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India reports 13,000 new Covid cases, 131 deaths
25-01-2021 10:20

With 13,203 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Monday continued its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,67,736, health officials said.

For the past 18 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections. Also, the death toll remained below 300-mark for the past 28 days.

On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. The country had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday said that with 131 fresh deaths, the overall death toll in India stood at 1,53,470.

As per the Ministry's data, 1,03,30,084 people have recovered so far and currently, there are 1,84,182 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 96.83 per cent, while the fatality rate at 1.44 per cent.

About 80 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from eight states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

The nationwide immunisation drive began across the country on January 16, with approval of two Covid vaccines in the country. As many as 16,13,667 beneficiaries have received the Covid vaccine jabs so far.

 
 
India records 14,000 new Covid cases, recoveries cross 1.02 crore
22-01-2021 10:20

With 14,545 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Friday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,25,428, the health officials said.

For the past 15 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections even as the toll remained below 300-mark for the past 25 days.

On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. The country had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that with 163 fresh deaths, the overall toll in India stood at 1,53,032.

As per the Ministry's data, 1,02,83,708 people have recovered so far and currently there are 1,88,688 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 96.75 per cent, while the fatality rate at 1.44 per cent.

About 84 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from eight states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

The nationwide immunisation drive began across the country on January 16, with approval of two Covid vaccines in the country.

As many as 9,99,065 beneficiaries have received the Covid vaccine jabs so far, with 1,92,581 people inoculated on Thursday.
 
15,000 fresh cases continue India's low Covid streak
21-01-2021 10:40

With 15,223 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Thursday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,10,883, health officials said.

For the past 14 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections even as the toll remained below 300-mark for the past 24 days.

India on Tuesday reported 10,064 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. The country had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year for the first time, and within that week it had hovered around the same number before a steady climb that took the daily figures close to a lakh cases in September.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that with 151 fresh deaths, the overall toll in India stood at 1,52,869.

As per the Ministry's data, 1,02,65,706 people have recovered so far and currently there are 1,92,308 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 96.70 per cent, while the fatality rate at 1.44 per cent.

About 72 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from six states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.

The nationwide immunisation drive began across the country on January 16, with approval of two Covid vaccines in the country.

As many as 8,06,484 beneficiaries have received the Covid vaccines jabs so far, with 1,31,649 people inoculated on Wednesday.

 
 
India records over 13,000 new Covid cases, 162 deaths
20-01-2021 10:30

With 13,823 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Wednesday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,95,660, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new cases from the past 13 days. Daily toll has remained below the 300-mark for the past 26 days. On Tuesday, India had recorded 10,064 cases, lowest since June 6.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 162 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the overall toll to 1,52,718.

As per the Ministry's data, 1,02,45,741 people have recovered so far and currently there are 1,97,201 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.70 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.44 per cent.

The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday said that five states are the major contributor to the total active cases.

Kerala tops the charts with 34.22 per cent of the total active infections, followed by Maharashtra at 25.88 per cent, Uttar Pradesh at 4.30 percent, Karnataka at 4.02 per cent and West Bengal at 3.44 per cent.

About 72 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from six states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.

It is Maharashtra, Kerala, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand who have logged 73 per cent of the total daily deaths.

The most-awaited mass vaccination drive started on January 16, with approval of two Covid vaccines in the country. As many as 6.31 lakh beneficiaries have received doses of Covid vaccines so far.
 
At 10,000 India records lowest Covid numbers since June
19-01-2021 10:10

Continuing its low streak of fresh daily cases, India on Tuesday recorded 10,064 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the lowest single-day spike in seven months.

With this the overall tally of Covid-19 cases touched 1,05,81,837, according to the Union Health Ministry.

India had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year for the first time, and within that week it had hovered around the same number before a steady climb that took the daily figures close to a lakh cases in September.

The country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new cases for the past 12 days.

Daily toll has been below the 300-mark for the last 25 days.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 137 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 1,52,556.

As per the Ministry's data, 1,02,28,753 people have recovered so far and currently there are 2,00,528 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.59 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.44 per cent.

About 81 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported from eight states. In a random order these are Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

Maharashtra, Kerala, West Bengal, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have logged 66 per cent of the total daily deaths.

The most-awaited mass vaccination drive kick-started on January 16, with the approval of two Covid vaccines.
 
India's low streak continues with below 20,000 COVID cases
18-01-2021 11:10

With 13,788 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Monday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,71,773, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new cases from the past eleven days. Daily death toll is below the 300-mark from the last 24 days.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 145 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,52,419.

As per the Ministry's data, 1,02,11,342 people have recovered so far and currently there are 2,08,012 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.59 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.44 per cent.

About 81 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from eight states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra, Kerala, West Bengal, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have logged 66 per cent of the total daily deaths.

The most-awaited mass vaccination drive kick-started on January 16, with the approval of two Covid vaccines. As many as 2,24,311 beneficiaries have received doses of Covid vaccines in the last two days.

A total of 447 Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) have been reported in the last two days of massive inoculation drive.
 
