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Updated February 2nd, 2021 at 09:59 IST

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India vaccinates 37,44,334 till date; fifth highest globally

India reports 8,635 new COVID-19 cases, 13,423 discharges and 94 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

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Mumbai: 483 new cases

483 new COVID19 cases and 8 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases now at 3,08,969. 

Himachal Pradesh: 42 new cases

Himachal Pradesh reported 42 new COVID19 cases and 32 cured cases today Total cases: 57,536 Total cured cases: 56,163 Deaths: 967 Active cases: 390. 

Jharkhand: 41 new cases

Jharkhand reported 41 new COVID-19 cases and 63 recoveries today, as per the State Health Department Total cases: 1,18,692 Total recoveries: 1,17,067 Active cases: 553 Death toll: 1,072. 

Karnataka: 522 new cases

Karnataka reports 522 new COVID-19 cases, 465 discharges, and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department Total cases: 9,39,387 Active cases: 6,029 Total discharges: 9,21,122 Death toll: 12,217. 

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Kerala: 5266 new cases

5,266 new COVID19 cases reported in Kerala today. Total numbers of active and recoveries cases in the state are 70,983 and 8,54,206 respectively.

Delhi: 140 new cases

Delhi reports 140 new COVID-19 cases, 211 recoveries, and 04 deaths, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,35,096 Total recoveries: 6,22,882 Death toll: 10,853 Active cases: 1,361

Maharashtra: 2585 new cases

Maharashtra reports 2,585 new #COVID19 cases, 1,670 discharges, and 40 deaths today Total cases: 20,26,399 Total recoveries: 19,29,005 Death toll: 51,082 Active cases: 45,071

Andhra: 116 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 116 new #COVID19 in the last 24 hours. Total cases- 8,87,836 Total recoveries- 8,79,405 Death toll- 7,153 Active cases- 1,278

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7: 02 IST, January 31st 2021

Govt of J&K issues guidelines on COVID containment measures in Union Territory with effect from Feb 1; Schools, Colleges,higher educational institutions,technical/skill institutions to open. Number of pilgrims permitted to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine shall be revised to 25,000

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We spent all year under COVID's shadow. Everything went digital including students' classes. I believe govt has taken steps to curtail internet due to situation after Jan 26 but services are being restored. PM said again the possibility for talks are open: Haryana CM ML Khattar

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"Egypt receives made in India vaccines," tweets External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar

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7: 02 IST, January 31st 2021

India is at the fifth position globally in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the country, while the total active cases have dropped to 1.68 lakh with just 1.57 per cent of total cases: Union Health Ministry

2: 27 IST, January 31st 2021

Odisha

Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Sunday surged to 3,35,072 after 114 more people tested positive for the infection. The state's coronavirus death toll remained at 1,906 as no fresh fatality has been reported for last six days.

Mizoram

Six more persons, including two children and an 82-year-old man, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the coronavirus caseload to 4,372

Thane

COVID-19 tally in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 2,53,627 with the addition of 260 new cases of the viral infection.

 

 

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2: 27 IST, January 31st 2021

As many as 4,816 healthcare workers were administered COVID-19 vaccine shots in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, taking the total number of those inoculated so far to over 27,000, a senior health official said. The target for Saturday was 5,974. There was 80.6 per cent coverage, Special Secretary (Health) Nipun Jindal said.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands have not reported any coronavirus case for nthe last five days notwithstanding a steady inflow of tourists into the archipelago. The Union Territory has not reported any new COVID-19 case since Tuesday.

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2: 27 IST, January 31st 2021

Cinema halls across the country will be permitted to operate at 100 per cent capacity from February 1 in adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announced on Sunday.
 

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With13,052 new coronavirus cases, India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,07,46,183,while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,04,23,125.

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11: 18 IST, January 30th 2021

The Union Health Secretary reviewed the status of COVID vaccination with Health Secretaries and NHM MDs of States and UTs, through a video conference today. It was pointed that there is a huge scope for improvement in number of average vaccinations per session. The importance of timely data reconciliation was also emphasized upon during the detailed review meeting. As the vaccination drive has substantially stabilized in the past two weeks, States/UTs were strongly urged to reconcile the arrear data on CoWIN app. 

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The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 as of 7 pm on Saturday is 37,06,157 as per the provisional report. A total of 68,830 sessions have been held so far. On January 30, 2,06,130 beneficiaries were vaccinated in 5,143 sessions till 7 pm.

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10: 52 IST, January 30th 2021

Rajasthan

Rajasthan reported 104 new COVID-19 cases, 238 recoveries, and 1 death today. Total cases: 3,17,396 Total recoveries: 3,12,370 Death toll: 2,766 Active cases: 2,260.

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 464 new COVID-19 cases, 547 discharges, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department Total cases: 9,38,865 Active cases: 5,976 Total discharges: 9,20,657 Death toll: 12,213.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 129 new COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Total cases- 8,87,720 Total recoveries- 8,79,278 Death toll- 7,153 Active cases- 1,289.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reports 2,630 new COVID-19 cases, 1,535 discharges, and 42 deaths today. Total cases: 20,23,814 Total recoveries: 19,27,335 Death toll: 51,042 Active cases: 44,199.

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu reported 505 new COVID-19 cases, 526 discharges, and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department. Total cases: 8,37,832 Total discharges: 8,20,907 Death toll: 12,350 Active cases: 4,575.

Delhi

Delhi reported 183 new COVID-19 cases, 290 recoveries, and 08 deaths, as per Delhi Health Department. Total cases: 6,34,956 Total recoveries: 6,22,671 Death toll: 10,849 Active cases: 1,436.

1: 09 IST, January 30th 2021

Over 35 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country till now with 5,70,000 vaccinations conducted in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday. Of the 35,00,027 beneficiaries, the highest number of 4,63,793 people were vaccinated in Uttar Pradesh, followed by 3,24,973 in Rajasthan, 3,07,891 in Karnataka and 2,61,320 in Maharashtra. In a statement, the ministry said in the last 24 hours, 5,71,974 people were vaccinated across 10,809 sessions, while a total of 63,687 sessions have been conducted so far.

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12: 52 IST, January 30th 2021

Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,34,958 on Saturday as 108 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. The state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 1,906 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last five days, he said. Sixty-three new cases were reported in quarantine centres and 45 infections were detected during contact tracing, the official said. 

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Three more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the coronavirus caseload in the state to 4,366, an official said on Saturday. Two fresh cases were reported from Aizawl district, while one case was reported from Hnahthial district, he said. A couple was diagnosed with COVID-19 at a private hospital here through Rapid Antigen Test, while an employee of a construction company, who returned from Jharkhand, was detected through TrueNat test, he said. 

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Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,18,602 as 45 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,070 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the last 24-hours, he said. Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 33, followed by two cases each in East Singhbhum, Dhanbad, Gumla and Sahibganj, the official said. 

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Gujarat

In the last 24 hours, Gujarat recorded 335 new COVID-19 cases and one death. This has propelled the state's novel coronavirus tally to 2,60,901 while the death toll stands at 4385. 

Kerala

Kerala's COVID-19 tally swelled to 9,17,360 cases after 6268 persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday. On the other hand, 6398 patients recovered in the day.

 

 

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11: 11 IST, January 29th 2021

A total of 33,68,734 beneficiaries have been vaccinated through 62,939 sessions held across the country till 7 pm on Friday. This includes 4,40,681 persons who were inoculated in the day as per a provisional report. 

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Karnataka

Karnataka reported 468 new COVID-19 cases, 607 discharges, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 9,38,401 Active cases: 6,061 Total discharges: 9,20,110 Death toll: 12,211.

Manipur

Manipur reported 15 new COVID-19 cases and 25 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 29,037 Total recoveries: 28,524 Active cases: 142 Total Deaths: 371 Recovery rate is 98.23 %.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan reports 103 new COVID-19 cases, 265 recoveries, and 2 deaths today. Total cases: 3,17,292 Total recoveries: 3,12,132 Death toll: 2,765 Active cases: 2,395.

Delhi

Delhi reports 249 new COVID-19 cases, 267 recoveries, and 06 deaths, as per Delhi Health Department. Total cases: 6,34,773 Total recoveries: 6,22,381 Death toll: 10,841 Active cases: 1,551.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 2,771 new COVID-19 cases, 2,613 discharges, and 56 deaths today. Total cases: 20,21,184 Total recoveries: 19,25,800 Death toll: 51,000 Active cases: 43,147.

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6: 40 IST, January 29th 2021

The Karnataka government appealed to the Centre to treat teachers as frontline workers and include them in the COVID-19 vaccination drive for the priority sector.

6: 40 IST, January 29th 2021

A man died hours after being administered the coronavirus vaccine in UP's Pilibhit district. However, the Chief Medical Officer attributed it to heart ailment citing the autopsy report.

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1: 25 IST, January 29th 2021

The Maharashtra government on Friday extended till February 28, 2021 the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions in the state. A circular to this effect was issued by the state government. "The state is threatened with the spread of COVID-19 virus and the government feels the need to take emergency measures," the circular said. The government's guidelines to operationalise 'Mission Begin Again' for easing of restrictions and phase- wise opening will remain in force till February 28, it said. The activities already allowed and permitted from time-to-time shall continue, it added. Till Thursday night, there were 20,18,413 coronavirus positive cases in the state, where 50,944 people have succumbed to the infection.  

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With the addition of 342 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in the Thane district of Maharashtra has mounted to 2,53,070, an official said on Friday. These cases were reported on Thursday, he said. As the virus claimed the life of three patients, the death toll in the district rose to 6,143. The district's mortality rate is 2.43 per cent, he added. 

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Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,18,557 on Friday as 62 more people tested positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,069, a health official said. Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 43, followed by East Singhbhum (seven) and Koderma and Gumla (two each), he said.

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11: 22 IST, January 28th 2021

 

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Over 25 lakh vaccine doses have been administered so far, as per data available till 2 pm on Thursday. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned that the number of active cases is declining; there are 1,75,000 active cases in the country as of now - a steady and declining trend is being exhibited. Two states still have 40,000 or more active cases - Kerala with 72,000 active cases and Maharashtra with 44,000 active cases. Moreover, he revealed that India was the fastest to reach the first 1 million vaccination mark. India achieved this within 6 days, US did this in 10 days, Spain in 12 days, Israel in 14 days, the UK in 18 days, Italy in 19 days, Germany in 20 days and the UAE in 27 days.

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Delhi

Delhi reported 199 new COVID-19 cases, 119 recoveries, and six deaths, as per Delhi Health Department. Total cases: 6,34,524 Total recoveries: 6,22,114 Death toll: 10,835 Active cases: 1,575.

Manipur

Manipur reported 15 new COVID-19 cases and 23 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 29,022 Total recoveries: 28,499 Active cases: 153 Total Deaths: 370 Recovery rate is 98.19%.

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu reported 503 new COVID-19 cases, 544 discharges, and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department. Total cases: 8,36,818 Total discharges: 8,19,850 Death toll: 12,339 Active cases: 4,629.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 2,889 new COVID-19 cases, 3,181 discharges, and 50 deaths today. Total cases: 20,18,413 Total recoveries: 19,23,187 Death toll: 50,944 Active cases: 43,048.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, 188 recoveries, and 2 deaths today. Total cases: 3,17,189 Total recoveries: 3,11,867 Death toll: 2,763 Active cases: 2,559.

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 550 new COVID-19 cases, 644 discharges and two deaths in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 9,37,933 Active cases: 6,202 Total discharges: 9,19,503 Death toll: 12,209. 

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11: 22 IST, January 28th 2021

A total of 28,47,608 beneficiaries vaccinated till 7 pm on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry revealed.

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MEA official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava revealed that India has gifted over 55 lakh doses of vaccines to neighbouring countries and extended neighborhood from January 20-1.5 lakh to Bhutan, 1 lakh to Maldives, Mauritius and Bahrain, 10 lakhs to Nepal, 20 lakhs to Bangladesh, 15 lakhs to Myanmar, 50,000 to Seychelles, 5 lakh to Sri Lanka on request. He added that India has planned to gift further quantities of 1 lakh doses to Oman, 5 lakh doses to CARICOM countries, 2 lakhs to Nicaragua and 2 lakh doses to Pacific Island states over the next few days. He also mentioned that commercial exports took place to Brazil, Morocco and Bangladesh. According to him, further supplies on a commercial basis likely to take place to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Canada, Mongolia and other countries. Moreover, India will supply 1 crore doses to Africa, 10 lakh to UN Healthworkers under the Gavi Covax facility.

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At least 61 per cent of beneficiaries have taken the COVID-19 vaccine shot during the immunisation drive in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district so far, an official said on Thursday. Of the targeted 8,800 people, 5,327 have been administered the vaccine in the seven days of the vaccination drive that began on January 16, the official said. As many as 1,206 beneficiaries were inoculated on Wednesday, he said.

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12: 52 IST, January 28th 2021

Puducherry clocked 39 fresh cases of COVID-19 and one related death on Thursday, taking the aggregate to 38,973. A 74 year-old person hailing from Karaikal succumbed to the viral infection. The patient, who died of severe COVID-19 pneumonia and ARDS had co-morbidities of diabetes and severe hypertension. The new cases of infection spread over Puducherry 21, Karaikal 5, Yanam 2 and Mahe 11 were identified at the end of examination of 2,772 samples, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said. 

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The COVID-19 count in Thane district of Maharashtra reached 2,52,723 with 260 new cases, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 6,140, an official said on Thursday. The 260 fresh cases were reported on Wednesday, he said. So far, 2,43,291 patients have recuperated from the infection, which improved the recovery rate to 96.27 per cent. There are 3,292 active cases in the district at present, the official said.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last two days, a health department official said on Thursday. The coronavirus tally in the Union Territory remained at 4,994, while 62 people have so far died due to the contagion, he said. "No fresh COVID-19 case was reported for the second day in a row on Wednesday," the official said.

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Delhi

Delhi reported 96 new COVID-19 cases, 212 recoveries and 9 deaths. Total cases 6,34,325 Total recoveries 6,21,995 Death toll 10,829 Active cases 1501. 

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 428 new COVID-19 cases, 760 discharges and three deaths in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 9,37,383 Active cases: 6,298 Total discharges: 9,18,859 Death toll: 12,207.

Gujarat

Gujarat reported 353 new COVID-19 cases, the tally rose to 2,60,220; the toll went up to 4,382 as one dies.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 2,171 new COVID-19 cases; tally rose to 20,15,524; toll up to 50,894 as 32 die. 

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10: 52 IST, January 27th 2021

In the wake of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Kerala, a review meeting chaired by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan decided to impose tight restrictions and deploy police to monitor compliance with the COVID-19 protocol. Restrictions will be more stringent on the containment zones. The Chief Minister said in the meeting that the government is working to reduce the spread of the disease by mid-February. 

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23,28,779 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 till 6 pm on Wednesday across the country, including 2,99,299 people vaccinated in the day. A total of 16 hospitalizations and 9 deaths have been reported so far. None of these deaths has been causally linked with COVID-19 vaccination. 

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12: 33 IST, January 27th 2021

Twenty four fresh cases of coronavirus were reported on Wednesday in Puducherry, raising the total infection count to 38,934. An 87-year-old person hailing from Sooramangalam village in Puducherry region died of the infection, taking the toll to 646.

The new cases were identified after examination of 1,979 samples in the last 24 hours. While Puducherry saw 21 new cases, Mahe recorded three. Karaikal and Yanam regions did not register any new case of infection, Director of Health and Family Welfare Department S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

The COVID-19 aggregate stood at 38,934 while there were 282 active cases and as many as 38,006 patients recovered and were discharged so far.

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Telangana registered 147 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total caseload to past 2.93 lakh while one related fatality pushed the toll to 1,593.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 32, followed by Karimnagar (12) and Karimnagar and Sangareddy with 9 each, a government bulletin said on Wednesday providing details as of 8 pm on January 26.

The total number of cases stood at 2,93,737 while recoveries were at 2,89,325. As many as 2,819 patients are under treatment and 16,486 samples were tested on Tuesday. Cumulatively, over 77.28 lakh samples have been tested. The samples tested per million population was over 2.07 lakh, the bulletin said.

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.54 per cent, while it was 1.4 per cent at the national level. The recovery rate in Telangana was 98.49 per cent, while it was 96.9 per cent in the country.

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12: 33 IST, January 27th 2021

The COVID-19 caseload in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 16,821 as one more person has tested positive for the disease, a health department official said on Wednesday. The fresh case was reported from the Capital Complex Region and detected through RT-PCR test, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Two more persons were cured of the disease on Tuesday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 16,751, he said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state is currently at 99.58 per cent. Altogether 7,087 health workers have been vaccinated so far, State Immunisation Officer (SIO) Dr Dimong Padung said.

Seven cases of adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) have been reported, the official said. The health department has been conducting the inoculation drive on four days a week - Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The state has received 32,000 doses of Covishield vaccine from the Centre till now, Padung said. Arunachal Pradesh now has 14 active cases, while 56 people have succumbed to the infection. The state has so far conducted 3,90,552 sample tests, including 178 on Tuesday, and the positivity rate currently stands at 0.08 per cent.

12: 33 IST, January 27th 2021

Three more persons, including a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the tally in the state to 4,359, an official said on Wednesday. All the fresh cases were detected through RT-PCR tests at Zoram Medical College here, he said. Two of the three new patients have travel history, the official said.

Mizoram now has 47 active cases, while 4,303 people have recovered from the disease and nine died. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state currently stands at 98.72 per cent. Altogether 3,979 health workers have received the shots of COVID vaccine in the northeastern state. The state has so far tested 2,03,259 samples for COVID-19, including 674 on Tuesday, the official added.
 

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12: 33 IST, January 27th 2021

The COVID-19 case count in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 2,52,463 with the detection of 255 new cases, an official said on Wednesday. The viral infection also claimed the lives of five more people, taking the death toll in the district to 6,127.

Currently, the COVID-19 death rate in the district is 2.43 per cent, the official said. So far, 2,42,881 patients have recuperated from the infection, improving the recovery rate to 96.20 per cent. There are 3,455 active COVID-19 cases in the district at present, the official said.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 45,068, while the death toll stands at 1,196, an official from the district administration said.

11: 37 IST, January 27th 2021

India's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,06,89,527 with 12,689 new cases in a day, while 1,03,59,305 people have recuperated from the infection so far pushing the national recovery rate to 96.91 per cent on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry's data. With 137 more fatalities, the death toll reached 1,53,724, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44%. There are 1,76,498 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprise 1.65 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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11: 17 IST, January 26th 2021

A total of 20,29,424 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in India till 7 pm on Wednesday through 36,572 sessions.

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Manipur

Manipur reported 6 new COVID-19 cases and 21 recoveries, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 29,003 Total recoveries: 28,463 Active cases: 171 Total Deaths: 369 Recovery rate is 98.13 %.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 172 new cases of COVID-19, 203 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours, says State Health Department. Total cases: 8,87,238 Active cases: 1,357 Total recoveries: 8,78,731 Death toll: 7,150.

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Maharashtra

Maharashtra reports 2,405 new COVID-19 cases, 2,106 discharges, and 47 deaths. Total cases: 20,13,353 Total recoveries: 19,17,450 Death toll: 50,862 Active cases: 43,811.

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 529 new COVID-19 cases, 738 discharges, and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department. Total cases: 9,36,955 Total discharges: 9,18,099 Death toll: 12,204 Active cases: 6,633.

5: 23 IST, January 26th 2021

Delhi reported 157 new COVID-19 cases, 218 recoveries and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases 6,34,229 Total recoveries 6,21,783 Death toll 10,820 Active cases 1,626.

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5: 13 IST, January 26th 2021

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he had rejected a proposal to cut salaries of government employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic despite the state's economy being hit by the crisis.

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Manipur: 11 new cases

Manipur reported 11 new #COVID19 cases and 26 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,997 Total recoveries: 28,442 Active cases: 186 Total Deaths: 369 Recovery rate is 98.08 %

Maharashtra: 1842 new cases

Maharashtra reports 1,842 new #COVID19 cases, 3,080 discharges, and 30 deaths today Total cases: 20,10,948 Total recoveries: 19,15,344 Death toll: 50,815 Active cases: 43,561

Karnataka: 375 new cases

Karnataka reported 375 new #COVID19 cases, 1036 discharges, and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 9,36,426 Total discharges: 9,17,361 Death toll: 12,200 Active cases: 6,846

Kerala: 3361 new cases

3,361 fresh COVID19 cases reported in Kerala today. Total numbers of active and recoveries cases in the state are 70,624 and 8,19,156 respectively.

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Andhra: 56 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 56 new #COVID19 cases, & 141 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Total cases- 8,87,066 Total recoveries- 8,78,528 Death toll- 7,149 Active cases- 1,389

Haryana: 118 new cases

Haryana reported 118 new #COVID19 cases today. Total cases 2,67,321 Total recoveries 2,62,929 Death toll 3,014 Active cases 1,378

Delhi: 148 new cases

Delhi reports 148 new #COVID19 cases, 190 recoveries and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases 6,34,072 Total recoveries 6,21,565 Death toll 10,813 Active cases 1,694

11: 13 IST, January 25th 2021

20,359 beneficiaries were vaccinated today in the state through 495 sessions. 5 cases of minor Adverse Effect After Vaccination (AEFI)  have been reported today; all are stable: Office of the Director of Public Health & Family Welfare, Telangana
 

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11: 13 IST, January 25th 2021

In the continuation of admirable humanitarian gesture & bilateral bonhomie, India will soon send 500,000 doses of vaccine to Afghanistan: Tahir Qadiry, Afghanistan's Chargé d'Affaires

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8: 22 IST, January 25th 2021

More than 19.5 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated across the country through 35,785 sessions. 3,34,679 beneficiaries were vaccinated and 348 cases of Adverse Effect After Vaccination (AEFI) reported till 7:10 pm today: Ministry of Health

6: 31 IST, January 25th 2021

Indian Railways is now running total 1,138 Mail/Express including Festival Express trains per day in different zones in spite of Covid challenges. Currently, a total of 4,807 suburban train services are operating per day in different zones: Ministry of Railways

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Telangana recorded 148 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload to 2,93,401, while the death toll rose to 1,590 with one more fatality, the state government said on Monday. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 35, followed by Rangareddy and Karimnagar districts with 11 and 10 respectively, it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on January 24. 

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11: 25 IST, January 25th 2021

Puducherry added 18 new coronavirus cases taking the overall tally to 38,878 while no fresh fatality was reported from the union territory during the last 24 hours, a top Health department official said on Monday. No fresh fatality was reported from any of the four regions-Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release. 

10: 51 IST, January 25th 2021

An Army man tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the tally in the northeastern state to 16,819, a senior health department official said on Monday. The single case was detected from Dahung military camp in West Kameng district through RT-PCR test and the patient was asymptomatic, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. 

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10: 30 IST, January 24th 2021

Jharkhand: 54 new cases

Jharkhand reported 54 new COVID-19 cases and 109 recoveries today, as per the State Health Department Total cases: 1,18,286 Total recoveries: 1,16,402 Active cases: 821 Death toll: 1,063

Himachal: 21 new cases

Himachal Pradesh reported 21 new #COVID19 cases and 52 cured cases today Total cases: 57,210 Total cured cases: 55,797 Deaths: 961 Active cases: 436

Mumbai: 479 new cases

479 new #COVID19 cases and 7 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases now at 3,06,045

Karnataka: 573 new cases

Karnataka reported 573 new #COVID19 cases, 401 discharges, and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 9,36,051 Total discharges: 9,16,325 Death toll: 12,197 Active cases: 7,510

BSF: Active cases at 46 

Active COVID-19 cases in Border Security Force (BSF) stand at 46. Vaccinations are in progress: BSF

Tamil Nadu: 569 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 569 new #COVID19 cases, 642 discharges, and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 8,34,740 Total discharges: 8,17,520 Death toll: 12,316 Active cases: 4,904

Manipur: 16 new cases

Manipur reported 16 new #COVID19 cases and 11 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,986 Total recoveries: 28,416 Active cases: 201 Total Deaths: 369 Recovery rate is 98.03 %

Maharashtra: 2752 new cases

Maharashtra reports 2,752 new #COVID19 cases, 1,743 discharges, and 45 deaths today Total cases: 20,09,106 Total recoveries: 19,12,264 Death toll: 50,785 Active cases: 44,831

Andhra: 158 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 158 new #COVID19 cases, 155 recoveries in last 24 hours. Total cases 8,87,010 Total recoveries 8,78,387 Death toll 7,147 Active cases 1,476

kerala: 6063 new cases

6,036 fresh COVID19 cases and 5,173 recoveries reported in Kerala today. Total numbers of active and recoveries cases in the state are 72,891 and 8,13,550 respectively.

10: 30 IST, January 24th 2021

A female health care worker who was vaccinated on January 19 in Warangal Urban district expired today. District Adverse Effect After Vaccination (AEFI) committee is examining it & will submit its report to state AEFI Committee: Office of Director of Public Health, Telangana

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10: 30 IST, January 24th 2021

The cumulative number of vaccinated healthcare workers across the country surpasses 16 lakh through 28,613 sessions. 31,466 beneficiaries were vaccinated and 10 cases of Adverse Effect After Vaccination (AEFI) reported till 6 pm today: Ministry of Health

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5: 44 IST, January 24th 2021

Centre has issued guidelines (SOP) for Kumbh Mela amid #COVID19: All devotees desirous of attending the 'mela' should register with Uttarakhand Govt & obtain a compulsory medical certificate from Community Health Centre/ District hospital/ Medical college in their State
 

5: 24 IST, January 24th 2021

Delhi: 185 new cases

Delhi reports 185 new #COVID19 cases, 315 recoveries and 9 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases 6,33,924 Total recoveries 6,21,375 Death toll 10,808 Active cases 1,741

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5: 24 IST, January 24th 2021

Delhi: 28,000 samples were collected in Delhi's fifth serosurvey. As per the results, over 60% of samples collected in a district showed antibodies; over 50% samples in rest of the districts had antibodies against COVID-19.

