Coronavirus Updates: India Records 26,041 Fresh Cases, 276 Deaths

India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 86 crore mark, with 38.18 lakh vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus Updates: India Records 26,041 Fresh Cases, 276 Deaths

COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 85 crore mark in India.

India recorded 26,041 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 2,99,620 - the lowest its been in 191 days. Active cases currently account for only 0.89 per cent of the total Covid cases in India.

India also reported 276 fresh deaths.

There have been 29,621 recoveries in the last 24 hours, increasing the total recoveries to 3,29,31,972. The recovery rate currently stands at 97.78 per cent.

There have been 38,18,362 vaccinations in the past 24 hours, taking total vaccine doses administered till date to 86.01 crore.

22,69,42,725 people have received both doses of the vaccine so far. This represents 24% of the eligible population (94.4 crores) and 16.3% of the total population (139 crores).

11,65,006 Covid tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours; the total tests conducted so far stand at 56.44 crore.

The weekly positivity rate, at 1.94 per cent, has been less than 3 per cent for the last 94 days, while the daily positivity rate, at 2.24 per cent, has been less than 3 per cent for the last 28 days.

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

Sep 28, 2021 05:48 (IST)
WHO's Covaxin Clearance Delayed Further Over Technical Queries: Sources
The World Health Organization (WHO) has further delayed the emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Covaxin, the Covid vaccine developed in India, as the global body has sent more technical queries to its manufacturer Bharat Biotech, according to sources. This delay is likely to adversely affect Indians', especially students', international travel plans.

Without EUA, Covaxin will not be considered an accepted vaccine by most countries around the world. WHO's queries for Bharat Biotech comes despite the Hyderabad-based drug maker asserting that it has submitted all data required for clearance.

The indication of a delay comes merely days after the Union Health Ministry hinted that the global body was likely to give its nod anytime soon.



Sep 27, 2021 23:53 (IST)
COVID-19: Over 1.13 lakh women receive jabs during special session in Mumbai in one day
A total of 1,13,945 women were administered vaccines against COVID-19 in Mumbai on Monday at various centres run by the city civic body and the Maharashtra government during an exclusive session, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

A total of 1,26,419 vaccine doses were administered at all the active vaccination centres, including private ones, in Mumbai during the day.

The BMC had organised a special vaccination session for women from 10 am to 6 pm.
A special session to vaccinate students and teachers against COVID-19 will be held on Tuesday at the centres run by the BMC and the Maharashtra government between 9 am to 2 pm.
Sep 27, 2021 21:57 (IST)
Gujarat reports 21 new cases of COVID-19, zero death; vaccine coverage tops 6 crore
Gujarat's coronavirus tally rose to 8,25,872 on Monday with the addition of 21 new cases, while no fresh death due to the infection was reported in the state, the health department said.

The state also achieved the milestone of administering more than 6 crore doses of coronavirus vaccines. Gujarat's tally of COVID-19 deaths remained unchanged at 10,082, said the department in a release.

As many as 30 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, raising the number of recovered cases in the state to 8,15,648, it said.

There are now 142 active cases in Gujarat, of which the condition of four patients is critical, the release said.

On COVID-19 vaccination front, Gujarat achieved a new milestone of administering over 6 crore doses after 4,96,485 people received their jabs on Monday, the department said.

Sep 27, 2021 21:22 (IST)
Tamil Nadu reports 1,657 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths
Tamil Nadu on Monday logged 1,657 new Coronavirus positive cases, maintaining its downward graph. With this, the infection count has touched 26,58,923.

With 19 deaths due to the infection, the death count has now risen to 35,509.

On Sunday, the State had recorded 1,694 fresh COVID-19 cases.

According to a bulletin from the State health department, with 1,662 COVID-19 positive patients discharged following treatment today, the cumulative recoveries stand at 26,06,153. The number of active cases including isolation as of today remain at 17,261.

Four districts especially Coimbatore with 189 new infections, Chennai 186, Erode 117, and Chengalpattu 113, contributed to the maximum number of positive cases today. While five districts saw new cases in single digits, 29 districts reported fresh cases below 100, the bulletin said.

Sep 27, 2021 17:43 (IST)
China On Visa Curbs On Stranded Indians: "Appropriate To Combat COVID-19"
China on Monday defended its visa curbs which have prevented thousands of stranded Indians from returning to Beijing, saying they are "appropriate" to control the spread of COVID-19.
Sep 27, 2021 16:50 (IST)
Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy: Vaccination Key For Revival Of Tourism Sector
Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy today said his ministry is talking to various stakeholders for the recovery of the tourism sector affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, while stressing that vaccination is key for its revival.

