Coronavirus India Highlights: India Records Lowest Daily Covid Cases (18,795) Since March

Coronavirus India Highlights: The active cases comprise 0.87 per cent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.81 per cent.

Coronavirus India Highlights: India Records Lowest Daily Covid Cases (18,795) Since March

Covid-19 cases in India: India added 18,795 new coronavirus infections today.

India added 18,795 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,36,97,581, while the active cases declined to 2,92,206, the lowest in 192 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.

This is the lowest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases since March 1.

The death count climbed to 4,47,373 with 179 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 9:30 am.

The active cases comprise 0.87 per cent of the total infections - the lowest since March 2020 - while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.81 per cent - the highest since March 2020.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 86 crore, with over 1 crore doses given in the last 24 hours alone, the Union health ministry said. 

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

Sep 29, 2021 05:10 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Reports 1,630 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 17 Deaths
A total of 1,630 fresh COVID-19 infections, 1,643 recoveries and 17 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, reported PTI.

According to the state's health department, the cumulative cases recorded in the state are 26,60,553 including 17,231 active cases.

Sep 29, 2021 03:19 (IST)
COVID-19: India's Cumulative Vaccination Coverage Crosses 87 Crore
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 87 crores on Tuesday evening, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

"India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 87 crore (87,61,89,412) today. More than 49 lakh (49,45,169) 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," read the official release from the Ministry.

Sep 29, 2021 01:27 (IST)
60 Students In Bengaluru Boarding School Test Positive For COVID-19
As many as 60 students of a residential boarding school in Electronic City in Karnataka's Bengaluru have tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, said District Collector (DC) of Bengaluru Urban District J Manjunath, reported ANI.

"Out of 480 students, 60 students tested positive for COVID-19. Two students had mild symptoms and both are under hospital care. The rest of the students were quarantined with a proper medical facility," said the DC.

Sep 28, 2021 23:06 (IST)
Karnataka Reports 629 New Covid Cases, 17 Deaths
Sep 28, 2021 21:56 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Reports 1,630 New Covid Cases, 17 Deaths
Sep 28, 2021 19:58 (IST)
Goa Reports 90 Cases, 5 Deaths
Goa's COVID-19 tally reached 1,76,235 on Tuesday with the addition of 90 cases. The day saw five deaths due to the infection and 114 people getting discharged, an official said.
Sep 28, 2021 18:11 (IST)
Kerala Records 11,196 New Cases, 149 Deaths
Kerala on Tuesday recorded 11,196 fresh COVID-19 cases and 149 deaths, an official release said.
Sep 28, 2021 17:55 (IST)
Odisha Records 545 New Covid Cases, 7 Deaths
Odisha recorded 545 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday and 74 of them are in the age group of 0-18 years, the state health department said. Odisha reported seven Covid deaths over the past 24 hours, PTI reported.
Sep 28, 2021 17:53 (IST)
Delhi Records 34 New Covid Cases, 2 Deaths
Delhi records two COVID-19 deaths, 34 new cases and 0.05 per cent positivity rate over the past 24 hours, a health bulletin said
Sep 28, 2021 17:52 (IST)
Mizoram Logs Highest Single-Day Spike Of 1,846 New COVID-19 Cases

Mizoram's COVID-19 count mounted to 90,539 on Tuesday as a record 1,846 more people, including 324 children, tested positive for COVID-19, a health official said. The state's coronavirus death count rose to 302 as one more patient succumbed to the infection, PTI reported.

Sep 28, 2021 15:09 (IST)
Over 4.77 crore people have been vaccinated so far in Madhya Pradesh: Health official
More than 4.77 crore people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses in Madhya Pradesh so far out, of the eligible population of 5.49 crore, a state health official said today.

Among these beneficiaries, 12 lakh people were inoculated on Monday during a mega vaccination drive in the state, he said.

Of the total people vaccinated in the state, 1.46 crore people have received both doses of vaccine, the official said.
Sep 28, 2021 14:22 (IST)
Coronavirus Vaccine: France's Sanofi Halts Work On mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said Tuesday it was stopping work on an mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 despite positive test results as it lags behind rivals on producing a coronavirus shot.
Sep 28, 2021 13:22 (IST)
India handled COVID-19 in best possible way despite limited resources: Home Minister Amit Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah today said that India has handled the COVID-19 pandemic in the best possible manner among all countries in the world, despite limited resources and such a large population.

Addressing the 17th formation day of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Mr Shah also asserted that if an analysis is done by any neutral agency, it will come to the conclusion that the country has done very well in fighting the pandemic and substantially reducing the death rate.
Sep 28, 2021 12:41 (IST)
Sep 28, 2021 11:39 (IST)
Delta variant slowing down economic growth in East Asia and Pacific, says World Bank
The East Asia and Pacific region's recovery has been undermined by the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, which is likely slowing economic growth and increasing inequality in the region, the World Bank said on Monday. 

Growth forecasts have been downgraded for most countries in the region, according to the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Fall 2021 Economic Update. While China's economy is projected to expand by 8.5%, the rest of the region is forecast to grow at 2.5%, nearly 2 percentage points less than forecast in April 2021, the World Bank said.

"The economic recovery of developing East Asia and Pacific faces a reversal of fortune," said Manuela Ferro, World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific."Whereas in 2020 the region contained COVID-19 while other regions of the world struggled, the rise in COVID-19 cases in 2021 has decreased growth prospects for 2021."

Sep 28, 2021 11:05 (IST)
COVID-19 News Updates: A Dire Warning For Sydney's Unvaccinated Even When Restrictions End
Sydney residents who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 risk being barred from various social activities even when they are freed from stay-at-home orders in December 2021, New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejkilian warned on Tuesday.

Unvaccinated people are already subject to delays in freedoms that will be gradually granted to inoculated citizens between Oct. 11 and Dec. 1.

Berejkilian said people who choose not to be vaccinated could be barred entry to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues even after the state lifts all restrictions against them on Dec. 1.

"A lot of businesses have said they will not accept anyone who is unvaccinated," Berejiklian told Seven News on Tuesday. "Life for the unvaccinated will be very difficult indefinitely."
Sep 28, 2021 10:29 (IST)
Sep 28, 2021 10:16 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: Over 1 crore vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours
1,02,22,525 vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours.

64,02,48,525 first doses have been administered, covering 67.8% of the eligible population and 46% of the total population. 22,98,82,891 second doses have been provided, reaching 24.3% of the eligible population and 16.5% of the total population.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccines doses administered in the country crossed 86 crore on Monday.
Sep 28, 2021 09:51 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: India reports less than 20,000 daily COVID-19 cases (18,795) after 201 days
India today reported less that 20,000 cases (18,795), for the first time since March 1. It is also a sharp drop from the cases reported yesterday (26,041). The country also reported 179 deaths, again a big dip from the 276 deaths reported a day ago.

The active cases comprise 0.87 per cent of the total infections - the lowest since March 2020 - while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.81 per cent - the highest since March 2020.
Sep 28, 2021 09:11 (IST)
US President Joe Biden Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot
US President Joe Biden received a Covid-19 vaccine booster on Monday and told Americans still resisting the shots that they are damaging the country.
Sep 28, 2021 08:33 (IST)
India Hits Over 1 Crore Vaccinations In A Day For 5th Time
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 86 crore, with over 1 crore doses given on Monday, the Union health ministry said.
"Congratulations to the nation, as we administer another 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. Under PM @NarendraModi ji, India delivers a punch to Corona - Record of 1 crore vaccines achieved for the 5th time," Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.

Sep 28, 2021 05:46 (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.