LIVE: Delhi records 114 new coronavirus cases, 2 fatalities in last 24 hours
- India's Covid-19 recovery rate has reached 97 per cent, said the Union health ministry on Monday, one of the highest in the world. Vaccination is underway and as of Tuesday 39.5 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated, according to the health ministry.
India on Tuesday reported 8,635 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours. The nationwide tally currently stands at 10,766,245. Active cases continued to witness a steady decline and dropped to 1,63,353. The number of people who recovered from Covid-19 now stands at 10,448,406. The number of fresh fatalities recorded in the said period is 94, which pushes the death toll to 1,54,486.
As of February 1, 2021, 37,58,843 beneficiaries have been inoculated against Covid-19, said the health ministry. On Monday, finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced allocation of Rs.35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccines, a move that was lauded by both vaccine makers in the country. The finance minister also announced that a new centrally sponsored scheme, Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, will be launched with an outlay of about 64,180 crore over six years.
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FEB 02, 2021 10:56 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh logs 104 new Covid cases, total tally reaches 8,88,004
FEB 02, 2021 10:51 PM IST
Delhi records 114 new Covid-19 cases
The national capital reported 114 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths due to the disease on Tuesday, the lowest in around 10 months, authorities said, reports PTI.
FEB 02, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Italy reports 499 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Italy reported 499 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday against 329 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 9,660 from 7,925, reports Reuters.
FEB 02, 2021 09:40 PM IST
Rajasthan logs 87 new coronavirus cases, active caseload at 1798
FEB 02, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Himachal reports 26 new Covid cases
FEB 02, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Over 4.1 million healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid
The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 has crossed 41 lakhs today, said Union health ministry.
FEB 02, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Coronavirus tally in Nagaland reaches 12,101 with 2 new cases
Two more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Nagaland, pushing the infection tally to 12,101 on Tuesday, an official said, reports PTI.
FEB 02, 2021 08:02 PM IST
Karnataka records 395 fresh Covid-19 cases
FEB 02, 2021 07:54 PM IST
Maharashtra records 1,927 new coronavirus cases, 30 fatalities
FEB 02, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Karnataka to retain 50% seating capacity in cinema halls till Feb 28
The Karnataka government on Tuesday said that keeping a possible second wave in mind the seating capacity will not be increased to 100% but kept at 50% till February 28, reported news agency ANI.
FEB 02, 2021 06:29 PM IST
WHO team visits animal treatment centre in Wuhan
The WHO team tasked with researching the origins of coronavirus visited the Wuhan animal treatment centre on Tuesday, reported the Associated Press.
FEB 02, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Nepal's Ambassador thanks India for Covid-19 vaccines
Nilamber Acharya, Ambassador of Nepal to India, expressed his gratitude to India for supplying the country with Covid-19 vaccines, adding that he is confident Nepal will be able to get the vaccines they have ordered, reported news agency ANI.
FEB 02, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Amarinder Singh launches Inoculation drive for Punjab Police personnel
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh launched the inoculation drive for police personnel in Chandigarh on Tuesday. DGP Dinkar Gupta was the first person to be vaccinated. A total of 50 personnel were vaccinated at the police headquarters during Tuesday's vaccination drive.
FEB 02, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Union home ministry releases SOP for reopening swimming pools
The home ministry on Tuesday released SOPs for the reopening of public pools. It explicitly mentions that pools need to be properly ventilated, swimmers should maintain physical distancing, locker rooms should be regularly disinfected to ensure swimmers safety.
FEB 02, 2021 02:45 PM IST
China helps Serbia get access to Covid-19 vaccines
China has come to the aid of its European ally Serbia by supplying vaccines produced by its state backed Sinopharm. Most of the 1.1 million doses imported by the government in Belgrade so far has been supplied by China, reported Reuters.
FEB 02, 2021 02:11 PM IST
AstraZeneca's China partner expects to make 400 million Covid doses per year
China's Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products said on Tuesday it had completed a facility designed to be able to produce 400 million doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine per year, doubling a capacity target promised in 2020, reports Reuters.
FEB 02, 2021 01:31 PM IST
Tanzania says it has no plans to accept Covid-19 vaccines
Tanzanian health minister Dorothy Gwajima said in a press conference that the country has no plans to accept any vaccines, reported Reuters. The country qualifies for COVAX but the government has previously expressed strong doubts about efficacy of vaccines.
FEB 02, 2021 12:56 PM IST
India manufactured vaccines land in Dubai
India manufactured vaccine landed in Dubai on Tuesday afternoon taking India's vaccine maitri initiative one step forward. External affairs minister S.Jaishankar tweeted the news with pictures of the Air India flight that carried the vaccines.
FEB 02, 2021 12:31 PM IST
1,91,313 healthcare workers vaccinated in the last 24 hours
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- The comments were made on Tuesday by Niti Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul at the government’s weekly briefing on Covid-19, when he appealed for people to adhere to appropriate practices
- The spike in Covid-19 cases in several parts of the world has affected the travel schedules of ministers from several countries.
- Remdesivir, an injection, continues to be used in India despite WHO recommending against its use, on the grounds that there is no evidence that it works.