Coronavirus Updates: India Logs 12,751 Covid Cases, 42 Deaths In 24 Hours

India COVID-19 Live: India's active caseload currently stands at 1,31,807 and accounts for 0.31 per cent of the total cases.

Coronavirus Updates: India Logs 12,751 Covid Cases, 42 Deaths In 24 Hours

India COVID-19 LIVE: The overall recovery rate in India is currently at 98.5% (Representational)

New Delhi:

India recorded a total of 12,751 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 4,41,74,650, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

With 42 new fatalities due to Covid, the death count has climbed to 5,26,772.

India's active caseload currently stands at 1,31,807 and accounts for 0.31 per cent of the total cases.

The recovery rate is currently at 98.50 per cent. As many as 16,412 recoveries from the infection were logged in the last 24 hours thereby increasing the total recoveries to 4,35,16,071.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Aug 09, 2022 23:08 (IST)
Chhattisgarh Logs 255 New Covid Cases, 2 Fatalities

Chhattisgarh on Tuesday reported 255 COVID-19 cases at a positivity rate of 5.96 per cent, taking the tally to 11,69,787, while the death toll rose by two to reach 14,083, an official said.

The recovery count stood at 11,52,778 after 609 people recovered during the day, leaving the state with 2,926 active cases, he said.

"Raipur led with 70 cases, followed by 50 in Durg, 16 in Raigarh, 15 in Bilaspur, 13 in Rajnandgaon and 11 in Dhamtari among other districts. No coronavirus cases were reported in two districts," the official added.

Aug 09, 2022 22:03 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Logs 112 COVID-19 Cases

Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday recorded 112 new cases of coronavirus, taking the overall count to 10,51,559, while no fresh death linked to the infection was registered in the state, a health department official said.

The COVID-19 toll remained unchanged at 10,762 as no fresh casualty due to the respiratory disease was reported in the last 24 hours, he added.

At least 164 patients recovered from the infection during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 10,39,500, the official said.

With this, the state is now left with 1,297 active cases, while the positivity rate, or cases detected per 100 tests, stood at 2.4 per cent, he said.

As per a government release, 12,64,52,877 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the state, of which 991 jabs were given on Tuesday.

Aug 09, 2022 22:02 (IST)
Delhi Records 2495 New Covid Cases

Delhi logged seven fresh fatalities due to coronavirus infection, highest in nearly 180 days, while the single day infections rose to 2,495, according to the health department data shared on Tuesday.

It was on February 13 that the city had reported 12 deaths due to the viral disease.

The new coronavirus cases were the highest in 180 days, while the positivity rate stood at 15.41 per cent. The city on February 3 had recorded 2,668 cases and 13 fatalities.

Amid a spike in cases over the last week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said Covid cases are on the rise in Delhi, but there is no need to panic as most of the new cases were mild in nature.

The national capital saw 1,372 infections and six deaths as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 per cent, the highest since January 21, it said.

The fresh cases on Tuesday came out of 16,187 COVID-19 tests, the health department bulletin stated.

With the fresh infections and fatalities, Delhi's caseload increased to 19,73,394 and the death toll to 26,343, it said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi stand at 8,506, up from 7,484 previous day. As many as 5,504 patients are in home isolation, the bulletin said.

Of the 9,409 beds reserved for COVID-19 patients in various Delhi hospitals, 534 were occupied. Beds at Covid care centres and Covid health centres were lying vacant, it said.

Aug 09, 2022 21:47 (IST)
Punjab Reports 406 New Corona Cases, 7 Fatalities

Punjab on Tuesday reported seven covid-related fatalities, taking the death toll to 20,405, while 406 fresh coronavirus cases took the infection tally to 7,77,764, according to a medical bulletin.

There are 2,841 active COVID-19 cases in Punjab.

With 454 more patients recuperating from the disease, the number of recoveries increased to 7,54,518, the bulletin said.

Chandigarh reported 97 fresh COVID-19 cases that pushed its tally to 97,539. The death toll was 1,171, it said.

