India's daily Covid graph continued to show improvement, with the country reporting 28,326 fresh cases in last 24 hours, which is 4.3% lower than yesterday's 29,616 cases. The data from the health ministry also showed that 260 virus-related deaths were reported during the period, down from 290 yesterday.
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 85 crore mark, the Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday.
"With the administration of 68,42,786 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India''s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 85 Cr (85,60,81,527) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 83,64,110 sessions," an official release.
Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
With 33 new cases of coronavirus, the count in Punjab reached 6,01,500 on Sunday, according to a bulletin. No Covid-related death was reported in the last 24 hours.
The Covid case count in Madhya Pradesh rose to 7,92,496 on Sunday with nine new cases, a health department official said. The death count remained unchanged at 10,518 as no new death was reported during the day, he said, according to a PTI report.
Gujarat today reported 21 new coronavirus cases, which took its infection tally to 8,25,851, the state health department said. No death due to the infection was reported today.
Haryana recorded no coronavirus-related death, even as it added 13 new cases on Sunday, pushing the case count to 7,70,818, according to an official bulletin.
West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rose to 15,66,393 on Sunday as 748 more people tested positive for the infection. Nine deaths pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 18,736, a health bulletin said.
Karnataka has reported 775 new cases of COVID-19 and 9 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29.73 lakh and death count to 37,726, the health department said today.
Maharashtra today reported 3,206 new coronavirus positive cases and 36 deaths and 3,292 patients recovered, the health department said.
Andhra Pradesh reported 1,184 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the health bulletin today.
The national capital reported 29 cases of coronavirus and zero death on Sunday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.05 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here.
Urging the eligible unvaccinated population to get their COVID-19 vaccine jabs at the earliest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Mann ki Baat Sunday that said no one should be devoid of ''Suraksha Chakra''. Underscoring the fact that festival season is approaching, he said India has to continue its fight against COVID-19. "Even after getting vaccinated, the necessary protocol has to be followed. I hope that once again Team India will keep the flag flying high in this fight," he added.
Puducherry logged 78 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours as the overall caseload rose to 1,26,090, a senior official of the Department of Health was quoted as saying by PTI.
The union territory reported two deaths in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Sunday as the toll increased to 1,838, Director of the Health Department G Sriramulu said in a release
Three oxygen plants were inaugurated by Union minister Sanjiv Balyan and Uttar Pradesh minister Kapil Aggarwal here.
The plants were inaugurated on Saturday in a district women's hospital, a district hospital and a Community Health Centre (CHC) in Budhana town.
Kerala reported 16,671 new COVID-19 cases and 120 deaths on Saturday, taking the infection count to 46,13,964 and the death toll to 24,248.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state had tested 1,14,627 samples in the last 24 hours and there were 841 wards across 422 local self government bodies with a weekly infection population ratio above ten per cent.