2: 10 IST, January 24th 2021

The union territory of Puducherry logged 30 new coronavirus cases during the last 24, taking the overall tally to 38,860, a top Health department official said on Sunday. An 87-year old patient succumbed to the infection pushing up the toll to 645, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

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12: 36 IST, January 24th 2021

India took only 6 days to administer one million COVID-19 vaccine doses, a count which is higher than that of countries like the US and the UK, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday as the number of beneficiaries who have received the anti-coronavirus shots inched close to 16 lakh. The UK took 18 days whereas the US took 10 days to reach the one million mark, the ministry said.

11: 24 IST, January 24th 2021

Telangana recorded 197 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total positives to over 2.93 lakh while one fatality pushed the toll to 1,589, the state government said on Sunday. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 32, followed by Karimnagar (13) and Medchal Malkajgiri and Rangareddy with 12 each, it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on January 23. 

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10: 00 IST, January 24th 2021

The COVID-19 tally in Thane district of Maharashtra has reached 2,51,641 with the addition of 266 new cases, an official said on Sunday. The virus has claimed lives of five more persons, raising the death toll in the district rose to 6,109, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate in the district stands at 2.43 per cent, he said. 

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9: 25 IST, January 24th 2021

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,18,232 as 78 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Sunday. The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 1,061 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said. 

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11: 03 IST, January 23rd 2021

Himachal: 27 new cases

Himachal Pradesh reported 27 new #COVID19 cases and 73 cured cases today Total cases: 57,189 Total cured cases: 55,745 Deaths: 959 Active cases: 469

Kerala: 6960 new cases

6960 new COVID19 cases, 5283 recoveries and 23 deaths reported in Kerala today. Number of active cases now at 72,048; so far 8,08,377 patients have recovered from the disease in the state.

Jharkhand: 78 new cases

Jharkhand reported 78 new COVID-19 cases and 177 recoveries today, as per the State Health Department Total cases: 1,18,232 Total recoveries: 1,16,293 Active cases: 1,061 Death toll: 878

Punjab: 10 new deaths

Punjab reports 10 more COVID-19 fatalities, death toll reaches 5,553; 212 fresh cases take infection tally to 1,71,733: Officials

Gujarat: 423 new cases

Gujarat reports 423 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 2,58,687; one death takes toll to 4,375: state Health department

9: 42 IST, January 23rd 2021

Karnataka: 902 new cases

Karnataka reported 902 new #COVID19 cases, 542 discharges, and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 9,35,478 Total discharges: 9,15,924 Death toll: 12,193 Active cases: 7,342

Mumbai: 435 new cases

435 new #COVID19 cases and 8 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases now at 3,05,566.

Maharashtra: 2697 new cases

Maharashtra reports 2,697 new #COVID19 cases, 3,694 discharges, and 56 deaths today Total cases - 20,06,354 Total recoveries - 19,10,521 Death toll - 50,740 Active cases -43,870

Rajasthan: 203 new cases

Rajasthan reports 203 new #COVID19 cases, 472 recoveries and 2 deaths today. Total cases 3,16,485 Total recoveries 3,10,279 Death toll 2758 Active cases 3448

Manipur: 17 new cases

Manipur reported 17 new #COVID19 cases and 18 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,970 Total recoveries: 28,405 Active cases: 196 Total Deaths: 369 Recovery rate is 98.04 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As India achieves the fastest COVID-19 vaccine rollout within a week, Union Health Ministry on Saturday stated that as of date 6 people have died post-vaccination, though no deaths have been linked to it. While a total of 11 hospitalizations have been reported post-vaccination - one in the past 24 hours, the latest fatality post-vaccination is a 56-year-old woman from Gurugram. As of date, 15,37,190 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in 27,776 sessions.

The Union Additional Health Secretary Manohar Agnani informed that in addition to 12 states currently using COVAXIN, 7 new states would be administering COVAXIN from next week. So apart from Telangana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Maharashtra, Bihar, Karnataka, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana, seven other states namely - Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal will begin vaccination with COVAXIN next week. The Bharat Biotech-ICMR Coronavirus vaccine showed enhanced immune response without any serious side effects in the participants enrolled for the phase 1 trials - assured The Lancet Infectious Disease journal.

6: 07 IST, January 23rd 2021

Uttar Pradesh: 323 new cases

Uttar Pradesh reports 323 new #COVID19 cases, 513 recoveries and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total recoveries 5,82,506 Death toll 8609 Active cases 7330

Andhra: 158 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 158 new #COVID19 cases, 172 recoveries and 1 death in last 24 hours. Total cases 8,86,852 Total recoveries 8,78,232 Death toll 7147 Active cases 1473

Delhi: 197 new cases

Delhi reports 197 new #COVID19 cases, 367 recoveries and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases 6,33,739 Total recoveries 6,21,060 Death toll 10,799 Active cases 1880

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6: 07 IST, January 23rd 2021

Gujarat local body polls to be held in two phases, in the wake of #COVID19 pandemic. 6 municipalities scheduled to undergo polls on February 21, polling for 31 district panchayats, 231 taluka panchayats & 81 municipalities on February 28.

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6: 07 IST, January 23rd 2021

The total number of persons found positive with UK strain of COVID19 is 150: Health Ministry

6: 07 IST, January 23rd 2021

Due to COVID we made a few changes. R-Day parade to end at National Stadium & not at Red Fort. Each contingent strength reduced from 144 to 96 & no veteran marching contingent. No child below age of 15 will take part. No. of spectators has also been reduced: Maj Gen Alok Kacker

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6: 07 IST, January 23rd 2021

Thank you, India & Prime Minister Narendra Modi for your continued support to global #COVID19 response. Only if we act together, including sharing of knowledge, can we stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO 
 

2: 44 IST, January 23rd 2021

At least 77.2 per cent health workers took the COVID-19 shots in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on the fourth day of the vaccination drive, a considerable rise from the previous sessions, an official said on Saturday. As many as 772 health workers out of the day's target of 1,000 were administered the vaccine at 10 centres in the district on Friday, the official said. While 64.7 per cent health workers were vaccinated on the first day of the drive on January 16, the numbers declined to 33.5 per cent on the second day, he said.

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1: 19 IST, January 23rd 2021

Nearly 14 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the country, including 3,47,058 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday. According to data released by the ministry, the highest number of 1,84,699 vaccinations in the country has been reported from Karnataka, followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,33,298), Odisha (1,30,007) and Uttar Pradesh (1,23,761). As many as 1,10,031 beneficiaries were inoculated in Telangana, 74,960 in Maharashtra, 63,620 in Bihar, 62,142 in Haryana, 47,293 in Kerala and 38,278 in Madhya Pradesh, according to the data. In a statement, the ministry said in the last 24 hours, 3,47,058 people were vaccinated in 6,241 sessions and 24,408 such sessions have been conducted across the country so far.

11: 25 IST, January 23rd 2021

One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the tally in the northeastern state to 16,817, a senior health department official said on Saturday. The single case was detected from Lepa Rada district through rapid antigen test and the patient was asymptomatic, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Two more people recuperated from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 16,724, he said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state now is 99.44 per cent while the fatality ratio is 0.33 per cent, the official said, adding that the positivity rate in the state currently stands at 0.22 per cent.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported only one fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally in the union territory to 4,992, a health department official said on Saturday. Three more persons were cured of the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 4,907, the official said. 

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11: 33 IST, January 22nd 2021

Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported 75 new COVID-19 cases and 127 recoveries, as per the State Health Department. Total cases: 1,18,154 Total recoveries: 1,16,116 Active cases: 1,060 Death toll: 978. 

Chandigarh

COVID-19 death toll in Chandigarh rose to 332 with one more fatality, while 25 new cases push the tally to 20,664. 

Gujarat

Gujarat reported 451 new COVID-19 cases, infection count rose to 2,58,264; death toll goes up by two to 4,374. 

 

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8: 30 IST, January 22nd 2021

Delhi: 266 new cases

Delhi records 266 fresh cases of COVID-19; death toll rises to 10,789 with 7 new fatalities: Authorities

Karnataka: 324 new cases

Karnataka reported 324 new #COVID19 cases, 890 discharges, and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 9,34,576 Total discharges: 9,15,382 Death toll: 12,190 Active cases: 6,985

Puducherry: 22 new cases

22 new COVID19 cases and 27 recovered cases in Puducherry today. Total number of cases: 38,749 Total active cases: 294 Total recovered cases: 37,857 Death toll: 643

Tamil nadu: 574 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 574 new #COVID19 cases, 689 discharges, and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 8,33,585 Total discharges: 8,16,205 Death toll: 12,307 Active cases: 5,073

Andhra: 137 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 137 new #COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Ministry. Total cases: 8,86,694 Total recoveries: 8,78,060 Death toll: 7,146 Active cases: 1,488

Kerala: 6753 new cases

Kerala reports 6753 new #COVID19 cases. Number of active cases now at 70,395; so far 8,03,094 patients have recovered.

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8: 30 IST, January 22nd 2021

 

8: 30 IST, January 22nd 2021

Maharashtra: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) passes an order to allow reopening of schools for classes 5th to 8th from February 1 following SOP (standard operating procedure) that have been provided by the state government.

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8: 30 IST, January 22nd 2021

Classes for students of standard 9th to 12th to resume in summer zone areas of Jammu from February 1; classes for students of standard 1st to 8th to resume from February 8: School Education Department, Jammu and Kashmir Administration
 

8: 30 IST, January 22nd 2021

The cumulative number of vaccinated healthcare workers across the country has surpassed 12.7 lakh through 24,397 sessions. Over 2.2 lakh beneficiaries were vaccinated & 267 cases of Adverse Effect After Vaccination (AEFI) reported till 6 pm today: Ministry of Health

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8: 30 IST, January 22nd 2021

1.38 lakh people have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Karnataka; 2 crore people will be vaccinated in the second phase: State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar 

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6: 01 IST, January 22nd 2021

Serum Institute of India chief Adar Poonawala says, "This was a new building for additional products to be made in the future. The bulk production line was being installed which is why probably why this incident happened. No actual vaccine was being made there at the time - the loss is for the future, which will be made up through other facilities. Loss of the damages is around Rs 1000 crores. Rotavirus vaccine, BCG, many products will be affected. We will share the damages report soon. Supplies won't be affected."

CM Thackeray says, "Probe ongoing into foul play," to which Poonawalla concurred.

6: 01 IST, January 22nd 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries in Varanasi via-video-conferencing where he spoke about how the year 2021 had started 'auspiciously' with India commencing the world's largest vaccination drive. "The year 2021 has started with very auspicious resolutions. It is said of Kashi that here auspiciousness turns into Siddhi. The result of this accomplishment is that today the world's largest vaccination campaign is going on in our country," said PM Modi.

"The biggest vaccination program in the world is going on in our country. Today, the nation has the willpower to manufacture its own vaccine - not one but two Made in India vaccines. Vaccines are reaching every corner of the country. India is absolutely self-reliant in this regard," said PM Modi. 

The Prime Minister also dismissed politics around the vaccine saying that the Centre had come to the decision regarding the two vaccines based on the scientists' hard work.

"Our scientists work hard to make any vaccine, there is a scientific process in it. Making a decision about a vaccine is not political, we had decided that we will do as scientists say. When doctors and health workers give a clean chit to the vaccine, it sends a very strong message among people about the efficacy of the shots," he said. Congratulating the medical staff and healthcare workers in the city, PM shared that about 20,000 health professionals were all set to be vaccinated across 15 vaccination centres in the first phase. 

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2: 40 IST, January 22nd 2021

Nearly 10.5 lakh beneficiaries have received anti-coronavirus shots under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise as on date, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. In a span of 24 hours, 2,37,050 people were vaccinated across 4,049 sessions. A total of 18,167 sessions have been conducted so far. On the testing front too, India continues to register growing numbers, the ministry said.

1: 09 IST, January 22nd 2021

Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Friday. The coronavirus tally in the union territory remained at 4,991, while a total of 62 people have died so far due to the contagion, he said. 

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12: 23 IST, January 22nd 2021

Puducherry added 22 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours while no fresh fatality was reported in the union territory, a top Health department official said on Friday. The 22 new infections were identified at the end of the examination of 3,342 samples taking the overall tally to 38,794, Director of Department of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said. 

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9: 51 IST, January 22nd 2021

With the addition of 286 new coronavirus cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 2,50,693, an official said on Friday. The virus claimed the lives of seven more persons, pushing the death toll in the district to 6,074,, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate stood at 2.42 per cent, he added. So far, 2,40,879 patients have recuperated from the infection, showing a recovery rate of 96.08 per cent, the official said.

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9: 34 IST, January 22nd 2021

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,18,079 as 67 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Friday. The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 1,058 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said. 

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10: 42 IST, January 21st 2021

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 2,886 new COVID-19 cases, 3,980 discharges, and 52 deaths. Total cases - 20,00,878 Total recoveries - 19,03,408 Death toll - 50,634 Active cases - 45,622.

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 674 new COVID-19 cases, 815 discharges, and 2 deaths. Total cases: 9,34,252 Total discharges: 9,14,492 Death toll: 12,187 Active cases: 7,554.

Delhi

Delhi reported 227 new COVID-19 cases, 246 discharges and 8 deaths. Total cases 6,33,276 Total recoveries 6,20,374 Death toll 10,782 Active cases 2120.

Gujarat

Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,57,813 with 471 new cases; toll up to 4,372 as one more patient dies.

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8: 06 IST, January 21st 2021

Till 6 pm of January 21, a total of 9,99,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID across the country for which a total of 18,159 sessions has been held. A total of 1,92,581 beneficiaries were vaccinated on Thursday up to 6 pm across 27 states and Union Territories in India. 

6: 58 IST, January 21st 2021

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 139 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Ministry. Total cases: 8,86,557 Total recoveries: 8,77,893 Death toll: 7,142 Active cases: 1,522.

Kerala

6334 new COVID-19 cases, 6229 recoveries and 21 deaths have been reported in Kerala. The number of active cases stands at 69,771, so far 7,96,986 patients have recovered. The death toll stands at 3545.

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand reported 162 new corona cases taking the total number of positive cases to 95354.

Manipur

Manipur reported 19 new COVID-19 cases and 43 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,938 Total recoveries: 28,351 Active cases: 220 Total Deaths: 367 Recovery rate is 97.97 %. 

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6: 58 IST, January 21st 2021

As per the Union Health Ministry, the total number of persons found positive with UK strain of COVID-19 is 145. 

5: 35 IST, January 21st 2021

 

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3: 57 IST, January 21st 2021

A consignment of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine COVISHIELD, of the Serum Institute of India, arrived at the Kathmandu airport, under the Vaccine Maitri program of the Government of India. 

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3: 00 IST, January 21st 2021

Days after India launched its largest COVID vaccination drive, sources said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers of the states and UTs will be vaccinated in the second round. This comes amid various questions raised by Congress and other Opposition parties regarding the safety of the COVID vaccines and demands that ministers of ruling BJP should take it first so as to put an end to all rumours which the Opposition leaders have had a major role in creating.

PM Modi had, while discussing the roll-out plan with the CMs said that the political party members should take the jab later and first preference was given to healthcare workers. "This is my personal suggestion and no one should take it otherwise. We public representatives are not part of it," the PM had said.

3: 00 IST, January 21st 2021

After inspecting the additional 5,08,500 vaccine doses which arrived at the State Drug Store in Chennai on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar while speaking to media announced that he would be taking a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday ay Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital on Friday. 

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The Union Territory of Puducherry logged 35 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 38,772, a top Health department official said on Thursday. No fresh fatality was reported from any of the four regions-Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam-, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release. The death toll remained at 643, he added. 

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Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,18,012 on Thursday as 125 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. The state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 1,057 as no fresh fatality was reported, he said. Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 65, followed by East Singhbhum (17) and Palamu and Simdega (seven each), the official said. 

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9: 17 IST, January 21st 2021

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,346 on Thursday as 12 more people, including three CRPF personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Aizawl district reported nine new cases, while Serchhip, Kolasib and Lawngtlai districts registered one fresh infection each, he said. 

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10: 00 IST, January 20th 2021

Delhi

Delhi reported 228 new COVID-19 cases, 405 recoveries, and 10 deaths, says Delhi Health Department.Total cases: 6,33,049 Active cases: 2,147 Total recoveries: 6,20,128 Death toll: 10,774. 

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 3,015 new COVID-19 cases, 4,589 discharges, and 59 deaths. Total cases - 19,97,992 Total recoveries - 18,99,428 Death toll - 50,582 Active cases - 46,769.

Gujarat

Gujarat reported 490 new COVID-19 cases, the tally rose to 2,57,342; death toll goes up by two to 4,371.

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand recorded 153 fresh COVID-19 cases, the tally rose to 95,192; three more fatalities take death toll to 1,622.

8: 55 IST, January 20th 2021

A total of 7,86,842 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till 6 pm on Wednesday as per the provisional reports. No case of severe/serious AEFI has been attributed to vaccination to date. 

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8: 55 IST, January 20th 2021

Union Health Ministry Additional Secretary Manohar Agnani revealed that 4 deaths have been reported- UP (1), Karnataka (2) & Telangana (1). He stated that in UP, post mortem confirms cardiopulmonary disease which is not related to vaccination. Postmortem is suggestive of myocardial infarction in the case of Bellary and it is also not related to vaccination, he added. Moreover, he said that the case of Karnataka's Shivamogga is a suspected case of MI and is also not related to vaccination. On the other hand, post mortem is underway in the case of in the case of Nirmal, Telangana. 

6: 55 IST, January 20th 2021

Kerala

6,815 fresh COVID19 cases and 7,364 recoveries were reported in Kerala. Total numbers of active and recoveries cases in the state are 69,693 and 7,90,757 respectively. 

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 501 new COVID-19 cases, 665 discharges, and 4 deaths. Total cases: 9,33,578 Total discharges: 9,13,677 Death toll: 12,185 Active cases: 7,697.

 

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4: 52 IST, January 20th 2021

Nepal Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi revealed that India is providing one million dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal. The vaccine will land in Kathmandu on Thursday. 

4: 52 IST, January 20th 2021

An AN-32 aircraft arrived in Paro valley, ferrying Bhutan's first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine from India. Health Minister Dechen Wangmo received the vaccines from Indian Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj in presence of PM Dr. Lotay Tshering. 

 

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The COVID-19 caseload of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,989 as one more person tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Wednesday. The fresh case was detected during contact tracing, he said. Altogether 645 people have been vaccinated in the Union Territory since the launch of the inoculation programme on January 16, the official said. 

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Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,17,887 as 101 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Wednesday. The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 1,057 after three more patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said. Ranchi district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 53, followed by Dhanbad (16) and Bokaro (9). Jharkhand now has 1,147 active COVID-19 cases, while 1,15,683 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said.

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10: 39 IST, January 20th 2021

Telangana saw 267 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total caseload to over 2.92 lakh while two more fatalities pushed the toll to 1,583. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 55, followed by Karimnagar and Medchal Malkajgiri with 20 and 18 respectively, a government bulletin said on Wednesday providing details as of 8 pm on January 19. 

10: 05 IST, January 20th 2021

Five more people, including two minors, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 4,334, an official said on Wednesday. Three fresh cases were reported from Aizawl district and two from Lunglei and Siaha. Three new patients have travel history and it is yet to be ascertained how the remaining two have contracted the infection, the state information and public relations department official said.

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11: 25 IST, January 19th 2021

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 645 new COVID-19 cases, 807 discharges, and 6 deaths. Total cases: 9,33,077 Total discharges: 9,13,012 Death toll: 12,181 Active cases: 7,865.

West Bengal

West Bengal reported 412 new COVID-19 cases, 513 discharges, and 11 deaths, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 5,66,073 Total recoveries: 5,49,218 Active cases: 6,781 Death toll: 10,074.

Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported 101 new COVID-19 cases, 141 recoveries and 3 deaths reported, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 1,17,887 Total recoveries: 1,15,683 Active cases: 1,147 Death toll: 1,057.

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10: 32 IST, January 19th 2021

The Centre is supplying additional 92,500 doses of COVISHIELD vaccine to Uttarakhand that will reach Dehradun Airport on Wednesday morning.

10: 32 IST, January 19th 2021

Lakshadweep reported its first case of COVID on January 18. The person had come to Lakshadweep from Kochi on January 4. Initially, 31 primary contacts of the case were traced and quarantined of which 14 tested positive and were isolated. 56 contacts of positive cases were traced and quarantined. A Central multi-disciplinary team comprising of experts from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry; National Institute of Virology, Pune and Regional Office of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been sent to Lakshadweep.

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7: 36 IST, January 19th 2021

The Indian government will commence the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from January 20, 2021. In respect of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius, the Centre is awaiting their confirmation of necessary regulatory clearances. PM Modi stressed that India is deeply honoured to be a long-trusted partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the global community. 

 

7: 13 IST, January 19th 2021

1. Who should not take the vaccine? 

COVAXIN advises the following people to not take the vaccine:

  • Have any allergies, fever, bleeding disorder, or on blood thinner, is immunocompromised or on any medicine which affects the immune system
  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding or received another COVID-19 vaccine

COVISHIELD advises the following people to not take the vaccine:

  • Have a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of the vaccine or have a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of the vaccine. The vaccine contains (L-Histidine, L-Histidine hydrochloride monohydrate, Magnesium chloride hexahydrate, Polysorbate 80, Ethanol, Sucrose, Sodium chloride, Disodium edetate dihydrate (EDTA), Water for injection.)
  • It also advises people to inform their vaccinator if they have any allergies, fever, bleeding disorder, or on blood thinner, is immunocompromised or on any medicine which affects the immune system, are pregnant, breastfeeding or received another COVID-19 vaccine.

2. What are the symptoms post-vaccination?

COVAXIN has the following symptoms: Injection site pean, swelling, redness; stiffness in upper arm, body ache, headache, fever, malaise, weakness, rashes, nausea and vomiting. A severe allergic reaction may occur which may display signs such as - difficulty in breathing, swelling in face or throat, fast heartbeat, rashes dizziness and weakness

COVISHIELD has the following symptoms between 2-14 days:  fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhoea

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5: 54 IST, January 19th 2021

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of persons found positive with UK strain of COVID-19 is 141. 

5: 54 IST, January 19th 2021

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 179 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Ministry. Total cases: 8,86,245 Total recoveries: 8,77,443 Death toll: 7,142 Active cases: 1,660.

Delhi

Delhi reported 231 new COVID-19 cases, 222 discharges, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours, says Delhi Health Department. Total cases: 6,32,821 Active cases: 2,334 Total discharges: 6,19,723 Death toll: 10,764.

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5: 54 IST, January 19th 2021

As per Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, 4,54,049 people have been vaccinated till now. He mentioned that  0.18% of adverse events happened following immunization and 0.002% of people were hospitalized following immunization, which is fairly low and the lowest so far in the world in the first three days. He added that only the states of Kerala and Maharashtra have more than 50,000 active cases.

5: 54 IST, January 19th 2021

Dr. VK Paul, Member, Niti Aayog explained that the concerns about adverse effects and serious problems, as of now, seem to be insignificant. Mentioning that the data shows that we are in a comfortable situation, he reassured the people that the two COVID-19 vaccines are safe: Calling upon an end to vaccine hesitancy should end, he stressed that we are not fulfilling our societal responsibility if a vaccine assigned to you is not being taken. 

 

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Telangana registered 256 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total positives to nearly 2.92 lakh while the toll surged to 1,581 with two more fatalities.

The total number of cases stood at 2,92,128 while recoveries were 2,86,542. The case fatality rate in the state was 0.54 percent, while it was 1.4 percent at the national level. The recovery rate in Telangana was 98.08 percent, while it was 96.6 percent in the country. 

2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Gujarat on Monday reported 495 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the count of infections to 2,56,367, the state health department said. With two more persons succumbing to the viral disease, both in Ahmedabad, the overall death toll in the state mounted to 4,367, it said.

At the same time, 700 patients were discharged after treatment during the day, taking the total number of recovered cases in Gujarat to 2,45,807. With this, the state's case recovery rate has improved further to 95.88 per cent, the department said in a release. Gujarat is now left with 6,193 active cases.
 

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

On Monday, January 18, 1,924 persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Maharashtra taking the state's COVID-19 tally to 19,92,683. At present, there are 50,680 active cases in the state. With 3,854 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 18,90,323. Mumbai continues to be a major novel coronavirus hotspot with 395 new cases recorded in the day. 

Until now, a total of 50,473 persons in the state have died owing to COVID-19. The recovery rate and fatality rate in Maharashtra stand at 94.86 percent, and 2.53 percent respectively. 

2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Delhi recorded 161 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in over 8 months, and eight deaths on Monday while the positivity rate dipped to 0.32 percent, authorities said. The infection tally in the city rose to 6,32,590 and the death toll mounted to 10,754, they said.

This is the 15th time this month that the daily count of cases stood below the 500-mark, and the fourth consecutive day since January 15 when the figures have stood below the 300-mark. 6,19,501 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far.
 

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

The COVID-19 tally of Arunachal Pradesh rose to 16,812 on Tuesday as one more person tested positive for the infection in the northeastern state, a health department official said.

The fresh case from East Siang district was detected through rapid antigen test, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rose to 5,65,661 on Monday as 389 more people tested positive for the infection, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 10,063, a health bulletin said.

After almost eight months, Kolkata reported only one fresh fatality. As many as 569 more people were cured of the disease, taking the recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state to 97 percent.

The state now has 6,893 active cases, while 5,48,705 people have been cured of the disease so far, it said.

