Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India has added more than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases in a single day but the daily tally is the lowest in the last two weeks. India has reported 3,29,942 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 2,26,62,575, the data by the Health Ministry said. The daily active cases fell for the first time in the last two months and it is down to 30,016. The total number of active cases is 37,15,221, the data updated at 8 am showed. In terms of recovery, 3,56,082 were discharged in the last 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 1,90,27,304, the data stated. The recovery rate rose to 82.75 percent from the previous day’s 82.39 percent. The positivity rate fell below 20 percent for the first time in the last two weeks. It is now at 17.83 percent vis-a-vis yesterday’s 24.83 percent. The daily fatalities continue to be above 3,000 for the 14th straight day. In the 24 hours, 3,876 deaths were reported, thus taking the toll to 2,49,992.
Chhattisgarh reports 9,717 new cases, 199 deaths
COVID19 | 9,717 new cases, 199 deaths and 12,440 discharges reported in Chhattisgarh today.
Centre asks states to ensure vigilance to check incidences of people dumping bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims in Ganga, its tributaries
Assam reports 6,258 new cases, 85 deaths
COVID19 | 6,258 new cases, 85 deaths and 4,409 recoveries reported in Assam today; 39,264 active cases
HC directs Delhi Police to conduct inquiry on illegal distribution of COVID medicines
On a writ petition filed in Delhi High Court about politicians involved in illegal distribution of COVID medicines etc, the court has directed Delhi Police to conduct an enquiry. An enquiry is being conducted from several concerned persons: Delhi Police
7-8 CPI (Maoist) cadres died of COVID-19, 15-20 seriously ill: Seized letter
During an operation in Bijapur today, a letter written by a cadre of CPI (Maoist) to a senior leader was seized. The letter mentions that 7-8 cadres have died of COVID-19 & around 15-20 others are seriously ill: Bastar IG Sundarraj P
BS Yediyurappa: "To ease hardships that come with the strict restrictions, three free meals will be made available to the poor, migrants and workers in need, at Indira Canteens in Bengaluru and across the state till May 24."
Maharashtra: A doctor couple collects medicines from recovered COVID patients & provides to the needy patients in Mumbai. "We started this initiative 10 days ago. We collect medicines from housing societies & provide to those who can't afford them," says Dr Marcus Ranney
Delhi airport's Terminal 2 to remain shut temporarily from May 18 due to fall in passenger traffic
An airport official today said Terminal 2 of Delhi airport will remain shut temporarily from 0000 hours of May 18. Terminal 2 of Delhi airport will close temporarily due to fall in passenger traffic. Currently, daily traffic at Delhi airport has fallen to around 30,000 passengers.
Bihar reports 10,920 new #COVID19 cases, taking the total count of active cases to 1,02,099
Delhi, Karnataka, AP, Telangana, among states, to invite global tender for COVID vaccine procurement
The governments of Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Tuesday joined several other states which have decided to issue global tenders for procurement of COVID vaccines as the domestic supply fails to keep up with the rising demand amid the fierce second wave of the pandemic. The Centre said it has so far provided more than 18 crore vaccine doses to states and UTs free of cost, but many of them have complained of an acute shortage of the jabs and are now prioritising people who need to be given their second dose within a prescribed period. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha have also taken the global tender route for procuring vaccines swiftly. Two crore COVID vaccine doses will be procured through global tender to meet the increased demand and to facilitate vaccination of the age group of 18-44 years, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and state COVID task force head C N Ashwath Narayan said.
BJP MLA alleges vaccine scam in Mumbai, demands audit of all COVID-19 jabs
Telangana to invite global tenders to procure COVID-19 vaccines
Telangana Cabinet has decided to invite global tenders to procure COVID-19 vaccines on a war footing, says Chief Minister's Office
Cabinet Secretary reviews COVID situation
Groups of Experts on Vaccination and Supply of Oxygen working since April, 2020 and August, 2020 respectively
Second Dose of Vaccine should be a priority to build effective immunity against the virus
Vaccine wastage by States/UTs should be Minimised
Rational Utilisation of Oxygen should be done
Field functionaries and community leaders to be engaged for spreading awareness regarding COVID care in rural areas
AstraZeneca pledges $250,000 as humanitarian aid to India
Drug major AstraZeneca on Tuesday said it has pledged USD 250,000 (over Rs 1.8 crore) in humanitarian aid to India to support relief activities amid the second wave of COVID-19 sweeping across the country. The aid to India is part of the USD 1 million which the British-Swedish multinational has earmarked for relief initiatives across communities which have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. "Today, AstraZeneca pledges 1 million USD in humanitarian aid to support relief activities in India as well as other communities around the world hardest hit by the pandemic. "This includes directing 250,000 USD direct relief to support their efforts in India, which includes the distribution of oxygen concentrators, medicines, other supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide treatment and care for those with COVID-19," AstraZeneca said in a statement on Twitter.
Karnataka asks Cipla, Jubilant to fulfil Remdesivir supply obligation within 24 hrs
Karnataka has asked Cipla, Jubilant to fulfil supply obligation of Remdesivir within 24 hrs or face legal action. The state said Centre had directed Jubilant Ltd to supply 32,000 Remdesevir vials to the state by May 9. However, the state only received 17,601 vials from company as of May 8.
Congress sets up a 13-member COVID-19 Relief Task Force
Congress sets up a 13-member COVID-19 Relief Task Force under chairmanship of former Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to coordinate relief activities of the party
West Bengal reports record 20,136 new COVID-19 cases, 132 more deaths: Health Department