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Coronavirus India Highlights: India Reports 7,145 New Cases In Last 24 Hours

The active cases in the country account for less than 1 per cent of total cases.

Coronavirus India Highlights: India Reports 7,145 New Cases In Last 24 Hours

Covid Update In India: India's active caseload currently stands at 84,565. (File)

New Delhi:

India reported 7,081 fresh COVID-19 cases and 264 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. The country's active caseload currently stands at 83,913, lowest in 570 days.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the active cases in the country account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.24 per cent which is the lowest since March last year.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry issued a statement saying, "India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 137 crore landmark milestone (137,37,66,189) today. More than 69 lakh (69,21,097) 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."

Here are the LIVE Updates on Coronavirus cases in India:

Dec 20, 2021 04:58 (IST)
Mizoram reports 117 new COVID-19 cases

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally on Sunday surged to 1,39,455 as 117 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

The COVID-19 deaths remained at 531 as no new fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, he said.

The single-day positivity rate was 6.41 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 1,825 samples tested, he said.

Aizawl district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 58, followed by Serchhip (15) and Champhai (13).
Dec 20, 2021 03:16 (IST)
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Dec 20, 2021 00:57 (IST)
Assam reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, 75 fresh cases

Assam reported two deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, while 75 more persons tested positive for the infection, pushing the total number of cases to 6,19,492, the National Health Mission (NHM) said. 

With one person each in Kamrup Metropolitan and Sonitpur districts losing their lives, the total number of COVID-19 deaths rose to 6,147.

The NHM said 1,347 more COVID-19 patients have died till now, but the government's Death Audit Board has not included them in the death toll caused by the COVID-19 virus as they had other ailments too.

Dec 20, 2021 00:28 (IST)
Omicron Cases In India: Be Prepared For Any Eventuality, Says AIIMS Chief

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Sunday that in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom, India should prepare itself for any eventuality. Read here
Dec 19, 2021 22:49 (IST)
Coronavirus updates: Madhya Pradesh logs 15 new cases; active tally at 181

With 15 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 7,93,489 on Sunday, while the recovery count increased to 7,82,779 after 14 patients were discharged from hospitals, a health official said.

The death count remained unchanged at 10,529 as no fatality was reported during the day.

Dec 19, 2021 20:40 (IST)
107 New Covid Cases In Delhi, Highest In 6 Months; 1st Death In 10 Days
Delhi today reported over a hundred cases of coronavirus in 24 hours - the highest daily spike in nearly six months. On June 25, the national capital had recorded 115 cases in a day.
Dec 19, 2021 18:19 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh records 121 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Andhra Pradesh on Sunday logged 121 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the cumulative infections to 20,75,804, while the death count rose to 14,479 with one more fatality.

Active cases stood at 1,597, a health department bulletin said.

Dec 19, 2021 16:05 (IST)
India's Omicron count rises to 145

India's Omicron COVID count rose to 145 on Sunday after a 45-year-old NRI and a teenage boy, who recently arrived in Gujarat from the United Kingdom, tested positive for the variant.

According to central and state officials, omicron cases have been detected in 11 states and union territories -- Maharashtra (48), Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17) and Karnataka (14), Telangana (20), Gujarat (9), Kerala (11), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1).

