This Article is From May 24, 2021

Coronavirus India Updates: 2,40,842 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Coronavirus India Live Updates: The COVID-19 active caseload is 28,05,399 which now comprises 10.57 per cent of the total infections.

Coronavirus India Updates: 2,40,842 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Coronavirus India Updates: The recovery rate is 88.30 per cent

New Delhi:

New cases of coronavirus infection in India were recorded over 2.40 lakh, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,65,30,132 according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The COVID-19 active caseload is 28,05,399 which now comprises 10.57 per cent of the total infections.

The recovery rate is 88.30 per cent, the data stated.

A total of 2,40,842 new infections were registered in a day, while the death count increased to 2,99,266  with 3,741 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Meanwhile, nearly 9,000 people have been infected with mucormycosis or Black Fungus across the country, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda said today. In view of the rapid surge, the government has sent over 23,000 additional vials of a key drug used for the treatment of the fungal infection to the affected states, he added.

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

May 24, 2021 05:57 (IST)
West Bengal Records Less Than 20,000 Covid Cases, 156 Deaths
West Bengal recorded 18,422 fresh coronavirus cases and 156 deaths due to the disease today. The fresh coronavirus cases stayed less than 20,000, for the ninth day in a row.

However, Black Fungus still remains a cause of concern for the state. A suspected patient of Black Fungus disease died at a state hospital in Kolkata on Saturday.
May 24, 2021 04:13 (IST)
Ramdev's Withdrawal Of Remarks Against Allopathy Shows His Maturity: Minister
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the way yoga guru Ramdev withdrew his statements against allopathic medicine and halted the controversy over the issue is laudable and shows his maturity.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Vardhan tweeted in Hindi: "The way yoga guru Ramdev withdrew his statements against allopathic medicine and halted the controversy over the issue is laudable and shows his maturity. We have to show the world how the people of India have faced COVID-19. Of course, our victory is certain!"

Ramdev withdrew his statements on allopathic medicine after receiving a strongly-worded letter from Mr Vardhan, who called his remarks "inappropriate".
May 23, 2021 23:57 (IST)
West Bengal records 156 new COVID-19 deaths, 18,422 cases
West Bengal reported 156 more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the count to 14,364, while the case tally mounted to 12,67,090 with 18,422 new cases, the health department said in a bulletin. The state now has 1,30,525 active cases and 11,22,201 people have recovered from the disease, including 19,429 since Saturday.
May 23, 2021 23:12 (IST)
Chhattisgarh records 3,306 new COVID-19 cases, 92 deaths
Chhattisgarh reported 3,306 new coronavirus positive cases and 92 deaths, taking the state's infection count to 9,49,000 and count to 12,586, a health official said. The number of recoveries reached to 8,70,640 after a total of 741 people were discharged from various hospitals, while 6,491 others completed their home isolation during the day. The number of active cases in the state stands at 65,774, the official said.
May 23, 2021 22:44 (IST)
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel Denies Claims Of COVID-19 Herd Immunity Plans: Report
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel categorically denied that achieving so-called "herd immunity" was ever the UK's official policy at the start of the Covid pandemic last year, after allegations by PM Boris Johnson's former top aide Dominic Cummings claim.
May 23, 2021 22:14 (IST)
Centre should put out district-wise data of daily inoculations: Congress
The Congress has claimed that there is a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and asked the Centre to put out district-wise data of those inoculated as state-wise data "hides" many facts. It also alleged that the manner in which the Centre has handled the entire vaccine issue is anything but cooperative federalism.
May 23, 2021 21:35 (IST)
May 23, 2021 21:02 (IST)
Telangana records 2,242 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths
COVID-19 cases in Telangana continue to show a declining trend with 2,242 fresh infections being reported today, taking the tally to over 5.53 lakh, while the death count rose to 3,125 with 19 deaths. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 343, followed by Rangareddy (174) and Karimnagar (165), a health department bulletin said.