The number of active cases in the union territory stands at 768, the bulletin said.
Aug 09, 2022 21:45 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Logs 941 New COVID-19 Cases

Tamil Nadu recorded 941 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the overall tally to 35,54,611, reports PTI.

The State continued to maintain the death toll at 38,033, as no fatalities were reported today too, according to a bulletin from the State health department.

5 passengers, including 4 from Malaysia and 1 from Rajasthan, who returned to the State were among the total 941 persons who tested positive for the contagion today.

The active cases declined to 8,911 from 9,408 a day ago.

As many as 1,438 COVID-19 patients were discharged following treatment today and the net recoveries increased to 35,07,667.

Among the districts, Chennai reported the maximum of 202 infections followed by Coimbatore - 107 and Chengalpattu - 83.
Aug 09, 2022 21:43 (IST)
Telangana Records 494 New Covid Cases

Telangana on Tuesday saw a dip in new COVID-19 cases with 494 fresh infections being recorded, taking the tally to 8,26,778, reports PTI.

The State on Monday registered 528 fresh infections.

Hyderabad district reported the highest number of cases with 223.

A health department bulletin said 1,054 people recuperated from the infection, raising the cumulative number of recoveries till date to 8,17,560.

The recovery rate rose to 98.89 per cent.

No fresh fatality occurred due to the infectious disease and the death toll continued to be 4,111.

Aug 09, 2022 21:41 (IST)
Goa Reports 174 COVID-19 Cases At 11% Positivity Rate

Goa on Tuesday reported 174 fresh COVID-19 cases at a positivity rate of 10.66 per cent, taking the tally to 2,53,336, the state health department said.

With 163 people discharged after treatment, the count of recoveries in Goa went up to 2,48,424. The COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 3,955 with no new fatalities being reported, the bulletin said.

Goa is now left with 957 active cases, it said.

Aug 09, 2022 21:23 (IST)
Odisha Logs 487 New Corona Cases, 2 Fatalities

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 13,20,014 on Tuesday as 487 more people, including 82 children, tested positive for the infection, a health department bulletin said.

The toll rose to 9,151 with one death each in Bhubaneswar and Sundargarh, it said.

The state had logged 652 infections on Monday.

Sundargarh reported the highest number of new infections at 137, followed by 78 in the Khurda.

The state now has 5,549 active cases.

As many as 734 more people were cured of the disease since Monday, taking the total number of recoveries to 13,05,261. 53 other patients have died due to comorbidities thus far.

Aug 09, 2022 20:19 (IST)
Gujarat Reports 678 COVID-19 Cases

Gujarat on Tuesday reported 678 fresh COVID-19 cases and a fatality, taking the tally to 12,62,600 and the toll to 10,981, the state health department said, reports PTI.

With 810 patients discharged, the number of recoveries in the state rose to 12,45,890.

The lone fatality was reported in Ahmedabad, a health department release said.

The number of active cases in Gujarat now stands at 5,729 while 15 patients are on ventilator support.

Ahmedabad district reported the highest number of 265 cases in Gujarat on Tuesday, Vadodara 99, Surat 66, Rajkot 41, Mehsana 22 and Banaskantha 19 cases, among other districts. A total of 1.53 lakh people were vaccinated against COVID-19, raising the total number of doses administered so far in Gujarat to 11.91 crore.

Aug 09, 2022 20:17 (IST)
Mumbai Logs 479 Covid Cases, Active Tally Crosses 3,000 Mark

Mumbai on Tuesday reported 479 fresh coronavirus cases but no fatalities, while the active tally crossed the 3,000 mark, the city civic body said.

This is the seventh day in a row when the city added more than 400 cases. A day before, the metropolis logged 407 infections and a single COVID-19 fatality.

The overall tally of cases stands at 11,28,433 as of Tuesday and the death toll at 19,660, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin said.

Of the 479 new cases, only 30 patients were symptomatic while the rest 449 were asymptomatic, it said.

