This Article is From Feb 15, 2022

Coronavirus Highlights: 34,113 New Covid Cases In India

COVID-19 Highlights: The daily positivity rate in India has been recorded at 3.19 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.99 per cent.

Coronavirus Highlights: 34,113 New Covid Cases In India

Covid-19 Cases in India: The recovery rate was recorded at 97.68 per cent.

New Delhi:

As many as 34,113 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the country, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today. With this, the country's active caseload currently stands at 4,78,882 which accounts for 1.12 per cent of total cases.

The daily positivity rate in India has been recorded at 3.19 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.99 per cent.

A total of 91,930 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 4,16,77,641. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 97.68 per cent.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Feb 15, 2022 00:05 (IST)
Assam logs 198 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths
Assam's COVID-19 tally rose to 7,23,693 on Monday as 198 more people tested positive for the infection, while five fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 7,957, a health bulletin said.

The state government ordered a withdrawal of all COVID-19 restrictions with effect from Tuesday, except the one barring unvaccinated people from entering public places except hospitals, following an improvement in the situation.

Kamrup Metropolitan district, which primarily comprises Guwahati city, reported 46 fresh cases, taking its tally to 1,56,837.
Feb 14, 2022 21:01 (IST)
Mumbai's COVID-19 cases drop to 2-month low of 192
Mumbai reported 192 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest daily count since December 13, 2021, and two fresh fatalities linked to the infection, while 350 more patients were discharged following recovery, the city civic body said.

With this, the tally of coronavirus infections jumped to 10,54,242, while the death toll rose to 16,685, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin said.

Mumbai has reported less than 200 COVID-19 cases for the first time since December 13, 2021, when it had logged 174 infections and two fatalities.
Feb 14, 2022 18:57 (IST)
Kerala records 8,989 fresh COVID-19 cases, 178 deaths
Daily COVID-19 cases in Kerala dropped below 10,000 with the state recording 8,989 fresh infections on Monday which raised the total caseload to 64,16,372.

Kerala also reported 178 deaths that raised the total fatalities in Kerala to 62,377, according to a government release.

Of the deaths, 25 were reported in the last 24 hours, 92 were those that occurred in the last few days but were not recorded due to late receipt of documents and 61 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, the release said.
Feb 14, 2022 14:44 (IST)
Feb 14, 2022 14:21 (IST)
COVID-19: Puducherry sees dip in number of new cases

The union territory of Puducherry witnessed a dip in number of fresh COVID-19 cases with 52 infections being reported in the last 24 hours, a top Health department official said on Monday.

The four regions-Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam- logged 52 new cases at the end of the examination of 874 samples taking the overall tally to 1,65,295, Director of Health G Sriramulu said in a release here.

The union territory had clocked 91 new cases on 91.

Meanwhile, one more patient - a 71-year old man hailing from Puducherry - succumbed to the infection pushing the death toll to 1,958.

The 52 new cases were spread over Puducherry (40), Karaikal (11), and Mahe (one). Yanam, an enclave of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh, did not add any infections, he said.

Feb 14, 2022 14:13 (IST)
Feb 14, 2022 11:48 (IST)
Hong Kong Leader Says City 'Overwhelmed' By Omicron Wave

Hong Kong's health facilities have been overloaded by an "onslaught" of Covid-19 infections, its leader said, as a rise in Omicron cases threatens to bring down the city's "zero-Covid" policy.

Authorities have adhered to mainland China's policy of stamping out the smallest outbreak with mass quarantine, widespread tracking, and prolonged social distancing measures since the start of the pandemic. 

But the extremely contagious Omicron variant breached the Chinese territory's defences in late December, piling up more than 8,000 infections in a few weeks with researchers warning that daily cases could exceed 25,000 by next month. 

While the infection rate remains low compared to major cities around the world, Hong Kong's policy of sending even asymptomatic cases to hospitals and quarantine facilities has filled up beds and amplified wait times. 

Feb 14, 2022 11:37 (IST)
Feb 14, 2022 11:26 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh logs 22 new COVID-19 cases, tally 64,004
Arunachal Pradesh on Monday registered 22 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 64,004, a senior health official said here.

The toll in the frontier state remained unchanged at 294 as no casualty was reported in the past 24 hours, the official said.

Of the 22 fresh cases, nine were reported from the Capital Complex Region, four from Upper Siang, two each from Namsai and Lohit and one each from West Kameng, Tirap, Tawang, Lower Siang and Lower Subansiri district, the official said.

Feb 14, 2022 09:17 (IST)
Just In| 34,113 fresh Covid cases in India, 24% lower than yesterday, positivity rate rises marginally to 3.19%
Feb 14, 2022 08:38 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Thane logs 156 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
Thane has reported 156 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection tally in the district to 7,07,222, an official said on Monday.

These new cases were recorded on Sunday, he said.

One more person also succumbed to the viral infection, which pushed the death toll in the district to 11,846, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 1.67 per cent.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,63,138, while the death toll stands at 3,390, another official said.
Feb 14, 2022 05:24 (IST)
Nagaland Reports 23 Covid Cases

Nagaland on Sunday reported 23 fresh Covid-19 infections, 33 less than the previous day's count, increasing the caseload 35,196, a health department official said. The deaths increased to 752.

The total number of recoveries has gone up to 32,508 as 58 more people recuperated from the infection during the day. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients has improved slightly from Saturday's 92.25 per cent to 92.36 per cent.

Nagaland now has 465 active cases, the official said.  Altogether 1,471 Covid patients have migrated to other states. The state has conducted over 4.52 lakh sample tests for Covid-19 so far.
Feb 14, 2022 05:06 (IST)
Assam government to withdraw all COVID-19 restrictions from February 15

Assam government will withdraw all COVID-19 restrictions in the state from February 15, said Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday. Detailed notification in this regard will be issued on Monday.

The curb that will be lifted include mandatory COVID-19 testing facilities at airports, railway stations and hospitals.

Besides, night curfew will also stand withdrawn.

"Goa shall withdraw all COVID-19 compulsory testing facilities at airports, rly stations and hospitals wef Feb 15. Also, all restrictions incl night curfew, social-religious gatherings including other curbs shall stand withdrawn. Detailed notification on Feb 14," Mr Sarma tweeted.

Feb 14, 2022 04:56 (IST)
70% Children In Age 15-18 Receive First Dose Of Covid Vaccine: Minister

Over 70 per cent of India's adolescents in the 15-18 age group have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine so far, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday. He also appealed to all those in this age group who are eligible for vaccination to get inoculated at the earliest.

"Young India further strengthening the world's largest vaccination drive. Over 70% of our youngsters between 15-18 age group have received their 1st dose of COVID19 vaccine," Mr Mandaviya said.

Health ministry data showed over 1.47 crore beneficiaries in the 15 to 18 age group are fully vaccinated.
Feb 14, 2022 04:44 (IST)