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Karnataka reported 435 fresh COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, taking the total infection count to 9,32,432 and toll to 12,175, the health department said on Monday.

The day also saw 973 patients getting discharged from hospitals after recovery. Of the 435 fresh cases reported today, Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 193.

Cumulatively 9,32,432 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,175 deaths and 9,12,205 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.
 

2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 12,061 on Monday as three more people tested positive for the infection, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. Two new cases were reported in Dimapur district and one in Mokokchung, he said.

Four more people have been cured of the disease, taking the recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state to 97.14 percent, the minister said.

The state now has 115 active coronavirus cases, while 11,717 people have been cured of the disease, 88 patients have succumbed to the infection, and 141 have migrated to other states, a health bulletin said.
 

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

 Madhya Pradesh's COVID-19 tally on Monday rose to 2,51,882 after the state recorded 304 fresh cases, a health department official said. With three more people succumbing to the viral infection, the overall death toll rose to 3,756, he said.

A total of 540 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the state's recovery count to 2,41,966, he said. The state now has 6,160 active cases, he said.
 

2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Gujarat on Monday reported 495 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the count of infections to 2,56,367, the state health department said.

With two more persons succumbing to the viral disease, the overall death toll in the state mounted to 4,367, it said. At the same time, 700 patients were discharged after treatment during the day, taking the total number of recovered cases in Gujarat to 2,45,807.
 

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

The COVID-19 tally in Tamil Nadu touched 8,31,323 with the addition of 551 new cases on Monday, while eight more deaths, including that of a 103-year-old man, pushed the toll to 12,272, the health department said.

Recoveries outnumbered new infections with 758 people getting discharged as the total number of those cured so far rose to 8,13,326, a bulletin said. The number of active cases continued its decline and stood at 5,725.
 

2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 82 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the infection tally to 1,23,425, while another death raised the toll to 1,922, officials said. Thirty-six of the fresh COVID-19 cases were from Jammu division and 46 from the Kashmir division, they said. 

The number of active cases dropped to 1,111 in the union territory, while 1,20,392 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. The new death was reported from the Jammu division, they said.
 

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Meghalaya on Monday reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in over eight months as three fresh infections pushed the state's caseload to 13,707, a senior health official said. Three more people have been cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 13,415, he said. Meghalaya now has 148 active coronavirus cases, while 144 patients have succumbed to the infection so far.

2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Kerala recorded 3,346 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the caseload to the 8.50 lakh mark as the toll mounted to 3480 with 17 more fatalities. As many as 3921 people have been cured, pushing the total recoveries to 7,79,097. Presently, 68,399 people are undergoing treatment for the infection, Health minister K K Shailaja said in a press release.

The total number of cases now is 8,50,597. In the last 24 hours, 33,093 samples were tested and the test positivity rate has touched 10.11 percent.So far, 89,54,140 samples have been sent for testing.


 

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

A seven-month low of 81 COVID-19 cases was reported in Andhra Pradesh, while 263 patients recovered from the infection and one succumbed in the state during the 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday. 

The state COVID-19 chart showed the caseload at 8,86,066 with 8,77,212 recoveries and 7,141 deaths.The active caseload is now 1,713, according to the bulletin.
 

2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

Assam's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,16,864 on Monday as 33 more people tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,075, a health bulletin said.

A total of 5,542 people have so far received COVID vaccines in the state, including 2,014 during the day.

The state now has 1,464 active coronavirus cases, while 2,12,975 patients have died and three have migrated to other states so far, it said.
 

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2: 57 IST, January 19th 2021

The first COVID-19 case was reported in the Lakshadweep Islands on Monday, nearly an year after the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.

The man, belonging to the India Reserve Batallion, had left for Kavaratti by ship from Kochi on January 3 and tested positive on Monday, official sources said.

He is not a resident of the islands, they said. The islands had so far not reported a single positive COVID-19 case.

2: 41 IST, January 19th 2021

Bharat Biotech receives letter of comfort from Centre

As more and more countries seek India's assistance in their vaccination drive against Coronavirus, Bharat Biotech on Tuesday received a fresh letter of comfort from the Centre for another 4.5 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin'. According to sources, 8 lakh doses out of 4.5 million doses of Indian vaccine maker Bharat Biotech's Covaxin will be supplied to Mauritius, Philippines and Myanmar as a 'gesture of goodwill'. 

Sources said, "The company was given a fresh letter of comfort recently for supplying another 4.5 million doses of Covaxin. The doses will be dispatched as when the Ministry places orders with the company."

Earlier, after the government of India approved Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and (SII) Serum Institute of India's Covishielf, Bharat Biotech had received an order for 5.5 million doses. The India vaccine-manufacturer had shipped the first batch of its vaccine (each vial containing 20 doses) to Gannavaram (Vijaywada), Guwahati, Patna, Delhi, Kurukshetra, Bangalore, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Jaipur, Chennai and Lucknow. Besides this, Bharat Biotech has also donated 1.65 million doses to the government of India. 

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2: 41 IST, January 19th 2021

In the aftermath of at least 33 deaths allegedly from Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, health authorities in Norway said that "no direct link" had been established between Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and post-vaccination deaths in the country. The EU nation started the mass vaccination campaign on December 27, and post-immunisation, reports of deaths in the elderly and vulnerable citizens emerged which were being linked to the jabs. The medical director of the Norwegian Medicines Agency clarified in a statement that while the situation is alarming, only a ‘small exception’ has been noted in the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine that may have caused death. 

In an official release on its website, Statens Legemiddelverk, Norway’s medical agency said, "All reports of deaths after vaccination are carefully considered", adding that at least "33 deaths have been reported in connection with vaccination, and 13 of these have been assessed". The agency stressed that the common side effects may have contributed to a severe course in frail elderly people. "mRNA vaccines tend to cause side effects such as fever and nausea, which may have led to deaths in some weak and frail patients with co-morbidities", Sigurd Hortemo, chief physician at the Norwegian Medicines Agency said in the statement. 

2: 41 IST, January 19th 2021

An independent review panel has said that China and the World Health Organisation (WHO) could have acted faster to avert the ongoing crisis during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response in its second report said that there were signs early on in the pandemic for WHO to take rapid measures. The report said, "more timely and stronger warnings of the potential for human-to-human transmission could have been issued by both WHO and national and local authorities". The panel said that the preventive measures should have been applied immediately in all countries where the risk of potential spread was likely. The panel further added that further analysis will be undertaken to better understand why the current system to access national preparedness failed to predict actual performance, and what can be done to improve the system. 

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2: 41 IST, January 19th 2021

A total of 11,280 health workers were vaccinated for COVID-19 in Rajasthan on Monday, which is 68.72 per cent of the day's target, according to a government spokesperson.  A total of 16,426 health workers were to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at 167 vaccination centres in 33 districts of the state. But till 6 pm, 11,288 health workers were vaccinated, which is 68.72 per cent against the target, he said.

There were 15 cases of AEFI (adverse event after vaccination) in the state, the spokesperson said.

The vaccination against COVID-19 began in the state with a nationwide campaign where 12,258 health workers were vaccinated on the first day.

The vaccination schedule is four days a week.

9: 51 IST, January 19th 2021

India reports 10,064 new COVID-19 cases, 17,411 discharges and 137 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,05,81,837
  • Active cases: 2,00,528   
  • Total discharges: 1,02,28,753
  • Death toll: 1,52,556
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9: 35 IST, January 19th 2021

A total of 18,78,02,827 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 18th January, of which 7,09,791 samples were tested on Monday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

11: 18 IST, January 18th 2021

Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported 100 new COVID-19 cases, 131 recoveries and four deaths reported, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 1,17,786 Total recoveries: 1,15,542 Active cases: 1,190 Death toll: 1,054.

Gujarat

With 495 new COVID-19 cases, Gujarat's tally rose to 2,56,367; two deaths take the toll to 4,367.

Nagaland

Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 12,061 as three more people tested positive; active case count 115. 

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 1,924 new COVID-19 cases to take tally to 19,92,683; toll up to 50,473 as 35 more patients die.

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  • A cumulative of 580 Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFIs) have been reported. Of which 7 have been hospitalised: Health Ministry
  • On January 18, the total number of beneficiaries vaccinated across the country is at 1,48,266 by 5pm: Health Ministry
  • Two persons died after taking COVID-19 vaccine in UP & Karnataka. Death of the UP resident is not related to vaccination; post mortem is planned today for the second person: Union Health Ministry

Details of Karnataka fatality

The death of the 43-year-man in Bellary, Karnataka was caused by cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to acute anteroseptal wall MI: Karnataka Health Department

10: 53 IST, January 18th 2021

Himachal: Tally at 56,978 

56,978 persons have tested positive for COVID19 in Himachal Pradesh, till now. Total active cases: 628 Total recovered cases: 55,383 Total deaths: 955

Karnataka: 435 new cases

Karnataka reported 435 new #COVID19 cases, 973 discharges, and 9 deaths today. Total cases: 9,32,432 Total discharges: 9,12,205 Death toll: 12,175 Active cases: 8,033

Punjab: 140 new cases

Punjab reports 140 new #COVID19 cases, 278 recoveries and 7 deaths today. Total cases 1,70,729 Total recoveries 1,62,762 Death toll 5,509 Active cases 2,458

Haryana: 119 new cases

Haryana reported 119 new #COVID19 cases today. Total cases 2,66,428 Total recoveries 2,61,510 Death toll 2,989 Active cases 1,929

Rajasthan: 213 new cases

Rajasthan reports 213 new #COVID19 cases, 626 recoveries, and 3 deaths today. Total cases: 3,15,394 Total recoveries: 3,08,010 Death toll: 2,750 Active cases: 4,634

Kerala: 3346 new cases

3,346 fresh COVID19 cases and 3,921 recoveries reported in Kerala today. Total numbers of active and recoveries cases in the state are 68,399 and 7,79,097 respectively.

 

 

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10: 53 IST, January 18th 2021

Supreme Court Bar Association writes to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, seeking direction to extend COVID-19 vaccination programme to include judges, judicial members & persons belonging to the legal fraternity.

10: 53 IST, January 18th 2021

Odisha will receive 3,34,500 doses of Covishield vaccine tomorrow, says State Health Department

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8: 48 IST, January 18th 2021

Delhi: 161 new cases

Delhi reported 161 new COVID-19 cases, 362 discharges and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours, says Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,32,590 Active cases: 2,335 Total discharges: 6,19,501 Death toll: 10,754

Tamil Nadu: 551 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 551 new #COVID19 cases, 758 discharges, and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 8,31,323 Total discharges: 8,13,326 Death toll: 12,272 Active cases: 5,725

8: 48 IST, January 18th 2021

Punjab Government decides to reopen all public and private universities from January 21

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6: 25 IST, January 18th 2021

Sixty-nine healthcare workers have been vaccinated at RML hospital in Delhi today, says hospital spokesperson

6: 25 IST, January 18th 2021

There is no change in the total number of persons found positive with the new UK strain of COVID19 since yesterday, the number of infected persons remains at 116: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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2: 35 IST, January 18th 2021

India's total COVID-19 recoveries have surpassed the active caseload by more than one crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday, terming it as a landmark achievement. The total number of recoveries has touched 1,02,11,342, while the active cases in the country stand at 2,08,012 today. "The gap between the two has progressively grown to touch 1,00,03,330. The total recovered cases are nearly 50 times the active cases in the country," the ministry underlined. 

1: 07 IST, January 18th 2021

Four MLAs in Kerala have tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in the ongoing session of the Assembly. The members representing Neyyattinkara, Kollam, Koyilandy and Peermedu--K Ansalan (CPI-M), K Dasan (CPI-M), Mukesh (CPI-M) and E S Bijimol (CPI)- respectively are the lawmakers who have tested positive, Assembly sources said. While Dasan and Alansar have been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital, Mukesh and Bijimol are under observation at their homes.

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11: 54 IST, January 18th 2021

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally mounted to 16,811 on Monday as three more persons tested positive for the infection, a senior official said. Two new cases were detected from Tawang and one from West Kameng district respectively, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. 

10: 30 IST, January 18th 2021

The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.  

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10: 30 IST, January 18th 2021

Telangana recorded 206 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to nearly 2.92 lakh while two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,579, the state government said on Monday. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 45, followed by Karimnagar and Rangareddy with 17 and 16 respectively, it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on January 17. 

10: 17 IST, January 18th 2021

 

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9: 30 IST, January 18th 2021

The COVID-19 tally in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 2,49,507 with the detection of 325 new cases of the infection, an official said on Monday. Apart from these new cases recorded on Sunday, one more person also succumbed to the viral infection, taking the death toll in the district to 6,053, he said.

9: 30 IST, January 18th 2021

 

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11: 20 IST, January 17th 2021

Government officials likely to hold a meeting with representatives of pharma industries and other stakeholders to discuss the future course of Covid vaccination effortsl

11: 20 IST, January 17th 2021

Himachal: Tally at 56,943

56,943 persons have tested positive for COVID19 in Himachal Pradesh, till now. Total active cases: 697 Total recovered cases: 55,280 Total deaths: 954

Rajasthan: 261 new cases

Rajasthan reports 261 new #COVID19 cases, 496 recoveries, and 1 death today. Total cases: 3,15,181 Total recoveries: 3,07,384 Death toll: 2,747 Active cases: 5,050

Tamil Nadu: 589 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 589 new #COVID19 cases, 770 discharges, and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 8,30,772 Total discharges: 8,12,568 Death toll: 12,264 Active cases: 5,940

 

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9: 13 IST, January 17th 2021

Rajasthan: 261 new cases

Rajasthan reports 261 new #COVID19 cases, 496 recoveries, and 1 death today. Total cases: 3,15,181 Total recoveries: 3,07,384 Death toll: 2,747 Active cases: 5,050

Tamil Nadu: 589 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 589 new #COVID19 cases, 770 discharges, and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 8,30,772 Total discharges: 8,12,568 Death toll: 12,264 Active cases: 5,940

Manipur: 21 new cases

Manipur reports 21 new #COVID19 cases, 58 discharges, and no deaths today. Total cases - 28856 Total recoveries - 28147 Death toll - 366 Active cases - 343

Maharashtra: 3081 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3081 new #COVID19 cases, 2342 discharges, and 50 deaths today Total cases - 19,90,759 Total recoveries - 18,86,469 Death toll - 50,738 Active cases - 52,653

Kerala: 5005 new cases

5005 new Covid-19 cases, 4408 recoveries, and 21 deaths reported in Kerala today. The total numbers of active and recovered cases in the state are 68,991 and 7,75,176 respectively.

 

 

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9: 13 IST, January 17th 2021

447 cases of AEFI (Adverse event following immunization) reported on 16th and 17th January, only three required hospitalisation: Health Ministry

2,07,229 people were vaccinated on day one- the highest day one vaccination number in the world; Higher than the US, UK and France on day one: Health Ministry

Today, only six states conducted COVID19 vaccination sessions: Dr Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Health Ministry

In 553 sessions, a total of 17,072 beneficiaries were vaccinated today. A total of 2,24,301 beneficiaries vaccinated so far: Health Ministry

9: 13 IST, January 17th 2021

No fine for not wearing masks inside private vehicles, says Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

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9: 13 IST, January 17th 2021

COVID19 vaccination drive will be conducted at more centres from tomorrow onwards. People should have faith in the vaccine. Those who got vaccinated should follow the guidelines: Karnataka Health & Medical Education Minister Dr K.Sudhakar

9: 13 IST, January 17th 2021

 

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9: 13 IST, January 17th 2021

There is no change in the total number of persons found positive with the new UK strain of COVID19 since yesterday, the number of infected persons remains at 116: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

4: 32 IST, January 17th 2021

Delhi: 246 new cases

Delhi reported 246 new COVID-19 cases, 385 discharges, and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,32,429 Active cases: 2,544 Death toll: 10,746 Total discharges: 6,19,139

Mizoram: 8 new cases

Mizoram on Sunday reported eight new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 4,322, an official said. Of the eight cases, seven were reported from Aizawl district and one from Kolasib district, he said. Six cases were confirmed at Zoram Medical College's RT-PCR laboratory and two were detected through Rapid Antigen Test from Aizawl and Kolasib district. 

Telangana: 299 new cases

Telangana's COVID-19 tally climbs to 2,91,666 with 299 fresh cases, death toll rises to 1,577 as two more people succumb to the disease: State government

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4: 32 IST, January 17th 2021

The Mizoram government has decided to allow reopening of schools for students of class 10 and 12 from January 22 and places of worship from February.

According to the new unlock guidelines issued on Saturday schools and hostels will reopen from January 22 for students of class 10 and 12.

4: 32 IST, January 17th 2021

The next round of COVID vaccination will be held on January 22 in the state. After this, we'll be conducting vaccination twice a week: Additional Chief Secretary  (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

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11: 36 IST, January 17th 2021

The Maharashtra government on Saturday evening announced the suspension of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state till Monday owing to problems in the Co-Win app. The app has been created by the Centre for managing registration for the inoculation. A nationwide inoculation drive for coronavirus began on Saturday morning.

"Not just in Maharashtra, everywhere in the country this app created problems in the execution of vaccination drive. We have decided to suspend the vaccination for the next two days," state public health minister Rajesh Tope told PTI.

"On January 8, when a dry run was conducted, and again today I specifically pointed out problems with the Co-Win app and Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said he will look into it," the minister said.

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10: 53 IST, January 17th 2021

The COVID-19 tally edged up to 2.91 lakh in Telangana with the addition of 299 fresh cases, the state government said on Sunday. Two more COVID-19 deaths pushed the toll to 1,577 in the state where the active cases stood at 4,191, a bulletin said Areas under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of fresh cases with 57 people testing positive, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri (26) and Karimnagar (24), the bulletin, providing details as of 8 pm on Saturday, said. 

9: 43 IST, January 17th 2021

 

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9: 31 IST, January 17th 2021

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,17,599 as 119 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Sunday. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,050 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the last 24-hours, the official said. 

11: 15 IST, January 16th 2021

11 cases of mild AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) were reported in Telangana on Saturday; a total of 3,962 beneficiaries vaccinated in the state.

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11: 15 IST, January 16th 2021

The Kerala Health Minister revealed that 8,062 health workers received the COVID-19 vaccination on the first day. The highest number of health workers (857) received the vaccine in the Palakkad district. She added that the registration for the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination has also been completed in the state. 

11: 15 IST, January 16th 2021

An AIIMS security guard has developed an allergic reaction after receiving the COVID19 vaccination on Saturday. He is kept under observation of doctors at the hospital.

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10: 39 IST, January 16th 2021

A total of 52 cases ( 51-minor, 1-severe) of Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) reported in Delhi on the first day of COVID19 vaccination today: Delhi Government official

A 22 y/o male showed generalised uneasiness. He was observed for 10 min developed headache, rash, respiratory distress, tachycardia.  He has now been hospitalised - in ICU - with his condition stable.

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No Vaccination in Maharashtra on Sunday and Monday till further date issue by the Govt due to the technical glitches in CoWin App. Today, during the drive, the target of 4000 could not be met due the problems encountered with the App

Data of Mumbai Vaccination Drive

— KEM Hospital — 243

 — Sion Hospital — 188

— Nair Hospital — 190

— Cooper hospital — 262

— Bandra’s Bhabha Hospital — 149

— VN Desai Hospital in Santacruz — 80
 
— Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar — 289

— Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivali — 266

— BKC Jumbo COVID Centre — 220

 — JJ Hospital — 39

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  • 1,91,181 people were vaccinated today; No case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported so far: Health Ministry
  • Since it was the first day of vaccination, a few issues came up- delay in uploading beneficiary list at some session sites and healthcare workers vaccinated though not scheduled for today's session; Resolutions provided for both the issues: Health Ministry
  • Serum Institute of India produced COVISHIELD was supplied to all States/UTs. Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN was supplied to 12 States. Total 3351 sessions held across the country with both the vaccines: Health Ministry on COVID19 vaccine roll-out
  • COVID19 vaccination drive was successful on Day 1. No case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported so far: Health Ministry
  • COVID-19 vaccines Covaxin and Covishield administered at 3,351 session sites across India: Govt
     
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Mumbai: 571 new cases

Mumbai reports 571 new #COVID19 cases, 700 recoveries/discharges & 8 deaths today. Total cases rise to 3,02,223 including 2,83,135 recoveries/discharges and 11,235 deaths. Active cases stand at 6,965

Maharashtra: 2910 new cases

Maharashtra reports 2910 new #COVID19 cases, 3039 discharges, and 52 death today. Total cases 19,87,678 Total recoveries 18,84,127 Death toll 50,388 Active cases 51,965

Rajasthan: 238 new cases

Rajasthan reports 238 new #COVID19 cases, 558 recoveries, and 2 deaths today. Total cases 3,14,920 Total recoveries 3,06,888 Death toll 2746 Active cases 5286

Kerala: 5960 new cases

5,960 new #COVID19 cases, 5,011 recoveries, and 27 deaths reported in Kerala today. The total numbers of active and recovered cases in the state are 68,416 and 7,70,768 respectively.

J&K: 109 new cases

109 new COVID-19 cases detected in a span of 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir as infection tally rises to 1,23,217; one more fatality pushes death toll to 1,921: Official

Tamil nadu: 610 new cases

Tamil Nadu records 610 new COVID-19 cases taking infection tally to 8,30,183, while 6 more fatalities push toll to 12,257: Health dept

Gujarat: 505 new cases

Gujarat COVID-19 tally rises to 2,55,354 with 505 new cases; death toll rises to 4,363 with three fatalities: Health Department

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9: 31 IST, January 16th 2021

Nagpur division in Maharashtra vaccinates 63.21% of registered beneficiaries on first day of COVID-19 vaccination drive: Officials

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Assam

Mizoram

Punjab

Chhatisgarh

 

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9: 23 IST, January 16th 2021

2 healthcare workers who received COVID vaccine at NDMC’s Charak Palika Hospital, Delhi faced mild adverse event post-vaccination.They suffered mild tightness in the chest. They were kept under observation by AEFI team, discharged after 30mins when they felt normal: NDMC official

9: 23 IST, January 16th 2021

Kerala Government has increased the number of people permitted to attend weddings from 50 to 100 for indoor venues and upto 200 for outdoor venues

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I'm happy that I took #COVID19vaccine today. By the time I take 2nd shot, my immunity will increase. I hope everyone in India will also have the hope & confidence that "my turn will come, & I'll not hesitate in taking vaccine": Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals

9: 23 IST, January 16th 2021

3,129 healthcare workers of the Indian Army received the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine today: Army Officials

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Delhi: 299 new cases

Delhi reports 299 new #COVID19 cases, 397 recoveries, and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases 6,32,183 Total recoveries 6,18,754 Death toll 10,738 Active cases 2691

Andhra: 114 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 114 new #COVID19 cases and 326 recoveries in the last 24 hours, no deaths reported. Total cases 8,85,824 Total recoveries 8,76,698 Death toll 7139 Active cases 1987

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The total number of persons found positive with the UK strain of COVID-19 is 116.

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Delhi

Bengal

Tamil Nadu

Punjab

Ladakh

Leh

Rajasthan 

Maharashtra

Kerala

Karnataka

Uttarakhand

Andhra

Uttar Pradesh

J&K

Odisha

Gujarat

 

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I want to reassure everyone that the vaccine is safe. It is efficacious. We have to vaccinate a huge number of people & therefore we can't start being very choosy. We must have confidence in our researchers, scientists & regulatory authorities: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

We've started the world's largest vaccination programme & we are very confident that it will be a smooth programme & we will be able to vaccinate a very huge number of people. It is the beginning of the end as far as the pandemic is concerned: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

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Assam's COVID-19 toll mounted to 1,066 with one more person succumbing to the virus, while 15 fresh cases pushed the tally to 2,16,777, the National Health Mission said in a bulletin. The number of new infections, the lowest since May 18, were detected out of 8,400 tests, which was also considerably lower than the daily figure due to the ongoing Bhogali Bihu festival in the state, it said late on Friday.

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9: 25 IST, January 16th 2021

With the addition of 297 fresh coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, the overall infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,48,809, an official said on Saturday. The death toll in the district, which is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan region (MMR), rose to 6,049 with the viral disease claiming lives of six more persons, he said. Thane district's mortality rate stands at 2.43 per cent, the official added.

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Karnataka

Karnataka reported 708 new COVID-19 cases, 643 discharges, and 3 deaths today. Total cases: 9,30,668 Total discharges: 9,09,701 Death toll: 12,158 Active cases: 8,790.

Kerala

5,624 new COVID19 cases, 4,603 recoveries and 23 deaths were reported in Kerala. The total numbers of active and recovered cases are 67,496 and 7,65,757 respectively.

Gujarat

Gujarat's coronavirus case tally rose to 2,54,849 with 535 new infections, the death toll stands at 4,360 with three more fatalities.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 3,145 new COVID-19 cases, tally increased to 19,84,768; death toll reached 50,336 with 45 fatalities. 

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Chhattisgarh

West Bengal

Maharashtra

Karnataka

Kerala

 

 

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Bihar

Assam

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Chhatisgarh


 

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8: 15 IST, January 15th 2021

India is set to begin the world's biggest vaccination drive tomorrow. This is the beginning of the end of COVID. Both indigenously manufactured vaccines given emergency use approval after scientific scrutiny: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

8: 15 IST, January 15th 2021

All schools in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation limits to remain closed till further orders, says BMC.

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4: 49 IST, January 15th 2021

During the sixth meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission, Nepal congratulated India on the remarkable success in the production of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines in India and requested for early provision of vaccines to Nepal 

India-Nepal Joint Commission emphasized the need to facilitate cross border movement of people and goods. India conveyed that construction of new ICP at Bhairahwa would be initiated shortly.
 

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Andaman & Nicobar islands

The COVID-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands mounted to 4,976 as seven more people have tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Friday.

