Coronavirus India Highlights: India Records 18,870 New Daily Covid Cases, 378 Deaths

Coronavirus Highlights: India reported less than 20,000 COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row, with today's daily infections only marginally higher than yesterday's spike in cases.

Coronavirus India Highlights: India Records 18,870 New Daily Covid Cases, 378 Deaths

Covid-19 cases in India: The nation added 18,870 new coronavirus infections today. (File)

New Delhi:

India reported less than 20,000 Covid cases for the second day in a row, recording 18,870 new cases, just marginally higher than yesterday's figures (18,795), and taking the cumulative infections to 3,37,16,451, according to Union Health Ministry data.

The country saw a jump in daily deaths over a 24-hour period - from 179 deaths yesterday, it touched 378 today, taking total deaths to 4,47,751.

Active cases declined to 2,82,520, the lowest in 194 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The active cases comprise 0.84 per cent of the total infections - the lowest since March 2020 - while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.83 per cent - the highest since March 2020. A decrease of 9,686 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per 100 - stands at 1.25 per cent less than 3 per cent for last 30 days.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 87 crore, the Union health ministry said. 

Here are the highlights on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

Sep 30, 2021 03:56 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Government To Provide Rs 50,000 As Help To Family Of COVID-19 Deceased: Official
The Himachal Pradesh government will provide compensation of Rs 50,000 to the family of each of those who died due to COVID-19, a state official said on Wednesday, reported PTI.

The state government notified the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) of all the 12 districts as disbursement authority for the compensation, director-cum-special secretary of revenue-disaster management Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said.

Sep 30, 2021 02:31 (IST)
Punjab Records 26 New COVID-19 Cases
Punjab on Wednesday reported one Covid-related death and 26 fresh cases, a medical bulletin said.

So far, the total number of coronavirus cases reported in the state is 6,01,600, it stated.

Sep 29, 2021 21:52 (IST)
Over 88 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: Health Ministry
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 88 crore on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

A total of 59,48,118 vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm.

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.
Sep 29, 2021 21:15 (IST)
COVID-19: Goa reports 83 cases, four deaths
Goa reported 83 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday which took its caseload to 1,76,318, a health department official said.

With four patients succumbing during the day, death count due to the pandemic reached 3,312.

The number of recovered patients in the state rose to 1,72,176 with 82 persons being discharged from hospitals on Wednesday.

There are now 830 active cases in Goa.

With 5,249 samples tested during the day, the total of coronavirus tests conducted in the state went up to 13,48,354.
Sep 29, 2021 19:59 (IST)
COVID-19: 245 new cases, one death in Telangana
Telangana on Wednesday reported 245 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,65,749, while the count rose to 3,916 with one more fatality.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 73, followed by Karimnagar (21) and Warangal Urban (16) districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM.

It said 173 people recuperated from the infectious disease, taking the overall number of recoveries till date to 6,57,213.

The number of active cases was 4,620.
Sep 29, 2021 19:36 (IST)
UP reports 8 COVID-19 cases, 1 death
Uttar Pradesh recorded eight COVID-19 cases and one fatality due to the disease on Wednesday, taking the state's death count to 22,892 and the infection tally to 17,09,800.

The single death was reported from Raebareli, an official statement said.

The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 159, it added.

Twenty-three more patients have recovered from the disease, taking the tally of recoveries to 16,86,749, the statement noted.

Over 7.83 crore samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far in the state, including more than two lakh on Tuesday, it added.
Sep 29, 2021 19:01 (IST)
COVID-19: Mizoram logs 1,380 new cases, 3 fresh fatalities
Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 91,919 on Wednesday as 1,380 more people, including 248 children, tested positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death count to 306, a health official said.

The state had registered its highest single-day spike of 1,846 cases on Tuesday.

Aizawl district reported the highest number of new cases at 890, followed by Lunglei (163) and Siaha (94). The single-day positivity rate was 19.28 per cent as 7,156 samples were tested, he said.

Mizoram now has 16,208 active cases, while 75,405 people have recovered from the disease so far. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients stood at 82 per cent, while the death rate was 0.33 per cent.
Sep 29, 2021 16:54 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: Andhra Pradesh records 1,084 new Covid cases, 13 deaths
Andhra Pradesh's cumulative Covid cases increased to 20,49,314 with the addition of 1,084 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.

The state saw 13 new deaths, taking the overall fatalities to 14,163, the latest bulletin said. The number of active cases has declined to 11,655.
Sep 29, 2021 16:23 (IST)
COVID-19: Odisha aims to inoculate all residents with first vaccine jab by year end
Family Welfare Director and Odisha vaccination in charge Dr Bijay Panigrahi on Wednesday said that the state has administered more than 3 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccination to the people and targets to vaccinate all residents with the first dose by end of this year.

He further informed that 70 per cent of the state's population has been given the first dose and 27 per cent of people have been administered the second dose.

Panigrahi said, "We have also fixed a target of 4 lakh vaccinations per day and on average we are doing more than 3 lakhs every day."
Sep 29, 2021 16:10 (IST)
COVID-19: Congress leader from Rajasthan utilizes social media to lead the fight against Covid
Congress leader and social activist Govind Patel, using the power of social media, stressed on the Rajasthan Government's Covid-related schemes to help people amid the pandemic.

