Coronavirus: India presently has 4,50,899 active Covid cases, which is 1.46 per cent of the total cases.
India logged 37,154 fresh Covid cases and 724 deaths, taking the overall case count to 3,08,74,375 total infections registered since the start of the pandemic. More than 3 crore people have recovered so far, official data shows.
India's daily positivity rate - an indicator of the number of people testing positive for every 100 Covid tests - stood at 2.59 per cent this morning. It has been less than 3 per cent for 21 consecutive days.
India presently has 4,50,899 active Covid cases, which is 1.46 per cent of the total cases, the Health Ministry data shows. The country has witnessed a drop in cases after a very tough battle against the second wave.
Here are the LIVE Updates on coronavirus cases:
Delhi Runs Out Of Covishield
Several government-run vaccination centres in Delhi will be closed on Tuesday because the city has exhausted its Covishield COVID-19 vaccine stock, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday.
Only 36,310 vaccine doses could be administered in Delhi till 10 pm on Monday as opposed to around 1.5 lakh of daily vaccine doses being administered on an average earlier.
"Vaccines have run out in Delhi again. The central government gives vaccines for a day or two, then we have to keep the vaccine centres closed for several days. Why is our country's vaccine programme faltering even after so many days?" Mr Sisodia wrote on Twitter, while sharing a report on the shortage of vaccines.
"Increased Risk" Of Rare Nerve Disorder After J&J Covid Vaccine: US
The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday updated its warning labels for the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to include information about an observed "increased risk" of a rare neurological disorder.
Based on analysis of a federal vaccine safety monitoring system, officials have identified 100 preliminary reports of Guillain-Barre Syndrome after approximately 12.5 million doses administered, people familiar with the matter said.
Of these reports, 95 of them were serious and required hospitalization. There was one reported death.
COVID-19 India News: 24.64% Of Eligible Population Vaccinated In Tripura: Official
At least 24.64% of Tripura's eligible population has received both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine, an official said, according to news agency PTI. As of March 2021,
Tripura has a population of 40.19 lakh people, 13.95 lakh of which are in the age group 0-18 years, National Health Mission (NHM) director in Tripura, Dr Siddhartha Shiv Jaiswal, said. Of the 26.24 lakh people who are eligible for inoculation, over 20 lakh people have received the vaccine, including 6.47 lakh who have taken both the doses.
"As many as 16.3 lakh people fall in the 18-44 age group (62.1%) and 9.94 lakh in 45+ age group (37.9%)," he said. Mr Jaiswal further stated 57.98% of all frontline workers have already received both the doses.
COVID-19 India News: No Covid Death In Jharkhand In 24 Hours; New Cases Dip To 49
No COVID-19 fatality was reported from Jharkhand during the last 24 hours while the number of fresh cases dipped to 49, a health department bulletin said on Monday, according to news agency PTI. No positive cases were reported from Chatra, Deoghar, Dumka, Garhwa, Giridih, Godda, Lohardaga, Pakur, Sarikela and West Singhbhum.
The number of total active cases in the state fell to 411 while the total death count stood at 5,119. New coronavirus cases were recorded at 49 which took the tally to 3,46,328, the bulletin said. A maximum eight new cases were reported from Hazaribag followed by 6 from East Singhbhum and five each from Bokaro and Sahebganj.
The mortality rate in the state was recorded at 1.47%, higher than the national average of 1.30%. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state has improved to 98.40%, better than the national average of 97.20%. The state now has 411 active cases, while 3,40,798 patients have recovered from the infection including 61 during the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.
COVID-19 India News: Total Vaccine Doses Administered In Country Crosses 38 Crore
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed 38 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday, according to news agency PTI. More than 37.03 lakh doses were administered on Monday, as per a provisional report till 7 pm.
The ministry said 16,61,804 first doses and 1,40,806 second doses were given to beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 on Monday. Cumulatively, 11,41,34,915 people in the age group of 18-44 have received their first dose and 38,88,828 have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive in the country.
