Covid-19 Highlights: Jharkhand reports 603 new cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hrs
Globally, more than 173 million people have been affected by Covid-19 to date and over 3.7 million lost their lives to the disease, according to the John Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker.
India's coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caseload currently stands at over 28.99 million after the country registered 86,498 new cases on Tuesday, the lowest in 63 days, according to the Union health ministry data. After witnessing the devastating wrath of the second wave of the disease, the country is now seeing a declining trajectory of new infections and active cases, as it reported less than 200,000 cases for the 12th straight day on Tuesday, the health ministry said. The active caseload saw a net decline of 97,907 Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate stands at 4.50 per cent, according to government data.
More than 23.61 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far, since the beginning of the vaccination drive on January 16, according to the health ministry. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that free vaccination will be available to everyone above the age of 18 from June 21.
Globally, more than 173 million people have been affected by the virus to date and over 3.7 million lost their lives to the disease, according to the John Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker. The pressure on China for transparent communication regarding the Covid origins continues. US national security advisor Jake Sullivan said the United States in coordination with the international community will continue to press China to be transparent and forthcoming with data and information, reported AP. The World Health Organisation (WHO), meanwhile, warned about overpriced Covid vaccines and substandard products from intermediaries saying that countries should buy only WHO-certified vaccines and make sure to identify the origins of the product, reported ANI.
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Jun 08, 2021 11:37 PM IST
US President Joe Biden asks Americans to get vaccinated
Folks, the Delta variant — a highly infectious Covid-19 strain — is spreading rapidly among young people between 12 and 20 years old in the U.K. If you’re young and haven’t gotten your shot yet, it really is time. It’s the best way to protect yourself and those you love: US President Joe Biden.
Jun 08, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Covaxin stock for 45-plus age group almost over: Atishi
No Delhi government hospital and vaccination centre would administer Covaxin to people aged 45 years and above from Wednesday as the vaccine stock for the age group got "almost over" on Tuesday, said senior AAP leader and legislator Atishi.
Jun 08, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Jharkhand logs 603 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hours
With 603 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours, Jharkhand's death toll climbed to 5,073, reports ANI.
Jun 08, 2021 10:15 PM IST
Nearly 27,600 MT of medical oxygen delivered via Oxygen Express trains: Govt
The Union government said that nearly 27,600 MT of medical oxygen have been delivered to states via the Oxygen Express trains. So far, 1,603 tankers have been transported to 15 states.
Jun 08, 2021 09:43 PM IST
EMA to decide in July regarding approval of Moderna for beneficiaries in 12 to 17 age group
The European Medicines Agency has started evaluating the application for the use of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on people between 12 and 17 years of age. The outcome of the assessment is expected in July unless further information would be necessary, the EMA said.
Jun 08, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Telangana extends Covid restrictions till June 10
Jun 08, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh reports 596 cases of Covid-19, 13 deaths
Himachal Pradesh reported 596 cases on Tuesday, the state-wide tally now stands at 1,96,351. 13 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state now stands at 3312, as per the state health bulletin.
Jun 08, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Maharashtra records 10,891 fresh Covid-19, 295 deaths
Maharashtra reported 10,891 cases of Covid-19, taking the caseload to 5,852,891. 95 fatalities were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 101,172.
Jun 08, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reports 18,023 cases of Covid-19, 409 deaths
Tamil Nadu reported 18,023 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, taking the total tally of cases in the state to 22,74,704. 409 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 27,765, while the number of active cases in the state are now at 2,18,595, according to the state health bulletin.
Jun 08, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Kerala records 15,567 cases of Covid-19, 124 deaths
Jun 08, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports 7,796 Covid-19 cases, 77 deaths
Andhra Pradesh reported 7,796 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, taking the total tally of cases in the state to 17,71,007. 77 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 11,629, according to the state health bulletin.
Jun 08, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Provisional scientific data of Biological E's Corbevax is very promising, says govt
Dr VK Paul, Niti Aayog (health) member, said on Tuesday that the provisional scientific data on Biological E's Corbevax, the new Covid-19 vaccine, is very promising.
Jun 08, 2021 05:00 PM IST
New guidelines will go a long way in galvanizing vaccination, says govt
The new guidelines will go a long way in galvanising the ongoing vaccination drive, the government said in a press briefing on Tuesday.
