Coronavirus India LIVE News Updates: India Reports 14,306 New COVID-19 Cases, 443 Related Deaths

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India's active cases account for 0.49 per cent of the total cases reported so far, which is the lowest since March last year.

Coronavirus India LIVE News Updates: India Reports 14,306 New COVID-19 Cases, 443 Related Deaths

Coronavirus India Update: India's active cases account for 0.49 per cent of total cases. (File)

New Delhi:

India's daily Covid graph showed improvement today as the country logged 14,306 fresh cases in 24 hours, which is 10 per cent lower than yesterday. The country also recorded 443 deaths due to COVID-19 in the same time period.

The recovery rate is currently at 98.18 per cent. At least 18,762 people have recovered in the last 24 hours. The total number of people who have recovered is 3,35,67,367.

Active cases account for less than one per cent of total cases, currently at 0.49 per cent. The active caseload stands at 1,67,695, which is the lowest in 239 days.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' broadcast, said the success of India's Covid vaccination drive shows its capability and noted that the country is moving ahead with new energy after crossing the 100 crore vaccine doses milestone.

On October 21, India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore mark.

Here are the LIVE Updates on Coronavirus Cases in India:

Oct 25, 2021 23:58 (IST)
Recent COVID-19 Cases Mostly Among Fully Vaccinated People: Mamata Banerjee
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that the new cases of COVID-19 infections in the state are mostly from among those who have been fully vaccinated but their immunity after being administered both doses is not exceeding 6 months.
Oct 25, 2021 23:34 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Update: Bengal records 805 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths
West Bengal reported 805 new cases of COVID-19, 184 less than the virus count registered on the previous day, according to a state health department bulletin.

The state has been witnessing a post-Durga puja coronavirus spike with 974, 846, 833, and 867 fresh infected cases registered on October 23, 22, 21, and 20 respectively.

The state's caseload rose to 15,87,260 on Monday as against 15,79, 463 total Covid cases on Dashami, October 15.
Oct 25, 2021 23:19 (IST)
India's Biological E, US Finalise $50 Million Covid Vaccine Deal: Report
The United States and India's Biological E. Ltd said on Monday they had finalised a financing arrangement for $50 million to expand the vaccine maker's capacity to produce COVID-19 shots.
Oct 25, 2021 22:48 (IST)
Odisha has entered endemic stage of coronavirus: State health service director
Odisha has entered the endemic stage of Coronavirus and there is need for booster dose of COVID vaccine, a top health department official said.

Director Health Service (DHS), Bijay Mohapatra, said there is report of around 500 new cases daily in the state. "Odisha is now in endemic stage of Coronavirus. The study report of a technical committee formed by the government on administration on booster dose is awaited," he said.

He said that in the capital city of Bhubaneswar, COVID-19 transmission has reached a plateau phase with fluctuation in daily cases.
Oct 25, 2021 22:25 (IST)
Maharashtra Reports 889 Covid Cases Today, Lowest Since March 2020
Maharashtra today reported 889 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours - the lowest daily jump in infections since the first wave of the pandemic in March last year. 14 districts in the state today reported zero cases in 24 hours.
Oct 25, 2021 22:11 (IST)
Oct 25, 2021 21:50 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Update: Haryana reports 17 new Covid cases, no death
Haryana recorded 17 new Covid cases, taking the infection tally to 7,71,174, while no new fatality was reported in the state in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Department's bulletin. The death count remained unchanged at 10,049.

Of the fresh cases, seven infections were reported from Gurugram and four from Faridabad, among others.
Oct 25, 2021 20:59 (IST)
Goa records 29 new COVID-19 cases, no death
The COVID-19 tally in Goa reached 1,77,915 after 29 cases were detected, while the death count remained unchanged during the day at 3,358, an official said. The recovery count increased by 59 to touch 1,74,042, leaving the state with 515 active cases.

