Coronavirus Highlights: India's Fresh Covid Cases Drop Below 50,000, First In 3 Months

Coronavirus Live Updates: 86.16 lakh COVID19 vaccine doses were administered across the country in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day coverage till now.

Coronavirus Highlights: India's Fresh Covid Cases Drop Below 50,000, First In 3 Months

COVID-19: 86.16 lakh vaccine doses were administered across the country in the last 24 hours (File)

New Delhi:

India recorded under 50,000 new Covid cases in 91 days, with 42,640 new cases. The death count climbed to 3,89,302 with 1,167 fresh fatalities. The record low cases were reported on a day when India vaccinated a record 86.16 lakh people.

Meanwhile, 86.16 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered across the country in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day coverage till now, on Day One of centre's new vaccination policy roll-out.

Data on government's CoWin website showed a total of 86,16,373 vaccine shots were administered on Monday.

Here are the Live Updates on India Coronavirus (Covid-19 Cases) Cases:

Jun 23, 2021 04:03 (IST)
West Bengal Reports 1,852 New Covid Cases, 47 More Fatalities
West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rose to 14,85,438 on Tuesday as 1,852 more people tested
positive for the infection, according to news agency PTI. Forty-seven fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 17,437, a health bulletin said. North 24 Parganas recorded the highest number of new fatalities at 15, followed by Kolkata (11). Of the 47 deaths, 29 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, the bulletin said.

As many as 2,037 more people were cured of the disease since Monday, taking the recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state to 97.31 per cent. The state now has 22,508 active cases, while 14,45,493 people have recovered from the disease so far. West Bengal has tested over 1.37 crore samples for COVID-19, including 51,233 in the last 24 hours.

Over 2.95 lakh people in the state were vaccinated during the day, a health department official said.
Jun 23, 2021 02:49 (IST)

Jun 23, 2021 01:51 (IST)
Covaxin Efficacy: Covaxin 77.8% Effective In Phase 3 Trial Data: Sources
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Jun 23, 2021 01:26 (IST)
Meghalaya Reports 421 New Covid Cases, 3 More Deaths
Meghalaya on Tuesday reported 421 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the state to 45,976 a health department official said, according to news agency PTI. The death count rose to 788, as three more persons from East Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi and East Jaintia Hills districts succumbed to the infection, he said.

The state now has 4,273 active cases, Health Services Director Aman War said. At least 341 more people were cured of the disease during the day, taking the total number of recoveries in the northeastern state to 40,915, he said. The state has so far conducted over 6.6 lakh sample tests for COVID-19.

Altogether, 5.28 lakh people have been inoculated in the state till Monday, with over 75,000 of them having received both doses of the vaccine, Mr War said.
Jun 23, 2021 01:03 (IST)

Jun 23, 2021 00:25 (IST)
Delhi District Launches Vaccination Drive For Transgender People
The administration of Delhi's northwest district on Tuesday launched a four-day COVID-19 vaccination drive for transgender people, officials said, according to news agency PTI. The drive has been organised by the Northwest District Legal Services Authority in coordination with an NGO and a special walk-in centre was set up for the beneficiaries.

"The NGO approached us through the legal services authority. We have been holding special drives for different sections of people as we want the maximum number of people to get vaccinated. So we started this drive today (Tuesday)," said District Magistrate Cheshta Yadav.
Jun 22, 2021 23:54 (IST)
Assam records 2,869 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths
Assam's coronavirus caseload mounted to 4,88,179 on Tuesday as 2,869 people tested positive for the infection while 37 fatalities pushed the death count to 4,280, the National Health Mission bulletin said.

Four fatalities each were registered in Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup Metro and Sonitpur, three in Kamrup Rural and two each in Baksa, Dhubri, Hojai, Nagaon, Sivasagar and Tinsukia.
Jun 22, 2021 23:35 (IST)
Maharashtra Reports 8,470 New COVID-19 Cases, 188 Deaths
Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 8,470 new coronavirus cases - up from 6,270 cases a day ago - taking its COVID-19 tally to 59,87,521, while 188 fresh deaths pushed the count to 1,18,795, the state health department said.
Jun 22, 2021 23:01 (IST)
Jun 22, 2021 22:05 (IST)
COVID-19 active cases now below 100 in Noida, Ghaziabad
Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad recorded less than 10 new COVID-19 cases with the number of active patients reaching below 100 in both the western Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining Delhi, official data showed. Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded nine new cases and Ghaziabad added another four, according to the UP Health Department's data for a 24-hour period.

The number of active cases came down to 93 in Gautam Buddh Nagar while it was 77 in Ghaziabad, where the number had gone below 100 last week itself, the data showed.
Jun 22, 2021 21:45 (IST)
137 new Covid cases in Rajasthan, 3 more deaths
Rajasthan recorded three coronavirus-related deaths and 137 fresh cases, raising the death count to 8,904 and the infection tally to 9,51,393, according to an official report. One death each was reported from Jaipur, Dausa and Jodhpur, the report said. A maximum of 47 fresh COVID-19 cases were registered in Alwar and 29 in Jaipur.