Eight states -- Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra -- have administered more than 50 lakh first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the age group of 18-44 years, the ministry said.
COVID-19 India News: Bill Tabled In Assam Assembly To Strengthen Resources For Covid Fight
Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog on Monday introduced a Bill in the assembly, which seeks to allow the government to raise the borrowing ceiling by 0.50% of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) to strengthen the resources of the state to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Introducing the Assam Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Mr Neog said that the Union Finance Ministry has informed Assam that during 2021-22, it will be allowed the Net Borrowing Ceiling (NBC) of 4% of the projected GSDP for the fiscal.
In the beginning of the financial year 2020-21, the state was allowed borrowing permission based on 3.50% of GSDP. The remaining borrowing ceiling of 0.50% of GSDP is earmarked for incremental capital expenditure by the state and will be allowed on the basis of Capital Expenditure incurred by the state during the year 2021-22.
COVID-19 India News: Special Camp In Delhi For Construction Workers Who Didn't Get Covid Relief
The Delhi Building and Construction Workers Welfare Board on Monday started a special camp where workers who did not receive Rs 5,000 as Covid relief due to incorrect or insufficient bank details can update the data, officials said, according to news agency PTI.
Delhi government has been providing financial assistance to the registered workers who faced livelihood crisis during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
"Delhi government is fully committed to the betterment of our labourers. The goal of organizing these camps is to update the data of all the construction workers so that the assistance provided by the Delhi Government reaches all the construction workers on time," said the statement quoting Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
The assistance amount of some workers were returned to the bank as sufficient bank details during registration were not uploaded, read the statement.
COVID-19 India News: Bengal Vaccination Drive Moving At Snail's Pace Due To Irregular Supply By Centre: Official
Contending that the Centre's "irregular" supply of COVID-19 vaccines has slowed down the inoculation drive in West Bengal, a senior health department official on Monday said that the state government was finding it difficult to evenly distribute the doses among its 23 districts, reported news agency PTI.
Bengal, which has received 2.30 crore doses thus far, has vaccinated over 1.77 crore people with the first jab, and more than 62 lakh residents with both the shots, he noted. The state has spent Rs 59 crore to procure 18 lakh doses on its own, he said.
"West Bengal's inoculation process is moving at a snail's pace, the reason being irregular supply of doses by the Centre. If this trend continues, the drive will come to a halt at one point in time," the official told PTI. He further asserted the state has the capacity and infrastructure to vaccinate at least five lakh people every day.
"In UP and Bihar, health officials are sitting idle with vaccines at the camps. The situation here is just the opposite. We are not getting enough doses. We could have easily inoculated several lakh more people in our state if the supply had been smooth," he underlined.
COVID-19 Has Killed At Least 4,035,506 Since 2019 Outbreak: Report
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 4,035,506 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by news agency AFP at 1000 GMT on Monday. At least 186,740,300 cases have been registered. The majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.
The figures are based on daily reports provided by health authorities in each country. They exclude revisions made by other statistical organisations, which show that the number of deaths is much higher. The WHO estimates the pandemic's overall toll could be two to three times higher than official records, due to the excess mortality that is directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.
COVID-19 India News: Stricter Containment Rules In Assam's Jorhat, Golaghat
Containment measures in Assam's Jorhat and Golaghat districts, which reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Sunday in the state, have been further tightened as the daily count continued to be on the rise in these two neighbouring districts, despite being declared as containment zones on July 7, reported news agency PTI.
Barring pharmacies, veterinary clinics, milk vending and paper delivery services, all other activities in Jorhat district have been banned for the next two days, beginning Monday, Jorhat deputy commissioner (DC) Ashok Kumar Barman said. People who have received confirmation after booking a slot at a vaccination centre will only be allowed to come out, he said.
COVID-19 India News: Telangana Governor Takes Vaccine Among Tribals
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday took her second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a tribal habitation to motivate the people there to get vaccinated against the virus, said a report by news agency PTI. Following reports of low percentage of vaccination among the tribal people, the Governor got the second dose to motivate them, an official press release said.
