Coronavirus India Highlights: 1,27,510 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

The COVID-19 active caseload is 18,95,520 which now comprises 6.73 per cent of the total infections.

Coronavirus India Highlights: 1,27,510 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Covid-19 Cases in India: The recovery rate is 92.09 per cent.

New Delhi:

New cases of coronavirus infection in India were recorded over 1.27 lakh, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,81,75,044 according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The COVID-19 active caseload is 18,95,520 which now comprises 6.73 per cent of the total infections.

The recovery rate is 92.09 per cent, the data stated.

A total of 1,27,510 new infections were registered in a day, while the death count increased to 3,31,895 with 2,795 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 variant first found in India will henceforth be referred to as the "Delta variant", the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday. India had on May 12 objected to it, identified as B.1.617 till now, being labelled the "Indian variant". The world health body had earlier said that viruses or variants should not be identified by the names of countries they were found in.

"The labels don't replace existing scientific names, which convey important scientific information and will continue to be used in research. No country should be stigmatised for detecting and reporting Covid variants," said Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19 at WHO.

The established nomenclature systems for naming and tracking of SARS-CoV-2 genetic lineages will remain in use by scientists and in scientific research, the WHO has said. A group convened by WHO has recommended using letters of the Greek alphabet, that is Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and so on. This "will be easier and more practical to be discussed by non-scientific audiences," it said. 

Here are the Highlights on Covid-19 Cases in India:

Jun 02, 2021 05:35 (IST)
Committed to help India in fighting dangerous virus, sent another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine: Russia

Continuing its support to India to fight the COVID-19 surge, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said that another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine has been sent to India as Russia is committed to help Indian friends in these difficult times.

"Today, we have sent another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine to India as a follow up to massive steps we have made to provide assistance to India," replied Mr Lavrov to ANI query regarding Sputnik V during a press conference after the BRICS meeting.

"Russia is committed to help our Indian friends in fighting this dangerous virus (COVID-19)," he added.

Jun 02, 2021 04:52 (IST)
Jharkhand extends lockdown-like restrictions till June 10 with some relaxations

The Jharkhand government on Tuesday extended the lockdown-like restrictions till June 10 with some easing, an official said.

This is the fourth time that the curbs, first imposed on April 22 for a week, were extended. The ongoing measures to contain coronavirus surge were scheduled to end on June 3.

"The Health Safety Week now stands extended till June 10. Some relaxations have been given, including the opening of all shops in 15 districts from 6 am to 2 pm with certain conditions," the official said.
Jun 02, 2021 04:16 (IST)
COVID vaccination in Andhra Pradesh crosses 1 crore mark

As many as 1,00,74,471 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh, said State Medical Health and Family Welfare Commissioner on Tuesday.

"The Central government has supplied 98,85,650 doses of vaccines to date. 66,82,570 of them are Covishield doses and 15,17,450 are Covaxin doses. The state government has procured 13,41,700 Covishield doses and 3,43,930 Covaxin doses," he added.

82,95,973 persons are inoculated Covishield vaccine, while 17,78,218 received Covaxin. Out of the total, 75,45,304 people had received their first dose of the COVID vaccine, while 25,29,167 were administered with their second dose.
Jun 02, 2021 03:02 (IST)
Ecuador launches 100-day vaccine plan, president recognizes challenges

Ecuador this week launched a plan to vaccinate 9 million people against the novel coronavirus in 100 days, part of recently installed President Guillermo Lasso's plan to revive the economy by battling the pandemic.

Lasso recognized that the country needed to acquire further doses from overseas in order to reach that goal, and said the government was in talks with Russia over the purchase of some 18 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine
Jun 02, 2021 02:32 (IST)
Jun 02, 2021 01:49 (IST)
3-tier COVID-19 patient care system should be institutionalised across Jammu and Kashmir: Lt Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday called for institutionalising the three-tier patient care system within the hospital by categorising nurses in three modes, to be implemented across the Union territory. 

"First category of nursing staff for registration and counselling of patients, second for timely medicines and injections, and third group for hourly monitoring of oxygen inflow to patients as per the requirement. This will ensure the best possible care for patients," Mr Sinha said during his visit to Anantnag to review COVID-19 containment and preventive measures in the district. 