Goa's COVID-19 figures:
Positive cases: 1,77,915
New cases: 29
Death count: 3,358
Discharged: 1,74,042
Active cases: 515
Samples tested till date: 14,52,375 
Oct 25, 2021 20:30 (IST)
Oct 25, 2021 20:19 (IST)
Moderna reports positive results for Covid vaccine in younger children
US biotech firm Moderna said Monday its Covid vaccine was safe and produced a strong immune response in children aged 6-11, adding it would submit trial data to global regulators soon. The news comes as a panel of government advisors was preparing to meet Tuesday on the question of whether to authorize the Pfizer vaccine in kids aged 5-11, with top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci predicting it would be available by mid-November.

"We are encouraged by the immunogenicity and safety profile of mRNA-1273 in children aged 6 to under 12 years and are pleased that the study met its primary immunogenicity endpoints," Moderna chief executive Stephane Bancel said in a statement.
Oct 25, 2021 19:37 (IST)
Oct 25, 2021 19:04 (IST)
6 Fully Vaccinated Found Infected With Covid Delta Subvariant In Madhya Pradesh's Indore
Six people in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh were found infected with the new coronavirus variant AY.4, a health official said today.

"As per the report received from the Delhi-based National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), six persons were found infected with the AY.4 variant of coronavirus. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing along with other infected persons in September," chief medical and health officer (CMHO) BS Saitya said.

It is for the first time in the last 19 months of the pandemic that the AY.4 variant was found, he said.
Oct 25, 2021 18:21 (IST)
Oct 25, 2021 17:49 (IST)
COVID-19 protocol, crowd management in markets must be followed scrupulously in festive season: Delhi High Court
The Delhi High Court told the authorities that guidelines and protocols set for COVID appropriate behaviour and controlling of the crowd in marketplaces must be followed scrupulously in this festive season.

The high court's order came while hearing a plea initiated on its own on violation of COVID-19 protocols in various markets in the national capital.

The high court said it does not want to see penalties being collected from people for violation of COVID-19 norms but it wants that the crowd is being managed nicely by the authorities.
Oct 25, 2021 17:01 (IST)
Issue SOPs To Contain Spread Of COVID-19 Delta Subvariant: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot To Centre
Expressing concern over cases of a sublineage of SARS CoV2's delta variant, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asked the central government on Monday to prepare and issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) for its prevention.

"The central government should prepare and issue SOPs for its prevention on the basis of the experience of other countries," Mr Gehlot tweeted in Hindi.

"Initially, there were only a few cases of the Delta variant but it did not take time to spread across the country," he said.

The chief minister added that the government should learn from previous experiences and make full preparations to deal with the new variant. 
Oct 25, 2021 16:54 (IST)
Oct 25, 2021 16:30 (IST)
Coronavirus Vaccine News: US To Finance India's Biological E In $50 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Deal
The United States and India's Biological E. Ltd said on Monday they had finalised a financing arrangement for $50 million to expand the vaccine maker's capacity to produce COVID-19 shots.

The agreement was struck in March when leaders of the United States, Australia, Japan and India - the so-called "Quad" countries - met during a virtual summit.

The United States had said it would work via its International Development Finance Corp (DFC) to finance Biological E.'s efforts to produce at least 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for India and developing countries by the end of 2022. 
Oct 25, 2021 15:07 (IST)
China Coronavirus Updates: 100-Day Olympic Countdown In Beijing Amid Boycott Calls As Covid Weighs
Olympics Organisers have given no details about how they plan to mark the 100 days and any festivities look like they are set to be small, with Chinese authorities rushing to stamp out a Covid outbreak in their pursuit of a zero-cases policy.

This weekend's Beijing Marathon has been postponed and China on Monday reported 39 new domestic infections, while urging people to avoid unnecessary travel outside the capital.

China, where the coronavirus emerged towards the end of 2019, has wrestled infections down with mass testing, aggressive lockdowns and by largely sealing its borders.

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games, which take place just six months after the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics, will be held in a strict "closed loop" bubble to thwart infections.

The estimated 2,900 athletes must be fully vaccinated or face 21 days' quarantine upon arrival in the Chinese capital.
Oct 25, 2021 14:39 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea against Covid vaccination
Oct 25, 2021 13:26 (IST)
AY.4.2: Heres All You Need To Know About This Subvariant Of Delta Strain Of Coronavirus
A few days ago, health authorities in the United Kingdom classified a new mutation of the Delta variant of COVID-19 as a Variant Under Investigation (VUI). The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) made this classification after the Delta sub-lineage AY.4.2 showed an increased growth rate in the UK in recent months. 

