Coronavirus Highlights: 3,116 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Coronavirus India Highlights: The number of deaths climbed to 5,15,850 with 47 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Coronavirus Highlights: 3,116 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

COVID-19 Cases In India: The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.41 per cent (File)

New Delhi:

India recorded 3,116 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 676 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,29,90,991, while the active cases dipped to 38,069, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The number of deaths climbed to 5,15,850 with 47 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.09 per cent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate further improved to 98.71 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 2,490 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.41 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 0.50 per cent, according to the ministry.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Mar 14, 2022 04:21 (IST)
China Shuts Tech Hub Over 66 Covid Cases. 17 Million People In Lockdown
China placed all 17 million residents in one of its biggest cities under lockdown on Sunday, as virus cases doubled nationwide to nearly 3,400 and anxiety mounted over the resilience of its 'zero-Covid' approach in the face of the worst outbreak in two years.

The southern tech hub of Shenzhen told all residents to stay at home as the city struggles to eradicate an Omicron flare-up linked to neighbouring virus-ravaged Hong Kong.

The lockdown and a suspension of public transport will last until March 20, a city government notice said, adding that it would launch three rounds of mass testing.
Mar 14, 2022 02:21 (IST)
Barack Obama Tests Positive For Covid, Encourages Vaccines
Barack Obama has tested positive for a mild case of Covid-19, the former US president said on his Twitter account Sunday.

"I've had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise," Obama tweeted, adding that his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, has so far tested negative.

"Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted," he wrote.

Obama, plus fellow former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton -- and the former first ladies -- appeared together in a one-minute video released last March, endorsing the US vaccination campaign and sharing what they missed about pre-pandemic life.
Mar 13, 2022 23:36 (IST)
Navi Mumbai First Maharashtra City To Achieve Full COVID-19 Vaccination: Official

Navi Mumbai is the first city in Maharashtra to achieve 100 per cent COVID-19 vaccination, with over 11 lakh people getting both doses, an official said on Sunday. 

Navi Mumbai municipal commissioner and administrator Abhijit Bangar said 111 vaccination centres had been set up to ensure 100 per cent inoculation against COVID-19.

"We adopted all methods to ensure every eligible citizen above the age of 18 received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. All 11,07,454 eligible citizens under Navi Mumbai limits are now fully vaccinated. I am thankful to the people for their wholehearted participation in this drive," he said.

 
Mar 13, 2022 23:14 (IST)
More Than 10 Crore COVID-19 Jabs Administered In Rajasthan: Health Minister

Rajasthan Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena on Sunday said more than 10 crore vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered across the state. 

He praised the healthcare staff and the public for cooperating with the government in fighting the pandemic.

The health minister said so far, 98.4 per cent of the people have been administered first dose of the vaccine and more than 84 per cent have been administered both doses.

Till Sunday evening, more than 10 crore vaccine doses were administered - 9.33 crore jabs to people above 18 years and 53.33 lakh doses to those aged between 15 and 18 years.

As many as 13.73 lakh people have also received precautionary doses, making Rajasthan only the sixth state to achieve the feat, the minister said.

Further elaborating on the numbers, Meena said 5.06 crore people have been administered the first dose and 4.26 crore people have received both doses.

 
Mar 13, 2022 21:35 (IST)
Mizoram Reports 357 New COVID-19 Cases

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,20,786 on Sunday as 357 people tested positive for the infection, 46 less than the previous day, a health official said. 

Three more patients have died due to the infection, taking the northeastern state's coronavirus deaths to 671, he said.

Mizoram had reported 403 cases and one death on Saturday.

The state now has 3,032 active cases, while 2,17,083 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 319 on Sunday, he said.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients in the state stood at 98.32 per cent, while the mortality rate was at 0.30 per cent.

The state has thus far tested more than 18.64 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 2,003 on Saturday.
Mar 13, 2022 21:16 (IST)
Delhi Records 132 Covid Cases; Positivity Rate 0.38%

Delhi on Sunday reported 132 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.38 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. 