 
India records 15,000 new Covid cases, 175 deaths
16-01-2021 10:30

With 15,158 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,42,841, according to the Union Health Ministry.

On Tuesday, India had recorded 12,584 new cases, the lowest single-day figure in over seven months. The country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new cases from the past eight days.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 175 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,52,093. Since the last 22 days, less than 300 new deaths per day have been recorded in the country.

As per the Ministry data, 1,01,79,715 people have recovered so far and currently there are 2,11,033 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.56 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.44 per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 14 were 18,57,65,491, including 8,03,090 tested on Friday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

About 76 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from seven states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat.

Meanwhile, the most-awaited mass vaccination drive is slated to begin from Saturday, with approval of two vaccines.

The Central government has planned to vaccinate nearly 3 crore people in the first phase of the drive.

The Union Health Ministry has said that 1.1 crore 'Covishield' and 55 lakh 'Covaxin' doses have been procured at the cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively.
 
India reports 16,946 new Covid-19 cases, continues low streak
14-01-2021 10:10

With 16,946 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Thursday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,05,12,093, officials said on Thursday.

On Tuesday, India recorded 12,584 new cases, the lowest single-day figure in over seven months.

Before this, the lowest number was recorded on June 18, 2020, when India reported 12,881 new cases.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 198 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,51,727.

Since the last 20 days, less than 300 new deaths per day have been recorded in the country.

As per the Ministry data, 1,01,46,763 people have recovered till now and currently there are 2,13,603 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 96.51 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.44 as per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 13 were 18,42,32,305, including 7,43,191 tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

About 70 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from seven states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the most-awaited mass vaccination drive is slated to begin from Saturday, with approval of two vaccines.

The Central government has planned to vaccinate nearly three crore people in the first phase of the drive.

The Union Health Ministry has said that 1.1 crore 'Covishield' and 55 lakh 'Covaxin' doses have been procured at the cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively.
 
Covid: India continues its streak of low daily new cases
13-01-2021 10:10

With 15,968 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India continues its streak of low cases, with overall tally mounting to 1,04,95,147, officials said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, India recorded 12,584 new cases, lowest single-day figure in over seven months. Before this, the lowest number was recorded on June 18 last year, when India reported 12,881 fresh Covid cases in a day.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 202 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,51,529. Since the last 19 days, less than 300 new deaths per day have been recorded in the country.

As per the Ministry data, till now, 1,01,29,111 people have recovered. Currently, there are 2,14,507 active cases. About 43.96 per cent of patients with active infection are in healthcare facilities, while the rest are in home isolation.

The recovery rate stands at 96.51 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.44 as per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 12 were 18,34,89,114 including 8,36,227 samples tested on Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

About 70 per cent of the daily new cases are reported from seven states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the most-awaited mass vaccination drive is slated to begin from January 16, with approval of two vaccines. The Central government plans to vaccinate nearly three crore people in the first phase of the drive.

The vaccine will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with two crore frontline and essential workers, 26 crore people above the age of 50 and one crore below 50 with comorbidities.

The Union Health Ministry has said that 1.1 crore 'Covishield' and 55 lakh 'Covaxin' doses have been procured at the cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively.
 
India reports 12,500 new Covid cases, lowest in 7 months
12-01-2021 10:30

With 12,584 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, India recorded the lowest single-day figure in over seven months taking India's overall tally to 1,04,79,179.

Before this, the lowest number was recorded on June 17 last year, when India reported 12,881 fresh Covid cases in a day.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 167 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,51,327.

Since the last 18 days, less than 300 new deaths per day have been recorded in the country.

As per the ministry data, till now, 1,01,11,294 people have recovered. Currently, there are 2,16,558 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 96.43 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.44 as per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 11 were 18,26,52,887 including 8,97,056 samples tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

About 82.25 per cent of the daily new cases were being reported from nine states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Gujarat.

Meanwhile, the most-awaited mass vaccination drive is slated to begin from January 16, with approval of two vaccines. The Central government plans to vaccinate nearly three crore people in the first phase of the drive.

The vaccine will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with two crore frontline and essential workers, 26 crore people above the age of 50 and one crore below 50 with comorbidities.
 
India records 16,311 new Covid cases, the lowest in 6 months
11-01-2021 10:40

With 16,311 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours on Monday, India recorded the lowest one-day figure in over six months taking India's overall tally to 1,04,66,595.

Before this, the lowest number was recorded on January 5 when 16,375 cases were reported in a day.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 161 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,51,160,

Since the last 17 days, less than 300 new deaths have been recorded in the country.

As per the ministry data, till now, 1,00,92,909 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,22,526 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 96.43 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.44 as per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 10 are 18,17,55,831 including 6,59,209 samples tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date with 19,69,114 total cases. About 82.25 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by nine states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Gujarat.

Meanwhile, the most-awaited mass vaccination drive is slated to begin from January 16, with approval of two vaccines. The Central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people in the first phase of drive.

