India recorded 43,509 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,15,28,114, while the active cases registered an increase for the second consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The central government is sending a six-member team from the National Centre for Disease Control to Kerala, which has been witnessing an alarming surge in daily COVID-19 cases. As a large number of Covid cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid the state's ongoing efforts in Covid management," Mr Mandaviya said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia will impose a three-year travel ban on citizens travelling to countries on the kingdom's red list, including India, under efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and its new variants. "Travelling to the banned countries is an obvious violation of COVID-19 related travel restrictions and the Kingdom's updated instructions," the Gulf News on Tuesday quoted a report by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying.
The red-list countries include the UAE, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Belarus, India and Vietnam, PTI reported.
Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
Karnataka reported 2,052 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths, taking the total
number of infections to 29,01,247 and the count to 36,491, the health department said on Thursday. The day also saw 1,332 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,41,479. Total number of active cases in the state is at 23,253.
Haryana on Thursday reported three COVID-19 related deaths taking the cumulative count to 9,630 and 30 fresh infections pushed the total case count to 7,69,858, a daily bulletin stated. The total active cases in the state were 712 while the total recoveries so far were 7,59,516, the bulletin stated. The recovery rate was 98.66 percent, the bulletin said.
Mumbai and 24 other districts of Maharashtra which have reported COVID-19 positivity rates lower than the state's average are likely to get more relaxation from restrictions, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Thursday.
The active coronavirus case count increased by 280 in Andhra Pradesh as 1,807 recoveries
were reported against 2,107 fresh infections in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday.
The state also reported 20 more Covid-19 deaths in a day, according to the latest bulletin.
The state's Covid-19 chart now showed 19,62,049 total positives, 19,27,438 recoveries and 13,332 deaths. The active caseload increased to 21,279, the bulletin said.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it will begin home vaccination of bed-ridden people in the city against coronavirus on an experimental basis from Friday.
The initiative will be rolled out first in the K-east administrative ward covering the western suburbs of Andheri east, Marol, Chakala and others, it said.
The number of cases (in Kerala) has increased to such an extent that now it is more than half of the total tally of the country. The govt didn't follow scientific principles in the mgmt of COVID. It's a global pandemic, WHO & ICMR have issued guidelines: MoS MEA V Muraleedharan pic.twitter.com/LubGFQ3PSD- ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2021
The rise of the highly-contagious delta variant is challenging even the most aggressive Covid-19 containment regimes, an ominous sign as economies look to open up and return to pre-pandemic life.
Over three crore doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered to people in Madhya Pradesh so far as against the eligible population of 5.40 crore.
Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 9,74,132 on Thursday as 1,615 more people tested positive for the infection, while 65 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 5,768. The daily test positivity rate (TPR) dipped to 2.09 per cent from 2.16 per cent on Wednesday.
Australia's biggest city Sydney posted a record one-day rise in local COVID-19 cases on Thursday and warned the outbreak would get worse, as authorities sought military help to enforce a lockdown of 6 million people poised to enter its sixth week.
Keeping in mind the warning of experts about a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Bengal government today extended the existing restrictions till August 15, but also announced certain relaxations.
Britain announced Wednesday it would begin donating millions of coronavirus vaccine doses around the world, including Commonwealth countries, following its pledge to provide 100 million jabs globally by next June.
Kerala, which has been witnessing an alarming surge in daily COVID-19 cases, has further extended the weekend lockdown from this week.
Sydney's delta-outbreak cases have reached a new peak even as the Australian city nears the end of its fifth week under strict stay-at-home orders, triggering authorities to implement further restrictions and penalties to enforce compliance.
More than 2.88 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. Over 47.48 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 53,05,260 doses are in the pipeline. Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 44,74,97,240 doses, the ministry said
Union Health Secy Rajesh Bhushan writes to Kerala govt on "super spreader events" observed in Kerala recently. Health Secretary mentions that COVID guidelines need to be followed properly, "Compliance with mass/social gatherings guidelines need to be enforced strictly": Sources pic.twitter.com/ra6ctbvUrm- ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2021
India added 43,509 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 640.The country's overall case load now stands at 3.15 crore, while total fatalities are at 4.22 lakh, according to the health ministry."
"I mean, it can certainly help ... the low rates (of vaccination) we have had there need to lift and that will certainly help the efforts with the lockdown but on its own it won't stop the lockdown," Morrison told Nine News on Thursday. Read Here
As many as 17,761 people have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 31,60,804 and the number of active cases to 1,49,534, a state government release said. Read Here.