The L-G directed the Principal of GMC, Anantnag and CMO to categorise the nurses into the above mentioned roles to provide better care to the patients.
Jun 02, 2021 00:52 (IST)
Assam logs 51 more COVID-19 cases, 4682 new cases

Assam reported 51 COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday taking the deaths to 3,416, while the number of cases rose sharply with 4,682 persons testing positive for the infection, pushing the caseload to 4,15,898, the National Health Mission (NHM) said in a bulletin. 

Of the fresh fatalities, seven were reported from Kamrup Metropolitan, followed by six in Dibrugarh, five in Kamrup, four each in Cachar, Hojai, Nagaon, Sivasagar and Tinsukia, three each in Darrang and Jorhat, two each in Goalpara and Kokrajhar, and one each in Baksa, Bongaigaon, and Sonitpur districts.

Jun 01, 2021 23:55 (IST)
COVID-19: Mumbai Civic Body Reviews Applications From 9 Firms For Vaccine Supply
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday said it had started scrutiny of documents of nine of the ten entities which responded to a global Expression of Interest to supply one crore COVID-19 vaccine doses for Mumbai.

A BMC release said seven of these nine entities, whose documents are being scrutinised, have shown interest in supplying Sputnik V vaccine, while two have elicited interest in providing Sputnik Light, a single dose vaccine.

The ninth entity had said it was ready to supply whichever vaccine was available, the civic release said.

The tenth firm has backed out of the EoI, the BMC further informed.
Jun 01, 2021 23:29 (IST)
Mumbai Reports 831 COVID-19 Cases, 23 Deaths In A Day
Mumbai reported 831 new COVID-19 cases and 23 fresh fatalities on Tuesday, taking the infection tally to 7,07,082 and the death count to 14,907, the city civic body said.

The financial capital of the county reported 155 more new cases, but six lesser deaths as compared to May 31, when the city had witnessed 676 infections and 29 fatalities.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s updated data, the city reported 831 new cases after 23,503 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
Jun 01, 2021 22:38 (IST)
Coronavirus - Committed To Help Indian Friends, Sent Another Sputnik V Shipment: Russia
Continuing its support to India to fight the COVID-19 surge, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said that another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine has been sent to India as Russia is committed to help Indian friends in these difficult times.

"Today, we have sent another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine to India as a follow up to massive steps we have made to provide assistance to India," replied Lavrov to ANI query regarding Sputnik V during a press conference after the BRICS meeting.

"Russia is committed to help our Indian friends in fighting this dangerous virus (COVID-19)," he added.
Jun 01, 2021 22:27 (IST)
COVID-19: AAP MLA Atishi urges Centre to provide Covaxin doses for 18-44 age group ''at earliest''
With the vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group suspended for nine straight days, AAP MLA Atishi on Tuesday requested the Centre to supply Covaxin doses for the youth of the city "at the earliest" as from June 2, they would be eligible for the second dose as well.

The Centre has said that it would provide the doses for the 18-44 age group to Delhi on June 10 but it is "very far", the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Kalkaji constituency said.

"Delhi has still not received vaccines for its youth. On Wednesday, those who got their first dose in May will be eligible for their second dose as well," Atishi said.

"As per the central government, we will get the vaccines for the youth on June 10. But June 10 is very far, especially for the youth who would have to come out of their homes as the unlocking process begins.

"We hope that the central government will listen to the youth of the city and deliver the vaccines at the earliest," she said.
Jun 01, 2021 21:56 (IST)
Focus On Children, Delhi Hospitals Prep For Possible 3rd Wave Of Covid
Hospitals across Delhi have started ramping up infrastructure to ensure availability of essential equipment, drugs and ICU beds for children as part of their plan to tackle a possible third wave of the coronavirus.

The Delhi government has set up a task force to suggest measures to protect children from the third wave. Most of the hospitals are focussing on ramping up their ICU beds and facilities for children, amid fears that the third wave might be fatal for them.

Dr P K Bhardwaj, Chief Executive Director of Saroj Super Specialty Hospital in Rohini, said the plan is to improve the infrastructure in the paediatric ICU and neonatal ICU.

The hospital has been preparing infrastructure keeping in mind that an attendant will have to be kept with their Covid-positive child, he said.
Jun 01, 2021 21:11 (IST)
COVID-19: Vaccination Of Foreign-Bound Students Starts In Karnataka Today
People travelling abroad for education and employment have been included in the vaccine priority list in Karnataka, as many countries have made full inoculations against the coronavirus mandatory for entry.