With this, the national capital's case count increased to 18,62,934, the latest health bulletin stated. The death count remained unchanged at 26,141. 

The number of COVID-19 tests conducted the previous day stood at 34,994, the bulletin said.

Delhi had on Saturday logged 161 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.44 per cent, and one death. On Friday, the city had recorded 174 cases with a positivity rate of 0.45 per cent, and no death.
Mar 13, 2022 20:38 (IST)
Mumbai Reports 44 COVID-19 Cases; No Death Reported For 7th Consecutive Day

Mumbai on Sunday reported 44 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,57,263, while the death count remained unchanged for the seventh consecutive day at 16,692, an official said. 

So far, 10,37,342 people have been discharged post recovery, including 46 during the day, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 345, he added.

With 13,911 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the number of tests went up to 1,63,87,441, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation data showed.

It also revealed that the recovery rate was 98 per cent and the caseload doubling time stood at 13,788 days.
Mar 13, 2022 20:03 (IST)
Maharashtra Logs 251 COVID-19 Cases, No Fresh Fatality

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 251 COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 78,71,202, while the deaths remained unchanged at 1,43,752 with no fresh fatality due to the viral infection, an official said. The active tally in Maharashtra stood at 2,524, he added.

Pune and Mumbai cities recorded 57 and 44 fresh infections, respectively, while the Pune administrative circle, which also comprises Solapur and Satara districts, added 88 cases to the tally, he said. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region saw 81 new cases during the day.

Maharashtra health department data showed that 448 people were discharged during the day, taking the recovery count to 77,20,992, which is 98.09 per cent of the overall caseload.
Mar 13, 2022 19:17 (IST)
Former Defence Minister AK Antony Tests Positive For COVID-19
Senior Congress leader and former defence minister AK Antony tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. 

"My dad AK Antony tested positive for COVID today. He was having fever since yesterday. He is extremely disappointed to not being able to attend today's CWC meeting - which he has been since 1984," tweeted Anil K Antony, son of AK Antony.

Mar 13, 2022 18:52 (IST)
Kerala Reports 885 New COVID-19 Cases

Daily COVID-19 cases in Kerala dropped below 1,000 on Sunday with the state recording 885 fresh infections which raised the total caseload to 65,21,098 in the state. The southern state also reported 15 deaths which took the total number to 66,808, according to a government release.

Of the deaths, 2 were reported in the last 24 hours, 4 were those which occurred in the last few days but were not recorded due to late receipt of documents and 9 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, the release said.

With 1,554 more people recovering from the virus since Saturday, the total recoveries in the state reached 64,44,624 and the active cases dropped to 8,846, the release said.
Mar 13, 2022 18:15 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh Reports 57 COVID-19 cases
Andhra Pradesh reported 57 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 84 recoveries but no deaths on Sunday. The latest bulletin said the number of active cases in the state has now reduced to 606. 

The total positive cases registered so far were 23,18,858, recoveries 23,03,522 and deaths 14,730, it said.

Anantapuramu district reported 22 fresh cases, taking the total active cases to 101. Five districts reported zero cases and two more logged one each in 24 hours.  
Mar 13, 2022 15:05 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 86 new Covid cases, 3 deaths in Odisha

Odisha recorded 86 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, while three more patients succumbed to the pathogen, the Health Department said.
There are 897 active COVID-19 cases and 163 patients recovered in the previous day.

The daily positivity rate was 0.19 per cent and 23 children were among the newly infected, it said, adding that 44,684 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, a bulletin stated.

The state had logged 83 infections and two fatalities on Saturday.

The death toll rose to 9,111 with the fatalities in Sundargarh district. These are confirmed as Covid deaths after an audit.
Mar 13, 2022 13:26 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Fifteen fresh COVID-19 cases in Ladakh

Ladakh reported 15 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the overall virus tally to 28,175, officials said.

