Coronavirus Cases in India: The recovery rate is 94.59 per cent.
India recorded 26,567 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active coronavirus cases in the country to 3,83,866, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday. With 39,045 new recoveries, the number of overall recovered COVID-19 patients stand at 91,78,946, pushing the recovery rate to 94.59 per cent.
The overall COVID-19 cases reached 967,03,770, including 3,83,866 active cases and 91,78,946 recoveries. With 385 new deaths, the casualties mounted to 1,40,958.
Bharat Biotech, the Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm that has been developing coronavirus vaccine Covaxin, on Monday said that it had applied to the central drug regulator seeking emergency use authorisation.
It is the third firm after Serum Institute of India and American pharma giant Pfizer to apply for emergency use approval.
Here are the LIVE updates on India Coronavirus Cases:
Coronavirus News: Assam's COVID-19 Death Count Rises To 997, Tally At 2,14,019
Assam reported two deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, while 94 fresh cases pushed the state's tally to 2,14,019, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, reported news agency PTI. The death count rose to 997 and the overall positivity rate stood at 3.88 per cent against total testing of 55,11,434 samples so far.
Coronavirus News: Sikkim Logs 13 New COVID Cases
Sikkim's COVID-19 caseload went up to 5,215 on Tuesday after 13 more people tested positive for the virus, an official said, reported news agency PTI. Of the fresh cases, 11 were reported from East Sikkim district while two others were registered in South Sikkim and West Sikkim districts. The state now has 363 active cases, while 93 others had migrated out, the official said.
585 new coronavirus cases in Mumbai, seven deaths
Mumbai reported 585 new COVID-19 cases and seven fresh fatalities, the lowest since May, on
Tuesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
The city's caseload thus rose to 2,87,175, while death count reached 10,920.
On December 1, the city reported nine deaths. Before that, only five deaths had been recorded on May 1.
Notably, the number of COVID-19 tests carried out in the city crossed the 20 lakh-mark on Tuesday. With nearly 15,000 tests conducted since Monday evening, the tally jumped
to 20.13 lakh.
COVID-19: 294 cases, 9 deaths in Ahmedabad, 295 recover
Ahmedabad recorded 294 COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, the highest for any district in
Gujarat, on Tuesday, taking its tally to 52,630 and death count to 2,137, an official said.
Ahmedabad municipal corporation areas accounted for 278 of the new cases and 273 of the 295 people who recovered, the rest coming from rural parts of the district, he said.
"The city's north-west zone leads with 475 active cases, while the west zone has 464 such cases and south-west zone 420. The overall count of active cases in the city is 2,572 while the number of containment zones came down from 238 to 196 after 42 areas were removed post a review," an AMC official said.
Gujarat reports 1,325 COVID-19 cases, 1531 recoveries; 15 die
With 1,325 new COVID-19 cases, Gujarat's tally rose to 2,21,493 on Tuesday, while more than
1,500 patients recovered from the infection, the state health department said.
As many as 15 more patients died due to COVID-19, raising the statewide fatalities to 4,110, it said.
Recoveries continued to outnumber new cases with 1,531 more patients getting discharged from hospitals during the day, said the department in a release.
This took the number of recovered cases to 2,03,111, said the department.
With this, the COVID-19 recovery rate in the state stood at 91.70 per cent.
Bengal's COVID-19 death toll rises to 8,820, tally at 5,07,995
West Bengal reported 49 more COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, pushing the death count to
8,820, while the coronavirus tally jumped to 5,07,995 with 2,941 fresh cases, a health department bulletin said.
The discharge rate improved to 93.59 per cent after 2,971 recoveries were registered in the past 24 hours, it said.
The state now has 23,750 active cases. The total recoveries stand at 4,75,425.
The bulletin said North 24 Parganas district accounted for 18 deaths, followed by Kolkata (16).
Of the 49 deaths, 43 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.
Maharashtra reports 4,026 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 18,59,367; toll up to 47,827 as 53 more patients die: Official.
1,345 new cases in Madhya Pradesh, 11 deaths, 1,497 discharged
Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday reported 1,345 new COVID-19 cases, taking the count of infections in the state to 2,17,302, health officials said.
With 11 more people dying, the pandemic's death count rose to 3,358, they said.
A total of 1,497 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the state's overall recovery count to 2,00,664.