It will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with two crore frontline and essential workers, 26 crore people above the age of 50 and one crore below 50 with comorbidities.
 
India records 18,000 fresh Covid cases, 234 deaths
08-01-2021 10:10

With 18,139 new coronavirus infections and 234 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,04,13,417, while the death toll touched 1,50,570, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

India continued its streak of low daily new cases. Till now, 1,00,37,398 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,25,449 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.36 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 7 is 17,93,36,364 including 9,35,369 samples tested on Thursday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date.

Over 79 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

On Wednesday, the government deployed a high level Central team to Kerala to review the public health interventions in management of Covid-19 by the state government and support the health authorities in these measures.

Meanwhile, the most-awaited mass vaccination drive is slated to begin soon, with approval of two vaccines. The Central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people in the first phase of drive.

It will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with 2 crore frontline and essential workers, 26 crore people above the age of 50 and one crore below 50 with comorbidities.
 
India records 20,000 fresh Covid cases, 222 deaths
07-01-2021 10:20

With 20,346 new coronavirus infections and 222 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,03,95,278 on Thursday, while the death toll touched 1,50,336, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

India continued its streak of low daily new cases. Till now, 1,00,16,859 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,28,083 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.36 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 6 is 17,84,00,995 including 9,37,590 samples tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date with 1,954,553 total cases.

Over 79 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

On Wednesday, the government deployed a high level Central team to Kerala to review the public health interventions in management of Covid-19 by the state government and support the health authorities in these measures.

Meanwhile, the most-awaited mass vaccination drive is slated to begin soon, with approval of two vaccines. The Central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people in the first phase of drive.

It will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with 2 crore frontline and essential workers, 26 crore people above the age of 50 and one crore below 50 with comorbidities.
 
India records less than 20,000 Covid cases for 5th consecutive day
06-01-2021 10:10

After witnessing spike of over 16,000 cases for two consecutive days, India recorded 18,087 fresh cases of coronavirus infections and 264 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country's overall tally to 1,03,74,932, while the death toll touched 1,50,114, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.

India continued its streak of low daily new cases as the number of fresh infections remained below 20,000 for the fifth consecutive day.

Till now, 99,97,272 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,27,546 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.36 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date. Over 84 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Mass vaccination drive is slated to begin soon, with the approval of two vaccines.

The Central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people in the first phase of the drive. It will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with 2 crore frontline and essential workers and 27 crore elderly, mostly above the age of 50 years with comorbidities.

 
 
20 more cases with UK corona strain found in India, total 58
05-01-2021 12:20

The central government said on Tuesday that 20 more cases of mutant strain of coronavirus reported from UK have been detected in India, taking the total such cases in the country to 58.

"All these persons have been kept in single-room isolation in designated healthcare facilities by the respective state governments. Their close contacts have also been put in quarantine. Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others. Genome sequencing on other specimens is going on," the Health Ministry said.

Of these total cases, eight have been registered at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 11 at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), (both in Delhi), and 10 at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru.

Three such cases have been detected at Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, one at National Institute of Biomedical Genomics in West Bengal, and 25 at National Institute of Virology, Pune.

On December 29, six UK returnees were found positive for the new coronavirus variant. These were the first cases to be reported in India, which has the second highest number of coronavirus cases after the United States.

The tracing and testing was initiated after the British government announced that a newly identified strain of the virus was found in the UK population, which is up to 70 per cent more transmissible.

Notably, the UK strain has already been reported by Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore.

The Ministry said that it is monitoring the situation closely and giving regular advice to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to labs.
 
Again 16,000, India continues low streak of daily cases
05-01-2021 10:10

With 16,375 new coronavirus infections and 201 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,03,56,845 on Tuesday, while the toll touched 1,49,850, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

India continued its streak of low daily new cases as the fresh infection numbers remained below 20,000 for the fourth consecutive day.

Till now, 99,75,958 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,31,036 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.32 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

The total number of samples tested up to January 4 is 17,65,31,997 including 8,96,236 samples tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date. Over 84 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Mass vaccination drive is slated to begin soon, with approval of two vaccines.

The central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people in the first phase of drive. It will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with 2 crore frontline and essential workers and 27 crore elderly, mostly above the age of 50 years with comorbidities.
 
India's daily Covid numbers dip to 16,504
04-01-2021 11:30

India on Monday recorded 16,504 fresh cases, while 214 more people succumbed to the virus in 24 hours, pushing the overall tally to 1,03,40,469 and toll to 1,49,649 since the outbreak in January, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

This is the third time that daily count has remained within the 16,000 bracket after June 23 and December 28.

The total active cases in the country is 2,43,953. The total recovery stands at 99,46,867.

While the fatality rate stands at 1.45 as per cent, the recovery rate stands at 96.16 per cent.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date. The maximum mnumber of cases are from Kerala, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh among others.

Five states -- Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh contribute 62 per cent of the total active cases.

On Sunday, the Central Licensing Authority granted permission to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to manufacture 'Covaxin' for sale and distribution, after the indigenous coronavirus vaccine received regulatory approval for emergency use.