Jharkhand

Jharkhand has not reported any fresh COVID-19 fatality in the past 24 hours, even as 144 new cases pushed the tally to 1,17,384, a health department official said on Friday.

Telangana 

Telangana recorded 202 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to over 2.91 lakh while two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,574, the state government said on Friday.

Puducherry 

The union territory of Puducherry recorded 28 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally of infections to 38,595, a top Health department official said on Friday.

Odisha 

Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 3,32,949 on Friday as 186 more people tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,898, a health department official said.

12: 50 IST, January 15th 2021

Delhi government decides that SII-manufactured Covishield vaccine will be administered at 75 Delhi govt and private hospitals and Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN will be given at 6 hospitals run by Central government in the national capital.

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11: 10 IST, January 15th 2021

18,49,62,401 samples have been tested up to January 14 with 7,30,096  samples being tested on Thursday: ICMR

11: 06 IST, January 15th 2021

India reports 15,590 new COVID-19 cases, 15,975 discharges and 191 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,05,27,683
  • Active cases: 2,13,027
  • Total discharges: 1,01,62,738
  • Death toll: 1,51,918
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11: 18 IST, January 14th 2021

The first consignment of 36,000 COVID-19 vaccines has reached Punjab. The vaccine will be administered to registered beneficiaries at 156 vaccination centres. 

10: 06 IST, January 14th 2021

The Delhi government extended its order pertaining to 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Delhi from the United Kingdom till January 31. 

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10: 06 IST, January 14th 2021

Himachal Pradesh Secretary Amitabh Avasthi stated that are 27 centres for vaccination in the state in the first phase which starts on January 16. He assured that there is no issue about the safety of the vaccine. Moreover, he added that 7,000 people will be vaccinated at the 27 centres on Saturday.

10: 06 IST, January 14th 2021

The Maharashtra government has received 9.63 lakh doses of Covishield and 20,000 doses of Covaxin till now. The government and private health workers will get vaccinated on priority in the first phase of vaccination. 

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Ladakh received the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning. Director, Health, UT of Ladakh stated, "We've received 11,500 doses of vaccine for Leh and Kargil districts. The vaccination drive will be launched on 16th January; we will begin vaccination from 18th January at block headquarters."

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Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 3,579 new COVID-19 cases, 3,309 recoveries and 70 deaths. Total cases: 19,81,623 Total recoveries: 18,77,588 Death toll: 50,291 Active cases: 52,558.

Delhi

Delhi reported 340 new COVID-19 cases, 390 recoveries and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department. Total cases: 6,31,589 Total recoveries: 6,17,930 Death toll: 10,722 Active cases: 2,937.

Uttar Pradesh

COVID-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh rose to 8,543 with 14 more fatalities, 506 new cases push infection tally to 5,95,142. 

Gujarat

Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,54,314 with 570 new cases; three fresh deaths take the toll to 4,357. 

7: 22 IST, January 14th 2021

PM Modi will launch the pan-India rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 at 10:30 am via video conferencing. A total of 3006 session sites across all states/UTs will be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on Saturday. 

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7: 09 IST, January 14th 2021

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava revealed that there will not be any foreign head of state or government as the chief guest for India's Republic Day event due to the global COVID-19 situation. 

6: 08 IST, January 14th 2021

5,490 fresh COVID-19 cases and 4,337 recoveries were reported in Kerala. Total numbers of active and recoveries cases in the state are 66,503 and 7,61,154 respectively.

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5: 26 IST, January 14th 2021

MoS MEA V Muraleedharan stated that the largest no. of COVID-19 cases were reported in Kerala on Wednesday. Alleging that the state government is not taking precautionary measures, he lamented its decision to open every sector in spite of the increasing number of cases. He urged the Vijayan-led government to be more cautious. 

5: 26 IST, January 14th 2021

The Delhi High Court has allowed the opening of spas in Delhi with appropriate safeguards. The court has also directed the spa owners to conduct the COVID-19 test of their staff every two weeks.

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2: 37 IST, January 14th 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the rollout of India's COVID-19 vaccination programme on January 16, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. He is likely to interact via video link with some healthcare workers from across the country who will be receiving the shots on the first day, according to sources. PM Modi is also likely to launch the Co-WIN (COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network) App, a digital platform created for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery and distribution, they said.

1: 17 IST, January 14th 2021

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,32,763 on Thursday as 222 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,896, a health official said. As many as 127 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 95 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, he said. 

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The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 2,48,170 with the detection of 413 new cases, an official said on Thursday. Besides these new cases reported on Wednesday, four more people also died of the viral infection, raising the COVID-19 toll in the district to 6,042, he said.

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Telangana clocked 276 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the total infection count to nearly 2.91 lakh while one fatality pushed the toll to 1,572. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 53, followed by Rangareddy and Medchal Malkajgiri with 23 and 18 respectively, a government bulletin said on Thursday providing details as of 8 pm on January 13. The total number of cases stood at 2,90,916 while recoveries were at 2,84,849.

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Three more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pushing the tally in the Union Territory to 4,969, a health official said on Thursday. The fresh cases were detected during contact tracing, he said. The death toll remained at 62 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours. 

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Karnataka

Karnataka reported 746 new COVID-19 cases, 765 discharges, and 3 deaths. Total cases: 9,29,552 Total discharges: 9,08,494 Death toll: 12,152 Active cases: 8,887.

Delhi

Delhi recorded 357 fresh cases of COVID-19; death toll 10,718 with 11 new fatalities.

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11: 15 IST, January 13th 2021

As per sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to launch the mega vaccination drive virtually on January 16. PM Modi will also be launching the CoWIN application on the same day.

9: 09 IST, January 13th 2021

The Union Health Ministry stated that the initial procurement amount of 1.65 crore doses of COVISHIELD and COVAXIN vaccines have been allocated to all states/UTs in the proportion of the healthcare workers database. It maintained that there is no question of discrimination against any state in the allocation of vaccine doses. Assuring that the vaccine doses would be continuously replenished in the weeks to come, it noted that any apprehension being expressed on account of deficient supply is totally baseless and unfounded. 

The states have been advised to organize vaccination sessions taking into account 10% reserve/wastage doses and an average of 100 vaccinations/session/day. Therefore, the Union Health Ministry warned against any undue haste on the parts of the states to organize unreasonable numbers of vaccination per site per day. 

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9: 09 IST, January 13th 2021

Chhattisgarh received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine- 23,000 vials on Wednesday. The vaccine will be sent to 99 sites including 6 medical colleges where vaccination will be held in the first phase. 

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Kerala

Kerala reports 6,004 new COVID-19 cases and 5,158 recoveries. Total recoveries 7,56,817 Active cases at 65,373. 

Gujarat

Gujarat's COVID-19 caseload rose to 2,53,744 with 583 new cases; the death toll reached 4,354 with four new fatalities.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 3,556 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 19,78,044; 70 deaths pushed toll to 50,221.

6: 18 IST, January 13th 2021

The first batch of COVISHIELD vaccine from Serum Institute of India, Pune, arrived at Jammu airport from Mumbai airport via Srinagar. The vaccine containing 67500 doses, 6 boxes weighing 192 kg was received at 2.45 pm.

 

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Kerala's first batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Kochi. Ernakulam District Collector S Suhas stated that they have received 1.80 lakh doses out of which about 73,000 doses are for Ernakulam while the rest of the doses will be distributed to Palakkad, Thrissur, Idukki and Kottayam. 

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4: 09 IST, January 13th 2021

According to Delhi Police Special CP (Operations), there are over 80,000 Delhi Police personnel. 70% of data has been uploaded on the CoWIN portal and the rest will be uploaded on Wednesday. He added that personnel over 50 years of age will be given priority and they will receive the COVID-19 vaccination date, time and centre via SMS. 

4: 09 IST, January 13th 2021

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu remarked that there are 1 crore 60 lakh health care workers in Punjab. Mentioning that they have received 2.04 lakh doses of the vaccine, Sidhu revealed that those who register on the state government's portal will be given the vaccine for free.

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3: 26 IST, January 13th 2021

The first batch of COVISHIELD vaccine from Serum Institute of India, Pune has arrived at Dehradun airport. 1,13,000 doses of vaccine were received by Dr.KS Martolia, Assistant Director, National Health Mission, Uttarakhand. 

2: 56 IST, January 13th 2021

Assam received the second consignment of COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday as a cargo flight of a private airline carrying 12,000 doses of indigenously developed 'Covaxin' landed at the Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport here, an official said. The freighter ferried three boxes, weighing around 78.5 kg, of the COVID vaccine from Hyderabad, he said.

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1: 19 IST, January 13th 2021

Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,32,541 on Wednesday as 210 more people tested positive for infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,895, a health official said. As many as 122 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 88 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said. Sundergarh district reported the highest number of new cases at 30, followed by Angul (24) and Sambalpur (16), the official said.

12: 01 IST, January 13th 2021

The first consignment of Covidshield vaccine from Pune-based Serum Insititute of India arrived at the Cochin international airport here on Wednesday morning to combat COVID-19, official sources said. The Go Air flight carrying the vaccine for Ernakulam and Kozhikode landed at the airport at 10.35 am, they said. Special refrigerated vans were arranged to transport the vaccine safely to the respective centres. Transfer of vaccine boxes from the plane to vans was completed in 10 minutes, they said. The second flight carrying the vaccine is expected to reach Thiruvananthapuram international airport this afternoon.

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11: 38 IST, January 13th 2021

With the addition of 355 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has reached 2,47,757, an official said on Wednesday. Five more people also succumbed to the viral infection on Tuesday, raising the death toll in the district to 6,038, the official said.

10: 46 IST, January 13th 2021

The COVID-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,966 as three more persons have tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Wednesday. The fresh cases were detected during contact tracing, he said. The death toll remained at 62 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours. Two patients were cured of the disease on Tuesday, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 4,886, the official said.

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Jharkhand has not reported any fresh COVID-19 fatality in the past 24 hours, even as 127 new cases pushed the tally to 1,17,088, a health department official said on Wednesday. The coronavirus death toll remained at 1,048 in the state. The new infections include 52 from Ranchi district, Dhanbad (23) and East Singhbhum (18), he said.

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9: 16 IST, January 13th 2021

Mumbai received over 1.39 lakh doses of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) early Wednesday morning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said. This first batch of doses will be delivered across the city at designated vaccination centers for the inoculation drive set to begin on January 16, the BMC said in a statement. The civic body said it received 1,39,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine from the SII around 5.30 am. Health department staffers of the BMC brought the vaccines from neighbouring Pune under the security of two police vehicles, it said. "The vaccine doses are being stored at a facility in F-South ward office situated in Parel," it stated.

8: 19 IST, January 13th 2021

COVID-19 vaccine transportation from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) commenced on Wednesday with budget carrier GoAir airlifting 2,400 vials of Covishield to Goa. The Wadia Group-owned no-frills airline has scheduled flights carrying vaccines to Lucknow, Cochin and Chandigarh as well, besides Goa, during the day, a GoAir spokesperson told PTI. GoAir's first flight carrying 2,400 vials (24,000 doses) of Covishield vaccine took off at 5.20 am and reached Goa at 6.30 am, the spokesperson said. 

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11: 23 IST, January 12th 2021

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 751 new COVID-19 cases, 1,183 discharges, and 5 deaths. Total cases: 9,28,806 Total discharges: 9,07,729 Death toll: 12,149 Active cases: 8,909.

Punjab 

Karnataka reported 751 new COVID-19 cases, 1,183 discharges, and 5 deaths. Total cases: 9,28,806 Total discharges: 9,07,729 Death toll: 12,149 Active cases: 8,909.

Gujarat

With 602 new cases, Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,53,161; the death toll rose to 4,350 with three fatalities.

11: 20 IST, January 12th 2021

Odisha's Director of Health & Family Welfare revealed that the state has received the COVISHIELD vaccines from the Serum Institute of India. He added that the state had received 4.08 lakh doses to inoculate the people of Odisha. There are 160 vaccination centres in the state.

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Andhra: 197 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 197 new #COVID19 cases, 234 recoveries and 2 deaths today. Total cases 8,85,234 Total recoveries 8,75,690 Death toll 7133 Active cases 2411

Maharashtra: 2936 new cases

Maharashtra reports 2936 new #COVID19 cases, 3282 recoveries and 50 deaths today. Total cases 19,74,488 Total recoveries 18,71,270 Death toll 50,151 Active cases 51,892

Manipur: 32 new cases

Manipur reported 32 new #COVID19 cases and 28 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,725 Total recoveries: 27,879 Active cases: 481 Total Deaths: 365 Recovery rate is 97.05 %

Kerala: 5507 new cases

Kerala reports 5,507 new #COVID19 cases and 4,270 recoveries today. Total recoveries 7,51,659 Active cases at 64,556

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The COVID-19 pandemic has only aggravated the situation further. The relative isolation and extended disruption due to the lockdowns and the associated distress and economic uncertainty has made the world more susceptible to radicalizing narratives and extremist propaganda: EAM

8: 53 IST, January 12th 2021

Madhya Pradesh's vaccination drive will be conducted through 302 centres from Jan 16. Approx 4.5 lakh people will be vaccinated in 5 days in the first phase of the program. We are fully prepared. The vaccinations will hopefully reach by tomorrow: Vishwas Sarang, MP minister

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As both Covishield and Covaxin doses begin to arrive at states across the country, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday, said that the government had purchased 1.1 crore COVISHIELD vaccine doses and 55 lakh COVAXIN vaccine shots. Stating that Serum Institute of India (SII)'s COVISHIELD will cost Rs 200 per dose while COVAXIN's 38 lakh shots will cost Rs 295/dose, Centre said 16.50 lakh COVAXIN doses were provided free of cost. With the two doses spaced by 4 weeks, Centre said that inoculation effect takes 14 days to develop after the administration of the two dosages.

He added that vaccine beneficiaries will not have a choice to choose between the available vaccines, as it was being done by all countries. By Jan 14 all vaccine doses  1.10 cr from Serum Institute and 55 lakh from Bharat Biotech, will be received by in all states/UTs assured the Centre. With over 54 lakh Covishield doses received till 4 pm Tuesday at designated national, state-level vaccine stores, Centre said that order for more doses will be placed in a staggered manner, as discussed between the vaccine manufacturers and the government. Meanwhile, ICMR chief Dr. Balram Bhargava said, "During the first phase, the time gap between the doses will be 28 days, till more knowledge is obtained".

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6: 50 IST, January 12th 2021

Bharat Biotech announces that it has signed an agreement with Precisa Medicamentos for the supply of Covaxin to Brazil.

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I have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to allow political party leaders, Ministers and legislators to be vaccinated in the first phase and set an example so that the people can have confidence: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy
 

6: 50 IST, January 12th 2021

Odisha: 225 new cases

Odisha's #COVID19 tally mounts to 3,32,331 as 225 more people test positive, two new fatalities bring death toll to 1,894; active case count 2,113: Health Department official

Rajasthan: 429 new cases

Rajasthan reports 429 new #COVID19 cases, 568 recoveries and 2 deaths today. Total cases 3,13,425 Total recoveries 3,04,104 Death toll 2736 Active cases 6585

Delhi: 386 new cases

Delhi reports 386 new #COVID19 cases, 545 recoveries and 16 deaths. Total cases 6,30,892 Total recoveries 6,17,006 Death toll 10,707 Active cases 3,179

 

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3: 42 IST, January 12th 2021

We make 70-80 million doses every month. Planning is underway to see how many will be given to India and foreign countries. Health Ministry has made logistics plans. We also have partnership with pvt players for trucks, vans and cold storage: CEO-Owner, Serum Institute of India

We've given a special price of Rs 200 for the first 100 mn doses only to GoI on their request, that we want to support common man, vulnerable, poor, healthcare workers. After that we'll be selling it at Rs 1000 in pvt markets: Adar Poonawalla, CEO-Owner, Serum Institute of India

To Govt of India, we'll still maintain a very reasonable price but it will be a little bit more than Rs 200 which is our cost price. So we decided not to make any profit, we wanted to support the nation & Govt of India for the first 100 million doses: Adar Poonawalla

A lot of countries have been writing to India & PMO for vaccines to be supplied from Serum Institute to their countries. We're trying to keep everyone happy. We've to take care of our population & nation as well: Adar Poonawalla, CEO-Owner, Serum Institute of India

We're trying to supply vaccine to Africa, South America. So we're doing a little bit everywhere. So we'll try to keep everyone happy: Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Owner, Serum Institute of India

3: 42 IST, January 12th 2021

India records lowest new cases in 7 months, 12,584 found positive in the last 24 hours. 25 States/UTs have less than 5,000 active cases. Total number of persons found positive with UK variant strain of #COVID19 is 96, no addition in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Health

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2: 48 IST, January 12th 2021

Bharat Biotech, which has received Emergency Use Authorisation approval from the Drug Controller General of India for its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, is set to dispatch it from the Rajv Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday evening, a senior official of the Airports cargo division said. Covaxin is being indigenously developed by BharatBiotechin collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology (NIV). The indigenous, inactivated vaccineis developed and manufactured in BharatBiotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) bio-containment facility, the firm had earlier said.

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Punjab has been provided with over 2 lakh doses of the 'Covishield' vaccine. The vans will be taking the vaccine to a storage centre in Chandigarh. Later, it will be taken to three different centres of Punjab 

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1: 13 IST, January 12th 2021

The first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived here on Tuesday, and the Karnataka government said it was committed to conducting the vaccination drive in a transparent way. According to official sources, the flight carrying the vaccines landed at the Kempegowda international airport. Earlier in the day, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said 7.95 lakh Covishield vaccines were arriving.

12: 37 IST, January 12th 2021

The state will be getting 7.95 vials of Covid vaccine in the first consignment and it will be stored in the government storage facility near Anand Rao circle, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking to the media on Tuesday.

Covi-Shield vaccine has already been approved by the DCGI (Drugs Control general of India). Union government has purchased 1.1 crore dosages of vaccine at a cost of Rs 210 per dose. This is the cheapest vaccine in the world. Said Dr.Sudhakar. Serum institute Pune is supplying vaccine at a cost of 231 crore. Karnataka will get 7.95 lakh vials of Covi-Shield in the first phase, said the Minister.

Each dose of vaccine contains 0.5 ml and each vial contains 10 dosages of vaccines. Second dose should be given 28 days after the first dosage. Vaccine will generate resistance power in the body and it is safe. Said Dr.Sudhakar ‘Not for sale’ is being written over the vial to avoid misuse. Health warriors will get the vaccine on priority. All guidelines will be followed while giving the vaccine. Every person who is vaccinated will be kept under observation for 30 minutes after vaccination, said the Minister.

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The government has committed to buy from the Serum Institute further 4.5 crore doses of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, at a price of Rs 200 per shot plus applicable taxes by April, in addition to a firm order given to the company for 1.1 crore doses. Fights have started ferrying the vaccines to different cities from Pune from Tuesday morning. According to the purchase order placed on Monday, each dose of the vaccine has been priced at Rs 200 and with GST of Rs 10, it would cost Rs 210. The HLL Lifecare Limited, a public sector undertaking, issued the supply orders on behalf of the Union Health Ministry on Monday.

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10: 49 IST, January 12th 2021

India recorded 12,584 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in around seven months, taking the country's COVID-19 caseload to 1,04,79,179, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll increased to 1,51,327 with 167 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.   The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,11,294 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.49 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent. 

10: 28 IST, January 12th 2021

“Delhi Airport has been relentlessly working for timely and smooth supply of medical equipment and other relief material in and out of Delhi to various destinations in India in this COVID times. Today, we have received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine at our airport. Temperature-controlled facility, ranging from -20 Deg C to +25 Deg C, at our two Cargo terminals can efficiently and safely handle these temperature sensitive vaccines. We have Cool Chambers and Cool Dollies to maintain temperature required for these vaccines at the cargo terminal and during transit between aircraft and terminal or vice versa. Our both the terminals can handle around 5.7 million vials in a day.

DIAL had played crucial role in fight against COVID-19 by round-the-clock handling of international and domestic cargo movement during lockdown. The air cargo terminals at the IGI Airport operated 24*7 to support the country in handling and processing essential commodities, especially healthcare and medical supplies.

We have synergized and collaborated with all the stakeholders including exporters, importers, logistics companies, freight forwarders/agents, government, airlines, cargo terminal operators, to ensure faster turnaround of the vaccines.” CEO-DIAL Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said.

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Mizoram reported six more COVID- 19 cases on Tuesday, taking the state's tally to 4,299, an official said. Three of the new cases were reported from the Aizawl district, two from the Kolasib district and one was detected in the Lunglei district, he said.

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Delhi: 306 new cases

Delhi reports 306 new #COVID19 cases, 407 recoveries and 13 deaths. Total cases 6,30,506 Total recoveries 6,16,461 Death toll 10,691 Active cases 3,354

Manipur: 33 new cases

Manipur reported 33 new #COVID19 cases and 46 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,693 Total recoveries: 27,851 Active cases: 477 Total Deaths: 365 Recovery rate is 97.06 %

Tamil Nadu: 682 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 682 new #COVID19 cases, 869 discharges, and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 8,26,943 Total discharges: 8,07,744 Death toll: 12,228 Active cases: 6,971

Rajasthan: 429 new cases

Rajasthan reports 429 new #COVID19 cases, 568 recoveries and 2 deaths today. Total cases: 3,13,425 Total recoveries: 3,04,104 Death toll: 2,736 Active cases: 6,585

Kerala: 3110 new cases

Kerala reports 3,110 new #COVID19 cases and 3,922 recoveries today. Total recoveries 7,47,389 Active cases 63,346

Andhra: 121 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 121 new #COVID19 cases, 213 recoveries and 2 death in the last 24 hours. Total cases 8,85,037 Total recoveries 8,75,456 Death toll 7,131 Active cases 2,450

Maharashtra: 2438 new cases

Maharashtra reports 2438 new #COVID19 cases, 4286 recoveries and 40 deaths today. Total cases 19,71,552 Total recoveries 18,67,988 Death toll 50,101 Active cases 52,288

 

 

 

 

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10: 55 IST, January 11th 2021

HLL Lifecare Ltd has purchased 1.10 crore doses of Serum Institute of India's(SII) Covishield at Rs 200 per dose. There's commitment to purchase further quantity of 450 lakh doses of Covishield by April 2021 at Rs 200 per dose plus GST: Letter of Comfort of HLL Lifecare Ltd & SII
 

10: 55 IST, January 11th 2021

Vaccines should be here by 13th January. If the drive has to begin on 16th January & stock needs to be sent everywhere, it should arrive two days before. Government has to decide which vaccine to be given: Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo

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10: 55 IST, January 11th 2021

For the first time ever, the Budget will be paperless this year. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry has decided not to print copies of the Budget 2021. The Budget will be typed and available for all as a soft copy, online: Sources

8: 34 IST, January 11th 2021

The first consignment of the #COVID19 vaccine will arrive in Gujarat's Ahmedabad tomorrow morning: Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel

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8: 34 IST, January 11th 2021

The first consignment of around 70-80 lakh vials of COVID-19 vaccines is likely to reach Kolkata on Tuesday, a senior official of Bengal  health department said. Four vehicles have been readied to ferry the consignment from the city airport to state-owned Central Family Welfare Stores at Bagbazar -- the biggest depot for stockpiling vaccines in Bengal, he said on Monday

8: 34 IST, January 11th 2021

Dr. Reddy’s has submitted the phase-2 safety data for Drugs Controller General of India’s approval to continue phase-3 clinical trials

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Colleges universities reopen in Odisha for final year students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Monday

6: 17 IST, January 11th 2021

As India readies for the world's biggest vaccination drive against Coronavirus (COVID-19), PM Modi on Monday, assured that state governments will not have to bear the cost of vaccines to be injected to 3 crore frontline warriors in the first phase. While interacting with all state CMs on the vaccine rollout, PM Modi also announced the launch of the Co-WIN app which is mandatory for receiving the vaccine shot. Aiming to vaccinate 3 crore frontline workers in the first phase, PM Modi said apart from health workers sanitation workers, defence forces, Police and other paramilitary forces will also be vaccinated. He also urged the people to continue the ongoing COVID protocols amid vaccination.

State govts don't have to bear the cost of vaccine provided to 3 crore frontline warriors, it will be born by Indian government. Every state should ensure that no rumors should be spread in terms of the vaccination process. Around 3 crore healthcare workers and frontline workers will be vaccinated in the first phase of vaccination. In the 2nd phase, those above 50 years and those under 50 years with co-morbid conditions will be vaccinated. Health workers - govt as well as private - will be vaccinated first of all. Sanitation workers, other frontline workers, defence forces, Police and other paramilitary forces will also be vaccinated in the first phase," said PM Modi. The Prime Minister also opined that public representatives (MP and MLAs) must not get be included in the 1st phase of vaccination. 

Talking about India's responsibility to vaccinate responsibly, he added, "Many universal immunity programs have already been conducted in India. What India is going to do will be followed by other countries, and that's why our responsibilities are very high. Vaccination has been on in about 50 countries, but only 2.5 crore have been vaccinated till now. Our aim is 30 crore in the coming months."

Announcing the launch of the Co-WIN application, he said, "It is most important to identify and vaccinate those who are vulnerable - hence we have created the Co-WIN app. The beneficiary will be registered as per Aadhar card. Co-WIN will generate a digital certificate after the first vaccine dose. This will help as a reminder for the 2nd dosage and help in knowing who has been vaccinated. The final certificate will be given after the 2nd dose." Urging states to dismiss rumours regarding vaccination, he also said that religious and social organisations must be taken into confidence". The app is not yet available to the general public. 

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6: 17 IST, January 11th 2021

Pushing ahead its vaccine rollout on January 16, the Centre has officially placed a purchase order of 11 million doses with Serum Institute India for its Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine- COVISHIELD on Monday. Reports had stated that the delay over the order was due to the Centre's negotiation with SII to lower the price of each vaccine shot. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is priced at Rs 200 per shot and with GST of Rs 10, it would cost Rs 210, stated SII which has already stockpiled 50 million doses for India. Dispatch of the vaccine is likely to start by late Monday evening, they said.