The city has been witnessing a steady rise in the daily COVID-19 cases for the past few days. The tally of active cases in the city surged past the 3,000-mark to reach 3,127. A day before Mumbai had 2,977 such cases.

Mumbai's tally of recoveries rose to 11,05,646 with more 329 patients discharged from hospitals, the bulletin said.

Aug 09, 2022 19:27 (IST)
Jammu and Kashmir Records 626 new Covid cases

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 626 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the tally in the Union territory to 4,70,827, officials said, reports PTI.

While 114 cases were reported from the Jammu division, 512 cases were reported from the Kashmir Valley, they said.

The death count due to the disease stands at 4,776 as no fresh fatality was reported in the past 24 hours, the officials said.

There are 5,146 active cases in the Union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,60,905, they said.
Aug 09, 2022 19:09 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Reports 360 Cases, Three Covid Deaths

Himachal Pradesh recorded 360 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, raising the tally to 3,05,743, while three more deaths pushed the fatality count to 4,160, officials said.

There are 4,338 active Covid cases in the state as of now.

As many as 938 people recuperated from the disease in the past 24 hours, taking the number of total recoveries to 2,97,225, the officials said.
Aug 09, 2022 18:14 (IST)
Sikkim Logs 28 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths

Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 42,812 as 28 more people tested positive for the infection while two new fatalities pushed the death toll to 476, a health department bulletin said on Tuesday.

The daily positivity rate is 12.61 per cent.

The Himalayan state now has 417 active COVID-19 cases.

A total of 41,140 people have recovered from the virus while 779 patients have migrated to other states.

Aug 09, 2022 18:13 (IST)
Centre Nod For Corbevax As Booster For Adults Vaccinated With Covishield, Covaxin Soon

The Union health ministry is expected to soon approve Biological E's Corbevax as a precaution dose for people above 18 years who are double vaccinated with either Covishield or Covaxin, official sources said on Tuesday, reports PTI.

The approval will be based on the recommendations made by the COVID-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) last week.

If approved by the government, this would be the first time a booster dose of a Covid vaccine different from the one used for primary vaccination would be allowed in the country.

India's first indigenously developed RBD protein subunit vaccine Corbevax is currently being used to inoculate children in the age group of 12 to 14 years under the COVID-19 immunisation programme.

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on June 4 approved Corbevax as a precaution dose for those aged 18 and above.

Aug 09, 2022 17:37 (IST)
Maharashtra Records 1,782 Covid Cases, 7 Fatalities

Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 1,782 new coronavirus infections and seven pandemic-related deaths, the health department said in a release.

The state's COVID-19 case tally rose to 80,62,519, while death count reached 1,48,150. There are 11,889 active cases in the state now.

On Monday, Maharashtra had recorded 1,005 new cases and four fatalities.

Mumbai recorded 479 new cases and zero fatalities.

Ahmednagar, Satara and Ratnagiri districts recorded one death each. The Pune Municipal Corporation and Kolhapur district recorded two deaths each.

The case fatality rate in the state stands at 1.83 per cent.

As many as 1,854 patients recovered since previous evening, taking the tally of recoveries to 79,02,480.

The recovery rate in the state stands at 98.02 per cent.

Aug 09, 2022 16:34 (IST)
Telangana Asks For 50 Lakh Covishield Doses To Ramp Up Booster Jabs

The Telangana government on Tuesday urged Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to supply at least 50 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine "urgently" to enable the state to ramp up the pace of precautionary doses, reports PTI.

In a letter to Mr Mandaviya, state Health Minister T Harish Rao said the Telangana government has decided to take up a massive drive for administration of precautionary dose to the eligible population.

At present, the state is administering about 1.5 lakh doses per day.

However, based on the demand, there is potential to administer over three lakh precautionary doses per day which the state is not able to meet as "there is shortage of vaccine supplies, particularly for Covishield", Harish Rao said.

As of now, the state has only 2.7 lakh doses of Covishield which was not sufficient even for two days, he said.