Jun 08, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Order for 25 cr doses have been placed with SII, says govt
The Union govt said on Tuesday that an order for 25 crore doses have been placed with the Serum Institute of India on June 8, to be used August onwards.
Jun 08, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Delhi reports 316 Covid-19 cases, 41 deaths
Delhi reported 316 new cases of Covid-19, taking the tally of cases to 14,29,791. 41 deaths were also reported, the death toll now stands at 24,668, reported news agency ANI.
Jun 08, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Kerala to vaccinate bedridden and debilitated patients at their residence
Kerala government has taken the decision to vaccinate disabled and bedridden individuals at their residence for whom mobilisation might worsen their present condition, reported ANI.
Jun 08, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh to vaccinate mothers with children below 5 years of age
Taking cognisance of a possible third wave of Covid-19, Andhra Pradesh has decided to vaccinate all mothers who have children below 5 years of age, reported ANI.
Jun 08, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Puducherry logs 545 new Covid-19 cases
Puducherry saw a rise of 545 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, while new fatalities dropped to 6. The tally stands at over 110,000, reported PTI.
Jun 08, 2021 01:34 PM IST
China administered over 794 million Covid-19 vaccine doses as of Monday
China administered over 16.3 million Covid-19 vaccine doses on Monday taking the total number of administered doses to 794.13 million, Reuters cited the data from the national health authority.
Jun 08, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Centre releases revised guidelines for national Covid-19 vaccination drive, states to get doses based on population
The Centre on Tuesday releases revised guidelines for national Covid vaccination program, to be implemented from June 21. "Vaccine doses to be allocated to states/UTs based on population, disease burden and vaccination' progress. Wastage will affect allocation negatively," the guidelines read.
Jun 08, 2021 12:33 PM IST
Ladakh reports 61 new Covid-19 cases, active caseload drops to 1,011
Ladakh logged 61 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The tally now stands at 19,258, while active caseload dropped to 1,011, PTI quoted an official as saying.
Jun 08, 2021 11:24 AM IST
UP lifts Covid-19 curbs, night curfew from 7pm to 7am to continue
Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday lifted Covid-imposed curfew from all districts, however, night curfew from 7pm to 7am will continue. Active caseload in the state stands at 14,000 with less than 600 active cases in each district, the chief minister's office said.
Jun 08, 2021 11:05 AM IST
Mizoram reports 317 new Covid-19 cases
Mizoram reported 317 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday taking the tally to 13,996, PTI quoted an official statement.
Jun 08, 2021 10:13 AM IST
Over 3.3 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in last 24 hours: Health ministry
Jun 08, 2021 09:53 AM IST
Over 1.8 million samples tested for Covid-19 in last 24 hours: ICMR
Jun 08, 2021 09:14 AM IST
India reports 86,498 new Covid-19 cases, 2,123 deaths
India on Tuesday reported less than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases and 2,123 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry data.
Jun 08, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Odisha: 70 inmates, 5 employees test positive for Covid-19 in Gunupur jail so far
Around 70 out of 113 inmates and five employees of Gunupur sub-jail in Odisha's Rayagada district tested positive for Covid-19 so far, ANI quoted Kamakshya Prasad Pati, jail superintendent of Gunupur sub-jail as saying.
Jun 08, 2021 08:13 AM IST
UK could delay easing Covid-19 restrictions by 2 weeks: Report
The UK's plan of easing coronavirus restrictions on June 21 could be delayed by two weeks as the chief medical officer and chief scientific officer gave a ' fairly grim' briefing to the cabinet ministers, highlighting the concerns over rate of transmission of new variants. The officials also said that the vaccinations didn't give 100 per cent protection, Bloomberg reported citing a report by the Times of London.
Jun 08, 2021 07:55 AM IST
Need to increase Covid-19 vaccination production capacity globally: Blinken
As the US decides to send millions of Covid-19 vaccines to nations across the globe, the secretary of state Tony Blinken said there is a need to increase production capacity on a regional basis worldwide.
Jun 08, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Chile reports nearly 7,000 new Covid-19 cases, toll crosses 30,000-mark
Chile's Covid-19 death toll crossed 30,000-mark on Monday as it reported 121 deaths in the last 24 hours. Chile logged 6,958 new coronavirus cases that took the tally to 1,434,884, according to the health ministry, reported ANI.