On Sunday, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G. Somani announced that Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' has been approved for "restricted use in emergency situation".

The approval has also been given to Serum Institute of India's 'Covishield' vaccine.

The Centre plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people in the first phase of drive. The vaccine will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with two crore frontline and essential workers and 27 crore elderly, mostly above the age of 50 years with comorbidities.
 
 
3 crore Corona warriors in India to get vaccine for free: Harsh Vardhan
02-01-2021 13.10

As India gears up to launch the world's largest immunisation drive, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that one crore healthcare workers and two crore frontline workers would be given free vaccine in the first phase of the inoculation drive.

"In the first phase of vaccination, free vaccine will be provided across the nation to most prioritised beneficiaries that include one crore healthcare and 2 crore frontline workers," Vardhan said in a tweet.

He, however, added, that the details of how the remaining 27 crore priority beneficiaries will be vaccinated till July is getting finalised.

The central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore persons in the first phase of the immunisation drive. The vaccine will be administered to one crore healthcare workers, along with 2 crore frontline and essential workers, and 27 crore elderly, mostly above the age of 50 with comorbidities.

The comment is significant, given the fact that India has recorded the second highest numbers of corona infections after the United States.

Earlier in the day, the Health Minister had said that the vaccine will be free across the country. "Not just in Delhi, it will be free across the country," Vardhan said when asked for the government's position on the issue.

Notably, the coronavirus vaccine is slated to be rolled out soon as the one developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca has been recommended by an expert panel, tasked with vetting Covid-19 vaccine proposals, and forwarded to the Drug Controller General of India for approval.

On Saturday, authorities were conducting a mega drill at 259 sites in all states and union territories to help officials practise how to manage vaccine supply, storage and logistics, including cold chain management.

 
 
22,000 new Covid cases take India tally to 1.02 crore
31-12-2020 10:20

With 21,821 new Coronavirus infections and 299 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,02,66,674 on Thursday, while the death toll touched 1,48,738, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Till now, 98,60,280 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,57,656 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.04 per cent while the fatality rate is at 1.45 per cent.

A total of 17,20,49,274 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 11,27,244 samples were tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh (in random order).
 
India reports less than 21,000 new Covid-19 cases
30-12-2020 10:40

With 20,550 new coronavirus infections and 286 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,02,44,853 on Wednesday, while the death toll touched 1,48,439, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Till now, 9,83,4141 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,62,272 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.99 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

Covid-19 has hit men harder than women in India, where 70 per cent of the approximately 1.47 lakh people who died since the national outbreak in January were male, the ministry has announced.

A total of 17,09,22,030 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 11,20,281 samples were tested on Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh (in random order).

India has recorded 15 more cases of the new UK coronavirus mutant strain, taking total number of such cases to 21, data from the Union Health Ministry and state departments showed on Wednesday.

Of the 20 cases, eight have been registered at National Centre for Disease Control in Delhi, 7 at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences in Bangalore, two at Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad.

A two-year-old in Meerut, who just returned with her parents from the UK. The child is in an isolation ward with her parents at Meerut's Subharti Medical College. The parents have tested positive for Covid, but not the new strain.

Then there is one each who has been logged at National Institute of Biomedical Genomics near Kolkata, National Institute of Virology in Pune and CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in Delhi.
 
 
Samples of 6 returnees from UK carry mutant cariant of COVID19
29-12-2020 11:20

The samples of six UK returnees in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune have been found to be positive with the new variant genome, the central government said on Tuesday, adding that they have been kept in a single-room-isolation in designated healthcare facilities.

The British government had recently announced that the newly identified strain of the virus found in their population is up to 70 per cent more transmissible. This had prompted the Indian authorities to suspend flights to and from the UK till December 31.

Pursuant to this, the government found that about 33,000 passengers had disembarked at various Indian airports from the UK from November 25 to December 23 midnight. All these passengers were tracked and subjected by the states and UTs to the RT-PCR tests. So far only 114 have been found positive. These positive samples were then sent to 10 labs.

"A total of six samples of six UK returnee persons have been found to be positive with the new UK variant genome. Three in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, two in CCMB, Hyderabad and one in NIV, Pune. All these persons have been kept in single room isolation in designated Healthcare facilities by the respective state governments. Their close contacts have also been put under quarantine," the health ministry said.

Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others. Genome sequencing on other specimens is going on. The situation is under careful watch and regular advice is being provided to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to the INSACOG labs, the ministry added.

It is important to note that the presence of the new UK Variant has already been reported by Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore.

Few days back, the Indian government had taken cognizance of the reports of mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus reported from the UK and put in place a proactive and preventive strategy to detect and contain the mutant variant. It included temporary suspension of all flights coming from the UK with effect from the midnight of December 23 till 31.

Testing of all UK returnee air passengers through RT-PCR test was made mandatory. The samples of all UK returnees found positive in RT-PCR test to be genome sequenced by a consortium of ten government labs.

