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Coronavirus news: If there is no new variant, 3rd Covid wave will not be as devastating as 2nd, says top vaccinologist Gagandeep Kang

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Coronavirus news: With 34,403 more people testing positive for COVID19, India's overall infection tally has increased to 3,33,81,728, while the count of active cases has dipped to 3,39,056, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,44,248 with 320 more fatalities being recorded, it said The number of active cases now comprises 1.03 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.64 percent, according to the data updated by the ministry at 8 am.Catch COVID-related updates here:

Coronavirus news: If there is no new variant, 3rd Covid wave will not be as devastating as 2nd, says top vaccinologist Gagandeep Kang
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  • Eight-day stock of Covid vaccine left in Delhi: Bulletin

    The stock of coronavirus vaccine in the national capital will last for another eight days, according to a bulletin issued by the Delhi government on Friday. As on Friday morning, 1,87,440 doses of Covaxin and 12,02,280 jabs of Covishield were left in stock, it said.

  • Gujarat reports 25 COVID-19 cases; 22.5 lakh get vaccine jabs

    Gujarat reported 25 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours which took the tally of infections in the state to 8,25,702, a health official said on Friday evening. With no fatality reported during the day due to the pandemic, the death toll remained unchanged at 10,082.

  • Covid: Procurement of books for Delhi govt school libraries to be done in virtual mode this year

    The procurement of books for general reading in libraries of Delhi government schools will be done through virtual mode this year owing to the COVID19 pandemic, according to Directorate of Education (DoE). It said holding a physical book fair as is done every year by the department is "not feasible" in the present situation. "Due to the precarious nature of the Covid pandemic, holding a physical face to face mega book fair does not seems feasible in the present times for the procurement of books under the head 'Improvement of School Libraries' for the year 202122. "As a result, the procurement of books of general reading for all the government schools under DoE will be done through virtual mode," the DoE said in an official order.

  • Goa sees 108 COVID-19 cases, 1 death, 75 recoveries

    Goa's COVID-19 tally went up by 108 to reach 1,75,291 on Friday, while one death took the toll to 3,290, an official said. The recovery count increased by 75 during the day to touch 1,72,270, leaving the state with 731 active cases, he informed. With 5,139 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the number of tests in Goa went up to 12,89,799, he added.

  • If there is no new variant, 3rd Covid wave will not be as devastating as 2nd, says Kang

    There will not be a third wave of Covid of the size and consequence the country witnessed during the second wave unless there is a new variant of coronavirus, top vaccinologist Gagandeep Kang said Friday. She stressed the need to develop better vaccines that can deal with new variants, and strengthening of the regulatory mechanisms. "Unless there is a new variant there will not be a third wave of the size and consequences that we saw in the second wave. What we will see is local flareups where there are unprotected populations and where the virus has not been before," Kang said.

  • Maharashtra logs 3,586 COVID-19 cases, 67 deaths

    Maharashtra on Friday reported 3,586 new coronavirus infections and 67 fatalities, taking the caseload to 65,15,111 and death toll to 1,38,389, a health department official said. As many as 4,410 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the count of recoveries to 63,24,720.

  • Over 18 lakh people inoculated against COVID-19 in Gujart govt mega drive

    More than 18 lakh eligible citizens were vaccinated against COVID19 till 7 pm during the mega vaccination drive organised by the Gujarat government on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday on Friday, an official said. The number is likely to increase further, as the inoculation drive will end at 10 pm, the official said. As per an official release, the state health department is continuously monitoring the drive and trying to persuade people to take the jab against the disease.

  • Covid: One more death, 17 new cases in Uttar Pradesh

    Uttar Pradesh recorded one more COVID19 fatality on Friday that took the death toll 22,887, while 17 fresh cases took the infection count to 17,09,643, according to an official statement. The only Covidrelated death was reported from Gonda, it said. In the past 24 hours, 16 patients recovered from the infection, taking the overall recoveries to 16,86,565, according to the statement.

  • Nashik sees 94 COVID-19 cases, 1 death, 64 recoveries

    The COVID19 tally in Nashik in Maharashtra reached 4,07,201 on Friday after 94 cases were detected, while the day also saw one death and 64 recoveries, an official said. The district's toll stands at 8,609 and the number of people discharged is 3,97,612, he said.

  • MP reports six COVID-19 cases, no deaths; almost 20 lakh vaccinated

    The COVID-19 infection tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 7,92,380 on Friday with the addition of six cases, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,517, a health official said. As many as 19,99,173 coronavirus vaccine doses were administered in the state during the day. It took the number of doses administered so far to 5,56,58,845. The recovery count stood at 7,81,754, leaving the state with 109 active cases.

  • Covid impact: Tirupati Brahmotsavam to be held without devotees

    The Navaratri Brahmotsavam of Lord Venkateswara hill temple, scheduled to begin on October 7 at Tirumala, will be conducted without the participation of devotees, due to the anticipated third wave of COVID19, said a top functionary of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) that governs the hill temple. Speaking to reporters, TTD Board Chairman Y V Subba Reddy said that like last year's festival, this year's Navaratri Bhrahmostavm also would be observed inside the temple without the congregation of the devotees and celestial processions in view of the health safety of devotees and TTD staff.

  • J-K records 155 new Covid cases, 1 death

    Jammu and Kashmir recorded 155 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, raising its tally to 3,27,621, while the death toll reached 4,416 with one more fatality, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 22 were from the Jammu division and 133 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.

