Coronavirus Live Update: India Reports 38,792 New COVID-19 Cases In The Last 24 Hours

Coronavirus India Live Updates: 624 deaths in the last 24 hours have taken the total death count to 4,11,408.

Coronavirus Live Update: India Reports 38,792 New COVID-19 Cases In The Last 24 Hours

Covid-19 Cases in India: India's Covid caseload has risen to over 3.09 crore (File)

India today reported 38,792 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, data from health ministry showed, with daily deaths rising by 624. 

7,243 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours in Maharashtra, which has the highest number of cases in the country. The fresh cases pushed the tally of infections to over 61.72 lakh and 196 deaths took the death count to 1,26,220. After Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have the highest number of infections.

Meanwhile, the United States on Tuesday said that it is ready to ship its COVID-19 vaccines expeditiously when it has the green light from the Indian government which has told the Americans that it needs further time to review legal provisions related to accepting vaccine donations.

"We are ready to ship those vaccines expeditiously when we have a green light from the Government of India," State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at his daily news conference.

Here are the LIVE Updates on coronavirus:

Jul 15, 2021 05:34 (IST)
Delta Plus Covid Variant Unlikely To Be More Transmissible Than Delta: Government Panel
Sub-lineages of Delta variant -- AY.1, which is commonly known as the Delta Plus, and AY.2 -- are unlikely to be more transmissible than the parent, said INSACOG, a consortium of government panel involved in genome sequencing of coronavirus.

These two sub-lineages are also below 1 per cent in the genome samples sequenced in the country in June, it said in a recent bulletin.

INSACOG also said AY.3 has been identified as a new Delta sub-lineage and it is defined by ORF1a: I3731V common AY.1 mutations except for S: K417.

This is primarily seen in the US with single reclassified cases in the UK and India. However, there is "no known significant property" of this mutation. But since it is a Delta variant of concern (VOC) sub-lineage, INSACOG will continue to monitor it, the bulletin stated.

Jul 14, 2021 23:44 (IST)

Jul 14, 2021 23:27 (IST)

Jul 14, 2021 22:48 (IST)
Mumbai To Vaccinate Pregnant Women In Special Drive From Tomorrow
The Mumbai civic body has organised a special drive to vaccinate pregnant women against COVID-19. Starting tomorrow they will be offered a Covid vaccine at one of 35 centres across the city, at which staff have been given special training for this purpose.

Making vaccines available for pregnant women is an issue that has been flagged by activists and members of the public, as well Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, who came on NDTV in May to ask: "Why should women be kept out of the ambit of vaccination because of a biological process?"

Jul 14, 2021 22:11 (IST)
Two Vaccine Doses "Vital" Against Delta Variant Of Covid: European Medicines Agency
The European Union's medicines watchdog said Wednesday two jabs by approved vaccine makers were "vital" to provide maximum protection against the highly-infectious coronavirus Delta variant, urging countries to speed up their inoculation drives.
Jul 14, 2021 22:01 (IST)
Over 90 Lakh COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In Delhi So Far
More than 90 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people in Delhi till date, according to official figures shared by authorities on Wednesday. Read more
Jul 14, 2021 21:43 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra Adds 8,602 New COVID-19 Cases, 170 Deaths
Maharashtra reported 8,602 new coronavirus positive cases and 170 deaths on Wednesday, taking the caseload to 61,81,247 and the death count to 1,26,390. A total of 6,067 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, while the number of recoveries rose to 59,44,801. Maharashtra's recovery rate is 96.17 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.04 per cent.
Jul 14, 2021 21:31 (IST)
Jul 14, 2021 21:25 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Mumbai's Daily Covid Cases Go Above 500-Mark After Two Days

Mumbai, which had witnessed less than 500 coronavirus cases for last two consecutive days, on Wednesday reported 635 infections, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Read more

Jul 14, 2021 21:11 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Tamil Nadu Reports 2,458 New COVID-19 Cases, 55 Deaths
Jul 14, 2021 20:58 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Telangana Reports 749 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 Deaths
Jul 14, 2021 20:19 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Goa Reports 227 New COVID-19 Cases, 171 Recoveries
Jul 14, 2021 20:02 (IST)
Slow COVID-19 Vaccination Pace By Private Centres Cause Of Serious Worry: Centre Tells States
The slow pace of procurement and administration of COVID-19 vaccine by private centres in some states is a cause of "serious worry", the Centre said on Wednesday and advised states and UTs to review the status daily.
Jul 14, 2021 19:44 (IST)
Serum Institute To Produce Sputnik V From September
Russia's Sputnik V manufacturer says vaccine to be produced at Serum Institute of India from September, "intend to produce over 300 million doses in India per year".
Jul 14, 2021 19:37 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Manipur Reports 1,104 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 Deaths
Jul 14, 2021 19:27 (IST)
Data Gaps Prevented European Efforts To Assess Sputnik V Vaccine: Report