The strategy also included a meeting of the National Task Force (NTF) on Covid-19 on December 26 to consider and recommend Testing, Treatment, Surveillance and Containment Strategy. Standard Operating Protocol for states and UTs to tackle the mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 were also issued on December 22.

Over the last few weeks, the UK has faced a rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in South East England, leading to enhanced epidemiological and virological investigations. Analysis of viral genome sequence data identified that a large proportion of cases belonged to a new single phylogenetic cluster.

The new variant is defined by multiple spike protein mutations as well as mutations in the other genomic regions. Preliminary analysis in the UK suggests that this variant is significantly more transmissible than previously circulating variants, with an estimated potential to increase the reproductive number (R) by 0.4 or greater with an estimated increased transmissibility of up to 70 per cent.

 
 
At 16,000, India records lowest new cases since June-end
29-12-2020 10:10

India on Monday logged 16,432 fresh Covid-19 infections which is 500 less than what it recorded in the past six months and 8,000 less than the number of recoveries in the past 24 hours.

This comes amid Centres's statement that a total of six samples of 6 UK returnees have been found positive with the new UK variant genome -- a rising concern, just when things had started to appear to be recovering.

With the latest new cases the total number of cases in the country reached 1,02,24,303, along with 252 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,48,153, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

On June 23, India recorded 15,968 new cases and on June 24 it was 16,922.

In the last 24 hours, 24,900 people have recovered, taking the total number of the recovered people to 98,07,569. There are 2,68,581 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.83 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

A total of 16,98,01,749 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 9,83,695 samples were tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state to the date.

Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Gujarat (in a random order).

Over 75 per cent of the deaths are being reported from Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.

A new strain of the Covid-19 virus has appeared in the UK. The mutant is said to be 70 per cent more aggressive, according to reports. Flights and other forms of transport to and from the UK are being shut down.
 
India logs 20,000 Covid cases, 279 deaths in 24 hours
28-12-2020 10:30

India on Monday logged 20,021 fresh Covid-19 infections taking the total number of cases to 1,02,07,871, along with 279 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of fatalities to 1,47,901, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

In the last 24 hours, 21,131 people have recovered, taking the total number of the recovered people to 97,82,669. There are 2,77,301 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.83 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

A total of 16,88,18,054 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 7,15,397 samples were tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state to the date with 19,13,382 cases.

Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Over 75 per cent of the deaths are being reported from Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.

A new strain of the Covid-19 virus has appeared in the UK. The mutant is said to be 70 per cent more aggressive, according to reports. Flights and other forms of transport to and from the UK are being shut down.
 
India records 24,000 fresh Covid cases, 312 deaths
24-12-2020 10:20

India on Thursday witnessed 24,712 fresh Covid-19 infections taking the total number of cases to 1,01,23,778, along with 312 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of fatalities to 1,46,756, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

In the last 24 hours, 29,791 people have recovered.

Currently, there are 2,83,849 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 95.75 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

Till now, 96,93,173 have recovered.

A total of 16,53,08,366 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 10,39,645 samples were tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Over 75 per cent of the deaths are being reported from Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Haryana.

A new strain of the Covid-19 virus has appeared in the UK. The mutant is said to be 70 per cent more aggressive, according to reports. Flights and other forms of transport to and from the UK are being shut down.
 
Less than 20,000 new Covid cases recorded in India
22-12-2020 11:10

For the first time since first week of July, India on Tuesday recorded its lowest number of daily cases, which were 10,000 less than the number of recoveries, even as the tally went past 1,00,75,000 cases.

With 19,556 new coronavirus infections and 301 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,00,75,116, while the death toll touched 1,46,111, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. The number of recoveries in the past 24 hours were 30,376.

This is the lowest tally of new cases in a day in the past six months. On July 2 the number was 20,903 and on June 28 it was 19,459.

Till now, 96,36,487 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,92,518 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.65 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

A total of 16,31,70,557 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 10,72,228 samples were tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Over 75 per cent of the deaths are being reported from Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Haryana.

A new virulent strain of the Covid-19 virus has appeared in the UK and Africa. The mutant is said to be 70 per cent more aggressive, according to reports. Flights and other forms of transport to and from the UK are being shut down quickly.

 
India Crosses 1 Crore Covid cases
19-12-2020 10:10

In a major development, India on Saturday recorded 25,152 new coronavirus cases and 347 deaths, taking the total number of infected people since January past the one crore-mark, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's data.

The country crossed the grim milestone almost eleven months after the first case was reported on January 30 in Thrissur district of Kerala. Since then, the country has recorded 10,004,599 coronavirus cases and 14,51,36 deaths.

The number of infections had crossed the 10 lakh-mark on July 17; 20 lakh on August 7; 30 lakh on August 23; 40 lakh on September 5; 50 lakh on September 16; 60 lakh on September 28; 70 lakh on October 11; 80 lakh on October 29; and 90 lakh on November 20.

While it took over five months to touch 10 lakh, it amassed 60 lakh with August and October.

India has been recording the second-highest numbers of coronavirus cases in the world since August this year, following the US, which had crossed the milestone of one crore infections on November 9.