The state has 40,489active cases. The cases have shown a decline since May 18, when the state logged 3,982 cases.
May 23, 2021 20:37 (IST)
Goa records 1,621 new COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths
Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 1,621 and reached 1,46,460, a health department official said. The COVID-19 death count mounted to 2,383 after 42 more patients died due to the infection during the day, he said. The number of recoveries in Goa rose to 1,26,800 with 2,545 patients being discharged. Goa is now left with 17,277 active cases, the official said.
May 23, 2021 20:16 (IST)
May 23, 2021 19:59 (IST)
Jammu and Kashmir records 3,308 new cases, 51 more deaths
The COVID-19 tally in Jammu and Kashmir reached 2,70,621 with 3,308 fresh cases, while the death count rose to 3,564 after 51 more people succumbed to the disease, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 1,121 were from the Jammu division and 2,187 from the Kashmir division.

The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 512 cases, followed by 447 in Jammu district and 401 in Budgam district.

There are 47,437 active cases in the Union Territory, while 2,19,620 patients have recovered so far, they said.
May 23, 2021 19:29 (IST)
Indian Navy brings 340 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen, other supplies from abroad
The Indian Navy obrought to India 340 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen, more than 3,700 oxygen cylinders and other medical supplies from abroad as the country continued to reel under a severe second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The supplies were brought by two warships from Singapore, Brunei and Qatar.

Indian Navy spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said naval ship INS Jalashwa arrived at Visakhapatnam bringing 300 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and over 3,600 oxygen cylinders from Singapore and Brunei. It was the largest consignment of LMO brought to India from abroad.
May 23, 2021 18:51 (IST)
May 23, 2021 18:31 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to officials: Intensify measures to fight COVID-19 during intense lockdown week
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has directed District Collectors to intensify measures like door to door survey to detect people with COVID-19 symptoms during the week long intense lockdown starting on May 24. Conducting medical camps for early detection of infected people, increasing testing and continuation of the vaccination drive without slackness were among the measures the Chief Minister underscored.

Addressing Collectors, police superintendents and medical authorities through video conferencing from the Secretariat, MK Stalin said steps should be taken to ensure supply of vegetables, fruits, milk and drinking water during the intense lockdown.
May 23, 2021 17:49 (IST)
Odisha reports record 12,852 new COVID-19 cases, 28 more deaths
Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 6,92,382 as the state reported its highest single-day spike of 12,852 new cases, despite undergoing lockdown for more than two weeks, a health department official said.

The state also registered 28 fresh COVID fatalities, the biggest one-day count, which took the count to 2,484, he said. Of the new cases, 7,195 were reported from quarantine centres and the remaining 5,657 detected during contact tracing.
May 23, 2021 17:23 (IST)
Must Vaccinate Those At Risk With Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose, Says Moderna Chief: Report
Vaccination with a booster shot among as many people as possible is a good way to protect those most at risk against ever-emerging new coronavirus variants, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said on Sunday.
May 23, 2021 16:51 (IST)
COVID-19 fatalities in Jharkhand plunge to lowest in May at 41
Amid declining trend in COVID-19 deaths in Jharkhand that recorded 41 fatalities in the last 24 hours, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that partial lockdown in the state and strictures have resulted in success of the struggle against coronavirus. The government is not hesitating in taking tough decisions, if needed, and is focussing on protecting rural areas after breaking the chain of transmission of the virus in urban areas, Mr Soren said.
May 23, 2021 16:23 (IST)
May 23, 2021 15:53 (IST)
Fungal diseases linked to COVID-19 equally dangerous, says Mayawati
BSP chief Mayawati today said the fungal diseases linked to COVID-19 are extremely serious and fatal, and that the Centre and state governments should take robust steps to tackle the situation.

"Not only coronavirus, the fungal diseases related to the infection are also extremely serious and fatal. The Centre and the state governments must work with full seriousness and in a concrete manner because preparations to tackle COVID situation in the country are still incomplete," she tweeted in Hindi.
May 23, 2021 15:28 (IST)
Women can get Covid vaccine anytime after delivery: Experts

A woman can get vaccinated against COVID-19 anytime after the delivery of her baby, healthcare experts have said and stressed on the need to permit vaccination of even pregnant women to protect them from the infection.