"I just want to set an example by taking the vaccine at their remote tribal habitation and motivate the tribal people to overcome the vaccine hesitancy and come forward to get vaccinated, she said. Amazed and inspired by the physical presence of the Governor, the tribal people in KC Thanda in neighbouring Rangareddy district took interest in getting vaccinated.
COVID-19 India News: Tourism Minister Appeals To Tourists To Maintain Protocol
The government does not want to stop tourists but certain protocols must be followed to keep Covid at bay, Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said Monday amid concerns about burgeoning crowds at popular hill destinations and other tourist spots, reported news agency PTI. Every individual must be a Covid warrior if the pandemic is to be defeated, Mr Reddy said while appealing to people to exercise caution.
"While this is the responsibility of the state governments, we have issued advisories to follow Covid protocol. The only way to stop Covid is through partnership with the general public. I appeal to all tourists on behalf of the Government of India to follow protocols which have been placed for their own safety," the minister told reporters.
COVID-19 India News: Case Against Resort Owner, Manager In Maharashtra For Breaking Covid Rules
An FIR was registered against the owner and manager of a holiday resort at Wada in Palghar district of Maharashtra for alleged violation of COVID-19 norms by allowing a group of people to use the facility, police said on Monday, according to a report by news agency PTI.
The accused duo on Saturday hosted a large group of revellers, comprising at least 100 people, who didn't adhere to the guidelines, Palghar Police PRO Sachin Navadkar said. He said a case was registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and the Epidemic Diseases Act.
Nobody has been arrested so far. The officer said a police team spotted revellers crowding the swimming pool at the resort when it reached the spot on a tip-off.
COVID-19 India News: From 54,000 On April 27, Delhi's Home Isolation Cases Fall To 252
Amid marked improvement in the coronavirus situation in Delhi, the number of people under home quarantine here has fallen to a low of 252 from over 54,000 on April 27 when the second wave was wreaking havoc in the capital, according to news agency PTI. According to official figures, the number of active cases too has come down from a record high of 99,752 on April 28 to 743 on July 11. The positivity rate on Sunday dipped to 0.07%, and other metrics, such as the number of daily cases and deaths and the count of containment zones too have significantly come down in the past several weeks.
COVID-19 India News: Nearly 4,000 Tourist Vehicles Stopped From Entering Uttarakhand's Mussoorie, Nainital
As many as 4,000 vehicles that were on their way to Mussoorie and Nainital were sent back by Uttarakhand Police last weekend, reported news agency ANI. This comes as the government announced strict COVID-19 protocols to prevent tourist destinations from being overcrowded amid the pandemic. Uttarakhand Police has set up additional checkpoints and barricades on the roads that lead to famous tourist spots in the state.
"A clear message has been given to the tourists that if they are coming to Uttarakhand, RT-PCR test, registration, and a prior hotel booking are mandatory for everyone," Uttarakhand Police Headquarters Spokesperson DIG Nilesh Anand Bharane told ANI.
The DIG appealed to the tourists coming to Uttarakhand not to just visit Mussoorie and Nainital, but explore different places in the state to avoid unnecessary crowding at one place.
COVID-19 India News: Assam Government Collected Rs 7.44 Crore From Protocol Violators In 2020: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Over Rs 7.44 crore has been collected as penalty for violating different COVID-19 restrictions across Assam in 2020, the state assembly was informed on Monday, according to news agency PTI. In a written reply to a query by Congress MLA Nurul Huda, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the fine amount stood at Rs 7,44,38,100 last year.
Out of this, the highest sum of Rs 4.44 crore was realised from people not wearing masks, while Rs 2.15 crore was paid as fine by those with pillion riders in motorcycles, he said. The state government had levied Rs 500 as penalty for not wearing masks and riding pillion in motorcycles. For second-time violators, the amount was Rs 1,000.
The chief minister added that the entire sum has been deposited at the treasury under the "Taxes on Vehicle" category.