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PM Modi interacts with all state CMs ahead of COVID-19 vaccine rollout on January 16

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Preparations began a month ago, now we're ready. We've been asked to prepare for vaccine transportation anywhere in India. We have 300-350 vehicles & a back up of 500-600. As soon as we get orders, we can start loading vaccine from consigner in 3-4 hrs: Rahul Agarwal, MD, Kool-Ex

We've been doing this for over 12 yrs. Our trucks can be temperature controlled from -25 to +25°C. Every truck is tech-enabled. Various state govts have given security cover for trucks where they'll get police escort till they reach destination: Kunal Agarwal, Director Kool-Ex

3: 58 IST, January 11th 2021

Indian Medical Association (IMA) has requested all its 3.5 lakh members in 1800 local branches to voluntarily come out to get vaccinated first to show to the world that the vaccines are safe and efficacious: IMA

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For first phase of vaccination, 160 session sites have been established in the state. 5-member teams have been formed for each site. 3.29 lakhs healthcare workers including all cleaners & ambulance staff will be vaccinated: Bijaya Kr Panigrahi, Director,Odisha Health&Welfare Dept

3: 58 IST, January 11th 2021

The total number of persons found infected with the mutant UK strain of COVID-19 is 96: Health Ministry

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2: 28 IST, January 11th 2021

Jharkhand 

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,16,817 as 145 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Monday.

Mizoram 

Mizoram on Monday reported a single COVID-19 case, taking the coronavirus caseload in the state to 4,293, an official said.

Andaman & Nicobar islands

One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pushing the tally in the union territory to 4,960, a health department official said on Monday. 

Puducherry 

The union territory of Puducherry added 22 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours pushing the overall infection tally to 38,478, a top Health department official said on Monday.

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh reported five more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total caseload in the state to 16,772, a senior health official said on Monday. 

Telangana 

Telangana recorded 224 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload to 2,90,008, while the death toll rose to 1,566 with one more fatality, the state government said on Monday.

Odisha 

Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Monday surged to 3,32,106 as 244 more people tested positive for the virus, while one more fatality pushed the coronavirus death toll to 1,892, a health department official said.

Thane (District)

With the addition of 411 new COVID-19 cases, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has reached 2,47,113, an official said on Monday.

2: 28 IST, January 11th 2021

Four passengers travelling on Air India's London-Delhi flight tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival, a top official of Genestrings Diagnostic Centre said on Monday. Genestrings runs a lab at the Delhi airport to test incoming passengers for COVID-19. All flights connecting the UK and India were suspended from December 23 to January 7 by the central government as a new variant of coronavirus emerged in that country.

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1: 16 IST, January 11th 2021

As India's nationwide COVID-19 vaccine inoculation drive begins on January 16, the first truck carrying the COVID-19 vaccine consignment will leave Pune's Serum Institute of India's manufacturing facility on Monday. Koolex Cold Chain Limited, a Mumbai-based pharma supply chain company which has a specialization in temperature control logistics and has a fleet of over 300 reefer trucks will be part of the mammoth logistics transporting Coronavirus vaccines across India. 

With the first consignment for COVID-19 vaccination drive set to roll out on Monday, Koolex Cold Chain's Managing Director Rahul Subhash Agarwal and Executive Director Kunal Subhash Agarwal spoke to Republic Media Network's Executive Editor Niranjan Narayanaswamy. During the special broadcast on January 11, they informed that Koolex trucks will be moving vaccines from the manufacturing facilities to storage facilities and later to end stations, where the people will be inoculated. 

9: 27 IST, January 11th 2021

Total number of samples tested up to 10th January is 18,17,55,831 including 6,59,209 samples tested on Sunday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

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9: 27 IST, January 11th 2021

India reports 16,311 new COVID-19 cases, 19,299 discharges, and 161 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,04,66,595
  • Active cases: 2,22,526
  • Total discharges: 1,00,92,909
  • Death toll: 1,51,160
10: 45 IST, January 10th 2021

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday in an open letter announced that the state government will provide free COVID-19 vaccine to all the people of the state. The West Bengal Chief Minister in the letter also saluted all the COVID-19 warriors for their selfless contribution amid the pandemic. 

The letter written by Mamata Banerjee stated, "I am happy to announce that our government is making arrangements to facilitate the administration of COVID-19 vaccine to all the people of the state without any cost."

BJP on Mamata's free vaccine scheme

Mamata Banerjee renames Centre's schemes & runs them after her own name. She wants to publicise the vaccine by renaming it as Tikashree or Mamatashree ahead of election. It is not needed: West Bengal BJP chief on CM's statement of making arrangements for free vaccine in the state

 

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Centre says Co-WIN, online platform for monitoring COVID-19 vaccine delivery, shall form foundation for anti-coronavirus inoculation drive which shall be citizen-centric so that vaccine is available anytime and anywhere

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10: 45 IST, January 10th 2021

Meghalaya: 19 new cases

Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally rises to 13,611 as 19 more people test positive for infection: Senior health official

Gujarat: 671 new cases

Gujarat reports 671 new coronavirus positive cases, taking tally to 2,51,944; 4 deaths take toll to 4,344: state health department
 

9: 23 IST, January 10th 2021

Haryana: 234 new cases

Haryana reported 234 new #COVID19 cases today. Total cases 2,64,955 Total recoveries 2,59,495 Death toll 2950 Active cases 2510

Uttar Pradesh: 699 new cases

Uttar Pradesh reports 699 new #COVID19 cases, 769 recoveries and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total recoveries 5,73,542 Death toll 8495 Active cases 11,134

Tamil Nadu: 724 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 724 new #COVID19 cases, 857 discharges, and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 8,26,261 Total discharges: 8,06,875 Death toll: 12,222 Active cases: 7,164

Mahasrashtra: 3558 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3558 new #COVID19 cases, 2302 discharges and 34 deaths today. Total cases 19,69,114 Total recoveries 18,63,702 Death toll 50,061 Active cases 54,179

Andhra: 227 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 227 new #COVID19 cases, 289 recoveries and 1 death in the last 24 hours. Total cases 8,84,916 Total recoveries 8,75,243 Death toll 7129 Active cases 2544

Kerala: 4545 new cases

Kerala reports 4545 new #COVID19 cases and 4659 recoveries today. Total recoveries 7,43,467 Active cases 64,179

Punjab: 304 new cases

Punjab reports 304 new #COVID19 cases, 312 recoveries and 6 deaths today. Total cases 1,69,033 Total recoveries 1,60,655 Death toll 5445 Active cases 2933

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Delhi: 399 new cases

Delhi reports 399 new #COVID19 cases, 602 recoveries and 12 deaths. Total cases 6,30,200 Total recoveries 6,16,054 Death toll 10,678 Active cases 3468

Rajasthan: 475 new cases

Rajasthan reports 475 new #COVID19 cases, 476 recoveries and 3 deaths today. Total cases 3,12,996 Total recoveries 3,03,536 Death toll 2734 Active cases 6726

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It will be given free of cost to the poor (in the state). It will be good if some people support us in subsidising it, as the expenses will be high: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on #COVID19 vaccination in the state

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Pulse Polio immunization was decided on Jan 17 in state, as part of National Polio Eradication Program. But Union Health Ministry asked us to postpone distribution of polio vaccine as COVID vaccine was being distributed. Revised date to be announced later: Kerala Health Minister

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Telangana

Telangana recorded 351 new COVID-19 cases and two related deaths, taking the total infection count to 2,89,784 and the toll to 1,565, the state government said on Sunday.

Andaman & Nicobar islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Sunday.

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh reported three more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total caseload in the state to 16,767, a senior health official said on Sunday.

Jharkhand 

Jharkhand reported 236 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally to 1,16,672, a health official said on Sunday.

Mizoram

Seventeen more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state's tally to 4,292 on Sunday, an official said.

Thane (District)

Thane has added 371 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 2,46,702, an official said on Sunday.

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Total number of samples tested up to 9th January is 18,10,96,622 including 8,43,307 samples tested on Saturday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

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India reports 18,645 new COVID-19 cases, 19,299 discharges, and 201 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,04,50,284
  • Active cases: 2,23,335 
  • Total discharges: 1,00,75,950
  • Death toll: 1,50,999
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11: 17 IST, January 9th 2021

Speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly, Rabindranath Mahato tested positive for #COVID19 and is admitted at hospital.

10: 08 IST, January 9th 2021

Bihar: 4.62 lakh healthcare professionals have registered on CoWIN portal, an online platform for monitoring delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, says official

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Delhi: 519 new cases

Delhi reports 519 new #COVID19 cases, 603 recoveries and 12 deaths. Total cases 6,29,801 Total recoveries 6,15,452 Death toll 10,666 Active cases 3683

Andhra: 199 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 199 new #COVID19 cases, 423 recoveries and 1 death in the last 24 hours. Total cases 8,84,689 Total recoveries 8,74,954 Death toll 7128 Active cases 2607

Uttarakhand: 6 new deaths

6 more people die from coronavirus in Uttarakhand, 287 fresh cases take infection count to 93,398: Official

Kerala: 5528 new cases

Kerala's COVID-19 caseload soars to over 8.06 lakh with 5,528 new cases; toll rises to 3,279 with 22 more deaths: Officia

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Manipur: 67 new cases

Manipur reported 67 new #COVID19 cases and 31 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,646 Total recoveries: 27,766 Active cases: 515 Total Deaths: 365 Recovery rate is 96.92 %

Gujarat: 675 new cases

Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rises to 2,51,273 with 675 new cases; death toll rises to 4,340 with five new fatalities: Health Department

Karnataka: 899 new cases

Karnataka reported 899 new #COVID19 cases, 872 discharges, and 4 deaths today. Total cases: 9,26,767 Total discharges: 9,05,158 Death toll: 12,138 Active cases: 9,452

Rajasthan: 430 new cases

Rajasthan reports 430 new #COVID19 cases, 1098 recoveries and 4 deaths today. Total cases 3,12,521 Total recoveries 3,03,060 Death toll 2731 Active cases 6730

Maharashtra: 3581 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3581 new #COVID19 cases, 2401 discharges and 57 deaths today. Total cases 19,65,556 Total recoveries 18,61,400 Death toll 50,027 Active cases 52,960

Nagaland: 11 new cases

Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rises to 11,975 as 11 more people test positive for infection: Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom

Madhya pradesh: 541 new cases

Madhya Pradesh reports 541 new COVID-19 cases as infection tally rises to 2,47,977: Official

Tamil Nadu: 761 new cases

Tamil Nadu records 761 new COVID-19 infections, pushes tally to 8,25,537, while toll mounts to 12,215 with 7 more fatalities: Official

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Amid Indian vaccines being politicised, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday, urged people to desist from spreading misconceptions on vaccines, after a man died ten days after he participated in the clinical trial for Covaxin held at a private hospital. While the post-mortem report suggested poisoning. Chouhan stated that the matter must be handled sensitively so that the vaccination rollout will not be affected. The state government is awaiting the deceased's viscera testing.

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A 42-year-old volunteer from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh died nearly ten days after he participated in the clinical trial for Covaxin held at a private hospital, its vice-chancellor said on Saturday. While a government official suspected poisoning but added that the exact cause of the death will be known after the viscera test. Dr Rajesh Kapur, Vice-Chancellor, People's Medical College and Hospital where the trial was conducted, told PTI that Deepak Marawi had participated in the Covaxin trial held on December 12, 2020.

"After Marawi's death on December 21, we informed the Drug Controller General of India and Bharat Biotech, which is the producer and sponsor of the trial," Dr Kapur said. He added, "All protocols were followed and Marawi's consent was taken before allowing him to participate in the trial".  Dr Kapur, however, said he cannot confirm whether Marawi was administered the vaccine shot or was given a placebo. "We monitored his health for 7 to 8 days," he claimed.

"When he returned home he felt uneasy and experienced some health problems. He complained of shoulder pain on December 17. Two days later, he spewed foam. He refused to see a doctor saying he would be alright in a day or two. When his condition deteriorated, he was being rushed to hospital but he died midway (on December 21)," said the deceased's family.

5: 01 IST, January 9th 2021

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat held a meeting with all District Magistrates of the state, today via video-conferencing over the preparations for #COVID19 vaccination.
 

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5: 01 IST, January 9th 2021

Covaxin approved for 'emergency use' on basis of two phases of testing without observing in detail, the aftereffects. There is no data about for how long inoculation effects will last. My opinion is to wait before results are clearly out: Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singhdeo
 

5: 01 IST, January 9th 2021

Covid-19 warriors & youth volunteers have played an important role in fighting coronavirus. From villages to cities to borders, youth volunteers gave it all. They stood shoulder to shoulder with medical teams: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on role of youth against Covid-19

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5: 01 IST, January 9th 2021

After two successful vaccine 'dry run', the Centre has decided to kick-off the nationwide vaccination drive on 16 January after forthcoming festivals including Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu etc, said government sources on Saturday. The decision came after the Prime Minister chaired a high-level review meeting with Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary, and other senior officials to review the status of COVID-19 in the country along with the preparedness of the State/UTs for COVID vaccination. The Prime Minister will interact with all CMs on Monday about the same.

Priority will be given to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers, estimated to be around 3 crores in number, which are currently being registered on the government's CO-Win App - 75 lakh benificiaries already registered. Followed by those, above 50 years of age and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 crores will be vaccinated by July.  More than 61,000 programme managers, 2 lakh vaccinators and 3.7 lakh other vaccination team members have been trained so far as part of trainings at States, Districts and Block levels. The government is yet to place an official order with COVISHIELD manufacturer - Serum Institute of India (SII), which has stocked 50 million doses for India.
 

5: 01 IST, January 9th 2021

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro writes to PM Modi, requests for 2 million doses of Covishield vaccine produced by SII.

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2: 26 IST, January 9th 2021

Jharkhand 

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,16,436 as 207 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Saturday.

Arunachal Pradesh

Seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the tally in the state to 16,764, a health department official said on Saturday.

Andaman & Nicobar islands

The COVID-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,959 as one more person has tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Saturday.

Telangana

Telangana registered 298 fresh coronavirus cases, pushing the total caseload to 2.89 lakh, while the toll surged to 1,563 with two more fatalities. 

Mizoram

At least 16 more people, including a one-year-old baby and four security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the state's tally to 4,275, an official said on Saturday.

Puducherry

Puducherry logged 36 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, upping the total infection count in the union territory to 38,425.

Thane (district)

With the addition of 478 fresh coronavirus positive cases on Friday, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 2,46,331, an official said on Saturday.

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India reports 18,222 new COVID-19 cases, 19,253 discharges, and 228 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,04,31,639
  • Active cases: 2,24,190
  • Total discharges: 1,00,56,651
  • Death toll: 1,50,79
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So far, more than 18 crores samples have been tested for #COVID19 and 9.16 lakhs samples were tested in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Health

10: 30 IST, January 9th 2021

Days after approval of two COVID vaccines by India, the Health ministry sources on Saturday said that 5000 session sites have been identified across the country for the COVID vaccine administration. In the national capital, there are as many as 89 session sites. Further, officials have been asked to submit a report by January 9 on appropriate locations where vaccination drive could take place in Delhi. The development comes after PMO's office announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers of all states at 4 pm on January 11 to discuss the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier on Friday, the first priority list of people was identified by the Health Ministry. 

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Rajasthan: 471 new cases

Rajasthan reports 471 new #COVID19 cases and 537 recoveries today. Total cases 3,12,091 Total recoveries 3,01,962 Death toll 2727 Active cases 7402

Maharashtra: 3693 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3693 new #COVID19 cases, 2890 discharges and 73 deaths today. Total cases 19,61,975 Total recoveries 18,58,999 Death toll 49,970 Active cases 51,838

Uttarakhand: 269 new cases

Uttarakhand reports 269 new #COVID19 cases, 390 recoveries and 7 deaths today. Total cases 93,111 Total recoveries 87,127 Death toll 1562 Active cases 3179

Jharkhand: 207 new cases

Jharkhand reported 207 new #COVID19 cases & 188 recoveries & 2 deaths today. The total number of cases now stands at 1,16,436 including 1,13,928 recoveries, 1,043 deaths, and 1,465 active cases: State Health Department

 

 

10: 35 IST, January 8th 2021

Delhi: Two passengers who arrived on a flight from the UK have tested positive for #COVID19.  Flight ops b/w India & the United Kingdom resumed today after a week of suspension due to new COVID strain. The first flight carrying 256 passengers arrived in Delhi today from London.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with country's leading economists today, on charting the economic agenda in the post COVID world. The event was organised by NITI Aayog.

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Central government takes care of all state governments. They should bear the expenses for #COVID19 vaccine, this is the suitable expectation of people: Maharashtra Minister and Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde

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All those arriving from the UK, who test positive will be isolated in an isolation facility. Negative ones will be taken to a quarantine facility for 7 days followed by 7 days home quarantine: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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"Bharat Biotech sent an application to DCGI (Drugs Controller General of India) for conducting the phase 1 trials of nasal vaccine against #COVID19, matter yet to be taken up," says a Government official.

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Tamil Nadu government and its health department deserves our highest appreciation for good work that they have been doing and are pursuing: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in Chennai

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Indian Medical Association (IMA) appreciates the contribution of all Indian scientists & researchers who developed the two indigenous COVID19 vaccines, appeals to all its members to actively participate in vaccination drive across the country.

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The flight operations between India and the United Kingdom resumed today after a week of suspension due to new Covid strain. The first flight carrying 256 passengers arrived in Delhi today from London.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take first shot of COVID19 vaccine, then, we will also take it: RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav

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Delhi: 444 new cases

Delhi reports 444 #COVID19 cases, 823 recoveries and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases 6,29,282 Total recoveries 6,14,849 Death toll 10,654 Active cases 3779

Puducherry: 20 new cases

Puducherry logs 20 new #COVID19 cases, pushing infection tally to 38,389. There are 343 active cases of the disease in the union territory, while 37,410 patients have recovered so far.

Mizoram: 3 new cases

Three new #COVID19 cases take Mizoram's virus caseload to 4,259. The state now has 79 active cases of the disease, while 4,172 people have recovered so far and eight have died.

Jharkhand: 195 new cases

Jharkhand reports 195 new #COVID19 cases, one fatality. Infection tally rises to 1,16,229, death toll 1,041. The state now has 1,448 active cases of the disease.

Telangana: 346 new cases

Telangana records 346 new #COVID19 cases, two fatalities. Total caseload rises to 2,89,135, death toll now 1,561. As many as 5,000 patients are undergoing treatment for the disease in the state.

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Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the tally in the state to 16,757, a health department official said on Friday. Two fresh cases were detected from East Siang and one each from West Kameng and Tirap districts, the official said. 

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10: 51 IST, January 8th 2021

A second dry run for the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Delhi is being conducted across several districts of the national capital on Friday, officials said. The districts include South Delhi, South East Delhi, North West Delhi and New Delhi, they added. The first dry run for the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out was held in Delhi on January 2 at three sites - the GTB Hospital, Shahdara, the Urban Primary Health Centre, Daryaganj and the Venkateshwar Hospital, Dwarka. 

9: 39 IST, January 8th 2021

With the addition of 452 new coronavirus cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 2,45,853, an official said on Friday. The virus claimed the lives of six more persons, pushing the death toll in the district to 6,006, he said. So far, 2,35,800patients have recuperated from the infection, showing a recovery rate of 95.91 per cent, the official said.

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Gujarat

With 667 new COVID-19 cases, Gujarat's tally rose to 2,49,913; toll up to 4,332 as 3 more patients die.

Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported 195 new COVID-19 cases, 195 recoveries and one death. The total number of cases now stands at 1,16,229 including 1,13,740 recoveries, 1,041 deaths, and 1,448 active cases.

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10: 39 IST, January 7th 2021

We had meeting with Union Health Min. We insisted that COVID vaccination drive must be sponsored by GoI. We also pointed out all lacunae in maintaining cold storage of vaccines. We're ready to execute inoculation drive whenever it is instructed: Maharashtra Health Min Rajesh Tope

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Karnataka: 761 new cases

Karnataka reported 761 new #COVID19 cases, 812 discharges, and 7 deaths today. Total cases: 9,24,898 Total discharges: 9,03,629 Death toll: 12,131 Active cases: 9,119

Manipur: 47 new cases

Manipur reported 47 new #COVID19 cases and 35 recoveries today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,531 Total recoveries: 27,677 Active cases: 490 Total Deaths: 364 Recovery rate is 97.00 %

Tamil Nadu: 805 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 805 new #COVID19 cases, 911 discharges, and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 8,23,986 Total discharges: 8,04,239 Death toll: 12,200 Active cases: 7,547

Maharashtra: 3729 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,729 new #COVID19 cases, 3,350 discharges, and 72 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,58,282 Total recoveries: 18,56,109 Total active cases: 51,111 Total Deaths: 49,897

Andhra: 295 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 295 COVID cases, 368 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours. Total cases 8,84,171 Total recoveries 8,74,223 Death toll 7126 Active cases 2822

 

10: 14 IST, January 7th 2021

Union Health Secy has written to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, and West Bengal urging them to take steps to curb the spike in Covid-19 cases. The States are advised to maintain a strict vigil & keep a check on the rising cases, especially in view of the new strain of virus.
 

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Standing shoulder to shoulder with Bhutan during times of #COVID19. Nine consignments containing RT-PCR test kits, a portable X-Ray machine, medical supplies and PPE equipment were handed over during March-December 2020: Embassy of India in Thimphu (Bhutan)

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Centre has decided to lift the ban and start United Kingdom flights. 

In view of extremely serious COVID situation in UK, I would urge central govt to extend the ban till 31 January: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

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COVID-19 vaccines  'Covishield' and 'Covaxin' are on the verge of being available in the country. Our efforts are to ensure seamless last mile delivery of the vaccine: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan

We have to ensure that no misinformation campaign on vaccine is successful: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan at the meeting with health ministers of all states & UTs.

 

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Delhi: 486 new cases

Delhi reports 486 new #COVID19 cases, 780 recoveries and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,28,838 Total recoveries: 6,14,026 Death toll: 10,644 Active cases: 4,168

Puducherry: 35 new cases

35 new COVID19 cases, 47 recovered cases & 1 death reported in Puducherry today. Total number of cases: 38,369 Total active cases: 359 Total recovered cases: 37,374 Death toll: 636

Bihar: 377 new cases

377 more #COVID19 positive cases have been reported on 6th January in Bihar, taking the total count of active cases in the state to 4533: State Health Department

12: 47 IST, January 7th 2021

With 230 more people testing positive for the infection, Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Thursday mounted to 3,31,151, while one more fatality pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,888, a health department official said. The new cases were detected in 23 of the state's 30 districts, with 134 reported from different quarantine centres and 96 are local contact cases. 

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Telangana recorded 379 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total positives to over 2.88 lakh while three more deaths were added pushing the toll to 1,559. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 71, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri and Rangareddy with 37 and 36 respectively, a government bulletin said on Wednesday providing details as of 8 pm on January 6. 

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Nine more persons, including two BSF jawans, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the tally in the state to 4,256 on Thursday, an official said. Of the nine new cases, six were reported from Aizawl district and three from Lunglei district, he said.

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Thane's COVID-19 tally has gone up to 2,45,401 with the addition of 451 new cases in the Maharashtra district, an official said on Thursday. These new cases were reported on Wednesday, he said. Six more persons succumbed to the viral infection, taking the death toll in the district rose to 6,000. 

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Manipur

Manipur reported 66 new COVID-19 cases and 29 recoveries, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,484 Total recoveries: 27,642 Active cases: 479 Total Deaths: 363 Recovery rate is 97.04 %.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh reported 105 new COVID-19 cases, 259 cured cases, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 56,015 Total cured cases: 53,747 Deaths: 940 Active cases: 1,281.

Haryana

Haryana reported 7 more deaths linked to coronavirus, the death toll rose to 2,934, infection count mounted to 2,63,887 with 316 fresh cases; the number of active cases now 2,672.

Nagaland

Nagaland reported 17 fresh COVID-19 cases, infection tally climbed to 11,954, one more fatality pushed death toll to 80; active case count 137.

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Rajasthan

Rajasthan recorded 4 more fatalities due to COVID-19, the death toll rose to 2,723, infection count now 3,11,111 with detection of 436 fresh cases; the number of active cases stands at 7,698.

Uttar Pradesh

UP reported 742 new COVID-19 cases, tally mounted to 5,90,339, the death toll climbed to 8,441 with nine more fatalities; active case count below 12,000 after nearly six months.

Gujarat

Gujarat reported 665 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 2,49,246; four deaths pushed the toll to 4,329.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 4,382 new COVID-19 cases, tally rose to 19,54,553; death toll went up to 49,825 as 66 died.

8: 39 IST, January 6th 2021

As per the Mumbai Police, the night curfew is not being extended in the city. 

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Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 289 new COVID-19 cases, 428 recoveries and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,83,876 as per the State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,73,855 Active Cases: 2,896 Total Deaths: 7,125.

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu reported 811 new COVID-19 cases, 943 discharges, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department. Total cases: 8,23,181 Total discharges: 8,03,328 Death toll: 12,188 Active cases: 7,665.

Kerala

Kerala reported 6394 new COVID-19 cases. Active cases now at 65,057; so far 7,22,421 patients have been discharged.

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand reported 227 new COVID-19 taking the total number of cases to 92,593.

 

7: 12 IST, January 6th 2021

The Centre rushed a high-level team to Kerala for supporting the state in public health interventions in COVID19 management. A total of 35,038 new cases have been reported during the last seven days. Around 5,000 new cases are added daily to Kerala's COVID19 tally. 

