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Coronavirus Feb 8 Highlights: Daily COVID-19 deaths below 150 for last 10 days, no fatality in 17 states

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Coronavirus News Feb 8 Highlights: India has become the third topmost country in the world in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, the Union Health Ministry said. Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India. The ministry said 12 states in India have vaccinated more than 2 lakh beneficiaries each. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 6,73,542 of all vaccinated beneficiaries. As of today, a total of 58.12 lakh beneficiaries have received the vaccine under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise.

Coronavirus Feb 8 Highlights: Daily COVID-19 deaths below 150 for last 10 days, no fatality in 17 states
  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Goa reports 57 fresh COVID-19 cases, 85 recoveries
    Goa on Monday reported 57 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 53,937, a health department official said. With no new COVID-19 death reported during the day, the overall toll so far stood at 772, he said.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Goa reports 57 fresh COVID-19 cases, 85 recoveries
    Goa on Monday reported 57 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 53,937, a health department official said. With no new COVID-19 death reported during the day, the overall toll so far stood at 772, he said.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Rajasthan records two more COVID-19 deaths, 101 fresh cases
    Rajasthan's COVID-19 death toll rose to 2,774 on Monday after two more people succumbed to the infection, while 101 fresh cases pushed the virus tally to 3,18,294, a health department bulletin said. At present, there are 1,470 active cases in the state.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 76 new COVID cases in Haryana
    Haryana recorded 76 more coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the tally to 2.69 lakh on Monday, while there was no new fatality due to the pathogen, the Health Department said. There are 870 active cases, while 2.65 lakh people have recuperated, taking the recovery rate to 98.55 percent, according to a medical bulletin.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: TN records 464 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths
    The downward curve of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu continued on Monday, with the state reporting 464 fresh infections while the active cases stood at 4,354. The new patients, as well as the active cases, were lesser than those on Sunday, according to a government bulletin.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 11 month low of 62 COVID-19 cases in AP
    In a 11 month low, Andhra Pradesh reported 62 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to over 8.88 lakh, the government said on Monday. The state also reported 102 more recoveries in 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday and one death, a health department bulletin said.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Around 190 students,70 teachers of two govt schools in Kerala test positive 
    Around 190 students and 70 teachers of two government schools in Malappuram have tested positive for COVID-19,prompting health officials to ask school authorities in the district to keep extra vigil and strictly implement the COVID-19 protocol. A district health official said around 150 students and 34 teachers of the Maranchery higher secondary school tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

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  • Tamil Nadu reports 464 new COVID-19 cases

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Having vaccine does not mean we should be complacent, says Health Minister 
    Having the COVID-19 vaccine does not mean one should be complacent, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday stressing that preventive measures must be followed now and in the near future as well. #PTI

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: FY21 coal demand may be lower than previously estimated due to COVID-19, says minister 
    Coal demand in the current fiscal may be lower than the initial estimate of 1,085 million tonnes (MT) due to the impact of COVID19, Parliament was informed on Monday. Domestic supply of coal during the April-December period of the ongoing financial year stood at 489.89 MT, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said in a reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: All migrants living in UK eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
    Migrants living in Britain will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines regardless of whether they have the legal right to live and work in the country, the government said on Monday, adding that getting the shot would not trigger immigration checks. #Reuters

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Daily COVID-19 deaths below 150 for last 10 day
    India on Monday reported 84 fatalities as it continued to register less than 150 daily COVID-19 deaths for the last 10 days, while the tally of active cases shrunk to 1,48,609 which is 1.37 per cent of the total infections. Seventeen states and Union Territories did not report any COVID-19 deaths in the 24 hour period till Monday 8 am, the Health Ministry said.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Experimental drug can speed up COVID-19 recovery: Study
    Scientists have found that an experimental antiviral drug can significantly speed up recovery in COVID-19 patients who do not need hospitalisation, an advance that may lead to better interventions to treat those infected with the novel coronavirus. The study, published in the journal Lancet Respiratory Medicine, noted that patients who received a single injection of the drug were over four times more likely to have cleared the infection within seven days compared to a group treated with placebo. #PTI

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  • Coronavirus news LIVE updates: 186 new coronavirus cases in Chhattisgarh, six die

    With 186 new COVID19 cases and six deaths reported on Sunday, Chhattisgarh's caseload climbed to 3,07,525 and the toll to 3,741, a health official said. The number of recoveries reached 2,99,494 after 11 people were discharged from various hospitals while 199 patients completed their home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 4,290 active cases, he said.

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  • Coronavirus news LIVE updates: 75 fresh coronavirus cases in Rajasthan, no deaths reported

    No COVID19 related death was recorded in Rajasthan on Sunday and the toll remained at 2,772, a government health bulletin stated. On the other hand, the state reported 75 new cases with the total number of people infected by COVID19 now standing at 3,18,193 out of whom 1,464 are under treatment, according to the health department bulletin.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Chinese demand helps German manufacturers weather COVID-19 pandemic
    Germany's industrial sector avoided a contraction in December despite coronavirus lockdowns at home and abroad as strong demand from China helped export-oriented manufacturers in Europe's largest economy weather the COVID-19 pandemic. #Reuters

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Odisha reports 72 new COVID-19 cases, one more fatality
    Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,35,692 on Monday as 72 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the death toll to 1,910, a health department official said. Of the new cases, 44 were reported from quarantine centres and 28 detected during contact tracing.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: UK says Astrazeneca vaccine prevents COVID-19 death as South Africa halts shots
    There is no evidence that the Astrazeneca vaccine does not prevent death or serious illness, and South Africa has only imposed a temporary halt on using the vaccine, a British junior health minister said on Monday. #Reuters