The developers of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine have repeatedly failed to provide data that regulators deem to be standard requirements of the drug approval process, according to five people with knowledge of European efforts to assess the drug, providing new insight into the country's struggle to win foreign acceptance of its product, reported news agency Reuters. Read more

Jul 14, 2021 19:10 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Uttarakhand Reports 33 New COVID-19 Cases, 140 Recoveries
Jul 14, 2021 18:44 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka Reports 1,990 New COVID-19 Cases, 45 Deaths
Jul 14, 2021 18:32 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala Reports 15,637 New COVID-19 Cases, 128 Deaths
Jul 14, 2021 18:17 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Mumbai To Vaccinate Pregnant Women In Special Drive From Tomorrow
The Mumbai civic body has organised a special drive to vaccinate pregnant women against COVID-19. Starting tomorrow they will be offered a Covid vaccine at one of 35 centres across the city, at which staff have been given special training for this.
Jul 14, 2021 18:00 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: COVID-19 Restrictions Extended In West Bengal Up To July 30
Jul 14, 2021 17:52 (IST)
British Couple, Who Took Covishield COVID-9 Vaccine, Stopped From Flying To Malta From UK
A British couple, Steve and Glenda Hardy, were stopped from boarding a flight to Malta on Friday and were turned away from the airport in UK because they had unknowingly received Covishield, which is not approved by the EU medical body.
Jul 14, 2021 17:43 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 3rd Wave Predictions Treated Casually Like "Weather Forecast": Government

The predictions about a third wave of Covid should be taken very seriously, the health ministry said today, pointing to news reports of people flocking to hill stations flagrantly flouting the safety norms. This is the third warning on the subject from the Centre. Read more

Jul 14, 2021 17:13 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi Has Gained Control Over Second Wave Of COVID-19: Satyendar Jain
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said the national capital has gained control over the second wave of the coronavirus and stressed that the government is ramping up its infrastructure to fight the pandemic. Read more
Jul 14, 2021 17:02 (IST)
India's Patient Zero Tests Positive For Coronavirus Again: Report
A woman medico, who was India's first COVID-19 patient, has tested positive again for the virus, health authorities said in Karala's Thrissur today.
Jul 14, 2021 16:39 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: "Increase In 'R' Factor Matter Of Concern": Centre To States On Covid
Amid concern over an increase in the 'R' factor, or reproduction rate, of the coronavirus in some states and UTs, the Home Ministry on Wednesday issued an advisory urging governments to ensure members of the public follow Covid protocols.
Jul 14, 2021 16:27 (IST)
Here, Covid Cases Surge Past India, Marking New Epicenter
Indonesia surpassed India's daily Covid-19 case numbers, marking a new Asian virus epicenter as the spread of the highly-contagious delta variant drives up infections in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
Jul 14, 2021 16:02 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi Reports 77 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 Related Death
Jul 14, 2021 15:42 (IST)
Chinese City Using Facial Recognition Tech To Fight Coronavirus
Facial recognition tech linked to personal health codes has been rolled out in a Chinese city bordering Myanmar as authorities seek to squash a coronavirus outbreak.
Jul 14, 2021 15:17 (IST)
COVID-19 News Updates: China To Start Giving COVID-19 Shots To Teenagers This Month
Several areas in China will start vaccinating teenagers this month against COVID-19, state media and local authorities said, as the country steps up its inoculation campaign.

China, which has managed to rein in domestic infections, has administered 1.4 billion vaccine doses, or two-fifths of the global total of 3.47 billion doses. Read Here
Jul 14, 2021 14:57 (IST)
Coronavirus Latest Updates: Single-dose Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine expected to be launched in India soon, says Russian envoy

The single-dose Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine is expected to launch soon in India said Russian envoy Nikolay Kudashev on Wednesday, ANI reported. 

"Sputnik V being part of the Indian vaccination campaign is gradually increasing. The launch of the Sputnik Light vaccine is also expected soon," said Kudashev while speaking about the outcomes of the Russian-Indian foreign ministers'' talks in Moscow.
Jul 14, 2021 14:37 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases Today: Odisha logs 2,074 new COVID-19 cases, 65 fresh fatalities

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 9,45,749 on Wednesday as 2,074 more people tested positive for the infection, while 65 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 4,795, a health official said. 