Cable operators and those working in milk cooperatives are the other two groups that have gained entry into the revised list issued by the National Health Mission.

Dr Ashwath Narayan, Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister, said the vaccination drive for students going to study in foreign universities and those who need to travel abroad for employment, will be launched today at the Bengaluru University Centre.
Jun 01, 2021 21:09 (IST)
Coronavirus: 3 new cases found in Maharashtra's Dharavi
The slum-dominated Dharavi area of Mumbai reported only three new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the civic body said. The congested area with a population of over six lakh thus reported a single-digit rise in cases on the eighth day in a row, the civic body said. Dharavi had witnessed an alarming rise in cases in the beginning of April 2021. It had reported 99 cases -- the highest daily spike so far -- on April 8, 2021.

On May 23, the area recorded 16 COVID-19 cases, after which the cases dipped to single digit. The caseload in the area on Tuesday stood at 6,825, said an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Jun 01, 2021 19:29 (IST)

Jun 01, 2021 19:20 (IST)
Coronavirus: 903 new infections, 22 deaths in Goa
Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 903 and reached 1,56,569 on Tuesday, a health department official said.

The death count rose to 2,671 as 22 COVID-19 patients succumbed to the infection during the day, he said.

The number of recovered persons in the state rose to 1,42,031 with 1,777 patients getting discharged on Tuesday.

The number of active cases is 11,867, the official said.
Jun 01, 2021 18:37 (IST)
Odisha Asks Centre To Intervene In Covid Vaccine Procurement
Odisha on Tuesday wrote to the Centre proposing country-level procurement of global COVID-19 vaccines by the union government stating that it would be "faster and economical". The Odisha government said it will bear the cost of the vaccines for the people of the state.

In a letter to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Odisha's Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said the state may be given flexibility to design and decide on distribution of vaccines taking local factors into consideration. He said the state government cannot make online registration mandatory in hill areas where connectivity is poor.
Jun 01, 2021 17:49 (IST)
"1 Crore Vaccines To Be Available Per Day By Mid-July": Medical body Chief
One crore Covid vaccines will be available every day by mid-July, or early-August, ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava said Tuesday afternoon, as the centre doubled down on its stated aim of vaccinating the whole country - around 108 crore people - by the end of the year.

Pointing to the large population, Dr Bhargava called for patience as existing manufacturers scale up capacity, and the newer ones find their feet, and said he did not anticipate a shortage in the future.

He also said increased testing and strict containment had helped control the second wave but warned against relying on such measures, saying that "it is not a sustainable solution".
Jun 01, 2021 17:40 (IST)
COVID-19: Haryana Chief Minister receives second dose of vaccine
The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar has taken his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister had received his first dose of the vaccine on April 30, after which he urged people to encourage others to do the same.

"Let us contribute towards building a safe nation and making India corona-free. Today I have taken first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. I appeal to the people of the state, to take the vaccine and encourage others around you to do the same," Mr Khattar tweeted in Hindi after taking first dose.

Jun 01, 2021 16:57 (IST)

Jun 01, 2021 16:31 (IST)
COVID-19: Andhra sarpanch buys Rs 4 lakh ambulance with own money to aid villagers
The sarpach of Ambapuram in rural Andhra Pradesh, in a noble gesture, purchased an ambulance worth Rs 4 lakh with his own mooney to help people in his village and surrounding areas during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The sarpanch Gandikota Sitaiah said that he was concerned with the plight of people who faced difficulties when they had to hail ambulances to ferry patients to hospitals. There was also the high costs to hiring an ambulance with people having to pay rates as high as Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 for the service.

Sitaiah, who recently got elected as a Sarpanch said that the ambulance he purchased for the village will providing free service to those who cannot afford to avail its services.
Jun 01, 2021 16:14 (IST)
4th Covid Sero Survey This Month, Focus On Children And Rural Areas
The government will conduct a fourth national sero survey to monitor the spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, and prep for a potential third wave of infections.

The survey - to be led by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) - will take place in June with 28,000 blood samples - 14,000 each from adults and children over the age of six - to be analysed. Apart from focusing on children, it will also focus on rural areas of the country.

The sampling of children comes amid global concerns the virus is targeting kids as it mutates; several countries, including Singapore, have already reported cases among younger citizens.
Jun 01, 2021 15:48 (IST)
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 270-bed COVID care center at Jindal Steel and Power Plant in Angul
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday inaugurated 270-bed COVID care center at Jindal Steel and Power Plant in Angul district and said that the corporate will also assist for socio-economic development and health in the state.