Telangana has achieved 106 per cent coverage of first dose of COVID vaccination and 104 per cent for the second dose, for 18 years-plus population which is one of the highest in the country, he said.

Aug 09, 2022 16:26 (IST)
Ladakh Logs 17 COVID-19 Cases

Union Territory of Ladakh on Tuesday reported 17 new corona cases that pushed the caseload to 29,021, officials said.

All the new cases were reported from Leh.

So far, 228 people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Ladakh. Of these, 168 deaths were reported from Leh and 60 from Kargil, according to the officials.

The officials said there are 118 active cases in Ladakh- 110 in Leh and eight in Kargil.

A total of 330 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Ladakh. Of these, 260 samples from Leh and 52 from Kargil were found to be negative, they said.

Twelve more people- nine in Leh and three in Kargil- were discharged from hospitals after they recovered from the viral disease. With this, the total number of recoveries stands at 28,675, they said.
Aug 09, 2022 14:16 (IST)
COVID-19 Cases Rising In Delhi But No Need To Panic: Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said Covid cases are on the rise in Delhi but there is no need to panic as most new cases were mild in nature.
Aug 09, 2022 14:10 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh Logs 78 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

Arunachal Pradesh reported 41 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the tally to 66,246, a senior health official said.

The death count remained at 296, with no coronavirus fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr. Lobsang Jampa said.

Of the new cases, Namsai reported nine, followed by six in Leparada, five in Capital Complex Region, four in Upper Siang, and three in West Kameng district, the official said.

Arunachal Pradesh currently has 295 active cases, while 65,655 people have recuperated from the disease thus far, including 68 today.

The northeastern state Monday had recorded 35 recoveries and nine new cases.

The state has tested 12,85,689 samples for coronavirus thus far, including 323 on Monday, Dr. Jampa added.
Aug 09, 2022 13:40 (IST)
Mizoram Recorded 243 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

Mizoram's COVID-19 count mounted to 2,34,387 today as 243 more people tested positive for the infection, 179 more than the previous day, a health official said.

The state's coronavirus death count rose to 712 after a 79-year-old man from the Saitual district succumbed to the infection on Monday night, he said.

Of the new cases, the Aizawl district reported the highest at 75, followed by Lunglei (51) and Champhai (28), he said.

Mizoram's single-day positivity rate dipped to 25.23 per cent from 26.34 per cent the previous day.

The state currently has 1,214 active cases.

A total of 267 people were discharged from various COVID-19 care centres on Monday, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,32,461, the official said.

The discharge rate stood at 99.17 per cent and the death rate at 0.30 per cent.

Mizoram has conducted more than 19.59 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 963 on Monday.

It has administered 16,77,262 doses of vaccines, including 8,72,194 first doses, 7,31,065 second doses, and 74,003 precaution doses so far till Monday, the state health department said.
Aug 09, 2022 12:17 (IST)
Maharashtra's Thane Records 123 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

As many as 123 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Maharashtra's Thane district, taking its infection count to 7,35,416, a health official said today.

With the addition of the latest cases on Monday, the district currently has 1,099 active COVID-19 cases, he said.

One death was also reported on Monday, raising the fatality count in the district to 11,932, he said.

The COVID-19 recovery count has reached 7,23,015 he added.
Aug 09, 2022 11:26 (IST)
Delhi Logs 1,372 Covid Cases, 6 Deaths; Positivity Highest Since January 21
Delhi has reported 1,372 new Covid infections and six deaths as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 percent, the highest since January 21, according to health department data.
Aug 09, 2022 11:03 (IST)

India recorded 12,751 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Number of COVID-19 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours: 42

India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 1,31,807

31,95,034 Covid vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours

206.88 crore total vaccine doses (93.64 crore second dose and 11.14 crore booster dose) have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive

Active cases stand at 0.30%

Recovery rate currently at 98.51%

16,412 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,35,16,071

Daily positivity rate (3.50%)

Weekly positivity rate (4.69%)

87.85 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,63,855 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
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