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7: 12 IST, January 6th 2021

According to the MHA, the government of Tamil Nadu's move to permit an increase in the seating capacity of Cinema/theaters/ multiplexes from the existing 50% to 100% is a dilution of its order. It stressed that states and UT shall not dilute guidelines issued under the DM act in any manner. Moreover, it directed the government of Tamil Nadu to immediately issue the necessary order to bring their guidelines in line with the MHA guidelines dated 28 December 2020. 

6: 26 IST, January 6th 2021

Ahead of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, a dry run of the inoculation process will be carried out in all districts of the country on January 8. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will interact with the Health Ministers from all the states on Thursday. 

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As per the Health Ministry, the total number of cases infected with the United Kingdom strain of the Coronavirus now stands at 73.

4: 47 IST, January 6th 2021

As per Dr. Bijay Panigrahi, Health Director and vaccine in-charge Odisha, the state has prepared all cold chain points to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and has identified session sites. He mentioned that the state government is ready to conduct vaccination.  Moreover, he added that the database has been prepared and 3.28 lakh healthcare workers will be vaccinated in the first phase. 

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4: 47 IST, January 6th 2021

Delhi reported 654 new COVID-19 cases, 719 recoveries and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department. Total cases: 6,28,352 Total recoveries: 6,13,246 Death toll: 10,625 Active cases: 4,481. 

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After a gap of over six months, Odisha on Wednesday did not report any fresh fatality due to COVID-19, while 231 new cases pushed the state's caseload to 3,30,921, a health official said. As many as 133 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 98 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said. Sundergarh district reported the highest number of new cases at 32, followed by Bargarh (25) and Angul (21), the official said. 

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1: 00 IST, January 6th 2021

The number of people who have tested positive for the new UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the country has climbed to 71, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. These 71 cases include the 58 which were announced by the ministry till Tuesday. "The total number of cases infected with the new strain of the novel coronavirus first reported in the UK now stands at 71," the ministry said. 

12: 12 IST, January 6th 2021

A dry run to assess the readiness for the COVID-19 vaccination drive will be held in 21 districts of Chhattisgarh over the next two days, a senior state health official said on Wednesday. Last week, a similar mock drill was held in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur and six other districts out of the total 28 districts in the state. 

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11: 39 IST, January 6th 2021

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,15,840 as 151 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Wednesday. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,038 as two more persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24-hours, the official said. The two deaths were reported from Ranchi and Hazaribag. 

10: 57 IST, January 6th 2021

Telangana registered 417 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total infection count past 2.88 lakh while two more fatalities pushed the toll to 1,556. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 82, followed by Rangareddy and Medchal Malkajgiri with 34 and 32 respectively, a government bulletin said on Wednesday providing details as of 8 pm on January 5.

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Jharkhand: 151 new cases

Jharkhand reported 151 new #COVID19 cases & 255 recoveries & 2 deaths today. The total number of cases now stands at 1,15,840 including 1,13,380 recoveries, 1038 deaths, and 1422 active cases: State Health Department

Karnataka: 815 new cases

Karnataka reported 815 new #COVID19 cases, 1377 discharges, and 8 deaths today. Total cases: 9,23,353 Total discharges: 9,01,579 Death toll: 12,118 Active cases: 9,637

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There will be no night curfew in district Mandi, Shimla, Kullu and Kangra: Government of Himachal Pradesh

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Maharashtra: 3160 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,160 new #COVID19 cases, 2,828 discharges, and 64 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,50,171 Total recoveries: 18,50,189 Total active cases: 49,067 Total Deaths: 49,759

Andhra: 377 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 377 new #COVID19 cases, 278 recoveries & 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,83,587 as per the State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,73,427 Active Cases: 3,038 Total Deaths: 7,122

Rajasthan: 397 new cases

Rajasthan reported 397 new #COVID19 cases, 5 deaths and 751 recoveries/discharges today. Total cases: 3,10,675 Death toll: 2,719 Total recoveries/discharges: 3,00,126 Active cases: 7,830

Tamil Nadu: 820 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 820 new #COVID19 cases, 971 discharges, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 8,22,370 Total discharges: 8,02,385 Death toll: 12,177 Active cases: 7,808

Kerala: 5615 new cases

5,615 new #COVID19 cases, 4,922 recoveries & 24 deaths reported in Kerala today. Active cases: 63,802 Total recoveries: 7,17,311 Total Deaths: 3,184

 

 

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11 UK returnees have tested positive for new coronavirus strain in the state: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar

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Delhi: 442 new cases

Delhi reports 442 new #COVID19 cases, 557 recoveries and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,27,698 Total recoveries: 6,12,527 Death toll: 10,609 Active cases: 4,562

Ladakh: 5 new cases

Five new positive cases report in Ladakh; 21 patients cured and discharged. Active cases in Ladakh stands at 241; 230 in Leh district and 11 in Kargil district: Department of Information & Public relations Leh Ladakh

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  • Healthcare workers and frontline workers would not need to register themselves as a beneficiary as their data is bulk database that has been populated on the Co-WIN vaccine delivery management system in a bulk manner: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
  • The facility including the number of vaccines stored and temperature trackers is monitored digitally. We have this facility for over a decade in the country: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
  • There are 4 primary vaccine stores called GMSD located in Karnal, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and there are 37 vaccine stores in the country. They store vaccines in bulk and distributes further: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
  • 44% of active cases are in hospital with moderate or severe symptoms needing regular care. 56% of cases are very mild or asymptomatic & are in home isolation. The overall burden on health delivery structure declined appreciably on account of COVID in India: Union Health Secretary
  • The active cases in the country are less than 2.5 lakhs and continue to decline. The positivity rate stood at 1.97%: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
     
6: 02 IST, January 5th 2021

mid the ongoing politics over India's two Coronavirus vaccines, ICMR chief Dr. Balram Bhargava on Tuesday, explained the clinical trials data available for the two vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin and the reason why they were given approvals. Citing 2019's Clinical trial rules (CTR), he said that under an emergency situation like the pandemic, phase-2 trials' safety and immunogenicity data were used for approvals. After the nationwide dry run for vaccination, the government also said that it is ready to introduce the COVID-19 vaccine within 10 days from the date of emergency use authorisation.

We have two vaccines available in India which will be made available and will happen soon. The safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy data are required for approval of any vaccine - in a non-emergency situation. In the existing pandemic situation, due to high mortality and lack of known treatments is considered by SEC for accelerated approval. Restricted usage is considered based on safety and immunogenicity while phase-3 is still ongoing in a pandemic situation. Immunogenicity of phase-2 acts as a guide to efficacy when phase-3 is ongoing as per 2019 Clinical trial rules (CTR)," he said.

In Covishield - we have UK trial results and clinical trial results of 1077 participants in Phase-1 & 2 showed acceptable safety reponse. In Phase-3 trilas among 560 participants - it showed it was better tolerated in older adults than in younger and has similar immunogenicity across all age groups. These results were published in Lancet. The phase 3 trials in 11,633 participants showed an efficacy of 62-70.4%. In the Indian study, with respect to Covishield - 1600 participants' immunogenicity data is being generated - with more than half available and age group is over 18. Covishield is safe, immunogenic and non-inferior to the UK product," he said

He added, "In Covaxin - We have data on animal trials in India showing excellent response in terms of safety, immunogenicity. The phase-1 and phase-2 results on 265 and 380 participants - aged 18 to 55 & age 12 to 65 showed very low adverse events, strong response to all structural proteins including spike. Phase 3 clinical trials with 25,800 participants - 24,000 have been enrolled and there have been no safety concerns, with the first dose given to them. 5000 have been given their 2nd dose and restricted use for clinical trial mode has been given - which means they have to give consent and there has to be a regular follow-up on participants. The animal studies, phase-1 has been published and Phase 2 & phase-3 are under review."
 

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3: 29 IST, January 5th 2021

The Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech on Tuesday in a joint statement communicated their pledge towards a smooth rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to India and the World. According to the statement, SII chief Adar Poonawala and Bharat Biotech CEO and MD Dr. Krishna Ella, jointly on behalf of the two companies, communicated their combined intent to develop manufacture and supply the COVID-19 vaccines for India and abroad.

 

 

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We're prepared for COVID19 vaccination in Bihar. It'll be given to the healthcare workers, frontline workers & people above 50 years on priority. We'll be following the central guideline & will conduct the vaccination effectively: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
 

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Kazakhstan is producing 3 vaccines which are in 2nd & 3rd phase, there's been no official dialogue with India, but we know India has 2 vaccines, which is good.We're ready to talk for ordering India’s vaccine after approval of both countries: Kazakhstan Ambassador to India, to ANI

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Tuesday. The coronavirus tally in the Union Territory remained at 4,948, while a total of 62 people have so far died due to the contagion, he said. Two persons were cured of the disease since Monday, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 4,848, the official said. The Union Territory now has 38 active cases. The Andaman and Nicobar administration has conducted 1,86,140 sample tests for COVID-19 so far, and the positivity rate stands at 2.66 per cent, he added. 

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India recorded 16,375 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in over six months, taking the country's COVID-19 caseload to 1,03,56,844, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll increased to 1,49,850 with 201 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed   The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,75,958  pushing the national recovery rate to 96.32 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

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9: 44 IST, January 5th 2021

Telangana added 253 fresh infections to its COVID-19 tally, taking the total caseload to nearly 2.88 lakh while three related fatalities pushed the toll to 1,554. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 61, followed by Warangal Urban and Medchal Malkajgiri with 20 and 18 respectively, a government bulletin said on Tuesday providing details as of 8 pm on January 4.

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9: 20 IST, January 5th 2021

With the addition of 321 new COVID-19 cases, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has reached 2,44,571, an official said on Tuesday.  Besides these new cases reported on Monday, five people also died due to COVID-19, taking the number of fatalities in the district to 5,985, he said. Currently, the mortality rate in the district is 2.45 per cent, the official said.

11: 19 IST, January 4th 2021

Punjab

With 24 more fatalities, the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 5,400 in Punjab. 229 fresh cases propelled the state's infection count to 1,67,441.

Gujarat

With 698 new cases, Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,47,926. The death toll swelled to 4,321 with three new fatalities.

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 133 fresh COVID-19 cases, infection count rose to 1,21,786. 5 more fatalities take the death toll to 1,891. 

 

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Jharkhand: 160 new cases

Jharkhand reported 160 new #COVID19 cases & 232 recoveries & 1 death today. The total number of cases now stands at 1,15,689 including 1,13,125 recoveries, 1036 deaths, and 1528 active cases: State Health Department

Karnataka: 600 new cases

Karnataka reported 600 new #COVID19 cases, 1283 discharges, and 3 deaths today. Total cases: 9,22,538 Total discharges: 9,00,202 Death toll: 12,110 Active cases: 10,207

Maharashtra: 2765 new cases

Maharashtra reports 2,765 new #COVID19 cases, 10,362 discharges, and 29 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,47,011 Total recoveries: 18,47,361 Total active cases: 48,801 Total Deaths: 49,695

West Bengal: 597 new cases

West Bengal reports 597 new #COVID19 cases, 1,347 discharges, and 25 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 5,55,572 Total recoveries: 5,36,084 Active cases: 9,671 Death toll: 9,817

Manipur: 51 new cases

Manipur reported 51 new #COVID19 cases, 47 recoveries & 3 death today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,332 Total recoveries: 26,862 Active cases: 1,109 Total Deaths: 361 Recovery rate is 94.81 %

J&K: 133 new cases

Jammu and Kashmir reports 133 new COVID-19 cases, 419 recoveries, and 2 deaths. Total cases - 1,21,786 Active cases - 2,684 Total recoveries - 1,17,211 Total deaths - 1,891

 

 

 

 

 

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Six people -- two each in Kozhikode & Alappuzha & one each in Kottayam & Kannur -- have tested positive for new mutated strain of coronavirus: Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja

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Tamil Nadu: 838 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 838 new #COVID19 cases, 985 discharges, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 8,21,550 Total discharges: 8,01,414 Death toll: 12,166 Active cases: 7,970

Kerala: 3021 new cases

3,021 new COVID19 cases and 5,145 recoveries reported in #Kerala today. Total active cases: 63,135 Total recovered cases: 7,12,389

Delhi: 384 new cases

Delhi reports 384 new #COVID19 cases, 727 recoveries and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,27,256 Total recoveries: 6,11,970 Death toll: 10,597 Active cases: 4,689

Andhra: 128 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 128 new #COVID19 cases, 252 recoveries & 3 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,83,210 as per the State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,73,149 Active Cases: 2,943 Total Deaths: 7,118

Nagaland: 5 new cases

Five cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nagaland today, taking total cases to 11,935 including 11,551 recoveries and 173 active cases: Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom

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Addressing a press briefing on Monday evening, Dr Krishna Ella gave a point-by-point rebuttal to those suggesting that the approval of Covaxin in the absence of certain data was 'dubious'. Dr Ella said, "Many people just gossiping, it's just a backlash against Indian companies. That is not right for us. We don't deserve that. Merck's Ebola vaccine never completed a human clinical trial at all but WHO gave emergency authorization for Liberia & Guinea." 

He also clarified that Bharat Biotech continues to conduct clinical trials for Covaxin across the globe and not just in India. He stated that the firm had identified 12 countries, other than India, for clinical trials of its COVID vaccine candidate which included the UK. 

"Many people say that I am not transparent in my data. I think people should have the patience to read on the internet & how many articles we have published. More than 70 articles have been published in various international journals. We are not a company without experience in vaccines. We have tremendous experience in vaccines. We are touching 123 countries. We are the only company that has got such extensive experience & extensive publication in review journals," Dr Ella said. 

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Dr Ella: 'We are experienced in vaccines'

"We have tremendous experience in vaccines - touching 123 vaccines globally. Many people accused me of clinical trials only in India. We did it in various countries. In 8-10 months vaccine developed in India. Now that vaccine is being politicized, I want to state very clearly that none of my family members is associated with any political party," he said.

Comparing COVAXIN's publications to the other vaccines developed by Moderna, Pfizer, Dr. Ella said that they were not inferior in any manner. Stating that the authorisation is given to AstraZeneca-SII's 'Covishield' included the UK trials, he said that BBL was the only company with safety data of 25,000 patients. Answering queries of the media, Dr. Ella said that efficacy data of COVAXIN will be available by March and that 20 million doses have been stockpiled by the company for the upcoming national innoculation drive.

"All our samples have been verified by NIV Pune, using the double-blind method. We have published five journals on our vaccine, which is available in the public domain. We are no way inferior to Moderna or Pfizer in terms of our vaccine. Serum vaccine has no publication," he said.

He added, "Oxford-AstraZeneca gave 4g of Paracetamol for clinical trials before vaccines, but we did not do that. If we did any malpractice in the trials, our Drug controller (DCGI) would have stopped us. The politicisation hurts us as a scientist. Is this type of bashing we deserve from people? Emergency authorization to the other vaccine was given based on UK trial data, but our data is based on India. We have safety data for 25,000 patients, which other company has such data? We are planning to do vaccine trials on children soon".

Talking about the pricing of the vaccine, he said, "We will get Phase-3 efficacy data by March. 20 million doses have been stockpiled. 700 million doses capacity in four facilities -  three in Hyderabad and one in Bengaluru. In beginning, the cost of the vaccine will be high but as the scale of production increases, the price will be controlled by the market. Government is in talks with us. We will unblind our data when 146 cases of Coronavirus positive cases in phase-3 trials and then we can judge efficacy. We will roll out the vaccine as early as possible".

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A total of 8,830 healthcare workers including private healthcare providers have been registered in Chandigarh for the administration of vaccination in the first phase: Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore

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38 people found to be positive with the new UK mutant variant genome in India.
 
-10 in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, 3 in CCMB, Hyderabad, 5 in NIV, Pune, 11 in IGIB, Delhi, 8 in NCDC, New Delhi and 1 in NCBG, Kolkata.

-Total number of persons infected with the new strain of coronavirus in India stands at 38

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All educational institutions in Bihar, including schools, colleges and coaching centres, reopened on Monday after a gap of over nine months. Physical classes were held for students of standards 9-12 in schools and final year students in colleges. The institutions were closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Wearing of masks, use of hand sanitiser and maintenance of physical distancing have been made mandatory at the educational institutions. Schools have been asked to operate at half the strength to ensure social distancing in classes.

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Ladakh's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 9,956 on Monday as six more people tested positive for the disease, officials said. All the six fresh cases were reported from Leh district, they said. So far, Ladakh has recorded a total of 127 COVID-19 deaths with Leh alone accounting for 84, the officials said. 

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Puducherry reported 29 fresh coronavirus cases while two people including a 72-year old woman succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours taking the toll in the union territory to 635, a top Health department said on Monday. The 29 new infections were identified at the end of the screening of 1,788 samples and took the overall tally to 38,253, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release. 

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Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Monday mounted to 3,30,492 after 183 more people tested positive for the infection, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,885, a health department official said. Of the new cases, 106 were reported from different quarantine centres, while the remaining 77 are local contact cases. 

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Assam's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,16,304 as 15 more people tested positive for the virus, while one more fatality pushed the death toll to 1,052, the National Health Mission said in a bulletin. The overall positivity rate stood at 3.58 per cent against total testing of 60,47,033 samples so far. 

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Telangana recorded 238 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to over 2.87 lakh while two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,551, the state government said on Monday. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 60, followed by Rangareddy and Warangal Urban with 26 and 20 respectively, it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on January 3. 

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One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pushing the tally in the union territory to 4,948, a health official said on Monday. The new case was detected during contact tracing, he said. Nine more people have recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recoveries in the union territory to 4,846, the official said.

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Maharashtra: 3282 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,282 new #COVID19 cases, 2,064 discharges, and 35 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,42,136 Total recoveries: 18,36,999 Total active cases: 54,317 Total Deaths: 49,666

Jharkhand: 137 new cases

Jharkhand reported 137 new #COVID19 cases & 159 recoveries & 1 death today. The total number of cases now stands at 1,15,529 including 1,12,893 recoveries, 1035 deaths, and 1601 active cases: State Health Department

Mumbai: 3 new deaths

Mumbai reports 581 new #COVID19 cases, 697 recoveries/discharges & 3 deaths today. Total cases rise to 2,95,240 including 2,75,464 recoveries/discharges and 11,135 deaths. Active cases stand at 7,771

Haryana: 218 new cases

Haryana recorded 218 new cases of #COVID19, 450 recoveries, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the State Health Department Total cases: 2,63,068 Total recoveries: 2,57,261 Active cases: 2,890 Death toll: 2,917

Himachal: 67 new cases

Himachal Pradesh reports 67 new #COVID19 cases, 433 cured cases, and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 55,686 Total cured cases: 52,876 Deaths: 932 Active cases: 1,830

Rajasthan: 502 new cases

Rajasthan reported 502 new #COVID19 cases, 5 deaths and 801 recoveries/discharges today. Total cases: 3,09,821 Death toll: 2,710 Total recoveries/discharges: 2,98,620 Active cases: 8,491

Punjab: 201 new cases

Punjab reports 210 new #COVID19 cases, 236 discharges, and 12 deaths today, says Govt of Punjab. Total cases in the State rise to 1,67,219 including 1,58,482 discharges and 5,376 deaths. Active cases stand at 3,361

karnataka: 810 new cases

Karnataka reported 810 new #COVID19 cases, 743 discharges, and 8 deaths today. Total cases: 9,21,938 Total discharges: 8,98,919 Death toll: 12,107 Active cases: 10,893

Uttarakhand: 267 new cases

267 new #COVID19 positive cases, 244 recovered cases & 5 deaths reported in Uttarakhand today. Total number of cases: 91,811 Total active cases: 4,376 Death toll: 1,527

 

 

 

 

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Delhi: 424 new cases

Delhi reports 424 new #COVID19 cases, 708 recoveries and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,26,872 Total recoveries: 6,11,243 Death toll: 10,585 Active cases: 5,044

Uttarakhand: 267 new cases

267 new #COVID19 positive cases, 244 recovered cases & 5 deaths reported in Uttarakhand today. Total number of cases: 91,811 Total active cases: 4,376 Death toll: 1,527

Maharashtra: 3282 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,282 new #COVID19 cases, 2,064 discharges, and 35 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,42,136 Total recoveries: 18,36,999 Total active cases: 54,317 Total Deaths: 49,666

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Speaking to Republic TV, Dr. Balram Bhargava said, "Today is the great day for science and humanity. India will be supplying vaccines in many countries. We have large stockpiles of both these vaccines, so hopefully, we will soon start the vaccination starting with frontline workers".

Talking about COVAXIN's safety, he added, "The SEC group met twice and they have taken all the science into consideration. Phase-1, Phase-2 data is also available, I would not like to comment on them. Bharat Biotech vaccine may have an advantage over other vaccines because it is targetting the whole thing. If there is a target of 1000 points, it is targetting all 1000 points while other vaccines are targetting 2 points or three points".

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Manipur: 38 new cases

Manipur reported 38 new #COVID19 cases, 33 recoveries & 1 death today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,281 Total recoveries: 26,815 Active cases: 1,108 Total Deaths: 358 Recovery rate is 94.81 %

Tamil nadu: 867 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 867 new #COVID19 cases, 1,002 discharges, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 8,20,712 Total discharges: 8,00,429 Death toll: 12,156 Active cases: 8,127

Andhra: 232 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 232 new #COVID19 cases, 352 recoveries & 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,83,082 as per the State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,72,897 Active Cases: 3,070 Total Deaths: 7,115

Kerala: 4600 new cases

4,600 new COVID19 cases and 4,668 recoveries reported in #Kerala today. Total active cases: 65,278 Total recovered cases: 7,07,244

Uttar Pradesh: 769 new cases

Uttar Pradesh reported 769 new #COVID19 cases, 1,179 discharges and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total Cases: 5,88,171 Total active cases: 12858 Total Discharges: 5,66,910 Death toll: 8,403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-Principal Secretary (Health) Hussan Lal said the data regarding 1.60 lakh healthcare workers have already been uploaded on the CoWin portal -- an online platform for monitoring the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine.

-After health workers, vaccine will be administered to around three lakh frontline workers, including policemen, paramilitary forces, sanitation workers and disaster management volunteers.

-People above 50 years and those aged below 50 with co-morbid conditions will be covered under the inoculation drive

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-Health workers and cops to get COVID-19 shots on priority Mumbai

-Health workers, including paramedics, doctors, and police personnel will be administered a COVID-19 vaccine on priority in Maharashtra

-Government will take steps to prevent black marketing of the vaccines. He said the people aged over 60 years and those above 60 years with the existing comorbidies will be the second priority group for vaccination in the state. 

-The state government has decided to vaccinate health workers, including doctors, nurses and paramedics on priority along with the police personnel

-Later, the people over the age of 60 as well as those above 60 with the existing comorbidities will be vaccinated

-Police will also ensure that there is no blackmarketing of COVID-19 vaccines

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Lambasting Opposition leaders for politicising the approval of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday, said the Opposition was only discrediting themselves by questioning the well laid out science-backed protocols followed for approving the vaccines. He explained that COVAXIN which is based on whole inactivated virus is likely to have efficacy similar to gene encoding spike proteins - over 90%. Moreover, he added that COVAXIN is more likely to work against newer variants like N501Y Variant (UK variant) & any other variant. Citing Phase-I and Phase-II data, Dr. Vardhan stated that no adverse effects were seen after the clinical trials.

 

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After the DCGI's nod to COVAXIN and COVISHIELD, Jairam Ramesh said that Phase 3 trials protocol have been modified for the Bharat Biotech vaccine candidate, urging Health Minister Harshvardhan to clarify on the same. Meanwhile, Shashi Tharoor stated that the DCGI 'approval was premature and could be dangerous', opining that its use should be avoided till full trials are over. Their doubts over COVAXIN has been slammed by several politicians included ex-Congress member Sanjay Jha who said he will 'willing to publicly take Covaxin'.

Slamming the Congress' politicisation over Bharat Biotech - ICMR's 'COVAXIN' vaccine, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday pointed that some Congress leaders had questioned the 'surgical strikes' and were now also questioning the DCGI nod to the two vaccines.

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 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi Director Dr. Randeep Guleria called it a 'good way to start the New Year.' The AIIMS Director also assured the people that all data regarding the vaccine's trials and stages was critically looked at by experts after which it was granted approval. He said initially SII's vaccine will be given, by then Bharat Biotech data will also be available.

"It's a great day for our country and it's a very good way to start the new year. Both vaccines are made in India. They are cost-effective & easy to administer. We should, in a very short period, start rolling out the vaccine. It's important to understand that when we consider any vaccine, safety is paramount & therefore vaccine goes through various stages to make sure it's safe, then only we come to human trials. All data is critically looked at by experts after which the vaccine is approved," he said. 

 

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Telangana 

Telangana recorded 394 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to over 2.87 lakh while three fatalities pushed the toll to 1,549, the state government said on Sunday.

Assam

Assam reported two more deaths due to COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 1,051, while the coronavirus tally mounted to 2,16,289 with 38 fresh cases, the National Health Mission (NHM) said in a bulletin.

Arunachal Pradesh

Eight more people, including two Army personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally to 16,727, a senior health official said on Sunday.

Mizoram

At least four people, including a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and a minor girl, tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the caseload to 4,223, an official said on Sunday.

Thane (District)

With the addition of 333 coronavirus positive cases, the infection tally in Thane district of Maharashtra climbed to 2,43,871, an official said on Sunday

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The COVID-19 active caseload in India has dropped below 2.5 lakh with the recoveries exceeding new cases and low number of fatalities per day, the Health ministry said on Sunday.

"India's present active caseload consists of just 2.39 per cent of India's Total Positive Cases. The new recoveries of 20,923 in the last 24 hours have led to a net decline of 2,963 in the Total Active cases," the Health ministry said in a statement.