A total of 9,40,101 people have recovered from the infection and the number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,388 in the state, according to the bulletin.
Jun 22, 2021 21:20 (IST)
Jun 22, 2021 20:59 (IST)
WHO "concerned" about eased coronavirus curbs around Euro 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was "concerned" that countries were easing virus restrictions around the football games at the Euro 2020, noting some areas were already seeing rising cases.

"WHO is concerned about easing of restrictions in some of the host countries... A few of the stadiums hosting the tournament are now increasing the number of spectators allowed into the stadium to watch a game," Robb Butler, an executive director at WHO's Regional Office for Europe, said in a statement to AFP.
Jun 22, 2021 20:36 (IST)
Jun 22, 2021 20:13 (IST)
France urges more Covid vaccine doses against coronavirus variant threats
The French government on Tuesday called for more people to get their Covid shots after a slowdown in reservations, and before the more contagious Delta variant of the virus becomes dominant. "We have the doses, we're organised, we can't miss this chance," a health ministry spokeswoman said at a weekly press conference.

"There are 300,000 slots available in the next three days for people to get their first injection," she said. France is racing to inoculate as many people as possible as it emerges from a third coronavirus lockdown, hoping to avoid the sharp rise in infections from the variant first detected in India that hit Britain and other countries.

Having achieved its target of 20 million initial doses injected in mid-May, France now aims to have 40 million first jabs administered by the end of August, and 66 percent of adults over 18 completely vaccinated.
Jun 22, 2021 19:51 (IST)
Delhi Records 134 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours, Positivity Rate 0.2 Per Cent
Delhi today reported 134 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours with eight fatalities, the government's health bulletin showed. With this, Delhi's total caseload has now reached 14,32,778. The national capital posted a spike in daily cases a day after logging the lowest number of cases in 24 hours - below 100 - since April last year.

Delhi's active cases have dropped to 1,918 - the lowest since March 10 when it was 1,900 - and the recovery rate shot past 98%. In the last 24 hours, 467 patients have been discharged after recovery. Read More.
Jun 22, 2021 19:17 (IST)
Jun 22, 2021 18:52 (IST)
Indore hospital sees 49 black fungus deaths in 40 days
The state-run Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MYH) in Indore in Madhya Pradesh has seen 49 deaths due to Mucormycosis or black fungus infection in the past 40 days, a senior official from the facility said. The hospital, attached to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, had 614 black fungus patients, of which 283 have been discharged and 49 have died, most having been brought to the hospital from different parts of the state in the late stage, Dean Dr Sanjay Dixit said.

While the mortality rate from the rare and dangerous fungal infection stands at 8 per cent in the MYH, Dean Dixit said this rate in hospitals in other parts of the country was in the 40-50 per cent range.
Jun 22, 2021 18:13 (IST)
Jun 22, 2021 17:56 (IST)
Experts Worry New Covid Delta Plus Variant Could Trigger Third Wave
The Delta plus mutation is present in nine countries including India, which has 22 cases, the government said today.
Jun 22, 2021 17:44 (IST)
Jun 22, 2021 17:32 (IST)
Need to work on gender imbalance in vaccine coverage: Niti Aayog
Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, Niti Aayog says 46 per cent of the people who received COVID-19 vaccine shots on Monday were women and 53 per cent were men. "We have to work on this imbalance, create awareness among women."

"Rural coverage of vaccines have been emphasised; over 64 per cent doses administered yesterday were in the rural areas," he adds.
Jun 22, 2021 17:19 (IST)
Jun 22, 2021 17:05 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Russia records 16,715 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
Russia registered 16,715 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, down from 17,378 the day before, taking the cumulative total to 5,350,919, the federal response center said on Tuesday.

"Over the past day, 16,715 COVID-19 cases were confirmed across 85 Russian regions, including 2,455 cases (14.7 percent) without clinical symptoms," the center said, adding that the rate of increase fell to 0.31 percent.

Moscow confirmed 6,555 daily infections, down from 7,584 the day before. The Russian capital was followed by the Moscow Region with 1,871 cases, up from 1,811 the day before, and St. Petersburg with 1,065 infections, up from 1,046 the day before, ANI reported.
Jun 22, 2021 16:40 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Will finalise policy on door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination in one week, says Maharashtra government to Bombay High Court

The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that it will finalise within a week its policy on starting door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination drives for the elderly, disabled persons and those who are bedridden and unable to visit the inoculation centres.

The state's counsel, Geeta Shastri, submitted a draft policy before a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni, PTI reported.
Jun 22, 2021 15:14 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: US To Give 1.6 Crore Vaccine Doses To 18 Asian Countries, Including India

The US has announced its plan to allocate 5.5 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the rest of the world as the second tranche, including 1.6 core jabs to 18 Asian nations such as India, Pakistan and Nepal, as part of the Biden administration's bid to end the pandemic globally. Read here.
Jun 22, 2021 14:42 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 90 per cent of Haryana Police personnel have received first dose of Covid vaccine, says Director General of Police
Ninety per cent of Haryana Police personnel have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 65 per cent have taken both doses, Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava said on Tuesday.