Of new fatalities, five died in Indore, two in Bhopal and one each in Khargone, Ratlam, Raisen and Panna districts, the official said.
Of 1,345 new cases, Indore accounted for 516 and Bhopal 315.
UP's Muzaffarnagar reports 21 more COVID-19 cases
Twenty-one more people tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, taking the number of active cases in the district to 488.
According to District Magistrate Selvakumar J, 36 more people recovered from the infection. So far, 6,716 people have been discharged.
The district's COVID-19 tally stands at 7,293.
Health Ministry Develops Mobile App For Real-Time Monitoring Of COVID-19 Vaccination
The Union Health Ministry has developed a digital platform, including a mobile application, for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery, recording data and to enable people to get themselves registered for vaccination.
Addressing a press meet on Tuesday, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the platform, Co-WIN, will help monitor the entire vaccination process.
"Co-WIN digital platform includes a free downloadable mobile application which can help record vaccine data. One can register themselves on it if they want the vaccine. There are five modules in Co-WIN app -- administrator module, registration module, vaccination module, beneficiary acknowledgement module and report module," he said.
Karnataka Reports 1,280 New COVID-19 Cases, 1,060 Discharges And 13 Deaths
Coronavirus Latest Updates: Delhi Reports 3,188 Fresh Cases, 3,307 Recoveries And 57 Deaths
COVID-19 LIVE News: Uttarakhand Reports 632 New Cases, 436 Recoveries And 12 Deaths Today
Coronavirus Latest Updates: 61 New Cases Take Nagaland's Tally To 11,479
Nagaland's COVID-19 caseload on Tuesday increased to 11,479 with detection of 61 new cases, PTI reported quoting a health department official.
Of the fresh cases, 35 were reported from Kohima, 22 from Dimapur, and two each from Wokha and Zunheboto, he said.
Eight coronavirus patients recovered during the day, Health Department director Dr Denis Hangsing said.
A new fatality due to the infection was reported from Kohima on Tuesday which has pushed the COVID-19 death toll in the state to 70, he said.
Nagaland now has 628 active cases while 10,666 people have recovered from COVID-19.
COVID Latest News: Andhra Pradesh Reports 551 New Cases, 744 Recoveries, 4 Deaths In The Last 24 Hours
Some Vaccine Candidates May Get Licensed In The Next Few Weeks: Health Ministry
Addressing a press briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the country, Secretary of the Union Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan, said that the case positivity case is decreasing as the total active cases are below 4 lakh, which is less than 4 per cent of the total number of cases.
Mr Bhushan said that some of the vaccine candidates may get licensed in the next few weeks, adding that preparation for the rollout of the vaccine is being carried out by the central government in collaboration with states and Union Territories.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal And Delhi Contribute To 54% Of The Total Active Cases: Health Ministry
India's Active COVID Cases Less Than 4 Lakh, Case Positivity Rate Decreasing: Health Ministry
COVID Latest Updates: Advocates, Litigants Not To Be Asked To Appear Physically Without Consent, Says High Court
The Delhi High Court has said a litigant or an advocate cannot be asked to appear physically before the trial court amid the COVID-19 pandemic unless all the parties consent to it, PTI reported.
Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva made it clear that in view of the high court advisories, the parties cannot be asked to appear physically unless it is modified.
However, recently the high court has issued a fresh advisory that in case parties do not appear even through virtual mode even after being intimated, the trial court is free to proceed in accordance with law, the judge said.
COVID-19 Latest Updates: Para-Athletics Coach Gajender Tests Positive
Para-athletics coach Gajender has tested positive for COVID-19, and is under home quarantine as he is asymptomatic, PTI reported. His wife, para-athlete Simran has tested negative, but is also under home quarantine.
Last week, para-athletics coach Nawal Singh had also tested positive for the coronavirus. Mr Singh was a part of the national camp that was underway at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JNS).
Coronavirus Updates: 42 New COVID-19 Cases In Puducherry, Tally Touches 37,311
42 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Puducherry on Tuesday, taking the total caseload to 37,311, a top official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare said, according to PTI.
However, no new fatality was reported from any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.
Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that the fatalities remained 615 as no deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The overall infections in Puducherry rose to 37,311 with the addition of new cases.
COVID LIVE News: 20 New Cases In Arunachal Pradesh, Total Count Rises To 16,415
Twenty more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 16,415, PTI reported quoting a senior health official on Tuesday.