India also fought through a massive wave of infection in September when the pandemic peaked and recorded a highest single-day spike of 97,894 cases on September 16.

Number of cases have drastically come down since. Notably the recovery rate is 95.46 per cent, while the death rate is 1.45 per cent. The active caseload is also below four lakh for the last 12 days. India is one of the top countries with the highest recovery rate globally.

According to the Health Ministry, the chasm between active cases and recovered cases is continuously widening. As many as 95,50,712 people have recovered while 3,08,751 remain currently active.

A total of 16,00,90,514 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till date. Of these, 11,71,868 samples were tested on Friday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,88,767 cases till date. Over 76 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported by 10 states and union territory and in the random order they include -- Kerala, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Over 75 per cent of the deaths are being reported from Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

There is, however, light at the end of the tunnel as India has eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates, including three indigenous vaccines, under different stages of clinical trials which could be ready for authorization in near future.

It includes AstraZeneca and Oxford university developed and Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield; Covaxin by Bharat Biotech Limited; ZyCoV-D by Zydus Cadila and Russian vaccine candidate Sputnik-V.

The list also contains NVX-CoV2373 by SII, HGCO19 by Geneva, and two unlabeled vaccines -- Recombinant Protein Antigen-based vaccine by Biological E Limited and Inactivated rabies vector platform by Bharat Biotech.

The central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people during the first phase of vaccination. It will be offered to one crore healthcare workers along with 2 crore frontline and essential workers and 27 crore elderly, mostly above the age of 50 years with comorbidities such as diabetes, heart or liver ailments.

 
 
India's Covid tally 99.79 lakh with 22,890 new cases
18-12-2020 10:20

With 22,890 new Coronavirus infections and 338 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 99,79,447 on Friday, while the death toll reached 1,44,789, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

In the past 11 months, 95,20,827 people have recovered, of whom 31,087 recovered in the last 24 hours.

As of the ministry's data on Friday, there are 3,13,831 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.40 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

A total of 15,89,18,646 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 11,13,406 samples were tested on Thursday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,84,773 cases till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were being reported by 10 states and union territory and in a random order they are Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh.

As many as eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates are under different stages of clinical trials which could be ready for authorisation in near future, including three indigenous vaccines.

It includes Astrazeneca and Oxford university developed and Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield; Covaxin by Bharat Biotech Limited; ZyCoV-D by Zydus Cadila; the Russian vaccine candidate Sputnik-V; NVX-CoV2373 by SII; HGCO19 by Geneva, and two unlabelled vaccines -- Recombinant Protein Antigen based vaccine by Biological E Limited and Inactivated rabies vector platform by Bharat Biotech.

 
 
24,000 fresh cases take India's tally to 99.56 lakh
17-12-2020 10:50

With 24,010 fresh novel Coronavirus infections and 355 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally reached 99,56,557 on Thursday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

There has been 94,89,740 recoveries, and 1,44,451 deaths since the first case was reported in January end in India.

As the hunt for the vaccines gain momentum there were 33,291 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The active cases recorded are 3,22,366.

The recovery rate stands at 95.21 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45.

A total of 15,78,05,240 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 11,58,960 samples were tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,80,893 cases till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were being reported by 10 states and union territory and in a random order they are Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh.

As many as eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates are under different stages of clinical trials which could be ready for authorisation in near future, including three indigenous vaccines.

It includes Astrazeneca and Oxford university developed and Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield; Covaxin by Bharat Biotech Limited; ZyCoV-D by Zydus Cadila; the Russian vaccine candidate Sputnik-V; NVX-CoV2373 by SII; HGCO19 by Geneva, and two unlabelled vaccines -- Recombinant Protein Antigen based vaccine by Biological E Limited and Inactivated rabies vector platform by Bharat Biotech.
 
India's total Covid cases mount to 99.33 lakh
16-12-2020 10:10

With 26,382 new coronavirus infections and 387 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 99,32,547 on Wednesday, while the death toll reached 1,44,096, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Till now, 94,56,449 people have recovered, and over 33,813 recovered in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 3,32,002 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.21 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

A total of 15,66,46,280 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 10,85,625 samples were tested on Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,86,807 cases till date. Over 72 per cent of the daily new cases were reported by 10 states and union territory -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana.

As many as eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates are under different stages of clinical trials which could be ready for authorisation in near future, including three indigenous vaccines.

It includes Astrazeneca and Oxford university developed and Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield, Covaxin by Bharat Biotech Limited, ZyCoV-D by Zydus Cadila, Russian vaccine candidate Sputnik-V, NVX-CoV2373 by SII, HGCO19 by Geneva, and two unlabelled vaccines-Recombinant Protein Antigen based vaccine by Biological E Limited-and Inactivated rabies vector platform by Bharat Biotech.

 
 
India's COVID tally crosses 99 lakh, records lowest daily hike since July
15-12-2020 10:20

India is quickly moving towards the psychological one-crore-cases milestone, and continues to be the second worst-hit after the US.

