Coronavirus Live News Updates: 54,069 Fresh Covid Cases In India, 6.3% Higher Than Yesterday

Coronavirus Live Updates: Kerala contributed 12,787 cases to the country's daily numbers. It was followed by Maharashtra (10,066 cases) and Tamil Nadu (6,596 cases).

Coronavirus Live News Updates: 54,069 Fresh Covid Cases In India, 6.3% Higher Than Yesterday

Covid-19 Cases in India: Kerala contributed 12,787 cases to the country's daily numbers.

New Delhi:

India added 54,069 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 1,321. The country's overall caseload now stands at 3.82 crore, while total fatalities are at 3.91 lakh, according to the health ministry.

Kerala contributed 12,787 cases to the country's daily numbers. It was followed by Maharashtra (10,066 cases) and Tamil Nadu (6,596 cases).

India's test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to decline. For the 17th straight day it is below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.91 per cent.

Meanwhile, amid worries of a possible third Covid wave, along with the emergence of a Delta Plus variant in parts of the country, one of India's top doctors and genome sequencer has brushed aside concerns of this new mutant fuelling an upsurge in infections. Dr Anurag Agarwal, Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), also advised caution against lowering the guard on the second wave itself.

"At this point, there is no evidence to suggest that Delta Plus...has anything to do with a possible third wave," Dr Agarwal told NDTV.

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

Jun 25, 2021 03:18 (IST)
COVID-19: Odisha Chief Minister lays foundation stone for Liquid Medical Oxygen in 8 districts
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday laid the foundation stone for Liquid Medical Oxygen and PSA Plant in eight districts of the state through video conferencing. These districts are Bargarh, Ganjam, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Rayagada and Malkangiri.

As per the official release by the Chief Minister's office, Patnaik also inaugurated a 12-bedded special newborn care unit at Berhampur City Hospital, a dialysis unit in Bhanjanagar, a new Primary Health center in Kukudakhandi block and a new Community Health Center in Digapahandi Block of Ganjam district.On the occasion, Chief Minister stated that while there is improvement in the situation in the ongoing second wave, the situation in some coastal districts is fluctuating.

Jun 25, 2021 01:10 (IST)
Coronavirus: Ashok Gehlot warns against Delta Plus variant of COVID-19
Expressing satisfaction over no COVID-19 fatality being reported in Rajasthan on Thursday, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said people should be extra-cautious in the wake of the new Delta Plus variant of the virus.

"Today, after several months, there has been no death due to coronavirus in the state, which is very satisfactory. Coronavirus can be defeated if people follow Covid protocols properly," Mr Gehlot tweeted.

He warned that a new variant of the virus, Delta Plus, has entered India and more than 40 people have been infected by it in the country.
Jun 24, 2021 23:47 (IST)
Gujarat Eases More Curbs As Cases Continue Downward Trend
The Gujarat government on Thursday announced lifting of night curfew from 18 towns and relaxing its timing in the same number of urban centres by one hour even as it allowed cinema halls, multiplexes and auditoriums to function at 50 per cent capacity in view of a sharp drop in new COVID-19 cases.

A decision to ease more curbs, effective from Sunday, was taken at a meeting of the government's core committee on COVID-19.

Among a slew of relaxations in restrictions imposed earlier to curb COVID-19 cases, the government allowed opening of cinema halls, multiplexes and auditoriums at 50 per cent capacity, permitted shops to do business till 9 pm instead of 7 pm and allowed buses to run at 75 per cent of their seating capacity, an official release said.

Jun 24, 2021 23:20 (IST)
India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Crosses 30.72 Crore
India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 30.72 crore as per a provisional report till 7 pm on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said, reported PTI.

According to the report, the total count was 30,72,46,600, it stated.

As the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21, more than 54.07 lakh vaccine doses were administered on Thursday, as per the 7 pm provisional report.

Jun 24, 2021 22:51 (IST)

Jun 24, 2021 22:10 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Records 62 New COVID-19 Cases, 22 Deaths
Madhya Pradesh on Thursday added 62 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 fresh deaths, pushing its infection tally to 7,89,561 and the count to 8,849, the state health department said.

Of total 52 districts in the state, 31 districts did not record any new coronavirus case in the last 24 hours, it stated.

A total of 255 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the count of recoveries in Madhya Pradesh to 7,79,432, the department said.

Jun 24, 2021 21:18 (IST)

Jun 24, 2021 21:02 (IST)
Rajasthan Reports 147 New COVID-19 Cases, No Fresh Death
Rajasthan recorded 147 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the state's infection tally to 9,51,695.

No death occurred in the state due to the infection on Thursday.

A maximum of the fresh Covid cases were reported from Jaipur where 14 people tested positive for the infection.

Jun 24, 2021 20:02 (IST)
Meghalaya Records 420 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Fresh Fatalities
Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally rose to 46,878 on Thursday as 420 more people tested positive for the infection, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death count to 807, a senior health official said, reported PTI.

As many as 298 more people were cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 41,647, Health Services Director Aman War said.