In view of the growing covid infection in Anugul district @JSPLCorporate I inaugurated a 270-bed oxygen-assisted Covid Care Center in the area," tweeted the Union Minister.

He further assured that Angul will see no shortage of health infrastructure as corporate institutions are contributing towards combating the pandemic.
Jun 01, 2021 15:30 (IST)
Coronavirus News Updates: Odisha reports record 37 Covid deaths in a day

Odisha reported the highest single-day COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday as 37 people lost their lives, taking the toll to 2,791, a Health Department official said.

The state also reported 8,735 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 7,73,732. These cases were detected after testing 62,293 samples.

At present, there are 89,956 active cases in Odisha.

In the last 24 hours, 10,405 people have recovered.

The total recovery stands at 6,80,932.

In all, 711 people have died of COVID-19 in the state in May. Khurda district, where state capital Bhubaneswar is located, has alone accounted for 471 deaths, followed by Ganjam (284), Sundergarh (270) and Cuttack (165).

Jun 01, 2021 15:28 (IST)
Just In| Delhi reports 623 new COVID-19 cases, 62 fatalities; positivity rate at 0.88 percent
Jun 01, 2021 14:59 (IST)
Coronavirus India Updates: Itanagar conducts random Covid-19 testing as cases rise

To arrest the surge in coronavirus cases, a random Covid-19 testing drive has been started in Arunachal Pradesh's capital Itanagar to tackle the second wave of the pandemic, informed Mandip Perme, district medical officer, Itanagar.

Within the lockdown period from June 1 to June 7, the authorities will conduct random tests on the people of the state including shopkeepers, the district medical officer told ANI.

According to him, Arunachal Pradesh has 724 active Covid-19 cases.

"The positivity rate has increased significantly during the past one month. In mid-May, the positivity rate was 20 per cent. In an effort to curb the transmission of the virus, Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) have been formed. We have increased surveillance by testing, tracking and tracing," said Mr Perme.
Jun 01, 2021 14:50 (IST)
2DG approved for emergency use as adjunct therapy for COVID-19 patients: Defence Research and Development Organisation

The Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) on Tuesday said that the anti-COVID drug 2DG is approved for emergency use as an adjunct therapy to the standard of care in the treatment of coronavirus patients in hospital settings.

The DRDO said that anti-COVID drug 2DG can now be given to COVID-19 patients under the care and prescription of doctors.

DRDO also issued some important guidelines with regard to its anti-COVID-19 drug.

"Ideally, 2DG should be prescribed as early as possible by doctors for moderate to severe COVID patients for a maximum duration of up to 10 days," it said.

Jun 01, 2021 14:23 (IST)
A consignment of Sputnik V arrived from Russia on a specially chartered freighter at Hyderabad Airport earlier today.

Jun 01, 2021 14:14 (IST)
Black fungus: 1,292 patients undergoing treatment in Karnataka

As many as 1,292 people are undergoing treatment for black fungus (Mucormycosis) in Karnataka, informed the state health department on Tuesday.

The state has so far reported 1,370 cases out of which 27 patients have been discharged and 51 have succumbed to the fungus.

Bengaluru Urban Khurda district accounted for the most number of infections with 557 cases. While 540 people are still under treatment in the state capital, 11 people have recovered and 6 patients have died so far.

Jun 01, 2021 13:46 (IST)
Long queue outside a COVID-19 vaccination centre in Bengaluru's Frazer Town area.

Jun 01, 2021 13:11 (IST)
Vaccines boost natural immunity against COVID-19: Study

Vaccination boosts the natural immunity in people infected with the novel coronavirus so much that they are likely protected even from the emerging variants, according to a study.

Researchers at the Rockefeller University in the US analysed antibodies present in the blood of COVID patients, tracking the evolution of these molecules.

The 63 people in the study, which has not been peer-reviewed yet, had COVID in the spring of last year.

Data from their follow-ups show that, over time, antibodies produced by the immune system's memory B cells got better at neutralising SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The memory B cells serve as an immune reservoir that contains a diverse collection of antibodies.

The study suggests that these people were developing an improved, long lasting defence against the virus.
Jun 01, 2021 12:22 (IST)
Just In| "Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank admitted to AIIMS due to post COVID-19 complications today": AIIMS officials
Jun 01, 2021 11:57 (IST)
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 270-bed COVID care center at Jindal Steel & Power Plant in Angul district.