As the mercury dropped below 10 degrees Celsius in many parts of northern India, only 22,065 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the past 24 hours taking the overall tally to 99,06,165 on Tuesday as 354 deaths were also reported, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

The last time India recorded around 20,000 cases was on July 2 when there were 20,903 fresh cases reported in 24 hours; on July 3 it was 22,771; July 6 it was 22,251. On Monday, India recorded 27,071 fresh cases.

Cases have only dipped a handful number of times since its steady surge starting June-end and touching the crescendo in September when it was nearly 98,000 cases a day.

The total deaths have touched 1,43,709.

Till now, 94,22,636 people have recovered, and over 34,477 in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 3,39,820 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 94.98 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 per cent.

A total of 15,55,60,655 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 9,93,665 samples were tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were reported by 10 states and UT -- Maharashtra (2,949), Kerala (2,707), West Bengal (1,834), Chhattisgarh (1,615), Delhi (1,376), Rajasthan (1,250), Uttar Pradesh (1,172), Tamil Nadu (1,141) Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
 
India 15,000 short of 99 lakh total Covid cases
14-12-2020 10:20

India recorded 27,071 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours and 336 deaths that took the overall tally to 98,84,100 on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Since July this is the second time that India has been in the 27,000-cases zone. It was on July 10 that 27,114 fresh cases were reported. Cases have only dipped a handful number of times since its steady surge starting June-end and touching crescendo in September with nearly 98,000 cases a day.

On December 7, there were 26,567; on November 16 it was 29,163 and on July 2, it was 22,753 before its steep rise to 97,894 on September 16.

The total deaths have touched 1,43,355.

Till now, 93,88,159 people have recovered, and over 30,695 in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 3,52,586 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 94.98 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 per cent.

A total of 15,45,66,990 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 8,55,157 samples were tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.



Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,80,416 cases till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were reported by 10 states and UT -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana.

As many as eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates are under different stages of clinical trials which could be ready for authorisation in near future, including three indigenous vaccines.

It includes Astrazeneca and Oxford university developed and Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield; Covaxin by Bharat Biotech Limited; ZyCoV-D by Zydus Cadila; Russian vaccine candidate Sputnik-V; NVX-CoV2373 by SII; HGCO19 by Geneva and two unlabeled vaccines -- Recombinant Protein Antigen-based vaccine by Biological E Limited and Inactivated rabies vector platform by Bharat Biotech.
 
 
With over 29,000 new cases, India's Covid tally nears 98 lakh
11-12-2020 10:10

With 29,398 new coronavirus infections and 414 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 97,96,770 on Friday, while the death toll touched 1,42,186, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Till now, 92,90,834 have recovered, and 37,528 in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 3,63,749 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 94.84 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent. On Thursday, 9,22,959 tests were conducted, taking the tally of total tests conducted to 15,07,59,726.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,64,348 cases to date. Over 72 per cent of the daily new cases were reported by 10 states and UT -- Maharashtra, Kerala, West Bengal, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka.

As many as eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates are under different stages of clinical trials which could be ready for authorisation in near future, including three indigenous vaccines.

It includes Astrazeneca and Oxford university developed and Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield, Covaxin by Bharat Biotech Limited, ZyCoV-D by Zydus Cadila, Russian vaccine candidate Sputnik-V, NVX-CoV2373 by SII, HGCO19 by Geneva, and two unlabeled vaccines-Recombinant Protein Antigen based vaccine by Biological E Limited-and Inactivated rabies vector platform by Bharat Biotech.
 
India's Covid tally nears 98 lakh, recovery rate over 94%
10-12-2020 10:10

With 31,521 new coronavirus cases and 412 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 97,67,371 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 1,41,772, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

On Tuesday, the country had recorded 26,567 cases, the lowest spike witnessed in recent months.

Till now 92,53,306 have recovered, while there are 3,72,293 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 94.74 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 per cent. On Wednesday 9,22,959 tests were conducted, taking the tally of total tests conducted to 15,07,59,726.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,64,348 cases till date.

Over 72 per cent of the daily new cases were reported by 10 states and UT -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Gujarat.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 68.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.56 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Thursday, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 6.88,22,212 and 15,67,706, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 1,53,79,574 and 2,89,283, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases.
 
32,000 new Covid cases take India's tally to 97.35 lakh
09-12-2020 10:50

With 32,080 new coronavirus infections and 402 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 97,35,850 on Wednesday, while the death toll touched 1,41,360, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

On Tuesday, the country had recorded 26,567 cases, the lowest spike witnessed in recent months. Till now 92,15,581 have recovered, while there are 37,89,09 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 94.66 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent. On Tuesday 10,22,712 tests were conducted, taking the tally of total tests conducted to 14,98,36,767.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,59,367 cases till date.

Over 72 per cent of the daily new cases were reported by 10 states and UT -- Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Gujarat.

On Tuesday, the health ministry had informed that 30 crore Indian population has been earmarked for the large-scale immunization of Covid-19 vaccine after the approval.