Jun 24, 2021 19:30 (IST)

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Jun 24, 2021 18:23 (IST)
Students "In A Fix": Mamata Banerjee Writes To PM Seeking Covaxin WHO Nod
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention for early approval of Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine by the World Health Organisation, without which people who have taken the Bharat Biotech jab might face problems travelling abroad.

The chief minister, in her letter, stated that her government has been "receiving both Covishield and Covaxin" from the very beginning. Even the private sector in the state has procured and administered both the vaccines, she said.

"A large number of students from all over the country travel abroad every year for higher studies and many of them have got themselves vaccinated with Covaxin. They came to learn later on that their vaccination certificate is not valid abroad. These students are now in a fix regarding their next course of action and their career is at stake," Ms Banerjee wrote to PM Modi.

Jun 24, 2021 17:53 (IST)
More Than 30 Crore Vaccine Doses Provided To States, Union Territories: Centre
More than 30 crore vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre to states and union territories so far, Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday.

As per the latest data, 30,33,27,440 vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre through the government of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 28,43,40,936 doses.

Jun 24, 2021 17:29 (IST)
Bristol: 72-Year-Old UK Man Tested Covid Positive For 10 Straight Months
A 72-year-old British man tested positive for coronavirus for 10 months in what is thought to be the longest recorded case of continuous infection, researchers said on Thursday.

Dave Smith, a retired driving instructor from Bristol in western England, said he tested positive 43 times, was hospitalised seven times and had made plans for his funeral.

Jun 24, 2021 17:11 (IST)

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Jun 24, 2021 15:56 (IST)
5 Cases Of COVID-19 'Delta Plus' Variant In Madhya Pradesh, 1 Dead: Report
Five people have so far been found infected with the 'Delta Plus' variant of coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh and one of them has died, state Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said today.

"The other four persons, who were vaccinated against COVID-19, are fine," he told news agency Press Trust of India. "One person from Ujjain, who died, was not inoculated," he added.

'Delta Plus' has been declared a variant of concern by the Centre.

Jun 24, 2021 15:24 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Indian Navy ship carrying medical aid from Kuwait, Qatar reaches Mumbai Port

Indian Naval Ship Shardul, carrying medical aid from Kuwait and Qatar to tackle ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reached Mumbai Port on Thursday.

The Ship carried aid including 7,640 filled Oxygen Cylinders, two ISO containers of 20 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) each and 15 Oxygen Concentrators, ANI reported.

Jun 24, 2021 15:15 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: More than 1.89 crore unutilised Covid vaccine doses available with states/UTs, says Centre

More than 1.89 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union territories, the Union health ministry said on Thursday. Two crore vaccine doses have been administered in the first 72 hours of the implementation of the new revised guidelines of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, PTI reported.
Jun 24, 2021 14:34 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha logs 3,650 fresh COVID-19 cases, 44 more fatalities
Odisha on Thursday registered 3,650 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 8,90,596, while the death count climbed to 3,761 with 44 more fatalities, a health department official said.

The coastal state now has 33,770 active cases and 8,83,012 patients have recovered from the disease, PTI reported.
Jun 24, 2021 14:14 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases Updates: Telangana administers over 1.6 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine on June 23

Telangana on Wednesday administered COVID-19 vaccine to about 1,57,958 people for their first dose, while 9,571 people in the state were given their second dose, ANI reported.

As per the report issued by the State Health Department on June 24, Telangana, as of June 23 till 9:00 pm, was able to administer the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 to 1,57,958 and the second dose to 9,571.
Jun 24, 2021 13:56 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Indonesia jails cleric for four years over spread of false COVID-19 information
An Indonesian court jailed hardline Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab on Thursday for four years for spreading false information in a video saying he was healthy despite having tested positive for COVID-19, reuters reported.

The verdict comes after an eight-month jail term handed last month to Rizieq, the spiritual leader of the outlawed Islamic Defender's Front (FPI), for breaching coronavirus curbs over several mass events, including his daughter's wedding, which was attended by thousands.
Jun 24, 2021 12:45 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases Updates: Arunachal reports 252 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 33,916

At least 252 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally
in the state to 33,916, a health department official said on Thursday. The Capital Complex Region reported the highest number of fresh cases at 53, followed by Lohit (23), West Kameng
(21), Changlang and Namsai (19 each), Upper Subansiri (15), East Kameng and East Siang (14 each) and Papumpare (10), State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Jun 24, 2021 12:12 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases Updates: 226 new cases push Mizoram's COVID-19 tally to 18,624

The COVID-19 caseload in Mizoram mounted to 18,624 on Thursday as 226 more people, including 19 prisoners, tested positive for the disease, an official said. The death count rose to 86 as one more fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, PTI reported.
Jun 24, 2021 11:56 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Top Naxal commander Haribhushan died of COVID-19, says Chhattisgarh Police

Top Naxal leader and Telangana State Committee Secretary, Yapa Narayana, more famous with his name Haribhushan reportedly died of COVID-19 in South Bijapur-Sukma interdistrict border region on Monday night.

