LIVE: Madhya Pradesh adds 197 new Covid-19 cases, 315 recoveries
Covid-19 cases in India have breached the 10.8 million mark. The active caseload, however, has dropped below 149,000 and recoveries from the viral disease too are on a steady rise and have reached 10,510,796, according to figures released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday morning.
As 49,59,445 health and frontline workers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease so far, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has said that inoculation for first of recipients from the general public are likely to begin in March.
The global Covid-19 tally has surpassed 105,346,100 and 2,296,700 people have died of the infection. In the United States, the worst affected nation, the cases have reached 26,804,927 and 459,278 fatalities have been recorded, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s dashboard.
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Feb 06, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Bengal reports only one Covid-19 related death on Saturday; lowest since April
West Bengal on Saturday added only one death due to the coronavirus disease, which pushed the toll to 10,202, according to the health bulletin. Saturday's death toll has been the lowest since April last year. Meanwhile, the total cases stand at 571,178 after after 197 more people tested positive for the infection.
Feb 06, 2021 11:04 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh adds 197 new Covid-19 cases, 315 recoveries
Madhya Pradesh on Saturday recorded 197 new coronavirus infections which pushed the tally to more than 256,000. One more related death in Betul took the toll to 3,820, a health official told news agency PTI. "315 persons were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the state's recovery count to 250,320," he added.
Feb 06, 2021 10:05 PM IST
Rajasthan reports 97 new Covid-19 cases, one more death
Rajasthan on Saturday added 97 new cases which took the overall tally to 318,118. One more death pushed the toll to 2,772. The capital city of Jaipur has the highest deaths (516), followed by Jodhpur (303) and Ajmer (222).
Feb 06, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Funeral homes, cemeteries in Bolivia overwhelmed amid surge in Covid-19 deaths
Corpses in Bolivia have begun to pile up as a fierce 2nd wave of Covid-19 has overwhelmed funeral homes and cemeteries, according to officials, stoking fears the growing backlog could become yet another focal point of infection.
Feb 06, 2021 08:32 PM IST
531 fresh cases push Karnataka's Covid-19 tally to over 942,000
Feb 06, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Gujarat's Covid-19 tally climbs to 263,200; 252 fresh cases logged
Gujarat on Saturday registered 252 new Covid-19 cases and one death which pushed the overall tally and death toll to 263,200 and 4,394 respectively, the state's health department said. More than 256,000 people have recovered till now and the recovery rate stands at 97.38 per cent
Feb 06, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Maharashtra adds 2,768 new Covid-19 cases, 25 deaths in last 24 hours; total active cases nearing 35,000
Feb 06, 2021 07:46 PM IST
More than 100,000 people vaccinated against Covid in Delhi till now
Officials told news agency PTI on Saturday that more than 100,000 people had been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the national capital till now adding that the majority of them were healthcare workers. More than 9,200 healthcare workers were administered vaccine doses on Friday.
Feb 06, 2021 07:13 PM IST
States advised to improve coverage, minimise vaccine wastage: Health ministry
During the briefing, the ministry also said that states and UTs were advised to improve coverage, beneficiary turn-out per session and minimise vaccine wastage.
Feb 06, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Over 5.6 mn people vaccinated against Covid till now, says health ministry
The Union health ministry said on Saturday that more than 5.6 million have been administered vaccines against the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. A total of 5,266,175 health care workers have been vaccinated while the remaining 370,693 are frontline workers.
Feb 06, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Vietnam expects to receive first batch of vaccines before March end
Vietnam is expected to get the first coronavirus vaccines under the COVAX within the first quarter, the government said on Friday adding that number of doses will be between 4.89 million and 8.25 million.
Feb 06, 2021 06:54 PM IST
477 fresh Covid-19 cases push Tamil Nadu's tally to over 841,000
Tamil Nadu added 477 fresh coronavirus cases, 503 recoveries and 3 deaths on Saturday which took the overall tally to 841,326. The active cases stand at 4,417 while 12,382 people have died till now.
Feb 06, 2021 05:57 PM IST
‘Early Days’ in Covid lockdown easing plans in UK, says PM Johnson
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that “still early days,” when it comes to lifting strict lockdown restrictions which have been imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. “We have rates of infection in this country still very, very high” he said on Friday.
Feb 06, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Delhi adds 123 Covid-19 cases, 151 discharges, 4 deaths in last 24 hrs
Feb 06, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh registers 75 fresh Covid-19 cases, one death
Andhra Pradesh on Saturday added 75 coronavirus cases and just one death, which pushed the overall tally to over 888,000. A health department bulletin stated that the active cases stood at 1,012 while 880,179 people have recovered till now.
Feb 06, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Iran to begin Covid-19 vaccination drive this week
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday that the country will kick start the coronavirus disease vaccine rollout this week by administering Sputnik V vaccine doses to medical workers. The first batch of the Russia-made vaccine had arrived on Thursday.
Feb 06, 2021 12:14 PM IST
Schools for classes 1 to 8 in Odisha to open soon: Minister
Schools for class 1 to 8 students to open soon in Odisha. Preparation of SOPs for the reopening is in progress, as per School & Mass Education Minister Samir Das.
Feb 06, 2021 12:03 PM IST
Telangana reports 161 new cases, one death
Telangana reported 161 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,95,431. The death toll after one fresh fatality stands at 1,608.
Feb 06, 2021 11:46 AM IST
Andamans record three new Covid-19 cases
The Andaman islands recorded three new coronavirus infections, taking the union territory's tally to 4,997. The death toll currently stands at 62.
Feb 06, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Jharkhand reports 41 new Covid-19 cases
Jharkhand reported 41 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 1,18,938. The death toll currently stands at 1,077.
Feb 06, 2021 10:45 AM IST
India approves supply of 1,00,000 vaccine doses to Cambodia
India approved the supply of 1,00,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia on an emergency basis.
Feb 06, 2021 09:56 AM IST
India’s active Covid-19 cases drop below 149,000; recoveries over 10.5 mn
India recorded a 11,713 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the country's infection tally to 10,814,304. While the recoveries from the viral disease have gone up to 10,510,796, the active caseload has fallen below 149,000.
Feb 06, 2021 09:31 AM IST
France reports 22,139 Covid-19 new cases, toll tops 78,000
The number of new confirmed coronavirus infections in France slowed for the second day in a row but stood well above the 5,000-case threshold to unwind restrictions, while deaths caused by the epidemic rose to 78,603, the health authorities said on Friday.
A total of 22,139 people tested positive for Covid-19 in France in the past 24 hours, down from 23,448 on Thursday and 26,362 on Wednesday.
Feb 06, 2021 09:11 AM IST
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 230,000
Brazil reported on Friday 1,239 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its death toll to 230,034, the health ministry said. Another 50,872 confirmed cases were detected, bringing its nationwide tally to 9,447,165.
Feb 06, 2021 09:00 AM IST
Joe Biden says minimum wage hike unlikely to be in virus relief bill
President Joe Biden said he didn’t think his proposed increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour will survive congressional negotiations to pass his broader coronavirus-relief bill.