Gujarat reports 23 COVID cases, over 3.73 lakh vaccinated
Gujarat on Sunday reported 23 COVID19 cases, the fifth day in a row when the addition was less than 30, taking the overall tally in the state to 8,24,900, an official said. The toll remained at 10,076 as the state witnessed no death from infection during the day, in the process maintaining the fatality clean slate that began on July 19.
Bengal reports 701 new COVID cases, 13 deaths
West Bengal's COVID19 tally rose to 15,28,720 on Sunday as 701 more people tested positive for the infection, while 13 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 18,149, a health bulletin said. North 24 Parganas district registered the highest number of new cases at 93, followed by Darjeeling (64) and Kolkata (60).
Goa sees 59 new COVID-19 cases
Goa on Sunday reported 59 fresh coronavirus positive cases and one death, taking the tally to 1,71,205 and the toll to 3,148, a health department official said. With 105 patients being discharged during the day, the count of recoveries in Goa rose to 1,67,046, leaving the state with 1,011 active cases, the official said. With 3,534 new tests, the number of samples tested so far in Goa reached has gone up to 10,59,718, he added.
Britain reports 24,470 COVID cases and 65 deaths on Sunday
Britain reported 24,470 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a drop from 26,144 on Saturday, and 65 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, down from 71 on Saturday. The government also said 46,851,145 people had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 38,345,841 had received two doses.
Opening schools after taking a written undertaking from the parents' of students: Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla
We're opening schools after taking a written undertaking from the parents' of students, allowing their children to attend physical classes. We're following COVID protocols & opening all schools from tomorrow: Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla
Maharashtra reports 6,479 new COVID cases, 157 deaths; fatality rate at 2.1%
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 6,479 fresh COVID-19 cases and 157 fatalities, taking the tally of infections to 63,10,194 and the toll to 1,32,948 while 4,110 patients recovered, the state health department said. With the new additions, the tally of recoveries in Maharashtra now stands at 60,94,896, leaving the state with 78,962 active cases with a recovery rate of 96.59 per cent. The case fatality rate is 2.1 per cent, it said. Mumbai reported 328 new cases and 10 deaths, which raised the overall case-load to 7,35,107 and the count of fatalities to 15,899, the department said in a statement. Mumbai division reported 998 cases during the day and 17 deaths, taking the tally to 16,41,493 and the toll to 34,365.
Maha govt committed to keeping economic cycle moving amid COVID pandemic, says CM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the state government was committed to ensuring that the economic and development cycle keeps moving despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ghatkopar -Mankhurd flyover, Thackeray said the development and economic cycle had regained momentum and will keep moving. The 3-km flyover is expected to ease commuting from the eastern part of Mumbai to Navi Mumbai as it will significantly reduce the travel time on the congested Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road. "The Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Road sees multiple bottlenecks due to traffic coming from the Eastern expressway, the Santacruz-Chembur flyover and the Eastern freeway. This new flyover constructed by the Mumbai civic body will help resolve the matter," the chief minister said.
Delhi reports 85 new COVID cases, 1 death; positivity rate at 0.12%
The national capital Sunday reported 85 coronavirus cases and one death, while the positivity rate stood at 0.12 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. With the new cases, the overall infection tally in the city climbs to 14,36,350. Of this, over 14.10 lakh patients have recovered from the disease. The death toll now stands at 25,054. On Saturday, the city had reported 58 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.08 per cent and one death due to the infection. On Friday, the capital logged 63 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.09 percent and three deaths. On Thursday, it registered 51 cases of COVID-19 with a positivity rate of 0.08 per cent and zero deaths.
Indonesia extends COVID-19 restrictions for outside Java
Indonesia extended restrictions outside Java island by another week in efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, local media reported on Sunday citing an interior ministry senior official. The highest level of restrictions was extended until Aug. 9 for regions outside Java categorised as "Level 4" areas, or areas that have a high level of infections and hospital's bed occupancy rate, Safrizal Z.A., a senior official at the Home Affairs Ministry, told local media. Workers employed by non-essential businesses will continue to work from home and shopping malls will remain closed.
China sounds COVID alarm as Delta variant spreads to 18 provinces
The highly contagious Delta variant of the COVID-19 has raised major concerns in China as it spread to 18 provinces with fresh cases emerging in capital Beijing on Sunday. At least 18 provinces in China have sounded alarm about COVID-19 as more than 300 domestic cases were detected in 10 days, posing great challenges to the country as it deals with the worst epidemic in months, official media reported. At least 27 cities in 18 provinces reported more than 300 confirmed cases in recent days, including Beijing, Jiangsu and Sichuan, state-run Global Times reported on Sunday. The number of medium and high-risk regions across the country rose to 95 on Sunday, of which 91 are medium-risk regions and four are high-risk regions, including Dehong Prefecture of Yunnan, Nanjing of Jiangsu and Zhengzhou of Henan, the report said.
Schools, colleges, educational institutions to remain closed till further orders in Jammu & Kashmir
All schools, colleges and other educational institutions including coaching centres shall remain closed till further orders. They are permitted to seek personal attendance of limited vaccinated staff for administrative purposes: Govt of Jammu & Kashmir
UK offers shopping vouchers, pizza discounts to boost vaccinations among youth
From shopping vouchers and pizza discounts to Uber reminders, the UK is planning a so-called vouchers for vaccines scheme to encourage greater uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among the younger age groups of the country. A number of ride-hailing and food delivery apps will be offering discounted travel and meals to people who get vaccinated, with offers including free lifts to vaccine centres and cheap meals for those already inoculated. Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are among the brands in the UK that are part of the government-backed scheme. "This is the next step in helping get people vaccinated and safely back to normal," a spokesperson for Deliveroo said. your jab as easy as grabbing a pizza, hopefully we can help our teams and our customers get both their first and second doses as easily and quickly as possible," added Thom Elliot, Pizza Pilgrims Founder.