COVID-19 India News: Maharashtra To Set Up Task Force For Industrial Sector
The Maharashtra government will set up a COVID-19 task force for the industrial sector to ensure that the economic activity doesn't stop due to the pandemic, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday, according to news agency PTI. This task force will be monitored by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).
The Chief Minister gave the directions to set up the task force during a virtual meeting held with office-bearers of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries). "The threat of coronavirus still exists. To prevent further problems, a task force will be immediately set up to ensure that the economic cycle is not impacted," a CMO statement quoted him as saying.
COVID-19 India News: Tourists Flock To Nainital, Flout Covid Protocols As Uttarakhand Relaxes Curbs
After the Uttarakhand administration relaxed lockdown restrictions, a large number of tourists flocked to Nainital, where they could be seen flouting COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, according to news agency ANI. Nainital is witnessing full parking and crowded restaurants. In places like the Tibetan Market, tourists could be seen roaming without masks. Social distancing is not being fully followed around the Mall Road, Tibetan Market, and the boating area. Police officials could also be seen imposing fine on tourists.
COVID-19 India News: Health Minister Unveils Two Oxygen Plants At Gujarat Hospital
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday virtually inaugurated two PSA plants at Sir Takhtasinhji hospital, Bhavnagar in the presence of Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, said a report by news agency ANI. Along with two oxygen generation plants of 1000 LPM capacity each, copper piping network and associated facilities like fire fighting system and automatic oxygen source changeover system were also inaugurated, said a health ministry release.
COVID-19 Latest News: Covax To Get 110 Million Chinese Vaccine Doses: Gavi
Two Chinese vaccine makers, Sinovac and Sinopharm, have agreed to immediately begin making more than 100 million Covid vaccine doses available to the Covax distribution facility, Gavi said Monday, reported news agency AFP. "The agreements, which come at a time when the Delta variant is posing a rising risk to health systems, will begin to make 110 million doses immediately available to participants of the Covax facility, with options for additional doses," said the vaccine alliance Gavi, which is one of the facility's main backers.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: UK's PM to 'restore our freedoms' after Covid lockdown
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set Monday to confirm "Freedom Day" next week with the lifting of most pandemic curbs in England, but will urge caution with experts worried the government is moving too fast.
Johnson was due to hold an afternoon news conference confirming that the government's tests have been met to allow a full reopening of the economy on July 19, doing away with the final measures of a months-old lockdown.
But with Britain now averaging more than 30,000 daily cases of the fast-spreading Delta coronavirus variant, scientists are fretting that the ending of measures such as mandatory mask-wearing spells trouble, AFP reported.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: All Covid protocols will be followed during Monsoon Session; 323 MPs fully vaccinated, says Om Birla
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Monday said all Covid-related protocols will be followed during the Monsoon Session of parliament scheduled to begin from July 19, PTI reported.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Dip in average daily vaccination against COVID-19 since June 21, says government data
A decline in average daily vaccination against the coronavirus has been seen since June 21, when the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced, government data showed.
According to data available on CoWIN platform, an average of 61.14 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered daily in the week from June 21-27 which dropped to 41.92 lakh doses daily in the subsequent week from June 28-July 4.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Gujarat got adequate vaccine doses; no shortage, say officials
Gujarat has so far received "adequate" number of vaccine doses from the Centre to inoculate people against COVID-19 and the state still has a stock of around seven lakh doses, government officials said on Monday.
The officials also expressed confidence that all eligible people will be vaccinated in the state by this year-end.
Till now, the Gujarat government has received around 2.8 crore doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines - COVAXIN and Covishield, in accordance with the state's demand and requirement, state immunisation officer Dr Nayan Jani told PTI.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Haryana extends COVID-19 lockdown till July 19
The Haryana Government on Sunday extended the COVID-19 lockdown from 5 am of July 12 to 5 am of July 19 with some relaxations, ANI reported.