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Union tourism ministry organised a conference on "Tourism for Inclusive Growth". Speaking on the occasion, Reddy noted that the tourism sector was the worst-hit during the pandemic.
Sep 27, 2021 15:21 (IST)
Coronavirus Sero-Survey: 73% Population Of Odisha Has Developed Antibodies Against COVID-19
At least 73 per cent of Odisha's population and over 93 per cent of health workers have developed antibodies against SARS-CoV2, according to a recent sero-survey conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Sep 27, 2021 13:47 (IST)
Covid Pandemic Caused Biggest Drop In Life Expectancy Since World War II, Says Oxford Study
The COVID-19 pandemic led to biggest decrease in life expectancy since the World War II, and wiped out years of progress on mortality, according to a study published on Monday by the University of Oxford.
Sep 27, 2021 12:24 (IST)
"Healthcare expenses no longer weigh down the poor": PM Modi on COVID-19
Sep 27, 2021 11:38 (IST)
"Who Will Get Ventilator" - Tough Choices In Parts Of US Ravaged By Delta
Parts of the US health system "are in dire straits," as the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant forces some states to prepare for rationed medical care, said head of US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

"That means that we are talking about who is going to get a ventilator, who is going to get an ICU bed," she said Sunday. "Those are not easy discussions to have, and that is not a place we want our health care system to ever be."
Sep 27, 2021 11:30 (IST)
Coronavirus: In World Vs Delta, Tests Reveal How Nations Respond To Vaccine Messaging
Public-health researchers seeking new ways to persuade vaccine holdouts to take coronavirus shots are turning to the strategies of the digital marketing industry to figure out how to win over the reluctant.

The work is critically important as the world grapples with the combined obstacles of the hyper-contagious delta variant, sluggish vaccine rollouts in some nations and plateauing uptake in others.
Sep 27, 2021 10:33 (IST)
Coronavirus: 26,041 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 8% Lower Than Yesterday
With 26,041 fresh Covid cases recorded in the last 24 hours, India's daily tally this morning was 8 per cent lesser than yesterday. The active cases account for less than 1 per cent of the overall cases, the Health Ministry latest data shows. Read more about the top ten development on Covid cases in India.
Sep 27, 2021 09:31 (IST)
India administers 38.18 lakh vaccinations in last 24 hours
There have been 38,18,362 vaccinations in the past 24 hours, taking total vaccine doses administered till date to 86.01 crore.

22,69,42,725 people have received both doses of the vaccine so far. This represents 24% of the eligible population (94.4 crores) and 16.3% of the total population (139 crores).
Sep 27, 2021 09:09 (IST)
India records 26,041 fresh COVID-19 cases, 276 deaths
There have been 26,041 fresh COVID-19 in the last 24 hours across India, and 276 new deaths.

This takes the active caseload to 2,99,620 - the lowest its been in 191 days. Active cases currently account for only 0.89 per cent of the total Covid cases in India.

There have been 29,621 recoveries in the last 24 hours, increasing the total recoveries to 3,29,31,972. The recovery rate currently stands at 97.78 per cent.

11,65,006 Covid tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours; the total tests conducted so far stand at 56.44 crore.

Sep 27, 2021 08:24 (IST)
Australia's Sydney Plans To Reopen As Covid Cases Decline

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) government plans to unveil its roadmap on Monday for reopening the state from COVID-19 shutdowns, detailing the differing levels of freedoms to be afforded to citizens based on their vaccination status.

With 60% of people aged 16 and over fully inoculated - above the national average of 52% - officials expect to reach their 80% target around the end of October, based on current vaccination rates.

Sep 27, 2021 07:40 (IST)
South Korea Reports 2,383 New COVID-19 Cases, 303,553 In Total
South Korea reported 2,383 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 303,553. The daily caseload was down from 2,770 in the prior day amid fewer tests over the weekend, but it hovered above 1,000 for 83 straight days since July 7. The daily average tally for the past week was 2,288.
Sep 27, 2021 07:21 (IST)
Delhi Reports Zero Covid Deaths, 29 New Cases; Positivity Now At 0.05 %
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.
Sep 27, 2021 06:55 (IST)
Maharashtra sees 3,206 COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths, 3,292 recoveries
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 3,206 new coronavirus positive cases and 36 fatalities while 3,292 patients recovered, the health department said.

The new additions pushed the tally of infections in Maharashtra to 65,44,325 and the death toll to 1,38,870. The total number of recoveries in Maharashtra stands at 63,64,027 which leaves the state with 37,860 active cases, as per the official statement.