The number of active cases in the union territory dropped to 65 with the recovery of 19 patients in Leh, they said.

According to the officials, there was no COVID-related death in the region, which has so far recorded 228 fatalities linked to the pandemic since its outbreak.

Of the total fatalities, Leh district accounts for the highest 168 deaths among 22,902 cases followed by 60 in Kargil which had recorded a total of 5,273 cases.

The officials said all the 15 fresh cases were reported in Leh, taking the number of active cases in the district to 65. Kargil has no active COVID-19 case.
Mar 13, 2022 11:42 (IST)
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Mar 13, 2022 11:05 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Arunachal Pradesh logs single COVID-19 case

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally increased to 64,481 on Sunday as one more person tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here.

The fresh case was reported from West Kameng district, the official said.

The COVID-19 death toll in the state remained at 296 as no new fatality was reported in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

As many as 64,154 people recuperated from the disease in the frontier state thus far including, three on Saturday, he said.
Mar 13, 2022 10:16 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Daily COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 676 days
India logged 3,116 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 676 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,29,90,991, while the active cases dipped to 38,069, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 5,15,850 with 47 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.09 per cent of the total infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate further improved to 98.71 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 2,490 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.41 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 0.50 per cent, according to the ministry.

Mar 13, 2022 10:04 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: No new COVID-19 case in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case for the last four days, a health department official said on Saturday.
The virus tally of the archipelago remained at 10,025.

The union territory now has only two active COVID-19 cases, while 9,894 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said.

The coronavirus death toll remained at 129 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last four days, he said.

More than 7 lakh samples have been tested for COVID-10 so far and the cumulative test positivity rate is 1.42 per cent. A total of 6,08,706 people have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine, he added. 
Mar 13, 2022 09:12 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Thane district's COVID-19 count rises by 26

Thane has reported 26 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 7,08,600, an official said on Sunday.

These new cases were recorded on Saturday, he said.

The death toll remain unchanged at 11,878 as there was no fresh fatality, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in the district is 1.67 per cent.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,63,441, while the death toll stands at 3,392, another official said. 
Mar 13, 2022 09:12 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Thane district's COVID-19 count rises by 26

Thane has reported 26 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 7,08,600, an official said on Sunday.

These new cases were recorded on Saturday, he said.

The death toll remain unchanged at 11,878 as there was no fresh fatality, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in the district is 1.67 per cent.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,63,441, while the death toll stands at 3,392, another official said. 
Mar 13, 2022 08:47 (IST)
Just In| 3,116 fresh Covid cases in India, nearly 14% lower than yesterday

Mar 13, 2022 05:46 (IST)
Influential US Congress Members Urge Vaccine Collaboration With India
Members of America's influential Congressional Hispanic Caucus have urged US President Joe Biden to champion vaccine collaboration with India to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter dated March 10 to Biden, Texas delegation members and other members (Hispanic areas), requested the administration to lead distribution of low-cost vaccines to low-income nations with low vaccination rates to save millions of lives and bring an end to the worldwide pandemic.

The lawmakers urged the President to use the two vaccines which are a result of India-US collaborations for the global good and to end vaccine inequity through Corbevax and Covovax.
Mar 13, 2022 05:18 (IST)
France Offers Covid Vaccine Fourth Dose To People Over 80s
France is offering a fourth dose of a coronavirus vaccine to people older than 80 who had their booster more than three months ago, the prime minister said Saturday.

Jean Castex told Le Parisian newspaper that they were nevertheless recommended to keep wearing a face mask as France relaxes its Covid-19 restrictions.

The European nation is on Monday to drop the vaccine pass, proof that someone has been triple vaccinated against the illness, which until now was required to enter public spaces such as cinemas or restaurants.

A similar pass will however be needed to go to a hospital or a retirement home in order to protect the most vulnerable.

Masks will from March 14 only be required on public transport, and no longer be necessary at work or in school.
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