
Support ongoing consideration in WTO on TRIPS waiver proposal
Reiterated need for sharing of vaccine doses, transfer of technology, development of local production capacities and supply chains for medical products, promotion of price transparency
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia welcomes decision of CBSE Class 12 Board exams cancellation
"We welcome the decision. This decision is in favour of students and teachers. Earlier we have demanded the same. Students should be calculated on their earlier performances": Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on cancellation of CBSE Class 12 Board exams
Karnataka reports 14,304 new COVID19 cases, 464 deaths
Karnataka reports 14,304 new COVID19 cases, 464 deaths, and 29,271 recoveries in the last 24 hours; active cases at 2,98,299.
Maharashtra reports 14,123 COVID cases, 477 deaths; positivity rate at 16.33%
MAHARASHTRA COVID UPDATE
👍🏻Cases: 14,123 Vs 15,077
👍🏻Recovery Rate: 94.28 Vs 93.88%
🔺477 Vs 184 Deaths Yesterday, Case Fatality At 1.67%
👍🏻Positivity Rate At 16.33% Vs 16.39%
👍🏻Daily Recovery (35,949) More Than Double Of New Cases
Students going abroad can get second Covishield dose within six weeks, says Karnataka Deputy CM
Karnataka Deputy CM told CNN News18 that students going abroad can get the second dose of Covishield within six weeks. "We have written to Centre to relax time gap between Covishield doses, waiting for Centre's directions."
Kerala reports 19,760 COVID-19 cases, 194 deaths
Kerala logged 19,760 new COVID19 cases and 194 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total caseload to 25,16,314 and the toll to 9,009. Recoveries outnumbered those affected, with 24,117 testing negative for the virus, taking the total number of those discharged to 23,34,502.
COVID: CBSE Board Class 12 examinations cancelled this year
Class XII results will be made as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
Decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students: PM
Health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect: PM
Anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end: PM
Students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation: PM
All stakeholders need to show sensitivity for students: PM
India plans to more than triple COVID-19 vaccine shots per day
India could have as many as 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines available per day in July and August, compared with just under three million now, the government said, trying to allay concerns about shortages and mishandling of the programme. The world's second most populous country has suffered a disastrous outbreak of infections since April that is only now abating and health experts say the only way it can avert another surge is mass vaccination of its 1.3 billion people.
Sent another Sputnik V vaccine shipment to India today, says Russian FM Sergey Lavrov
Today, we have sent another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine to India as a follow up to massive steps we have made to provide assistance to India: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
21.60 crore vaccine doses administered so far in the country
Total 21.60 crore vaccine doses administered in the country with 1.67 crore doses to health workers, 2.42 crore to front line workers, 15.48 crore to people in 45+ age group while for those in 18-44 age group, 2.03 cr doses have been administered: Union Health Ministry
Further decrease in the time gap will not be possible as vaccination becomes ineffective: CN Ashwathnarayan, Karnataka Deputy CM
PM Modi chairs meeting on Class 12 Board examinations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs an important meeting regarding Class 12 Board Examinations
Russia is committed to help India fight against COVID-19: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Russia is committed to helping our Indian friends in fighting this dangerous virus (COVID19): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
DRDO issues directions on usage of anti-COVID drug 2-DG
The DRDO on Tuesday issued directions on the usage of its 2-DG drug on COVID-19 patients, stating that caution should be exercised while prescribing this medicine to people who have comorbidites such as uncontrolled diabetes, severe cardiac problem and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe coronavirus patients in early May.The first batch of this oral drug, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was released on May 17 by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. On Tuesday, the DRDO on Twitter issued "directions for usage of this drug for COVID-19 patients as per DCGI approval". "Ideally, 2DG should be prescribed as early as possible by doctors for moderate to severe COVID-19 patients for maximum duration up to 10 days," it mentioned.