Coronavirus India Highlights: 41,831 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India, 541 Deaths In A Day

Coronavirus Highlights: The cumulative vaccination coverage of 46,72,59,775 doses is segregated based on the population priority groups, the ministry said.

Coronavirus India Highlights: 41,831 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India, 541 Deaths In A Day

Over 46.72 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country.

India has recorded 41,831 lakh fresh cases - marginally higher than yesterday - and 541 deaths in the last 24 hours. So far, 4.24 lakh people have died of Covid in the country while the total caseload stands at 3.16 crore.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 47 crore, the Union health ministry said on Sunday.

Registering an increase for the fifth consecutive cases, the active cases have climbed to 4,10,952 and comprises 1.30 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.36 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

An increase of 2,032 Covid cases has been recorded in the total number COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 17,89,472 tests were conducted on Saturday, taking the cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 46,82,16,510, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.34 per cent .

Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.42 per cent, according to the health ministry.

Here are the LIVE updates on India coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

Aug 02, 2021 03:07 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: South Goa Extends Covid Curfew Till August 9
In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, the South Goa district administration has extended the curfew till August 9, reported news agency ANI. The district administration prohibited the functioning of several establishments/facilities, including cinema hall, casinos, cruises, spa, auditoriums and weekly markets. Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions for students will also remain closed; however, examinations will be permitted with government's approval.
Aug 02, 2021 03:02 (IST)
COVID-19 News: Britain To Offer Booster Shots For 32 Million Next Month: Report
Britain will offer COVID-19 booster vaccines to 32 million citizens, starting early next month, with up to 2,000 pharmacies set to deliver the programme, Reuters reported attributing to The Telegraph on Sunday. The campaign could start as soon as September 6, which would see the rollout completed by early December if it goes to plan, the report added.
Aug 02, 2021 01:58 (IST)
India Coronavirus Cases: India's 'R-Value' Inching Up, Cause Of Concern: AIIMS Chief To NDTV

India's 'R-Value' is inching up, and it's a cause of concern, AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria told NDTV on Saturday, stressing on the need of aggressive containment strategies in the parts of the country that are witnessing a surge in fresh Covid infections. Read here.

Aug 02, 2021 00:09 (IST)
India COVID-19 News: Assam Reports 784 New Cases, 15 More Deaths
Assam reported 15 deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, while 784 more persons tested positive for the infection, pushing the caseload 5,66,982, said National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin, according to news agency PTI. With the fresh fatalities, the total number of COVID-19 deaths rose to 5,275.

The NHM said 1,347 more COVID-19 patients have died till now, but the government's Death Audit Board has not included them in the deaths tally caused by COVID-19 virus as they had other ailments too.

With the detection of 784 coronavirus patients against the testing of 91,123 samples on Sunday, Assam has reported a positivity rate of 0.86 per cent for the day, the NHM bulletin said. Currently, there are 11,295 active cases in the state.

The overall positivity rate stands at 3.03 per cent against the total testing of 1,87,22,233 samples so far. As many as 1,499 patients recovered during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,49,065. A total of 1,08,17,590 people have been inoculated in the state, of whom 19,48,545 have received both doses of the vaccines.

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Aug 01, 2021 21:46 (IST)
Germany plans Covid booster shots from September: Report
Germany plans to start offering Covid-19 booster shots to the elderly and at-risk from September 1, according to a draft document seen by AFP on Sunday, as concerns grow about the spread of the Delta variant. The plan also recommends promoting vaccination for those aged 12-17, which would go further than earlier guidance issued by the country's vaccine regulator.

Health Minister Jens Spahn and Germany's 16 regional health ministers are expected to finalise the plans, drawn up by ministry officials, in a meeting Monday. Mobile vaccination teams will be sent into care and nursing homes to offer Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna booster shots to residents, regardless of which vaccine they had originally, says the document.
Aug 01, 2021 21:08 (IST)
Britain reports 24,470 COVID-19 cases, 65 deaths
Britain reported 24,470 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a drop from 26,144 on Saturday, and 65 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, down from 71 on Saturday. The government also said 46,851,145 people had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 38,345,841 had received two doses.
Aug 01, 2021 20:50 (IST)
Aug 01, 2021 20:29 (IST)
Telangana records 455 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths
Telangana recorded 455 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total caseload to 6,45,406, while the death count rose to 3,805 with three more fatalities. Recoveries outnumbered fresh cases, with 648 people recuperating from the infectious disease, taking the total number to 6,32,728. The number of active cases stands at 8,873.
Aug 01, 2021 20:04 (IST)
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Aug 01, 2021 19:09 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh records 2,287 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths
The daily coronavirus count went up in Andhra Pradesh as 2,287 cases were reported, taking the count to 19,68,462.

The latest bulletin said 2,430 people got cured, pushing the total recoveries to 19,34,048. The cumulative death count rose to 13,395 after 18 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours.
Aug 01, 2021 18:26 (IST)
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China reports 75 new COVID-19 cases as Delta cluster expands
China reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday as cities began introducing strict curbs to halt an increasingly severe outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The number of new cases in mainland China, reported as of July 31, was up from 55 reported a day earlier. The new cases included 53 domestically transmitted cases across eight provinces, bringing the total number of domestic cases in the past 10 days to 284 across 14 provinces and municipalities.