The government recently allowed vaccination for lactating mothers.

The NITI Aayog Member (Health) has stressed that there is no problem in breastfeeding after vaccination and it must not be halted "even for an hour".

Healthcare experts have also said that a woman can get vaccinated against COVID-19 anytime after the delivery of her baby.
May 23, 2021 15:10 (IST)
COVID Update: 1,649 new cases, 189 more deaths in Delhi

The national capital recorded 1,649 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest since March 30, and 189 deaths on Sunday, a health bulletin issued here said.

The positivity rate further dipped to 2.42 per cent, it said.

Delhi had recorded 2,260 fresh coronavirus cases and 182 fatalities on Saturday with the positivity rate slipping to 3.58 per cent. 
May 23, 2021 14:15 (IST)
May 23, 2021 13:54 (IST)
21.80 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, Union Territories so far: Centre

More than 21.80 crore vaccine doses against COVID-19 have been provided to states and Union Territories so far and over 1.90 crore jabs are still available with them, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

In a statement, the ministry said 40,650 COVID-19 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the states/UTs within the next three days.

"The government has so far provided, both through the free-of-cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 21.80 crore vaccine doses (21,80,51,890) to states/UTs," the ministry said in a statement.

Of this, the total consumption, calculated based on average up to May 22, 2021, including wastages is 19,90,31,577 doses (according to data available at 8 am on Sunday).

May 23, 2021 13:36 (IST)
Coronavirus India Updates: Odisha government introduces facility to allow online access of COVID test reports

The Odisha government has introduced a facility to help people access COVID test reports online in a hassle-free manner, instead of physically visiting laboratories, an official said.

After undergoing RT-PCR or rapid antigen test, one can access result of the clinical examination through a website that has been linked to the "State Dashboard", he said.

Launching the facility on Saturday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said this will help people get COVID test reports at their homes.

"After undergoing COVID-19 tests, RT PCR or Rapid Antigen, people can know their test result- whether it is positive or negative- by just submitting their registered mobile number on the website," he said.

May 23, 2021 12:41 (IST)
COVID-19: Ladakh records three more deaths, 131 new cases

Ladakh has registered three more COVID-19 related fatalities and 131 fresh cases, taking the union territory's infection tally to 17,277 and its death toll to 176, officials said on Sunday.

The latest deaths due to the disease were reported from Leh on Saturday. So far, Leh has accounted for 128 deaths and Kargil 48, officials said quoting the bulletin released by the directorate of health services, Ladakh.

Of the new cases, 108 were in Leh and 23 in Kargil. This puts the number of active cases in the twin districts to 1,516 with 1,280 in Leh and 236 in Kargil.

May 23, 2021 12:22 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Arunachal reports 314 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Arunachal Pradesh reported 314 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the state to 23,867, a senior health department official said on Sunday. 

The death toll rose to 95 after three more persons from Lower Siang, Lohit and Tawang districts succumbed to the infection since Friday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The three coronavirus-positive patients died while undergoing treatment in medical facilities, he said.

The capital complex region recorded the maximum number of fresh cases at 55, followed by Tawang (41), Namsai (37), Lower Dibang Valley (32), Changlang (23), Upper Subansiri (16), West Kameng (15), Kamle and Lower Subansiri (14 each), Upper Siang (13), Papumpare and Lohit (10 each).
May 23, 2021 12:10 (IST)
Just In| Lockdown has been extended till 31st May, 5 am in Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

May 23, 2021 12:09 (IST)
Delhi Police launches 'Corona Rakshak' initiative to inspire citizens to wear maskand  follow all COVID norms

"We are giving flowers to those who are flouting COVID norms in hope that they would follow the norms in future," say police

May 23, 2021 11:35 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Tamil Nadu extends COVID-19 lockdown till May 31

In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced a week-long lockdown in the State that has come into force from today.

