Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: 35,499 New Cases, 447 Deaths In A Day

Coronavirus live update: Active Covid cases have declined to 4.02 lakh in India. Active cases constitute 1.26 per cent of total infections.

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: 35,499 New Cases, 447 Deaths In A Day

Covid cases in India: 39,686 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. (File)

New Delhi:

India reported 35,499 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, slightly higher than Sunday's 39,070, taking the total infections to over 3.19 crore. As many as 447 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total fatalities to over 4.28 lakh so far.

Active Covid cases have declined to 4.02 lakh in India. Active cases constitute 1.26 per cent of total infections. 39,686 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking total recoveries so far to over 3.11 crore.

The recovery rate has increased to 97.40 per cent. The daily positivity rate is at 2.59 per cent - less than 3 per cent for 14 straight days in a sign of relief. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Covid positivity rate below 5 per cent to be within the safe zone.

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

Aug 10, 2021 03:40 (IST)
Vaccination of pregnant, lactating women may be done at their check-up facilities
 Seeking to enhance COVID-19 vaccination coverage of pregnant and lactating women, the Delhi government on Monday issued an order that they can get jabs at health facility sites where they report for their regular check-up on designated days of the week.

The vaccination exercise against COVID-19 had begun from January 16 this year. However, pregnant women were made eligible to get a shot about a month ago.

"In order to enhance coverage of vulnerable cohort of pregnant and lactating women, it is directed that their COVID-19 vaccination may be done at the health facility site where they report for their regular ANC/PNC check-up, on the designated days of the week," reads the order issued by the Delhi health department.
Aug 09, 2021 23:31 (IST)
9 Russian Covid Patients Die After Oxygen Supply Malfunctions
Nine coronavirus patients died in a Russian hospital in the southern city of Vladikavkaz after an oxygen pipe burst underground, cutting supply to an intensive care ward, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.

"Nine patients with coronavirus died due to a lack of oxygen," the TASS news agency cited the local health ministry as saying.

"A total of 71 people were in intensive care, not all were (receiving) oxygen supply," TASS quoted the ministry as saying.

Regional authorities have agreed with the defence ministry to supply oxygen to all of the city's hospitals from the town of Mozdok, around 80 kms (50 miles) north of Vladikavkaz, RIA reported.

Aug 09, 2021 22:09 (IST)
Maharashtra Records Over 4,000 COVID-19 Cases, 68 Related Deaths
Maharashtra on Monday reported 4,505 new coronavirus positive cases and 68 fatalities while 7,568 patients recovered, a health department official said.

With the new additions, Maharashtra's tally of infections and the death count climbed to 63,57,833 and 1,34,064, respectively. The total number of recoveries in the state stands at 61,51,956 and active cases at 68,375.

Notably, Dhule, Nandurbar, Parbhani, Akola, Wardha, and Gondia districts and Dhule, Parbhani and Chandrapur municipal corporations did not report any new coronavirus case during the day, the official said.



Aug 09, 2021 21:01 (IST)
Canada Reopens Border For Fully Vaccinated US Citizens
American visitors trickled across the Canada-US border on Monday, cheering the reopening of the world's longest land boundary 17 months after all non-essential travel was halted to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Ottawa lifted quarantine requirements for US citizens and permanent residents arriving with proof of vaccination.

"It's absolutely wonderful," Vicki Poulin said of the border reopening. "We're just so happy to be here."

The Canadian-born resident of Queensbury, New York, her American husband and their dog Sully used to make the trip to see her extended family in Montreal every month, but have not visited since the border was shuttered in March 2020.
Aug 09, 2021 20:21 (IST)
Foreigners Now Can Get Vaccinated In India, Register Via CoWIN
Foreign nationals can now get vaccinated in India, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced today on Twitter.

The foreign nationals can use their passport as an identity document for the purpose of registration on CoWIN portal. Once they are registered on this portal, they will get a slot for vaccination, a release by the health ministry said.

The health ministry said that it was important to vaccinate the large number of foreign population that resides in India, especially in large metropolitan areas. In these areas, the potential of spread of Covid-19 is high due to higher population density. To counter any possibility of such occurrence, it is important to vaccinate all eligible persons.
Aug 09, 2021 18:37 (IST)
13,049 fresh COVID-19 cases, 105 more deaths in Kerala
Kerala on Monday reported 13,049 fresh COVID cases pushing the total infection caseload to 35,65,574, with the number of people dying due to the virus rising to 17,852 after 105 more deaths.

As many as 20,004 people have been cured of the infection since Sunday, taking the total recoveries to 33,77,691 and the number of active cases in the state to1,69,512, a state government release said.
Aug 09, 2021 17:46 (IST)
48 New Cases Push Sikkim's Covid Tally To 27,908
Sikkim reported 48 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the tally in the state to 27,908, a health department bulletin said on Monday.