  • 92% of Bengal primary students lost ability to learn languages in Covid time: study

    Around 92 percent of the primary students of West Bengal has lost the fundamental ability to learn languages during closure of schools due to the pandemic, and the figure is 82 percent in the case of mathematics, according to a study. The government's initiatives of online teaching and supplying the children with worksheets were found to be far too inadequate to make the students learn, the study by a representative forum of primary school teachers of the state has found out. 

  • Bharat Biotech awaits feedback from WHO for Covaxin EUL

    Bharat Biotech on Friday said it has submitted all the data pertaining to its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to the World health organisation for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) and is awaiting feedback from the global health watchdog. The WHO is currently reviewing the data submitted by the vaccine maker and the date for a decision on the jab is yet ”to be confirmed,” according to the update available on WHO website. (PTI)

  • SC allows Kerala government to hold physical exam for Class 11

    The Supreme Court Friday allowed the Kerala government to hold physical exams for Class 11 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed satisfaction over the steps being taken by it to ensure that no untoward situation is faced by students.The top court said holistic approach has to be taken in the matter and the authorities concerned are conscious of their duties. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar dismissed an appeal filed by advocate Rasoolshan A, challenging the Kerala High Court order refusing to interfere with the state government's decision to hold offline exams. (PTI)

  • SC allows Kerala government to hold physical exam for Class 11

    The Supreme Court Friday allowed the Kerala government to hold physical exams for Class 11 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed satisfaction over the steps being taken by it to ensure that no untoward situation is faced by students.The top court said holistic approach has to be taken in the matter and the authorities concerned are conscious of their duties. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar dismissed an appeal filed by advocate Rasoolshan A, challenging the Kerala High Court order refusing to interfere with the state government's decision to hold offline exams. (PTI)

  • Coronavirus compounds climate disasters but shows action can work - Red Cross

    The coronavirus has made it harder for authorities to respond to disasters caused by extreme weather fuelled by climate change, with more severe storms, floods and heatwaves affecting nearly 140 million people around the world, an aid organisation said.

  • Kerala govt hails SC verdict, says Class XI exams will be held adhering to COVID protocol

    Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict allowing the Kerala government to hold physical exam for Class XI, the state government on Friday said it was prepared to hold the exam adhering to COVID19 protocol. Reacting to the verdict, state General Education Minister V Sivankutty said a majority of students wanted to write the examination offline and it will be held without creating any difficulties for them.

  • Olympics-Beijing 2022 Games to have rigorous COVID-19 measures-IOC

    The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will have tight COVID19 countermeasures in place to ensure the safety of all participants, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.

  • Khurda, Cuttack account for over 57 pc of 628 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha

    Khurda and Cuttack districts accounted for over 57 per cent of the 628 new COVID19 cases detected in Odisha on Friday, a health official said. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), on the other hand, sealed two government offices for two days after several employees tested positive for the infection.

  • Daily COVID-19 vaccinations crossed the one-crore mark for the fourth time in less than a month, taking the total number of doses administered in the country to over 78 crore, the Union health ministry said on Friday.Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this is the fastest pace at which one crore doses have been administered.

  • China reports 62 new cases, 1 billion vaccinated

    China has reported another 62 cases of COVID-19, even as the number of Chinese citizens fully vaccinated has topped 1 billion. All but one of the cases was detected over the previous 24 hours in the eastern coastal province of Fujian in China's latest outbreak of the delta variant, the National Health Commission said on Friday. Of those, 31 were in the major port city of Xiamen, with 28 others in the city of Putian and one in the city of Quanzhou. (PTI)

  • Global caseload tops 22.69 crore

    The global coronavirus caseload has topped 226.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.66 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.80 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 41,782,046 and 669,987, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 33,347,325 cases. (IANS)

  • Three new cases push Andamans tally to 7,595

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported three new cases pushing the tally to 7,595, a health official said. Two new cases were detected during testing at the Veer Savarkar Airport here and one during local contact tracing, the official said.

  • South Korea reports more than 2,000 new cases

    South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holiday of the year. The 2,008 cases reported Friday was the 73rd consecutive day of over 1,000 despite officials enforcing the country's strongest social distancing rules short of a lockdown in capital Seoul and other large population centers for the past 10 weeks. (PTI)

  • India adds more than 30,000 cases for 2nd straight day, up 34,403 in last 24 hrs

  • Alaska seeing one of sharpest COVID-19 surges in US

    Alaska's state epidemiologist says Alaska is experiencing one of the sharpest surges in COVID-19 in the country. Dr Joe McLaughlin added that it's not clear when the situation might stabilize. He says a lot will depend on vaccination rates and measures such as masking and distancing. Health officials says hospitals are stressed, with staffing and capacity issues. The state health department reports 20% of patients hospitalized in Alaska have COVID-19. Meanwhile, Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau announced Thursday that as a condition of employment, staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 15.

  • Mizoram reports 1,121 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more fatalities

    Mizoram's COVID19 tally rose to 76,591 on Friday as the state registered 1,121 new cases, 281 less than the previous day, an official statement said. The COVID19 death toll climbed to 254 as three more fatalities were reported, the statement by the state Information and Public Relations department said.

  • SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

     South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holiday of the year. The 2,008 cases reported Friday was the 73rd consecutive day of over 1,000 despite officials enforcing the country's strongest social distancing rules short of a lockdown in capital Seoul and other large population centers for the past 10 weeks..

Coronavirus news :
With 34,403 more people testing positive for COVID19, India's overall infection tally has increased to 3,33,81,728, while the count of active cases has dipped to 3,39,056, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,44,248 with 320 more fatalities being recorded, it said The number of active cases now comprises 1.03 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.64 percent, according to the data updated by the ministry at 8 am.
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