The lockdown will be in place until May 31 till 6 PM.

An official notification stated, "The lockdown Implemented in Tamil Nadu is further extended for the period of one week from 24.05.2021 without any relaxation."

"Only the following activities will be allowed - Pharmacies, Veterinary pharmacies, milk supply, drinking water and daily newspaper distribution," it added.

May 23, 2021 11:09 (IST)
Karnataka: Streets wear a deserted look in view of lockdown; visual from Hubli.


May 23, 2021 11:00 (IST)
May 23, 2021 10:37 (IST)
3 in Sri Lankan contingent test positive for COVID-19 ahead of first ODI against Bangladesh: Report

Three members of the Sri Lankan contingent have tested positive for COVID-19, hours before the opening ODI against Bangladesh here on Sunday, according to a report.

Sri Lanka is scheduled to play three ODIs against hosts Bangladesh starting on Friday. The second and third game are slated for May 25 and 28.

"Two players and a coach from Sri Lanka's contingent have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the first ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka," ESPNcricinfo reported.

The website also stated that the Bangladesh Cricket Board has ruled out the possibility of the match being called off.

According to some other reports, Chaminda Vaas is the bowling coach in questiokn, while the two infected players are Isuru Udana and Shiran Fernando.

May 23, 2021 10:24 (IST)
Black fungus declared an epidemic in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has joined several states across the country that have declared black fungus an epidemic.

According to the Uttarakhand health department, a large number of patients infected with black fungus are coming to the state, due to which the state government has been declared black fungus an epidemic.

A total of 65 patients have been detected with black fungus in Uttarakhand. Of which, 61 are admitted to AIIMS Rishikesh, the Uttarakhand Health Department said.
May 23, 2021 10:12 (IST)
Coronavirus India Updates: 31 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 6,820

At least 31 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the tally in the Union Territory to 6,820, a health department official said on Sunday.

The death toll rose to 101 as three more persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, he said.

All the new cases were detected during contact tracing.

Twenty-four people were cured of the disease during the period, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 6,441.

The Union Territory now has 278 active cases.

May 23, 2021 09:34 (IST)
Just In| Coronavirus: 2.4 lakh fresh Covid cases in India, 3,741 deaths; 2.65 crore total cases, 2.99 lakh deaths so far

May 23, 2021 08:52 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 1,001 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 52 more deaths

With the addition of 1,001 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 5,08,647, an official said on Sunday.

These new cases were reported on Saturday, he said.

The virus also claimed the lives of 52 more people, raising the death toll in the district to 8,820, he said.

The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 1.73 per cent, he added.

Details of recovered and under-treatment patients were not provided by the district administration.

May 23, 2021 07:59 (IST)
Germany serves up Covid jabs in the company canteen

It's well before midday but chemical technician trainer Ralf Scharf is already heading to the company canteen. And lunch is the last thing on his mind.

He's here to get a Covid-19 jab, as his German employer Evonik Industries joins a push to ramp up the country's immunisation drive by including company doctors in the effort.

"You can get vaccinated without hardly any waiting time, it's great," Scharf, 58, told AFP after making the short walk from his work station to the dining area.

The usual tables have been removed to make way for rows of small booths manned by medical staff.
May 23, 2021 06:34 (IST)
Over 8,800 Affected By Black Fungus, 23,000 Vials Sent To States: Minister
Nearly 9,000 people have been infected with mucormycosis or Black Fungus across the country, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda said today. In view of the rapid surge, the government has sent over 23,000 additional vials of a key drug used for the treatment of the fungal infection to the affected states, he added.

"After a detailed review of rising number of cases of #Mucormycosis in various states, a total of 23,680 additional vials of #Amphotericin- B have been allocated to all States/UTs today. The Allocation has been made based on total number of patients which is approximately 8,848 across country," Mr Gowda, the Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, tweeted along with the break-up of the number of vials allocated to the affected states.