The death toll remained at 355 as no new fatality due to the infection was recorded during the period, it said.

Of the new cases, 27 were registered in East Sikkim, 13 in South Sikkim and eight in West Sikkim.

The Himalayan state now has 2,731 active cases, while 24,544 people have recovered from the disease so far.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state is currently at 88.9 per cent.

Aug 09, 2021 16:29 (IST)
48 New Cases Push Sikkim's Covid Tally To 27,908
Sikkim reported 48 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the tally in the state to 27,908, a health department bulletin said on Monday.

The death count remained at 355 as no new fatality due to the infection was recorded during the period, it said.

Of the new cases, 27 were registered in East Sikkim, 13 in South Sikkim and eight in West Sikkim.

The Himalayan state now has 2,731 active cases, while 24,544 people have recovered from the disease so far.

Aug 09, 2021 16:04 (IST)
Mizoram Reports 281 New COVID-19 Cases
Mizoram on Monday reported 281 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest spike since July 12, raising the tally to 44,520, a health department official said.

The death toll rose to 168 after one person died at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC), he said.

The state now has 12,146 active cases, while 32,206 people have recovered from the disease so far.

Aug 09, 2021 15:54 (IST)
COVID-19 Latest News: Russia Registers 22,160 New Cases In Past 24 Hours
Russia registered 22,160 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 22,866 the day before, taking the overall tally to 6,469,910, the federal response centre said on Monday, reported news agency ANI. "Over the past day, 22,160 COVID-19 cases were confirmed across 85 Russian regions, including 1,914 cases (8.6%) without clinical symptoms," the center said, adding that the rate of increase fell to 0.34%. Moscow has the highest number of new cases with 2,150 daily infections, down from 2,761 the day before. The Russian capital was followed by St. Petersburg with 1,895 cases, down from 1,907, and the Moscow region with 1,487 cases, down from 1,527. The response centre reported 769 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, down from 787 the day before, raising the country's total death count to 165,650.
Aug 09, 2021 12:45 (IST)
Top Court Notice To Centre On Plea For Disclosure Of Clinical Trial Data Of Vaccines
The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and others on a plea seeking directions for disclosure of data regarding clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines, according to news agency PTI. It has issued notice on the plea, and asked the Centre and others to respond to it within four weeks.

While hearing the plea, the bench referred to the problem of "vaccine hesitancy" in the country and asked advocate Prashant Bhushan, who was appearing for the petitioner, as to whether entertaining the petition would not create doubt in the minds of the citizens over vaccines.

While making it clear that neither it is an "anti-vaccine petition" nor the petitioner is seeking to stop Covid vaccination in the country, Mr Bhushan said transparency on the issue was needed and disclosure of data would rather clear all the doubts.

The bench was hearing a plea seeking directions for disclosure of data on clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines and also on post-vaccination.
Aug 09, 2021 10:35 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Odisha Reports 886 New Cases, 66 More Deaths
Odisha reported 886 new COVID-19 cases, 66 deaths and 1,463 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to the Odisha Health Department on Sunday, reported news agency ANI. The new cases include 512 cases of quarantine transmission and 374 transmissions via local contacts.

Khurda reported its highest Covid cases at 253, followed by Cuttack at 81 and Balasore at 62. The total Covid cases in the state has reached 9,87,956 while its total recoveries now stand at 9,69,916 and the total death count mounted to 6,501.
Aug 09, 2021 10:04 (IST)
COVID-19 Latest News: India Reports 35,499 New Cases, 447 Deaths In A Day
India reported 35,499 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, slightly lower than Sunday's 39,070, taking the total infections to over 3.19 crore. As many as 447 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total fatalities to over 4.28 lakh so far.
Aug 09, 2021 06:11 (IST)
Covid: Jharkhand logs 37 new cases
Jharkhand on Sunday reported 37 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 3,47,373, a health department statement said.

The death count remained unchanged at 5,130 as no fresh fatalities were registered from anywhere in the state.

The statement said that the number of active cases is 221 while 3,42,022 Covid-19 patients have recovered so far.

Altogether 52,947 samples were tested for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, it said.
Aug 09, 2021 06:11 (IST)
US "failing" on Covid: Top health official
With the United States recording its highest daily Covid case load in six months, a top public health official warned Sunday that the country is "failing" in its battle to keep the coronavirus in check.

A surge of the highly transmissible Delta variant has brought a slew of bad news in the United States, which already has the highest reported death toll worldwide from Covid-19 at more than 616,000.

Total daily new cases have soared to 118,000, their highest level since February; deaths are up 89 percent over the past two weeks, even while slightly declining around the world; and children's hospitals in US states like Florida are being overwhelmed as young people are increasingly affected.