Govind with assistance from the IT Cell of Sikar Congress launched the campaign of #SikarCongressHelpDesk on Twitter and Facebook with the idea to alleviate people stuck in times of need. The district administration had honoured him for his acts of kindness regarding the same.

Utilizing the power of social media, Govind made sure that all the state's guidelines and protocols during Covid reach the general public and are followed without any lag. Helping people in saving their own lives as well as the lives of their close ones is something which Govind had tirelessly worked towards.
Sep 29, 2021 15:29 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: New Zealand's Covid Cases Jump As It Battles Delta Variant
New Zealand's daily coronavirus cases jumped to their highest level in weeks on Wednesday, a setback to the South Pacific nation's battle to eliminate the highly infectious Delta variant from its shores.
Sep 29, 2021 14:00 (IST)
Coronavirus Latest Updates: Russia Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine Orders Cancelled By Indian Hospitals
Some of India's private hospitals have cancelled orders for Russia's Sputnik V vaccine as they struggle to sell COVID-19 shots amid surging supplies of free doses of other vaccines offered by the government.

Citing low demand and the extremely cold storage temperatures required, at least three big hospitals have cancelled orders for Sputnik V, which is sold only on the private market.
Sep 29, 2021 12:38 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: Puducherry reports 93 new Covid cases, 1 fresh fatality
Puducherry logged 93 fresh cases of COVID-19 today, taking the total caseload to 1,26,308. 

The COVID-19 death count rose to 1,840 after 1 new death. Active cases currently stand at 828 in the state.
Sep 29, 2021 12:36 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: Arunachal Pradesh logs 49 fresh COVID-19 cases, one new death
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 caseload rose to 54,444 as 49 more people tested positive for the virus, a senior health official said today.

The total deaths from the infection rose to 275 after 1 new death. Arunachal Pradesh currently has 338 active COVID-19 cases.
Sep 29, 2021 11:14 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: Kerala's fresh Covid cases account for almost two-thirds of all new cases across India
Out of the 18,870 new Covid cases reported in India in the last 24 hours, Kerala alone accounts for 11,196 of them. 

The state continues to report a high daily caseload, however the numbers have recently come down from the earlier 20,000 figure. The deaths in the state jumped from 58 yesterday to 149 today.
Sep 29, 2021 10:11 (IST)
Sep 29, 2021 10:00 (IST)
COVID-19 News Updates: Maharashtra Man Given Anti-Rabies Shot Instead Of Covid Vaccine
A man was administered an anti-rabies medicine instead of COVID-19 vaccine at a medical centre in Maharashtra's Thane district, following which a doctor and a nurse of the facility were suspended, a civic official said.
Sep 29, 2021 09:34 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: 18,870 fresh COVID-19 cases in India, marginally higher than yesterday
India reported less than 20,000 Covid cases for the second day in a row. It reported 18,870 new cases, just marginally higher than yesterday's figures (18,795). The country saw a jump in daily deaths over a 24-hour period - from 179 deaths yesterday, to 378 today.

Cumulative Covid cases in the country now stand at 3,37,16,451, while total deaths have climbed to 4,47,751.

Sep 29, 2021 09:20 (IST)
COVID-19 News Updates: A Covid Lockdown In Vietnam Brings Global Clothing Giants To A Halt
From shoes and sweaters to car parts and coffee, Vietnam's strict and lengthy coronavirus lockdown has sparked product shortages among worldwide brands such as Nike and Gap which have grown increasingly dependent on the Southeast Asian nation's manufacturers.
Sep 29, 2021 08:23 (IST)
Serum Institute Allowed To Enrol 7-11 Year-Olds In Covid Vaccine Trial
The country's drug regulator today allowed vaccine maker Serum Institute to enrol kids aged 7-11 years for its trial of US drugmaker Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine.
Sep 29, 2021 06:54 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Jharkhand Launches 60 Vaccine Express Vehicles
Jharkhand government on Tuesday launched 60 Vaccine Express vehicles to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the state. These ''Vaccine Express'' vehicles were flagged off by Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren with an aim to vaccinate around 12,000 people per day. Launched for all 24 districts of the state, these vehicles would move around the rural areas and will be stationed at other areas, as per requirement.
Sep 29, 2021 06:28 (IST)
Covid Virus Expected To Continue To Transmit For 'Very Long Time', Says WHO Official: Report
Stressing that Covid may continue to transmit for a "very long time", WHO official Poonam Khetrapal Singh says the level of immunity in a community, through vaccination and previous infection, will determine whether it will become endemic in long run.
Sep 29, 2021 05:32 (IST)
COVID-19: India's Cumulative Vaccination Coverage Crosses 87 Crore
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 87 crores on Tuesday evening, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

"India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 87 crore (87,61,89,412) today. More than 49 lakh (49,45,169) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight," read the official release from the Ministry.

Sep 29, 2021 05:32 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Reports 1,630 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 17 Deaths
A total of 1,630 fresh COVID-19 infections, 1,643 recoveries and 17 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, reported PTI.

According to the state's health department, the cumulative cases recorded in the state are 26,60,553 including 17,231 active cases.