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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.