Dec 19, 2021 14:32 (IST)
Andaman And Nicobar Islands Achieve 100 Per Cent Vaccination Coverage
Andaman and Nicobar Islands have achieved 100 per cent double dose COVID vaccination of its target beneficiaries.
Dec 19, 2021 14:00 (IST)
Over 90% Fully Jabbed- "Well Prepared" Australia's Hope As Covid Rises
Australian officials on Sunday said there was no need to clamp down on Christmas festivities even as new COVID-19 infections climbed in Sydney, with the country's high vaccination rate helping keep people out of hospital.
Dec 19, 2021 12:32 (IST)
Ladakh Records 27 Fresh Covid Cases
Ladakh's tally of COVID-19 cases increased to 21,930 on Sunday with 27 fresh infections. While 15 new cases were detected in Leh, the rest 12 cases surfaced in Kargil district. The Covid-related death toll remained at 217 and of these, 159 deaths have been reported from Leh and 58 from Kargil. The number of active cases in the Union Territory has gone up to 181 -- 160 in Leh and 21 in Kargil -- from 173 the previous day.
Dec 19, 2021 11:47 (IST)
Andaman And Nicobar Islands Achieve 100% Vaccination Coverage
Andaman and Nicobar Islands achieved 100 per cent double-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage, becoming the first State/UT to achieve the milestone using only Covisheild, informed the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration on Sunday. The UT administration stated that the COVID-19 vaccination in Andaman and Nicobar Islands had started along with the national vaccination programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16, with health care staff and frontline workers being the first to receive the vaccine.
Dec 19, 2021 11:00 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: No Fresh Covid Case Recorded In Arunachal Pradesh
No fresh COVID-19 case was registered in Arunachal Pradesh for the second consecutive day on Sunday, while four more patients were cured of the disease. Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally remained unchanged at 55,320, while the number of active cases dipped to 26, and the total number of recoveries stood at 55,014. The death count also remained unchanged at 280. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state marginally improved to 99.45 per cent from 99.44 on the previous day.
Dec 19, 2021 10:43 (IST)
Omicron Upends Plans From Wall Street To Silicon Valley
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Dec 19, 2021 10:03 (IST)
India Covid Update Today

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.58 per cent. It has been less than 2 per cent for last 76 days The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.61 per cent. It has been below 1 per cent for the last 35 days, according to the ministry.

Dec 19, 2021 09:29 (IST)
India Covid Update Today
137.46 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

India's Active caseload currently stands at 83,913, lowest in 570 days

Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.24%; Lowest since March 2020

Recovery Rate currently at 98.38%; Highest since March 2020

7,469 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,41,78,940

Daily positivity rate (0.58%) less than 2% for last 76 days

Weekly positivity rate
(0.61%) less than 1% for last 35 days
Dec 19, 2021 08:58 (IST)
104 New COVID-19 Cases In Thane District, 1 Death
Thane has added 104 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection tally in the Maharashtra district to 5,71,122 on Sunday. These new cases were reported on Saturday. The virus also claimed the life of one more person, which pushed the death count in the district to 11,600 adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 2.03 per cent.
Dec 19, 2021 08:16 (IST)
Omicron Spreading Very Fast Worldwide, Over 100 Cases In India: Government
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is "spreading rapidly" - there are now more than 100 cases in 11 states in India - the Health Ministry said Friday, warning that 19 districts were at high risk of a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Dec 19, 2021 07:32 (IST)
"14 Lakh Cases Daily": Centre Warns On Omicron Spread With UK Parallel
Omicron is spreading at a very fast pace in India and the scale of infections in the UK and France could translate to lakhs of cases a day in the country, the government's Covid task force chief said today.
Dec 19, 2021 06:04 (IST)
Delhi government converts 4 private hospitals into Omicron dedicated centres

The Delhi government on Saturday converted four private hospitals into dedicated centres for the treatment of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. 

These four hospitals are Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Max Hospital in Saket, Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj and Batra Hospital in the Tughlakabad area of the national capital.

Earlier, only government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital was designated for the Omicron treatment.

India has so far reported over 100 cases of the Omicron. The country detected its first Omicron case on December 2 in Karnataka.
Dec 19, 2021 05:43 (IST)
Six New Omicron Cases Confirmed In Karnataka, Taking Total To 14
The new cases of Omicron have been detected after five cases were reported in the state on Thursday. Read here
Dec 19, 2021 05:32 (IST)
86 New Covid Cases In Delhi Today, Highest In 5 Months

Delhi reported 86 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday - the highest in five months - continuing the steady rise in infection numbers amid a worldwide alert over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Read here