"India's trajectory of active cases continues to follow a steadily dipping path. The total Active Caseload has dropped below 2.5 lakh (2,47,220)," the Health ministry said.

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“WHO welcomes the first emergency use authorization given to COVID-19 vaccine in the WHO South-East Asia Region. This decision taken today by India will help intensify and strengthen the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the Region. 
The use of vaccine in prioritized populations, along with continued implementation of other public health measures and community participation will be important in reducing the impact of COVID-19" - Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia Region

11: 39 IST, January 3rd 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists & innovators of Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India (SII) after the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the ingeniously developed Covaxin and Oxford's Covishield for emergency use on Sunday. PM Modi hailed the approval of the vaccine as a 'decisive turning point' to strengthen a spirited fight against the coronavirus pandemic and congratulated India getting its first vaccine. 

 

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11: 18 IST, January 3rd 2021

Vaccines of Serum Institute (Covishield) & Bharat Biotech (Covaxin) approved for emergency use; permission granted to Cadilla healthcare for phase 3 trial: DGCI.

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A total of 17,48,99,783 samples have been tested for #COVID19 up to January 2. Of these, 9,58,125 samples were tested on Saturday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

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India reports 18,177 new COVID-19 cases, 20,923 recoveries, and 217 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,03,23,965
  • Active cases: 2,47,220
  • Total recoveries: 99,27,310
  • Death toll: 1,49,435
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The Drug Controller General of India will make a statement at 11 pm on January 3 where the decision of approving Covishield and Covaxin is likely to be announced.

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Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported 151 new COVID-19 cases & 205 recoveries & 4 deaths. The total number of cases now stands at 1,15,392 including 1,12,734 recoveries, 1034 deaths, and 1,624 active cases.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh reported 149 new COVID-19 cases, 339 cured cases, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 55,619 Total cured cases: 52,443 Deaths: 926 Active cases: 2,202.

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Mumbai: 592 new cases

Mumbai reports 592 new #COVID19 cases, 695 recoveries/discharges and 7 deaths today. Total cases rise to 2,94,659 including 2,74,767 recoveries/discharges and 11,132 deaths. Active cases stand at 7,892

Manipur: 37 new cases

Manipur reported 37 new #COVID19 cases, 40 recoveries & 1 death today, says State Health Department. Total cases so far: 28,243 Total recoveries: 26,782 Active cases: 1,104 Total Deaths: 357 Recovery rate is 94.82 %

Karnataka: 755 new cases

Karnataka reported 755 new #COVID19 cases, 976 discharges and 3 deaths today. Total cases: 9,21,128 Total discharges: 8,98,176 Death toll: 12,099 Active cases: 10,834

Maharashtra: 3218 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,218 new #COVID19 cases, 2,110 discharges, and 51 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,38,854 Total recoveries: 18,34,935 Total active cases: 53,137 Total Deaths: 49,631

 

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9: 32 IST, January 2nd 2021

A mock drill on #COVID19 vaccine administration was held in all states & Union Territories at 286 session sites spread across 125 districts. Around 1,14,100 vaccinators were trained. More than 75 lakhs beneficiaries have been registered on Co-WIN software till date: Govt of India

9: 32 IST, January 2nd 2021

Night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am will be in force within the urban limits of the district head quarter towns of 13 districts — Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Nagore, Pali, Tonk, Sikar & Ganganagar: Rajasthan Government

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8: 03 IST, January 2nd 2021

The Subject Expert Committee of CDSCO met on 1st and 2nd January, 2021 and made the following recommendations for the consideration and final decision of the Drugs Controller General of India :- 

1) Grant of permission for restricted emergency use of vaccine, subject to multiple regulatory conditionalities, to M/s Serum Institute of India, Pune. 

2) Grant of permission for restricted use in emergency situation in public interest as an abundant precaution, in clinical trial mode, specially in the context of infection by mutant strains, to M/s Bharat Biotech International Ltd., Hyderabad. 

3) Grant of permission for conduct of Phase-III Clinical Trial Protocol to M/s Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Ahmedabad.

6: 55 IST, January 2nd 2021

Dry run of #COVID19 vaccination is underway. On 5th January, dry run will be conducted across the state. I am confident that we will be able to bring vaccine around 'Makar Sankranti' & successfully defeat coronavirus: CM Yogi Adityanath

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Dry run for #COVID19 vaccine rollout is being conducted in the country. Today, the dry run was conducted at three centres in Bhopal. Total 75 people were administered dummy vaccines at these centres: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Schools for Class 10th & 12th will reopen from January 8th following the SOP in view of #COVID19: School & Mass Education Department, Government of Odisha

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Delhi: 494 new cases

Delhi reports 494 new #COVID19 cases, 496 recoveries and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,26,448 Total recoveries: 6,10,535 Death toll: 10,571 Active cases: 5,342

Tamil Nadu: 910 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 910 new #COVID19 cases, 1,007 discharges, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 8,19,845 Total discharges: 7,99,427 Death toll: 12,146 Active cases: 8,272

Kerala: 5328 new cases

5,328 new #COVID19 cases, 4,985 recoveries & 21 deaths reported in Kerala today. Active cases: 65,374 Total recoveries: 7,02,576 Total Deaths: 3,116

Andhra: 238 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 238 new #COVID19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 8,82,850 as per the State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,72,545 Active Cases: 3,194 Total Deaths: 7,111

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4: 05 IST, January 2nd 2021

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) will meet again at 11:30AM on Saturday regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Some issues were left for discussion on Friday, which will be resolved in the meeting on Saturday, following which the expert committee will send its recommendation to the Drug Controller General of India.

4: 05 IST, January 2nd 2021

Four passengers who returned from the United Kingdom have tested positive for the new strain of Coronavirus in #Gujarat: Jayanti Ravi, State Principal Secretary (Health)

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Flights from India to UK to restart from Jan 6 while flight operations from UK to India will resume on Jan 8. 30 flights will operate every week -- 15 each by Indian & UK carriers. This schedule is valid till Jan 23: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri  

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India reports 19,078 new COVID-19 cases, 22,926 recoveries, and 224 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,03,05,788
  • Active cases: 2,50,183 
  • Total recoveries: 99,06,387
  • Death toll: 1,49,218
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Delhi

Delhi reports 585 new COVID-19 cases, 717 recoveries and 21 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department. Total cases: 6,25,954 Total recoveries: 6,10,039 Death toll: 10,557 Active cases: 5,358.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh reported 193 new COVID-19 cases, 412 cured cases and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 55470 Total cured cases: 52104 Deaths: 924 Active cases: 2394.

Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported 128 new COVID-19 cases and 105 recoveries. The total number of cases now stands at 1,15,241 including 1,12,529 recoveries, 1,030 deaths and 1,682 active cases.

Haryana

Haryana recorded 286 new cases of COVID-19, 533 recoveries, and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the State Health Department. Total cases: 2,62,611 Total recoveries: 2,56,386 Active cases: 3,314 Death toll: 2,911.

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Gujarat

With 734 new cases of coronavirus, Gujarat's tally rose to 2,45,772; the death toll reached 4,309 with three more deaths.

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 877 new COVID-19 cases, 1,084 discharges and 6 deaths. Total cases: 9,20,373 Total discharges: 8,97,200 Death toll: 12,096 Active cases: 11,058.

Mumbai

Mumbai reported 631 new COVID-19 cases, 628 recoveries/discharges and 9 deaths. Total cases rose to 2,94,067 including 2,74,072 recoveries/discharges and 11,125 deaths. Active cases stand at 8,005.

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A dry run for COVID-19 vaccination will be conducted in 4 districts of Kerala from 9 am to 11 am. So far 3.13 lakh people have registered for COVID vaccination. 

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Uttarakhand

361 new COVID-19 positive cases, 492 recovered cases and 6 deaths were reported in Uttarakhand. Total number of cases: 91,281 Total active cases: 4,577 Death toll: 1,515.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 326 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 8,82,612 as per the State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,72,266 Active Cases: 3,238 Total Deaths: 7,108.

Punjab

Punjab reported 253 new COVID-19 cases, 408 discharges, and 8 deaths, says the government of Punjab. Total cases in the State rose to 1,66,770 including 1,57,904 discharges and 5,349 deaths. Active cases stand at 3,517. 

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 3,524 new COVID-19 cases, 4,279 discharges, and 59 deaths, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 19,35,636 Total recoveries: 18,32,825 Total active cases: 52,084 Total Deaths: 49,580.

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7: 18 IST, January 1st 2021

4,991 new COVID-19 cases, 5,153 recoveries and 23 deaths were reported in Kerala. Cinema halls and theatres will reopen in the state from January 5 with half of the seating capacity. Festive celebrations at places of worship will also be allowed with a limited audience.

5: 20 IST, January 1st 2021

Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has recommended Covishield developed by the Serum Institute of India and AstraZeneca-Oxford University for emergency use approval. The nod of the Drug Controller General of India is awaited. 

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4: 21 IST, January 1st 2021

Serum Institute of India's presentation before the Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has concluded as per sources. At present, Bharat Biotech's presentation is underway. Three vaccine candidates - Covaxin, Covishield and Pfizer vaccine are currently under consideration for emergency usage approval.

4: 21 IST, January 1st 2021

As per the Union Health Ministry, 4 more persons have tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus taking the total number of new COVID-19 strain cases to 29. 

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4: 21 IST, January 1st 2021

Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination will be held in 5 districts of Jharkhand — Ranchi, East Singhbhum, Chatra, Palamu and Pakur on January 2. All necessary preparations have been completed. 7000 vaccinators have been trained for vaccination drive.

4: 21 IST, January 1st 2021

In Uttar Pradesh, a dry run of COVID-19 vaccination shall take place at 6 centres including Sahara Hospital, RML Hospital, King George's Medical University and SGPGI in Lucknow.

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2: 33 IST, January 1st 2021

Puducherry 

Puducherry logged 32 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours while no fresh fatality was reported, a top Health department official said on Friday.

Mizoram

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally mounted to 4,216 on Friday as 12 more people, including eight security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

Andaman & Nicobar islands

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,945 on Friday as four more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

Telangana 

Telangana recorded 461 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to over 2.86 lakh while three fatalities pushed the toll to 1,544, the state government said on Friday.

Thane (district)

With 343 new coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,43,178, an official said on Friday. 

1: 28 IST, January 1st 2021

 

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9: 59 IST, January 1st 2021

A total of 17,31,11,694 samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 31. Of these, 10,62,420 samples were tested on Thursday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

9: 59 IST, January 1st 2021

India reports 20,036 new COVID-19 cases, 23,181 recoveries, and 256 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,02,86,710
  • Active cases: 2,54,254
  • Total recoveries: 98,83,461
  • Death toll: 1,48,994
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9: 18 IST, December 31st 2020

Manipur

Manipur reported 51 new COVID-19 cases, 77 recoveries & 1 death, says State Health Department, Manipur. Total cases so far: 28,188 Total recoveries: 26,678 Active cases: 1,155 Total Deaths: 355 Recovery rate is 94.64 %.

Kerala

5,215 new COVID-19 cases, 5,376 recoveries & 30 deaths reported in Kerala. 32 UK returnees tested positive for COVID and their samples send to NIV, Pune for further test. Active cases: 65,202 Total recoveries: 6,92,480.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan reported 689 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths and 957 recoveries/discharges. Total cases: 3,08,243 Death toll: 2,696 Total recoveries/discharges: 2,95,987 Active cases: 9,560.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reports 338 new COVID-19 cases, 328 recoveries & 4 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 8,82,286, as per State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,71,916 Active Cases: 3,262 Total Deaths: 7,108.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported 3,509 new COVID-19 cases, 3,612 discharges, and 58 deaths today, as per State Health Department.Total cases: 19,32,112 Total recoveries: 18,28,546 Total active cases: 52,902 Total Deaths: 49,521.

8: 14 IST, December 31st 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions extended by the UK government, all consular Services (passport, passport surrender, visa, OCI, Attestation, etc) of the Indian High Commission in the UK have further been suspended till January 8. 

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8: 14 IST, December 31st 2020

Karnataka reported 952 new COVID-19 cases, 1,282 discharges and 9 deaths. Total cases: 9,19,496 Total discharges: 8,96,116 Death toll: 12,090 Active cases: 11,271.

 

8: 14 IST, December 31st 2020

 

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3: 18 IST, December 31st 2020

The Centre has placed orders for procurement of nearly 83 crore syringes. Additionally, bids have also been invited for nearly 35 crore syringes. These will be used for COVID-19 vaccination and also for the Universal Immunization Programme. 

3: 18 IST, December 31st 2020

With the objective of gearing up for the roll-out of the COVID19 vaccine across the country, the Central Government has asked all States and UTs to ensure effective preparedness for the vaccine rollout. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparedness at session sites for COVID-19 vaccination with Principal Secretaries (Health), NHM MDs and other health administrators of all States/UTs through video conference. A dry run will be conducted by all the State and UT governments on January 2, 2021. The activity is proposed to be conducted in all state capitals in at least 3 session sites. Moreover, some states will also include districts that are situated in difficult terrain/have poor logistical support. 

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2: 34 IST, December 31st 2020

Jharkhand

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,14,873 as 223 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Thursday.

Mizoram 

Five more people, including two Border Security Force personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram on Thursday, taking the tally in the state to 4,204, a health department official said

Andaman & Nicobar islands

Five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,941, a health department official said on Thursday.

Telangana 

Telangana recorded 415 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload to 2,86,354, while the death toll rose to 1,541 with three more fatalities, the state government said on Thursday.

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh reported two new COVID-19 cases, which raised the tally in the state to 16,711, a health department official said on Thursday.

Puducherry 

The union territory of Puducherry clocked 36 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 38,132, a top Health Department official said on Thursday.

Thane (District)

With the addition of 390 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,42,835, an official said on Thursday.

2: 34 IST, December 31st 2020

India has crossed a significant milestone in its fight against coronavirus, with the national COVID-19 recovery rate crossing 96 per cent, one of the highest globally, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

"The total recovered cases have crossed 98.6 lakhs (98,60,280), the highest globally. The gap between active cases and recoveries is continuously increasing and stands at 96,02,624," the ministry highlighted.

Further, the active cases have drastically declined to 2.57 lakh. The total positive cases of the country are 2,57,656 and now comprise merely 2.51 per cent of the total cases.

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2: 34 IST, December 31st 2020

Four persons who recently came to Delhi from the UK and tested positive for COVID-19, have been found infected with the new strain of coronavirus, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday

10: 02 IST, December 31st 2020

A total of 17,20,49,274 samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 30. Of these, 11,27,244 samples were tested on Wednesday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

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9: 59 IST, December 31st 2020

India reports 21,821 new COVID-19 cases, 26,139 recoveries, and 299 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,02,66,674
  • Active cases: 2,57,656
  • Total recoveries: 98,60,280
  • Death toll: 1,48,738
11: 18 IST, December 30th 2020

 

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11: 18 IST, December 30th 2020

Delhi: 677 new cases

Delhi reports 677 new #COVID19 cases, 940 recoveries and 21 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,24,795 Total recoveries: 6,08,434 Death toll: 10,523 Active cases: 5,838

Himachal: 149 new cases

With 149 new COVID-19 cases, number of active cases reaches 2,796 in Himachal Pradesh, says state health department

Tamil Nadu: 945 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 945 new #COVID19 cases, 1,060 discharges, and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department Total cases: 8,17,077 Total discharges: 7,96,353 Death toll: 12,109 Active cases: 8,615

Karnataka: 973 new cases

Karnataka reported 973 new #COVID19 cases, 1,217 discharges and 7 deaths today. Total cases: 9,18,544 Total discharges: 8,94,834 Death toll: 12,081 Active cases: 11,610

Maharashtra: 3537 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,537 new #COVID19 cases, 4,913 discharges, and 70 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,28,603 Total recoveries: 18,24,934 Total active cases: 53,066 Total Deaths: 49,463

Puducherry: 26 new cases

26 new COVID19 cases, 26 recovered cases & no death reported in Puducherry today. Total number of cases: 38,096 Total active cases: 363 Total recovered cases: 37,100 Death toll: 633

 

 

 

 

9: 10 IST, December 30th 2020

With the United Kingdom giving approval for emergency usage of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD), India's Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Wednesday met to consider the request of Pfizer, Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech Pvt. Ltd (BBL). After the meeting, SEC informed that it has analysed and perused the additional data presented by SII and BBL and will meet again on 1 January 2021. American pharma giant - Pfizer, on the other hand, has asked for further time to provide additional data and information.

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8: 20 IST, December 30th 2020

Rajasthan: 770 new cases

Rajasthan reported 770 new #COVID19 cases, 6 deaths and 1,142 recoveries/discharges today. Total cases: 3,07,554 Death toll: 2,689 Total recoveries/discharges: 2,95,030 Active cases: 9,835

Manipur: 41 new cases

Manipur reported 41 new #COVID19 cases, 80 recoveries & 1 death today, says State Health Department, Manipur Total cases so far: 28,137 Total recoveries: 26,601 Active cases: 1,182 Total Deaths: 354 Recovery rate is 94.54 %

Kerala: 6268 new cases

6,268 new #COVID19 cases, 5,707 recoveries & 28 deaths reported in #Kerala today. The total number of active cases in the state is 65,394. The total recovered cases are 6,87,104: Govt of Kerala

Andhra: 349 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 349 new #COVID19 cases, 472 recoveries & 4 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 8,81,948, as per State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,71,588 Active Cases: 3,256 Total Deaths: 7,104

8: 20 IST, December 30th 2020

Punjab Govt decides to lift night curfew (10 pm to 5 am) and restrictions on gatherings, and on timings of hotels, restaurants, marriage halls from January 1

Ceiling of 100 people and 250 people in all indoor and outdoor social gatherings in Punjab applicable upto De 31 also stands further relaxed to 200 people and 500 people in all indoor and outdoor gatherings respectively from January 1: State Govt

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8: 20 IST, December 30th 2020

Karnataka: In the view of the Covid-19 guidelines issued by govt, we are prohibiting celebrations on the road in the Central Business District, therefore we are restricting vehicular movement on important roads, says Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda, Bengaluru Joint Commissioner (Traffic)

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8: 20 IST, December 30th 2020

The number of online bookings for darshan was 250 per hour. For the convenience of devotees, we have decided to increase it to around 800 per hour: Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust, Mumbai

8: 20 IST, December 30th 2020

The health of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (in file photo) is improving and he can be discharged from AIIMS, Delhi soon, says his physician Dr NS Bisht.

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8: 20 IST, December 30th 2020

7 people have tested positive for new strain of COVID-19 & are admitted to hospital. They're not showing any serious symptoms. 3 of their contacts have tested positive for COVID, their samples will be sent for genomic sequencing: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar

8: 20 IST, December 30th 2020

It has been decided to send 5% of total positive samples daily to IGIB, NCDC, and other premier institutes to check new mutated UK strain (N501Y) of #COVID19 virus in the state: Govt of Punjab

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3: 48 IST, December 30th 2020

Govt of India extends suspension of scheduled commercial international flights till Jan 31, 2021; restrictions not to apply on special flights and international air cargo operations.

3: 48 IST, December 30th 2020

Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of Drugs Controller of India to take a meeting to consider Serum Institute of India's application for emergency use approval of its COVID19 vaccine, says a government official

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3: 48 IST, December 30th 2020

Uttarakhand: 202 out of 227 returnees from the United Kingdom to the state have been traced; 25 people untraced. Police, Local Intelligence Unit and other units are tracing them: Dehradun SP City

3: 48 IST, December 30th 2020

"I'm discharged from Medanta Hospital today. Will stay at Home on oxygen support," tweets Haryana Minister Anil Vij. On Dec 5, Vij announced he had tested positive for COVID. He was administered a dose of 'Covaxin' at a hospital in Ambala,as part of its 3rd phase trial, on Nov 20

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2: 31 IST, December 30th 2020

Mizoram

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,199 on Wednesday as nine more people, including six security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. 

Andaman & Nicobar islands

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,936 on Wednesday as seven more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. 

Telangana

Telangana clocked 474 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the total positives to nearly 2.86 lakh while three related fatalities pushed the toll to 1,538.

Jharkhand 

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,14,650 as 230 more people tested positive for the virus, a health department official said on Wednesday. 

Arunachal Pradesh

Thirteen more people, including three security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh in the last 24-hours, pushing the coronavirus caseload to 16,709, a senior health department official said on Wednesday.

Puducherry

Puducherry logged 26 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday pushing the aggregate to 38,096, a government official said. 

Thane (District)

With the addition of 348 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,42,445 an official said on Wednesday. 

2: 28 IST, December 30th 2020

After Indian reported 20 COVID-19 positive cases with new COVID variant from the UK, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote a letter to all states of the country and directed them to maintain a strict vigil to curb "super spreader" events in the wake of New Year celebration. Health Ministry in its press release on Wednesday also recommended to the Civil Aviation Ministry to extend the suspension of UK flights to India till January 7, which it duly did. 

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1: 23 IST, December 30th 2020

The Coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca has been authorized for emergency use in the United Kingdom on Wednesday. According to the British media reports, it has been given the go-ahead by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 

11: 22 IST, December 30th 2020

Total of 20 persons have been found with the mutant variant of SARS- CoV-2 virus reported from the United Kingdom. These include the six persons reported earlier (3 in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, 2 in CCMB, Hyderabad and 1 in NIV, Pune): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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11: 02 IST, December 30th 2020

 

10: 28 IST, December 30th 2020

India reports 20,550 new COVID-19 cases, 26,572 recoveries, and 286 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

  • Total cases: 1,02,44,853
  • Active cases: 2,62,272
  • Total recoveries: 9,83,4141
  • Death toll: 1,48,439
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11: 14 IST, December 29th 2020

Himachal Pradesh

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh rose to 54,894 with 214 new COVID-19 cases, 552 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours. Total Active Cases: 3,338 Total recovered cases: 50,596 Total deaths: 913.

Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported 230 new COVID-19 cases, 203 recoveries and 5 deaths. The total number of cases now stands at 1,14,650 including 1,12,021 recoveries, 1,025 deaths and 1,604 active cases.

 

8: 45 IST, December 29th 2020

Delhi: 703 new cases

Delhi reports 703 new #COVID19 cases, 850 recoveries and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,24,118 Total recoveries: 6,07,494 Death toll: 10,502 Active cases: 6,122

Mumbai: 537 new cases

Mumbai reports 537 new #COVID19 cases, 486 recoveries/discharges and 6 deaths today. Total cases rise to 2,92,008 including 2,71,870 recoveries/discharges and 11,094 deaths. Active cases stand at 8,186

Karnataka: 662 new cases

Karnataka reported 662 new #COVID19 cases, 1,344 discharges and 4 deaths today. Total cases: 9,17,571 Total discharges: 8,93,617 Death toll: 12,074 Active cases: 11,861

Andhra: 326 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 326 new #COVID19 cases, 364 recoveries & 2 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 8,81,599, as per State Health Department Recovered Cases: 8,71,116 Active Cases: 3,383 Total Deaths: 7,100

Rajasthan: 626 new cases

Rajasthan reported 626 new #COVID19 cases, 6 deaths and 1,149 recoveries/discharges today. Total cases: 3,06,784 Death toll: 2,683 Total recoveries/discharges: 2,93,888 Active cases: 10,213

Maharashtra: 3018 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,018 new #COVID19 cases, 5,572 discharges, and 68 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,25,066 Total recoveries: 18,20,021 Total active cases: 54,537 Total Deaths: 49,373 Recovery rate in the state is 94.54%

Kerala: 5887 new cases

5,887 new #COVID19 cases, 5,029 recoveries & 24 deaths reported in #Kerala today. The total number of active cases in the state is 64,861. The total recovered cases are 6,81,397.

Manipur: 36 new cases

Manipur reported 36 new #COVID19 cases and 43 recoveries today, says State Health Department, Manipur Total cases so far: 28,096 Total recoveries: 26,521 Active cases: 1,222 Total Deaths: 353

Tamil Nadu: 957 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 957 new #COVID19 cases, 1,065 discharges, and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 8,16,132 Total discharges: 7,95,293 Death toll: 12,092 Active cases: 8,747

Uttarakhand: 317 new cases

317 new #COVID19 positive cases, 555 recovered cases & 6 deaths reported in Uttarakhand today. Total number of cases: 90,167 Total active cases: 5,256 Total recovered cases: 82,243 Death toll: 1,495

UP: 1044 new cases

Uttar Pradesh reported 1,044 new #COVID19 cases, 1,369 discharges and 18 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total active cases: 14,344 Total Discharges: 5,61,257 Death toll: 8,340

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8: 45 IST, December 29th 2020

All schools in Mumbai to remain closed till 15th January: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) #Maharashtra

8: 45 IST, December 29th 2020

Due to COVID-19, the number of visitors to witness the Republic Day parade 2021 would be curtailed as seating arrangements are being made keeping in mind social distancing norms. Many other proposals are under consideration at the moment to ensure safety: Government sources

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8: 45 IST, December 29th 2020

Union Minister of Health Dr. Harsh Vardhan has been nominated by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as a member on the GAVI Board: Government of India
 

5: 25 IST, December 29th 2020

 

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5: 25 IST, December 29th 2020

I foresee a short extension on this temporary suspension. I don't see the extension to be long or indefinite: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on the temporary suspension of flights from the United Kingdom due to new variant of coronavirus

5: 25 IST, December 29th 2020

 

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5: 25 IST, December 29th 2020

The dry run for Covid-19 vaccination successfully conducted in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, and Gujarat on 28th and 29th December 2020: Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Ludhiana: Second day of dry run for #COVID vaccine rollout concluded. "Dry run conducted at 7 centres to train our staff to carry the procedure smoothly. It was a total success," says CMO Ludhiana, Punjab. Two-day dry run being held in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat & Punjab.
 