Though there has been a significant decline in daily cases and test positivity rate, fresh single-day fatalities continue to remain around 60 since July 8, PTI reported. 
Jul 14, 2021 14:15 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: Gujarat suspends COVID-19 vaccination for Mamata Diwas

The Gujarat government suspended the COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday in view of Mamata Diwas, which is observed as part of the ongoing universal immunisation programme for pregnant women, children and infants, PTI reported. 
Jul 14, 2021 13:54 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Single dose of Sputnik V Covid vaccine triggers strong antibody response, shows study
 A single dose of the Sputnik V vaccine may be enough to elicit strong antibody response against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in already infected people, according to a study.

Previous studies have found that two doses of Sputnik V, a vector vaccine produced using a combination of two adenoviruses, results in 92 per cent efficacy against COVID-19 infection., PTI reported. 
Jul 14, 2021 13:29 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Jharkhand records single COVID-19 fatality; 40 new cases
Jharkhand recorded a single COVID-19 fatality and 40 new cases during the last 24 hours, a health department bulletin said on Wednesday. The single death in the state during the last 24 hours was recorded from Bokaro district which pushed the death count to 5,120, PTI reported. 
Jul 14, 2021 12:42 (IST)
Coronavirus update: As tourists flock to hill stations, 3 COVID-positive cases reported in Mussoorie's Cantonment Board area

Twenty days after the Uttarakhand government relaxed COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and allowed tourists to enter the state, three people in Mussoorie's Cantonment Board area have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Nodal Officer Dr Pradeep Rana, all three are family members and have been quarantined, ANI reported.
Jul 14, 2021 12:01 (IST)
Coronavirus update: 3 new COVID-19 cases push Andamans tally to 7,496

Three new COVID-19 cases pushed the tally in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar
Islands to 7,496, a health department official said on Wednesday. Two cases were detected during contact tracing and one was airport arrival, PTI reported. 
Jul 14, 2021 11:45 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Thane district sees 336 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

With the addition of 336 more coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 5,38,471, an official said on Wednesday. These new cases were reported on Tuesday, PTI reported. 
Jul 14, 2021 11:19 (IST)

Active COVID-19 cases in India declined to 4,29,946, says Health Ministry.
Jul 14, 2021 10:35 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Indonesia's Covid Cases Surge Past India As Delta Variant Drives Infections
Indonesia surpassed India's daily Covid-19 case numbers, marking a new Asian virus epicenter as the spread of the highly-contagious delta variant drives up infections in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

The country has seen its daily case count cross 40,000 for two straight days -- including a record high of 47,899 on Tuesday -- up from less than 10,000 a month ago. Officials are concerned that the more transmissible new variant is now spreading outside of the country's main island, Java, and could exhaust hospital workers and supplies of oxygen and medication. Read Here
Jul 14, 2021 09:43 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Singapore Says Cruise Ship Returns After Suspected COVID-19 Case

Singapore's tourism board said on Wednesday a cruise ship operated by Genting Cruise Lines on a so-called cruise to nowhere had returned to the city-state after a 40-year-old passenger was suspected to have contracted COVID-19.

"The passenger was identified as a close contact of a confirmed case on land, and was immediately isolated as part of onboard health protocols," the tourism board said in a statement. Read Here
Jul 14, 2021 08:56 (IST)
Coronavirus: Delhi Reports 76 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Delhi reported 76 new COVID-19 cases, 84 recoveries and two deaths in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate of the national capital stands at 0.11 per cent. According to the Delhi government health bulletin, the total count of cases has gone up to 14,35,204, including 683 active cases, 14,09,501 recoveries and 25,020 deaths.
Jul 14, 2021 08:11 (IST)
Awaiting Greenlight From India To Send Vaccine Help: US

The United States on Tuesday said that it is ready to ship its COVID-19 vaccines expeditiously when it has the green light from the Indian government which has told the Americans that it needs further time to review legal provisions related to accepting vaccine donations.

Jul 14, 2021 07:25 (IST)
Coronavirus: Fully Vaccinated Flyers No Longer Need Negative Covid Report To Enter Mumbai

Passengers flying to Mumbai, Maharashtra, who have received both the shots of COVID-19 vaccine will no longer need to carry negative RT-PCR test reports, the government said on Tuesday. Amid rising COVID-19 cases during the deadly second wave in the country, the Maharashtra government had in May imposed restrictions on domestic passengers and asked them to carry a report of negative RT-PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to their journey. Read Here
Jul 14, 2021 07:10 (IST)
3rd Wave Predictions Treated Casually Like "Weather Forecast": Government
The predictions about a third wave of Covid should be taken very seriously, the health ministry said today, pointing to news reports of people flocking to hill stations flagrantly flouting the safety norms. This is the third warning on the subject from the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pointed out this issue earlier - the second instance was at a meeting today.

"People are taking predictions about the third wave like weather prediction reports, very casually. The third wave predictions have to be taken very seriously," said a senior official of the health minister during this evening's official briefing.