Forty-eight people recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 15,653. The state now has 707 active coronavirus cases.
A total of 55 patients have died due to the infection so far, the official said.
Coronavirus Latest Updates: No Polls Due To COVID-19, Aizawl Civic Body Gets Administrator
The Mizoram government appointed Municipal Commissioner K Laldingliana the administrator of the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) as the term of the present board is due to expire on December 10, PTI reported quoting officials on Tuesday.
The term expires on Thursday and the election could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they said.
The state poll panel also suggested the government that in the wake of the COVID-19 situation in Aizawl city, holding elections is not in the interest of public health, Deputy Chief Minister Tawnluia said.
Coronavirus Latest News LIVE: Jharkhand Reports 179 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Two More Deaths
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,10,457 with 179 fresh cases, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 988, a health department official said on Tuesday.
Ranchi district registered the maximum number of new infections at 79, followed by East Singhbhum (25) and Bokaro (13).
Jharkhand now has 1,759 active COVID-19 cases, while 1,07,710 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said.
Coronavirus Latest News LIVE: Pfizer, Oxford Vaccines To Be Tested Together In UK Combination Trials
Even as it begins the first Covid immunizations with a shot from Pfizer Inc., the U.K. plans to test it in combination with another vaccine from AstraZeneca Plc.
Studies aimed at determining whether using the two jabs together can enhance immunity are planned for next year, according to the U.K. Vaccine Taskforce. The group disclosed the plans as it published a report on its work so far, including deals for 357 million doses from seven makers and investments in three sites to expand the nation's manufacturing capacity. Read more
JustIn| 26,567 fresh COVID-19 cases in India, 19.4% lower than yesterday; 97.03 lakh total cases, 1,40,958 deaths
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Schools Reopen For Classes 10 And 12 In Tripura
Schools reopened for 10th and 12th standard students in Tripura on Monday, months after they were closed in wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath visited schools and colleges in the capital, Agartala to inspect the preparedness and response of the students. On the first day, around 50 per cent of the students turned up for classes.
"It was decided to open schools and colleges. Reopening of schools became essential for class 10th and 12th students ahead of their board exams. I visited some of the schools to check the preparedness, I also visited women's college here and the arrangements there were also satisfactory. Teachers were also present in good strength," said Mr Nath.
"We used to attend online classes before regular classes started. We feel really good to be back in school, my parents have also permitted me to attend the regular classes. We met our teachers and friends after so long. We are taking adequate measures to protect ourselves," said Sunayna Ghosh, a student.
Covid-19 LIVE Updates: 87-Year-Old Indian-Origin Man First To Get COVID-19 Vaccine In UK
An 87-year-old Indian-origin man from the north east of England will become one of the first people in the world to get a vaccine against COVID-19 when he receives his Pfizer/BioNTech jab at a hospital in Newcastle on Tuesday.
Hari Shukla from Tyne and Wear said he feels it is his duty to receive his first of the two-dose vaccine, a moment UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed as a "huge step forward" as Tuesday was dubbed "V-Day" or Vaccine Day in the UK.
"I'm so pleased we are hopefully coming towards the end of this pandemic and I am delighted to be doing my bit by having the vaccine, I feel it is my duty to do so and do whatever I can to help," said Shukla.
"Having been in contact with the NHS (National Health Service), I know how hard they all work and the greatest respect for them - they have a heart of gold and I am grateful for everything they have done to keep us safe during the pandemic," he said.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Assam Reports 2 More COVID Deaths, 166 New Cases
Two more persons died to COVID-19 on Monday taking the number of deaths to 995, while 166 new infections pushed the tally to 2,13,925, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
He said that 131 coronavirus patients recovered from the disease and the number of total discharged people went up to 2,09,342.
Assam currently has 3,585 active cases, while three patients had migrated out of the state.
"Sad to share the demise of two #COVID patients today... Condolences & Prayers!" Mr Sarma said on Twitter.
Bharat Biotech Seeks Emergency Use Approval For Covaxin
Bharat Biotech, the Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm that has been developing coronavirus vaccine Covaxin, has applied to the central drug regulator seeking emergency use authorisation, sources said on Monday.
It is the third firm after Serum Institute of India and American pharma giant Pfizer to apply for emergency use approval.
Covaxin is being indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and is currently in Phase 3 trials. The trials are on at 18 sites across the country with over 22,000 volunteers. Read