The Haryana Police has nearly 60,000 personnel, including home guards and Special Police Officers (SPOs), PTI reported.

Jun 22, 2021 13:21 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha logs 2,957 new COVID-19 cases, 38 fresh fatalities

Odisha on Tuesday registered 2,957 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in the past two months,
with the caseload in the state surging to 8,83,490, a health department official said. Thirty-eight fresh fatalities pushed the death count to 3,671, PTI reported.
Jun 22, 2021 12:40 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 374 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram s tally to 17,979

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 17,979 as 374 more people, including two security personnel
and over 93 children, tested positive for the virus, an official said on Tuesday. The COVID-19 death count climbed to 85 on Tuesday as two more people have succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.
Jun 22, 2021 12:21 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Ladakh reports 33 new Covid cases

The Union Territory of Ladakh reported 33 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 19,838, officials said Tuesday.

There are 365 active coronavirus cases in the union territory now, out of which 268 are in Leh and 97 in Kargil, they said.

No death from COVID-19 was reported in Ladakh on Monday, they said. A total of 202 deaths have taken place in Ladakh due to Covid, PTI reported.
Jun 22, 2021 10:59 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Indore sets record for highest number of COVID-19 vaccinations, administers over 2 lakh doses in a day
Over two lakh people received COVID-19 vaccine shot in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on Monday, setting a record for the highest number of vaccinations in a single day for any district in the country, ANI reported.

As the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from Monday, in a landmark achievement, 80,95,314 doses have been administered on the first day of the new phase of COVID-19 Vaccination. This is the highest single-day number of jabs in the world.
Jun 22, 2021 10:30 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Colombia death count from Covid-19 tops 100,000

Colombia's death count from Covid-19 passed the 100,000 mark on Monday with a new 24-hour record of almost 650 deaths, the health ministry said.

After three weeks of demonstrations that have brought thousands of people into the streets to protest the government of conservative President Ivan Duque, the South American country of 50 million is suffering its worst moment since the pandemic began.

It has now recorded 100,582 dead, including 648 in the past 24 hours, AFP reported.
Jun 22, 2021 09:20 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: With over 16 lakh COVID-19 vaccinations, Madhya Pradesh tops India's vaccination chart on June 21

Madhya Pradesh on Monday administered 16,73,858 COVID-19 vaccine doses, the highest ever among states in the country in a single day so far, ANI reported.

As the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from Monday, in a landmark achievement, 80,95,314 doses have been administered on the first day of the new phase of COVID-19 Vaccination. This is the highest single-day number of jabs in the world.
Jun 22, 2021 09:18 (IST)
Jun 22, 2021 08:53 (IST)
India Vaccinates Record 86.16 Lakh People On Day 1 Of New Vaccine Regime
86.16 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered across the country in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day coverage till now, on Day One of centre's new vaccination policy roll-out. Read more

Jun 22, 2021 07:58 (IST)
Children's hospitals in Rajasthan to be equipped with modern facilities, says Health Minister on possible COVID 3rd wave

Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma on Monday said that special attention is being paid to the strengthening of medical facilities in all children's hospitals in the state ahead of the possible third COVID-19 wave.

While addressing a review meeting at the Superintendent's office of JK Lone, Dr Sharma further said that 600 beds in the JK Lone hospital will be kept reserved for COVID-19 patients.

"Around 200 ICU beds will soon be available at this hospital. It is expected that a large number of children will be affected in the possible third wave of corona, so keeping that in view, 600 beds in JK Lone hospital will be kept reserved for corona patients" he said.

Jun 22, 2021 07:38 (IST)
Vadodara's Inorbit Mall has installed a sculpture to pay tribute to Covid warriors. 

"We have dedicated this to police, doctors, and common man who have collaboratively worked in the second wave and ensured everybody's safety," said Mall Manager Ritu.

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Jun 22, 2021 06:53 (IST)
21 Cases Of Delta Plus Variant In Maharashtra, Says State Health Minister Rajesh Tope
Twenty-one cases of the Delta Plus Covid variant, the mutant version of the Delta variant that unleashed the devastating second wave of the pandemic, have been found in Maharashtra so far, state health minister Rajesh Tope said today." itemprop="description
Jun 22, 2021 06:51 (IST)

Jun 22, 2021 06:21 (IST)
Aim To Vaccine 100% Himachal Population With 1st Dose by July 25: Chief Minister

The Himachal Pradesh government aims to vaccinate 100% of the state's population against COVID with the first dose by July 25, said Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Monday, adding that the state is not facing a vaccine shortage, according to news agency ANI. He said vaccination had started for people between the ages of 18 to 45 and 27.35 lakh doses have been administered in the state so far. "There is no shortage of vaccines. About 5 lakh doses available at present. By June 25, we are aiming to have 100% population vaccinated with the first dose in tribal areas like Lahaul-Spiti, and other areas," he said.