According to Bastar Inspector General, (IG), P Sundarraj, Bastar Police was continuously receiving information from certain quarters for the last few days that few senior Naxal cadres including that of Telangana State Committee Secretary Haribhusan are seriously ill due to Corona infection, ANI reported.
Jun 24, 2021 11:12 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Japan to abolish fiscal advisory panel as COVID adds to debt pile

Japan will abolish on Thursday a nearly two-decade-old panel consisting of academics and corporate executives that has offered long-term proposals on fixing the country's worsening finances, two government officials told Reuters.

The move comes as huge stimulus packages to combat the coronavirus pandemic add to Japan's already huge public debt, which is the largest among major industrialised nations and twice the size of its economy, reuters reported.
Jun 24, 2021 10:58 (IST)

Number of active COVID-19 cases declines to 6,27,057: Union Health Ministry.
Jun 24, 2021 10:48 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: Taiwan says discussing COVID-19 vaccine passports

Taiwan is in talks with international bodies about COVID-19 vaccine passports, the head of its Centres for Disease Control said on Thursday, which could help ease long-standing travel restrictions, reuters reported.

Taiwan has previously considered such a scheme, but has been extremely cautious about opening its largely-closed borders lest it lets in more infections, and is currently on high alert to stop the highly contagious Delta variant.
Jun 24, 2021 09:52 (IST)
Coronavirus Live Updates: 13 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 7,438

The COVID-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 7,438 as 13 more people
tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Thursday. Of the new patients, six have travel history and seven were detected during contact tracing, PTI reported.
Jun 24, 2021 09:27 (IST)

Coronavirus: 54,069 fresh COVID-19 cases in India, 6.3% higher than yesterday
Jun 24, 2021 09:11 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Women having young children to get vaccine on priority, says Mamata Banerjee

Amid a warning that children might be infected during the possible third wave of coronavirus, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that priority would be given to inoculate women having children aged up to 12 years.

She also said that the state would start inoculating at least four lakh people on an average daily from Thursday, PTI reported.
Jun 24, 2021 08:54 (IST)
Coronavirus: Maharashtra Administers Record Over 6 Lakh Covid Vaccine Doses In A Day

Maharashtra on Wednesday administered more than 6 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines, setting a new single-day record of inoculating people against the infection, a top government official said. With this, the state bettered the record of administrating 5,58,639 vaccine doses on Tuesday.
Jun 24, 2021 08:45 (IST)
What States Need To Do To Avoid A Third Covid Wave: Explained In Graphics

India on Monday (June 21) hit a record 88.09 lakh vaccinations as free inoculation for all adults kicked in, a reversal of the previous policy for states and hospitals to buy vaccines for those aged 18 to 44. Read Here
Jun 24, 2021 07:58 (IST)
Mizoram reported 4,302 total active cases, 1 death and 110 recoveries, yesterday.


Jun 24, 2021 07:41 (IST)
No Evidence Delta Plus Will Cause Possible 3rd Wave: Top Genome Sequencer

Amid worries of a possible third Covid wave, along with the emergence of a Delta Plus variant in parts of the country, one of India's top doctors and genome sequencer has brushed aside concerns of this new mutant fuelling an upsurge in infections. Dr Anurag Agarwal, Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), also advised caution against lowering the guard on the second wave itself. Read Here
Jun 24, 2021 07:07 (IST)
Coronavirus: Will Covaxin Work On 2-Year-Olds? Wait For 2-3 Months, Says AIIMS Chief

In two-to-three months from now, experts in India will know if Bharat Biotech's Covaxin works on children as young as two. The process of testing the vaccine's efficacy against Covid has begun, Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, has said.

"Bharat Biotech is looking at vaccinating children of 2 years to 18 years. It has already started...a number of children have already been vaccinated," Dr Guleria told NDTV.

"Over the next 2-3 months we should be able to say whether these vaccines work in children even as young as two years old. And then they should get regulatory approval. Pfizer already has the regulatory approval but for a little older age group," he said.
Jun 24, 2021 06:23 (IST)
COVID-19 - No Evidence Delta Plus Will Cause Possible 3rd Wave: Top Genome Sequencer
Amid worries of a possible third Covid wave, along with the emergence of a Delta Plus variant in parts of the country, one of India's top doctors and genome sequencer has brushed aside concerns of this new mutant fuelling an upsurge in infections. Dr Anurag Agarwal, Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), also advised caution against lowering the guard on the second wave itself.

"At this point, there is no evidence to suggest that Delta Plus...has anything to do with a possible third wave," Dr Agarwal told NDTV.
Jun 24, 2021 06:22 (IST)
COVID-19: Colleges in Hyderabad start vaccination drive ahead of reopening on July 1
As Telangana lifts COVID-19 restrictions and reopens classes for educational institutes, universities in Hyderabad have stepped up the vaccination of students, non-teaching staff and faculty.

Colleges are gearing up to welcome students back to classrooms after several months of online classes and vaccination drives have been initiated to sure the safest environment for all those present on campuses.

In order to ensure that health is not compromised, colleges have also extended this service to family members and people who are not associated with the colleges.