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India proved wrong all those who raised apprehensions, says PM on govt's handling of COVID-19 pandemic
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took on the opposition parties for criticising the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and said India has proved wrong all those who raised apprehensions. Replying to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address, Modi said there were predictions like crores would be infected and lakhs would die. The world today appreciates India's efforts in saving humanity, and the credit does not go to any government or individual, "but the credit goes to Hindustan", he said. Criticism is fine but no one should indulge in acts that can break the confidence of the country, the prime minister said. Modi said India emerged as a hub of pharmacy for the world during the pandemic, and added that the country is implementing the world's largest vaccination programme. He also complimented the scientist community for coming up with a vaccine for the coronavirus in a very short time.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Under PM Modi, India effectively tackled COVID-19, says Amit Shah
    Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, India has tackled the COVID-19 pandemic effectively which the world considers as a "model", Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday. Everyone wondered how the country with a huge population and weak health infrastructure would tackle the pandemic, but "effective steps were taken at the right time", Shah said.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Lanka to begin COVID-19 vaccination for general public next month

    Sri Lankan health authorities say they will begin inoculating the general public against the COVID-19 from next month. At present, the ministry is conducting a vaccination drive to inoculate more than 260,000 frontline health workers and selected military and police officers. The vaccination began last week after neighbouring India donated 500,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine, which is the only vaccine approved by the regulatory body in Sri Lanka.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: No new COVID-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh; 19,142 frontline workers inoculated

    Arunachal Pradesh did not report any COVID-19 case on Monday, with the tally remaining unchanged at 16,830, a health department official said. As many as 16,767 people have recuperated from the disease so far, while 56 people have succumbed to the infection, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Lobsang Jampa said. The northeastern state currently has seven active cases, he said. Altogether, 3,95,994 samples have been examined in the state, including 199 on Sunday.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Telangana's fresh COVID-19 cases dip to 8-month low

    The fresh COVID-19 cases in Telangana continued to dwindle with 101 people testing positive for the infection, the lowest in the last eight months, the state government said on Monday. The tally of COVID-19 cases rose marginally to 2,95,682 while one fatality pushed the toll to 1,611 as of Sunday, it said in a bulletin.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Rs 120 crore operational cost for COVID-19 vaccination drive given to states, UTs, says govt

    During the initial phases, the COVID-19 vaccine is being provided to healthcare workers and frontline workers for which, apart from free of cost supply of vaccines, the operational cost of Rs 123.49 crore has been released to the states and union territories, Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. The minister said no time limit has been set for completion of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in any state or union territory presently. The immunization drive against the novel coronavirus was rolled out from January 16 across the country.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: One new COVID-19 case in Mizoram, tally at 4,383

    One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the tally in the northeastern state to 4,383, a health department official said on Monday. A 22-year-old man in Aizawl was diagnosed with the disease on Sunday, he said.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Suriya tests postive for COVID-19

    South star Suriya has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently undergoing treatment for the virus. The 45-year-old actor took to Twitter late Sunday evening to share his diagnosis and urged his fans to be cautious amid the pandemic. "I am undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and I am better now. Let us all realise that life hasn't returned to normalcy yet. We also cannot be filled with fear and let life come to a standstill. We still need to be careful and safe. "Lots of love and gratitude to the dedicated doctors and medical staff standing by my side," Suriya wrote.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Daily deaths again fall below 100 in February

    India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,08,38,194, with11,831 new infections, while the daily deaths fell below 100 for the fourth time this month, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll increased to 1,55,080 with 84 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,05,34,505 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.20 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 percent. The total COVID-19 active cases remained below 2 lakh. There are 1,48,609 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country whichcomprise1.37 percent of the total cases, the data stated.

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  • South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccine drive

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    Coronavirus Feb 8 Highlights: Daily COVID-19 deaths below 150 for last 10 days, no fatality in 17 states
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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Sikkim reports two more COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 6,110

    Sikkim reported two fresh cases of COVID-19, pushing the tally to 6,110, an official said on Sunday. The state now has 70 active cases, while 5,810 patients have recovered from the disease. Ninety-five people have migrated out, he said. A total of 135 patients have died due to the contagion, the official said. Sikkim tested 183 samples in the past 24 hours to take the total number of such clinical examinations to 75,827.

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  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: South Korea's daily new cases drop under 300

    South Korea's daily tally of newly confirmed coronavirus cases has fallen below 300 for the first time in more than two months as authorities slightly ease tough physical distancing rules in the country. Authorities on Monday reported 289 new infections in the past 24-hour period. That is the first time the daily number has been under 300 since November 23. South Korea's virus caseload has gradually slowed in recent weeks amid stringent social distancing rules.

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Coronavirus News Feb 8 Highlights:
India has become the third topmost country in the world in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, the Union Health Ministry said. Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India. The ministry said 12 states in India have vaccinated more than 2 lakh beneficiaries each. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 6,73,542 of all vaccinated beneficiaries. As of today, a total of 58.12 lakh beneficiaries have received the vaccine under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise.
Meanwhile, continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 11,831 new infections in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,08,38,194, health officials said on Monday.
For over a week, the daily new infections have been below 15,000 while the deaths have been below 200-mark for more than a month now.
On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new cases, the lowest this year. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 84 more Covid-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 1,55,080
As per the ministry's data, there are 1,48,609 active cases as of now after 11,904 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,05,34,505 persons have been discharged.
The recovery rate has increased to 97.2 per cent, while the fatality rate is down to 1.43 per cent.
A total of 20,19,00,614 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to February 7. Of these, 5,32,236 samples were tested on Sunday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Nearly six million (58,12,362) doses of corona vaccine doses have been administered in India since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.
As per the Health Ministry, India ranks 3rd globally in terms of the vaccine doses administered in the country, even though many countries had launched their vaccination campaigns before India.