The ministry stated that the national expert group on vaccine administration has recommended 30 crore Indians to receive the vaccine shots first.

The figure includes one crore healthcare workers, two crore frontline workers and 27 crore general population falling in the priority groups set by an expert group.

 
 
India's Covid-19 tally crosses 97 lakh mark
08-12-2020 10:10

With 26,567 new coronavirus infections and 385 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 97,03,770 on Tuesday, while the death toll touched 1,40,958, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

This is the lowest spike witnessed in recent months.

Till now 91,78,946 have recovered, while there are 3,83,866 active cases.

The recovery rate stands at 94.59 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,55,341 cases till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were reported by 10 states and UT -- Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh.

The national capital reported 1,674 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday besides reporting 3,818 recoveries and 63 deaths in the last 24 hours, the data released by Delhi government showed.

Delhi last reported such numbers in mid-June when the daily cases oscillated between 1,500 and 2,000.

Meanwhile, the positivity rate in the national capital has dipped further to 3.15 per cent after 53,207 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 67.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.54 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Tuesday, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 67,535,605 and 1,543,237, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 14,933,847 and 283,631, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases.
 
32,981 new Coronavirus cases in India as recoveries go past 91 lakh
07-12-2020 10:20

With 32,981 new coronavirus infections and 391 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 96,77,203 on Monday, and the toll touched 1,40,573, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Currently, there are 91,39,901 who have beaten the pandemic, while 3,96,729 active cases remain.

The recovery rate stands at 94.45 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,52,266 cases till date. Over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are contributed by 10 states and UT, -- Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh.

After a long haul, the positivity rate of Covid-19 cases in the national capital dipped to 3.68 per cent on Sunday as Delhi tested over 70,000 cases in the last 24 hours.

The current global caseload and death toll stands at 6,70,09,962 and 15,35,107, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit with 1,47,50,316 cases and 2,82,236 deaths. India in in the second spot in terms of number of cases contracted so far.
 
India inches closer to 96 lakh Covid cases
04-12-2020 10:20

With 36,595 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally increased to 95.72 lakh on Friday, as 540 more fatalities took the Covid-19 toll to 1,39,188, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

India witnessed a 3% rise in fresh cases and 2.7 rise in deaths since Thursday.

Currently, there are 4,16,082 active cases, whereas 90,16,289 patients have been discharged so far, including 42,916 discharged in the past 24 hours.

The recovery rate stands at 94.2 per cent and fatality at 1.45 as per cent, the Ministry said.

The samples tested up to December 3 is 14,47,27,749 including 11,70,102 tested on Thursday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 18,37,358 cases till date. It has 85,535 active cases and recorded 47,472 Covid-19 deaths so far.

According to the Ministry, over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were reported from Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh.

 
 
With 35,500 new Covid cases India's tally crosses 95 lakh
03-12-2020 10:20

With 35,551 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally increased to 95,34,964 on Thursday, as 526 more fatalities took the Covid-19 death toll to 1,38,648, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Currently, there are 4,22,943 active cases, whereas 89,73,373 patients have been discharged so far, including 40,726 discharged in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate stands at 94.11 per cent and fatality rate at 1.45 as per cent, the Ministry said.

The samples tested up to December 2 is 14,35,57,647, including 11,11,698 tested on Wednesday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 18,32,176 cases till date. It has 88,537 active cases and recorded 47,357 Covid-19 deaths so far.

According to the Ministry, over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were reported from Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh.
 
With over 36,000 new corona cases, India's tally nears 95 lakh
02-12-2020 10:40

With 36,604 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally increased to 94,99,413 on Wednesday, as 501 more fatalities took the COVID-19 death toll to 1,38,122, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Currently, there are 4,28,644 active cases, whereas 89,32,647 patients have been discharged so far, including 43,062 discharged in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate stands at 94.03 per cent and fatality rate at 1.45 as per cent, the Ministry said.

The samples tested up to December 1 total 14,24,45,949, including 10,96,651 samples tested on Tuesday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 1,828,826 cases till date. It has 90,168 active cases and recorded 47,246 COVID-19 deaths so far.

According to the Ministry, over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were reported from Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh.
 
With 31,000 new Covid cases, India's tally nears 95 lakh
01-12-2020 10:20 
 
With 31,118 new coronavirus cases and 482 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 94,62,809 on Tuesday, as the fatality toll touched 1,37,621, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
 
Currently, there are 4,35,603 active cases, whereas 88,89,585 patients have been cured and discharged so far.
 
The recovery rate stands at 93.94 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent, the Ministry said.
 
Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with 18,23,896 cases till date. There are 91,623 active cases and 47,151 Covid-19 deaths.
 
According to the Ministry, over 70 per cent of the daily new cases are contributed by eight States and UT, i.e. Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh.
 
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 63 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.46 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
 
In its latest update on Tuesday, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 6,31,89,103 and 14,66,762, respectively.
 
The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 1,35,36,216 and 2,67,987 respectively, according to the CSSE.
 
India comes in second place in terms of cases.
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