The current wave of the coronavirus in China, which is thought to have originated in the eastern city of Nanjing where most of the cases have been detected, has put health officials across the country on alert following months of little to no locally transmitted cases.
Aug 01, 2021 16:51 (IST)
Tamil Nadu makes RT-PCR report or vaccine certificate mandatory for travellers from Kerala
The Tamil Nadu government said it was mandatory for people coming from Kerala, to the state to carry a negative RT-PCR test report or vaccination certificate of two COVID doses from August 5, in the wake of a spike in infections in the neighbouring state.

Medical and Family Welfare Minister Ma Subramanian said, "From August 5, concerned district administrations have been directed to intensify surveillance and allow people from Kerala to enter the state if they possess an RT-PCR negativity certificate."
Aug 01, 2021 16:13 (IST)
Aug 01, 2021 15:38 (IST)
Tamil Nadu makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for people coming from Kerala
Negative RT-PCR report has been made mandatory for everyone coming from Kerala to Tamil Nadu from August 5, informed Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramaniyan on Sunday.

"RT-PCR report is mandatory for people coming from Kerala to Tamil Nadu from August 5," he said.

Earlier, On July 30, Subramaniyan has said that COVID-19 cases have been increasing in the state.

"No of Covid cases has been increasing in the last three days. RT-PCR tests have increased. Many people are not wearing face masks. Vigilance in Tamil Nadu and Kerala is increased," said the minister.

Kerala has been witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Aug 01, 2021 11:40 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh logs 266 new COVID-19 cases, 3 fresh fatalities
Arunachal Pradesh reported 266 fresh COVID-19 cases, which pushed the tally to 48,122, a senior health official said here on Sunday.

The COVID-19 death count in the frontier state increased to 229 with three more persons, including two women, succumbing to the infection on Saturday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Of the fresh cases, the Capital Complex Region registered the highest number at 74, followed by Lower Subansiri (34), Papumpare (27), West Siang (18), Lower Dibang Valley (15), West Kameng and Tawang at 12 each, Leparada and Lohit at 9 each and Dibang Valley with 8 new cases.

Fresh cases were also reported from Kamle, East Siang, Namsai, Upper Siang, Changlang, Lower Siang, Upper Subansiri, Tirap, Anjaw, Siang, Pakke Kessang, Shi Yomi and Longding districts, Jampa said.

Aug 01, 2021 10:41 (IST)
Delhi zoo reopens after being temporarily shut during second Covid wave
The Delhi zoo was reopened to the public on Sunday, three and a half months after it was temporarily shut due to a surge in coronavirus cases during the second wave.

The facility had earlier remained closed for over a year due to the pandemic and bird flu and was reopened on April 1.

"The zoo opens today. Rain could not deter the spirit and enthusiasm of the people, especially the young ones. We are trying our best to make their visit worthwhile," Zoo Director Ramesh Pandey said.

The zoo will operate in two shifts -- from 8 am to noon, and 1 pm to 5 pm.

Visitors are required to buy tickets online on the zoo''s website or at the entry gates using QR codes.

Aug 01, 2021 09:47 (IST)
India has recorded 41,831 lakh fresh cases - marginally higher than yesterday - and 541 deaths in the last 24 hours. So far, 4.24 lakh people have died of Covid in the country while the total caseload stands at 3.16 crore.
Aug 01, 2021 09:07 (IST)
AIIMS Chief On "Super-Spreader Events", Booster Doses And Vaccines
The pandemic is not yet over, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria reminded on Saturday as he spoke to NDTV about the link between the spike in fresh Covid cases in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh amid tourist rush. He also shared that there's not enough evidence yet on the need of booster jabs.

"Like we have been saying that the pandemic is not over and we need to prevent events that can turn out to be super spreader. We really need to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. If you have a super-spreader event, the effect usually is evident after three weeks or so because that's the usual period. That's why we are still concerned about non-essential travel," he shared.


Aug 01, 2021 08:45 (IST)
COVID-19: Centre's Warning As 46 Districts See Higher Than 10% Positivity Rate
Ten states are seeing an upsurge in Covid cases or rise in positivity rate, the government said today, stressing on the need of strict restrictions in districts witnessing a positivity rate of more than 10 per cent. Apart from focusing on strict containment measures, states were also told today to "ramp up vaccination in the 60+ and 45-60 age categories as evidence shows near 80 per cent of the mortality is from this vulnerable age-group."
Aug 01, 2021 08:25 (IST)
COVID-19: India's 'R-Value' Inching Up, Cause Of Concern, AIIMS Chief Tells NDTV
 India's 'R-Value' is inching up, and it's a cause of concern, AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria told NDTV on Saturday, stressing on the need of aggressive containment strategies in the parts of the country that are witnessing a surge in fresh Covid infections. His remarks come amid concern over a third wave.

"Starting from .96, and going all the way up to 1, the rise in R-Value is a cause of concern. Simply put, this means that the chances of ,infection spreading from a person, who has Covid, to others have gone up," Dr Guleria explained.
Aug 01, 2021 06:07 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Assam logs 989 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more fatalities

Assam on Saturday reported 19 more COVID-19 deaths, which took the death count to 5,260, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission. The coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state mounted 5,66,198 with 989 new cases, the lowest since May, PTI reported.
Aug 01, 2021 06:06 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka to get one crore COVID-19 vaccines, says Chief Minister
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that the Centre has assured to supply about 1 crore vaccines for the state in August.

The Chief Minister, who met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, said the Centre has agreed to increase the monthly supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the state, ANI reported.