According to the UKSHA, "There is some early evidence that it may have an increased growth rate in the UK compared to Delta". However, the agency added that "more evidence is needed to know whether this is due to changes in the virus' behaviour or to epidemiological conditions".

Find out all about this descendant of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Oct 25, 2021 12:22 (IST)
Coronavirus India Updates: Active COVID-19 Cases In India Decline To 1,67,695
India logged 14,306 new COVID-19 cases, taking the virus tally to 3,41,89,774, while the active cases declined to 1,67,695, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 31 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 120 consecutive days now.

The active cases comprise 0.49 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.18 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

Total active COVID-19 cases decreased by 4,899 cases has in a span of 24 hours.
Oct 25, 2021 11:43 (IST)
COVID-19 cases on the decline in Haryana's Gurugram
COVID-19 cases in Haryana's Gurugram are on the decline, as per the health department. Gurugram has been reporting only four to five new coronavirus infections daily, along with zero related deaths.

There are currently only 43 active cases in Delhi's neighbouring city.
Oct 25, 2021 10:44 (IST)
Coronavirus India Updates: 14,306 fresh COVID-19 cases in India, 10% lower than yesterday
India's daily Covid graph showed improvement today as the country logged 14,306 fresh cases, which is 10 per cent lower than yesterday. During the same period, 443 related fatalities were recorded. Find the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India here.
Oct 25, 2021 10:23 (IST)
Coronavirus China News: China's New Covid Outbreak, Driven By Delta, May Worsen, Says Official
China's new Covid-19 infections will increase in coming days and the areas affected by the epidemic may continue to expand, a health official said, stating that the current outbreak in China is caused by the delta variant from overseas.

The wave of infections spread to 11 provinces in the week from October 17, and most of the people infected have cross-region travel histories, said Mi Feng, spokesman for the National Health Commission. He urged areas that have been affected by the pandemic to adopt "emergency mode."

China reported 26 new local confirmed Covid infections on Saturday, including seven in Inner Mongolia, six in Gansu, six in Ningxia, four in Beijing, one in Hebei, one in Hunan and one in Shaanxi, according to the National Health Commission. Another four local asymptomatic cases were reported in Hunan and Yunnan.
Oct 25, 2021 09:38 (IST)
Oct 25, 2021 09:35 (IST)
Oct 25, 2021 09:26 (IST)
Maharashtra's Thane logs 169 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
Thane has reported 169 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,64,663, an official said. These new cases were recorded on Sunday, he said.

The virus also claimed the life of one more person, which pushed the death toll in the district to 11,478, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 2.03 per cent. In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,37,809, while the death toll stands at 3,282, another official said. 
Oct 25, 2021 08:52 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Mizoram Reports 158 New Covid Cases, 1 Death
Oct 25, 2021 08:50 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Lockdown Extended With Some Relaxation, Ban On Festivals To Continue
The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday has extended the Covid lockdown restrictions till November 15 with some relaxation.
Oct 25, 2021 07:14 (IST)
Centre Asks States To Widen Coverage Of 2nd Dose Of Covid Vaccine
The centre today urged states and Union Territories to focus on those beneficiaries waiting for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine after their interval period has been over.
Oct 25, 2021 06:08 (IST)
COVID-19: Australia looks to roll out booster shots soon as curbs ease
Australian officials plan to roll out COVID-19 booster shots soon to prevent a resurgence of cases, as residents in the two largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne begin to enjoy more freedoms after months-long curbs.

Australia has ditched its COVID-zero strategy in favour of suppressing the coronavirus, after largely stamping out infections for most of this year, and is now aiming to live with the virus through higher vaccinations.
Oct 25, 2021 06:07 (IST)
Karnataka logs 388 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths
Karnataka reported 388 new COVID-19 cases, 586 recoveries and five deaths on Sunday, said the state's health department.

The total cases in the state climbed to 29,85,986 including 8,711 active cases.

With new recoveries in the state, the total recoveries touched 29,39,239.