In an order issued by the state government, a maximum of 100 people have been allowed in gatherings for weddings and funerals; a maximum of 200 people in open spaces. Spas will be allowed from 6 am to 8 pm with 50 per cent capacity, said the order.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra needs 3 crore anti-COVID-19 vaccine doses per month, says Rajesh Tope
Maharashtra needs a minimum of three crore vaccine doses per month to inoculate the entire eligible population against coronavirus at the earliest, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Monday.
Talking to PTI, Mr Tope said the state's capacity is to vaccinate 15 lakh people daily, but as of now only two to three lakh people are being inoculated in a day because of the "shortage of vaccine doses".
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Thane logs 423 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths
Thane has added 423 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,37,781, an official said on Monday.
These new cases were reported on Sunday, PTI reported.
The virus also claimed the lives of seven more people, raising the death toll in the district to 10,843, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 2.01 per cent.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha reports 1,993 new COVID-19 cases, active tally at 24,567
Odisha reported 1,993 new COVID-19 cases, 2,824 recoveries, and 63 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the state health department on Monday.
With this, the cumulative count in Odisha stands at 9,41,745 including 9,12,463 recoveries and 4,662 deaths. There are 24,567 active cases in the state.
Of the fresh COVID cases reported, 1,154 people got infected in quarantine, while 839 caught the infection from local contacts, ANI reported.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: More than 38.86 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to States so far
In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that more than 38.86 crores of vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories (UTs), ANI reported.
"More than 38.86 crore (38,86,09,790) vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far, through all sources and a further 63,84,230 doses are in the pipeline. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 37,31,88,834 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today)", read an official release by the ministry.
Coronavirus News: Chennai Studio Clicks Free Photographs Of Those Vaccinated Against COVID-19
In a bid to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a Chennai-based studio has come forward to click pictures of those who have taken their jabs.
People can get professional photographs clicked free of cost by showing their COVID-19 vaccination certificate, ANI reported.
Planning To Vaccinate 100% Population Of Dharavi In Next 2-3 Months: Shiv Sena MP
With India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossing 38 crores, Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale on Saturday said that the party has planned to vaccinate 100 per cent population of Dharavi in the next 2-3 months. "We have planned to vaccinate 100 per cent population of Dharavi in next 2-3 months and booked 10,000 slots for vaccination at private hospitals in the first phase," Mr Shewale said.
"Number Of Ministers Increased, Not Of Vaccines": Rahul Gandhi's Jibe At Centre
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a swipe at the central government, saying the number of ministers has increased but not the Covid vaccines. He also shared a chart of the average vaccinations per day, which are falling short of the target to vaccinate all adults by December 2021.
Coronavirus: Tripura Says Found Delta Plus Cases In State, Centre Says Not True
A day after the Tripura government said 90 per cent of samples sent for genome sequencing tested positive for Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus, the centre today said there is no case of this highly infectious variant in Tripura. Doctors in the state quoting reports of a West Bengal-based national institute on Friday 138 cases of Delta Plus variant were found in Tripura. Read Here
Covid News: Delta Variant Puts Brakes On Return To Post-Covid Normality
Nations across the globe hit new pandemic highs and reimposed Covid-19 restrictions on Saturday as G20 finance ministers meeting in Venice warned the economic recovery was threatened by variants and uneven vaccination campaigns. The highly transmissible Delta variant, first detected in India, is sweeping the world as countries race to inoculate their populations to ward off fresh outbreaks and allow for economies and daily life to resume.
Assam logs 1,579 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more fatalities
Assam on Sunday reported 16 more COVID-19 deaths, which took the number to 4,828, pushing the total number of infections to 5,33,663, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission (NHM).
The coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state mounted to 5,33,663 as 1,579 more people tested positive for the infection.
The bulletin said, 1,347 more COVID-19 patients have died till now, but the government's Death Audit Board has not included them in the tally of deaths caused by the COVID-19 virus as they had other ailments too.
Currently, the state has 19.972 active COVID-19 cases. As many as 2,793 people were cured of the disease during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,07,516, it said.