5: 25 IST, December 29th 2020

All the international passengers who have arrived in India during last 14 days (from 9th Dec to 22nd Dec, 2020), if symptomatic and tested positive will be subjected to genome sequencing, in the view of new COVID strain in the United Kingdom: Union Health Ministry

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5: 25 IST, December 29th 2020

Health Min: Active cases less than 2.7 lakhs

  • Active cases in the country are less than 2.7 lakhs and are declining. Positivity rate in the country during the last week stood at only 2.25%: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
  • Prior to the news of the UK variant came in, we had done roughly 5,000 genome sequences across labs. Now we'll be significantly increasing that number & would be working in a coordinated manner: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
  • In a landmark achievement, daily new #COVID19 cases are less than 17,000 after 6 months now. Daily deaths are also less than 300 after 6 months. 55% deaths are found to have occured in 60 ys & above age group and 70% of the deaths have occurred to males: Union Health Secretary
  • An important development is the establishment of INSACOG, which is a consortium of 10 govt labs across the country to do genome sequencing of #COVID19 as well as any variant of that virus. These labs belong to 
  • ICMR, BioTech India, CSIR & Health Ministry: Union Health  Secretary
  • If we analyze #COVID19 cases on basis of gender, 63% of total cases were reported in males & 37% cases in females. Age-wise, 8% cases reported below age of 17 yrs, 13% in 18-25 yrs age group, 39% in 26-44 yrs group,26% in 45-60 yrs group & 14% above 60 yrs: Union Health Secretary
  • The major population is still susceptible to #COVID19 infection in this cold weather. UK variant has travelled to several other countries & also to India, this variant may have its own run & we've to very careful. One can't be careless: Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog

ICMR: Shouldn't put immune pressure on virus

  • It's important that we do not put too much immune pressure on virus. We've to maintain judicious use of therapies which are going to benefit. If benefit isn't established we shouldn't use those therapies otherwise it will put pressure on virus & it'll tend to mutate more: ICMR DG
  • Vaccines will work against the variants detected in UK and South Africa. There is no evidence that current vaccines will fail to protect against these #COVID19 variants: Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India Prof K. Vijay Raghavan
2: 43 IST, December 29th 2020

At least six more people, including three children, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the caseload to 4,190, an official said on Tuesday.

The state has so far reported eight deaths due to the contagion.

The fresh cases were reported from Aizawl and Lawngtlai districts, he said.

Mizoram now has 114 active cases, while 4,068 people have recovered from the disease and discharged from hospitals, the official said.

The recovery rate, at 97 per cent, is improving and the infection rate is declining gradually, he added.

Altogether, 1,77,387 samples have been tested in the state till date, including 1,153 since Monday. 

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2: 43 IST, December 29th 2020

Puducherry posted 42 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday taking the total number of those infected by the virus to 38,070, while two related deaths pushed the toll to 633.

Two persons who succumbed to infection were from Puducherry region and were in the age group of 40 and 54 years.

Thirty four patients were discharged during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Tuesday, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said.

Twenty eight patients out of the total 42 new cases were from Puducherry region followed by Karaikal (9), Yanam (2) and Mahe (3), the Director said.

The fatality and recovery rates were 1.66 percent and 97.38 percent respectively.

Of the total 4.78 lakh samples tested so far 4.36 lakh turned out to be negative.

The total active cases were 363. As many as 37,074 patients recovered and were discharged so far. 

2: 43 IST, December 29th 2020

Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Tuesday surged to 3,29,001 after 263 more people tested positive for the infection, while four fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 1,868, a health department official said.

Of the 263 cases, 151 were reported from various quarantine centres and the rest detected during contact tracing, the official said.

Sundergarh district recorded the maximum number of new cases at 32, followed by Bargarh at 23 and Bolangir at 22.

Four districts -- Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Kandhamal and Koraput -- did not register any new case since Monday.

According to the official, one each COVID-19 patient succumbed to the infection in Balasore, Kalahandi, Khurda and Puri districts.

Odisha currently has 2,688 active cases, while as many as 3,24,392 people have recovered from the infectious disease.

Fifty-three patients died due to comorbidities. The coastal state's positivity rate stands at 4.78 per cent.

At least 68.82 samples have been examined for COVID-19 in the coastal state so far, including 26,722 on Monday, the official added. 

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12: 09 IST, December 29th 2020

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally climbed to 16,696 after seven people tested positive for the virus, a senior health department official said on Tuesday.

The state has so far registered 56 coronavirus deaths. Three fresh infections were reported from the Capital Complex Region and two each from Tawang and Lower Dibang Valley districts, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Lobsang Jampa said.

Arunachal Pradesh now has 119 active cases, while 16,521 patients have recovered from the disease thus far, he said. The recovery rate stands at 98.95 per cent. Altogether, 3,76,568 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till date, including 400 since Monday, Jampa added.

11: 42 IST, December 29th 2020

Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,14,420 as 152 people tested positive for the virus, a health department official said on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 death toll in the state increased to 1,020 after one more patient succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, he said.

Ranchi district registered the maximum number of fresh cases at 71, followed by East Singhbhum (30) and Bokaro (10).

Jharkhand now has 1,582 active cases, while 1,11,818 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said.

The state tested 15,440 samples for COVID-19 since Monday, he added. 

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11: 40 IST, December 29th 2020

Telangana recorded 397 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total positives to over 2.85 lakh while two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,535. Actor Ram Charan was among those who tested positive for the virus. He requested people who have been around him in the past couple of days also to get tested. 

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 92, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri and Rangareddy with 37 and28 respectively, a government bulletin said on Tuesday providing details as of 8 pm on December 28.

The total number of recoveries stood at 2,77,931. As many as 5,999 patients are under treatment and42,737 samples were tested on Sunday. Cumulatively, over 67.93 lakh samples have been tested. The samples tested per million population was over 1.82 lakh, the bulletin said.

10: 07 IST, December 29th 2020

India reports 16,432 new COVID-19 cases, 24,900 recoveries, and 252 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.

  • Total cases: 1,02,24,303
  • Active cases: 2,68,581
  • Total recoveries: 98,07,569
  • Death toll: 1,48,153
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10: 07 IST, December 29th 2020

Between November 25 & December 23, about 33,000 passengers disembarked at various Indian airports from the UK. All these passengers are being tracked & subjected by states/UTs to RT-PCR tests. So far only 114 have been found positive for COVID-19: Union Health Ministry

10: 07 IST, December 29th 2020

 

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8: 31 IST, December 28th 2020

Maharashtra: 2498 new cases

Maharashtra reports 2,498 new #COVID19 cases, 4,501 discharges, and 50 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,22,048 Total recoveries: 18,14,449 Total active cases: 57,159

Tamil Nadu: 1005 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 1,005 new #COVID19 cases, 1,074 discharges, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total cases: 8,15,175 Total discharges: 7,94,228 Death toll: 12,080 Active cases: 8,867

Madhya Pradesh: 876 new cases

Madhya Pradesh reports 876 new #COVID19 cases, 1,090 recoveries, and 9 deaths today. Total cases: 2,39,228 Total recoveries: 2,25,782 Death toll: 3,572 Active cases: 9,874

Manipur: 31 new cases

Manipur reported 31 new #COVID19 cases and 74 recoveries today, says State Health Department, Manipur Total cases so far: 28,060 Total recoveries: 26,478 Active cases: 1,234 Total Deaths: 348

Karnataka: 653 new cases

Karnataka reported 653 new #COVID19 cases, 1,178 discharges and 8 deaths today. Total cases: 9,16,909 Total discharges: 8,92,273 Death toll: 12,070 Active cases: 12,547

Delhi: 564 new cases

Delhi reports 564 new #COVID19 cases, 959 recoveries and 21 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,23,415 Total recoveries: 6,06,644 Death toll: 10,474 Active cases: 6,297

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8: 31 IST, December 28th 2020

Section 144 CrPC to be imposed in Bengaluru from 6pm on 31st December till 6am on 1st January: Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru

'No-man' zones will be created at MG Road, Church Street, Brigade Road, Koramangala and Indiranagar; only those with advance reservation coupons for pubs, bars, restaurants allowed: Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru

There will be no new year celebrations at public places, due to COVID19 and emergence of the new strain of the virus in the United Kingdom: Karnataka Minister Basavaraj Bommai

8: 31 IST, December 28th 2020

Total returnees from United Kingdom till date are 1,363 including 1,346 returnees who have been traced. Out of 1,363 returnees,1,324 are in quarantine, 17 yet to be traced &11 tested positive. Samples of 5,784 contacts of UK returnees sent for testing: Andhra Pradesh Health Dept

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8: 31 IST, December 28th 2020

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey tests positive for #COVID19 

6: 32 IST, December 28th 2020

Puducherry: 33 new cases

33 new COVID19 cases reported in Puducherry today. Total number of cases: 38,028 Total active cases: 357 Total recovered cases: 37,040 Death toll: 631

Kerala: 3047 new cases

3,047 fresh COVID19 cases and 4,172 recoveries reported in #Kerala today. The total number of active cases in the state is 64,028. The total recovered cases are 6,76,368.

Andhra: 212 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 212 new #COVID19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 8,81,273, as per State Health Department Recovered cases: 8,70,752 Active cases: 3,423 Deaths: 7,098

 

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2: 07 IST, December 28th 2020

Odisha on Monday reported 234 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 3,28,738, while three fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,864, a health department official said. 

Currently, the state has 2,753 active COVID-19 cases, while 3,24,068 patients have recovered from the highly infectious disease.

The state has so far tested 68.55 lakh samples for COVID-19 including 28,652 on Sunday. Odisha's positivity rate now stands at 4.8 per cent, the data released by the health and family welfare department said.

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12: 19 IST, December 28th 2020

Arunachal Pradesh reported two new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours, taking the state's tally to 16,689, a senior health department official said on Monday. Twenty-six more patients recovered from COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 16,503. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state is 98.88 per cent, the SSO said.

Arunachal Pradesh now has 130 active coronavirus cases, while 56 people have succumbed to the infection so far, he said, adding that the fatality ratio is 0.33 per cent.

10: 54 IST, December 28th 2020

Tamil nadu: 1009 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 1,009 new #COVID19 cases, 1,091 discharges, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total positive cases: 8,14,170 Total discharges: 7,93,154 Death toll: 12,069 Active cases: 8,947

Delhi: 757 new cases

Delhi reports 757 new #COVID19 cases, 939 recoveries and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,22,851 Total recoveries: 6,05,685 Death toll: 10,453 Active cases: 6,713

Manipur: 53 new cases

Manipur reported 53 new #COVID19 cases and 73 recoveries today, says State Health Department, Manipur Total cases so far: 28,029 Total recoveries: 26,404 Active cases: 1,277 Total Deaths till date: 348

Maharashtra: 3314 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,314 new #COVID19 cases, 2,124 discharges, and 66 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,19,550 Total recoveries: 18,09,948 Total active cases: 59,214

Punjab: 292 new cases

Punjab reports 292 new #COVID19 cases, 483 discharges, and 18 deaths today, says Govt of Punjab. Total cases in the State rise to 1,65,405 including 1,55,892 discharges and 5,299 deaths. Active cases stand at 4,214

Rajasthan: 843 new cases

Rajasthan reported 843 new #COVID19 cases, 6 deaths and 1,168 recoveries/discharges today. Total cases: 3,05,360 Death toll: 2,670 Total recoveries/discharges: 2,91,533 Active cases: 11,157

Andhra: 349 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 349 new #COVID19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 8,81,061, as per State Health Department Recovered cases: 8,70,342 Active cases: 3,625 Deaths: 7,094.

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10: 54 IST, December 28th 2020

Telangana reported 205 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest figure after several months, taking the tally to over 2.85 lakh while two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,533, the state government said on Monday.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 54, followed by Rangareddy and Karimnagar with 15 and 13 respectively, it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on December 27.

The total number of positive cases stood at 2,85,068 while recoveries were at 2,77,304. As many as6,231 patients were under treatment and 27,244 samples were tested on Sunday. Cumulatively, over 67.50 lakh samples have been tested.

The samples tested per million population was over 1.81 lakh, the bulletin said. The case fatality rate in the state was 0.53 per cent, while it was 1.4 per cent at the national level. The recovery rate in Telangana was 97.27 per cent, while it was 95.8 per cent in the country.

10: 54 IST, December 28th 2020

Twelve more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pushing the coronavirus tally in the Union Territory to 4,924, a health department official said on Monday.

All the new cases were detected during contact tracing, he said.

Nine more people were cured of the disease in the last 24-hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 4,798, he said.

The Union Territory now has 64 active COVID-19 cases, while 62 people have died so far due to the disease, the official said.

A total of 1,76,895 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far in the Union Territory and the positivity rate is 2.78 per cent, he added.

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10: 54 IST, December 28th 2020

Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,14,268 as 122 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Monday.

The COVID-19 death toll in the state rose to 1,019 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the last 24- hours, he said.

Ranchi district registered the maximum number of fresh cases at 53, followed by East Singhbhum (45) and Dhanbad (15).

Jharkhand now has 1,585 active coronavirus cases, while 1,11,664 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said.

The state tested 10,849 samples for COVID-19 on Sunday, he added. 

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10: 29 IST, December 27th 2020

Madhya Pradesh: 946 new cases

Madhya Pradesh reports 946 new #COVID19 cases, 1,160 recoveries, and 18 deaths today. Total cases: 2,38,352 Total recoveries: 2,24,692 Death toll: 3,563 Active cases: 10,097

Karnataka: 911 new cases

Karnataka reported 911 new #COVID19 cases, 1,214 discharges and 11 death today. Total cases: 9,16,256 Total discharges: 8,91,095 Death toll: 12,062 Active cases: 13,080

10: 29 IST, December 27th 2020

1,438 who returned from the United Kingdom have been tested for COVID19, of which 13 have tested positive. 12 of their direct contacts have also been tested as positive: Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar

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10: 29 IST, December 27th 2020

Two more United Kingdom returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Telangana, taking total positive cases among UK returnees to 20. Their samples have been sent for further examination to ascertain if the infection is due to #newcovidstrain: State Health Department

10: 29 IST, December 27th 2020

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has been admitted to Doon Hospital in Dehradun: Uttarakhand CM's Office. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on December 18.

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7: 38 IST, December 27th 2020

Earlier I gave the slogan 'Go Corona, Corona Go' and now corona is going. For the new coronavirus strain, I give the slogan of 'No Corona, Corona No': Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

7: 38 IST, December 27th 2020

 

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4: 59 IST, December 27th 2020

Landmark peak in India's #COVID19 trajectory as daily new cases drop to 18,732 after 6 months. India’s total active caseload has fallen to 2.78 lakh (2,78,690) today. This is the lowest after 170 days: Ministry of Health, Govt of India

72.37% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states/UTs. 76.52% of the new cases are concentrated in 10 states & UTs. Kerala reported highest daily new cases at 3,527. It is followed by Maharashtra with 2,854 new cases. Ministry of Health, Govt of India
 

4: 59 IST, December 27th 2020

Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar reopens for devotees after remaining closed for almost nine months due to #COVID19 pandemic: Officials

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4: 59 IST, December 27th 2020

Former Himachal Pradesh CM Shanta Kumar, who was hospitalised after testing #COVID19 positive, says PM Narendra Modi called him to enquire about his health, thanks him for the gesture
 

4: 59 IST, December 27th 2020

Puducherry: 48 new cases

Puducherry's #COVID19 tally rises to 37,995 with detection of 48 new cases, another fatality brings death toll to 631; number of active cases now 359: Govt

Arunachal: 9 new cases

9 more people test #COVID19 positive in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing tally to 16,687; active case count 154: Official

Mizoram: 4 new cases

Mizoram reports 4 new #COVID19 cases, state's infection tally now 4,182; number of active cases stands at 128: Official

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2: 50 IST, December 27th 2020

Over 750 volunteers have been administered the first dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' as part of its phase-3 trials at a city hospital, and none of them have experienced any side effects so far, a senior doctor said on Sunday. Bharat Biotech is developing Covaxin in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Virology (NIV). The phase-III trials of the vaccine are being conducted at Sola Civil Hospital. 

11: 11 IST, December 27th 2020

With arrangements being made to possibly commence vaccine-rollout by next month in the country, Drugs Controller General of India  (DCGI) is considering the Oxford University vaccine 'Covishield' to initiate the vaccination drive, days after Union Health Dr Harsh Vardhan said that India will roll out its first COVID-19 vaccine in January. News agency PTI quoted government sources saying that if the Oxford vaccine gets approval in the United Kingdom (UK) next week, then the Centre will probably show a thumbs up to Serum Institute of India (SII) for emergency use authorization in India.

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11: 11 IST, December 27th 2020

India registered 18,732 fresh cases of COVID-19, the lowest in nearly six months, while 97,61,538 people have recuperated so far from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 95.82 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. 

10: 51 IST, December 27th 2020

 

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9: 57 IST, December 27th 2020

Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not report a single case of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours, a health department official said on Sunday. The Union Territory's COVID-19 tally remained at 4,912, the official said.

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9: 57 IST, December 27th 2020

 

9: 25 IST, December 27th 2020

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,14,146 as 192 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Sunday. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,018 as two more persons succumbed to the infection in the last 24-hours, he said. 

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9: 22 IST, December 27th 2020

With the addition of 331 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,41,473, an official said on Sunday. These new cases were reported on Saturday, he said. As the virus claimed the lives of seven persons, the death toll in the district rose to 5,924. The mortality rate is 2.45 per cent, he added.

11: 12 IST, December 26th 2020

Maharashtra reports 2,854 new COVID19 cases, 1,526 discharges, and 60 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,16,236 Total recoveries: 18,07,824 Total active cases: 58,091.

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6: 46 IST, December 26th 2020

Rajasthan reported 785 new COVID19 cases, 7 deaths and 990 recoveries/discharges today. Total cases: 3,04,517 Death toll: 2,664 Total recoveries/discharges: 2,90,365 Active cases: 11,488. 

5: 23 IST, December 26th 2020

1,638 out of 2,500 UK returnees have been tested & 14 of them been found positive for COVID-19. Their swab samples have been sent for gene sequencing to find out whether it is the new strain of the virus: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar 
 

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3: 50 IST, December 26th 2020

"Dharavi model underlines the importance of community-based model & community participation in any public health crisis," says Dr Pradeep Awate, State Surveillance Officer.

The model of tracing, testing & treatment was found to be useful due to community participation & vital role played by private doctors in Dharavi with the guidance of bureaucracy & public health department," he adds. 

1: 18 IST, December 26th 2020

Delhi 

In the ongoing door-to-door contact drive being conducted by the Delhi government to test UK-returned persons for the prevalence of COVID-19, eight have so far been found infected with the coronavirus, officials said on Friday. A total of 19 passengers out of over 13,000 who landed from the UK at the IGI airport between November 25 and December 21 have been found positive for the virus. Eleven were tested positive at the airport while eight others were found positive during the door to door contact and testing drive being carried out in all the districts of the city, said a top Delhi government source.

Karnataka 

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said 14 people who have come to the state from the UK so far have tested positive for COVID-19 and their samples have been sent for genetic sequencing to find whether it is a new strain of virus that has infected them.

Kerala

Eight people who recently returned from the UK to Kerala, have tested positive for coronavirus and their samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for genomic analysis. Health Minister K K Shailaja said on Saturday that samples of eight returnees were found positive for COVID-19 and their samples have been sent to NIV for further tests.

Maharashtra 

A woman, who had returned to Aurangabad in Maharashtra from the UK in the last few weeks, has tested coronavirus positive, officials said on Saturday. The woman is among the 44 persons who arrived in the district from the UK after November 25, they said. 

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12: 11 IST, December 26th 2020

Puducherry reported 33 new coronavirus cases while a 77-year man succumbed to the infection taking the toll to 630, a top Health department official said on Saturday. Of the 33 new cases, the Puducherryregion reported 18, followed by Mahe (9), Karaikal(4) and Yanam (2), Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release. 

12: 11 IST, December 26th 2020

Arunachal Pradesh did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Saturday. The state's coronavirus tally remained at 16,678, while a total of 56 people have so far died due to the contagion, he said.

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9: 59 IST, December 26th 2020

 

9: 46 IST, December 26th 2020

Telangana reported 317 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to over 2.84 lakh while two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,529, the state government said on Saturday. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 71, followed by Rangareddy (27) and Medchal Malkajgiri (25), it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on December 25. 

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10: 35 IST, December 25th 2020

Mumbai: 596 new cases

Mumbai reports 596 new #COVID19 cases, 377 recoveries/discharges and 11 deaths today. Total cases rise to 2,89,800 including 2,69,672 recoveries/discharges and 11,056 deaths. Active cases stand at 8,218

J&K: 284 new cases

Jammu and Kashmir reports 284 new COVID-19 cases, 409 recoveries, and 1 death. Total cases - 1,19,628 Active cases - 3,414 Total recoveries - 1,14,353 Total deaths - 1,861

Tamil Nadu: 1027 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 1,027 new #COVID19 cases, 1,103 discharges, and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu Total positive cases: 8,12,142 Total discharges: 7,90,965 Death toll: 12,048 Active cases: 9,129

Manipur: 67 new cases

Manipur reported 67 new #COVID19 cases, 74 recoveries and 3 deaths today, says State Health Department, Manipur Total cases so far: 27,943 Total recoveries: 26,247 Active cases: 1,352 Total Deaths till date: 344 Recovery rate: 93.93%

Andhra: 355 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 355 new #COVID19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 8,80,430, as per State Health Department Recovered cases: 8,69,478 Active cases: 3,861 Deaths: 7,091

Karnataka: 1005 new cases

Karnataka reported 1,005 new #COVID19 cases, 1,102 discharges and 5 death today. Total cases: 9,14,488 Total discharges: 8,88,917 Death toll: 12,044 Active cases: 13,508

Delhi: 758 new cases

Delhi reports 758 new #COVID19 cases, 1,370 recoveries and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Delhi Health Department Total cases: 6,21,439 Total recoveries: 6,03,758 Death toll: 10,414 Active cases: 7,267

Madhya Pradesh: 1031 new cases

Madhya Pradesh reported 1,031 new #COVID19 cases, 1,234 recoveries, and 12 deaths today. Total cases: 2,36,400 Total recoveries: 2,22,2403 Death toll: 3,536 Active cases: 10,461

Maharashtra: 3431 new cases

Maharashtra reports 3,431 new #COVID19 cases, 1,427 discharges, and 71 deaths today, as per State Health Department Total cases: 19,13,382 Total recoveries: 18,06,298 Total active cases: 56,823

Punjab: 320 new cases

Punjab reports 320 new #COVID19 cases, 412 discharges, and 9 deaths today, says Govt of Punjab. Total cases in the State rise to 1,64,821 including 1,54,845 discharges and 5,269 deaths. Active cases stand at 4,707

Kerala: 5397 new cases

5,397 new COVID19 cases and 4,506 recoveries reported in #Kerala today. Total active cases: 64,028 Total recovered cases: 6,64,951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10: 35 IST, December 25th 2020

 

A child who recently returned to Bhubaneswar, Odisha from UK has tested positive for COVID-19. Swab sample of male passenger who came from UK on Dec 18 tested positive, has been sent to Pune to ascertain if infection is due to new COVID19 strain: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation

8: 20 IST, December 25th 2020

1200 people arrived in Telangana from the United Kingdom after December 9. So far, 16 people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus including 7 who had tested positive yesterday: Dr G Srinivasa Rao, Director Public Health, Telangana
 

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8: 20 IST, December 25th 2020

For the first time since #COVID19 outbreak, zero positive cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi, today.

4: 29 IST, December 25th 2020

Odisha: 325 new cases 

Odisha recorded 325 new #COVID19 cases, 324 recoveries and 3 deaths on December 24, as per State Health Department Total cases: 3,27,867 Total recoveries: 3,22,972 Active cases: 2,989 Death toll: 1,853

UP: 1285 new cases

Uttar Pradesh reports 13 more #COVID19 fatalities, 1,285 new cases. Death toll rises to 8,279, infection tally 5,79,982. There are 16,159 active cases of the disease in the state.

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4: 29 IST, December 25th 2020

-Bharat Biotech's top brass on Friday called on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in Hyderabad.

-The discussion revolved around the status of the indigenous vaccine and the plans to make it available in India and rest of the world. 

-It is developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Virology (NIV)

-The indigenous, inactivated vaccine is being developed and manufactured in Bharat Biotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) bio-containment facility

4: 29 IST, December 25th 2020

Kerala's COVID death toll is higher than national average. It should concentrate on containing it instead of focusing on non-issues or issues which aren't related to State: Union Min V Muraleedharan on Kerala govt's recommendation to Gov for convening the Assembly over #FarmLaws

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2: 31 IST, December 25th 2020

In order to take stock of preparations ahead of vaccination, the Centre has planned a dry run in four states to start off with. These include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Punjab considering the geographical locations. Full details here: 

 

Central Government gears up for roll out of COVID19 Vaccine by Republic World on Scribd

11: 19 IST, December 25th 2020

Nine more persons, including an army man, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the caseload in the northeastern state to 16,678, a health department official said on Friday. Of the fresh cases, four were reported from East Siang, two each from the Capital Complex region and Tawang and one from Upper Subansiri district, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Barring three, all the new patients are asymptomatic. 

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9: 23 IST, December 25th 2020

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,13,786 as 179 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Friday. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 1,016 as two more persons succumbed to the infection, he said.

11: 27 IST, December 24th 2020

West Bengal reported 1,590 new COVID-19 cases, 2,054 discharges, and 32 deaths, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 5,43,214 Total recoveries: 5,18,516 Active cases: 15,193 Death toll: 9,505.

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Karnataka reported 1,143 new COVID-19 cases, 1,268 discharges and 1 death. Total cases: 9,13,483 Total discharges: 8,87,815 Death toll: 12,039 Active cases: 13,610.

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