Jun 01, 2021 11:38 (IST)
States, Union Territories have stock of more than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccines: Centre

More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost and through direct state procurement categories, more than 23 crore vaccine doses to states and UTs.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 21,51,48,659 doses, the ministry said.

"More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses (1,57,74,331) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered," it said.
Jun 01, 2021 11:16 (IST)
Delhi government allows home delivery of liquor

The Delhi government has allowed home delivery of liquor under the amended excise rules.

The Delhi Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2021, notified on Monday, allow licence holders to deliver liquor booked through an app or a website at the doorstep of the buyers.

The rules also permit the holders of the necessary licences to serve liquor in open spaces such as terraces, the courtyards of clubs, bars and restaurants.
Jun 01, 2021 10:20 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Daily COVID-19 count in India lowest in 54 days

India reported 1,27,510 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 54 days, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 6.62 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

With the fresh cases, India's tally of coronavirus cases rose to 2,81,75,044.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,31,895 with 2,795 fresh fatalities, the lowest reported in 35 days, and the active cases were recorded below 20 lakh after 43 days, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Also, 19,25,374 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 34,67,92,257.

The daily positivity was recorded at 6.62 per cent . It has been less than 10 per cent for eight consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 8.64 per cent. The active cases were recorded below 20 lakh after 43 days. They have reduced to 18,95,520 comprising 6.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.09 per cent.

Jun 01, 2021 10:10 (IST)
Thane logs 512 new COVID-19 cases, 34 more deaths

Thane has added 512 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,16,364, an official said on Tuesday.

Besides these new cases reported on Monday, 34 more people also succumbed to the viral infection, pushing the death toll in the district to 9,248, he said.

The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 1.79 per cent, he added.

Details of recovered and under-treatment patients were not provided by the district administration.
Jun 01, 2021 09:48 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 21 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh death in Andamans

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 7,005 on Tuesday as 21 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the Union territory's coronavirus death toll to 115, a health official said.

Six new patients have travel history, while 15 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.

Thirty-six more people have been cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 6,719, the official said.

The Union territory now has 171 active cases, he said.

The administration has so far tested over 3.86 lakh samples for COVID-19.

Jun 01, 2021 09:33 (IST)
Just In| India reports 1.27 lakh new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 16% fewer than yesterday; 2,795 deaths

Jun 01, 2021 09:12 (IST)
Jun 01, 2021 08:29 (IST)
Coronavirus India Updates: Mizoram reports 312 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Mizoram reported as many as 312 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Mizoram informed on Tuesday.

The state's positivity rate is at 7.93 per cent.

The number of cumulative cases in the state has mounted to 12,399 including 9214 discharges and 40 deaths.

There are 3,145 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Jun 01, 2021 08:21 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Ladakh reports 165 new COVID-19 cases

The Union Territory of Ladakh reported 165 fresh Covid-19 cases, 105 recoveries and two deaths on Monday, as per the Department of Information and Public Relations, Leh.

With this, the total number of cases in the region escalated to 18310 including 1,614 active cases and 16,859 total recoveries. However, the total death toll surged to 187 including the new deaths.

Out of the total number of active cases, 1395 cases lie in Leh and 219 cases in Kargil district.
Jun 01, 2021 06:19 (IST)
Japan to extend its COVID-19 emergency aid to India

Japan is extending its emergency aid of nearly USD 14.8 million, which includes additional medical supplies, to India to help its "friend" fight the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Japanese foreign ministry.

India reported the lowest daily new coronavirus infections in 50 days with 1,52,734 cases, taking the country''s total tally to 2,80,47,534. The death toll climbed to 3,29,100 with 3,128 daily deaths, said the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

"The Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of approximately 14.8 million US dollars to India in response to the current surge of COVID-19 infections in India," Japan''s foreign ministry said in a statement.

"Japan stands with India, our friend and partner, in her efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through this additional emergency assistance, and hopes that Japan's assistance will contribute to alleviating and containing the COVID-19 situation in India," it said.

Jun 01, 2021 06:08 (IST)
Rajasthan Eases Lockdown Restrictions Amid Decline In Covid-19 Cases

As the declining trend in COVID-19 cases continued, the Rajasthan government on Monday issued guidelines to start the "unlock" process by easing certain restrictions from June 2. Read Here